In today’s Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express

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In today’s Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express our top story is about an armed robber who threatened terrified shop assistants with knives and a screwdriver as part of a five-day campaign of terror across the district.

Also in news:

- Hundreds of children will be waking up with gifts under their tree on Christmas morning, thanks to our generous readers.

- Land on the West End Estate in Hemsworth could be sold to make way for affordable housing.

In sport:

- Frickley Athletic know they need better away form if they are to improve their position in the Evo-Stik Premier League in the second half of the season.

- Photographs and a full report from Upton ARLFC’s victory over Crofton Cougars in the Wakefield District Floodlit Cup final.

- Hemsworth RUFC suffered their 12th defeat in 13 league games when they lost Saturday’s home game against Northallerton.

- A full round up of junior soccer news.