THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

Issue 663

IN THE PRESS this week: Police are investigating whether a tainted batch of heroin may have killed three men in Dewsbury over recent weeks.

Results from tests could take two weeks after officers linked the deaths of Trevor Barlow, his nephew Jamie and 51-year-old Phillip Holderness.

We have exclusives on the future of libraries across the area and approval for hundreds of new homes next to Dewsbury Rams' stadium.

A meeting in Birstall on Monday shed light on what might happen to the eight libraries in North Kirklees if council budget cuts are approved.

It makes interesting reading for library users in Cleckheaton, Heckmondwike, Batley, Dewsbury, Ravensthorpe, Thornhill and Mirfield.

In the case of Dewsbury Rams, secretary of state Eric Pickles this week approved a plan to build on the former Shaw Cross colliery off Owl Lane.

We report on claims an extension to a sports centre in Liversedge leaves a 'black hole' in provision. Find out why in the paper.

Read about teens who have fundraised for charities, including a sponsored head shave in the fight against cancer and various events for a disabled group.

There's extra good news for families of disabled children after a school in Mirfield was rated outstanding by inspectors.

 

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In sport, Dewsbury Rams captain Wayne Godwin will combine his playing role with a coaching position at the Tetley’s Stadium in 2015.

Godwin will join head coach Glenn Morrison and assistant Damien Gibson as the third member of the Rams’ first team coaching staff.

Elsewhere, the Rams have confirmed that the club will operate a reserve team in 2015, coached by current first team player Jonathan Schofield.

Batley Bulldogs revealed their squad numbers for the 2015 season at last Friday’s kit launch in the Ron Earnshaw Lounge.

Meanwhile, former Batley favourite Danny Maun is set to coach the Heavy Woollen Select side who will face the Bulldogs in a pre-season friendly on Sunday January 25, 2015.

Elsewhere, the official launch evening of newly-formed Mirfield Stags proved a huge success.

Close to 200 people packed into The Railway pub – the Stags’ base for 2015 – for an event which welcomed prospective players and the club’s supporters and sponsors.

Plus we have a round up of all the action from the district and look ahead to the weekend's action.

In rugby union, ensured their unbeaten home record would be carried into the new year as they defeated Westoe 19-13 at Moorend.

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

In This Weeks News

Pupils’ antics put school into special measures
Pupils’ antics put school into special measures Read More
Man tried to murder wife with 20cm knife
Man tried to murder wife with 20cm knife Read More
BBG Chairman of governors, Sharon Light, sets record straight
BBG Chairman of governors, Sharon Light, sets record straight Read More
Poll candidate weighs in with attack on Westminster
Poll candidate weighs in with attack on Westminster Read More
Chippie’s fish dinner treat on Christmas Day
Chippie’s fish dinner treat on Christmas Day Read More
School set to take on special needs children
School set to take on special needs children Read More
Headteacher Jonny Mitchell explains how new provision is working
Headteacher Jonny Mitchell explains how new provision is working Read More
Plan for themed events in fight to save market
Plan for themed events in fight to save market Read More
Sell-off could leave town’s councillors out in the cold
Sell-off could leave town’s councillors out in the cold Read More
‘We’ve already acted to resolve issues facing us’, say BBG
‘We’ve already acted to resolve issues facing us’, say BBG Read More
Row erupts over Dewsbury Hospital downgrade vote claim
Row erupts over Dewsbury Hospital downgrade vote claim Read More
Suspected illegal immigrants arrested
Suspected illegal immigrants arrested Read More
Fuel thief is cut short – and caught on CCTV
Fuel thief is cut short – and caught on CCTV Read More
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Your Letters
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Brave Sykes beaten in Commonwealth showdown
Brave Sykes beaten in Commonwealth showdown Read More
Oakwell falter in cup defence
Oakwell falter in cup defence Read More
Youth continue Premier climb win Smokin Aces win
Youth continue Premier climb win Smokin Aces win Read More
Ossett sides suffer festive slumps
Ossett sides suffer festive slumps Read More
Overthorpe Sports get over the Hill
Overthorpe Sports get over the Hill Read More
Boys drop after New Earswick defeat
Boys drop after New Earswick defeat Read More
Tough break for Bulldog Hey
Tough break for Bulldog Hey Read More
Rams celebrate heritage with ex-player ticket deal
Rams celebrate heritage with ex-player ticket deal Read More
Walsh is the best I have faced, says Sykes
Walsh is the best I have faced, says Sykes Read More
I almost threw in the towel – McGowan
I almost threw in the towel – McGowan Read More
Moor dig deep for gritty King Cross victory
Moor dig deep for gritty King Cross victory Read More
Referee Silverwood takes up new Stags role
Referee Silverwood takes up new Stags role Read More
Moorenders battle back for valuable away league points
Moorenders battle back for valuable away league points Read More
Spenborough and District athletics club mark stellar season
Spenborough and District athletics club mark stellar season Read More
Ann's Angle
Ann's Angle Read More
Ed Lines
Ed Lines Read More