In this week’s Express

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This week we lead on long-awaited plans for a £5m overhaul of Castleford bus station which have finally been submitted.

Also in news:

- Prince Charles visited a food processing plant near Pontefract on Monday - the day he became a grandfather.

- Miners and widows across the district face having their concessionary fuel allowance permanently scrapped by pit bosses.

- Staff at Castleford’s Homebase say they are “angry” after being told the store may close in September.

- Two schools in Airedale could merge to provide better facilities and improve education standards, say council bosses.

In sport:

- Three Castleford Tigers forwards were injured in last Sunday’s 48-32 defeat at Huddersfield.

- Coach Ryan Sheridan says table-toppers Featherstone Rovers will not take bottom team Swinton Lions lightly in Sunday’s game.

- Photographs and a full report from Friday’s Pontefract race meeting plus a preview of this Sunday’s meeting at the course.

- 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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