Press Association 2014 LATEST

Cellino yet to decide on Redfearn

Leigh Journal: Massimo Cellino is disappointed at how the club has been run in his absence

10:43am Thursday 7th May 2015

Leeds president Massimo Cellino said he cannot guarantee head coach Neil Redfearn will remain in his role next season.

Coronation Street's Chris Gascoyne talks Deirdre Barlow send-off

Leigh Journal: Coronation Street's Chris Gascoyne talks Deirdre Barlow send-off

10:37am Thursday 7th May 2015

Corrie will officially bid farewell to Deirdre Barlow this summer.

Greaves out of intensive care

Leigh Journal: Jimmy Greaves is out of intensive care following a severe stroke last weekend

10:07am Thursday 7th May 2015

Jimmy Greaves is out of intensive care following the severe stroke he suffered on Sunday and is able to sit up in bed, his family has said.

Emma Bunton: Why I haven't married Jade Jones yet

Leigh Journal: Emma Bunton: Why I haven't married Jade Jones yet

9:47am Thursday 7th May 2015

Emma Bunton and Jade Jones have been dating since 2000 and have two sons.

Liz Bonnin, Matt Baker and fellow BBC stars to explore ocean wildlife

Leigh Journal: Liz Bonnin, Matt Baker and fellow BBC stars to explore ocean wildlife

9:07am Thursday 7th May 2015

The show will feature a cast of whales, sharks and sea otters.

Mariah Carey opens Las Vegas show

Leigh Journal: Mariah Carey opens Las Vegas show

9:07am Thursday 7th May 2015

The singer performed her number one hits at The Colosseum.

New car sales accelerate again

Leigh Journal: There were 185,778 new cars registered in April - a 5.1% rise on the same month last year

9:02am Thursday 7th May 2015

New car sales raced ahead again last month, figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showed.

'Ground-breaking year' says BT boss

Leigh Journal: The telecoms giant posted a better-than-expected annual profits haul of £3.17 billion

8:24am Thursday 7th May 2015

BT boss Gavin Patterson hailed a "ground-breaking year" as the telecoms giant posted a better-than-expected annual profits haul of £3.17 billion today.

Morrisons suffers another sales dip

Leigh Journal: David Potts, who has more than 40 years retailing experience at Tesco, took over as Morrisons chief executive in March (Morrisons)

8:24am Thursday 7th May 2015

The new boss of Morrisons said the business was listening hard to customers after the chain reported another drop in sales today.

Mercedes duo wary of Ferrari threat

Leigh Journal: Toto Wolff knows Mercedes are in a fight with Ferrari

6:44am Thursday 7th May 2015

Two of the top names at Mercedes have insisted they are aware of the threat posed by Ferrari this season.

McIlroy seeks Sawgrass progress

Leigh Journal: Rory McIlroy wants to add more silverware to his collection at Sawgrass

6:40am Thursday 7th May 2015

Rory McIlroy hopes a more conservative approach will continue to translate into improved results in the Players Championship, one of the few big tournaments he has yet to win.

Khan eyes Mayweather September date

Leigh Journal: Amir Khan faces Chris Algieri in New York on May 29

6:37am Thursday 7th May 2015

Amir Khan insists he would be ready to fight Floyd Mayweather in September if a showdown can be agreed with the undisputed welterweight champion.

McIlroy targeting missing title

Leigh Journal: Rory McIlroy will look to improve on his sixth place at Sawgrass last year

6:37am Thursday 7th May 2015

World number one Rory McIlroy will look to claim one of the few big titles so far missing from his glittering CV in the Players Championship at Sawgrass this week.

England must keep focus on field

Leigh Journal: Next stop Dublin for under-pressure England coach Peter Moores

6:35am Thursday 7th May 2015

Peter Moores and his new-look England team must try to put events off the field aside in their Royal London one-day international against Ireland in Dublin.

Federer crashes out in Madrid

Leigh Journal: Roger Federer was an early casualty at the Madrid Open

6:33am Thursday 7th May 2015

Top seed Roger Federer is out of the Mutua Madrid Open after he lost to young Australian Nick Kyrgios on The Manolo Santana Centre Court on Wednesday night.

Murray battles past Kohlschreiber

Leigh Journal: Andy Murray is through to the third round in Madrid

6:28am Thursday 7th May 2015

Andy Murray beat Philipp Kohlschreiber for the second time in three days to advance to the third round of the Mutu a Madrid Open.

Oceans 'may be common on planets'

Leigh Journal: An artist's impression of a water-rich asteroid being torn apart by the strong gravity of a white dwarf star (University of Warwick/PA)

6:08am Thursday 7th May 2015

Earth-like oceans may be common on planets in other solar systems, greatly increasing the chances of extra-terrestrial life, evidence suggests.

Raid victims 'have lost everything'

Leigh Journal: The scene inside the vault at the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit company after the Easter weekend raid (Metropolitan Police/PA)

5:05am Thursday 7th May 2015

Victims of the Hatton Garden jewellery raid have found "their livelihoods have gone", according to a loss adjuster.

Six face terror fraud charges

Leigh Journal: Six men have been charged in connection with a fraud probe linked to extremists travelling to Syria

3:12am Thursday 7th May 2015

Six men have been charged by counter-terrorism police investigating fraud allegations linked to extremists travelling to Syria.

Judges disagree over whisky island

Leigh Journal: Barrels from the Jura whisky distillery on the Scottish island Jura

12:20am Thursday 7th May 2015

Two judges who analysed a trademark dispute involving Scotch whisky disagreed over drinkers' grasp of geography.

Red wine in diabetic diet 'safe'

Leigh Journal: Red wine was found to be better at improving metabolic profiles

12:20am Thursday 7th May 2015

A glass of red wine with dinner every night has been found to improve the metabolic profiles of people with well-controlled type 2 diabetes.

Wreaths cast on Lusitania centenary

Leigh Journal: The Cunard liner Queen Victoria moored off the Old Head of Kinsale near Cobh in Ireland before taking part in a service to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of Lusitania (Cunard/PA)

12:20am Thursday 7th May 2015

Wreaths have been cast into the sea at the spot where the Cunard British cruise liner Lusitania sank 100 years ago today.

Woman 'spent sick mother's money'

Leigh Journal: The woman withdrew more than £200,000 in cash, the court heard

12:20am Thursday 7th May 2015

A woman spent more than £450,000 of her sick elderly mother's money after being given control of her finances, a judge has heard.

Pharmacies 'in unique position'

Leigh Journal: The vast majority of people live close to a pharmacy, a study has found

12:20am Thursday 7th May 2015

The vast majority of people in England live within a 20 minute walk of their local GP, but even more live close to a pharmacy, putting them in a "unique position to deliver healthcare interventions", a study has suggested.

Child attacks on parents increasing

Leigh Journal: The number of violent crimes on parents by their children is rising, according to figures

12:20am Thursday 7th May 2015

The number of children being investigated by police for violent crimes against their parents is rising, according to new figures.

Social media users 'traumatised'

Leigh Journal: The study found some participants were suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms triggered by what they had seen on Twitter and Facebook

12:20am Thursday 7th May 2015

Large numbers of people are being traumatised by violent and disturbing photos of news events on social media, research suggests.

Harry walkabout sealed with a kiss

Leigh Journal: People reach out to shake hands with Prince Harry at the Opera House in Sydney, Australia (AP)

12:20am Thursday 7th May 2015

Prince Harry has emerged from a farewell walkabout in the shadow of the famous Sydney Opera House with a kiss and a marriage proposal.

23% of British children overweight

Leigh Journal: The UK had the second-worst data in Europe, after Ireland

12:20am Thursday 7th May 2015

Nearly a quarter of children under five in the UK are overweight or obese, research has found.

Leaders out early to cast votes

Leigh Journal: Prime Minister David Cameron and wife Samantha arrive to cast their votes at Spelsbury Memorial Hall, Witney

12:20am Thursday 7th May 2015

Party leaders have been out early to cast their votes as the polls opened in the most uncertain General Election for decades, with no party on course to emerge as a clear winner.

Dawn O'Porter opens pop-up vintage fashion store, with a little help from her friends

Leigh Journal: Dawn O'Porter opens pop-up vintage fashion store, with a little help from her friends

11:16pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

You’ve only got three weeks to discover its wonders, though!

Grayson Perry just opened Craft Week... and he looked pretty darn fabulous

Leigh Journal: Grayson Perry just opened Craft Week... and he looked pretty darn fabulous

11:06pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

The artist rocked some platform shoes and a colourful ensemble at the V&A.

Julie collapses and 7 other life-threatening situations facing The Island's women

Leigh Journal: Julie collapses and 7 other life-threatening situations facing The Island's women

10:56pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

Diarrhoea, dehydration and starvation were just some of the potentially deadly things the women faced this week.

Late Barca show stuns Bayern

Leigh Journal: Lionel Messi celebrates scoring the first goal

9:59pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

Lionel Messi's late brace ensured it was a miserable return to the Nou Camp for Pep Guardiola.

Taylor refutes book claims

Leigh Journal: Graham Taylor was manager of England for just over three years

8:24pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

Former England manager Graham Taylor has insisted he would never have blocked black footballers' path into the national team and denied that two Football Association members tried to cap numbers.

Twitter's reaction to the final Glastonbury headliner is seriously split

Leigh Journal: Twitter's reaction to the final Glastonbury headliner is seriously split

8:17pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

The wait is over for the final Sunday night headliner.

Hala'ufia hit with five-week ban

Leigh Journal: Chris Hala'ufia has been suspended for five weeks

7:43pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

London Welsh number eight Chris Hala'ufia has been suspended for five weeks after pleading guilty to striking an opponent.

Stem cell hope for tissue repair

Leigh Journal: A new kind of stem cell could make it easier to develop workable stem cell therapies aimed at replacing lost tissue

7:02pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

A new kind of stem cell which knows its place could speed up progress towards revolutionary tissue-repairing treatments, scientists believe.

Former 1D bandmates in Twitter spat

Leigh Journal: Naughty Boy also got involved in the spat

6:41pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

A Twitter argument has broken out between One Direction's Louis Tomlinson, his former band mate Zayn Malik and producer Naughty Boy.

Bale's agent hits back at Keane

Leigh Journal: Gareth Bale's agent has hit back at Roy Keane's critique of the Welshman's display in Turin

6:40pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

Gareth Bale's agent has hit back at Roy Keane after the television pundit criticised the winger's performance in Real Madrid's Champions League defeat to Juventus.

1D fans are turning their back on Zayn Malik after he feuds with Louis Tomlinson on Twitter

Leigh Journal: 1D fans are turning their back on Zayn Malik after he feuds with Louis Tomlinson on Twitter

6:36pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

Everyone’s throwing major shade on Twitter and the 1D fandom is in meltdown.

Quake teams 'saving many lives'

Leigh Journal: Uk firefighters at work in Kathmandu

6:15pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

Britain has provided emergency shelter to more than 65,000 displaced people in disaster-hit Nepal, the Government said.

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik in Twitter spat

Leigh Journal: One Direction's Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik in Twitter spat

6:06pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

The One Direction stars appear to have had a falling out on Twitter.

Hot Chocolate frontman Errol Brown dies

Leigh Journal: Hot Chocolate frontman Errol Brown dies

10:36pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

The singer, famous for hits including You Sexy Thing and It Started With A Kiss, died at home in the Bahamas.

What makes a government legitimate?

Leigh Journal: Ex-Cabinet Secretary Lord O'Donnell oversaw coalition negotiations after the last election

4:44pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

As polling day nears with no sign of a breakthrough in the polls, the question on many lips is not only what kind of government will we get, but will that government have legitimacy?

Madrid top rich list again

Leigh Journal: Manchester United are closing in on Real Madrid in the battle to be the world's most valuable club

4:41pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

Real Madrid have retained their place as the most valuable football team in the world for a third straight year, but Manchester United could soon topple them.

Hot Chocolate's Errol Brown dies

Leigh Journal: Errol Brown had battled liver cancer

4:36pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

Hot Chocolate frontman Errol Brown has died aged 71, his manager said.

Farewell Sydney walkabout for Harry

Leigh Journal: Prince Harry will go on a walkabout at Sydney Opera House before leaving Australia

4:22pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

Prince Harry will bid farewell to the people of Australia when he goes on a walkabout in the shadow of the famous Sydney Opera House tomorrow.

Mumford And Sons heading for chart success

Leigh Journal: Mumford And Sons heading for chart success

4:06pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

The band, who have recently ditched their trademark folk sound for a more electric approach, are set to top the album charts with Wilder Mind.

One out of every eight albums sold in the US is by a British artist

Leigh Journal: One out of every eight albums sold in the US is by a British artist

4:06pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

Sam Smith led the charge with the best-selling album, single and most streamed track by a British artist in the US in 2014 according to the data.

British artists a hit in US charts

Leigh Journal: Sam Smith has done particularly well in the US charts

4:05pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

The latest British invasion of the US charts accounts for around one in eight albums sold in the country, according to the latest sales figures.

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