THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

Issue 677

FRIDAY MARCH 27: This week, police have been called over claims that £2.1m of equipment and scrap metal went missing from a Heckmondwike regeneration scheme.

Coun Martyn Bolt (Con) received a tip-off after a story last week about the ABLE2 project on land off Smithies Lane being cancelled.

He passed on details to police and raised the issue at a council meeting where he pressed for a separate probe into how the authority spent £1.25m on the project.

Elsewhere, community centre volunteers in Batley Carr fear for the future after a vital car park opposite was sold at an auction.

A decision on the fate of Mirfield Community Centre was deferred after it was alleged a council report was full of errors.

In happier news, superstar author Joanne Harris is the latest big name confirmed as appearing at the upcoming Cleckheaton Literature Festival.

Meet the disabled man from Dewsbury paragliding to the North Pole and the Mirfield artist who gained exclusive access for a painting of Robin Hood's alleged grave.

Also find out what's happening to Batley Railway Station's historic cobbles and two major events in Batley town centre.

And there's an April Fool story. It could be one of the above... or maybe not...

In sport, coach John Kear says remaining focused will be key for Batley in their Kingstone Press Championship clash at Doncaster.

The Bulldogs face a tricky trip to South Yorkshire on Sunday as the Dons have lost all five of their league games so far, yet still boast an impressive line-up that could cause Batley plenty of problems.

Dewsbury Rams face a run of key Championship games, starting with a tough test against Featherstone under the Tetley’s Stadium lights tomorrow night (Fri, 8pm).

Shaw Cross Sharks ran in six unanswered tries as they got off the mark with a win over struggling Wigan St Judes, while Thornhill Trojans staked their claim for top spot in the division with their second big win in as many games.

St John Fisher FC booked their place in the final of the Heavy Woollen Challenge Cup after defeating Woodkirk Valley in extra time, and Cleckheaton RU were unable to bring any points away from Teeside against a very determined Billingham side.

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

In This Weeks News

Head praises residents after school’s recovery
Head praises residents after school’s recovery Read More
‘Our town is seen as a  cherry ripe for picking’ – claim as community centre sell-off looms
‘Our town is seen as a cherry ripe for picking’ – claim as community centre sell-off looms Read More
Gloria spells out Labour plans
Gloria spells out Labour plans Read More
‘Caviar’ jobs scheme could be cuts victim
‘Caviar’ jobs scheme could be cuts victim Read More
Summer Mai family's fight for justice reaches end of the road
Summer Mai family's fight for justice reaches end of the road Read More
BBEC is aiming to build on good work
BBEC is aiming to build on good work Read More
Hospital bosses ‘learn lessons’
Hospital bosses ‘learn lessons’ Read More
Chief insists: ‘No patients harmed’
Chief insists: ‘No patients harmed’ Read More
Bus station revamp survey
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RS Racing get on podium
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Rams target 'magic' cup run
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Fozard joins Batley on loan
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Moor thrash Heworth in summer style
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