In this week’s Express

Week 39
Week 39

In this week’s Express we lead on a grandmother battling cancer who has been told she is fit to work by a Department for Work and Pensions tribunal – despite the fact she has had part of her lung removed and is undergoing chemotherapy.

Also in the news:

– Angry mum Gemma Smith claims her young son was not allowed outside during school play time because of his “extreme” hairstyle.

– Thousands of residents across the district are being pushed into debt in the wake of the bedroom tax, new figures show.

– Rugby chiefs have joined forces with a Knottingley school to give their stars of the future access to first class facilities.

In sport:

– Match report and reaction to Featherstone Rovers’ heartbreaking play-off semi-final defeat

– All the latest Castleford Tigers news including reports that one player’s proposed move has hit a snag

– Comprehensive local football round-up

– All the latest from the local rugby league scene, including a vital win for Castleford Panthers

– Teenage motocross star Jordan Eccles is crowned British champion

– Pontefract Squash Club celebrates European title success

In promotions:

– Money off Yorkshire produce at Tesco

– Hot 100, 32-page guide to who’s who in Yorkshire

– Vote for your Cute Kids in the 12 to 23 months category