Press Association 2014 LATEST

Labour outlines pay disclosure plan

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Gloria De Piero stands with other female MPs as they attend the Labour women's conference in Manchester

5:51pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Large firms will be required to publish the average salary of men and women across every level of their organisation as part of Labour efforts to deliver equal pay.

Wolves fight back to beat Vikings

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Joel Monaghan scored a hat-trick for Warrington

5:41pm Saturday 20th September 2014

A hat-trick of tries from winger Joel Monaghan helped Warrington complete a stunning comeback against local rivals Widnes in a thrilling Super League play-off clash at the Halliwell Jones stadium.

Quins bounce back with victory

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Chris Robshaw scored a try for Quins

5:38pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Harlequins rebounded from their surrender to Saracens by completing a stormy 26-23 Aviva Premiership victory over Wasps at Twickenham Stoop.

Ford stars as Bath rout Tigers

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Olly Woodburn goes over for one of Bath's tries

5:34pm Saturday 20th September 2014

England fly-half hopeful George Ford inspired a Bath romp at the Recreation Ground as hapless Leicester were ruthlessly battered into submission.

Late Wanyama strike sinks Swans

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Victor Wanyama strikes to earn Southampton all three points

5:23pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Victor Wanyama's first Southampton goal finally ended the resistance of 10-man Swansea in Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash at the Liberty Stadium.

Cisse double earns draw for Magpies

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Papiss Cisse's double cheered up the Newcastle fans

5:23pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Papiss Cisse returned from injury in the nick of time to hand Newcastle manager Alan Pardew a lifeline with a double which denied Hull victory.

Welbeck on target in victory

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Danny Welbeck scores Arsenal's second

5:23pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Danny Welbeck opened his Arsenal account as the Gunners blew Aston Villa away with an astonishing triple blast.

Arscott treble spurs Sharks

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Tom Arscott crossing the London Welsh line was a regular occurrence at the AJ Bell Stadium

4:14pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Tom Arscott scored a hat-trick as Sale secured their first Aviva Premiership win of the season with a 46-8 thumping of London Welsh.

'Multiple suspects' in Thai deaths

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Hannah Witheridge, 23, was found murdered alongside David Miller on a beach on the Thai island of Koh Tao

3:38pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Police in Thailand said they still have not "come up with the exact number of the suspects" following the brutal murders of two British tourists - but confirmed they are looking for more than one.

'Rising stress' of supply teachers

Preston and Leyland Citizen: The NASUWT found that 69% of supply teachers had seriously considered leaving the teaching profession in the last year

3:38pm Saturday 20th September 2014

There is "a worrying rise in stress and drop in morale" among supply teachers, the head of the UK's largest teachers' union has claimed.

Woman in court over baby's death

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Claudia Martins was remanded in custody after appearing at Bristol Magistrates' Court

3:38pm Saturday 20th September 2014

A woman has been remanded in custody accused of murdering her newborn baby girl.

Pipped Rosberg left frustrated

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Nico Rosberg missed out on pole by the slenderest of margins

3:20pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Nico Rosberg's expletive moments after the conclusion to a pulsating qualifying session said it all after he had lost out to Lewis Hamilton by the slenderest of margins.

Rangers level in the Niko time

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Niko Kranjcar curls in the equaliser

3:03pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Midfielder Niko Kranjcar curled in a late free-kick to earn QPR a 2-2 draw against Stoke at Loftus Road.

Rafael wants United stay

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Manchester United's Rafael is keen to earn a contract extension

2:41pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Rafael knows he must perform to the best of his ability if he is to extend his contract at Manchester United and realise his dream of staying at Old Trafford for the rest of his career.

Strange lauds 'smart man' McGinley

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Curtis Strange believes home advantage is over-rated

2:31pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Former US Ryder Cup captain Curtis Strange believes Paul McGinley could be more than a match for opposite number Tom Watson at Gleneagles next week.

Howard: No Europa hangover for us

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Tim Howard's focus is on Crystal Palace

2:29pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Tim Howard is convinced his Everton team-mates will not experience a Europa League hangover when they made a quick return to action against Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on Sunday.

Rafael wants United stay

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Rafael is keen to earn an extension to his Manchester United contract

2:29pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Rafael knows he must perform to the best of his ability if he is to extend his contract at Manchester United and realise his dream of staying at Old Trafford for the rest of his career.

City must win: Pellegrini

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Manuel Pellegrini feels Manchester City have been unlucky in recent games

2:29pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini sees this weekend's early-season clash with title rivals Chelsea as a 'must-win' encounter.

Durham win cup in Breese swansong

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Ben Stokes jumps for joy after Gareth Breese, left, hit the winning runs in his final Durham game

2:23pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Gareth Breese enjoyed a fairytale finish to his cricket career as Durham won the Royal London One-Day Cup after beating Warwickshire by three wickets in a nail-biting final at Lord's.

Toure shrugs off criticism

Preston and Leyland Citizen:  Yaya Toure insists he is fully committed to Manchester City

1:39pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has brushed off recent criticism of his form and maintains he is fully committed to the Barclays Premier League champions.

Mercedes pair shut out in practice

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Fernando Alonso led the field for Ferrari in practice

1:20pm Saturday 20th September 2014

For only the fourth time in 42 practice sessions this year a Mercedes failed to finish in the top two positions come the conclusion.

Drivers rescued as floods hit Essex

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Fire services received more than 100 calls after heavy rain struck Southend on Friday evening

12:50pm Saturday 20th September 2014

People have been rescued from cars trapped in flood water and a hospital building was struck by lightning during bad weather.

£12m to help tackle Calais migrants

Preston and Leyland Citizen: A joint plan between the UK and France will involve bolstering security at the port of Calais

12:50pm Saturday 20th September 2014

The UK Government will provide £12 million over three years to help tackle the problem of illegal immigrants at Calais hoping to gain entry to Britain.

Pellegrini defends Toure

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini believes the form of midfielder Yaya Toure, pictured left, has been affected by the death of his brother

12:38pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini believes Yaya Toure's form could be suffering as he comes to terms with his brother's death.

It's all in the mind for Hamilton

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Lewis Hamilton is working on improving his single-mindedness

12:38pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Lewis Hamilton is working on improving his single-mindedness as he bids to improve his chances of winning this year's Formula One world title.

Mourinho wants bigger FFP sanctions

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Jose Mourinho believes teams should be punished more severely for FFP breaches

11:48am Saturday 20th September 2014

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes clubs that breach Financial Fair Play rules would think again if the punishment was points penalties or being refused entry to the Champions League.

Trott reveals key Peters role

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Jonathan Trott has not given up hope of playing for England again

11:41am Saturday 20th September 2014

Jonathan Trott has credited Dr Steve Peters with helping to get his career back on track after stress had him doubting if he wanted to carry on playing at all.

Woman charged with baby's murder

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Claudia Martins will appear at Bristol Magistrates' Court

11:38am Saturday 20th September 2014

A woman has been accused of murdering her newborn baby girl.

Miliband sets out plan for 'change'

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Labour leader Ed Miliband arrives in Manchester before the start of the Labour Party's annual conference

11:38am Saturday 20th September 2014

Ed Miliband promised to set out his "new plan" for a Britain yearning for change in an eve-of-conference rallying cry.

Wembley to host Euro 2020 final

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Wembley will host the final and semi-finals of Euro 2020

7:23am Saturday 20th September 2014

England won their bid to host the Euro 2020 final and semi-finals at Wembley eventually unchallenged but Scotland were grateful to the help of Sir Alex Ferguson in getting Glasgow's bid for group games across the line.

Baxter sings Slade's praises

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Henry Slade, right, helped Exeter beat Gloucester on Friday

6:56am Saturday 20th September 2014

Exeter boss Rob Baxter hailed the quality of England World Cup hopeful Henry Slade after his team went top of the Aviva Premiership with a 25-22 victory over Gloucester at Kingsholm.

Fellowes keen on older women roles

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Julian Fellowes says older women are invaluable in Downton Abbey

6:53am Saturday 20th September 2014

Julian Fellowes has said he likes to do his bit to increase the number of roles available to older women because he thinks they are vital to TV plots.

Claflin: I'm nothing like my role

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Sam Claflin stars in The Riot Club

6:53am Saturday 20th September 2014

Sam Claflin has said he's nothing like his alter ego in new film The Riot Club.

Hudson: Honesty is best with kids

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Kate Hudson says she tries to be honest as a parent

6:53am Saturday 20th September 2014

Kate Hudson has said her parenting style is that honesty is the best policy, and she doesn't stress too much about knowing the answer to everything.

Free hostages urges Siddiqui family

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Alan Henning was kidnapped when he travelled to Syria as an aid worker last year

5:56am Saturday 20th September 2014

The family of a jailed Pakistani scientist nicknamed Lady al Qaida, whose release has been demanded by Islamic State (IS) extremists, has called for the Jihadi group to free two British hostages.

Two Britons missing after hurricane

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Hurricane Odile left a trail of devastation across Mexico (AP)

5:56am Saturday 20th September 2014

Two Britons missing after a hurricane in Mexico are understood to be Paul Whitehouse and Simone Wood.

Bali 'top for winter sun bargains'

Preston and Leyland Citizen: A basket of 10 holiday items including an evening meal for two will cost just £40 in Bali this winter, research found

2:02am Saturday 20th September 2014

Britons basking on faraway beaches this winter will find the best bargains in Bali followed by Cape Town and Sri Lanka, according to a Post Office Travel Money survey.

William joins Malta celebrations

Preston and Leyland Citizen: The Duke of Cambridge is taking the place of his pregnant wife Kate who was forced to withdraw from the trip

1:09am Saturday 20th September 2014

The Duke of Cambridge will today join the people of Malta in celebrating the 50th anniversary of their independence.

Umunna caught out on Scotland team

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Chuka Umunna said he was not a Scottish MP or a member of the Scottish shadow cabinet

1:09am Saturday 20th September 2014

Shadow cabinet minister Chuka Umunna was caught out when questioned about his party's team in Scotland after only being able to identify two of Labour's senior MSPs.

Marilyn Monroe negative auctioned

Preston and Leyland Citizen: An image of a 20-year-old Marilyn Monroe is going under the hammer in Wiltshire

12:24am Saturday 20th September 2014

A negative from Marilyn Monroe's first professional photoshoot goes under the hammer today.

Spoon-bender joins gorilla crusade

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Gorilla costumes are worn during the run

12:24am Saturday 20th September 2014

Spoon-bending psychic Uri Geller is to join TV conservationist Bill Oddie and London Mayor Boris Johnson's father Stanley today for a charity event in aid of gorillas.

Cowell blushes as shirt bursts open

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Simon Cowell admits he was embarrassed after his shirt button popped open during the arena auditions

12:24am Saturday 20th September 2014

X Factor boss Simon Cowell cringes with embarrassment after his shirt bursts apart, accidentally flashing his chest.

Warning over account restrictions

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Four in 10 of the 285 instant-access and cash Isa savings accounts currently available come with strings of some kind attached, it has been found

12:24am Saturday 20th September 2014

Four in every 10 savings accounts which are described as being instant-access come with "frustrating" restrictions that can prevent people getting their hands on their money or even being eligible for the deal in the first place, according to research by Which?.

Charity in NHS cancer patients plea

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Macmillan Cancer Support says hospital patients want to be treated with dignity and respect alongside receiving the best possible care

12:24am Saturday 20th September 2014

NHS staff need to be given more time to be able to treat their patients "as human beings, not just a set of symptoms", a leading cancer charity has said.

Ex-diplomat given data access role

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Sir Nigel Sheinwald, who has been appointed to ensure that British spies and police forces can access data from overseas firms.

12:24am Saturday 20th September 2014

A former senior diplomat has been appointed by the Prime Minister to work with the United States and other countries to ensure that British spies and police forces can access data from overseas firms.

Labour party conference to begin

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Labour leader Ed Miliband called for a constitutional convention

12:24am Saturday 20th September 2014

Labour activists are gearing up for the party's annual gathering today with the constitutional fallout from the Scottish referendum battle set to loom large.

NHS staff asked to help Ebola fight

Preston and Leyland Citizen: The Department of Health's chief medical officer Professor Dame Sally Davies.

12:24am Saturday 20th September 2014

NHS staff are being encouraged to volunteer to help with the deadly Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa.

Hunt for Alice 'biggest since 7/7'

Preston and Leyland Citizen: 14-year-old girl Alice Gross has not been seen since August 28

12:24am Saturday 20th September 2014

The hunt for missing schoolgirl Alice Gross has led to the biggest search operation since the 7/7 bombings, Scotland Yard said.

Promises will be upheld says Brown

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Gordon Brown was passionate in his defence of the United Kingdom

12:24am Saturday 20th September 2014

Promises made to Scotland on further devolution will be upheld, Gordon Brown insisted, as he urged the country to come together after the bitter independence debate and find "unity against the odds".

Song: Gerrard was my Kop idol

Preston and Leyland Citizen: West Ham midfielder Alex Song has hailed Liverpool's Steven Gerrard as the best player in the history of the club.

11:36pm Friday 19th September 2014

Alex Song will come up against his idol Steven Gerrard on Saturday - having first met the Liverpool skipper as an awe-struck child.

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