In this week’s Batley and Birstall News, a gang of heartless burglars who targeted the homes of vulnerable elderly residents across Kirklees and West Yorkshire by posing as water company officials have been jailed for a total of 36 years.
Also this week:
- A farm could lose a big chunk of its business if a proposal to build hundreds of new homes gets the green light.
- A school which was branded ‘inadequate’ less than a year ago has been recognised for making ‘rapid progress’ by Ofsted.
- The town came together for this year’s Cleckheaton Folk Festival.
- Three ladies who worked in a local mill during the Second World War have enjoyed what they say will be their final reunion.
- A town works together to tackle violence and extremism as the nation fell silent on Tuesday to mark the 7/7 London bombings.
- A cat owner has issued a warning to others after her beloved pet was killed by anti-freeze poisoning.
- Visitors flock to this year’s Wartime Experience in Hunsworth.
- Pop stars get ready to rock Oakwell Festival.
Read more in tomorrow’s Batley and Birstall News!