THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

Issue 719

In The Press this week: We exclusively reveal a protest by far-right activists is to go ahead in Dewsbury on Saturday January 30.

We first broke the news that Britain First intended to come last month - and now it's official after talks between the group, police and council chiefs.

Britain First claim they will flout changes made to their procession route by police unless they use their powers under the Public Order act.

Read what councillors, MP Paula Sherriff, the police and Britain First have to say about it all – only in The Press.

Elsewhere, workers were evacuated after a huge blaze ripped through a mill in Batley.

Firefighters were called to Greenhill Mills on Grange Road, near the technology park, at around 11.30am on Thursday.

Thick smoke could be seen across Batley and drifted towards Shaw Cross and Leeds.

Staff from the neighbouring business units were taken to safety and nobody was hurt.

Plus, meet two junior doctors at the hospital who explain why they took part in the first strike by medics in 40 years.

And an appeal has been launched to help a Cleckheaton pensioner conned out of £3,000 on his doorstep.

In sport, Dewsbury Rams boss Glenn Morrison insists he is going to play the strongest team he has available when they travel to play Super League giants St Helens this Sunday.

And after a good showing against the Sheffield Eagles last weekend Brad Adams and Ryan Langton have been offered reserve team contracts for 2016 at Owl Lane.

Batley Bulldogs meanwhile do their bit for the local community when they host the Heavy Woollen Select side for the second consecutive year this Sunday.

Heavy Woollen Select are made up of local talented amateur rugby league players, some of whom may be ones to look out for in the future.

Elsewhere Birstall's 19-year-old Braden Hunter has been selected to represent Great Britain's BARLA Under-23s on a tour of Jamaica later this summer.

Other talented teens, Josh Pinder and Joe Summers have also been selected for national duty. They will feature in England's Under-16 youth squad to play France in March.

Also find out which of our local junior sides have reached the BARLA Yorkshire Cup final in the week's paper.

And Dewsbury boxer Gary Sykes will return to regular competitive action in 2016 with two fights expected in the coming months.

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

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