Cumberbatch: acting a 'long game'

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Benedict Cumberbatch wants to carry on acting into his seventies

11:49am Saturday 1st November 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch has said he wants to continue acting well into his seventies.

Strictly judge 'has softer side'

Preston and Leyland Citizen: DJ Scott Mills said cutting Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood has a softer side

11:13am Saturday 1st November 2014

DJ Scott Mills has said Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood has a softer side off screen.

Jake Sims gets X Factor go-ahead

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Jake Sims was said to have posted messages about cannabis on Twitter last year (SYCO/THAMES TV)

11:13am Saturday 1st November 2014

X Factor hopeful Jake Sims will perform on tonight's show after reports claimed he tweeted about drugs.

Miliband 'bottled' Lords reform

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Labour leader Ed Miliband set out plans to abolish the House of Lords and replace it with an elected senate

9:47am Saturday 1st November 2014

Ed Miliband has been accused of paying "lip service" to the principle of House of Lords reform as he set out plans to abolish the upper chamber and replace it with an elected senate.

Jim Murphy in apology to voters

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Jim Murphy formally launches his campaign to become Scottish Labour leader at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh

12:58am Saturday 1st November 2014

Scottish Labour should "apologise" for not listening to voters after electoral defeat, leadership candidate Jim Murphy has said.

Cautions scrapped in system revamp

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Ministers want to replace existing disposals available to police officers, which include cautions and cannabis warnings

12:58am Saturday 1st November 2014

Cautions are set to be scrapped in England and Wales as part of an overhaul of out-of-court disposals.

Men killed in warehouse fire named

Preston and Leyland Citizen: The fire brigade at the scene of the blaze at a fireworks factory in Stafford where two men have been found dead

12:58am Saturday 1st November 2014

Two men believed to have died in a fire at a fireworks warehouse have been named by police.

Firefighters strike in pensions row

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Euston fire station in central London, as firefighters in England and Wales.

12:58am Saturday 1st November 2014

Firefighters have walked out on strike for the weekend in their bitter row with the Government over pensions, ahead of a series of firework displays across the country.

New child abuse inquiry head sought

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Lord Mayor of London Fiona Woolf has resigned as the head of the inquiry into historic child sex abuse

12:58am Saturday 1st November 2014

The Government is facing a search for a new head for the inquiry into historical child sex abuse after the chairwoman announced she was stepping down amid a barrage of criticism over her "establishment" links.

Branson to persevere with space bid

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Wreckage lies near the site where a Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded and crashed in Mojave (AP)

12:58am Saturday 1st November 2014

Sir Richard Branson has said he will persevere with his space tourism venture following the death of a pilot killed when a rocket crashed during a test flight in California.

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