In the Spenborough Guardian this week...

“BLINKERED” - that was the damning indictment on council plans to widen Spen’s busiest road in order to accommodate the extra 3,000 cars that will be generated from a 50 hectare industrial site near Hartshead.

Thursday, 3rd February 2011, 9:34 am

Officers revealed at a packed public meeting that they would look at “opening up” the A62 which runs through the heart of the Spen Valley - just over ten years since it was narrowed.

Tributes have been paid to Heckmondwike stalwart Henry John (Jack) Harris, who has died after a short illness, aged 87.

Mr Harris was well known in the town for his charity work and could often be seen collecting for various appeals including the Royal British Legion.

The fate of Cleckheaton bus station will be revealed later today, as transport chiefs set out this year’s budget.

Metro’s budget proposals will be released this afternoon and discussed at a meeting of the Integrated Transport Authority (ITA) in Leeds next Friday.

And finally...

A man who came to the aid of a businessman in distress by loaning him a necktie has helped put a smile on the faces of countless children.