In today’s Wakefield Express

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In today’s Express our top story is how children’s centres could be facing closure in a service shake-up by Wakefield Council.

Also in news:

- A doorman was caught on camera allegedly raping a drunken and vulnerable female customer who was “easy prey”, a trial heard.

- Olympic torch bearer Tom Hacker – who has raised thousands of pounds for cancer charities – is tackling his biggest-ever challenge.

- The family of a pensioner whose final days were blighted by appalling care in hospital were promised improvements on an unsafe ward seven months before it had to be shut down.

In sport:

- Wakefield Trinity Wildcats will aim to maintain their unbeaten record under new head coach James Webster in tonight’s Super League derby clash against Leeds Rhinos at Rapid Solicitors Stadium.

- Normanton Knights bagged their eighth win of the season in National Conference League Division One by staging a great recovery in Saturday’s home game against Saddleworth Rangers.