In this week’s Batley and Birstall News:
Bulldogs fans are gearing up for a nail-biting weekend as the Batley team prepares for Sunday’s historic Grand Final against Sheffield.
Coaches full of loyal fans will set off from pubs in Batley and Birstall for the Kingstone Press Championsip showdown with the Eagles in Leigh, Greater Manchester. Check out our three-page special report in Sport.
ALSO: The battle to save public toilets continued this week with Birstall campaigners celebrating a stay of execution and a Batley action group vowing to fight on. Batley and Spen MP Mike Wood has formed the group and feels hopeful about securing funding to reopen the facilities.
AND FINALLY Batley Festival welcomed around 3,000 revellers to the town centre on Saturday, with a host of entertainment and activities across the market place, town hall, library and memorial gardens. Check out our double page picture special and keep your eye on our website for videos from the day.
Don’t miss all this, plus: councillors to decide fate of Blakeridge Mills regeneration after officers reccomend refusal; prison killers will never be released; volunteers gear up for the White Rose Dog Trust’s fundraiser at Oakwell Hall; and we feature more of our Reporter Series Business Awards nominees.
Plus voting for Cute Kid 2013 continues, and don’t miss our special education supplement.
Only in this week’s Batley and Birstall News, out Thursday.