Press Association 2014 LATEST

Maternity mental health cost fears

The Westmorland Gazette: Around half of cases of depression and anxiety during the perinatal period are not detected, the report says

2:36am Monday 20th October 2014

The cost of mental health problems among women in pregnancy and shortly after birth runs into billions, a new report has warned.

Cheryl loses two acts from X Factor

The Westmorland Gazette: X Factor contestant Chloe Jasmine has left the show (SYCO/THAMES TV)

12:31am Monday 20th October 2014

It was a bad evening for Cheryl Fernandez-Versini on the X Factor as she lost two of her acts on last night's live elimination show.

Illness 'can hit late-life hearing'

The Westmorland Gazette: Common childhood illnesses can cause hearing loss later in life, a study says

12:18am Monday 20th October 2014

Common childhood illnesses such as tonsillitis and ear infections can cause hearing loss later in life, according to results from a famous study.

Blunt: My hit song became annoying

The Westmorland Gazette: James Blunt said his own hit You're Beautiful was annoying

12:18am Monday 20th October 2014

Chart star James Blunt has declared his own best-selling hit You're Beautiful was "annoying".

Police probe Savile payout claim

The Westmorland Gazette: Police are investigating a compensation claim made by an alleged victim of Jimmy Savile

12:18am Monday 20th October 2014

Police are investigating whether an alleged victim of prolific sex offender Jimmy Savile has made a fraudulent compensation claim.

Survivor nurse begins Ebola mission

The Westmorland Gazette: British nurse William Pooley, who survived Ebola, has flown back to Sierra Leone

12:18am Monday 20th October 2014

The British nurse who survived Ebola will begin his second spell treating people infected by the deadly virus after returning to the country where he caught the infection.

Backing for untested medicines law

The Westmorland Gazette: Lord Saatchi's Bill would protect doctors who try different treatments when they have exhausted other options

12:18am Monday 20th October 2014

A new law allowing dying patients to be treated with untested medicines has moved a step closer after the Government gave its backing to the plan.

Prison system in crisis - charity

The Westmorland Gazette: A charity has warned that the prison system is in crisis

12:18am Monday 20th October 2014

The prison system in England and Wales is in crisis, with the number of officers cut by 41% during the Government's time in office, a leading charity has warned.

PM vows to end youth unemployment

The Westmorland Gazette: Prime Minister David Cameron has vowed to end youth unemployment if returned to No 10 in next year's general election

12:18am Monday 20th October 2014

The Prime Minister has vowed to end youth unemployment in the next Parliament as the Tories set out details of the welfare squeeze that will pay for their plan to create millions of new apprenticeships.

Firms urged to cut financial jargon

The Westmorland Gazette: The public needs clearer information to make good money choices, research shows

12:06am Monday 20th October 2014

A call for firms to cut the financial jargon has been made as the public feels bamboozled by what is on offer.

South East 'to see home price boom'

The Westmorland Gazette: Homes in the South East are expected to soar in value

12:06am Monday 20th October 2014

House price growth in the South East is set to surge faster than in London in the coming years as buyers spread their search outside the capital, a property website predicts.

Parental pay deal for Civil Service

The Westmorland Gazette: Nick Clegg will announce male and female Civil Service employees are to be offered equal parental pay and support from 2015

12:06am Monday 20th October 2014

All Civil Service employees - both male and female - will be offered equal parental pay and support from next year, Nick Clegg will announce this week.

'Heating myths' add to energy bills

The Westmorland Gazette: People are needlessly turning up their central heating themostat in winter.

12:06am Monday 20th October 2014

Householders are needlessly adding to their energy bills because of widespread myths about the most effective way to heat homes, a campaign group has warned.

Tax-free 'education accounts' urged

The Westmorland Gazette: Prospective students should be encouraged to build up savings to cover the cost of going to university, a think tank said

12:06am Monday 20th October 2014

New tax-free investment accounts should be set up to allow prospective students and their families to build up savings to cover the cost of going to university, a think tank has suggested.

Blunt: My hit song became annoying

The Westmorland Gazette: James Blunt says his smash hit was 'annoying'

12:04am Monday 20th October 2014

Chart star James Blunt has declared his own best-selling hit You're Beautiful was "annoying".

Drink rise 'linked to death rates'

The Westmorland Gazette: A jump in liver disease deaths was triggered by a rise in alcohol consumption, Public Health England warned

12:03am Monday 20th October 2014

A startling jump in the number of people dying of liver disease has been triggered by an increase in alcohol consumption, Public Health England (PHE) has warned.

200 paedophile probes unresolved

The Westmorland Gazette: Investigators in Toronto gave details of 2,345 Britons accused of accessing child abuse images to the Child and Online Protection Centre

12:03am Monday 20th October 2014

Hundreds of cases involving suspected paedophiles remain unresolved more than two years after evidence was first passed to UK authorities.

PM urged not to alienate EU nations

The Westmorland Gazette: EU president Jose Manuel Barroso has spoken out about the UK's links with Europe

12:03am Monday 20th October 2014

The outgoing president of the European Commission will today warn David Cameron he could make a "historic mistake" by alienating eastern European countries as he attempts to renegotiate the UK's links with Brussels.

LaBeouf reveals lack of confidence

The Westmorland Gazette: Shia LeBeouf and Mia Goth arrive for the BFI London Film Festival closing night gala screening of Fury at the Odeon, Leicester Square, London.

10:41pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Fury star Shia LaBeouf has said he pushes himself to extremes because he lacks confidence in his acting.

Strettle: Wing talent is wasted

The Westmorland Gazette: David Strettle believes England need to give wingers a sustained run

10:03pm Sunday 19th October 2014

David Strettle has questioned England's approach to wing selection after his two tries helped propel Saracens to a vital 30-23 Champions Cup victory over Clermont.

Biggar sets sights on Saints

The Westmorland Gazette: Dan Biggar kicked 17 points during Ospreys' emphatic win

10:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Wales star Dan Biggar wants the Ospreys to travel "full of confidence" when they tackle English champions Northampton at Franklin's Gardens next Saturday.

O'Connor pleased with comeback win

The Westmorland Gazette: Leinster's head coach Matt O'Connor was a happy man following his side's comeback win over Wasps

10:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Leinster head coach Matt O'Connor was delighted with the "great" contributions of his bench players after they helped the Irish province overturn a 12-point first-half deficit to beat Wasps in Champions Cup Pool Two at the RDS.

Monk fumes at penalty decision

The Westmorland Gazette: Garry Monk was furious with the decision to award Stoke a penalty

9:52pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Garry Monk accused Stoke's Victor Moses of cheating by making a "blatant dive" in Swansea's 2-1 defeat at the Britannia Stadium, adding that the winger should be ashamed of himself and punished for his actions.

Cheryl loses two acts from X Factor

The Westmorland Gazette: Chloe Jasmine has been voted off X Factor

9:52pm Sunday 19th October 2014

It was a bad night for Cheryl Fernandez-Versini on the X Factor as she lost two of her acts on tonight's live elimination show.

Rodgers full of praise for Sterling

The Westmorland Gazette: Raheem Sterling's cross was turned into his own net by Steven Caulker

9:51pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Brendan Rodgers hailed Raheem Sterling's "courage and cleverness" in providing the perfect riposte to "unfortunate" criticism of his England omission as Liverpool tiptoed to a 3-2 victory at QPR.

Gales and heavy rain to hit UK

The Westmorland Gazette: Gales and heavy rain are going to sweep across much of the UK

9:20pm Sunday 19th October 2014

The remains of Hurricane Gonzalo will arrive in Britain tomorrow bringing with it gale forces winds and heavy rain that will sweep across much of the country, the Met Office has warned.

Hall silent for Paisley memorial

The Westmorland Gazette: A painting in the order of service at the memorial service of Ian Paisley at Ulster Hall, Belfast

9:20pm Sunday 19th October 2014

It was the scene of some of his biggest and most raucous political rallies where Ian Paisley would have whipped crowds of followers into a political frenzy with calls to "smash Sinn Fein" and chants of "no surrender".

St Helens start with Dragons clash

The Westmorland Gazette: St Helens will begin their title defence against Catalans Dragons

9:03pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Super League champions St Helens will launch their title defence against Catalans Dragons, who were their last opponents at Langtree Park in 2014.

Pitt 'educates children about war'

The Westmorland Gazette: Brad Pitt arrives for the BFI London Film Festival closing night gala screening of Fury at the Odeon, Leicester Square, London.

8:49pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Hollywood heart-throb Brad Pitt revealed the importance of educating his children about the effects of war as his latest movie Fury brought the BFI London Film Festival to a rousing close tonight.

Bargain Hunt's Tim leaves Strictly

The Westmorland Gazette: Tim Wonnacott has been kicked off Strictly Come Dancing (BBC/PA Wire)

8:02pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Antiques expert Tim Wonnacott proved he was simply the worst after being kicked off Strictly Come Dancing following his bumbling Paso Doble to Tina Turner.

Bargain Hunt's Tim leaves Strictly

The Westmorland Gazette: Antiques expert Tim Wonnacott was kicked off Strictly Come Dancing after his bumbling Paso Doble (BBC/PA)

8:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Antiques expert Tim Wonnacott proved he was simply the worst after being kicked off Strictly Come Dancing following his bumbling Paso Doble to Tina Turner.

Awards honour exceptional teenagers

The Westmorland Gazette: Rita Ora with fans at the BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards, Wembley Arena, London.

7:38pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Exceptional teenagers have been honoured for their bravery alongside stars of entertainment and sport at the Radio One Teen awards.

Ospreys open with Treviso trouncing

The Westmorland Gazette: Andrew Bishop, centre, breaks through the Treviso defence

7:36pm Sunday 19th October 2014

The Ospreys opened their Champions Cup campaign in emphatic fashion by posting a bonus point 42-7 victory over outclassed Liberty Stadium visitors Treviso.

Leinster fight back for Wasps win

The Westmorland Gazette: Darragh Fanning scored two tries as Leinster defeated Wasps

7:36pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Leinster came through a tough first examination in the Champions Cup as they edged out Wasps 25-20 at the RDS Arena.

Ella tops charts with debut album

The Westmorland Gazette: Ella Henderson tops the album chart

7:06pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Ella Henderson, a former X Factor finalist, is celebrating a dazzling debut at the top of the album chart.

Ella tops charts with debut album

The Westmorland Gazette: Singer Ella Henderson has topped the UK album charts

7:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Ella Henderson, a former X Factor finalist, is celebrating a dazzling debut at the top of the album chart.

PM 'willing to move' on recall plan

The Westmorland Gazette: Zac Goldsmith has called for action to allow constituents to be able to sack errant MPs

6:52pm Sunday 19th October 2014

David Cameron is willing to "move considerably" on strengthening the ability of constituents to sack errant MPs, a Tory campaigner on the issue said.

Sculptures occupy former toilet

The Westmorland Gazette: An unusual work of art has been created in Bristol

6:24pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Giant genitals will occupy a former public toilet in the name of art.

Hundreds attend Paisley service

The Westmorland Gazette: Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness at the memorial service of former Democratic Unionist Party leader and first minister Rev Ian Paisley at Ulster Hall, Belfast

6:24pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Hundreds of people have attended a memorial service for Northern Ireland's former first minister Ian Paisley.

Walters earns Stoke win

The Westmorland Gazette: Jonathan Walters, centre, heads Stoke's winner

6:18pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Jonathan Walters' first Barclays Premier League goal of the season completed a come-from-behind 2-1 victory for Stoke against Swansea at the Britannia Stadium.

Redknapp blasts Taarabt's fitness

The Westmorland Gazette: Harry Redknapp has claimed Adel Taarabt, pictured, is "about three stone overweight"

5:43pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Harry Redknapp has launched an extraordinary rant against his QPR star Adel Taarabt, claiming he cannot "protect people who are about three stone overweight".

Murray moves eighth in finals race

The Westmorland Gazette: Andy Murray celebrates with the trophy after winning the Erste Bank Open (AP)

4:24pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Andy Murray battled to a 5-7 6-2 7-5 victory over David Ferrer in the final of the Erste Open in Vienna to boost his chances of reaching the ATP Tour Finals.

Pitt 'educates children about war'

The Westmorland Gazette: Brad Pitt during a photocall for Second World War film Fury at the Corinthia Hotel in central London

3:59pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Hollywood heart-throb Brad Pitt revealed the importance of educating his children about the effects of war as his latest movie Fury brought the BFI London Film Festival to a rousing close tonight.

Caulker calamity costs Redknapp

The Westmorland Gazette: Raheem Sterling, pictured left, celebrates after his cross is put into the net for an own goal by Steven Caulker

3:58pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Steven Caulker's own goal condemned QPR to a crushing 3-2 defeat at home to Liverpool, rooting Harry Redknapp's men to the foot of the Barclays Premier League table.

Fury made me better father - Pitt

The Westmorland Gazette: Brad Pitt during a photocall for World War II film Fury

2:26pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Hollywood star Brad Pitt has said playing a US army officer in his new movie Fury has helped him to be a "better father".

Public 'deserve say on UK's future'

The Westmorland Gazette: William Hague is chairing a cabinet committee looking at devolved powers for England, Wales and Northern Ireland alongside further devolution for Holyrood

1:59pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Willliam Hague is being urged to set up a special citizen-led convention with "real powers to decide the future shape of the UK".

Alderweireld calls for calm

The Westmorland Gazette: Toby Alderweireld believes Southampton players must keep their feet on the ground

1:21pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Toby Alderweireld insists Southampton must not get carried away following their 8-0 thrashing of Sunderland.

Gunners will recover: Mertesacker

The Westmorland Gazette: Per Mertesacker, centre, wants to take the positives out of the 2-2 draw against Hull.

1:21pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Defender Per Mertesacker remains confident Arsenal's consistent performance levels will eventually see them claw back lost ground in the Barclays Premier League title race.

Van Gaal demands stronger focus

The Westmorland Gazette: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is striving for consistency

1:21pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has urged his team to focus on maintaining intensity for the full 90 minutes.

Crucial to win without Costa: Jose

The Westmorland Gazette: Jose Mourinho, pictured, believes Chelsea proved they could cope without Diego Costa

1:21pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Winning in the absence of Diego Costa proved Jose Mourinho's belief that Chelsea are collectively stronger and ready for a Barclays Premier League title challenge this term.

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