In today’s Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express

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In today’s Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express our top story is how a pensioner has been seriously injured after being hit by a skip lorry in South Elmsall.

Also in news:

- A new £5m swimming pool in South Elmsall is expected to be open before the end of next year.

- Teacher and television star Johnny Mitchell inspired youngsters during a visit to Minsthorpe Community College.

- A film depicting the miners’ strike is to be shown in South Elmsall - where part of the documentary was shot.

In sport:

- Frickley Athletic were left kicking their heels last weekend when their first-ever visit to Ramsbottom United in the Evo-Stik Premier League was called off because the pitch was unfit.

- Promotion-chasers Hemsworth Miners Welfare have a vital game this Saturday at Toolstation NCE League Division One leaders AFC Emley.

- Upton ARLFC reached the BARLA National Cup third round by beating Stanningley.

- A full round up of all the latest junior sports reports, plus pool, darts and rugby union news.