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Current Edition: | Monday 24th April 2017
Current Edition: | Mon 24th Apr 17
NEWLY-APPOINTED Dewsbury head coach Neil Kelly believes that the Good Friday victory over Batley will be of no relevance as the sides square off in the Challenge Cup this Sunday (3pm).
Dewsbury secured their first league win of 2017 over Batley last week, in what was Kelly’s first game back in charge at the club.
Kelly said it was the perfect start to his reign as head coach, but after defeat to Sheffield Eagles on Monday evening he admitted that Dewsbury need to start being more disciplined.
“Last week’s game won’t have any bearing on Sunday’s game. It is another game against Batley and one we want to go out and win,” said Kelly.
“As far as first games go Friday’s game was a dream first game, however dreams can…
BATLEY boss Matt Diskin wants to put a disappointing Easter behind him as his side look to avenge last week’s league defeat against Dewsbury in this Sunday’s Challenge Cup clash.
The Bulldogs lost both of…
SKIPPER Richard Piper says that Cleckheaton RUFC are ready to put a disappointing season behind them as they aim to secure their status in the National League Three North with victory away to Lymm tomorrow…
LOCAL Tories were caught on the hop by the announcement of a General Election this week.
After Prime Minister Theresa May called the snap June 8 poll on Tuesday, Conservative Party officials in North Kirklees admitted that it will be several days before their candidates are in place, giving an early boost to the district’s two incumbent Labour MPs.
On Wednesday, former Kirklees Leader, Coun Robert Light (Birstall & Birkenshaw), said: “I am sure both associations will announce candidates in good time. We didn’t get any advanced warning of yesterday’s announcement either.”
By contrast, local Liberal Democrats were quick to announce their contenders. Cleckheaton councillor John Lawson will stand in Batley & Spen, with local activist Ednan Hussain contesting Dewsbury & Mirfield.
Lib Dem stalwart Baroness Kath Pinnock of Cleckheaton…
MORE than 200 troops will help mark the centenary of two local men winning the Victoria Cross by parading through Dewsbury town centre.
It has been five years since the 3rd Battalion The Rifles last…
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…
A DEWSBURY man rubbed shoulders with Prince Charles after meeting him at a reception in Cumbria.
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THE son of a Mirfield sheet metal worker who died from asbestos-related cancer wants answers about the cause of his father’s death.
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