In today’s Wakefield Express

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In today’s Wakefield Express our top story is how a murder victim had been bound, a sock stuffed in his mouth and had more than 60 separate injuries, a trial heard.

Also in news:

- Britain declared war with Germany at 11pm on August 4, 1914. And to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, services and events will take place this week.

- Three young men died in two separate car crashes within hours of each other.

In sport:

- James Webster believes that Sunday’s clash with Huddersfield Giants is a ‘must-win’ if Wakefield Trinity Wildcats are going to reach the Super League play-offs.

- Wakefield diving star Alicia Blagg is a Commonwealth Games champion after winning gold in the women’s 3m synchronised springboard final.

- Ossett rider Jack Parkinson-Blackburn suffered a set-back in his bid to claim the 250cc British Youth Speedway Championship title last weekend.