THIS WEEK'S EDITION

THIS WEEK'S EDITION

Grab a copy of this week's Press to read how axe-wielding robbers threatened to spray drinkers and staff with acid in a terrifying late-night raid on a pub in Cleckheaton.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the robbery at The Marsh on Monday night.

The incident happened at 11.10pm, when three hooded suspects entered the pub on Bradford Road and demanded money.

We've also got a comprehensive round-up of last week's election results, with Labour losing two seats but retaining overall control, while there was a shock win for Independent candidate Aleks Lukic in Dewsbury South.

Read about a Batley soldier who has been remembered and honoured at a service to mark 100 years since his death, and how a community project looking to launch a new group to help siblings of children with disabilities won over judges at the recent Dewsbury Soup event.

Plus there's news that senior health bosses have pocketed more than £400,000 in payouts over the past three years, and dozens of youngsters in Batley enjoyed three days of free activities in Wilton Park over the bank holiday weekend.


In sport, it's a big week for Dewsbury Rams as they host Halifax for a place in the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup on Friday night, and we've got a full preview with Lee Greenwood ahead of the game.

Batley boss Matt Diskin was less than pleased with the performance of his side as they were defeated by York last weekend, and they now have a week off ahead of the Summer Bash on Saturday May 18.

Dewsbury Celtic and Batley Boys go head-to-head in their first NCL derby on Saturday, with both battling for promotion after good results last weekend.

There were were tight wins for both Batley and Hanging Heaton as cricket's Priestley Cup got underway, while we preview some interesting ties in the Bradford League this weekend.

In football, Liversedge are looking ahead to their NCEL League Cup final on Monday night - although they face a team who have won their last 21 matches.

And Purge Boxing are celebrating after a successful first box cup, in which five of their fighters came home with medals including hot prospect Rizwan Aslam - who won the gold despite breaking his thumb in the semi-finals.

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