THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

Issue 711

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.

In This Weeks News

Charity cash windfall boost for community rugby club
Charity cash windfall boost for community rugby club Read More
North of Westminster – Jo Cox, MP for Batley and Spen
North of Westminster – Jo Cox, MP for Batley and Spen Read More
Dangerous driver hid in bathroom after police chase
Dangerous driver hid in bathroom after police chase Read More
Singing group builds for the future thanks to construction firm
Singing group builds for the future thanks to construction firm Read More
Fire station hailed as triumph amid budget cuts
Fire station hailed as triumph amid budget cuts Read More
Council could kick cutting policy into ... well, the long grass
Council could kick cutting policy into ... well, the long grass Read More
Tories ‘are trying to hijack’ a deal on devolution
Tories ‘are trying to hijack’ a deal on devolution Read More
Friends reward Lily and Tegan
Friends reward Lily and Tegan Read More
Normandy veteran Joe, 93, receives France's highest honour
Normandy veteran Joe, 93, receives France's highest honour Read More
Council won’t reveal cemetery cash losses
Council won’t reveal cemetery cash losses Read More
Consultation on homes plan ‘too meagre’
Consultation on homes plan ‘too meagre’ Read More
Brave leukaemia survivor Chantel nominated for top award
Brave leukaemia survivor Chantel nominated for top award Read More
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Your Letters
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Ajmal form earns Yorkshire call-up
Ajmal form earns Yorkshire call-up Read More
Fisher maintain top spot thanks to Bordman brace
Fisher maintain top spot thanks to Bordman brace Read More
Girlington joint third with Savile Youth after victory
Girlington joint third with Savile Youth after victory Read More
Albion emerge comfortable winners despite poor start
Albion emerge comfortable winners despite poor start Read More
Angus Fraser to attend Bradford League awards dinner
Angus Fraser to attend Bradford League awards dinner Read More
Late penalty try sinks Moorenders
Late penalty try sinks Moorenders Read More
Ossett come from behind to earn valuable victory
Ossett come from behind to earn valuable victory Read More
Differing fortunes for non-league sides on cup weekend
Differing fortunes for non-league sides on cup weekend Read More
Trojans reach the last eight
Trojans reach the last eight Read More
Kear proud of Wales’ European achievement
Kear proud of Wales’ European achievement Read More
Hyde departs Dewsbury in search of game time
Hyde departs Dewsbury in search of game time Read More
Mitchell quits Bulldogs as pre-season training starts
Mitchell quits Bulldogs as pre-season training starts Read More
Ann Montini
Ann Montini Read More
Ed Lines
Ed Lines Read More