Sport Ben Westwood had a return to his marauding best putting the Wolves on the fast track to a Super League Grand Final

A quartet of tries from Ben Westwood, back to his marauding best, put the Wolves on the fast track to a Super League Grand Final.

Warrington Wolves 40 Leeds Rhinos 20: Four-try Ben Westwood puts Wolves in final

A quartet of tries from Ben Westwood, back to his marauding best, put the Wolves on the fast track to a Super League Grand Final.

Jason Crookes: The Hull outside back ran in a hat-trick last night

Wigan 33 Hull 34 match report: Jason Crookes leads way as Hull make amends for Wembley loss

Two late drop goals from Daniel Holdsworth prevented Wigan from showing that whatever their Challenge Cup-winning senior players can do to Hull, their young reserves can do too.

Josh Charnley (centre) cannot break the Huddersfield cover

Wigan 12 Huddersfield 30: Giants close to summit finish after shocking Wigan

Giants three points ahead of Wigan and Warrington with three games to play

Hudderfield 60 Catalan Dragons 16 match report: Huddersfield seize on slip by Wigan to close the gap at the summit

It is 80 years since Huddersfield finished on top of the league, but the Giants moved to within a point of the pinnacle with what was eventually an overwhelming victory.

Castleford 30 Hull 28: Ben Crooks haul fails to clinch thrilling contest as Castleford edge Hull

The name Crooks is a celebrated one at these two clubs, thanks to the exploits for both of the former Great Britain prop, Lee Crooks.

EDL leader Tommy Robinson, who today said he

EDL leader Tommy Robinson 'utterly condemns' attacks on Muslims

Robinson also says his groups tactics are 'completely questionable' but claims it contains no Nazis

Jason Crookes is set to replace the injured Tom Briscoe for Hull

Widnes 32 Wigan 33 match report: Lewis Tierney looks like a chip off the old block

On a night when many young players made their mark, Sam Powell kicked a late drop goal and created a try to take Wigan’s winning run to 13.

Tommy Robinson (centre), leader of the English Defence League, outside the Old Bailey

Bungled bomb and gun attack by Islamic extremists intended to provoke EDL into tit-for-tat spiral of violence

Six extremist Muslims planned to use weapons in Dewsbury they knew could have caused deaths

Hull 18 Leeds 6: Inspired Hull go fourth as
Rhinos slip up yet again

The champions took their losing run to four matches as Hull’s inspired display lifted them into Super League’s top four for the first time this season.

Jewel Uddin, from Sparkhill, Birmingham, who pleaded guilty at Woolwich Crown Court to preparing an attack on an English Defence League (EDL) rally

Revealed: How plot to slaughter English Defence League supporters failed as radical Islamists' gang turned up late for rally

Aim was to spark sectarian war with attacks at extreme right-wing gathering

Salford toast survival but face long road

Salford 0 Wigan 42

The organisation behind the Newham mosque plans

The organisation behind plans to build a giant mosque in Newham is one of the lesser known and most misunderstood Muslim revivalist movements that came out of north India at the turn of the last century. Tablighi Jamaat began as an offshoot of Deobandism, the deeply socially conservative school of Islam which movements like the Taliban also trace a theological lineage to. But they espouse none of the violent militancy of their ideological cousins who continue to blight Afghanistan and much of tribal Pakistan.

Mitch Winehouse has established the Amy Winehouse Foundation in honour of his daughter

Mitch Winehouse urges prayers for Amy's ex

Mitch Winehouse has urged his daughter's fans to "pray" for her ex-husband who is fighting for his life after an apparent drink and drug binge.

Amy Winehouse with her then husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, in 2007

Amy Winehouse ex Blake Fielder-Civil 'in drug collapse'

Amy Winehouse's ex-husband is fighting for his life after collapsing following an apparent drink and drug binge, his girlfriend has revealed.

800 more Clinton Cards jobs to go

Nearly 900 people will lose their jobs next week after another wave of store closures at collapsed retailer Clinton Cards was announced.

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