This week's edition:

Issue 730

In The Press this week: The body of a vulnerable man missing from his home in Ravensthorpe for three weeks was found in the River Calder on Wednesday.

The body was identified as that of 38-year-old Daniel France - who is the fourth person to perish in local waterways over the last month.

A passer-by made the discovery near a railway viaduct off Sands Lane in Dewsbury amid extensive searches which saw a mountain rescue team brought in.

In a Press exclusive the chairman of Dewsbury Rams condemned trouble which marred the Heavy Woollen rugby league derby with Batley Bulldogs on Good Friday.

Meet the nine-year-old girl who had 3ft of hair cut off to make wigs for cancer sufferers and the romeo who popped the question to his now-fianceé through a bank statement.

A councillor hit out at plans to make all schools academies after he was forced to intervene at a Batley school rocked by claims of bullying.

And there is a classic April Fool story. See if you can guess which of this week's items is, ahem, full of hot air...!

In this week's sport, Batley Bulldogs have a five-man shortlist for John Kear's replacement in 2017 and expect to make a decision in the next couple of weeks.

Names linked with the role include former Leeds Rhinos players Francis Cummins and Matt Diskin.

Meanwhile Kear's men prepare for a trip to newly-promoted Oldham on Sunday while Morrison's bruised squad face the daunting visit of Leigh.

Elsewhere, Gary Sykes' dream of winning the vacant lightweight Commonwealth title ended in a second-round defeat to Luke Campbell.

And our amateur teams had mixed success in the National Cup. Thornhill Trojans overcame Egremont to reach the last four but Mirfield Stags were outclassed by Fryston Warriors.

Cleckheaton lost again in National League Three North but Liversedge have climbed off the foot of the Northern Counties East League Premier Division after a win and a draw this week.

And Shaw Cross Sharks Under-14s and 15s are currently enjoying the club's annual french exchange in Villeneuve-sur-Lot and Tonniens.

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

In This Weeks News

Roadworks ‘for years to come’ – claim
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MP’s tampon tax victory
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‘Concerted effort’ to recruit extra nurses
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Town planning birthday beacon party for the Queen
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Man, 77, dies in canal plunge
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Abducted girl, 17, fights off sex attack
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Your Letters
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Web Talk
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Boxers make semi-finals
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Liversedge quest for Premier survival dealt a severe blow
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Moorenders win again to boost NL3 survival hopes
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Sharks' search for first win continues
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Trojans maintain strong start to the season
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Maroons bag impressive away victory
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Sykes relaxed ahead of Campbell clash
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Morrison's Rams confident ahead of derby
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Bulldogs face injury dilemma
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Bulldogs dominant in high scoring derby
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Rams respond well to derby day disaster
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Kear's Batley level with leaders Leigh
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New home is just the job
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Ann's Angle
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