In The Press this week … a man was stabbed twice in the face with a screwdriver following a parking dispute in Dewsbury town centre. 

Stephen Brook, of Cornmill Drive in Liversedge, said his attacker screamed "I'm not a ****ing fighter, I'm a ****ing murderer during the terrifying assault. 

The incident took place close to Dewsbury Market on Saturday. 

In other news, a permanent memorial is to be built in memory of 139 men and boys who lost their lives in one of the UK's worst coal mining disasters, and a couple from Batley have criticised the treatment their disabled son received at Pinderfields Hospital. 

A pensioner from Cleckheaton has hit out at Kirklees' 'ridiculous' blue badge disabled parking scheme, and people living on the outskirts of Mirfield say their compact village will more than double in size if a contentious housing estate goes ahead. 

We have our first monthly column from the new MP for Dewsbury and Mirfield, Mark Eastwood, and Kirklees could soon be home to one of the best electric vehicle charging networks in the country as part of the council's ambitious plan to make the borough completely carbon neutral by 2038. 

In sport, Batley Bulldogs are preparing to face Super League side Hull FC this weekend, and coach Craig Lingard has urged his players to grasp the opportunity to test themselves against the best in the sport.

Dewsbury boss Lee Greenwood will give his players one more chance to perform against Bradford after disappointing at Keighley last week, while we speak to captain Paul Sykes as he prepares for his 22nd season of professional rugby.

Thornhill Trojans progressed to the second round of the Challenge Cup in Danny Ratcliffe's first game in charge.

Cleckheaton RUFC won their fifth game in a row last weekend to move second in the table, their highest position in five years.

And in football, Ossett United's winning run came to an end at the hands of the side bottom of the league, while Liversedge edged closer to the promotion places with another victory.

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