In The Press this week, we tell the harrowing story of how aid workers from Batley had to bury dead refugees on the front line of Europe's migration crisis.
And in an even sadder twist volunteers from Mount Pleasant-based charity One Nation had to lobby for new burial space on the Greek island of Lesbos due to red tape and cemeteries being full.
MP Jo Cox, a former Oxfam aid worker, intervened to help secure burials for 30 children and 40 adults who had fled from Syria.
Both Mrs Cox and fellow Labour MP Paula Sherriff have condemned last week's terror attacks – as have mosque groups across the Heavy Woollen area, including the Zakaria in Dewsbury.
Adding to the international flavour we report on what Ms Sherriff learned on a parliamentary trip to Palestine's disputed West Bank region.
Council officials admitted a 25-year regeneration plan for Dewsbury is a failure - but have jumped straight into another one, this time for the next 20 years.
We have a behind-the-scenes look at Dewsbury's new fire station and tell how a popular TV advert inspired a Christmas charity drive in Mirfield.
And there a 20-page special supplement which tells all you need to know about festive light switch-on events across the whole district.
IN SPORT, Dewsbury Rams and Batley Bulldogs have been busy finalising more transfers to strengthen their squads for 2016.
The Rams have signed Kyle Trout and Andy Kain, whereas Batley have finished the paperwork and are awaiting a visa for Chris Ulugia before confirming his arrival at Mount Pleasant.
Elsewhere the Mirfield Stags went top of the Pennine League Championship after their dominant win over West Leeds.
Dewsbury Moor were also in winning ways against Swillington in Division Four East of the Pennine League.
They hope to climb the table further with a win over Allerton Bywater this Saturday (2pm).
But Cleckheaton RUFC lost again at Moorend, this time to Stockport in National League Three North.
They continue in search of a win against Wirral this weekend (Saturday,2.15pm).
And Liversedge Cricket Club have announced they won't be competing in next year's Heavy Woollen Cup.
It's all in The Press, the only newspaper which has North Kirklees covered.