In this week’s Express

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IN this week’s Express we report how a couple paid cash for a lavish wedding, bought a jet ski and booked a luxury holiday abroad using money netted for storing smuggled tobacco for a criminal gang.

Also in news:

- Viv Nicholson – who vowed to “spend, spend, spend” after winning the pools in 1961 – speaks about her life 50 years on.

- A former Ackworth School pupil who embarked on a high-flying career as a city trader has been charged with a £1.3bn fraud at Swiss banking giant USB.

- A community centre which “keeps children off the streets” has been saved from closure thanks to a £300,000 lottery grant.

- Jubilant campaigners who raised £73,000 to fight plans for a massive opencast mine near Fairburn Ings are celebrating after the developer announced it has shelved the scheme – for now.

In competitions:

- Money off vouchers for essential products at Tesco – including coffee, eggs and tea bags.

- Win tickets to Featherstone Rovers’ Co-operative Championship grand final.

In sport:

- Featherstone Rovers coach Daryl Powell has hailed the “fantastic attitude” of his players after they reached the Championship Grand Final for the second year running.

- Former Castleford Tigers boss Terry Matterson has been officially confirmed as the new assistant coach to Neil Henry at North Queensland Cowboys.

- All the latest news from the local cricket scene including scorecards and round ups of last weekend’s action.