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This week we lead on the father of a young mum accused of causing or allowing the death of her baby who told a jury his daughter’s partner was ‘violent’.

Also in news:

- Former Featherstone mayor Roy Bickerton has walked free from court after admitting falsifying invoices for the town’s war memorial.

- Thousands of elderly and disabled people could be left housebound if a community transport charity is allowed to go bust.

- A teacher from Ackworth wept in court as a jury cleared him of raping a 15-year-old schoolgirl.

- Thousands of elderly and disabled people could be left housebound if a community transport charity is allowed to go bust.

In sport:

- Castleford’s new coach Daryl Powell is relishing his first home match in charge of the Tigers.

- Featherstone Rovers centre Sam Smeaton has resumed training after a long injury lay-off.

- Glasshoughton’s Stuart Thompson and Savile Park’s Karen Portman won Castleford and District Crown Green Bowling Association’s gents and ladies individual merit competitions on Sunday.

-Pontefract Squash Club’s James Willstrop was in impressive form as he led England to victory over Columbia in the first match of the World Team Championships in France.

- All the news from the local cricket scene, plus a full round up of local soccer, amateur rugby and junior sports news.

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