Pontefract & Castleford Extra (defunct)
The Pontefract & Castleford Extra
was a weekly freesheet tabloid newspaper serving homes in the West Yorkshire towns of Pontefract and Castleford
, as well as the surrounding area including Hemsworth, Featherstone, Knottingley and Ackworth.
It was published by the Wakefield-based Yorkshire Weekly News Group, part of the nationwide newspaper group Johnston Press plc. It was the freesheet companion to the Pontefract & Castleford Express and produced from offices in Castleford. (The Extra had no website of its own; the link below is to the Express‘s website.)
It came out on Fridays.
In 2009 it amalgamated with the Wakefield Extra and the Ossett & Horbury Observer to form a new title, the Midweek Extra.