Press Association 2014 LATEST

Cook remains as Buttler called in

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Jos Buttler, left, is to replace Matt Prior as England wicketkeeper in the third Investec Test

3:52pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Alastair Cook will remain as England captain with Jos Buttler in line for his Test debut after being picked in a 13-man squad for the third match of the Investec series against India in Southampton.

Script want Adele collaboration

Preston and Leyland Citizen: The Script are to release a new single and album

3:44pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The Script have revealed they would like to work with Adele.

Brand shelves Booky Wook instalment

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Russell Brand is not expected to continue with his My Booky Wook series

3:41pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Russell Brand has reportedly put a halt to the third instalment of his autobiography My Booky Wook because things are getting so serious between him and Jemima Khan.

Tulisa to tell of ordeal on TV show

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Tulisa Contostavlos will be the subject of a BBC Three documentary

3:41pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Tulisa Contostavlos is ro open up about her "horrific" ordeal in a BBC Three documentary to air next week.

Dana 'covered up brother's abuse'

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Singer Dana is alleged to have covered up her brother's abuse of two under-age girls

3:40pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Eurovision Song Contest winner and former Irish presidential candidate Dana Scallon covered up her brother's sexual abuse of two under-age girls for decades, a court has heard.

Theroux adjusts to celebrity life

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Justin Theroux says he has had to get used to being in the celebrity spotlight with Jennifer Aniston

3:17pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Justin Theroux has said it has taken him a while to get used to his celebrity status now that he is engaged to Jennifer Aniston.

Home sales 'highest since 2007'

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Home sales have hit their highest level since 2007, figures suggest

3:09pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Sales of UK homes reached their joint highest levels since 2007 in June, according to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) figures.

Home values 'rising £90 a day'

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Research suggests homes across Britain typically added £90 to their value every day during the first half of 2014

3:04pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Homes across Britain typically added £90 to their value every day during the first half of 2014 as the housing market gathered momentum, according to a property website.

Paquin: Bisexuality not a problem

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Anna Paquin says her marriage to Stephen Moyer is not affected by her bisexuality

2:56pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Anna Paquin has said her bisexuality is not a problem for her marriage because she doesn't view the two things as mutually exclusive.

Dyke: FA won't leave FIFA

Preston and Leyland Citizen: FA chairman Greg Dyke, right, says the FA is unlikely to support Sepp Blatter, should he stand for re-election

2:52pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Greg Dyke admits the FA is unlikely to back Sepp Blatter if he stands for re-election as FIFA president, but says England will not walk out of the governing body to bring about change.

Matthew to fly England flag

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Squash player Nick Matthew will be the England flag bearer for the Commonwealth Games

2:41pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Sheffield's Nick Matthew will lead Team England into the Commonwealth Games after being named as the squad's flag bearer.

Claret Jug 'needs a bit of a clean'

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Rory McIlroy meets Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness at Stormont Castle

2:04pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Open champion Rory McIlroy was unable to show off his prized Claret Jug to Northern Ireland's political leaders today, admitting it needed a good clean after a big night out celebrating.

MPs to sue Government over data act

Preston and Leyland Citizen: David Davis (pictured) and Tom Watson are applying for a judicial review

2:04pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Two MPs are to sue the Government over the introduction last week of the controversial Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (Drip), which gives police and security services access to people's phone and internet records.

Transport call amid weather worries

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Local highway authorities should pinpoint 'a resilient network' to which they would give priority in the event of very bad weather, a report says

1:52pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Protecting all parts of the transport network against all extreme weather "would be unaffordable", a Government-commissioned report has said.

Internet and mobiles 'essential'

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Some 95% of households have at least one mobile phone, 84% have a landline and 82% an internet connection

1:52pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

UK consumers now consider the internet and mobile phones to be essential services, a study has confirmed.

Ministers warned over Scottish vote

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Irish ministers have been warned not to express opinions over the Scottish independence referendum, documents show

1:52pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Irish government ministers have been warned not to express any opinion on Scotland's independence referendum.

Knighthoods for former ministers

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Alan Duncan is to get a knighthood

1:52pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Three former ministers who left the Government in last week's reshuffle have been given knighthoods, while veteran Kenneth Clarke - who quit the front benches after 40 years - has been made a Companion of Honour.

Stars out for Guardians premiere

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Bradley Cooper takes a selfie with a fan at the premiere of Guardians Of The Galaxy in Los Angeles

1:44pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel and Zoe Saldana were amongst the stars who attended the world premiere of Guardians Of The Galaxy in Los Angeles.

Date set for Anderson hearing

Preston and Leyland Citizen: James Anderson, right, will be quizzed about charges related to 'abusing and pushing' Ravindra Jadeja, left

1:30pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

James Anderson faces the possibility of being banned from his home Test at Old Trafford after a date of August 1 was set for his International Cricket Council disciplinary hearing.

Avicii: Chris Martin like a brother

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Avicii has said Chris Martin is like a brother to him

1:21pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Avicii has said Chris Martin is "like a brother" to him because of all the advice he gives him, including nutritional tips.

Real confirm Rodriguez signing

Preston and Leyland Citizen: James Rodriguez starred for Colombia at the recent World Cup

1:19pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Real Madrid have agreed a deal to sign World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from Monaco, the European champions have announced.

Barrymore, Ifans settle hack claims

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Michael Barrymore's phone was hacked

1:06pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Entertainer Michael Barrymore and actor Rhys Ifans have settled their phone hacking damages claims.

City deny Drogba interest

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Manchester City are not interested in signing Didier Drogba, who is currently without a club

1:02pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Manchester City have no interest in signing former Chelsea star Didier Drogba, Press Association Sport understands.

Judges grant secret court hearings

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said five applications had been made by the Government for evidence to be heard in secret courts over the past year

1:02pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Secret court hearings were granted by judges to the Government in at least three of its five attempts to secure them during the first year of controversial new laws being in place.

'Three-parent IVF' moves closer

Preston and Leyland Citizen: The controversial technique could be used to prevent devastating genetic conditions

1:02pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Plans to legalise babies being born with three genetic parents in the UK have come a step closer after health officials said they would press ahead with creating new regulations to allow the move.

Worldwide screening for new 1D film

Preston and Leyland Citizen: A film of boy band One Direction in concert, Where We Are, will be screened worldwide over the weekend of October 11 and 12

1:02pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

One Direction fans will be able to relive the band's world tour with the release of a concert film which is to be screened in cinemas around the world.

Emissions targets will stay: Davey

Preston and Leyland Citizen: The 'fourth carbon budget' will remain as it was set in 2011, effectively requiring a 50% greenhouse gas cut on 1990 levels, Ed Davey said

1:02pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The Government will not weaken tough targets to cut emissions, Ed Davey has announced in a move welcomed by green groups who accused the Treasury of trying to water down efforts on climate change.

Tax revenue fears over IT contract

Preston and Leyland Citizen: The Whitehall spending watchdog warned the Government's flow of tax revenues could be jeopardised if HMRC fails to secure agreement on a new IT contract

1:02pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The Government's flow of tax revenues could be jeopardised if HM Revenue and Customs fails to secure agreement on a new IT contract, the Whitehall spending watchdog has warned.

Osborne facing deficit challenge

Preston and Leyland Citizen: George Osborne is facing a mounting challenge to meet his deficit target

1:02pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

George Osborne was faced with a mounting challenge to meet his deficit target today as official figures showed the strain on public finances failed to ease in June and in fact worsened over the first quarter of the fiscal year.

Foster pens new West Brom deal

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Ben Foster has signed a new deal with West Brom

12:41pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

England goalkeeper Ben Foster has signed a new four-year deal with West Brom, the Barclays Premier League club have announced.

Fresh bid to tackle fuel poor homes

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Having a home with an efficiency rating of band C can mean energy bills are more than £1,000 lower than the worst-rated homes, the Government said

12:36pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

New rules to improve energy efficiency of poor households to a decent standard by 2030 have been set out by the Government.

Allen: Actors are difficult to get

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Woody Allen has done his first podcast

12:33pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Woody Allen has revealed he would like to work with great actors such as Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Jack Nicholson - but said they are always busy.

Downey Jr leads Hollywood actors

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Robert Downey Jr has topped a list of the highest-earning actors in Hollywood for the second year running

12:33pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Robert Downey Jr leads the list of the highest-earning Hollywood actors for the second year running.

No slacking from Red Bull - Horner

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Sebastian Vettel, pictured, is 109 points behind F1 championship leader Nico Rosberg

12:22pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Christian Horner insists Red Bull will continue to throw all they have into the current Formula One season despite their title hopes fading fast.

Dyke: Summer 2022 World Cup a no-go

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Greg Dyke is giving evidence regarding the bidding process for the 2022 World Cup

11:20am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

FA chairman Greg Dyke told MPs he is "certain" the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will not be held in the summer, insisting it is "too dangerous" due to the high temperatures.

5,000 complain about PPI each week

Preston and Leyland Citizen: PPI is the most complained about financial product that the ombudsman has ever seen

11:06am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Up to 5,000 people are still complaining each week to the financial ombudsman about payment protection insurance, new figures show.

Cowell rejects private life claims

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Simon Cowell's lawyers say rumours about his private life brought up at Tulisa Contostavlos' trial were "untrue"

11:03am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Simon Cowell's lawyers have said claims about the media mogul's private life made during the collapsed trial of Tulisa Contostavlos were "untrue".

Strike ballot for NHS workers

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Unison is to ask 300,000 of its members to back walkouts

10:56am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Hundreds of thousands of NHS workers are to be balloted over strike action in a row over pay it, has been announced.

Ifans, Barrymore settle hack claims

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Michael Barrymore, left, and Rhys Ifans have settled their phone hacking claims against News Group Newspapers at the High Court in London

10:56am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Actor Rhys Ifans and entertainer Michael Barrymore have settled their phone hacking damages claims.

Hospitals to be ranked on spending

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Hospitals face new scrutiny over their spending on common products such as needles and bandages

10:09am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

NHS hospitals are to be put into league tables on how well they are spending their cash after health officials identified a "profligate and scandalous waste of money" being spent on common items.

Watchdog warns on anti-terror laws

Preston and Leyland Citizen: David Anderson QC, the independent reviewer of terror legislation, has warned the definitions may be too broad

10:09am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Britain's anti-terror laws are in danger of catching journalists, bloggers and other people they were never intended to cover, the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation has warned.

Kanye West: Kim is my 'dinosaur'

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Kanye West has talked about his wedding to Kim Kardashian (E!)

9:51am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Kanye West has cleared up some rumours about what really went on during his wedding day and explained why wife Kim Kardashian is his "dinosaur".

Cheryl throws starry wedding party

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Cheryl and Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini arrive at their wedding party in London

9:51am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is thought to have had just four guests at her secret wedding - so it is no surprise she wanted to celebrate her nuptials with a bigger party.

Captains call for Cook to step down

Preston and Leyland Citizen: England's Alastair Cook contributed just 32 runs with the bat at Lord's

9:39am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Former England captains Michael Atherton and Michael Vaughan feel the time has come for current national team skipper Alastair Cook to step down.

Mail shares dive on parcels warning

Preston and Leyland Citizen: The value of Royal Mail shares has plunged after the company warned that competition is threatening its parcels business

9:36am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Royal Mail shares have fallen to their lowest level since their controversial privatisation last autumn after the group warned that aggressive competition meant parcels revenue for the full year would be lower than expected.

Branson urges 'drugs war' rethink

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Virgin chief Sir Richard Branson has called for a rethink of Britain's drugs policy

9:35am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Drug users should be treated with compassion rather than criminalised, Sir Richard Branson has said, as he called for a rethink of current "repressive" policies on drugs.

Cheryl marks nuptials with party

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Cheryl Cole arrives with her husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini at a party at The Library in London

9:17am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

She is thought to have had just four guests at her secret wedding - so it is no surprise Cheryl Cole wanted to celebrate her nuptials with a bigger party.

Crash victim 'pushed into road'

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Police in Norfolk are investigating the possibility that a woman who died in a collision was pushed into the road

7:44am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Detectives are investigating the possibility that a woman who was killed in a crash was deliberately pushed into the road.

Schizophrenia genes 'breakthrough'

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Academics from University College London were involved in the research

7:44am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Scientists have made a breakthrough in their research into schizophrenia that could "open a window" to finding new treatments for the disease.

Grieve in warning over human rights

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Dominic Grieve lost his job as Attorney General in the Cabinet reshuffle

7:44am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Britain risks "serious international reputational damage" with a proposal to allow MPs a veto over rulings made by the European Court of Human Rights, the Government's former chief legal adviser has said.

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