Press Association 2014 LATEST

Baltic best value for city breaks

Campaign Series: The Lithuanian capital Vilnius provided the best value for money for holidaymaker Britons

12:24am Saturday 28th March 2015

The Baltic is best for bargain-hungry Britons, according to a costs-in-resorts survey from Post Office Travel Money.

Soap parenthood didn't prepare Corrie's Jennie McAlpine for the real thing

Campaign Series: Soap parenthood didn't prepare Corrie's Jennie McAlpine for the real thing

12:11am Saturday 28th March 2015

The actress has said being a mum round the clock is much harder than playing one on screen.

The Voice final 'a dream' for Stevie McCrorie

Campaign Series: The Voice final 'a dream' for Stevie McCrorie

12:11am Saturday 28th March 2015

The firefighter has made it to the semi-finals of the BBC singing contest.

Sissy Spacek: I made movies for a break from the kids

Campaign Series: Sissy Spacek: I made movies for a break from the kids

12:11am Saturday 28th March 2015

The actress says being in TV series Bloodline has reminded her how hard it is to be a mum.

Lisa Faulkner thought she'd only be in Celebrity MasterChef for a day

Campaign Series: Lisa Faulkner thought she'd only be in Celebrity MasterChef for a day

12:11am Saturday 28th March 2015

The actress-turned-cook got a whole new life out of the reality show.

Dustin Hoffman: I could have been alone

Campaign Series: Dustin Hoffman: I could have been alone

12:11am Saturday 28th March 2015

The twice-married star admitted fame was a fluke, which helped him with the opposite sex.

Emmanuel Nwamadi may not have a voice for The Voice semi-finals

Campaign Series: Emmanuel Nwamadi may not have a voice for The Voice semi-finals

12:11am Saturday 28th March 2015

The soulful singer is on the verge of losing his voice for the live semi-finals, after falling sick with the flu.

Helena Bonham Carter and Lily James - who had the most uncomfortable dress in Cinderella?

Campaign Series: Helena Bonham Carter and Lily James - who had the most uncomfortable dress in Cinderella?

12:11am Saturday 28th March 2015

The actress says she and her co-star struggled with their outfits on the set of Cinderella.

Police officer held over wife death

Campaign Series: An off-duty police officer has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of his wife

12:09am Saturday 28th March 2015

A police constable with 28 years' service remained in custody today after being arrested on suspicion of murdering his wife.

Mastermind winner's tour de Sforza

Campaign Series: Marianne Fairthorne, who has been crowned the winner of this year's series of Mastermind (BBC/PA)

12:09am Saturday 28th March 2015

A TV quiz show veteran has been crowned the winner of this year's series of Mastermind.

May 7 'the social justice election'

Campaign Series: Gordon Brown said Labour would outspend the SNP on the NHS by spending £250 million extra

12:09am Saturday 28th March 2015

The general election will be the "social justice election", former prime minister Gordon Brown said as he announced Labour would boost NHS spending in Scotland.

Tory 'benefits cuts' plans leaked

Campaign Series: The proposals could generate savings worth an estimated £5.8 million a year, according to a report

12:09am Saturday 28th March 2015

The Conservatives are considering plans to scrap or restrict a series of benefits saving billions of pounds from the welfare bill, it has been reported.

Voice star Emmanuel battles illness

Campaign Series: Ricky Wilson has two singers left in the semi-final of The Voice

12:09am Saturday 28th March 2015

The Voice semi-finalist Emmanuel Nwamadi has revealed he is battling illness ahead of tonight's live show.

Labour to attack border 'failures'

Campaign Series: Yvette Cooper will accuse the government of letting "dodgy" firms get away with exploiting illegal workers and undercutting local wages

12:09am Saturday 28th March 2015

Coalition failures over border controls have led to a major drop in the number of illegal immigrants being deported and fewer illegal drugs being seized, Labour will claim today.

Mental health issues 'increasing'

Campaign Series: Half of teachers have seen an increase in youngsters dealing with difficulties such as anxiety and depression, the surevey says

12:09am Saturday 28th March 2015

Teachers are seeing more pupils in the classroom with mental health issues, according to a poll.

Sturgeon 'solidarity' message to UK

Campaign Series: Nicola Sturgeon will call for reform to the Westminster system

12:09am Saturday 28th March 2015

Nicola Sturgeon will today extend a message of "friendship and solidarity" to voters in the rest of the UK, pledging the SNP will work with others to make a positive change at Westminster.

Cameron vow on 'seven-day NHS week'

Campaign Series: David Cameron has vowed to introduce a "seven-days-a-week" NHS service

12:09am Saturday 28th March 2015

David Cameron is kicking off his campaign for No 10 with a pledge to deliver a "truly seven-days-a-week NHS" for England if the Conservatives are returned to power on May 7.

Meredith mother 'shocked' at ruling

Campaign Series: Meredith Kercher was sexually assaulted and murdered while studying in Perugia, Italy, in 2007

12:09am Saturday 28th March 2015

The mother of murdered British student Meredith Kercher has said she was "surprised and very shocked" by an Italian court's decision to overturn the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito.

Montenegro-Russia match abandoned

Campaign Series: Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was struck by a flare

11:18pm Friday 27th March 2015

Montenegro's European Championship qualifier against Russia was abandoned in the 67th minute as the players brawled and objects were thrown from the stands.

How did the Gogglebox crew rate this week's TV?

Campaign Series: How did the Gogglebox crew rate this week's TV?

10:45pm Friday 27th March 2015

The Goggleboxers did what they do best, watch people on the telly and talk about it.

North injured during Saints success

Campaign Series: George North scored two tries before going off with a head injury

10:43pm Friday 27th March 2015

A controversial red card for Wasps' Nathan Hughes saw Northampton come from behind to win a tumultuous clash 52-30 at Franklin's Gardens and move 14 points clear at the top of the Premiership.

Mastermind winner's tour de Sforza

Campaign Series: Marianne Fairthorne who has been crowned the winner of this year's series of Mastermind (BBC/PA)

10:17pm Friday 27th March 2015

A TV quiz show veteran has been crowned the winner of this year's series of Mastermind.

Kane makes mark as England cruise

Campaign Series: Harry Kane scored on his England debut

9:51pm Friday 27th March 2015

Harry Kane took just 80 seconds to make his mark on international football as he enjoyed a fairytale debut in England's 4-0 win over Lithuania at Wembley.

Knifeman jailed for shop raid bid

Campaign Series: Wiltshire Police have released CCTV footage of the raid

8:46pm Friday 27th March 2015

A man has been jailed for three years after attempting to rob a village shop with a 10-inch kitchen knife.

Media studies survives A-level cull

Campaign Series: A number of subjects have been scrapped at AS, A-level and GCSE

7:39pm Friday 27th March 2015

Media studies has survived a cull of A-level subjects, while leisure studies has been axed, England's exam regulator has announced.

Tory 'benefits cuts' plans leaked

Campaign Series: The proposals could generate savings worth an estimated £5.8 million a year, according to a report

7:34pm Friday 27th March 2015

The Conservatives are considering plans to scrap or restrict a series of benefits saving billions of pounds from the welfare bill, it has been reported.

Murray brushes aside Young

Campaign Series: Andy Murray, pictured, beat Donald Young in Miami

7:11pm Friday 27th March 2015

Andy Murray cruised into the third round of the Miami Open with a comfortable 6-4 6-2 win over America's Donald Young.

Duchy does daffodil deal for quarry

Campaign Series: The Prince of Wales has a fondness for daffodils

6:43pm Friday 27th March 2015

With money far from being a worry, the Prince of Wales asked the new owner of a quarry on his land to pay him something rather more novel than cold, hard cash for rent - a single daffodil.

Grey's Anatomy is 10 years old! Here are the biggest stars to come out the show

Campaign Series: Grey's Anatomy is 10 years old! Here are the biggest stars to come out the show

6:36pm Friday 27th March 2015

Remember these guys? They taught us so many life lessons, and the usual medical jargon.

Peacock to join Hull KR

Campaign Series: Jamie Peacock will join Hull KR as a football manager next season

6:32pm Friday 27th March 2015

Former England captain Jamie Peacock will swap his rugby kit for a suit at the end of the year when he joins Hull KR in the newly-created role of football manager.

Pc faces jail over on-duty sex

Campaign Series: Pc Darren Heath admitted misconduct in a public office at Bristol Crown Court

5:39pm Friday 27th March 2015

A police officer has been told to expect a prison sentence after admitting sexual relationships with three women he met while on duty.

All four Britain's Got Talent judges to return for next series

Campaign Series: All four Britain's Got Talent judges to return for next series

4:56pm Friday 27th March 2015

David Walliams will join Alesha Dixon, Simon Cowell and Amanda Holden on the ITV show panel once again.

Unite's £1m boost to Labour coffers

Campaign Series: Len McCluskey's Unite has now given £3.5 million to Labour's war chest

4:56pm Friday 27th March 2015

Unite has given a further £1 million donation to Labour, bringing the total to £3.5 million since December, the union has announced.

Dermot says goodbye to X Factor

Campaign Series: Dermot O'Leary has been a mainstay of the hit ITV talent show for eight years

4:41pm Friday 27th March 2015

Dermot O'Leary has left his presenting role on The X Factor, saying it is "time for me to move on".

Jevans quits for "personal reasons"

Campaign Series: Debbie Jevans has quit as CEO of England Rugby 2015

4:36pm Friday 27th March 2015

Debbie Jevans has resigned as chief executive of the organising committee of this year's Rugby World Cup, citing "personal reasons".

Dermot O'Leary says goodbye to The X Factor

Campaign Series: Dermot O'Leary says goodbye to The X Factor

5:31pm Friday 27th March 2015

There will be a new host on the ITV show for the next series.

Coleman: Bale raring to go

Campaign Series: Gareth Bale has had to endure a rough ride in Spain of late

4:34pm Friday 27th March 2015

Wales manager Chris Coleman has noticed no difference in Gareth Bale's mood ahead of his side's huge Euro 2016 qualifier in Israel and believes the Real Madrid superstar is ready to perform.

Grounded girls go to Syria 3 school

Campaign Series: The five girls are schoolmates of Amira Abase, Kadiza Sultana and Shamima Begum

3:34pm Friday 27th March 2015

Teenage girls grounded by a judge after fears were raised about them travelling to Syria are pupils at the same school as three girls already thought to have fled to join the Islamic State, the High Court has heard.

Thousands spent on Los Angeles bash

Campaign Series: The reception was attended by about 500 guests, including more than 30 British Oscar nominees

3:34pm Friday 27th March 2015

Thousands of pounds of taxpayers money was spent on a Los Angeles bash to celebrate British Oscar nominees and business, official figures show.

Hull fined by the FA

Campaign Series: A tackle by Alex Bruce caused an incident in Hull's clash at Leicester

2:46pm Friday 27th March 2015

Hull have been fined £30,000 by the Football Association for failing to control their players against Leicester on March 14, the governing body has announced.

Iron Man wears the Hulkbuster armour in the new Avengers 2 trailer

Campaign Series: Iron Man wears the Hulkbuster armour in the new Avengers 2 trailer

2:43pm Friday 27th March 2015

Tony Stark finds a new way to keep the Hulk under control in the teaser footage.

See the official trailer for the Spooks film

Campaign Series: See the official trailer for the Spooks film

2:27pm Friday 27th March 2015

Kit Harington takes a leap into his new action role in the film version of the BBC One spy show.

Hughes signs at Stoke to 2019

Campaign Series: Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has agreed a new contract at the club

2:17pm Friday 27th March 2015

Mark Hughes has signed a new contract as Stoke manager which ties him to the club until 2019.

Cash-for-stories conviction quashed

Campaign Series: The journalist's conviction at the Old Bailey has been quashed

2:15pm Friday 27th March 2015

The first journalist to be found guilty of paying a public official in the wake of the high-profile Operation Elveden probe has had the conviction quashed on appeal, it can now be reported.

Ebola patient praises hospital team

Campaign Series: Corporal Anna Cross speaks at London's Royal Free Hospital, where she has been discharged after being successfully treated for Ebola

2:15pm Friday 27th March 2015

An Army Reservist who contracted Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone has been discharged from a London hospital after becoming the first patient in the world to be treated with an experimental drug.

Hamilton left 'heavily compromised'

Campaign Series: Lewis Hamilton hailed his crew of mechanics following a difficult day

2:07pm Friday 27th March 2015

Lewis Hamilton hailed his crew of mechanics following a difficult day at the office that he claims left him "heavily compromised" ahead of this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix.

Elijah Wood was too embarrassed to admit he wasn't Tobey Maguire

Campaign Series: Elijah Wood was too embarrassed to admit he wasn't Tobey Maguire

1:57pm Friday 27th March 2015

The actor had an encounter with one of Tobey’s fans who thought he was the Spider-Man star.

Corrie's Tina O'Brien: My bar work is not going so well

Campaign Series: Corrie's Tina O'Brien: My bar work is not going so well

1:57pm Friday 27th March 2015

The actress has been struggling to get the hang of serving drinks quietly on the set of the soap.

Hugh Bonneville still can't believe Downton Abbey got more than one series

Campaign Series: Hugh Bonneville still can't believe Downton Abbey got more than one series

1:57pm Friday 27th March 2015

The star of the period drama talked about the announcement that it will end after series six.

Outlander stars: Scottish weather adds to the atmosphere

Campaign Series: Outlander stars: Scottish weather adds to the atmosphere

1:48pm Friday 27th March 2015

The stars of the romantic drama said viewers will be blown away by how amazing Scotland looks in the show.

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