Press Association 2014 LATEST

Independent label signs New Order

This Is Lancashire: New Order have signed with independent label Mute

8:05pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Pop pioneers New Order have signed for independent label Mute more than 30 years after making their name with Factory Records.

Peng eases past Bencic into semis

This Is Lancashire: Peng Shuai reached her first grand slam semi-final at the 37th attempt (AP)

7:38pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Peng Shuai raced into her first grand slam semi-final with a convincing win over 17-year-old Belinda Bencic at the US Open.

Cleverley eyes England recall

This Is Lancashire: Tom Cleverley has joined Aston Villa on a season-long loan deal

7:28pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Tom Cleverley has targeted an England recall after completing his last-ditch switch to Aston Villa.

MotoGP set for Donington return

This Is Lancashire: Donington Park's Dunlop Straight will reverberate to the sound of MotoGP in 2015

7:28pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MotoGP will return to Donington Park for the first time in six years in 2015 but with the decision drawing stinging criticism from Silverstone chiefs.

PM condemns 'despicable' beheading

This Is Lancashire: Prime Minister David Cameron has condemned a video apparently showing a US journalist being beheaded

6:56pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

David Cameron has condemned a "disgusting and despicable" video apparently showing a second US journalist being beheaded by Islamic State militants.

Westwood 'edged Donald out of team'

This Is Lancashire: Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley announced his captain's picks on Tuesday afternoon

6:08pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

European captain Paul McGinley revealed Lee Westwood had "slightly pipped" Luke Donald to a Ryder Cup wild card after completing his team for Gleneagles on Tuesday.

Azpilicueta extends Blues stay

This Is Lancashire: Cesar Azpilicueta has signed a new five-year contract at Stamford Bridge

5:54pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta has signed a new five-year contract with the club.

Morgan parts company with network

This Is Lancashire: Piers Morgan is parting company with CNN

5:44pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Piers Morgan, the newspaper editor turned television host, has announced he has left US network CNN, six months after his show was cancelled following plummeting ratings.

Nato 'must show fight over Russia'

This Is Lancashire: Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says Nato must show it has the political will to fight if Russia attacks a member of the alliance

5:42pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Nato must show that it still has the political will to fight back in the event of a Russian attack on any member of the alliance, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has warned.

Morgan parts company with network

This Is Lancashire: Piers Morgan joined CNN more than three years ago when he took over the prime-time slot from veteran host Larry King

5:32pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Piers Morgan, the newspaper editor turned television host, has announced he has left US network CNN, six months after his show was cancelled following plummeting ratings.

Murray set for Djokovic test

This Is Lancashire: Andy Murray is happy with his form ahead of a US Open quarter-final against Novak Djokovic (AP)

5:31pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Andy Murray will draw on the memories of the two biggest days of his career when he takes on Novak Djokovic for a place in the semi-finals of the US Open.

Marsh shines in Australia victory

This Is Lancashire: Mitchell Marsh was impressive against South Africa

5:29pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Mitchell Marsh shone with bat and ball as Australia beat South Africa by 62 runs to book their place in this weekend's triangular series final.

Contador cashes in as rivals falter

This Is Lancashire: Nairo Quintana lost the Vuelta lead after a crash in Tuesday's time trial

5:19pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Alberto Contador stormed into the leader's red jersery in the Vuelta a Espana after Nairo Quintana crashed and Chris Froome lost more time to his rivals in a dramatic stage 10 time trial on Tuesday.

Mirren savours tasty new role

This Is Lancashire: Helen Mirren plays a fierce French restaurant owner in her new film

4:54pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Dame Helen Mirren prepared for her latest role as a fierce French restaurant owner by forcing her co-star to eat snails

Mirren savours tasty new role

This Is Lancashire: Manish Dayal, Dame Helen Mirren and Om Puri star together in The Hundred- Foot Journey

4:52pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Dame Helen Mirren prepared for her latest role as a fierce French restaurant owner by forcing her co-star to eat snails.

Justin Bieber charged with assault

This Is Lancashire: Justin Bieber has been charged with dangerous driving and assault

4:42pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Justin Bieber has been charged with dangerous driving and assault, according to Canadian police.

Man guilty over MP 'rape' tweets

This Is Lancashire: Peter Nunn said the tweets "were satire"

4:37pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A "Twitter troll'' faces jail after bombarding a Labour MP with abusive messages after she supported a successful campaign to put Jane Austen on the £10 note.

Bell has broken toe

This Is Lancashire: Ian Bell broke his toe in practice at Edgbaston

4:34pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Ian Bell has suffered a "small fracture" in his left big toe, the England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed.

England limp to ODI series defeat

This Is Lancashire: Alastair Cook's England side were hammered by India at Edgbaston

3:43pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Alastair Cook's England one-day international team hit a new low as a nine-wicket hammering at the hands of India completed the captain's fifth successive series defeat.

Captain Rooney raring to go

This Is Lancashire: Wayne Rooney wants to lead England into a successful new era

3:34pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Wayne Rooney is excited to be leading England into a new era - one which the newly-appointed captain is determined will be a success.

Falcao arrival excites Rooney

This Is Lancashire: Wayne Rooney is excited by the prospect of playing alongside Radamel Falcao.

3:30pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Wayne Rooney is excited by the signing of Radamel Falcao, with the Manchester United captain calling it a major signal of intent.

Chris Brown enters assault plea

This Is Lancashire: Chris Brown has pleaded guilty to assault

2:54pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Chris Brown has pleaded guilty to misdemeanour assault in Washington, where he was accused of punching a man who tried to join a picture the singer was taking with two women outside a hotel.

England bowled out for 206

This Is Lancashire: Moeen Ali top-scored for England with 67

2:17pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Even a gem of an innings from Moeen Ali could salvage a total of only 206 all out for England in the fourth Royal London Series match against India at Edgbaston.

Gear inspections 'not effective'

This Is Lancashire: The incident occurred at Robin Hood Airport

2:12pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

An aircraft accident that caused an airport shut down has led to crash investigators to call for safety checks.

Call to widen Trojan Horse probe

This Is Lancashire: Peter Clarke led an inquiry into the "Trojan Horse" affair

2:12pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Attempts are likely to have been made to impose a hardline Muslim agenda in other English schools, according to the former anti-terror chief who led an investigation into the Birmingham "Trojan Horse" plot.

Power plants put on winter stand-by

This Is Lancashire: A fire at Ferrybridge power station is among the concerns relating to peak winter power output

2:12pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

National Grid is to pay mothballed plants to be online this winter to prevent power cuts, it has said.

Stars angry over hacked nude photos

This Is Lancashire: Jennifer Lawrence was one of the stars who was targeted

1:20pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Celebrities have hit out at hackers suspected of leaking hundreds of naked pictures and explicit videos of some of Hollywood's most famous female stars.

Donald misses out for Europe

This Is Lancashire: Paul McGinley, pictured, has named Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter and Stephen Gallacher as his three wild cards

12:50pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

European captain Paul McGinley on Tuesday completed his Ryder Cup team for Gleneagles by naming Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter and Stephen Gallacher as his three wild cards.

Cannon writing children's poems

This Is Lancashire: Nick Cannon is writing a book of children's poetry

12:17pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Nick Cannon is working on a book of poems for children.

Wiggins to ride Tour of Britain

This Is Lancashire: Sir Bradley Wiggins will be back to defend the title he won in last year's Tour of Britain

11:58am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Sir Bradley Wiggins will defend his Tour of Britain title after being named as the leader of Team Sky's squad for the race, which begins in Liverpool on Sunday.

England lose early wickets

This Is Lancashire: Alex Hales was bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar for six

11:49am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

England hit early trouble against India at Edgbaston in their bid to avoid a fifth defeat in their last six one-day international series.

Police censured over race bias case

This Is Lancashire: Firearms officer Pc Carol Howard has received more than £37,000 after she was discriminated against for being a black woman by her boss in the Diplomatic Protection Group, Acting Inspector David Kelly.

11:19am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Scotland Yard tried to "deflect" negative publicity by releasing details linked to the arrest of a police officer who had suffered race and sexual discrimination, employment tribunal judges have found.

Watford turn to Garcia

This Is Lancashire: Oscar Garcia was coveted by other clubs before deciding upon Watford

11:07am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Watford have appointed former Brighton boss Oscar Garcia as their new head coach.

Cara and Kate snuggle for campaign

This Is Lancashire: Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss star in the latest My Burberry Campaign (Burberry/Testino)

11:02am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss have become bosom buddies - for a new Burberry campaign.

Woman stabbed with pen on coach

This Is Lancashire: Cynthia Bell, 66, was stabbed with a pen during an attack on a coach (Lancashire Police/PA)

11:02am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Shocking photos show a pensioner with a pen embedded in her arm after an attack on a coach.

Will.i.am pulls out of X Factor

This Is Lancashire: Will.i.am has helped advise Cheryl on The X Factor in the past

10:54am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Will.i.am has reportedly pulled out of helping Cheryl Fernandez-Versini in the judges' houses stage of The X Factor.

Bell injury blow for England

This Is Lancashire: Ian Bell will sit out the fourth ODI against India

10:53am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

England batsman Ian Bell has been ruled out of the fourth Royal London Series match against India at Edgbaston with a toe injury.

Queen 'not a fan of camera-phones'

This Is Lancashire: The Queen is not believed to be a fan of selfies

10:53am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Selfies may be all the rage but the narcissistic social media craze has reportedly not found favour at Buckingham Palace.

Woman 'critical' after knife attack

This Is Lancashire: Police are investigating after a 24-year-old woman was injured in a knife attack in Walthamstow, east London

10:53am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A 24-year-old woman is in a critical condition after she was stabbed in the arm and neck in an attack in which a young child was also injured.

Clacton poll on Cameron birthday

This Is Lancashire: Douglas Carswell has defected to Ukip

10:51am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

The parliamentary by-election in the Essex seat of Clacton is to be held on October 9.

Prem clubs smash spending record

This Is Lancashire: Angel di Maria completed his £59.7m move to Manchester United last week

10:35am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Premier League clubs have smashed the record for spending on transfers in the summer window after splashing out £835million on new players, according to analysts.

48,000 helped by housing schemes

This Is Lancashire: The equity loan scheme is aimed at new-build homes only

10:32am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

More than 48,000 households have been helped by the Government's flagship Help to Buy mortgage support scheme.

Brangelina release wedding photos

This Is Lancashire: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie married in France on August 23

9:54am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have shared some pictures from their wedding.

Walker had fun with action stunts

This Is Lancashire: Paul Walker played an undercover cop in crime drama Brick Mansions

9:52am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Late star Paul Walker told how much he enjoyed doing death-defying movie stunts in the last interview before he died.

Spears addresses Lucado break up

This Is Lancashire: Britney Spears has split from lawyer David Lucado

9:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Britney Spears has revealed she is ready to move on after her split from David Lucado.

FBI and Apple probe photos hack

This Is Lancashire: Jennifer Lawrence was one of the stars to be targeted

8:44am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Apple and the FBI are investigating an online hack that led to the posting of hundreds of explicit photos of some of Hollywood's most famous female stars.

Falcao completes Old Trafford move

This Is Lancashire: United worked late into the night to sign Radamel Falcao

8:27am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Manchester United had to work late into the night to finalise the signing of Monaco striker Radamel Falcao but eventually completed a season-long loan for the Colombian.

New child sex victims come forward

This Is Lancashire: David Crompton was grilled by the Home Affairs Select Committee

8:23am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Twelve new victims of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham have come forward since the publication last week of a devastating report revealing the abuse of at least 1,400 young people in the town, South Yorkshire Chief Constable David Crompton has revealed.

China objects to Hong Kong probe

This Is Lancashire: When Britain handed over responsibility for Hong Kong, the deal included guarantees of freedoms for the population

7:48am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

The Chinese authorities have lodged a strongly-worded protest about MPs looking into tensions in Hong Kong.

Kirk wins in Boston

This Is Lancashire: Chris Kirk has won the Deutsche Bank Championship (AP)

7:47am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Chris Kirk shot a bogey-free final round to clinch the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on Monday.

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