In this week’s Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express

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This week we lead on a £660,000 new development which will boost sporting facilities in South Elmsall.

Also in news:

- A South Elmsall man who has spent 63 years providing first aid at community events has been given a lifetime achievement award.

- Groups from across the area marked a year of Asda and the Express’ Community Fund at a festive party last week.

- Union members staged a protest outside Next’s South Elmsall distribution centre after the retailer admitted that temporary jobs were advertised in Poland two weeks before being made available to local people.

In sport:

- Frickley Athletic’s first-ever visit to Curzon Ashton’s Tameside Stadium ended in disappointment as they crashed to a 3-0 defeat on Saturday.

- Hemsworth RUFC suffered their 11th defeat in 12 league games when they were edged out 21-17 in Saturday’s home game against Baildon.

- Hemsworth Miners Welfare maintained their NCE League promotion push by stretching their unbeaten run to 12 games.

- A full round up of junior soccer news and cycling.

In promotions:

- Your last chance to win a Playstation 4 in time for Christmas.