THIS WEEK'S PAPER: We report on the £115,000-a-year health job that's been advertised as Dewsbury District Hospital was rocked by a low pay protest.

The Mid Yorkshire Hospital NHS Trust wants a 'director of staff and patient engagement', but the gap between management and frontline staff  has been highlighted this week by a part-time health assistant role at Dewsbury which has a wage of less than £14,500 pro rata.

Unions are lobbying for a pay rise after claiming parking and canteen charges at the trust have gone up above inflation while many staff are stuck with a wage freeze.

Elsewhere, unlike other media covering Batley, we have a "real" story from the town involving a double blow for the Nash.

Just hours after a disturbance at a private function Nash stewardess Tracey Widdas had a mobile full of treasured photos and videos of her terminally-ill father stolen.

One of the area's most colourful characters, Mr Sparkles, aka Mohammed Azam Yaqoob of £1m Mirfield mansion fame, is back in the news. Find out why in the paper.

A controversial housing development in Mirfield is going back to a planning committee after designs approved by Kirklees councillors were found to be wrong.

And we have a First World War centenary special detailing how a Dewsbury family found a previously unknown relative's grave in France when a ferry home was missed.

In sport, Dewsbury Rams will be without captain Wayne Godwin for the rest of the season after x-rays revealed he has broken his arm.

It is the second time that Godwin has broken the same arm and the influential hooker already has pins in it, meaning he will have to undergo surgery to re-set the bone.

The Rams’ injury worries have been eased slightly by the signing of Featherstone Rovers half-back Kyle Briggs on an initial one-month loan deal.

Batley Bulldogs RLFC players should not be expecting an easy game despite facing a Keighley side playing their third match in 10 days, according to coach John Kear.

In cricket, Cleckheaton CC have drawn Yorkshire League champions York at Moorend in the semi-finals of the Black Sheep Yorkshire Champions Trophy, after knocking out holders Hoylandswaine.

Plus we have all the reaction from the two Championship sides' weekend games, with Dewsbury losing at Featherstone and Batley beating Rochdale Hornets.

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

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