IN THIS week's Press… People living close to a massive new development of homes and warehouses in Mirfield have been 'misled' over the size and scope of the development. 

Coun Martyn Bolt (Con, Mirfield) says the Moor Park 25 scheme – formerly known as Mirfield 25 – off the A62 Leeds Road is not what residents were told it would be. 

We have an exclusive report on Paul Halloran, the independent candidate who will fight for the Batley & Spen seat in December's General Election – and MPs Paula Sherriff and Tracy Brabin say they are ready for a battle as campaigning gets under way. 

In other news, a Birstall man has helped raise almost £400,000 in aid of Mental Health UK by trekking across Cambodia, and a Ravensthorpe care home for people with learning disabilities has been placed into special measures. 

Police are appealing for witnesses as they continue to investigate an arson attack on two cars outside the home of a Kirklees councillor, and the daughter of an elderly woman has thanked local community activists after they stepped in to help clear an overgrown pathway. 

In sport, Dewsbury Rams have continued their recruitment for next season with three more signings, including the arrival of winger Davey Dixon and forward Connor Scott.

Liam Johnson is also staying for another year at the Rams, who still have room in the budget for further additions in the coming weeks.

Batley Bulldogs are closing in on another signing of their own, with another hooker the top priority for new boss Craig Lingard.

Dewsbury Celtic are on their first-ever Australian tour, and they won their opening match Down Under this week.

Cleckheaton RUFC upset league leaders Driffield with a bonus-point win last weekend, their first success on the road this season.

And in boxing, two local fighters claimed national titles as Purge's Josh Hargreaves became a back-to-back champion while KBW's Lewis Benson won a junior crown.

All that and much more inside this week's edition… 

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