Press Association 2014 LATEST

No doubts for Anderson

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Jimmy Anderson believes England never doubted the captaincy of Alastair Cook, pictured

9:13pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

England "never doubted" Alastair Cook would remain as captain for the 2015 World Cup, according to Jimmy Anderson.

EastEnders cleans up at soap awards

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Sam Strike, Maddy Hill, Danny Dyer, Kellie Bright and Danny-Boy Hatchard attending the Inside Soap Awards at DSTRKT, London.

9:04pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

EastEnders was the big winner at tonight's Inside Soap Awards, picking up the prestigious Best Soap gong as well as three other cast prizes.

Rhinos boss waiting on decision

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: A tribunal has deferred a decision on a charge of improper conduct against Gary Hetherington

8:52pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A rugby league tribunal has concluded its hearing to an allegation of improper conduct by Leeds chief executive Gary Hetherington but has deferred its decision.

MP calls for more minority coaches

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: MP John Mann believes football is missing out on 'a wealth of talent' because of the low number of black and ethnic minority mangers

8:43pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A Labour MP has called for the introduction of a new rule for English football to ensure that black and ethnic minority candidates are always represented in the interview process for head coaching positions.

Caine hailed 'greatest movie actor'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Sir Michael Caine arrives at the Royal Albert Hall for a special interview with Jonathan Ross as they look back on his career

8:13pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Sir Michael Caine was hailed as the "greatest movie actor" Britain has produced as stars gathered to celebrate his career at London's Albert Hall.

Caine hailed 'greatest movie actor'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Sir Michael Caine arrives at the Royal Albert Hall for an interview with Jonathan Ross as they look back on his career with clips and music from his best-known films in aid of the NSPCC

8:07pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Sir Michael Caine was hailed as the "greatest movie actor" Britain has produced as stars gathered to celebrate his career at London's Albert Hall.

'A lot of romance' in Dracula film

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Fans may be surprised by how romantic Luke Evans' new film Dracula Untold is

8:06pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Luke Evans revealed fans may be surprised by how romantic his new film Dracula Untold is, at the premiere in London tonight.

'A lot of romance' in Dracula film

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Luke Evans stars in the new Dracula movie

7:58pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Luke Evans revealed fans may be surprised by how romantic his new film Dracula Untold is, at the premiere in London tonight.

Mirallas faces spell on sidelines

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Aiden McGeady joined Everton from Spartak Moscow in January

7:20pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Everton winger Kevin Mirallas is facing "a while" on the sidelines due to his hamstring injury, Toffees boss Roberto Martinez has revealed.

Costa confident over fitness

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Chelsea and Spain forward Diego Costa has problematic hamstrings

5:50pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Chelsea's Diego Costa has no intention of skipping international duty with Spain despite Jose Mourinho's concerns over the striker's fragile hamstrings.

Sturridge decision for Hodgson

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: England manager Roy Hodgson has to decide whether or not to recall Daniel Sturridge, pictured, following his injury struggles

5:34pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

England manager Roy Hodgson is today having to decide whether to call-up Daniel Sturridge against Liverpool's will.

Man held in 'exploitation' probe

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The offences allegedly occurred in Aylesbury

4:29pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A man has been arrested by police investigating alleged child sex exploitation.

Sherlock foes in Roses rematch

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is linking up again with screen foe Andrew Scott

4:27pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Sherlock stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Andrew Scott are set to rekindle their rivalry playing kings in the BBC's latest Shakespeare adaptation.

Ouseley: We don't deserve Rio jibe

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Rio Ferdinand, red, warming up on the day he refused to wear a Kick It Out anti-racism campaign T-shirt.

4:19pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

The head of football's anti-discrimination body Kick It Out has responded to attacks by Rio Ferdinand in his autobiography by saying it deserves better than to be his "punchbag".

Baby boy for actress Claire Sweeney

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Claire Sweeney has given birth to a boy called Walton

4:12pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Former Brookside star Claire Sweeney has given birth to a boy and named him after the part of Liverpool where she was born.

Couples 'most annoying on Facebook'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Facebook users who post about their partner were the most irritating updaters, according to a survey

3:54pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Couples who declare their love for each other on Facebook have been revealed as the most annoying users of the social network.

Samsung reassure over handset gap

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Samsung have told owners of its new Galaxy Note 4 that a gap between the screen and the body is nothing to worry about

3:32pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Samsung is the latest major smartphone manufacturer to suffer a public design issue after reports of a gap between the screen and metal body of the new Galaxy Note 4 handset.

Embattled bank defends tattoo ad

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Co-operative Bank suffered "a hurricane of negative publicity"

3:32pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

The Co-operative Bank's ethics chief was today forced to defend a new television advert depicting a man having "Ethics & Values" etched on his back after it emerged the tattoo was a fake.

Kompany backs City to recover

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany in convinced his side can still come good in the Champions League

3:14pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Captain Vincent Kompany insists Manchester City have not been derailed in their latest Champions League quest.

Smith to run rule over Russell

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Matty Russell is back in full training

2:59pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Warrington coach Tony Smith will make a late decision on the fitness of full-back Matty Russell ahead of Friday's semi-final against Wigan.

McIlroy wins PGA Tour award

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Rory McIlroy has been voted PGA Tour player of the year

2:59pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

World number one Rory McIlroy has been voted PGA Tour player of the year for the second time in three seasons.

George Clooney for US president?

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Is the White House beckoning for George Clooney?

2:11pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

George Clooney's marriage has sparked rumours he could have his eye on the White House.

X Factor boyband are cry babies

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The X Factor's latest creation are currently known as New Boy Band

2:09pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

The X Factor's new boyband have admitted they let their emotions get the better of them when they discovered they had all made it to the final.

Driver jailed for three-death crash

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Jak Parker egged on another motorist to race and caused a horrific crash in Front Street, Shotton Colliery which killed three women (Durham Police/PA)

2:09pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A driver who egged on another motorist to race and caused a horrific crash which killed three women has been jailed for 12 and a half years.

Jennifer Garner scared of internet

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Jennifer Garner stars in Men, Women And Children

1:59pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Jennifer Garner has joked she thought her new film Men, Women And Children was a horror movie when she first heard about it - because it highlights how dangerous the internet can be.

AC/DC star Young 'has dementia'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Malcolm Young (far left) is reportedly suffering from dementia

1:06pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

AC/DC rocker Malcolm Young, who recently left the band due to ill-health, is reportedly suffering from dementia.

Mother's plea to missing daughter

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The parents of 15-year-old Yusra Hussien, who is believed to be heading to join extremists in Syria, have urged her to come home

12:37pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

The mother of a missing schoolgirl feared to be heading to Syria after becoming radicalised online has made an emotional plea for her to "please, please come back".

Monty Python inspired Bale's Moses

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Christian Bale stars as Moses in Exodus: Gods And Kings

11:46am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Christian Bale has told how he watched Monty Python's Life Of Brian as part of his research for playing Moses in Exodus: Gods And Kings.

Honda puts off driver discussions

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Talks between McLaren and Honda this weekend will not centre on the future of their current drivers Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen, pictured

11:44am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Honda intends to schedule meetings with McLaren over the course of the Japanese Grand Prix weekend - but the driver line-up for next season is likely to be off the agenda.

Ex-MI6 chief's tracking warning

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Sir John Scarlett said that there is a "generational divide"

11:37am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Parents must be aware that their children can be tracked online by "predators", the former head of MI6 has warned.

Teacher 'may have been low risk'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Martin Goldberg was found dead in his home

11:07am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A teacher found to have covertly filmed children, after he was discovered dead, may have been assessed as a "low risk" by detectives, a police and crime commissioner (PCC) has said.

Royal Mint cashes in with tiny coin

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The coin is the smallest the Royal Mint has produced since the Norman Conquest in 1066

11:07am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A tiny coin measuring 8mm across has been unveiled as the smallest created by the Royal Mint in nearly 1,000 years.

Bride-to-be drowned in holiday pool

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Coroner Andrew Bradley said post-mortem examinations gave a cause of death consistent with drowning for Emma Campbell

11:07am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A bride-to-be drowned in the swimming pool of her family's holiday home in Menorca on the morning that she was going to view the church where she was to be married, an inquest has heard.

Hockey coaches tackle three peaks

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Assistant hockey coach Jon Bleby dribbling a hockey ball up Ben Nevis in Scotland

11:07am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Two national hockey coaches are aiming to dribble two hockey balls up and down the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales for charity.

Begg condemns Muslim 'demonisation'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Moazzam Begg has walked free from jail

11:07am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg accused the Government of "demonising the Muslim community" as he walked free from jail after terror charges linked to the civil war in Syria were dramatically dropped.

Lord Sugar: Apprentice is back

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Lord Sugar will be back on The Apprentice

11:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Lord Sugar has announced that the new series of The Apprentice will kick off with a double bill.

Hemsworth: No bad blood with Cyrus

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Liam Hemsworth was engaged to Miley Cyrus

11:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Liam Hemsworth has insisted there are no hard feelings between him and ex-fiancee Miley Cyrus.

Liv Tyler expecting second child

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Liv Tyler is pregnant with her second child

11:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Liv Tyler has confirmed that she is pregnant with her second child.

U2 tracks fail to pass Bono test

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Bono says U2 only released a new album when they thought the material was good enough

11:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

U2 frontman Bono has revealed the Irish rockers have recorded "several" albums in the last five years but scrapped them because they were not good enough to release.

250,000 more over-65s in work - DWP

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Steve Webb says the UK must "wake up to the needs and expectations of today's workforce"

10:54am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Almost 250,000 more people over the age of 65 have stayed in work since the default retirement age was abolished three years ago, according to figures.

Eagles set for Don Valley return

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: A major re-development has come a step closer at the Don Valley Stadium

10:48am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Sheffield Eagles will return to the site of the old Don Valley Stadium in 2016 as part of an Olympic Legacy Park, it was announced on Wednesday morning.

Vaccine extension to be discussed

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: There are calls to extend the HPV vaccine programme to boys

10:16am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Offering teenage boys a vaccination which is currently only given to girls to protect against some types of cancer could come a step closer today as scientific experts meet to discuss the prospect.

£20,000 reward over artist murder

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Valerie Graves was found dead at a house in Bosham, West Sussex, on December 30

10:16am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A £20,000 reward is being offered for information to convict the killer of a grandmother whose body was found as she house sat for friends.

Woman charged over toddler death

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Khaleel Hussain died at Birmingham Children's Hospital after suffering a serious head injury

10:16am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A 24-year-old woman has been charged with allowing the death of a toddler who was admitted to hospital with a serious head injury.

£3.2bn deals to support naval bases

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Michael Fallon has welcomed £3.2 billion of contracts to support UK naval bases

10:16am Wednesday 1st October 2014

The Ministry of Defence has awarded £3.2 billion of contracts to support the management of the UK's naval bases.

F-word rant in new Cheryl single

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Co-operative Bank suffered "a hurricane of negative publicity"

10:16am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini appears to be taking the X in X Factor to heart by releasing a new single with expletives in the chorus.

Hague dismisses defecting donor

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Leader of the House William Hague has played down the significance of a Tory donor switching allegiance to Ukip

10:16am Wednesday 1st October 2014

David Cameron has suffered another defection embarrassment with a millionaire former Tory donor switching sides to support Ukip.

City fans defend low Etihad crowd

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Paul Scholes has had a dig at Manchester City's supporters

9:55am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Manchester City supporters have hit back at criticism from former United players Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand over the lack of atmosphere at the Etihad Stadium.

Six more years for Lancaster

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: England coach Stuart Lancaster has signed a six-year contract extension

9:49am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Stuart Lancaster will coach England beyond the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan after signing a record six-year contract extension.

Thom admits to Strictly nerves

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Strictly Come Dancing contestant Thom Evans with his partner Iveta Lukosiute

9:15am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Thom Evans is hoping to bring sexy back to the dance floor after admitting that his nerves got the better of him during his first performance on Strictly Come Dancing.

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