Press Association 2014 LATEST

Chindits return as cyber-commandos

Leigh Journal: A new cyber-warfare brigade will mirror the wartime sabotage ethos of the Chindits

4:38am Saturday 31st January 2015

A new Army unit which will use psychology and social media to help Britain "fight in the information age" will be created.

Front-line cops 'must have Tasers'

Leigh Journal: The Police Federation is calling for all officers to be armed with Taser stun guns

3:02am Saturday 31st January 2015

All rank-and-file police officers should be armed with a Taser because of the heightened security threat, the head of the Police Federation has said.

Clegg: I've wanted to slap Cameron

Leigh Journal: Nick Clegg, right, says he has often felt like giving PM David Cameron a slap

12:12am Saturday 31st January 2015

Nick Clegg has admitted he wanted to slap David Cameron on more than 20 occasions during their time in coalition.

Dave Myers: I was a lonely biker

Leigh Journal: Dave Myers: I was a lonely biker

12:11am Saturday 31st January 2015

Dave Myers has said it wasn’t the same travelling to Egypt without his Hairy Biker friend Si King.

Find out why Voice hopeful kept his audition secret from famous pals

Leigh Journal: Find out why Voice hopeful kept his audition secret from famous pals

12:11am Saturday 31st January 2015

The Voice contestant Tim Arnold has explained why he didn’t tell anyone about his blind audition.

Ryan Gosling isn't sunk by Lost River criticisms

Leigh Journal: Ryan Gosling isn't sunk by Lost River criticisms

12:11am Saturday 31st January 2015

Matt Smith has defended Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut Lost River.

Sarah Silverman: I was scared by serious role

Leigh Journal: Sarah Silverman: I was scared by serious role

12:11am Saturday 31st January 2015

Funnywoman Sarah Silverman admitted portraying a depressed housewife in I Smile Back was a challenge.

Tom Wilkinson has unfinished film business

Leigh Journal: Tom Wilkinson has unfinished film business

12:11am Saturday 31st January 2015

Tom Wilkinson stars with Vince Vaughn and Dave Franco in upcoming comedy Unfinished Business.

Neil Morrissey is up for more bad behaviour but is Martin Clunes?

Leigh Journal: Neil Morrissey is up for more bad behaviour but is Martin Clunes?

12:11am Saturday 31st January 2015

Neil Morrissey has said he would reprise his Men Behaving Badly role – but co-star Martin Clunes may need persuading.

Jake Johnson digs up new movie plot

Leigh Journal: Jake Johnson digs up new movie plot

12:11am Saturday 31st January 2015

New Girl star Jake Johnson admitted that his new film Digging For Fire is based on his own life.

Blethyn monster secures future fans

Leigh Journal: Blethyn monster secures future fans

12:11am Saturday 31st January 2015

Brenda Blethyn has said she likes getting in touch with her audience of the future through Henry Hugglemonster.

Corrie's Katie McGlynn: Sinead worries about being a burden

Leigh Journal: Corrie's Katie McGlynn: Sinead worries about being a burden

12:11am Saturday 31st January 2015

Coronation Street star Katie McGlynn has revealed Sinead Tinker worries her injuries will put too much pressure on boyfriend Chesney Brown.

Richey Edwards family pain revealed

Leigh Journal: Richey Edwards pictured in a poster held by his sister Rachel Elias

12:09am Saturday 31st January 2015

The sister of missing Manic Street Preachers lyricist Richey Edwards has spoken of how difficult it was for her father to die without knowing what happened to his son.

Son criticised over care decision

Leigh Journal: A High Court judge ruled the man should not have control over his mother's finances

12:09am Saturday 31st January 2015

A man who arranged for his sick elderly mother to be taken to Saudi Arabia in spite of a declaration that she should stay in a care home in England has been condemned by a judge.

Voice hopeful 'didn't tell Wallace'

Leigh Journal: Tim Arnold performs during BBC1 talent show The Voice

12:09am Saturday 31st January 2015

Jessie Wallace's boyfriend was so worried about his audition on The Voice he did not tell the EastEnders star he had tried out for the BBC singing show.

Sawalha shown the Big Brother door

Leigh Journal: Nadia Sawalha has left the Celebrity Big Brother house

12:09am Saturday 31st January 2015

Actress Nadia Sawalha branded her time in the Big Brother House "hell" as she became the fourth celebrity to be voted out.

Plea to limit stolen mobile fees

Leigh Journal: Mobile operators are being urged to limit fees consumers face if their phones are lost or stolen

12:09am Saturday 31st January 2015

A consumer group has called on mobile phone providers to do more to protect customers who face huge bills if their handset is lost or stolen.

1.8 million sign up to Paym service

Leigh Journal: Paym was launched last April and by the end of December, 1,851,612 mobile numbers were registered on its database

12:09am Saturday 31st January 2015

Nearly two million people have registered to receive payments under the Paym scheme, which has the potential to eventually link up every current account in the country with a phone number, new figures released by the service show.

Savers with richest Isas revealed

Leigh Journal: New research has revealed which savers have the highest Isa balances

12:09am Saturday 31st January 2015

Savers in Harrow in London and Kirkwall in Scotland typically have the highest Isa balances in the country, according to data based on amounts held with Britain's biggest building society.

Business chiefs urge taxes shake-up

Leigh Journal: The Institute of Directors said it is 'disappointed' with the pace of tax reform under the Coalition

12:09am Saturday 31st January 2015

Business leaders have called for big changes to taxes raising less than £5 billion, saying they should be merged or scrapped.

Big freeze sparks ice roads alert

Leigh Journal: Britons were warned to brace themselves for fresh disruption with potentially perilous road conditions

12:09am Saturday 31st January 2015

Motorists have been warned to expect difficult driving conditions as icy weather continues to grip the UK.

Charles household 'like Wolf Hall'

Leigh Journal: The Prince of Wales in insecure and presides over a backbiting household dubbed 'Wolf Hall', according to a new book

12:09am Saturday 31st January 2015

The Prince of Wales' household is so riddled with backstabbing and in-fighting it is nicknamed Wolf Hall, a new book has revealed.

Nick Clegg wins everyone over on Last Leg by comparing the election to Nandos

Leigh Journal: Nick Clegg wins everyone over on Last Leg by comparing the election to Nandos

11:36pm Friday 30th January 2015

People thought the Deputy Prime Minister was pretty funny actually.

Gabriel has Premier League quality

Leigh Journal: Arsene Wenger expects good things from his newest signing

11:25pm Friday 30th January 2015

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is confident Gabriel Paulista has what to takes to become a top centre-back in the Barclays Premier League, and will not be the next Brazilian 'PlayStation' player like David Luiz.

Callard defends Burgess display

Leigh Journal: Sam Burgess had a disappointing Saxons debut

11:25pm Friday 30th January 2015

England Saxons coach Jon Callard defended Sam Burgess after his disappointing representative union debut in the 18-9 victory over Ireland Wolfhounds in Cork.

Find out what you missed in Celebrity Big Brother

Leigh Journal: Find out what you missed in tonight's Celebrity Big Brother

11:55pm Friday 30th January 2015

It wasn’t as explosive, but there’s definitely still tension.

City boss rejects 'campaign' claims

Leigh Journal: Manuel Pellegrini, right, and Jose Mourinho, left, go head-to-head again on Saturday

10:37pm Friday 30th January 2015

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has dismissed Jose Mourinho's claims there is a "campaign" against Chelsea.

See what's in store for the third series of Mr Selfridge

Leigh Journal: See what's install for the third series of Mr Selfridge

10:58pm Friday 30th January 2015

We speak to the hit ITV show’s producer Dominic Barlow.

Nadia Sawalha leaves the Celebrity Big Brother house to boos

Leigh Journal: Nadia Sawalha leaves the Celebrity Big Brother house to boos

10:26pm Friday 30th January 2015

What will Perez do now?

Saxons overcome Burgess errors

Leigh Journal: Sam Burgess struggled in Cork

9:58pm Friday 30th January 2015

Sam Burgess made a forgettable representative union debut as England Saxons ground out a worthy victory over the Ireland Wolfhounds in Cork.

Wolfsburg hand Bayern first defeat

Leigh Journal: Pep Guardiola saw his side well beaten in Wolfsburg

9:51pm Friday 30th January 2015

Wolfsburg boosted their hopes of catching Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga by inflicting the defending champions' first league defeat this season in some style on Friday night.

10 surprising tips from Tanya Burr's debut book 'Love, Tanya'

Leigh Journal: 10 surprising tips from Tanya Burr's debut book 'Love Tanya'

12:01am Saturday 31st January 2015

We’ve read the You Tube star’s lifestyle book and picked out the best advice.

Taylor praises England character

Leigh Journal: James Taylor, far right, and his England team-mates face Australia in Sunday's final (AP)

8:37pm Friday 30th January 2015

James Taylor believes England passed a big test of character by seeing off India in a low-scoring clash at the WACA.

Woods vows to fight back

Leigh Journal: Tigers Woods suffered a torrid day in Arizona (AP)

7:44pm Friday 30th January 2015

Tiger Woods vowed to "keep fighting" after the worst round of his professional career left him staring at a last-place finish at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Cork completes Swans move

Leigh Journal: Southampton midfielder Jack Cork has completed a £3million move to Swansea

7:15pm Friday 30th January 2015

Swansea have completed the signing of Southampton midfielder Jack Cork for a fee believed to be in the region of £3million, the clubs have announced.

Blessed withdraws after collapse

Leigh Journal: Brian Blessed collapsed on stage while playing King Lear

7:11pm Friday 30th January 2015

Veteran actor Brian Blessed has withdrawn from a production of King Lear just over a week after collapsing on stage.

100mph chase crash driver jailed

Leigh Journal: A 97mph pursuit which ended when the car flipped into a field while a four-year-old boy was inside (Durham Police/PA)

7:11pm Friday 30th January 2015

A banned driver who flipped his car over a hedge after reaching almost 100mph with a four-year old-boy in the back while trying to escape from police has been jailed for a year.

Hardship fund to be cut by 25%

Leigh Journal: The Department for Work and Pensions says cash for councils will increase overall

7:11pm Friday 30th January 2015

A hardship fund to help welfare claimants struggling financially following housing benefit reforms is being cut by nearly a quarter.

Call to probe rendition claims

Leigh Journal: Two US Air Force B-52H Stratofortresses on the tarmac at Diego Garcia

7:11pm Friday 30th January 2015

Terror suspects were interrogated on the British territory of Diego Garcia for weeks at a time, a senior aide in the Bush administration has said.

Hostage's brother 'haunted' by face

Leigh Journal: Mike Haines, brother of murdered aid worker David Haines, in the studio as he takes part in the documentary Brothers: The David Haines Story (BBC Radio Scotland/PA)

7:11pm Friday 30th January 2015

The brother of murdered aid worker David Haines said he is haunted by the look on his face in video released by Islamic State (IS) militants.

Nightmare round for Woods

Leigh Journal: Tiger Woods was having a nightmare second round in Arizona

6:01pm Friday 30th January 2015

Tiger Woods equalled his worst nine holes as a professional as he slipped into a share of last place during the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

McBryde dismisses Haskell comments

Leigh Journal: Robin McBryde expects a tough test from England despite their injuries

5:29pm Friday 30th January 2015

Wales forwards coach Robin McBryde has dismissed James Haskell's criticism that Warren Gatland's squad are training too hard before their RBS 6 Nations opener in Cardiff next Friday.

Brian Blessed bows out of King Lear following collapse

Leigh Journal: Brian Blessed bows out of King Lear following collapse

4:58pm Friday 30th January 2015

Brian Blessed has withdrawn from playing King Lear just over a week after collapsing on stage.

Police probing Keane 'incident'

Leigh Journal: Roy Keane is at the centre of a police investigation concerning an alleged altercation with a taxi driver

4:56pm Friday 30th January 2015

Police are investigating an alleged road rage incident involving former Manchester United captain Roy Keane.

Montella: Cuadrado's off to Chelsea

Leigh Journal: Colombia's Juan Cuadrado, pictured, is on his way to Chelsea, according to Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Montella

4:35pm Friday 30th January 2015

Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella has confirmed that Juan Guillermo Cuadrado will not play for the Viola on Saturday, with the Colombian winger finalising his permanent move to Chelsea.

Huth fined for Twitter comments

Leigh Journal: Robert Huth will serve a two-match ban

4:27pm Friday 30th January 2015

Stoke defender Robert Huth has been given a two-match suspension and fined after he admitted breaching FA rules in relation to social media comments, the Football Association has announced.

James Franco received praise for I Am Michael

Leigh Journal: James Franco received praise for I Am Michael

5:28pm Friday 30th January 2015

James Franco said he received positive feedback for his portrayal of Michael Glatze in I Am Michael.

It's Justin Timberlake's 34th birthday! Here's 34 of his all-time best singles EVER

Leigh Journal: It's Justin Timberlake's 34th birthday! Here's 34 of his all-time best singles EVER

4:07pm Friday 30th January 2015

As Justin celebrates his 34th birthday, we’re giving you 34 of his best. You’re welcome.

McIlroy leads the way in Dubai

Leigh Journal: Rory McIlroy leads the Omega Dubai Desert Classic (AP)

3:41pm Friday 30th January 2015

World number one Rory McIlroy's peerless power and precision has put him in pole position at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

Body found in missing Samantha hunt

Leigh Journal: Police searching for missing Samantha Henderson have found a body in a lake (Dorset Police/PA)

3:39pm Friday 30th January 2015

Detectives searching for missing mother-of-four Samantha Henderson have found a body in a lake.

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