Grab a copy of this week's Press to read how the Mayor of Kirklees' son-in-law was shot as he sat in a car outside a convenience store in Liversedge.

Hamza Hussain, a former Olympic boxing hopefuly and the husband of Coun Mumtaz Hussain's daughter, was shot three times alongside another man, aged 27, on Monday night. 

Meanwhile, people from across local politics have paid tribute to 'man of the people' Paul Kane following his death earlier this week, and fellow Dewsbury East councillor Aleks Lukic has called for his seat to be kept empty until next year's election.

Labour councillor Gulfam Asif says the reason behind his deselection will 'open a Pandora's box' when revealed, and prospective Brexit Party parliamentary candidate for Batley & Spen Jill Hughes has stepped down already.

A Birstall man's family have paid tribute to him after he died on Saturday. Adrian Scott was knocked down by a car in Wetherby, and friend Lee Roberts is fighting for his life in hospital as a result of the same incident.

In other news, Spen Valley Civic Society are getting ready for the next stages of their community woodland project and a new pizza takeaway could be opening in Cleckheaton.

In sport, we speak to Batley full-back Dave Scott after he helped Scotland qualify for the 2021 World Cup and became his country's record try-scorer in the process.

There's also news of a returning face for the Bulldogs in pre-season, while Dewsbury got their preparations underway this week with Lee Greenwood insisting he is happy with the new-look squad he has under his charge.

In football, Ossett United are searching for a new manager after the departure of Andy Welsh, who left the club following a late defeat to Kendal last weekend with the club in the relegation zone.

Cleckheaton RUFC have a local derby with Morley on Saturday and coach Thiu Barnard says he can't believe the start to their season which has left them third in the table.

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