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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

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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

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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

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"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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