In this week’s Express

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This week we lead on a devoted Hemsworth grandad says he’s ‘as proud as punch’ after his grandson John was named on the standby list for England’s World Cup squad.

Also in news:

- A former bar boss has been put on the sex offenders’ register for slapping a female customer on the bottom.

- Staff at Mid Yorkshire Hospital Trust paid almost a million pounds to park at their place of work.

- Helping the community is the focus for this month’s winner of the Asda Yorkshire XDC community fund.

In sport:

- Hemsworth’s teenage footballer John Stones, who plays for Premier League Everton, has been put on stand by for England’s squad for this summer’s World Cup in Brazil.

- Frickley Athletic gave a disappointing display in a 1-0 defeat against Athersley Recreation in the final of the Sheffield and Hallamshire Senior Cup.

- Frickley Colliery continued their revival in Pontefract Cricket League Division One by beating Stainborough and the rain on Saturday.

- A full round up of cricket and soccer match reports, plus all the latest junior sports news.