In this week’s Express

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This week we lead on a multi-million pound link road which will pave the way for thousands of new homes and hundreds of job, according to council bosses.

Also in news:

- The family of Chelsea Hyndman have talked exclusively to the Express about their reaction to the conviction of her boyfriend Luke Walker for causing her death.

- A teacher from Ackworth has gone on trial accused of raping a 15-year-old pupil he was alleged to have been having a secret affair with.

- A hair salon in Castleford claims new parking restrictions which came into force this week will damage its business.

- A baby boom, new homes and an increase in the number of migrants coming into the area has left some schools bursting at the seams.

In sport:

- Castleford coach Daryl Powell believes the Tigers can heap more misery on his former club Leeds Rhinos if they make a good start to Friday night’s Super League game at Headingley.

-Featherstone Rovers are set to welcome back stand-off Andy Kain for Sunday’s home match against Doncaster.

- A full list of entries for next week’s qualifying matches for Castleford and District Crown Green Bowling Association’s annual festival.

- Pontefract Squash Club’s Sam Todd won his first national championship when he claimed the English under 11 title.

- All the news from the local cricket scene, plus a full round up of local soccer, amateur rugby and junior sports news.

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