In this week’s Express

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This week we lead on furious parents who have branded a school’s April Fools’ Day event ‘sick’ after it left their children terrified.

Also in news:

- Minsthorpe Pool Action Group is asking local schoolchildren to ‘design a pool’ as part of its fight for a new facility in the area.

- Pupils and teachers at Minsthorpe Community College were celebrating after Ofsted inspectors gave it a ‘good’ rating.

- Parking charges have been increased for staff and patients at the district’s hospitals.

- We also have a special feature on the Royal Voluntary Service as more volunteers are needed to deliver vital help to vulnerable people.

In sport:

- High-flying AFC Fylde scored twice in the second half to run out 2-0 winners at Frickley Athletic and leave the Blues four points adrift of safety in the Evo-Stik Premier League.

- Eccleshill United completed a double over Hemsworth MW in Division One of the Toolstation NCE League on Saturday, but were made to work harder than the first meeting between the sides back in October.

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