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Murphy puts Perry on the edge

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Shaun Murphy, pictured, took a 7-1 lead into Sunday evening's second session against Joe Perry

1:49pm Sunday 26th April 2015

Shaun Murphy left Joe Perry with a mountain to climb as their World Championship second-round clash got under way on Sunday morning.

Alderweireld playing through pain

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Toby Alderweireld is ready to do what it takes to help Southampton into Europe

1:29pm Sunday 26th April 2015

Toby Alderweireld played with a broken bone in his shoulder this weekend, such is the defender's desire to help Southampton achieve European qualification.

Zabaleta: Win was all that matters

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta was pleased to claim three points against Aston Villa

1:29pm Sunday 26th April 2015

Pablo Zabaleta claimed victory was all that mattered as Manchester City moved closer to securing a Champions League spot with a last-gasp win over Aston Villa.

11.9 million tune in for BGT

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Britain's Got Talent attracted 11.9 million viewers on Saturday

1:24pm Sunday 26th April 2015

Britain's Got Talent has hit a high of 11.9 million viewers, making it the highest rated entertainment show of the year and ITV's best rated show, according to new figures.

McCoy: Bumper crowds made it easier

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Tony McCoy waves to the crowd after his last race at Sandown

1:08pm Sunday 26th April 2015

Tony McCoy thanked the racing public for making the last two months of his career the most memorable of all as their appreciation helped him cope with the thought of retirement.

Radcliffe bids London farewell

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Paula Radcliffe completed the London Marathon in an unofficial time of 2hrs 36mins 55secs

1:06pm Sunday 26th April 2015

A smiling Paula Radcliffe brought the curtain down on her glorious career on Sunday as she raced the Virgin Money London Marathon for a final time.

Six Chelsea players in PFA team

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Eden Hazard, left, and John Terry were among six Chelsea players in the PFA team of the year

12:39pm Sunday 26th April 2015

Six Chelsea players have been named in the Professional Footballers' Association Premier League team of the year.

Beckham hopes for 'simple' 40th

Preston and Leyland Citizen: David Beckham said he is not concerned about turning 40, and named his four children as the biggest achievement of his life

12:27pm Sunday 26th April 2015

David Beckham is hoping his 40th birthday celebrations will be "quite simple", but he acknowledged "you never know" what other people may have planned.

Mayweather urged to call it quits

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Floyd Mayweather Jnr, pictured, faces Manny Pacquiao on May 2

12:06pm Sunday 26th April 2015

Floyd Mayweather Snr has backed his son to beat Manny Pacquiao comfortably next week, but said he wants him to hang up his gloves afterwards.

Boris dismisses leadership reports

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Prime Minister David Cameron (right) and mayor of London Boris Johnson on the election campaign trail

11:52am Sunday 26th April 2015

Boris Johnson has dismissed as "nonsense" reports that Tory donors are eager for him to take over the Conservative leadership in the wake of a failing re-election campaign.

Cameron focuses campaign on economy

Preston and Leyland Citizen: David Cameron will set out a timetable for the first 100 days of a Conservative majority government.

11:52am Sunday 26th April 2015

David Cameron has insisted Tory campaigning will focus on the economy "to the exclusion of everything else", as he dismissed continued claims of adopting a negative vision.

Westwood wins Jakarta play-off

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Lee Westwood enjoyed more success in Asia on Sunday

11:23am Sunday 26th April 2015

Lee Westwood claimed a third CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters title in the last five years despite letting slip a five-shot lead in Jakarta on Sunday.

Ferguson hopes record is eclipsed

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Sir Alex Ferguson would love to see another successful manager at Manchester United

11:15am Sunday 26th April 2015

Sir Alex Ferguson says nothing would make him happier than watching another manager eclipse his trophy haul for Manchester United.

Wu wins China Open

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Wu Ashun, pictured, won the China Open after David Howell bogeyed the 18th hole

11:11am Sunday 26th April 2015

Wu Ashun became the first Chinese player to win a European Tour event on home soil on Sunday as David Howell bogeyed the 72nd hole of the Volvo China Open.

Kipchoge wins London Marathon

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge raises his arms as he crosses the line in first place

10:48am Sunday 26th April 2015

Eliud Kipchoge won a titanic tussle with fellow Kenyan Wilson Kipsang to end his compatriot's reign as Virgin Money London Marathon champion on Sunday.

Cowell 'disrespectful' says Kelly

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Kelly Brook was axed from the judging panel of Britain's Got Talent

8:11am Sunday 26th April 2015

Kelly Brook has accused Simon Cowell of being "disrespectful" to her over her short-lived tenure as a judge on Britain's Got Talent.

Miliband dismisses rent criticism

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Labour leader Ed Miliband says caps will create a 'stable, decent, prosperous private' rental market

6:21am Sunday 26th April 2015

Ed Miliband has dismissed strong criticism of his party's proposal to ban real-terms rent rises by private landlords over three-year periods, insisting it was "the right policy" to address abuses and had worked in Ireland.

Twitter trolls target grieving Kym

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Kym Marsh has revealed she received Twitter abuse over her baby son's death

5:54am Sunday 26th April 2015

Coronation Street star Kym Marsh has revealed she has received abuse online over the death of her baby son.

FO advice to earthquake Britons

Preston and Leyland Citizen: The body of a victim is recovered from the debris of a building that collapsed after the quake in Kathmandu (AP)

1:03am Sunday 26th April 2015

The Foreign Office is advising Britons caught up in the Nepal earthquake to stay in a safe place and follow guidance given by local authorities.

Russell Howard can't bear watching himself on TV

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Russell Howard can't bear watching himself on TV

12:31am Sunday 26th April 2015

The comedian finds it excruciating seeing himself through the eyes of his fans.

One winner scoops £7.8m Lotto prize

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12:25am Sunday 26th April 2015

One winner scooped Saturday's £7.8 million double rollover Lotto jackpot.

Shipbuilding back in Buckler's Hard

Preston and Leyland Citizen: A university project is to bring shipbuilding back to Buckler's Hard near Beaulieu in Hampshire

12:25am Sunday 26th April 2015

A village forever associated with Nelson's Navy is to once again echo to the sound of shipbuilding.

Navy deployed in migrant crisis

Preston and Leyland Citizen: HMS Bulwark is being used to help tackle the migrant crisis

12:25am Sunday 26th April 2015

The Navy's flagship will today set off to join efforts to ease the migrants crisis in the Mediterranean.

37,800 run biggest London Marathon

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Paula Radcliffe completed her final marathon

12:25am Sunday 26th April 2015

Around 37,800 fund raisers, amateur runners and elite athletes participated in the Virgin Money London Marathon today, making it the biggest in the event's 35-year history.

FTSE firms hit profit-warning high

Preston and Leyland Citizen: More than 5% of all quoted firms issued profit warnings in the first three months of the year, EY said

12:25am Sunday 26th April 2015

Stock market companies have racked up a six-year record for profit warnings after energy firms were hit by the falling price of crude oil.

Growth rate figure expected to dip

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Construction contracted in both January and February, new figures show

12:25am Sunday 26th April 2015

Growth figures published this week look set to show that the UK's economic expansion slowed down at the start of this year.

Union boss hits at 'dangerous' Ukip

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Beryl Shepherd, the president of CWU.

12:25am Sunday 26th April 2015

A union leader will accuse Ukip of being "downright dangerous".

I'll unite Britain says Miliband

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Ed Miliband repeated his insistence that he was 'not interested in deals' with the SNP

12:25am Sunday 26th April 2015

Ed Miliband said he could be "a prime minister who unites the whole of our country" as he hit back at "desperate" Tory claims a Labour government would be forced to rely on Scottish nationalist votes.

Burberry and GSK pay Living Wage

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Burberry has been accredited as a Living Wage employer

12:19am Sunday 26th April 2015

Two leading companies have been accredited as Living Wage employers, extending payment of the hourly rate to sub-contractors such as cleaners and security staff.

UK's richest double their wealth

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal is worth an estimated £9.2 billion.

12:19am Sunday 26th April 2015

The collective wealth of Britain's richest people has more than doubled in the last ten years, according to the Sunday Times Rich List.

The Game's Tom Hughes: Men are short of great acting roles, too

Preston and Leyland Citizen: The Game's Tom Hughes: Men are short of great acting roles, too

12:11am Sunday 26th April 2015

The 29-year-old actor reckons women are not the only ones suffering from a lack of meaty characters.

Fern Britton ready to do battle with depression again

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Fern Britton ready to do battle with depression again

12:11am Sunday 26th April 2015

The TV presenter says she knows how to spot the warning signs for her medical condition.

Peter Kay's top TV creations

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Peter Kay is playing Danny Baker's dad

12:11am Sunday 26th April 2015

As Peter Kay returns to the small screen this month, we pick our highlights from the his back catalogue.

Doctor Who 'fun' for Maisie Williams

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Doctor Who 'fun' for Maisie Williams

12:11am Sunday 26th April 2015

The Game Of Thrones star has been shooting her role on the BBC sci-fi series.

10 great summer movies to look out for in 2015 that aren't sequels

Preston and Leyland Citizen: 10 great summer movies to look out for in 2015 that aren't sequels

12:11am Sunday 26th April 2015

Fed up of sequels and reboots? Here’s a guide to ten original films you’ll want to watch this summer.

EastEnders first look at Dot Branning's trial

Preston and Leyland Citizen: EastEnders first look at Dot Branning's trial

12:01am Sunday 26th April 2015

The long-running character appears in court soon for the murder of her son.

Ioan Gruffudd: Daughter was besotted by Alexandra Daddario

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Ioan Gruffudd: Daughter was besotted by Alexandra Daddario

12:01am Sunday 26th April 2015

The stars’ five-year-old daughter Ella would even bow down to the actress, her parents have revealed.

I haven’t stopped crying, says Paris Hilton as she mourns the death of beloved dog Tinkerbell

Preston and Leyland Citizen: I haven’t stopped crying, says Paris Hilton as she mourns the death of beloved dog Tinkerbell

11:16pm Saturday 25th April 2015

The tiny chihuahua was a loyal companion to the socialite for 14 years.

Did Simon Cowell actually get hypnotised by a DOG on Britain's Got Talent? People think otherwise

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Did Simon Cowell actually get hypnotised by a DOG on Britain's Got Talent? People think otherwise

11:06pm Saturday 25th April 2015

Simon was definitely acting strange after his encounter with the animal.

Don't take Jimmy for granted - Cook

Preston and Leyland Citizen: James Anderson inspired England to a nine-wicket victory against the West Indies

11:03pm Saturday 25th April 2015

Alastair Cook believes English cricket should "cherish every moment" James Anderson plays for his country after a match-winning performance against West Indies on day five of the second Test.

Cable: I want to be Chancellor

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Vince Cable is generally regarded as the most left-wing of Lib Dem Cabinet ministers

10:40pm Saturday 25th April 2015

Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable has indicated that he would like to take over from George Osborne as Chancellor in any future coalition with Conservatives.

Mallinder hails Saints comeback

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Jim Mallinder was delighted with the way his side fought back to take control of the contest

10:26pm Saturday 25th April 2015

Northampton boss Jim Mallinder hailed "a big win" for his team after Saints secured a place in this season's Aviva Premiership play-offs by beating title rivals Saracens 25-20 in Milton Keynes.

Union boss hits at 'dangerous' Ukip

Preston and Leyland Citizen: CWU president Beryl Shepherd

10:23pm Saturday 25th April 2015

A union leader will accuse Ukip of being "downright dangerous".

Miliband plans to cap rent rises

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Labour leader Ed Miliband speaks at Springfield House Community Centre in Stevenage, Hertfordshire

9:49pm Saturday 25th April 2015

Private landlords would be banned from above-inflation rent rises over a three-year period if Labour wins power after the May 7 General Election, Ed Miliband is set to announce.

Pochettino hails battling Spurs

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Mauricio Pochettino, left, went head-to-head with Ronald Koeman at St Mary's

9:44pm Saturday 25th April 2015

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino hailed the fighting spirit of his side as they came from behind twice to rescue a draw on his first return to Southampton.

Bruce hopes for Dame hot streak

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Steve Bruce hopes Dame N'Doye, pictured, can fire the goals to guide Hull to Premier League safety

9:44pm Saturday 25th April 2015

Steve Bruce hopes deadline-day recruit Dame N'Doye can hit a trademark hot streak to guide Hull to safety after his match-winning brace at Crystal Palace.

Rodgers: Reds must be flawless

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Brendan Rodgers knows his side need to win all their games to keep their faint Champions League hopes alive

9:44pm Saturday 25th April 2015

Boss Brendan Rodgers admits Liverpool must win their last five games to reach the Champions League.

Job not done yet - Pearson

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has warned against complacency despite his side escaping the bottom three

9:44pm Saturday 25th April 2015

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has warned his players not to think their job is done after a 1-0 victory over fellow strugglers Burnley lifted them out of the Premier League's bottom three for the first time in five months.

Spirit matters to Pellegrini

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini saw his side go into second place following the win over Aston Villa

9:44pm Saturday 25th April 2015

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini felt his team had rediscovered the winning spirit after snatching a last-gasp victory over Aston Villa.

Burglars target dead cyclist home

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Police are appealing for information after the "despicable" burglary

9:02pm Saturday 25th April 2015

Detectives are investigating a "despicable" break-in at the home of an elderly cyclist who was killed in a road accident.

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