In this week’s Batley and Birstall News:
A diabetic pensioner was left fearing for her safety after used syringes were left to pile up at her home for two months.
Christine Longley, 68, feared her home in Purlwell would be targeted by thieves after Kirklees Council ignored pleas to remove her full sharps bin for eight weeks.
ALSO: Birstall has scooped a tree-o of awards in this year’s Yorkshire in Bloom competition. St Saviour’s Church, Oakwell Hall and Country Park and the village centre were given prizes by In Bloom judges for their gorgeous greenery.
AND FINALLY: The plaque unveiled in Whitaker Street to celebrate 160 years of Fox’s Biscuits and the birthplace of the global brand is historically inaccurate, it has been claimed. Historian Malcolm Haigh said the house was not the first Fox’s bakery and disputes that the firm was founded in 1853.
AND IN SPORT: Bulldogs stake claim for historic first grand final; and we report on Shaw Cross Sharks upcoming showdown with Normanton Knights, the return of the Borough of Kirklees Swim Club and the members of the Mirfield Dojo at Garforth and Mirfield Shukokai Karate Club (GM-SKC) selected to represent England as members of the English Karate Alliance (EKA) in the forthcoming European Karate Championships in Sheffield.
Don’t miss all this, plus: RAFA remembers fallen heroes; school bags International School Award; talent gears up for Batley’s Variety and don’t miss our review of Carlinghow Theatre Company’s production of Singing In The Rain in the WOW entertainment guide.
We enter the second round of voting in our Cute Kids competition and you can save money at Tesco stores with our reader offer.
Only in this week’s paper, out Thursday,