In today’s Wakefield Express

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In today’s Wakefield Express our top story is how almost 40 suspected dealers have been arrested in the biggest drugs operation this decade.

Also in news:

- Celebrity chef Mark Sargeant whipped up some excitement when he challenged a school’s head chef to a cook-off.

- Work has been halted on a £6.5m school extension after a building firm went bust with the lost of more than 60 jobs at its Wakefield office.

- Popular arts venue The Orangery will close at Easter if new funding for its running costs cannot be found.

In sport:

- Wakefield Trinity Wildcats’ defence will need to be on top form to contend with Salford Red Devils on Sunday according to skipper Danny Kirmond.

- Normanton Knights have been drawn at home to Kingstone Press Championship side Batley Bulldogs in the fourth round of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup.