In today’s Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express

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In today’s Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express our top story questions why towns in the south east pay the highest council tax bills in the district.

Also in news:

- Work to bulldoze Minsthorpe Swimming Pool in South Elmsall is expected to start within the next few months.

- Tributes have been paid to a ‘much loved’ and ‘respected’ charity collector who died after his car hit a wall.

In sport:

- Frickley Colliery won their final warm-up game ahead of Saturday’s opening Evo Stik Premier League fixture when they host Rushall Olympic.

- Dyson-Skidmore Trophy winners South Kirkby boosted their hopes of completing a league and cup double in Pontefract and District Cricket League by climbing to second in Division One on Saturday.

- Hemsworth MW earned a draw in their opening match of the soccer season in NCE League Division One.

- A full round up of all the latest football, cycling and pigeon racing news.