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1) Police swoop on £100,000 Marsh cannabis factory after tip-off  

AN anonymous tip-off led police to smash a £100,000 drugs factory in Huddersfield.

Within two hours of the phone call, officers had raided a cellar at an industrial complex in Marsh and found a massive cannabis factory.

They believe the cellar, in the former Marsh Mills complex in Luck Lane, was filled with between 300 and 400 plants, as well as expensive hydroponic growing equipment.

2) Jat’s Superstore in Crosland Moor loses its licence for three months after untaxed alcohol and cigarettes are found

COUNCILLORS have cracked down hard on a Huddersfield shop – overturning a deal struck between the owners and police.

Kirklees Council yesterday suspended the licence of Jat’s Superstore on Nabcroft Rise, Crosland Moor, after untaxed cigarettes, beer and wine were found.

The move came despite a deal between the store’s owners and police, which would have allowed the shop to continue selling alcohol.

3) MP Barry Sheerman accused of anti-Tesco ‘rant’ by planning inspector

MP BARRY Sheerman has been accused of making “a surprisingly poorly briefed rant” against Tesco.

But now the Huddersfield MP will complain to the Government after planning inspector Robert Mellor’s scathing attack.

The official accused the Labour veteran of producing a “bizarre” and “superficial” case against Tesco’s plan to build a huge new store at Southgate.

4) Former Huddersfield policeman Adam Briggs slammed for snubbing expenses probe

A FORMER Huddersfield policeman has failed to co-operate with an investigation into his expenses.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) concluded that it was "unacceptable" for North Yorkshire Police Authority to give Adam Briggs, formerly of Golcar, more than £30,000 without any means for auditing how that money was spent.

And they’ve ruled that due to his lack of co-operation, "nobody knows what the money has been spent on" and that the expenses claim "does not appear to withstand scrutiny".

5) Huddersfield boxer Tyrone Nurse chooses local rap group's track for Sky TV bout

FORGET Eye Of The Tiger and Simply The Best.

When Huddersfield boxer Tyrone Nurse goes out to fight tomorrow, he’s got his own special track.

When he enters the ring for his Prizefighter match on Saturday, he will be bouncing along to the tune of Can’t Knock Me Down.