In this week’s Wakefield Express

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This week we lead on a 12-year-old girl who has been denied potentially life saving drug treatment – despite it being locked in a cupboard in the hospital where she is treated.

Also in news:

- A huge blaze at a pallet yard in Horbury sent smoke billowing across the city.

- Wakefield needs to become a brand to attract more visitors to the city - that’s the message from Wakefield City Centre Partnership (WCCP) chairman Liam Duffy, who is working on an action plan to boost trade and regenerate the city.

- Northern Irish rockers Ash will headline this year’s Long Division festival.

- A crackdown on so-called legal highs could see those found selling the substances face up to seven years in jail.

- Normanton’s TK Maxx warehouse is expected to close as part of plans to build two new warehouses in Knottingley that will create 2,000 jobs.

In sport:

- The appointment of Brian Smith as new Wakefield Trinity Wildcats head coach has been described as a “massive coup” for the club by chairman Michael Carter.

- Crofton Cougars missed out on the Brian McDermott Memorial Trophy after a last-minute Upton try saw them win 18-14, in a game marred by a serious leg injury to Crofton’s Craig Morgan.

- Ossett Town goalkeeper Brad Dixon will be heading to America for his latest football adventure after being offered a football scholarship at Newberry College in South Carolina.

- White Rose Boxing Club’s first ever female fighter Maya Robertson was among those in the ring at the club’s home show in Wakefield last Friday.