In this week’s Express

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This week we lead on Hemsworth residents who are celebrating after plans to turn a former care home into a homeless hostel were withdrawn.

Also in news:

- Filming for a new documentary about the miners’ strike has taken place in Hemsworth and South Elmsall.

- A thug who attacked a letting agent in her own office and then bit the police officer who came to arrest him has been jailed.

- We also take a behind the scenes look at Yorkshire Air Ambulance’s new base near Wakefield.

In sport:

- Frickley Athletic were forced to settle for a point from their Evo-Stik Premier Division home game against 10-man Stamford on Saturday.

- Action photographs and a full match report from Upton ARLFC’s heartbreaking late defeat at Hunslet Old Boys in the BARLA Yorkshire County Cup semi-finals.

- Two fighters from Hemsworth’s Alpha Boxing Club were in outstanding form at a recent tournament in Wakefield.

- A full round up of soccer match reports, plus junior sports news.

In promotions:

- Travel to London with East Coast for £10.

- The ten finalists in our Face Of 2013 competition are revealed.