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Press Association 2014

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Israel Dagg and Cory Jane miss out as New Zealand name World Cup squad

Campaign Series: New Zealand's 2011 World Cup-winning full-back Israel Dagg has been left out of their 2015 squad

8:26am Sunday 30th August 2015

Defending champions New Zealand have announced their 31-man squad for the upcoming Rugby World Cup, with Waisake Naholo included but Israel Dagg and Cory Jane among those to miss out.

Maria Sharapova's US Open chances hurt by slow recovery from muscle strain

Campaign Series: Maria Sharapova has been battling against an injury problem as she prepares for the US Open

7:32am Sunday 30th August 2015

Maria Sharapova's chances of stopping Serena Williams win a fourth grand slam this year are in doubt after the Russian admitted she was still short of fitness a day before the start of the US Open.

Scottish Greens to debate rent controls plan

Campaign Series: Co-leaders Patrick Harvie and Maggie Chapman want to see rent controls

7:09am Sunday 30th August 2015

The introduction of rent controls in Scotland will be debated by the Scottish Greens at their conference in October.

Burnham in penalties warning to firms over higher living wage

Campaign Series: Andy Burnham said he would seek to use a "carrot and stick" approach to force up wages

6:47am Sunday 30th August 2015

Firms have been warned by Andy Burnham that they could face penalties including higher national insurance payments if they failed to pay a proposed new higher living wage of around £11 an hour.

Only EU migrants with a job should come to UK says Theresa May

Campaign Series: The Home Secretary said the principle of free movement within the EU has allowed jobless citizens to move countries

6:25am Sunday 30th August 2015

Only European migrants with jobs lined up should be allowed in to the UK, Theresa May has said, as she blamed Europe's "system of no borders" for the recent migration crisis.

Wet and windy weather blights Bank Holiday weekend

Campaign Series: The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning

4:57am Sunday 30th August 2015

Wet and windy weather will blight parts of the UK today, continuing a disappointing Bank Holiday weekend.

New exhibition based on coroners' reports reveals untold tragedies of WWI

Campaign Series: The exhibition is the result of the examination of coroners' reports on deaths on the home front in Lancaster and Morecambe during the First World War

3:31am Sunday 30th August 2015

A lovesick woman who threw herself off a pier and a soldier who died from a boxing bout are among wartime tragedies uncovered in a new exhibition.

David Cameron 'lacked balls' over Syria action says former defence chief

Campaign Series: General Lord Richards of Herstmonceux made a scathing analysis of the Prime Minister's approach

3:31am Sunday 30th August 2015

David Cameron lacked the "balls" to take the military action in Syria that could have prevented the rise of self-styled Islamic State, a former head of the armed forces has complained.

Scottish Labour hits out at plans to close two police call centres

Campaign Series: Graeme Pearson said plans to shut two police call centres should be suspended

1:20am Sunday 30th August 2015

Plans to shut two police call centres should be suspended as their closure would only "make matters worse", according to Scottish Labour.

Scottish Government to unveil final programme before 2016 election

Campaign Series: Nicola Sturgeon said the programme will build on progress in public services, the economy and making Scotland fairer

1:20am Sunday 30th August 2015

The Scottish Government will outline its final programme before the 2016 Holyrood election on Tuesday.

UUP votes to withdraw from government over Provisional IRA claims

Campaign Series: UUP leader Mike Nesbitt proposed the exit in response to a police assessment that structures of the Provisional IRA remain in place

1:20am Sunday 30th August 2015

Senior members of the Ulster Unionist Party have voted to withdraw from Northern Ireland's power-sharing government over claims the Provisional IRA (PIRA) still exists.

Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift do battle at MTV Video Music Awards

Campaign Series: Ed Sheeran has six nominations

1:20am Sunday 30th August 2015

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran will battle it out with top nominee Taylor Swift at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards tonight.

X Factor supremo Simon Cowell moved by singer's audition

Campaign Series: Simon Cowell appeared to be moved by one of the hopefuls on The X Factor

1:20am Sunday 30th August 2015

X Factor judge Simon Cowell appeared to lose his composure as he watched an aspiring singer audition in tonight's episode of the show.

Notting Hill Carnival revellers warned to take umbrellas

Campaign Series: Up to a million people are expected to enjoy the carnival

1:20am Sunday 30th August 2015

Revellers flocking to Notting Hill Carnival in their hundreds of thousands have been warned to take umbrellas and waterproofs for a rainy edition of Europe's largest street festival.

Shoreham air crash road partially reopened

Campaign Series: A woman lays flowers during a candlelit vigil on the Adur Ferry Bridge in Shoreham, Sussex, in memory of the victims of the Shoreham Airshow crash

1:20am Sunday 30th August 2015

The road where a jet crashed, killing 11 people, has partially reopened for the first time since the Shoreham air disaster.

Mark Carney: Chinese problems unlikely to prevent UK interest rate rise

Campaign Series: Bank of England Governor Mark Carney expects UK interest rates to rise next year

1:20am Sunday 30th August 2015

China's economic problems are "unlikely" to derail plans to raise interest rates in the UK, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has claimed.

David Cameron 'lacked balls' over Syria action says former defence chief

Campaign Series: General Lord Richards of Herstmonceux made a scathing analysis of the Prime Minister's approach

1:20am Sunday 30th August 2015

David Cameron lacked the "balls" to take the military action in Syria that could have prevented the rise of self-styled Islamic State, a former head of the armed forces has complained.

Tony Blair warns against 'Alice in Wonderland' appeal of Jeremy Corbyn

Campaign Series: Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn has been criticised by Tony Blair

1:20am Sunday 30th August 2015

Tony Blair has warned Labour supporters to reject the "Alice in Wonderland" appeal of Jeremy Corbyn or risk driving the party into an abyss.

X Factor 2015: 8 reasons we miss Louis Walsh already

Campaign Series: X Factor 2015: 8 reasons we miss Louis Walsh already

12:11am Sunday 30th August 2015

Simon admitted even he misses Louis a little bit – here are some of the qualities he brought to the show.

X Factor supremo Simon Cowell moved by singer's audition

Campaign Series: X Factor supremo Simon Cowell moved by singer's audition

12:11am Sunday 30th August 2015

Josh Daniel’s version of Jealous by Labrinth brought the emotion out in all of the judges.

Penelope Keith: Benedict Cumberbatch needs to ignore phones in the theatre

Campaign Series: Penelope Keith: Benedict Cumberbatch needs to ignore phones in the theatre

12:11am Sunday 30th August 2015

The Good Life star says the theatre is full of distractions even without mobile phones.

Great British Bake Off champion Frances Quinn reveals shaky secrets of the tent

Campaign Series: Great British Bake Off champion Frances Quinn reveals shaky secrets of the tent

12:11am Sunday 30th August 2015

Frances Quinn has revealed the Bake Off tent is chaotic behind the scenes because of all the camera gear.

Jess Glynne: I still fear I could lose my voice

Campaign Series: Jess Glynne: I still fear I could lose my voice

12:11am Sunday 30th August 2015

The Hold My Hand singer admitted she has to take extra steps to protect her voice post-surgery.

Who is sending Phil Mitchell secret messages in EastEnders?

Campaign Series: Who is sending Phil Mitchell secret messages in EastEnders?

12:11am Sunday 30th August 2015

Barmaid Tracey feels like she has spoken to a ghost.

Roberto Martinez tips John Stones to lead England after solid game at Tottenham

Campaign Series: John Stones was hailed as a future England captain after his commanding display at White Hart Lane

11:50pm Saturday 29th August 2015

Roberto Martinez acclaimed John Stones as a future England captain after watching him help Everton secure a point from their Barclays Premier League clash with Tottenham.

Vincent Kompany would welcome Kevin De Bruyne at Manchester City

Campaign Series: Wolfsburg's Kevin de Bruyne is reportedly close to agreeing a move to Manchester City

11:50pm Saturday 29th August 2015

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany believes the club would be making a great signing if they complete a deal for Kevin de Bruyne.

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic applauds historic win at Liverpool

Campaign Series: West Ham manager Slaven Bilic hailed a historic Anfield victory for his club

11:50pm Saturday 29th August 2015

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic hailed a long-awaited victory at Anfield as one for the club's history books.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho hails Crystal Palace after 2-1 home defeat

Campaign Series: Jose Mourinho's Chelsea have only won four points from their opening four Premier League games

11:50pm Saturday 29th August 2015

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho paid tribute to Crystal Palace, but lamented his own side's failings and the lack of a penalty award after a second loss in 100 Premier League home games.

X Factor 2015: Twitter is struggling to love Nick Grimshaw

Campaign Series: X Factor 2015: Twitter is struggling to love Nick Grimshaw

11:06pm Saturday 29th August 2015

And – whisper it quietly – people are actually missing Louis Walsh.

X Factor 2015: It's a yes from Twitter, but everyone misses Louis Walsh (yes, really)

Campaign Series: X Factor 2015: It's a yes from Twitter, but everyone misses Louis Walsh (yes, really)

10:36pm Saturday 29th August 2015

There was a mixed reception for new judges Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw.

Andy Murray expects Nick Kyrgios to shine in US Open first-round meeting

Campaign Series: Andy Murray, right, won his French Open encounter against the mercurial Nick Kyrgios earlier this year

10:03pm Saturday 29th August 2015

Andy Murray is expecting Australian bad-boy Nick Kyrgios to relish the hype surrounding their first round clash at the US Open.

Lancashire Lightning's NatWest T20 Blast title delights coach Ashley Giles

Campaign Series: Lancashire Lightning life the trophy

10:03pm Saturday 29th August 2015

Lancashire head coach Ashley Giles may have been an outsider during the Red Rose's barren one-day years, but he was thrilled to finally end their 16-year wait for limited-overs silverware at his adopted home.

Forget Rita and Nick! It was Man and Woman who got Twitter excited on The X Factor opening night

Campaign Series: Forget Rita and Nick! It was Man and Woman who got Twitter excited on The X Factor opening night

9:57pm Saturday 29th August 2015

People had a lot to say about their stage performance.

Sherlock and Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat voices support for BBC

Campaign Series: Sherlock and Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat voices support for BBC

9:46pm Saturday 29th August 2015

The TV show creator voiced his support for the corporation that brought Doctor Who, The Great British Bake Off and Sir David Attenborough to our screens.

X Factor 2015: Olly Murs in tears as ex-bandmate gets auditions elbow

Campaign Series: X Factor 2015: Olly Murs in tears as ex-bandmate gets auditions elbow

9:46pm Saturday 29th August 2015

Find out which acts are through to the next round after their first arena auditions.

Vern Cotter not getting carried away after Scotland's heavy win over Italy

Campaign Series: Vern Cotter was not entirely satisfied despite Scotland's resounding victory

8:00pm Saturday 29th August 2015

Scotland coach Vern Cotter insists his side still need to improve before the World Cup despite running in six tries against Italy.

Tim Howard's heroics earn Everton point in goalless draw at winless Tottenham

Campaign Series: Tim Howard, pictured right, frustrated Spurs at White Hart Lane

7:58pm Saturday 29th August 2015

Tim Howard denied Tottenham their first Barclays Premier League win of the season with a string of superb saves that enabled Everton to leave White Hart Lane with a goalless draw.

Jonny Evans completes his move from Manchester United to West Brom

Campaign Series: Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has joined West Bromwich Albion

7:56pm Saturday 29th August 2015

West Brom have completed the signing of Manchester United defender Jonny Evans.

Newcastle boss Steve McClaren: No malice in Aleksandar Mitrovic red-card offence

Campaign Series: Aleksandar Mitrovic, pictured, was unfortunate to be sent off, according to Steve McClaren

6:53pm Saturday 29th August 2015

Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren leapt to the defence of striker Aleksandar Mitrovic after he was sent off just five games into his career on Tyneside.

Watch the new trailer for the final series of Downton Abbey

Campaign Series: Watch the new trailer for the final series of Downton Abbey

6:50pm Saturday 29th August 2015

You need to see the new promo for the final series of Downton.

Tom Briscoe reflects on 'pretty incredible' five-try feat as Leeds rout Hull KR

Campaign Series: Leed Rhinos romped to victory at Wembley

6:37pm Saturday 29th August 2015

Rugby league immortalised five of its greats in bronze on Saturday and Tom Briscoe produced a Challenge Cup Final display to rival any of their most memorable as Leeds ran riot against Hull KR.

Ireland skipper Paul O'Connell left disappointed as Dublin farewell ends in loss

Campaign Series: Paul O'Connell could not leave the Aviva Stadium with a victory

6:32pm Saturday 29th August 2015

Ireland captain Paul O'Connell struggled to mask his disappointment after he said farewell to Test rugby in Dublin on a losing note.

Scotland build World Cup momentum with a 48-7 warm-up win over Italy

Campaign Series: Scotland's Sean Lamont celebrates scoring the first try against Italy

5:52pm Saturday 29th August 2015

Scotland finally injected some momentum into their World Cup preparations as they followed up last week's win over Italy with a 48-7 triumph in the Edinburgh return.

Lancashire beat Hampshire to reach second successive NatWest T20 Blast final

Campaign Series: Stephen Parry's three for 21 helped set Lancashire up

5:34pm Saturday 29th August 2015

Lancashire Lightning's spinners took them to their second straight NatWest T20 Blast final with a six-wicket semi-final success over Hampshire at Edgbaston.

Leeds thrash sorry Hull KR in Challenge Cup final record win

Campaign Series: Leeds Rhinos skipper Kevin Sinfield, right, and Jamie Jones-Buchanan, left, lift the trophy at Wembley

5:32pm Saturday 29th August 2015

Tom Briscoe became the first player to score five tries in a Challenge Cup final as Leeds ran riot in the most one-sided decider in the history of the competition.

Sterling gets off the mark as City brush aside Watford at Etihad Stadium

Campaign Series: Raheem Sterling celebrates his goal with his Manchester City team

5:28pm Saturday 29th August 2015

Raheem Sterling struck his first Manchester City goal as Manuel Pellegrini's men maintained their flying Barclays Premier League start with a 2-0 win over Watford.

West Ham claim first win over Liverpool at Anfield in 52 years

Campaign Series: West Ham's Manuel Lanzini celebrates scoring the first goal against Liverpool

5:28pm Saturday 29th August 2015

West Ham ended one of the longest winless runs in top-flight history with their first victory at Anfield in almost 52 years as Liverpool's defensive problems returned to haunt them in spectacularly bad style.

Crystal Palace claim surprise win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

Campaign Series: Crystal Palace celebrate Bakary Sako's goal against Chelsea

5:28pm Saturday 29th August 2015

Jose Mourinho's 100th Premier League home match as Chelsea boss saw a second loss as Crystal Palace claimed their first win at Stamford Bridge in 33 years.

This is what is inside the MTV VMAs 2015 gift bag (and that includes luxury getaways)

Campaign Series: This is what is inside the MTV VMAs 2015 gift bag (and that includes luxury getaways)

5:28pm Saturday 29th August 2015

Highlights include holidays to Thailand and Bali, as well as Swiss watches, speakers, perfume and luggage.

Usain Bolt answers all his doubters with World Championship treble gold

Campaign Series: Usain Bolt made it a World Championship hat-trick on Saturday

5:10pm Saturday 29th August 2015

Usain Bolt's gold medal hat-trick was made all the more sweet by those questioning his form and fitness ahead of the World Championships.

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