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.

Roberts hat-trick puts Wigan clear at the top

Castleford 22 Wigan 36

Simon Carr: Pensions debate? I felt like retiring

Sketch: Everyone felt discernibly closer to the end of their lives after Work and Pensions questions

More tests carried out on body of toddler

More tests were being planned today on a toddler found dead in a house after a post-mortem examination failed to pinpoint how she died.

Mother held after toddler's body found at house

A woman was being questioned on suspicion of murder today after the body of a toddler was found at a house.

McClennan happy to hand versatile Ablett four-year Leeds deal

Leeds have rewarded Carl Ablett for his versatility by giving him a new, four-year contract.

Shannon's ex-aunt admits £35,000 benefit fraud

A former aunt of abducted schoolgirl Shannon Matthews was warned today that she faces jail after admitting benefit fraud.

Keighley go up after resisting Oldham

Keighley 28 Oldham 26

Sport in brief: 30/09/009

Barrow and Dewsbury clean up at the Co-operative awards night

Barrow and Dewsbury dominated last night's Co-operative awards ceremony in Manchester. Barrow have the Championship's Player of the Year in their hooker Andy Ellis, and the Coach of the Year in Dave Clark.

Dewsbury to be reborn as child services 'centre of excellence'

Yorkshire town attempts to rebrand itself in wake of Shannon Matthews case

Full English, By Tom Parker Bowles

"The smell doesn't so much creep up my nostrils as cosh them, a viciously warm mix of rotten fish, boiled meat, sulphur and shit." As one who grew up within nosing distance of a tripe works, this reviewer can tell you that Parker Bowles' description is spot on.

Joan Smith: After Baby P – in defence of social workers

Some commentators have rounded on professionals in the Baby P case again, but it's the hardest job in the world

Britain's future cast into doubt

The United Kingdom will host the World Cup in 2013, but there is no mention in the new international calendar of a Great Britain side. A meeting of the game's International Federation in Singapore has awarded the tournament to Britain, despite a rival bid from Australia, which hosted a successful World Cup last year.

I have done nothing wrong, says expenses claim MP

A Conservative MP who claimed more than £50,000 in taxpayer-funded expenses to rent a flat from his own company insisted today he had done nothing wrong.

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Woman who was sent to three Nazi death camps describes how she escaped the gas chamber

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Woman sent to three Nazi death camps describes surviving gas chamber
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Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
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The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
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Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
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The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
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Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

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Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

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Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

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As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

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A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

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Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea