In this week’s Express

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This week we lead on a crooked cop who faces jail after stealing massive amounts of seized drugs and conspiring to put them back on the streets.

Also in news:

- Villagers are backing an eight-year-old boy who has leukaemia by fundraising for a charity which has been helping him.

- Police officers in Castleford have been united with firefighters in the town.

- More than 400 penalty notices have been issued across the district during the past academic year.

- A Pontefract private school, which started as a nursery with just a dozen children, has celebrated its 50th anniversary.

- Plus we also explore the region’s liquorice heritage in a double page feature.

In sport:

- Easter misery was heaped on Castleford Tigers with two defeats in four days against Wakefield and St Helens.

- Three-times Challenge Cup winners Featherstone Rovers are set to field a strong side in Sunday’s cup clash against amateurs Thatto Heath.

- Pontefract Squash Club’s James Willstrop has moved back up to number three in the latest world rankings.

- All the latest news and match reports from the local soccer, amateur RL and rugby union scenes.

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