In this week’s Mirfield Reporter

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A Mirfield man who had more than 400 indecent images of children on his computer, some of girls as young as two, has been spared jail.

Mirfield’s own music festival is now one step closer after the first bands signed up were revealed, and tickets could go on sale this weekend.

Campaign group members say they have uncovered a fundamental flaw in the Kirklees planning process which has implications for all of Mirfield and beyond.

There are no plans to improve disabled access to Mirfield train station, Northern Rail has said - it does not have the cash.

The cash is rolling in for the Sam’s Wish to Walk fun - find out the latest fundraising endeavours.

He’s found fame as Educating Yorkshire’s no-nonsense head, won TV awards, and now he’s our latest columnist - we welcome Jonny Mitchell to the Reporter.

Plans to take away vital community cash have been shelved at the last minute. But the future of area committees in still in doubt.

We have more heartwarming tales from World War 1 - this time how an old postcard revealed a military past.

And we look at how the 40th anniversary of the M62 bombing was commemorated.

In Sport

Glenn Morrison remains focussed on preparing Dewsbury Rams for the new Championship season, despite being shortlisted to take over as head coach of the New Zealand national team.

Last Sunday’s Dewsbury 10K had the closest finish in 20 years of the road race and we have a full report, plus two pages of pictures as over 1,000 runners took part.

Plus interview with Dewsbury-born cricketer Iain Wardlaw has helped guide Scotland to next year’s cricket World Cup in New Zealand and Australia.


Find out who the luck winners of our Valentine’s competition were, and get all the info you need to make sure your messages appear in the paper.

And win a trip to Paris!

All this and much more, in this week’s Mirfield Reporter, out tomorrow.