Press Association 2014 LATEST

Gallagher announces Beady Eye split

Leigh Journal: Liam Gallagher and his band Beady Eye have split up

9:40pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Rock star Liam Gallagher has announced that his Beady Eye project has split up.

Mills favourite to leave Strictly

Leigh Journal: Joanne Clifton and Scott Mills failed to impress the judges (BBC/PA)

9:01pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Scott Mills was told he could be the "love child" of Ann Widdecombe and John Sergeant - and is the favourite to be the next dancer booted off Strictly Come Dancing.

North points the way for Saints

Leigh Journal: Northampton wing George North scores the opening try of the game

7:50pm Saturday 25th October 2014

George North's quartet of tries reinvigorated Northampton's European campaign, but the 34-6 victory over the Ospreys came at a cost with England centre Luther Burrell departing early through injury.

Bony brace seals Swans win

Leigh Journal: Wilfried Bony bagged a brace for Swansea

7:47pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Wilfried Bony scored both goals as Swansea saw off Leicester 2-0 at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday evening.

Redfearn replaces Milanic at Leeds

Leigh Journal: Darko Milanic has left Leeds after six games at the helm

6:55pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Leeds' managerial circus returned on Saturday night as trigger-happy owner Massimo Cellino parted company with Darko Milanic after six games in charge.

Lucky family celebrates lottery win

Leigh Journal: Keith Cunliffe and daughter Charlotte, from Warrington, who live in the same house and each won £200,000 in the People's Postcode Lottery (Darren Casey/People's Postcode Lottery/PA)

6:19pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A father and daughter living in the same house each won £200,000 in the People's Postcode Lottery.

Shaw: Fans not seen my best yet

Leigh Journal: Manchester United's Luke Shaw will feature when his side tackle Chelsea

6:11pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Luke Shaw will put aside any feelings he has for Chelsea on Sunday and concentrate instead on proving why Manchester United paid £28million for his services.

Osborne on the spot over EU bill

Leigh Journal: Labour is demanding Chancellor George Osborne reveal when he was informed of the EU surcharge

5:31pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Chancellor George Osborne is facing mounting pressure to explain what he knew and when about a shock demand for Britain to pay Brussels an extra £1.7 billion.

Berahino rescues point for Baggies

Leigh Journal: Saido Berahino scored his eighth goal of the season in West Brom's 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace

5:27pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Saido Berahino's injury-time penalty rescued a point for West Brom as they fought back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Crystal Palace.

Mane strike sends Saints second

Leigh Journal: Southampton's Sadio Mane, right, scored the only goal of the game

5:27pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Southampton's incredible start to the season continued against Stoke as Sadio Mane's strike propelled them back to second in the Barclays Premier League.

Sanchez brace sinks Black Cats

Leigh Journal: Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez netted both goals

5:27pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Alexis Sanchez made the most of howlers from Wes Brown and Vito Mannone as Arsenal claimed a 2-0 victory at Sunderland.

Hull hold on for Anfield draw

Leigh Journal: Mario Balotelli went close for Liverpool but failed to add to his solitary goal for the club

5:27pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Mario Balotelli and Liverpool fired blanks as Hull held on for a goalless Barclays Premier League draw at Anfield.

Cream guitarist Jack Bruce dies

Leigh Journal: Cream guitarist Jack Bruce has died aged 71

5:05pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Jack Bruce, the composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist, has died of liver disease aged 71.

Murray digs deep to fend off Ferrer

Leigh Journal: Andy Murray, pictured, defeated David Ferrer to reach the final of the Valencia Open

4:40pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Andy Murray gave his hopes of qualifying for the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London an almighty boost with a high-calibre win over David Ferrer to reach the final of Valencia Open.

Cream guitarist Jack Bruce dies

Leigh Journal: Cream guitarist Jack Bruce has died aged 71

4:14pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Jack Bruce, the composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist, died today of liver disease, aged 71.

Dad's Army film set images revealed

Leigh Journal: Captain Mainwaring (Toby Jones) and Rose Winters (Catherine Zeta-Jones) in Dad's Army (Universal Pictures/PA)

4:11pm Saturday 25th October 2014

The first official photos from the set of the big-screen version of Second World War sitcom Dad's Army have been released as the all-star cast began filming in Yorkshire.

£125m rescue package for Monarch

Leigh Journal: Monarch has secured £125 million of permanent capital and liquidity facilities from Greybull Capital

3:48pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Monarch Airlines has agreed a rescue deal which will see an investment firm pumping more than £100 million into the company, but also involves pay cuts of up to 30% for staff and hundreds of redundancies.

HS2: Phase two plans to be outlined

Leigh Journal: A hub station in Crewe is expected to be part of the second stage of the HS2 scheme

3:48pm Saturday 25th October 2014

The city of Stoke-on-Trent is expected to miss out when the head of the £50 billion HS2 project outlines plans for phase two of the high-speed rail scheme next week.

Fourth Portsmouth jihadist 'killed'

Leigh Journal: The Foreign Office said it was aware of reports of the death of a British national in Syria

3:48pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A fourth jihadist fighter from the same UK city has been killed in Syria, it was reported today.

Hammer blow for champions

Leigh Journal: Morgan Amalfitano scores West Ham's first goal of the game

3:05pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Diafra Sakho's sixth goal in as many Barclays Premier League starts gave West Ham a 2-1 victory over champions Manchester City at Upton Park.

Bishop sorry for Poulter girl jibe

Leigh Journal: Ian Poulter, pictured, described Ted Bishop's comments as 'pretty shocking and disappointing'

1:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Sacked PGA of America president Ted Bishop has apologised for calling Ian Poulter a "Lil Girl" in a series of outbursts on social media.

More to come from England: McNamara

Leigh Journal: England coach Steve McNamara believes there is more to come from his side

12:35pm Saturday 25th October 2014

England coach Steve McNamara is confident his side can build on their hard-fought 32-26 win over Samoa in the opening match of the 2014 Four Nations Series.

Gascoigne 'sectioned after binge'

Leigh Journal: Medics reportedly sectioned Paul Gascoigne under the Mental Health Act

11:46am Saturday 25th October 2014

Tottenham Hotspur say they are supporting troubled former star Paul Gascoigne after it was reported he had been placed on an emergency three-day detox.

Miliband will win election - Blair

Leigh Journal: Tony Blair says Ed Miliband will win the general election

11:46am Saturday 25th October 2014

Tony Blair has insisted Ed Miliband "can and will" win the general election after reports that he had expressed doubts at a private meeting.

Hammond condemns Egypt bombing

Leigh Journal: Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said he strongly condemns a terrorist attack in North Sinai

11:46am Saturday 25th October 2014

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has condemned a bombing in Egypt which is thought to have killed at least 26 soldiers.

Trolls target Queen's first tweet

Leigh Journal: The Queen passed a technological milestone with her first tweet to declare a new Science Museum gallery open

11:46am Saturday 25th October 2014

The Queen has been targeted by Twitter trolls after sending her first royal tweet.

Fines plan over nuisance calls

Leigh Journal: Sajid Javid wants to change legal definitions to ensure that unacceptable behaviour is punished

11:46am Saturday 25th October 2014

Companies that bombard people with nuisance marketing calls will be more likely to face fines of up to £500,000, under Government proposals.

Gascoigne 'sectioned after binge'

Leigh Journal: Tottenham 'continue to offer our support' to Paul Gascoigne

11:16am Saturday 25th October 2014

Tottenham say they are supporting Paul Gascoigne after it was reported he had been placed on an emergency three-day detox.

Taarabt made me crack: Redknapp

Leigh Journal: QPR manager Harry Redknapp, pictured, has been involved in a war of words with Adel Taarabt

11:05am Saturday 25th October 2014

Harry Redknapp has likened Adel Taarabt to a misbehaving child and admitted he felt like sending the Morocco playmaker to his bedroom - but insisted he still believes in him.

Marquez claims record 13th pole

Leigh Journal: Marc Marquez outpaced his rivals to claim a record 13th pole of the season at the Malaysian Grand Prix

10:28am Saturday 25th October 2014

Marc Marquez claimed a record 13th MotoGP pole position of the season in the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang.

England edge to victory in opener

Leigh Journal: Sam Tomkins, pictured, and brother Joel were among England's best performers during their narrow victory over Samoa

9:24am Saturday 25th October 2014

England survived a major scare to get their Four Nations Series campaign off to a successful start with a 32-26 triumph over Samoa in a thrilling clash in Brisbane.

EuroMillions set for 25 £1m prizes

Leigh Journal: EuroMillions players will have the chance to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences on top of £1m prizes

9:12am Saturday 25th October 2014

Twenty-five millionaires will be created next Friday by EuroMillions to mark the launch of "mega Fridays".

Walsh: Law And Order locked me in

Leigh Journal: Bradley Walsh hosts new game show Keep It In The Family (ITV)

6:58am Saturday 25th October 2014

Bradley Walsh has said he left Law And Order: UK to get more variety in his work.

Steve Carell: I laugh off bad days

Leigh Journal: Steve Carell has learned to laugh off bad days

6:58am Saturday 25th October 2014

Steve Carell has admitted he can relate to his new film Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day - but he has learned to laugh off those kind of days.

Franklin: I have a fear of flying

Leigh Journal: Aretha Franklin will head to the UK once she conquers her flying phobia

6:58am Saturday 25th October 2014

Aretha Franklin has promised she will return to the UK, once she gets over her fear of flying.

Nesbitt gripped by new Missing show

Leigh Journal: James Nesbitt plays a man whose son disappears in The Missing

6:58am Saturday 25th October 2014

James Nesbitt has said his new series The Missing has reminded him of why he wanted to be an actor.

Radcliffe confesses filthy humour

Leigh Journal: Daniel Radcliffe kept Juno Temple entertained with his jokes on the set of Horns

6:58am Saturday 25th October 2014

Daniel Radcliffe may be most famous as innocent wide-eye wizard Harry Potter - but he has admitted to having a filthy sense of humour.

Foley satisfied with win

Leigh Journal: Munster coach Anthony Foley was satisfied with the 14-3 victory over Saracens on Friday night

6:10am Saturday 25th October 2014

Munster head coach Anthony Foley described his side's 14-3 win over Saracens at Thomond Park as 'satisfying' but admits the Pool 1 leaders have a lot of work to do to reach the quarter-finals of the inaugural European Champions Cup.

Driving licence fees to be slashed

Leigh Journal: The cost of obtaining and renewing driving licences is to fall

5:49am Saturday 25th October 2014

Young drivers facing the mounting costs of taking to the road might well breathe a little easier after the Government announced it was slashing the cost of obtaining a licence.

Sam: My web troll child snatch fear

Leigh Journal: X Factor winner Sam Bailey says an internet troll made her fear for her children's safety

4:55am Saturday 25th October 2014

X Factor winner Sam Bailey has revealed how a run-in with a web "troll" on social media led to her being contacted by social services.

Pocket money rise 'outstrips wages'

Leigh Journal: Research has revealed how pocket money has gone up over the last 27 years

12:34am Saturday 25th October 2014

Children's pocket money payouts have risen more than twice as fast as their parents' wage increases since the late 1980s, research has found.

McConaughey scoops thriller award

Leigh Journal: Brenda Blethyn attending the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2014 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London

12:08am Saturday 25th October 2014

Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey has picked up another award to add to his growing trophy collection - scooping best actor at the Crime Thriller Awards.

Measures to improve used car market

Leigh Journal: Jo Swinson has announced measures to improve the used car market

12:08am Saturday 25th October 2014

More measures are to be introduced to prevent consumers getting bad deals when buying used cars, the Government has announced.

Rwanda suspends BBC radio service

Leigh Journal: The BBC has defended its documentary about the country's genocide

12:08am Saturday 25th October 2014

The BBC has had one of its African radio services suspended by the Rwandan government in protest at a documentary about the country's 1990s genocide, the broadcaster said.

Asda faces mass action on equal pay

Leigh Journal: A law firm says it is taking legal action against supermarket giant Asda over claims some employees have been underpaid

12:08am Saturday 25th October 2014

Supermarket giant Asda could face legal action from tens of thousands of mainly female employees who claim they have been underpaid.

Scott Mills reveals Cheryl support

Leigh Journal: Scott Mills, with partner Joanne Clifton, failed to dazzle the Strictly judges (BBC/PA)

12:08am Saturday 25th October 2014

Strictly Come Dancing contestant Scott Mills revealed he has found unlikely support from Cheryl Fernandez-Versini - as he prepares to hit the dancefloor tonight.

Gadgets contest to help disabled

Leigh Journal: Mark Harper has launched a competition to create gadgets for disabled people

12:08am Saturday 25th October 2014

The Government has launched a Dragons' Den style competition to encourage British entrepreneurs to create gadgets to help disabled people.

Judges poised to prune boyband

Leigh Journal: Louis Walsh is set to cut his boyband down to size

12:08am Saturday 25th October 2014

The remaining X Factor contestants face the judges - and the public - this weekend with an exit predicted for at least one member of boyband Stereo Kicks.

Barroso's EU book 'waste of money'

Leigh Journal: Jose Manuel Barroso has been accused of wasting taxpayers' money with a book produced to mark the end of his 10 years in Brussels' top job. (Handout photo for use in UK, Ireland or Benelux countries only.)

12:08am Saturday 25th October 2014

Conservative chairman Grant Shapps has accused European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso of wasting taxpayers' money with a book produced to mark the end of his 10 years in Brussels' top job.

Firms 'fail on credit card rights'

Leigh Journal: Advisers at financial firms need better training on credit card protections, campaigners said

12:08am Saturday 25th October 2014

Financial firms are failing to explain properly the protections that people are entitled to when they pay by credit card, consumer group Which? has found.

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