In this week’s Wakefield Express

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This week we lead on a brave woman who was raped by her ex-boyfriend after she relived her traumatic ordeal to help other victims of sexual assaults.

Also in news:

- Ceramic poppies which went on display at the Tower of London will be exhibited at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

- Long-awaited work to transform Bretton Hall into a luxury 120-bed hotel will finally get underway next month after Wakefield Council agreed a deal with the project’s developer.

- NHS England has refused to pay for the potentially life-saving drug brave Abi Longfellow could need.

- Wakefield Trinity Wildcats are considering a ground-share with Dewsbury Rams for next season.

- Disabled blue badge holders will have to pay to park at the district’s hospitals under new charges being brought in by NHS bosses.

In sport:

- Wakefield Trinity Wildcats fans can look forward to a new chapter of the season following the announcement of the Super 8s fixtures this week.

- Ossett Town followed up their Steve Kelly Memorial Trophy win with an equally impressive 3-2 victory over League One side Bradford City.

- Ossett speedway sensation Jack Parkinson-Blackburn has become the youngest ever Midland Development League racer after having his licence upgraded, allowing him to race in speedway’s fourth tier.