In this week’s Express

Week 9
Week 9

In this week’s Express we report how a Castleford deputy headteacher suffered fatal axe and stab wounds and her daughter was stabbed to death in a frenzied attack at their Garforth home.

An inquest into the deaths of 31-year-old Sarah Laycock – a teacher at Wheldon Infant School – and her eight-year-old daughter Abigail Miller opened last Friday at Leeds Coroner’s Court.

Also in the news:

- Hopeful campaigners have stepped up their bid to save an under-threat neighbourhood nursery in Pontefract.

- A grieving son said he is “disgusted” at council cemetery workers who he claims left a pile of earth on his mother’s grave while digging a nearby plot.

- A concerned mum is warning rabbit owners about keeping their pets safe after her daughters’ two bunnies went missing from their hutch in Pontefract.

In sport:

- All the latest news from Castleford Tigers including a full preview of Friday’s home Super League match against Leeds Rhinos and a match report and action photographs from last Sunday’s game against Wigan Warriors.

- Details of changes to Featherstone’s line-up for Sunday’s Northern Rail Cup home match against Batley Bulldogs plus a report and photographs from last weekend’s astonishing 34-32 win at Halifax.

- Pontefract squash star James Willstrop is back on top of the world after reclaiming the number one ranking.

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