Grab a copy of this week's Press as controversial plans to build 4,000 homes on green belt land in Dewsbury and Mirfield have been given the go-ahead.

The Dewsbury Riverside development was approved by Kirklees Council's cabinet on Tuesday, despite years of vocal opposition from campaigners and politicians.

The 'masterplan' promises up to 4,000 quality homes supported by new schools, roads and shops. Read what Mirfield councillor Martyn Bolt has to say in tomorrow's edition.

We've also got the wonderful news of Birstall youngster Taegan Pickles being given the all-clear after four months of treatment for a rare form of cancer.

And read about a Birstall woman who sprung into action to help a ewe giving birth to three lambs.

Plus, we've got the latest on the list of schools believed to be serving non-stunned halal meat – provided to The Press by Heavy Woollen Independents candidate Aleks Lukic.

All this, and read of a headteacher warning people to be vigilant after a group of students saw a man with a knife as they walked home from school in Dewsbury, and the latest on the bus row.

In sport, Dewsbury Rams boss Lee Greenwood says his side must pick up another win soon, having seen victory snatched from them late on last weekend for the fourth time already this season.

Batley Bulldogs host Toulouse on Saturday, and their coach Matt Diskin took plenty of positives from the battling defeat to Toronto last week.

The Heavy Woollen Under 23s enjoyed a successful tour to Greece, and came away with a 60-0 triumph over an Athens XIII.

In football, Ossett United returned to the play-off places with a win at Frickley, while United Ladies are on course for the double in their first-ever season after reaching the League Cup final.

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