In this week’s Pontefract and Castleford Express

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This week we lead on grieving dad Chris Embling who says he has been left “angry beyond words” after thieves stole solar lights from his son’s grave.

Also in news:

- A woman was seriously sexually assaulted during the early hours of the morning.

- A new multi-million pound distribution centre for Poundworld will create hundreds of jobs.

- More than 900 new homes could be built on the site of the former Glass Houghton Colliery as plans to regenerate the area continue.

- Wheelchair basketball star Leah Evans has won a gold medal at a World Championship tournament in Beijing.

- We also have a special report on the district’s economy.

In sport:

- Castleford Tigers boss Daryl Powell has warned his players that they will face a pumped up Wakefield Wildcats side when they make the short journey to the Rapid Solicitors Stadium on Sunday.

- Featherstone’s new coach Jon Sharp is looking for an improved display in Sunday’s must-win Kingstone Press Championship game against Sheffield Eagles at Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium.

- Methley saw their lead cut to six points at the top of the Central Yorkshire League’s Premier-ship after failing to pick up any points from their trip to title rivals Wakefield Thornes.