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Current Edition: 651 | Thursday 18th September 2014

Current Edition: 651 | Thu 18th Sep 14

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THIS WEEK’S PAPER:

Thursday 18th September 2014

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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 19 EDITION: In this week’s paper, one of Dewsbury’s best-known ‘characters’ has been jailed for more than nine years for his role in a multi-million pound drugs conspiracy.

Mohammed Azam Yaqoob, aka Mr Sparkles, helped broker a deal that would have flooded the…

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Cops warn ‘don’t take the law into your own hands’ after man’s assault conviction

Friday 12th September 2014

Insp Jenny Thompson

POLICE have warned residents not to take the law into their own hands after a man was convicted of assaulting someone he thought was a burglar. David Blakeley, 54, of School Street, Ravensthorpe, confronted a suspect five days after his laptop was stolen. Insp Jenny [...]

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Ravensthorpe robbers may have carried a gun

Friday 12th September 2014

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ARMED robbers stole a mobile phone and a wallet after bursting into a Ravensthorpe home through an unlocked door. Two men, one armed with a hammer, the other with a suspected handgun, struck on Queen Street at around 9.45pm on Wednesday. Demands were made before [...]

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Mum and son in a taser terror ordeal

Friday 12th September 2014

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A MOTHER and son were beaten up and threatened with a taser during an attempted burglary. Police are searching for two men who got into a house on Conway Crescent, Batley Carr, between 3.30pm and 4pm on Sunday afternoon. The suspects gained entry through an [...]

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School criticised for physically restraining unruly pupils

Friday 12th September 2014

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PUPILS who misbehave at a Dewsbury school are repeatedly being physically restrained by staff. The claim about Chickenley Community Junior, Infant and Nursery, pictured, was made in an Ofsted report released on Wednesday. It stated: “Immediate, urgent action is required to ensure children and staff [...]

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New plans emerge for Mirfield25 – councillor urges residents to object again

Friday 12th September 2014

J:DRAFT JOBSTAYLOR WIMPEYD11 4464 - Moor Park, MirfieldPLANN

NEW designs for a controversial development in Mirfield could be a ploy to put off campaigners, a councillor has warned. Coun Vivien Lees-Hamilton hit out after developer Park Crescent this week revealed amended plans for its long-mooted Mirfield25 scheme. The proposals feature an outline application [...]

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Monthly talks on what to do about Mirfield Station hole

Friday 12th September 2014

Mirfield Station crater

A CRATER unrepaired for more than year at Mirfield Railway Station has lifted the lid on the site’s history. Councillors demanding the fenced-off hole on platform one be filled in have found the situation bogged down in bureaucracy. Train firm Northern Rail, infrastructure company Network [...]

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Councillor ‘gobsmacked’ by response to Mirfield’s library plight

Friday 12th September 2014

Mirfield library meeting

VOLUNTEERS may be needed to help save Mirfield Library from closure, a town councillor warned. Coun Kath Taylor spoke out after the fate of the Huddersfield Road building was discussed at a meeting last week. The creation of a Friends of Mirfield Library group was [...]

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