In this week’s Express

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In this week’s Express we report on the sentencing of a teenager who stabbed a 16-year-old girl 26 times after sexually assaulting her.

Also in news:

- Residents are being urged to back a last-ditch campaign to stop council chiefs from selling Knottingley’s Throstle Farm J&I School – so it can be used by the community.

- Find our why football legend Sir Geoff Hurst visited Featherstone.

- And read our two-page special report on the local elections - with the full story and reaction.

In competitions and promotions:

- Get 3 for 2 on wristbands at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

- Children eat free at La Donna Pazza.

- 20% off Mobile Childcare.

- Free Justin Bieber stickers and sticker album

In sport:

- Castleford Tigers coach Terry Matterson says his side will need to be at their best in Friday night’s testing Super League game at Warrington Wolves.

- Featherstone Rovers are set to have new signing Kirk Netherton in their line-up for Sunday’s home game against Halifax.