Press Association 2014 LATEST

Marriage break-up cash dilemma

Banbury Cake: 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'

Banbury Cake: 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.

Police request conviction details

Banbury Cake: 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

Detectives searching for missing teenager Alice Gross have formally requested full details of the murder conviction against the prime suspect in her disappearance, Scotland Yard confirmed.

School defends offering STI tests

Banbury Cake: 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

Banbury Cake: 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.

Torrance: Ryder rookies will shine

Banbury Cake: Sam Torrance hopes to hold the Ryder Cup trophy again this week

7:32am Monday 22nd September 2014

European vice-captain Sam Torrance has backed his side's rookies to thrive under the pressure of the Ryder Cup and make the most of the "huge" advantage of playing at home.

Reliability matters to Mercedes duo

Banbury Cake: Lewis Hamilton has urged Mercedes not to let unreliability be the deciding factor in this year's Formula One title fight

7:32am Monday 22nd September 2014

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg were both in agreement for once this season that the destiny of the Formula One world championship cannot be decided on reliability grounds.

Lamps reflects after denying Blues

Banbury Cake: Manchester City's Frank Lampard scored against former club Chelsea on a 'surreal' home debut

7:32am Monday 22nd September 2014

Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard rated his home debut as surreal after scoring against former club Chelsea to end their 100 per cent record in the Barclay Premier League this season.

United will bounce back - Van Gaal

Banbury Cake: Louis van Gaal, left, is trying to remain philosophical about Manchester United's slow start

7:32am Monday 22nd September 2014

Louis van Gaal is convinced Manchester United will bounce back from their 5-3 humbling at the hands of Leicester.

Profit shock hits Tesco shares

Banbury Cake: New chief executive Dave Lewis said: "We have uncovered a serious issue and have responded accordingly".

7:26am Monday 22nd September 2014

Supermarket giant Tesco suffered fresh humiliation today after a shock admission that it overstated its profits guidance by £250 million.

Thai victim 'was trying to help'

Banbury Cake: David Miller, 24, was found murdered alongside Hannah Witheridge on a beach on the Thai island of Koh Tao

6:08am Monday 22nd September 2014

The father of a British man murdered in Thailand believes his son had stepped in to help his fellow victim when they were both brutally killed on an island.

Teenager on trial for murder of ex

Banbury Cake: Kayleigh-Anne Palmer died three days after an alleged assault in Cheltenham

3:02am Monday 22nd September 2014

A teenager is due to go on trial for the murder of his pregnant ex-girlfriend .

Apple retains coolest brand title

Banbury Cake: Apple retained its coolest brand in Britain title

12:26am Monday 22nd September 2014

Apple has retained its title as the coolest brand in Britain for the third year but Twitter has fallen out of favour to make way for rival Instagram, according to an annual survey.

Call for 'vital' cornea donations

Banbury Cake: Cornea transplants are needed to restore the sight of people affected by disease or injury

12:26am Monday 22nd September 2014

More organ donors should consider giving their eyes to help improve the lives of thousands of blind or partially sighted people, health officials have said.

Reid backed paramilitary amnesties

Banbury Cake: John Reid supported a selective and reversible government amnesty scheme for alleged paramilitaries, it has emerged

12:26am Monday 22nd September 2014

Former Northern Ireland Secretary John Reid supported a selective and reversible government amnesty scheme for alleged paramilitaries but excluding members of the security forces, a newly-published document revealed.

'Life tougher' for British families

Banbury Cake: The charity wants to see extended free after-school childcare

12:26am Monday 22nd September 2014

Politicians need to do more to help children and parents, a charity has said as a survey found almost half of Britons said family life had become harder over the last 30 years.

Call to diagnose cancer earlier

Banbury Cake: Cancer Research UK chief Harpal Kumar says early diagnosis saves lives and could save NHS funds

12:26am Monday 22nd September 2014

Almost half of cancers diagnosed in England are detected at an advanced stage when treatment is less likely to be successful, according to a report.

Hate crime victims 'know abusers'

Banbury Cake: Many hate crime victims know their abusers, a study has concluded

12:26am Monday 22nd September 2014

More than a third of hate crime victims know the people who are abusing them, a study has found.

Wilfred Owen school records online

Banbury Cake: The new Wilfred Owen collection is online at the Findmypast family history website

12:26am Monday 22nd September 2014

A snapshot of war poet Wilfred Owen's school life is revealed in newly published records.

Blair: Don't rule out ground troops

Banbury Cake: Former Prime Minister Tony Blair.

12:26am Monday 22nd September 2014

The UK and other Western powers should be prepared to commit ground troops to fight against extremists like Islamic State (IS), former prime minister Tony Blair has said.

PM to hold talks on 'English votes'

Banbury Cake: David Cameron will hold talks at Chequers with senior Conservative MPs

12:26am Monday 22nd September 2014

David Cameron will gather senior MPs at his official country retreat today to consider his plan to restrict the voting rights of Scottish MPs in the Commons in an attempt to deliver "English votes for English laws".

Labour being 'straight' says Balls

Banbury Cake: Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls talks to Sky's Eamonn Holmes at Manchester Central ahead of the Labour Party Annual Conference.

12:24am Monday 22nd September 2014

Labour is being "straight" with the public by admitting that it will impose more real-terms cuts on child benefit if it wins the general election, Ed Balls has said.

New website aims to spark gold rush

Banbury Cake: The Royal Mint's new website aims to broaden the appeal of the bullion coin market

12:04am Monday 22nd September 2014

More people are being encouraged to take the plunge and become gold investors by a new bullion trading website launched by the Royal Mint.

7.4m lose sleep over money worries

Banbury Cake: Some 15% said money problems prevented them from sleeping properly, a survey of more than 2,000 adults showed

12:04am Monday 22nd September 2014

Nearly one in seven Britons lies awake in bed at night worrying about money, a debt charity has found.

Sharon joins celebs against cancer

Banbury Cake: Sharon Osbourne shows her support for Stand Up To Cancer

12:03am 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.

X Factor winner names baby Miley

Banbury Cake: X Factor winner Sam Bailey has named her daughter Miley

12:02am Monday 22nd September 2014

X Factor winner Sam Bailey has named her baby daughter Miley, but insisted it has nothing to do with US chart star Miley Cyrus.

Strictly dancers 'all wanted Evans'

Banbury Cake: Strictly Come Dancing contestant Thom Evans with his partner Iveta Lukosiute.

12:02am Monday 22nd September 2014

Hunky Strictly Come Dancing hopeful Thom Evans was the contestant all the female dancers were hoping to be paired with, his professional partner has revealed.

Pochettino slams lacklustre Spurs

Banbury Cake: Mauricio Pochettino wants to see more commitment from his players

9:49pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino was angered by his side's lack of passion in a poor display which saw West Brom end their winless start to the campaign.

Warnock heaps praise on Bolasie

Banbury Cake: Yannick Bolasie, pictured, was praised by boss Neil Warnock after he helped Crystal Palace to victory over Everton

9:49pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Neil Warnock praised the unpredictable flair of Yannick Bolasie after the Congo winger inspired Crystal Palace to claim their first Barclays Premier League win of the season over Everton at Goodison Park.

Pellegrini sees Stoke in Chelsea

Banbury Cake: Manuel Pellegrini criticised Chelsea's style of play

9:49pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini claimed Chelsea played like "a small team" and likened their approach to Stoke in the 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium.

Van Gaal unhappy with sloppy United

Banbury Cake: Louis van Gaal, centre, was fuming after defeat to Leicester

9:49pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Louis van Gaal hit out at his Manchester United players after watching them crumble to an embarrassing 5-3 defeat to Leicester.

Richards bemoans poor Falcons start

Banbury Cake: Dean Richards' Newcastle were slow starters against Northampton

9:43pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Newcastle director of rugby Dean Richards bemoaned his side's performance in the first half hour of their 35-10 Aviva Premiership defeat at home to Northampton Saints.

The Script in at number one

Banbury Cake: The Script have a number one album with No Sound Without Silence

7:20pm Sunday 21st September 2014

The Script have gone in at number one on this week's Official Albums Chart with their latest record No Sound Without Silence.

Lewis relaxed after reclaiming lead

Banbury Cake: Lewis Hamilton emerged victorious in the Singapore Grand Prix to regain the lead of this year's Formula One world title race (AP)

7:18pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Lewis Hamilton feels relaxed rather than relieved after reclaiming the lead in the battle for this year's Formula One world title.

The Script in at number one

Banbury Cake: Danny O'Donoghue of The Script -their fourth studio LP has gone in at number on in the albums chart

7:07pm Sunday 21st September 2014

The Script have gone in at number one on this week's Official Albums Chart with their latest record No Sound Without Silence.

Amputee soldiers tackle 5km race

Banbury Cake: From left, Jake Bartlett, James Simpson and Stevie Richardson who have completed the Spartan Race

6:59pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A soldier who lost both legs in an explosion in Afghanistan completed one of the UK's toughest sporting events today, and brought his pet dog and fellow amputee along for company.

Bird avoids shooting by marksman

Banbury Cake: A Pied Wagtail bird reprieved after Tesco's plans to shoot it caused a Twitter backlash has been caught and released

6:59pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A bird which earned a last minute reprieve after supermarket chain Tesco's plans to shoot it caused a Twitter backlash has been caught and released.

Bolasie inspires Palace fightback

Banbury Cake: Yannick Bolasie, left, shone in Palace's victory at Goodison Park

6:32pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Yannick Bolasie inspired another smash-and-grab raid on Goodison Park as Crystal Palace came from behind to cling on for their first win of the season.

Lampard leveller saves City

Banbury Cake: Manchester City's Frank Lampard scored against his former club

6:27pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Chelsea's record goalscorer Frank Lampard repaid the adulation of the visiting fans who cheered his arrival as a Manchester City substitute by scoring a late equaliser for his new club.

20 dogs die in breeder's home fire

Banbury Cake: Firefighters were called to a blaze in which 20 dogs were killed

4:17pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A fire at a private breeder's home has killed 20 dogs.

Body of murdered holidaymaker home

Banbury Cake: Hannah Witheridge's body is back in the UK

4:17pm Sunday 21st September 2014

The body of a British holidaymaker who was brutally murdered together with a fellow tourist in Thailand has returned to the UK, her family said.

Saints alive again

Banbury Cake: Northampton's Ken Pisi scored a try in his team's Aviva Premiership win at Newcastle.

4:13pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Northampton returned to winning ways in the Aviva Premiership with an emphatic 35-10 triumph over Newcastle Falcons.

Five-star Foxes sink ragged United

Banbury Cake: Leonardo Ulloa impressed in Leicester's win

4:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Manchester United's defensive frailties were laid bare in the most embarrassing fashion as Leicester romped to a 5-3 win over Louis van Gaal's shell-shocked side at the King Power Stadium.

Mothers lead housing protest

Banbury Cake: Campaign group Focus E15 says a council estate in Stratford is almost empty while many people cannot afford to buy or rent a house

3:59pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A group of young mothers has led a protest against the lack of affordable council housing in one of the boroughs that hosted the London Olympics.

UK growth phoney - Unite chief

Banbury Cake: Len McCluskey says millionaires are thriving but growing numbers of families are relying on food banks and payday loans

3:57pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A union leader has dubbed Britain's economic growth as "phoney", with workers increasingly struggling to make ends meet.

West Brom down sloppy Spurs

Banbury Cake: James Morrison, right, scored the only goal in West Brom's 1-0 win against Spurs

3:51pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Under-fire Alan Irvine secured his first league win at the West Brom helm after deservedly overcoming sloppy and ponderous Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

Hamilton seizes championship lead

Banbury Cake: Lewis Hamilton emerged victorious in the Singapore Grand Prix to regain the lead of this year's Formula One world title race (AP)

3:27pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Lewis Hamilton chalked up win number 29 of his Formula One career to finally regain the lead of this year's world title fight after Nico Rosberg suffered only his second retirement of the season.

SNP predicts third term victory

Banbury Cake: The SNP could win a third term at Holyrood, party leaders said after a poll

2:02pm Sunday 21st September 2014

The SNP could be on track to win a third term at Holyrood, party leaders have claimed after a poll showed almost half of Scots are planning on backing the nationalists in the next Scottish Parliament elections.

McIlroy raring to go at Gleneagles

Banbury Cake: Rory McIlroy is hoping to win his third Ryder Cup this week

1:39pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Rory McIlroy says winning the Ryder Cup would be "the icing on the cake" of an incredible year for him.

Holly Johnson lives 'like a nun'

Banbury Cake: Holly Johnson says he takes copious amounts of vitamins

1:33pm Sunday 21st September 2014

The former frontman of 1980s band Frankie Goes To Hollywood says he now lives "like a nun".

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