In this week’s Express

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This week we lead on heroic police officers who have been awarded royal honours by a national charity after they braved a bloodbath to save a woman’s life.

Also in news:

- Brave Chloe Moss has started specialised treatment in the US after having a tumour the size of half a house brick removed from her brain.

- Community leaders have launched a report detailing proposals to develop Pontefract town centre for the future.

- MPs from across the district have welcomed a decision by chancellor George Osborne to honour fuel allowance benefits to ex-miners.

- Years of campaigning will finally come to an end when the Castleford Forum opens its doors for the first time next month.

In sport:

- Castleford Tigers captain Michael Shenton and head coach Daryl Powell are backing England to beat New Zealand in Saturday’s World Cup semi-final.

- Featherstone’s head coach John Bastian believes the three Rovers players who played in the World Cup will have benefited from the experience.

- De Lacy Academy PE teacher Lindsay Anfield has been selected to represent England RL in next week’s Dubai 7s.

- A full round up of soccer, rugby league and rugby union match reports, plus junior sports news and reports.

In promotions:

- Free Cryer and Stott cheddar cheese truckle.

- Vote for your favourite in our Face Of 2014 competition.