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Councillors have reluctantly backed plans for development on land close to Dewsbury Rams’ Owl Lane stadium.

Developers want to build 200 houses on the site, which is leased to the club by the Council on a 999-year lease.

At a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, councillors backed the plan, which is on green belt land, but said their hands were tied due to a previous agreement. Find out more, including both the club’s and fans’ group reaction, in this week’s Reporter...

We look back to 1990, when then-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher opened the new Dewsbury and District Hospital, to the boos of jeering protestors.

We also have tributes and opinion on her death...

Find out all about this year’s Dewsbury Beer Festival and take an in-depth look at micro-breweries in our special report...

A homeless man found by police in a garage was a convicted sex offender who failed to check in with police...

A burglar who stole from Dewsbury hospital, a Mirfield monastery and a pub was praised by a judge for kicking drugs.

In Sport

Dewsbury Rams plot to slay York City Knights this Saturday...

The Sheffield Cup tie details have been announced...

And Gary Sykes spars with world title challenger...

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All this and more in this week’s Dewsbury Reporter.