In this week’s Express

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We lead on a detective from Castleford who is accused of stealing thousands of pounds of seized drugs and conspiring to sell them with his brother.

Also in news:

Wildlife volunteers have spoken of their shock as a swan was shot and killed in front of them in Knottingley.

Five men – including two amateur rugby league players – have been in court for attacking an off-duty police officer on a train.

Talks continue to avert further strike action at Pontefract Hospital.

We also have a special feature on the retained fire service in Featherstone.

In sport:

Castleford Tigers insist the club’s future is secure after being rocked by a second high profile resignation.

Featherstone Rovers prop Tim Spears is poised for a first-team return after shoulder surgery

Prize money at Pontefract racecourse’s 16-race programme this season will be over £1 million - an increase of 34 per cent on last year.

All the latest news and match reports from the local soccer, amateur RL and rugby union scenes, plus a full round-up of local junior sport.

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