Press Association 2014 LATEST

RMT union elects new leader

Gazette Series: Mick Cash will replace Bob Crow, who died suddenly, as RMT leader

5:09pm Monday 22nd September 2014

The man who served as deputy to rail union leader Bob Crow for 12 years has been elected his successor following the sudden death of the union legend earlier this year.

Bawdy Bake Off banter defended

Gazette Series: Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc (centre) are renowned for their double entendres on The Great British Bake Off

4:48pm Monday 22nd September 2014

The Great British Bake Off's Sue Perkins has laughed off complaints about her saucy presenting style after viewers protested a bout "the constant smutty remarks" on the hit show.

Downton opens with smaller audience

Gazette Series: Downton Abbey is back on ITV

4:43pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Downton Abbey drew its lowest audience for the launch of a series for four years when it returned to TV.

Downton opens with smaller audience

Gazette Series: Downton Abbey is starting its fifth series

4:35pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Downton Abbey drew its lowest audience for the launch of a series for four years when it returned to TV last night.

£4.5m Lotto win for roadsweeper

Gazette Series: Road sweeper Joseph Whiting won a share of a quadruple rollover jackpot - £4,570,887

4:33pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A roadsweeper scooped £4.5 million on the Lotto - then went to work because he didn't believe he had won.

Chris Brown: Prison changed me

Gazette Series: Chris Brown says prison has helped change him

4:04pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Chris Brown has credited prison with helping him to get his life back on track.

Immigrant clings to school bus axle

Gazette Series: An illegal immigrant hid underneath a school coach in Calais despite security checks, a head teacher has said

3:41pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A head teacher has condemned Government border controls after an illegal immigrant managed to hitch a 200-mile ride to the UK clinging to the underside of a school coach.

Balls apology for Labour 'mistakes'

Gazette Series: Ed Balls said Labour should be proud of its achievements in office, but should also be 'grown up' about where mistakes were made and learn from them

3:41pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls has apologised for "mistakes" made by the previous Labour government, saying it is important to explain how the party will do things differently in future.

Pink Floyd launch new album

Gazette Series: Dave Gilmour of Pink Floyd performing on stage

3:17pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Pink Floyd have launched their first new album for more than two decades by simultaneously unveiling the artwork in locations around the world.

Holden makes This Morning debut

Gazette Series: Amanda Holden is standing in for Holly Willoughby

3:17pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Amanda Holden has admitted she suffered first-day nerves as she began her new role as a presenter on ITV's This Morning.

Killer in bid to claim estate

Gazette Series: Lisa Clay, 40, and her son Joseph, six, were killed by Paul Chadwick (Lancashire Constabulary/PA Wire)

3:17pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A killer who is laying claim to the £80,000 estate of his partner who he stabbed to death, along with their six-year-old son, has told a court he is not motivated by money.

Anti-cancer drug to go on Welsh NHS

Gazette Series: Chemotherapy drug Abraxane will be available on the Welsh NHS for pancreatic cancer sufferers. (Pancreatic Cancer Action/PA)

3:17pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Chemotherapy drug Abraxane will be available on the Welsh NHS for pancreatic cancer sufferers, ministers have announced.

Pink Floyd launch arty new album

Gazette Series: Pink Floyd have launched their first new album for more than two decades

3:07pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Pink Floyd have launched their first new album for more than two decades by simultaneously unveiling the artwork in locations around the world.

Fury keeps quiet

Gazette Series: Tyson Fury, right, beat Dereck Chisora, left, on points at Wembley Arena in 2011

2:49pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Tyson Fury wore tape over his mouth and refused to utter a single word on Monday in protest against his fine from the British Boxing Board of Control.

Mata apologetic after defeat

Gazette Series: Manchester United's Juan Mata has apologised to the fans following their defeat at Leicester

2:40pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Juan Mata has apologised to Manchester United fans after the team's embarrassing 5-3 defeat to Leicester.

Holden joins This Morning team

Gazette Series: Amanda Holden has made her This Morning debut

2:29pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Amanda Holden has admitted she suffered first day nerves in her new job presenting This Morning.

Lamps in light blue 'weird': Cahill

Gazette Series: Seeing Frank Lampard, pictured in the light blue of Manchester City was weird, according to Chelsea's Gary Cahill

2:23pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Chelsea pair Andre Schurrle and Gary Cahill admit it was a strange experience to be on the receiving end of a Frank Lampard special on Sunday.

Koukash looking at three NRL clubs

Gazette Series: Marwan Koukash is pressing ahead with plans to buy an NRL club

2:18pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Salford owner Marwan Koukash is to press ahead with his bid to buy an Australian club and reckons it would take a small fraction of what it is costing him to fund the Red Devils.

Watson suffers first-round exit

Gazette Series: Heather Watson made an early exit in China

2:18pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Heather Watson made a first-round exit at the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open after losing in straight sets to Sara Errani.

1D and Sheeran rock out US festival

Gazette Series: One Direction performed at the iHeartRadio Music Festival

2:18pm Monday 22nd September 2014

One Direction and Ed Sheeran wowed with their performances at the iHeartRadio music festival in Las Vegas.

Shot Libya Briton 'in wrong place'

Gazette Series: The couple were found dead in Libya

2:05pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A British man who was shot dead with his girlfriend on a beach in Libya was in the wrong place at the wrong time, a coroner said today.

13 'ran from lorry on motorway'

Gazette Series: The people were seen running from the lorry on the M25

2:05pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Thirteen suspected illegal immigrants have been detained after being spotted running from the back of a lorry on a busy motorway.

PFA presses for home-grown quotas

Gazette Series: PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor wants more home-grown players

1:38pm Monday 22nd September 2014

The Professional Footballers' Association has launched a major political drive for rule changes to ensure a minimum of four home-grown players in starting line-ups for every club match from the Premier League down.

2022 finals 'will not be in Qatar'

Gazette Series: Qatar delegates celebrate winning the 2022 FIFA World Cup bid in 2010

12:57pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Germany's FIFA member believes the 2022 World Cup will be moved from Qatar due to the extreme temperatures.

Labour vow on jobs pay and security

Gazette Series: Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna pledged more better-paid, secure jobs if Labour is elected

12:41pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Hardworking people should not have to live in poverty in modern Britain, shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna has said.

Connolly: Williams tried to say bye

Gazette Series: Billy Connolly and fellow comedian Robin Williams were close friends

12:37pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Billy Connolly has revealed that Robin Williams got very emotional before his death.

Thompson: I vacuum while writing

Gazette Series: Emma Thompson took part in Bafta's Screenwriters Lecture Series

12:31pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Emma Thompson has revealed how she does the vacuuming and yoga while she's writing screenplays.

Fry stars in post-war soldiers film

Gazette Series: Stephen Fry will star in a Martin Scorsese movie

12:28pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Stephen Fry and Joss Stone have signed up to star in a new Martin Scorsese film on soldiers returning home from the battlefield.

Button confident on McLaren future

Gazette Series: Jenson Button is confident over his McLaren future

12:26pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Jenson Button's future at McLaren appears assured as the team draw ever closer to announcing their driver line-up for next season.

Breaking Bad 'inspired murder bid'

Gazette Series: A woman tried to kill her mother by lacing her drink with poison in a plot inspired by TV series Breaking Bad, Southwark Crown Court heard

Kuntal Patel, 37, allegedly slipped her "controlling and selfish" mother Meena the deadly poison Abrin after she "f

11:49am Monday 22nd September 2014

A lovestruck graphic designer tried to kill her magistrate mother by lacing her Diet Coke with lethal poison in a murder plot inspired by TV series Breaking Bad, a court has heard.

Kaboul stunned by defeat

Gazette Series: Tottenham's defeat baffled skipper Younes Kaboul

11:45am Monday 22nd September 2014

Tottenham captain Younes Kaboul is still trying to get his head around their limp, listless display against West Brom.

Iggy Pop to give John Peel Lecture

Gazette Series: Iggy Pop will give a lecture on free music in a capitalist society

11:42am Monday 22nd September 2014

Iggy Pop, often viewed as one of the pioneers of punk, has been chosen to deliver an annual BBC lecture in honour of the late broadcaster John Peel.

Debuchy ruled out for three months

Gazette Series: Mathieu Debuchy is facing a three-month injury lay-off

11:01am Monday 22nd September 2014

Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy will be out for around three months following surgery on an ankle injury, manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed.

Watson: Feminists don't hate men

Gazette Series: UN Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson launched the HeForShe campaign in New York

10:59am Monday 22nd September 2014

Emma Watson has revealed she became a feminist when she was eight years old, as she launched a new UN campaign.

Hardy and Riley secretly married

Gazette Series: Tom Hardy and Charlotte Riley married in France in July

10:36am Monday 22nd September 2014

Tom Hardy and Charlotte Riley have secretly got married.

Kim K and Rihanna in nude pic leak

Gazette Series: Nude pictures of Kim Kardashian West have been leaked online

10:34am Monday 22nd September 2014

Kim Kardashian West and Rihanna are amongst the latest targets in a second wave of naked celeb photo leaks on the internet.

Air passengers endure more delays

Gazette Series: More flights were delayed this spring

10:29am Monday 22nd September 2014

Passengers endured increased delays at major UK airports in the spring.

Italy and Ibiza are travel hotspots

Gazette Series: Ibiza is a favourite with British holidaymakers

10:29am Monday 22nd September 2014

Italy and Ibiza were among the top holiday spots for Britons this summer but bookings to Brazil were down due to high prices sparked by the football World Cup.

Boys could be given anti-cancer jab

Gazette Series: Boys could be given vaccinations that are currently offered only to girls

10:29am Monday 22nd September 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.

Sharon joins celebs against cancer

Gazette Series: Sharon Osbourne is standing up to cancer

10:28am Monday 22nd September 2014

Sharon Osbourne and a host of other celebrities are coming together to "show solidarity" in the national fundraising campaign Stand Up To Cancer.

Eastmond focused only on Bath

Gazette Series: Bath and England centre Kyle Eastmond

10:26am Monday 22nd September 2014

Kyle Eastmond claims that neither England nor Sam Burgess feature in his current thought process after he helped to inspire Bath's record-breaking 45-0 Aviva Premiership romp against Leicester.

Hudson ticks Murray off bucket list

Gazette Series: Kate Hudson says working with Bill Murray was on her bucket list

10:25am Monday 22nd September 2014

Kate Hudson has said working with Bill Murray meant that she got to tick an item off her bucket list.

DLT jury continues deliberations

Gazette Series: Dave Lee Travis denies the charges

10:20am Monday 22nd September 2014

Jurors in the trial of former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis, who is accused of indecently assaulting two women and sexually assaulting a third, have retired to deliberate their verdicts for a third day.

Panda Tian Tian no longer pregnant

Gazette Series: Tian Tian the panda at Edinburgh Zoo

10:20am Monday 22nd September 2014

The UK's only female giant panda is no longer pregnant, Edinburgh Zoo has announced.

Marriage break-up cash dilemma

Gazette Series: A High Court judge has spoken of the complications involved in assessing the financial needs of estranged wives with outstanding disputes embarking on new relationships

8:59am Monday 22nd September 2014

A High Court judge has spoken of the complications involved in assessing the financial needs of estranged wives who become involved in new relationships while still fighting over money with their husbands.

People 'taking fewer holidays'

Gazette Series: The number of us having a holiday fell from 83% in 2013 to 80% this year, the poll showed

8:50am Monday 22nd September 2014

People are taking fewer holidays, according to a survey by travel organisation Abta.

Search for missing Alice continues

Gazette Series: Police said an international letter of request has been sent to Latvia to obtain the full file on the case of Arnis Zalkalns

8:43am Monday 22nd September 2014

Specialist teams are continuing a painstaking search of shallow waterways and riverbanks in the hunt for missing 14-year-old Alice Gross and a convicted murderer who is the prime suspect in her disappearance.

School defends offering STI tests

Gazette Series: Parents have spoken of their shock at not being informed that their children were being offered the test

8:10am Monday 22nd September 2014

A school has defended offering pupils tests for sexually transmitted infections (STI) during lessons.

EE to buy 58 Phones 4u stores

Gazette Series: EE will  buy 58 Phones 4u stores

8:10am Monday 22nd September 2014

Network operator EE is to buy 58 Phones 4u stores in a deal saving more than 350 jobs at the collapsed mobile phone retailer.

Cup means more than money to Rory

Gazette Series: European Ryder Cup Captain Paul McGinley with American Ryder Cup Captain Tom Watson

7:32am Monday 22nd September 2014

Rory McIlroy's last competitive outing saw him battling for a £7million payday in the Tour Championship, but the world number one is equally fired up by the thought of playing for team glory at the Ryder Cup.

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