In this week’s Batley and Birstall News

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This week's front page

In this week’s Batley and Birstall News, The fight is on for what campaigners call “the last green space in Batley Carr” – which they believe Kirklees Council wants to sell for homes.

Also this week:

- It was Happy Days during a night out when library staff spotted cult TV character The Fonz in a Birstall restaurant.

- Soldiers from across West Yorkshire took part in a military training exercise involving tanks and rifles.

- MPs have vowed to fight “deeply unfair” plans to charge disabled blue badge holders to park at the district’s hospitals.

- People living near to one of the busiest roads in North Kirklees are sick of their parked cars being damaged by passing drivers.

- North Kirklees residents worried about safety in their community can now report their concerns by using a dedicated web service.

- A gallant World War One soldier bravely perished at Dardenelles.

- A special meeting is to go ahead to review Kirklees Council’s decision to amend its grass-cutting services.

- A local comedian is taking his show on the road in a bid to raise £100K for Kirkwood Hospice.

- Plus, read our special report on how British Transport Police are appealing to parents to educate their children on the dangers of the railway.