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This week’s paper

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In this week’s Batley and Birstall News:

Two Hungarian men have been jailed for their part in a large scale human trafficking ring which saw victims lured to Kirklees and forced into near slavery.

Up to 50 people were living in a Batley house and worked up to 100 hours per week in local factories for as little as £10 per week.

ALSO: Musician Mark Dawson has teamed up with the Batley Bulldogs and released a charity single, which pays homage to the rugby club.

AND FINALLY: It is a little over two weeks away before Batley Vintage Day comes to the town.

AND IN SPORT: Batley coach John Kear is confident of making a loan signing ahead of Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championship clash with Sheffield Eagles.

Don’t miss all this, plus: Women’s campaigner Jo Cox has been chosen by the Labour party to be their candidate for the next general election, councillors in Kirklees are at odds over who should pay for their dinner next month and don’t forget to read Educating Yorkshire’s Jonny Mitchell’s column.

Only in this week’s paper, out Thursday.

 

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