In this week’s Batley and Birstall News

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In this week’s News, Batley and Birstall’s markets could be axed if a round of cuts proposed by Kirklees Council get the green light.

Read about a play area that was renamed in memory of Batley stalwart George Speight and Mount Pleasant was awash with pink as the Batley Bulldogs’ held their charity fundraiser.

We report on a couple who celebrated 50 years together by helping people in need and a Batley soldier’s diary gave an astonishing insight into life on the front line between 1915 and 1916.

In sport, Batley Bulldogs are likely to appeal their three point deduction and a round-up of all the local sport.

Plus an eight-page A-Level pull out.

On sale tomorrow – Thursday August 21.