In this week’s Express

In this week’s Express we bring you the news that violent stepdad Kyle Bake who inflicted a catalogue of injuries on his girlfriend’s baby son has been jailed for ten years.

Also in news:

- We reveal plans to change the shift patterns at Castleford fire station, which would see the station manned during the day but with firefighters “on call” in a nearby house during the night.

- Pontefract Racecourse assistant manager Richard Hammill speaks of his horror as he was caught up in the Christchurch earthquake while on holiday in New Zealand.

- Find out how a radical overhaul of council services could see private sector companies and volunteer groups running the district’s parks and libraries.

In competitions and promotions:

- Get arty for the royal party and design a card for the royal wedding couple.

- Check out our flight offer!

- 15% off at the Autonomy store

- Free N Power Championship sticker packet and album

In sport:

- Featherstone Rovers boss Daryl Powell believes his injury-hit team can defy the absence of key forwards to win their opening league match at Leigh Centurions on Thursday night.

- Coach Terry Matterson wants Super League table-toppers Castleford Tigers to keep their feet firmly on their ground ahead of Saturday’s home clash against Catalan Dragons.