In this week’s Pontefract and Castleford Express

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This week we lead on a joint operation between police and council where £15,000 worth of stolen industrial equipment and four horses were seized from a traveller camp in Knottingley.

Also in news:

- Devoted mum Adele Willis has launched a campaign to lower the age of smear tests after her ‘beautiful’ daughter died just months after doctors told her she was too young for a test.

- Campaigners fighting against possible fracking across the Five Towns have stepped up their fight after further potential sites were identified.

- Plans for a new £2.9m cycleway and walking route linking Castleford and Wakefield will be discussed at a council meeting next week.

- Long-awaited work to replace Pontefract’s Town End junction with two roundabouts is expected to be complete by the end of next month.

In sport:

- Their top four bid may be over, but Castleford Tigers players will not be “putting the cue in the rack” just yet according to head coach Daryl Powell.

- Coach Jon Sharp wants Featherstone’s players to play their part in contributing to a memorable day for the club at Big Fellas Stadium on Sunday.

- Methley defied the wet weather around on Saturday as they won their final match of the season to go down in history as the last Premiership champions in the Central Yorkshire League.

In promotions:

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