In this week’s Express

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IN this week’s Express we reveal how Knottingley and Castleford are national cable theft hotspots – with offences causing hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of chaos on the rail network.

Also in news:

- Police have launched an investigation after a derelict Pontefract pub was gutted in a raging inferno.

- Castleford Tigers’ star Richard Owen has apologised for his actions after being punished for a breach of the club’s code of conduct.

- Knottingley and Pontefract had the highest number of anti-social behaviour orders in the district last month – but police chiefs say they are tackling the problem by “improving confidence” in the community.

- Read our new and improved Ian Clayton column.

- Free Business Express supplement.

In competitions and promotions:

- Rail tickets to London or Edinburgh from £8.

- Baby and Toddler - your last chance to vote.

- Win cinema tickets.

In sport:

- All the latest news from Castleford Tigers including a full preview of Friday night’s pre-season home match against Huddersfield Giants.

- Former Great Britain winger Gareth Raynor makes his Featherstone Rovers debut in Sunday’s pre-season game against his old club Bradford Bulls.

- An exclusive interview with former Castleford Tigers star Simon Middleton who has been appointed backs coach for the Yorkshire rugby union team.