THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

Issue 738

In The Press this week: Recriminations are under way after Kirklees Council was left without a leader when a power grab failed on Wednesday.

Batley councillor Shabir Pandor was blocked from taking the top job - and swiftly called for other parties to "put up or shut up" amid claims his Labour group is divided following a party coup.

Ex-leader David Sheard notably failed to thank Couns Pandor and Jean Calvert, both said to be involved in moves against him, for their public service in a farewell address.

The Heckmondwike councillor and three others were not at the vote, which left Coun Pandor short when rival parties ganged up on him.

In a week bursting with news, thieves stole six tons of Yorkshire slate roof tiles from a school in Hanging Heaton.

A developer was accused of launching an "insidious" attack on residents in Cleckheaton by appealing against the rejection of a housing scheme.

Repairs to the council offices in Mirfield may not cost as much as feared after a surveryor made checks.

A performer had just a weekend to learn the script when the leading lady in a Dewsbury theatre production broke her foot.

And read about the Liversedge school doing much to change the perception of a housing estate.

In sport, Batley Bulldogs and Dewsbury Rams prepare to lock horns in Blackpool at the annual Summer Bash this weekend.

But ahead of the Heavy Woollen derby rumours have been circulating that Wakefield Wildcats are keen on signing Bulldogs captain Keegan Hirst at the end of the season.

The prop's contract at Mount Pleasant expires at the end of the current campaign.

Elsewhere, our National Conference League sides were in action again.

Shaw Cross lost in Division One, Thornhill Trojans and Dewsbury Celtic triumphed in Division Two but Dewsbury Moor lost out in a mid-table battle in Division Three.

This weekend the Trojans look forward to their first-ever BARLA National Cup final. They take on Myton Warriors at Featherstone's Big Fellas Stadium tomorrow (2pm).

Also in this week's paper don't miss out on the latest cricket news ahead of a busy bank holiday weekend of action.

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

In This Weeks News

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