In this week’s Batley and Birstall News

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In this week’s Batley and Birstall News, a councillor has said the public should work with developers to get the best deal for both sides on a massive proposal to build new homes.

Also this week:

- More than 70 people came together to launch the Friends of Batley Library movement on Monday to try to protect the town’s library.

- Disabled blue badge holders will have to pay to park at the district’s hospitals under new charges being brought in by NHS bosses.

- The principal of Kirklees College has attacked David Cameron over “painful” cuts to the institution’s budget, which amount to a whopping £450,000.

- Special report on the housing crisis in our region.

- A brand new facility which will unite Batley and Dewsbury fire stations will open at the end of the month.

- Seven people were left in-jured following a three vehicle crash on the M62.

- A row has broken out over the release of Kirklees Council’s long-term proposals for jobs and planning to other parties.

- Batley Bulldogs will aim to continue their recent good run of form in their opening Championship Shield match at Workington on Sunday.

Read these stories and many more in this week’s News, out tomorrow!