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Batkey & Spen by-election candidates

Tracy Brabin

Ten candidates are running in the Batley and Spen by-election

Trains back on track

Normal service has resumed on First Transpennine Express between Dewsbury and Huddersfield following earlier trespass incident.

Train delays warning

First Transpennine Express are warning of delays of up to 20 minutes between Dewsbury and Huddersfield due to a trespass incident.

Heavy traffic (Town home game, of course)

INRIX traffic alert: “Queueing traffic and traffic heavier than normal on A629 Wakefield Road at A62 Southgate / King Street (Shorehead Roundabout).
Callers are reporting that a number of routes around the town are much heavier than normal.”


A judge jailed four men for a total of 50 years for offences involving the sexual exploitation of one or more schoolgirls in Dewsbury.

Redheads speak out on 'abuse'

Redheads Steve Dyson and son Alex, 10, of Lowerhouses

Ginger-haired Steve Dyson, of Lowerhouses, has spoken out about the abuse he has suffered due to his hair colour.

Spent all his/her money on stickers

Cold case review

Murder victim Elsie Frost, 14.

A man in his 70s has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a West Yorkshire schoolgirl 51 years ago.

Detective Superintendent Nick Wallen, Senior Investigating Officer in the case, said: “A reinvestigation into Elsie’s murder was launched in 2015 by West Yorkshire Police, backed by a publicity campaign on the 50th anniversary of her death. Since then we have received significant numbers of calls and emails from members of the public offering new information, and have generated new lines of enquiry which officers have been progressing ever since. Following those enquiries we have now arrested a 78 year old man in the Berkshire area and will be interviewing him under caution to progress our investigation.”


A rapist escaped a jail sentence for their crime, despite a previous conviction for the same offence.

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