THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

Pick up your copy of The Press tomorrow to read how campaigners from across the district will have the chance to speak out against plans to build thousands of new homes next week.

Government inspectors are beginning a public examination of Kirklees Council's Local Plan - the official blueprint that sets out how land for new homes and industry will be allocated.

There's also the latest on last weekend's fire at the former Batley Hospital.

The disused building on Carlinghow Hill was engulfed in flames with smoke being seen from several miles away.

Turn to Danny's Ed Lines for his personal take on the suspected arson attack.

Voters in the Batley East ward will go to the polls on October 26 to elect a new councillor, after Amanda Stubley's seat was declared vacant - we run down the list of candidates.

We also look at Mirfield Mayor Paul Blakeley returning to office following an allegation of assault - police are believed to be no longer investigating the 26-year-old.

The latest proposals from the district's CCGs could see smokers and obese people having their operations delayed for up to a year, we have CCTV images of two men wanted in connection with a sexual assault in Heckmondwike and a former skip firm boss has escaped jail.


In sport, with the rugby season now over we talk next-season plans with Dewsbury Rams boss Neil Kelly as he looks to strengthen his squad.

Also, which Rams player has left the Tetley Stadium after a three-year stint with the club?

We catch up with Batley's assistant coach Danny Maun, who is eyeing a top-four finish with the Bulldogs next season.

And it was the end-of-season awards for Batley this week, find out who the big winners were in tomorrow's paper.

Read our exclusive interview with the men at the Purge Boxing Academy in Batley following 14-year-old Rizwan Aslam's victory in the 50-52kg Yorkshire bout.

We've got the latest from Ossett Town's stunning FA Cup victory on Tuesday night that sees the club make history in reaching the first round proper for the first time ever, as well as a round-up of last weekend's amateur rugby league action.

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