In this week’s Dewsbury Reporter

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In this week’s Reporter, angry campaigners have accused the Trust that runs Dewsbury and District Hospital of hiding the truth about the scale of bed cuts.

Hospital bosses this week confirmed they expect to cut the number of beds from 360 to 110 if their contentious plans for services are approved.

Masked men armed with a crowbar forced their way into two flats in Dewsbury town centre, threatening the families inside.

Two listed chapels in Dewsbury Cemetery will be slowly destroyed by the elements after the council admitted it could not meet its responsibility to maintain them.

An elderly woman was forced to flee her Thornhill home in the middle of the night after fire broke out.

As the weather takes a turn for the worse, we have a special report on how Kirklees Council is getting ready for winter.

Hundreds of railway enthusiasts of all ages helped make the third Dewsbury Model Railway Show the biggest yet.

Taxi drivers who have been fighting for 15 years for changes to Dewsbury’s main taxi rank are urging people to back their campaign.


It’s time to vote for your finalists in the Face of 2014 competition.

We have a picture special on Children in Need fundraising.

And the nominations are coming in for our Champion Children awards - find out about one charitable youngster who has been nominated and how you can recognise a brave, courageous or plucky child.

In sport

In sport, Dewsbury Rams have been dealt a blow as Brad Watkinson will not return from New Zealand next season due to personal reasons.

Gary Sykes is set for a hectic period as he has been added to the historic first professional boxing show at the new First Direct Arena in Leeds before he challenges for the British and Commonwealth super featherweight title early next year.

All this and much more in your Dewsbury Reporter, out tomorrow.