THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

Issue 753

This week in The Press: Hospital chiefs move to allay fears over the impending changes at Dewsbury District Hospital.

From next week major changes will come into effect at the hospital, including the maternity ward 'downgrading' from a consultant-led unit to a midwife-led one.

The Press was given exclusive access to the brand-new £1.83 million Bronte Birth Unit.

Also in this week, a Batley Bulldogs fan has been banned from the Fox's Biscuits Stadium after he sent homophobic tweets to club captain Keegan Hirst.

Hear from the manager of a Batley nursery who spoke of her shock after been targeted by thieves twice in the space of three weeks, and see pictures from the weekend's T3 Farm Challenge in Mirfield which raised money for Kirkwood Hospice.

 

In sport, find out what Batley Bulldogs boss John Kear thinks about his side's chances in their clash with 2015 treble winners Leeds Rhinos at Headingley.

At Dewsbury Rams, head coach Glenn Morrison speaks of his disgust at his side's poor performance against Whitehaven and admits he will be making several changes ahead of their game with Sheffield on Sunday.

Also this week, Birstall Victoria have been crowned Yorkshire Men's League Division Four Champions and with it earn promotion to Division Three.

Meanwhile Liversedge remain top of the NCEL Premier, Hanging Heaton CC's title chances were hampered by the weather, Dewsbury swimmer Charlotte Johnson has set an impressive time in the 200m butterfly, Cleckheaton RU lost their League Three North opener to Lymm and Treena Johnson was in impressive form for Dewsbury Road Runners.

And finally in this week's paper discover Mike Smith's tips for the weekend's racing.

It's all in The Press, the only paper that's got North Kirklees covered.

In This Weeks News

Computer therapy aids fight against dementia
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Yob bragged on Facebook about attacks
Yob bragged on Facebook about attacks Read More
CARER avoids jail for theft of £21,000 from disabled OAP
CARER avoids jail for theft of £21,000 from disabled OAP Read More
Talks on overspend that will hit reserves
Talks on overspend that will hit reserves Read More
Jim's verdict on Wembley choir role: singspirational!
Jim's verdict on Wembley choir role: singspirational! Read More
Jack's playing it for laughs in Dewsbury movie project
Jack's playing it for laughs in Dewsbury movie project Read More
Junkie swallowed 28 wraps of drugs and needed hospital treatment
Junkie swallowed 28 wraps of drugs and needed hospital treatment Read More
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Spen Lane plays host to memorable Priestley Cup final
Spen Lane plays host to memorable Priestley Cup final Read More
Batley wary of Yeadon threat in Championship
Batley wary of Yeadon threat in Championship Read More
Hanging Heaton remain in title contention
Hanging Heaton remain in title contention Read More
Battyeford Belles Reserves relish tough clash with Bradford City A
Battyeford Belles Reserves relish tough clash with Bradford City A Read More
Hammond and Thorpe secure bowls doubles title with ease
Hammond and Thorpe secure bowls doubles title with ease Read More
Cleckheaton RU suffer Yorkshire Cup upset
Cleckheaton RU suffer Yorkshire Cup upset Read More
Albion continue dominance over Town
Albion continue dominance over Town Read More
Liversedge lead the way in NCEL Premier
Liversedge lead the way in NCEL Premier Read More
Quiet Reflection ready for Haydock challenge
Quiet Reflection ready for Haydock challenge Read More
Fisher's girls excel in schools finals
Fisher's girls excel in schools finals Read More
Morrison angered by financial divide
Morrison angered by financial divide Read More
Kear 'proud' of his time with Batley
Kear 'proud' of his time with Batley Read More
Rams humbled by relegation-threatened Whitehaven
Rams humbled by relegation-threatened Whitehaven Read More
Bulldogs secure their first 'middle eights' victory
Bulldogs secure their first 'middle eights' victory Read More
Ann's Angle
Ann's Angle Read More
Ed Lines
Ed Lines Read More