In The Press this week … a teenage lifeguard from Dewsbury has encouraged others to learn first aid techniques after saving the life of a baby on a train. 

Nicole Bowler, 18, who works as a lifeguard at Dewsbury Sports Centre, was travelling to Manchester when she performed the heroic act. 

Also, the future of Dewsbury Park Mansion is uncertain after a community group pulled out of plans to try and save the building, and a drug addict thug threatened a woman with a hammer before making off with cash from the till at a Dewsbury cafe. 

There's news of Kirklees Council reigning in plans to find savings of £370,000 in its libraries service, and Brexit Day will NOT officially be celebrated in Kirklees. 

The new man in charge of a primary school in Batley says he's determined to make it the best in town, and a performer from Roberttown has made it through to the live finals of hit BBC show The Greatest Dancer. 

Former Bulldogs boss Matt Diskin tells of his struggle with mental health issues in the wake of Archie Bruce's death, and one in nine Kirklees schools are spending more than they have coming in. 

In sport, the Championship season gets underway this weekend with Dewsbury kicking off on Friday night against Leigh, and Rams boss Lee Greenwood warns that it will be a step up for his team from what they've faced so far.

Batley will take on Featherstone on Sunday, with the squad strengthened by the signing of Nyle Flynn following his successful trial in the off-season.

Thornhill Trojans made it through to the third round of the Challenge Cup as a big win over Normanton Knights set up a home draw against semi-professional Doncaster.

Cleckheaton RUFC coach Thiu Barnard says that his squad aren't thinking about promotion just yet, despite a six-match winning run taking them into the top two.

In football, Liversedge hit 10 in an extraordinary rout of Handsworth last weekend which made it five wins in a row.

And in athletics, the Dewsbury 10K takes place this Sunday with five-times winner Mohammed Abu-Rezeq aiming to regain the title, while Spenborough AC were celebrating success this week.

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