In this week’s Mirfield Reporter

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A campaign group say they have raised enough cash to buy back land earmarked for a controversial 136 home development

Project Mirfield will submit a letter to Bellway Homes with a 99-year no build policy if they secure the land off Hepworth Lane.

Christmas Day was made extra special for three couples who welcomed in a new arrival on December 25.

We have pictures of a special wedding which saw a couple flanked by a guard of honour ahead of the groom’s tour of


A Dewsbury Moor schoolboy needed stitches in his head when he was knocked down by a van – and they were discovered still intact in his scalp by his hairdresser 52 years later!

A stark warning to smokers of e-cigarettes has been given after one set alight causing damage to a home.

We meet three people who are starting the year a lot lighter after losing stones in weight.

Find out who the Mirfield winners were at Kirklees College’s COLS awards.

And read about the star lots at an auction at a Mirfield monastery.

In sport

Dewsbury Rams could be boosted by the return of three key players before their next two pre-season games at the end of January.


We look back at what hit the headlines from July to December in the second part of our Review of the Year.

Batley Bulldogs earned bragging rights over Dewsbury Rams in the Boxing Day derby.