Press Association 2014 LATEST

City pegged back in Moscow

Leigh Journal: Manchester City players remonstrate with referee Istvan Vad after he awarded a penalty against Aleksandar Kolarov, left

7:18pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Manchester City surrendered a two-goal lead as they again stuttered on the Champions League stage, drawing 2-2 amid more controversy at CSKA Moscow.

Hasi: Don't underestimate Arsenal

Leigh Journal: Emiliano Martinez looks set to start for Arsenal

7:02pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Anderlecht manager Besnik Hasi believes it would be a mistake to underestimate Arsenal in their Champions League clash on Wednesday night.

Rodgers: Bale absence won't help us

Leigh Journal: Injury has ruled Gareth Bale out of the clash at Anfield

7:02pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Gareth Bale will be a notable absentee from the mouthwatering clash between Real Madrid and Liverpool, but Reds manager Brendan Rodgers admits the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo means that may be of little advantage to his side.

Sir Cliff back in recording studio

Leigh Journal: Sir Cliff Richard has been recording in Nashville

5:34pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Sir Cliff Richard has been back in the recording studio only months after he was questioned by police over sexual assault allegations.

Nationwide apologises over glitch

Leigh Journal: Nationwide suffered a technical problem to its online and mobile banking service

5:11pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Britain's biggest building society has apologised to customers after it suffered a technical problem to its online and mobile banking service today.

Ferguson: Club made Moyes decision

Leigh Journal: Sir Alex Ferguson has defended the process which led to the recruitment of former Manchester United manager David Moyes

4:49pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Sir Alex Ferguson insists it is "nonsense" to suggest the correct processes were not followed prior to the ill-fated appointment of David Moyes as his Manchester United successor.

Mauled dog owner held by police

Leigh Journal: Police have arrested a dog owner who was mauled by his own pet

4:36pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A dog breeder who was savaged by his own American bulldogs resulting in his arm being amputated has been arrested after his dogs attacked three other people, it has emerged.

Five Britons 'joining IS each week'

Leigh Journal: Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe has warned that at least five Britons joining Islamic State every week

4:33pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

At least five Britons are travelling to Iraq and Syria to join Islamic State (IS) every week, the UK's most senior police officer has revealed.

Hammer attack 'destroyed our lives'

Leigh Journal: Philip Spence attacked the three women in the Cumberland Hotel in London

4:30pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Two sisters savagely beaten as they slept with their young children in a top London hotel have told how the attack destroyed their lives - as a man was found guilty of their attempted murder.

Fans compensated for thrashing

Leigh Journal: Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone said fans should be reimbursed after his team's 8-0 defeat at Southampton

4:29pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Premier League footballers have agreed to pay out more than £60,000 to fans who travelled over 300 miles only to see them lose 8-0.

Fernandes calls for end to QPR spat

Leigh Journal: Tony Fernandes wants the row between QPR boss Harry Redknapp and Adel Taarabt, pictured, to end

4:26pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes has ordered manager Harry Redknapp and forward Adel Taarabt to put a halt to their public row about the player's fitness.

Kenny leads strong GB squad

Leigh Journal: Jason Kenny, pictured

4:20pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Three-time Olympic champion Jason Kenny leads a near-full-strength Great Britain squad to the opening Track World Cup event of the season in Mexico next month.

Cleared Gambaccini returns to radio

Leigh Journal: Paul Gambaccini is returning to the radio airwaves

4:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Presenter Paul Gambaccini is to return to the airwaves next month following a year away from broadcasting following his arrest for historic sex crimes.

Sunderland squad offer fans refund

Leigh Journal: John O'Shea and the rest of the Sunderland squad have offered to refund fans the price of their tickets after Saturday's humiliating 8-0 defeat at Southampton

3:33pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Sunderland's shell-shocked players have offered to refund the cost of supporters' tickets for their 8-0 Barclays Premier League humiliation at Southampton.

'Second-class NHS' for the Welsh

Leigh Journal: Jeremy Hunt says there is "intolerable pressure" on hospitals on the England-Wales border

3:28pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Welsh patients receive a "second-class" health service, Jeremy Hunt has claimed.

Ambassador demands Top Gear apology

Leigh Journal: Argentine ambassador Alicia Castro has demanded a public apology from the BBC following the row over a Top Gear special filmed in the South American country.

3:28pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

The Argentinian ambassador to the UK has demanded a public apology from the BBC following the row over a Top Gear special filmed in the South American country.

Farage under fire over Ukip allies

Leigh Journal: Ukip leader Nigel Farage has said he would not do a deal with an extremist party

3:28pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Ukip leader Nigel Farage has come under fire from leaders of Britain's Jewish community over his link up with a member of a controversial right-wing Polish party in order to save his grouping in the European Parliament.

Ambassador demands Top Gear apology

Leigh Journal: The Argentinian ambassador to the UK has demanded a public apology from the BBC over the Top Gear following the row over a Top Gear special filmed in the country

3:22pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

The Argentinian ambassador to the UK has demanded a public apology from the BBC following the row over a Top Gear special filmed in the South American country.

Mothers 'switching supermarkets'

Leigh Journal: Many mothers switch between three supermarkets for their grocery shopping, a report shows

3:13pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Mothers now have an average of three supermarkets at which they do their main shop, and almost a quarter visit more than one during a single expedition, a survey has found.

FA begin search to replace Horne

Leigh Journal: General secretary Alex Horne will leave the Football Association at the end of January

3:07pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

The Football Association is to start the search for a new top executive after general secretary Alex Horne announced he is to leave the organisation at the end of January.

Caterham not under threat

Leigh Journal: Caterham team principal Manfredi Ravetto is currently wading through a minefield of problems

2:28pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Caterham's immediate future in Formula One appears to be safe despite an associated company being placed in administration.

Huhne goes on display in a vase

Leigh Journal: The Huhne Vase inspired by former energy secretary Chris Huhne, by Grayson Perry (Channel 4/PA)

2:16pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Acclaimed artist Grayson Perry has created a vase inspired by former energy secretary Chris Huhne - decorated with images of penises and speed cameras.

Tesco hit by steep drop in sales

Leigh Journal: Tesco saw sales drop by 3.6% in the 12 weeks to October 12

2:16pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Tesco sales are falling at the fastest rate in the grocery industry as ongoing price wars continue to benefit shoppers and squeeze the major retailers.

Early education 'boosts children'

Leigh Journal: Youngsters who attend pre-school gaining better exams results, Sam Gyimah said

2:14pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A child's life chances are already being decided before they have "knotted their tie and fastened their laces" for their first day of school, the childcare minister has said.

Ex-teacher 'preyed on Kenyan boys'

Leigh Journal: Court sketch of Simon Harris, right, appearing at Birmingham Crown Court

2:14pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A former British public school house master and charity boss "preyed" on needy young Kenyan boys picking them up off the street before taking them home to sexually abuse them, a jury has heard.

Tuilagi loss is huge for England

Leigh Journal: Manu Tuilagi, centre, is struggling with a groin injury

1:39pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

England's prospects for a successful autumn have diminished after Manu Tuilagi was ruled out of the entire QBE Series at Twickenham with a groin injury.

Woolf urged to quit abuse inquiry

Leigh Journal: Fiona Woolf has been urged to quite as chairwoman of the Government's historic child abuse inquiry

1:28pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

The chair of the government's historic child abuse inquiry is facing calls to quit after revealing details of her links to Lord Brittan.

Murs apologises for Swift gaffe

Leigh Journal: Olly Murs has said sorry to Taylor Swift for making comments about her music

1:23pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Olly Murs has apologised to Taylor Swift for poking fun at her songs after she said his comments were "sexist".

Honour for MigrationWatch chief

Leigh Journal: MigrationWatch UK chair Sir Andrew Green has been granted a life peerage in recognition of his public service

1:22pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

David Cameron has nominated the founder of a group campaigning for tighter immigration controls for a life peerage.

Terror suspect extradited to US

Leigh Journal: Court sketch of British terror suspect Haroon Rashid Aswat , 31, during his extradition hearing in London in January 2006 (Elizabeth Cook/PA)

1:17pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A British terror suspect who is wanted in the United States for allegedly conspiring with hook-handed extemist Abu Hamza has been extradited from the UK.

Timberlake and Biel settle lawsuit

Leigh Journal: Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have settled a lawsuit against Heat magazine (Rex)

12:05pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have settled a lawsuit against a top celebrity magazine over pictures it published of him at a party in a Paris nightclub.

Moss cameo in Walliams adaptation

Leigh Journal: Kate Moss has a cameo role in The Boy In The Dress

11:38am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Kate Moss is to have a cameo role in BBC One's adaptation of David Walliams' children's book The Boy In The Dress.

Gatland: Jones and Hook can return

Leigh Journal: James Hook, pictured, has not been selected in Warren Gatland's 34-man Wales squad

11:37am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Wales boss Warren Gatland has told autumn Test selection casualties Adam Jones and James Hook that "the door is not closed" on their international futures.

Tarpischev issues apology

Leigh Journal: Shamil Tarpischev has been forced to publicly apologise for his comments

11:31am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Russian Tennis Federation president Shamil Tarpischev has been forced to publicly apologise for his slur against the Williams sisters, Serena and Venus.

McNamara confident despite injury

Leigh Journal: Steve McNamara's England side face Samoa on Saturday

11:31am Tuesday 21st October 2014

England coach Steve McNamara is confident his side can overcome the shock of losing new captain Sean O'Loughlin for their opening Four Nations Series clash with Samoa.

James: Strictly 'mauling' of Mills

Leigh Journal: Scott Mills and Joanne Clifton got a low score for their American Smooth

11:12am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Greg James has stood up for his Radio 1 colleague Scott Mills, who he reckons has been on the receiving end of an "unfair mauling" on Strictly Come Dancing.

Bale to miss Liverpool clash

Leigh Journal: Gareth Bale will be missing when Real Madrid take on Liverpool on Wednesday night

11:09am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Gareth Bale has been left out of Real Madrid's squad for Wednesday's Champions League clash against Liverpool as the Wales international battles a muscle injury.

BCCI issue strong response

Leigh Journal: The West Indies Cricket Board announced on Friday that its tour of India had been cancelled due to a pay dispute with the players

11:05am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has given a hard line response to the abandoned West Indies tour, announcing it will initiate legal proceedings against the West Indies Cricket Board and suspend all future series between the nations.

Kym Marsh moves in with Dan Hooper

Leigh Journal: Kym Marsh says she couldn't be happier after finding love with Dan Hooper

11:04am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Kym Marsh has revealed she and new boyfriend Dan Hooper are considering surrogacy as she is unable to have another baby herself.

Shia LaBeouf's dark role models

Leigh Journal: Shia LeBeouf has revealed he is drawn to dark role models because of his dad

11:04am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Shia LaBeouf has revealed how he looks to "darker" character actors such as Gary Oldman, Sean Penn and Joaquin Phoenix as role models, because they remind him of his father.

Tulisa reveals new single title

Leigh Journal: Tulisa Contostavlos shows off her sexy side while announcing her new single Living Without You

11:04am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Tulisa Contostavlos has announced she will release a new single Living Without You.

Cumberbatch's wax figure unveiled

Leigh Journal: The new wax figure of Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is launched at Madame Tussauds in London

11:04am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch is starring in another Imitation Game - as his likeness was unveiled at Madame Tussauds.

Cheryl: Cowell calls me at 3am

Leigh Journal: Simon Cowell calls Cheryl Fernandez-Versini in the middle of the night to discuss The X Factor (Syco/Thames TV)

11:04am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has revealed The X Factor is keeping her awake at night - because Simon Cowell calls her at all hours to discuss the show.

Review over IRA sex abuse claims

Leigh Journal: Mairia Cahill says she was interrogated by the IRA after she claimed she was abused by a member of the terror group

10:58am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Three criminal cases linked to the alleged rape of a Belfast woman who insists the republican movement covered up her claims are to be independently reviewed, the Public Prosecution Service has announced.

Blow to Osborne as deficit grows

Leigh Journal: The widening deficit will make it harder for Chancellor George Osborne to offer pre-election giveaways, according to economists

10:58am Tuesday 21st October 2014

George Osborne suffered a fresh blow today as the six-year squeeze on earnings growth was blamed for the latest official figures showing a widening hole in the public finances.

Record number of exams re-graded

Leigh Journal: Schools have expressed increasing concern about exam grades not reflecting students' abilities

10:58am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Record numbers of A-level and GCSE grades were changed this year, amid growing concerns among schools about marking.

Mixed reaction to cash-for-sex ban

Leigh Journal: The Human Trafficking and Exploitation Bill was tabled before the Assembly by Democratic Unionist peer Lord Morrow

10:58am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A landmark ban on paying for sex in Northern Ireland has been hailed by Christian groups but denounced by prostitutes' representatives.

Travis suspended sentence backed

Leigh Journal: Dave Lee Travis's sentence was not unduly lenient, according to the Attorney General

9:58am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Disgraced DJ Dave Lee Travis's three-month suspended sentence for indecent assault was "neither wrong in principle nor unduly lenient", the Attorney General has found.

Proteas see of Black Caps in opener

Leigh Journal: AB de Villiers guided South Africa to victory in the first ODI against New Zealand

8:36am Tuesday 21st October 2014

South Africa captain AB de Villiers led from the front with an unbeaten 89 as the Proteas claimed a six-wicket victory over New Zealand in the opening one-day international at Mount Maunganui.

Rise in Eurostar passenger numbers

Leigh Journal: The number of passengers using Eurostar services through the Channel Tunnel has risen

8:03am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The number of passengers taking Eurostar services through the Channel Tunnel increased this summer.

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