Press Association 2014 LATEST

Mirren nominated for role as Queen

Gazette Series: Dame Helen Mirren as the Queen in The Audience

4:34pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

Helen Mirren has been nominated for a Tony award for her performance as the Queen in The Audience.

McCanns win £358,000 libel payout

Gazette Series: Goncalo Amaral made claims about the McCanns' involvement in their daughter's disappearance

4:32pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

A former detective has been ordered to pay hundreds of thousands of pounds to the McCann family following a libel case in a Portuguese court .

Kirstie Allsopp: Phil and I created the property TV genre

Gazette Series: Kirstie Allsopp: Phil and I created the property TV genre

4:16pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

The property experts have been helping people get on the housing ladder since their hit TV show first began 15 years ago.

Trader to face custody hearing

Gazette Series: Navinder Singh Sarao will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court

4:11pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

A British financial trader accused of helping trigger a multibillion-dollar US stock market crash from his London home is due to appear in court tomorrow after failing to raise the cash needed to make bail.

Miss Piggy to receive prestigious museum honour

Gazette Series: Miss Piggy to receive prestigious museum honour

4:01pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

The Muppets’ “first lady” will receive an award for outstanding contribution in her field.

Women to lead 21 Jump Street

Gazette Series: Women to lead 21 Jump Street

4:01pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

A female-led version of the Channing Tatum-Jonah Hill film is planned.

Susanna Reid challenges beach body ad boss

Gazette Series: Susanna Reid challenges beach body ad boss

4:01pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

The Good Morning Britain presenter said an advert promoting the perfect beach body was “anxiety-inducing”.

Barca await for Premier League pair

Gazette Series: Chelsea and Manchester United will take part in the International Champions Cup this summer

4:00pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

Chelsea and Manchester United will both take on Barcelona as part of the pre-season International Champions Cup at venues across the United States during July.

Cancer survival rates vary by area

Gazette Series: The ONS said it had found "wide geographic differences in survival" for cancers of the oesophagus and stomach in men, and for cancers of the oesophagus, stomach, colon and bladder in women

3:47pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

Patients with some cancers are up to 68% more likely to survive five years after diagnosis in certain areas of England than others, new figures show.

Parties urged to unite on housing

Gazette Series: Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer stressed the need to find solutions to housing problems

3:47pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

Political parties need to work together to create a long term solution to Britain's housing shortage, Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer have said.

Labour can't renew Trident - Fallon

Gazette Series: The Royal Navy's 16,000 ton Trident-class nuclear submarine Vanguard

3:47pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has refused to confirm the Conservatives would vote with a minority Labour government to renew Trident.

Tories 'denigrating' trade unions

Gazette Series: Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna has attacked the Tories over the trade unions

3:47pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

A senior Labour politician has accused the Conservatives of "denigrating" trade unions despite the expertise they bring to the world of work.

Our top 10 TV puppets of all time

Gazette Series: Our top 10 TV puppets of all time

3:16pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

We remember our favourite small-screen puppets.

Churchill Tube station could reopen

Gazette Series: A man walks along a passenger tunnel in the disused Down Street station in London's Mayfair district

3:06pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

A disused Tube station which Sir Winston Churchill used as a retreat during the Second World War could finally be opened to the public again, 80 years after the last passengers disembarked.

Assisted suicide challenge go-ahead

Gazette Series: Alison Saunders made the prosecution of healthcare professionals in assisted suicide cases less likely

2:58pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

Disability rights campaigners have won permission to bring a legal challenge against Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Alison Saunders over her current prosecution policy in relation to the law on assisted suicide.

Father weeps for gas death children

Gazette Series: Christi Shepherd and her brother Bobby died after a faulty boiler leaked gas into their bungalow in Corfu in October 2006 (West Yorkshire Police/PA)

2:58pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

The father of two children who died from carbon monoxide poisoning while on a family holiday in Corfu has broken down in tears while describing his "perfect son" and "sensitive, feisty and loving" daughter.

Briton 'made deadly Iraq bombs'

Gazette Series: The trial is being held at Woolwich Crown Court

2:58pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

A British bomb-maker built improvised explosive devices with "deadly intent" in a campaign against American soldiers in Iraq, a court heard.

Justin Bieber gatecrashes high school prom

Gazette Series: Justin Bieber sued by former neighbour

2:37pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

The 21-year-old pop star turned up out of the blue at a school prom, to the delight of students.

Listen to Rudimental's brand new track

Gazette Series: Listen to Rudimental's brand new track

2:26pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

The group have offered a first listen to a song from their upcoming second album.

Helen Mirren nominated for Tony award for her role as Queen

Gazette Series: Dame Helen Mirren: Don't call me sexy

2:16pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

The actress is nominated for the best actress in a play award along with fellow British stars Carey Mulligan and Ruth Wilson.

Sam Smith scraps tour to rest voice

Gazette Series: Sam Smith has cancelled the rest of his Australian tour after a problem with his vocal cords

2:06pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

Singer Sam Smith has cancelled the rest of his Australian tour after doctors discovered a haemorrhage on his vocal cords.

Nancy Sinatra slams raunchy videos

Gazette Series: Nancy Sinatra has hit out at performers who use sexy videos to promote their music

2:06pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

Singer Nancy Sinatra - the daughter of legendary crooner Frank Sinatra - has criticised today's "sexy and raunchy" pop videos.

Fresh start for Mariah in Las Vegas

Gazette Series: Mariah Carey at her official welcome to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas (Invision/AP)

2:06pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

Mariah Carey has swept into Las Vegas in style to begin a residency at one of the city's most famous casinos.

House stripes must go, says council

Gazette Series: Residents in Kensington branded the redesign "garish" and "hideous" and complained to the council

2:06pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

A homeowner who had her multimillion-pound house painted in red and white candy stripes, infuriating her neighbours, has been ordered to cover up the eye-catching paint job.

Noise row over Vaz via loud hailer

Gazette Series: A loud hailer attached to a Labour campaign car broadcast the voice of candidate Keith Vaz

2:06pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

Veteran Labour politician Keith Vaz has been caught up in a noise pollution row after rivals complained of hearing his voice from a campaign car's loud hailer.

Britain is on 'back foot' globally

Gazette Series: Britain's role on the world stage has been hit over continued uncertainty relating to Europe

2:06pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

The UK as a country on the world stage is "undoubtedly" on the back foot right now, the director of an independent international affairs think tank has warned.

Taylor leads new-look England team

Gazette Series: James Taylor will captain England in their upcoming ODI against Ireland

1:54pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

James Taylor will captain an inexperienced England one-day side in Ireland next month, with five uncapped players named in the squad.

Agent: Benteke's focus all on Villa

Gazette Series: Christian Benteke's agent says the Belgian striker is focused solely on Aston Villa

1:49pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

Christian Benteke's agent says there has been no interest in his client and that the in-form Belgium striker is only focused on his Aston Villa career.

Coronation Street's Billy will have to choose - the Church or Sean?

Gazette Series: Coronation Street's Billy will have to choose - the Church or Sean?

1:47pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

The soap’s vicar will be made to confront the Bishop with the truth about his relationship.

Pearson focused on survival points

Gazette Series: Nigel Pearson has kept Leicester's survival hopes alive with four straight wins

1:34pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

Boss Nigel Pearson has warned his Leicester side they have achieved nothing yet despite climbing out of the relegation zone.

Mourinho expects Foxes to stay up

Gazette Series: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho expects Leicester to avoid relegation

1:34pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

Jose Mourinho expects Leicester to avoid relegation from the Premier League and is taking nothing for granted as his title-chasing side go to the King Power Stadium on Wednesday.

Duo to make public appearances

Gazette Series: Manny Pacquiao, right, faces Floyd Mayweather at the MGM Grand in the early hours of Sunday morning

1:28pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will make their first public appearances of the week on Tuesday as their £330million showdown draws ever closer.

Trump makes storming start

Gazette Series: Judd Trump made a strong start to his quarter-final

1:28pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

Judd Trump is on course for his third Betfred World Championship semi-final appearance after dominating the best part of the morning session of his match against third seed Ding Junhui.

21 people from the 90s and 00s you've totally forgotten existed

Gazette Series: 21 people from the 90s and 00s you've totally forgotten existed

2:46pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

Sisqo? Samantha Mumba? June Sarpong?!

Sam Smith scraps tour to rest voice

Gazette Series: Sam Smith scraps tour to rest voice

1:17pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

The Stay With Me singer has had to call off his live shows in Australia.

Nancy Sinatra slams raunchy music videos

Gazette Series: Nancy Sinatra slams raunchy music videos

1:07pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

The singer has been talking about a “multi-media show”, featuring her late father’s music, at the London Palladium.

Wimbledon bosses make TV pledge

Gazette Series: Richard Lewis pledged that Wimbledon chiefs have no plans to move any of the coverage away from the BBC

12:52pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

Wimbledon bosses have pledged to keep Britain's grand slam tennis tournament on free-to-air broadcasting "in the foreseeable future".

Insolvency levels predicted to fall

Gazette Series: The number of people declared bankrupt is expected to fall

12:51pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

The number of people whose finances became so bad that they were declared insolvent in the first three months of 2015 is expected to be at its lowest quarterly levels in a decade in official figures released tomorrow.

Dermot O'Leary's danceathon raises £1 million for Comic Relief

Gazette Series: Dermot O'Leary's danceathon raises £1 million for Comic Relief

12:48pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

The former X Factor host has raised £1,011,117 for charity, with his 24-hour danceathon.

Which lucky EastEnders pair are about to become millionaires?

Gazette Series: Which lucky EastEnders are about to become millionaires?

12:48pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

One Walford couple is set to scoop the jackpot.

First look: Kodi Smit-McPhee as X-Men's Nightcrawler

Gazette Series: First look: Kodi Smit-McPhee as X-Men's Nightcrawler

12:26pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

X-Men fans were given a very brief glimpse of the Australian actor as the teleporting mutant.

Sam Worthington and Gerard Butler steal roles in Den Of Thieves

Gazette Series: Sam Worthington and Gerard Butler steal roles in Den Of Thieves

12:07pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

The two stars will have leading roles in Christian Gudegast’s action thriller.

See Sesame Street's take on The Avengers

Gazette Series: See Sesame Street's take on The Avengers

12:07pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

The puppets show off their new roles in The Aveggies: Age Of Bon Bon.

Are these Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed's wedding photos?

Gazette Series: Are these Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed's wedding photos?

12:07pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

The Vampire Diaries hunk and the Twilight actress got married at sunset in Santa Monica, California.

Orville the duck's ventriloquist pal Keith Harris dies at 67

Gazette Series: Orville the duck's ventriloquist pal Keith Harris dies at 67

11:57am Tuesday 28th April 2015

The variety show favourite, famous for his good-natured banter with his fluffy green duck, has passed away.

Who does Courteney Cox blame for the lack of a Friends reunion?

Gazette Series: Who does Courteney Cox blame for the lack of a Friends reunion?

11:36am Tuesday 28th April 2015

The actress reckons one former star is stopping them all from being Friends again.

Bob Geldof 'married in South of France'

Gazette Series: Bob Geldof 'married in South of France'

11:36am Tuesday 28th April 2015

The Irish rocker, 63, and the French actress, 49, reportedly exchanged vows at a ceremony in the South of France,

Hailee Steinfeld to Break Hearts in ghostly thriller

Gazette Series: Hailee Steinfeld to Break Hearts in ghostly thriller

11:36am Tuesday 28th April 2015

The True Grit star will lead the film version of Daniel Waters’ young adult novel.

Penelope Cruz is red hot for Zoolander 2

Gazette Series: Penelope Cruz is red hot for Zoolander 2

11:36am Tuesday 28th April 2015

The sultry Spanish star swapped her glamorous gowns for a bright red ensemble for the comedy sequel.

Air passenger duty yields £3.17bn

Gazette Series: Air industry chiefs have criticised APD

11:35am Tuesday 28th April 2015

Passengers paid more than £3 billion in air passenger duty (APD) last year, according to official figures.

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