THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

Issue 662

FRIDAY DECEMBER 5 EDITION: This week we cover a row that's broken out over whether a parliamentary candidate voted in favour of cutting services at Dewsbury District Hospital.

Labour's Paula Sherriff insists she did not - but her Tory rival claims she might have done based on minutes from council health and wellbeing meetings last year.

We looked into the truth of what happened, including checking Miss Sherriff's Wakefield Council voting record. See what we found in the paper.

Education is a major theme, with features on a school in Birkenshaw rated as inadequate by Ofsted and a focus on changes parents with special needs children need to know.

Thornhill Community Academy headteacher Jonny Mitchell writes about how his school is now a centre for those with autism.

Campaigners in Birstall want to expand the under-threat market while others there have a 1,200-name petition against cuts to the town's public services.

Meet the Ossett couple planning to opening their fish and chip shop on Christmas Day to cook for homeless charities.

And residents in Mirfield got a shock when it was revealed the town council building is for sale along with land for yet more housing developments.

 

In sport, Boxer Gary Sykes failed to defend his British super featherweight title as he lost a unanimous decision to unbeaten fighter Liam Walsh.

The judges' scorecards returned a wide victory for Walsh, reading 119-108, 118-111 and 118-109 as he added the Lonsdale Belt to his Commonwealth crown and extended his unbeaten record to 17-0.

Press Sport has all the post-fight reaction from Sykes and trainer Julian McGowan.

Batley Bulldogs will be without new signing Brad Hey for at least a month after he injured his foot in training.

The 20-year-old, who arrived from Challenge Cup runners-up Castleford in October, rolled his ankle in training and scans revealed a broken metatarsal.

The young second-rower will have to wear a protective boot on his foot for four weeks before he can return to training, and head coach John Kear admits it is a tough blow.

Dewsbury Rams have introduced another ticketing innovation ahead of the 2015 season, with the announcement of a special package for past players.

Those who have pulled on the famous red, amber and black of Dewsbury in years past will be entitled to a 2015 season pass for just £30.

In local rugby league, Dewsbury Moor dug deep to produce a second-half comeback and secure the league points at King Cross Park.

Elsewhere, Mirfield Stags have kick-started their off-field recruitment drive after appointing a joint coaching team for the club’s debut season.

International referee Richard Silverwood and former Dewsbury Rams assistant coach Simon Hagger and are set to take up the reins.

In rugby union, Cleckheaton produced a memorable comeback to secure a 17-8 win at Beverley.

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

In This Weeks News

Row over status of Batley 'supermarket'
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Chris plans to have a hypnotic effect on Saturday-night revellers... Read More
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Council chief’s petition blunder irks protestors Read More
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Devolution process ‘can bridge north-south divide’
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Sell-off of ‘surplus’ buildings and land could slash Kirklees costs
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