In The Press this week: A multi-million pound bypass which would cut through large parts of our area has been dubbed a potential white elephant.

The M62-M1 link road is proposed to go from Cooper Bridge to Ossett via Heckmondwike in a bid to cut congestion on Huddersfield Road between Dewsbury and Mirfield.

Coun Martyn Bolt believes the route would be in competition with a similar trans-Pennine scheme near Sheffield already backed by Government cash.

Elsewhere, campaigners fear poorer families who cannot afford to travel for leisure activities could be worst hit plans to close Dewsbury Museum and Red House Museum in Gomersal.

A resident claimed taxpayers' money might be wasted on buying land in Thornhill Lees that housing developers do not want.

Find out how an Australian couple's wedding in Cleckheaton was turned into a surprise affair with bells on – thanks to Morris dancers.

And learn why councillors in Mirfield are abjecting to a private gated residential scheme featuring "Knightsbridge" townhouses in London-style brick.

In sport this week, Batley boss John Kear has pleaded with fans to get behind his team as the Bulldogs prepare for their two biggest home games of this year's Championship campaign, starting with Featherstone on Sunday.

At Dewsbury Rams, chairman Mark Sawyer has admitted that he has spent way over his budget in what he claims has become a "really disappointing season".

And in the National Conference League Thornhill Trojans were the only local side to win.

Dewsbury Celtic, Shaw Cross Sharks and Dewsbury Moor all fell to disappointing defeats.

Meanwhile, find out who performed well for the Dewsbury Road Runners in the recent Southport Half Marathon and catch up with all the cricket news from across the district.

It's all in the The Press, the only newspaper which has North Kirklees covered.

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