THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

Issue 728

In The Press this week: Councillors called for a review of hospital cuts in our district, having ruled on Wednesday that they are "totally opposed" to the changes.

An all-party motion was unanimously passed at an extraordinary meeting of Kirklees Council demanding new proposals for the future of Dewsbury District Hospital and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

We have an exclusive report of the meeting – which included claims that Batley-based Locala is struggling to gets its community care system off the ground.

Elsewhere Heckmondwike Grammar pupils raised nearly £7,000 by hosting a bash in support of a charity trek to Sri Lanka next year.

A Mirfield artist and legendary Kirkwood Hospice fundraiser is back with another money-spinner for the hospice. Find out more in the paper.

Things are getting political ahead of election season with a councillor up for re-election in Mirfield accusing council bosses of having a "silo mentality".

And another seeking to stay in office in Dewsbury claimed a controversial letter to residents was changed without his knowledge after he had approved a draft.

In sport, it's been announced that John Kear will leave Batley Bulldogs at the end of the season.

The Batley boss also discusses his side's preparations for the visit of Whitehaven this weekend in the Challenge Cup fourth round.

Meanwhile, Dewsbury Rams face the daunting task of taking on the undefeated Bradford Bulls at Owl Lane in their fourth-round tie tomorrow night.

Injuries have proved costly for Glenn Morrison's men so far this season.

Tributes have also been paid this week to Dewsbury Moor's open age secretary and rugby league stalwart Ged Brentnall, who passed away last weekend.

Read tributes to the much loved character in this week's paper.

And finally Cleckheation RUFC won at home to keep alive their hopes of survival in National League Three North, as did Liversedge FC in the Northern Counties East League Premier.

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

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