THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

Issue 701

IN The Press this week: A battle is under way for more powers that could put an elected mayor in charge of our district's long-term future.

Bids supported by rival councillors went in for consideration by the Government last week – and a winner could be announced by November and in force by 2017.

Under both plans Kirklees would remain in charge of day-to-day public services like bin collections and libraries.

Find out how the Labour-backed Leeds City Region and Tory-supported Greater Yorkshire ideas would affect your area in the paper.

Elsewhere, a temporary cap on patients at a Heckmondwike surgery has revealed a shortage of doctors in North Kirklees.

Extra facilities could be added to a new school in Cleckheaton to solve a sports centre row. Read how and why in a Press exclusive.

The wife of gay Batley Bulldogs star Keegan Hirst is bouncing back from the shock thanks to the support of her children.

And councillors continued to trade blows in Mirfield as the controversy over a disputed by-election rumbles on.

In Sport, Dewsbury Rams coach Glenn Morrison admits his side like being underdogs as they try and leapfrog table-toppers Featherstone Rovers going into the penultimate game of the Super 8s Championship Shield this weekend.

But ahead of the Doncaster clash Morrison will be cheering on the Rams' second string, who are playing in the Reserves Championship Grand Final tomorrow night.

John Kear remains optimistic about a top four finish for the Bulldogs despite the odds being stacked against them. His side dealt with the threat of relegation well by beating Whitehaven 50-0 last time out, and Kear hopes Batley continue in the same vein against London Broncos on Sunday (3pm).

Cleckheaton RUFC got off to a poor start, losing to Firwood Waterloo in National League Three North. They are aiming to get their first points of the campaign with victory at Huddersfield YMCA tomorrow.

In the Central Yorkshire Cricket League everything is to play for in both the Premier and Championship divisions, with just one round of matches left.

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

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