THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

Issue 765

THIS week in The Press, read about the crisis Kirklees Council's children's services find themselves in.

A scathing report from Ofsted inspectors rated the service as inadequate - the lowest category.

A team of experts have been brought in to try and turn the failing service's fortunes around.

Also, the future of Liversedge FC remains in the balance following a meeting between the club and Kirklees councillors this week.

A long-running dispute regarding access to Clayborn has resulted in the club's president saying he fears for the club's future.

A man has been jailed for a vicious attack at Dewsbury railway station and we take an exclusive look around the Blakeridge Mill Village development in Batley.

 

In sport this week, Dewsbury Rams boss Glenn Morrison believes his side have what it takes to improve on their eighth-place finish last term.

At Batley Bulldogs' new boss Matt Diskin has appointed Lee St Hilaire as his assistant for the 2017 campaign.

And in rugby league's amateur ranks Thornhill Trojans drew with table-toppers Lock Lane in what proved to be a fiery encounter at Overthorpe Park.

Elsewhere Cleckheaton RUFC were outclassed by National League Three North leaders Huddersfield, Liversedge FC found their first win in a month in the NCEL Premier, Batley boxer Jordan Yates suffered semi-final heartbreak in the National Boxing Championships and highly-rated Natalie Groves was star of the show at Spenborough and District Athletic Club's annual awards night.

Also, don't forget to find out who Mike Smith's tips are for all the weekend's racing.

It's all in The Press!

In This Weeks News

Mum voices her fear over children’s centre cuts
Mum voices her fear over children’s centre cuts Read More
Man jailed after threat of violence
Man jailed after threat of violence Read More
Knife man behind bars
Knife man behind bars Read More
MP Brabin spends day with paramedics
MP Brabin spends day with paramedics Read More
'Ten-minute’ rail station talks
'Ten-minute’ rail station talks Read More
Fire at furniture workshop
Fire at furniture workshop Read More
Baseball bat attack couple spared jail
Baseball bat attack couple spared jail Read More
Care home criticised again over staff levels
Care home criticised again over staff levels Read More
Canal clean-up success
Canal clean-up success Read More
‘See for yourself’ plea to Hunt from MP
‘See for yourself’ plea to Hunt from MP Read More
Pudsey calls in with treats for Zack and his family
Pudsey calls in with treats for Zack and his family Read More
Council chief Lythgo bows out
Council chief Lythgo bows out Read More
Brendan Cox tells Mair: Your hatred failed
Brendan Cox tells Mair: Your hatred failed Read More
Judge condemns killer Mair to die in his prison cell
Judge condemns killer Mair to die in his prison cell Read More
The loner with a library of extremism
The loner with a library of extremism Read More
Locals helped deliver swift justice to Mair
Locals helped deliver swift justice to Mair Read More
Sullen, silenced Mair will perish in jail as Jo’s memory lives on
Sullen, silenced Mair will perish in jail as Jo’s memory lives on Read More
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Your Letters
Your Letters Read More
Akbar eyeing national title
Akbar eyeing national title Read More
Six-goal Campbell ends Albion Ladies' cup run
Six-goal Campbell ends Albion Ladies' cup run Read More
Talented teen golfer Clarke bags Stateside scholarship
Talented teen golfer Clarke bags Stateside scholarship Read More
Tough opposition for Native River
Tough opposition for Native River Read More
Savile Youth lose ground as Girlington climb off bottom
Savile Youth lose ground as Girlington climb off bottom Read More
Birstall CC move to second with narrow Woodman win
Birstall CC move to second with narrow Woodman win Read More
Liversedge drop out of play-off places
Liversedge drop out of play-off places Read More
Memorable season for Morton House
Memorable season for Morton House Read More
Moorenders earn vital win over waterloo
Moorenders earn vital win over waterloo Read More
Treble prize glory for Trojans' Wilson
Treble prize glory for Trojans' Wilson Read More
Morro pleased with Sawyer's approach
Morro pleased with Sawyer's approach Read More
Manning 'delighted' at Bulldogs return
Manning 'delighted' at Bulldogs return Read More
Ann's Angle
Ann's Angle Read More
Ed Lines
Ed Lines Read More