News Hundreds of schools were closed today, because of a teacher strike

Workers strike over increases to pension contributions and cuts to the size of payouts

Smith steers St Helens closer to showpiece

St Helens 28 Warrington 12

Murder-accused husband had 'gymnastic sex' with other woman

A newlywed who killed his wife after five months of marriage enjoyed "gymnastic" sex sessions with another woman, a court heard today.

Parents bailed in 'honour killing' murder probe

The parents of suspected honour killing victim Shafilea Ahmed were bailed pending further inquiries today after being questioned by police over her murder.

Cheating newlywed murdered wife, court told

A cheating newlywed murdered his wife after just five months of marriage and conducting two affairs behind her back, a court heard today.

'Honour killing' victim's parents re-arrested

The parents of suspected honour killing victim Shafilea Ahmed were re-arrested today over her murder.

Briers and Hicks help Wolves rise to the Challenge

Leeds 6 Warrington 30: Leeds leathered in Cup final as potential classic is turned into a clobbering by wonderful Warrington

Mathers bows out on high as Rhinos routed

Tony Smith has made a habit of disappointing players in his Warrington squad named Richard, but he had nothing but appreciation for Messrs Mathers and Myler at Wembley yesterday.

Hicks hat-trick as Warrington take challenge cup

Leeds 6 Warrington 30

Smith likely to take wing at Wembley

Leeds and Warrington have named their 19-man squads for tomorrow's Challenge Cup final, but the big decisions remain to be made.

Enhance your prospects with a flexible degree

A flexible degree is helping school-leavers with A-levels and those in work who want to boost their qualifications

O'Connor salutes 'stand-out' Smith as Widnes release four

Widnes, the Championship club with the most realistic Super League ambitions, have axed four players from next year's squad. The four include their former captain and former Wigan hooker, Mark Smith, along with another long-serving forward, Lee Doran.

Bridge will miss Wembley Cup final

Warrington coach Tony Smith has effectively ruled Chris Bridge out of his line-up for the Challenge Cup final by naming him in his squad for the Carnegie Floodlit Nines at Headingley tonight.

Letters: management consultants

A plague of consultants

Police hunt vodka raiders

Police were today hunting armed thieves who made off with five lorry-loads of vodka in a warehouse raid.

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