Press Association 2014 LATEST

Fired Apprentice 'would have quit'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Lindsay Booth has been fired from The Apprentice

10:09pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Fired Apprentice candidate Lindsay Booth has confessed that since leaving the show she does not work as hard because she wants to "have a life".

Lancaster opts for consistency

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Danny Cipriani has not been selected in England's squad for the autumn internationals

10:06pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

England head coach Stuart Lancaster insists the selection of his fly-halves for next month's QBE Series is based on consistency rather than the "flash stuff".

Late double boosts Arsenal

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Alexis Sanchez, right, celebrates with goalscorer Lukas Podolski (AP)

9:50pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Substitute Lukas Podolski netted a dramatic late winner as Arsenal came from behind with two goals in the final two minutes to beat Anderlecht 2-1 and hand manager Arsene Wenger a 65th birthday to remember at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium.

Soldier dies after Canada shootings

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Emergency personnel tend to a soldier shot at the National Memorial near Parliament Hill in Ottawa (AP Photo/The Canadian Press)

9:09pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A Canadian soldier shot at the National War Memorial in Ottawa has died.

Jessie J kicks off 2014 Mobo Awards

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Jessie J arriving at the Mobo Awards

9:01pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Singers Jessie J, Mel B, Nicole Scherzinger and Tulisa Contostavlos lit up the red carpet at the 2014 Mobo Awards.

People don't know me now: Zellweger

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Renee Zellweger became a trending topic on Twitter, with many fans claiming the actress had become unrecognisable (AP)

7:49pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Renee Zellweger has said she looks different because she is "living a different, happy, more fulfilling life".

Ebola preparation 'well on the way'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Staff from North East Ambulance Service and the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle take part in a national exercise to test Britain's readiness for an Ebola outbreak

7:15pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

NHS workers are not all yet fully prepared for a possible Ebola case but preparations are "well on the way", Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies said.

Drug 'kills dividing cancer cells'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: A new drug has been shown to eradicate aggressive human lung cancers transplanted into mice while producing few side effects

7:01pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A drug that kills cancer cells as they try to divide has shown "dramatic" results in early research, paving the way to potentially curative treatments.

Wilko Johnson 'cured' of cancer

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Wilko Johnson performing on stage at Koko in Camden, north London.

6:51pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Guitarist Wilko Johnson said he has been "cured" of cancer a couple of years after being told he had only months to live.

Evans seeks return to football

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Ched Evans remains determined to clear his name

6:15pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Ched Evans has expressed his desire to return to football after serving half of a five-year sentence for rape.

Cellino backs Bellusci over claims

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Cameron Jerome, left, and Giuseppe Bellusci clashed during Tuesday's Sky Bet Championship match

5:11pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino has defended Giuseppe Bellusci as the Football Association investigates allegations of racial abuse against the defender.

Olympic Stadium cost soars

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The cost of renovating the Olympic Stadium has increased by £35.9million

5:07pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The cost of renovating the Olympic Stadium ahead of West Ham's 2016 move will rise by £35.9million but the extra funding will not be paid for by either the Hammers or the taxpayer.

Shots fired in Canadian parliament

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Emergency personnel tend to a soldier shot at the National Memorial near Parliament Hill in Ottawa

5:07pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A gunman shot a Canadian soldier at the National War Memorial in Ottawa before entering the nearby parliament building where further shots were fired.

Government wins bedroom battle

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The High Court heard the case was the latest of several legal challenges over what opponents refer to as the "bedroom tax"

4:55pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The Government has won a legal battle over its refusal under the so-called "bedroom tax" rules to provide benefits funding so that children of separated couples can have two bedrooms, one in the home of each parent.

'Jail for bankers' stance softened

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Andrew Bailey told MPs there had been a "loss of perspective" over the plans to be able to jail reckless bankers

4:55pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The Bank of England's deputy governor has apparently softened its stance on plans to jail reckless senior bankers after a City backlash.

UEFA considers new stadium ban idea

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Manchester City's captain Vincent Kompany was unhappy with the crowd situation in Russia

4:44pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

UEFA may order clubs to allow only women and children into European matches as punishment for racist behaviour by fans after deciding to take no action against CSKA Moscow for apparently having fans inside the closed stadium against Manchester City.

'Optimism' among mortgage holders

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: New research suggests that most mortgage holders are optimistic about their future financial situation

3:37pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Most mortgage holders are optimistic that their financial situation will remain the same or even improve in three years' time as they prepare for rising interest rates, research suggests.

Remy could return at Old Trafford

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Loic Remy still harbours hopes of playing for Chelsea against Manchester United

3:15pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho may have strike options for Sunday's trip to Manchester United after all following Loic Remy's declaration that he hopes to be fit for the Barclays Premier League leaders' clash at Old Trafford.

Shamed Evans asks for second chance

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Ched Evans making a statement with his girlfriend Natasha Massey.

3:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Shamed footballer and convicted rapist Ched Evans has asked for a "second chance" to resume his playing career after making a fresh bid to clear his name upon his release from prison.

Murray unconvincing in Valencia

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Andy Murray, pictured, was some way short of his best form in the win over Jurgen Melzer

2:45pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Andy Murray opened his Valencia Open challenge with a 6-3 6-3 win over Jurgen Melzer, although his performance failed to inspire in the Spanish city.

Fake Premier League star jailed

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Former professional footballer Medi Abalimba who tried to pass himself off as Chelsea player Gael Kakuta

2:37pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A failed footballer who enjoyed a champagne lifestyle by pretending to be a Premier League star has been jailed for four years for a £163,000 fraud.

Parties begin devolution talks

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Smith Commission will aim to agree on what new powers should be devolved to the Scottish Parliament

2:04pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

All-party talks aimed at reaching agreement on what new powers should be devolved to Scotland in the wake of the independence referendum get under way today.

Adams challenged on sex row 'exile'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Mairia Cahill says her claims of rape were covered up by Sinn Fein and the IRA

2:04pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams has been challenged by the Irish Government to reveal if IRA rapists and paedophiles were exiled to the Irish Republic.

Cameron defends record on NHS

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: David Cameron has defended the Government's record on the NHS

2:04pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

International inspectors should be brought in to compare the performance of the NHS in England and Wales, David Cameron said today in his latest Commons clash with Ed Miliband.

Perry's Rylan pic a money spinner

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Earl of Essex by Grayson Perry is a portrait of Rylan Clark

2:04pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Rylan Clark, the X Factor contestant turned presenter, has become an artworld moneyspinner - with reproductions of his portrait by Grayson Perry priced at up to £5,000 each.

'Short term' pension refunds to go

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Pensions minister Steve Webb says the typical worker now has 11 different jobs during their lifetime

1:50pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Workers who leave their employer after less than two years' service will no longer be pushed into withdrawing their pension contributions, Pensions Minister Steve Webb has said.

Remy could return at Old Trafford

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Loic Remy still harbours hopes of playing for Chelsea against Manchester United

1:44pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho may have strike options for Sunday's trip to Manchester United after all following Loic Remy's declaration that he hopes to be fit for the Barclays Premier League leaders' clash at Old Trafford.

Van Gaal 'good choice' - Ferguson

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Sir Alex Ferguson has backed the "formidable" Louis van Gaal, pictured, to succeed at Manchester United

1:44pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has backed the "formidable" Louis van Gaal to restore the club's fortunes.

Woodley not worried by nude scenes

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Shailene Woodley didn't mind going nude in White Bird In A Blizzard

1:33pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Shailene Woodley has insisted she wasn't bothered about baring all in her new film White Bird In A Blizzard.

ICC powerless to help in dispute

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The ICC says it "does not have the power to intervene" in the dispute between the West Indies Cricket Board and the Board of Control for Cricket in India

1:07pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The International Cricket Council has admitted it "does not have the power to intervene" in the high-stakes dispute between the West Indies Cricket Board and the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

England hopeful over Tuilagi injury

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: England's Manu Tuilagi is currently sidelined with a groin injury

1:07pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

England are refusing to rule Manu Tuilagi out of next month's autumn internationals despite Leicester insisting his groin injury will prevent him playing any role.

Man held after 'throwing marbles'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Prime Minister's Question was unaffected by a protester in the public gallery

1:06pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A man is in police custody after apparently throwing marbles at the glass screen covering the public gallery in the House of Commons during Prime Minister's Questions.

Crash driver proposes in police car

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Caine Hutchings proposing to Emily Dukeson after crashing his car

12:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A man who crashed his car while on the way to propose to his girlfriend still popped the question - in the back of a police car.

Acne drug girl committed suicide

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Jessica Eales was a talented young sailor who had represented Great Britain

12:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A talented young sailor who had represented Great Britain hanged herself the day after her 17th birthday after being prescribed an acne treatment which had known side-effects of depression, an inquest has heard.

Cab firm in white driver service

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: A minicab company in Rochdale will send white drivers if customers ask for them

12:15pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A minicab company in the town at the centre of one of Britain's biggest grooming scandals is sending white drivers on request.

Archbishop 'ashamed' over abuse

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Archbishop of York John Sentamu said he was ashamed that more was not done to protect children

12:15pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The Archbishop of York has said he is "deeply ashamed" after a report into allegations of child abuse by a former cathedral dean found "systemic failures" by the Church of England.

Serena cringing after crushing loss

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Serena Williams was embarrassed by her defeat to Simona Halep (AP)

11:53am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Serena Williams admitted she was embarrassed by her crushing 6-0 6-2 defeat to Simona Halep at the WTA Finals in Singapore, her heaviest loss in 16 years.

Reforms 'helping people into work'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The new Universal Credit will be in place in more than 90 jobcentres by Christmas

11:34am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The Government has defended its flagship welfare reform scheme, insisting it is helping people into work.

Froome may miss 2015 Tour de France

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The 2015 Tour de France will begin in Utrecht on July 4. The 101st Tour de France began in Yorkshire, pictured

11:34am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Chris Froome may opt out of the 2015 Tour de France and target a Giro d'Italia-Vuelta a Espana double instead.

Cumming talks LaBeouf incident

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Alan Cumming has been recounting how Shia LaBeouf disrupted a production of Cabaret

10:53am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Alan Cumming has praised Shia LaBeouf for making a "good recovery" after he famously disrupted his Broadway performance of Cabaret.

Streep, Grant for Florence film

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Meryl Streep will play opera singer Florence Foster Jenkins in a film

10:49am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant are teaming up for a biopic about opera singer Florence Foster Jenkins.

DJ Read 'so sorry' for Ukip Calypso

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Mike Read said he was sorry if his Ukip Calypso had caused offence

10:39am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read has apologised for "unintentionally causing offence" with his Ukip Calypso, sung with a mock Caribbean accent, adding that he has asked his record company to withdraw the song from sale.

Shows were extraordinary, says Bush

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Kate Bush has remained tight-lipped about plans for more concerts

10:34am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Kate Bush has described her comeback gigs as "one of the most extraordinary experiences of my life", but stayed tight-lipped about any possible plans for more concerts.

Record August for Eurotunnel

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Eurotunnel carried a record 375,000 vehicles on shuttle trains through the tunnel in August

10:32am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A record-breaking August for shuttle traffic helped Channel Tunnel company Eurotunnel to increased revenues over the summer.

Boy, 16, admits bike row murder

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Alim Uddin was stabbed to death in Brixton, south London

10:32am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A 16-year-old accused of stabbing another boy to death in a row over the sale of a £90 bicycle has pleaded guilty to murder on the second day of his Old Bailey trial.

Two held in Syria terror raids

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Counter-terrorism officers took a young woman from Bedfordshire to a central London police station, Scotland Yard said

10:32am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Two people have been arrested today on suspicion of terror offences linked to Syria.

Red Cross rejects Ukip song cash

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read has apologised for his Ukip Calypso

10:32am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A leading charity has said it will refuse proceeds from sales of a controversial Ukip-supporting song as it is party political and contains an attack on refugees and asylum seekers.

S Club 7 reunite for BBC appeal

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: S Club 7 are to reunite for Children In Need

10:31am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

S Club 7 are to reunite in full for the first time in more than a decade to take part in this year's BBC Children In Need appeal.

Swift: I've faced death threats

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Taylor Swift needs her security team to make her feel safe

10:28am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Taylor Swift has opened up about the darker side of being a pop star.

Strictly's Craig: Anton could judge

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Craig Revel Horwood with his fellow Strictly Come Dancing judges

10:28am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Strictly Come Dancing star Craig Revel Horwood has suggested that Anton Du Beke could become one of the show's judges in the future.

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