To celebrate Carers week Pontefract and Castleford MP Yvette Cooper made her way to the Prince of Wales Hospice to support a national campaign aimed at highlighting the work carers do.
Castleford’s ‘first lady ’– former councillor Winifred McLoughlin – has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
A former Airedale High School student has died following an alleged assault outside a working men’s club.
Staff at a Castleford charity say they are ‘sickened’ after thieves swiped computer equipment and caused thousands of pounds worth of damage.
Four store workers will take to the saddle this weekend in a bid to raise thousands of pounds for cancer charities.
A mountain rescue team, which covers Wakefield, Castleford and Dewsbury, has found a new home.
Pit bosses say they are nearing a deal to save Kellingley Colliery from closure.
This week we lead on the father of a young mum accused of causing or allowing the death of her baby who told a jury his daughter’s partner was ‘violent’.
Controversial plans to close Leeds children’s heart surgery unit have been suspended.
A trio of fundraisers will be lacing up their hiking boots to trek the county’s three peaks for charities close to their hearts.
Tributes to former Wakefield Trinity, Castleford, Normanton and Leeds rugby league player John Burke
A former Wakefield Trinity player who had a reputation as one of the “baddest men in rugby league” has died.
Castleford Sea Cadets hope that moving to a new, bigger base will lead to more youngsters signing up and getting involved.
A Castleford father and son who are trekking across the Sahara desert have received a fundraising boost from Larks Hill J&I School.
A baby boom, new homes and an increase in the number of migrants coming into the area has left some schools bursting at the seams.
Air cadets from across the region marched to success when they took part in a regional competition.
Dedicated fundraiser Sue Marley is taking to the sky in a bid to raise yet more cash for charity in memory of her daughter.
The family of Chelsea Hyndman have talked exclusively to the Express about their reaction to the conviction of her boyfriend Luke Walker for causing her death.
A keen cyclist has slammed a supermarket for removing its bicycle racks from the front of the store.
This week we lead on a multi-million pound link road which will pave the way for thousands of new homes and hundreds of job, according to council bosses.
A hair salon in Castleford claims new parking restrictions which came into force this week will damage its business.
A Pontefract gym – saved from closure earlier this year – officially opened last week after a major revamp.
Cult comedy musical Little Shop of Horrors comes to Castleford this month as Encore Theatre Company stages it next week at Phoenix Theatre in Airedale.
A man trapped in his car was rescued by firefighters after an M62 smash.
Three sisters from Castleford will take to the streets of Leeds next month to raise cash for a charity close to their hearts.
A Castleford couple are keeping the memory of their son alive with a special family event at Whitwood Golf Club on Saturday.
Talented young musicians bagged a spot on a festival stage following a battle of the bands competition.
The family of Castleford woman Chelsea Hyndman have released a statement in response to her boyfriend’s conviction for causing her death.
The man accused of killing Castleford woman Chelsea Hyndman has been convicted of causing her death.
In this week’s Express we report how the mother of Castleford woman Chelsea Hyndman has given evidence at the trial of the man accused of causing her daughter’s death in Crete three years ago.1 comment
Committed air cadets from Castleford moved a step closer to achieving their Duke of Edinburgh Award after walking more than 26 miles.
Community champion Alison Drake will attend the Queen’s coronation 60th anniversary service at Westminster Abbey in London next week.
The family of Castleford woman Chelsea Hyndman are preparing to travel to Crete to see the man accused of causing her death go on trial next week.
MPs Yvette Cooper and Jon Trickett will hand over more than 500 responses to health bosses tomorrow on proposed changes to hospital services.
Big-hearted Ruby Hodlin will be taking her teddy bear to Pontefract Park next month after asking her mum if she could raise money for her friend who has cerebral palsy.
A Castleford haulage firm is calling for Yorkshire Water to take action after it was flooded for the fifth time in two years.
Motorists across the district face delays later this month when roadworks take place.
Fashion forward pupils from The King’s School in Pontefract have snapped up an award for their savvy style skills.
This week we lead on the hundreds of jobs at risk at Kellingley Colliery as bosses fight to save the pit from closure.
Castleford woman Sharna Child is taking a short cut to raising cash for charity when she has her head shaved as part of a fun day she has organised to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Castleford man Trevor Wainwright is hosting a poetry evening in Leeds next month .
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