THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

Issue 687

IN THE Press this week, read what has really gone on at a care home in Dewsbury which closed suddenly last week amid claims of major failings.

We delve in to sort fact from fiction after events at the Oxford Grange care home appeared to become distorted.

Also on health matters the decision as to who has won the contract which will enable services at Dewsbury District Hospital to be cut remains under wraps.

Double yellow lines proposed for a Mirfield housing scheme are causing friction. Find out why in the paper.

Kirklees Council chiefs were forced to take down politically-charged comments from the online version of the authority's 'impartial' taxpayer-funded newsletter.

There is a picture special from last Saturday's Batley Vintage Day, attracted up to 20,000 people, double last year's total.

And we reveal how bids to take over Ravensthorpe firm Kozee Sleep were rejected.

 

In sport, Batley Bulldogs have brought in a former Hunslet, Keighley and Dewsbury centre just in time for Friday's clash with Sheffield Eagles.

Elliot Cosgrove goes straight into John Kear's 19-man squad alongside one of his new teammates, who this week received an international call-up.

Meanwhile over at Dewsbury, Rams boss Glenn Morrison is demanding an improvement from his side when they take on Workington on Sunday at the Tetley's Stadium.

Morrison said his team's performance against Doncaster was awful - despite picking up the win - and despite still remaining in that precious fourth position.

Last weekend saw the local teams return to NCL action, find out how Thornhill, Shaw Cross and Dewsbury Celtic got on.

And Mike Popplewell has been and out about on the cricket scene. He's been speaking to Hanging Heaton's John Carruthers, as they prepare to take on reigning champions Cleckheaton this weekend.

In This Weeks News

Air rifle threat to man near gipsy site
Air rifle threat to man near gipsy site Read More
Tributes pour in for a great Rugby League character
Tributes pour in for a great Rugby League character Read More
‘Bidding war has broken out’ at collapsed bedding company
‘Bidding war has broken out’ at collapsed bedding company Read More
Crazy ideas net £11,000
Crazy ideas net £11,000 Read More
‘Don’t protect this man’ plea after brutal assault and rape
‘Don’t protect this man’ plea after brutal assault and rape Read More
Man who died after river plunge named
Man who died after river plunge named Read More
Tour legend Brian wins £15k payout
Tour legend Brian wins £15k payout Read More
Marielle pledges she’ll be a voice for the people... with an American accent
Marielle pledges she’ll be a voice for the people... with an American accent Read More
Teen held in link to terror fugitives
Teen held in link to terror fugitives Read More
Proms trader distraught after £26,000 dress raid
Proms trader distraught after £26,000 dress raid Read More
‘Amazing’ cancer victim Ella dies
‘Amazing’ cancer victim Ella dies Read More
KNH SHAME - Housing organisation changed locks to let fraudsters into bungalow of dying woman – which was then looted and ransacked
KNH SHAME - Housing organisation changed locks to let fraudsters into bungalow of dying woman – which was then looted and ransacked Read More
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Your Letters
Your Letters Read More
St John Fishers clinch third trophy of the season
St John Fishers clinch third trophy of the season Read More
Bulldogs' fans get set for 14-mile walk
Bulldogs' fans get set for 14-mile walk Read More
Heckmondwike fall short to Astley
Heckmondwike fall short to Astley Read More
‘Saffy’ hits 75 for Woodlands
‘Saffy’ hits 75 for Woodlands Read More
Crossbank still looking for Central League win
Crossbank still looking for Central League win Read More
Hilton hits hundred
Hilton hits hundred Read More
Trojans romp past Sharks to Jim Brown Cup final
Trojans romp past Sharks to Jim Brown Cup final Read More
Celtic 14s share the spoils
Celtic 14s share the spoils Read More
Rams illuminate to beat Batley at Bash
Rams illuminate to beat Batley at Bash Read More
Kear says Bulldogs are trying hard to bring in replacements
Kear says Bulldogs are trying hard to bring in replacements Read More
Wanted man Morrison stays
Wanted man Morrison stays Read More
Batley blown away by in-form rovers
Batley blown away by in-form rovers Read More
DIRE DEWSBURY KEEP TOP FOUR HOPES ALIVE
DIRE DEWSBURY KEEP TOP FOUR HOPES ALIVE Read More
Ann's Angle
Ann's Angle Read More