In this week’s Express

WORRIED pupils at Allerton Bywater’s Brigshaw High School have joined a search for missing classmate Benjamin Manning, who failed to return home after a night out in Wakefield on Friday.

The Express understands students at the Brigshaw Lane school took to the streets on a teacher-training day yesterday to look for the 17-year-old – known as Ben – who hasn’t been seen or heard from since the early hours of Saturday morning.

Also in the news:

TWO of the district’s top-rated high schools are the first in the Five Towns to apply for academy status.

Airedale and Castleford High Schools are in the process of converting to new-style academies which would give them independence from Wakefield Council control.

ANGRY mum Lisa McNally is demanding answers after a high-speed police chase on her quiet Knottingley street caused a van to smash into her garden wall.

In sport:

Interviews with Castleford Tigers stars Ryan Hudson and Willie Isa and coach Terry Matterson plus full reports and photographs from last weekend’s matches involving the Tigers and Featherstone Rovers.

News of an injury setback for Featherstone and details of their new squad numbers for 2011.

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