In this week’s Dewsbury Reporter

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The “lifeblood” of our community could be destroyed as Kirklees faces “the worst budget the council has ever had.”

Senior councillors have backed plans to slash the local area committee activity budget from £291,000 to zero, leaving community groups and events in jeopardy. A £21m cut from services and 200 job losses are also included in the proposals. We have a special report.

A Post Office clerk stole £1,000 from a vulnerable pensioner after getting into debt with a payday loans company.

We have pictures from the re-dedication of the Garden of Remembrance on Longcauseway and look ahead to Remembrance services this weekend.

Rugby players are baring all for a charity calendar.

We have a special report with updates on a series of Dewsbury buildings once out on a council ‘hitlist’.

In Sport

Dewsbury Rams are back in pre-season training and confirm the date for their friendly with Bradford Bulls.

Two page special on central boxer Josh Warrington’s Commonwealth title win.

We look back on the career of Mick Sullivan as he is inducted into the Rugby League Hall of Fame.

Plus

Our Cute Kids winner is revealed.

See the latest entrants in the Face of 2014 competition.