Press Association 2014 LATEST

Jennifer Aniston: Justin's always hiding

Leigh Journal: Jennifer Aniston: Justin's always hiding

10:27am Thursday 27th November 2014

Jennifer Aniston says her husband-to-be loves to scare her.

Warning as BBC saves £1.1bn a year

Leigh Journal: Director general Tony Hall has ordered a review of BBC spending

10:08am Thursday 27th November 2014

The BBC's efficiency drive is saving £1.1 billion a year compared to six years ago - but it has warned that further cuts could affect programme content.

Farrell dropped by England

Leigh Journal: Owen Farrell has been dropped for the match against Australia

9:53am Thursday 27th November 2014

England have dropped Owen Farrell for Saturday's QBE International against Australia at Twickenham with Billy Twelvetrees selected in his place at inside centre.

Forces 'letting crime victims down'

Leigh Journal: Eighteen police forces out of 43 have been assessed as requiring improvement in the way they carry out investigations

9:31am Thursday 27th November 2014

Victims of crime are being let down in areas covered by nearly half of the police forces in England and Wales by poor investigations, a policing watchdog has said.

Johnny Depp unruffled by film turkeys

Leigh Journal: Johnny Depp unruffled by film turkeys

9:16am Thursday 27th November 2014

Johnny Depp says the pressure to create another blockbuster is “like being a dog at the track.”

Boris leading Far East trade visit

Leigh Journal: Boris Johnson's is tasked with "banging the drum" for London in rapidly growing markets

9:10am Thursday 27th November 2014

Boris Johnson will take part in a trade mission at the Singapore High Commissioner's residence on the first day of his business tour of the Far East.

Republican held in McConville probe

Leigh Journal: Jean McConville before she vanished in 1972

9:10am Thursday 27th November 2014

A well-known republican has been arrested by detectives investigating the murder of Belfast mother-of-10 Jean McConville.

Vinyl sales soar past million mark

Leigh Journal: Vinyl records are making a comeback

9:10am Thursday 27th November 2014

Annual sales of vinyl albums have soared past the million mark for the first time in 18 years - buoyed by veteran rock act Pink Floyd.

US jets could fly from UK carrier

Leigh Journal: The naming ceremony for the new carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, in Rosyth

9:10am Thursday 27th November 2014

US jets could operate off the Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier before British planes are available for full strike operations.

Tributes pour in for Hughes

Leigh Journal: Tribues have poured in for Phillip Hughes following his death aged 25

8:42am Thursday 27th November 2014

Australia players past and present paid emotional tributes to Phillip Hughes following the batsman's death at the age of 25.

Take That reach Google album deal

Leigh Journal: Take That reach Google album deal

8:36am Thursday 27th November 2014

Take That have signed a deal with Google’s streaming service.

Michael Buerk gets a rap lesson from Tinchy

Leigh Journal: Michael Buerk gets a rap lesson from Tinchy

8:15am Thursday 27th November 2014

Michael Buerk has a reputation as a stern-faced broadcaster – now he’s rapping about his pants.

Jet lagged McIlroy eager to improve

Leigh Journal: Rory McIlroy carded a first-round 69 in Sydney (AP)

8:07am Thursday 27th November 2014

Rory McIlroy got the defence of his Australian Open title under way with a two-under-par 69 that leaves him just two shots behind first round leader Jordan Spieth.

Drug mule's father in video warning

Leigh Journal: Undated screen grabbed image taken from video issued by the Foreign Office of Billy Reid, who has spoken of the devastating effect his daughter Melissa's crime has had on his family, in a new video warning of the consequences of drug crime abroad

7:48am Thursday 27th November 2014

The father of convicted drug smuggler Melissa Reid has spoken of the devastating effect her crime has had on his family, in a new video warning of the consequences of drug crime abroad.

Coe targets IAAF presidency

Leigh Journal: Sebastian Coe has officially launched his campaign for the IAAF presidency - one of the most powerful positions in sport

7:39am Thursday 27th November 2014

Sebastian Coe has officially launched his campaign for the IAAF presidency - one of the most powerful positions in sport.

Ex-Rangers owner detained in Mexico

Leigh Journal: Craig Whyte took control of Rangers in May 2011 but the club went into administration in February the following year

7:36am Thursday 27th November 2014

Former Rangers owner Craig Whyte has been detained in Mexico.

Man sought after two found dead

Leigh Journal: Police are looking for Viktoras Bruzas after the bodies of a man and a woman were found at a property in Fetcham, Surrey (Surrey Police/PA)

7:36am Thursday 27th November 2014

Murder squad detectives have launched a manhunt after the bodies of a man and a woman were found at a property.

ID theft charge for terror suspect

Leigh Journal: Alex Nash, who was arrested at Heathrow Airport by anti-terror police, has been charged with stealing identity documents and a passport.

7:24am Thursday 27th November 2014

A man arrested at Heathrow Airport by anti-terror police has been charged with stealing identity documents and a passport, say police.

Virgin and Stagecoach win rail deal

Leigh Journal: The Department for Transport said a consortium involving Virgin and Stagecoach will run the East Coast rail franchise from March 2015

7:24am Thursday 27th November 2014

Sir Richard Branson's company Virgin will from next year be running the UK's two main London to Scotland rail routes.

'Briton killed' in Kabul bombing

Leigh Journal: Wreckage at the scene of an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP)

7:24am Thursday 27th November 2014

A Briton was among those killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan, according to reports.

Rodgers happy with a point

Leigh Journal: Brendan Rodgers hailed an improved Liverpool display

7:20am Thursday 27th November 2014

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists he is more than happy to have their Champions League fate in their own hands despite a disappointing 2-2 draw against Ludogorets.

European win eases Wenger's woes

Leigh Journal: Arsene Wenger believes his Arsenal side are pulling in the same direction

7:20am Thursday 27th November 2014

Arsene Wenger believes his Arsenal side are pulling in the right direction after they put their disappointing defeat to Manchester United to one side with a 2-0 Champions League victory over Borussia Dortmund.

Cook sees one that got away

Leigh Journal: Moeen Ali's quick-fire century was not enough for England against Sri Lanka

6:58am Thursday 27th November 2014

Alastair Cook bemoaned a chance of victory that "got away" from England, after Moeen Ali's outstanding maiden one-day international hundred against Sri Lanka.

Australia mourns Hughes "tragedy"

Leigh Journal: Phillip Hughes has died at the age of 25

6:11am Thursday 27th November 2014

The death of Phillip Hughes has been described as a "real-life tragedy" by Cricket Australia chief executive officer James Sutherland.

Tributes paid to cricketer Hughes

Leigh Journal: Phil Hughes died after being hurt while batting for South Australia against New South Wales at the Sydney Cricket Ground

6:07am Thursday 27th November 2014

Tributes have poured in for Phillip Hughes, the Australia batsman struck on the head by a bouncer two days ago, after his shock death.

Ruling due on 'Plebgate' libel case

Leigh Journal: Former cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell sued News Group Newspapers

3:01am Thursday 27th November 2014

A judge will rule on the High Court libel actions involving former Government chief whip Andrew Mitchell and Pc Toby Rowland.

Details due on food poisoning bug

Leigh Journal: The Food Standards Agency will release results from testing of whole chickens bought from UK outlets, smaller independent stores and butchers

3:01am Thursday 27th November 2014

Consumers are set to learn the extent of the food poisoning bug campylobacter among fresh shop-bought chickens in an announcement that will name individual retailers for the first time.

Scotland set for income tax powers

Leigh Journal: Lord Smith of Kelvin launches the Heads of Agreement, which have been drawn up by the Smith Commission looking at further devolution for Holyrood

12:20am Thursday 27th November 2014

Holyrood is to be handed new responsibilities over income tax and welfare as part of a deal on devolution drawn up in the aftermath of the Scottish independence referendum.

Gamers 'self-regulate' on bigotry

Leigh Journal: Research shows the online gaming community "self-regulates" against misogyny and anti-gay comments

12:16am Thursday 27th November 2014

The computer gaming industry has been urged to promote tolerance and inclusiveness in its games in an effort to curb homophobia and bigotry.

Clanger costs Hill Apprentice spot

Leigh Journal: James Hill is the latest Apprentice wannabe to be fired

12:16am Thursday 27th November 2014

Apprentice James Hill has been fired after a country fair task turned to mud-slinging in the boardroom.

PM urged over Sri Lanka trade deal

Leigh Journal: The Sri Lankana government of president Mahinda Rajapaksa refuses to co-operate with an international inquiry into human rights abuses

12:16am Thursday 27th November 2014

David Cameron is facing calls to press for the ending of EU trade concessions to Sri Lanka amid the continuing refusal of the government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa to co-operate with an international inquiry into human rights abuses.

Weight-loss op 'part of treatment'

Leigh Journal: Nice said gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy surgery should no longer be seen by doctors as a 'last resort"'

12:16am Thursday 27th November 2014

The number of obese diabetics undergoing drastic weight-loss surgery needs to triple in the next few years to tackle the "major problem" facing the NHS, the health advisory body has urged.

One in five children 'obese by 11'

Leigh Journal: Data shows that children deemed as being in the overweight category aged seven were "slowly creeping" in to the obese category by the time they were 11, experts say

12:16am Thursday 27th November 2014

One in five children born in the UK at the beginning of the new century was obese by the age of 11, the latest evidence from a long-term study has suggested.

Women 'smuggle terror cash abroad'

Leigh Journal:  Amal El Wahabi was jailed for trying to smuggle funds to jihadists

12:16am Thursday 27th November 2014

Women are being used to smuggle money out of Britain to fund terrorists abroad, a senior police officer has warned.

Explore Hollyoaks with a new game app from the C4 soap

Leigh Journal: Explore Hollyoaks with a new game app from the C4 soap

6:45am Thursday 27th November 2014

Hollyoaks has launched a new game fans can download to their phones and tablets.

Warning to 'part-time landlords'

Leigh Journal:  "Part-time landlords" receive an average of £678 in rent every month, experts said

12:04am Thursday 27th November 2014

One in 16 people rent out a property to boost their main income, according to a new study.

Drop in council tax collection rate

Leigh Journal: Local government blames Westminster for a drop in council tax collection rates

12:04am Thursday 27th November 2014

Close to three quarters of a billion pounds of council tax went unpaid last year, official figures showed as town hall chiefs blamed Government reforms for only the second dip in collection rates on record.

Labour to aid poor water customers

Leigh Journal: Labour will draw up a scheme to help water customers struggling with their bills

12:04am Thursday 27th November 2014

A Labour government will act to force water companies to place customers struggling to pay their bills on lower tariffs, shadow environment secretary Maria Eagle is warning.

2m warned over off-road insurance

Leigh Journal: Vehicles have to be insured unless they are formally declared as being off the road

12:04am Thursday 27th November 2014

Two million warning letters have been sent out to motorists since rule changes came into force which mean that vehicles have to be insured unless they are formally declared as being off the road.

Net immigration soars to 260,000

Leigh Journal: Home Secretary Theresa May conceded that flows from the EU had disrupted efforts to reduce the net annual immigration figure to below 100,000

12:03am Thursday 27th November 2014

The Government's attempts to control immigration to the UK have been delivered another blow as latest official figures revealed another surge in arrivals.

UK 'to face floods and heatwaves'

Leigh Journal: Global warming will see more heatwaves hitting the UK, researchers say

12:03am Thursday 27th November 2014

Global warming could increase the UK's vulnerability to life-threatening heatwaves more than 10-fold by the end of the century, a new report has said.

It's official: I'm A Celeb viewers prefer rats to Kendra Wilkinson

Leigh Journal: It's official: I'm A Celeb viewers prefer rats to Kendra Wilkinson

11:35pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

Who do you prefer?

Robshaw eyes chance to make amends

Leigh Journal: Chris Robshaw is eyeing a winning end to the year with England

11:08pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

Chris Robshaw admits England's autumn outlook hinges on one final assault at Twickenham and failure against Australia would leave two months to stew over a dismal QBE Series.

Twitter knew exactly who was leaving the Apprentice

Leigh Journal: Twitter knew exactly who was leaving the Apprentice tonight

10:56pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

And they also knew what they wanted to do with them.

Tinchy's jungle rap class for Buerk

Leigh Journal: Michael Buerk has been taking rap lessons in I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!

10:32pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

Newsreader Michael Buerk has been given a lesson in rap by his jungle campmate, chart star Tinchy Stryder.

Just one slip is enough for Lord Sugar to boot you off The Apprentice these days...

Leigh Journal: Just one slip is enough for Lord Sugar to boot you off The Apprentice these days...

10:05pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

Another Apprentice contestant sees their dreams of some Sugary backing slip into the mud.

Ludogorets leveller rocks Reds

Leigh Journal: Liverpool's Simon Mignolet was at fault for the opening goal

10:02pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

Liverpool's Champions League hopes remain alive after their first goals in the competition since mid-September but a late Ludogorets equaliser saw them leave Bulgaria disappointed.

FA receives Whelan's observations

Leigh Journal: Dave Whelan, right, has submitted his observations over recent controversial comments to the Football Association

9:24pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

Dave Whelan has complied with Football Association demands to submit his observations on recent comments that had seen him labelled "a racist" by Wednesday's 6pm deadline.

UN humanitarian chief Amos to leave

Leigh Journal: Baroness Amos is leaving her position with the UN

9:18pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

Baroness Amos is to step down as the United Nations humanitarian chief after four years, it was announced, sparking political controversy over the UK's choice of candidate to succeed her in the key role.

Get your love puns ready - Andy Murray and Kim Sears are engaged

Leigh Journal: Get your love puns ready - Andy Murray and Kim Sears are engaged

10:05pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

The pair haven’t exactly rushed into it – they’ve been together for nine years.

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