THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

Issue 786

Get your hands on this week's The Press for all the build-up to this weekend's Tour de Yorkshire as the famous cycle race passes through North Kirklees.

Some of the world's top cyclists will be passing through the district on Sunday and communities along the route have pulled out all the stops to make sure it's a real occasion.

Bikes of all shapes and sizes have been painted, shop windows have been adorned with bunting and events have been organised to celebrate – your community is urging you to get involved!

See how Batley is commemorating Jo Cox in the renaming of Batley Resource Centre, and there's all the latest news in the run-up to the general election in June.

Also, read about the latest person in the North Kirklees area who has attempted to fight for ISIS in Syria, why the Mirfield public toilets are such a mess and how a gang of scar-faced robbers car-jacked a couple at knifepoint.

In sport, Batley Bulldogs head coach Matt Diskin is keen to improve on what he describes as an “average” start to his Batley tenure - beginning with victory away to Halifax RLFC on Sunday evening.

Rams boss Neil Kelly believes his Dewsbury side has the fighting spirit necessary to drag themselves away from a relegation fight, but insists that they must learn to be more disciplined.

And you can read about how our local sides fared as the the cricket season begins in earnest.

It's all in The Press - so give us a right good read!

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