In this week’s Express

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In this week’s Wakefield Express we lead with the story of how a community stepped in to save a family’s Christmas.

We report on the release of cabinet papers 30 years since the miners’ strike which show a cover-up of the use of secret surveillance by the security services.

Tributes are paid to a popular doctor who treated patients in the city of many years. Dr Peter Slater, who also volunteered at Pinderfields Hospital, was 89.

There are more warnings over over-stretched NHS services as the ambulance service faces unprecedented demand.

And we tell how inspirational hospital staff are recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours.