In this week’s Wakefield Express

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This week we lead on a man accused of killing a pet shop worker 22 years ago has appeared in court charged with murder.

Also in news:

- After nine years travel company Thomas Cook has finally apologised to the families of Bobby and Christi Shepherd.

- The political spotlight is on the district as Wakefield MP Mary Creagh and Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford MP Yvette Cooper battle it out to be the next leader of the Labour Party.

- A festival which marked 30 years since striking miners returned to work raised thousands of pounds.

- Hospital bosses are carrying out a review of winter deaths after figures suggested there was a higher mortality rate at weekends.

-And hundreds of people met to remember a man who died almost a month after he was injured in serious accident.

In sport:

- James Webster believes that Wakefield Trinity Wildcats players must rediscover their desire if they are to avoid relegation from Super League.

- Sharlston Rovers missed out on their third consecutive BARLA National Cup title after they were beaten in the final.

- White Rose Boxing Club fighters warmed-up for their home show next week with bouts in Hull and Leeds.