Press Association 2014 LATEST

'Help people build their own homes'

Campaign Series: Richard Bacon MP has presented a Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Bill to the Commons

10:59am Friday 24th October 2014

Making it easier for people to get land and build their own home would help ease the housing crisis facing Britain, a Conservative MP has told the Commons.

Disabled woman 'capable of consent'

Campaign Series: A judge has ruled a woman with a learning disability has the mental capacity to consent to sex

10:59am Friday 24th October 2014

A 22-year-old woman who has a significant learning disability and a history of "abusive and exploitative relationships" with sexual partners does have the mental capacity to consent to sex, a judge has ruled.

Bruce feels sorry for Balotelli

Campaign Series: Mario Balotelli has endured a slow start to his Reds career, scoring just once in 10 appearances

10:51am Friday 24th October 2014

Hull manager Steve Bruce believes Mario Balotelli may not have been too far wrong with his famous 'Why always me?' statement, claiming the striker has been treated as a "whipping boy" by his critics.

Double Cumberbatch on Norton show

Campaign Series: Benedict Cumberbatch met his Madame Tussaud's wax model during filming for The Graham Norton Show

10:37am Friday 24th October 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch has come face-to-face with his eerily lifelike waxwork on The Graham Norton Show.

Serbia punished over drone incident

Campaign Series: Violence erupted at the Partizan Stadium earlier this month

10:10am Friday 24th October 2014

Serbia have been awarded a 3-0 victory over Albania following their postponed Euro 2016 qualifier but they have also been deducted three points and ordered to play their next two games behind closed doors for their part in the furore.

Lindsay Lohan talks prison to Ross

Campaign Series: Lindsay Lohan has spoken about her time in jail

10:10am Friday 24th October 2014

Lindsay Lohan has opened up about her time in prison on The Jonathan Ross Show.

Hathaway's brush with hypothermia

Campaign Series: Anne Hathaway nearly got hypothermia when her Interstellar spacesuit let in freezing water

9:54am Friday 24th October 2014

Anne Hathaway has revealed how she almost suffered hypothermia shooting in icy waters for Interstellar.

Stars line up for BBC Music Awards

Campaign Series: One Direction are lined up for the BBC Music Awards

9:50am Friday 24th October 2014

One Direction, Coldplay and Ed Sheeran are among the chart stars who have signed up for the first BBC Music Awards.

Poulter: Bishop comments 'shocking'

Campaign Series: Ian Poulter, pictured, has hit back at the PGA of America president Ted Bishop

9:44am Friday 24th October 2014

Ian Poulter has hit back at the president of the PGA of America for calling him a "Lil Girl", labelling the comments "pretty shocking and disappointing".

Post-wedding dinner for Clooneys

Campaign Series: George Clooney will apparently celebrate his wedding at a dinner party in the UK

9:37am Friday 24th October 2014

George Clooney and his new wife Amal are rumoured to be celebrating their marriage at yet another party this weekend.

Jagger: Teen Elvis film in works

Campaign Series: Musician and producer Sir Mick Jagger is making a film about Elvis Presley as a teenager

9:37am Friday 24th October 2014

Sir Mick Jagger has revealed he is developing a film about the young Elvis Presley.

Pitt grilled on Funny Or Die show

Campaign Series: Brad Pitt showed off his sense of humour on Funny Or Die

9:37am Friday 24th October 2014

Brad Pitt got a bit hot under the collar as he was teased about both of his famous wives on Zach Galifianakis' mock talk show.

TSB hails current account boost

Campaign Series: TSB said it had signed up one in ten of all customers opening new current accounts or switching in the UK

9:14am Friday 24th October 2014

TSB hailed an above-target performance in the current account market today but said it was being held back by the low level of switching among UK bank customers.

Launchbury commits to Wasps

Campaign Series: Joe Launchbury's decision represents a major coup for Wasps ahead of their move to Coventry's Ricoh Arena

9:10am Friday 24th October 2014

Wasps have announced that England lock Joe Launchbury has agreed a contract extension with the Aviva Premiership club.

Amla inspires Proteas win

Campaign Series: Hashim Amla's century led South Africa to victory

7:54am Friday 24th October 2014

Hashim Amla's century set up a 72-run victory for South Africa over New Zealand to give the tourists an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

Man charged over Syria terrorism

Campaign Series: Tuhin Shahensha is appearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court accused of preparing acts of terrorism

7:50am Friday 24th October 2014

A 26-year-old man has been charged with the preparation of Syria-related terrorism acts.

MI5 agent was suburban bank clerk

Campaign Series: Files released by the National Archives in Kew suggest an agent who posed as an undercover Gestapo officer was actually Eric Roberts, a father of two in his thirties (The National Archives/PA)

7:09am Friday 24th October 2014

The lone MI5 agent who secretly penetrated the ranks of Britain's wartime Nazi sympathisers has been identified as an unassuming suburban bank clerk.

Deila hails scorer Scepovic

Campaign Series: Stefan Scepovic, left, broke his Celtic scoring duck against Astra Giurgiu

6:56am Friday 24th October 2014

Ronny Deila insists he never lost faith in Stefan Scepovic even though the Celtic striker missed two great chances before scoring his first goal for the Hoops in their 2-1 Europa League win over Romanian outfit Astra Giurgiu at Parkhead.

Martinez hails 'incredible' fans

Campaign Series: Everton manager Roberto Martinez praised the club's fans after the Toffees drew 0-0 against Lille

6:56am Friday 24th October 2014

Everton boss Roberto Martinez expressed his "immense pride" for the club's "incredible" fans after a turbulent 24 hours building up to Thursday evening's 0-0 Europa League draw at Lille.

Lamela strike impresses boss

Campaign Series: Erik Lamela's brilliant strike was hailed by Mauricio Pochettino

6:56am Friday 24th October 2014

Erik Lamela's outrageous rabona strike was one of the best goals head coach Mauricio Pochettino has ever seen and may well prove the defining moment in his Tottenham career.

Ashya set to finish proton therapy

Campaign Series: Ashya King has responded well to proton therapy for his brain tumour, the Prague clinic treating him says (Hampshire Police/PA)

6:24am Friday 24th October 2014

Brain cancer patient Ashya King is set to undergo his last dose of proton therapy after his condition improved, the clinic treating him has said.

Brand 'open' to US 9/11 conspiracy

Campaign Series: Comedian Russell Brand says he cannot rule out the conspiracy theory that America's government was behind the 9/11 attacks

2:55am Friday 24th October 2014

Comedian Russell Brand has said he is "open-minded" about the idea that the US government was behind the 9/11 attacks as he made a second appearance on BBC2's flagship Newsnight progamme.

Tearaway leads Joystick nominations

Campaign Series: The 32nd annual Golden Joystick awards are due to take place

2:53am Friday 24th October 2014

The video game industry's answer to the Oscars takes place in London tonight, with the 32nd annual Golden Joystick awards.

Killer driver facing long jail term

Campaign Series: Fahid Saber will be sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court

2:53am Friday 24th October 2014

A driver who knocked down and killed a university student will be sentenced today after being told to expect a lengthy term of imprisonment.

Queen to open museum's tech gallery

Campaign Series: The Queen will be shown a section recounting the significance of the 1953 Coronation television broadcast

2:53am Friday 24th October 2014

The Queen will be shown technological wonders from the past 200 years when she opens a major new gallery at the Science Museum today.

Brand 'open' to US 9/11 conspiracy

Campaign Series: Comedian Russell Brand says he cannot rule out the conspiracy theory that America's government was behind the 9/11 attacks

12:56am Friday 24th October 2014

Comedian Russell Brand has said he is "open-minded" about the idea that the US government was behind the 9/11 attacks as he made a second appearance on BBC2's flagship Newsnight progamme.

Briton killed in Brazil bar robbery

Campaign Series: A British man has been killed during a robbery at a bar in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

12:10am Friday 24th October 2014

A British man has been killed during a robbery at a bar in Brazil, according to reports.

Stubbed toe calls hit 111 workload

Campaign Series: The NHS 111 service receives nearly one million calls a month

12:10am Friday 24th October 2014

Broken nails, blocked noses and hair loss have prompted hundreds of calls to the NHS 111 non-emergency helpline.

Secure hospitals staff to strike

Campaign Series: Staff at Rampton high security hospital in Nottinghamshire are to walk out in a row over pay

12:10am Friday 24th October 2014

Staff at three high security psychiatric hospitals will go on strike today in the bitter dispute with the Government over health workers' pay.

Sir Cliff raid police force 'inept'

Campaign Series: The police raided Sir Cliff Richard's home at Sunningdale

12:10am Friday 24th October 2014

An under-fire police force has been branded "inept" by a group of MPs over its handling of a highly-publicised raid on the home of pop star Sir Cliff Richard.

Salmond may seek Westminster seat

Campaign Series: Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon.

12:10am Friday 24th October 2014

Alex Salmond has not ruled out running for a seat at Westminster in next year's general election as he prepares to stand down as Scotland's First Minister.

£425k for mum of demo cop's child

Campaign Series: A woman who had a child by an undercover policeman is reportedly in line for a £425,000 payout from Scotland Yard

12:10am Friday 24th October 2014

The Metropolitan Police is reportedly to pay more than £400,000 in compensation to a woman who had a child by an undercover officer.

GDP up 0.7% but recovery is slowing

Campaign Series: The economic slowdown comes amid fears for the health of the global economy that have brought turbulence to stock markets

12:10am Friday 24th October 2014

The pace of the UK recovery slowed in the third quarter of the year as manufacturing posted its weakest performance since the start of 2013, official figures showed today.

Cameron pledges £80m more for Ebola

Campaign Series: Prime Minister David Cameron has warned that Ebola could spread to Europe if it was not stopped in its tracks in the African states where the deadly outbreak began earlier this year

12:10am Friday 24th October 2014

David Cameron has pledged a further £80 million for the fight against Ebola, as he threw down the gauntlet to fellow European leaders to step up their own responses to the killer disease.

PM demands urgent EU finance talks

Campaign Series: Prime Minister David Cameron walks past journalists on the second day of an EU summit in Brussels

12:10am Friday 24th October 2014

David Cameron has demanded an urgent meeting of EU finance ministers to discuss Britain's objections to a shock £1.7 billion demand for top-up payments to fund the European Union.

Canada gunman not on high risk list

Campaign Series: Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

12:10am Friday 24th October 2014

The gunman who shot dead a soldier in the Canadian capital was not under surveillance or on a list of around 90 individuals deemed to be a "high risk", police have admitted.

New holiday rules 'too simplistic'

Campaign Series: The tough new rules failed to recognise that family life was not simple, council leaders said

12:04am Friday 24th October 2014

Tough new rules on term time holidays should be overturned, leaving headteachers to decide whether to allow pupils to be taken out of school, council leaders have said.

Cambridge house prices 'up by 32%'

Campaign Series: Property values in Cambridge are now 32.5% higher than they were at their previous 2007 peak, new figures show

12:04am Friday 24th October 2014

House prices in Cambridge have rebounded more strongly than those in London as the housing market recovery has taken hold, a report has found.

Pay rises 'won't match inflation'

Campaign Series: Most workers are unlikely to receive a wage rise that matches inflation in 2015, said pay analysts XpertHR

12:04am Friday 24th October 2014

Firms expect pay rises to remain at 2% over the next year, according to a new study.

Beckham and Williams back Unicef

Campaign Series: David Beckham has posed for Unicef's campaign to protect children from violence

12:02am Friday 24th October 2014

David Beckham and Robbie Williams are no strangers to the camera but this time they are posing for a good cause - to highlight a campaign to protect children.

Lacklustre Hoops limp to victory

Campaign Series: Stefan Scepovic had an up-and-down night

10:17pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Stefan Scepovic scored his first goal for Celtic as the Hoops made hard work of beating Astra Giurgiu 2-1 in their Europa League clash at Parkhead

Lamela steals show in Spurs win

Campaign Series: Harry Kane celebrates the goal that completed his hat-trick

10:17pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Erik Lamela scored one of the finest goals ever seen at White Hart Lane on a night in which Tottenham's hat-trick hero Harry Kane ended the thrashing of Asteras Tripolis in goal.

Everton share points in Lille

Campaign Series: Aiden McGeady came close to scoring for Everton

8:17pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Everton remain top of Europa League Group H after playing out a 0-0 stalemate at Lille in a game overshadowed by trouble involving Toffees fans in the build-up.

New controversy for Balotelli

Campaign Series: Mario Balotelli is at the centre of a new controversy

7:10pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Police are investigating reports footballer Mario Balotelli threatened a woman said to have taken photographs of his Ferrari vehicle.

Officer held over Palace ammo find

Campaign Series: Ammunition was found in Royal Protection officers' lockers at Buckingham Palace

7:10pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A Royal Protection officer has been arrested following the discovery of ammunition in personal lockers in the grounds of Buckingham Palace.

Valdes to train with United

Campaign Series: Victor Valdes is to continue his recovery from a knee injury with Manchester United before training with the first team

5:19pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes is to train with Manchester United, the club have announced.

Knightley to make Broadway debut

Campaign Series: Keira Knightley will make her Broadway debut next year in Therese Raquin

4:50pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Keira Knightley will make her Broadway debut next year as a beautiful but doomed heroine.

Word prompts chuckles on Countdown

Campaign Series: Dave Myers with Susie Dent on Countdown

4:50pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Hairy Biker Dave Myers left the Countdown team with a conundrum of their own when he came up with an unusual choice of word in tomorrow's episode of the long-running quiz.

Whelan suffers injury blow

Campaign Series: Glenn Whelan faces a six-week lay-off

4:15pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Stoke midfielder Glenn Whelan has been ruled out for up to six weeks with a fracture of the right leg.

Ahmed ton lifts Pakistan

Campaign Series: David Warner ensured Pakistan did not have things all their own way

4:06pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Sarfraz Ahmed's explosive century lifted Pakistan to an imposing total but David Warner wrested back some of the momentum for Australia on day two of the first Test in Dubai.

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