Press Association 2014 LATEST

Grange Hill actor is found dead

Andover Advertiser: Erkan Mustafa has paid tribute to former Grange Hill co-star Terry Sue-Patt, who has been found dead

11:01am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Grange Hill actor Terry Sue-Patt has died aged 50.

Carmichael pressured in memo row

Andover Advertiser: Alistair Carmichael is under pressure to resign as an MP due to his role in the leaking of a memo

10:30am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Former Cabinet minister Alistair Carmichael has come under further pressure to quit as an MP after he accepted responsibility for a leaked memo which alleged Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon wanted David Cameron to win the general election.

McKellen considered knighthood snub

Andover Advertiser: Sir Ian McKellen has admitted that he considered turning down his knighthood

9:39am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Sir Ian McKellen considered turning down his knighthood, thinking that the system was unfair, he has revealed.

Labour facing hard truths - Cooper

Andover Advertiser: Yvette Cooper said the Labour Party had to 'face some hard truths' after its election defeat

8:30am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Labour leadership contender Yvette Cooper has warned her party against swinging too far to the left or right as she stressed there was a mountain to climb to become electable again.

Rodgers calls for Sterling support

Andover Advertiser: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, pictured right, hopes for a more private future when it comes to Raheem Sterling's contract discussions

6:55am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has called on the fans to throw their support behind Raheem Sterling believing the player "is being led by his representative".

Murray thrilled with clay form

Andover Advertiser: Andy Murray is thrilled with his clay court form

6:45am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Andy Murray believes he is in the best clay-court form of his career as the British number one pursues a first French Open title in Paris.

McDermott hails hero Sinfield

Andover Advertiser: Kevin Sinfield moved up to third place in rugby league's all-time list of leading scorers as Leeds beat Hull KR

6:17am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Leeds coach Brian McDermott hailed his captain Kevin Sinfield after he scored 16 points in the Rhinos' 36-16 win over Hull KR to become the third highest scorer in the history of rugby league.

Merge order to speed up adoption

Andover Advertiser: Town halls will be compelled to merge services to speed up adoptions

5:54am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Plans to force councils to merge services in order to speed up adoption rates are to be announced in next week's Queen's Speech.

Councils scaling back CCTV coverage

Andover Advertiser: A surveillance watchdog has voiced fears about councils cutting back on CCTV camera use

4:41am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Councils are scaling back on the use of CCTV cameras in an attempt to cut costs, a surveillance watchdog has warned.

Town halls urge ban on legal highs

Andover Advertiser: Town halls want an outright ban on legal highs such as 5-IT pills, pictured

2:05am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Town halls have called for an outright ban on legal highs to be announced in the Queen's Speech.

Eurovision gears up for grand final

Andover Advertiser: Conchita Wurst, who won the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest for Austria, performs on stage during a dress rehearsal (AP)

12:23am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Eurovision 2015's finalists are now all in place and raring to go for tonight's live grand final.

Oxford students to keep exam attire

Andover Advertiser: Oxford University students have voted to keep gowns, suits and mortarboards for exams.

12:23am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Oxford University students have voted overwhelmingly against ending a centuries-old tradition of wearing gowns, suits and mortarboards to exams.

1,000 to attend rail disaster event

Andover Advertiser: The Princess Royal lays a wreath at Gretna Old Parish Church

12:23am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Around 1,000 people, including descendants of those who died, are expected to attend an event commemorating Britain's worst rail disaster.

Gay marriage Yes vote predicted

Andover Advertiser: Counting of votes in the referendum on same-sex marriage gets under way at the RDS in Dublin.

12:23am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Ireland is on course to make history by becoming the first country in the world to introduce gay marriage by popular vote.

Service held to mark Dunkirk rescue

Andover Advertiser: Dunkirk veterans James Baynes, Arthur Taylor and Michael Bentall walk along a beach

12:23am Saturday 23rd May 2015

A service will take place today at the Allied Beach Memorial in Dunkirk to mark the historic mission to rescue thousands of troops during the Second World War.

Alps victim in fight with brother

Andover Advertiser: Zaid al-Hilli said he had a fight with his brother Saad over the family inheritance a year before Saad and his family were murdered in the French Alps

12:23am Saturday 23rd May 2015

The brother of a British man gunned down in the French Alps with his family has revealed the pair fought over a £1 million inheritance before his death, but insisted he played no part in the horrific killings.

Cash-strapped Palace axes staff

Andover Advertiser: Buckingham Palace staff have been axed in a cost-cutting move

12:23am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Buckingham Palace has revealed some staff have been axed after it was reported at least four senior officials have been let go in a matter of months in a cost-cutting move.

'Golden parachute' deals to be axed

Andover Advertiser: £100,000-plus public sector redundancy pay-offs are facing the axe

12:23am Saturday 23rd May 2015

The Government is to move to end six-figure "golden parachutes" for high-earning public sector bosses who are made redundant.

Climate lobbyists 'biggest threat'

Andover Advertiser: David Cameron's former chief strategist Steve Hilton has attacked climate change lobbyists

12:23am Saturday 23rd May 2015

David Cameron's former strategy adviser Steve Hilton has launched an outspoken attack on climate change lobbyists, accusing them of being "the biggest threat to the environment today".

Bank to probe 'Brexit' economy risk

Andover Advertiser: Prime Minister David Cameron at a press conference at the end of the Eastern Partnership Summit which he attended in Riga, Latvia

12:23am Saturday 23rd May 2015

The Bank of England has launched a project to assess the economic risks to Britain if the country votes to leave the European Union in the referendum promised by David Cameron.

Britain's Got Talent: Simon Cowell makes a kissy face at a cute pooch

Andover Advertiser: Britain's Got Talent: Simon Cowell makes a kissy face at a cute pooch

12:11am Saturday 23rd May 2015

The TV judge, once dubbed Mr Nasty, blows kisses at seven-year-old Border Collie Matisse to get his attention when he walks onto the stage.

Coronation Street - who's moving in and who's moving out?

Andover Advertiser: Corrie viewers up in arms over local paper gaffe

12:11am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Get up-to-date with which of the soap’s characters are being axed and who is taking up a spot on the cobbles.

Eurovision 2015: Everything you need to know ahead of the final

Andover Advertiser: Eurovision 2015: Everything you need to know ahead of the final

12:11am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Look out for Slovenia’s headphone-wearing act, Norway singing about a “terrible thing” he did in his youth, and Lithuania’s snog mid-song.

Charlotte Riley: Magical role reflects my life

Andover Advertiser: Charlotte Riley: Magical role reflects my life

12:11am Saturday 23rd May 2015

The actress says she can relate to even the most fantastical of her characters.

Emmerdale's Michael Parr: Ross Barton would be a changed man

Andover Advertiser: Emmerdale's Michael Parr: Ross Barton would be a changed man

12:11am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Charley Webb and Anthony Quinlan also weigh up what’s in store for their characters.

Will Young offers Proof that he's good

Andover Advertiser: Will Young offers Proof that he's good

12:11am Saturday 23rd May 2015

The singer’s new album is about accepting himself and his talents.

Why was Britt Robertson concerned for George Clooney's safety on Tomorrowland?

Andover Advertiser: Why was Britt Robertson concerned for George Clooney's safety on Tomorrowland?

12:11am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Teenage actress Raffey Cassidy plays robot Athena, the designated driver in the new Disney movie.

Graham Norton wowed by Eurovision mania

Andover Advertiser: Graham Norton wowed by Eurovision mania

12:01am Saturday 23rd May 2015

The talk show host underestimated the fans’ passion for the annual competition.

England rue missed chances

Andover Advertiser: Moeen Ali, pictured, dismissed Tom Latham but other opportunities went begging for England

11:12pm Friday 22nd May 2015

England could only rue missed chances as New Zealand's batsmen took control on day two of the first Investec Test at Lord's.

Big Brother: Timebomb: Adjoa becomes the second housemate to be evicted

Andover Advertiser: Big Brother: Timebomb: Adjoa becomes the second housemate to be evicted

10:46pm Friday 22nd May 2015

And all the highlights from Day 10 in the Big Brother house.

Veteran duo eyed for England roles

Andover Advertiser: Frank Lampard, left, and Steven Gerrard, right, will play their final Premier League games this weekend

10:44pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Roy Hodgson wants Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard to take on coaching roles with England when they finish their respective spells in the United States.

Pellegrini relaxed ahead of review

Andover Advertiser: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is confident he will still be in position next season

10:42pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has played down the significance of his anticipated end-of-season review with the club's top brass.

Mourinho: Bad decisions cost us

Andover Advertiser: Jose Mourinho says Chelsea have not done enough to be labelled 'great'

10:42pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Jose Mourinho maintains Chelsea were the victims of bad decisions despite winning the Premier League title at a canter this season.

Sinfield creates more history

Andover Advertiser: Kevin Sinfield moved up to third place in the all-time points-scoring list

10:21pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Kevin Sinfield carved out another piece of history as he helped Leeds stay top of the First Utility Super League with their first win in four matches.

Cardinal ashamed at sex abuse error

Andover Advertiser: Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor speaks at the Hay Festival in Hay-on-Wye

9:39pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Former Archbishop of Westminster Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor has admitted he is deeply ashamed of the way he handled sex abuse allegations concerning a Catholic Church priest in the 1980s.

Top Gear presenters make their first public appearance since Jeremy Clarkson 'fracas'

Andover Advertiser: Top Gear presenters make their first public appearance since Jeremy Clarkson 'fracas'

9:36pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Clarkson came in to the theme of boxing anthem Eye Of The Tiger at the beginning of a global super car tour.

Boxing tune greets Clarkson return

Andover Advertiser: Jeremy Clarkson arrives at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast

8:45pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Jeremy Clarkson came in to the theme of boxing anthem Eye Of The Tiger as he made his first public appearance with his former Top Gear co-presenters at the beginning of a global super car tour.

Oxford students to keep exam attire

Andover Advertiser: Students at Oxford University have voted in a referendum on exam clothing

8:45pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Oxford University students have voted overwhelmingly against ending a centuries-old tradition of wearing gowns, suits and mortarboards to exams.

Balls 'won't dash back to politics'

Andover Advertiser: Former shadow chancellor Ed Balls says he won't play a role in wife Yvette Cooper's Labour leadership campaign

7:00pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Ed Balls will not be "dashing back" to frontline politics and will not play a role in his wife Yvette Cooper's Labour leadership campaign.

Gillespie holds England talks

Andover Advertiser: Jason Gillespie has spoken to the ECB about coaching England

6:41pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Jason Gillespie has held talks over England's vacancy - but insists he is just one of a number of contenders.

Coronation Street boss says 'no more stunts this year', talks casting and more

Andover Advertiser: Coronation Street boss says 'no more stunts this year', talks casting and more

6:17pm Friday 22nd May 2015

The soap’s Stuart Blackburn reckons doing too many big spectacles will turn viewers off.

Space walk Russian recalls mission

Andover Advertiser: Alexei Leonov was the first man to walk in space in 1965

5:52pm Friday 22nd May 2015

A Russian cosmonaut who made history as the first man to walk in space has spoken about his brush with death during the mission 50 years ago.

Edmund joins Murray in main draw

Andover Advertiser: Kyle Edmund has qualified for a second successive grand slam after reaching the main draw of the French Open

5:22pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Britain's Kyle Edmund and Johanna Konta will both make their debuts in the French Open main draw after coming through their final qualifying round matches on Friday.

Mourners gather at Jones funeral

Andover Advertiser: Wales international Danny Jones, pictured with the ball, has been laid to rest

5:06pm Friday 22nd May 2015

More than a thousand people gathered for the funeral of Keighley's Wales international Danny Jones in his home town of Halifax.

Van Gaal hopeful of keeping De Gea

Andover Advertiser: David de Gea has been linked with a move to Real Madrid

4:14pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Louis van Gaal gave hope to Manchester United fans on Friday when he said he was optimistic about the chances of goalkeeper David de Gea staying at Old Trafford.

Computer games collection on show

Andover Advertiser: The event will feature old favourites as well as modern classics

4:02pm Friday 22nd May 2015

The world's largest collection of playable computer games has gone on display covering five decades of gaming technology.

Carmichael in leaked memo admission

Andover Advertiser: Former Scottish secretary Alistair Carmichael admitted he was responsible for a leaked memo involving allegations against Nicola Sturgeon

4:02pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Nicola Sturgeon has called on Alistair Carmichael to consider his position as an MP after the former Scottish secretary accepted responsibility for a leaked memo which alleged she wanted David Cameron to win the general election.

Quarter of soldiers 'want to quit'

Andover Advertiser: The armed forces are preparing for £35 billion of budget cuts in the next decade and the loss of up to 30,000 troops, according to research

4:02pm Friday 22nd May 2015

A quarter of British military personnel want to quit the armed forces, a survey by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has found.

Find out why Conchita reckons Madonna shouldn't be allowed to do Eurovision

Andover Advertiser: Find out why Conchita reckons Madonna shouldn't be allowed to do Eurovision

4:26pm Friday 22nd May 2015

The reigning champion would love other countries to join in the Eurovision fun.

Advocaat weighs up Sunderland offer

Andover Advertiser: Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat, left, confirmed on Friday that he has been made an offer by the club

3:22pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Dick Advocaat will give Sunderland an answer next Thursday on whether or not he is prepared to stay on as head coach after considering chairman Ellis Short's plans for the club.

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