THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

Issue 771

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.

In This Weeks News

Tesco shaves its prices, thanks to MP Paula!
Tesco shaves its prices, thanks to MP Paula! Read More
Carers can get support on courses
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‘Tour’ roadshow event in Birstall
‘Tour’ roadshow event in Birstall Read More
Pupils unite with Rotary
Pupils unite with Rotary Read More
Attack leaves Tim terrified to leave the house
Attack leaves Tim terrified to leave the house Read More
Health trust wants to find star staff
Health trust wants to find star staff Read More
National science award for Maariyah
National science award for Maariyah Read More
Shopkeeper sees off knife robber
Shopkeeper sees off knife robber Read More
Candles and cooking fire alert
Candles and cooking fire alert Read More
Derelict building and public dump are ‘accident waiting to happen’
Derelict building and public dump are ‘accident waiting to happen’ Read More
Painting cash must not be ‘swallowed up’ by council
Painting cash must not be ‘swallowed up’ by council Read More
A&E stretched to breaking point over festive period
A&E stretched to breaking point over festive period Read More
Dewsbury man in court on gun charges after police shooting
Dewsbury man in court on gun charges after police shooting Read More
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Your Letters
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Wells sinks Town hopes
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Solly to give prize for the king of spin Read More
Akbar brings home NABC national title
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Dewsbury's 'Stevo' gets MBE in Queen's Honours
Dewsbury's 'Stevo' gets MBE in Queen's Honours Read More
Rams host Trinity in first game of 2017
Rams host Trinity in first game of 2017 Read More
Diskin's plans hampered by Bulls
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Ann's Angle
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