Grab your copy of this week's Press for a look at new plans that could see up to 60 homes being built on green fields in Mirfield.

Property developer Bellway Homes had previously drawn up plans to build 130 homes on Balderstone Fields, off Wellhouse Lane.

Now the developer has organised a public consultation event next week - and residents have been warned that plans for 60 homes are now in the pipeline.

In other news, hundreds pay tribute to 'real-life superhero' Zack Barrett who tragically passed away last week.

Family and friends said goodbye to the brave youngster on Wednesday after he lost his battle with an aggressive brain tumour last week.

We also have news of the man who is going to fly himself from John O'Groats to Land's End in celebration of his 50th birthday. 

Stuart Grace, who lives in Ossett, is to paramotor the length of the Britain to raise funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. 

Read about tennis starlet Taylor Aitcheson's latest charity event, how campaigners are bidding to save Whitcliffe Mount School's historic foundation building, and what the future holds for Mirfield public toilets.

In sport, Batley Bulldogs and Dewsbury Rams are both enjoying a mini-break ahead of the start of their Championship shield campaigns next weekend but we still have all the latest from both camps.

Exclusively revealed in this week's Press, take a look at which star Dewsbury man has signed a new two-year contract with the club.

We've also got the thoughts of Bulldogs chief executive Paul Harrison and how he feels the season has gone so far.

Also in exciting news, the Shaw Cross Sharks U-14 Girls team is heading on their first trip to France where they will be taking on Clairac RLFC - a team based just south of Villeneuve-sur-Lot.

The trip is planned for September 3 and lasts for three days, when they hope to play two games against Clairac before returning on September 6.

As always, we have the latest cricket action and National Conference round-up alongside news of Ossett Town's newest signing who definitely has the X-Factor…. 

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