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Sam Tomkins scored six tries, out of 18 by his team, as Wigan beat the North Wales Crusaders 98-4 in the Challenge Cup fourth round yesterday. The England full-back improved on his debut for Wigan in a 2008 fifth-round match against Whitehaven, when he scored five times.
A mother jailed for eight years for what a judge described as a "truly despicable" plot to abduct her nine-year-old daughter is thought to have been released from prison.
The financial crisis engulfing three hospitals in Yorkshire was dramatically worsened yesterday after an employment tribunal awarded £4.5m compensation to a consultant who was hounded out of her job.
South African rugby union players who made a successful transition to rugby league were not unusual in the 1960s. Where Len Killeen was unique was in the success he achieved on both sides of the world. An accomplished left-winger with the ball in his hands, Killeen had an extra string to his bow. He was many of his contemporaries' choice as the best goal-kicker they ever saw, especially when the pressure was on.
Wigan 22 St Helens 10
Social Services did not fail Shannon Matthews because her abduction in a plot hatched by her mother to claim a £50,000 reward from a newspaper could not have been foreseen, an official report into the case has concluded.
Social workers and other agencies which worked with Shannon Matthews' family for 13 years could not have prevented her abduction by her own family, a report said today.
Castleford 22 Wigan 36
Malik 'pleased to have chance to clear his name
Salford City Reds 14 Hull FC 18
Comedian Alan Carr has apologised for dedicating a comedy award to kidnapper Karen Matthews.
The jury trying two people accused of kidnapping Shannon Matthews retired at lunchtime today to consider its verdict. It was later sent home for the night and the trial was adjourned until tomorrow.
Mother of abducted Shannon sobs and tells of domestic violence
Suspect was left cut and bruised after prison attack, court is told
Police searching for Shannon Matthews found more than 100 indecent images of children on a computer belonging to her mother's then partner, a court heard.
Schoolboy from a respected Muslim family was part of cell that plotted to make explosives and napalm. Jonathan Brown and Michael Savage report