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Press Association 2014

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Napoli agree deal for Chiriches

Banbury Cake: Vlad Chiriches made 43 first-team appearances for Tottenham

7:04pm Thursday 30th July 2015

Tottenham have announced Romania defender Vlad Chiriches is to join Serie A club Napoli for an undisclosed fee.

Missing flight MH370: Plane debris in Reunion 'very likely' from Boeing 777

Banbury Cake: French police officers look over a piece of debris from a plane in Saint-Andre, Reunion Island (AP)

7:02pm Thursday 30th July 2015

Aircraft debris found on the French island of Reunion is "very likely" from a Boeing 777 like the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Anderson suffers side problem

Banbury Cake: James Anderson walks off the field after hurting his side at Edgbaston

6:40pm Thursday 30th July 2015

James Anderson will be assessed by England's medical staff overnight after leaving the field with a "tight side" on day two of the third Ashes Test.

McLean keeps Dons in contention

Banbury Cake: Kenny McLean was on target again against Kairat Almaty

6:03pm Thursday 30th July 2015

Kenny McLean scored another crucial away goal as Aberdeen bounced back from a difficult start in Kazakhstan.

Newcastle net Mbemba deal

Banbury Cake: Chancel Mbemba has been cleared by the FA to join Newcastle

6:03pm Thursday 30th July 2015

Newcastle have announced the signing of Chancel Mbemba and hope he will be granted a work permit in time to start the Premier League season at the club.

Blackpool fined £50,000

Banbury Cake: Blackpool supporters have protested against chairman Karl Oyston

5:35pm Thursday 30th July 2015

Blackpool have been fined £50,000 by the Football Association following the pitch invasion which caused their final match of last season against Huddersfield at Bloomfield Road to be abandoned.

Storey adds to World title haul

Banbury Cake: Dame Sarah Storey claimed yet another world title

5:33pm Thursday 30th July 2015

Dame Sarah Storey has claimed the 21st world title of her cycling career at the UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships in Nottwil, Switzerland.

Luiz looks forward to Angel arrival

Banbury Cake: Angel Di Maria is said to be closing in on a move to PSG

5:33pm Thursday 30th July 2015

David Luiz still regards Angel di Maria as one of the best footballers on the planet and is looking forward to playing alongside him once he completes his transfer from Manchester United to Paris St Germain.

Government loses appeal over Afghanistan detention

Banbury Cake: The High Court ruled that the detention of an Afghan man by UK forces was unlawful

4:18pm Thursday 30th July 2015

The Government has lost its appeal against a High Court ruling that the detention policy adopted by UK forces in Afghanistan was unlawful.

David Gandy shows off his decorating skills as he volunteers at a London school

Banbury Cake: David Gandy shows off his decorating skills as he volunteers at a London school

4:17pm Thursday 30th July 2015

The supermodel cracked open some paint cans and helped to decorate a school room for underprivileged children.

Lord Sugar pays tribute to The Apprentice's Stuart Baggs who has been found dead

Banbury Cake: Lord Sugar pays tribute to The Apprentice's Stuart Baggs who has been found dead

6:47pm Thursday 30th July 2015

Stuart was the youngest ever candidate when he appeared on the BBC One show in 2010, at 21 years old.

Ex-JLS singer JB Gill reveals why he's happier on the farm than on stage

Banbury Cake: Ex-JLS singer JB Gill reveals why he's happier on the farm than on stage

3:37pm Thursday 30th July 2015

JB said he would rather be at home with his family than touring.

Ripper Street stars tell of BBC homecoming

Banbury Cake: Ripper Street stars tell of BBC homecoming

3:37pm Thursday 30th July 2015

As the Victorian drama returns to terrestrial TV, the cast discuss its BBC comeback.

Police probe after ex-Apprentice contestant Stuart Baggs found dead

Banbury Cake: Stuart Baggs was a contestant on The Apprentice in 2010 (BBC/PA)

3:15pm Thursday 30th July 2015

Police are investigating after f ormer Apprentice contestant Stuart Baggs was found dead.

The Apprentice's Stuart Baggs found dead

Banbury Cake: The Apprentice's Stuart Baggs found dead

3:07pm Thursday 30th July 2015

The 27-year-old’s body was found by police.

Actor Ben Fellows cleared of perverting justice over Kenneth Clarke grope claim

Banbury Cake: Ben Fellows has been found not guilty at the Old Bailey of perverting the course of justice after making a false claim that he was groped by Kenneth Clarke

3:00pm Thursday 30th July 2015

An actor who claimed former chancellor Kenneth Clarke molested him during a cash-for-questions TV sting 20 years ago has been cleared of perverting the course of justice in a statement to police.

EastEnders catfight! See Abi Branning attack Stacey

Banbury Cake: EastEnders catfight! See Abi Branning attack Stacey

2:47pm Thursday 30th July 2015

Stacey tries to talk to Abi about the night Lucy Beale died.

No wrongdoing by Farah - UKA

Banbury Cake: Mo Farah has been caught up in the doping allegations surrounding his coach

2:46pm Thursday 30th July 2015

UK Athletics has found no evidence of wrongdoing by Mo Farah in the initial findings of its investigation into allegations of doping against his coach Alberto Salazar.

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei hits out at UK over six-month visa 'snub'

Banbury Cake: Ai Weiwei has been an outspoken critic of the Chinese government

2:43pm Thursday 30th July 2015

The Government has been accused of denying the "rights" of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei after he was denied a six month visa to visit the UK.

Teenager Liam Lyburd found guilty of college massacre plot

Banbury Cake: Liam Lyburd, who has been convicted of planning mass murder at his former college following a trial at Newcastle Crown Court

2:34pm Thursday 30th July 2015

A teenager has been convicted of planning a massacre at his former college after he amassed a fearsome arsenal of weapons.

Sam Smith, The Who set for iHeartRadio Music Festival

Banbury Cake: Sam Smith finds his voice after surgery

2:58pm Thursday 30th July 2015

British stars such as the Stay With Me singer and Coldplay will take to the stage at the US music event.

Pair fined in first prosecutions for flouting legal highs ban

Banbury Cake: Lincoln was the first city to ban the use of legal highs in public places in a bid to tackle anti-social behaviour

1:47pm Thursday 30th July 2015

Two people have been taken to court for ignoring a ban on legal highs in what are thought to be the first prosecutions of their kind in Britain.

Tesco end "unexpected item" checkout alert with friendlier voice

Banbury Cake: Tesco is revamping its self-service checkout machines to make them more customer-friendly

1:47pm Thursday 30th July 2015

Tesco is revamping its self-service checkout machines in a move that will bring to an end the dreaded "unexpected item in the bagging area" phrase.

Forget ruby slippers - is this the world's most expensive dress?

Banbury Cake: Forget ruby slippers - is this the world's most expensive dress?

1:31pm Thursday 30th July 2015

Dorothy’s blue and white gingham pinafore frock from the film is estimated to make over a million dollars.

Steyn passes 400 Test wickets

Banbury Cake: Dale Steyn has become only the 13th player to take 400 Test wickets

1:23pm Thursday 30th July 2015

Dale Steyn became only the second South African bowler to join the exclusive 400-wicket club on the opening day of the second Test against Bangladesh in Mirpur.

Glenn Close for Sunset Boulevard role, hints Andrew Lloyd Webber

Banbury Cake: Glenn Close for Sunset Boulevard role, hints Andrew Lloyd Webber

1:20pm Thursday 30th July 2015

The Fatal Attraction star played the part of Norma Desmond, a faded star of the silent screen era, in the original US version of the musical.

Murderers and rapists among hundreds on run after breaking release conditions

Banbury Cake: Offenders released on licence can be recalled to custody if they commit a further crime or if there is a deterioration in their behaviour

1:15pm Thursday 30th July 2015

Murderers and rapists are among hundreds of criminals on licence who are still at large despite breaking their release terms, new figures show.

Ministers call for end to "barbaric hunting" after Cecil the lion killed

Banbury Cake: Cecil the lion was killed in Zimbabwe (Andy Loveridge/Wildlife Conservation Research Unit/AP)

1:15pm Thursday 30th July 2015

The death of Cecil the lion has prompted UK ministers to write to the Zimbabwean government to offer help in protecting threatened species.

Jeremy Corbyn backed by CWU and TSSA unions for Labour leader

Banbury Cake: The Communication Workers Union announced support for the Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour leadership battle

1:14pm Thursday 30th July 2015

Jeremy Corbyn has been given a fresh boost in his bid to become Labour leader after receiving the backing of two more trade unions.

Donald Trump 'expects' to win US presidential race

Banbury Cake: Donald Trump said that his US presidential campaign has been going 'really well'

1:14pm Thursday 30th July 2015

Businessman Donald Trump has said he expects to win the US presidential race after he flew into Scotland.

Watch Simon Pegg as Harry Potter's drunk friend Ron Weasley

Banbury Cake: Watch Simon Pegg as Harry Potter's drunk friend Ron Weasley

1:02pm Thursday 30th July 2015

The Mission: Impossible star may have had too many butterbeers as he appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s show.

Personal injury claims 'pushing up motor insurance costs'

Banbury Cake: The cost of motor insurance is being pushed up by a fresh wave of claims for personal injury, it is suggested

1:00pm Thursday 30th July 2015

The cost of motor insurance is being pushed up by a fresh wave of claims for personal injury such as whiplash, according to the Association of British Insurers (ABI).

Coe boost in IAAF presidency race

Banbury Cake: Sebastian Coe is edging closer to winning the IAAF presidency

12:44pm Thursday 30th July 2015

Sebastian Coe has edged closer to securing the IAAF presidency after winning public declarations of support of 12 European countries.

Zayn Malik left the band to make "real music" and One Direction fans are not sure how to take that

Banbury Cake: Zayn Malik left the band to make "real music" and One Direction fans are not sure how to take that

5:37pm Thursday 30th July 2015

Twitter went into uproar after Zayn tweeted about making “real music”, with some taking it as a dig at One Direction.

Russia 'was involved in Alexander Litvinenko murder', inquiry told

Banbury Cake: The last photo taken of poisoned spy Alexander Litvinenko alive (Litvinenko Inquiry/PA)

12:34pm Thursday 30th July 2015

The Russian state was involved in the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko "in one way or another", the inquiry into the spy's killing has heard.

Ukip's Nigel Farage rallies No supporters ahead of EU referendum campaign

Banbury Cake: Ukip leader Nigel Farage during a speech supporting the No campaign in the upcoming EU referendum

12:34pm Thursday 30th July 2015

The No campaign will never get off the ground if Ukip does not start campaigning immediately, Nigel Farage has claimed - despite insisting he is not interested in who becomes its official figurehead.

How Top Gear fans reacted to Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond signing a deal with Amazon

Banbury Cake: How Top Gear fans reacted to Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond signing a deal with Amazon

12:19pm Thursday 30th July 2015

The reactions have been a very mixed bag.

Jeremy Clarkson v Chris Evans: Which motoring host will come out on top?

Banbury Cake: Jeremy Clarkson v Chris Evans: Which motoring host will come out on top?

12:19pm Thursday 30th July 2015

We look at how the two presenters measure up to one another.

Anne Reid and Derek Jacobi to dance Last Tango In Halifax

Banbury Cake: Anne Reid reveals Derek Jacobi's hospital cocktail hour

12:19pm Thursday 30th July 2015

The BBC One drama could end in 2016, according to actress Anne.

Ex-Top Gear trio Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May on why they signed with Amazon

Banbury Cake: Ex-Top Gear trio Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May on why they signed with Amazon

11:27am Thursday 30th July 2015

Jeremy Clarkson joked he felt he was boarding a spaceship after signing with the online streaming service.

Cara Delevingne bites back over awkward interview

Banbury Cake: Cara Delevingne bites back over awkward interview

11:17am Thursday 30th July 2015

The model-turned-actress said Good Day Sacramento didn’t understand her British sense of humour.

Police hunt Robin Reliant driver who went on level crossing rampage

Banbury Cake: Screen grabbed image taken from video issued by British Transport Police of a Robin Reliant crashing through a level crossing in Nottinghamshire (British Transport Police/PA)

11:14am Thursday 30th July 2015

A Robin Reliant has been caught on camera crashing through a level crossing, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.

Thomas Cook expects £39m hit after Tunisia terror attack and Greece debt crisis

Banbury Cake: Peter Fankhauser believes Tunisia's tourist industry will recover from events in Sousse

11:14am Thursday 30th July 2015

Travel operator Thomas Cook today warned of a £39 million earnings hit from the combined impact of the terrorist atrocity in Tunisia, the Greek debt crisis and the weakening of the euro.

Funeral for undiscovered M9 crash victim John Yuill

Banbury Cake: John Yuill and Lamara Bell lay for three days in a crashed car despite it being reported to police (Police Scotland/PA)

11:13am Thursday 30th July 2015

A funeral is being held for the victim of a car crash which went undiscovered by police for three days.

The Kray Twins: We tour the streets they once ruled

Banbury Cake: The Kray Twins: We tour the streets they once ruled

11:27am Thursday 30th July 2015

We walk in the footsteps of The Kray Twins ahead of a new film about the renowned gangsters.

Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May sign with Amazon

Banbury Cake: James May and Richard Hammond 'didn't want to do Top Gear without Jeremy Clarkson'

1:20pm Thursday 30th July 2015

The Top Gear stars have signed a deal to host a new show on Amazon’s streaming service.

55 priests defrocked for sex abuse since 2001

Banbury Cake: Figures show how many priests have been defrocked

10:35am Thursday 30th July 2015

More than 50 priests in England and Wales have been defrocked for clerical sex abuse since 2001, new figures show.

Fifty pupils a day suspended from school for assaulting an adult

Banbury Cake: Pupils aged five to 11 were suspended 11,420 times for physical assault against an adult in state-funded primary schools in 2013/14

10:23am Thursday 30th July 2015

Fifty pupils a day are suspended from school for assaulting an adult, new figures have revealed.

BBC's The Voice to swap channels to ITV?

Banbury Cake: BBC's The Voice to swap channels to ITV?

10:19am Thursday 30th July 2015

Could BBC’s singing competition The Voice be heading over to rival channel ITV?

Crolla granted Perez rematch

Banbury Cake: Anthony Crolla, left, has been granted an immediate rematch after a controversial decision

10:01am Thursday 30th July 2015

Anthony Crolla has been granted an immediate rematch of his world lightweight title fight against Darleys Perez.

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