In this week’s Pontefract and Castleford Express

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This week the mum of a teenage girl who was sexually abused by a 48-year-old man has spoken to the Express.

Also in news:

- Caring Castleford youngster Ruby Jones has won an award after using her musical talent to raise more than £1,000 for charity.

- Wakefield Council made £1.18m from parking charges in 2013/14 - 18 per cent more than the previous year.

- Staff and pupils at Oakfield Park School in Ackworth are celebrating after the school was judged as outstanding by Ofsted inspectors.

- An armed robber has been jailed for ten-and-a half years after a five-day campaign of terror in which he carried out raids on five shops and petrol stations across the district.

- A man has been detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act for a frenzied knife attack on his friend.

In sport:

- Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell is happy with his team’s pre-season work ahead of the 2015 Super League campaign.

- All the latest news from Featherstone Rovers including full details of a new signing.

- Two Pontefract Squash Club youngsters have been seeded for the British Junior Open Championships in Sheffield.

- A full round up of soccer, amateur rugby league and rugby union reports, plus comprehensive coverage of junior sport.

In promotions:

- Free Christmas TV guide.