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Current Edition: 695 | Wednesday 29th July 2015

Current Edition: 695 | Wed 29th Jul 15

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Care home closures – 60 jobs at risk, residents must move

Friday 24th July 2015

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TWO care homes in Dewsbury will shut in the coming weeks with the potential loss of 60 jobs.

Sunnyside, on Oxford Road, and West House, on Quarry Road, are both run by Northfields Care Homes Ltd.

The Dewsbury-based firm also had their Oxford Grange home…

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‘I was a blackmail sex victim’ says man accused of rape

Friday 24th July 2015

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A FACTORY worker from Dewsbury Moor accused of raping a woman has claimed he was blackmailed. Yassir Mehmood, 32, of Moorside End, had consensual sex with the victim eight months before the alleged incident. He told a jury at Bradford Crown Court that she had [...]

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Charity in the pink thanks to Joel

Friday 24th July 2015

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A CHARITY is in the pink after an Earlsheaton youngster dyed his hair to raise money for them. Joel Watson, 13, now sports a bright pink barnet in aid of the Martin House Children’s Hospice at Wetherby. St John Fisher Academy pupil Joel hopes to [...]

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Drugs find after former auction house goes up in flames

Friday 24th July 2015

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A CANNABIS factory was found after a blaze ripped through a former Raventhorpe auction house.  The Huddersfield Road building, empty for the last two years, went up in flames at around 5.45pm last Sunday afternoon. Its roof was destroyed and a retaining wall next to [...]

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David gets on his bike for cancer baby Alfie

Friday 24th July 2015

David Blakeley with Alfie McKenna-Taylor July 2015

ROADSWEEPER David Blakeley is to go the extra mile for a baby with a rare form of eye cancer. David, known from his route around Westtown and Halifax Road in Dewsbury, will cycle to Scarborough tomorrow (Saturday). He aims to complete the sponsored 80-mile ride [...]

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Libraries future up for debate next week

Friday 24th July 2015

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VOLUNTEERS could help run Cleckheaton Library, a councillor said after details of a closure consultation were revealed. Coun Andrew Pinnock (Lib Dem) is set to speak at a debate next Wednesday on the future of libraries. He helped collect nearly 4,000 signatures on a petition [...]

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MPs hit out at controversial cuts

Friday 24th July 2015

Paula Sherriff House of Parliament PMQs June 2015

DEWSBURY & Mirfield MP Paula Sherriff was one of 48 so-called Labour rebels who voted against £12bn of benefit cuts. Ms Sherriff defied Labour’s acting leader Harriet Harman, who had urged the party’s MPs to abstain from Monday’s vote. The cuts were passed by 308 [...]

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Child sex abuser jailed for four years

Friday 24th July 2015

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A MAN has been jailed for four years in a case of historical child sex abuse. Michael Foley, 39, previously of Whitehall Way, Dewsbury, admitted two offences which happened more than a decade ago. One was for sexual activity with a child and the other [...]

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