In this week’s Pontefract and Castleford Express

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This week we lead on campaigners in Castleford who are celebrating after plans for a waste incinerator in the town have been scrapped.

Also in news:

- Budding singer Kaci Hepworth is setting her sights on stardom after making it through to the final of a regional talent competition.

- West Yorkshire Police must find almost £34m of savings in the next 12-months after bigger than expected funding cuts.

- Featherstone grandad Jon Sharpe has been lighting up other people’s festive seasons for more than 20 years, but now he has been handed his own priceless gift

- Long-awaited work to replace traffic lights at Pontefract’s notorious Town End junction with two roundabout has been delayed further.

In sport:

- Featherstone Rovers and Castleford Tigers will both have new signings on show in Sunday’s pre-season derby clash at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle.

- With several players well on the mend after operations, Castleford Tigers are close to reporting a clean bill of health.

- Fryston Warriors visit holders Sharlston Rovers in the BARLA National Cup first round.

- A full round up of soccer, amateur rugby league and rugby union news.