Press Association 2014 LATEST

New Android on Google's agenda

The Westmorland Gazette: Google is holding the conference in San Francisco

4:50pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Google is expected to unveil the new version of its Android operating system as well as discuss driverless cars and virtual reality when its annual I/O developer conference begins tomorrow.

Britain's Got Talent's Old Men Grooving invite Simon Cowell to join them

The Westmorland Gazette: Britain's Got Talent's Old Men Grooving invite Simon Cowell to join them

4:39pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Choreographer David Welch said: “We’d like him, we’ve asked him twice now. He’s thinking about it. It’s an open invitation.”

ASAP Rocky disgusts listeners with Rita Ora diss

The Westmorland Gazette: ASAP Rocky disgusts listeners with Rita Ora diss

4:27pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

The rapper has included some offensive lyrics on his new album.

Boy hit by falling gravestone dies

The Westmorland Gazette: Ciaran Williamson died after being hit by a falling gravestone (PA/Police Scotland)

4:26pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

An eight-year-old boy has died and two others were injured after they were hit by a falling gravestone in a "tragic accident" in a cemetery.

Ferdinand and Barton released

The Westmorland Gazette: Joey Barton is one of half-a-dozen players released by QPR

4:00pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Joey Barton, Rio Ferdinand and Bobby Zamora are among six players released by QPR following their relegation from the Premier League.

Study maps disposable income growth

The Westmorland Gazette: The report estimated gross disposable household income - the amount of money people have left over after factors such as taxes are taken into account

3:35pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

People living in the Scottish Borders experienced the strongest disposable income growth across the UK in 2013, according to a report.

Blair quits Middle East envoy role

The Westmorland Gazette: Former prime minister Tony Blair is to step down from his role as Middle East envoy for the UN, the US, the EU and Russia

3:24pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Tony Blair is to step down as Middle East envoy for the Quartet of powers after eight years in the role.

Trader 'tried to rig key HSBC rate'

The Westmorland Gazette: Tom Hayes denies rigging the libor rate

3:23pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

A "greedy" City trader tried to involve his "cheeky young graduate" stepbrother in an attempt to rig a key interest rate, a court has heard.

Tools to scour for life on Europa

The Westmorland Gazette: An artist's impression of a plume of water vapour erupting from the icy surface of Jupiter's moon Europa (Nasa/AP)

3:23pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

The countdown has begun for a mission to discover whether life might exist on Jupiter's moon Europa.

Lawrence inquiry evidence probed

The Westmorland Gazette: Stephen Lawrence was murdered in a racist attack

3:23pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

A police watchdog investigation is examining whether senior police officers, including Britain's former top officer, failed to provide "full, frank and truthful" information to the Stephen Lawrence inquiry more than 15 years ago.

McIlroy looking to enjoy Irish Open

The Westmorland Gazette: Rory McIlroy will look to bounce back from a missed cut at Wentworth on home soil this week

3:03pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

A refreshed Rory McIlroy wants to get back to winning ways at this week's Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, but has revealed he will not make a penny if he does.

Jail terms for school abuse trio

The Westmorland Gazette: Nigel Putman, who along with Colwyn Baker and David Hennessy were found guilty of historical sexual abuse at a school for vulnerable boys over a period of more than 30 years.

2:48pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Three men have been jailed after being found guilty of historical sexual abuse at a school for vulnerable boys over a period of more than 30 years.

Behind the scenes with Little Mix: what would Zayn say about Perrie's geeky new look?

The Westmorland Gazette: Behind the scenes with Little Mix: what would Zayn say about Perrie's geeky new look?

2:37pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

The girls have gone from chic to geek in their latest music offering, Black Magic.

Tribute poem to murdered father

The Westmorland Gazette: Philip Howard's children have paid a moving tribute to him (Thames Valley Police/PA)

2:04pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

The children of a man stabbed alongside his partner and her young daughter have written their own poem in tribute to him.

X Factor's Chris Maloney reveals: I spent £60,000 on cosmetic surgery because of internet trolls

The Westmorland Gazette: X Factor's Chris Maloney reveals: I spent £60,000 on cosmetic surgery because of internet trolls

2:00pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

He says he suffered a breakdown following abuse over his looks on the internet.

Courier demands aggressive Murray

The Westmorland Gazette: Andy Murray, pictured, plays Portugal's Joao Sousa in the second round of the French Open

1:37pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Andy Murray will have to throw caution to the wind and attack if he wants to win his first French Open title this year, according to two-time champion Jim Courier.

Ings unsure of future

The Westmorland Gazette: The race for the signature of out-of-contract Burnley striker Danny Ings is hotting up

1:08pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

In-demand striker Danny Ings insists his future remains "up in the air" as the race intensifies for the England Under-21 international.

First look: Fans reach breaking point over Point Break trailer

The Westmorland Gazette: First look: Fans reach breaking point over Point Break trailer

1:03pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

The first trailer to the remake is getting film fans hot under the collar for its release.

Ewan McGregor to appear at the Edinburgh International Film Festival

The Westmorland Gazette: Ewan McGregor to appear at the Edinburgh International Film Festival

1:03pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

The Trainspotting star’s latest film Last Days In The Desert will show at the 69th festival.

Justin Bieber wows Boyz II Men with song cover

The Westmorland Gazette: Justin Bieber wows Boyz II Men with song cover

12:51pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Biebs trotted out his version of I’ll Make Love To You at a live music night.

'Fanatic' jailed for bid to join IS

The Westmorland Gazette: Zakariya Ashiq claimed he had to leave the UK because he was being "pestered" by MI5 (West Midlands Police)

12:43pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

A fanatical young Muslim has been jailed for six years for making determined efforts to join Islamic State in Syria to fulfil his ambition of becoming a martyr.

Plea to Ryanair for Aer Lingus deal

The Westmorland Gazette: Ryanair will have an important say in the takeover bid for Aer Lingus

12:43pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

International Airlines Group chief Willie Walsh said he expects Ryanair to act in a "rational way" to its takeover bid for Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus.

Cover-up charge over Pc's death

The Westmorland Gazette: Police at the scene of the fatal attack on Neil Doyle

12:43pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

A man has been charged with perverting the course of justice in connection with the murder of a police constable.

Tablet computers now owned by 54%

The Westmorland Gazette: Tablet computers have only been on sale for five years

12:43pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

More than half of UK homes now own a tablet computer - just five years after they first went on sale.

Chinese president in state visit

The Westmorland Gazette: The Duke of Cambridge delivered the invitation to China's president during his own visit to Beijing

12:43pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

China's president Xi Jinping will make a state visit to the UK later this year - the first by a Chinese leader in 10 years.

Napoli deny Benitez announcement

The Westmorland Gazette: Napoli will not accept questions about Rafael Benitez's future at their next press conference

12:35pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Napoli insist a hastily-scheduled press conference has not been organised to confirm the departure of head coach Rafael Benitez for Real Madrid.

Britain's Got Talent 2015: Ella Shaw wants to prove herself to Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

The Westmorland Gazette: Britain's Got Talent 2015: Ella Shaw wants to prove herself to Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

12:27pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

When Ella auditioned for The X Factor last year, she was sent home by Cheryl during the six chair challenge round at bootcamp.

David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike and Amma Asante for A United Kingdom

The Westmorland Gazette: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike and Amma Asante for A United Kingdom

12:27pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

The director has signed up to the film which David is producing, while Rosamund is in talks to star alongside him.

Jessica Lange to return to Broadway in 2016

The Westmorland Gazette: Jessica Lange to return to Broadway in 2016

12:18pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

The Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that the Oscar-and-Emmy-winner will join Gabriel Byrne in a revival of Eugene O’Neill’s play in March.

Ricky Martin talks life as a single father

The Westmorland Gazette: Ricky Martin talks life as a single father

11:58am Wednesday 27th May 2015

The singer says his twins are his main priority, ahead of finding new love.

Hollyoaks' James Fletcher aka Dylan Jenkins to leave the soap

The Westmorland Gazette: Hollyoaks Dylan Jenkins to be disowned by dad Trevor over cross-dressing

11:48am Wednesday 27th May 2015

This week viewers saw Dylan injured in a hit and run by Zack Loveday (Duayne Boachie) and it is yet to be seen if he will survive.

Right to Buy set for extension

The Westmorland Gazette: The Government has vowed to extend Right to Buy

11:44am Wednesday 27th May 2015

The Government has pledged to support home ownership with legislation to extend the Right to Buy and to increase the supply of homes.

Promise to double free childcare

The Westmorland Gazette: Plans to offer more free childcare have been hailed by the Government

11:44am Wednesday 27th May 2015

The Conservatives' pre-election pledge to double free childcare for young children is confirmed in today's Queen's Speech.

Government push for full employment

The Westmorland Gazette: Full employment was one of David Cameron's campaign pledges

11:43am Wednesday 27th May 2015

The Government is aiming to achieve full employment with legislation to help create two million new jobs and three million new apprenticeships.

Venus fined for skipping presser

The Westmorland Gazette: Venus Williams, pictured, lost to fellow American Sloane Stephens in the French Open first round

11:30am Wednesday 27th May 2015

Venus Williams has been handed a 3,000 US dollars fine for skipping a press conference following her first-round defeat at the French Open, the International Tennis Federation has announced.

Anne Nolan's Alzheimer's fears

The Westmorland Gazette: Anne Nolan's Alzheimer's fears

11:27am Wednesday 27th May 2015

The Nolan sister is worried about getting the disease, after seeing how it affected her mother.

Taylor Swift is officially one of the world's most powerful women

The Westmorland Gazette: Taylor Swift is officially one of the world's most powerful women

10:58am Wednesday 27th May 2015

The Blank Space singer is the youngest woman on this year’s Forbes list, taking the 64th spot.

Britain's Got Talent drama: Stephen Mulhern gets soaked by Amanda Holden

The Westmorland Gazette: Britain's Got Talent drama: Stephen Mulhern gets soaked by Amanda Holden

10:47am Wednesday 27th May 2015

The cheeky presenter got his just desserts when he compared the judge to Jocelyn Wildenstein.

Kelly Brook shows off toned new figure

The Westmorland Gazette: Kelly Brook shows off toned new figure

10:47am Wednesday 27th May 2015

The actress has been on a revived version of the Atkins diet.

Corrie's Michael Le Vell: I never saw Jenny Bradley kidnap twist coming

The Westmorland Gazette: Corrie's Michael Le Vell: I never saw Jenny Bradley kidnap twist coming

10:47am Wednesday 27th May 2015

The Corrie star talks about the upcoming drama and shooting night scenes.

Report lists living wage benefits

The Westmorland Gazette: Roseanna Cunningham said the Scottish Government is committed to supporting those on the lowest incomes

10:40am Wednesday 27th May 2015

Increased productivity is likely to outweigh the costs of paying the living wage for many organisations, according to a new report.

Gerrard vows to return to Liverpool

The Westmorland Gazette: Steven Gerrard has his eyes on a return to Liverpool in the future

10:22am Wednesday 27th May 2015

Departing Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has pledged to return to the club because he feels he has a contribution to make in the future.

David Walliams still wearing wedding ring as he leaves Britain's Got Talent studio

The Westmorland Gazette: David Walliams still wearing wedding ring as he leaves Britain's Got Talent studio

10:03am Wednesday 27th May 2015

The 43-year-old actor and comedian – who is yet to comment on the split – was pictured leaving the Britain’s Got Talent studios following the latest live semi-final last night with his wedding band firmly in place.

Walliams still wearing Lara's ring

The Westmorland Gazette: David Walliams leaving the Fountain Studios in Wembley - with his wedding ring on

9:59am Wednesday 27th May 2015

David Walliams is still wearing his wedding ring, two months after it was reported that he and wife Lara Stone had separated.

Let's finish the job - Wenger

The Westmorland Gazette: Arsene Wenger hopes to be lifting the FA Cup again on Saturday

9:54am Wednesday 27th May 2015

Arsene Wenger has told his Arsenal side to "finish the job" and win Saturday's FA Cup final against Aston Villa.

Gatland focus on Davies' career

The Westmorland Gazette: Wales centre Jonathan Davies is facing around six months on the sidelines

9:47am Wednesday 27th May 2015

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has put an emphasis on centre Jonathan Davies' "long-term career" after the Clermont Auvergne star suffered World Cup heartache.

Kim Kardashian channels Marilyn Monroe on the cover of Brazilian Vogue

The Westmorland Gazette: Kim Kardashian channels Marilyn Monroe on the cover of Brazilian Vogue

9:42am Wednesday 27th May 2015

Kim Kardashian’s cover shoots are becoming quite the works of art.

Benedict Cumberbatch among celebs wanting the UK to keep the Human Rights Act

The Westmorland Gazette: Benedict Cumberbatch among celebs wanting the UK to keep the Human Rights Act

9:23am Wednesday 27th May 2015

They are opposing the Government plans and have leant their voice to people who have used the Act in a series of short films.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers and fiancee post new snap on Instagram

The Westmorland Gazette: Jonathan Rhys Meyers and fiancee post new snap on Instagram

9:23am Wednesday 27th May 2015

The 37-year-old Irish actor – who has been battling alcoholism since 2005 – sparked concerns for his wellbeing after he was photographed in London earlier this month looking extremely dishevelled and drinking from a bottle of vodka.

Dane Bowers faces assault charge

The Westmorland Gazette: Dane Bowers faces assault charge

8:52am Wednesday 27th May 2015

Dane, 35, has pleaded not guilty to one count of assault by beating against his ex-fiancee Sophia Cahill in Croydon, south London, in January.

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