In this week’s Batley and Birstall News

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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!