THIS WEEK'S PAPER

THIS WEEK'S PAPER

THIS WEEK'S PRESS: We report on how a Thornhill toddler who died was left virtually blind and brain damaged from a heavy blow to the head.

Summer Mai Rogers-Ratcliffe was just 21 months old when she suffered catastrophic injuries in an unexplained incident at her home in 2012.

An inquest into her death, which heard shocking testimony from doctors about the extent of the damage done to Summer, is due to conclude on Friday.

Medics concluded the injuries were inflicted by a third party and were almost certainly not accidental – though nobody has been charged over her death.

Elsewhere, campaigners in Mirfield seeking a public inquiry over a housing development have forced the Government to review the scheme's approval.

Also in Mirfield the lack of a bin collection due to last week's public sector strike is causing a big stink - and a Twitter row with council leader David Sheard.

Repairs to Dewsbury Museum are not finished 16 months after a ceiling collapse and five months after workmen started renovations.

A music festival in Birstall wowed big crowds last weekend while in Batley a unique First World War commemoration has been launched.

In sport, Batley Bulldogs coach John Kear has taken over as Wales head coach, but will maintain his role at the Mount Pleasant club.

The former England and France boss will take charge of Wales for the first time this autumn when they tackle France, Scotland and Ireland in the European Championships.

Dewsbury Rams will be without Callan Beckett and Stephen Nash for their trip to North Wales Crusaders on Sunday.

The duo both picked up injuries in the Rams’ 40-34 loss at Whitehaven and could miss their side’s vital Championship clash.

In cricket, Cleckheaton CC are on track for a historic double after reaching the final of the Priestley Cup.

Plus we have a review of all the action from last weekend's Bradford League and Central Yorkshire League cricket and look ahead to Saturday's matches.

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

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