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Mother of Shannon Matthews remanded in custody

The mother of Shannon Matthews was remanded in custody today when she appeared before magistrates accused of repeatedly concealing information about the whereabouts of her daughter.

Shannon's mother quizzed in abduction probe

The mother of Shannon Matthews is being questioned today in connection with the alleged kidnap of her daughter, sources confirmed.

Shannon stepfather remanded in custody

The stepfather of kidnapped schoolgirl Shannon Matthews was remanded in custody today when he appeared in court charged with possessing indecent images of children.

Shannon's stepfather held in indecent images inquiry

Police investigating the disappearance of nine-year-old Shannon Matthews, who was found safe and well last month after being missing from home for more than three weeks, have arrested her stepfather on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children.

Shannon's stepfather arrested

Police investigating the disappearance of schoolgirl Shannon Matthews have arrested her stepfather Craig Meehan, sources said today.

Shannon suspect charged with kidnapping

Police have charged Michael Donovan with the kidnap and false imprisonment of nine-year-old Shannon Matthews, who was found on Friday after being missing for 24 days.

Shannon's miracle: the backlash begins

The community that never gave up looking for the missing nine-year-old has been celebrating all weekend. But, discovers Cole Moreton, after the joy of her return, troubling questions are starting to be asked

The girl who came back from the dead

Ever since she went missing on her way home from school last month, police and local people had searched everywhere they could think of for Shannon Matthews.

Man held after missing Shannon Matthews found alive

Missing nine-year-old Shannon Matthews was found alive today 24 days after she disappeared.

Missing children and the media: The wrong kind of family?

The case of Shannon Matthews, the missing nine-year-old from Dewsbury, has developed a cruel overtone: an unspoken suggestion that, because of their lifestyles, her family deserve not our pity but our censure

Missing: The contrasting searches for Shannon and Madeleine

Has class influenced the rewards offered and publicity given to two campaigns to find missing children? Cole Moreton goes to Dewsbury to investigate

Prayers for safe return of Shannon

Police in West Yorkshire searching for the missing nine-year-old Shannon Matthews said last night they were trying to "build up a clearer picture" of the schoolgirl.

Huddersfield 64 Castleford 12: Giants crush poor Tigers

The Giants started 2007 with seven straight defeats yet finished up by reaching the play-off berths. So, by gaining their first victory in the only their third game of the season in such a convincing fashion, the more optimistic of Huddersfield fans might start dreaming of even greater achievements in 2008.

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