In this week’s Mirfield Reporter

Kirklees Council has been accused of getting rid of its “crown jewels” after it announced 190 of its staff will be moved out of Mirfield in April.

Thursday, 20th February 2014, 3:43 pm
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Staff at Kirklees’s social services centre in Westfields, Westfield Road, have been told by the authority they will relocate to offices in Huddersfield this spring, as the council plans to demolish buildings on the site.

A family have given their thanks to the community for backing a road safety in the wake of their son’s death.

Declan Newsome, 15, was knocked down by a car in Upper Hopton during his paper round in July 2012 - and now traffic calming measures are to be put in place on the road.

A spike in thefts from cars in Mirfield prompted police to take a day of action in the town.

More than £20m will be cut from Kirklees Council’s budget for the following year.

The cuts means 200 council employees will lose their jobs and there will be £1.4m less in the highways budget - and Dewsbury will lost its public toilets.

It’s the latest craze sweeping the internet – an online drinking challenge which sees people ‘neck’ a drink and then dare their friends to outdo them.

But when James Ashton was ‘Neck Nominated’ on Facebook, he decided to do some good instead - and donated toys to a children’s hospital dressed at Mickey Mouse.

Get the latest on the Sam’s Wish to Walk Appeal - which has received a boost this week from a curry night and a runner.

In sport

We have all the action and reaction from Dewsbury Rams’ thrilling opening day victory over Featherstone Rovers.

New this season, we also launch our new fans’ Twitter comments section.

Battyeford Belles Under-11s earned a thrilling extra-time cup win, while Staincliffe amateur boxer Hamza Hussain goes for glory at the English Youth Championships on Sunday.


Get the latest from Jonny Mitchell in the Educating Yorkshire headteacher’s exclusive column.

All this and much more, in your Reporter, out tomorrow.