In today’s Pontefract and Castleford Express

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In today’s Pontefract and Castleford Express our top story is about developers who have submitted a planning application for a proposed £135m development and new Castleford Tigers’ stadium in Glass Houghton, with retailer Next named as the first store.

Also in news:

- Little Macy Wheeler has been reunited with her four-week-old miniature Shetland pony which was stolen from a field in Methley.

- Households in the district owe an average of £132 in unpaid council tax after cuts to benefits led to sky-rocketing arrears.

In sport:

- Castleford Tigers will be aiming to snatch top spot in Super League in Thursday night’s derby clash at Leeds Rhinos.

- All the latest news from Featherstone Rovers who bounced back to winning form by beating Swinton.

- A full round up of news from the annual Castleford and District Green Green Bowling Association’s two-day festival.

- Pontefract Squash Club’s talented young player Elliott Ridge won the Dutch Junior Open in Amsterdam.

- Two pages of news from the local cricket scene and two pages of junior rugby league reports, plus a round up of soccer and amateur rugby league news.