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Current Edition: | Thursday 23rd February 2017
Current Edition: | Thu 23rd Feb 17
Batley Bulldogs head coach Matt Diskin believes that his side will go into this weekend’s game with Featherstone Rovers as underdogs, despite their convincing 24-6 win over Halifax RLFC last Sunday.
Sunday’s win was Diskin’s first competitive victory as Bulldogs boss and he is hoping for more of the same as his side host Featherstone at Mount Pleasant this Sunday (3pm).
Batley ran in four unanswered tries in muddy conditions before a consolation score from the visitors five minutes from time.
Dane Manning, who was released by Halifax at the end of last season, scored a try and was named man of the match.
“Dane was really solid, I thought he was really aggresive in attack and going forward with the ball,” said Diskin.
“The lads drew a line under…
Dewsbury Rams head coach Glenn Morrison will be hoping his players can produce another strong defensive performance as his side travel to take on French side Toulouse Olympique on Saturday evening (6pm).
The Rams lost…
LOCAL councillors have hit out at the lack of racial diversity shown in the Shannon Matthews kidnap drama, The Moorside.
The second part of the BBC drama, which starred BAFTA-winner Sheridan Smith, aired on Tuesday night, portraying the investigation which led to Karen Matthews and Michael Donovan both being sentenced to eight years in prison.
Large numbers of the district’s Asian population were involved in different ways in the 24-day search for nine-year-old Shannon.
However, The Moorside’s cast was made up almost entirely of white actors.
Dewsbury West councillor Mumtaz Hussain, who was involved in the search in 2008, thought there should have been more Asian actors in the two-part programme.
“The Asian community played a big part and a lot of Asian people were working in this group,” he…
FIVE armed men wearing balaclavas forced their way into a house in Heckmondwike and demanded money from the terrified occupant.
The incident happened on Sunday between 7pm and 8pm on Bevor Crescent.
Police said the…
BATLEY-BASED Fox’s Biscuits could be snapped up by a mystery buyer after it was revealed that it is the target of a £350m takeover bid.
The historic Batley firm is currently owned by food group Boparan Holdings who have confirmed that they have received an approach.
Boparan Holdings did not name the potential buyer, but it is reportedly the Burton’s Biscuit Company, which has previously shown interest.
Fox’s Biscuits was established in 1853 and now employs 2,000 people at three sites – Wellington Road in Batley, Uttoxeter in Staffordshire and Kirkham in Lancashire.
As well as Fox’s well-known brands it also produces own-label biscuits for supermarkets.
Present owner Ranjit Boparan took over Fox’s in 2011, when he bought Northern Foods. Fox’s Biscuits is the trading name of Northern Foods Grocery…
“WE’RE trying to build a community”.
That’s the view of the team behind Blakeridge Mill Village, the impressive development which is taking shape just outside Batley town centre.
Commuters, shoppers and locals won’t have…
Whitcliffe Mount School’s production of ‘Fame’
Review by Matthew McKirgan
Audiences were transported back to the 1980s this week as students from Whitcliffe Mount School donned their leg warmers for…Read More »
THIS week in The Press, we have all of the reaction to the second part of the BBC drama ‘The Moorside’.
The programme has come under criticism from Dewsbury ward…Read More »
A TV DRAMA portraying the community’s response to the kidnapping of Shannon Matthews polarised local opinion when it was broadcast this week.
More than seven million viewers tuned in to…Read More »
A DEWSBURY mosque opened its doors in a show of community solidarity.
The Salifa Centre at Scout Hill hosted a ‘Visit my Mosque Open Day’ over the weekend where they…Read More »