In this week’s Batley and Birstall News, D-Day is approaching for libraries across North Kirklees as a public consultation over their future comes to a head.
Also this week:
- Police found cannabis plants and equipment in the wreckage of a historic building that was devastated by fire when flames tore through the roof.
- A-four-year old boy has been left heartbroken after being told he won’t be attending the same school as his two older brothers this September - even though he lives next door to the school.
- A councillor has called into question investment plans for a major roundabout, saying further building in the area could turn a traffic-calming plan into a “nonsense”.
- A North Kirklees MP voted against her party’s advice and opposed a Government welfare bill.
- Questions were raised on a new street drinking ban proposed for Batley and Dewsbury town centres.
- Hundreds of supporters took part in a 120-mile walk, passing the former and current grounds of each of the 22 founding rugby league clubs.
- The seaside visited Batley’s Fairfield School, complete with donkeys and candyfloss.
- A talented designer from Birstall has won himself a place at a top London British footwear retailer.
- Residents of a Birstall estate have fought back against nuisance callers targeting their streets.
Read these stories and many more in this week’s News, out today!