Press Association 2014 LATEST

Roache tribute to 'beautiful' Anne

Campaign Series: Anne Kirkbride was beautiful but without vanity, said Roache

11:10am Friday 29th May 2015

Coronation Street veteran William Roache has paid tribute to his "beautiful" on-screen wife Anne Kirkbride ahead of her memorial service tomorrow.

Reporter spared jail over payments

Campaign Series: Sun reporter Anthony France was given a suspended sentence at the  Old Bailey

11:10am Friday 29th May 2015

The first Sun journalist to be found guilty over payments to a public official in the wake of the Operation Elveden police investigation has been spared jail.

Big Brother 2015: Who is the 'familiar face' due to enter the house tonight?

Campaign Series: Ticking timebomb theme for Big Brother

10:57am Friday 29th May 2015

The evictees will be replaced by four new contestants – one of which Big Brother has revealed will be a “familiar face”.

Gary Lineker feels nervous about his Have I Got News For You debut

Campaign Series: Gary Lineker feels nervous about his Have I Got News For You debut

10:48am Friday 29th May 2015

The former footballer will host tonight’s episode of the show.

Adele has 'best night' with Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks

Campaign Series: Adele has 'best night' with Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks

10:36am Friday 29th May 2015

The Skyfall songstress and the Fleetwood Mac singer posed for a selfie after meeting at a London gig.

Jurassic World star Chris Pratt reveals he learned his British accent from TOWIE

Campaign Series: Jurassic World star Chris Pratt reveals he learned his British accent from TOWIE

10:04am Friday 29th May 2015

The actor, who has starred in hit movies including Guardians Of The Galaxy, told chat show host Graham Norton that he picked it up after she started watching reality show The Only Way Is Essex.

Amanda Holden's dress too revealing for Britain's Got Talent viewers

Campaign Series: Britain's Got Talent drama: Stephen Mulhern gets soaked by Amanda Holden

10:04am Friday 29th May 2015

The TV judge’s latest frock has angered viewers once again, with its sheer and embellished panels.

Corrie's William Roache shares memories of Anne Kirkbride ahead of her memorial service

Campaign Series: Corrie's William Roache shares memories of Anne Kirkbride ahead of her memorial service

9:53am Friday 29th May 2015

The 83-year-old actor was speaking to Good Morning Britain ahead of Anne’s memorial service which will be held at Manchester Cathedral on Saturday May 30.

Suge Knight back in court for murder case

Campaign Series: Suge Knight back in court for murder case

9:53am Friday 29th May 2015

The rap star’s lawyer has filed a motion, saying the murder charges should be dismissed.

Wimmer makes Spurs move

Campaign Series: Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, pictured, has strengthened his defence by signing Kevin Wimmer

9:39am Friday 29th May 2015

Tottenham started their summer recruitment drive with the £4million signing of Austria centre-back Kevin Wimmer from Cologne.

Blatter: Decision led to crisis

Campaign Series: Sepp Blatter called for unity on Friday

9:33am Friday 29th May 2015

Sepp Blatter claimed that FIFA's crisis would not have happened if countries other than Russia and Qatar had won the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Michael Jackson's Neverland on sale for £65m

Campaign Series: Michael Jackson's Neverland on sale for £65m

9:20am Friday 29th May 2015

There’s a hefty price tag on the late King of Pop’s ranch, which includes a train station and a llama.

McCall tries to rally sorry Rangers

Campaign Series: Rangers manager Stuart McCall knows his side have a mountain to climb if they are to rescue their promotion hopes

9:01am Friday 29th May 2015

Stuart McCall has warned his Rangers team they are drinking in the last-chance saloon after being stunned by Motherwell at Ibrox.

Plea on Lancastria tragedy families

Campaign Series: The Lancastria after being hit by German bombers off the coast of France in 1940 (Lancastria Association of Scotland/PA)

8:58am Friday 29th May 2015

The Government has been urged to do more to recognise the lives lost in Britain's worst maritime disaster.

The Likely Lads creators have penned a new sitcom

Campaign Series: The Likely Lads creators have penned a new sitcom

8:50am Friday 29th May 2015

The three half-hour episodes are part of series of new shows being made by UKTV.

Miranda Hart: How I came to love my body

Campaign Series: Miranda Hart: How I came to love my body

8:50am Friday 29th May 2015

The Call The Midwife star has come to terms with her tall figure.

Boy, 16, held over stabbing murders

Campaign Series: The 16-year-old boy was arrested on the Salary Brook Trail in Colchester where Nahid Almanea was stabbed to death last June

8:34am Friday 29th May 2015

Detectives investigating two murders have arrested a teenager.

Tragic mother accuses ex-Cook boss

Campaign Series: Sharon Wood has condemned travel giant Thomas Cook for its actions over the deaths of her children during a holiday in Corfu (Lauren Hurley/PA Wire)

8:15am Friday 29th May 2015

The mother of two children who were killed by carbon monoxide poisoning on holiday has accused Thomas Cook's former chief executive of trying to use their memory to gain public sympathy.

Rain delays Headingley start

Campaign Series: James Anderson and Alastair Cook will both be hoping to reach landmarks when England's rain-delayed second Test against New Zealand gets under way

7:48am Friday 29th May 2015

Morning showers left England facing a frustrating delay on the first morning of the second Investec Test against New Zealand at Headingley.

Cambridge state school intake rises

Campaign Series: There are around five applicants for every place offered at Cambridge

7:47am Friday 29th May 2015

The proportion of state school pupils accepted to Cambridge rose last year, amid a record number of applications to the university.

McGrath fate "out of our hands"

Campaign Series: Joe Schmidt has admitted prop Jack McGrath, pictured, could face further sanction for his yellow card against the Barbarians

7:30am Friday 29th May 2015

Joe Schmidt admits Ireland have lost control of Jack McGrath's World Cup participation after the prop's yellow card for kneeing Barbarians lock Konstantin Mikautadze in the back.

Sherwood: Benteke has buy-out fee

Campaign Series: Christian Benteke has scored 12 goals in his last 12 games ahead of Saturday's FA Cup final with Arsenal

7:30am Friday 29th May 2015

Tim Sherwood admits Aston Villa will be powerless to stop Christian Benteke leaving this summer - after revealing he has a buy-out clause in his contract.

Hodgson: I'll go when not wanted

Campaign Series: Roy Hodgson insists he is in no rush to resolve his future.

7:30am Friday 29th May 2015

Roy Hodgson says he will walk away from his job as England manager if the tide of public opinion turns against him following Euro 2016.

Middle-aged are 'hidden drinkers'

Campaign Series: Older people are more likely to be drinking at high-risk levels, a charity said

7:19am Friday 29th May 2015

Middle-aged Britons are more likely than young adults to exceed alcohol limits, a study has found.

Teen faces jail for terror grooming

Campaign Series: Kazi Islam was found guilty at the Old Bailey of a bungled terror plot to groom a young man with learning difficulties (Metropolitan Police/PA)

3:10am Friday 29th May 2015

A teenage terrorist is facing jail for grooming a young man with learning difficulties to carry out a Lee Rigby copycat killing.

Wilshere becomes charity ambassador

Campaign Series: Jack Wilshere with Archie Hill at the boy's home in Gerrards Cross, Bucks (Muscular Dystrophy Campaign/PA)

12:30am Friday 29th May 2015

England and Arsenal footballer Jack Wilshere has called on the NHS to fund a breakthrough drug that could help boys su ffering from a muscle-wasting condition.

Latest Talent finalists revealed

Campaign Series: Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman leave the Fountain Studios in Wembley after Britain's Got Talent.

12:30am Friday 29th May 2015

Simon Cowell got "emotional" as a father and sons vocal group and a teenage singer became the latest acts added to the grand final line-up of Britain's Got Talent.

Google 'polishes' Android system

Campaign Series: A Google employee gives a demonstration of Android Pay on a phone at Google I/O 2015. (AP)

12:30am Friday 29th May 2015

Google has unveiled how it plans to introduce virtual reality to the classroom and to YouTube this year, as well as the much rumoured new photo-sharing service Google Photos.

Fruit snacks slammed over sugar

Campaign Series: Action on Sugar said research showed some fruit-based snacks contain more sugar than sweets

12:30am Friday 29th May 2015

Several brands of supposedly healthy children's fruit snacks contain more sugar than Haribo sweets, according to a study.

Smoking ban 'boosts child health'

Campaign Series: The law making it illegal to smoke in public indoor places led to 11,000 fewer children being admitted to hospital each year with lung infections, a study found

12:30am Friday 29th May 2015

Many thousands of children may have been spared serious illness and admission to hospital by the smoking ban in England, research has shown.

Call for action over sex abuse

Campaign Series: The exploitation scandal at Rotherham was revealed in the Jay report

12:30am Friday 29th May 2015

Sex education should be expanded to ensure all children in England receive "age-appropriate" lessons in order to combat child sexual exploitation, a leading charity has said.

Labour 'must listen to business'

Campaign Series: Andy Burnham says aspiration is for everyone, not just those who shop at John Lewis

12:30am Friday 29th May 2015

Labour did not celebrate enterprise in the last parliament and will not win an election without listening to business, leadership contender Andy Burnham has said.

Poles apart on EU benefits reform

Campaign Series: Angela Merkel and David Cameron will meet in Berlin

12:30am Friday 29th May 2015

David Cameron has failed to secure support for his plans to restrict benefits for migrant workers coming to the UK during talks with his Polish counterpart.

Decision day for Blatter's future

Campaign Series: Sepp Blatter said despite the growing scandal that he "cannot monitor everyone all of the time"

12:30am Friday 29th May 2015

Fifa members will decide today if Sepp Blatter should stay as president just days after the FBI revealed a major investigation into decades of corruption at the heart of international football.

From Scary Spice to X Factor - 40 fabulous years of Mel B

Campaign Series: From Scary Spice to X Factor - 40 fabulous years of Mel B

12:11am Friday 29th May 2015

Here are some pictures of of the fabulously gobby Spice Girl to wish her a Happy Birthday.

Lung cancer treatment hope raised

Campaign Series: Drug company Roche has been carrying out tests on an immunotherapy treatment for lung cancer patients

12:08am Friday 29th May 2015

A new type of treatment could double the chances of survival for some patients suffering from the most common type of lung cancer, according to scientists.

New laws to tackle legal highs

Campaign Series: Peddling nitrous oxide will be made a criminal offence under new laws

12:08am Friday 29th May 2015

Sellers of "hippy crack" for recreational use will face up to seven years in prison under a Government crackdown on legal highs.

People 'not naturally money-savvy'

Campaign Series: A report has highlighted "behavioural hurdles" which help to determine how people handle money

12:04am Friday 29th May 2015

People are not "wired" to handle money well and should be given more help to overcome natural behaviour patterns such as over-buying in the supermarket while hungry, a report argues.

Children's pocket money 'on slide'

Campaign Series: Children are getting 15p a week less on average for their piggy banks than they were a year ago, research found

12:04am Friday 29th May 2015

The number of children who receive weekly pocket money appears to be on a declining trend, research suggests.

Simon Cowell sheds a tear as family band the Neales reach Britain's Got Talent final

Campaign Series: Simon Cowell sheds a tear as family band the Neales reach Britain's Got Talent final

11:16pm Thursday 28th May 2015

The notoriously hard to please judge got all emotional in the fourth live semi-final.

Isaac Waddington won the public vote on Britain's Got Talent - but who did the judges pick?

Campaign Series: Isaac Waddington won the public vote on Britain's Got Talent - but who did the judges pick?

10:46pm Thursday 28th May 2015

Is singing a variety act? Many BGT fans think not…

The Wendy controversy and Isaac's hair - here's the lowdown on the fourth Britain's Got Talent semi-final

Campaign Series: The Wendy controversy and Isaac's hair - here's the lowdown on the fourth Britain's Got Talent semi-final

10:17pm Thursday 28th May 2015

And Simon Cowell actually cried. Well, sort of.

Two held in counter-terror raids

Campaign Series: A man and a woman have been arrested in counter-terror raids

10:07pm Thursday 28th May 2015

A 24-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of preparing for acts of terrorism in the UK.

Barbarians too strong for Ireland

Campaign Series: Ireland prop Jack McGrath, pictured, could face a disciplinary hearing after kneeing Konstantin Mikautadze against the Barbarians

9:56pm Thursday 28th May 2015

Jack McGrath could be facing a ban to jeopardise his World Cup participation after kneeing lock Konstantin Mikautadze in the back during Ireland's 22-21 defeat to the Barbarians.

No return to Corrie for Jimi Mistry

Campaign Series: Jimi Mistry says he always knew he would have a dramatic exit from Coronation Street

9:52pm Thursday 28th May 2015

Coronation Street star Jimi Mistry has revealed it had always been the plan for his character to be killed off.

OMG! What happened to Kal? Coronation Street fans react to a red-hot shock

Campaign Series: OMG! What happened to Kal? Coronation Street fans react to a red-hot shock

9:47pm Thursday 28th May 2015

A fire in Weatherfield was never going to end well – but surely Amy could have got down that ladder a bit quicker…

Coronation Street's Jimi Mistry: I always planned an explosive exit

Campaign Series: Coronation Street's Jimi Mistry: I always planned an explosive exit

9:37pm Thursday 28th May 2015

The actor says he has no regrets about being killed off from the soap.

Britain's Got Talent audience in shock as Simon Cowell displays normal human emotions

Campaign Series: Britain's Got Talent audience in shock as Simon Cowell displays normal human emotions

8:26pm Thursday 28th May 2015

We think he just had something in his eye.

Princess shrugs off eye ailment

Campaign Series: Princess Michael of Kent wore a patch on her eye at the garden party

6:33pm Thursday 28th May 2015

Princess Michael of Kent attended a Buckingham Palace garden party with her eye protected with a patch - but did not let it spoil her enjoyment of the occasion.

No excuses from Watson

Campaign Series: Heather Watson is out of the French Open

6:08pm Thursday 28th May 2015

British number one Heather Watson believes she paid the penalty for too many unforced errors after she lost to America's Sloane Stephens in the second round of the French Open.

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