THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

Issue 659

In The Press this week: A councillor has branded plans to build 30,000 new homes across the district "barking mad" without the necessary infrastructure.

Mirfield's Vivien Lees-Hamilton blasted the plans as there is currently no idea where the extra jobs, school places and roads to support such development will come from.

Kirklees Council, which as we detail is also in a pickle over 'devolution', began an 'informal' consultation on its draft Local Plan this week.

Meanwhile, town councils for Dewsbury and Thornhill could result from the stink caused by 'devolution', which involves claims new committees have been neutered.

We report on health firms bidding for a £284m contract which would allow some services at Dewsbury District Hospital to be cut.

Read the moving story of an Ossett caretaker who passed away just three months after being diagnosed with a rare and untreatable disease.

His heartbroken family are to raise funds for research into the illness with an event at Asda in Dewsbury tomorrow (Sat).

A headheacher hailed a successful merger after her primary school in Cleckheaton earned top marks from church inspectors.

And Mirfield was in the spotlight by hosting what is thought to be the biggest Remembrance Sunday parade outside London. Read our special report.

 

In sport, Dewsbury Rams have agreed to release Tommy Gallagher from his contract at the request of the player.

Changing and increasing work and family commitments meant that Gallagher was unable to make a full commitment to the club’s training schedule.

Four Batley Bulldogs players will go under the knife to ensure they are fully fit for the start of the new Championship season.

Club captain Luke Blake is due to undergo double wrist surgery but coach John Kear expects the hooker to be avaliable for the opening game of the 2015 season.

Meanwhile, Sam Scott and Ayden Faal will both have operations on their shoulders and half-back Scott Leatherbarrow is due to have a clean-out of his knee.

Boxer Gary Sykes’ big fight experience could offer him an advantage over Liam Walsh when the pair meet in London, according to trainer Julian McGowan.

‘Five Star’ Sykes will defend his British super-featherweight title against Commonwealth champion Walsh in a highly-anticipated clash at the ExCeL Arena on Saturday November 29.

In local rugby league, pulled off an amazing backs-to-the-wall performance to stun Sharlston Rovers on Saturday.

Plus, we have a review of all the amateur rugby league action from across the district.

In rugby union, a youthful Cleckheaton side progressed to the quarter-finals of the Yorkshire Cup following a 29-10 victory over Sheffield.

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

In This Weeks News

Chapel restoration tops campaigners’ wish-list
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‘Spending savings won’t fix the crisis’
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Your guide to Remembrance Day events
Your guide to Remembrance Day events Read More
Dewsbury library move debated?
Dewsbury library move debated? Read More
Batley library petition gains more support
Batley library petition gains more support Read More
Old soldier George gets VIP treatment at Tower poppy spectacle
Old soldier George gets VIP treatment at Tower poppy spectacle Read More
Patient safety at risk at Dewsbury District Hospital
Patient safety at risk at Dewsbury District Hospital Read More
Seaside hideout for ‘30st’ Karen: Report
Seaside hideout for ‘30st’ Karen: Report Read More
Critics hit back at union plea to raid council coffers
Critics hit back at union plea to raid council coffers Read More
Sixth form faces the axe due to falling demand
Sixth form faces the axe due to falling demand Read More
Greens branch out to lead safety drive
Greens branch out to lead safety drive Read More
‘100 new nurses since July’, says Mid Yorks boss
‘100 new nurses since July’, says Mid Yorks boss Read More
Terminally ill mother the victim of callous teen thugs
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Health bosses reply to our three key questions
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Only five star Sykes will beat Walsh, says trainer McGowan
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Mills joins Bulldogs back-room staff
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Celtic get off the mark with cup victory
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Moorend fortress withstands Burnage attack
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Bradford League awards for local cricket stars
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Birkenshaw hammer opponents
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