Grab your copy of this week's Press to read about a woman who avoided going back to jail after a bizarre drunken assault at a concert.

The woman was sentenced to four years in prison in 2014 for killing a cyclist in a drink-driving crash.

She was released last year on parole for good behaviour, but appeared in court again last month accused of assault.

Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff has launched her latest attack on Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt as new documents have come to light suggesting that most local patients who call for an ambulance will no longer be sent to Dewsbury and District Hospital.

Two men accused of murdering Dewsbury man Jonathan Binns have this week denied the charges at Bradford Crown Court – they have been remanded in custody until their trial early next year.

Also this week, we've got reaction from Channel 4 documentary 'White Kid, Brown Kid' which followed two teenagers growing up in separate parts of North Kirklees to see if they could bridge the religious and ethnic divide in Dewsbury, you can read how a 63-year-old athlete is taking part in his 17th Great North Run this weekend in aid of the Jo Cox Foundation, and how a Dewsbury scientist is preparing for lift-off in a new BBC programme.

In sport, Batley Bulldogs and Dewsbury Rams look ahead to their remaining Championship Shield fixtures and semi-finals.

Batley easily defeated the Rams in last weekend's derby clash, with coach Matt Diskin admitting everything came together defensively for his side.

Diskin also discusses the RFL's attitude towards rugby league at Championship level and below. Read interviews with both coaches, plus reaction from last week's results.

Batley Xplosion Cheerleading team coach Olivia Scott looks ahead to the group's competition in Disneyland Paris.

As always, we have the latest amateur rugby league action as last week Shaw Cross Sharks enjoyed their first victory since July to ease their relegation worries slightly.

We welcome the return of the Heavy Woollen Sunday League football season and share the story of young tennis ace Taylor Aitcheson.

Mike Popplewell lauds Hanging Heaton CC as the Premier Division champions, whilst things remain unclear at the wrong end of the table.

Finally, we have our resident tipster Mike Smith providing all your best bets for this weekend's racing action.

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