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In this week’s Express

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This week we have dramatic pictures of a fire which tore through a taxi office in Castleford town centre and meant residents were forced to leave their homes and shops closed.

Also in news:

- Generous residents have raised more than £10,000 to help pay for a dream wedding for a dad-of-two diagnosed with cancer.

- Residents fear someone could be killed if plans for a new housing estate in Pontefract are approved.

- Homeowners living near the proposed new £135m Castleford Tigers stadium development fear increased traffic coming to the site could put lives at risk.

- Staff absence, low expectations of pupils and poor achievement are just some of the issues that have led to Purston E-Act Academy being placed into special measures by Ofsted.

In sport:

- All the latest news from Castleford Tigers who will be aiming to continue their best ever start in Super League when they visit big spenders Salford City Reds on Sunday.

- Featherstone Rovers coach John Bastian says his side will have to be mentally focused for a big challenge when they travel to in-form Doncaster on Sunday.

- Pontefract Squash Club players figure prominently among the seedings for the English Junior Squash Championships that take place from Friday until Sunday in Winchester.

- A full round up of soccer, amateur rugby league and rugby union reports, plus two pages of junior sport news.

In promotions:

- Win an iPad Air.

 

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