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Press Association 2014

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Emmerdale star Anthony Quinlan reveals why helicopter crash scene was more embarrassing than scary

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Emmerdale star Anthony Quinlan reveals why helicopter crash scene was more embarrassing than scary

6:37pm Saturday 1st August 2015

Pete Barton and Debbie Dingle’s wedding day will end in disaster when a helicopter crashes into the venue.

FA Cup delight for Chelsea Ladies

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Ji So-Yun scores the only goal of the Women's FA Cup final at Wembley

6:08pm Saturday 1st August 2015

Chelsea Ladies claimed the first major trophy in their history by defeating Notts County Ladies 1-0 in the SSE Women's FA Cup final at Wembley.

They're married! See pictures of Declan Donnelly and Ali Astall's star-studded gathering

Preston and Leyland Citizen: They're married! See pictures of Declan Donnelly and Ali Astall's star-studded gathering

6:07pm Saturday 1st August 2015

Fans lined the streets outside St Michael’s Church to catch a glimpse of the celebrities.

McIntyre asks ref to explain call

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Craig Gordon, right, received a yellow card for his challenge on Jackson Irvine

5:11pm Saturday 1st August 2015

Ross County boss Jim McIntyre sought an explanation from referee Willie Collum after home goalkeeper Craig Gordon survived a possible red card in Celtic's 2-0 win over the Staggies at Parkhead.

Ed Balls (disappointingly) turned down an offer to go on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Ed Balls (disappointingly) turned down an offer to go on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!

4:47pm Saturday 1st August 2015

“I wrote back to say that I’d already subjected myself to one high-profile public vote this year.”

Stuart Baggs post-mortem examination fails to find a cause of death

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Stuart Baggs post-mortem examination fails to find a cause of death

4:47pm Saturday 1st August 2015

Isle of Man Police said there is “no reason to view the circumstances as suspicious”.

Adam Sandler reveals how he trained to mend shoes for The Cobbler

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Adam Sandler reveals how he trained to mend shoes for The Cobbler

4:27pm Saturday 1st August 2015

Adam Sandler reckons he could now repair anybody’s shoes if he was asked.

Declan Donnelly marries Ali Astall in Newcastle surrounded by celebrity pals

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Declan Donnelly marries Ali Astall in Newcastle surrounded by celebrity pals

6:47pm Saturday 1st August 2015

Ant was the best man, while guests in attendance included Tess Daly, Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.

Chester emotional after Rovers win

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Hull KR coach Chris Chester was proud of his side's Challenge Cup semi-final win

4:15pm Saturday 1st August 2015

Hull KR coach Chris Chester admitted he became emotional after guiding his team to their first Ladbrokes Challenge Cup final since 1986 in his first full season in charge.

Brighton Pride parade rerouted over 'suspect package' on seafront

Preston and Leyland Citizen: A bomb disposal expert prepares to carry out a controlled explosion in Brighton after a suspect package was found before the annual Pride parade

4:08pm Saturday 1st August 2015

A major gay pride event in Brighton has been rerouted following the discovery of a "suspect package", Sussex Police said.

'Hippy crack' campaigners happy to make point with 'laughing gas' protest

Preston and Leyland Citizen: The protest took place at Parliament Square

4:08pm Saturday 1st August 2015

Demonstrators have protested against Government drug policy by staging a mass inhalation of so-called "hippy crack" in the shadow of Parliament.

Ant gets Dec to the church on time as he ties knot with manager Ali Astall

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Newly married Declan Donnelly and Ali Astall after their wedding at St Michael's Church, Elswick, Newcastle.

4:08pm Saturday 1st August 2015

Ant McPartlin joked that people clapped and cheered at the wedding of his best friend and TV presenting partner Declan Donnelly "because he's finally got married".

Tributes to pilot Kevin Whyman who died in plane crash at CarFest event

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Chris Evans speaks to the media close to Oulton Park, Cheshire, after a pilot was killed when an aircraft taking part in an aerial show plummeted to the ground in front of horrified spectators at the CarFest event, created by the TV and radio presenter

4:08pm Saturday 1st August 2015

The pilot who was killed when his aircraft plummeted from the sky during an aerial display has been named as Kevin Whyman.

Katie Hopkins fears she might die during brain surgery to cure her epilepsy

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Katie Hopkins fears she might die during brain surgery to cure her epilepsy

4:06pm Saturday 1st August 2015

“There’s a 40% chance I get rid of it all together. But there’s a 20% chance I would lose my left arm or leg.”

Hull KR upset Wolves to reach final

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Hull KR are celebrating their first Challenge Cup final appearance in 29 years

3:06pm Saturday 1st August 2015

Hull KR turned the form book on its head with a battling 26-18 win over Warrington to end a 29-year wait for an appearance in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup final.

Celtic off to winning start

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Leigh Griffiths celebrates scoring Celtic's opener from the penalty spot

3:01pm Saturday 1st August 2015

Celtic began the defence of their Ladbrokes Premiership title with a 2-0 home win over Ross County but not without cost or controversy.

Woods well placed as he finds form

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Tiger Woods shot a five-under-par 66 on Friday

2:14pm Saturday 1st August 2015

Tiger Woods was firmly in the hunt for his first PGA Tour win in two years as he sat three shots off the lead at the halfway stage of the Quicken Loans National.

Keown: Wenger can rise above taunts

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Arsene Wenger, pictured, has been tipped to lift more trophies by former Arsenal defender Martin Keown

1:13pm Saturday 1st August 2015

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger can easily brush off Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's pre-season taunts, according to Martin Keown.

Cahill wants to send message

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Gary Cahill wants Chelsea to lay down a marker for the season by winning the Community Shield

1:13pm Saturday 1st August 2015

Gary Cahill wants Chelsea to lay down a marker in Sunday's Community Shield clash with Arsenal at Wembley.

Woods well placed as he finds form

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Tiger Woods found form in Virginia (AP)

11:40am Saturday 1st August 2015

Tiger Woods was firmly in the hunt for his first PGA Tour win in two years as he sat three shots off the lead at the halfway stage of the Quicken Loans National.

England spots for Footitt, Plunkett

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Mark Footitt could make a Test debut at Trent Bridge

11:40am Saturday 1st August 2015

England have named uncapped Mark Footitt and the returning Liam Plunkett in a 14-man squad for the fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge.

Clarke has Lehmann's support

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Australia coach Darren Lehmann, right, is supporting captain Michael Clarke, left, despite a lack of form

11:31am Saturday 1st August 2015

Australia coach Darren Lehmann will give struggling captain Michael Clarke "as long as he needs" to turn around his poor form.

Dry spell for unlucky Anderson

Preston and Leyland Citizen: James Anderson was unable to toast England's win at Edgbaston

11:24am Saturday 1st August 2015

Injured paceman James Anderson was left as England's "designated driver" for the third-Test celebrations due to a team-imposed alcohol ban.

Businesswoman Michelle Mone 'to become a Tory peer'

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Founder of Ultimo lingerie Michelle Mone with her OBE. Reports say she is to join the House of Lords.

10:44am Saturday 1st August 2015

Businesswoman Michelle Mone is reportedly to be made a Conservative peer.

Downing Street 'incident': Woman remanded in custody

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Denise Gardiner has appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London

8:19am Saturday 1st August 2015

A 27-year-old woman has been remanded in custody after appearing in court following an incident outside Downing Street.

Labour's Jeremy Corbyn urges party unity as Andy Burnham warns of split risk

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn called for party unity

8:17am Saturday 1st August 2015

Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn has issued a plea for unity after his rival Andy Burnham warned that "provocative" comments from the veteran left-winger's supporters risk splitting the party.

Jamie Oliver asked to help tackle childhood obesity

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has been asked by the Government for his views on tackling obesity in primary school children

8:17am Saturday 1st August 2015

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and health experts have been asked to help the Government in tackling the problem of obesity in primary school children.

Jason Donovan: I'm not planning a mid-life crisis

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Jason Donovan: No to Neighbours return

8:16am Saturday 1st August 2015

He talks about his music comeback and the love of his life.

Peacock class pleases McDermott

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Jamie Peacock rolled back the years with a brilliant solo try

7:19am Saturday 1st August 2015

Brian McDermott enjoyed a touch of nostalgia watching his former Bradford team-mate Jamie Peacock roll back the years with the key try that helped take Leeds to Wembley.

Katie Hopkins: I might die during op to cure epilepsy

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Katie Hopkins has spoken of her fear about impending brain surgery

6:27am Saturday 1st August 2015

Katie Hopkins has spoken of her fear that she may die during brain surgery to cure her epilepsy.

Charity chuggers could face crackdown, regulator warns

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Olive Cooke was Britain's oldest and longest-serving poppy seller

6:00am Saturday 1st August 2015

Charities could face criminal sanctions for bullying the public into giving money, their regulator has warned.

Unseen Lowry on display at York Art Gallery

Preston and Leyland Citizen: 'A View of York (From Tang Hall Bridge)' by LS Lowry

3:15am Saturday 1st August 2015

A previously unseen painting by artist LS Lowry is to go on show to the public for the first time.

Osama bin Laden's relatives among plane crash dead

Preston and Leyland Citizen: The scene of the crash where four people died after a private jet crash-landed in a car auction site and burst into flames in Hampshire

12:57am Saturday 1st August 2015

Relatives of al Qaida founder Osama bin Laden were among the four people who died when a private jet crash-landed at a car auction site in Hampshire.

The week in numbers

12:27am Saturday 1st August 2015

Some eye-catching statistics from the past seven days:

Yorkshire Day events include pudding tossing and straw bale race

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Yorkshire Day is celebrated every year on August 1

12:27am Saturday 1st August 2015

A host of events are taking place between the Humber and the River Tees to celebrate Yorkshire Day.

Health Secretary 'peddling myths' over weekend work - BMA chief

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has been accused by a doctors' leader of questioning the professionalism of consultants

12:27am Saturday 1st August 2015

A doctors' leader has accused Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt of calling the professionalism of hospital consultants into question after he told them to "get real" about the need for seven-day working.

Protected status for London's British Library, opened in 1997

Preston and Leyland Citizen: The British Library is one of the youngest public buildings to receive protected status

12:27am Saturday 1st August 2015

The British Library, home to documents ranging from Magna Carta manuscripts to handwritten Beatles lyrics, has become one of England's youngest buildings to receive protected status.

Ash dieback: Woodland Trust warns on hedgerows impact

Preston and Leyland Citizen: In some areas there are up to half as many trees again outside woodlands as there are in wooded areas

12:27am Saturday 1st August 2015

Ash dieback's impact on millions of trees in hedgerows and field edges could have serious consequences for the landscape and wildlife, experts have warned.

BT staff share £265m saving schemes payout

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Some BT employees will make gains of more than £54,000

12:27am Saturday 1st August 2015

Thousands of BT workers are sharing a £265 million payout as savings schemes mature, with some employees making gains of more than £54,000.

Ed Balls ignores I'm A Celebrity jungle drums

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Ed Balls says he was invited on to I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!

12:27am Saturday 1st August 2015

Ed Balls has revealed he turned down an offer to go on ITV reality show I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! after he lost his seat in Parliament at the general election.

David Cameron hails Tory 'teamwork' and happy to see back of coalition

Preston and Leyland Citizen: David Cameron believes his all-Tory Cabinet is pulling in the same direction

12:27am Saturday 1st August 2015

Running a majority Tory government means ministers are "pulling in the same direction" rather setting up "fiefdoms" as happened under the coalition, David Cameron said.

Labour urges David Cameron to seek compensation from France over Calais chaos

Preston and Leyland Citizen: A migrant climbs over a fence on to the tracks near the Eurotunnel site at Coquelles in Calais, France.

12:27am Saturday 1st August 2015

Labour is calling on David Cameron to demand compensation from France for hauliers, businesses and holidaymakers affected by chaos at the port of Calais.

Happy birthday Sam Mendes! Here are his defining career moments

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Happy birthday Sam Mendes! Here are his defining career moments

12:11am Saturday 1st August 2015

As he turns 50, we look back at Sam’s career highlights from American Beauty to Skyfall.

Bake Off's Paul Hollywood says no to Top Gear job

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Bake Off's Paul Hollywood says no to Top Gear job

12:11am Saturday 1st August 2015

The Great British Bake Off star wishes Chris Evans all the best in his new TV job on the car show.

Geordie Shore's Charlotte Crosby on why the TV show calmed her down

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Geordie Shore's Charlotte Crosby on why the TV show calmed her down

12:11am Saturday 1st August 2015

Her new book Me, Me, Me is an honest account of her many shenanigans.

Larry Lamb excited about learning New Tricks

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Larry Lamb excited about learning New Tricks

12:11am Saturday 1st August 2015

The former Gavin And Stacey and EastEnders star has joined the UCOS team on the BBC One cop drama.

McDermott hails Leeds resilience

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Jamie Jones-Buchanan, right, is likely to be out for the season with a knee injury

11:19pm Friday 31st July 2015

Leeds coach Brian McDermott hailed his side's resilience as well as their flair as they saw off St Helens to reach their fifth Wembley final in six years.

David Cameron hails Tory 'teamwork' and happy to see back of coalition

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Prime Minister David Cameron believes his all-Tory Cabinet is pulling in the same direction

10:46pm Friday 31st July 2015

Running a majority Tory government means ministers are "pulling in the same direction" rather setting up "fiefdoms" as happened under the coalition, David Cameron said.

Jamie Oliver asked to help tackle childhood obesity

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has been asked by the Government for his views on tackling obesity in primary school children

10:46pm Friday 31st July 2015

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and health experts have been asked to help the Government in tackling the problem of obesity in primary school children.

Peacock sends Rhinos to Wembley

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Jamie Peacock, left, scored the try of the match as Leeds beat St Helens to reach the Challenge Cup final

10:17pm Friday 31st July 2015

Ageless warrior Jamie Peacock produced a vintage performance to ensure his final season as a player will be marked by another trip to Wembley as he helped Leeds to a 24-14 win over St Helens in an epic Ladbrokes Challenge Cup semi-final at Warrington.

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