THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

Issue 696

In The Press this week: We exclusively report on drug dealing outside people's homes in Hanging Heaton which is now happening in broad daylight.

People are seen accepting small packages through the windows of cars that pull up on High Street for a few seconds before driving off.

Residents, who believe the packages are drugs, say this happens as early as 4pm while the cars operate "like ice cream vans" with suspects dashing after them.

Elsewhere, a pensioner was left stranded in Heckmondwike after a bus driver was told not to pick up any more passengers.

A friends group is to be formed at Batley Library and we have an answer as to why results of a closure consultation were released close to a council meeting.

We have the latest on the Mirfield by-election controversy and a dust-up between councillors over the district's new planning stategy.

And read one of the most heart-warming tales of the year - a woman from Dewsbury with terminal cancer has lived to see the birth of her first grandchild.

 

In sport, after a week off Batley and Dewsbury return to action in the newly-formed Super 8s.

Bulldogs boss John Kear said his side were aiming to break into the last play-off spot and the return of one of their star players for this week's trip to Cumbria will certainly help their cause.

At the Tetley's Stadium, Glenn Morrison said the break was much-needed for his players, after playing three games in the space of seven days previously.

He also sees some of his players return from illness as they prepare to take on Hunslet this weekend.

The Thornhill Trojans argubly have the biggest game this weekend, as they take on Premier division big boys Leigh Miner Rangers in the Conference Challenge Trophy, hoping to pull of another major cup shock.

The grass is also green at Shaw Cross where both last weekend gained valuable wins. Perhaps it more valuable for the 'A' side who are in a rich vein of form.

Like the Sharks, the Mirfield Stags sit atop Division One, and look likely to gain promotion in their first-ever season.

In cricket, last weekend the weather ruined the action, which meant only a few teams took to the field.

But in the Bradford League this weekend could shake-up the title chase, with Pudsey being tracked closely by a few of our teams.

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

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