In this week’s Pontefract and Castleford Express

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This week we lead on detectives investigating the stabbing of worker at a Castleford care home who fear two men may be targeting the homes of vulnerable and elderly people in the town.

Also in news:

- The family of brave Blake Watts have launched a fundraising campaign to raise money for the hospital ward which they say saved his life.

- The first step in the ‘transformation of Castleford’ has been secured after councillors approved plans to demolish the former Nestle factory.

- A Pontefract teenager subjected a 15-year-old girl to a terrifying sex attack after using text messages to trick her to meet him in woodland near a water park.

- A trucker accused of causing the death of a teenager on a hen party trip said he wished he could swap places with the victim.

- We also have a double page spread on Castleford’s very own X Factor star Jack Walton.

In sport:

- Featherstone Rovers head coach Andy Hay admits seeing the fixture list for next season has brought it home just how tough the Championship is going to be in 2015.

- Three players to come through the Castleford Tigers academy system are set to line-up for England against Samoa in the first game in the Four Nations tournament on Saturday.

- Castleford legend Malcolm Reilly OBE has taken his place in Rugby League’s Hall of Fame following an induction at a celebration dinner in Huddersfield last Friday.

- We also have all the latest from junior sport across the area.

In promotions:

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- It’s time to vote your favourite salon in our Salon of the Year competition.