In The Press this week: Traders in Dewsbury are being asked to hold on for Kirklees College to arrive in the town centre next year as regeneration efforts got back under way.
The latest stage of the multi-million pound makeover of the Northgate conservation area started with new shop fronts and internal works at units at the corner of Corporation Street opposite the market.
Last week it was revealed craft makers at The Arcade nearby had left in a blow for efforts to find a niche for Dewsbury.
Coun Eric Firth expressed sadness about that, but encouraged traders to have faith in the town, especially efforts to bring students, lecturers and professional support staff into the centre.
Elsewhere an illegal immigrant from Iraq was cleared of making threats to kill two caseworkers employed by Dewsbury and Mirfield MP Paula Sherriff.
Coincidentally, in an unrelated development Ms Sherriff called on Labour's leadership to do more to tackle the abuse of MPs by party members.
And find out why going to the doctor with a "throat infection" saved the life of a dental nurse from Batley.
In sport, Batley Bulldogs have been celebrating following their third place finish in the Championship and booking their spot in The Qualifiers.
Meanwhile Dewsbury Rams chief Glenn Morrison is remaining positive following his side's heavy defeat to Leigh last time out.
Also find out who Batley and Dewsbury play first in the Super 8s in this week's paper.
In the amateur ranks the decorated former Super League star Lee Gilmour has re-signed for Shaw Cross Sharks, having started his illustrious career at the National Conference League club.
Also in this week's paper keep up to date with the pre-season progress of our local football teams and find out all the news from the All Rounder Bradford Cricket League.
It's all in The Press, the only paper which has North Kirklees covered.