THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

Issue 722

In The Press this week: We exclusively reveal the English Defence League (EDL) plan to come back to Dewsbury for what would be their fourth demonstration in our district in five years.

The far-right group's Dewsbury Division made the announcement on Facebook only about half an hour after last Saturday's Britain First protest ended.

A councillor and also a Green Party activist who stood for election in Dewsbury West said the EDL should think again given their three previous visits, policing costs and the effect on the town centre.

Inside we have full reaction from the Britain First rally, including concerns from traders that they were 'banned' from speaking with the media.

Elsewhere, in Mirfield a resident claimed lives could be at risk from drink-drivers who congregate down a secluded alleyway swigging vodka in cars late at night.

And find out why a teenager is volunteering at Dewsbury Hospital.

In sport, the Rams were boosted this week by the news that boss Glenn Morrison has signed a new contract to keep him at Owl Lane until the end of 2017.

And on the field both Dewsbury and Batley Bulldogs ended pre-season with big wins and are prepared for the start of the 2016 Championship this weekend where they face Swinton Lions and big spenders Leigh Centurions respectively.

But in the Challenge Cup first round our local sides had mixed fortunes. Shaw Cross Sharks defeated London Chargers but Thornhill Trojans were edged out by Hull Dockers.

In rugby union Cleckheaton stunned Hull in National League Three North by recording their second win in as many games. The Moorenders have now climbed out of the relegation zone and play Rosendale tomorrow (2.15pm).

Elsewhere, following the death of Dewsbury Celtic youngster Ben Restall last December, an annual memorial fixture in Ben's honour has been organised between Celtic and Shaw Cross Sharks.

The open age game kicks off tomorrow (2pm) at Crow Nest Park.

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

In This Weeks News

Politically Speaking by Paula Sherriff MP
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National spotlight on Egyptian relics – from Batley
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New supermarket plan ‘better for local traders’
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Baby-feeding advice and support for mums
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Gran sees off abusive man who blocked drive
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Shop raiders snatch cash and cigarettes
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Serial robber who knifed Co-op store boss is jailed
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Police officer punched in McFracas
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Grammar school head to leave after 11 years at Heckmondwike
Grammar school head to leave after 11 years at Heckmondwike Read More
More pain to come as Kirklees budget cuts bite
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Your Letters
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Millbridge's Sherman bags hat-trick in emphatic victory
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Town's ladies earn valuable point
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Albion's promotion dreams suffer another blow
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Moorenders boost their survival hopes
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Stags launch junior rugby league in Mirfield
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Trojans in draw for second round
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Batley Boys lift silverware
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Sharks second best
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Moor earn solid win over rivals Wortley
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Matt Groat excited over Rams future
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