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Press Association 2014

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Mugged pensioner Alan Barnes to move to Shetlands after 'calling from God'

Campaign Series: Alan Barnes is leaving the north east of England to follow a spiritual calling in the Shetlands

4:05pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

A disabled pensioner who inspired global sympathy after he was mugged is selling his house that was funded by well-wishers and will move to the Shetland Islands after getting a "calling from God".

Jeremy Corbyn gets leadership boost as Unison backs him

Campaign Series: Jeremy Corbyn has received the backing of the trade union Unison for the leadership of the Labour Party

4:05pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Jeremy Corbyn has received another boost in his bid to become Labour leader when he was backed by one of the country's biggest trade unions.

Woman travelling with children held at airport in Syria 'terror' probe

Campaign Series: The woman was arrested at Birmingham Airport

4:05pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

A woman travelling with three children has been arrested at an airport on suspicion of preparing to travel to Syria to engage in terrorism.

Computer geek faces long jail sentence over bid to buy deadly ricin poison

Campaign Series: Mohammed Ali has been found guilty of trying to buy ricin after being inspired by the television series Breaking Bad

4:05pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

A computer geek is facing a lengthy jail sentence for trying to buy deadly ricin poison from the Dark Web after being inspired by the hit US television series Breaking Bad.

McIlroy will not defend title

Campaign Series: Rory McIlroy remains sidelined by a serious ankle injury

3:42pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

World number one Rory McIlroy will not defend his WGC-Bridgestone Invitational title next week as he continues his recovery from a serious ankle injury.

Tesco Bank reveals 'foregone interest' to current account customers

Campaign Series: Tesco Bank is providing more information to current account customers

3:39pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

A bank has pledged to make it clear to customers if they have money sitting in their current account that is not earning credit interest.

John Bishop is seeing double at Madame Tussauds

Campaign Series: John Bishop is seeing double at Madame Tussauds

3:38pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

“Have I seen you somewhere before?” as the comedian said to the Bishop.

Ricky Gervais and Cara Delevingne lead pack of celebrities horrified by Cecil the Lion shooting

Campaign Series: Ricky Gervais and Cara Delevingne lead pack of celebrities horrified by Cecil the Lion shooting

3:38pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Celebrities took to Twitter to express their outrage over the shooting of Cecil the Lion by an American dentist.

Life on Marbs: What does Natalie Richardson's husband wish she'd kept to herself?

Campaign Series: Life on Marbs: What does Natalie Richardson's husband wish she'd kept to herself?

3:07pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Natalie Richardson is appearing on Life On Marbs, but her husband would prefer to keep their life private.

Brady upset by 'Deflategate' ban

Campaign Series: Tom Brady is due to miss the first four games of the 2015 season

2:23pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Tom Brady has broken his silence on his 'Deflategate' suspension and hit back at the NFL after it upheld his four-game ban for what the New England Patriots quarterback termed an "inconsequential issue".

Mourinho makes Benitez weight jibe

Campaign Series: Jose Mourinho, left, and Rafael Benitez, right, regularly sparred during the Spaniard's spell at Liverpool

1:45pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Jose Mourinho has hit back at Rafael Benitez's wife - with a remarkable jibe about his rival manager's weight.

Saints seal Caulker loan move

Campaign Series: QPR defender Steven Caulker will play for Southampton during the upcoming season

1:42pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Southampton have confirmed the loan signing of QPR defender Steven Caulker.

Woman wins court challenge to student loans eligibility criteria

Campaign Series: The Supreme Court ruled in favour of Beaurish Tigere

1:39pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

An aspiring university student who came to the UK when she was six has successfully challenged the eligibility criteria for student loans.

Marsh defends Haddin omission

Campaign Series: Selector Rod Marsh has defended the decision not to recall Brad Haddin, pictured, for the third Ashes Test

1:36pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Selector Rod Marsh believes Brad Haddin's lean streak with the bat left Australia with no option but to leave him out of the third Ashes Test.

Zimbabwean pair in court over death of Cecil the lion

Campaign Series: The lion, who was shot by an American dentist, pulled in a great deal of tourism

1:32pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Two Zimbabwean men who were arrested for illegally hunting a protected lion have appeared in court to face poaching charges.

Home owners 'dream of detached property with three bedrooms'

Campaign Series: About half of home owners desire a detached property, research shows

1:31pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

A detached property with three bedrooms is the type of residence that the majority of home owners would aspire to live in, a survey has found.

Woods hopeful of upturn in fortune

Campaign Series: Tiger Woods has endured a miserable 2015 season so far

1:15pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Former world number one Tiger Woods concedes his form may have to get worse before it gets better, but insists he is close to turning the corner.

Raven-Symone admits weight loss pressure at age 7

Campaign Series: Raven-Symone admits weight loss pressure at age 7

1:02pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

The former Cosby Show star said she felt the pressure to stay slim from the age of seven.

High street sales growth slows despite warmer weather boost

Campaign Series: Retailers are also expecting a further slow down in sales growth next month

1:00pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

High street sales growth slowed in July despite a rush by s hoppers to snap up summer clothing in the recent warmer weather, according to figures.

Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel disagree over what being famous means

Campaign Series: Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel disagree over what being famous means

12:53pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Jesse disagreed with the How I Met Your Mother star that he did not sign up to be followed by paparazzi when he became an actor.

The X Factor 2015: 11 people who'd be great as the new voice of the show

Campaign Series: The X Factor 2015: 11 people who'd be great as the new voice of the show

1:09pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Peter Dickson, who provides voice-overs for The X Factor, has quit – but we have some replacements in mind.

First Look: Michael Bay's 13 Hours trailer recounts the events of the Benghazi terror attack

Campaign Series: First Look: Michael Bay's 13 Hours trailer recounts the events of the Benghazi terror attack

12:30pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Check out the first look at Michael Bay’s big screen adaptation of this dramatic true story.

EastEnders' Richard Blackwood reveals Claudette Hubbard's gangster roots

Campaign Series: EastEnders' Richard Blackwood reveals Claudette Hubbard's gangster roots

12:30pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

EastEnders viewers will see a darker side to Claudette Hubbard.

Platini to run for FIFA presidency

Campaign Series: Michel Platini has announced he is to run for the FIFA presidency.

12:23pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Michel Platini has formally announced he will run for the FIFA presidency, saying he wants to restore dignity to the world governing body.

House of Lords reform urged after 124 peers claim £300 attendance allowance

Campaign Series: File photo dated 27/05/15 of peers and guests in the House of the Lords during the State Opening of Parliament

12:17pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

There have been renewed calls for reform of the House of Lords after a newspaper survey found more than 100 peers claim a £300-a-day allowance to attend Westminster despite living within easy travelling distance.

Manchester's city council approves Factory arts venue project

Campaign Series: David Cameron and George Osborne announced the venture at the Old Granada Studios which will be the site of The Factory

12:17pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Plans for a £110 million arts venue in Manchester - set to make the city cultural capital of the UK "if not the world" - have been approved by the city council.

Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton movies lined up for Venice Film Festival

Campaign Series: Idris Elba confirms Star Trek role in breakdancing video

12:08pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Organisers have announced a line-up that includes Beasts Of No Nation starring Idris and A Bigger Splash starring Tilda.

Motorists 'face postcode lottery' over repair bills

Campaign Series: Regionally, London was the most expensive overall, with an average hourly charge of £101.60

12:02pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Motorists are being forced to pay up to three times more for car repairs depending on where they live, new data has suggested.

Demi Lovato's dog dies, and Twitter consoles her

Campaign Series: The Instagram pic that's making us love Demi Lovato even more

11:59am Wednesday 29th July 2015

The singer confessed she is “heartbroken” after her dog Buddy died in an accident.

Cup winners get World Club spot

Campaign Series: Wigan's 'on the road' game will take place at The Den, home of football club Millwall

11:28am Wednesday 29th July 2015

The winners of next month's Ladbrokes Challenge Cup final will earn a place in the 2016 World Club Series, it has been announced.

Mortgage approvals to home buyers rise by 3%

Campaign Series: A total of 66,582 mortgages with a value of £11.5 billion were approved for house purchase in June

11:14am Wednesday 29th July 2015

The number of mortgages being approved to home buyers climbed by 3% month-on-month in June, Bank of England figures show.

Pensioner Middlesbrough FC fan denies monkey gestures towards Blackburn players

Campaign Series: Ernest Goult denies the charges

11:12am Wednesday 29th July 2015

A pensioner has gone on trial accused of making monkey gestures towards black footballers at a Championship football match.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini gets sexy for The X Factor

Campaign Series: Cheryl Fernandez-Versini gets sexy for The X Factor

10:52am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Cheryl shows she’s got the sizzle factor as she shares some sultry snaps on Instagram.

Begovic targets starting role

Campaign Series: Asmir Begovic wants to make his mark at Chelsea

10:34am Wednesday 29th July 2015

New Chelsea signing Asmir Begovic insists he has no desire to play second fiddle to first-choice goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

Hamsters happier when in hammocks, study finds

Campaign Series: A hamster that has taken part in a study to measure their mood (Liverpool John Moores University/PA)

10:27am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Happiness is a hamster swinging in a hammock, according to the first study to measure the mood of the cuddly rodents in an objective way.

Greggs announces rise in profits after healthier eating options launched

Campaign Series: Greggs announced improved figures

10:27am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Higher breakfast sales and a bigger range of healthier products helped Greggs grow underlying profits by 51% in the first half of the year.

Irritated Cara Delevingne is told to 'take a nap' in horribly awkward interview

Campaign Series: Irritated Cara Delevingne is told to "take a nap" in horribly awkward interview

10:37am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Cara was seriously unimpressed by the breakfast TV anchors when they interviewed her about Paper Towns.

Could The Punisher be the next Marvel character to get his own show?

Campaign Series: Could The Punisher be the next Marvel character to get his own show?

10:02am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Jon Bernthal will make his debut as The Punisher in new the series of Daredevil.

Matthew Broderick finds some puppy love on Broadway

Campaign Series: Matthew Broderick finds some puppy love on Broadway

9:52am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Matthew has joined the upcoming cast of A.R. Gurney’s play about a dog who seduces a married man.

Bets off as James Bond reckoner tips Radiohead to record Spectre theme song

Campaign Series: Bets off as James Bond reckoner tips Radiohead to record Spectre theme song

10:37am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Radiohead are now hotly tipped to be announced as the voice of the new James Bond theme.

Rio organisers face "challenges"

Campaign Series: IOC president Thomas Bach has admitted Rio 2016 faces serious challenges

9:34am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Organisers of next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro face serious challenges over cleaning up the bay where the sailing competitions will be held, the IOC president Thomas Bach has admitted.

Radiohead tipped for Bond movie theme tune as bookies halt Spectre song bets

Campaign Series: Daniel Craig reprises his 007 role in Spectre but the artist to perform the theme song is still to be revealed

9:10am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Bookies have suspended bets on who will sing the next James Bond theme tune after one punter tried to put £15,000 on Radiohead.

Madeleine McCann ruled out as victim in Australia suitcase inquiry

Campaign Series: Madeleine McCann is still missing

9:10am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Missing Madeleine McCann has been "totally excluded" as a potential victim after a young girl's remains were found in a suitcase in Australia.

Why has Gerard Depardieu been banned from the Ukraine?

Campaign Series: Why has Gerard Depardieu been banned from the Ukraine?

8:46am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Gerard Depardieu has attracted the anger of Ukrainian authorities by supporting Russia’s annexation of Crimea last year.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts to open Toronto festival with Demolition

Campaign Series: Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts to open Toronto festival with Demolition

8:38am Wednesday 29th July 2015

TIFF will also see world premieres for Ridley Scott’s space epic The Martian, starring Matt Damon, and Stephen Frears’ Lance Armstrong biopic starring Ben Foster.

Authorities 'did not act quickly enough' on Syria-bound Briton reports

Campaign Series: Barry Gardiner, Labour MP for Brent North, said Britain had a responsibility to protect the man and those he may harm

8:12am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Police and ministers failed to respond quickly enough to reports a Londoner has left Britain bound for Syria, an MP has claimed.

Taylor Swift gets broody as she meets new godson

Campaign Series: Photographer writes to Taylor Swift to ask: 'How are you any different to Apple?'

8:07am Wednesday 29th July 2015

The Bad Blood singer met adorable baby Leo Thames less than two weeks after friend Jaime King welcomed her godson.

Wonder Woman: Gal Gadot's new leading man revealed

Campaign Series: Director MacLaren exits Wonder Woman film

10:02am Wednesday 29th July 2015

The Star Trek actor will play Steve Trevor opposite Gal Gadot in the DC comic book movie.

New melanoma treatment guidance calls for dermoscopy and body imaging

Campaign Series: Health officials have issued new guidance for treating melanoma and also reminded people to cover up in the sun

7:50am Wednesday 29th July 2015

New guidance has been issued for treating melanoma, t he most deadly form of skin cancer.

Barclays boss signals streamline plans as bank reveals 25% rise in profits

Campaign Series: John McFarlane was named interim chairman for Barclays after chief executive Antony Jenkins was fired

7:46am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Barclays boss John McFarlane signalled plans to ramp up growth, squeeze costs and streamline the business after announcing a 25% rise in first half profits.

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