In this week’s Mirfield Reporter

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A drunk driver reached speeds of 105mph while being chased by police with his heavily pregnant girlfriend in the car, a court heard.

An Olympic shooting hopeful from Upper Hopton was mistaken for a whale hunter when he went to compete in Peru.

Mirfield’s Army Cadet detachment is in danger of closing if it doesn’t recruit new members soon.

A Mirfield artist is up for a new art prize.

Gamblers have risked £47m on controversial roulette machines in Mirfield and Dewsbury between October 2011 and September 2012. Read the full story.

They may have won £6.6m on the lottery, but Graham Nield and Amanda Vickers still chose to celebrate their wedding in Dewsbury - find out where.

In a special edition of School Grapevine, the young star of Educating Yorkshire, Ryan Ward, is interviewed by his fellow Thornhill pupil Judith Webster.

The violin played by Dewsbury’s Titanic hero is coming back to the town for one day only - find out how you can view it.

In Sport

This week, we report on Dewsbury-born brothers Sam, Tom and George Burgess who have made history with their call-ups to Steve McNamara’s England World Cup squad.

We also reflect on a sensational week of sport in which Dewsbury’s Gary Sykes and Central Boxing Club stablemate Josh Warrington were in action on a sensational bill at Elland Road and Batley Bulldogs played in their first ever Championship Grand Final.

Elsewhere, Shaw Cross Sharks secured a terrific promotion and we have all the latest rugby league, rugby union and football action.


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