School starters supplement in this week’s Pontefract and Castleford Express

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This week we lead on plans to bring a former Knottingley quarry back into use for the first time in 30 years.

Also in news:

- Teachers at St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School have held the first of six planned days of strike action in a dispute over “leadership and management issues.”

- Luxury fashion brand Burberry will close its Castleford factory marking the end of more than a century of clothing manufacturing at the site.

- An elderly couple whose home and garden have been repeatedly flooded claim a utility company has failed to tackle the problem.

- Patients who need rehabilitation before returning home from hospital will be looked after at a new unit in Pontefract.

- Burglars broke into Castleford’s Royal British Legion Club and stole cash and a collection tin for this year’s Poppy Appeal.

In sport:

- Castleford Tigers players report back for the start of pre-season training on Monday, but Justin Carney will not be among them after the club agreed a loan deal with Salford Red Devils.

- Featherstone Rovers have reported a 10 per cent increase in season ticket sales compared to this time last year.

- Pontefract’s Sam Todd, following in the footsteps of Lee Beachill and James Willstrop, both of whom won every British junior age group title, retained his British Under 13 championship at the Northern Squash Club in Manchester.

In promotions:

- Special 12-page school starters supplement.