In this week's Press we've got the full story of how a Dewsbury man who ploughed his car into a serving soldier outside a nightclub in Batley has been jailed for eight years.

Hamza Ali Hussain sped towards a group of people in the early hours of New Year's Day after his friends had been involved in a "minor altercation" inside the TBC nightclub on Bradford Road.

Father-to-be Joshua Adams-Mitchell suffered serious head, body and leg injuries, leaving his army career in doubt.

We also hear from the sister of Peter Scott, who died after breaking his neck on the public stairwell between Commercial Street and the Tesco car park in Batley. 

She claims police and coroners officers could have bungled an investigation that might prove he was attacked and robbed.

There's the latest as a green bin crackdown in Kirklees has cost the council £80,000 – but it has led to an additional 45-85 tonnes of waste being recycled every week, while Dewsbury looks set to welcome a new creative hub for music, art and film.

Read how locals turned out in their droves for this year's Batley Iftar, and how a mental health support group is going from strength to strength a year on from its inception.

In sport, Dewsbury and Batley go head-to-head for the second time this season when they meet at the Summer Bash this weekend. We've got the views of both coaches and team news ahead of the big clash in Blackpool.

Dewsbury Celtic came out on top in last week's NCL derby with Batley Boys, while the struggles of Thornhill Trojans, Dewsbury Moor and Shaw Cross Sharks continue.

Liversedge were left to rue missed chances after defeat in the NCEL League Cup to Worksop Town on Monday night, but manager Jonathan Rimmington was proud of the effort from his charges.

And in cricket, it was a weekend to forget for Hanging Heaton after a league defeat and the end of their defence of the Heavy Woollen Cup.

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