THIS WEEK'S EDITION

Issue 676

THIS WEEK'S EDITION: A grieving grandad believes someone has got away with the "perfect murder" after a report into the death of a Thornhill toddler was released.

James Ratcliffe spoke out after a Kirklees Safeguarding Children Report into the case of Summer Mai Rogers-Ratcliffe was published after a 14-month delay.


The report, effectively the end of the family's quest for justice, states no agency could have forseen or prevented what happened to Summer Mai in February 2012.


It comes despite two judges blaming Summer Mai's mother, Victoria Rogers, for causing the serious head injuries which led to her daughter's tragic death.


Elsewhere, we reveal a job creation scheme in Heckmondwike which Kirklees Council sank £1.25m of public money into is set to be axed.


Council plans to sell off Mirfield's temporary community centre will pull the rug from under a charity planning a permanent facility on the site of the former Gilder Hall.


We report on a hospital outpatient appointments fiasco - and how The Press first broke the story way back in October 2013.


Meet the Thornhill dentists who raise fortuntes for charity and find out which schools are on the rise again after being hit by poor Ofsted reports.


And find out what a shadow minister said when she visited Dewsury and Cleckheaton stumping for general election candidates.




In sport, The magic of the Challenge Cup will not be lost on Dewsbury Rams, according to coach Glenn Morrison.


The Tetley’s Stadium chief is taking the competition extremely seriously as his side embark on a round four home tie with Newcastle Thunder on Sunday (3pm).


Morrison, who also played for Parramatta Eels and the North Queensland Cowboys before making a name for himself in England, says that last year’s defeat by Wigan Warriors in round four has sparked a desire in his side to go one better this year.


Batley Bulldogs have signed St Helens hooker Matty Fozard on a one-month loan deal.


Fozard, 20, will link up with the Fox’s Biscuits Stadium club with immediate effect and there is no recall option on his loan.


The young pivot, who played three times for Wales under John Kear at the 2014 European Championships, has made just one appearance for the Super League champions, deputising in his side’s Easter Monday clash with Widnes in 2014.


Plus we have all the reaction from the two sides in the Championship fixtures, including a mid-week victory for Dewsbury at Workington.


In local rugby league, Dewsbury Moor returned to the National Conference League in style to record a convincing 48-10 win over Heworth at Elmpark Way.


Thornhill Trojans marked their return to the National Conference League with a comfortable victory over Crosfields.


While, Connor Sockett and Ross Hayden bagged four tries each as Mirfield Stags romped to a 52-22 success over Milford Marlins A in round three of the Forty-20 Cup.


But Shaw Cross Sharks fell to their second defeat in a row in a high-tempered 18-6 loss against Elland at Leeds Road.


In football, Liversedge claimed their first win in 11 games with a shock 1-0 victory which dented Shaw Lane Aquaforce’s Toolstation NCEL Premier Division title hopes.


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

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