In this week’s paper

YOUR PAPER: This week's Spenborough Guardian.
YOUR PAPER: This week's Spenborough Guardian.

HOMES and a school were evacuated after the Army’s bomb squad was called in to inspect a device found at a suspected cannabis factory in Cleckheaton.

The drama unfolded after police had a tip-off at midday on Tuesday saying a house in Turnsteads Crescent was being burgled. When the response team arrived, they found no signs of a break-in but did discover cannabis plants, a firearm and another offensive weapon.

AN HISTORIC pub has celebrated the first anniversary of its re-opening by scooping the CAMRA pub of the season award.

The towels were over at the Shears in Halifax Road, Hightown, for three years, and there were real fears that the pub, which was the meeting place for the Luddites 200 years ago, would be demolished.

HECKMONDWIKE’s historic outdoor market is to close after 201 years in the town centre.

The market, which received its official charter in 1810, closes tomorrow (Saturday).

And finally...

TWO gentle giants have been recruited to carry Christmas trees to raise money for charity.