In this week’s Pontefract and Castleford Express

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This week we lead on campaigners who are handing over a 9,000-signature petition against Wakefield Council plans to axe three pools in the Five Towns.

Also in news:

- We also launch our new campaign, aimed at ensuring people in the Five Towns get their fair share and at sorting out problems in your local communities.

- A young woman managed to fight off a Pontefract man who tried to rape her after he developed an obsession with her, a court heard.

- We have exclusive news on the latest in the fight to secure a future for Kellingley Colliery.

- We also have picture spreads from Farmer Copley’s Festival at the Farm, the Overload2K14 music festival and Ackworth Gala.

In sport:

- Castleford Tigers have a key Super League game on Thursday night at Widnes Vikings who they also play in the Challenge Cup semi-finals.

- All the latest news from Featherstone Rovers whose majority shareholder Feisal Nahaboo has quit the club and chief executive Craig Poskitt has resigned.

- Badsworth swimmer Max Litchfield has been selected for the England team for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

- Photographs and report from Pontefract’s race meeting last Monday.

- Two pages of junior rugby league reports and photographs.

- A full round up of bowls, soccer and amateur rugby league reports.