Morgan parts company with network

Leigh Journal: Piers Morgan is parting company with CNN

5:44pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Piers Morgan, the newspaper editor turned television host, has announced he has left US network CNN, six months after his show was cancelled following plummeting ratings.

Call to widen Trojan Horse probe

Leigh Journal: Peter Clarke led an inquiry into the "Trojan Horse" affair

2:12pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Attempts are likely to have been made to impose a hardline Muslim agenda in other English schools, according to the former anti-terror chief who led an investigation into the Birmingham "Trojan Horse" plot.

Power plants put on winter stand-by

Leigh Journal: A fire at Ferrybridge power station is among the concerns relating to peak winter power output

2:12pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

National Grid is to pay mothballed plants to be online this winter to prevent power cuts, it has said.

Nato 'must show fight over Russia'

Leigh Journal: Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says Nato must show it has the political will to fight if Russia attacks a member of the alliance

5:42pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Nato must show that it still has the political will to fight back in the event of a Russian attack on any member of the alliance, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has warned.

New child sex victims come forward

Leigh Journal: David Crompton was grilled by the Home Affairs Select Committee

8:23am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Twelve new victims of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham have come forward since the publication last week of a devastating report revealing the abuse of at least 1,400 young people in the town, South Yorkshire Chief Constable David Crompton has revealed.

Stars angry over hacked nude photos

Leigh Journal: A spokeswoman for Jennifer Lawrence said the actress had asked US authorities to prosecute whoever is posting the photos

3:32am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Celebrities including Emma Watson have hit out at hackers suspected of leaking hundreds of naked pictures and explicit videos of some of Hollywood's most famous female stars.

Apology over Sir Cliff home raid

Leigh Journal: Sir Cliff Richard.

3:29am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

The chief constable of South Yorkshire Police has apologised to pop star Sir Cliff Richard if the force was "insensitive" about the search of his home.

Gear inspections 'not effective'

Leigh Journal: The incident occurred at Robin Hood Airport

2:12pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

An aircraft accident that caused an airport shut down has led to crash investigators to call for safety checks.

Man guilty over MP 'rape' tweets

Leigh Journal: Peter Nunn said the tweets "were satire"

4:37pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A "Twitter troll'' faces jail after bombarding a Labour MP with abusive messages after she supported a successful campaign to put Jane Austen on the £10 note.

Mirren savours tasty new role

Leigh Journal: Helen Mirren plays a fierce French restaurant owner in her new film

4:54pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Dame Helen Mirren prepared for her latest role as a fierce French restaurant owner by forcing her co-star to eat snails


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