In this week’s Express

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This week we lead on Pontefract NEW College after it was named as the best in the country - according to a glowing report by Ofsted inspectors who rated it as “outstanding” across the board.

Also in news:

- Star water polo player Declan Thompson has become the youngest man ever to be called up to the sport’s Great Britain team.

- Hundreds of West Yorkshire police officers will be fitted with cameras in a bid to improve public confidence in the force.

- Underage drinking and irresponsible boozing are being targeted by a new scheme launching in Castleford later this month.

- Plans for a new multi-million pound link road to relieve congestion in Pontefract are expected to move a step nearer today.

In sport:

- Castleford Tigers boss Daryl Powell is banking on rest being the best cure as his players head for the Magic Weekend to take on Wakefield Wildcats.

- All the latest news from Featherstone Rovers who have stepped up their search for a new head coach and hope to welcome back two injured players for Sunday’s clash against Workington.

- Pontefract Squash Club’s James Willstrop made a winning start at the Allam British Open in Hull this week by beating German number one Simon Rosner.

- There was heartbreak for Castleford RUFC who were pipped by Goole in the Yorkshire Silver Trophy final.

- Two pages of junior rugby league match reports and a full round up of cricket, soccer and amateur rugby league reports.

In promotions:

- Part two of our free World War One supplement.