Press Association 2014 LATEST

New Spector photos show prison toll

Campaign Series: In this Oct. 28, 2013 photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, shows former music producer Phil Spector at the Health Care Facility in Stockton, Calif. Two newly released photos of Spector show the toll of age and pri

3:15am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Shock new photos of Phil Spector show the toll of age and prison on the once flamboyant music legend.

Soldiers training for new conflicts

Campaign Series: Latest defence news

3:10am Wednesday 24th September 2014

British armed forces have begun training for a new generation of conflict as the war in Afghanistan draws to a close.

Family killer bids for estate cash

Campaign Series: Lisa Clay and her six-year-old son Joseph were stabbed to death by Paul Chadwick

3:10am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A man who stabbed to death his girlfriend and their six-year-old son will learn today whether his legal bid to inherit her estate has been successful.

Sturgeon to declare leadership bid

Campaign Series: Nicola Sturgeon has been Deputy First Minister since the nationalists came to power at Holyrood in 2007

3:10am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Nicola Sturgeon is today expected to formally announce her bid to become leader of the SNP and Scotland's First Minister.

Deaths fall 'with use of software'

Campaign Series: Death rates at two hospitals fell after nurses used handheld computers instead of paper charts to record patients' vital signs, according to research

12:11am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Death rates at two large hospitals fell by more than 15% after nurses started using handheld computers instead of paper charts to record patients' vital signs, according to new research.

'Sexual' e-cigarette ad restricted

Campaign Series: A television ad for e-cigarettes attracted more than 80 complaints that it irresponsibly sexualised use of the devices

12:11am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A television ad for e-cigarettes has been restricted to post-9pm screenings following more than 80 complaints that it irresponsibly sexualised use of the devices.

Call to help bipolar teenagers

Campaign Series: Teenagers with bipolar disorder often go undiagnosed

12:11am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Many youngsters who have bipolar disorder can go for years without having their symptoms recognised, health officials have warned.

Least staff trust in public sector

Campaign Series: Public sector workers have the lowest levels of trust in their organisations following several years of spending cuts, a report found

12:11am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Public sector workers have the lowest levels of trust in their organisations following several years of spending cuts, a new report has revealed.

'Policy based evidence' criticised

Campaign Series: The Department of Health should seek "evidence based policy" not "policy based evidence", a former tsar said

12:11am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Politicians push for evidence that supports whatever initiative they back, but formal evaluation often shows such initiatives to have failed, according to a former health tsar.

Cooper vows to reverse police cuts

Campaign Series: Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper will pledge to halt the closure of domestic violence refuges

12:11am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Yvette Cooper will today unveil plans to reduce cuts at the Home Office, restoring 1,000 police officers and halting the closure of domestic violence refuges.

Please release Alan, urges wife

Campaign Series: Alan Henning is being held hostage by Islamic State

12:11am Wednesday 24th September 2014

The wife of British hostage Alan Henning has urged Islamic State to release him after she received an audio message from her husband pleading for his life.

UK set to offer more military aid

Campaign Series: Barack Obama, secretary of state John Kerry, and other officials, meet the representatives of Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, United Arab Emirates and Iraq in New York

12:11am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Britain looks set to ramp up its military involvement in the struggle against the Islamic State terror group, as David Cameron addresses the United Nations in New York.

Cricket club launches retail bond

Campaign Series: ancashire County Cricket Club is launching a retail bond to help it raise £3 million

12:06am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Lancashire County Cricket Club has announced the launch of its first retail bond to help it raise £3 million.

Pubs reduce VAT in tax cut campaign

Campaign Series: Campaigners are urging the hospitality industry to make Tax Equality Day their busiest day of the year to highlight the benefit of a VAT reduction

12:06am Wednesday 24th September 2014

More than 15,000 pubs, bars and restaurants across the UK will cut the price of food and drink by 7.5% today as part of a campaign to reduce VAT.

Referendum 'led to rent increases'

Campaign Series: Your Move said uncertainty over the outcome of the referendum led to a growth in the rental sector as cautious buyers delayed purchases

12:06am Wednesday 24th September 2014

The independence referendum pushed up rents across Scotland to an all-time high, property experts have said.

Bank offers online booking service

Campaign Series: Lloyds Bank's service allows people to book a face-to-face appointment

12:06am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Customers with Lloyds Bank will be able to book appointments themselves online to see a member of staff in branch, with the launch of a new service.

27% of homeowners 'fear rate rise'

Campaign Series: Some 27% think they will be in financial difficulty if the base rate rises above its historic 0.5% low, a poll shows

12:06am Wednesday 24th September 2014

One in four mortgage holders fear they will be in financial trouble when interest rates start to rise, research has found.

Superheroes back Children In Need

Campaign Series: Kristina Rihanoff, Ben Cohen, Peter Andre, Sarah-Jane Crawford and Louie Spence are supporting BBC Children In Need

12:04am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Strictly Come Dancing's Kristina Rihanoff and Xtra Factor host Sarah-Jane Crawford have donned capes and spandex to pose as superheroes to support this year's BBC Children In Need campaign.

Statins 'increase diabetes risk'

Campaign Series: The research was led by University College London

12:03am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Cholesterol-lowering drugs taken by thousands of Britons can directly increase the risk of diabetes because of the way they function, research has shown.

Reds squeeze through

Campaign Series: Middlesbrough's Albert Adomah is dejected after missing from the spot

11:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Liverpool had to come through an epic penalty shoot-out to get the better of Sky Bet Championship side Middlesbrough at Anfield and book their place in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup.

Saints see off Gunners

Campaign Series: Nathaniel Clyne's strike sunk Arsenal

10:03pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

An exquisite Nathaniel Clyne strike saw Arsenal's Capital One Cup campaign end at the third-round juncture for the first time in 12 years as Southampton secured a maiden win at the Emirates Stadium.

Swans topple Toffees at last

Campaign Series: Swansea romped to victory against Everton

9:54pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Swansea claimed their first-ever victory over Everton to reach the last 16 of the Capital One Cup.

Muniesa winner sends Stoke through

Campaign Series: Marc Muniesa scored both goals for Stoke

9:54pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Marc Muniesa proved the unlikely hero as Stoke came from behind to record a 2-1 victory at Sunderland to book a place in the Capital One Cup fourth-round draw.

Please release Alan, urges wife

Campaign Series: Alan Henning is being held hostage by Islamic State

9:19pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The wife of British hostage Alan Henning has urged Islamic State to release him after she received an audio message from her husband pleading for his life.

Clarke backed for 2016 captaincy

Campaign Series: Rory McIlroy reckons Darren Clarke, pictured, would be a great choice to captain the 2016 Europe Ryder Cup team

7:26pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Rory McIlroy believes fellow Northern Irishman Darren Clarke would make an ideal Europe captain for a Ryder Cup in the United States.

Leeds confirm Milanic as coach

Campaign Series: Darko Milanic could not turn down the offer to take charge at Leeds

7:13pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Darko Milanic has been confirmed the new head coach at Leeds.

Cameron urges global warming deal

Campaign Series: David Cameron urged a global deal on the environment

7:10pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Prime Minister David Cameron has called for the international community to come together behind a "new, ambitious global deal" to restrict global warming to 2C.

Missing Banksy displayed at school

Campaign Series: Latest arts news

6:44pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A Banksy artwork which disappeared from a building wall has been exhibited in a school - after being hidden under a bed for four years.

Elba releasing Mandela-inspired LP

6:44pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Idris Elba is releasing an album inspired by Nelson Mandela after he played the South African statesman in the biopic Long Walk To Freedom.

Hoax death caller gets prison term

Campaign Series: A hoax caller lured victims to the George Eliot Hospital in the mistaken belief that one of their relatives had died

6:39pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A callous hoax-caller who phoned families at random and falsely claimed their relatives had died has been jailed for four months.

Elba releasing Mandela-inspired LP

Campaign Series: Idris Elba has been inspired to make music after playing Nelson Mandela on the big screen

5:40pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Idris Elba is releasing an album inspired by Nelson Mandela after he played the South African statesman in the biopic Long Walk To Freedom.

McDowell: US aces 'need' cup glory

Campaign Series: Graeme McDowell is well aware of how determined the American side are to make amends for what happened two years ago

5:30pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter are not the only European players with targets on their backs this week, according to Ryder Cup team-mate Graeme McDowell.

PM: Queen 'purred' after No vote

Campaign Series: David Cameron smiled as he recalled how he was able to tell the Queen it was 'all right' after the Scottish referendum resulted in a victory for the No camp

5:11pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

David Cameron was caught on camera claiming the Queen "purred" down the line after he informed her Scotland had not voted for independence.

Miliband accuses PM over Scotland

Campaign Series: Ed Miliband has accused David Cameron of learning the "wrong lessons" from Scotland

5:08pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Ed Miliband has accused David Cameron of learning the "wrong lessons" from Scotland as he urged people to be proud of being English as well as British.

Murray 'to be dancefloor disaster'

Campaign Series: Craig Revel Horwood hasn't been impressed by Judy Murray's dancing so far

5:04pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Craig Revel Horwood is predicting Judy Murray will be a dancefloor disaster when she makes her debut on Strictly Come Dancing this weekend.

Manilow's duets from beyond grave

Campaign Series: Barry Manilow has recorded duets with some late music legends

4:48pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Barry Manilow has recorded an entire album of duets with superstars - all of whom are dead.

BA pilot 'sought out underage boys'

Campaign Series: British Airways pilot Bartle Frere sent messages to underage boys in India, the court heard

4:07pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A British Airways pilot used his job flying passengers around the world to meet underage boys and lavish them with money and gifts, a court heard today.

August borrowing climbs to £11.6bn

Campaign Series: Public borrowing in August was higher than forecast

4:07pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Britain's finances remained under pressure last month after figures showed borrowing reached £11.6 billion, an increase of £700 million on a year ago.

Cook set to retain place

Campaign Series: Alastair Cook appears set to be retained as England's ODI captain

3:49pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Alastair Cook is set to be confirmed as England's prospective World Cup captain when the selectors announce their squad to travel first to Sri Lanka for seven one-day internationals.

Labour vow of 'hard work, fair pay'

Campaign Series: Ed Miliband highlighted the plight of the low paid

3:34pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The Labour leader has pledged to help low paid workers, with a plan for jobs and wages to end inequality and boost the minimum wage.

Ex-JJB chief faces £1m fraud trial

Campaign Series: Former JJB Sports boss Christopher Ronnie has gone on trial at  Southwark Crown Court

3:28pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The former chief executive of sports goods company JJB Sports has gone on trial in connection with an alleged £1 million fraud in relation to contracts.

Motor insurance reforms set out

Campaign Series: Proposals for the motor insurance market could wipe around £20 off the cost of a typical driver's premium

3:19pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A watchdog will set out how competition can be improved in the £11 billion private motor insurance market in a finalised report tomorrow.

Reds' Anfield plans get go-ahead

Campaign Series: Liverpool have been given the green light for their planned redevelopment of Anfield

3:07pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Liverpool have won planning permission from the city's council to start redeveloping Anfield.

Grimshaw bids for twerking record

Campaign Series: Nick Grimshaw is hoping to make the record books with his twerking

2:54pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Breakfast show host Nick Grimshaw is undergoing intensive training in an effort to set a new world record - for twerking.

DJ Travis guilty of groping woman

Campaign Series: Dave Lee Travis denied the charges

2:43pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis has been found guilty of groping a female TV personality.

Blues let football do the talking

Campaign Series: Steve Holland pointed out Chelsea have scored twice as many Premier League goals as City so far this term

2:41pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Chelsea believe the statistics speak for themselves in response to Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini's "small team" taunt.

Hamilton urged to enjoy pressure

Campaign Series: Anthony Hamilton, pictured, has told son Lewis to enjoy every minute of this season's Formula One title scrap

2:19pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Anthony Hamilton has urged son Lewis to enjoy the pressure that comes with this year's Formula One world title fight.

Parling adds to England injury woes

Campaign Series: Tom Youngs will miss England's autumn internationals with a shoulder injury

2:19pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

England's injury problems continue to mount after the loss of Tom Youngs for the entire autumn was compounded by growing concerns over the long-term health of Geoff Parling.

Lampard may face Chelsea again

Campaign Series: Manchester City's Frank Lampard applauds the fans after scoring against his old club Chelsea.

2:06pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Frank Lampard's final match of his loan spell at Manchester City could be against his old club Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on January 31.

Tall tale for ex-Corrie star Keegan

Campaign Series: Michelle Keegan has a new TV role

1:39pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Michelle Keegan and Jason Manford have been cast in a new BBC One drama from the makers of hit show Happy Valley.

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