THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

Issue 713

In The Press this week: We reveal plans by far-right group Britain First to bring a protest to the streets of Dewsbury on January 30 next year.

Traders, councillors and mosque leaders condemned the move - which they fear will hurt businesses and bring yet more unwanted national publicity to the struggling town.

We tried to quiz Britain First, who called Dewsbury a "nest of Islamism", on their reasons for coming but got no response.

Read the thoughts of mosque leader Kaushar Tai, who is also co-chairman of the Kirklees Inter-Faith Council, only in The Press.

Elsewhere we report on then trouble in Ravensthorpe which inadvertantly revealed a suspected criminal operation in which stolen cars are dismantled for spare parts.

Hospital services were branded unsafe, there is row over whether Kirklees Council's North Kirklees-dominated cabinet is "inept" and we look at the local impact of a benefits u-turn.

And a campaigner claims building homes on fields on the border of Heckmondwike and Batley will be a disaster for future generations.

In sport, Batley's Sean Hesketh will miss the start of the 2016 Kingstone Press Championship following a knee operation.

And at the Tetley's Stadium Shane Grady has snubbed a deal offered to him by a rival Championship club in order to remain a Ram.

Mirfield Stags have kept their winning streak going with a win over rivals Batley Boys to extend their lead at the top of the Pennine League Championship.

In football only Ossett Albion played, but they lost to Scarborough Athletic meaning their winning form has come to an end in the Integro Doodson League Cup.

They hope to get back to winning ways when they play Trafford on Saturday (3pm).

And Dewsbury youngsters Amaar Akbar and Kyle Chisholm were invited to a civic reception at Dewsbury Town Hall where they were rewarded for their achievements in boxing and swimming respectively.

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

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