Batley and Birstall News

Accountancy firm’s top customer service adds up to Gold Award rating

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Healthwatch Kirklees is currently running an amnesty for crutches, walking aids and wheelchairs.

Move to recover healthcare items

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Getting ready to fire: This old picture shows a night watchman at Wormald and Walkers mill in Thornhill Lees preparing to fire the famous ten oclock gun  a tradition dating back to the Luddites.

Nostalgia: Days when the Dewsbury ten o’clock gun was fired every night

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Police find shops willing to sell knives illegally to children in West Yorkshire

Crime

Months of disruption ahead as next phase starts on M621 Leeds work

Business

Police at public meeting in Cleckheaton tonight to address Batley and Spen burglary and car crime concerns

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Lodges’ boost for Greenway

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St John Fisher Academy, Dewsbury

Ofsted inspectors tell ‘inadquate’ Dewsbury academy it must improve

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Tracy Brabin MP and art teacher Mandy Barrett.

Teacher Mandy’s ‘incredible’ visit to Houses of Parliament

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KBWs Mohammed Subhaan shows respect with Liverpool boxer Harry Kinsella following a cracking bout in the English Youth Championships pre-quarter-finals at the Leeds Irish Centre last Sunday.

Subhaan produces class display to reach English Championships

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Rounding bags brace as Old Bank secure win in Championship promotion race

Football
Chris Mordue has reached the last four Spen Winter Sweep qualifying finals.

Mordue victorious as Spen Winter Sweep moves towards trophy finals day

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Batley Boys confirm details of Challenge Cup tie at Normanton Knights

Rugby

Venue switched as Batley tackle Lions

Rugby

History making Batley Boys seal thrilling Challenge Cup success

Rugby

Sharks coach Johnson take positives despite Oulton Challenge Cup defeat

Rugby

Patched up Trojans see cup hopes ended on Pilkington trip

Rugby
Sunflower Bean, set to play a gig at The Wardrobe, in Leeds.

Twenty two is the magic number for Sunflower Bean

Music
Jessica gets down to unearthing the secrets of her explorer ancestor.

COLUMN: Digging up the secrets of our fascinating family tree

Lifestyle
Redundancy: its not the end of the world!

Column: Redundancy: it’s not the end of the world!

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