In this week’s Pontefract and Castleford Express

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In this week’s Express we lead on the march and rally by campaigners to persuade the government to keep Kellingley Colliery open.

Also in news:

- A day of live music helped raise money for a little boy who has cerebral palsy.

- Market traders in Pontefract are celebrating after being crowned the joint best small indoor market in the country.

- A teenager threatened revellers with weapons and assaulted a man during nights out in Pontefract.

- Council bosses will decide on whether to grant planning permission for a new stadium for Castleford Tigers at a meeting later this month.

In sport:

- All the latest news from Castleford Tigeres ahead of Sunday’s opening Super League clash of the season against Wakefield Wildcats at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle.

- Australian Jy Hitchcox will make his Featherstone Rovers debut in Saturday’s friendly at Castleford amateur club Lock Lane.

- Action photographs, match report and reaction from Lock Lane’s stunning 64-0 win over Sharlston Rovers in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup.

- A full round up of rugby union, amateur rugby league and football match reports, plus all the latest news from Pontefract Squash Club.

In promotions:

- Free four-page Castleford Tigers season preview supplement.