THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

Issue 655

THIS WEEK read the bizarre tale of information screens stolen from Dewsbury Railway Station – by thieves wearing a red polka dot onesie and purple leggings.

Security has been stepped up after raids on successive nights earlier this month in which three monitors worth thousands of pounds each were taken by the distinctively-clad crooks.

Elsewhere, there is a detailed look at what impact the sale of a private finance deal for new buildings might have on Dewsbury District Hospital.

Guernsey-based HICL Infrastructure now owns all of the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust contract after they bought out construction giant Balfour Beatty.

One of the area's best-known businessmen, who butted heads with councillors over the fate of Dewsbury town centre, is leaving to start a new venture. Find out who in the paper.

A dad from Heckmondwike whose teenage son tragically died was at the launch of a new high-tech scanner that could reduce the need for costly and religiously sensitive post-mortems.

We report on the Liversedge accountant who is putting the fun back into dancing and a Gomersal trader celebrating 10 years in business with a £1,000 charity giveaway.

And we have updates on an NHS strike, road smashes and claims that Kirklees Council is sitting on £145m of unspent cash that could reduce the need for cuts.

In sport, Batley Bulldogs coach John Kear has made his ninth new signing after Castleford Tigers forward Brad Hey signed for the club.

The 20-year-old has arrived from the Challenge Cup runners-up, where he came through the ranks after starting out at Castleford Panthers.

The Bulldogs have also added Sheffield Eagles youngster Tom Lillycrop for the 2015 season.

The 22-year-old prop is seen one of the hottest properties in the Championship, and has also starred for Heavy Woollen rivals Dewsbury Rams before linking up with Sheffield for the 2014 campaign.

Meanwhile Rams hooker Wayne Godwin has been given the all-clear by doctors to return to training.

And boxer Gary Sykes says he isn’t taking fans down to London to see him lose.

Sykes travels to London’s ExCel Arena on Saturday November 29 for a British and Commonwealth title unification fight against Liam Walsh.

It will be a first defence for the Dewsbury fighter, who puts his coveted Lonsdale Belt on the line against the unbeaten Cromer fighter.

In rugby union, Cleckheaton's poor run of form against Huddersfield YMCA continued as they suffered a bonus point loss at Laund Hill.

It's all in The Press, the only newspaper which has all of North Kirklees covered.

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