THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

Issue 715

In The Press this week: An audio clip of a notorious beheading was found at premises owned by Dewsbury man convicted of a terror offence.

The item was a computer hard-drive at a business owned by Adeel Amjad but could not be disclosed until now.

A jury at Leeds Crown Court was not told as other had access to the building and the item and several others also found could not be linked to Amjad.

In better news we report on the hard work of volunteers from Batley and Dewsbury who went to Cumbria to help flood victims.

There are exclusive stories on more green shoots of recovery for Dewsbury town centre and now Batley.

In Dewsbury a free internet cafe has opened in a vacant unit while in Batley a new restaurant is joined by a bookmakers and a bed store, all in premises empty until now.

Meet the veteran runner who raised funds for cancer research by doing a marathon in 21-degree festive heat in Lanzarote.

And read about the asset-stripping row which erupted when council chiefs refused to change a covenant they put on Mirfield Community Centre.

In sport, you'll find interviews with John Kear, Glenn Morrison and his new signing Paul Sykes as we look ahead to the derby match between Dewsbury Rams and Batley Bulldogs at the Tetley's Stadium on Boxing Day.

Also Rams chairman Mark Sawyer, this week, revealed a new and improved two-year extension with Yorkshire Building Services, who will continue as Dewsbury Rams' main shirt sponsor to the end of 2017.

At Mount Pleasant Kear has kept faith with Keegan Hirst and confirmed the prop will remain the Bulldogs' captain throughout 2016.

Elsewhere Dewsbury Moor's Under-18s have reached the BARLA Yorkshire Cup final. Find out who they beat to get there in The Press.

Also read a tribute to brave Dewsbury Celtic teenager Ben Restall, who has sadly lost his battle with cancer.

And Dewsbury District Golf Club have honoured Nigel Hirst for his 40-year service as the club's professional.

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

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