Press Association 2014 LATEST

Amputee soldiers tackle 5km race

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: From left, Jake Bartlett, James Simpson and Stevie Richardson who have completed the Spartan Race

6:59pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A soldier who lost both legs in an explosion in Afghanistan completed one of the UK's toughest sporting events today, and brought his pet dog and fellow amputee along for company.

Bird avoids shooting by marksman

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: A Pied Wagtail bird reprieved after Tesco's plans to shoot it caused a Twitter backlash has been caught and released

6:59pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A bird which earned a last minute reprieve after supermarket chain Tesco's plans to shoot it caused a Twitter backlash has been caught and released.

Bolasie inspires Palace fightback

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Yannick Bolasie, left, shone in Palace's victory at Goodison Park

6:32pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Yannick Bolasie inspired another smash-and-grab raid on Goodison Park as Crystal Palace came from behind to cling on for their first win of the season.

Lampard leveller saves City

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Manchester City's Frank Lampard scored against his former club

6:27pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Chelsea's record goalscorer Frank Lampard repaid the adulation of the visiting fans who cheered his arrival as a Manchester City substitute by scoring a late equaliser for his new club.

20 dogs die in breeder's home fire

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Firefighters were called to a blaze in which 20 dogs were killed

4:17pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A fire at a private breeder's home has killed 20 dogs.

Body of murdered holidaymaker home

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Hannah Witheridge's body is back in the UK

4:17pm Sunday 21st September 2014

The body of a British holidaymaker who was brutally murdered together with a fellow tourist in Thailand has returned to the UK, her family said.

Saints alive again

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Northampton's Ken Pisi scored a try in his team's Aviva Premiership win at Newcastle.

4:13pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Northampton returned to winning ways in the Aviva Premiership with an emphatic 35-10 triumph over Newcastle Falcons.

Five-star Foxes sink ragged United

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Leonardo Ulloa impressed in Leicester's win

4:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Manchester United's defensive frailties were laid bare in the most embarrassing fashion as Leicester romped to a 5-3 win over Louis van Gaal's shell-shocked side at the King Power Stadium.

Mothers lead housing protest

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Campaign group Focus E15 says a council estate in Stratford is almost empty while many people cannot afford to buy or rent a house

3:59pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A group of young mothers has led a protest against the lack of affordable council housing in one of the boroughs that hosted the London Olympics.

UK growth phoney - Unite chief

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Len McCluskey says millionaires are thriving but growing numbers of families are relying on food banks and payday loans

3:57pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A union leader has dubbed Britain's economic growth as "phoney", with workers increasingly struggling to make ends meet.

West Brom down sloppy Spurs

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: James Morrison, right, scored the only goal in West Brom's 1-0 win against Spurs

3:51pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Under-fire Alan Irvine secured his first league win at the West Brom helm after deservedly overcoming sloppy and ponderous Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

Hamilton seizes championship lead

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Lewis Hamilton emerged victorious in the Singapore Grand Prix to regain the lead of this year's Formula One world title race (AP)

3:27pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Lewis Hamilton chalked up win number 29 of his Formula One career to finally regain the lead of this year's world title fight after Nico Rosberg suffered only his second retirement of the season.

SNP predicts third term victory

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The SNP could win a third term at Holyrood, party leaders said after a poll

2:02pm Sunday 21st September 2014

The SNP could be on track to win a third term at Holyrood, party leaders have claimed after a poll showed almost half of Scots are planning on backing the nationalists in the next Scottish Parliament elections.

McIlroy raring to go at Gleneagles

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Rory McIlroy is hoping to win his third Ryder Cup this week

1:39pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Rory McIlroy says winning the Ryder Cup would be "the icing on the cake" of an incredible year for him.

Holly Johnson lives 'like a nun'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Holly Johnson says he takes copious amounts of vitamins

1:33pm Sunday 21st September 2014

The former frontman of 1980s band Frankie Goes To Hollywood says he now lives "like a nun".

McDermott to review Leeds failings

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Brian McDermott reflects on a season of mixed fortunes for the Rhinos

1:22pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Leeds will hold an inquest into the late-season slump that has cost them a place in the new World Club Series.

Robshaw shrugs off speculation

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Chris Robshaw is facing questions once again

1:22pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Chris Robshaw insists experience has equipped him to handle the renewed speculation over his position as England's captain and openside.

Welbeck sees room for improvement

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Danny Welbeck, left, believes there is plenty he can still improve on at Arsenal

12:40pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Danny Welbeck has warned Arsenal's title rivals he is just warming up after opening his Gunners account.

Donny Osmond to judge on Strictly

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Donny Osmond is joining the Strictly judges

11:21am Sunday 21st September 2014

Donny Osmond will be joining Strictly Come Dancing's judging panel for a special one-off guest appearance - and he has warned he will be a "tough judge".

Dyke wants end to gift culture

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: FA chairman Greg Dyke wants an end to the present-giving culture in the sport

11:20am Sunday 21st September 2014

Greg Dyke insists he will not resign as Football Association chairman after receiving a watch worth more than £16,000 but has called for an end to the culture of gifts being given to football officials.

Ivanovic adds to year's haul

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Ana Ivanovic secured her fourth WTA title of the year in Tokyo on Sunday (AP)

10:58am Sunday 21st September 2014

Ana Ivanovic ensured 2014 will be the best year of her career to date after beating Caroline Wozniacki in the final of the Toray Pan Pacific Open.

GPs 'need help with blood cancers'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: GPs need more help in spotting blood cancers, according to a charity

9:48am Sunday 21st September 2014

Family doctors need to be able to spot more cases of blood cancer at an earlier stage, a charity has said.

FFP confusion for Pellegrini

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Manuel Pellegrini cannot get his head around UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules

7:42am Sunday 21st September 2014

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini admits he is baffled by UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules.

Kylie Minogue: I'm still a worrier

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Kylie Minogue is about to go on tour

6:41am Sunday 21st September 2014

Kylie Minogue has said she still suffers from anxiety about her career - despite her huge success.

McQueen dismisses Oscar 'first'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Steve McQueen appeared on Desert Island Discs

6:41am Sunday 21st September 2014

12 Years A Slave film-maker Steve McQueen has said becoming the first black director to win a best picture Oscar was "of no consequence".

David Morrissey: TV no longer dying

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: David Morrissey stars in The Driver

6:41am Sunday 21st September 2014

David Morrissey has said he's relieved to see that TV is no longer in the doldrums.

Liam Neeson: I like to play loners

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Liam Neeson plays a recovering alcoholic in A Walk Among The Tombstones

6:41am Sunday 21st September 2014

Liam Neeson has told how he is drawn to playing mysterious, solitary men on the big screen.

Briton dead after Mexico hurricane

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Hurricane Odile left a trail of destruction when it hit the Baja California Peninsular

3:10am Sunday 21st September 2014

The body of a British woman who went missing while travelling on a yacht off the coast of Mexico has been found, according to state p rosecutors.

Groves back with a win

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: UK's George Groves celebrates defeating France's Christopher Rebrasse during the EBU and WBC Silver and Final Eliminator Super Middleweight Title fight at Wembley Stadium, London.

2:16am Sunday 21st September 2014

George Groves made a winning return to action in his first fight since losing to Carl Froch in May by outpointing Frenchman Christopher Rebrasse at Wembley Arena.

13% thinking of buying new car

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Drivers looking for a new car are planning to spend an average of £15,921, a study says

12:56am Sunday 21st September 2014

As many as 23% of adults are thinking of buying a new car or a second-hand one over the next six months, according to a survey.

McQueen dismisses Oscar 'first'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Steve McQueen lives and works in Amsterdam

12:56am Sunday 21st September 2014

12 Years A Slave film-maker Steve McQueen has said becoming the first black director to win a best picture Oscar was "of no consequence".

Road rage attack caught on CCTV

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: CCTV still of the moment a woman (black top) grabbed a female motorist and wrestled her to the ground outside a grocers in Birmingham's Handsworth Wood (West Midlands Police/PA)

12:56am Sunday 21st September 2014

Police have released CCTV footage of the moment a woman grabbed a female motorist and wrestled her to the ground in broad daylight in an unprovoked road rage attack.

'No going back' on devolving powers

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: David Cameron made his statement on devolution after the result of Scotland's independence referendum was announced

12:56am Sunday 21st September 2014

David Cameron and Ed Miliband have insisted there will no going back on plans to devolve further powers to Scotland despite bitter divisions over future constitutional reform.

Miliband hails £8 minimum wage plan

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Labour leader Ed Miliband and his wife Justine at their hotel in Manchester for the Labour conference

12:56am Sunday 21st September 2014

Forcing employers to pay a minimum wage of at least £8 an hour will save the taxpayer "hundreds of millions of pounds" in welfare payments, Labour leader Ed Miliband has claimed.

William gets his kicks in Malta

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: William enjoys a game of table football on the second day of his visit to Malta

12:56am Sunday 21st September 2014

The Duke of Cambridge proved a whizz at table football when he joined a group of teenagers for a lunchtime match - and scored the winning goal.

Bosses vote for Sir Richard Branson

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Virgin tycoon was voted the runaway winner

12:56am Sunday 21st September 2014

Sir Richard Branson is Britain's most admired business leader, according to a poll of top bosses.

Celebrities on climate change march

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: From left, Dame Vivienne Westwood, Peter Gabriel and Emma Thompson at The People's Climate March, central London

12:56am Sunday 21st September 2014

Tens of thousands of people marched through London today to demand urgent action on climate change, as events took place around the world ahead of a UN climate summit

Boy, 2, badly hurt in hotel fall

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The accident happened at Liverpool's Hilton Hotel

12:56am Sunday 21st September 2014

A two-year boy has suffered head injuries after falling from a balcony at a hotel.

IS hostage's wife in freedom plea

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Alan Henning was taken hostage last December in Syria

12:56am Sunday 21st September 2014

The wife of British hostage Alan Henning has called on "the people of the Islamic State to see it in their hearts to release my husband", describing him as a "peaceful, selfless man".

PM vows to address 'unfairness'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: David Cameron said the starting gun has been fired on a major programme of devolution

11:06pm Saturday 20th September 2014

David Cameron has insisted his plan to link further Scottish devolution to the process of making sure only English MPs can vote on English laws was necessary to address a "basic unfairness" in the constitution.

Bony will bounce back - Monk

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Wilfried Bony was sent off during the first half

10:12pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Swansea boss Garry Monk expects Wilfried Bony to learn from the red card which handed Southampton the initiative in their Barclays League Premier meeting at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

Wenger never lost faith in Ozil

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Arsene Wenger, pictured, insists he never had any concerns about Arsenal's Mesut Ozil

10:12pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Arsene Wenger insisted he never thought of resting Mesut Ozil after the German inspired Arsenal to victory at Aston Villa.

Cisse defied docs to rescue Pardew

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Newcastle's Papiss Cisse, left, celebrates his goal with manager Alan Pardew, right

10:12pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Alan Pardew admitted saviour Papiss Cisse should not have played after coming off the bench to snatch a vital draw for the Newcastle boss.

New boys leave Allardyce buzzing

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: West Ham's win over Liverpool delighted manager Sam Allardyce

10:12pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Manager Sam Allardyce lauded an outstanding performance by his West Ham new boys following the 3-1 Barclays Premier League defeat of Liverpool at Upton Park.

Stoneman: Fairytale end for Breese

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Mark Stoneman, pictured, hailed Gareth Breese

9:52pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Durham captain Mark Stoneman hailed "a fairytale ending" to Gareth Breese's career after the all-rounder hit the winning runs to beat Warwickshire in the Royal London Cup final.

Frayssinous celebrates historic win

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Brian McDermott watched his Leeds side crash out of the Super League play-offs

9:49pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Laurent Frayssinous described it as the finest moment of his coaching career after guiding Catalan Dragons to a first win at Headingley in 10 attempts.

O'Shea throws weight behind Robshaw

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Chris Robshaw, pictured, has certainly got the backing of Harlequins chief Conor O'Shea

9:49pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Harlequins director of rugby Conor O'Shea offered an impassioned defence of Chris Robshaw in reaction to a week of "insulting" speculation over his England future.

Cockerill blasts performance

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Richard Cockerill was dismayed by Leicester's performance

9:49pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Leicester boss Richard Cockerill admitted "we got what we deserved" after the Tigers suffered a humiliating 45-0 Aviva Premiership defeat against Bath at the Recreation Ground.

Hammers see off Liverpool

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Winston Reid, far right, scores West Ham's first goal against Liverpool

7:44pm Saturday 20th September 2014

An exquisite lob from Diafra Sakho earned West Ham just a second Premier League win of the season as Liverpool were outplayed in a 3-1 result at Upton Park.

Dragons leave it late to stun Leeds

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Thomas Bosc kicked eight points for the Dragons

7:40pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Catalan Dragons scrum-half Sam Williams struck with a last-minute try to knock Leeds out of the Super League play-offs in a thrilling finish to their elimination tie at Headingley.

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