Press Association 2014 LATEST

Cheap breaks no excuse for absence

This Is Lancashire: NAHT general secretary Russell Hobby says cheap holidays is not a good enough reason to take a child out of school

4:33am Sunday 26th October 2014

Cheaper holidays "don't fit the bill" as a reason for taking children out of school, the leader of the headteachers' union has said, announcing new guidance on absences.

Tesco bosses' bonuses under threat

This Is Lancashire: Tesco chief Dave Lewis says his bonus and those of other executives are being reviewed

4:33am Sunday 26th October 2014

Tesco's new chief executive has said his bonus is under review as he tries to turn the ailing retailer around.

'Bike thief' sparks city lockdown

This Is Lancashire: Edinburgh has been sealed off amid reports of a shooting

12:43am Sunday 26th October 2014

The target of a major manhunt which locked down part of Edinburgh city centre for several hours was a suspected motorbike thief hiding out on a roof, police have said.

'Record number' in low-paid jobs

This Is Lancashire: The report said there was a serious problem of people being stuck in low-paid jobs

12:34am Sunday 26th October 2014

A record five million workers are now in low-paid jobs, according to a new report, sparking calls for Government action to help tackle the problem.

Troops to quit Helmand in days

This Is Lancashire: Prime Minister David Cameron visits Camp Bastion, which will soon be taken over by the Afghans

12:34am Sunday 26th October 2014

British troops are to leave Helmand province in the coming days, bringing a key chapter in the 13-year Afghanistan campaign to an end.

Profit warnings reach six-year high

This Is Lancashire: Tesco is one of six retailers which issued profit warnings over the summer

12:34am Sunday 26th October 2014

Profit warnings by UK-listed firms have risen to their highest summer level in six years as more businesses are squeezed by competitive price pressures.

WW1 coverage 'uniting Britain'

This Is Lancashire: Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo on the day of his assassination, the event that triggered the First World War

12:34am Sunday 26th October 2014

The commemoration of the First World War has increased the public's knowledge of the conflict and brought people in Britain together, according to research.

Comic Brand 'wants Bo-Jo's job'

This Is Lancashire: Comedian Russell Brand is reportedly considering a bid to become the next London mayor

12:34am Sunday 26th October 2014

Comedian Russell Brand has refused to comment on suggestions he could mount a bid to become Mayor of London.

Tories reel in Labour's poll lead

This Is Lancashire: The Tories under David Cameron have chipped away at Labour's poll lead so that they are now neck and neck

12:34am Sunday 26th October 2014

The Tories have reeled in Labour's advantage according to two new polls.

IS hostages 'face waterboarding'

This Is Lancashire: John Cantlie has appeared in the fifth episode of IS propaganda films entitled Lend Me Your Ears

12:34am Sunday 26th October 2014

Islamic State (IS) hostage John Cantlie has told how prisoners have been waterboarded for trying to escape in the latest video released by the terror group.

Merkel blow to PM's border reforms

This Is Lancashire: Prime Minister David Cameron and German chancellor Angela Merkel are at odds over the free movement of workers in the EU

12:34am Sunday 26th October 2014

David Cameron's hopes of clawing back control over Britain's borders from the EU have suffered a blow after Angela Merkel spelled out her opposition to fundamental change.

Commons tours 'big security risk'

This Is Lancashire: More than a million members of the public enter the Westminster estate every year

12:34am Sunday 26th October 2014

An MP has warned that tours of Parliament represent a "big risk" amid reports that Islamic extremists have used them to "scope out" the building.

Comic Brand 'wants Bo-Jo's job'

This Is Lancashire: Comedian Russell Brand is reportedly considering a bid to become the next London mayor

12:16am Sunday 26th October 2014

Comedian Russell Brand has refused to comment on suggestions he could mount a bid to become Mayor of London.

Salmond attacks Labour 'meltdown'

This Is Lancashire: Alex Salmond said "Labour's meltdown in Scotland has been created by Labour in London"

12:02am Sunday 26th October 2014

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has accused Ed Miliband of being responsible for the "meltdown" of the Scottish Labour Party after the resignation of its leader Johann Lamont.

Monk happy to stop the rot

This Is Lancashire: Garry Monk was happy Swansea were able to claim an overdue win

10:11pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Swansea boss Garry Monk praised his players for standing up to the pressure after claiming a first win in six Barclays Premier League games.

Koeman hails team's character

This Is Lancashire: Southampton manager Ronald Koeman, left, believes his side deserved their win

10:11pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman was more satisfied by his side's performance against Stoke than their annihilation of Sunderland last week.

Rodgers: Mario is doing his best

This Is Lancashire: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was pleased with the performance of Mario Balotelli against Hull

10:11pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers vowed to stick with Mario Balotelli after another goalless but encouraging display against Hull.

Shoulder worry for Hammers hero

This Is Lancashire: West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is worried he may lose prolific striker Diafra Sakho to a shoulder injury.

10:11pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Sam Allardyce saw serial goalscorer Diafra Sakho shoot down Manchester City but fears the striker may be set for a spell on the sidelines.

Gallagher announces Beady Eye split

This Is Lancashire: Liam Gallagher and his band Beady Eye have split up

9:40pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Rock star Liam Gallagher has announced that his Beady Eye project has split up.

Mills favourite to leave Strictly

This Is Lancashire: Joanne Clifton and Scott Mills failed to impress the judges (BBC/PA)

9:01pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Scott Mills was told he could be the "love child" of Ann Widdecombe and John Sergeant - and is the favourite to be the next dancer booted off Strictly Come Dancing.

North points the way for Saints

This Is Lancashire: Northampton wing George North scores the opening try of the game

7:50pm Saturday 25th October 2014

George North's quartet of tries reinvigorated Northampton's European campaign, but the 34-6 victory over the Ospreys came at a cost with England centre Luther Burrell departing early through injury.

Bony brace seals Swans win

This Is Lancashire: Wilfried Bony bagged a brace for Swansea

7:47pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Wilfried Bony scored both goals as Swansea saw off Leicester 2-0 at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday evening.

Redfearn replaces Milanic at Leeds

This Is Lancashire: Darko Milanic has left Leeds after six games at the helm

6:55pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Leeds' managerial circus returned on Saturday night as trigger-happy owner Massimo Cellino parted company with Darko Milanic after six games in charge.

Lucky family celebrates lottery win

This Is Lancashire: Keith Cunliffe and daughter Charlotte, from Warrington, who live in the same house and each won £200,000 in the People's Postcode Lottery (Darren Casey/People's Postcode Lottery/PA)

6:19pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A father and daughter living in the same house each won £200,000 in the People's Postcode Lottery.

Shaw: Fans not seen my best yet

This Is Lancashire: Manchester United's Luke Shaw will feature when his side tackle Chelsea

6:11pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Luke Shaw will put aside any feelings he has for Chelsea on Sunday and concentrate instead on proving why Manchester United paid £28million for his services.

Merkel blow to PM's border reforms

This Is Lancashire: Labour is demanding Chancellor George Osborne reveal when he was informed of the EU surcharge

5:31pm Saturday 25th October 2014

David Cameron's hopes of clawing back control over Britain's borders from the EU have suffered a blow after Angela Merkel spelled out her opposition to fundamental change.

Berahino rescues point for Baggies

This Is Lancashire: Saido Berahino scored his eighth goal of the season in West Brom's 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace

5:27pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Saido Berahino's injury-time penalty rescued a point for West Brom as they fought back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Crystal Palace.

Mane strike sends Saints second

This Is Lancashire: Southampton's Sadio Mane, right, scored the only goal of the game

5:27pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Southampton's incredible start to the season continued against Stoke as Sadio Mane's strike propelled them back to second in the Barclays Premier League.

Sanchez brace sinks Black Cats

This Is Lancashire: Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez netted both goals

5:27pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Alexis Sanchez made the most of howlers from Wes Brown and Vito Mannone as Arsenal claimed a 2-0 victory at Sunderland.

Hull hold on for Anfield draw

This Is Lancashire: Mario Balotelli went close for Liverpool but failed to add to his solitary goal for the club

5:27pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Mario Balotelli and Liverpool fired blanks as Hull held on for a goalless Barclays Premier League draw at Anfield.

Cream guitarist Jack Bruce dies

This Is Lancashire: Cream guitarist Jack Bruce has died aged 71

5:05pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Jack Bruce, the composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist, has died of liver disease aged 71.

Murray digs deep to fend off Ferrer

This Is Lancashire: Andy Murray, pictured, defeated David Ferrer to reach the final of the Valencia Open

4:40pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Andy Murray gave his hopes of qualifying for the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London an almighty boost with a high-calibre win over David Ferrer to reach the final of the Valencia Open.

Cream guitarist Jack Bruce dies

This Is Lancashire: Cream guitarist Jack Bruce has died aged 71

4:14pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Jack Bruce, the composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist, died today of liver disease, aged 71.

Dad's Army film set images revealed

This Is Lancashire: Captain Mainwaring (Toby Jones) and Rose Winters (Catherine Zeta-Jones) in Dad's Army (Universal Pictures/PA)

4:11pm Saturday 25th October 2014

The first official photos from the set of the big-screen version of Second World War sitcom Dad's Army have been released as the all-star cast began filming in Yorkshire.

£125m rescue package for Monarch

This Is Lancashire: Monarch has secured £125 million of permanent capital and liquidity facilities from Greybull Capital

3:48pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Monarch Airlines has agreed a rescue deal which will see an investment firm pumping more than £100 million into the company, but also involves pay cuts of up to 30% for staff and hundreds of redundancies.

HS2: Phase two plans to be outlined

This Is Lancashire: A hub station in Crewe is expected to be part of the second stage of the HS2 scheme

3:48pm Saturday 25th October 2014

The city of Stoke-on-Trent is expected to miss out when the head of the £50 billion HS2 project outlines plans for phase two of the high-speed rail scheme next week.

Fourth Portsmouth jihadist 'killed'

This Is Lancashire: The Foreign Office said it was aware of reports of the death of a British national in Syria

3:48pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A fourth jihadist fighter from the same UK city has been killed in Syria, it was reported today.

Hammer blow for champions

This Is Lancashire: Morgan Amalfitano scores West Ham's first goal of the game

3:05pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Diafra Sakho's sixth goal in as many Barclays Premier League starts gave West Ham a 2-1 victory over champions Manchester City at Upton Park.

Bishop sorry for Poulter girl jibe

This Is Lancashire: Ian Poulter, pictured, described Ted Bishop's comments as 'pretty shocking and disappointing'

1:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Sacked PGA of America president Ted Bishop has apologised for calling Ian Poulter a "Lil Girl" in a series of outbursts on social media.

More to come from England: McNamara

This Is Lancashire: England coach Steve McNamara believes there is more to come from his side

12:35pm Saturday 25th October 2014

England coach Steve McNamara is confident his side can build on their hard-fought 32-26 win over Samoa in the opening match of the 2014 Four Nations Series.

Gascoigne 'sectioned after binge'

This Is Lancashire: Medics reportedly sectioned Paul Gascoigne under the Mental Health Act

11:46am Saturday 25th October 2014

Tottenham Hotspur say they are supporting troubled former star Paul Gascoigne after it was reported he had been placed on an emergency three-day detox.

Miliband will win election - Blair

This Is Lancashire: Tony Blair says Ed Miliband will win the general election

11:46am Saturday 25th October 2014

Tony Blair has insisted Ed Miliband "can and will" win the general election after reports that he had expressed doubts at a private meeting.

Hammond condemns Egypt bombing

This Is Lancashire: Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said he strongly condemns a terrorist attack in North Sinai

11:46am Saturday 25th October 2014

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has condemned a bombing in Egypt which is thought to have killed at least 26 soldiers.

Trolls target Queen's first tweet

This Is Lancashire: The Queen passed a technological milestone with her first tweet to declare a new Science Museum gallery open

11:46am Saturday 25th October 2014

The Queen has been targeted by Twitter trolls after sending her first royal tweet.

Fines plan over nuisance calls

This Is Lancashire: Sajid Javid wants to change legal definitions to ensure that unacceptable behaviour is punished

11:46am Saturday 25th October 2014

Companies that bombard people with nuisance marketing calls will be more likely to face fines of up to £500,000, under Government proposals.

Gascoigne 'sectioned after binge'

This Is Lancashire: Tottenham 'continue to offer our support' to Paul Gascoigne

11:16am Saturday 25th October 2014

Tottenham say they are supporting Paul Gascoigne after it was reported he had been placed on an emergency three-day detox.

Taarabt made me crack: Redknapp

This Is Lancashire: QPR manager Harry Redknapp, pictured, has been involved in a war of words with Adel Taarabt

11:05am Saturday 25th October 2014

Harry Redknapp has likened Adel Taarabt to a misbehaving child and admitted he felt like sending the Morocco playmaker to his bedroom - but insisted he still believes in him.

Marquez claims record 13th pole

This Is Lancashire: Marc Marquez outpaced his rivals to claim a record 13th pole of the season at the Malaysian Grand Prix

10:28am Saturday 25th October 2014

Marc Marquez claimed a record 13th MotoGP pole position of the season in the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang.

England edge to victory in opener

This Is Lancashire: Sam Tomkins, pictured, and brother Joel were among England's best performers during their narrow victory over Samoa

9:24am Saturday 25th October 2014

England survived a major scare to get their Four Nations Series campaign off to a successful start with a 32-26 triumph over Samoa in a thrilling clash in Brisbane.

EuroMillions set for 25 £1m prizes

This Is Lancashire: EuroMillions players will have the chance to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences on top of £1m prizes

9:12am Saturday 25th October 2014

Twenty-five millionaires will be created next Friday by EuroMillions to mark the launch of "mega Fridays".

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