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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.

Malik faces sleaze inquiry

The communities minister Shahid Malik faces an investigation by the parliamentary sleaze watchdog into his expense claims.

Labour to axe MPs over abuse of expenses

Labour MPs found guilty of abusing the expenses system will be barred from standing as party candidates under measures agreed yesterday.

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Shahid Malik's career never lacked drama, says Andy McSmith

Justice minister stands down over 'rent deal'

Malik 'pleased to have chance to clear his name

Public bays for blood as expenses scandal grows

Another clutch of embarrassing parliamentary expenses claims were revealed today as the public mood over the revelations turned increasingly angry.

Horne and Thorman pull Hull past Reds

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James Purnell: Couples marry for love, not for tax breaks

When two children are reported to have tortured others, everyone is shocked. But we should beware politicians who then use the case to argue for a belief they held all along.

Shannon case involved others, judge suggests

Mother and accomplice given eight-year jail terms

'Despicable' mother jailed over Shannon kidnap

The mother of Shannon Matthews was jailed for eight years today for her role in the kidnap of her own daughter.

I'm sorry, says comedian Carr

Comedian Alan Carr has apologised for dedicating a comedy award to kidnapper Karen Matthews.

Grandmother: Shannon spared 'lifetime of misery'

By Rosamond Hutt, PA

Joan Smith: Broken Britain is a media invention

There is no such thing as a failed society, only failing families. The rest are doing their best, despite their deprivations

Shannon trial jury reconvenes tomorrow

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 asked why she 'chose' Shannon

Accused says some of the things she told police were because she was 'confused'

Mother went shopping on night Shannon disappeared

The mother of Shannon Matthews told a jury today she went shopping at a supermarket on the night her daughter went missing.

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