THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

Issue 684

In The Press this week: Read the heartbreaking story of a Dewsbury woman who learned that she has terminal cancer on the same day she discovered she was due to become a grandmother.

Tina Drury, 57, steeled herself to break the dreadful news of her illness to her family on December 1 last year.

Youngest daughter Lucy had her own announcement to make and said "oh mum you can't leave me now, I'm pregnant."

Brave Tina, Lucy, her sister Kelly and a gang of friends are to raise money for Cancer Research by taking part in the Race for Life 5km event in Wakefield on Sunday.

Elsewhere, one of Dewsbury's best-known sports personalities has been invited to Buckingham Palace in honour of his community work.

Meet the Batley man who lost nearly 19 stone in weight after told his blood pressure was so high he should be dead.

Discover the sad tale behind a tapestry presented to officials at Dewsbury Minister and the remarkable kidney operation carried out with nanotechnology.

We also have exclusive reaction to last week's election results - including how a big UKIP vote in Mirfield turfed out former MP Simon Reevell.

 

In sport, both of the district's Championship sides will come up against Super League teams this weekend in the Challenge Cup.

Dewsbury face Warrington at the Tetley's Stadium, but coach Glenn Morrison says he could be without 14 players for the clash.

Morrison also confirmed he expects Godwin to be back at the club on Monday after his loan spell at Salford expired - just in time for the Rams' league game at Sheffield on Tuesday night.

Meanwhile, Batley will travel to Cheshire to take on Widnes Vikings in the sixth round.

Kear said his team aren't just going there to make the numbers up - but find out which crucial player will miss that game, and miss the next eight weeks due to an ankle injury.

Mirfield Stags got back to winning ways, thanks to hat-trick from Elliot Smith, while the grass is greener - literally - at Dewsbury Moor, where they've acquired the help of a professional groundsman to transform their pitch.

Dewsbury Celtic came close, but not close enough against Bradford Dudley Hill, while Shaw Cross went to Kell and back.

Mike Popplewell has all the latest from the Central and Bradford cricket leagues, where Spen Vic beat newcomers Scholes.

It's all in The Press, so give us a reyt good read. 

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