IN The Press this week: We meet the 84-year-old Batley Bulldogs superfan who will sing at the Challenge Cup final later this month and also on BBC show Songs of Praise.
Jim McVeigh, who will appear at the cup final in a specially-made club shirt, will be part of a fans' choir for the Hull FC versus Warrington showpiece.
Also a local cricket, football and scouts legend, Jim raises funds for charities including Macmillan nurses, Little Sisters of the Poor and a singing rehab group at Dewsbury District Hospital.
Elsewhere, we gather views on Dewsbury town centre regeneration after Kirklees College submitted plans for a new campus on the former Safeway site off Bradford Road.
Youngsters in Gomersal made posters warning drivers speeding through their estate to slow down and for fellow children playing out to be careful.
A trader in Heckmondwike believes our new fire station is too far away from Spen Valley after crews took nearly 10 mins to get to his blazing premises from Batley Carr up Halifax Road.
An Earslheaton beauty therapist is organising a charity ball in aid of Kirkwood Hospice as a thank you for their support through a family tragedy.
And meet the Dewsbury Moor nurse and author from Thornhill who have both found success in the face of adversity. It's all in The Press, the only newspaper which has North Kirklees covered.
In sport this week Batley Bulldogs prepare to kick off of their 'middle 8s' campaign against Hull KR.
In this week's paper Kear talks about his side's chances and how they "love proving the critics wrong."
Meanwhile Dewsbury Rams's opening Championship Shield clash is at home to Swinton.
In the National Conference League's Shaw Cross and Dewsbury Moor both lost, Thornhill Trojans earned a hard-fought draw and Dewsbury Celtic made it back-to-back victories.
Elsewhere, Cleckheaton Golf Club's men's scratch team have won the Bradford Scratch League Division One title for the second time in the past seven years.
Also keep up to date with all the latest cricket news including an impressive comeback by Hanging Heaton in the All Rounder Bradford League Premier Division.