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Plans to turn an island on the Calder and Hebble Navigation into a thriving community park have been unveiled.

The Mirfield Promenade and Battyeford Island project aims to rejuvenate more than three miles of canal and riverside routes running through Mirfield.

Find out more about what is planned.

The organiser of a fundraising event which saw hundreds of people turn out in the hope of seeing the world famous Red Arrows has apologised after they were left disappointed.

Campaigners have started a petition for a crossing over a busy road close to Mirfield Free Grammar School.

Two prisoners who strangled a convicted child killer in his cell will never be released from jail.

Find out who are the latest companies to enter our business awards.

Dewsbury Crematorium is to close for three weeks next month as ‘vital’ repairs are carried out.

A police chase interrupted the normally peaceful life of a Mirfield monastery on Wednesday.

A developer’s request to have more time to build on Mirfield Moor has been referred to Kirklees Council’s highways and planning committee.

In Sport

Dewsbury boxer Gary Sykes will have a British title fight in December in Liverpool.

Elsewhere, we report on a dramatic title decider for Shaw Cross Sharks in our comprehensive rugby league round-up and look ahead to Batley Bulldogs’ historic appearance in Sunday’s Championship Grand Final.

We have all the latest football, cricket and rugby union news and a special report on a tennis club’s plans for the future after a highly successful season.

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