Press Association 2014 LATEST

10 moments we really loved Nick Hewer

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: 10 moments we really loved Nick Hewer

2:52pm Friday 19th December 2014

We all loved a bit of Nick because really, what’s not to love?

Mourinho hails Hazard

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Eden Hazard is on the brink of signing a lucrative new deal at Chelsea

2:18pm Friday 19th December 2014

Eden Hazard is set to sign a new deal with Chelsea, where Jose Mourinho believes he can become an all-time great.

Perez Hilton for Celebrity Big Brother?

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Perez Hilton for Celebrity Big Brother?

2:17pm Friday 19th December 2014

The showbiz blogger has been linked to the show.

Rebel Wilson: I channelled Matt Lucas's accent

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Rebel Wilson to take on the spirits in Ghostbusters 3?

2:17pm Friday 19th December 2014

Rebel Wilson took inspiration from Little Britain’s Matt Lucas for her accent in Night At The Museum: The Secret of the Tomb.

Posthumous career gong for George Harrison

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Posthumous career gong for George Harrison

2:17pm Friday 19th December 2014

The Recording Academy are honouring the late George Harrison with a posthumous Lifetime Achievement award.

Cheryl's husband wins privacy damages

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Cheryl's husband wins privacy damages

2:17pm Friday 19th December 2014

Jean Bernard Fernandez-Versini has won damages over a magazine article about the couple’s wedding.

Lecturer 'abducted' sons to Moscow

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: A High Court judge has criticised a Russian man who 'abducted' his sons to Moscow after their mother went to a women's refuge

2:00pm Friday 19th December 2014

A Russian academic who lectured at a London university "abducted" two of his sons after their mother moved to a women's refuge complaining that she was a victim of "long-standing domestic violence", a High Court judge said today.

Danny Dyer: I want long run in EastEnders

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Danny Dyer: I want long run in EastEnders

1:39pm Friday 19th December 2014

Danny Dyer has said he wants a “long run” as EastEnders’ Mick Carter.

Cheryl husband wins privacy damages

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Cheryl married Jean Bernard Fernandez-Versini earlier this year

1:36pm Friday 19th December 2014

The husband of X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has accepted undisclosed privacy damages over a magazine article which speculated about their "secret" wedding.

'Deepest fish' found in Pacific

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Snailfish have been found to be living in great depths in the Pacific (PA/Oceanlab, University of Aberdeen)

1:36pm Friday 19th December 2014

Scientists have discovered the world's deepest fish during research in the depths of the Pacific.

Calls received in 'murders' probe

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Police have appealed for witnesses who lived or visited Dolphin Square

1:36pm Friday 19th December 2014

Detectives investigating the alleged murder of three young boys by members of a Westminster paedophile ring have "received calls and information" after launching a fresh appeal.

Van Gaal won't rush Falcao decision

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Radamel Falcao started last week's game against Liverpool on the bench

1:31pm Friday 19th December 2014

Louis van Gaal will not make a call on Radamel Falcao's future until the striker has an extended run in the Manchester United first team.

Rihanna is mobbed by fans in France

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Rihanna visits the White House

1:29pm Friday 19th December 2014

Rihanna gave her French supporters a day to remember when she spent some time with them in Paris.

Natalie Portman says no director wanted to work with her after Star Wars

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Natalie Portman says no director wanted to work with her after Star Wars

1:06pm Friday 19th December 2014

Natalie Portman claims no directors wanted to work with her after her appearance in the Star Wars prequel trilogy.

Black Friday boosts sales growth

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Shoppers taking advantage of Black Friday offers

1:03pm Friday 19th December 2014

Britain's "Black Friday" shopping surge saw retail sales grow at their fastest pace for nearly 27 years, CBI figures showed today.

Jennifer Aniston 'kept awake by thoughts in mind'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Jennifer Aniston 'kept awake by thoughts in mind'

12:57pm Friday 19th December 2014

Jennifer Aniston has revealed she suffers an ongoing battle with insomnia.

James Corden makes Late Late Show debut

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: James Corden makes Late Late Show debut

12:57pm Friday 19th December 2014

James Corden got some tips and a playful grilling from The Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson.

Teen held over boxer Crolla attack

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Anthony Crolla is recovering in hospital after being struck over the head with a concrete slab

12:10pm Friday 19th December 2014

A teenager has been arrested over a brutal attack which left b oxing world title hopeful Anthony Crolla in hospital with a fractured skull and broken ankle.

Blatter: No new World Cup vote

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Sepp Blatter has ruled out a re-run of the voting for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups

11:57am Friday 19th December 2014

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has ruled out revisiting the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups after the world governing body's executive committee agreed unanimously that an "appropriate" form of the Garcia report should be published.

Brad Pitt is too distracting to be a juror

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Brad Pitt is too distracting to be a juror

11:46am Friday 19th December 2014

Brad was sent back home as officials decided it would be too distracting for the other jurors to have him there.

Is Johnny Depp planning to marry in the Caribbean on NYE?

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Is Johnny Depp planning to marry in the Caribbean on NYE?

11:46am Friday 19th December 2014

Johnny Depp is thought to be planning a secret wedding with Amber Heard for New Year’s Eve.

Team America screenings cancelled in wake of Sony hacking

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Team America screenings cancelled in wake of Sony hacking

11:46am Friday 19th December 2014

Screenings of 2004 hit comedy Team America: World Police have now been hit by the Sony hacking.

Wenger hails Arsenal continuity

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, left, has the sympathy of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, right

11:22am Friday 19th December 2014

Arsene Wenger has hinted Alexis Sanchez chose to move to Arsenal ahead of Liverpool due to a near-guarantee of Champions League football.

Sienna Miller says Keira Knightley will be a great mum

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Sienna Miller says Keira Knightley will be a great mum

11:09am Friday 19th December 2014

Sienna Miller has said she thinks that Keira Knightley will be a brilliant mum.

George Clooney poses for Downton Abbey selfie

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: George Clooney poses for Downton Abbey selfie

11:09am Friday 19th December 2014

Hollywood star George Clooney posed with fellow actors ahead of ITV’s annual Text Santa charity appeal.

Farage defends ex-Ukip candidate

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Ukip leader Nigel Farage said the former parliamentary candidate was a "rough diamond"

11:03am Friday 19th December 2014

Nigel Farage has defended a former Ukip parliamentary candidate who stood down after being recorded using derogatory terms about homosexuals and Chinese people.

MP: Lower oil taxes help investment

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Danny Alexander described industry warnings that plummeting oil prices below 60 US dollars a barrel could render some North Sea projects unprofitable as 'a big concern'

11:00am Friday 19th December 2014

The Treasury must accept significantly lower taxes from the North Sea in future to create jobs and boost investment, Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has said.

Bank fines swell Treasury coffers

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Chancellor George Osborne has been boosted by revenues from banking fines

10:51am Friday 19th December 2014

Bank fines for rigging the foreign exchange market helped boost the public finances last month as George Osborne battles to meet annual deficit targets, official figures showed today.

Anger at hammer killer sentence

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Gemma Simpson was killed 14 years ago (PA/West Yorkshire Police)

10:51am Friday 19th December 2014

A taxi driver who was jailed for a minimum of 12 years for killing a young woman in a brutal attack and leaving her body buried undiscovered for more than a decade has manipulated the legal system, his victim's father said today.

Off-duty officer dies in assault

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Constable Neil Doyle, 36, died as a result of injuries suffered in Liverpool city centre (Merseyside Police/PA)

10:51am Friday 19th December 2014

A murder investigation has been launched after an off-duty police officer was killed and two others were injured.

NHS staff to stage fresh strikes

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Unison members are set to walk out next month amid a continuing row over pay

10:51am Friday 19th December 2014

The Government is facing a fresh wave of strikes by health workers in the new year amid the bitter dispute over pay.

8 Christmas number two singles that probably deserved the top spot

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: 8 Christmas number two singles that probably deserved the top spot

10:46am Friday 19th December 2014

Teletubbies Say “Eh-oh!” has – regrettably if not unexpectedly – failed to make this list.

Selectors face tough Cook call

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Alastair Cook's England side suffered a 5-2 ODI series defeat in Sri Lanka

10:39am Friday 19th December 2014

Alastair Cook's position as England's World Cup captain, assured until very recently despite his travails, has become a borderline call.

Power auction 'guarantees energy'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Energy Secretary Ed Davey said the auction was a great deal for consumers

10:12am Friday 19th December 2014

Electricity generators are to receive nearly £1 billion - at an average cost of £11 per household - to ensure enough power to meet peak demand in 2018/19.

Saracens lead bid to end salary cap

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Saracens chief executive Edward Griffiths says 'the salary cap has served its purpose'

10:11am Friday 19th December 2014

Saracens claim that seven Aviva Premiership clubs have indicated they want the existing salary cap system scrapped.

Ashley Jensen: I don't miss Hollywood

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Ashley Jensen: I don't miss Hollywood

9:57am Friday 19th December 2014

Ashley Jensen had a taste of Hollywood when she starred in Ugly Betty but she admitted she is happy to be back in the UK.

Sailor Sir Ben set to tie the knot

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Sir Ben Ainslie and Georgie Thompson are getting married

9:50am Friday 19th December 2014

Four-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Ben Ainslie will wed his TV presenter fiancee Georgie Thompson over the festive period.

Man dies after 'false' gun report

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Officers had concluded that the report regarding alleged gunmen was false

9:50am Friday 19th December 2014

An investigation is under way after a man died having been questioned by police officers regarding a false gun report.

NHS waiting time targets missed

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Officials say there have been more emergency admissions to hospitals than ever before

9:50am Friday 19th December 2014

Waiting time targets in England are being missed as hospitals struggle to cope with a record number of admissions.

Farage 'would consider Labour deal'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Ukip leader Nigel Farage said he would consider a deal with Labour leader Ed Miliband

9:50am Friday 19th December 2014

Nigel Farage has made it clear that he would be ready to do a deal with Labour if Ukip holds the balance of power after next year's general election, but said "It wouldn't be easy".

Community call over Cairns tragedy

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Police patrol near a house where eight children have been found dead in a Cairns suburb. (AP)

9:50am Friday 19th December 2014

Police have called on a community to "lean on each other and seek support" after the bodies of eight children were found inside a home in Australia.

Bill Murray happy to play uncle figure

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Bill Murray happy to play uncle figure

9:38am Friday 19th December 2014

Bill Murray has said it is reasonable that he is playing older characters now that he is 64.

Jack O'Connell: I felt incapable

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Jack O'Connell: I felt incapable

9:38am Friday 19th December 2014

Jack O’Connell has confessed he felt a lot of pressure when he was picked for the lead role in Angelina Jolie’s film Unbroken.

Profumo scandal's Rice-Davies dies

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Mandy Rice-Davies, who was a key figure in the 1963 Profumo Affair, pictured in the same year. She has died after a short battle with cancer

9:28am Friday 19th December 2014

Mandy Rice-Davies - one of the women at the centre of the Profumo affair which rocked Harold Macmillan's Tory government in the 1960s - has died.

Gerrard calls for Sterling to sign

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Steven Gerrard wants Raheem Sterling, pictured, to stay at Liverpool

9:11am Friday 19th December 2014

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has told team-mate Raheem Sterling to commit his future to the club.

How well do you know your Christmas number ones?

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: How well do you know your Christmas number ones?

9:38am Friday 19th December 2014

From Al Martino to Sam Bailey? How well can you recall 62 years of Christmas number ones?

Smith shines on captaincy debut

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Steve Smith's 133 helped Australia build a first-innings lead of 97 (AP)

8:16am Friday 19th December 2014

Steve Smith hit 133 in his first match as Australia's Test captain as the Baggy Green took what could prove to be a vital 97-run lead in the second Test against India at Brisbane.

Recovery setback for Rodriguez

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Jay Rodriguez is still some way off a return to action

8:16am Friday 19th December 2014

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman expects Jay Rodriguez's rehabilitation from a long-term knee injury to keep him out for at least another six weeks.

Doctor Who special in Game Of Thrones plug

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Doctor Who special in Game Of Thrones plug

9:38am Friday 19th December 2014

Game Of Thrones will get a plug in the festive edition of sci-fi show Doctor Who.

EastEnders fans can play detective

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: EastEnders fans can play detective

9:38am Friday 19th December 2014

EastEnders fans have been tasked with working out who killed Lucy Beale – with a behind-the-scenes visit to the soap on offer as a prize.

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