This week in The Press, read about how councillors gave the go-ahead for a planning blueprint that could see thousands of new homes built in North Kirklees. 

The council was asked to accept the amended Local Plan, which was passed despite objections from the Conservatives.

The plan could see major developments between Mirfield and Ravensthorpe and in Dewsbury and Cleckheaton.

Also, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was in town to discuss residents' worries surrounding Dewsbury Hospital.

He met with Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff and Batley hopeful Tracy Brabin to discuss problems.

Kirklees College has been granted permission to build a new facility in Dewsbury, plus we sat down for a chat with Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff and will bring you the first part of it in this week's edition.

In sport, Dewsbury Rams chairman Mark Sawyer is excited by the club's five new signings and has revealed the Rams will be making one more in the near future.

In an interview with The Press Sawyer also announced that the club will be freezing season ticket prices for another year.

Meanwhile Batley Bulldogs have signed three players and welcomed another two on dual reg from Castleford Tigers. Find out who the quintet are in The Press.

In football NCEL leaders Liversedge FC lost their second game of the season against Bridlington, Littletown lost ground in the West Riding County Amateur league following a draw and in the FA Trophy both Ossett Town and Ossett Albion suffered preliminary round exits.

Meanwhile Cleck RUFC's woes continued when they lost their third game in a row in League Three North, this time at the hands of Sandal.

It's all in The Press, the only paper that has North Kirklees covered. 

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