In this week’s Express

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This week we lead on a dad-of-two who groomed a mentally ill woman before inflicting “depraved” and “perverted” acts on her for more than a year.

Also in news:

- Generous residents across the district are being urged to help make a dream come true for a brave youngster who has cerebral palsy.

- Wakefield Council leader Peter Box has hit out at claims that councils make profits from parking charges and fines.

- A woman poured petrol on her former neighbour’s drive in a “revenge attack,” a court heard.

- NHS bosses have vetoed a plan which would have seen health budgets across the Wakefield district slashed by up to £43m.

In sport:

- Castleford Tigers boss Daryl Powell wants his team to make an impression in their first pre-season outing against Halifax on Boxing Day.

- New signings will make their debuts in Featherstone’s opening warm-up match against Hunslet Hawks at Big Fellas Stadium on New Year’s Day.

- A full round up of all the latest soccer, rugby league, squash and snooker news.

We would like to wish all our readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.