In this week’s Express

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This week we lead on a crooked detective who has been jailed for 23 years after stealing massive amounts of seized drugs and conspiring to put them back on the streets.

Also in news:

- Bosses at Castleford Tigers have announced the permanent appointment of Steve Gill as the club’s chief executive.

- Campaigners have vowed to keep on fighting after plans to build a 1,500-animal pig farm within metres of their homes were given the go ahead by a planning inspector.

- Anti-Thatcherites will gather at Allerton Bywater’s mining memorial next week for an alternative event to mark Margaret Thatcher’s funeral.

- A treasure trove unearthed in an Ackworth garden is to remain in Yorkshire thanks to £49,000 worth of grants and donations.

Plus, we focus on Three Lane Ends Community Primary School in our Schools Focus.

In sport:

- All change at Castleford Tigers as head coach Ian Millward leaves

- All the latest from Featherstone Rovers, including a preview of this

week’s game against Doncaster and head coach Daryl Powell’s view on

the Tetley’s Challenge Cup draw

- In football Glasshoughton Welfare secure their status in the Premier

Division of the Baris NCE League and Pontefract Collieries have not

given up on their promotion bid to join them

- Pontefract set to be base for top squash players

- Plus extensive coverage of the local Amateur Rugby League scene, including National Cup ties

In promotions:

- Free starter at Abdul’s with every main meal

- Get a cuddly Andrex Puppy for just £2.99