THIS WEEK'S EDITION

Issue 678

IN THIS week's Press we have reaction to news that two boys from Dewsbury are believed to have fled to Syria to join Islamic State terrorists.

It put the town back in the spotlight for the wrong reasons - and came as the BBC were here for an election special and confirmed a drama about Shannon Matthews.

Read our throught-provoking front-page editorial comment after a Savile Town imam said the whole community is to blame for the boys' actions.

Elsewhere, we report on the Mirfield church where the bells have gone silent after 144 years to allow them to be re-cast.

Find out who won the 52nd annual coal carrying championships in Gawthorpe and what happened when two drug addicts raided a Dewsbury card firm.

We also have a report on that BBC election visit to Dewsbury Market in which Radio 5 Live inevitably covered the terrorism story.

 

In sport, more doom and gloom for Batley. After losing both their games over Easter, their injury list continues to grow and another player is out.

Bulldogs boss John Kear says he is trying to get players in, but isn't having much luck.

Meanwhile Dewsbury coach Glenn Morrison say's he NOT signing a former Super League forward.

And the Rams didn't get through the busy schedule injury free either. Two of Morrison's men are ruled out of this weekend's clash with Doncaster.

Thornhill Trojans 'A' scored big as they went over for 14 tries in a pre-season friendly, while Shaw Cross second team were just too much for one of their closest neighbours in the John Kane Cup, with Batley Boys producing a dominating performance against Brotherton in the Pennine Championship.

In football, there was nothing to split the two Ossett sides, as Albion and Town went head-to-head in Easter Monday's derby game, and Liversedge finally got a win.

And Cleckheaton RUFC were quick to appoint a new head coach after Ian Armitage stepped down this week.

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

 

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