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Charnley shows scoring touch to put Wigan clear at the summit

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Jon Wilkin is expected to return for St Helens against Wigan

Wane hopes Saints will wilt under pressure in cup derby

The Wigan coach, Shaun Wane, said that St Helens will go into today's Challenge Cup quarter-final at the DW Stadium "underdone".

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Blackburn manager Steve Kean insists he and owners Venky's are staying long term while mystery surrounds the position of deputy chief executive Paul Hunt.

Lisa Nandy: Foster carers should get more money for the work they do

The right fostering placement can completely transform children's lives. It can be the make or break point for them and equally it can be devastating for a young person to be put into the wrong situation. Fostering is incredibly important for families in crisis, but a real and pressing problem has largely gone unnoticed and shortages of carers unaddressed for too long.

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Wigan drawn against St Helens in Challenge Cup quarter-finals

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Bryan Robson believes that the Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, would view winning the Premier League this season as one of his greatest triumphs, given the resources available at Manchester City, who are his only challengers.

GMB union welcomes £250 Wigan Council pay rise

Union leaders have welcomed a council decision to give a £250 wage rise to some of its workers, saying it breaks a national pay freeze policy.

Blackburn’s Steve Kean feels the pressure against Swansea
Roberto Martinez cannot believe some of the decisions at the Bridge

Martinez faces FA charge for 'disgusting' comment

Roberto Martinez is today waiting to discover if he will face a Football Association charge for his outspoken attack on assistant referee Dave Bryan and officials in general after Wigan's unlucky 2-1 defeat at Chelsea on Saturday.

Juan to savour: Chelsea's Juan Mata scores late on to earn his side a 2-1 victory and deny Wigan a priceless point in their battle against relegation

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