4 hrs ago
Projects benefit from A 2m boost
The Creative Scene programme aims to use the money to develop new ways of getting people involved in the arts over the next three years, particularly in our district.
5 hrs ago
More than 100 locals support Project Bugle launch in Batley Town Hall
More than 100 people packed out Batley Town Hall in support of the project, which aims to create a fascinating archive about the 1,000 soldiers from Batley and Birstall who lost their lives during WWI.
8 hrs ago
Three people injured in two-car crash in Mirfield
A black BMW and a blue Ford Fiesta collided in Liley Lane, Upper Hopton, at around 7.27pm on Tuesday.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
In this week's Batley and Birstall News
In this week's News, a Batley schoolboy was savaged by a dog while out playing with relatives in what police have described a 'freak accident'.
Partnership aims to breed players
Bulldogs player and community development staff member Ben Black has already been coaching with the college's sports academy for the last three years.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Appeal after 'road rage' incident in Heckmondwike
Police have released images of two men who they would like to speak to in connection with a reported 'road rage' incident in Heckmondwike on Saturday.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
North comedian Bobby Pattinson celebrates his 80th birthday with celebrity pals
The man, in his 40s, got into difficulty after jumping into the water at the Fish Quay in North Shields at around 5.30pm on Saturday Cheryl's new husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini is reported to have spent thousands on roses for their second wedding bash in London Former Toon, Boro and Republic of Ireland boss, Jack Charlton, was one of a host ... (more)
Victory for road safety group
Road safety campaigners fighting to keep Mirfield Free Grammar school pupils safe have welcomed Kirklees Council's offer of help.
A fitting farewell to a man of music
Hundreds of voices united in song at Batley Central Methodist Church for a rousing send-off for Mr Wilkinson, a man who was known throughout the area and beyond for his wonderful deep bass voice.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
Column: Batley Business Association chairman Andrew Marsden
What do the Battle of Pearl Harbour and the first heart transplant have in common? The answer may surprise you.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Family court judge says mother was responsible for Thornhill tot's death
A previously unseen document shows that Victoria Rogers was responsible for the death of the 21-month-old 'on the balance of probabilities'.
Your Friday morning report for West Yorkshire
Your weekday traffic, travel and weather report for West Yorkshire, including Wakefield, Pontefract, Castleford, Hemsworth, South Elmsall, Dewsbury, Batley, Spenborough, Mirfield and Morley.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Two lanes blocked on M1 near Woolley because of vehicle fire
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Tue Jul 22, 2014
Hundreds protest against Gaza conflict at Dewsbury Town Hall
The event's organiser said 500 people were outside Dewsbury Town Hall on Sunday campaigning against Isreal's military action in Gaza.
Fire in the open as strike comes to an end
Firefighters attended a fire in the open in Thornhill while members of the Fire Brigades Union were on strike.
WWI centenary: Missing Victoria Cross turned up at auction
In 1982 an old boy of Batley Grammar decided to trace the soldiers from his school who had lost their lives in World War One.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Pastures new for pair who grew their parishes
A couple who have devoted the last 16 years to two separate churches in the district will wave goodbye to their congregations.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Slideshow: First service remembers Srebrenica massacre dead
The event remembered the Srebrenica massacre, when more than 8,000 Bosnian men and boys were killed by Bosnian Serb forces on July 11-16 in 1995.
Batley man jailed for selling crack near Dewsbury pub
Leeds Crown Court heard on Wednesday how Adam Baig, 25, began delivering the drugs for a dealer in a bid to pay off his own debt.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Yorkshire Evening Post
Transpennine Real Ale Trail 'monster' brought under control by police
Rowdy behaviour on the Transpennine Real Ale Trail which saw it labelled a "monster" by locals has been curtailed after bans on lager and spirits were introduced at pubs.