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Press Association 2014

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The Kray Twins: We tour the streets they once ruled

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Kray Twins: We tour the streets they once ruled

11:07am Thursday 30th July 2015

We walk in the footsteps of The Kray Twins ahead of a new film about the renowned gangsters.

Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May sign with Amazon

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: James May and Richard Hammond 'didn't want to do Top Gear without Jeremy Clarkson'

10:58am Thursday 30th July 2015

The Top Gear stars have signed a deal to host a new show on Amazon’s streaming service.

55 priests defrocked for sex abuse since 2001

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Figures show how many priests have been defrocked

10:35am Thursday 30th July 2015

More than 50 priests in England and Wales have been defrocked for clerical sex abuse since 2001, new figures show.

Number of primary pupils suspended for assaulting adults rises 25%

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Pupils aged five to 11 were suspended 11,420 times for physical assault against an adult in state-funded primary schools in 2013/14

10:23am Thursday 30th July 2015

The number of primary pupils suspended for assaulting an adult in school has risen by around a quarter, official figures show.

BBC's The Voice to swap channels to ITV?

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: BBC's The Voice to swap channels to ITV?

10:19am Thursday 30th July 2015

Could BBC’s singing competition The Voice be heading over to rival channel ITV?

WBA order Crolla-Perez rematch

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Anthony Crolla, left, has been granted an immediate rematch after a controversial decision

10:01am Thursday 30th July 2015

Anthony Crolla has been granted an immediate rematch of his world lightweight title fight against Darleys Perez.

Mad Men's Vincent Kartheiser finds relief in new role

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Mad Men's Vincent Kartheiser finds relief in new role

9:46am Thursday 30th July 2015

The actor, best known for playing sly Pete Campbell in Mad Men, plays a morally upright leader in Saints And Strangers.

Chris Evans signs up Big Breakfast producer for Top Gear

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Chris Evans is going on air, in the air from the cockpit of a Spitfire

9:18am Thursday 30th July 2015

The former Big Breakfast friends are to reunite for the new series of BBC’s motoring show Top Gear.

Ex-Top Gear trio Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May sign for Amazon

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: A new challenge awaits the former Top Gear presenting team

9:16am Thursday 30th July 2015

Former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have signed a deal for a new motoring show with Amazon.

John Legend goes Underground for new musical role

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: John Legend goes Underground for new musical role

9:08am Thursday 30th July 2015

The Ordinary People singer will take on music duties for WGN America’s new show, Underground.

Doctor Who, Star Wars and Star Trek items up for auction

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Doctor Who, Star Wars and Star Trek items up for auction

8:49am Thursday 30th July 2015

Items from some of the top Hollywood movies including James Bond and Star Wars are on sale.

Police face probe after boy, 17, dies in London canal

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Police are investigating the death of a boy in a London canal

8:00am Thursday 30th July 2015

A police force faces a watchdog investigation after a 17-year-old boy died in a canal while being chased by officers.

Debt warning as university tuition fees tipped to rise to £10,000 a year

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Some students will never be able to repay their loans, research suggests

7:58am Thursday 30th July 2015

Tuition fees at some universities could reach £10,000 a year by 2020, it has been suggested.

Average person 'spends nearly a decade watching TV'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: A decade in front of a TV screen is what is in store for the average person

7:48am Thursday 30th July 2015

The average person spends almost a decade of their lives in front of the TV , according to research.

Police probe into Sir Cyril Smith claims closed due to lack of evidence

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Sir Cyril Smith was never prosecuted

7:48am Thursday 30th July 2015

A police probe into claims former Liberal MP Sir Cyril Smith was released by officers after being found in possession of child pornography has closed due to a lack of evidence.

RBS posts losses of £153m after banking scandal fines

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Royal Bank of Scotland took another 1.3 billion pound hit for banking scandal fines and warned of more charges to come

7:48am Thursday 30th July 2015

Taxpayer-backed Royal Bank of Scotland has dropped back into the red during the first half of its year after taking another £1.3 billion hit for banking scandal fines and warned of more charges to come.

Anderson was spurred on by Lord's

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: England's James Anderson was focused after a poor showing at Lord's

7:27am Thursday 30th July 2015

James Anderson admits his wicketless showing at Lord's spurred him on to his best Ashes bowling figures on day one of the third Investec Test.

Di Maria 'close' to PSG move

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Angel Di Maria had a disappointing first year at Old Trafford and could now leave

6:28am Thursday 30th July 2015

Laurent Blanc claims Paris St Germain are close to completing the signing of Manchester United midfielder Angel Di Maria.

Anderson eyeing Ashes improvement

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Record-breaker James Anderson still sees room for self-improvement

6:23am Thursday 30th July 2015

James Anderson can celebrate his birthday with six more Test wickets to add to his national-record tally - but he believes he can bowl much better than he did for his Ashes-best figures at Edgbaston.

Boyata buoyed by late Celtic winner

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Celtic's Dedryck Boyata, left, headed in a corner from Kris Commons on Wednesday night

6:16am Thursday 30th July 2015

Dedryck Boyata's late goal gave Celtic a Champions League advantage over Qarabag and the confidence to complete the job in Azerbaijan next week.

Chung: FIFA needs non-European boss

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: It will be "very difficult" for Michel Platini, pictured, to have meaningful reform at FIFA, according to Chung Mong-joon

6:13am Thursday 30th July 2015

Michel Platini has been criticised by a rival for the FIFA presidency as "a product of the system".

United punished by PSG

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: A mistake from Phil Jones led to Paris St Germain's opening goal

6:12am Thursday 30th July 2015

Manchester United's defensive vulnerabilities were highlighted with ease by Paris St Germain, who blew Louis van Gaal's team away in the Windy City.

Fab time for Thunderbirds fans as puppet show returns

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Fab time for Thunderbirds fans as puppet show returns

6:07am Thursday 30th July 2015

The Thunderbirds team has returned to its “spiritual home” at Slough Trading Estate.

Controversy over high energy prices as British Gas profits double

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: British Gas profits were £528 million for the first half of the year, figures show

2:56am Thursday 30th July 2015

Controversy over high energy prices has been reignited when British Gas announced it had doubled profits in the first half of the year, as its parent firm announced thousands of job losses.

David Cameron blames Calais crisis on "swarm" of migrants

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: French police guard the perimeter security fence of the Eurotunnel site in Calais as migrants look for a way to get to the UK

1:37am Thursday 30th July 2015

David Cameron has blamed the Calais crisis on a "swarm" of migrants crossing the Mediterranean - as hundreds more stormed the Channel Tunnel.

Black men 'twice the risk of prostate cancer diagnosis than white men'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK

1:00am Thursday 30th July 2015

Black men have twice the risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer than white men, researchers have said.

Sarah's Law disclosure figures spark 'postcode lottery' fears

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: NSPCC chief Peter Wanless spoke of his dismay at the apparent discrepancies (NSPCC/PA)

12:23am Thursday 30th July 2015

Children may be at risk of abuse because of a "postcode lottery" in disclosures made under the paedophile warning system known as Sarah's Law, campaigners claim.

Spoonful of sugar tax 'will help the medicine go down', health experts argue

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: A tax of around 70p per kilogram of sugar would "substantially reduce demand for sugar and sweets", according to a study.

12:23am Thursday 30th July 2015

A tax of around 70 pence per kilogram of sugar would "substantially reduce demand for sugar and sweets", lead people to lose an average 3.2 kilograms in weight, and lower the incidence of type 2 diabetes by 13%, according to a study.

Five genetically-different types of prostate cancer identified

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The "five ways" discovery was made by scientists who studied samples of healthy and cancerous tissue from more than 250 men

12:23am Thursday 30th July 2015

Five different recipes of prostate cancer have been identified, with major implications for the way the disease is treated.

Zayn Malik pledges to reveal 'real me' after record deal

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Former One Direction star Zayn Malik tweeted a picture showing him signing a new record contract

12:23am Thursday 30th July 2015

Former One Direction star Zayn Malik said he will reveal the "real me" to fans, as he tweeted a picture showing him signing a new record contract.

Experts issue end-of-life warning as shortage of unpaid carers expected

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The UK's increasingly ageing population will mean there will be fewer unpaid carers able to meet the demand in future, experts say

12:23am Thursday 30th July 2015

Unpaid carers to people with terminal cancer are providing health and social care worth £219 million each year - but health experts have warned that the Government is going to need to stump up more resources.

Rise in day surgery 'has saved NHS £2 billion'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: An increase in day surgery has saved the NHS around £2 billion, John Appleby of the King's Fund said

12:23am Thursday 30th July 2015

The increase in the NHS carrying out operations as day surgery has saved around £2 billion, according to the chief economist of a leading think tank.

David Cameron to raise Malaysia corruption claims

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Prime Minister David Cameron holds a press conference with his Vietnamese counterpart

12:23am Thursday 30th July 2015

David Cameron will challenge his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak over allegations of corruption which have triggered a political crisis in the country when the pair meet today.

David Cameron warns porn websites to block under-18s or face legal curbs

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Porn sites could be forced to introduce age verification measures

12:23am Thursday 30th July 2015

Internet pornographers have been given a final ultimatum to put in place measures to block under-18s from viewing explicit content or face tough new laws to close their websites down.

David Cameron: Pension plan charges could be capped

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Prime Minister David Cameron is setting out a consultation plan on pension changes

12:23am Thursday 30th July 2015

The amount savers are charged to withdraw their money from pension plans could be capped, under plans set out today.

75 firms named and shamed for not paying minimum wage

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Nearly 300 employers have been named and shamed for not paying minimum wage since 2013

12:12am Thursday 30th July 2015

Scores of employers who failed to pay staff the minimum wage have been named and shamed by the Government, including hairdressers, security firms, and a holiday park.

South West tops pensioner wellbeing location list

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: North Yorkshire was the only place in the north of England to make the list

12:12am Thursday 30th July 2015

The South West of England has been tipped by a pensioner wellbeing index as the place to go to enjoy a long, healthy and safe retirement.

Flockstars: Meet the celebs chasing farm fame and glory

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Flockstars: Meet the celebs chasing farm fame and glory

12:11am Thursday 30th July 2015

Brendan Cole, Wendi Peters and Tony Blackburn are amongst the stars working with sheepdogs for ITV’s new show.

See Petra Nemcova in her underwear in new Ultimo shoot

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: See Petra Nemcova in her underwear in new Ultimo shoot

12:11am Thursday 30th July 2015

Petra Nemcova is the new face of the underwear line to showcase their new Autumn/Winter 2015 collection.

Anti-semitic hate crimes soar in UK areas

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Anti-semitism is on the rise in many parts of the UK, the report found

12:07am Thursday 30th July 2015

The number of anti-semitic hate crimes reported to police has soared in parts of the UK, police figures reveal.

15 other RCA artists who Zayn could totally collab with

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: 15 other RCA artists who Zayn could totally collab with

10:37pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Twitter is forming a mad supergroup of RCA artists for Zayn to work with NOW.

Simon Cowell confirms Zayn Malik has signed a deal with RCA Records

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Simon Cowell confirms Zayn Malik has signed a deal with RCA Records

10:37pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Now we just have to wait patiently for him to release a song…

Has Zayn Malik just signed a new record deal?!

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Has Zayn Malik just signed a new record deal?!

10:08pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Will Zayn be taking on One Direction in the charts?

Boyata gives Hoops advantage

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Dedryck Boyata, centre, netted a late header for Celtic

10:00pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Celtic's Champions League prospect became a whole lot brighter after Dedryck Boyata's late header gave them a narrow 1-0 victory over Qarabag at Parkhead.

Bramley apple pie filling gains EU recognition

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Bramley apple pie filling now enjoys EU status as a registered local delicacy

7:33pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Traditional Bramley apple pie filling already has its place in the heart of many Britons - and now a European ruling has recognised it as a historical delicacy too.

'Voice of Racing' Sir Peter O'Sullevan dies aged 97

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Sir Peter O'Sullevan who has died aged 97

6:26pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Veteran racing commentator Sir Peter O'Sullevan has died at the age of 97, BBC Sport has announced.

Phone and internet problems for BT broadband customers

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: BT warned the issues could last into next week

6:26pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

BT broadband customers across the UK are reporting problems with both their phone lines and internet connections, as the firm warned the issues could last into next week.

Glasgow bin lorry crash 'could have been avoided if driver declared blackout'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The crash in Glasgow city centre three days before Christmas left six people dead

6:25pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

The Glasgow bin lorry crash that killed six people days before Christmas could have been avoided if the driver "had told the truth" in his job application to the city council, an inquiry has heard.

Breaking Bad's Jesse Pinkman New Mexico home up for sale

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Breaking Bad's Jesse Pinkman New Mexico home up for sale

5:51pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

You’ll need at least £1 million to buy Aaron Paul’s fictional house on the hit TV show – meth lab not included.

'Voice of Racing' Sir Peter O'Sullevan dies aged 97

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: 'Voice of Racing' Sir Peter O'Sullevan dies aged 97

5:51pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

The horse racing expert was a familiar face on television and the Daily Express for hopeful punters.

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