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In this week’s Express we bring you a special report on Wakefield Council’s plans to slash £67m from its budget over four years. Find out which services could be axed and how the cuts will affect you.

Also in news:

- Residents in Methley found a novel way to protest against plans to shut the village’s library

- Defiant councillors have vowed to fight to keep Castleford Interchange on track after its funding was axed by the Department for Transport.

- A jealous boyfriend who held a knife to his girlfriend’s throat in a booze-fuelled row was jailed for 18-months.

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In sport:

- A full preview of Castleford’s opening Super League game against Wakefield Wildcats at Millenium Magic in Cardiff this weekend.

- Featherstone coach Daryl Powell is expecting a tough test on Sunday in the Northern Rail Cup match at York City Knights, who are coached by former Castleford Tigers boss Dave Woods.

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