In this week’s Express

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This week we lead on a farmer who suffered burns to his face after he tried to save his farm from being wrecked by arsonists for a third time in just four years.

Also in news:

- A new website detailing a complete breakdown of cancer statistics has revealed higher than average lung cancer rates across the district.

- An angry Castleford family have accused Wakefield Council of ‘disrespect’ after a huge pile of earth was dumped on their father’s grave.

- Moves are being made to evict a group of travellers who have set up camp on the site of the former Pontefract fire station.

- A great-grandfather in remission from cancer turned have-a-go hero to stop a thief terrorising staff and a customer at his local shop.

- We also have a full round-up of A-level results.

In sport:
- A full preview of Featherstone’s Kingstone Press Championship home clash against Whitehaven on Thursday evening.

- Featherstone Rovers are ready to take London’s place if the Broncos pull out of Super League next season.

- Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell praised his side’s character after their thrilling 46-34 win over Bradford Bulls.

- A full report and photographs from last Sunday’s race meeting at Pontefract.

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

In promotions:

- Free entry for children at Knowsley Safari Park.

- Children eat free at Frankie and Benny’s.