In this week’s Express

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This week we lead on the closure of a massive community fundraising drive that has raised £40,000 for the victims of the M62 crash that killed South Elmsall teenager Bethany Jones.

Also in news:

- Community groups are set to benefit from a new fund after the Express teamed up with the Asda Distribution Centre in South Elmsall.

- The family of a dedicated police officer who died after a fall have just spent their first Christmas without “daddy”.

- A nursery set up in memory of a baby who died from a rare genetic disorder has received a makeover thanks to a cash donation.

- We also have the second part of our review of the year.

In sport:

- Frickley Athletic start the New Year on a seven-match unbeaten run after an injury-time winner from Gavin Allott clinched a 4-3 victory at Stocksbridge Park Steel.

- We have previews of matches involving Hemsworth RUFC first-team and Upton and Kinsley Hotel Raiders amateur RL sides who all return to league action this Saturday.

- Husband and wife John and Julie Wainwright have been in excellent form for table tennis title chasers Hemsworth.

We would like to wish all of readers a Happy New Year.