In this week’s Express

editorial image

This week we lead on terrified shop owners who say they are living in fear after “racist yobs” threatened to burn down their store in Airedale.

Also in news:

- A teenager gave birth after only discovering she was pregnant when she went into labour.

- District hospital bosses have talked about their plans to cope with winter demand as an MPs report raises concerns about A&E staffing across the country.

- A family is organising a charity ball to raise cash for Leeds Children’s Heart Surgery Fund after their baby son had a life-saving operation.

- Work on a £200,000 improvement plan in Ferrybridge is underway as work on a new roundabout at Dish Hill starts.

In sport:

- One of Castleford Tigers’ most consistent players this year is unlikely to play again this season because of a serious knee injury.

- Featherstone Rovers will aim to bounce back from a shock defeat against Swinton when they visit Workington on Sunday.

- Photographs and a full report from last Sunday’s Pontefract race meeting plus a preview of next Wednesday’s Ladies’ Day 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.

In promotions:

- Free eight page Kids’ Express supplement including games, puzzles, a comic strip and voting for our Haribo taste tester competition.

- Two for one entry at Alton Towers.

- Children eat free at Frankie and Benny’s.

- Cute Kids photo competition gets underway.

- 20 per cent off entry at Diggerland.