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Danny McGuire breaks away to score one of his five tries

McGuire try magic saves Leeds' blushes on hard day for defences

Five tries from Danny McGuire saw the Super League champions, Leeds, avoid the ignominy of ending the Magic Weekend at the Etihad Stadium out of the play-off positions.

Taking a dive: Tim Smith scores Wakefield's winning try against Castleford

Agar purrs after Wildcats hold off Tigers fightback

Castleford 26 Wakefield 32

Stone Roses play first gig in 16 years

A crowd of 1,000 Stone Roses fans saw the newly reunited band play their first gig in 16 years last night.

Sister of Shafilea Ahmed breaks down as she describes teenager's final moments

The younger sister of alleged honour killing victim Shafilea Ahmed broke down today as she relived her last moments describing how the teenager gasped for air as she struggled against her parents' clutches.

Parents 'killed daughter by forcing bag into her mouth'

Sister of 'honour killing' victim tells jury of years of abuse suffered at home during feud over lifestyle

Shafilea Ahmed 'murdered out of shame'

A couple murdered their "westernised" teenage daughter because they believed her conduct was bringing shame on the family, a court heard today.

The Sports Matrix: Saturday 21 May 2012

England set for nervy run-chase after early wickets

Chris Bailey, of London Broncos, is shackled by the Hull defence

Round-up: Wigan win but Wolves are at door

Warrington and the Catalan Dragons kept up the pressure at the top of Super League yesterday, although neither had their own way for much of their matches against lowly opposition.

Children's memorial theft condemned

A bishop has condemned the theft of a memorial to two children killed by an IRA bomb as "senseless vandalism".

Giants cut loose to storm into last four

Huddersfield Giants 50 London Broncos 14
WAYNE GODWIN: The Salford hooker had to be taken off after breaking an arm

Brave Salford find Warrington too hot with Currie

Warrington 24 Salford 20

Carnegie Challenge Cup

Wigan drawn against St Helens in Challenge Cup quarter-finals

Holders Wigan will play St Helens in the quarter-finals of the Carnegie Challenge Cup.

Wolves' Joel Monaghan makes a break during the Engagae Super League

Wolves surge into last eight

Warrington Wolves 32 Bradford Bulls 16

BT and TalkTalk have lost their Court of Appeal challenge against Government moves to tackle copyright infringement online

Talk Talk to axe up to 390 jobs

Workers at telecoms firm TalkTalk were said to be "shellshocked" today after the company announced the closure of a call centre and other plans to cut jobs.

Boy, seven, dies playing football

A seven-year-old boy has died while playing football.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

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Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

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Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

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Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

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Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

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Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

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The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

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Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee