In this week’s Pontefract and Castleford Express

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This week we lead on a new £4m link road in Glass Houghton which could pave the way for regeneration and ease traffic congestion.

Also in news:

- A Castleford funeral director who sexually assaulted a woman before a funeral has been fined and ordered to pay her compensation.

- Former pit worker Clive Cowell - who has volunteered in Allerton Bywater for more than 30 years – has been awarded a British Empire Medal.

- Tributes have been paid to long-serving former councillor Winifred McLoughlin, who has died, aged 93.

- Brave youngster Cameron Harper, who has cerebral palsy, will be having an operation next week to help him walk for the first time.

- A man has denied causing the death of a Pontefract teenager by driving dangerously.

In sport:

- Castleford Tigers will field their strongest team for Andy Lynch’s testimonial game against Bradford Bulls at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle on Sunday but it will not include their longest serving player Kirk Dixon who has decided to retire from the game with immediate effect.

- Featherstone Rovers are set to have a new signing in their line-up in Sunday’s pre-season game at Wakefield.

- Young Malaysian players won six of the eight titles at Pontefract Squash Club’s Junior Open Championships.

- A full round up of rugby union, amateur rugby league and football match reports.