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In this week’s Mirfield Reporter

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In this week’s Mirfield Reporter, read about the families who have been living on a building site for nearly four years want answers.

Housebuilder McInerney Homes went bust in 2011 leaving those living in the Heritage site, Lower Hopton, “living in limbo”.

Jeremy Hunt has rejected a bid to stop the downgrading of Dewsbury’s A&E department – despite years of campaigning by residents and The Reporter.

Hospital bosses have been given the go-ahead to begin their plans, which will see emergency cases go to Wakefield’s Pinderfields Hospital and some children’s and maternity services centralised.

Campaign groups and local politicians have reacted with outrage. Batley and Spen MP said he fears the hospital will close by 2016.

Read about a Mirfield woman’s plans for a would-be allotment site.

We report on the latest in the Sam’s Wish appeal. Sam had a special celebrity visit at the Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream Parlour in Denby Dale to try a new flavour which will help raise money for Sam’s charity fund.

Read about the man was arrested as part of an investigation into charity fraud related to donations to Syria. Police seized cash destined for the war-torn country fearing it could be used to fund terrorism.

In his weekly column, Thornhill Community headteacher Jonny Mitchell declares himself a ‘grammar-nazi’ and sets a tough quiz to test your skills.

A court has heard how a man sexually assaulted two boys he was babysitting for.

Read about injured rugby league player Ryan Glynn’s walk for charity. He walked further than he ever has done since dislocating his neck during a match last year.

Plus, win tickets to the Good Food Show.

In Sport, The Reporter have teamed up with Dewsbury Rams to offer all children under the age of 12 chance to watch every home league game for free this season.

Elsewhere in sport, full coverage of how the Rams made it three straight wins, plus preview of Sunday’s clash with Whitehaven.

On the amateur RL scene, there was a thrilling start to the National Conference season as Dewsbury Celtic met Shaw Cross Sharks in front of a large crowd at Crow Nest Park.

 

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