Grab a copy of this week's Press to read how police and councillors say they are cracking down on anti-social behaviour from a gang of 20 youths in Batley who have made residents' lives hell.

A group of locals, who didn't want to be named, contacted The Press in a bid to put a stop to the yobs "running amok on the streets" – because they felt that police weren't doing enough to help.

But this week a spokesman said the force is aware of the incidents and officers are doing all they can to tackle the problem.

We've also got news that Batley Police Station is up for sale. The two-storey building, in Market Place, has been put on the market with a guide price of £325,000.

Also, the remarkable document that marked the creation of the Borough of Batley is being restored, and you can find about the man from Cleckheaton who spent years living in local woods as a hermit – and often roamed naked!

Read how Kirklees Council's ruling Labour group has been accused of "civic authoritarianism" after it voted down a move by opposition groups aimed at preventing councillors from being "gagged" in meetings, while the council is also introducing 'waste advisers' to check whether us residents are putting the right waste in green bins.

In sport, Batley coach Matt Diskin had some strong views on referees after the Bulldogs' defeat to Toulouse. They face amateur side Lock Lane in the Challenge Cup this weekend.

Dewsbury coach Lee Greenwood says he won't be taking West Hull lightly in their Cup clash on Sunday, despite their great performance in overturning Featherstone last week.

Thornhill Trojans picked up their first win back in the NCL Premier Division, while there were also away wins for Dewsbury Celtic and Batley Boys.

In rugby union, Cleckheaton face a massive derby game against Morley after slipping up against bottom side Consett to remain deep in relegation danger.

Ossett United remain in the play-off places after a 4-0 triumph last weekend, while Liversedge have won twice in the past week to extend their streak to four and know their opponents in the cup semi-final.

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