In this week’s Pontefract and Castleford Express

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This week we lead on what motorists have described as ‘four days of madness’ after four crashes in as many days at Town End junction in Pontefract.

Also in news:

- A takeaway driver was seriously injured following an assault outside a Pontefract pub.

- Plans to build a supermarket and B&M Bargains store on the site of the former Crystal Drinks site in Featherstone could create 120 jobs.

- Unqualified staff could be hired to teach some of the district’s most vulnerable children.

- Masked raiders assaulted a security guard and stole more than £10,000 in a smash and grab raid at the Asda supermarket in Glass Houghton.

In sport:

- Castleford Tigers boss Daryl Powell has urged his players to build on their Magic Weekend mauling of Wakefield Wildcats.

- Coach Andy Hay says Featherstone Rovers will have to be at their best if they are to beat old rivals Halifax at Big Fellas Stadium on Saturday.

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

- A full list of entrants for next week’s Castleford Bowls Festival qualifying matches.

- A preview of Pontefract’s second evening race meeting of the season next Monday.

- Three pages of news from the local cricket scene.

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