In this week’s Wakefield Express

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This week we lead on a masked man wielding a shotgun who burst into a village shop before stealing money and cigarettes.

Also in news:

- An ice cream man who sells his goods on the precinct outside Wakefield Cathedral will perform on the X Factor.

- Wakefield Council says it has been a “good and positive” summer for the new look Pugneys Country Park.

- Burglars smashed through the roof of a rugby club and stole thousands of pounds in cash.

- And rugby league fans were shocked when a new statue unveiled outside Wembley Stadium did not feature Wakefield Trinity legend Neil Fox MBE.

In sport:

- Boxer Andy Townend is gearing up for the biggest fight of his career in Leeds on Saturday.

- Ossett Albion edged out Ossett Town 1-0 in their first derby match of the season.

- And speedway star Jack Parkinson-Blackburn has been crowned Midland Development League champion.