In this week’s Express

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WE report on Pontefract man Alan Parker who has been jailed for life for attempting to rape a 15-year-old girl in an alley.

Also in news:

Airedale, Ferry Fryston and Cutsyke have topped the table of the most deprived areas in the Wakefield district, according to a new report.

Ackworth Library has been saved after volunteers won a council grant to keep the service running.

A Pontefract teenager has become one of the youngest school governors in the country.

In sport:

Castleford Tigers unveil their new away kit and have signed up their youngest-ever member.

Featherstone Rovers stage their 2013 home shirt launch on Thursday evening.

Glass Houghton Welfare soccer club have appointed a new manager while former Leeds United captain Brendon Ormsby’s 22-month reign as manager of Pontefract Collieries has ended by mutual consent with the club.

All the latest news and match reports from the local soccer and rugby scenes including photographs from Nevison Leap’s win against Knottingley Rockware in the Castleford and Featherstone ARL David Poulter Open Cup semi-final.

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