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In this week’s Pontefract and Castleford Express

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This week we lead on long-awaited work to turn Pontefract’s notorious Town End junction back to two roundabouts which is finally expected to start in January.

Also in news:

- People living in Castleford have been left baffled by the width of newly-painted bicycle lanes on Wheldon Road.

- A planned shake-up of NHS jobs could leave Pontefract Hospital with no security guards, a union claims.

- Castleford youngster Cameron Harper - who has cerebral palsy - has been selected for NHS trials of an operation to help him walk for the first time.

- We also have a double page spread on the latest at Kellingley Colliery after workers said they have been left “deflated” after scrapping an employee buyout deal to save the pit.

In sport:

- Castleford coach Daryl Powell is looking for a ‘very professional performance’ from his team against bottom team London on Sunday.

- Featherstone coach Andy Hay wants his side to find more consistency ahead of a tough run-in to their league campaign.

- A full report and photographs from Pontefract’s race meeting last Sunday plus a preview of next Wednesday’s Ladies’ Day meeting.

- Pontefract Squash Club’s James Willstrop struck silver in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this week..

- Two pages of news from the local cricket scene, plus a round up of soccer, amateur rugby league, bowls, angling, athletics, pigeon racing, speedway and pool news.

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