In this week’s Pontefract and Castleford Express

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This week we lead on a teenager who has been locked up for kicking, punching and stamping on a man during a gang attack in the victim’s home.

Also in news:

- Castleford singer Jack Walton breezed through to the next round of the X Factor after wowing judges on the ITV talent show.

- Northern Powergrid has teamed up with Crimestoppers to offer a reward of up to £1,000 for information on metal thieves.

- Youngsters in Castleford will soon be enjoying a new £90k skate park after four years’ hard work by a community group.

- We also have a special report on council plans to transform the Five Towns.

In sport:

- History beckons in France for high-flying Castleford Tigers on Saturday inn their final match of the regular season in Super League.

- After finishjng second in the Kingstone Press Championship, Featherstone Rovers start their quest to reach the Grand Final for the fourth time in five seasons in Sunday’s home play off tie against Halifax.

- Two pages of news from the local soccer scene and two pages of junior rugby league match reports.

- A full round up of cricket, amateur rugby league, rugby union, bowls, angling, pool, golf, horse racing, stock car racing and pigeon racing news.

In promotions:

- £10 rail travel offer.