In this week’s Batley and Birstall News:
A retired primary school head teacher defrauded an elderly woman out of more than £200,000 after being given power of attorney over her affairs.
Andrew Norman Allen, of Friary Court, Birstall, was jailed for three and a half years after siphoning a total of £213,000 from Kathleen Steele’s accounts between July 2005 and August 2010.
ALSO: A couple who scooped £6.6m on the lottery have married six weeks after their big win. Graham Nield and Amanda Vickers tied the knot at Dewsbury Register Office in Dewsbury Town Hall in front of close friends and family.
AND FINALLY: Batley Bulldogs fans have praised their team’s effort despite losing last Sunday’s the Kingstone Press Championship Grand Final.
Don’t miss all this, plus: A Birstall decorator has turned his day job into art after creating a collection of celebrity portraits from thousands of pieces of tiles; a former Howden Clough High School pupil, mum, and entrepreneur has won a gong in the prestigious Mumpreneur Awards, and see how our reporters got on in The Reporter Series charity football tournament last weekend.
Only in this week’s Batley and Birstall News, out Thursday.