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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.

Castleford 14 Huddersfield 40: Thorman hammers weakened Cas

Chris Thorman scored 20 points as Huddersfield finished with a flourish at the Jungle yesterday.

Muslims feel like 'Jews of Europe'

Minister's shock warning on rise of anti-Islamic prejudice

Tim Fountain: I'm not just a sex freak...

Tim Fountain's one-man show 'Sex Addict' caused ire all round. Now he's back with a guide to sexual shenanigans up and down the country. Partly, as he tells Peter York, to discover if he's all that unusual

16-year-old to face court over park murder

A 16-year-old boy will appear in court today charged with the murder of teenager Amar Aslam.

Four in court over teenager's murder

Three boys and a man were remanded in custody today charged with the murder of teenager Amar Aslam.

A Yorkshire town that has become a battleground for feuding gangs

It is the West Yorkshire town that cannot stay out of the spotlight: the scene of the successful manhunt for the missing nine-year-old Shannon Matthews, one-time home of the 7 July bomber Mohammad Sidique Khan, and the place where the Yorkshire Ripper was questioned after his arrest almost 30 years ago.

Gang battle theory after boy, 17, is found beaten to death in park

Three people have been arrested over the latest killing on a bank holiday weekend that left three dead and three in a critical condition.

Murder inquiry after teenager's body found in park

Police have launched a murder inquiry after the badly beaten body of an Asian teenager was found in a park.

Luck is on Hull's side after Thackray farce

Hull go to Harlequins in Super League this afternoon knowing that they are a desperately lucky club still to be in the game's other major competition. It was revealed during the week that Hull had fielded Jamie Thackray in the ties against Rochdale and Widnes even though he had signed three weeks after the registration deadline for the early rounds of the Challenge Cup.

Newton's ancestry leaves Scotland relatively bereft

Scotland have failed in their bid to add Hull KR's Clint Newton to their World Cup squad, but have higher hopes of one of his team-mates. Newton, the son of the golfer, Jack Newton, was born in America and brought up in Australia. He was hoping a Scottish strand in his ancestry would qualify him for the tournament, but the link turned out to be a great-grandparent, rather than the required grandparent.

Fa'asavalu adds to Cup challenge for Warrington

Given the shared recent history of the two clubs, St Helens hardly need a confidence boost when they play Warrington, but that is what they have got for today's Carnegie Challenge Cup fifth-round tie. Coach Daniel Anderson is able to add the destructive Great Britain forward, Maurie Fa'asavalu, to the squad that accounted for Wigan so comprehensively in the Super League in Cardiff last weekend.

Brough to interrupt honeymoon to play in World Cup

Super League's form player of the moment, Danny Brough, is to interrupt hishoneymoon to play for Scotland in the World Cup.

Hull KR Leeds 36: Burrow works magic to extend Leeds' lead

The side may have been unfamiliar but Leeds showed the spirit of champions, with Rob Burrow adding the skill, as this win put them six points clear at the top of Super League.

Shannon's mother faces trial for 'abduction'

Karen Matthews will be tried later this year accused of offences relating to the alleged abduction of her daughter Shannon.

Bail refused in Shannon case

The partner of Shannon Matthews' mother was refused bail by magistrates yesterday on charges of possessing child pornography.

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