In this week’s Pontefract and Castleford Express

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This week we lead on a teenage girl who says she’s been left scarred for life after being smashed in the face with a glass in a Castleford bar.

Also in news:

- Pioneering photographer Betty Beaumont – who captured important moments in the lives of families in Pontefract for 50 years – has died, aged 94.

- Homeowner Nicholas Brooks fears a child could be killed because of inconsiderate parking near De Lacy Primary School in Pontefract.

- Business owner Paul Meakin claims work at Pontefract’s Town End junction could lead to a ‘disastrous’ fall in takings at his garden centre.

- Business secretary Vince Cable is expected to decide today whether to grant state aid and save Kellingley Colliery from closure.

In sport:

- Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell wants his players to show they can back up last week’s Super League win against Salford when they host Hull FC on Friday night.

- Featherstone Rovers are set to welcome back key players for Friday’s Championship clash at Dewsbury Rams.

- Reaction and match reports from last weekend’s matches involving Castleford Tigers and Featherstone Rovers.

- The English Junior Championships in Birmingham worked out badly for Pontefract’s Squash Club’s leading juniors.

- A full round up of rugby union, amateur rugby league and football match reports, plus two pages of junior sport news.

In promotions:

- Half price entry to Flamingo Land.