In The Press this week … Dewsbury could be in line for a £25m Government windfall - but the news has been met with scepticism by opposite politicians. 

The Conservatives have announced that 100 towns across England will receive extra funding from a pot of £3.6bn to regenerate areas that have struggled with post-industrial decline, austerity and long term under-investment. 

We spoke to shoppers in Dewsbury town centre and asked them what they would spend the money on… and the response wasn't overwhelmingly positive. 

In other news, three men have appeared in court charged with the murder of a Batley man, and two company directors have been prosecuted by Kirklees Council after fly-tipping waste from their business at sites in Dewsbury.

Batley Food Bank are desperately appealing for donations after running out of supplies and green-fingered volunteers in Mirfield are celebrating after picking up a string of awards in the Yorkshire in Bloom competition. 

Also, the community of Mirfield has come together to revamp an eyesore bridge.

In sport, it's all change at the Bulldogs as Matt Diskin is replaced as head coach by Batley legend Craig Lingard.

Lingard is the club's record try-scorer, and the former Keighley coach will be assisted by another familiar face, with former boss Karl Harrison also joining the coaching staff.

Preparations for 2020 are also getting underway at Dewsbury Rams, and Lee Greenwood explains what he's looking for as he builds his next squad.

Cleckheaton RUFC got their league season off to the perfect start as a brilliant first-half performance led to a win over Scarborough.

Batley CC are now the underdogs in the race for promotion to the Bradford Premier Division after losing their last three games ahead of the final round of matches.

In football, Ossett United booked their place in the next round of the FA Cup with a 6-0 replay win. Striker Tom Greaves scored six goals over the two ties, including a true screamer.

And boxer Cory O'Regan maintained his unbeaten pro record with another points win, although Aidan Anderson was beaten on his debut.

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