Press Association 2014 LATEST

AC/DC star Young 'has dementia'

Banbury Cake: Malcolm Young (far left) is reportedly suffering from dementia

1:06pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

AC/DC rocker Malcolm Young, who recently left the band due to ill-health, is reportedly suffering from dementia.

Parents' plea to 'Syria-bound' girl

Banbury Cake: The parents of 15-year-old Yusra Hussien, who is believed to be heading to join extremists in Syria, have urged her to come home

12:37pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

The parents of missing 15-year-old schoolgirl Yusra Hussien, who is believed to be heading to Syria after becoming radicalised, have urged her to come home.

Monty Python inspired Bale's Moses

Banbury Cake: Christian Bale stars as Moses in Exodus: Gods And Kings

11:46am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Christian Bale has told how he watched Monty Python's Life Of Brian as part of his research for playing Moses in Exodus: Gods And Kings.

Honda puts off driver discussions

Banbury Cake: Talks between McLaren and Honda this weekend will not centre on the future of their current drivers Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen, pictured

11:44am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Honda intends to schedule meetings with McLaren over the course of the Japanese Grand Prix weekend - but the driver line-up for next season is likely to be off the agenda.

Ex-MI6 chief's tracking warning

Banbury Cake: Sir John Scarlett said that there is a "generational divide"

11:37am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Parents must be aware that their children can be tracked online by "predators", the former head of MI6 has warned.

Teacher 'may have been low risk'

Banbury Cake: Martin Goldberg was found dead in his home

11:07am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A teacher found to have covertly filmed children, after he was discovered dead, may have been assessed as a "low risk" by detectives, a police and crime commissioner (PCC) has said.

Royal Mint cashes in with tiny coin

Banbury Cake: The coin is the smallest the Royal Mint has produced since the Norman Conquest in 1066

11:07am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A tiny coin measuring 8mm across has been unveiled as the smallest created by the Royal Mint in nearly 1,000 years.

Bride-to-be drowned in holiday pool

Banbury Cake: Coroner Andrew Bradley said post-mortem examinations gave a cause of death consistent with drowning for Emma Campbell

11:07am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A bride-to-be drowned in the swimming pool of her family's holiday home in Menorca on the morning that she was going to view the church where she was to be married, an inquest has heard.

Hockey coaches tackle three peaks

Banbury Cake: Assistant hockey coach Jon Bleby dribbling a hockey ball up Ben Nevis in Scotland

11:07am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Two national hockey coaches are aiming to dribble two hockey balls up and down the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales for charity.

Ex-Guantanamo inmate case dropped

Banbury Cake: Moazzam Begg appeared in court via video link

11:07am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg has been dramatically cleared of a string of terrorist offences linked to the civil war in Syria.

Lord Sugar: Apprentice is back

Banbury Cake: Lord Sugar will be back on The Apprentice

11:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Lord Sugar has announced that the new series of The Apprentice will kick off with a double bill.

Hemsworth: No bad blood with Cyrus

Banbury Cake: Liam Hemsworth was engaged to Miley Cyrus

11:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Liam Hemsworth has insisted there are no hard feelings between him and ex-fiancee Miley Cyrus.

Liv Tyler expecting second child

Banbury Cake: Liv Tyler is pregnant with her second child

11:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Liv Tyler has confirmed that she is pregnant with her second child.

U2 tracks fail to pass Bono test

Banbury Cake: Bono says U2 only released a new album when they thought the material was good enough

11:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

U2 frontman Bono has revealed the Irish rockers have recorded "several" albums in the last five years but scrapped them because they were not good enough to release.

250,000 more over-65s in work - DWP

Banbury Cake: Steve Webb says the UK must "wake up to the needs and expectations of today's workforce"

10:54am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Almost 250,000 more people over the age of 65 have stayed in work since the default retirement age was abolished three years ago, according to figures.

Eagles set for Don Valley return

Banbury Cake: A major re-development has come a step closer at the Don Valley Stadium

10:48am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Sheffield Eagles will return to the site of the old Don Valley Stadium in 2016 as part of an Olympic Legacy Park, it was announced on Wednesday morning.

Vaccine extension to be discussed

Banbury Cake: There are calls to extend the HPV vaccine programme to boys

10:16am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Offering teenage boys a vaccination which is currently only given to girls to protect against some types of cancer could come a step closer today as scientific experts meet to discuss the prospect.

£20,000 reward over artist murder

Banbury Cake: Valerie Graves was found dead at a house in Bosham, West Sussex, on December 30

10:16am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A £20,000 reward is being offered for information to convict the killer of a grandmother whose body was found as she house sat for friends.

Woman charged over toddler death

Banbury Cake: Khaleel Hussain died at Birmingham Children's Hospital after suffering a serious head injury

10:16am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A 24-year-old woman has been charged with allowing the death of a toddler who was admitted to hospital with a serious head injury.

£3.2bn deals to support naval bases

Banbury Cake: Michael Fallon has welcomed £3.2 billion of contracts to support UK naval bases

10:16am Wednesday 1st October 2014

The Ministry of Defence has awarded £3.2 billion of contracts to support the management of the UK's naval bases.

F-word rant in new Cheryl single

Banbury Cake: RAF Tornados arrive back at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus

10:16am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini appears to be taking the X in X Factor to heart by releasing a new single with expletives in the chorus.

Hague dismisses defecting donor

Banbury Cake: Leader of the House William Hague has played down the significance of a Tory donor switching allegiance to Ukip

10:16am Wednesday 1st October 2014

David Cameron has suffered another defection embarrassment with a millionaire former Tory donor switching sides to support Ukip.

Scholes: Poor atmosphere at Etihad

Banbury Cake: Paul Scholes has had a dig at Manchester City's supporters

9:55am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has strongly criticised the atmosphere at Manchester City's Champions League tie against Roma.

Six more years for Lancaster

Banbury Cake: England coach Stuart Lancaster has signed a six-year contract extension

9:49am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Stuart Lancaster will coach England beyond the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan after signing a record six-year contract extension.

Thom admits to Strictly nerves

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

9:15am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Thom Evans is hoping to bring sexy back to the dance floor after admitting that his nerves got the better of him during his first performance on Strictly Come Dancing.

Anne Hathaway: Fame damaged me

Banbury Cake: Anne Hathaway opened up to Elle magazine

9:15am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Anne Hathaway has told how she felt damaged by fame.

Clooney wedding pic fee for charity

Banbury Cake: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin arrive in Venice for their wedding

9:15am Wednesday 1st October 2014

George Clooney and his new bride will donate the money made from the sale of their wedding photos to charity, according to reports.

Sainsbury's hit by 2.8% sales fall

Banbury Cake: Sainsbury's fortunes have been hit by the impact of German discounters Lidl and Aldi

8:54am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Sainsbury's has reported a 2.8% fall in like-for-like sales in its first trading update under new boss Mike Coupe.

Rodgers warns Hodgson on Sturridge

Banbury Cake: Daniel Sturridge is currently sidelined with a thigh strain injury

7:28am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes striker Daniel Sturridge is not fit enough to play for England in their upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers later this month.

Cheryl 'most dangerous star online'

Banbury Cake: Searches such as "Cheryl Cole downloads" and "Cheryl Cole mp4s" were some of the riskiest when tested

7:19am Wednesday 1st October 2014

X Factor judge Cheryl Cole has been named as the "most dangerous celebrity" online by a security firm measuring the amount of malicious websites linked to a star's name.

Tesco £250m overstatement probed

Banbury Cake: Details of a Tesco overstatement emerged in an announcement last week

7:19am Wednesday 1st October 2014

The City regulator has launched a probe into a £250 million overstatement of half-year profit by Tesco.

CL much harder to win now - Wenger

Banbury Cake: Arsene Wenger believes the Champions League has become harder to win over the past decade

6:58am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Arsene Wenger has just about seen it all in his 18 years as Arsenal manager, and he feels while the Champions League is harder to win now, it has become somewhat predictable.

Lallana delighted to fulfil dream

Banbury Cake: Adam Lallana has always dreamt of playing in the Champions League

6:55am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana is fulfilling a childhood dream by finally playing in the Champions League.

Mou targeting prompt progression

Banbury Cake: Jose Mourinho is optimistic Chelsea will progress from their Champions League group

6:42am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Jose Mourinho targeted victory in Champions League Group G with room to spare after a 1-0 win at Sporting Lisbon which should have been more convincing.

City face crucial mission to Moscow

Banbury Cake: Manuel Pellegrini is hopeful Manchester City will reach the knock-out stages

6:39am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini promised his team would fight on after again stuttering on the Champions League stage.

Cheryl 'most dangerous star online'

Banbury Cake: Public thirst for gossip means that many would-be hackers base their attacks and malicious software around links connected to celebrity names

5:39am Wednesday 1st October 2014

X Factor judge Cheryl Cole has been named as the "most dangerous celebrity" online by a security firm measuring the amount of malicious websites linked to a star's name.

Cheryl 'most dangerous star online'

Banbury Cake: Cheryl Cole has been named as the "most dangerous celebrity" online

5:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

X Factor judge Cheryl Cole has been named as the "most dangerous celebrity" online by a security firm measuring the amount of malicious websites linked to a star's name.

Firefighters tackle city blaze

Banbury Cake: Scores of firefighters are tackling the blaze

3:22am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Firefighters are battling a large blaze at a well-known building in Leeds.

Alice murder probe after body found

Banbury Cake: Alice Gross was last seen more than a month ago

1:09am Wednesday 1st October 2014

The hunt for the prime suspect in the disappearance of teenager Alice Gross looks set to escalate after search teams found a body in a river and launched a murder inquiry.

EastEnders plans killer live show

Banbury Cake: Viewers will find out who killed Lucy Beale, played by Hetti Bywater

12:16am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Lucy Beale's killer will be revealed live on air during a special week of EastEnders episodes to mark the soap's 30th anniversary.

Spandau Ballet reunite for premiere

Banbury Cake: Spandau Ballet attending the premiere of Soul Boys of the Western World at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

12:16am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Chart-topping '80s band Spandau Ballet reunited on stage for the first time in five years as the band performed at the premiere of a film documenting their career.

DJ Neil Fox bailed over sex claims

Banbury Cake: Radio DJ Neil Fox, also known as Dr Fox.

12:16am Wednesday 1st October 2014

DJ Neil Fox has been bailed after he was arrested over alleged sex offences against two women.

Phelps apology after driving charge

Banbury Cake: Swimmer Michael Phelps (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

12:16am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps said he is "deeply sorry" after he was arrested and charged with driving under the influence.

Sainsbury's facing new sales blow

Banbury Cake: Sainsbury's fortunes have been hit by the impact of German discounters Lidl and Aldi

12:16am Wednesday 1st October 2014

New Sainsbury's boss Mike Coupe is expected to report the supermarket chain's third successive quarter of declining sales when he delivers his first trading update as chief executive today.

Tax disc removed from windscreens

Banbury Cake: Vehicle owners no longer have to display their road tax disc on their windscreen

12:16am Wednesday 1st October 2014

The paper car tax disc becomes obsolete today after being a feature on car windscreens since 1921.

UK jets hit more militant targets

Banbury Cake: RAF Tornados arrive back at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus

12:16am Wednesday 1st October 2014

British jets have hit more Islamic State (IS) targets in Iraq amid growing calls for the action to be extended into the group's strongholds in Syria.

Tories will raise top tax threshold

Banbury Cake: Prime Minister David Cameron during his keynote speech to delegates at the Conservative Party annual conference

12:16am Wednesday 1st October 2014

The threshold at which workers pay the higher 40p rate of income tax will rise to £50,000 if the Conservatives win next year's general election, David Cameron has announced.

Third 'have creative work sideline'

Banbury Cake: An increasing number of workers are turning hobbies and skills such as photography into money-earning ventures, research has found

12:06am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A third of workers are earning money from cooking, gardening, photography or other creative pursuits outside of their main job, according to a new study.

Prepayment energy users 'hard hit'

Banbury Cake: Some prepayment energy customers are going without gas or electricity because of rising prices and unstable incomes, says Citizens Advice

12:06am Wednesday 1st October 2014

One in every six prepayment energy customers has gone without gas or electricity because of high costs, problems with topping up or faulty meters, a study has found.

Minimum wage workers doubled

Banbury Cake: The adult minimum wage is increasing from £6.31 to £6.50

12:06am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Twice as many workers are being paid the national minimum wage than when the statutory rate was introduced in 1999, according to research to mark an increase in the hourly figure.

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