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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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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