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Current Edition: 692 | Monday 6th July 2015

Current Edition: 692 | Mon 6th Jul 15

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Batley fields could be swamped by up to 400 new homes

Friday 3rd July 2015

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A CAMPAIGNER is resigned to losing more than 12 hectares of green fields in Batley to a massive housing development.

Habib Dadhiwala, chairman of the Soothill Community Association, spoke out after plans to build up to 404 new homes on land near Lydgate Junior and…

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Dog walker is attacked in park

Friday 3rd July 2015

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A DOG WALKER suffered serious facial injuries after being assaulted in parkland in Dewsbury. The offence was only reported to the police at the weekend but occurred in the early hours of Monday June 8. The 26-year-old victim was walking his dog on the rugby [...]

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‘Inadequate’ care home savaged by inspectors

Friday 3rd July 2015

Oxford Grange

A CARE home in Dewsbury closed by council chiefs has been found to be inadequate across the board by inspectors. Kirklees Council ordered residents at Oxford Grange, on Oxford Road, be moved after being told of draft inspection findings. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) made [...]

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Memorial day for Abigail tops £1,000

Friday 3rd July 2015

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A CELEBRATION of the life of a girl from Thornhill raised more than £1,000 last Sunday. The event at Overthorpe Sports Club was in aid of 12-year-old Abigail Harris, who died in a hit-and-run tragedy in the Canary Islands five years ago. The club hosts [...]

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Local mosques condemn ‘deviant, oppressive and extremist’ ISIS

Friday 3rd July 2015

Hassan Munshi, left, and Talha Asmal

TERRORISM is forbidden under Islam and perpetrators have violated its core teachings, mosque leaders in Dewsbury have stated this week. The declaration came after Savile Town runaway Talha Asmal turned suicide bomber in Iraq. The Dewsbury Imams and Scholars, who represent 18 of the town’s [...]

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Islamic scholars brand terror attacks ‘horrific and cowardly’

Friday 3rd July 2015

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ISLAMIC scholars in Batley condemned terror attacks which last week brought bloodshed to three continents. Moulana Hashim Sacha (pictured) and Mufti Mohamed Amin Pandor gave a statement on Tuesday. They are chairman and general secretary of Rabetah Al Ulama Al Islamiyyah, which also represents mosques [...]

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School ticks all the boxes with a new name and a new look

Friday 3rd July 2015

Batley school new uniform July 2015

A SCHOOL in Batley will have a new name and uniform from September as its transformation continues. Batley Business and Enterprise College will become Upper Batley High School – backed by a colourful logo and smart new attire. The Blenheim Drive secondary is no longer [...]

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MP Sherriff seeks rail talks

Friday 3rd July 2015

Paula Sherriff at Dewsbury station

DEWSBURY & Mirfield MP Paula Sherriff demanded a meeting with the transport secretary after a railway upgrade was shelved. Electrification of the trans-Pennine route would have cut journey times from Dewsbury to places like Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool. Part of a wider £38bn scheme announced [...]

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