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.

Police probe possible sighting of missing girl

Police searching for missing nine-year-old Shannon Matthews said today they were treating a possible sighting of her near her home as "significant".

Search launched for missing girl

Police were today searching for a nine-year-old girl who has been missing from her home since yesterday evening.

St Helens 30 Warrington 22: Saints make the most of Wolves' injury woes

Warrington's long wait for a win at St Helens goes on, largely thanks to a typical Saints purple patch of three tries in six minutes after half-time.

Wildcats' enigma enjoys another life: Brough love takes rebel without a comb home

The maverick kicker has rejoined Wakefield's 'naughty boys' school' for a second brush with the big time. Dave Hadfield reports

Discovering the real Eddie Waring

He pioneered rugby league on television before illness turned him into a laughing stock, but now a new book seeks to rehabilitate atrue visionary

Being Eddie Waring, by Tony Hannan

Admired ambassador for rugby league or prat in a hat? Few sports commentators have polarised opinion as starkly as Eddie Waring did during his 45 years of broadcasting for the BBC, and while Tony Hannan airs the case against him fairly, he is firmly in the pro-Waring camp, arguing that his mainly northern critics did not appreciate his remit to popularise the game to the country as a whole. Hannan's impressively researched biography paints a picture of a complex man, who began as a go-ahead, innovative administrator at his local club, Dewsbury, moved on to journalism and became a national treasure while always maintaining a private side. Tellingly, few players have a bad word to say about The Talking Trilby, instead relating many unsung acts of kindness. His unique vowels were last heard at a match in 1981, by which time the effect of Alzheimer's was already sadly evident, and he died in 1986. This book rightly rehabilitates him as far more of a pioneer than a mere musical-hall act.

Something To Declare: Check your passport expiry date now<br/> Meat-free around the world

Warning of the week: check your passport expiry date now

My Home: Alastair Sawday, travel publisher

He's famous for knowing the best hotels in Britain and the world, but Alastair Sawday is happy to put down roots in this Bristol townhouse

Questions Of Cash

We've been left in the lurch by Wanadoo

Gallagher gives Batley dramatic win

Batley 28 Dewsbury 26

Kelly leading fight for West Yorkshire pride

Dewsbury coach faces a fierce rivalry in National League One qualifying final but he has already won a far bigger battle, writes Dave Hadfield

Sculthorpe leads way as Saints overpower Widnes

St Helens 40 Widnes 18
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Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
Which animals are nearly extinct?

Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
12 best children's shoes

Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

Find footwear perfect to keep kids' feet protected this autumn
Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London