Press Association 2014 LATEST

Gallacher aim won't distract Ramsay

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Stephen Gallacher was battling to make the Ryder Cup team in Turin

4:36pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Richie Ramsay would hate to be the man to deny fellow Scot Stephen Gallacher a place in the Ryder Cup, but admits he will have to look after his own interests first.

India positive in reply

Preston and Leyland Citizen: India's Ajinkya Rahane was dismissed for 45, but his innings has helped but the visitors in control

3:53pm Saturday 30th August 2014

England's slim chances of winning the one-day international series against India were fast disappearing as the tourists set off in pursuit of 227 all out at Trent Bridge.

1,000 protest against Nato summit

Preston and Leyland Citizen: No to Nato protesters march in Newport, south Wales

3:45pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Around 1,000 protesters have marched through the streets of Newport ahead of next week's Nato summit.

MP speaks out over abuse report

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Rotherham MP Sarah Champion said some victims of the abuse scandal in the town had babies taken away from them which they never saw again

3:45pm Saturday 30th August 2014

One of the most upsetting aspects of the Rotherham sexual exploitation scandal was that babies born to some victims were taken away from them and their mothers will never see them again, the town's MP said.

United held at Turf Moor

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Record signing Angel Di Maria was substituted on 70 minutes for Manchester United

2:50pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Louis van Gaal's problems mounted at Turf Moor as Angel di Maria hobbled off injured in Manchester United's uninspiring 0-0 draw with Burnley.

Agger makes Denmark return

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Daniel Agger clocked over 200 appearances for Liverpool

1:37pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Defender Daniel Agger has brought an end to his eight-and-a-half-year stay at Liverpool by moving back to Brondby.

No racing penalties for Rosberg

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Nico Rosberg apologised for colliding with his team-mate

1:09pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Nico Rosberg has been spared any on-track punishment following his collision with team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the controversial Belgian Grand Prix.

Tax breaks 'may lift rent standard'

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Landlords should be offered tax breaks to encourage them to improve the maintenance and management of their properties, according to a new report

12:01pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Extra tax breaks should be offered to landlords who sign up to a national scheme to raise standards in the private rented sector, housing experts have said.

Murder probe after stabbing

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Police have launched a murder probe after a man was fatally stabbed in Portobello Road in west London

11:36am Saturday 30th August 2014

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a man on one of London's most famous streets.

Body of MH17 victim identified

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Newcastle United fan John Alder died on board flight MH17 which was shot down over the Ukraine

11:36am Saturday 30th August 2014

The body of a second football fan who was killed in the MH17 disaster has been identified, the Foreign Office said.

Four boys held in murder inquiry

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Police are investigating after the death of a man in Spalding, Lincolnshire

11:36am Saturday 30th August 2014

Another four boys have been arrested after the death of a man who was airlifted to hospital with a serious head injury.

United agree fee for Blind

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Daley Blind looks set to become Manchester United's latest signing

9:51am Saturday 30th August 2014

Manchester United's summer spending spree looks set to continue after they agreed a fee with Ajax for the transfer of Holland international Daley Blind.

McDermott questions Moon red

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Brian McDermott felt the red card was the difference

8:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

Leeds coach Brian McDermott questioned the dismissal of centre Joel Moon which proved decisive in his side's 13-12 defeat by St Helens.

Chris O'Dowd: I'm a suit thief

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Chris O'Dowd is often suited and booted at red carpet events

7:14am Saturday 30th August 2014

Chris O'Dowd has revealed that he doesn't return designer suits.

Lemon wants juice on Cowell home

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Keith Lemon is back for more Through The Keyhole

7:14am Saturday 30th August 2014

Keith Lemon has revealed celebrities are no different from you or I when it comes to hoarding junk in their spare room, and admitted he would love to have a snoop round Simon Cowell's house.

Deja vu on Cheryl's X Factor return

Preston and Leyland Citizen:  Cheryl Fernandez-Versini cries during contestant Amy Connelly's audition on The X Factor

7:14am Saturday 30th August 2014

The new series of X-Factor kicks off with "a flashback" for a tearful Cheryl Fernandez-Versini when one of her old acts returns in a bid to re-start her career.

Ozil: I'm one of world's best

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Mesut Ozil is confident of proving his worth to Arsenal

7:06am Saturday 30th August 2014

Mesut Ozil believes criticism of his Arsenal performances stems from high expectations borne out of being "one of the best number 10s in the world".

Torres set for Milan medical

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Fernando Torres is heading out of Chelsea

7:01am Saturday 30th August 2014

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres will undergo a medical at AC Milan on Saturday after the clubs agreed a two-year loan deal, with Loic Remy and Mattia Destro among the names being touted as possible replacements.

Murray faces Armstrong Stadium test

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Andy Murray will try to avoid further drama in Louis Armstrong Stadium

6:57am Saturday 30th August 2014

Andy Murray must return to his least favourite court in grand slam tennis for his third-round match against Andrey Kuznetsov at the US Open on Saturday.

Hales dreaming of Test breakthrough

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Alex Hales averages 56.53 in the county championship this season

6:48am Saturday 30th August 2014

Alex Hales is just beginning his upgrade from Twenty20 to one-day international batsman, but already has Test cricket on his mind too.

Towie star 'can't apologise enough'

Preston and Leyland Citizen: The Only Way Is Essex's James Argent said he "can't apologise enough" after being reported missing

6:44am Saturday 30th August 2014

The Only Way Is Essex star James Argent said he "can't apologise enough" for the worry he caused after being reported missing.

Hamilton still targeting F1 glory

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Lewis Hamilton is detetermined to be the one spraying title-winning champagne at the end of the season

6:41am Saturday 30th August 2014

Lewis Hamilton has vowed to win this year's Formula One world title after clear-the-air talks with Mercedes team-mate and bitter rival Nico Rosberg.

Towie star Argent 'safe and well'

Preston and Leyland Citizen: James Argent had gone missing

6:37am Saturday 30th August 2014

The Only Way Is Essex star James Argent is "safe and well" after he was reported missing.

No problems for Federer

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Roger Federer remains on course for an 18th major title (AP)

6:35am Saturday 30th August 2014

Roger Federer nullified the big serving of Australian Sam Groth to move into the third round of the US Open.

Abused paralysed by 'shame culture'

Preston and Leyland Citizen: A culture of shame often forces abuse victims to keep silent, an Asian businesswoman has said

6:01am Saturday 30th August 2014

A prominent Asian businesswoman has said a "shame culture" within families and communities means many sexual abuse victims often suffer in silence.

PM 'nervous' as referendum looms

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Prime Minister David Cameron has admitted he is nervous about the Scottish independence referendum

5:41am Saturday 30th August 2014

David Cameron has admitted he is "nervous" about the referendum on Scottish independence as campaigning enters its final few weeks.

Lost Charlie chapter is revealed

Preston and Leyland Citizen: A lost fifth chapter of Roald Dahl's Charlie And The Chocolate Factory has been published for the first time

3:56am Saturday 30th August 2014

A chapter of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory which was cut from the final version has been published for the first time.

Putin 'in state of war with Europe'

Preston and Leyland Citizen: David Cameron meets Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko  ahead of an EU summit in Brussels (AP)

3:56am Saturday 30th August 2014

Vladimir Putin has been warned that he is "practically in a state of war with Europe" as EU leaders mull tougher sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.

Jethro Tull bass man Cornick dies

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Jethro Tull performing at the Barbican in London in 2009

2:22am Saturday 30th August 2014

Glenn Cornick, the original bass player in rock band Jethro Tull, has died of congestive heart failure at his home in Hilo, Hawaii.

BB boot for Will And Grace's Jordan

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Channel 5 handout photo of Leslie Jordan as he is evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house, at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

12:15am Saturday 30th August 2014

Leslie Jordan has become the second housemate to be evicted from Celebrity Big Brother.

Dozens of court cafes could close

Preston and Leyland Citizen: The statue of "Lady Justice" by the British sculptor, Frederick William Pomeroy, which stands on the dome of the Central Criminal Court also referred to as the Old Bailey.

12:15am Saturday 30th August 2014

Dozens of cafes at crown courts in England and Wales could be set to close.

Overdraft fees 'too high or unfair'

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Which? said almost 25,000 people had signed up to support its Stop Sneaky Fees and Charges campaign

12:15am Saturday 30th August 2014

About 2.5 million people have used an unauthorised overdraft in the last year and more than two thirds say the fees and charges are too high or unfair, a survey has found.

Top GCSE marks for private pupils

Preston and Leyland Citizen: A total of 32.7% of private school pupils received the top A* grade, figures show

12:15am Saturday 30th August 2014

Around a third of GCSE entries from private school pupils were awarded an A* this year, new figures show.

Lib Dems vow longer paternity leave

Preston and Leyland Citizen: The Liberal Democrats have announced manifesto plans to give fathers more paternity leave

12:15am Saturday 30th August 2014

The Liberal Democrats have pledged to give fathers an extra four weeks' paternity leave under manifesto plans announced today.

Co-op members back radical shake-up

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Co-op members have attended a special general meeting in Manchester where they backed radical shake-up plans

12:15am Saturday 30th August 2014

A radical shake-up of the way the crisis-hit Co-operative group is run has been backed by its members following a landmark vote today.

Man faces Galloway assault charge

Preston and Leyland Citizen: George Galloway on his way to hospital (Twitter/Respect Party)

12:15am Saturday 30th August 2014

A 39-year-old man has been charged with a religiously aggravated assault on controversial MP George Galloway who was left battered and bruised in an alleged street attack.

Plans to counter IS terror threat

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Prime Minister David Cameron said the intelligence and security services believe that at least 500 Britons had gone to fight in Syria and potentially Iraq

12:15am Saturday 30th August 2014

David Cameron and Nick Clegg will try to reach agreement on the Prime Minister's plans for new measures to counter the terror threat posed by Islamic State (IS) extremists, with the Liberal Democrats insisting that the changes will need careful consideration and must be based on evidence.

Arrest warrant for boy's parents

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Ashya King, who has a brain tumour and was taken by his parents from hospital without the blessing of doctors (Hampshire Police/PA)

12:15am Saturday 30th August 2014

A European arrest warrant has been issued for the parents of a five-year-old boy with a brain tumour who was taken from hospital against medical advice, police said.

Poulter boosts Cup hopes with 67

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Ian Poulter, pictured, is trying to impress Paul McGinley

12:12am Saturday 30th August 2014

Ian Poulter is hopeful he is beginning to put his "horrendous" year behind him and play himself onto Europe's Ryder Cup team after a strong opening round at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Moscow 'not a problem' for Toure

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Yaya Toure was subjected to racist chanting at CSKA Moscow last season

11:50pm Friday 29th August 2014

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini does not think Yaya Toure will have a problem returning to CSKA Moscow this season.

BB boot for Will And Grace's Jordan

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Leslie Jordan has been evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house (Channel 5/PA)

11:06pm Friday 29th August 2014

Leslie Jordan has become the second housemate to be evicted from Celebrity Big Brother.

Brave Leeds beaten by Saints

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Lance Hohaia's drop goal proved crucial

10:22pm Friday 29th August 2014

St Helens took advantage of the first-half dismissal of Leeds centre Joel Moon to earn a precious win that takes them a step closer to securing top spot in the First Utility Super League.

Halep ousted by qualifier

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Simona Halep was dumped out of the US Open (AP)

9:43pm Friday 29th August 2014

Qualifier Mirjana Lucic-Baroni upset US Open second seed Simona Halep to reach the fourth round at a grand slam for the first time in 15 years.

Warwickshire to face Kent in semis

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Warwickshire will be aiming for a second trophy of the year

9:42pm Friday 29th August 2014

Warwickshire will continue their mission to claim the treble with a Royal London One-Day Cup semi-final against Kent at Edgbaston.

Ferrer through as Tomic withdraws

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Bernard Tomic could not take to the court for his second-round match

8:38pm Friday 29th August 2014

Fourth seed David Ferrer was handed a walkover into the third round of the US Open when opponent Bernard Tomic pulled out with hip problems.

Chelsea and Milan agree Torres loan

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Spain's Fernando Torres has endured a frustrating time with Chelsea

8:01pm Friday 29th August 2014

Fernando Torres' frustrating and underwhelming time as a Chelsea player looks to be nearly over after AC Milan struck a deal to take him on a two-year loan.

Pixie's the favourite for Strictly

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Pixie Lott is the early favourite to win Strictly Come Dancing

7:34pm Friday 29th August 2014

Pixie Lott is the early favourite to win Strictly Come Dancing as the BBC unveiled the full cast of celebrity dancers who will battle it out in the new series.

Pellegrini unfazed by expectation

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Manuel Pellegrini is taking nothing for granted when Manchester City face Stoke

7:07pm Friday 29th August 2014

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has no doubt his team can handle the pressure of expectation.

Green sentenced on drugs charge

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Singer Cee Lo Green

7:02pm Friday 29th August 2014

Cee Lo Green has pleaded no contest to one felony count of furnishing ecstasy to a woman during a 2012 dinner in Los Angeles.

Otto shakes things up in Turin

Preston and Leyland Citizen: South Africa's Hennie Otto played a superb round

6:18pm Friday 29th August 2014

As a South African he cannot compete in the Ryder Cup, but Hennie Otto may still have played a significant part in deciding Europe's team in the Italian Open.

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