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Ospina optimistic over second place

Leigh Journal: David Ospina is concentrating on Arsenal rather than thinking about Manchester City

12:40pm Monday 2nd March 2015

Goalkeeper David Ospina has urged his Arsenal team-mates to focus on sustaining their own performance levels as they aim to capitalise on any more off days from Manchester City in the race for second place in the Barclays Premier League.

Zayn Malik 'teaming up with Naughty Boy'

Leigh Journal: Zayn Malik 'teaming up with Naughty Boy'

12:39pm Monday 2nd March 2015

The One Direction star is said to be trying out a solo project with the producer.

Why Kelly Brook is fretting over her comic timing

Leigh Journal: Why Kelly Brook is fretting over her comic timing

12:39pm Monday 2nd March 2015

Being able to deliver jokes well was stressful for the British star on the set of her new TV show.

Costumes challenging for Cinderella cast

Leigh Journal: Costumes challenging for Cinderella cast

12:26pm Monday 2nd March 2015

The stars of Cinderella – Lily James, Richard Madden and Cate Blanchett – attended the film’s Hollywood premiere.

Find out what Danny Dyer thought of Katie Hopkins mocking his engagement

Leigh Journal: Can you guess who's dominating Celebrity Big Brother? (Hint: it's Katie Hopkins)

12:26pm Monday 2nd March 2015

Danny Dyer and Katie Hopkins have locked horns after she poked fun at him for being proposed to by his girlfriend.

Ellen Thomas is joining EastEnders

Leigh Journal: Ellen Thomas is joining EastEnders

12:17pm Monday 2nd March 2015

The Teachers actress will play a “tough-talking” matriarch in the soap.

Jo Joyner: I can't watch my EastEnders mistake

Leigh Journal: Jo Joyner: I can't watch my EastEnders mistake

12:07pm Monday 2nd March 2015

The actress can’t bear to watch the clip of herself getting Ian Beale’s name wrong on live TV.

Azealia Banks says she could run for presidency

Leigh Journal: Azealia Banks says she could run for presidency

11:57am Monday 2nd March 2015

The rapper has strong political views but doesn’t want to share them through her music.

Kane: Final loss is "worst feeling"

Leigh Journal: Harry Kane, pictured, looked rather unhappy when he collected his runner's up medal at Wembley on Sunday

11:54am Monday 2nd March 2015

Harry Kane says losing the Capital One Cup final was the "worst feeling in the world" but he is sure it will drive Tottenham on to win silverware of their own.

'Misconceptions' about wind power

Leigh Journal: Many Britons have misconceptions about the cost of wind power, a new survey has found

11:48am Monday 2nd March 2015

The UK public believes that wind power subsidies paid by consumers are many times higher than they actually are, according to polling for the industry.

Lulu admits to 'cheating' on The Great Comic Relief Bake Off

Leigh Journal: Lulu admits to 'cheating' on The Great Comic Relief Bake Off

11:37am Monday 2nd March 2015

The singer got expert help but still didn’t manage to win.

Michelle Rodriguez says sorry for those superhero comments

Leigh Journal: Michelle Rodriguez says sorry for those superhero comments

11:26am Monday 2nd March 2015

Michelle Rodriguez said her comments about minority actors and superheroes were taken out of context.

Uma Thurman: I used to feel terrible about my looks

Leigh Journal: Uma Thurman: I used to feel terrible about my looks

11:26am Monday 2nd March 2015

The Pulp Fiction star has revealed she is learning to love her appearance as she gets older.

Reunion for Twins stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito

Leigh Journal: Reunion for Twins stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito

11:26am Monday 2nd March 2015

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito were reunited at the Golden Camera awards in Germany.

Farage family's political dilemma

Leigh Journal: Nigel Farage said he could not pretend that he has a normal relationship with his family and they would rather he had never gone into politics

11:00am Monday 2nd March 2015

Nigel Farage has told of the toll his political ambitions have taken on his personal life and admitted he would be no good as prime minister.

Strokes to headline Hyde Park gigs

Leigh Journal: The Strokes will headline the British Summer Time gigs in Hyde Park

11:00am Monday 2nd March 2015

US rockers The Strokes have signed up to headline the British Summer Time gigs in Hyde Park alongside Blur, Kylie Minogue, The Who and Taylor Swift.

Madonna fans set to enjoy her trip

Leigh Journal: Madonna is heading back on the road following her recent slip-up at the Brits

11:00am Monday 2nd March 2015

Madonna has announced a new tour - just days after her fall at the end of the Brits sparked headlines around the world.

Taylor Swift: I'll still be single at 30

Leigh Journal: Taylor Swift: I'll still be single at 30

10:49am Monday 2nd March 2015

The Blank Space singer doesn’t see herself in a long-term relationship in the next five years, as she doesn’t think any man would be comfortable with her level of fame.

David Duchovny says a new X-Files 'looks good'

Leigh Journal: X-Files making a return to TV?

10:49am Monday 2nd March 2015

The sci-fi show’s star has teased that a reboot could well be on the cards.

Allen: Past experience can aid Reds

Leigh Journal: Joe Allen is confident Liverpool can finish in the top four

10:42am Monday 2nd March 2015

Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen believes last season's title near-miss will stand them in good stead in the race for the top four.

Robshaw: We have let it slip again

Leigh Journal: England captain Chris Robshaw rued his side's penalty count against Ireland

10:42am Monday 2nd March 2015

England captain Chris Robshaw lamented the end of another Grand Slam quest after a 19-9 defeat by Ireland dented their RBS 6 Nations title aspirations.

National anthem inspired Terry

Leigh Journal: John Terry, right, got his hands on some silverware on Sunday

10:37am Monday 2nd March 2015

John Terry's emotions were stirred on hearing the national anthem at Wembley but the Chelsea captain has no plans to reconsider his retirement from England duty.

More 'saving for the long term'

Leigh Journal: Some 74% of people surveyed for Scottish Widows said they are putting money aside

10:27am Monday 2nd March 2015

Three in four people are currently saving as more start to embrace the idea of saving for the long term, a report has found.

Dame Maggie Smith: My Downton days are numbered

Leigh Journal: Dame Maggie Smith: My Downton days are numbered

10:36am Monday 2nd March 2015

The veteran actress doesn’t see her character appearing in the hit ITV drama for much longer.

The Strokes to headline Hyde Park gig

Leigh Journal: The Strokes to headline Hyde Park gig

11:57am Monday 2nd March 2015

The New York rockers will be supported by Beck at their first London show in five years.

Bony: We need to win every game

Leigh Journal: Wilfried Bony insists Manchester City will not give up the title fight

9:59am Monday 2nd March 2015

Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony believes the champions now have to target victory in every remaining game to retain their title.

Kim Kardashian: My selfie obsession is ridiculous, but I love it

Leigh Journal: KIm Kardashian reads 50 Shades on radio

9:59am Monday 2nd March 2015

The reality TV star says she is just having fun documenting memories when she posts selfies.

QPR cut losses to £9.8million

Leigh Journal: Outgoings have been reduced at Loftus Road

9:52am Monday 2nd March 2015

QPR have seen some £60million of debt of shareholders loans written off as the west London club reported a loss of £9.8m for the year ending May 2014.

Find out Cameron Diaz's sexy tip for staying in shape

Leigh Journal: Find out Cameron Diaz's sexy tip for staying in shape

9:36am Monday 2nd March 2015

The Hollywood beauty has revealed the secret to achieving her fabulous figure.

Becky hunt police in car appeal

Leigh Journal: Police are continuing their search for missing Rebecca Watts,16, known as Becky

9:35am Monday 2nd March 2015

Detectives investigating the disappearance of 16-year-old Rebecca Watts are appealing for sightings of a car.

Charlotte Hawkins tells of baby joy

Leigh Journal: Charlotte Hawkins tells of baby joy

8:56am Monday 2nd March 2015

The Good Morning Britain host recently welcomed a baby girl.

Danny Dyer is getting married - after his girlfriend of 20 years proposed

Leigh Journal: Danny Dyer is getting married - after his girlfriend of 20 years proposed

8:56am Monday 2nd March 2015

The EastEnders actor has said he’s a changed man now he’s engaged.

Pace of house price growth softens

Leigh Journal: UK property values were 5.7% higher last month than they were a year ago

8:04am Monday 2nd March 2015

The pace of house price growth softened for the sixth month in a row in February , Nationwide Building Society has reported.

Last days of Somers

Leigh Journal: Rangers chairman David Somers has resigned from his boardroom position

7:34am Monday 2nd March 2015

Rangers have announced non-executive chairman David Somers has resigned from the club's board of directors.

Ambulance chiefs' £5m jam-bust bill

Leigh Journal: Ambulance services spent £5m hiring private firms and charities to help cope with winter hospital delays

6:42am Monday 2nd March 2015

Ambulance services spent more than £5 million hiring private firms and charities to help cope with winter delays at hospital accident and emergency departments, according to new figures.

Don't lead KP on - Boycott

Leigh Journal: Kevin Pietersen, pictured, wants to speak to new ECB chairman Colin Graves about a possible England return

6:37am Monday 2nd March 2015

Kevin Pietersen is clinging to renewed hope that he might yet resume his international career, after new England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves provided the first hint it could be possible.

English duo lead at Honda Classic

Leigh Journal: Ian Poulter, pictured, shares the lead with Paul Casey (AP)

6:30am Monday 2nd March 2015

English pair Paul Casey and Ian Poulter both have an excellent chance to end their long wait for a PGA Tour title as they hold the joint lead at the Honda Classic.

Nadal equals clay-court title mark

Leigh Journal: Rafael Nadal celebrates his success in Buenos Aires (AP)

6:26am Monday 2nd March 2015

Rafael Nadal won a record-equalling 46th clay-court title and his first on any surface since last June by brushing aside Juan Monaco in the final of the Argentina Open presentado por Buenos Aires Ciudad.

Queen's new look on coins unveiled

Leigh Journal: The new portrait of the Queen which will appear on coins. (Royal Mint/PA)

3:02am Monday 2nd March 2015

A new portrait of the Queen that will appear on coins has been unveiled - but it may be some time before the updated money starts showing up in people's wallets.

Warm Wills melts China's 'waxworks'

Leigh Journal: The Duke of Cambridge during a visit to the Shijia Hutong Museum in Beijing and meets charities supporting vulnerable young Chinese people

3:02am Monday 2nd March 2015

Relations between the UK and China have taken a significant leap forward with a historic meeting between President Xi Jinping and the Duke of Cambridge.

Hearing to decide hacking damages

Leigh Journal: Paul Gascoigne is among eight representative cases, none of which have settled, which will be considered by Mr Justice Mann in London

3:02am Monday 2nd March 2015

A hearing to decide the amount of compensation to be awarded in civil phone hacking claims brought against Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) is due to start at the High Court today.

Missing Becky: Police search homes

Leigh Journal: Forensic officers search a property in Wilton Close, Bristol, in connection with missing Rebecca Watts

1:39am Monday 2nd March 2015

Police have searched two addresses near the home of missing teenager Rebecca Watts.

Man accused of bids to kill police

Leigh Journal: Police responded to a call about a man armed with a knife in Walworth, south-east London

1:39am Monday 2nd March 2015

A 20-year-old man will appear in court charged with the attempted murder of two police officers, after one was stabbed in the head.

BBC chief to warn over scaling back

Leigh Journal: BBC director general Tony Hall will make a speech at New Broadcasting House

12:17am Monday 2nd March 2015

Director-general Tony Hall will warn that scaling back the BBC too far will leave a nation dominated by "global gatekeepers and American taste-makers".

US general voices defence cuts fear

Leigh Journal: Former Conservative defence secretary Dr Liam Fox.

12:17am Monday 2nd March 2015

The head of the US Army has expressed serious reservations about the impact of cuts on the capacity of British forces, heaping further pressure on David Cameron to commit to maintaining spending.

Plans to phase out coal power urged

Leigh Journal: Government climate advisers have said there is no role for conventional coal power generation beyond the early 2020s

12:17am Monday 2nd March 2015

Political leaders risk derailing efforts to tackle climate change unless they set out clear plans to phase out dirty coal powered stations by the early 2020s, campaigners have warned.

Banners to mark strike anniversary

Leigh Journal: Wakefield's Unity Works will host a public exhibition of banners carried by miners to mark the end of their year-long strike

12:17am Monday 2nd March 2015

Banners carried by miners to mark the end of their bitter year-long strike are to be displayed in public to mark the 30th anniversary of the end of the historic dispute, against a backdrop of an industry facing extinction.

56% of GPs to quit early: study

Leigh Journal: More than half of family doctors aim to quit early, a study indicated

12:17am Monday 2nd March 2015

More than half of family doctors say they are set to leave the profession early, according to a new survey.

Bid to crack down on sham marriages

Leigh Journal: Couples must now give 28 days' notice of their intention to wed

12:17am Monday 2nd March 2015

Couples must give almost twice the official notice of their intention to wed from today as part of a crackdown on bogus marriages.

Pena Nieto faces human rights demos

Leigh Journal: Human rights groups are angry that Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto and his wife Angelica are staying at Buckingham Palace

12:17am Monday 2nd March 2015

The Queen will welcome Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto to the UK as campaigners urge politicians to tackle the country over its human rights record.

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