Press Association 2014 LATEST

Monk to meet with Riley

Leigh Journal: Swansea manager Garry Monk will meet referees' chief Mike Riley on Friday to discuss refereeing issues this season

6:39am Friday 31st October 2014

Swansea manager Garry Monk will meet referees' chief Mike Riley on Friday having claimed one victory after defender Federico Fernandez's midweek red card against Liverpool was rescinded.

Firms 'should state drink calories'

Leigh Journal: The majority of the adults asked in a poll did not know the number of calories in a pint of lager

6:05am Friday 31st October 2014

Drinks companies should label their alcoholic products to show the number of calories they contain as part of a bid to tackle obesity, a health organisation has said.

Plea to confront aid corruption

Leigh Journal: More must be done to ensure the integrity of aid programmes, it has been argued

6:05am Friday 31st October 2014

The Government is failing to tackle corruption levels in international aid programmes it is funding, an independent watchdog has found.

Votes counted in PCC by-election

Leigh Journal: The PCC by-election was called following the resignation of Shaun Wright

3:33am Friday 31st October 2014

The new police and crime commissioner (PCC) for South Yorkshire will be announced today, with Ukip hoping it will secure the post, following up its recent by-election successes.

Puppy farm killer to be sentenced

Leigh Journal: John Lowe will be sentenced for shooting his partner and her daughter dead at his puppy farm

3:33am Friday 31st October 2014

An elderly dog breeder will be sentenced today for shooting his partner and her daughter dead at his puppy farm.

Minister's 'chunky money' for roads

Leigh Journal: Chief Secretary of the Treasury Danny Alexander of the Liberal Democrats.

12:20am Friday 31st October 2014

The Government will use the Autumn Statement to set out plans for major road improvement projects, Treasury Chief Secretary Danny Alexander has confirmed.

Halloween costumes 'damaging'

Leigh Journal: The Adult Skitzo costume on sale at www.joke.co.uk

12:20am Friday 31st October 2014

Halloween's ghoulish festivities have turned into a "dangerous" culture that brands the mentally ill as "psychos or schizos or freaks", a Government minister will warn today.

Government accused amid fire strike

Leigh Journal: Firefighters in central London in May during a strike over pension changes

12:20am Friday 31st October 2014

The Government has been accused of showing "contempt" for public sector workers as firefighters prepare to stage a four-day strike in a bitter row over pensions.

NHS opt-out tax rebate proposed

Leigh Journal: Under the plan people would receive a rebate equivalent to the value of the NHS care they would have received

12:20am Friday 31st October 2014

People in England should be able to receive a tax rebate for opting out of NHS care under a system with significantly increased competition, a think-tank has recommended.

Royal couple to end Colombia tour

Leigh Journal: The Prince of Wales visiting Cano Cristales, a multi coloured river during his tour of Colombia

12:20am Friday 31st October 2014

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will end their four-day tour of Colombia by visiting the Caribbean influenced city of Cartagena today.

Woolf under new pressure to quit

Leigh Journal: Fiona Woolf who faces fresh pressure about her role at head of a Government inquiry into child abuse.

12:20am Friday 31st October 2014

Fiona Woolf is facing fresh pressure to quit as the head of the Government's inquiry into historical child abuse after the chairman of an influential group of MPs claimed drafts of letters to the Home Secretary showed she attempted to play down links with former Cabinet minister Lord Brittan and his wife.

Miliband in English devolution vow

Leigh Journal: Labour leader Ed Miliband has pledged more powers for England's regions

12:20am Friday 31st October 2014

A Labour government would pass an English Devolution Act, transferring control over £30 billion worth of funding to England's cities and counties, Ed Miliband has announced.

Miliband rallies Scottish troops

Leigh Journal: Labour leader Ed Miliband, former Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont and Alistair Darling.

12:20am Friday 31st October 2014

Ed Miliband insists Labour's general election battle "is no tougher than the fights we have faced in the past" - despite a new poll which suggests he is on course to lose 90% of his Scottish MPs to the SNP.

One missing in firework plant blaze

Leigh Journal: Stills from a mobile phone taken by Jacob Wilcox of the fire at SP Fireworks

12:20am Friday 31st October 2014

A search is due to get under way for a person missing after a large blaze at a fireworks factory which saw two others taken to hospital.

Everton profit delights Kenwright

Leigh Journal: Everton had a successful season on and off the field

12:09am Friday 31st October 2014

Everton have revealed record profits of more than £28million for the 2013/14 season.

Independent review of Ofsted urged

Leigh Journal: The LGA said parents put their trust in Ofsted's ratings

12:03am Friday 31st October 2014

Council leaders are calling for an independent review of Ofsted, amid concerns that the schools watchdog is losing credibility.

The 24 emotions people went through watching 24 Hours in A&E

Leigh Journal: The 24 emotions people went through watching 24 Hours in A&E

6:56am Friday 31st October 2014

The show that takes a gruelling look at the workings of one of London’s A&Es is back on our screens. And the first episode was emotional to say the least.

See Hugh, Jemima and Suki all dressed up for Halloween

Leigh Journal: See Hugh, Jemima and Suki all dressed up for Halloween

6:56am Friday 31st October 2014

A bunch of celebs attended UNICEF’s Halloween ball.

Hamilton unfazed by double points

Leigh Journal: Lewis Hamilton is determined not to feel negative about the looming double-points scenario at the final grand prix

8:38pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Lewis Hamilton is determined not to let the spectre of double points on offer in the final grand prix impact on his mindset over the final few weeks of the season.

Hoops to contest Tonev ban

Leigh Journal: Celtic's Alexandar Tonev has been given a seven-game ban

7:33pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Celtic have backed Aleksandar Tonev after the winger was suspended for seven matches for using "offensive, insulting and abusive language of a racist nature" against Aberdeen defender Shay Logan.

Hart calm about City 'stumble'

Leigh Journal: Joe Hart believes Manchester City can quickly snap out of their poor run of form

7:33pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart insists there is no need to panic about his side's form after their winless run was extended to three matches with defeat to Newcastle in the Capital One Cup.

One missing in firework plant blaze

Leigh Journal: A large blaze broke out at a fireworks factory (Jacob Wilcox)

7:04pm Thursday 30th October 2014

One person is unaccounted for after a large blaze broke out at a fireworks factory, police said tonight.

Djokovic and Federer ease through

Leigh Journal: Novak Djokovic, pictured, and Roger Federer joined Andy Murray in the the next round in Paris (AP)

7:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer both safely progressed to the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris while Andy Murray claimed the victory that secured his place at the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals.

Jeremy Clarkson beer tweet raises hackles

Leigh Journal: Jeremy Clarkson beer tweet raises hackles

6:56am Friday 31st October 2014

Jeremy Clarkson caused controversy when he tweeted that he was driving with a beer in his cup holder.

Sir Ian McKellen awarded freedom of the City of London

Leigh Journal: Sir Ian McKellen awarded freedom of the City of London

6:56am Friday 31st October 2014

Lord Of The Rings star Sir Ian McKellen is the latest name to receive the Freedom of the City of London.

Relieved Williams halts Ronnie run

Leigh Journal: Mark Williams, right, finally got the better of Ronnie O'Sullivan, left

5:08pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Mark Williams claimed his first victory over Ronnie O'Sullivan in a ranking event for 12 years at the International Championship in China.

Terminator: Genisys plot revealed

Leigh Journal: Terminator: Genisys plot revealed

6:56am Friday 31st October 2014

The storyline to the fifth instalment in the Terminator franchise, Terminator: Genisys, has been unveiled.

FSE set for UEFA talks

Leigh Journal: UEFA president Michel Platini will be asked to exempt away fans from stadium closures imposed for racism

4:35pm Thursday 30th October 2014

UEFA will be urged on Friday to exempt away fans from the ban on attending matches in stadiums closed due to racism.

Woolf role under renewed scrutiny

Leigh Journal: Fiona Woolf (left) at a social function with Lady Brittan (right)

4:29pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Fiona Woolf faced fresh pressure about her role at head of a Government inquiry into child abuse after the chairman of an influential group of MPs said her attempt to detail her contact with former home secretary Lord Brittan tried to play down her links with the former cabinet minister and his wife.

Eddie Redmayne baffled by 50 Shades 'ban'

Leigh Journal: Eddie Redmayne baffled by 50 Shades 'ban'

4:57pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Eddie Redmayne reckons he has what it takes to play Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades Of Grey movie.

Max George 'for I'm A Celeb jungle'

Leigh Journal: Max George 'for I'm A Celeb jungle'

5:07pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Max George is the latest name who is rumoured to be joining I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson is an 'arresting' sight

Leigh Journal: One Direction's Louis Tomlinson is an 'arresting' sight

6:26pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Louis Tomlinson found himself handcuffed and arrested for One Direction’s new music video.

Dara O Briain and Andrew Lawrence hit out in Twitter spat

Leigh Journal: Dara O Briain and Andrew Lawrence hit out in Twitter spat

9:56pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Dara O Briain has hit back at comedian Andrew Lawrence, following his comments about Ukip.

Paolo Nutini postpones two more shows

Leigh Journal: Paolo Nutini postpones two more shows

10:56pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Scottish singer Paolo Nutini has had to cancel two more shows, after being struck down with tonsilitis.

Ed Sheeran is heading for the top again

Leigh Journal: Ed Sheeran is heading for the top again

6:56am Friday 31st October 2014

Sing star Ed Sheeran is set to top the charts this weekend, with his new single Thinking Out Loud.

Ashton Kutcher is already protecting his daughter's brand

Leigh Journal: Ashton Kutcher is already protecting his daughter's brand

6:56am Friday 31st October 2014

Ashton Kutcher revealed he has already registered plenty of web domains which have his baby daughter’s name.

Kardashians unveil a very sophisticated fifth collection for Lipsy

Leigh Journal: Kardashians unveil a very sophisticated fifth collection for Lipsy

6:56am Friday 31st October 2014

Collection designed for the ‘working girl’ as well as for the ‘party girl’, says Kim.

MIC's Lucy Watson was given the fright of her life in this haunted house

Leigh Journal: MIC's Lucy Watson was given the fright of her life in this haunted house

6:56am Friday 31st October 2014

The MIC star was left quaking in her boots after spending the night in O2′s truly terrifying abode.

The Apprentice: Steven 'too proud to beg' Lord Sugar

Leigh Journal: The Apprentice: Steven 'too proud to beg' Lord Sugar

6:56am Friday 31st October 2014

Not just one candidate went, not even two, but three!

See the Mercury Music Prize nominees walk the red carpet

Leigh Journal: See the Mercury Music Prize nominees walk the red carpet

6:56am Friday 31st October 2014

12 acts nominated for this year’s £20,000 Barclaycard Mercury Prize.

Here's those disastrous Apprentice videos in full

Leigh Journal: Here's those disastrous Apprentice videos in full

6:56am Friday 31st October 2014

You know you want to watch them.

Young Fathers have won this year's Mercury Prize

Leigh Journal: Young Fathers have won this year's Mercury Prize

6:56am Friday 31st October 2014

The group beat bookies’ favourite FKA Twigs.

Ant and Dec to host Brit awards

Leigh Journal: Ant and Dec to host Brit awards

6:56am Friday 31st October 2014

Let’s Get Ready To Rhumble singers Ant and Dec have signed up to host the biggest night in the British music calender.

Everyone's a little sad Steven's left The Apprentice

Leigh Journal: Everyone's a little sad Steven's left The Apprentice

6:56am Friday 31st October 2014

How are we going to cope sans the sassy Candian social worker?

Big Bang star Kaley Cuoco weeps at ceremony

Leigh Journal: Big Bang star Kaley Cuoco weeps at ceremony

6:56am Friday 31st October 2014

Kaley Cuoco said she was “overwhelmed” to be getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Space mission for Jessica Chastain

Leigh Journal: Space mission for Jessica Chastain

6:56am Friday 31st October 2014

Jessica Chastain told how took a few tips from her Interstellar co-star Anne Hathaway for her next film.

Amal Clooney up for style gong

Leigh Journal: Amal Clooney up for style gong

6:56am Friday 31st October 2014

Amal Clooney will be vying against a clutch of supermodels for a style gong.

Rihanna dares to bare with pink nipple tassels

Leigh Journal: Rihanna dares to bare with pink nipple tassels

6:56am Friday 31st October 2014

The Bajan star arrived at the amfAR Gala Awards in a risque gown leaving very little to the imagination…

Taylor Swift: How I pick my friends

Leigh Journal: Taylor Swift: How I pick my friends

6:56am Friday 31st October 2014

Taylor Swift has revealed why she has so many high-achieving friends.

James Corden welcomes baby girl

Leigh Journal: James Corden welcomes baby girl

6:56am Friday 31st October 2014

James Corden and his wife Julia have welcomed a baby girl called Carey, after Julia’s maiden name.

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