Press Association 2014 LATEST

Teen faces jail for terror grooming

Leigh Journal: Kazi Islam was found guilty at the Old Bailey of a bungled terror plot to groom a young man with learning difficulties (Metropolitan Police/PA)

3:10am Friday 29th May 2015

A teenage terrorist is facing jail for grooming a young man with learning difficulties to carry out a Lee Rigby copycat killing.

Wilshere becomes charity ambassador

Leigh Journal: Jack Wilshere with Archie Hill at the boy's home in Gerrards Cross, Bucks (Muscular Dystrophy Campaign/PA)

12:30am Friday 29th May 2015

England and Arsenal footballer Jack Wilshere has called on the NHS to fund a breakthrough drug that could help boys su ffering from a muscle-wasting condition.

Latest Talent finalists revealed

Leigh Journal: Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman leave the Fountain Studios in Wembley after Britain's Got Talent.

12:30am Friday 29th May 2015

Simon Cowell got "emotional" as a father and sons vocal group and a teenage singer became the latest acts added to the grand final line-up of Britain's Got Talent.

Google 'polishes' Android system

Leigh Journal: A Google employee gives a demonstration of Android Pay on a phone at Google I/O 2015. (AP)

12:30am Friday 29th May 2015

Google has unveiled how it plans to introduce virtual reality to the classroom and to YouTube this year, as well as the much rumoured new photo-sharing service Google Photos.

Fruit snacks slammed over sugar

Leigh Journal: Action on Sugar said research showed some fruit-based snacks contain more sugar than sweets

12:30am Friday 29th May 2015

Several brands of supposedly healthy children's fruit snacks contain more sugar than Haribo sweets, according to a study.

Smoking ban 'boosts child health'

Leigh Journal: The law making it illegal to smoke in public indoor places led to 11,000 fewer children being admitted to hospital each year with lung infections, a study found

12:30am Friday 29th May 2015

Many thousands of children may have been spared serious illness and admission to hospital by the smoking ban in England, research has shown.

Call for action over sex abuse

Leigh Journal: The exploitation scandal at Rotherham was revealed in the Jay report

12:30am Friday 29th May 2015

Sex education should be expanded to ensure all children in England receive "age-appropriate" lessons in order to combat child sexual exploitation, a leading charity has said.

Burnham condemns 'politics of envy'

Leigh Journal: Andy Burnham says aspiration is for everyone, not just those who shop at John Lewis

12:30am Friday 29th May 2015

Andy Burnham is to warn that Labour cannot win the next election while voters believe it gives the workshy an "easy ride".

PM to hold EU talks with Merkel

Leigh Journal: Angela Merkel and David Cameron will meet in Berlin

12:30am Friday 29th May 2015

David Cameron is to hold crucial talks with Angela Merkel after warning that Britain's current arrangements with the EU are "not good enough".

Blatter in vote amid Fifa scandal

Leigh Journal: Sepp Blatter said despite the growing scandal that he "cannot monitor everyone all of the time"

12:30am Friday 29th May 2015

Fifa president Sepp Blatter will stand for re-election today against a backdrop of uncertainty following the FBI investigation into long-standing corruption.

From Scary Spice to X Factor - 40 fabulous years of Mel B

Leigh Journal: From Scary Spice to X Factor - 40 fabulous years of Mel B

12:11am Friday 29th May 2015

Here are some pictures of of the fabulously gobby Spice Girl to wish her a Happy Birthday.

Lung cancer treatment hope raised

Leigh Journal: Drug company Roche has been carrying out tests on an immunotherapy treatment for lung cancer patients

12:08am Friday 29th May 2015

A new type of treatment could double the chances of survival for some patients suffering from the most common type of lung cancer, according to scientists.

New laws to tackle legal highs

Leigh Journal: Peddling nitrous oxide will be made a criminal offence under new laws

12:08am Friday 29th May 2015

Sellers of "hippy crack" for recreational use will face up to seven years in prison under a Government crackdown on legal highs.

People 'not naturally money-savvy'

Leigh Journal: A report has highlighted "behavioural hurdles" which help to determine how people handle money

12:04am Friday 29th May 2015

People are not "wired" to handle money well and should be given more help to overcome natural behaviour patterns such as over-buying in the supermarket while hungry, a report argues.

Children's pocket money 'on slide'

Leigh Journal: Children are getting 15p a week less on average for their piggy banks than they were a year ago, research found

12:04am Friday 29th May 2015

The number of children who receive weekly pocket money appears to be on a declining trend, research suggests.

Simon Cowell sheds a tear as family band the Neales reach Britain's Got Talent final

Leigh Journal: Simon Cowell sheds a tear as family band the Neales reach Britain's Got Talent final

11:16pm Thursday 28th May 2015

The notoriously hard to please judge got all emotional in the fourth live semi-final.

Isaac Waddington won the public vote on Britain's Got Talent - but who did the judges pick?

Leigh Journal: Isaac Waddington won the public vote on Britain's Got Talent - but who did the judges pick?

10:46pm Thursday 28th May 2015

Is singing a variety act? Many BGT fans think not…

The Wendy controversy and Isaac's hair - here's the lowdown on the fourth Britain's Got Talent semi-final

Leigh Journal: The Wendy controversy and Isaac's hair - here's the lowdown on the fourth Britain's Got Talent semi-final

10:17pm Thursday 28th May 2015

And Simon Cowell actually cried. Well, sort of.

Two held in counter-terror raids

Leigh Journal: A man and a woman have been arrested in counter-terror raids

10:07pm Thursday 28th May 2015

A 24-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of preparing for acts of terrorism in the UK.

Barbarians too strong for Ireland

Leigh Journal: Ireland prop Jack McGrath, pictured, could face a disciplinary hearing after kneeing Konstantin Mikautadze against the Barbarians

9:56pm Thursday 28th May 2015

Jack McGrath could be facing a ban to jeopardise his World Cup participation after kneeing lock Konstantin Mikautadze in the back during Ireland's 22-21 defeat to the Barbarians.

No return to Corrie for Jimi Mistry

Leigh Journal: Jimi Mistry says he always knew he would have a dramatic exit from Coronation Street

9:52pm Thursday 28th May 2015

Coronation Street star Jimi Mistry has revealed it had always been the plan for his character to be killed off.

OMG! What happened to Kal? Coronation Street fans react to a red-hot shock

Leigh Journal: OMG! What happened to Kal? Coronation Street fans react to a red-hot shock

9:47pm Thursday 28th May 2015

A fire in Weatherfield was never going to end well – but surely Amy could have got down that ladder a bit quicker…

Coronation Street's Jimi Mistry: I always planned an explosive exit

Leigh Journal: Coronation Street's Jimi Mistry: I always planned an explosive exit

9:37pm Thursday 28th May 2015

The actor says he has no regrets about being killed off from the soap.

Britain's Got Talent audience in shock as Simon Cowell displays normal human emotions

Leigh Journal: Britain's Got Talent audience in shock as Simon Cowell displays normal human emotions

8:26pm Thursday 28th May 2015

We think he just had something in his eye.

Princess shrugs off eye ailment

Leigh Journal: Princess Michael of Kent wore a patch on her eye at the garden party

6:33pm Thursday 28th May 2015

Princess Michael of Kent attended a Buckingham Palace garden party with her eye protected with a patch - but did not let it spoil her enjoyment of the occasion.

No excuses from Watson

Leigh Journal: Heather Watson is out of the French Open

6:08pm Thursday 28th May 2015

British number one Heather Watson believes she paid the penalty for too many unforced errors after she lost to America's Sloane Stephens in the second round of the French Open.

Murray: No problem with time calls

Leigh Journal: Andy Murray, pictured, will face Nick Kyrgios in the third round

6:00pm Thursday 28th May 2015

Andy Murray insists he has no complaint with the two time-violations he received during his French Open second-round victory over Portugal's Joao Sousa.

Aloha stars Rachel McAdams and Emma Stone respond to backlash over film title

Leigh Journal: Aloha stars Rachel McAdams and Emma Stone respond to backlash over film title

5:49pm Thursday 28th May 2015

The actresses said the controversy behind the film’s title is not necessary.

Lindsay Lohan has finally completed her probation

Leigh Journal: Lindsay Lohan has finally completed her probation

5:49pm Thursday 28th May 2015

The actress does not need to do any more community service.

Demetriou charged over betting

Leigh Journal: James Demetriou has been charged over a breach of betting rules

5:15pm Thursday 28th May 2015

Swansea striker James Demetriou has been charged with alleged "multiple breaches" of betting rules.

'Bit early' for George Villa debut

Leigh Journal: The Duke of Cambridge being interviewed by Gary Lineker for the FA Cup Final on the BBC where he revealed he would love to attend football matches with his son Prince George in the near future (BBC/PA)

5:13pm Thursday 28th May 2015

The Duke of Cambridge has revealed he would "love" to attend football matches with his son Prince George in the near future, but he will have to "pass that by the missus".

Less protein 'key to longer life'

Leigh Journal: Eating less protein and more healthy carbohydrates may be the key to living a longer, healthier life, research suggests

5:13pm Thursday 28th May 2015

Cutting down on protein and upping consumption of carbohydrates may be the key to living a longer, healthier life, new research suggests.

Big Brother 2015: Aaron Frew is removed from the house for flashing

Leigh Journal: Big Brother 2015: Aaron Frew is removed from the house for bad behaviour

5:59pm Thursday 28th May 2015

Viewers will see the 24-year-old, a model from Northampton, leave the show tonight.

Aaron kicked out by Big Brother

Leigh Journal: Aaron Frew entering the house during the launch of the latest series

4:52pm Thursday 28th May 2015

Big Brother contestant Aaron Frew has been removed from the house "for inappropriate behaviour", according to a spokeswoman for the Channel 5 show .

Eavis got death threats over Kanye

Leigh Journal: Emily Eavis said it was exciting to book the world's biggest star

4:42pm Thursday 28th May 2015

Glastonbury's Emily Eavis has revealed she received death threats after booking Kanye West as headliner for this year's event.

Death crash driver in 142mph boast

Leigh Journal: The scene of an accident as Addil Haroon, 19, of Rochdale, was jailed for six years after he sped through a red light at at more than 80mph, killing another driver (Greater Manchester Police/PA)

4:24pm Thursday 28th May 2015

A motorist who sped through a red light and killed another driver had boasted about clocking 142mph on a motorway the previous night.

Britain's Got Talent magician Jamie Raven on how it feels to have got through to the final

Leigh Journal: Britain's Got Talent magician Jamie Raven on how it feels to have got through to the final

4:19pm Thursday 28th May 2015

The magician made it through to the final of Britain’s Got Talent.

Gill to reject role if Blatter wins

Leigh Journal: David Gill, pictured, says he will refuse to take up Britain's FIFA vice-presidency if Sepp Blatter is re-elected as president of the governing body

4:07pm Thursday 28th May 2015

David Gill will refuse to take up Britain's FIFA vice-presidency if Sepp Blatter wins a fifth term as president on Friday.

Brook: I'll prove I'm the best

Leigh Journal: Kell Brook defends his IBF world title for the second time on Saturday

4:03pm Thursday 28th May 2015

Kell Brook is hoping to send shockwaves through the welterweight division when he defends his IBF world title against Frankie Gavin at the O2 Arena on Saturday night.

Watson keen to keep the tempo

Leigh Journal: Anthony Watson is relishing the prospect of Saturday's Aviva Premiership final against Saracens

3:55pm Thursday 28th May 2015

England star Anthony Watson is determined that the high-pressure environment of a Twickenham final must not be allowed to cramp Bath's style.

Doing It For The Kids: Robbie Williams auctions belongings for children's charity

Leigh Journal: Doing It For The Kids: Robbie Williams auctions belongings for children's charity

3:29pm Thursday 28th May 2015

The star is auctioning some of his belongings for charity.

Rail workers plan 2 new pay strikes

Leigh Journal: RMT workers have announced two strikes after rejecting a new pay offer from Network Rail

3:27pm Thursday 28th May 2015

Network Rail workers are to stage two strikes next month after a new pay offer was rejected.

Ferres commits to Giants

Leigh Journal: Brett Ferres, centre, is happy to stay in Super League

3:24pm Thursday 28th May 2015

Huddersfield's England forward Brett Ferres has rejected advances from the NRL to commit his future to the Super League club.

Galloway makes London mayor bid

Leigh Journal: George Galloway said he is seeking election as the next mayor of London

3:04pm Thursday 28th May 2015

Controversial ex-MP George Galloway is to seek election as the next Mayor of London.

Rescuers not foxed by stuck tub cub

Leigh Journal: A screengrab of the fox cub after it was rescued from the plastic tub (East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service/PA)

3:04pm Thursday 28th May 2015

A fox cub has undergone a delicate procedure to remove a plastic tub which became stuck round its neck in a seaside town.

EastEnders' Max Branning is off - but why is actor Jake Wood so in need of a break?

Leigh Journal: EastEnders' Max Branning is off - but why is actor Jake Wood so in need of a break?

2:47pm Thursday 28th May 2015

The character is in need of some time off after a busy nine years in Walford.

Wozniacki falls at Roland Garros

Leigh Journal: Caroline Wozniacki's French Open challenge is over

2:46pm Thursday 28th May 2015

Fifth seed Caroline Wozniacki was dumped out of the French Open second round after she lost 6-4 7-6 (7/4) to Germany's Julia Goerges.

Good Morning Britain star Ranvir Singh reveals hair loss

Leigh Journal: Good Morning Britain star Ranvir Singh reveals hair loss

2:37pm Thursday 28th May 2015

The presenter developed the condition at the age of eight.

Glastonbury's Emily Eavis reveals death threats over Kanye West slot

Leigh Journal: Glastonbury's Emily Eavis reveals death threats over Kanye West slot

2:37pm Thursday 28th May 2015

She called the reaction “upsetting”.

Number of dog attack victims soars

Leigh Journal: American pit bull terriers are banned in the UK

2:15pm Thursday 28th May 2015

The number of people taken to hospital after dog attacks has soared by 76% in the past decade, new figures show.

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