In The Press this week: Meet the Batley adventurer who helped organise an incredible relief effort in Nepal after official agencies got stuck in red tape.

Darren Clarkson-King and wife Andrea raised funds and bought and ferried supplies to homeless villagers following last month's earthquake.

Former Batley High School for Boys pupil Darren, who grew up on Lark Hill, Upper Batley, is a renowned kayaker who has an adventure holiday business in Nepal.

A mum from Dewsbury is doing a charity skydive on Saturday to raise funds and awarness of a chronic bowl disorder which has left her son seriously ill.

Staying in the town, two directors avoided jail despite admitted multiple safety breaches following a fire at their banqueting hall in the former library.

Elsewhere, schools in Thornhill and Mirfield are top of the class according to inspectors. Find out which ones and why in the paper.

An elderly resident in Mirfield is warning shoppers to watch where they park after he was find for leaving his car briefly outside a town centre shop.

And we will be out at tonight and tomorrow's general and local election counts.

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In sport, Dewsbury Rams are already preparing for the 2016 season after two players signed new contracts at the Tetley's Stadium. 

Both will be looking to line-up for Glenn Morrison's side when they take on Hunslet for the third time this season.

But Dewsbury will be without two key players for the clash after they were injured in the narrow defeat to Leigh last weekend.

Meanwhile Batley Bulldogs' disappointing season got worse after they let a lead slip to go down at home to Whitehaven.

Coach John Kear said his team has 'lost their dog,' but they'll hopefully find it quickly as they travel up to Cumbria to take on Workington Town.

Thornhill Trojans made easy work of their cup tie with Gateshead, thanks to a Mindaugas Bendikas hat-trick, and Dewsbury Moor claimed local bragging rights with a golden-point win over Dewsbury Celtic.

Shaw Cross Sharks continued their impressive start to the season with a win over Crosfields, while Birstall Victoria and Mirfield Stags both suffered defeats.

Finally the weekend's weather meant not much cricket was played, but Cleckheaton managed a nine-wicket win over Gomersal, and Hanging Heaton cruised past Baildon to set up a next-round tie with cup holders Pudsey St Lawrence.

As per, it's all in The Press. So give us a right good read! :-)

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