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IN this week’s Express we report on how controversial cost-cutting plans could see Pontefract and Castleford’s police station front desks shut at the weekends and overnight.

Also in the news:

- A pair of pensioners with a need for speed have made Castleford their pit stop as they prepare for one of the world’s fastest motorbike races.

- Musical instruments worth thousands of pounds belonging to a Knottingley brass band – which were stolen after a concert at the weekend – have been recovered.

- Devastated grandad Colin Harvey – who had three heart attacks in January – has had the motorbike he was working on to help his recovery stolen from his home in Ackworth.

Sports:

- Castleford Tigers coach Ian Millward is looking for a “massive reaction” in the Magic Weekend game against derby rivals Wakefield Wildcats at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on Saturday after the club’s worst-ever Super League defeat at Hull KR last weekend.

- Featherstone Rovers are set to welcome back winger Tommy Saxton after injury for Sunday’s Championship game at Hunslet Hawks.

- Action photographs and reaction from Featherstone’s Championship win against York City Knights last weekend.

Promotions and competitions:

- Buy one get one free at Subway in Pontefract

- Half price family photo session

- Two-page preview of Crooked Ways Music Festival

- Vote for your Pub of the Year