In this week’s Pontefract and Castleford Express

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This week we launch our campaign to raise £25,000 to get wheelchair basketball player Leah Evans to the Paralympic Games in Rio next year.

Also in news:

- Castleford Tigers hope to be in their new stadium for the start of the 2018 season after plans for the new £135m Five Towns Park were given the final go ahead.

- Campaigners fighting plans for diesel powered generators to be built in Pontefract claim the proposals could see ‘toxic fumes’ billowing across schools and homes.

- A care home which was slammed by inspectors for failing to protect the safety of its residents has closed down.

- Selfless neighbour Hazel Richardson has been recognised for her tireless community work on Knottingley’s Warwick Estate.

In sport:

- Featherstone Rovers boss Jon Sharp is delighted that his young side have rewarded supporters for their backing this year by giving them a big day out at a final.

- Castleford Tigers have lifted their suspension on Australian winger Justin Carney.

- The Yorkshire Junior Championships held at Pontefract Squash Club were dominated by the host club.

- In rugby union Pontefract moved up to second place in Yorkshire Two when they edged home 33-30 in a closely contested derby game at home to Castleford.