In this week’s Guardian

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Heckmondwike’s police station is under threat, according to Spen councillor Kath Pinnock. She fears if the station did close, under a review of policing, it would leave an area of 50,000 people without its own station and lead to delays in police being able to respond to emergencies.

Also, firefighters have tackled a huge blaze at the old Maccess building in Spen Lane, leading to calls from crews for it to be demolished; Kirklees confirms it is to close Whitcliffe Mount Sports Centre within three years as part of its plans to re-build the neighbouring high school; Redrow Homes win their appeal against Kirklees’ refusal to allow them to build on land at Blacup between Cleckheaton and Hightown; and meet all our fantastic Champion Children and enjoy our nativity picture special

And in sport... Cleckheaton RU Club signed off a sensational year with a thrilling victory over Rochdale and will go into 2014 sitting pretty at the top of the table.

Liversedge FC are aiming to end a dismal run when they travel to Maltby Main this weekend.

Plus Whitcliffe Mount Girls Under-14s make progress in English Schools Cup.