THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

Issue 695

In The Press this week: We reveal that hospital biomedical scientists have voted for strike action over 'unsafe' changes to their shifts which are now in force.

Staff, some based at Dewsbury District Hospital, believe a 24-hour rota imposed by the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust cannot be done without more staff.

A vote among Unite members was called after the trust was accused of reneging on a deal for extra staff cover and pay protection.

Unison were to follow suit from today (Fri). No date for industrial action was set and both sides in the row were due to have talks yesterday (Thurs).

Elsewhere, there were important court victories for two Dewsbury victims of historic sexual abuse whose plight was exclusively reported by The Press.

In one case 72-year-old Hashim Patel was jailed for offences in the 1980s and in another Adam Hepworth was finally jailed after his original sentence was quashed.

A developer withdrew a controversial housing application for Mirfield just 40 minutes before a planning meeting was due to be held.

Read about two families who met for the first time at a public event in Batley and discovered they both lived in the same house at one time or another.

And we look into national claims a Dewsbury school allegedly promotes extremism.

 

In sport, Dewsbury Rams could set be set for a groundshare at the Tetley's Stadium, with a current Super League club eyeing up a move to Owl Lane.

Over the valley it's been a good week at Batley with the Bulldogs keeping hold of two of their star players for the 2016 season, and with a derby day win last weekend, they will be looking to carry that confidence over to the Super 8s.

The fixtures for the new concept were released on Wednesday, and you can find them in this week's edition.

In boxing, Gary Sykes make a winning start to his lightweight career, with a convicing win over in Liverpool, he now has his eye on a British title shot.

In cricket, the Central Yorkshire League could soon be a memory, as plans to merge with the Bradford League look set to go-ahead.

Last weekend was full of shocks, as Hanging Heaton beat the top of the league by the narrowest of margins.

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

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