In this week’s Batley and Birstall News

This week's front page.
This week's front page.

In this week’s Batley and Birstall News, thieves stole more than £25,000 worth of dresses from a shop in Birstall, with the theft potentially ruining the high school prom season for more than 50 teenagers.

Also this week:

- A mother has paid tribute to her “amazing” daughter after she lost her fight with cancer aged 17.

- Mystery surrounds the identity of a man who died being rescued from the River Calder in Dewsbury.

- Dozens of workers at a bed firm expect to find out tomorrow if they will keep their jobs. Workers at Kozee Sleep Bed Limited have not been paid for two weeks and on Friday staged a sit-in at their factory after they were told they could face redundancy.

- A course to prevent repeat drunk and disorderly offences has slashed re-offending rates by a third.

Read these stories and many more in tomorrow’s Birstall and Batley News.