In this week’s Express

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IN this week’s Express we report how Castleford Tigers’ star Richard Owen has been arrested in connection with a Boxing Day brawl involving men dressed as Santa Claus.

Also in news:

- The heartbroken family of an Airedale woman who went missing on Christmas Eve have issued a desperate plea for her to come home after an alleged sighting in Leeds.

- Hundreds of worried parents have signed a petition to save a neighbourhood nursery facing the axe.

- Police started the new year by shutting down two cannabis farms at homes in Pontefract and Knottingley.

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In sport:

- All the latest news from Featherstone Rovers including new signing Gareth Raynor and a full match report on the New Year’s Day victory over Hunslet Hawks, plus action photographs and reaction from coach Daryl Powell.

- Castleford Tigers have signed Warrington’s teenage centre Ryan Shaw on loan.

- Pontefract Collieries climbed to the top of NCE League Division One with Monday’s win at neighbours Glasshoughton Welfare.