This week’s paper

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In this week’s Batley and Birstall News:

Counter terrorism police arrested five men on Wednesday in a series of dawn raids.

Officers from the North East Counter Terrorism Unit swooped on homes in Dewsbury, Halifax and Sheffield as part of an ongoing investigation into a purported Syrian aid charity.

PLUS: A record number of schools turned out in force to play in an under-nines cricket competition.

Seventeen schools from Batley and Dewsbury took part in the Drax Cup, the biggest cricket competition for under-nines in the country.

AND FINALLY: Malcolm Cooper is preparing to jump out of a plane at 15,000 feet - despite turning 74-years-old next month.

Don’t miss all this, plus: The community is backing boxer Gary Sykes to reclaim the British title, an oral health expert has warned tooth decay is a serious problem in our region and don’t forget to read Educating Yorkshire’s Jonny Mitchell’s latest column.

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