In this week’s press … four people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after an arson attack at a house in Heckmondwike. 

A 19-year-old Dewsbury man, a 21-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man from Wakefield, plus a 17-year-old girl from Batley remain in custody as police continue enquiries. 

A 17-year-old boy remain in a serious but stable condition after suffering burns and injuries by jumping from an upstairs window. 

We have the latest details on the knife attack in Dewsbury on Thursday morning as a man is arrested on suspicion of S18 assault. 

There’s news of celebrations for students across North Kirklees receiving their A level results. Fantastic results for Batley Girls’ High School saw them placed in the top 25 per cent nationally. 

Also, former Thornhill Academy student Musharaf Asghar is the focus of a new play, 'Mushy: Lyrically Speaking’, which tells the real life tale of his battle to overcome a stammer.

Batley Bulldogs are ‘100 per cent confident’ the Pink Weekend raised over £40,000 and Labour have distanced themselves from a letter recruiting protestors for a ’summer of discontent’. 

Plus, a young duo of local entrepreneurs continue to make a name for themselves…

Batley Bulldogs claimed bragging rights in last weekend's Heavy Woollen derby, and with their Championship status now secure attention turns to next season.

Coach Matt Diskin says he is relaxed over his future and expects to hold talks over a new deal in the next few weeks, with the three-year contract signed when he joined the club coming to an end.

Players' futures will also be up for grabs in the coming weeks, and Diskin has revealed that two local talents in the amateur game will have their chance to impress before the end of the season.

For Dewsbury, survival can be secured with a win at home to Bradford this weekend, and coach Lee Greenwood says changes will be made to their line-up after another derby defeat.

In cricket, Birstall are aiming for silverware this Sunday as they take on Yeadon in the Jack Hampshire Cup final in Liversedge, while Hanging Heaton continue the defence of their national T20 crown with a home quarter-final tie.

And as Ossett United begin their football season on Saturday, we preview their upcoming BetVictor North/West Division campaign.

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