Grab a copy of this week's Press to read why one councillor believes North Kirklees could be losing out on millions of pounds in funding owed by developers.

Coun Martyn Bolt spoke out after discovering that a struggling school in Mirfield is owed a share of almost £90,000 by a property firm.

He said the cash owed to Hopton Primary School and Mirfield Free Grammar is "just the tip of the iceberg" and posed the question "How much more money is Kirklees losing by failing to administer the planning process?"

Also you can read how lucky residents on a street in Dewsbury won their share of a whopping £390,000 thanks to the People's Postcode Lottery, and the latest on developments in Cleckheaton town centre.

We've got news of a Dewsbury dealer who was found flushing drugs down a toilet when police raided his home. Gohar Manzoor was jailed for his part in a sophisticated drugs operation which saw crystal meth imported into West Yorkshire.

More than 200 people have lodged objections to the potential demolition of a historic pub in Liversedge, and read how a Mirfield man completed the London Marathon in under five hours with less than 12 weeks of training!

In sport, Dewsbury Rams coach Lee Greenwood says that this is an 'exciting time' at the club as they look to back up their shock win at Widnes against more full-time opposition in the shape of Toulouse, before hosting Halifax for a place in the Challenge Cup quarter-finals.

Batley will be without a number of players through injury and suspension when they head to York, and coach Matt Diskin admits the Easter period has taken its toll.

Liversedge are into the NCEL League Cup final after beating Swallownest in midweek, and manager Jonathan Rimmington is looking forward to making up for last year's events which saw the club denied their place in the final.

Ossett United's promotion hopes came to an end this week - a day before they played their play-off game, thanks to complex promotion rules in their tier.

There were no results in the opening round of cricket's Bradford League Premier Division last week thanks to rain, but Mike Popplewell looks head to this weekend's ties as well as the start of the Priestley Cup.

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