In this week’s Express

Week 27
Week 27

IN this week’s Express, we report on controversial plans to build an energy park at Castleford’s former Hickson and Welch chemical plant – creating thousands of jobs – which have been announced by the site’s owners.

Radical proposals by Aeternum Capital to build ‘Castleford Energy Park’ on land at Wheldon Road are detailed on the company’s website.

A three-page document outlines plans to build a recycling plant on the “contaminated brownfield site” as well as creating a centre for renewable energy, which the company claims will “bring the site back to life.”

Also in the news...

– A woman accused of causing a 15-year-old girl’s death in an incident outside her school has appeared in court.

– A Castleford grandma is appealing for information about her sports star father who she believes competed in the 1936 Olympic Games.

– The family of a disabled grandmother who wasn’t showered for two weeks while admitted to hospital have branded her care as “absolutely atrocious”.

– The four non-executive directors at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust have resigned from the trust board.

In sport...

– All the latest news from Castleford Tigers and Featherstone Rovers including a full preview of Featherstone’s Northern Rail Cup home semi-final against Leigh Centurions on Thursday evening.

– Action photographs and a full report from Pontefract’s race meeting on Monday.

In promotions...

– Cuppa and a scone for £1 at Room Coffee House in Castleford

– Enter our Baby and Toddler competition

– Win tickets to Featherstone Rover

– Win tickets to Pontefract Races