In this week’s Express

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In this week’s Express we report how bosses at the new £60m Pontefract Hospital – which shut its accident and emergency department at night three months ago – are under increased fire over controversial plans to draft in army medics and a £20m funding black hole.

Also in the news:

- Outraged residents and community leaders have vowed to fight proposals for 250 new houses in Pontefract.

- Town councillors take the reins of Featherstone’s market to secure its future.

- Inspirational youngster Zara McGuinness – who fought back after being mauled by a dog – has launched a charity to help underprivileged families across the Five Towns.

In sport:

- All the latest news from Castleford Tigers including coach Ian Millward’s reaction to Sunday’s pre-season defeat at Wakefield.

- First-team places will be up for grabs when Featherstone Rovers take on Hull in Thursday night’s pre-season game at Bigfellas Stadium.

In competitions and promotions:

- Buy one six inch sub at Subway and get one free

- £10 holiday offer

- Free Featherstone Rovers’ fixtures wall chart

- Send your Valentine’s Day texts