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The 32-year-old England international has been a mainstay of his hometown club since his debut in 1999

Leeds 22 St Helens 30 match report: Tom Makinson turns tide for Saints

The last time Saints lost six matches in a row, the mighty Mal Meninga had not long returned to Australia.

Leeds NHS hospital trust to replace chief executive Maggie Boyle following children's heart surgery row

An NHS trust at the centre of a row over children's heart surgery is to replace its chief executive, it said on Saturday.

Gareth Ellis enjoying Hull pressure

Hull captain Gareth Ellis says he will relish having the pressure on his shoulders as he seeks to turn his new club into a Super League force.

Giant strides: Leroy Cudjoe scored two tries to put Huddersfield through

Huddersfield Giants 24 Leeds Rhinos 8 match report: Leroy Cudjoe halts Rhinos' annual charge to Wembley

Leroy Cudjoe intercepted Leeds on their usual route to Wembley with two tries that took Huddersfield into the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup.

Jeremy Paxman said it was ‘contemptible’ that BBC bosses’ tried to blame Peter Rippon

59 pages and no apology: Anger at West Yorkshire Police report on Jimmy Savile affair which failed to address why officers were blinkered by his celebrity

Victims’ lawyer hits out at 'pathetic' document that clears police of shielding TV idol

Daryl Powell joins Castleford

Daryl Powell has been appointed head coach at Castleford Tigers to replace Ian Millward.

Bradford 22 Leeds 42 match report: Leeds' early push leaves Bradford too far behind

Leeds started like the champions they are, hitting Bradford with an early whirlwind from which they never recovered.

No room at Hull City for nerves with promotion to the Premier League at stake, says Steve Bruce

Hull have failed to score a single goal in their last three games

Six hurt in North Yorkshire inflatable slide accident

Six people, some believed to be children, have been injured and taken to hospital after an inflatable slide was blown away.

Paralysed man Paul Lamb takes up Tony Nicklinson's right to die challenge

A paralysed man is taking up a legal challenge for the right to die with the help of a doctor, saying he would like to be able to choose when to “call it a day”.

Professor Sir Roger Boyle; Leeds General Infirmary

Former 'heart tsar', Sir Roger Boyle, resigns over Leeds children's unit row

Sir Roger Boyle steps down as NICOR director after being accused of ‘vendetta’ against hospital

Mortality rates for Leeds child heart surgery unit did not hit 'alert' levels, but came 'very close'

Mortality rates for all children's heart surgery centres in England have been released following the temporary suspension of operations in Leeds.

Leeds heart unit adviser urged to quit over review
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Director of the National Institute for Clinical Outcomes Research says care at the centre is 'on the edge of acceptability'

Brian McDermott confirmed as new Leeds United manager

Former Reading boss will take charge this weekend for match against Sheffield Wednesday

Brian McDermott to take charge at Leeds

Former Reading manager Brian McDermott is poised to succeed Neil Warnock as manager of Leeds.

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Amazon is buying Twitch for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?

What is the appeal of Twitch?

Amazon is buying the video-game-themed online streaming site for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?
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Tony Jordan: 'I turned down the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series nine times ... then I found a kindred spirit'

A tale of two writers

Offered the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series, Tony Jordan turned it down. Nine times. The man behind EastEnders and Life on Mars didn’t feel right for the job. Finally, he gave in - and found an unexpected kindred spirit
Could a later start to the school day be the most useful educational reform of all?

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Doctors want a later start to the school day so that pupils can sleep later. Not because teenagers are lazy, explains Simon Usborne - it's all down to their circadian rhythms
Prepare for Jewish jokes – as Jewish comedians get their own festival

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SJ Watson: 'I still can't quite believe that Before I Go to Sleep started in my head'

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10 best cycling bags for commuters

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Paul Scholes: Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United

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Kate Bush shows a voice untroubled by time

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Robot sheepdog technology could be used to save people from burning buildings

The science of herding is cracked

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Tyrant: Is the world ready for a Middle Eastern 'Dallas'?

This tyrant doesn’t rule

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