In this week’s Wakefield Express

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This week we lead on Wakefield Trinity Wildcats who could stay in the city after a bid to buy the club’s current home at Belle Vue was submitted.

Also in news:

- 1,200 council staff could be transferred to one of three private companies which are in the running to take over services including school meals and cleaning.

- Youngster Alice McCormack was chosen from around 500 children to secure a spot in West Yorkshire Playhouse ‘biggest ever’ Christmas show.

- A man who stole a takeaway delivery driver’s car and took it on a high speed police chase has been jailed.

- A man was arrested on suspicion of producing cannabis by police investigating a house fire.

In sport:

- Wakefield Trinity Wildcats’ bid to stay in Super League begins on Sunday and head coach Brian Smith believes that his squad are ready for the decisive challenge.

- Wakefield and England U18s starlet Max Wright has been snapped-up by RFU Championship club Yorkshire Carnegie on a two-year contract.

- Ossett Albion extended their unbeaten pre-season run to four games after consecutive 1-0 home victories over Matlock Town and Guiseley FC.

- In a nail-biting end to the Northern League Division One season, Wakefield Harriers will be going for glory in a winner takes-all final match on Saturday.