THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

Issue 720

In The Press this week: A bed factory owner from Staincliffe has been convicted of exploiting a 'slave workforce' of Hungarian migrants.

Mohammed Rafiq, 60, used the men at his Ravensthorpe business Kozee Sleep and its Batley-based subsidiary Layzee Sleep.

On Wednesday Rafiq, of Thorncliffe Road, Staincliffe, was convicted of a charge of conspiracy to traffic individuals within the UK.

Read the shocking details of cramped, squalid accommodation housing dozens of men at a time and how they were paid only £10 to £20 a week.

A councillor told far-right activists planning a march in Dewsbury not to brand all Muslims as extremists when he met them.

Britain First came to do groundwork for their protest last Saturday and Coun Masood Ahmed came across them while out shopping.

We look at the aftermath of a major mill fire in Batley and how another building in Dewsbury collapsed into a main road.

In better news a school made history to become the first in Kirklees to go from inadequate to good in 12 months – find out which one in the paper.

In sport, Batley Bulldogs have arranged a friendly against League 1 side Hunslet Hawks following last weekend's cancellation of the game against Heavy Woollen Select.

And the Bulldogs' pre-season game at home to North Wales Crusaders tomorrow will see BISSA try and increase membership ahead of the new campaign.

At Dewsbury Rams Tom Hemingway picked up an ankle injury against St Helens last Sunday, but that was the only real disappointment for coach Glenn Morrison who saw his side lead at half-time against the Super League giants.

Elsewhere Liversedge FC's new signings have changed little in terms of results after the Clayborn side lost to Staveley Miners Welfare last time out. Jonathan Rimmington's men host Athersley Recreation tomorrow (3pm).

In rugby union our local sides didn't play last weekend but Cleckheaton and Ossett play Burnage and York Railway Institute respectively tomorrow (2.15pm).

And in cricket the draws for the Heavy Woollen and Crowther Cup competitions have been made.

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



 

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