In The Press this week … a Dewsbury couple could face the death penalty after attempting to smuggle £2million of heroin out of Pakistan, it is claimed. 

The Foreign Office has not confirmed the duo's identities but they are believed to be 26-year-old Mohammed Tahir Ayaz, of Dewsbury, and his wife Ikra Hussain, 20. 

In other news, the district's two Labour MPs have heavily criticised Boris Johnson after the Prime Minister claimed in a heated Commons debate that the best way to honour the memory of Jo Cox "would be to get Brexit done." 

Work has begun on a major £2.5million makeover of Cleckheaton's fondly named 'Rubber Tunnel' arcade, and Thomas Cook stores in Mirfield and Cleckheaton were closed with immediate effect this week, with around a dozen job losses – but local help is at hand to aid those who have lost out on a dream holiday. 

A quiz team from Gomersal took on TV's famous Eggheads and beat them at their own game, and a stalwart firefighter has marked 30 years of keeping the district safe. Richard Rhodes was recognised for his three decades of service at Mirfield Fire Station last week. 

Plus, 'Let June Make a Difference', a charity which helps youngsters in North Kirklees, has celebrated its fourth birthday - and there's lots more inside this week's edition… 

In sport, Dewsbury boss Lee Greenwood is on the hunt for a new assistant coach for next season following the departures of brother Gareth and Rikki Sheriffe from the coaching staff.

Batley Bulldogs are busy putting their squad together for next season, with Ben White's signing confirmed along with a number of deals for current players to stay at the club.

There's a big clash this weekend in amateur rugby league, as Dewsbury Celtic host Batley in the NCL Division Three play-off semi-finals.

Joe Walton certainly had a week to remember for Liversedge FC - scoring an eight-minute hat-trick on Saturday, then netting a brace, going in goal and making a crucial penalty shoot-out save in their cup clash on Tuesday night.

And Cleckheaton RUFC made it two home wins from two so far this season with a deserved home win over Huddersfield YMCA.

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