In this week’s Dewsbury Reporter

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Bulldozers are expected to demolish a 200-year-old community centre after last ditch pleas by campaigners were rejected by the Council.

The Walker Welfare Centre in Thornhill would cost £200,000 to repair - now campaigners are focused on getting an alternative centre for the village.

A family have spoken of their horror after their pet cat was shot.

A Ravensthorpe man has been found not guilty of conspiring to import £500,000 of heroin into the country, concealed in carpets.

A Mirfield academy has been held up as an example of the best in the country by the Education minister.

Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove heaped praise on Mirfield’s Castle Hall Academy on a visit there last Friday.

A council watchdog has delayed its decision on whether to refer controversial hospital service changes to the Secretary of State for Health.

We’ve got a double page special featuring the latest entries to our Business Awards.

And parents face fines over term time holidays.

In sport

Dewsbury Rams are making big plans for next season having been knocked out of the play-offs.


It’s time for the six-11-month-olds to shine in our Cute Kids competition.

And save cash on your shopping at Tesco.