In this week’s Express we report on plans to transform a pit site into a multi-million pound housing estate, stadium and business park are one step closer to fruition.
The owners of the former Glass Houghton colliery have received a £2.8m boost to prepare the land for development, paving the way for a new car supermarket and more than 200 homes.
Also in the news:
– Former pit bosses have been fined £200,000 for safety breaches which led to the death of miner Gerry Gibson at Kellingley Colliery.
– MP Yvette Cooper has held talks with NHS bosses over proposed funding cuts to local budgets of more than ten per cent next year.
– Arsonists have torched a minibus used by a Pontefract homeless charity and church.
– All the latest on Castleford Tigers, including news of a new contract for a hometown player and pre-season plans confirmed
– Match report on the international game at Featherstone Rovers
– Featherstone’s new coach talks about latest signing and Rovers reveal season memberships are going well
– Comprehensive local football round-up
– Three full pages of junior sport action
– Pontefract Racecourse stages final meeting of 2014 - full report and pictures
– Free £2 rugby league world cup bet
– Win a millionaire’s weekend in Berlin
– Spooktacular £2 off Wakefield’s Obliteration Earth