THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

Issue 752

IN this week's Press: Read about a drug dealer who is lucky to be alive after he swallowed a number of wraps containing class-A drugs.

Tim Moyce ingested the wraps of heroin and crack cocaine after police officers tried to stop his car.

Elsewhere, a major new comedy film is set to be filmed in Dewsbury and Batley.

Circus Productions will begin filming of Destination Dewsbury and are currently on the lookout for extras to star in the movie.

The film tells the story of four old school friends who, after hearing the leader of their school gang is terminally ill, make the trip to Dewsbury to see him.

We also speak to lifelong Batley Bulldog fan Jim McVeigh who sang at Wembley during the Challenge Cup final last weekend.

Jim was part of the Songs of Praise rugby league choir which saw fans from 32 different rugby league clubs take to the pitch to sing Abide With Me alongside Aled Jones.

And West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue have been kept busy this week as 50 firefighters battled a blaze at a car showroom in Mirfield last week and four kittens were rescued from a bungalow in Dewsbury.

In sport John Kear reflects on his achievements with Batley Bulldogs this season and Dewsbury Rams boss Glenn Morrison insists he won't stand in the way of a player wanting to join a full-time club, despite being angered by the increasing financial divide in the Championship.

Elsewhere Thornhill Trojans have defended their Jim Brown Heavy Woollen Cup success by beating rivals Shaw Cross Sharks and St John Fisher's Year 10 girls clinched the Champion Schools Cup in Richmond.

In football Liversedge went top of the Northern Counties East League Premier Division and Ossett Albion secured their first win of the First Division North campaign with victry over arch-rivals Ossett Town.

Cleckheaton RU lost to Hull in the Yorkshire Cup and our district's cricket sides prepare for battle in the All Rounder Bradford Cricket League, hoping the rain will hold off following last weekend's disruption.

And finally find out who Mike Smith is tipping for success this weekend in our NEW racing column.

In This Weeks News

Gas addict thief was armed with ‘cleaver’
Gas addict thief was armed with ‘cleaver’ Read More
‘Illegal worker’ banned for driving without a licence
‘Illegal worker’ banned for driving without a licence Read More
Tip fire investigation ‘has to put our residents first’
Tip fire investigation ‘has to put our residents first’ Read More
Ethiopians celebrate faith in Mirfield
Ethiopians celebrate faith in Mirfield Read More
Footage released of callous pair who left mum and daughter in car wreckage
Footage released of callous pair who left mum and daughter in car wreckage Read More
‘Politically speaking’ by Paula Sherriff, MP for Dewsbury and Mirfield
‘Politically speaking’ by Paula Sherriff, MP for Dewsbury and Mirfield Read More
A scandalous tale on the Spen Valley trail
A scandalous tale on the Spen Valley trail Read More
Wallet thief hunt
Wallet thief hunt Read More
Man who broke pensioner’s arm jailed for 20 months
Man who broke pensioner’s arm jailed for 20 months Read More
Soap star may stand in Batley & Spen poll
Soap star may stand in Batley & Spen poll Read More
Weatherman is Show’s ideal guest!
Weatherman is Show’s ideal guest! Read More
Jo ride raises £1,500
Jo ride raises £1,500 Read More
Delight at Batley Girls' High results
Delight at Batley Girls' High results Read More
Olympic spirit shines through in GCSE successes
Olympic spirit shines through in GCSE successes Read More
Dewsbury town centre: What's happening?
Dewsbury town centre: What's happening? Read More
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Your Letters
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Lord's Taverners raise over £2,000 with golf day
Lord's Taverners raise over £2,000 with golf day Read More
Albion cruise to victory in FA Cup
Albion cruise to victory in FA Cup Read More
Reds in hat for Cup draw
Reds in hat for Cup draw Read More
Sedge throw away comfortable lead
Sedge throw away comfortable lead Read More
St Judes hamper Trojans progress
St Judes hamper Trojans progress Read More
Celtic lose to champions
Celtic lose to champions Read More
Sharks bite back against Rangers
Sharks bite back against Rangers Read More
Hanging Heaton saved by the weather
Hanging Heaton saved by the weather Read More
Batley show spirit in time for must-win match
Batley show spirit in time for must-win match Read More
Rams unite ahead of Bulls clash
Rams unite ahead of Bulls clash Read More
Trojans retain Jim Brown HW Cup
Trojans retain Jim Brown HW Cup Read More
Rams force Bulls to work hard for victory
Rams force Bulls to work hard for victory Read More
Ann's Angle
Ann's Angle Read More
Ed Lines
Ed Lines Read More