THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

Issue 709

In The Press this week – industrial relations at the trust which rund Dewsbury District Hospital are "at an all-time low", according to union officials.

It follows a twist to a strike saga which saw a biochemistry lab shut for 10 hours last weekend due to a lack of staff.

Employees have already gone on strike over claims a new shift system for the department is unworkable without extra manpower.

And despite attempts at a compromise Unison accused the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust of ignoring problems and having the worst strike record in the region.

Elsewhere in a paper bursting with news, read about the £14,800 annual bill facing Mirfield Town Council and why Gomersal Post Office could be moved.

A Dewsbury market trader blasted the motorist who smashed into her parked car and then left without leaving a note.

Find out about the descendent of Charlotte Bronte who will take part in celebrations coming through Birstall, Gomersal and Hartshead for the novelist's 200th birthday.

And we feature an artist who raises thousands for charity and a disabled former soldier turned basketball star.

In sport, Dewsbury Rams and Batley Bulldogs return to training next week in preparation for the 2016 Kingstone Press Championship campaign.

In the National Conference League Division One Shaw Cross Sharks' season was ended cruelly in their play-off semi-final defeat to York Acorn.

Elsewhere Cleckheaton RUFC are eager to get back in action this weekend and turn their season around after a week off. They host Sheffield at Moorend.

And Liversedge won their first game in 10 league matches in the Northern Counties East League Premier.

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

In This Weeks News

Batley switch for Royal Mail puts Ossett office in jeopardy
Batley switch for Royal Mail puts Ossett office in jeopardy Read More
‘Flawed’ cabinet to think again over Mirfield centre
‘Flawed’ cabinet to think again over Mirfield centre Read More
Family seeks answers after mesothelioma death
Family seeks answers after mesothelioma death Read More
Fresh talks follow strike by hospital staff
Fresh talks follow strike by hospital staff Read More
Humble story of Celtic war hero Joe Breheney
Humble story of Celtic war hero Joe Breheney Read More
Ronley calls time at crematorium
Ronley calls time at crematorium Read More
Islamic education centre plan for mills
Islamic education centre plan for mills Read More
Cold case murder cops seek couple
Cold case murder cops seek couple Read More
OAP victim of roof conmen
OAP victim of roof conmen Read More
New supermarket plans for Mirfield
New supermarket plans for Mirfield Read More
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Ravenswharfe pull off surprise cup upset at Overthorpe
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Athletico extend lead at top after Vision win
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Ossett Albion women climb to safety after third straight win
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Kendal Town regret missed opportunities against Ossett Town
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Ten defeats and counting for Liversedge
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Ossett Albion struggle on the road
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New cricket format for 2016 following merger
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New man in charge at Ossett Town
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KBW'S winning streak continues
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Cleckheaton narrowly miss out on valuable bonus point
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Ossett RUFC clinch victory late on
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Inexperienced Moor suffer heavy home defeat
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Mirfield Stags kick-start winter campaign with victory
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Shaw Cross Sharks secure play-off place
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Dewsbury Rams land new kit deal
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