In The Press this week, we focus on terrorism after two arrests in Batley and the sentencing of Batley Carr jihad plotter Haroon Aswat.

A councillor called for the Government to devolve control of its anti-radicalisation strategy to a more local level in response to two middle aged people being bailed in connection to alleged terrorist fundraising.

Aswat was jailed for 20 years in the USA and we reveal what he was found in possession of, including bomb-making instructions.

It has been a busy week in Mirfield, with another controversial town council by-election looming and claims the area is now even further away from having a modern community centre.

Learn about the First World War exhibition which is coming to Mirfield's Trinity Methodist Church.

Discover how a Batley cricket team came to play a match against the Vatican and are now set to go on a pre-season tour of Panama.

And read the sad tale of a dog seriously injured in a Birstall motorway crash and whose elderly owner has no pet insurance or savings to pay a huge bill from vets.

In sport this week, Batley Bulldogs and Dewsbury Rams have their been studying fixtures ahead of the 2016 Kingstone Press Championship campaign.

John Kear's Bulldogs have a difficult start when they meet Leigh at Mount Pleasant on the opening day, before travelling to face Featherstone and hosting Sheffield in week three.

In contrast the Dewsbury Rams have a relatively straghtforward start to their season with a trip to play newly promoted Swinton Lions before welcoming Workington to the Tetley's ahead of their away clash with Oldham.

Shaw Cross were in form in NCL Division One, beating Salford City Roosters 32-16 to leave them needing a win against Wigan St Judes tomorrow (Saturday) to secure a home tie in the play-off semi-finals.

Elsewhere, Cleckheaton RUFC won their second game of the season which gives them confidence going into this weekend's game against Ilkley.

In football Liversedge progressed in the West Riding County Cup and Albion edged out New Mills in the Evo-Stik First Division North.

And in boxing Dewsbury's Amaar Akbar won his first national title.

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

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