In this week’s Reporter

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The ‘barbaric’ training of fighting dogs is taking place in a graveyard in Mirfield.

And the horrific practice - which involves tying dogs by their necks and hoisting them in the air - is causing permanent damage to historic oak trees.

Thousands of people have been left without water on some of the hottest days of the year.

Two pipes burst in 24 hours in Mirfield, leaving people without water or with disrupted supply for hours.

A Mirfield pub is on track to pick up a prestigious horticultural award for the second year running.

Dewsbury Minister has made a list of the UK’s favourite churches.

In sport

Dewsbury Rams face an anxious wait to see if star player Bobbie Goulding will be available for Sunday’s crucial trip to Keighley Cougars.

Goulding has been picked in Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 19-man squad to face champions Leeds Rhinos on Friday.

If he makes the final squad, Goulding will miss the trip to Keighley.

Also, don’t miss some great offers - save £80 from a Spanish holiday with Easyjet and travel to London by train for a tenner.

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