In today’s Wakefield Express

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In today’s Wakefield Express our top story is how new bin collections - due to start this month - have been postponed by Wakefield Council because a vital piece of recycling equipment is stuck in a frozen Canadian river.

Also in news:

- Coun Ron Halliday has told Wakefield Council he will not be standing in the forthcoming May elections.

- The route of the first ever Tour de Yorkshire, which will pass through Wakefield, has been revealed.

- Four children have praised for their quick thinking after their childminder fell down the stairs and broke her leg.

In sport:

- Injury-hit Wakefield Wildcats are set to hand French inter-national forward Mickael Simon his debut in tonight’s Super League clash against St Helens at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium.

- Ossett Albion let a half-time lead slip as they went down 3-1 to play-off contenders Droylsden in the Evo-Stik League’s First Division North.