Press Association 2014 LATEST

Ali allowed to wear Gaza wristbands

This Is Lancashire: England's Moeen Ali is being investigated for wearing wristbands during a Test match

8:44pm Monday 28th July 2014

England cricketer Moeen Ali can continue wearing wristbands declaring his support for the population of Gaza during the remainder of the third Investec Test against India, the ECB said.

Anger classes for TV's Sorrentino

This Is Lancashire: Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino from Jersey Shore has agreed to take anger management classes after a court hearing

8:08pm Monday 28th July 2014

Former Jersey Shore star Michael Sorrentino, better known as The Situation, has agreed to take anger management classes as part of a deal to resolve an assault charge he faced following a fight with his brother.

ECB okay with Moeen wristbands

This Is Lancashire: Moeen Ali wore visible wristbands declaring his support for Gaza

8:04pm Monday 28th July 2014

England are prepared to let all-rounder Moeen Ali continue wearing wristbands declaring his support for the population of Gaza, during the remainder of the third Investec Test.

MP Ruffley to stand down in 2015

This Is Lancashire: Tory MP David Ruffley is to stand down at the next general election

7:50pm Monday 28th July 2014

A Tory MP who apologised after receiving a police caution for domestic assault involving his former partner will stand down at the 2015 general election.

Bell and Buttler shine for England

This Is Lancashire: Ian Bell celebrates getting his century on day two

6:50pm Monday 28th July 2014

Ian Bell and Test debutant Jos Buttler turned on the style to put England in command against India at the Ageas Bowl.

Brailsford gearing up for 2015 Tour

This Is Lancashire: Sir Dave Brailsford is eyeing a better showing in 2015 for Team Sky

6:11pm Monday 28th July 2014

Team Sky principal Sir Dave Brailsford is already preparing for the 2015 Tour de France after a disappointing three-week campaign.

New Civil Service CEO role outlined

This Is Lancashire: The new head of the Civil Service will focus on cost cutting and "transformational change"

6:01pm Monday 28th July 2014

The new head of the Civil Service will focus on cost cutting and "transformational change" and will be paid up to £200,000, it has been announced.

Zayn suffers Palestine tweet abuse

This Is Lancashire: Zayn Malik posted a tweet about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

6:01pm Monday 28th July 2014

One Direction singer Zayn Malik has received a backlash of abusive messages after he posted a Twitter message in support of Palestine.

Matthew retains squash title

This Is Lancashire: Nick Matthew, pictured, beat James Willstrop to retain his Commonwealth Games squash title

5:54pm Monday 28th July 2014

Nick Matthew said his natural stubbornness made the crucial difference after dredging up a fractious five-game victory over England rival James Willstrop to retain his Commonwealth Games men's squash title at Scotstoun.

Zayn suffers Palestine tweet abuse

This Is Lancashire: Zayn Malik has been the subject of hate messages after posting a tweet in support of Palestine

4:44pm Monday 28th July 2014

Zayn Malik has received a backlash of abusive messages after he posted a Twitter message in support of Palestine.

It's a wrap for Comic-Con 2014

This Is Lancashire: Josh Brolin and Robert Downey Jr embrace at the end of the Marvel panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego

4:18pm Monday 28th July 2014

The Californian city of San Diego came to life as caped crusaders and masked villains assembled at the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention centre in California.

Bell keeps England on top

This Is Lancashire: Ian Bell returned to form with a vengeance at the Ageas Bowl

4:14pm Monday 28th July 2014

Ian Bell turned on the style to give England the impetus to try to turn promise into a shot at victory over India at the Ageas Bowl.

UK troops in Nato show of strength

This Is Lancashire: Defence Secretary Michael Fallon (left) and Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond pose for the media in Warsaw, Poland (AP)

3:47pm Monday 28th July 2014

More than 1,300 British troops are to take part in a major Nato exercise in Eastern Europe in a further show of strength by the Western alliance in the face of Russia's continuing "destabilisation" of Ukraine.

Arsenal complete Chambers deal

This Is Lancashire: Calum Chambers has penned a 'long-term' contract with Arsenal

3:35pm Monday 28th July 2014

Arsenal have signed full-back Calum Chambers from Southampton for an undisclosed fee, the London club have announced.

Krusty rapped for foul-mouthed rant

This Is Lancashire: A foul-mouthed outburst by Krusty the Clown has landed The Simpsons in hot water (2000 Fox TV for Sky One/PA)

2:56pm Monday 28th July 2014

Simpsons character Krusty The Clown upset viewers by swearing at a time when children were likely to be watching the show, prompting complaints to Ofcom.

Cancer cash fraud woman faces jail

This Is Lancashire: Stacey Tipler diverted funds meant for the Royal Marsden Hospital in London

2:56pm Monday 28th July 2014

An NHS worker is facing jail over a fraud that saw hundreds of thousands of pounds meant for vital cancer drugs fleeced from a world renowned hospital and used on shopping sprees and mortgage payments.

South Africa hold on for series win

This Is Lancashire: Hashim Amla occupied the crease well to help South Africa draw the second Test

2:51pm Monday 28th July 2014

South Africa will go back to the top of the International Cricket Council Test rankings after some stubborn batting helped them to a hard-fought draw against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

Lloyds fined £218m over Libor

This Is Lancashire: Lloyds Banking Group said the manipulation took place between May 2006 and 2009

2:16pm Monday 28th July 2014

State-backed Lloyds Banking Group was today fined £218 million after it admitted "shocking" rate rigging practices, including ripping off the Bank of England over its financial life support scheme.

Hamilton: I can handle pressure

This Is Lancashire: Lewis Hamilton feels Formula One's forthcoming summer break will serve him well

2:04pm Monday 28th July 2014

Lewis Hamilton feels he has proven after two of the toughest weeks of his Formula One career he is not a driver to crack under pressure.

Martin is still close to Paltrow

This Is Lancashire: Chris Martin says he is still good friends with ex Gwyneth Paltrow

1:39pm Monday 28th July 2014

Chris Martin has revealed he and Gwyneth Paltrow still have a very close relationship, despite their "conscious uncoupling".

Beyonce shows off holiday snaps

This Is Lancashire: Beyonce has shared her holiday snaps on Instagram

1:36pm Monday 28th July 2014

Beyonce has given fans a glimpse of what her holidays are like with some snaps of a beach trip posted to Instagram.

England remain in charge

This Is Lancashire: Ian Bell was unbeaten on 68 at lunch

1:25pm Monday 28th July 2014

Gary Ballance and Ian Bell consolidated England's dominance on the second morning against India at the Ageas Bowl.

Rio 2016 'on track' to meet targets

This Is Lancashire: Rio 2016 communications director Mario Andrada said 'huge progress' had been made in recent months

12:45pm Monday 28th July 2014

Rio 2016 Olympic organisers have labelled criticism of their preparations by a senior IOC figure "as ill-informed and wrong" and said they are now on course to meet their targets.

Greaves grabs discus gold

This Is Lancashire: Dan Greaves struck gold in the men's discus F42/F44 competition at Hampden Park

12:04pm Monday 28th July 2014

Dan Greaves struck Commonwealth gold for England with victory in the F42/44 discus at a noisy Hampden Park on Monday.

Property prices suggest slow down

This Is Lancashire: June's property prices suggest a slowdown in the housing market

12:02pm Monday 28th July 2014

Monthly property prices were unchanged in June in a further sign that the market may be slowing down, avoiding a housing bubble.

McGinley withdraws from USPGA

This Is Lancashire: Paul McGinley will not play at the USPGA Championship in Kentucky

11:09am Monday 28th July 2014

European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has withdrawn from the USPGA Championship due to a shoulder injury.

New Team Sky deal for Thomas

This Is Lancashire: Geraint Thomas has become an important part of the team since joining in 2010

11:09am Monday 28th July 2014

Geraint Thomas has signed a new two-year deal with Team Sky that will run until the end of 2016.

Supermarkets cut fuel prices

This Is Lancashire: Supermarkets are cutting their fuel prices

11:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Late-summer driving will be less expensive following supermarket fuel price cuts.

BBC 'failed' over Clarkson remark

This Is Lancashire: A watchdog has criticised the BBC over a remark made by Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear

11:00am Monday 28th July 2014

The BBC's Top Gear has been ruled to have breached Ofcom's broadcasting rules over a "racial" term used by Jeremy Clarkson.

1D's Payne shares naked selfie

This Is Lancashire: One Direction's Liam Payne posted a naked selfie

10:57am Monday 28th July 2014

One Direction singer Liam Payne sent fans into a frenzy after he shared a nude photo of himself.

Lauda supports Hamilton's call

This Is Lancashire: Niki Lauda has backed Lewis Hamilton, pictured, over the team orders furore during the Hungarian GP

10:42am Monday 28th July 2014

Niki Lauda claims he would also have ignored Mercedes' team instructions if he had been in Lewis Hamilton's shoes during Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix.

Job vacancies and salaries 'rise'

This Is Lancashire: The number of vacancies jumped by a fifth to almost 840,000 in the past year, a study showed

10:41am Monday 28th July 2014

Job vacancies are increasing and advertised salaries growing amid fresh evidence of a recovering labour market, according to a new report.

Ryanair increases profits forecast

This Is Lancashire: Ryanair chief Michael O'Leary said the budget airline is "overrun with growth offers"

10:36am Monday 28th July 2014

Ryanair raised its full-year profits guidance today after more than doubling first- quarter earnings and setting out aggressive plans for expansion in Europe.

CCTV bid to catch hit-run thieves

This Is Lancashire: Stills taken from video footage of Pc Gareth Lowe being thrown to the ground as he tries to stop thieves making in a van. (West Midlands Police/PA)

10:36am Monday 28th July 2014

Footage has been released of a policeman being thrown to the ground as he tries to stop thieves making their getaway in a van.

Seven arrested over mass brawl

This Is Lancashire: Sussex Police arrested at least seven people after a fight involving some 50 youths in Crawley

10:36am Monday 28th July 2014

At least seven people were arrested by police investigating reports of a large-scale brawl involving up to 50 youths.

'Zombie' storms wreak travel chaos

This Is Lancashire: A commuter walks through a flooded Worthing train station underpass after storms hit the area (@travelsportcopy/PA)

10:36am Monday 28th July 2014

Hail and thunderstorms described as a "zombie apocalypse" have brought flash flooding and travel disruption to parts of Britain.

Air chiefs to discuss war zone risk

This Is Lancashire: Toys and flowers placed on charred fuselage at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine (AP)

10:36am Monday 28th July 2014

The risk to passenger planes flying over war zones following the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 will be discussed at a special meeting of world aviation chiefs tomorrow.

Lily Allen 'arrest' prank backfires

This Is Lancashire: Lily Allen has got some Australian cops in trouble

10:20am Monday 28th July 2014

Lily Allen has landed Australian police in hot water, after they took part in a prank pretending to arrest her..

Pietersen signs for Melbourne Stars

This Is Lancashire: Kevin Pietersen has been playing for Surrey in the NatWest T20 Blast this summer

9:55am Monday 28th July 2014

Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has signed a two-year deal with Australia Twenty20 franchise the Melbourne Stars.

Lauren Goodger angry over sex tape

This Is Lancashire: Former The Only Way Is Essex star Lauren Goodger has spoken out about her sex tape shame

9:38am Monday 28th July 2014

Lauren Goodger has said she is "angry and upset" after footage of her performing a sex act was leaked.

Fast food sever disrespects Aretha

This Is Lancashire: Aretha Franklin did not get the Respect she deserves at a fast food restaurant in Canada

9:25am Monday 28th July 2014

Aretha Franklin has some harsh words for a server who showed D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T by telling the Queen of Soul she wasn't allowed to eat her take-away inside the restaurant.

National Parks will be protected from fracking, pledges government as licences are up for grabs

This Is Lancashire: Become a volunteer and explore parts of the New Forest you never knew existed...

12:50pm Monday 28th July 2014

National Parks in England will be protected from fracking unless there are ''exceptional circumstances'', ministers announced today.

Wenger justifies Chambers gamble

This Is Lancashire: Calum Chambers is poised to join Arsenal

8:20am Monday 28th July 2014

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits he is prepared to take a "gamble" by signing teenage defender Calum Chambers from Southampton.

Suspect arrested after bus joyride

This Is Lancashire: A bus after a joyrider stole it from a depot and drove it around Wakefield before police burst the tyres (West Yorkshire Police/PA)

8:02am Monday 28th July 2014

A joyrider stole a bus from a depot and drove it round a city centre until police were forced to burst its tyres.

Tulisa 'felt her life was over'

This Is Lancashire: Tulisa Contostavlos said drugs allegations that emerged in a Sun on Sunday expose were devastating

6:53am Monday 28th July 2014

Former X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos said she became "a paranoid wreck" and felt her life was over after being caught up in a cocaine sting, which led to a trial that collapsed in dramatic fashion last week.

Tulisa 'felt her life was over'

This Is Lancashire: Tulisa Contostavlos told how she suffered a "very dark moment" after false allegations about drugs were published

6:38am Monday 28th July 2014

Former X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos said she became "a paranoid wreck" and felt her life was over after being caught up in a cocaine sting, which led to a trial that collapsed in dramatic fashion last week.

Wane: The best team won

This Is Lancashire: Shaun Wane was disappointed with Wigan's performance

6:29am Monday 28th July 2014

Angry Wigan coach Shaun Wane says his side "got what they deserved" as they slumped to a shock defeat at already-relegated Bradford.

Insolvency numbers 'to remain flat'

This Is Lancashire: The number of personal insolvencies has generally been decreasing for around three years, figures show

6:17am Monday 28th July 2014

The number of people going insolvent in England and Wales is expected to remain steady in new official figures but experts warned that borrowers should start preparing now for potential "shocks" amid the prospect of interest rates rising.

'Solid support' for passport strike

This Is Lancashire: Workers outside the HM Passport office in Victoria, central London during a strike

4:03am Monday 28th July 2014

A strike by passport workers was "solidly" supported, with the threat of further industrial action unless a row over staff shortages is resolved.

Royal party soaks up Games action

This Is Lancashire: Prince Harry, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Edward gave the competitors at some of the Commonwealth Games events a royal boost in Glasgow

4:03am Monday 28th July 2014

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry soaked up the action at Glasgow 2014 as they watched gymnastics, boxing, hockey and swimming today.

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