In this week’s Express

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This week we lead on swimming pools in Pontefract, Castleford and Knottingley which are all at risk of closure as Wakefield Council looks to make £61m of savings in the next two years.

Also in news:

- Residents say they’re concerned that plans for new homes near Pontefract’s Town End junction could cause more problems at the notorious traffic blackspot.

- A popular pizza shop owner died in the arms of a teenage boy who raced to his rescue.

- Angry residents fighting plans for a £21m new housing estate in Knottingley have made a final plea to planning bosses to reject the application.

- The Only Way is Essex star Joey Essex went back to the jungle when he opened a new adventure golf course in Glass Houghton.

In sport:

- Castleford Tigers expect to be near full strength for this month’s opening Super League game at Bradford Bulls.

- Featherstone Rovers coach John Bastian was delighted with his side’s display in their final pre-season match against Hull FC.

- Lock Lane suffered a shock Challenge Cup defeat after having three players sin-binned, one sent off and conceding 20 penalties against Normanton Knights.

- A full round up of soccer and amateur rugby league reports plus junior sports news and reports.