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This week we lead on staff at a Pontefract engineering company - due to close at the end of this month - who have vowed to fight to save their jobs.

Also in news:

- A nine-year-old girl has been left heartbroken after thieves stole hundreds of pounds worth of children’s raffle prizes from a charity shop she set up in Featherstone.

- A man who run a counterfit operation selling UGG boots from the back of his corner shop in Castleford has been spared jail.

- Double Paralympic gold medallist Ellie Simmons made a splash when she visited a primary school.

- A Pontefract bride-to-be who was conned out of hundreds of pounds on a Facebook site says she’s glad the woman behind the scam has been jailed.

- Free childcare places at the district’s top nurseries will be offered to thousands of disadvantaged two-year-old children.

In sport:

- Unbeaten Featherstone Rovers face their hardest test so far this season when they visit champions Sheffield Eagles on Thursday night.

- Castleford coach Ian Millward is happy to be back at the Wish Communications Stadium on Sunday when the Tigers host London Broncos.

- All the latest news and match reports from the local soccer, amateur RL and rugby union scenes, plus a full round-up of local junior sport.

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