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Andy Murray keeps his cool to beat wild man Nick Kyrgios at US Open

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Andy Murray fought off Nick Kyrgios at the US Open

3:14am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Andy Murray successfully tamed his dangerous first-round opponent Nick Kyrgios as the British number one sealed a controlled four-set victory at the US Open.

Ex-music teacher kills himself as US police try to make sex abuse charges arrest

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Chris Ling was a suspect in an investigation into abuse allegations at Chetham's School of Music

2:39am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

A former violin teacher at a Manchester music school who was facing sex abuse allegations shot himself dead as officers arrived at his home in the US to arrest him.

Strictly Come Dancing stars sparkle at red carpet launch

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Former Coronation Street star Georgia May Foote arriving at the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2015

2:22am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Peter Andre, Kellie Bright and Ainsley Harriott were among the celebrities trying out their first glitzy outfits for this year's Strictly Come Dancing.

Anthony Martial's transfer seals new record spend for Premier League clubs

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Anthony Martial's move to Manchester United from Monaco helped break the overall Premier League spending record

12:55am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Premier League clubs set a new record during the transfer window, with total spending in 2015 breaking the £1billion barrier for the first time.

Sony and Samsung to reveal new phones and smartwatches

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Consumer electronic fair IFA, in Berlin, will introduce products that are likely to appear high on wish lists by Christmas (AP)

12:12am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

New phones and smartwatches from the likes of Sony and Samsung will be introduced at the IFA technology show when it opens in Berlin.

Warning over use of mental illness drugs for challenging behaviour

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Experts have warned that thousands of people with learning disabilities are being prescribed anti-psychotic drugs despite little evidence that they work

12:12am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Thousands of people with learning disabilities are being prescribed anti-psychotic drugs despite little evidence that they work, experts have warned.

Most workers' commute involves motorised transport

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Just 44% of people are able to commute to work by either walking or cycling, a study found

12:11am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Most people in England cannot travel to work without using a motorised form of transport, according to new research.

High salt intake 'an obesity risk irrespective of calorie count'

Preston and Leyland Citizen: The health risks of consuming salt have been revealed in new research

12:11am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

A high salt intake may be linked to obesity, regardless of how many calories are consumed, experts have suggested.

Lack of police car sirens blamed for missed chances to arrest offenders

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Police cars need to be appropriately equipped to engage in hot pursuit of suspects

12:11am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Criminals are escaping arrest because police are delayed in getting to crime scenes in patrol cars that do not have sirens, officers have warned.

Cameron gives green light to 18 new free school projects

Preston and Leyland Citizen: David Cameron who has reaffirmed the Government's commitment to opening 500 new free schools over the next five years

12:11am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

David Cameron has reaffirmed his commitment to the Government's controversial free school programme as 18 new projects were given the green light.

Physiotherapy and counselling for NHS staff in drive to cut sickness rates

Preston and Leyland Citizen: The checks will focus on mental health and musculoskeletal problems

12:11am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

NHS staff are to be offered physiotherapy, counselling and Zumba classes as part of a drive to cut absence rates.

Chuka Umunna urges Labour to back Jeremy Corbyn if he is elected leader

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Jeremy Corbyn deserves the support of Labour members if elected, a senior figure said

12:11am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Chuka Umunna has urged Labour to unite around its new leader in an apparent offer of reconciliation from the party's modernising wing to leadership favourite Jeremy Corbyn.

Refugee stance 'could hit David Cameron's EU reform plans'

Preston and Leyland Citizen: David Cameron and Angela Merkel's relationship could be harmed by the refugee crisis, the Prime Minister has been warned

12:11am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Britain's refusal to take in more refugees could hurt David Cameron's plans to renegotiate the country's relationship with the European Union, a German spokesman for Angela Merkel's CDU/CSU alliance has said.

Sir Ian McKellen, Carey Mulligan back Into Film festival

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Sir Ian McKellen, Carey Mulligan back Into Film festival

12:11am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

This year’s line-up include Suffragette, Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic and documentary He Named Me Malala.

Venice Film Festival 2015: 5 highlights to look out for

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Venice Film Festival 2015: 5 highlights to look out for

12:11am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Here’s a look ahead at the 2015 edition of the festival, which kicks off today.

Martin Kemp: Birds Of A Feather was like childhood reunion

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Martin Kemp: Birds Of A Feather was like childhood reunion

12:11am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Hardman actor Martin Kemp loved working on sitcom Birds Of A Feather.

'World's first' contactless payment jacket created by Lyle & Scott

Preston and Leyland Citizen: The contactless jacket from Lyle & Scott, which can house a bPay contactless payment chip (Barclaycard/PA)

12:09am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Contactless payment technology has been applied to fashion to create the "world's first" contactless jacket.

Men 'feeling more confident about finances than women'

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Men are feeling more confident about the state of their finances than women, according to research

12:09am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Men's money worries are melting away faster than women's as the economic recovery continues, research has found.

Few firms 'publish gender pay gap data'

Preston and Leyland Citizen: The Government is currently consulting on plans to public gender pay gap information

12:09am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Less than one in 10 firms publish gender pay gap information, so face a "significant challenge" in meeting planned new reporting requirements, a study has shown.

Rogue landlords making life unbearable for tenants, says Shelter

Preston and Leyland Citizen: A small minority of rogue landlords are making life "unbearable" for tenants, Shelter says

12:09am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

More than 125,000 people privately renting homes in England have suffered abusive behaviour from landlords in the last year, according to Shelter.

Parents 'willing to pay £32,000 more' for desired catchment area

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Families are paying higher premiums to get into the right catchment area

12:08am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

More than a quarter of families have bought or rented a new property to get their children into their desired school, research from Santander has found.

Low income households 'worse off until 2020' due to tax credit changes

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Unison general secretary Dave Prentis has hit out at the Government's changes to tax credits

12:08am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Low income households will be worse off every year until 2020 as wage rises will be "wiped out" by changes to tax credits, according to a new report.

Can you guess the world's favourite Agatha Christie novel?

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Can you guess the world's favourite Agatha Christie novel?

11:16pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

A new poll to mark what would have been her 125th birthday finds out our favourite Christie novel.

All the sequin-tastic outfits from the Strictly Come Dancing red carpet event

Preston and Leyland Citizen: All the sequin-tastic outfits from the Strictly Come Dancing red carpet event

11:16pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

So. Much. Glitter.

David Beckham picks up Legend Of Football Award

Preston and Leyland Citizen: David Beckham picks up Legend Of Football Award

10:57pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

It was at an event celebrating 20 years of football combining with fundraising.

Channel Tunnel rail services suspended as trespassers are on the tracks

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Eurostar said trespassers were on the tracks at Calais and Channel tunnel services were suspended

10:41pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

Suspected migrant activity has suspended Channel Tunnel rail services between the UK and France, Eurostar said.

Chuka Umunna urges Labour to back Jeremy Corbyn if he is elected leader

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Jeremy Corbyn deserves the support of Labour members if elected, a senior figure said

10:41pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

Chuka Umunna has urged Labour to unite around its new leader in an apparent offer of reconciliation from the party's modernising wing to leadership favourite Jeremy Corbyn.

Andy Burnham attacks Labour leadership rival Jeremy Corbyn over 'isolationism'

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Labour leadership hopeful Andy Burnham says the UK should remain part of the EU and Nato

10:01pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

Andy Burnham will pledge to fight nationalist politics which is leaving the world "fragmented, divided and less secure" in a thinly veiled attack on his Labour leadership rival Jeremy Corbyn.

Johanna Konta conquers nerves to reach US Open second round

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Johanna Konta has been getting advice on how to manage her nerves

9:55pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

Britain's Johanna Konta praised the help of a psychologist for settling her nerves after clinching the second grand slam victory of her career against Louisa Chirico at the US Open.

CBB viewers outraged that Janice Dickinson's distressing reaction to bee sting was aired

Preston and Leyland Citizen: CBB viewers outraged that Janice Dickinson's distressing reaction to bee sting was aired

9:51pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

No one’s sure what just happened.

Author Anthony Horowitz sorry for saying Idris Elba unsuited for James Bond role

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Idris Elba has been touted by some as the next James Bond

8:30pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

The author of the new James Bond novel has apologised after he said that British actor Idris Elba is "too street" to play 007.

'I still carry some of Diana with me,' says Paul Burrell as he heads for Celebrity Big Brother house

Preston and Leyland Citizen: CBB 2015: Paul Burrell heads for Celebrity Big Brother house

9:10pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

The former royal butler is to enter the Celebrity Big Brother house – how will he fare?

Google changes logo 'to show when magic is working'

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Google has updated its logo

8:20pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

Google has unveiled its new logo in its biggest redesign since 1999.

X Factor 2015: Judges' categories are revealed

Preston and Leyland Citizen: X Factor 2015: 11 new X-ceedingly X-citing changes to the show

8:00pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

Fans of the ITV show have cast their votes over which judge gets which category – and here are the results.

Britain's Laura Robson loses to Russian Elena Vesnina in the US Open first round

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Laura Robson lost in the first round of the US Open

7:57pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

Britain's Laura Robson threw away a 4-0 lead in the deciding set as she lost to Russian Elena Vesnina in the US Open first round.

Paul Burrell heading for Celebrity Big Brother house

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Paul Burrell was the former butler of Diana, Princess of Wales

7:36pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

Diana, Princess of Wales's former butler Paul Burrell will be teaching Celebrity Big Brother housemates how to provide service worthy of the royal family when he enters the house tonight.

Simon Cowell gets over-25s as X Factor judges' duties revealed

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Ben Haenow was mentored by Simon Cowell

7:36pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

The X Factor judges have been given their categories - and it looks like Simon Cowell is slightly disappointed with his chosen group.

James Bond author Anthony Horowitz 'mortified' over Idris Elba comments

Preston and Leyland Citizen: James Bond author Anthony Horowitz 'mortified' over Idris Elba comments

7:28pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

Anthony Horowitz has said sorry to Idris, after saying he is “too street” to play the MI5 spy.

Man charged with pianist Natalia Strelchenko's murder

Preston and Leyland Citizen: The man is due to appear before Manchester magistrates

6:44pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

A man has been charged with the murder of international concert pianist Natalia Strelchenko.

September 8 and 10 London Underground strikes halted for night Tube talks

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Talks are continuing over the proposed night Tube service

6:43pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

The threat of fresh strikes over plans for an all night Tube service in London has been averted after a union suspended industrial action.

Eddie Redmayne stuns in first trailer for transgender biopic The Danish Girl

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Eddie Redmayne stuns in first trailer for transgender biopic The Danish Girl

6:39pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

The movie, also starring Alicia Vikander, is generating lots of buzz already.

Johanna Konta makes winning start at US Open

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Johanna Konta began her US Open challenge with a convincing win

5:51pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

British number two Johanna Konta cruised to a second grand slam victory of her career as she thrashed American wild card Louisa Chirico in the US Open first round.

George Ford faces competition from Owen Farrell for England spot

Preston and Leyland Citizen: George Ford has been retained for Saturday's clash with Ireland at Twickenham

5:35pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

Stuart Lancaster has warned George Ford that his position as England's first choice fly-half is coming under growing pressure from Owen Farrell.

Emmanuel Adebayor Tottenham departure in doubt

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Emmanuel Adebayor, pictured, is not in Mauricio Pochettino's plans at Tottenham

5:32pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

Emmanuel Adebayor is in danger of missing out on a move away from Tottenham unless he backs down over the paying up of his contract at White Hart Lane, Press Association Sport understands.

Outrage as Loose Women anger with rape victim survey

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Outrage as Loose Women anger with rape victim survey

5:04pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

The ITV panel show returned with a bang, as it sparked controversy over a survey about rape victims.

Brazilian wasp sting 'could help battle against cancer'

Preston and Leyland Citizen: The Brazilian wasp Polybia paulista has cancer-fighting sting venom, research has shown. (PA/Prof Mario Palma/Sao Paulo State University)

5:02pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

Getting stung by the Brazilian wasp Polybia paulista may not be such a bad thing if you have cancer, research suggests.

Appetite for exercise could be fuelled by primitive urge to find food

Preston and Leyland Citizen: The link between hunger and desire for exercise may contribute to the "high" experienced by dedicated joggers, say scientists

5:01pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

An appetite for running may be fuelled by a primitive urge to seek out food, research suggests.

West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace laments over Saido Berahino situation

Preston and Leyland Citizen: West Brom are determined to keep Saido Berahino

4:39pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace insisted the Baggies must start repairing the damage left by the Saido Berahino saga.

Children 'safe and well' as 'Syria-bound' mother detained in Turkey

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Latest news

4:37pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

A mother feared to have been planning to travel to Syria with her four children has been detained in Turkey.

Benefits cheat 'funded exotic jet-set lifestyle'

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Kevin McEntee and his former wife Pauline while they were on holiday (Department for Work and Pensions/PA)

4:31pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

A £70,000 benefits cheat who said he couldn't walk was secretly filmed pulling two suitcases through an airport before jetting away on a luxury holiday to Australia with his wife.

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