In this week’s Dewsbury Reporter

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The true scale of the A&E crisis has been revealed in figures obtained by the Reporter.

Dewsbury and District Hospital repeatedly had to take emergency cases destined for another hospital, because it was full.

We have learned ambulances were diverted to our hospital more than 140 times in two years, because Wakefield’s Pinderfields Hospital was overwhelmed by “extreme pressure” on its services.

Detectives are investigating a serious sexual assault in an area of parkland in Dewsbury on Wednesday.

More than £20m will be cut from Kirklees Council’s budget for the following year.

The cuts means 200 council employees will lose their jobs and there will be £1.4m less in the highways budget - and Dewsbury will lost its public toilets.

It’s the latest craze sweeping the internet – an online drinking challenge which sees people ‘neck’ a drink and then dare their friends to outdo them.

But when James Ashton was ‘Neck Nominated’ on Facebook, he decided to do some good instead - and donated toys to a children’s hospital dressed at Mickey Mouse.

A pitbull-type dog nearly mauled a labrador to death in a savage 15 minute attack.

Christopher Butler was walking his chocolate lab Max on the Spen Valley Greenway when the dog, who was not with an owner, attacked.

Get the latest on the Sam’s Wish to Walk Appeal - which has received a boost this week from a curry night and a runner.

In sport

We have all the action and reaction from Dewsbury Rams’ thrilling opening day victory over Featherstone Rovers.

New this season, we also launch our new fans’ Twitter comments section.

Battyeford Belles Under-11s earned a thrilling extra-time cup win, while Staincliffe amateur boxer Hamza Hussain goes for glory at the English Youth Championships on Sunday.


Get the latest from Jonny Mitchell in the Educating Yorkshire headteacher’s exclusive column.

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