In The Press this week … police arrested three men following an apparent shooting incident in Dewsbury that resulted in a stand-off at a house in Heckmondwike. 

Armed police descended on Leeds Old Road at 9am on Wednesday after offices had attended the scene of a potential firearms discharge on Birkdale Road in Dewsbury. 

Also, Dewsbury and District Hospital has installed a temporary isolation pod for any patients it may have to admit suffering from coronavirus, and a leading councillor says rapid action needs to be taken to prevent future flooding in Mirfield. 

Our reporter Zoe Shackleton continues her interview with blind campaigner Lindsey Moore, who faces a long wait to be matched with another guide dog, and Spen Valley Civic Society has launched a new scheme to celebrate well-designed developments that make a positive contribution to the local environment. 

Business leaders are celebrating a brighter future for Dewsbury following the announcement of the £200million blueprint, and a Birstall youth club has proved so popular that crime has reduced in the village. 

In sport, Lee Greenwood hailed the spirit and togetherness in this season's Dewsbury Rams squad after they picked up their first win at Halifax.

They head to Whitehaven in the Challenge Cup this weekend while Batley Bulldogs travel to Leigh, and both sides are going to give fringe players a chance to impress.

Our amateur rugby league previews continue with Batley Boys, who are aiming for promotion from Division Three after a first season of consolidation in the NCL last year.

In rugby union, Cleckheaton suffered a setback in their promotion hopes as missed chances saw them fall to a narrow defeat at Durham City.

And Spen Victoria's winter bowls sweep came to an end with last weekend's finals, as Ash Tattersley claimed the Geoff Brough Trophy.

Share this post