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.