THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

Issue 774

This week in The Press, read about how a targeted shooting led to an area of Dewsbury being placed into lockdown overnight.

A 24-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious injuries and police are now searching for four suspects after a string of violent incidents in Westtown and further afield.

Also, a woman has appealed for help to raise tens of thousands of pounds after her husband was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and requires treatment in Germany.

A drama portraying the disappearance of Shannon Matthews is set to be aired next week, and the woman brought in to turn Kirklees children's services around has spoken about her task for the first time.

In sport this week, Dewsbury Rams and Batley Bulldogs prepare for their 2017 Kingstone Press Championship openers against Rochdale Hornets and Toulouse respectively.

Meanwhile the Rams' young winger Dondald Kudangirana has failed a drugs test.

In other news, Cleckheaton RUFC lost to Sandal in National League Three North, and Liversedge FC climbed into the top six with a win in the NCEL Premier.

Thornhill Trojans beat Lock Lane in round one of the Challenge Cup, athletes are set for the annual Dewsbury 10k and Dicky's Gym in Batley has been renamed the Trinity Boxing Centre.

In This Weeks News

Ossett loses Post Office
Ossett loses Post Office Read More
'Politically speaking' by Paula Sherriff, MP for Dewsbury and Mirfield
'Politically speaking' by Paula Sherriff, MP for Dewsbury and Mirfield Read More
'Financial abuse' alleged at care home
'Financial abuse' alleged at care home Read More
Stalker escapes jail
Stalker escapes jail Read More
Day of action in Cleckheaton
Day of action in Cleckheaton Read More
Care homes pledge from council
Care homes pledge from council Read More
Help needed to identify violent robbers
Help needed to identify violent robbers Read More
Thousands pour in to help Zack
Thousands pour in to help Zack Read More
Police demand review of violent Batley bar
Police demand review of violent Batley bar Read More
Kirklees reveal council tax bombshell
Kirklees reveal council tax bombshell Read More
Celebrating excellence at Batley Girls
Celebrating excellence at Batley Girls Read More
Brabin will vote in favour of triggering Article 50
Brabin will vote in favour of triggering Article 50 Read More
North Kirklees baby death stats shock
North Kirklees baby death stats shock Read More
MPs asked to 'clarify' future of A&E at Dewsbury
MPs asked to 'clarify' future of A&E at Dewsbury Read More
Labour duo meet Health Secretary
Labour duo meet Health Secretary Read More
Popular trees look set for the chop
Popular trees look set for the chop Read More
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Your Letters
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Web Talk
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Cheltenham ground staff battle frost
Cheltenham ground staff battle frost Read More
Albion eye win at Railway
Albion eye win at Railway Read More
Savile United and Palestino earn valuable wins in Memorial Cup
Savile United and Palestino earn valuable wins in Memorial Cup Read More
Fisher regain top spot
Fisher regain top spot Read More
Cleck RUFC stay positive despite agonising defeat
Cleck RUFC stay positive despite agonising defeat Read More
Sedge fightback stuns Staveley
Sedge fightback stuns Staveley Read More
Holders Thornhill scrape through
Holders Thornhill scrape through Read More
Bulldogs prepare for Castleford in final warm-up game ahead of new season
Bulldogs prepare for Castleford in final warm-up game ahead of new season Read More
'Top eight is a must' - says Morrison
'Top eight is a must' - says Morrison Read More
Rams lose fourth and final pre-season friendly
Rams lose fourth and final pre-season friendly Read More
Batley dominate young Tigers
Batley dominate young Tigers Read More
£350 million ‘mystery’ bid for Fox’s Biscuits
£350 million ‘mystery’ bid for Fox’s Biscuits Read More
Ann's Angle
Ann's Angle Read More
Ed Lines
Ed Lines Read More