Press Association 2014 LATEST

Kompany backs City to recover

Blackburn Citizen: Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany in convinced his side can still come good in the Champions League

3:14pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Captain Vincent Kompany insists Manchester City have not been derailed in their latest Champions League quest.

Smith to run rule over Russell

Blackburn Citizen: Matty Russell is back in full training

2:59pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Warrington coach Tony Smith will make a late decision on the fitness of full-back Matty Russell ahead of Friday's semi-final against Wigan.

McIlroy wins PGA Tour award

Blackburn Citizen: Rory McIlroy has been voted PGA Tour player of the year

2:59pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

World number one Rory McIlroy has been voted PGA Tour player of the year for the second time in three seasons.

George Clooney for US president?

Blackburn Citizen: Is the White House beckoning for George Clooney?

2:11pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

George Clooney's marriage has sparked rumours he could have his eye on the White House.

X Factor boyband are cry babies

Blackburn Citizen: The X Factor's latest creation are currently known as New Boy Band

2:09pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

The X Factor's new boyband have admitted they let their emotions get the better of them when they discovered they had all made it to the final.

Driver jailed for three-death crash

Blackburn Citizen: Jak Parker egged on another motorist to race and caused a horrific crash in Front Street, Shotton Colliery which killed three women (Durham Police/PA)

2:09pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A driver who egged on another motorist to race and caused a horrific crash which killed three women has been jailed for 12 and a half years.

Jennifer Garner scared of internet

Blackburn Citizen: Jennifer Garner stars in Men, Women And Children

1:59pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Jennifer Garner has joked she thought her new film Men, Women And Children was a horror movie when she first heard about it - because it highlights how dangerous the internet can be.

AC/DC star Young 'has dementia'

Blackburn Citizen: 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.

Mother's plea to missing daughter

Blackburn Citizen: 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 mother of a missing schoolgirl feared to be heading to Syria after becoming radicalised online has made an emotional plea for her to "please, please come back".

Monty Python inspired Bale's Moses

Blackburn Citizen: 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

Blackburn Citizen: 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

Blackburn Citizen: 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'

Blackburn Citizen: 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

Blackburn Citizen: 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

Blackburn Citizen: 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

Blackburn Citizen: 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

Blackburn Citizen: 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

Blackburn Citizen: 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

Blackburn Citizen: 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

Blackburn Citizen: 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

Blackburn Citizen: 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

Blackburn Citizen: 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

Blackburn Citizen: 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

Blackburn Citizen: 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

Blackburn Citizen: 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

Blackburn Citizen: 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

Blackburn Citizen: 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

Blackburn Citizen: 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

Blackburn Citizen: 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

Blackburn Citizen: 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

Blackburn Citizen: 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

Blackburn Citizen: 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

Blackburn Citizen: 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

Blackburn Citizen: 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

Blackburn Citizen: 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

Blackburn Citizen: 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'

Blackburn Citizen: 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

Blackburn Citizen: 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

Blackburn Citizen: 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

Blackburn Citizen: 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.

Terry hails midfield machine Matic

Blackburn Citizen: Nemanja Matic, pictured, has drawn high praise from his Chelsea team-mate John Terry

6:42am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Captain John Terry praised the all-round contribution of Nemanja Matic after the midfielder earned Chelsea a first Champions League Group G win.

City face crucial mission to Moscow

Blackburn Citizen: 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'

Blackburn Citizen: 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'

Blackburn Citizen: 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

Blackburn Citizen: 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

Blackburn Citizen: 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

Blackburn Citizen: 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

Blackburn Citizen: 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

Blackburn Citizen: 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

Blackburn Citizen: 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.

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