In this week’s Pontefract and Castleford Express

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This week we lead on the hundreds of children in Castleford who have been left with nowhere to play after vandals trashed two parks in the town.

Also in news:

- Committed Castleford Tigers volunteer Elsie Jarvis could be recognised for her tireless work after being shortlisted for a Super League award.

- Workers at Kellingley Colliery have hit out at the pit’s owners after they claim no-one thanked them as they left the site for the final time.

- The mother of seven-year-old Ben Kelly - who was seriously injured in a car crash while on holiday - has thanked people for their support.

- A £98,000 gym with specially adapted equipment for disabled people will open at Featherstone Rovers’ Big Fellas Stadium next year.

In sport:

- Castleford Tigers star Luke Gale has played down talk of revenge against Ben Westwood when he returns with his Warrington Wolves side to the Mend-A-Hose Jungle tonight.

- Youngsters Kyran Johnson and Bradley Knowles-Tagg will keep their places in Featherstone’s team for Sunday’s Championship Shield match at Doncaster.

- Featherstone Lions kept the pressure on National Conference League Division Two leaders Millom by running in 11 tries in a 62-4 win at Stanley Rangers.

- A terrific century from Harry Anderson enabled Methley to stretch their lead by a point at the top of the Central Yorkshire League’s Premiership on Saturday.