THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

Issue 692

In The Press this week: We exclusively report on how a man fell into a life of alcoholism and crime after he was sexually abused in Dewsbury nearly 30 years ago.

The victim, 14 at the time, sobered up in 2013 and brought charges against a man who has now been convicted of indecently assaulting him.

Now 42, he gave a moving account of homelessness, years in temporary accommodation and a legacy of panic attacks and insomnia caused by the abuse.

Read Danny Lockwood's verdict on the 7/7 terror attacks 10 years after a terrorist ringleader put Dewsbury on the map for the worst of reasons.

Elsewhere, we have another exclusive about a string of burglaries in Batley town centre that have left traders counting the cost.

Campaigners in Cleckheaton are celebrating a double win after green fields were saved from developers and a former industrial site was given the thumbs-up for housing.

And we have another exclusive, one about the lack of social housing suitable for disabled children and another previewing a school's continuing transformation.

Find out more in the paper, along with details for a string of public events this weekend, including a beer festival in Mirfield.

 

In Sport, three players have left the Tetley's Stadium this week as Dewsbury prepare to take on Championship rivals London Broncos at home on Sunday, looking to do the double over the team from capital.

Meanwhile at the Mount Batley will be without two of their outside backs this weekend, with Shaun Ainscough missing out through suspension and Alex Brown unavailable to face his parent club.

John Kear is preparing the Bulldogs to take on Halifax at The Shay on Sunday. Fax are the most in-form team in the championship, and will be looking to make it eight wins on the bounce with victory over the Dogs.

Also in rugby league, Thornhill Trojans' reward for reaching the conference challenge trophy semi final is a trip to Premier side Leigh Miner Rangers and

Mirfield Stags, with Robbie Hunter-Paul, look more and more likely to gain promotion in their first season, after they beat league rivals York Acorn.

In cricket, Mike Popplewell has your latest from the region as Batley look to continue their rich vein of form when they take on near-neighbours Birstall this weekend in the Central Yorkshire League.

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

In This Weeks News

MP intervenes to save school crossing patrols
MP intervenes to save school crossing patrols Read More
'Politically Speaking' – by Dewsbury and Mirfield MP Paula Sherriff
'Politically Speaking' – by Dewsbury and Mirfield MP Paula Sherriff Read More
Mayor denies plot to oust poll winner
Mayor denies plot to oust poll winner Read More
New platform and more parking in £6m-plus rail station revamp
New platform and more parking in £6m-plus rail station revamp Read More
Charity for the disabled set to extend its work
Charity for the disabled set to extend its work Read More
MP Sherriff seeks rail talks
MP Sherriff seeks rail talks Read More
School ticks all the boxes with a new name and a new look
School ticks all the boxes with a new name and a new look Read More
Islamic scholars brand terror attacks ‘horrific and cowardly’
Islamic scholars brand terror attacks ‘horrific and cowardly’ Read More
Local mosques condemn ‘deviant, oppressive and extremist’ ISIS
Local mosques condemn ‘deviant, oppressive and extremist’ ISIS Read More
Memorial day for Abigail tops £1,000
Memorial day for Abigail tops £1,000 Read More
‘Inadequate’ care home savaged by inspectors
‘Inadequate’ care home savaged by inspectors Read More
Dog walker is attacked in park
Dog walker is attacked in park Read More
Batley fields could be swamped by up to 400 new homes
Batley fields could be swamped by up to 400 new homes Read More
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Your Letters
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Outstanding football juniors honoured
Outstanding football juniors honoured Read More
Pre-season training is an uphill task for Cleck boys
Pre-season training is an uphill task for Cleck boys Read More
Perfect first away win for Victoria
Perfect first away win for Victoria Read More
Ossett victory sets up intriguing return
Ossett victory sets up intriguing return Read More
Gomersal CC's double blow
Gomersal CC's double blow Read More
Crucial clash looms for determined Bulldogs
Crucial clash looms for determined Bulldogs Read More
Ann's Angle
Ann's Angle Read More
Ed Lines
Ed Lines Read More