In today’s Pontefract and Castleford Express

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In today’s Pontefract and Castleford Express the top story is how hundreds of jobs could be saved if a plan by unions for an employee buyout of troubled Kellingley Colliery goes ahead.

Also in news:

- A brave young woman who is battling cancer finally had her dream wedding last week, thanks to Express readers.

- A detailed look at last week’s Wakefield Council elections.

In sport:

- Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell has backed James Clare to make an impact in the absence of star winger Justin Carney who has been handed a two-match ban.

- Featherstone Rovers will aim to continue their winning start under new head coach Andy Hay when they visit Batley on Sunday.

- Action photographs and a full report from Pontefract’s race meeting last Friday evening.

- All the latest bowls news including a full list of entrants for the forthcoming annual festival qualifying matches.

- Two pages of junior sport and a full round up of amateur rugby league, cricket and soccer reports.