In this week’s Pontefract and Castleford Express

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This week we lead on an exclusive interview with the family of Chelsea Hyndman after they slammed the sentence given to her boyfriend Luke Walker - who was convicted of killing her at a retrial hearing last week - as “ridiculous.”

Also in news:

- More than 2,000 jobs could be created as part of plans for two new distribution warehouses in Knottingley.

- A monument marking Pontefract’s links with the Magna Carta could be unveiled in the town this summer.

- A multi-million pound plan will ‘revitalise and transform’ Castleford over the next five years, council bosses have claimed.

- Rail services between Pontefract and Leeds will double from 2017 thanks to government funding.

In sport:

- Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell reckons his players owe supporters a much improved performance against Salford Red Devils on Friday night after their poor display at Huddersfield last week.

- Three-times Challenge Cup winners Featherstone Rovers are aiming for a good run in this season’s competition, starting with Saturday’s trip to Whitehaven.

- An interview with Featherstone Lions coach Jamie Rooney ahead of Friday’s Challenge Cup tie against York City Knights at Big Fellas Stadium when amateurs Lions hope to pull off an upset.

- Two victories have lifted Pontefract Collieries back to the top of Toolstation NCE League Division One.

- A full round up of junior rugby league match reports, plus all the latest news from the amateur rugby league and football scenes.

In promotions:

- Half-price entry to Flamingo Land.