This week in The Press, read how an OAP had to wait 19 hours for a bed at Dewsbury Hospital.
Pat Mackintosh attended A&E on New Year's Day but had to face huge waits as the department creaked under the pressure.
This week the district's two MPs took the fight for hospital services to Parliament - but failed to get the answers they wanted.
Yesterday's high winds caused chaos across the district, and brought an 80ft tree crashing through the roof of a home in Birkenshaw.
Social workers have voted to strike as early as this month following a damning report by Ofsted which saw Kirklees Council's Children's Services rated as inadequate, and one of the district's high school's has been told to up its game by Ofsted inspectors.
In sport this week, Dewsbury boss Glenn Morrison was impressed by Wakefield Trinity's youngsters when they played against the Rams in a friendly last weekend.
Morrison is hopeful some of them will find themselves at the Tetley's Stadium next season as part of the dual registration agreement between the clubs.
Next up for the Rams is a friendly against Australian tourists The Yowies on Sunday.
Meanwhile Batley's proposed friendly on Sunday (January 15) against a Bradford Select side has been called off.
Elsewhere, Cleckheaton RUFC boosted their survival chances in National League Three North.
The local cricket format has been finalised for the new season and cup fixtures have also been announced.
And Shaw Cross Sharks legend Kevin Squires has died suddenly in India, aged 61. Read about his devotion and achievements with Shaw Cross in The Press.