Press Association 2014 LATEST

Ryder Cup skippers outline hopes

The Westmorland Gazette: Paul McGinley, right, and Tom Watson, left, are dreaming of very different outcomes at next week's Ryder Cup

6:38am Thursday 18th September 2014

Rival captains Paul McGinley and Tom Watson have outlined their visions for next week's Ryder Cup - and unsurprisingly they are completely different.

Lambert extends Villa deal

The Westmorland Gazette: Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has extended until 2018

6:31am Thursday 18th September 2014

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has extended his contract at the club until June 2018.

Lancaster aims to make nation proud

The Westmorland Gazette: Stuart Lancaster wants to get the country rallying behind his players at next year's World Cup on home soil

6:20am Thursday 18th September 2014

Stuart Lancaster insists England will give everything in pursuit of filling the nation with pride at the 2015 World Cup.

Costa's hamstring tests Mourinho

The Westmorland Gazette: Jose Mourinho, pictured, believes Diego Costa will be back to play at the weekend but was unable to call upon his services on Wednesday night

6:15am Thursday 18th September 2014

Jose Mourinho was unable to call upon Diego Costa for the Champions League Group G opener with Schalke as the Spain striker's hamstring problem means a second game in a week would rule him out of Sunday's Barclays Premier League showdown at Manchester City.

Hart rues 'killer' deflection

The Westmorland Gazette: Joe Hart was beaten by a last-minute deflection against Bayern Munich

6:15am Thursday 18th September 2014

Goalkeeper Joe Hart felt Manchester City were "killed" by an unfortunate deflection as they slipped to a last-gasp 1-0 defeat in their Champions League opener at Bayern Munich.

Amazon launches two new Kindles

The Westmorland Gazette: The Fire HD

6:01am Thursday 18th September 2014

Amazon, the online retail giant, has announced a complete refresh of its tablet computer and e-reader devices, including a special child-friendly version of their Fire HD tablet.

Show hostage mercy, Muslims ask IS

The Westmorland Gazette: Alan Henning says in a video that making dangerous trips to Syria is worthwhile to help those in need

3:20am Thursday 18th September 2014

British Muslims have urged Briton Alan Henning's kidnappers to "show him some mercy" as he remains under threat of beheading.

Search for new commissioner begins

The Westmorland Gazette: Shaun Wright resigned as a consequence of the Jay Report

3:05am Thursday 18th September 2014

The process of replacing Shaun Wright as South Yorkshire's police and crime commissioner (PCC) will begin today.

Award for flute virtuoso Sir James

The Westmorland Gazette: Sir James Galway has been given a lifetime achievement award

1:06am Thursday 18th September 2014

Flautist Sir James Galway has been celebrated by the classical music world with a lifetime achievement honour at the annual Gramophone Awards.

Flaky Kate gets the Bake Off boot

The Westmorland Gazette: Kate Henry failed on the pastry challenge

1:06am Thursday 18th September 2014

Contestant Kate Henry saw her Great British Bake Off dreams crumble when she became the latest hopeful to leave the tent - after a flaky performance with her pastries.

Chameleon snares top photo prize

The Westmorland Gazette: A panther chameleon taken by Simone Sbaraglia which has won the ZSL Animal Photography Prize (Simone Sbaraglia/PA)

12:23am Thursday 18th September 2014

An action shot of a chameleon as it snares its prey with its extended tongue has scooped top prize in an animal photography competition.

New skin cancer drug recommended

The Westmorland Gazette: Health officials have said a new drug for skin cancer patients should be made available for widespread use on the NHS

12:23am Thursday 18th September 2014

A new drug for skin cancer patients should be made available for widespread use on the NHS, health officials have said.

Tax disc axe 'will spark avoidance'

The Westmorland Gazette: From October 1, motorists will no longer need to display a tax disc on their vehicle windscreen

12:23am Thursday 18th September 2014

Next month's ending of the need to display a car tax disc could lead to tax evasion costing the economy £167 million a year, according to the RAC.

Berry's chemotherapy role analysed

The Westmorland Gazette: Chokeberries (Aronia melanocarpa) which scientists believe may strengthen the effectiveness of a chemotherapy drug commonly used to treat pancreatic cancer.

12:23am Thursday 18th September 2014

Scientists believe a wild berry native to North America may strengthen the effectiveness of a chemotherapy drug commonly used to treat pancreatic cancer.

Armstrong lands Danger Mouse role

The Westmorland Gazette: The new look of Danger Mouse who is to be voiced by Pointless host Alexander Armstrong

12:23am Thursday 18th September 2014

Pointless host Alexander Armstrong has landed the starring role for the return of much-loved cartoon character Danger Mouse.

DNA results due in Thai murder hunt

The Westmorland Gazette: The family of Hannah Witheridge said they were utterly devastated and shocked by what happened to her

12:23am Thursday 18th September 2014

Police investigating the brutal murder of two young Britons in Thailand are today expecting the results of a number of DNA tests.

Mock emergency services' exercise

The Westmorland Gazette: A volunteer at a previous security test, as a new training exercise - codenamed Joint Endeavour - gets under way

12:23am Thursday 18th September 2014

A major training exercise designed to test the initial joint response of the police, fire and ambulance services will take place today.

Kate to make decision on Malta tour

The Westmorland Gazette: The Duchess of Cambridge has been suffering from a severe form of morning sickness

12:23am Thursday 18th September 2014

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will announce today whether Kate is well enough to travel to Malta for her first official solo overseas tour, Kensington Palace has said.

Scotland's decision day arrives

The Westmorland Gazette: Alex Salmond speaking at the YES rally at Perth Concert Hall

12:23am Thursday 18th September 2014

Scotland's decision day has arrived, with voters north of the border going to the polls today to determine if the country should remain part of the United Kingdom or not.

Stamps mark seaside architecture

The Westmorland Gazette: The new set of stamps of UK piers (Royal Mail/PA)

12:04am Thursday 18th September 2014

Ten new stamps celebrating the variety and originality of the UK's seaside architecture are being launched by the Royal Mail today.

City sunk at the end

The Westmorland Gazette: Bayern Munich's players celebrate their goal against Manchester City, scored by Jerome Boateng, number 17

9:49pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Former Manchester City defender Jerome Boateng struck a superb late winner as Bayern Munich finally beat Joe Hart to secure a 1-0 win in their Champions League opener.

Chelsea held by Schalke

The Westmorland Gazette: Cesc Fabregas, centre, scores Chelsea's goal against Schalke

9:45pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw by Schalke in Group G as Jose Mourinho's men were unable to carry their peerless Premier League performances into the Champions League.

Flaky Kate gets the Bake Off boot

The Westmorland Gazette: Kate Henry is the latest contestant to leave The Great British Bake Off

9:03pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Kate Henry saw her Great British Bake Off dreams crumble tonight when she became the latest hopeful to leave the tent - after a flaky performance with her pastries.

Downton's stars arrive in style

The Westmorland Gazette: (left to right) Julian Fellowes, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Lesley Nicol and Gareth Neame attending an exclusive charity screening of Downton Abbey at the Empire cinema in London.

8:56pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Downton Abbey's stars brought old-school glamour to London's Leicester Square tonight for the premiere of series five.

More women playing video games

The Westmorland Gazette: Women are playing games on mobiles

8:37pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Women have overtaken men as the most prolific gamers in Britain for the first time, according to a new report.

Kylie reunion special: Nick Cave

The Westmorland Gazette: Nick Cave (left) and Ray Winstone arriving for the gala screening of 20,000 Days On Earth, at the Barbican Centre, London.

8:36pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Rock star Nick Cave has told how special it was to reunite with Kylie Minogue for his new film 20,000 Days On Earth.

ECB quiet on Gale charge report

The Westmorland Gazette: Andrew Gale faces a disciplinary panel hearing

7:28pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

The England and Wales Cricket Board has declined to add to previous statements about the disciplinary process facing Andrew Gale, amid reports that he is to be charged with a racist offence.

Jamelia 'scarred' by domestic abuse

The Westmorland Gazette: Jamelia said she was punched in the face and at one stage her partner hit her while she was breastfeeding

7:02pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Singer and broadcaster Jamelia has said the mental scars of domestic abuse will be with her forever, as she tried to persuade women in similar situations to seek help.

Jamelia 'scarred' by domestic abuse

The Westmorland Gazette: Jamelia said she was punched in the face and at one stage her partner hit her while she was breastfeeding

7:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Singer and broadcaster Jamelia has said the mental scars of domestic abuse will be with her forever, as she tried to persuade women in similar situations to seek help.

Kate to make decision on Malta tour

The Westmorland Gazette: William and Kate are expecting their second child

7:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will announce tomorrow whether Kate is well enough to travel to Malta for her first official solo overseas tour, Kensington Palace has said.

'Huge variation' in therapy waits

The Westmorland Gazette: There are calls for more investment in mental health after data showed 
"markedly different" treatment waiting times depending on location

7:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Too many people diagnosed with anxiety or depression face "unacceptably long waits" for therapy, a charity has warned.

Regan: Vote won't affect Euro bid

The Westmorland Gazette: Stewart Regan stated the independence referendum will have no bearing on the Euro 2020 bid

6:33pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

The independence referendum will have "no impact whatsoever" on Scotland's bid to stage Euro 2020 games, according to the Scottish Football Association.

Rampant Rushworth seals Durham win

The Westmorland Gazette: Chris Rushworth's astounding match figures of 15 for 95 were the best in the County Championship for 14 years

6:08pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Chris Rushworth produced a remarkable performance with 15 wickets in 20 overs as Durham made startlingly short work of relegated Northamptonshire in LV= County Championship Division One action.

Clifford launches sentence appeal

The Westmorland Gazette: Max Clifford was convicted of eight counts of indecent assault carried out between 1977 and 1984

5:51pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Disgraced PR guru Max Clifford has launched an appeal against his eight-year prison sentence for a string of indecent assaults on four women.

Father caused "terrible injuries"

The Westmorland Gazette: Aurimas Medvedevas is on trial at the Old Bailey

5:51pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A young father killed his baby daughter causing her "numerous and terrible injuries", a court heard today.

Officer who shot Pc dead keeps job

The Westmorland Gazette: Pc Ian Terry was killed during a Greater Manchester Police (GMP) firearms training exercise

5:51pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A police officer who shot dead a colleague has been given a reprimand but will keep his job despite being found guilty of gross misconduct.

Zoo owner fired shot at tiger

The Westmorland Gazette: Sarah McClay was mauled to death by a tiger

5:36pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

The owner of a wildlife park where a woman zoo keeper was mauled to death by a tiger has described how he fired a shot at the animal.

NHS chief in obesity costs warning

The Westmorland Gazette: Simon Stevens claimed obesity 'represents a slow-motion car crash in terms of avoidable illness and rising healthcare costs'

5:36pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

The health of millions of children, the sustainability of the NHS and the economic prosperity of Britain all depend on a radical upgrade in prevention and public health, according to the chief executive of NHS England.

New salary cap confirmed

The Westmorland Gazette: Premiership Rugby chief executive Mark McCaffertyhas confirmed changes to the salary cap

4:59pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Premiership Rugby chiefs have confirmed changes to the league's salary cap from next season.

Month so far 'driest for 50 years'

The Westmorland Gazette: Figures to September 15 show there has been 6.7mm of rain across the UK, just 7% of the September average, the Met Office said

4:25pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

The first half of September has been the UK's driest for more than 50 years, weather experts said today.

Funeral payment scheme launched

The Westmorland Gazette: Paying in advance insures against future price rises

3:57pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

People will be able to pay the cost of their own funeral up front through the Post Office under a new financial service it has launched.

Man held over wartime firearms find

The Westmorland Gazette: Police have executed a search warrant in connection with the theft of heritage artefacts and munitions from the two wars

3:37pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Police have arrested a man after raiding a house and finding firearms and ammunition from the two world wars.

800 Phones 4u jobs saved

The Westmorland Gazette: Dixons Carphone has agreed to take on 800 posts

3:37pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Some of the 5,600 Phones 4u jobs in peril following the retailer's collapse have been saved after Dixons Carphone offered to take on 800 posts.

Man in court over New Forest murder

The Westmorland Gazette: A man has appeared in court in connection with the death of Pennie Davis

3:27pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Three people have been arrested in connection with the death of a mother-of-five who was stabbed to death as she tended her horses in the New Forest while a man suspected of her murder has also appeared in court.

Henderson: We'll adapt quickly

The Westmorland Gazette: Jordan Henderson believes Liverpool have a lot to learn in Europe

3:11pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson admits the Champions League will be a learning curve for most of the players this season but he is confident they will adapt quickly.

McGinley 'not underestimating USA'

The Westmorland Gazette: Paul McGinley is just days away from leading Europe in the Ryder Cup

3:05pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

European captain Paul McGinley believes his side faces a "different threat" from the United States as they look to defend the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles next week.

Wilshere: Gunners will improve

The Westmorland Gazette: Jack Wilshere thinks Arsenal will come back stronger in their next Champions League fixture

2:44pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Jack Wilshere insists Arsenal will recover after being outclassed by Borussia Dortmund in a disturbing start to their Champions League group campaign.

Boudjellal comments shock Howley

The Westmorland Gazette: Leigh Halfpenny's contract position with Toulon could become clearer in the near future

2:29pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Wales assistant coach Rob Howley has admitted he was "flabbergasted" to read comments made by controversial Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal about Leigh Halfpenny.

Charge for New Year's Eve fireworks

The Westmorland Gazette: There will be a £10 charge for attending New Year's Eve fireworks in London

2:14pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

People wanting to see this year's London New Year's Eve fireworks display will have to pay.

Jackson suffers serious knee injury

The Westmorland Gazette: Ruaridh Jackson has suffered a serious knee injury

2:11pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Scotland international Ruaridh Jackson could be out for the season after suffering a serious knee injury during Wasps' Aviva Premiership victory over Northampton last Sunday.

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