New owner for local bus firm

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A MIRFIELD firm run by the same family for 86 years will be handed over to its new owners this week.

Batley coach company A Lyles and Son officially takes over JJ Longstaff and Sons on Sunday.

It will continue to run Longstaffs’ hourly 205 service from Dewsbury to Mirfield and its bus from Mirfield to St Paulinus and St John Fisher schools in Dewsbury.

Partner Howard Lyles said: “The owners had decided to pursue other interests. Our companies have worked together for 80 years and we wanted to keep the service running for local people.”