In The Press this week: We look at the huge cuts to council services coming in the looming Kirklees budget – and how next year is likely to be even worse.
The authority faces having to reduce spending by £84m over the next four years – meaning 1,000 jobs are to go over that period.
Road, street cleaning and dog wardens are affected while whole services, such as assessments for disabled children, will disappear completely, many in 2017-18.
Councillors will next week debate a 160+ page roadmap which sets out the nightmare route to 2020.
Read how it will affect you and your family in the paper.
Elsewhere, Britain First are in Dewsbury on Saturday and we have news of their route and a counter-demonstration by anti-fascists.
We reveal the headteacher of Heckmondwike Grammar School is to retire at the end of the academic year in July, and plans submitted for a new supermarket in Mirfield have been welcomed.
In sport, and with just over a week to go before the start the 2016 Kingstone Press Championship, read our four-page special preview including an interview with Dewsbury Rams utility forward Matt Groat.
Dewsbury head coach Glenn Morrison is also looking forward to welcoming back Ben Reynolds, Tony Tonks and Scott Hale who have missed the majority of pre-season so far due to injury but will face late fitness tests ahead of the Rams' friendly with London Broncos on Sunday.
At Batley Bulldogs John Kear has acknowledged that improvements still need to be made before they host Leigh in their opening Championship game.
Several of our local junior RL sides have been in action this week, with Batley Boys Under-12s and Dewsbury Celtic Under-17s winning the BARLA Yorkshire Cup.
Cleckheaton RUFC bagged their first away win of the season against Burnage in National League Three North, and the Moorenders take on Hull on Saturday (2.45pm).
It's all in The Press, the only newspaper which has North Kirklees covered.