Grab a copy of this week's Press to read how an ambitious new plan to link the controversial 4,000-home Dewsbury Riverside development to the town centre has been put forward.

A 2km series of pedestrian and cycle paths is being proposed to enable residents to safely commute to and from the town centre, without having to use busy local roads. 

There are fears that if the plan fails to get the green light, the entire Dewsbury Riverside development could quickly become isolated. 

Two men were arrested after a mass street brawl in Batley, and we have news of the Jo Cox Way ride arriving in London, but read how three support vans being broken into marred one stage of the journey. 

We've also got news on how a group campaigning to breathe new life into Dewsbury Park Mansion have appointed MP Paula Sheriff as an ambassador to promote their cause.

Kirklees Council have revealed that the congestion-busting bypass for Cooper Bridge will not happen for at least five years, and that it will be a much more modest version of what was first proposed. 

Two new victim support hubs have opened in Dewsbury and Batley town centres and are offering free support to people of all ages who have been victims of or witnesses to crimes. 

Plus, find out where a new 24-hour Starbucks could be built in the district...

In sport, Dewsbury Rams coach Lee Greenwood wants to see his team end the season on a high with five games left to play, starting with this weekend's home clash with Featherstone.

Batley Bulldogs missed out on a Wembley trip and now turn their attentions back to the league, where coach Matt Diskin is aiming for two wins from their next two games to secure their place in the Championship.

Hanging Heaton are into the national Twenty20 quarter-finals after winning the area finals last weekend, while Mike Popplewell looks ahead to this week's Bradford League cricket action.

And in football, we preview the season up ahead for Liversedge as Jonathan Rimmington's side prepare to start their league campaign on Saturday.

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