In this week’s Express

Front week 29
Front week 29

IN this week’s Express we report on how two carers allegedly caught on camera subjecting an 89-year-old dementia sufferer to “physical and mental abuse” have appeared in court.

Also in news:

- Council chiefs are urging community leaders to step up and save under-threat libraries from the axe.

- A mum-of-two who claimed animals were “her life” has been banned from keeping horses for ten years after causing “unnecessary suffering” to her pets.

- Bosses at Pontefract’s Prince of Wales Hospice have paid tribute to the care centre’s patron Eva Rausing, who was found dead at her London home last week.

- Thousands of residents flocked to see colourful, creative and wacky floats sail through Knottingley during the town’s 85th annual carnival.

Sport:

- All the latest news from Castleford Tigers and Featherstone Rovers including full previews of this weekend’s matches.

- Action photographs from Featherstone’s 68-0 win over Hunslet Hawks last weekend.

- A full round up, photographs and scorecards from last weekend’s local cricket matches.

Competitions and promotions:

- Win a virgin balloon flight for two worth £500

- Buy one get one free at Abdul’s in Pontefract.

- £5 off Frankie & Benny’s at Xscape.