In this week’s Express

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In this week’s Express, we report how tributes have poured in for a former Featherstone St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School pupil who was on her way to a hen party with 20 friends when she was killed in a smash on the M62.

Bethany Jones, 18, died when the minibus she was travelling in collided with a lorry last Friday near junction 32.

See pages 3, 6 and 7 for our special report.

Also in the news...

– Union members across Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust are set to be balloted for strike action as part of a long-running pay dispute.

– A police officer from Castleford was found hanging in the grounds of a school the day after being arrested, an inquest was told.

– A Pontefract family claim their lives have been made a misery after buying a “nightmare” property from Bellway Homes.

In sport...

– Castleford have lodged a complaint with the RFL after Salford City Reds had 14 players on the field for a crucial spell in Saturday’s Super League game that the Tigers lost 34-30.

– Featherstone Rovers coach Daryl Powell believes there have been “some really positive signs” in his side’s last two matches against Halifax and London Broncos.

– England under 19 international Taminder Gata-Aura won a high quality Pontefract Squash Club men’s championship final.

– Three pages of news from the local cricket scene, plus a full round up of local soccer, amateur rugby and junior sport news.

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