Batley and Birstall News

Latest court reports from Kirklees Magistrates


Police operation to tackle child sexual exploitation in Dewsbury


Historic child sex abuse inquiry - police arrest 16 people in West Yorkshire

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Heavy rain

Family festival fun at Underneath the Stars

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‘Chinks in the world machine’ – on the casting of the 13th Doctor Who

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Kirklees College ‘one of the best’ for apprentices


Three people rescued from Halifax house fire

A lightning bolt over the Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth last night as storms moved up the country toward Yorkshire. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Yorkshire Weather: When will the thunderstorms hit and how severe are they likely to be?

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Over 700 turn up for open day at Whitcliffe Mount school ahead of demolition

Heatons defeat allowed Farsley to take over at the top after they romped to a 10-wicket win over sorry Cleckheaton.

Hanging Heaton relinquish lead as Farsley romp to victory over Cleckheaton

Birstalls win at New Popplewell Lane was not enough to lift them off the foot of the table but it has shaken things up at the top, with Wrenthorpe and Methley closing the gap on the leaders.

Birstall stun leaders Scholes to claim first win of season

Evan Edwards 44 was the one bright spot for Spen Victoria in their defeat to Idle.

Hartshead Moor bounce back in style to defeat Northowram and extend lead


Liversedge seal second pre-season friendly win


Edmond and Blain steer Gomersal Seconds to emphatic win as they move top


Hanging Heaton secure T20 Trophy triumph with victory over Undercliffe


England women's footballers become Disney Princesses to inspire girls

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Famous name next up for Leeds United as they look to learn from training game loss

Normanton-born Reece Dinsdale will be returning to the West Yorkshire Playhouse during its new season.

Curtain goes up on new season at West Yorkshire Playhouse

Fans enjoy the 2016 Leeds Festival.

After-hours entertainment lined up for Leeds Festival

Texas & Ocean Colour Scene to perform at Doncaster Racecourse

Doncaster Racecourse set for a spectacular August with Ocean Colour Scene & Texas to perform at music live festival

Angling isn't quite the catch it used to be for youngsters.

FAMILY COLUMN: Getting the kids hooked on the joys of fishing


Wimbledon fans - playing tennis yourself is easier than you think

We're a family of three, and just fine with it - thanks very much!

COLUMNIST: When’s the next one? None of your business!