In this week’s Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express

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This week we lead on a man charged with raping a 16-year-old girl in Hemsworth who has appeared in court.

Also in news:

- An extreme stunt show, live music and sunshine helped draw in the crowds at this year’s South Hiendley Gala.

- Youngsters battled it out for gold as they competed in their very own Olympic Games.

- Youngsters learned how to repair bicycles in a community project aimed at reducing crime and anti-social behaviour.

- A minibus driver who caused the death of a teenager, after a hen party ended in a horror smash on the motorway, was told by top judges he deserved every day of his jail term

In sport:

- Skipper Dave Rollin believes South Kirkby have an excellent chance of repeating last season’s exploits in the Pon-tefract and District Cricket League.

- Frickley Athletic manager Karl Rose has made his first signings ahead of the new season with the recruitment of striker Andy Wood, winger Tyler Wil-liams and forward Ryan Smith.