Wigan rout the Crusaders on a weekend when minnows are put to the

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.

Karen Matthews 'released from prison'

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.

Len Killeen: Rugby league player who found fame in Britain and

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.

Shannon Matthews case workers escape censure

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.

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.

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