Batley and Birstall News

How next week's cold weather could affect your mobile phone

CHOICE: If the mum is the higher earner and wants to return to work the dad should be able to take leave without losing any maternity pay.

The Politically Speaking column with Tracy Brabin, MP for Batley and Spen

The Beast from the East will blow in high winds and snow for Yorkshire this week.

Yorkshire weather: Snow warnings issued as Beast from the East edges toward Yorkshire


Festival to mark Women’s Day


VIDEO: A UFO sighting in Dewsbury? Well, not quite..


Latest court reports from Kirklees Magistrates


Dewsbury youth group provide crime-battling leaflet service

Beauty pageant winner Clare Hurst poses for the picture with her young fan

Clare has enjoyed her beauty role

The Beast from the East is set to arrive in Yorkshire this weekend bringing with it a cold snap that is expected to last until mid-March.

A danger to life and colder than Iceland: How cold will it get and when will the Beast from the East arrive in Yorkshire?

KBW boxer Mohammed Subhaan suffered a narrow defeat to Joe Tyres in the English Youth Championship semi-final at the Doncaster Dome last Saturday but the pair showed respect to each other following an enthralling bout.

Subhaan’s impressive journey ends with national semi defeat

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Brandon Brearley, Harry Avis, Brandon Hanson and Ben Sutherland with Training Cave coaches Jack Sunderland, Chris Ineson and Steven Auty.

Birstall youngsters are boxing clever as Sutherland and Avis seal debut wins

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James Goodall shoots during Crackenedge's win over Pontefract. Pics: Paul Butterfield.

Crackenedge romp to victory and maintain Premier title challenge

Ravenswharfe's uane Fascoine slides in to tackle Mount Pleasant's Muhammad Omar during the Heavy Woollen Sunday League Championship clash.

Housecroft treble seals Birstall win


Norristhorpe fight back to secure impressive away success over Modernians


Jury is out as Yorkshire weigh up four-day spin options


Treble chasing All Stars reach final


Bulldogs targeting first home success

Kasabian are playing at the Victoria Theatre in Halifax in March.

Kasabian’s West Yorkshire date expected to sell out fast

Wakefield's annual rhubarb festival is taking place this weekend.

10 Things to do over the next seven days

Whats on
Top Gear is back for its 25th series this week.

TV & streaming: The best shows to catch this week


Gadget: 5 of the best kitchen appliances

Bohemia Hanging Baskets,

Gardening: 5 of the best hanging baskets