THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

Issue 746

In The Press this week: We reveal craft makers who moved into an all-but empty Dewsbury shopping parade have quit the building amid claims of a row with the landlord.

Community enterprise firm Dewsbury Pioneers did a deal last year to bring independent traders operating under their umbrella into The Arcade between Market Place and Corporation Street.

But they left last month and The Arcade is now empty again, except for the long-standing Bennetto's Coffee House near the Corporation Street entrance.

One of the craft shops, The Hive, is to reopen in the Kingsway Arcade after fellow traders Paul Coates of DC Floors and Dale Hooley of Pixelle Print came to the rescue.

Elsewhere, the right-wing English Democrat party is to challenge in the Batley and Spen parliamentary by-election following the death of Jo Cox MP.

We also reveal a third fringe party is to stand for the seat along with the English Democrats and the far-right Liberty GB. Find out which 'space cadet' is in the running only in the paper.

Better news on the subject of Mrs Cox comes from a North East businessman, who has organised a charity bike ride from Batley to London in her memory and the amazing reaction of the public to her funeral.

Football club officials in Liversedge hope a proposed housing scheme will secure their long term future - find out why in the paper.

And we report on the success of the Mirfield Arts Festival and a church restoration fundraising appeal.

 

In sport, Batley Bulldogs are just 80 minutes away from booking their spot in the Super 8s Qualifiers.

John Kear's side travel to Swinton knowing a win or draw could be worth up to £300,000 to the club on Sunday.

At Dewsbury Rams head coach Glenn Morrison hopes to spoil Leigh Centurions' party when his side go to Lancashire for the final game of the regular season.

Morrison is looking for a strong performance against the League Leaders' Shield winners.

Elsewhere Hanging Heaton have gone top of the All Rounder Bradford Cricket Premier League and Dewsbury DGC hosted a memorable pro-am event and Lady Captain's weekend.

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

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