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.

Shannon's mother denies telling 'blatant lies'

The mother of Shannon Matthews today denied telling "blatant lies" to a jury as she resumed giving evidence at her trial.

Karen Matthews 'playing to the court', QC alleges

Mother of abducted Shannon sobs and tells of domestic violence

Shannon accused denies pushing her into car

The man accused of kidnapping Shannon Matthews today denied pushing the young girl into his car.

Shannon 'taken on trips'

The man accused of kidnapping Shannon Matthews told police he took her on trips while officers were searching for her, Leeds Crown Court has heard. Michael Donovan, 40, from Lidgate Gardens, in Dewsbury, told police officers Shannon, nine, would sit in the back of his car with her pink coat on and hood up as he drove her to the supermarket and took her to parks.

Shannon trial delayed after attack on accused

The jury trying the mother of Shannon Matthews was told it will not sit today as her co-accused is continuing to receive medical treatment following an attack in prison.

Shannon kidnap accused 'is a loner and fantasist'

Suspect was left cut and bruised after prison attack, court is told

Mother 'showed no interest in Shannon welfare'

Karen Matthews did not ask about the welfare of her daughter when police told her she had been found but made a "glib comment" about an officer's mobile ringtone, a court heard today.

Shannon Matthews' mother in court

The mother of schoolgirl Shannon Matthews, who went missing for 24 days earlier this year, appeared in court today charged with her kidnap and false imprisonment.

Peter Inson: A considered smack is a parent's right

Moves to outlaw smacking will further confuse and discourage parents

Meehan guilty over child porn

The former partner of Shannon Matthews' mother has been found guilty of possessing dozens of images of child pornography.

Shannon mother's ex jailed for child porn

The former partner of Shannon Matthews' mother was jailed today for downloading child pornography on to his personal computer.

Shannon Matthews' stepfather denies possessing child pornography

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.

Shannon mum's partner denies porn charges

Police searching for the missing schoolgirl Shannon Matthews found more than 100 indecent images of children on a computer belonging to her mother's then partner, a court heard today.

UK's youngest terrorist convicted of bomb plot

Schoolboy from a respected Muslim family was part of cell that plotted to make explosives and napalm. Jonathan Brown and Michael Savage report

Britain's youngest terrorist behind bars

Britain's youngest terrorist was behind bars today after a guide to death and explosives was found in the schoolboy's home.

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Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

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Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

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China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

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Barbara Woodward: Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with the growing economic superpower

Our woman in Beijing builds a new relationship

Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with growing economic power
Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer. But the only British soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross in Afghanistan has both

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Beware of imitations, but the words of the soldier awarded the Victoria Cross were the real thing, says DJ Taylor
Alexander McQueen: The catwalk was a stage for the designer's astonishing and troubling vision

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Ahead of a major retrospective, Alexander Fury talks to the collaborators who helped create the late designer's notorious spectacle
New BBC series savours half a century of food in Britain, from Vesta curries to nouvelle cuisine

Dinner through the decades

A new BBC series challenged Brandon Robshaw and his family to eat their way from the 1950s to the 1990s
Philippa Perry interview: The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course

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Bill Granger recipes: Our chef recreates the exoticism of the Indonesian stir-fry

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Chelsea vs Tottenham: Harry Kane was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope

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