In this week's Press, a top cop has issued a plea warning people not to take the law into their own hands amid a perceived rise in violent crime.

The appeal for calm comes after a woman was tied up in her cellar by a group of thieves who ransacked her house last week, and a soldier was run over outside a Batley nightclub.

Grab a copy of tomorrow's paper to read Chief Inspector Ben Ryder's warning.

We've also got a group of Birstall traders who have said "enough is enough" after yet another business was broken into at the weekend.

They want police to do more in catching the group of youths allegedly committing the crimes.

A man from Dewsbury has been in court part of a gang of 10 men accused of grooming and sexually abusing two teenage girls in care.

There's news that children's services in Kirklees are improving, and read how Dewsbury Crematorium will be operating at reduced capacity as refurbishment work begins.

Planning chiefs have come under fire after approving a plan for up to 74 homes in Heckmondwike, while the headteacher of a top Kirklees school has stepped down after just two years at the helm.

All this plus read Press publisher Danny Lockwood's reaction from his appearance on Tuesday's Newsnight, AND enter our competition for a chance to win a £500 Jet2 Holidays voucher.

In sport, hear from both Batley and Dewsbury coaches Matt Diskin and Lee Greenwood after the district's two sides were victorious in the first round of the Yorkshire Cup.

We've got reports from both games, plus a look ahead to this weekend's action as Batley take on York and Dewsbury play Bradford.

In the next edition of our team previews ahead of the new NCL season, we speak to Thornhill Trojans chief James Ratcliffe as he prepares his side for life in the Premier Division – 10 years after they were relegated from the top tier.

In football, Ossett have made it two from two in the new year while Liversedge gained a valuable draw to keep them 10 points clear of the relegation zone. Both sides are in action tomorrow.

And as always, we've got all your horse racing tips from our resident tipster Mike Smith.

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