THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

Issue 656

In The Press this week: We detail the trauma suffered by boys in Mirfield who were sexually abused by Catholic priests.

Eleven victims settled out of court for £120,000 in total against the St Peter Claver College run by the Verona Fathers in the 1960s and 70s.

Abuse took place at Roe Head, which is today is home to unconnected disabled charity Hollybank Trust.

Elsewhere, a trader in Dewsbury has called for Kirklees Council to be sued for neglect over the state of the town centre.

We look at the how the Tories and Labour are faring in Dewsbury and Mirfield with six months to go to the general election - and look at who could be the Lib Dem nominee.

A school in Heckmondwike is on the up under an acting headteacher after it was rated inadequate 16 months ago.

We also pay tribute to two major sports figures who have died. Cricket legend Barry Prentice, of Birstall, passed away last Monday aged 76.

Football coach Tony Jennings, 64, of Thornhill, died suddenly last Sunday. For many years he enjoyed a distinguished association with Overthorpe Sports Club.

 

In sport, Dewsbury Rams will aim to end eight years of hurt under the floodlights at Tetley’s Stadium when they face Sheffield Eagles on Friday February 13 (8pm) as part of the opening weekend of the 2015 Kingstone Press Championship.

The Rams’ last victory against the Eagles came in 2007, but Glenn Morrison’s squad will be aiming to beat the curse and make it a thrilling opening night to rugby league’s new era.

Batley Bulldogs will begin their 2015 campaign with the visit of Workington Town on Sunday February 15.

Plus, The Press has a full list of both of the Heavy Woollen club's fixtures, including their upcoming derby clashes.

Boxer Gary Sykes' upcoming unification fight with Commonwealth champion Liam Walsh could go the full 12 rounds, according to trainer Julian McGowan.

The Central Boxing EBC coach, who is in the midst of training Dewsbury boxer Sykes, says that the fight is evenly poised.

In local rugby league, Dewsbury Moor lost a nail-biting cup tie at Norland Sharks after extra-time as they were knocked out of the BARLA Yorkshire Cup.

In rugby union, a much-improved performance by Cleckheaton blitzed Morley at Moorend to take the team back towards mid-table.

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

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