THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

What's been happening in Chickenley this week? We've got a full run-down as people in parts of the village have been under siege after a violent turf war broke out between alleged drug-dealers, with gunshots fired and cars and homes attacked.

It has resulted in multiple raids by police, involving armed units.

We've also got news that free car parking for Dewsbury town centre could soon be on the way – after 3pm, while the area's MP Paula Sherriff has secured the future of dental services in Ravensthorpe.

Read how a pensioner says he owes his life to a couple who helped him when he collapsed and hit his head, and ambitious plans to build a new multi-million pound sports complex in Spen Valley have been formally approved by councillors.

We hear from a former vicar who was raped by a priest and says his claims were ignored by Church of England clerics, plus a much-loved headteacher who is retiring after 32 years of dedicated service to the same school.

Country singer Jade Helliwell has a new single out, and read how another church in Dewsbury is due to close because there aren't enough members to keep it going.


In sport, Batley Bulldogs are dealing with a mounting injury list ahead of their trip to Leigh this week.

Another player suffered a potentially season-ending injury last week, but coach Matt Diskin still hopes they can put in a good performance ahead of their 1895 Cup semi-final the following week.

Dewsbury Rams are still just two points off the relegation zone and boss Lee Greenwood is hoping that Sunday's opponents Halifax will have their eyes on the Challenge Cup instead.

Shaw Cross came off the bottom of the table with a resounding win last weekend, while Dewsbury Celtic and Batley Boys are both keeping chase in their promotion pursuit.

In the Bradford Cricket League, Hanging Heaton look increasingly unlikely to pick up a trophy this season, while Batley are continuing their push for promotion to the Premier Division.

In football, Liversedge have brought in four players and re-signed a number of others while Ossett United are looking ahead to two more high-profile visitors to Ingfield this week.

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