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MP raises future of Dewsbury A&E unit in parliament

A and E department could go Credit: PA

The Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin has challenged the Government over the future of Dewsbury hospital's emergency provision.

The hospital could lose its A and E department next year. The new Labour MP claimed a Freedom of Information Act request revealed that Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield had diverted ambulances 61 times to Dewsbury - 10 miles away - in the last 12 months.


Family of Jo Cox present school prize in her memory

The family of the late MP Jo Cox have presented a prize in her memory at a primary school in Dewsbury.

Mrs Cox was a regular visitor to Carlton Junior and Infant School and since her death, pupils have been learning about her legacy and values.

Today her family presented the first ever Jo Cox Good Character award to 10-year-old Sumair Shahid in recognition of his kindness and bravery after the death of his mother. Sally Simpson reports.

Luke Burgess signs for Catalans

Luke Burgess has signed a two-year-deal with Catalans Dragons.

Luke Burgess in action for South Sydney Rabbitohs Credit: Press Association

The Dewsbury born prop signs from Salford, having previously played at Leeds Rhinos and in the NRL for South Sydney Rabbitohs alongside brothers Sam, George and Tom.

I am delighted to have signed for the Catalans Dragons and to be returning to play in Super League.

"The club has a very talented playing squad and for much of last season looked to be on course for at least a top four place in the Super League, at the same time playing a very attractive brand of rugby league.

I am very excited at the prospect of doing what I can over the next two seasons to bring success to the club and their supporters.

– Luke Burgess
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