In today’s Wakefield Express

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In today’s Wakefield Express our top story is how armed police were called after reports of a man being spotted with a gun in the city centre.

Also in news:

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

- The government has announced £17.5m of funding to help businesses across the Wakefield district develop the skills of their workers.

- Witnesses are refusing to cooperate with an inquest into the deaths of Bobby and Christi Shepherd who died while on holiday in Corfu.

In sport:

- Head coach James Webster is under no illusions about the size of the task facing his Wakefield Trinity Wildcats side this year.

- Normanton Knights have been handed a home draw in the next round following last weekend’s 34-16 triumph over Myton Warriors in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup first round.

- Ossett Albion were pegged back by a contentious penalty in their Evo-Stik First Division North clash at Clitheroe on Saturday.