In this week’s Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express

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This week we lead on council chiefs who are today being recommended to approve controversial plans for a showmen’s site on green belt land in Fitzwilliam – despite more than 1,000 objections from residents.

Also in news:

- A devoted dad who wants to raise £10,000 to take his young son – who has a life-shortening condition – to Disney World is stepping up his campaign.

- Pupils at Fitzwilliam Primary School have raised hundreds of pounds to help buy a defibrillator for the school.

- A man was punched to the ground and kicked during an attempted robbery in South Kirkby.

- The dad of a girl who was seriously hurt after being knocked down on Minsthorpe Lane says she won’t be going back to school until a 20mph speed limit is put in place.

In sport:

- Ten-man Frickley Athletic returned to winning ways with a battling display against Stourbridge at Westfield Lane on Saturday.

- Promotion-chasers Hemsworth Miners Welfare stormed to a 4-1 win at Selby Town in Toolstation NCE League Division One on Tuesday evening.

- Upton ARLFC beat Fryston Warriors in extra time to reach the next round of the Pennine League’s President’s Cup.

- Hemsworth RUFC had a player sent off in a defeat at Old Modernians in Yorkshire Division Three.

- A full round up of all the latest junior sports reports, plus pool and darts news