In this week’s Express

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This week we lead on plans being approved for a derelict estate in Fitzwilliam - once branded the worst in Britain - to be revamped with almost 160 new homes.

Also in news:

- An undertaker was caught on CCTV stealing floral tributes from Pontefract Crematorium and hiding them in his hearse, a court heard.

- Devoted Hemsworth grandad Joe Stones said he was “thrilled to bits” when his grandson John made his full England debut.

- Youngsters enjoyed a fun cycling themed craft session at Hemsworth Library.

In sport:

- Frickley Athletic have suffered a blow with news that midfielder or defender Jake Picton, who has been a mainstay of the Blues side in the past two seasons, has left the club.

- Max Heritage bagged five wickets as South Kirkby continued their excellent start in Pontefract Cricket League Division One.

- Steve Beal was a double winnner at Upton ARLFC’s awards night.

- A full round up of all the latest junior sports reports, plus cycling and angling news.

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