In this week’s Express

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AN Ackworth man has been charged with the murder of a 22-year-old former soldier Ian Smith. Also in this week’s Express:

- Millions of pounds will be spent on regeneration projects in Featherstone, starting with the opening of the town’s long-awaited new supermarket.

- Read a special report on council chief executives’ pay, find out who earns more than the prime minister and read about the new Localism Bill.

- A teenager with severe autism and learning difficulties overcame personal challenges to achieve a Duke of Edinburgh award.

In promotions:

- Free child entry at the Magna and Jorvic Viking Centre

- Get a free driving lesson

- Win cinema tickets

In sport:

- Castleford Tigers star Richard Owen is set to start his comeback after a 12-month injury lay-off

- Injury-hit Featherstone Rovers announce three new signings

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