In this week’s Dewsbury Reporter

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Undercover police swooped on Dewsbury town centre in a bid to catch organised gangs of shoplifters red-handed.

The scale of shoplifting in the town has reached such an extent that some retailers are losing up to £4,000 a week to thieves.

Millions of pounds will be spent on improving facilities at Dewsbury and District Hospital if planned service changes get the green light.

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust says it is preparing to invest more than £15m on the site off Halifax Road.

We have a special report of life on Dewsbury’s Moorside estate.

Visitors to Dewsbury Museum have dropped by a quarter.

And we speak to the mother of fallen Dewsbury soldier Jake Hartley following the completion on the inquest into his tragic death in Afghanistan.

In Sport

Dewsbury Rams are freezing season ticket prizes.

And we look at the local stars appearing in the Rugby League World Cup.


The top ten is revealed in our Cute Kids competition.

Entries to our Face of 2014 competition are flooding in - take a look at the first ones.

And we have a special supplement with all you school starters pictures.

We have a free Tour de France pull out.

All this and much more, in this week’s Dewsbury Reporter.