THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

Issue 770

This week in The Press, read how Dewsbury Hospital's A&E department struggled to deal with the demand over the Christmas period.

Patients reported waiting up to 20 hours for a hospital bed and up to 11 hours to see a doctor.

The NHS Trust responsible for the running of the hospital have reminded people to only visit A&E if they are seriously ill, but politicians have demanded answers.

Also, an autistic man was mugged in the street on Boxing Day, leaving him afraid to leave the house, and find out who has been recognised locally in the Queen's New Year's Honours list.

In sport this week, Batley boss Matt Diskin has taken his players on a weekend break to the Yorkshire Dales and following the news that Bradford Bulls have gone into liquidation it is unlikely the club will be able to fulfil their scheduled friendly fixture against the Bulldogs later this month.

Meanwhile Dewsbury Rams are preparing for their first outing of 2017 against Wakefield this Sunday (3pm), but Josh Guzdek will be unavailable for the Rams due to a knee injury he sustained in the Boxing Day defeat to Batley.

Elsewhere Liversedge FC drew for a second game in a row in the Northern Counties East League, Dewsbury's Warrior Breed boxer Amaar Akbar has clinched the NABC national title in Bristol and this weekend sees Cleckheaton RUFC return to action in National League Three North against Ilkley.

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Your Letters
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Thistlecrack's King George win makes him favourite for Gold Cup
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Liversedge fall further off the pace
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Batley bag 2016 honour
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Diskin's depleted Bulldogs come back to shock Rams
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Bulldogs earn a break after fifth straight Boxing Day derby victory
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Nervous wait for Rams' Guzdek
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