This week’s news

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In this week’s Batley and Birstall News:

Batley Bulldogs will stand by two players who were banned for breaching rugby league’s betting rules.

Full-back and winger Johnny Campbell was suspended for 12 months by an RFL operational rules tribunal and centre Ayden Faal was given a six-month ban.

Bulldogs general manager Paul Harrison said the players’ welfare was a priority for the club.

PLUS: The Candyman shop will close next month – marking the end of an era for Batley Shopping Centre, in Alfred’s Way.

The newsagents will cease trading after 33 years and is the last shop in the Batley Shopping Centre.

AND FINALLY: Batley’s very own John Travolta has found love at last, thanks to a special Take Me Out ‘Batley Style’ at Bar Deco.

Don’t miss all this, plus: A mother speaks out after her son was threatened at gunpoint by raiders who burst into their shop, read residents’ thoughts on plans to build almost 40 new homes on a former cricket ground and don’t forget to read Educating Yorkshire’s Jonny Mitchell’s column.

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