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Current Edition: | Saturday 29th April 2017
Current Edition: | Sat 29th Apr 17
BATLEY Bulldogs head coach Matt Diskin is keen to improve on what he describes as an “average” start to his Batley tenure – beginning with victory away to Halifax RLFC on Sunday evening (6pm).
Batley currently sit sixth in the Kingstone Press Championship and four points behind London Broncos and Halifax, who occupy fourth and fifth respectively.
Despite Batley sitting comfortably in mid-table Diskin feels that there is still plenty of room for improvement from his team, who have lost six of their 11 league games in 2017.
“It has been an average first half of the season, I don’t think we have hit any form or found any consistency in our performances so far,” said Diskin.
“We are taking games one at time, our players are not feeling very…
RAMS boss Neil Kelly believes his side have the fighting spirit necessary to drag themselves away from a relegation fight but insists that they must learn to be more disciplined.
Kelly he has won two…
FORMER Dewsbury Celtic and Batley Bulldogs forward Alex Walmsley has been called up to the England Rugby League squad for the first time in his professional career.
The current St Helens star admitted he was…
A BATLEY man has admitted buying airline tickets to Syria so he could fight for the so-called Islamic State terrorist group.
Thirty-year-old Ghulam Hussain had made arrangements to travel to Syria, purchasing tickets with credit cards he had obtained fraudulently.
Hussain, of Track Road, Batley, revealed his plan to fight in the Middle East to an undercover officer and was arrested on November 6 last year. He is said to have admitted to the officer that his intention was to join Islamic State (ISIS) to fight in Syria and the money from the credit cards would fund this activity.
He pleaded guilty at Leeds Crown Court on Monday to engaging in a conduct in preparation for committing an act of terrorism, and engaging in conduct with the intention of assisting…
A specialist bomb disposal team were called to an industrial premises to deal with an old World War II weapon in Ravensthorpe.
A police spokesman said the Royal Logistic Corps were called to the premises…
A GANG of robbers forced a young couple out of their car at knifepoint.
The couple had pulled over on Knowles Hill Road, Dewsbury at around 1.30am on Sunday, after they saw a man who…
A BIRSTALL-BASED care group has launched a new partnership with Batley Bulldogs RLFC.
The Essential Care Group has become a community sponsor at the club and hopes to encourage new candidates to get into the industry and educate people that ‘care is cool’.
Managing director Paula Chamberlain said: “I am truly delighted to be able to confirm the partnership with Batley Bulldogs.
“Following a very successful placement for with a semi-professional rugby player within our care team, I soon realised we needed more of these like-minded, motivational people within our service.
“There is a national shortage of male support workers and something we have always struggled with.
“Overall the adult social care workforce remains one where females made up the majority of the workforce, with 82 per cent females and…
Ossett-based specialist drinks retailer Bier Huis was named Independent Cider Retailer of the Year at the Drinks Retailing Awards in London.
Bier Huis, on Towngate, beat off stiff competition from other finalists from the West…
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