Press Association 2014 LATEST

SNP predicts third term victory

Droitwich Advertiser: 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

Droitwich Advertiser: 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'

Droitwich Advertiser: 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".

McDermott to review Leeds failings

Droitwich Advertiser: Brian McDermott reflects on a season of mixed fortunes for the Rhinos

1:22pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Leeds will hold an inquest into the late-season slump that has cost them a place in the new World Club Series.

Robshaw shrugs off speculation

Droitwich Advertiser: Chris Robshaw is facing questions once again

1:22pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Chris Robshaw insists experience has equipped him to handle the renewed speculation over his position as England's captain and openside.

Welbeck sees room for improvement

Droitwich Advertiser: Danny Welbeck, left, believes there is plenty he can still improve on at Arsenal

12:40pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Danny Welbeck has warned Arsenal's title rivals he is just warming up after opening his Gunners account.

Donny Osmond to judge on Strictly

Droitwich Advertiser: Donny Osmond is joining the Strictly judges

11:21am Sunday 21st September 2014

Donny Osmond will be joining Strictly Come Dancing's judging panel for a special one-off guest appearance - and he has warned he will be a "tough judge".

Dyke wants end to gift culture

Droitwich Advertiser: FA chairman Greg Dyke wants an end to the present-giving culture in the sport

11:20am Sunday 21st September 2014

Greg Dyke insists he will not resign as Football Association chairman after receiving a watch worth more than £16,000 but has called for an end to the culture of gifts being given to football officials.

Ivanovic adds to year's haul

Droitwich Advertiser: Ana Ivanovic secured her fourth WTA title of the year in Tokyo on Sunday (AP)

10:58am Sunday 21st September 2014

Ana Ivanovic ensured 2014 will be the best year of her career to date after beating Caroline Wozniacki in the final of the Toray Pan Pacific Open.

GPs 'need help with blood cancers'

Droitwich Advertiser: GPs need more help in spotting blood cancers, according to a charity

9:48am Sunday 21st September 2014

Family doctors need to be able to spot more cases of blood cancer at an earlier stage, a charity has said.

FFP confusion for Pellegrini

Droitwich Advertiser: Manuel Pellegrini cannot get his head around UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules

7:42am Sunday 21st September 2014

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini admits he is baffled by UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules.

Kylie Minogue: I'm still a worrier

Droitwich Advertiser: Kylie Minogue is about to go on tour

6:41am Sunday 21st September 2014

Kylie Minogue has said she still suffers from anxiety about her career - despite her huge success.

McQueen dismisses Oscar 'first'

Droitwich Advertiser: Steve McQueen appeared on Desert Island Discs

6:41am Sunday 21st September 2014

12 Years A Slave film-maker Steve McQueen has said becoming the first black director to win a best picture Oscar was "of no consequence".

David Morrissey: TV no longer dying

Droitwich Advertiser: David Morrissey stars in The Driver

6:41am Sunday 21st September 2014

David Morrissey has said he's relieved to see that TV is no longer in the doldrums.

Liam Neeson: I like to play loners

Droitwich Advertiser: Liam Neeson plays a recovering alcoholic in A Walk Among The Tombstones

6:41am Sunday 21st September 2014

Liam Neeson has told how he is drawn to playing mysterious, solitary men on the big screen.

Briton dead after Mexico hurricane

Droitwich Advertiser: Hurricane Odile left a trail of destruction when it hit the Baja California Peninsular

3:10am Sunday 21st September 2014

The body of a British woman who went missing while travelling on a yacht off the coast of Mexico has been found, according to state p rosecutors.

Groves back with a win

Droitwich Advertiser: UK's George Groves celebrates defeating France's Christopher Rebrasse during the EBU and WBC Silver and Final Eliminator Super Middleweight Title fight at Wembley Stadium, London.

2:16am Sunday 21st September 2014

George Groves made a winning return to action in his first fight since losing to Carl Froch in May by outpointing Frenchman Christopher Rebrasse at Wembley Arena.

13% thinking of buying new car

Droitwich Advertiser: Drivers looking for a new car are planning to spend an average of £15,921, a study says

12:56am Sunday 21st September 2014

As many as 23% of adults are thinking of buying a new car or a second-hand one over the next six months, according to a survey.

McQueen dismisses Oscar 'first'

Droitwich Advertiser: Steve McQueen lives and works in Amsterdam

12:56am Sunday 21st September 2014

12 Years A Slave film-maker Steve McQueen has said becoming the first black director to win a best picture Oscar was "of no consequence".

Road rage attack caught on CCTV

Droitwich Advertiser: CCTV still of the moment a woman (black top) grabbed a female motorist and wrestled her to the ground outside a grocers in Birmingham's Handsworth Wood (West Midlands Police/PA)

12:56am Sunday 21st September 2014

Police have released CCTV footage of the moment a woman grabbed a female motorist and wrestled her to the ground in broad daylight in an unprovoked road rage attack.

PM vows to address 'unfairness'

Droitwich Advertiser: David Cameron made his statement on devolution after the result of Scotland's independence referendum was announced

12:56am Sunday 21st September 2014

David Cameron has insisted his plan to link further Scottish devolution to the process of making sure only English MPs can vote on English laws was necessary to address a "basic unfairness" in the constitution.

Miliband hails £8 minimum wage plan

Droitwich Advertiser: Labour leader Ed Miliband and his wife Justine at their hotel in Manchester for the Labour conference

12:56am Sunday 21st September 2014

Forcing employers to pay a minimum wage of at least £8 an hour will save the taxpayer "hundreds of millions of pounds" in welfare payments, Labour leader Ed Miliband has claimed.

William helps mark Malta milestone

Droitwich Advertiser: The Duke of Cambridge waves to well-wishers after arriving for an independence day service in Malta

12:56am Sunday 21st September 2014

Malta's 50 years of independence were commemorated today by a solemn mass attended by leading national figures and the Duke of Cambridge.

Bosses vote for Sir Richard Branson

Droitwich Advertiser: The Virgin tycoon was voted the runaway winner

12:56am Sunday 21st September 2014

Sir Richard Branson is Britain's most admired business leader, according to a poll of top bosses.

10,000 to join climate change march

Droitwich Advertiser: Emma Thompson will be among the thousands of people taking part in the climate change march in central London

12:56am Sunday 21st September 2014

Around 10,000 people are expected to take part in a march in central London today to demand urgent action on climate change.

Boy, 2, badly hurt in hotel fall

Droitwich Advertiser: The accident happened at Liverpool's Hilton Hotel

12:56am Sunday 21st September 2014

A two-year boy has suffered head injuries after falling from a balcony at a hotel.

IS hostage's wife in freedom plea

Droitwich Advertiser: Alan Henning was taken hostage last December in Syria

12:56am Sunday 21st September 2014

The wife of British hostage Alan Henning has called on "the people of the Islamic State to see it in their hearts to release my husband", describing him as a "peaceful, selfless man".

PM vows to address 'unfairness'

Droitwich Advertiser: David Cameron said the starting gun has been fired on a major programme of devolution

11:06pm Saturday 20th September 2014

David Cameron has insisted his plan to link further Scottish devolution to the process of making sure only English MPs can vote on English laws was necessary to address a "basic unfairness" in the constitution.

Bony will bounce back - Monk

Droitwich Advertiser: Wilfried Bony was sent off during the first half

10:12pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Swansea boss Garry Monk expects Wilfried Bony to learn from the red card which handed Southampton the initiative in their Barclays League Premier meeting at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

Wenger never lost faith in Ozil

Droitwich Advertiser: Arsene Wenger, pictured, insists he never had any concerns about Arsenal's Mesut Ozil

10:12pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Arsene Wenger insisted he never thought of resting Mesut Ozil after the German inspired Arsenal to victory at Aston Villa.

Cisse defied docs to rescue Pardew

Droitwich Advertiser: Newcastle's Papiss Cisse, left, celebrates his goal with manager Alan Pardew, right

10:12pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Alan Pardew admitted saviour Papiss Cisse should not have played after coming off the bench to snatch a vital draw for the Newcastle boss.

New boys leave Allardyce buzzing

Droitwich Advertiser: West Ham's win over Liverpool delighted manager Sam Allardyce

10:12pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Manager Sam Allardyce lauded an outstanding performance by his West Ham new boys following the 3-1 Barclays Premier League defeat of Liverpool at Upton Park.

Stoneman: Fairytale end for Breese

Droitwich Advertiser: Mark Stoneman, pictured, hailed Gareth Breese

9:52pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Durham captain Mark Stoneman hailed "a fairytale ending" to Gareth Breese's career after the all-rounder hit the winning runs to beat Warwickshire in the Royal London Cup final.

Frayssinous celebrates historic win

Droitwich Advertiser: Brian McDermott watched his Leeds side crash out of the Super League play-offs

9:49pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Laurent Frayssinous described it as the finest moment of his coaching career after guiding Catalan Dragons to a first win at Headingley in 10 attempts.

O'Shea throws weight behind Robshaw

Droitwich Advertiser: Chris Robshaw, pictured, has certainly got the backing of Harlequins chief Conor O'Shea

9:49pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Harlequins director of rugby Conor O'Shea offered an impassioned defence of Chris Robshaw in reaction to a week of "insulting" speculation over his England future.

Cockerill blasts performance

Droitwich Advertiser: Richard Cockerill was dismayed by Leicester's performance

9:49pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Leicester boss Richard Cockerill admitted "we got what we deserved" after the Tigers suffered a humiliating 45-0 Aviva Premiership defeat against Bath at the Recreation Ground.

Hammers see off Liverpool

Droitwich Advertiser: Winston Reid, far right, scores West Ham's first goal against Liverpool

7:44pm Saturday 20th September 2014

An exquisite lob from Diafra Sakho earned West Ham just a second Premier League win of the season as Liverpool were outplayed in a 3-1 result at Upton Park.

Dragons leave it late to stun Leeds

Droitwich Advertiser: Thomas Bosc kicked eight points for the Dragons

7:40pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Catalan Dragons scrum-half Sam Williams struck with a last-minute try to knock Leeds out of the Super League play-offs in a thrilling finish to their elimination tie at Headingley.

Labour outlines pay disclosure plan

Droitwich Advertiser: Gloria De Piero stands with other female MPs as they attend the Labour women's conference in Manchester

5:51pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Large firms will be required to publish the average salary of men and women across every level of their organisation as part of Labour efforts to deliver equal pay.

Wolves fight back to beat Vikings

Droitwich Advertiser: Joel Monaghan scored a hat-trick for Warrington

5:41pm Saturday 20th September 2014

A hat-trick of tries from winger Joel Monaghan helped Warrington complete a stunning comeback against local rivals Widnes in a thrilling Super League play-off clash at the Halliwell Jones stadium.

Quins bounce back with victory

Droitwich Advertiser: Chris Robshaw scored a try for Quins

5:38pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Harlequins rebounded from their surrender to Saracens by completing a stormy 26-23 Aviva Premiership victory over Wasps at Twickenham Stoop.

Ford stars as Bath rout Tigers

Droitwich Advertiser: Olly Woodburn goes over for one of Bath's tries

5:34pm Saturday 20th September 2014

England fly-half hopeful George Ford inspired a Bath romp at the Recreation Ground as hapless Leicester were ruthlessly battered into submission.

Late Wanyama strike sinks Swans

Droitwich Advertiser: Victor Wanyama strikes to earn Southampton all three points

5:23pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Victor Wanyama's first Southampton goal finally ended the resistance of 10-man Swansea in Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash at the Liberty Stadium.

Cisse double earns draw for Magpies

Droitwich Advertiser: Papiss Cisse's double cheered up the Newcastle fans who had been calling for Alan Pardew to be sacked

5:23pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Papiss Cisse returned from injury in the nick of time to hand Newcastle manager Alan Pardew a lifeline with a double which denied Hull victory.

Welbeck on target in victory

Droitwich Advertiser: Danny Welbeck scores Arsenal's second

5:23pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Danny Welbeck opened his Arsenal account as the Gunners blew Aston Villa away with an astonishing triple blast.

Arscott treble spurs Sharks

Droitwich Advertiser: Tom Arscott crossing the London Welsh line was a regular occurrence at the AJ Bell Stadium

4:14pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Tom Arscott scored a hat-trick as Sale secured their first Aviva Premiership win of the season with a 46-8 thumping of London Welsh.

'Multiple suspects' in Thai deaths

Droitwich Advertiser: Hannah Witheridge, 23, was found murdered alongside David Miller on a beach on the Thai island of Koh Tao

3:38pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Police in Thailand said they still have not "come up with the exact number of the suspects" following the brutal murders of two British tourists - but confirmed they are looking for more than one.

'Rising stress' of supply teachers

Droitwich Advertiser: The NASUWT found that 69% of supply teachers had seriously considered leaving the teaching profession in the last year

3:38pm Saturday 20th September 2014

There is "a worrying rise in stress and drop in morale" among supply teachers, the head of the UK's largest teachers' union has claimed.

Woman in court over baby's death

Droitwich Advertiser: Claudia Martins was remanded in custody after appearing at Bristol Magistrates' Court

3:38pm Saturday 20th September 2014

A woman has been remanded in custody accused of murdering her newborn baby girl.

Pipped Rosberg left frustrated

Droitwich Advertiser: Nico Rosberg missed out on pole by the slenderest of margins

3:20pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Nico Rosberg's expletive moments after the conclusion to a pulsating qualifying session said it all after he had lost out to Lewis Hamilton by the slenderest of margins.

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