Press Association 2014 LATEST

Price dip for self-catering Britons

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Items bought at a mini-mart in Crete were more than 60% more expensive than at a supermarket

12:45am Saturday 30th May 2015

Prices have plunged for Britons on self-catering holidays in Europe, according to a survey.

Demo over gallery privatisation bid

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Protesters outside the National Gallery in a row over the privatisation of services

12:19am Saturday 30th May 2015

A protest will be held today in a bitter dispute over plans to privatise services at a leading gallery.

Talks on rail strike to resume

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Rail workers are due to walk out for 24 hours and then 48 hours

12:19am Saturday 30th May 2015

Talks aimed at averting strikes by rail workers in a dispute over pay will resume today.

City centre bus crash investigated

Preston and Leyland Citizen: The collision occurred at the corner of Queen Street and Argyle Street in Glasgow

12:19am Saturday 30th May 2015

An investigation is under way after a man and a woman were critically injured when they were hit by a bus in a busy city centre street.

Final acts join Talent line-up

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Calum Scott will sing in the final of Britain's Got Talent (SYCO/THAMES TV/ITV/PA Wire)

12:19am Saturday 30th May 2015

A singer and an impressionist have become the latest acts added to the grand final of Britain's Got Talent.

Memorial honours Corrie's Deirdre

Preston and Leyland Citizen: William Roache will be among those paying tribute at the memorial service to Corrie favourite Anne Kirkbride

12:19am Saturday 30th May 2015

A public memorial service will be held today for Coronation Street star Anne Kirkbride, who played the role of Deirdre Barlow for more than 40 years.

Violent escaped prisoner hunted

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Police are hunting Haroon Ahmed, a prisoner convicted of a violent robbery who has escaped (PA/Staffordshire Police)

12:19am Saturday 30th May 2015

Police are hunting for a prisoner convicted of a violent robbery who has escaped.

Britain may expand mission in Iraq

Preston and Leyland Citizen: The Army is said to be ready to go into more dangerous areas of Iraq but is awaiting political clearance from the National Security Council

12:19am Saturday 30th May 2015

Britain is preparing to send troops into the more dangerous parts of Iraq in support of the US military mission to train local forces battling Islamic State (IS) fighters.

Dignitas 'using struck off medic'

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Reports claim Dignitas refers patients who want to end their lives to a British psychiatrist who was struck off the medical register nine years ago

12:19am Saturday 30th May 2015

The Department of Health has described as "shocking" newspaper claims that an unregistered doctor is providing medical assessments to patients who want to go to Dignitas.

Obesity 'will be main cancer cause'

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Experts say obesity could replace smoking as the main cause of cancer deaths within 15 years

12:19am Saturday 30th May 2015

Tackling obesity is a major priority the Government has said, as a report warns that one in five cancer deaths is caused by it.

Blatter wins despite 'bloody nose'

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Sepp Blatter won the first round of voting by 133 votes to 73, but he failed to gain a two-thirds majority

12:19am Saturday 30th May 2015

Under-fire Sepp Blatter has been voted in for four more years as Fifa president - but only after his rival inflicted a ''bloody nose'' on him.

Hollyoaks star Amanda Clapham: Charlie is not my brother

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Hollyoaks star Amanda Clapham: Charlie is not my brother

12:11am Saturday 30th May 2015

The Hollyoaks stars have the same surname, so they pretended to be brother and sister.

Melissa McCarthy and Paul Feig reveal details of the Ghostbusters remake

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Melissa McCarthy and Paul Feig reveal details of the Ghostbusters remake

12:11am Saturday 30th May 2015

The pair are reuniting for the fourth time for the all-female reboot of Ghostbusters.

Lenny Henry: Comedians are perfect for acting

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Lenny Henry: Comedians are perfect for acting

12:11am Saturday 30th May 2015

The stand-up says moving into being an actor was an obvious route to go down.

Rufus Hound: I don't miss Celebrity Juice

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Rufus Hound: I don't miss Celebrity Juice

12:11am Saturday 30th May 2015

The comedian, actor and real ale enthusiast was a regular panellist on Keith Lemon’s outrageous ITV2 show between 2009 and 2012.

Kellie Maloney: I hope boxing doesn't bring back Frank

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Kellie Maloney: I hope boxing doesn't bring back Frank

12:11am Saturday 30th May 2015

The boxing promoter is hoping old demons won’t surface again.

Dwayne Johnson's a joker on set

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Dwayne Johnson's a joker on set

12:11am Saturday 30th May 2015

San Andreas director Brad Peyton fell victim to one of the star’s tricks.

Robson Green: My Grantchester bromance with James Norton

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Robson Green: My Grantchester bromance with James Norton

12:11am Saturday 30th May 2015

The pair will rekindle their bromance for the second series of Grantchester, which has started shooting.

Mark Wahlberg: Why I returned to university

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Mark Wahlberg: Why I returned to university

12:01am Saturday 30th May 2015

The Transformers star admitted he attended university lectures to prepare for his role as a literature professor with a gambling addiction in Rupert Wyatt’s crime drama.

Gayle storm hits Essex

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Chris Gayle was in fine form as Somerset beat Essex in the T20 Blast

11:33pm Friday 29th May 2015

Chris Gayle was Somerset's star as they secured a thrilling last-ball, three-wicket victory over Essex in their NatWest T20 Blast clash at Chelmsford.

SHOWBIZ! Fans are FURIOUS as Simon returns on Big Brother's most shocking night EVER

Preston and Leyland Citizen: SHOWBIZ! Fans are FURIOUS as Simon returns on Big Brother's most shocking night EVER

11:25pm Friday 29th May 2015

With reverse nominations, four evictions and the return of a familiar face, it was all happening in the house.

Calum Scott and Danny Posthill become final two Britain's Got Talent acts

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Calum Scott and Danny Posthill become final two Britain's Got Talent acts

11:16pm Friday 29th May 2015

Although one wildcard, who finished in any of the third semi-finalist positions, can still be voted to the final by the public.

Obesity 'will be main cancer cause'

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Experts say obesity could replace smoking as the main cause of cancer deaths within 15 years

11:13pm Friday 29th May 2015

Tackling obesity is a major priority the Government has said, as a report warns that one in five cancer deaths is caused by it.

Who are the Britain's Got Talent finalists?

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Who are the Britain's Got Talent finalists?

10:56pm Friday 29th May 2015

The finalists are prepping their acts ready for Sunday night.

Figo: Football loses with Sepp win

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Luis Figo, pictured, maintained 'football has lost' after Sepp Blatter was re-elected as FIFA president

10:49pm Friday 29th May 2015

Luis Figo insists "football has lost" after Sepp Blatter was re-elected for a fifth term as FIFA president despite widespread calls for him to step down over the corruption scandal engulfing the world governing body.

Blatter battered but not beaten

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Sepp Blatter will serve a fifth term as FIFA president, following Friday's election in Zurich

10:49pm Friday 29th May 2015

Sepp Blatter was voted in for four more years as FIFA president - but only after his rival inflicted a "bloody nose" on the 79-year-old.

Britain may expand mission in Iraq

Preston and Leyland Citizen: The Army is said to be ready to go into more dangerous areas of Iraq but is awaiting political clearance from the National Security Council

10:49pm Friday 29th May 2015

Britain is preparing to send troops into the more dangerous parts of Iraq in support of the US military mission to train local forces battling Islamic State (IS) fighters.

Violent escaped prisoner hunted

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Latest news

10:49pm Friday 29th May 2015

Police are hunting for a prisoner convicted of a violent robbery who has escaped.

Dignitas 'using struck off medic'

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Reports claim Dignitas refers patients who want to end their lives to a British psychiatrist who was struck off the medical register nine years ago

10:49pm Friday 29th May 2015

The Department of Health tonight described as "shocking" newspaper claims that an unregistered doctor is providing medical assessments to patients who want to go to Dignitas.

Sherwood hails 'incredible' Wenger

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Tim Sherwood, right, goes head-to-head with Arsene Wenger, left, at Wembley

10:47pm Friday 29th May 2015

Tim Sherwood has hailed Arsene Wenger as he tries to shock his rival in the FA Cup final and create a new era at Aston Villa.

Wenger always focused on future

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is focused on collective glory rather than his sixth FA Cup

10:47pm Friday 29th May 2015

Arsene Wenger will continue to look to the future, rather than reflect on past glories, if Arsenal can win his sixth FA Cup in Saturday's final with Aston Villa.

Some people aren't very pleased Jesse didn't make it through to the BGT final

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Some people aren't very pleased Jesse didn't make it through to the BGT final

10:46pm Friday 29th May 2015

There are also some very funny people on social media.

Burger: I'm a crazy man on pitch

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Jacques Burger turns into the 'crazy man' when he plays

10:17pm Friday 29th May 2015

Saracens flanker Jacques Burger will transform into the "crazy man" one final time this season when he faces Bath in Saturday's Aviva Premiership final.

Lancaster: Hartley too big a risk

Preston and Leyland Citizen: England head coach Stuart Lancaster, pictured, has run out of patience with Dylan Hartley

10:17pm Friday 29th May 2015

Stuart Lancaster removed Dylan Hartley from his World Cup plans after losing patience with the England hooker's inability to address his self-destructive streak.

Big Brother 2015: Here's the lowdown on the four new housemates

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Big Brother 2015: Here's the lowdown on the four new housemates

10:06pm Friday 29th May 2015

Three new housemates entered the house tonight – plus Simon Gross who was previously evicted after just two hours.

How did Gary Lineker get on as host of Have I Got News For You?

Preston and Leyland Citizen: How did Gary Lineker get on as host of Have I Got News For You?

9:56pm Friday 29th May 2015

Reading glasses on. Reading glasses off. Reading glasses on. Reading glasses off. Reading glasses on. Reading glasses off.

A karate kid, balancing acts and (kind of) magic - everything from tonight's Britain's Got Talent

Preston and Leyland Citizen: A karate kid, balancing acts and (kind of) magic - everything from tonight's Britain's Got Talent

11:07pm Friday 29th May 2015

Who will be the final acts to make it into the final?!

Anderson proud to reach 400 wickets

Preston and Leyland Citizen:  James Anderson, second from left, enjoyed a successful day at Headingley

9:13pm Friday 29th May 2015

England seamer James Anderson admitted reaching the milestone of 400 Test wickets was a "surreal" feeling.

Gutierrez and Taylor leave Magpies

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Jonas Gutierrez's long association with Newcastle is coming to an end

8:08pm Friday 29th May 2015

Newcastle have announced they are releasing Jonas Gutierrez, less than a week after he helped the club stave off relegation from the Barclays Premier League.

Harrington falters as McIlroy exits

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Rory McIlroy struggled in his home country

7:11pm Friday 29th May 2015

Padraig Harrington was frustrated not to be in a commanding position to win a second Irish Open title as tournament host Rory McIlroy missed the cut for the third year in succession.

Dyke cannot see Sepp lasting course

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Greg Dyke, pictured, would be 'very surprised' if Sepp Blatter was still FIFA president in two years

6:58pm Friday 29th May 2015

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke says he would be "very surprised" if Sepp Blatter was still FIFA president in two years, insisting he has been given "a bloody nose".

Same-sex couples get ready to rumba

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Craig Revel Horwood believes a same-sex couple will soon be vying for the Strictly glitterball

6:54pm Friday 29th May 2015

Strictly Come Dancing stalwart Craig Revel Horwood has predicted the hit ballroom show will feature a same-sex couple in the next few years.

Stranded ducklings freed from sewer

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Stranded ducklings were coaxed out of a sewer

6:51pm Friday 29th May 2015

Two ducklings have been freed after rescuers used an iPad recording of the mother duck's quack to coax them out of a sewer.

Sharapova sails through

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Maria Sharapova, right, shakes hands with Samantha Stosur after beating her in straight sets at Roland Garros

6:51pm Friday 29th May 2015

Defending champion Maria Sharapova made a potentially tricky third-round encounter look easy as she beat Australia's Samantha Stosur 6-3 6-4 at the French Open.

Federer ponders another five years

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Roger Federer, pictured, beat Damir Dzumhur to reach the men's singles last 16 of the French Open

5:22pm Friday 29th May 2015

Roger Federer suggested he could play on for another five years after the Swiss eased into the French Open last 16 with a straight-sets win over Damir Dzumhur.

Szczesny angry over father comments

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Wojciech Szczesny last played for Arsenal in their FA Cup semi-final against Reading

5:12pm Friday 29th May 2015

Wojciech Szczesny has distanced himself from "idiotic" comments his father made about his Arsenal team-mates and manager Arsene Wenger.

See Selma Blair and Sarah Michelle Gellar recreate famous Cruel Intentions kiss

Preston and Leyland Citizen: See Selma Blair and Sarah Michelle Gellar recreate famous Cruel Intentions kiss

5:07pm Friday 29th May 2015

Cruel Intentions fans are in a tizz over pictures of the original cast back together.

Man sectioned for series of fires

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Firefighters attending the fire at the South Oxfordshire District Council offices earlier this year

5:05pm Friday 29th May 2015

An arsonist who torched four buildings and caused almost £20 million of damage during a psychotic episode has been sectioned indefinitely at a mental health unit.

Simon Pegg: I feel so much pressure over Star Trek 3 script

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Simon Pegg: I feel so much pressure over Star Trek 3 script

4:40pm Friday 29th May 2015

The Man Up will reprise his role as Scotty for Star Trek 3, but this time he will also co-pen the script.

Strictly Come Dancing judge predicts same-sex couple

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Strictly Come Dancing judge predicts same-sex couple

4:40pm Friday 29th May 2015

Craig Revel Horwood thinks it is only a matter of time until two men or two women get ready to lift the glitterball.

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