Press Association 2014 LATEST

Victims await revenge porn ban vote

This Is Lancashire: Victims of 'revenge porn', Hazel Higgleton (left) and Hannah Thompson outside Parliament before a vote on a move to ban the practice

6:13pm Monday 20th October 2014

Banning revenge porn will give victims more confidence of getting justice, campaigners have said ahead of a crucial vote to make the cruel craze illegal.

FIA sets up Accident Panel

This Is Lancashire: Ross Brawn is to become a member of the FIA's newly-formed Accident Panel

5:37pm Monday 20th October 2014

Ross Brawn, Emerson Fittipaldi and Stefano Domenicali are just three of the high-profile names on a 10-strong FIA Accident Panel formed in the wake of Jules Bianchi's horrific crash in Japan a fortnight ago.

X Factor act plans Cowell revenge

This Is Lancashire: Chloe Jasmine is the latest act to leave The X Factor

5:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

The X Factor singer Chloe Jasmine has revealed she is planning to get her revenge on Simon Cowell - by making his namesake run around in circles inside a cage.

Cotter hails skipper Gilchrist

This Is Lancashire: Grant Gilchrist will captain Scotland next month

5:27pm Monday 20th October 2014

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has hailed Grant Gilchrist as a "born leader" after naming him as captain of a 33-man squad heading into the autumn internationals.

Tiernan-Locke hoping for return

This Is Lancashire: Jonathan Tiernan-Locke is serving a two-year ban

5:26pm Monday 20th October 2014

Jonathan Tiernan-Locke, who is currently serving a two-year doping suspension, is not ready to quit racing just yet.

Holden: Cheeky pic is Gaga tribute

This Is Lancashire: Amanda Holden showed off her bare bottom on Twitter

5:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

Amanda Holden has said her bottom flash is a "homage" to Lady Gaga.

Dame Judi learns new poem every day

This Is Lancashire: Dame Judi Dench learns a new poem or word every day to keep her mind active

5:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

Dame Judi Dench has revealed she learns a new poem or word every day to keep her mind active after a survey found nearly half of pensioners were concerned about life in older age.

DJ Mike Read in Ukip single release

This Is Lancashire: DJ Mike Read has released his ode to Ukip

5:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read has launched a bid for chart success with a song singing the praises of Ukip and its leader Nigel Farage.

New ITV deal for Jonathan Ross

This Is Lancashire: Jonathan Ross is sticking with ITV

5:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

Jonathan Ross has signed a deal to keep him on ITV until at least the end of next year, the broadcaster has announced.

Pellegrini retains faith in Toure

This Is Lancashire: Man City's Yaya Toure will play against CSKA Moscow on Tuesday

4:55pm Monday 20th October 2014

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini believes Yaya Toure is ready to deliver as he returns to the scene of last year's Russian controversy.

Williams makes winning start

This Is Lancashire: Serena Williams got off to a winning start (AP)

4:08pm Monday 20th October 2014

Defending champion Serena Williams opened the WTA Finals with her 16th consecutive victory at the end-of-season tournament.

Balls confirms mansion tax plans

This Is Lancashire: Ed Balls said "asset-rich cash-poor" home owners will be able to defer their bills until they sell or pass on their property under Labour's mansion tax plans

3:44pm Monday 20th October 2014

Owners of properties worth between £2-3 million would pay an extra £3,000 a year under Labour's mansion tax plans, Ed Balls has confirmed.

Man held over Premier League drone

This Is Lancashire: Undated handout photo issued by Greater Manchester Police of a drone, which was flown over a packed football stadium at the weekend

3:17pm Monday 20th October 2014

A suspected drone pilot has been arrested after a device was flown over a packed football stadium, police have said.

'Not all paedophiles' face justice

This Is Lancashire: Many suspected paedophiles will escape prosecution, it is claimed

2:51pm Monday 20th October 2014

Not all suspected paedophiles can be brought to justice, one of Britain's crime-fighting chiefs has admitted.

Riley receives Monk letter

This Is Lancashire: Mike Riley will look into Sunday's controversy at the Britannia Stadium

1:52pm Monday 20th October 2014

The Premier League says referees chief Mike Riley will contact Swansea manager Garry Monk this week but insist that a letter and DVD from the Welsh club only arrived at its offices earlier on Monday.

Cancer fraudster admits charges

This Is Lancashire: Danielle Watson pleaded guilty at Basildon Crown Court, sitting in Southend

1:50pm Monday 20th October 2014

A young mother has admitted defrauding friends and kindhearted strangers out of thousands of pounds by claiming she had terminal cancer.

Loose Women tributes for Bellingham

This Is Lancashire: Lynda Bellingham has been fondly remembered by the Loose Women panel

1:26pm Monday 20th October 2014

Lynda Bellingham's co-stars on Loose Women paid a tearful tribute to her on the show only hours after her death was announced.

House sale turmoil over bank glitch

This Is Lancashire: A 'technical issue' at the Bank of England has hit payment transfers

1:01pm Monday 20th October 2014

Thousands of property purchases were thrown into turmoil today as the Bank of England system used to transfer hundreds of billions of payments between lenders was hit by a technical glitch.

Radio 1 rebuked over swearing

This Is Lancashire: Lily Allen performing during Radio 1's Big Weekend in Glasgow

12:48pm Monday 20th October 2014

Radio 1 has been rebuked by watchdog Ofcom for breaching the broadcasting code with swearing during its Big Weekend.

Mike Read defends Ukip Calypso

This Is Lancashire: Read was a Radio 1 DJ for more than 10 years

12:43pm Monday 20th October 2014

Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read has defended his Ukip Calypso as "simply a bit of fun" after some listeners took offence at his mock Caribbean accent.

Radio 1 rebuked over swearing

This Is Lancashire: Lily Allen swore while performing during the Radio 1's Big Weekend in Glasgow

12:40pm Monday 20th October 2014

Radio 1 has been rebuked by watchdog Ofcom for breaching the broadcasting code with swearing during its Big Weekend.

Gay kiss couple 'thrown off bus'

This Is Lancashire: An investigation is under way after a gay couple were allegedly thrown off a bus after the driver objected to them kissing

12:24pm Monday 20th October 2014

Transport chiefs have launched an investigation after a gay couple were reportedly thrown off a bus for kissing.

Arbeloa ready for Anfield return

This Is Lancashire: Former Liverpool defender Alvaro Arbeloa returns to Anfield this week with Real Madrid

12:23pm Monday 20th October 2014

Defender Alvaro Arbeloa watched from the bench as Real Madrid were crowned European champions for a 10th time in May but admits his toughest moment in the competition came as a Liverpool player.

Privacy payout for Cheryl's husband

This Is Lancashire: Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, pictured with his wife X Factor judge Cheryl

11:47am Monday 20th October 2014

The husband of X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has accepted substantial undisclosed privacy damages over a "very upsetting" magazine article about his family life.

Stone and Beck record poppy single

This Is Lancashire: Joss Stone, who has teamed up with guitar veteran Jeff Beck to record the official poppy appeal single for this year

11:47am Monday 20th October 2014

Soul singer Joss Stone and guitar veteran Jeff Beck have teamed up to record the official poppy appeal single for this year.

Stone and Beck record poppy single

This Is Lancashire: Joss Stone, who has teamed up with guitar veteran Jeff Beck to record the official poppy appeal single for this year

11:45am Monday 20th October 2014

Soul singer Joss Stone and guitar veteran Jeff Beck have teamed up to record the official poppy appeal single for this year.

Mourinho vents fury over Costa

This Is Lancashire: Diego Costa was absent from Chelsea's open training session on Tuesday

11:42am Monday 20th October 2014

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is furious at Spain boss Vicente del Bosque after believing Diego Costa's hamstring problem was exacerbated on international duty.

City are weak, says CSKA striker

This Is Lancashire: CSKA Moscow striker Ahmed Musa has not been impressed with Manchester City

11:37am Monday 20th October 2014

CSKA Moscow striker Ahmed Musa claims Manchester City are "weak" opponents but it is unfair that his team have to face them without supporters.

Tuilagi set for three-week absence

This Is Lancashire: Leicester and England centre Manu Tuilagi will be assessed on Monday after suffering a recurrence of a groin injury

11:35am Monday 20th October 2014

Manu Tuilagi's groin injury will be assessed by Leicester on Monday with the club expecting the centre to miss England's autumn Test opener against world champions New Zealand next month.

Mortgage market 'on a plateau'

This Is Lancashire: Mortgage lending is "sitting on a plateau", analysts said

11:30am Monday 20th October 2014

The housing market may be "sitting on a plateau" after lenders reported a slight fall in the amount handed out to borrowers last month.

Radiographers walk out in pay row

This Is Lancashire: Radiographers at Whipps Cross University Hospital in Waltham Forest, London during a strike

11:15am Monday 20th October 2014

The Government faced fresh anger over its refusal to accept a recommended 1% pay rise for NHS staff as radiographers went on strike - many for the first time in their career.

Privacy payout for Cheryl's husband

This Is Lancashire: Cheryl Cole and her husband, Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini

11:11am Monday 20th October 2014

The husband of X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has accepted substantial undisclosed privacy damages over a "very upsetting" magazine article about his family life.

Cambridges' child due in April

This Is Lancashire: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby is due in April

11:09am Monday 20th October 2014

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have confirmed their baby is due in April next year, Kensington Palace has said.

Rodgers warns of Real threat

This Is Lancashire: Brendan Rodgers' men face the European champions on Wednesday

11:09am Monday 20th October 2014

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists his side cannot become too focused on stopping Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League this week as Real Madrid have enough quality to hurt them elsewhere.

Cheryl and hubby in honeymoon phase

This Is Lancashire: Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has been talking about married life

11:08am Monday 20th October 2014

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has said she and her new husband are still very much in the honeymoon phase.

Walsh: Big boy band not my choice

This Is Lancashire: Stereo Kicks have survived the latest X Factor sing-off

11:08am Monday 20th October 2014

Louis Walsh has hit back at Simon Cowell over The X Factor group Stereo Kicks.

Health chief raps Halloween outfits

This Is Lancashire: A health trust chief has condemned 'offensive' Halloween outfits which poke fun at mental health issues

10:52am Monday 20th October 2014

Halloween fancy dress outfits featuring straitjackets and "psycho ward" references are offensive and damaging, a health trust boss has said.

Fire alarm disrupts Lorraine show

This Is Lancashire: Lorraine Kelly's show was disrupted by a fire alarm

10:52am Monday 20th October 2014

TV host Lorraine Kelly apologised to viewers this morning after her ITV show was pulled off air as a result of a fire alarm.

IOC wants answers in Williams row

This Is Lancashire: Shamil Tarpischev will be asked to explain his derogatory comments about the Williams sisters by the International Olympic Committee

10:34am Monday 20th October 2014

The International Olympic Committee is to seek an explanation from Russian member Shamil Tarpischev for his derogatory comments about Serena and Venus Williams.

Fire alarm disrupts Lorraine show

This Is Lancashire: Lorraine Kelly's ITV show was pulled off air because of a fire alarm

10:31am Monday 20th October 2014

Lorraine Kelly has apologised to viewers after her ITV show was pulled off air as a result of a fire alarm.

Girl, 15, dies after football match

This Is Lancashire: An ambulance was called but could not save Melissa Smith

10:26am Monday 20th October 2014

A 15-year-old girl has died after she collapsed while playing in a football match.

Parenting help urged by report

This Is Lancashire: Social mobility tsar Alan Milburn says it is likely that "rising living standards will bypass the poorest in society"

10:25am Monday 20th October 2014

Bad parents should be given parenting classes to make sure their children get the best start in life, according to a major new report.

Cunningham chosen to lead Saints

This Is Lancashire: Keiron Cunningham has been appointed the new head coach of St Helens

9:50am Monday 20th October 2014

Keiron Cunningham says Wigan boss Shaun Wane was among the first to congratulate him on his appointment as St Helens' new head coach.

Trott and Archibald win gold

This Is Lancashire: Laura Trott retained her European omnium title in Guadeloupe

9:03am Monday 20th October 2014

Katie Archibald and Laura Trott won golds on Sunday as Great Britain completed the European Elite Track Cycling Championships in Guadeloupe with an eight-medal haul, six of them gold.

Comparison sites 'hide best deals'

This Is Lancashire: The cheapest energy deals may not show up on price comparison websites, it has been claimed

8:58am Monday 20th October 2014

Consumers are missing out on the best energy deals because comparison sites filter out the tariffs which do not pay commission, it was claimed today.

Ancelotti open to English return

This Is Lancashire: Carlo Ancelotti is keen to manage in England again

8:36am Monday 20th October 2014

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has revealed he would like to return to the Premier League should he leave the Spanish giants before he retires.

Husband's tribute to Bellingham

This Is Lancashire: Lynda Bellingham has died at 66

8:28am Monday 20th October 2014

Lynda Bellingham's heartbroken husband has said he wants people to remember his wife for her acting rather than "as a celebrity".

Husband's tribute to Bellingham

This Is Lancashire: Lynda Bellingham has died after a battle with cancer

8:22am Monday 20th October 2014

Lynda Bellingham's heartbroken husband said he wanted people to remember his wife for her acting rather than "as a celebrity".

24% of people trust MPs, says poll

This Is Lancashire: About a quarter of people trust their MP to represent them in Parliament, a poll found

7:56am Monday 20th October 2014

Only one in four people trust their MP to represent them in Parliament, a new poll has found.

Himalayas 'hero' pleased to be home

This Is Lancashire: Police officer Sergeant Paul Sherridan led more than 100 trekkers to safety during terrible weather conditions that claimed at least 39 lives in Nepal

7:56am Monday 20th October 2014

A British police officer who led more than 100 trekkers to safety during terrible weather conditions that claimed at least 39 lives in Nepal has said he never set out to be a hero.

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