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SPANISH LESSONS: Spanish lessons for children are beginning on January 20 at Waterside Cafe, Newmillerdam. Classes are just £20 for five half -hour sessions every Friday, ages three-five, 4pm-4.30pm, ages six-10, 4.40pm-5.10pm and ages 11-14, 5.20pm-5.50pm. Call 01924 251241 for more details.

ST JAMES: Parish eucharist was held on Sunday with Rev Alan Shaw celebrating, and Rev Canon Roger Cressey the preacher. Canon Ian Gaskell baptised four children.

  EPIPHANY PARTY: There was a full attendance for the St James Sunday school epiphany party. The focus of the games was the visit of the wise men.

CHURCH IN WEST BRETTON: This Sunday, preacher for morning worship at 10.30am will be Deacon Jane Paine.

OVER 50S CLUB: Last Wednesday members of Bretton Over 50s Club had an outing to Bradford Alhambra to see Billy Pearce in the pantomime Robin Hood. Afterwards they went on to Ossett for a fish and chip supper.

WEST BRETTON STARS: Tomorrow, Saturday, children’s group West Bretton Stars will meet in church from 2pm to 4pm. Deacon Jane Paine and Samantha Forster will lead the children in activities.

COMPLINE: The first service of compline of the new year was held in Church last Monday night, conducted by Leonard Bartle.

DIAMOND JUBILEE ROCK AND ROLL NIGHT: Tickets are now available for a rock ’n roll night to be held in the village hall on Saturday, January 28 at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £6 including pie and pea supper, available from Leonard Bartle 01924 830220. For catering purposes names are required by January 23.

POLICE REPORT: In his report to Crigglestone Parish Council, PS Day said 57 hours had been worked on the safe scheme in December. Police officers had worked 43 hours and PCSOs 14 hours in the month. A total of 38 incidents had been recorded, an increase from November. Recorded crimes included two house burglaries, in Painthorpe and Crigglestone and five other burglaries at Stoney Lane, Newmillerdam and Chapelthorpe. There was one theft from a vehicle in Chapelthorpe and five damages to vehicles. ‘Other thefts’ included thefts of lead flashing, cabling and garden items. Two drug crimes were recorded in Painthorpe. There were a number of calls about anti-social behaviour particularly related to seasonal parties. Safe scheme officers had patrolled on foot and in vehicles.