Press Association 2014 LATEST

Hammer blow for champions

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Morgan Amalfitano scores West Ham's first goal of the game

3:05pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Diafra Sakho's seventh goal in as many Barclays Premier League starts gave West Ham a 2-1 victory over champions Manchester City at Upton Park.

Bishop sorry for Poulter girl jibe

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Ian Poulter, pictured, described Ted Bishop's comments as 'pretty shocking and disappointing'

1:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Sacked PGA of America president Ted Bishop has apologised for calling Ian Poulter a "Lil Girl" in a series of outbursts on social media.

More to come from England: McNamara

Preston and Leyland Citizen: England coach Steve McNamara believes there is more to come from his side

12:35pm Saturday 25th October 2014

England coach Steve McNamara is confident his side can build on their hard-fought 32-26 win over Samoa in the opening match of the 2014 Four Nations Series.

Gascoigne 'sectioned after binge'

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Medics reportedly sectioned Paul Gascoigne under the Mental Health Act

11:46am Saturday 25th October 2014

Tottenham Hotspur say they are supporting troubled former star Paul Gascoigne after it was reported he had been placed on an emergency three-day detox.

Miliband will win election - Blair

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Tony Blair says Ed Miliband will win the general election

11:46am Saturday 25th October 2014

Tony Blair has insisted Ed Miliband "can and will" win the general election after reports that he had expressed doubts at a private meeting.

Hammond condemns Egypt bombing

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said he strongly condemns a terrorist attack in North Sinai

11:46am Saturday 25th October 2014

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has condemned a bombing in Egypt which is thought to have killed at least 26 soldiers.

Trolls target Queen's first tweet

Preston and Leyland Citizen: The Queen passed a technological milestone with her first tweet to declare a new Science Museum gallery open

11:46am Saturday 25th October 2014

The Queen has been targeted by Twitter trolls after sending her first royal tweet.

Fines plan over nuisance calls

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Sajid Javid wants to change legal definitions to ensure that unacceptable behaviour is punished

11:46am Saturday 25th October 2014

Companies that bombard people with nuisance marketing calls will be more likely to face fines of up to £500,000, under Government proposals.

Gascoigne 'sectioned after binge'

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Tottenham 'continue to offer our support' to Paul Gascoigne

11:16am Saturday 25th October 2014

Tottenham say they are supporting Paul Gascoigne after it was reported he had been placed on an emergency three-day detox.

Taarabt made me crack: Redknapp

Preston and Leyland Citizen: QPR manager Harry Redknapp, pictured, has been involved in a war of words with Adel Taarabt

11:05am Saturday 25th October 2014

Harry Redknapp has likened Adel Taarabt to a misbehaving child and admitted he felt like sending the Morocco playmaker to his bedroom - but insisted he still believes in him.

Marquez claims record 13th pole

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Marc Marquez outpaced his rivals to claim a record 13th pole of the season at the Malaysian Grand Prix

10:28am Saturday 25th October 2014

Marc Marquez claimed a record 13th MotoGP pole position of the season in the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang.

England edge to victory in opener

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Sam Tomkins, pictured, and brother Joel were among England's best performers during their narrow victory over Samoa

9:24am Saturday 25th October 2014

England survived a major scare to get their Four Nations Series campaign off to a successful start with a 32-26 triumph over Samoa in a thrilling clash in Brisbane.

EuroMillions set for 25 £1m prizes

Preston and Leyland Citizen: EuroMillions players will have the chance to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences on top of £1m prizes

9:12am Saturday 25th October 2014

Twenty-five millionaires will be created next Friday by EuroMillions to mark the launch of "mega Fridays".

Walsh: Law And Order locked me in

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Bradley Walsh hosts new game show Keep It In The Family (ITV)

6:58am Saturday 25th October 2014

Bradley Walsh has said he left Law And Order: UK to get more variety in his work.

Steve Carell: I laugh off bad days

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Steve Carell has learned to laugh off bad days

6:58am Saturday 25th October 2014

Steve Carell has admitted he can relate to his new film Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day - but he has learned to laugh off those kind of days.

Franklin: I have a fear of flying

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Aretha Franklin will head to the UK once she conquers her flying phobia

6:58am Saturday 25th October 2014

Aretha Franklin has promised she will return to the UK, once she gets over her fear of flying.

Nesbitt gripped by new Missing show

Preston and Leyland Citizen: James Nesbitt plays a man whose son disappears in The Missing

6:58am Saturday 25th October 2014

James Nesbitt has said his new series The Missing has reminded him of why he wanted to be an actor.

Radcliffe confesses filthy humour

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Daniel Radcliffe kept Juno Temple entertained with his jokes on the set of Horns

6:58am Saturday 25th October 2014

Daniel Radcliffe may be most famous as innocent wide-eye wizard Harry Potter - but he has admitted to having a filthy sense of humour.

Foley satisfied with win

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Munster coach Anthony Foley was satisfied with the 14-3 victory over Saracens on Friday night

6:10am Saturday 25th October 2014

Munster head coach Anthony Foley described his side's 14-3 win over Saracens at Thomond Park as 'satisfying' but admits the Pool 1 leaders have a lot of work to do to reach the quarter-finals of the inaugural European Champions Cup.

Driving licence fees to be slashed

Preston and Leyland Citizen: The cost of obtaining and renewing driving licences is to fall

5:49am Saturday 25th October 2014

Young drivers facing the mounting costs of taking to the road might well breathe a little easier after the Government announced it was slashing the cost of obtaining a licence.

Sam: My web troll child snatch fear

Preston and Leyland Citizen: X Factor winner Sam Bailey says an internet troll made her fear for her children's safety

4:55am Saturday 25th October 2014

X Factor winner Sam Bailey has revealed how a run-in with a web "troll" on social media led to her being contacted by social services.

Pocket money rise 'outstrips wages'

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Research has revealed how pocket money has gone up over the last 27 years

12:34am Saturday 25th October 2014

Children's pocket money payouts have risen more than twice as fast as their parents' wage increases since the late 1980s, research has found.

McConaughey scoops thriller award

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Brenda Blethyn attending the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2014 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London

12:08am Saturday 25th October 2014

Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey has picked up another award to add to his growing trophy collection - scooping best actor at the Crime Thriller Awards.

Measures to improve used car market

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Jo Swinson has announced measures to improve the used car market

12:08am Saturday 25th October 2014

More measures are to be introduced to prevent consumers getting bad deals when buying used cars, the Government has announced.

Rwanda suspends BBC radio service

Preston and Leyland Citizen: The BBC has defended its documentary about the country's genocide

12:08am Saturday 25th October 2014

The BBC has had one of its African radio services suspended by the Rwandan government in protest at a documentary about the country's 1990s genocide, the broadcaster said.

Asda faces mass action on equal pay

Preston and Leyland Citizen: A law firm says it is taking legal action against supermarket giant Asda over claims some employees have been underpaid

12:08am Saturday 25th October 2014

Supermarket giant Asda could face legal action from tens of thousands of mainly female employees who claim they have been underpaid.

Scott Mills reveals Cheryl support

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Scott Mills, with partner Joanne Clifton, failed to dazzle the Strictly judges (BBC/PA)

12:08am Saturday 25th October 2014

Strictly Come Dancing contestant Scott Mills revealed he has found unlikely support from Cheryl Fernandez-Versini - as he prepares to hit the dancefloor tonight.

Gadgets contest to help disabled

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Mark Harper has launched a competition to create gadgets for disabled people

12:08am Saturday 25th October 2014

The Government has launched a Dragons' Den style competition to encourage British entrepreneurs to create gadgets to help disabled people.

Judges poised to prune boyband

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Louis Walsh is set to cut his boyband down to size

12:08am Saturday 25th October 2014

The remaining X Factor contestants face the judges - and the public - this weekend with an exit predicted for at least one member of boyband Stereo Kicks.

Barroso's EU book 'waste of money'

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Jose Manuel Barroso has been accused of wasting taxpayers' money with a book produced to mark the end of his 10 years in Brussels' top job. (Handout photo for use in UK, Ireland or Benelux countries only.)

12:08am Saturday 25th October 2014

Conservative chairman Grant Shapps has accused European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso of wasting taxpayers' money with a book produced to mark the end of his 10 years in Brussels' top job.

Firms 'fail on credit card rights'

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Advisers at financial firms need better training on credit card protections, campaigners said

12:08am Saturday 25th October 2014

Financial firms are failing to explain properly the protections that people are entitled to when they pay by credit card, consumer group Which? has found.

Brown backed for Scots Labour post

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont is to stand down

12:08am Saturday 25th October 2014

Speculation has begun over who will replace Johann Lamont after the Scottish Labour Party leader quit with an attack on Westminster colleagues who made her position "untenable".

Pellegrini confident of Hart deal

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Joe Hart has impressed for Manchester City this season

10:44pm Friday 24th October 2014

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is confident England goalkeeper Joe Hart will sign a new contract at the Etihad Stadium.

Delph out until 2015

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Fabian Delph's impressive 2014 is set to end with him on the sidelines

10:43pm Friday 24th October 2014

Fabian Delph's operation on his dislocated shoulder has been a success - but he is not expected to play for Aston Villa again this year.

Scottish Labour leader to quit

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont is to stand down

10:12pm Friday 24th October 2014

Johann Lamont has resigned as leader of the Scottish Labour Party with a parting shot at the Westminster leadership.

Newcastle take control

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Dean Richards presided over Newcastle's second-straight European Challenge Cup victory at Newport Gwent Dragons

10:11pm Friday 24th October 2014

Newcastle Falcons took early control of Pool Three with a creditable 30-26 victory at Newport Gwent Dragons.

McConaughey scoops thriller award

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Matthew McConaughey was given the accolade for his role in the acclaimed series True Detective

10:06pm Friday 24th October 2014

Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey has picked up another award to add to his burgeoning trophy collection - scooping best actor at the Crime Thriller Awards.

McConaughey scoops thriller award

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Matthew McConaughey was given the accolade for his role in the acclaimed series True Detective

10:05pm Friday 24th October 2014

Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey has picked up another award to add to his burgeoning trophy collection - scooping best actor at the Crime Thriller Awards.

Kilcoyne try sinks Saracens

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Munster's Dave Kilcoyne, left, came off the bench to score a decisive try against Saracens

10:01pm Friday 24th October 2014

Munster ended a tight European Champions Cup encounter on their terms as Saracens succumbed to the red tide at Thomond Park.

Rwanda suspends BBC radio service

Preston and Leyland Citizen: The BBC has defended its programme on the genocide

9:26pm Friday 24th October 2014

The BBC has had one of its African radio services suspended by the Rwandan government in protest at a documentary about the country's 1990s genocide, the broadcaster said.

Asda faces mass action on equal pay

Preston and Leyland Citizen: A law firm is taking action against Asda over claims some employees are being underpaid

8:55pm Friday 24th October 2014

Supermarket giant Asda could face legal action from tens of thousands of mainly female employees who claim they have been underpaid.

Smart drugs worth £200,000 seized

Preston and Leyland Citizen: People have been warned about taking 'cognitive enhancers' that have not been properly tested or licensed

8:48pm Friday 24th October 2014

Smart drugs worth £200,000 have been found in the largest seizure of the substances in the UK, officials said.

Suarez: Biting is an impulse

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Uruguay and Barcelona striker Luis Suarez was banned from competitive football for four months

8:47pm Friday 24th October 2014

Luis Suarez says he is getting help in order to control his "impulse" to bite.

Nadal to miss O2 after shock loss

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Rafael Nadal's injury problems have ended his season

8:42pm Friday 24th October 2014

Rafael Nadal is to miss the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena to undergo appendix surgery.

Coric upsets Nadal to make semis

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Rafael Nadal, pictured, was stunned by Borna Coric in Basle

8:25pm Friday 24th October 2014

Teen sensation Borna Coric saw off childhood hero Rafael Nadal to set up a Basle semi-final showdown with David Goffin.

Brother swindled out of inheritance

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Peter Howes swindled his brother out of a share of a £1.5 million inheritance

6:53pm Friday 24th October 2014

A husband who swindled his brother out of a share of a £1.5 million inheritance after his parents died has been jailed for four years and four months.

Jade killer dogs 'were friendly'

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Shirley and Michael Anderson only allowed Jade to visit her friend Kimberley Concannon because she had had a good school report

6:08pm Friday 24th October 2014

A woman whose dogs savaged to death a teenager described them as "friendly, timid and loving" - while a vet described one as being among the most aggressive dogs he had ever come across.

Van Gaal unfazed by criticism

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Louis Van Gaal has struggled to get his Manchester United side firing on all cylinders

6:05pm Friday 24th October 2014

Louis van Gaal will put up his "iron shield" and do battle with those who criticise his methods at Manchester United.

May signs new Gloucester deal

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Gloucester and England wing Jonny May has signed a new deal with the Aviva Premiership club

5:25pm Friday 24th October 2014

England wing Jonny May has signed a new contract with Aviva Premiership club Gloucester.

Mother gets more time in care fight

Preston and Leyland Citizen: The case was heard in Chelmsford

5:06pm Friday 24th October 2014

A woman has won the latest round of a fight to care for her 15-month-old daughter after a family court judge said she had not been given time to allay social workers' concerns.

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