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Syria claims woman in court on child abduction charge

The Westmorland Gazette: The woman will reappear at Southwark Crown Court

1:01pm Saturday 5th September 2015

A woman who allegedly planned to travel to Syria with her four children refused to stand before a judge today as she appeared in court charged with child abduction.

Amateur sailor Andrew Ashman dies after being struck by sail in Clipper race

The Westmorland Gazette: British sailor Andrew Ashman, 49, who died after being hit by a sail. (onEdition/PA)

1:00pm Saturday 5th September 2015

A British amateur sailor died in the early hours of this morning after being hit by a sail while competing in a round-the-world yacht race, organisers said.

Murder probe follows 'brutal' stabbing in east London

The Westmorland Gazette: It is the second fatal stabbing of a teenager in the past two days

12:45pm Saturday 5th September 2015

A murder investigation has been launched into the "brutal" stabbing of a teenage boy, police said.

Teenagers held after fatal stabbing in south-east London

The Westmorland Gazette: A Police van is parked outside Spalding House in Brockley, south-east London, where a 17-year-old was fatally stabbed

12:06pm Saturday 5th September 2015

Two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death in a fight, police have said.

McLaren plan to keep Jenson Button for 2016, says racing director Eric Boullier

The Westmorland Gazette: McLaren racing director Eric Boullier says the team intend to retain Jenson Button, pictured

11:38am Saturday 5th September 2015

McLaren racing director Eric Boullier says it is the British team's intention to retain Jenson Button next season.

GPs warn of 'unrealistic' plans for seven-day practices

The Westmorland Gazette: GPs have warned of a recruitment problem

11:34am Saturday 5th September 2015

Doctors are struggling to cope with a "recruitment crisis" which is making government plans for seven-day practices "unrealistic", GPs have warned.

Lewis Hamilton sets pace again ahead of qualifying at Italian Grand Prix

The Westmorland Gazette: Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton has been in dominant form so far in Italy

11:31am Saturday 5th September 2015

Lewis Hamilton completed a practice hat-trick to lay down another impressive marker to his Formula One rivals.

Cyrus Christie unfazed at prospect of Republic start in Euro 2016 qualifier

The Westmorland Gazette: Cyrus Christie, pictured, did not lose any sleep over his competitive debut for the Republic of Ireland

11:07am Saturday 5th September 2015

Cyrus Christie did not lose any sleep after being put on red alert by Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill.

Bono joins chorus for refugees as U2 kick off European leg of tour

The Westmorland Gazette: Bono has added his voice to calls for action to help refugees

11:06am Saturday 5th September 2015

Bono has drawn attention to the plight of refugees as rock giants U2 kicked off the European leg of their world tour.

Vince Cable hits out at 'ugly tribal prejudices' of Tories in memoir

The Westmorland Gazette: Vince Cable has lifted the lid on working with the Tories - describing them as "collectively appalling, with ugly tribal prejudices".

10:17am Saturday 5th September 2015

Vince Cable has lifted the lid on working with the Tories - describing them as "collectively appalling, with ugly tribal prejudices".

Woman detained amid fears of trip to Syria charged with child abduction

The Westmorland Gazette: Zahera Tariq's hearing is set for Camberwell Green Magistrates' Court

9:48am Saturday 5th September 2015

A woman feared to have been planning to travel to Syria with her four children has been charged with child abduction, Scotland Yard said.

Three men held by detectives investigating street stabbing murder

The Westmorland Gazette: Two of the three arrested men were held on suspicion of murder

8:56am Saturday 5th September 2015

Three men are being questioned by detectives in connection with the murder of a teenager found stabbed on a street corner.

Beatles for sale: Contract expected to fetch £500,000

The Westmorland Gazette: The contract signed by the Beatles which bound them to their legendary manager Brian Epstein is being offered for sale at Sotheby's Rock and Pop auction on September 29 (Sotherby's/PA)

8:36am Saturday 5th September 2015

The contract that launched The Beatles' career could fetch up to half a million pounds when it goes on sale for the first time.

No nerves as history awaits Michael O'Neill and Northern Ireland

The Westmorland Gazette: Northern Ireland can seal qualification to the Euro 2016 finals on Monday

7:43am Saturday 5th September 2015

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill does not fear jitters will overcome his players now history awaits them at Windsor Park on Monday night.

Gordon Strachan: Setbacks happen and Scotland will bounce back

The Westmorland Gazette: Gordon Strachan was disappointed but highlighted that setbacks happen

7:43am Saturday 5th September 2015

Gordon Strachan pointed out that setbacks are inevitable on the road to success after a 1-0 defeat in Georgia dented his Scotland side's hopes of reaching Euro 2016.

Shay Given says Republic mustn't take Georgia lightly in key Euro 2016 qualifier

The Westmorland Gazette: Cyrus Christie was the Republic of Ireland's unlikely goalscoring hero

7:43am Saturday 5th September 2015

Shay Given has warned the Republic of Ireland not to under-estimate resurgent Georgia as the Euro 2016 qualifying game approaches crunch point.

Fabio Fognini fights back from two sets down to topple Rafael Nadal at US Open

The Westmorland Gazette: Rafael Nadal, pictured, lost to Italian Fabio Fognini in the US Open third round

7:28am Saturday 5th September 2015

Rafael Nadal's miserable year continued as the 14-time major champion threw away a two-set lead to lose to Italy's Fabio Fognini at the US Open.

Liam Plunkett replaces Mark Wood as England bowl first in second ODI

The Westmorland Gazette: Eoin Morgan's England are out to level up in the ODI series at Lord's

6:46am Saturday 5th September 2015

England brought in Liam Plunkett in place of the rested Mark Wood for the second Royal London Series match against Australia at Lord's.

Katherine Grainger secures spot at fifth Olympic Games

The Westmorland Gazette: Katherine Grainger has qualified for the Rio Olympics

6:46am Saturday 5th September 2015

London 2012 gold medallist Katherine Grainger qualified for her fifth Olympics as Great Britain won five medals at the World Championships in Lac d'Aiguebelette in France.

Andy Murray battles illness ahead of Thomaz Bellucci clash

The Westmorland Gazette: Illness and exertion could take their toll on Andy Murray

6:46am Saturday 5th September 2015

Andy Murray will have to overcome lingering fatigue and a bout of illness if he is to beat Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci in the US Open third round.

Serena Williams plays down focus on calendar Grand Slam

The Westmorland Gazette: Serena Williams is refusing to get drawn into the excitement over a calendar year Grand Slam

6:46am Saturday 5th September 2015

Serena Williams believes her supporters feel more nervous than she does about winning the calendar Grand Slam.

Rafael Nadal vows to stay positive after US Open exit at hands of Fabio Fognini

The Westmorland Gazette: Rafael Nadal will end 2015 without a grand slam title for the first time since 2004

6:46am Saturday 5th September 2015

Rafael Nadal crashed out of the US Open third round after losing a five-set thriller to Italy's Fabio Fognini.

Mary McAleese: I was a refugee on my own island

The Westmorland Gazette: Mary McAleese said people in Ireland, Britain and across Europe are eager to help those in need

2:40am Saturday 5th September 2015

Refugees from Syria are hoping against hope for a helping hand from other countries, the former president of Ireland said, as she recalled her own experience fleeing conflict at the beginning of the Troubles.

All aboard for the new Borders Railway link service

The Westmorland Gazette: Supermodel Anna Freemantle gets on the Borders Railway train to Tweedbank from Edinburgh Waverley.

12:31am Saturday 5th September 2015

The new Borders Railway has been unveiled ahead of its public opening this weekend, bringing to an end a near 47-year wait for train services to return to that part of south-east Scotland.

Pilot dies after light aircraft crash in Nigel Farage accident field

The Westmorland Gazette: The light aircraft that crashed at Hinton-in-the-Hedges airfield injuring Nigel Farage and the pilot.

12:31am Saturday 5th September 2015

A pilot has died following a light aircraft collision in the same field in which Nigel Farage suffered severe injuries in another crash.

Rail passengers delayed 'after cable theft caused signalling problems'

The Westmorland Gazette: Virgin Trains said anyone delayed by more than 30 minutes can apply for compensation

12:31am Saturday 5th September 2015

Rail passengers on one of the country's busiest lines had to deal with delays for a number of hours due to a signalling problem said to have been caused by cable theft.

Rita Ora's tears over X Factor big decision

The Westmorland Gazette: Shianne Phillips takes part in the audition stage for the ITV1 talent show The X Factor (ITV/PA)

12:31am Saturday 5th September 2015

X Factor judge Rita Ora was reduced to tears in the third episode of the show, when she had to cast the deciding vote.

Daniel Baldwin evicted from Celebrity Big Brother

The Westmorland Gazette: Daniel Baldwin is evicted from the house during the latest series of Celebrity Big Brother at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

12:31am Saturday 5th September 2015

Daniel Baldwin has become the first person to be evicted from Celebrity Big Brother.

Queen ready to host Braemar Gathering

The Westmorland Gazette: The Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen and the Prince of Wales attended last year's Braemar Gathering

12:31am Saturday 5th September 2015

The Queen is expected to make her annual appearance at a Highland Games today.

Aid convoy bound for Calais as response to refugee crisis grows

The Westmorland Gazette: Britons are delivering supplies to migrants living in a Calais camp

12:31am Saturday 5th September 2015

A convoy of 20 cars with emergency items for displaced people is heading to Calais, France, as part of a groundswell of public action taking place across the country in response to the growing refugee crisis.

Jeremy Corbyn Labour win 'might stop Britain launching IS air strikes'

The Westmorland Gazette: Admiral Lord West of Spithead was a security minister in Gordon Brown's government

12:31am Saturday 5th September 2015

Britain may be unable to launch air strikes against Islamic State in Syria if Jeremy Corbyn becomes Labour leader, senior party figures and former military figures have warned.

Council chiefs call for resources to cope with influx of Syria refugees

The Westmorland Gazette: An Austrian police officer watches as Syrian refugees walk to police cars as they arrive at the border between Hungary/Austria border (AP)

12:31am Saturday 5th September 2015

Council chiefs have warned David Cameron that he must make resources available to support essential public services if Britain is to open its doors to a new wave of Syrian refugees.

Is Gavin the most dangerous villain EastEnders has ever seen?

The Westmorland Gazette: Is Gavin the most dangerous villain EastEnders has ever seen?

12:12am Saturday 5th September 2015

Get ready for fireworks as EastEnders’ baddest baddie has his sights set on Albert Square…

Strictly Come Dancing 2015: 10 of the most memorable couples (and some of them are winners!)

The Westmorland Gazette: Strictly Come Dancing 2015: 10 of the most memorable couples (and some of them are winners!)

12:12am Saturday 5th September 2015

As excitement builds for the 13th series of Strictly Come Dancing, we take a look at some of the standout couples from the series.

Strictly Come Dancing 2015: Ouch! 14 of the cattiest comments from the judges

The Westmorland Gazette: Strictly Come Dancing 2015: Ouch! 14 of the cattiest comments from the judges

12:12am Saturday 5th September 2015

Facing the Strictly Come Dancing judges is never easy for nervous celebrities, especially when the panel gets its claws out…

Tess Daly reveals she shared a McDonald's drive-thru with Claudia Winkleman the night before the Strictly launch

The Westmorland Gazette: Tess Daly reveals she shared a McDonald's drive-thru with Claudia Winkleman the night before the Strictly launch

12:12am Saturday 5th September 2015

And let’s not even mention that box of brownies.

Owen Wilson admits he was unsure about doing Zoolander sequel

The Westmorland Gazette: Owen Wilson admits he was unsure about doing Zoolander sequel

12:12am Saturday 5th September 2015

Hansel McDonald star is worried about how Zoolander 2 will go down with audiences.

X Factor 2015: Rita Ora's tears over big decision

The Westmorland Gazette: X Factor 2015: Rita Ora's tears over big decision

12:12am Saturday 5th September 2015

The Poison singer couldn’t resist welling up as an aspiring singer’s career hung in the balance.

Julian Clary thinks Strictly Come Dancing should find room for same-sex couples

The Westmorland Gazette: Julian Clary thinks Strictly Come Dancing should find room for same-sex couples

12:12am Saturday 5th September 2015

Comedian pointed out there are gay ballroom dancing clubs all over the UK, so Strictly should follow in their footsteps.

Strictly Come Dancing returns with 15 celebrities vying for glitterball trophy

The Westmorland Gazette: Strictly Come Dancing returns with 15 celebrities vying for glitterball trophy

12:12am Saturday 5th September 2015

The celebrities will take to the dance floor for the first time as they find out their Strictly dance partners.

The Beatles contract is up for auction and is expected to fetch £500,000

The Westmorland Gazette: The Beatles contract is up for auction and is expected to fetch £500,000

12:12am Saturday 5th September 2015

It is the only management contract signed by the final line-up.

Farrah gets a reprieve as Daniel is evicted...but did Celebrity Big Brother go too far this time?

The Westmorland Gazette: Farrah gets a reprieve as Daniel is evicted...but did Celebrity Big Brother go too far this time?

11:26pm Friday 4th September 2015

Just when you thought Farrah couldn’t get any worse…

7 things Lionel Richie told Piers Morgan on Life Stories that made us fall in love with him

The Westmorland Gazette: 7 things Lionel Richie told Piers Morgan on Life Stories that made us fall in love with him

11:26pm Friday 4th September 2015

He is one cool guy.

Michael O'Neill says Northern Ireland won't slip up with qualification in sight

The Westmorland Gazette: Michael O'Neill is mobbed by Kyle Lafferty following the striker's goal in Torshavn

11:16pm Friday 4th September 2015

Michael O'Neill is now adamant his Northern Ireland side will be in France for Euro 2016 next summer after a 3-1 victory in the Faroe Islands moved them to the top of their Group F qualifying group.

Scotland boss Gordon Strachan: "We didn't do enough to win the game"

The Westmorland Gazette: Scotland manager Gordon Strachan saw his side suffer a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Georgia

11:16pm Friday 4th September 2015

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan felt his players were just short of the accuracy needed to break down a stubborn Georgia defence as his team fell to a 1-0 European Championship qualifying defeat.

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill has Georgia on his mind

The Westmorland Gazette: Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill (left) swiftly turned his attention to Monday's clash with Georgia

11:16pm Friday 4th September 2015

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill turned his attention to Monday's Euro 2016 qualifying showdown with Georgia within minutes of his side's 4-0 victory over Gibraltar.

Brian McDermott sees jaded Wembley winners Leeds Rhinos suffer Super 8s defeat

The Westmorland Gazette: Jon Wilkin was influential on his return for St Helens.

10:56pm Friday 4th September 2015

Leeds coach Brian McDermott admitted his side's Challenge Cup triumph took its toll as the Super League leaders suffered a first defeat in the Super 8s.

Jamie Vardy dressed down by FA but kitted up for England

The Westmorland Gazette: Jamie Vardy will start for England

10:55pm Friday 4th September 2015

Roy Hodgson and the Football Association have reprimanded Jamie Vardy for his racist slur - but the Leicester striker will still make his full England debut against San Marino on Saturday.

Daniel Baldwin evicted from Celebrity Big Brother

The Westmorland Gazette: Daniel Baldwin is evicted from the house during the latest series of Celebrity Big Brother

10:35pm Friday 4th September 2015

Daniel Baldwin has become the first person to be evicted from Celebrity Big Brother.

St Helens open Super 8s account with victory over under-par Rhinos

The Westmorland Gazette: Tom Makinson scored St Helens' opening try at Headingley

10:17pm Friday 4th September 2015

Reigning Super League champions St Helens took advantage of Leeds' Wembley hangover for the second year in a row to break their duck in the Super 8s with a 32-18 triumph.

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