THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

Issue 731

THIS week, we report on how the man said to have brought 'jihad' to Britain and is wanted in India over a recent terror attack preached in Dewsbury more than 20 years ago.

A BBC probe documented the activities of Masood Azhar – who spoke at the Zakaria mosque in Savile Town and at the Madina Masjid in Batley in 1993.

It comes in the week a Dewsbury madrassah faced its own 'jihad' controversy with claims that the insitution at a former Liberal club in Westtown is promoting extremism.

Officials said leaflets were selectively quoted out of context and that 'jihad' has meanings other than a "holy war" linked to terrorism.

Staying with religion and revolution, new light has been shed on the 17th century non-conformist movement by a Gomersal man researching his family tree.

Tributes from across the sporting world have been paid to RL legend Mick Sullivan, who passed away this week.

The Batley and Birstall Civic Society are documenting untold Second World War tales, a school in Birkenshaw is out of special measures and a new Dewsbury town centre regeneration group is launched amid calls for a police crackdown on rising crime.

In sport, Dewsbury Rams boss Glenn Morrison is facing an unprecedented injury crisis as he prepares his team for the visit of Bradford Bulls this Sunday (3pm).

The Aussie coach could have 13 players unavailable going into the match.

And it will be second against third in the Championship when Batley Bulldogs travel to the capital to take on London Broncos.

Danny Cowling and Shaun Squires are expected to return to John Kear's squad but Alex Rowe will be out for six weeks after undergoing surgery to his thumb.

Tom Lillycrop and Cain Southernwood have signed contract extensions with the Mount Pleasant club this week.

In amateur rugby league Thornhill Trojans have maintained their winning start to the new NCL Division Two campaign with a third straight win. Dewsbury Moor climbed to second in Division Three after back-to-back wins, but Shaw Cross and Dewsbury Celtic have yet to make a mark in Divisions One and Two respectively.

Elsewhere Cleckheaton RU are six points above the drop and could confirm their survival this weekend in National League Three North.

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

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