In this week’s Pontefract and Castleford Express

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This week we lead on a Castleford funeral director who sexually assaulted a woman before a funeral service.

Also in news:

- A care home worker who feared for her life when she was stabbed by an intruder has been recognised for her bravery.

- Cash-strapped Wakefield Council is asking people which services could be cut to make multi-million pound savings.

- Caring Castleford man Gareth Edwards is organising a music event to raise money for a little boy who has cerebral palsy.

- Featherstone Rovers’ new chief executive Pat Cluskey says exciting times are ahead for the town as well as the rugby club.

In sport:

- Castleford Tigers, who have reported a big increase in season ticket sales, will host the pre-season friendly against neighbours Featherstone on December 28 after the game was switched from Big Fellas Stadium.

- New signing Ryan Millard will not be joining Featherstone Rovers next season because of a change in family circumstances.

- Action photographs and a match report from Pennine League title-chasers Fryston’s win against Queensbury.

- Ellen Cooper has completed a remarkable treble for Pontefract Squash Club’s juniors.

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

In promotions:

- Your last chance to win a Playstation 4 in time for Christmas.