In today’s Wakefield Express

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In today’s Wakefield Express our top story is how a man accused of wounding a takeaway worker during a large-scale disturbance in Wakefield city centre has been granted bail.

Also in news:

- Work is expected to start on a new by-pass on the east side of the city next year. The Wakefield Eastern Relief Road will link the A642 Aberford Road and the A638 Doncaster Road, with a connection also to Ferry Lane in Stanley.

- More than a quarter of primary school pupils in the Wakefield district are not making the expected grade in reading, writing and maths, the annual league tables show.

- Christmas has come early for a lucky couple who won our fabulous festive competition.

- In sport:

- Wakefield Trinity Wildcats prop Daniel Smith has joined the coaching team at Castleford based club Lock Lane ARLFC.

- Sandal will go into the new year still riding high at the top of National 3 North after a hard-fought 23-17 win over Sheffield Tigers.

- Slazenger Hockey Club men’s first team stunned league leaders Airedale with an excellent 5-2 victory.