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In this week’s Dewsbury Reporter

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A dad of five has spoken of his terrifying ordeal after his home was firebombed as he and his family slept inside.

Dewsbury’s Household Recycling Centre has been closed this week after a major fire at part of the site.

He was heading for the dinner table to be the centrepiece of a Christmas lunch - but one lucky ducky narrowly avoided the chop, after it was discovered he was not a goose, but a duck.

Plans for a £700,000 upgrade to Chickenley Community Centre are a step close after they received the backing of Dewsbury Area Committee.

A book of remembrance to former South African president Nelson Mandela opened at Dewsbury Town Hall.

A large-scale housing development will lead to yet more traffic chaos on Mirfield’s roads, the Mayor of the town has said.

Overgrown land in Scout Hill which is a magnet for anti-social behaviour could be the site for a new sports centre.

We have picture specials from A Crow Nest Christmas, Trinity Methodist Church’s Christmas Tree Festival and the Safe Anchor Trust’s Santa Special.

A duo have come up with an app that will help parents make Christmas extra special for little ones.

In sport

Dewsbury Rams’ longest serving player, Austin Buchanan has been handed a five-match ban following an offensive Tweet posted back in September.

The Rams have also switched their pre-season date with Super League giants Bradford Bulls, plus a host of local amateur players helped Yorkshire RL secure both the Under-19 and men’s County Championship titles last weekend.

Plus

We reveal the winners of the Face of 2014 competition.

And grab your free Christmas and New Year TV guide.

 

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