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‘Wheel of whirling fire’ amid dazzling light switch-on displays at Heckmondwike, Birstall, Dewsbury, Roberttown and Batley

Dazzling displays are in store as more North Kirklees towns switch on for Christmas this weekend.

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One of last year's Christmas lights in Mirfield

A festival of festive fun set to dazzle at Mirfield’s big lights switch-on

A fun fair, festive high street, food and craft stalls and live stage entertainment will culminate in Mirfield’s Christmas lights being switched on this Sunday, November 26.

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Royal British Legion stalwart Mr Robert Scaife, who has passed away at 82

Tributes paid to Royal British Legion stalwart locally and nationally, Birstall-born Mr Robert Scaife, CBE, JP, of Liversedge,

Tributes have been paid to a Royal British Legion stalwart who served his community - and country - in so many different ways.

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Raided: The Co-op at Birkenshaw was targeted by raiders

Community rallies around staff after shocking raid on Birkenshaw store

A community aiming to raise £500 as a reward for three brave members of staff who were threatened by armed robbers at a Birkenshaw store is half way to its target.

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Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin

‘Step in, pause, and fix Universal Credit’, Batley and Spen MP urges Prime Minister

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin raised the case at Prime Minister’s Questions of two constituents whose application for universal credit has been delayed.

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Teen queen from Kirklees is set for world title quest

Teen queen from Kirklees is set for world title quest

A Dewsbury teen is hoping to be crowned World Teen Supermodel after being chosen to represent England.

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Tribute: The Last Post being sounded at his years Batley Remembrance Sunday parade and service - the branch urgently needs more active members to continue

Call out to save Batley’s Legion

They fundraise to help the Royal British Legion’s work helping servicemen and women and their families - but now Batley branch needs you.

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Natalie Starr.

Burglary victim speaks out about 'disturbing' crime for West Yorkshire campaign

A burglary victim has spoken out as part of a West Yorkshire Police campaign against the crime.
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Latest planning applications

Latest planning applications

Here are the latest applications that have been submitted, approved and refused by Kirklees Council’s planning department.

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New starters Peter Deutsch, Alice-Rose Humpston, Dale Myers, Alice Wood, BHPs managing partner John Warner, Harrison Dexter, Sophie Gledstone, Niamh ODonnell and Sam Allin.

BHP recruits 20 new apprentices

Chartered Accountancy firm BHP has reinforced its commitment to training the next generation of accountants by recruiting 20 apprentices, graduates and placement students to work across five of the firm’s departments – including at the Cleckheaton office.

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Pablo Hernandez scores the opening goal for Leeds United against Middlesbrough. Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Leeds United back to winning ways despite more penalty woe

Leeds United survived a late Middlesbrough onslaught to earn a much needed 2-1 win in their big game with Garry Monk’s side at Elland Road.

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Guest Speaker: Peter Holbrook, chief executive of Social Enterprise UK, delivers a speech at the SEHY awards ceremony.

Award success for youth group

A Kirklees-based youth organisation scooped a top accolade during the annual Social Enterprise Yorkshire and the Humber (SEYH) awards ceremony.

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Members of the two Freemasons Lodges present a cheque to the Spen Valley Army Cadets.

Lodges raise the standard for Army Cadets

Members of The Lodge of Friendship 750 and Zetland Lodge 603 recently joined forces to present the Spen Valley Army Cadets with a cheque for £500.

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Borough of Kirklees swimmers returned from the North East Regional Championships in Sunderland with an impressive haul of medals and several other fine displays.

Knight strikes gold at North East regional swimming championships

Borough of Kirklees swimmers competed at the North East regional age group championships in Sunderland over the weekend of October 28 and 29 when they returned with a host of medals and impressive performances.

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William The Conqueror, appearing at the High & Lonesome Festival in Leeds.

Buzz band William The Conqueror ready to conquer Leeds

William The Conqueror bring their well received modern Americana sound to Leeds next week.

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SCREENS SCENE: Brooklands has 26 smart HD TVs and two big screens.

Raising the bar for sports fans at Brooklands

A new venue for showing sports events has opened in Batley, thanks to a partnership between UK Sports Bars and nightclub company Bedrock Bars.

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WWI HERO: Warrant Officer Shah Ahmed VC.

Lessons about shared history

Maddrassah pupils from a Mosque in Dewsbury Moor got ready to commemorate the Remembrance weekend by taking part in a special history lesson.

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John Smith, festival date in Leeds.

In demand guitarist John Smith set for festival date

Following the release of his rapturously received new album ‘Headlong’, acclaimed singer and guitarist John Smith is out and around on an extensive tour and will be heading for a festival date in Leeds this month.

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Margaret Watson.

The Nostalgia Column with Margaret Watson

IN RECENT weeks we have published a number of fascinating memories from readers recalling their childhoods in Dewsbury.

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Navigation impress to defeat Saville Arms and move second in Premier table

Navigation impress to defeat Saville Arms and move second in Premier table

NAVIGATION moved up to second place in the Heavy Woollen Sunday League Premier Division thanks to an impressive 4-0 win away to Saville Arms.

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