In this week’s Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express

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This week we lead on tributes paid to dedicated war veteran and Royal British Legion fundraiser Ernest ‘Tat’ Adams, who attended every memorial service since 1922.

Also in news:

- Retiring school governor Roland Hawcroft received a letter from the queen after year six pupils at St Helen’s Church of England Primary sent a message to Buckingham Palace about his 40 years at the school.

- Private companies will take over council services.

- South Kirkby Reds FC say they won’t let vandals win as they host a fun day to raise money to restore club facilities which vandals trashed last month.

- New parking charges come into force at district’s hospitals.

- The sister of a late South Elmsall building worker is exhibiting his artwork showing the mining community at work and play.

In sport:

- Frickley Athletic sell Reece Thompson to York City.

- South Kirkby suffer double set back in Pontefract and District cricket league.

- Upton United under 11s ended their 2014-15 season in style by winning the Hemsworth Terriers tournament.