In this week’s Observer & Advertiser

This week's front page.
This week's front page.

In this week’s Observer & Advertiser, a Drighlington pensioner has been jailed for seven years after being found guilty of historic sexual offences against two young girls.

Also this week:

- A primary school has defended its fundraising policy after asking parents to fill a Smarties tube up with £10 worth of 20p coins and donate it to the school.

- A public meeting will be held tomorrow (Wednesday) evening for people to find out more about the controversial planning application to build 54 homes on a well-used stretch of Churwell greenland.

- Find out what’s in store this weekend as the town prepares for it’s annual St George’s Day Festival.

- A man was arrested after a search at his Drighlington home uncovered cannabis and steroids.

- Gildersome is wanting your scarecrows! Preparations for this year’s village Scarecrow Festival is underway and everyone is being invited to take part.

Read these stories and much more in this week’s Observer & Advertiser, out tomorrow!