In this week’s Wakefield Express

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This week we lead on a staffing crisis in the NHS that led the trust which runs Pinderfields Hospital to spend a staggering £26m on agency workers last year.

Also in news:

- A £5m eye unit has been officially opened as part of a shake-up of services at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust.

- An actress was “over the moon” after landing her dream role to work alongside Hollywood star Drew Barrymore.

- Wakefield’s Royal British Legion branch could fold due to a lack of members.

- Wakefield Trinity Wildcats expect to stay at Belle Vue next season.

- Campaigners are celebrating after plans to build 68 new homes on land just off Ouchthorpe Lane were refused.

In sport:

- Wakefield Trinity Wildcats boss Brian Smith will welcome five players back into the fold for their Super 8s Qualifiers clash at Sheffield Eagles on Sunday.

- Brett Souter’s injury time penalty save helped Ossett Albion end their three game losing run, with a narrow 1-0 victory over Droylsden on Saturday.

- Wakefield football star Shani Abbasi has been snapped up by Pakistan Premier League Champions Karachi Electric, in a bid to help them qualify for the Asian Football Federation Cup.