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In this week’s Batley and Birstall News:

A campaign has been launched to save Batley’s famous Frontier nightclub, which could be torn down to make way for a shopping centre or office complex.

Former promotions and public relations officer Maureen Prest has contacted English Heritage to ask if the club can be placed on its register of listed buildings.

PLUS: A kind-hearted 11-year-old has raised hundreds of pounds for a children’s charity after her brother was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Bethany Stenson cut her blonde locks for the Little Princess Trust and raised more than £800.

AND FINALLY: A councillor has suggested Kirklees Council’s art treasures could be sold off to raise money for services. Conservative deputy leader Coun David Hall (Liversedge and Gomersal) claims the council could raise as much as £600,000 by selling off just two per cent of its fine art collection.

Don’t miss all this, plus: Vital community cash has been given a last minute reprieve by senior councillors; members of Soothill community are set to meet over an application to build 40 new homes on a former cricket ground and don’t miss out on our new columnist - you might recognise him off the telly.

Only in this week’s Batley and Birstall News, out Thursday.

 

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