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

An independent firm of Chartered Accountants which runs an office in Cleckheaton has achieved the top Gold Award rating from the prestigious Investor in Customers (IIC) accreditation.

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

Move to recover healthcare items

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

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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

A man from Australia wrote last week asking for information about the ten o’clock gun which was fired every night outside the woollen mill of Wormalds and Walker’s in Thornhill Lees, Dewsbury.

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Some of the knives illegally sold to under 18s at shops tested in West Yorkshire.

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

Five knives were sold illegally to children when police carried out test purchases this week.

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The M621 in Leeds.

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

Motorists will continue to face disruption on a major commuter route near Leeds as the next phase of upgrades to the M621 begins.

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Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin has organised tonight's meeting

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

In response to residents’ concerns over car crime and burglary rates in Batley and Spen, Tracy Brabin MP has secured a public meeting with Inspector Rauf from the Local Policing Team tonight, Friday, February 16.

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Rupert Douglas (left) from Sustrans receives a cheque from the Local Masonic Lodges.

Lodges’ boost for Greenway

Local Masonic Lodges has donated £400 to Sustrans to sponsor a 10-mile stretch of the Spen Valley Greenway.

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St John Fisher Academy, Dewsbury

Ofsted inspectors tell ‘inadquate’ Dewsbury academy it must improve

A voluntary academy inspected by Ofsted for the first time is inadequate, inspectors found following their visit last November.

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Tracy Brabin MP and art teacher Mandy Barrett.

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

A teacher from Gomersal Primary School in Cleckheaton went behind the scenes at the Houses of Parliament and hailed the “wonderful way it all truly works”.

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English Democrat Leader and Founder Robin Tilbrook.

Right-wing party ruled to have used offensive language on ballots for Jo Cox's former seat

A right-wing political group has had its appeal to uphold "offensive" wording on ballot papers thrown out by the High Court.

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Towngate in Mirfield. Picture: Google.

Man arrested as police probe spate of burglaries in West Yorkshire town

A man has been arrested as part of a police investigation into three burglaries in a single morning in Mirfield.

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Local Express, Common Road, Batley. Picture: Google.

Thieves carrying brick in attempted robbery at Batley newsagents

Thieves carrying a brick tried to rob a newsagents in Batley.

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Suspended Mayor of Mirfield Paul Blakeley.

Mayor of Mirfield suspended

The Mayor of Mirfield has been suspended by the Conservative party.

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14-year-old ballerina Millie Birch requires surgery for a debilitating back injury.

Cleckheaton law firm to help in £40,000 ballerina operation

A Liversedge law firm is putting its weight behind a campaign to send a talented young ballerina to the US for life-changing surgery.

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Staff and pupils of St Patricks Catholic Primary School on the patch of land earmarked for a new quiet play area.

Noisy playtime in recess? Parents' bid for kid's 'space to think'

Unwanted Boisterous play times might soon be in recess in a Birstall playground.

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Updated: Delays clearing on M62 in West Yorkshire after multi-car crash

Updated: Delays clearing on M62 in West Yorkshire after multi-car crash

Motorists suffered rush hours delays after a multi-car crash on the M62 motorway in West Yorkshire.
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West Yorkshire Combined Authority has called for a change to the way rail improvements are planned.

West Yorkshire transport bosses call for ‘urgent overhaul’ of rail infrastructure planning system

The way much-needed improvements to the rail network are planned and delivered needs an urgent overhaul, according to Yorkshire transport bosses.

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Revealed: The £109 MILLION seized from criminals by police in West Yorkshire

Large sums of cash have been seized from criminals in West Yorkshire, as police have revealed that they have confiscated millions of pounds in the last decade.

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FUNDING BOOST: Drighlington Community Library is one of the causes to receive support.

Community groups get Co-op cash

A number of community groups in Dewsbury are set to share a £20 million funding boost from the Co-op.

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KEY ROLES: Heckmondwike Players pantomime stars Robin and Marion.

Something different at pantomime

Heckmondwike Players are doing something “completely different” for their main musical production when they stage “Robin Prince of Sherwood” – a cross between Men in Tights and Spamalot.

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