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Bottles shine a light on funds drive

A Liversedge resident has turned trash into cash in a bid to raise funds for local not-for-profit social enterprise Transformers North.

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Campaign: Dewsbury Minster is raising fair trade awareness.

Minster congregation joins drive to highlight Fairtrade Fortnight

Members of the congregation at Dewsbury Minster will be participating in the annual Fairtrade Fortnight campaign which runs from next Monday (26 February) to Sunday 11 March.

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From the Pennines to the Peaks on foot

From the Pennines to the Peaks on foot

This week’s walk provides a perfect setting in which to lose yourself, your thoughts and concerns by being distracted by the great expanse of moorland and feeling miles from civilisation. Yet as a popular walking destination, you’ll never be far from another rambler, writes Caroline Spalding.

Lifestyle
MILLIONAIRE: Mike Smith will recount his school memories and life as a successful businessman.

Mike to share secrets of his success

A Batley lad who became a millionaire through his talents in the entertainment and business worlds will be revealing his exciting life at the next meeting of the Batley History Group on Monday (26 February).

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Griddled lemony chicken fillets

Griddled lemony chicken fillets

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Margaret Watson.

The Nostalgia Column with Margaret Watson

ONE of the best things I’ve done in recent years is to throw open this column to readers of my generation for them to share their memories with us.

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Celebrating the art of printmaking

Celebrating the art of printmaking

Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair

Arts
Dewsbury's Jamie Sands will represent GB at the King Power Quad National wheelchair rugby event.

Dewsbury’s Stead targets wheelchair rugby success after Great Britain call

Dewsbury Paralympic athlete Jamie Stead has been selected to represent Team GB in the inaugural King Power Quad Nations Tournament.

Sport
SUPPORT: Batley MP Tracy Brabin with protesters outside Parliament ahead of the bill's proposal.

MP takes up freelancers’ rights fight

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin has given fresh hope the self-employed and freelancers after proposing her first 10 minute rule bill, which would allow equal access to shared parental leave and pay.

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Fake fancy dress: Police safety warning as thousands of counterfeits found at West Yorkshire eBay trader's home

Fake fancy dress: Police safety warning as thousands of counterfeits found at West Yorkshire eBay trader's home

More than 3,000 counterfeit fancy dress costumes were seized by police and trading standards officers during a raid in West Yorkshire this week.
Crime
Fake fancy dress: How to spot the real deal and avoid the dangers of counterfeit goods

Fake fancy dress: How to spot the real deal and avoid the dangers of counterfeit goods

Police have warned parents to be on their guard when shopping for World Book Day costumes this year.
Crime
Jaelen Herlt has been jailed for 13 years.

Man jailed for 13 years after deliberately running over 33-year-old father of one in Dewsbury

The driver of a car which ran over and killed a 32-year-old father-of-one following a violent disorder outside a Dewsbury pub has today (Fri) been locked up for 13 years.
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How next week's cold weather could affect your mobile phone

Bitterly cold weather is on the way in the coming days and the Met Office has issued a warning to mobile phone users.

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Yorkshire's Karl Carver. Picture: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

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

IF there is any silver lining to Adil Rashid’s decision to turn his back on red-ball cricket, it is that it gives an opportunity to his fellow spinners on the Yorkshire staff.

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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

For those of you who earn a living freelancing or are self-employed, having children can be a financially daunting prospect.

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

Rural areas are at risk of being cut off as widespread snowfall and severe wind-chill temperatures are blown into Yorkshire in a storm dubbed The Beast from the East.
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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

KBW boxer Mohammed Subhaan bowed out at the semi-final stage of the England Youth National Championships in Doncaster last weekend, bringing to an end a terrific journey which had seen the Dewsbury man beat some quality opposition.

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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

The training Cave Boxing Gym, based in Birstall, competed at their first bouts when they took four youngsters to a show in Hull last Friday.

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MP Tracy Brabin.

Festival to mark Women’s Day

A TV star, an acclaimed novelist and a writer who has penned some of the country’s best-loved programmes will join inspirational local women for Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin’s free one-day festival to mark International Women’s Day and Vote 100.

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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

Crackenedge produced a dominant display to maintain their Wakefield League Premier Division title push with a crushing 9-0 victory over Pontefract Town last Saturday.

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