In this week’s Pontefract and Castleford Express

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This week we lead on a man who has appeared in court charged with sex offences against young girls.

Also in news:

- X Factor singer Jack Walton - who left the show on Saturday - says ‘this is only the beginning’ of his career.

- A full round up of Remembrance services across the Pontefract and Castleford area.

In sport:

- Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell aims to make sure his team hit the ground running at the start of the 2015 Super League season.

- Featherstone Rovers have reported strong demand for 2015 season tickets which went on sale last month.

- Pontefract Squash Club’s 11-year-old squash star Sam Todd lifted the British Under 13 Championship in Manchester, winning all his five matches 3-0.

- A full round up of soccer, amateur rugby league and rugby union reports, plus comprehensive coverage of junior sport.