In this week’s Pontefract and Castleford Express

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This week we lead on driving instructor Mark Gregory who fears there could be a serious accident after ‘crazy’ changes to the layout on one of Pontefract’s busiest roads.

Also in news:

- Motorbike racer Jamie Cartwright - who broke seven vertebrae in a crash at the Isle of Man TT races - raised almost £2,000 for the hospital that “transformed” his life by trekking up Mount Everest.

- A memorial service for Britain’s most famous pools winner Viv Nicholson will be held in her home town of Castleford tomorrow.

- Castleford store Bedworld has ceased trading with the loss of 22 jobs.

- The family of a motorcyclist left fighting for his life after a head-on crash have thanked the people who they say helped saved his life.

- Youngster Layla Black will jet off to Azerbaijan later this year after being selected to swim for her country.

In sport:

- Castleford Tigers have been given a boost with news that new signing Ryan Bailey is ready to play and Denny Solomona and Frankie Mariano are in contention to return to action against Catalans Dragons this Sunday.

- Major signings Reni Maitua and Garreth Carvell are set to make their home debuts for Featherstone Rovers this Sunday.

- Reaction and match reports from last weekend’s games involving Castleford Tigers and Featherstone Rovers.

- Promoted Pontefract Collieries missed out on the Toolstation NCE League Division One title.

- Two pages of news from the local cricket scene.

- A full round up of amateur rugby league and football match reports, plus two pages of junior sport.