In this week’s Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express

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This week we lead on a headteacher who has been banned from teaching for life after shunning a girl at risk of being targeted by paedophiles.

Also in news:

- People living in Havercroft could be left ‘isolated’ by plans to withdraw bus services from the village.

- Social care budgets could struggle to cover the costs of caring for rising numbers of elderly people with dementia.

- Campaigners fighting against plans to close Wakefield Magistrates’ Court have suggested reopening the former Pontefract courthouse.

- A £5m eye clinic has been officially opened as part of a shake-up of services at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust.

- And Ofsted has praised an academy trust for helping to improve three struggling schools.

In sport:

- Frickley Athletic bounced back from defeat with a 1-0 win over Rushall Olympic in the Evo-Stik Premier League.

- Upton Wrangbrook’s 100 per cent start to the season continued when they convincingly beat Doncaster team Athletico Fairway.

- And Frickley Academy under 13s faced a tough test away to top of the table Dunscroft, but came through with a victory.