Dewsbury


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Dewsbury

(dyo͞oz`bərē), town (1991 pop. 49,612), Kirklees metropolitan district, N central England, on the Calder River. It is a commercial center for heavy woolen textiles and has one of the world's largest rag-trading markets. There are woolen mills and blanket, carpet, and shoddy factories. Other industries include engineering and the manufacturing of chemicals. Dewsbury houses several departments of the Dewsbury and Batley Technical and Art College.
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C Barnes, construction of two-storey side extension, 33, Hazel Avenue, Chickenley, Dewsbury.
From the late 1950s, families from South Asia made Dewsbury their home, many working in the woollen mills.
Shannon was discovered less than a mile from home in Dewsbury on Friday afternoon, 24 days after she went missing.
Y Bhayat, construction of single-storey side and front extensions, 223, Wakefield Road, Earlsheaton, Dewsbury.
Dewsbury were stung by three tries in seven first-half minutes from Adie Mead, Jason Clegg and Daniel Brown.
The project is the centrepiece of the Dewsbury Townscape Heritage Initiative, a programme jointly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Kirklees Council to preserve and enhance key buildings in Dewsbury.
S Bi, construction of singlestorey rear extension and detached outhouse/storage building, 18, Torridon Road, Dewsbury.
Dewsbury Forward has been formed by members of Dewsbury Chamber of Trade, Dewsbury Rotary Club and Dewsbury Market Traders' Association to press for town centre eyesores to be cleaned up in anticipation of the new investment coming to town in 2018.
B Mohyuddin, alterations to convert hairdressers to flat, 114, Brewery Lane, Thornhill Lees, Dewsbury.
A leaked list of ambulance service protocols has revealed only a tiny minority of patients in the area will be taken to the nearest emergency department now a controversial re-configuration plan at Dewsbury is complete.
M Khalil, formation of dropped kerb and construction of boundary wall off Back Slaithwaite Road, 266, Headfield Road, Thornhill Lees, Dewsbury.
COLNE Valley Tory candidate Jason McCartney believes the Prime Minister's "scaremongering" comment over A&E referred to plans to axe vital services in Dewsbury.