In today’s Wakefield Express

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In today’s Wakefield Express we lead on ambitious plans for a new luxury hotel as part of their bid to transform the city centre.

Also in news:

- Guitarist and songwriter Bill Nelson will be honoured with a Wakefield Star in recognition of his musical achievements.

- A four-year-old girl escaped injury after she was struck by a car while walking to nursery school in Crofton on Wednesday morning.

- A banned driver who caused the death of a 79-year-old man after he drove on the wrong side of the road at ‘excessive speed’ has been jailed for six years.

In sport:

- Chris Riley has become head coach James Webster’s fifth addition to his squad for 2015 after signing a one-year deal at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.

-Wakefield Athletic recovered from a two goal deficit to register a resounding victory over The Swan in the opening Premiership Two fixture of the Wakefield Sunday League.