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In this week’s Express we report how police have branded it a ‘miracle’ no-one was killed when live electricity cables were left dangling from power pylons in Knottingley after thieves struck.

Around £15,000 of copper electric conductor cable – which can carry hundreds of volts per metre – was stolen from pylons at the rear of Crowder Chemicals, at the bottom of Common Lane.

Also in the news:

– A multi-million pound youth complex in Airedale finally opened its doors to youngsters this week.

– Campaigners across the Five Towns have renewed their fight to save children’s heart surgery in Leeds after closure plans were delayed by a health watchdog on Tuesday.

– Determined staff at Pontefract’s Remploy factory are back at the picket lines over plans to close the site – and a third protest is on the cards.

In sport:

– All the latest news from Castleford Tigers and Featherstone Rovers including a full preview of Featherstone’s clash against Halifax in Sunday’s Northern Rail Cup final at Blackpool.

– Action photographs from Castleford’s and Featherstone’s matches last weekend.

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

– Photographs and a full report from Pontefract’s race meeting last Friday and a full preview of this Sunday’s meeting.

In promotions:

– BOGOF at Subway in Pontefract

– Two-for-one at Alton Towers

– Eight page Race for Life supplement