This week’s paper

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In this week’s Batley and Birstall News:

Oakwell Hall will be given a major revamp after being awarded more than £250,000.

The Elizabethan manor house, considered the jewel in Batley and Birstall’s crown, will improve its visitor facilities thanks to an Arts Council England award.

ALSO: A scheme to let people find out from police if their partner has a history of domestic violence has been brought in across England and Wales – thanks to a tireless campaign by a Batley father.

Clare’s Law - the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme – came into effect on Saturday, to coincide with International Women’s Day.

AND FINALLY: A 68-year-old man has been given an ASBO for committing offences at a block of flats.

Don’t miss all this, plus: A mother has spoken about her year-long battle with ovarian cancer, Birstall pupils made World Book Day are real page turner dressing as their favourite characters and don’t forget to read Educating Yorkshire’s Jonny Mitchell’s column.

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