THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

Issue 675

In The Press this week: We report on the nasty mugging in Thornhill Lees which left a disabled teenager and his family devastated.

Readers will be outraged at how Simon Brooke, of Mirfield, cynically targeted wheelchair-bound cerebral palsy sufferer Fenton Shaw on his way home from college.

In a sinister twist Brooke, jailed for more than five years, stalked his victim from Dewsbury Bus Station to outside his house.

Elsewhere, meet the wife of Dewsbury-born rugby league star Danny Ward who is climbing a mountain in aid of a youngster with a rare form of muscular distrophy.

Find out how Kirklees Council spends £100,000 of your money on advertising – but could save thousands of pounds to keep frontline public services going.

We look at the benefits of low-income families using a Dewsbury-based credit union instead of payday loan firms or rent-to-own shops.

Markets in Batley and Birstall have got a reprieve from closure for the next 12 months while staff at the famous Batley Nash are involved in another major fundraiser.

A Cleckheaton church will open round the clock for Easter, and we report on a third armed robbery in Mirfield in recent weeks.

In sport, Batley Bulldogs half-back Scott Leatherbarrow has been ruled out for at least eight weeks after suffering a spiral fracture in his hand during his side’s Championship loss at Sheffield.

Leatherbarrow will go under the knife today (Friday) and is expected to miss between eight and 12 weeks of the season.

In a double blow for coach John Kear Ayden Faal has also been ruled out for a lengthy period after suffering a suspected re-occurance of a shoulder injury endured last term.

Dewsbury Rams must bring their best to Halifax or they will get a hiding, according to coach Glenn Morrison.

The Rams travel to The Shay on Sunday (3pm) to take on a Halifax side who have endured a mixed start to the season.

In local rugby league, a dramatic last-gasp Francis Maloney try gave Mirfield Stags their first competitive triumph and ensured a victorious start to life at Castle Hall, as Richard Silverwood’s men edged Normanton Knights A in round two of The Forty-20 Cup.

Dewsbury Moor A recovered from an early deficit to beat a stubborn Leeds Underdogs side 26-14.

While, four second-half tries from Pilkington Recs ensured Shaw Cross Sharks suffered a 44-12 defeat in their Division One season opener.

In rugby union, late Cleckheaton pressure wasn’t enough to secure victory as they suffered a 27-20 bonus-point loss at home to Sheffield Tigers.

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

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