In this week’s Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express

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This week we lead on a dad who tried to molest a teenage girl during a drinking binge following his son’s murder has lost a bid to have his jail term cut.

In news:

- Councillors in Hemsworth hope to draw in more shoppers and traders to the town’s market by moving it into the town centre.

- Pollution is causing premature deaths as public health bosses battle to clean up the district’s air.

- Thousands of motorists could potentially have their parking tickets refunded after the police admitted it had issued 16,000 notices in error.

- And lollipop lady Margaret Baggley has retired after 40 years of helping children cross the road outside Moorthorpe Primary School.

In sport:

- Frickley Athletic earned their first win of the Evo-Stik Premier League by beating Mickleover Sports.

- Upton Wrangbrook started their season in style when they beat Whitwood Metrostars 6-2 away in their opening game.

- And mixed martial arts star Scott Askham is back in action this autumn in his third Ultimate Fighting Championship contest.