THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

Issue 747

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.

In This Weeks News

A last goodbye to Jo Cox
A last goodbye to Jo Cox Read More
Hard-up son hoodwinked bank and stole from his father
Hard-up son hoodwinked bank and stole from his father Read More
Go-ahead for £100,000 church repairs
Go-ahead for £100,000 church repairs Read More
Bikers’ 1,000-mile ride – in just a day
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Mirfield puts on a new show...
Mirfield puts on a new show... Read More
Rescue double act retires
Rescue double act retires Read More
Homes plan could save Clayborners
Homes plan could save Clayborners Read More
Drunk bit PC after arrest for brawling
Drunk bit PC after arrest for brawling Read More
Hospital bosses order waiting times review
Hospital bosses order waiting times review Read More
Officers hurt as van rams patrol car
Officers hurt as van rams patrol car Read More
Dewsbury suspect among sex arrests
Dewsbury suspect among sex arrests Read More
How to play a part in bike ride in Jo’s memory
How to play a part in bike ride in Jo’s memory Read More
‘Love’ candidate to contest poll
‘Love’ candidate to contest poll Read More
More candidates enter contest for Jo’s seat
More candidates enter contest for Jo’s seat Read More
Traders quit iconic Arcade shops in town centre blow
Traders quit iconic Arcade shops in town centre blow Read More
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Your Letters
Your Letters Read More
Sedge settle for draw
Sedge settle for draw Read More
Albion cruise to easy win
Albion cruise to easy win Read More
Reds edge past Armthorpe
Reds edge past Armthorpe Read More
Albion Ladies thrash Norristhorpe
Albion Ladies thrash Norristhorpe Read More
Russell fends off youth to win captain's event
Russell fends off youth to win captain's event Read More
Matthews leads team to DDGC pro-am success
Matthews leads team to DDGC pro-am success Read More
Leaders win at Cemetery Road
Leaders win at Cemetery Road Read More
Premier title race thrown wide open
Premier title race thrown wide open Read More
Maloney's Stags prop up Premier Division
Maloney's Stags prop up Premier Division Read More
Birstall humbled by roaring Tigers
Birstall humbled by roaring Tigers Read More
Trojans Victory closes gap on leaders
Trojans Victory closes gap on leaders Read More
Rams look to spoil the party
Rams look to spoil the party Read More
Batley one game away from achieving top four dream
Batley one game away from achieving top four dream Read More
Rams suffer away day woe
Rams suffer away day woe Read More
Batley secure top four spot with easy victory
Batley secure top four spot with easy victory Read More
Ann's Angle
Ann's Angle Read More
Ed Lines
Ed Lines Read More