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This week we lead on two men who have appeared in court charged with causing the death of former St Wilfrid’s High School student Bethany Jones in a crash on the M62 at Castleford.

Also in news:

- Leeds United star Paul Green is hoping a new state-of-the-art indoor football centre in Knottingley will be a training ground for stars of the future.

- A nurse who lived a lavish lifestyle after stealing more than £127k from her dementia-suffering mum’s bank account has been jailed for 18 months.

- Divers recovered the body of man in the Knottingley and Goole Canal in Ferrybridge.

- Organisers of Pontefract Music Festival are urging more people to take part in this year’s event or it could be the last.

In sport:

- Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell is looking forward to his first return to his old club Featherstone Rovers for Sunday’s pre-season derby clash.

- Featherstone Rovers continued their impressive pre-season form under new coach John Bastian by beating Halifax but the victory came at a cost with injuries to Matt Nicholson and Liam Walmsley.

- Pontefract Squash Club’s players were in outstanding form in the junior inter county championships.

- A full round up of soccer, amateur rugby league and rugby union match reports plus junior sports news and reports.

 

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