This week we lead on workers at Kellingley Colliery who have held top-level government talks in a bid to secure a long-term future for the site – despite fresh fears of an imminent closure.
Also in news:
- School governor Marjory Young has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
- Wakefield Council is promising to prioritise fixing the district’s roads – but it is going to cost £20m more than they thought last year.
- Campaigners have vowed to continue their fight against plans for a waste incinerator in Castleford, even though the project is due to be rejected by council chiefs.
- Police have teamed up with Castleford Heritage Trust in a bid to keep the history of the town’s former police station alive.
- We also have picture spreads from Darrington Feast and Fair as well as Badsworth and Darrington scarecrow festivals.
- All the latest news from Castleford Tigers who expect to welcome back key players as they bid to beat St Helens for the first time for six years on Sunday.
- New signing Liam Kent is set make his Featherstone Rovers debut in Sunday’s match at Workington Town.
- Methley are the new leaders in the Central Yorkshire Cricket League’s Premiership.
- A full preview of Pontefract’s first Sunday race meeting of the season this weekend.
- Two pages of junior sport and a full round up of bowls, soccer and amateur rugby league reports.
- Free England shirt for every reader.
- Win a 40-inch HD television.