In this week's Press … a Batley man has been locked up for six years after being caught with nearly £1million in illicit cash.

Faisal Khan, of Grafton Street, was arrested at Eurostar's Folkestone terminal in January along with two other local men.

The trio were each charged with money laundering after police found roughly £850,000 in cash concealed inside a van at the Channel Tunnel depot.

In other news, a couple have been jailed after launching a racist assault on a security guard in the car park of Tesco Express in Birstall.

A controversial plan to rip out playground equipment across the district looks to have been shelved, and a community campaigner is on a mission to get people chatting in public spaces.

Cleckheaton has major plans to boost its high street, and one Mirfield councillor speaks out against a potential housing development in the town.

All this and plenty more in tomorrow's edition...

In sport, Batley Bulldogs boss Craig Lingard is happy with how his squad is shaping up after the arrivals of Wakefield's Luke Hooley and Dewsbury's Lucas Walshaw in the past week.

Dewsbury have tied two more players down to new deals as Frazer Morris and Joe Martin, who both joined midway through the 2019 season, have committed to the club.

Dewsbury Celtic are 80 minutes from promotion as they prepare to take on Heworth this weekend in the NCL Division Three final, after beating local rivals Batley Boys in last week's semi-final.

Ossett United FC needed a late equaliser to claim a point in midweek, and in rugby union Cleckheaton also had to settle for a draw against Moortown.

Mike Popplewell takes a statistical look back at the Bradford League cricket season, while Mirfield racer Ryan Strafford faces a final-round battle to win the Thundersport GP1 superbikes title after missing most of the last round for the birth of his son!

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