THIS WEEK'S PAPER: We report that two men living in Heckmondwike and Liversedge have been jailed for SHOCKING human trafficking offences across the district.
Janos Orsos, 43, and Ferenc Illes, 25, received sentences of five years and three years respectively.
The pair, both Hungarians, lured fellow countrymen to work in conditions of near slavery – with sometimes just a few pence a week each to live on.
Victims were forced to live in squalid, cramped conditions and were left in fear of violent reprisals if they protested at their treatment.
Elsewhere, we detail how residents in an area of Cleckheaton endure hell at the hands of an anti-social neighbour who is also a suspected drug dealer.
Police are accused of not enforced the booze ban in Dewsbury town centre, with claims that traders do not report breaches to them anyway.
A protest march is to held in Mirfield over three controversial housing developments amid suggestions councillors are letting planning officials run ring around them.
Danny Lockwood also goes on a personal pub and club crawl through his memories of growing up among men of massive character – and taller tales!
In sport, boxer Gary Sykes has been given added incentive to defeat Jon Kays for the British super-featherweight title – with the winner of the bout set to take on Liam Walsh in a first defence.
And trainer Julian Mcgowan says he will be prepared for anything that Jon Kays can bring to the ring.
In rugby league, Batley Bulldogs RLFC could bolster their squad with a loan signing ahead of Sunday’s Championship clash with Sheffield Eagles, according to coach John Kear.
Plus Mark Applegarth has become the latest to join long-term injured teammates Sam Scott (hand) and Alistair Leak (knee) on the sidelines.
Dewsbury Rams will be without Rob Spicer for their trip to Barrow on Sunday after he picked up a rib injury in his side’s loss against Leigh.
Plus we have all the reaction from the two Championship sides' weekend games, with both suffering disappointing losses.
In cricket we have a review of all the action in the Heavy Woollen Cup plus a preview of the Bradford and Central Yorkshire Leagues after a washed out weekend last week.
It's all in The Press, the only newspaper that has North Kirklees covered..