Press Association 2014 LATEST

Farage family's political dilemma

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Nigel Farage said he could not pretend that he has a normal relationship with his family and they would rather he had never gone into politics

11:00am Monday 2nd March 2015

Nigel Farage has told of the toll his political ambitions have taken on his personal life and admitted he would be no good as prime minister.

Strokes to headline Hyde Park gigs

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Strokes will headline the British Summer Time gigs in Hyde Park

11:00am Monday 2nd March 2015

US rockers The Strokes have signed up to headline the British Summer Time gigs in Hyde Park alongside Blur, Kylie Minogue, The Who and Taylor Swift.

Madonna fans set to enjoy her trip

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Madonna is heading back on the road following her recent slip-up at the Brits

11:00am Monday 2nd March 2015

Madonna has announced a new tour - just days after her fall at the end of the Brits sparked headlines around the world.

Taylor Swift: I'll still be single at 30

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Taylor Swift: I'll still be single at 30

10:49am Monday 2nd March 2015

The Blank Space singer doesn’t see herself in a long-term relationship in the next five years, as she doesn’t think any man would be comfortable with her level of fame.

David Duchovny says a new X-Files 'looks good'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: X-Files making a return to TV?

10:49am Monday 2nd March 2015

The sci-fi show’s star has teased that a reboot could well be on the cards.

Allen: Past experience can aid Reds

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Joe Allen is confident Liverpool can finish in the top four

10:42am Monday 2nd March 2015

Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen believes last season's title near-miss will stand them in good stead in the race for the top four.

Robshaw: We have let it slip again

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: England captain Chris Robshaw rued his side's penalty count against Ireland

10:42am Monday 2nd March 2015

England captain Chris Robshaw lamented the end of another Grand Slam quest after a 19-9 defeat by Ireland dented their RBS 6 Nations title aspirations.

National anthem inspired Terry

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: John Terry, right, got his hands on some silverware on Sunday

10:37am Monday 2nd March 2015

John Terry's emotions were stirred on hearing the national anthem at Wembley but the Chelsea captain has no plans to reconsider his retirement from England duty.

More 'saving for the long term'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Some 74% of people surveyed for Scottish Widows said they are putting money aside

10:27am Monday 2nd March 2015

Three in four people are currently saving as more start to embrace the idea of saving for the long term, a report has found.

Dame Maggie Smith: My Downton days are numbered

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Dame Maggie Smith: My Downton days are numbered

10:36am Monday 2nd March 2015

The veteran actress doesn’t see her character appearing in the hit ITV drama for much longer.

The Strokes to headline Hyde Park gig

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Strokes to headline Hyde Park gig

10:07am Monday 2nd March 2015

The New York rockers will be supported by Beck at their first London show in five years.

Bony: We need to win every game

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Wilfried Bony insists Manchester City will not give up the title fight

9:59am Monday 2nd March 2015

Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony believes the champions now have to target victory in every remaining game to retain their title.

Kim Kardashian: My selfie obsession is ridiculous, but I love it

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: KIm Kardashian reads 50 Shades on radio

9:59am Monday 2nd March 2015

The reality TV star says she is just having fun documenting memories when she posts selfies.

QPR report £9.8million loss

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Outgoings have been reduced at Loftus Road

9:52am Monday 2nd March 2015

QPR have reported a loss of £9.8million for the year ending May 2014.

Find out Cameron Diaz's sexy tip for staying in shape

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Find out Cameron Diaz's sexy tip for staying in shape

9:36am Monday 2nd March 2015

The Hollywood beauty has revealed the secret to achieving her fabulous figure.

More time to quiz Becky suspects

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Police are continuing their search for missing Rebecca Watts,16, known as Becky

9:35am Monday 2nd March 2015

Police have been given a further 36 hours to question two people arrested in connection with the disappearance of Rebecca Watts, 16.

Charlotte Hawkins tells of baby joy

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Charlotte Hawkins tells of baby joy

8:56am Monday 2nd March 2015

The Good Morning Britain host recently welcomed a baby girl.

Danny Dyer is getting married - after his girlfriend of 20 years proposed

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Danny Dyer is getting married - after his girlfriend of 20 years proposed

8:56am Monday 2nd March 2015

The EastEnders actor has said he’s a changed man now he’s engaged.

Pace of house price growth softens

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: UK property values were 5.7% higher last month than they were a year ago

8:04am Monday 2nd March 2015

The pace of house price growth softened for the sixth month in a row in February , Nationwide Building Society has reported.

Last days of Somers

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Rangers chairman David Somers has resigned from his boardroom position

7:34am Monday 2nd March 2015

Rangers have announced non-executive chairman David Somers has resigned from the club's board of directors.

Ambulance chiefs' £5m jam-bust bill

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Ambulance services spent £5m hiring private firms and charities to help cope with winter hospital delays

6:42am Monday 2nd March 2015

Ambulance services spent more than £5 million hiring private firms and charities to help cope with winter delays at hospital accident and emergency departments, according to new figures.

Don't lead KP on - Boycott

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Kevin Pietersen, pictured, wants to speak to new ECB chairman Colin Graves about a possible England return

6:37am Monday 2nd March 2015

Kevin Pietersen is clinging to renewed hope that he might yet resume his international career, after new England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves provided the first hint it could be possible.

English duo lead at Honda Classic

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Ian Poulter, pictured, shares the lead with Paul Casey (AP)

6:30am Monday 2nd March 2015

English pair Paul Casey and Ian Poulter both have an excellent chance to end their long wait for a PGA Tour title as they hold the joint lead at the Honda Classic.

Nadal equals clay-court title mark

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Rafael Nadal celebrates his success in Buenos Aires (AP)

6:26am Monday 2nd March 2015

Rafael Nadal won a record-equalling 46th clay-court title and his first on any surface since last June by brushing aside Juan Monaco in the final of the Argentina Open presentado por Buenos Aires Ciudad.

Queen's new look on coins unveiled

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The new portrait of the Queen which will appear on coins. (Royal Mint/PA)

3:02am Monday 2nd March 2015

A new portrait of the Queen that will appear on coins has been unveiled - but it may be some time before the updated money starts showing up in people's wallets.

Warm Wills melts China's 'waxworks'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Duke of Cambridge during a visit to the Shijia Hutong Museum in Beijing and meets charities supporting vulnerable young Chinese people

3:02am Monday 2nd March 2015

Relations between the UK and China have taken a significant leap forward with a historic meeting between President Xi Jinping and the Duke of Cambridge.

Hearing to decide hacking damages

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Paul Gascoigne is among eight representative cases, none of which have settled, which will be considered by Mr Justice Mann in London

3:02am Monday 2nd March 2015

A hearing to decide the amount of compensation to be awarded in civil phone hacking claims brought against Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) is due to start at the High Court today.

Missing Becky: Police search homes

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Forensic officers search a property in Wilton Close, Bristol, in connection with missing Rebecca Watts

1:39am Monday 2nd March 2015

Police have searched two addresses near the home of missing teenager Rebecca Watts.

Man accused of bids to kill police

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Police responded to a call about a man armed with a knife in Walworth, south-east London

1:39am Monday 2nd March 2015

A 20-year-old man will appear in court charged with the attempted murder of two police officers, after one was stabbed in the head.

BBC chief to warn over scaling back

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: BBC director general Tony Hall will make a speech at New Broadcasting House

12:17am Monday 2nd March 2015

Director-general Tony Hall will warn that scaling back the BBC too far will leave a nation dominated by "global gatekeepers and American taste-makers".

US general voices defence cuts fear

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Former Conservative defence secretary Dr Liam Fox.

12:17am Monday 2nd March 2015

The head of the US Army has expressed serious reservations about the impact of cuts on the capacity of British forces, heaping further pressure on David Cameron to commit to maintaining spending.

Plans to phase out coal power urged

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Government climate advisers have said there is no role for conventional coal power generation beyond the early 2020s

12:17am Monday 2nd March 2015

Political leaders risk derailing efforts to tackle climate change unless they set out clear plans to phase out dirty coal powered stations by the early 2020s, campaigners have warned.

Banners to mark strike anniversary

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Wakefield's Unity Works will host a public exhibition of banners carried by miners to mark the end of their year-long strike

12:17am Monday 2nd March 2015

Banners carried by miners to mark the end of their bitter year-long strike are to be displayed in public to mark the 30th anniversary of the end of the historic dispute, against a backdrop of an industry facing extinction.

56% of GPs to quit early: study

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: More than half of family doctors aim to quit early, a study indicated

12:17am Monday 2nd March 2015

More than half of family doctors say they are set to leave the profession early, according to a new survey.

Bid to crack down on sham marriages

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Couples must now give 28 days' notice of their intention to wed

12:17am Monday 2nd March 2015

Couples must give almost twice the official notice of their intention to wed from today as part of a crackdown on bogus marriages.

Pena Nieto faces human rights demos

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Human rights groups are angry that Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto and his wife Angelica are staying at Buckingham Palace

12:17am Monday 2nd March 2015

The Queen will welcome Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto to the UK as campaigners urge politicians to tackle the country over its human rights record.

PM vows to build more starter homes

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Prime Minister David Cameron will target under-40s priced out of the first-home market by offering developers the chance to build on cheaper brownfield commercial land and waiving taxes - in return for a 20% cut in the sale price

12:17am Monday 2nd March 2015

David Cameron will pledge to double to 200,000 the number of cut-price starter homes to be built under a Conservative scheme as general election skirmishes move on to rival solutions to housing shortages.

Emwazi 'was bullied at school'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The British extremist known by the nickname 'Jihadi John', as MI5 officers have reportedly questioned former teachers of Briton Mohammed Emwazi.

12:17am Monday 2nd March 2015

The British graduate unmasked as "Jihadi John" was bullied at school, his former headteacher has revealed.

Hugh Jackman: Chappie character isn't your typical villain

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Hugh Jackman had to work on his Australian accent for Chappie

12:11am Monday 2nd March 2015

The Australian actor has said he can empathise with his big screen alter-ego’s feelings about artificial intelligence.

High executive pay 'hitting trust'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Some 52% of those surveyed identified anger over senior levels of executive pay

12:05am Monday 2nd March 2015

Half of company directors believe that excessively high pay for executives is the biggest threat to public trust in business, according to a new study.

MPs and peers 'should move to Hull'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Hull has the lowest average rents on England

12:05am Monday 2nd March 2015

Parliament should be converted into affordable housing and MPs and peers relocated to Hull to cut costs and ease the capital's housing shortage, campaigners have suggested.

Child healthcare priority, say 94%

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: A study says 94% of Brits reckon children's healthcare should be a priority for the NHS

12:05am Monday 2nd March 2015

Ninety-four per cent of Brits believe that children's healthcare should be a priority for the NHS, a survey has revealed.

Drug-driving crackdown rules start

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Police will be able to use 'drugalysers' to screen for cannabis and cocaine at the roadside

12:03am Monday 2nd March 2015

New regulations to crack down on motorists driving under the influence of drugs take effect from today.

Sigourney Weaver wants hackers to leave J-Law alone

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Sigourney Weaver wants hackers to leave J-Law alone

10:45pm Sunday 1st March 2015

Turns out Sigourney is a big fan of Jennifer Lawrence, but wants people to respect the privacy of the Hunger Games star.

Italian astronaut adds her tribute to Leonard Nimoy from space

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Italian astronaut adds her tribute to Leonard Nimoy from space

10:45pm Sunday 1st March 2015

There’s something beautiful about art inspiring science like this.

Sam Smith tops albums streaming chart after success at Brits

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Sam Smith tops albums streaming chart after success at Brits

10:16pm Sunday 1st March 2015

Singer beats rivals including Ed Sheeran and Royal Blood in a close-run race to top the Official Albums Chart.

People are super excited to hear Kanye's new album

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: People are super excited to hear Kanye's new album

10:06pm Sunday 1st March 2015

Yeezy has revealed his new album will be called So God Help Me but now there are more questions.

Chester salutes determined Rovers

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Chris Chester hailed Hull KR's team spirit

9:09pm Sunday 1st March 2015

Hull KR coach Chris Chester hailed his players' team spirit after they came from 20-6 down to gain their first win over Wigan for six years.

Lady Gaga and fiance Taylor Kinney take freezing lake dip

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Lady Gaga and fiance Taylor Kinney take freezing lake dip

8:56pm Sunday 1st March 2015

The newly-engaged couple looked adorable as they messed about on the shore.

Wenger hails "vital" win

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger praised his side's showing against Everton

8:48pm Sunday 1st March 2015

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger felt his side answered the critics by getting 'back to basics' after their midweek European nightmare to grind out a 2-0 victory over Everton and move back to third in the Barclays Premier League.

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