THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

Issue 681

In The Press this week: We report on how the daughter of lottery winners stole more than £22,000 from a Dewsbury nursery.

Samantha Crossland, 30, left Child's Play on Thornhill Road on the verge of financial ruin by taking tuition money paid by the parents of six children.

She was given until tomorrow (Fri) to pay the cash back in full or face a jail term when sentenced at Leeds Crown Court.

Elsewhere, a convicted murderer from Ravensthorpe boasted of his 'easy' life in prison and how he wins hundreds of pounds betting online.

Also read about the Dewsbury care home previously criticised by inspectors which is now rated good in all but one category.

An appeal has been made for former workers at a Dewsbury Moor mill to help an ex-colleague who has terminal cancer caused by asbestos.

We even have exclusive news about new developments at Ponderosa in Heckmondwike plus a Community Matters feature with all sorts of events in your area.

 

In sport, both Batley and Dewsbury will play Super League sides in the sixth round of the Challenge Cup.

The Bulldogs go to Widnes, while the Rams host eight-time winners Warrington at the Tetley's Stadium.

Batley will have the help of their new Great Britain student international when they travel to table-toppers Leigh on Sunday, while Dewsbury will be looking to continue their good form, as they head to the capital for their clash with London Broncos.

It was a week to forget for Birstall Victoria as they suffered two defeats in five days, while Thornhill managed to score over 150 points in their two matches.

Shaw Cross slipped to defeat but brought in a former Super League forward, while Dewsbury Moor and Celtic both secured victories.

In football, Palestino made it to their second final and next target the Spen Valley Division One crown, while Birkenshaw went joint-top with St John Fishers in the Heaven Woollen League.

As their seasons in the Evo-Stik League First Division North come to an end, both Ossett Town and Albion grabbed all three points in their respective games at the weekend, with Town playing newly-crowned champions Salford City on Saturday.

In rugby union, Cleckheaton RU's league campaign ended in defeat, as they let a lead slip away against Waterloo.

And as the sun shines, the new cricket season has begun, with Gomersal, Ossett and Hanging Heaton all bowling over their league opponents.

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

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