In this week’s Express

Week 28
Week 28

In this week’s Express we report how a man has appeared in court charged with the attempted rape of a 15-year-old girl.

Allan Parker, 20, of Eastbourne Terrace, Chequerfield, Pontefract, appeared at Pontefract Magistrates’ Court yesterday charged with one count of trying to perform a sex act on the teenager in a ginnel off Pottery Street on Thursday July 5.

Also in the news...

– New Tigers chief executive Steve Ferres has pledged to make Castleford the “best community club in rugby league” after taking over from Richard Wright at the weekend.

– Terrified families were forced to flee their homes following a bomb scare in Castleford.

– Liquorice lovers flocked in their thousands to Pontefract’s annual sweet-themed festival.

In sport...

– All the latest news from Castleford Tigers including an in-depth interview with the club’s new chief executive Steve Ferres.

– A full preview of Featherstone’s Championship home game against Hunslet Hawks on Sunday.

– Action photographs from last weekend’s Castleford Tigers and Featherstone Rovers matches.

– A full round up and photographs from last weekend’s Castleford and District Bowls Festival.

In promotions...

– Free muffin at Cafe Italiano

– Voting form inside for Baby & Toddler