In this week’s Batley and Birstall News:
A man will soon have ramblers strolling through his back garden after council officials ordered him to open it to the public. They will be able to walk up his driveway, past his house and through his garden when a public right of way is reinstated. Ian Bragg has been told he must take down part of his garden fence and wall by next Thursday to clear the way. ALSO: A determined father has called for domestic violence disclosure scheme Clare’s Law to be rolled out nationwide. Michael Wood’s daughter Clare Wood was murdered by an ex-partner in 2009 and Mr Brown has been fighting for at-risk victims to be given more protection.
AND FINALLY: Fox’s Biscuits celebrated its 160th birthday by honouring the birthplace of its tasty treats. The small house in Whitaker Street, Batley, where the first ever Fox’s biscuit was baked, was honoured with a plaque from the Yorkshire Society and it’s current owners will receive a hamper of biscuits each year.
IN SPORT: Batley Bulldogs march on in the play-offs and are gearing up for a crunch clash away to Leigh Centurions, plus we have reports, pictures and reaction to a dramatic final day in the Bradford Cricket League in our 12 action packed pages.
Don’t miss all this, plus: school-run traffic raises safety fears; fun day raises thousands for Down’s Syndrome group; campaigners horrified by council’s bid to sell public toilets; and theEbernezer Methodist Drama Group celebrates 50 years on stage.
Plus voting begins for Cute Kids 2013, and travel by train to Liverpool, Nottingham or York for £10 with our reader offer.
Only in this week’s paper, out Thursday.