In this week’s Express

Week 51
Week 51

IN this week’s Express we report on a man who is to receive a royal honour after pulling a crash victim from a car moments before it burst into flames.

Also in news:

- A fire-ravaged school, which lost almost half its buildings in an unsolved arson attack, has reopened after a multi-million pound revamp.

- An artist who picked up his first sketching pencil at a community centre in Ackworth has helped to bring a classic children’s film back to life this Christmas.

- A family from Pontefract have lost all their possessions after a house fire gutted their home, just six days before Christmas.

In sport:

- All the latest news from Castleford Tigers including an exclusive interview with new signing Weller Hauraki who aims to win a place in New Zealand’s squad for the World Cup.

- Featherstone’s newly unveiled home shirt is proving a big hit with Rovers fans, with sales 25 per cent up on last year.

- All the latest news and match reports from the local soccer and rugby scenes including photographs from amateur RL team Brotherton’s win against West Craven.

- Pontefract pool star Darren Appleton gives his reaction after helping holders Europe beat USA in the annual Mosconi Cup tournament

Promotions and competitions:

- Final week of Light Up A Life dedications

- Pontins family breaks for under £75