In this week’s Express

Week 23
Week 23

In this week’s Express we report how determined parents Lee Worrall and Claire Belcher have launched a £500k bid to save the life of their baby son who has a rare form of abdominal cancer.

Twenty-one-month-old Jaiden Worrall was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in April and now his mum and dad are setting out to raise the cash to pay for an operation – which is not available in the UK – because there is only a one-in-five chance Jaiden’s current course of treatment will eliminate the tumour.

Also in the news:

– Pontefract Castle played a major part in the national celebration of the Queen’s diamond jubilee with the lighting of a beacon during an evening of festivities.

– A woman caused neglect that led to the death of her two cats after she abandoned them in a house that was “piled high” with rubbish.

– Family members claim a mum-of-two who suffered complications after an operation might have lived if doctors had acted more quickly.

In sport:

– All the latest news from Castleford Tigers including details of a major new signing.

– Featherstone Rovers have five players back in contention for places in Sunday’s home match against Dewsbury Rams.

– Action photographs and a full report from Pontefract’s latest race meeting on Friday when a horse that was 1-6 on favourite finished second in the evening’s feature race.

In promotions:

– Two-for-one deal at Flowhouse at Xscape

– Great Tesco offers

– Vote for your Pub of the Year

– Four page jubilee special