In this week’s Express

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This week we lead on workers at Kellingley Colliery who have held top-level government talks in a bid to secure a long-term future for the site – despite fresh fears of an imminent closure.

Also in news:

- School governor Marjory Young has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

- Wakefield Council is promising to prioritise fixing the district’s roads – but it is going to cost £20m more than they thought last year.

- Campaigners have vowed to continue their fight against plans for a waste incinerator in Castleford, even though the project is due to be rejected by council chiefs.

- Police have teamed up with Castleford Heritage Trust in a bid to keep the history of the town’s former police station alive.

- We also have picture spreads from Darrington Feast and Fair as well as Badsworth and Darrington scarecrow festivals.

In sport:

- All the latest news from Castleford Tigers who expect to welcome back key players as they bid to beat St Helens for the first time for six years on Sunday.

- New signing Liam Kent is set make his Featherstone Rovers debut in Sunday’s match at Workington Town.

- Methley are the new leaders in the Central Yorkshire Cricket League’s Premiership.

- A full preview of Pontefract’s first Sunday race meeting of the season this weekend.

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

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