THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

In this week's Press … two men from Dewsbury have been charged with smuggling drugs worth billions of pounds into the UK. 

The National Crime Agency found class A and B drugs hidden on lorries carrying vegetables and juice into the country from Holland, in what they have described as the UK's "biggest-ever drugs racket." 

Vojtech Dano, 38, and 34-year-old Ivan Turtak, both of Vulcan Gardens in the Flatts area of Dewsbury, are charged with four counts of conspiracy to import class A drugs and four counts of conspiracy to import class B drugs. 

In other news, Dewsbury MP Paula Sheriff says she has been heartened by the support she has received after being subjected to repeated threats and abuse online, and a 24-hour-petrol station on the border of Liversedge and Heckmondwike has had its licence revoked. 

Also, a vicar has become a bus driver in a bid to support a community in Dewsbury and the future of the former Red House Museum in Gomersal is to be debated at a full council meeting next week. 


In sport, Batley Bulldogs have swooped on their Heavy Woollen rivals for the second time in as many weeks with the capture of Dale Morton from Dewsbury, as their squad for 2020 continues to take shape.

Batley have also finalised their backroom team for next season, including the return of former player Mark Barlow as an assistant coach.

Meanwhile the Rams have made their second new signing of the off-season with the capture of Jon Magrin from Bradford.

Dewsbury Celtic secured promotion to NCL Division Two last weekend after defeating Heworth in their play-off final, and coach Brendan Sheridan has told of his pride in his team.

In football, Ossett United boss Andy Welsh was furious after his side's controversial late defeat, while in-form Liversedge are hoping for a strong crowd for their home clash with Silsden on Non-League Day.

Cleckheaton RUFC continued their perfect home record with a nine-try demolition of West Hartlepool, and there's also cricket, hockey, bowls and athletics news.

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

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