THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

Grab a copy of this week's Press as police appeal for witnesses after an elderly woman was knocked down and killed in Heckmondwike.

The incident happened at 11.05am on Wednesday when Jean Hepworth, 69, was hit by an HGV as she crossed the road.

In other news, anti-flood campaigners in Mirfield have urged a rethink on a controversial housing scheme at Granny Lane.

Three friends who tortured a Batley man to death before setting his body on fire have been locked up for a total of at least 75 years.

Meanwhile, a volunteer group was left disgusted after mounds of household waste was dumped at Dewsbury Cemetery, and former Labour MP for Dewsbury Paula Sherriff is making a bid for a political comeback.

Plus, McDonald's could be opening a restaurant in Shaw Cross.


In sport, Batley Bulldogs coach Craig Lingard considers this weekend's home clash with Sheffield as a key game that they can pick up points in.

We've got all the team news for that game and Dewsbury Rams' clash with Widnes, ahead of which boss Lee Greenwood has called on his side to put the same effort in as they have in their opening two matches.

Our amateur RL season previews continue with a look at Dewsbury Moor, whose kits this year will bear the initials of Archie Bruce as the club look to honour their former player on and off the field.

Cleckheaton RUFC face a big promotion showdown at home to Driffield this weekend, although preparations have not been helped by the weather.

In football, Ossett United claimed an important point in their relegation battle thanks to Marko Basic's late free-kick, while Batley Ladies hockey team moved joint-top of the table with a fourth straight win.

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