In this week’s Pontefract and Castleford Express

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This week our front page story is about two bronze sculptures by Castleford-born Henry Moore – which were owned by Hollywood star Lauren Bacall – that are expected to sell for more nearly $1m at auction next week.

Also in news:

- Business owner Andy Barker claims the closure of Spittal Hardwick Lane is having a “disastrous” effect on his firm.

- Pontefract RAF pilot David Millett flew the last remaining troops out of Camp Bastion as Britain’s 13-year war in Afghanistan came to an end this week.

- A care home worker feared she was going to be killed by the “cowardly” knifeman who stabbed her.

- X Factor singer Jack Walton - who made it through the third weekend of live shows - says he’s ‘representing the whole of Cas.’

In sport:

- Featherstone Rovers are set to launch their new home shirt next week after signing a deal with kit suppliers XBlades.

- Castleford Tigers stars Michael Shenton and Daryl Clark, along with former club favourites Joe Westerman and Brett Ferres, have retained their place in the England squad for the second Four Nations game against Australia this Sunday.

- Lock Lane booked a trip to Siddal in the National Conference Premier Division elimination play-offs on Saturday after a strong finish brought them a 21-20 victory in last weekend’s clash with Thatto Heath Crusaders.

- All the action from the local football scene.

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