In this week’s Express

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IN this week’s Express we report how a courageous duo dived into a pond to save a man who was trapped in his sinking car after it careered off a road in Ackworth.

Also in news:

- The heartbroken family of a six-year-old girl who died after fighting a rare form of leukaemia are urging residents to “give the gift of life” by joining the bone marrow register in the new year.

- Cash help to restore Pontefract’s architectural heritage will be available in the new year from a £1.5m regeneration fund.

- An independent review will be carried out to see if Pontefract Hospital’s accident and emergency department can be reopened at night.

In sport:

- All the latest news from Castleford Tigers including a full match report on the Boxing Day victory over Bradford Bulls, plus action photographs and reaction from new coach Ian Millward.

- Three of Featherstone’s close-season signings will make their debuts in the New Year’s Day match against Hunslet Hawks at Bigfellas Stadium.

- Pontefract Squash Club’s James Willstrop will be aiming to maintain his recent sensational form in the World Series Finals at the prestigious Queen’s Club in West London next week.

In promotions:

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