THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

Issue 694

In The Press this week: We reveal two care homes in Dewsbury owned by a struggling business are to close with the potential loss of 60 jobs.

Sunnyside, on Oxford Road, and West House, on Quarry Road, will shut in the next four to six weeks in a move made by Northfields Care Homes Ltd.

The firm has already had the Oxford Grange care home, also in Dewsbury, closed after an inspection. Reports on the other two are pending.

Read the full saga in the paper, including reaction from trade unions, MP Paula Sherriff, Kirklees Council and the business owner himself.

Also meet the Ravensthorpe roadsweeper who is to cycle 80 miles from his home to Scarborough in aid of a four-month-old baby who has a rare eye cancer.

A bank in Mirfield has been axed just as the town council bids for a high street award that could net traders a £50,000 windfall.

Results from a library closure consultation threw up interesting stats, including how Birstall Library is the third most visited in the district after Dewsbury and Batley.

 

In Sport, after recent departures at the Tetley's Stadium, Glenn Morrison has been quick to bolster his squad with an international on his way to Dewsbury in time for the Super 8s.

He'll be joined by a loan signing that has decided to stay put for the 2016 season.

There's also good news over the valley at Batley, where Bradford Bulls loanee Chris Ulugia's injury isn't as bad as first feared – and he could be in line to face Dewsbury this weekend in the third Heavy Woollen derby of the season.

Rams and Bulldogs supporters can grab themselves a free pint if they are quick, with the grand opening of The Amber Ribbon Bar at the Tetley's Stadium on Sunday.

In boxing, in just over 24 hours' time Gary Sykes makes his lightweight debut in Liverpool, knowing that a win could secure a title show and chance to match it with the country's elite again.

And in cricket, Mike Popplewell has your latest from around the region, where Hanging Heaton must beat top-of-the-table Pudsey to have any real chance for the title, while Cleckheaton are still looking for a third successive crown.

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

In This Weeks News

‘Politically speaking’ – by Paula Sherriff, MP for Dewsbury and Mirfield
‘Politically speaking’ – by Paula Sherriff, MP for Dewsbury and Mirfield Read More
Tory raps Labour candidate over traffic bottleneck ‘election stunt’
Tory raps Labour candidate over traffic bottleneck ‘election stunt’ Read More
£5,000 grant marks charity merger
£5,000 grant marks charity merger Read More
‘Back our plan to control new homes’, plea to town residents
‘Back our plan to control new homes’, plea to town residents Read More
£400,000 boost for child care services
£400,000 boost for child care services Read More
Head leaves struggling school
Head leaves struggling school Read More
Station poetry is just the ticket
Station poetry is just the ticket Read More
Caught on camera: The binman caught short...
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Family’s £100,000 target to help hospices
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Theatre group’s wild night at the pub... so get there early doors!
Theatre group’s wild night at the pub... so get there early doors! Read More
Local ‘anti-terror tsar' sought to tackle extremism
Local ‘anti-terror tsar' sought to tackle extremism Read More
Bosses set aims for new ‘joined-up’ care
Bosses set aims for new ‘joined-up’ care Read More
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