In today’s Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express

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In today’s Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express we lead on a protest by parents against the possible closure of children’s centres after plans emerged for a radical shake-up of the service.

Also in news:

- Hundreds of angry residents turned out at a public meeting last week to voice their fears about plans for a showmen’s site on greenbelt land in Fitzwilliam.

- A pervert who was caught with more then 1,000 indecent images of children on computers at his home blamed friends and family for downloading them, a court heard.

In sport:

- Frickley Athletic’s prospects for next season have been boosted by eight new signings.

- Action photographs and a full report from Hemsworth Cricket Club who had mixed luck in league and cup matches in the Pontefract League.

- Upton under 11s RL team paid dear for lapses in concentration as their unbeaten run came to an end.

- A full round up of all the latest junior sports reports plus bowls news.