Press Association 2014 LATEST

Costa confident over fitness

Chelmsford Weekly News: Chelsea and Spain forward Diego Costa has problematic hamstrings

5:50pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Chelsea's Diego Costa has no intention of skipping international duty with Spain despite Jose Mourinho's concerns over the striker's fragile hamstrings.

Sturridge decision for Hodgson

Chelmsford Weekly News: England manager Roy Hodgson has to decide whether or not to recall Daniel Sturridge, pictured, following his injury struggles

5:34pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

England manager Roy Hodgson is today having to decide whether to call-up Daniel Sturridge against Liverpool's will.

Man held in 'exploitation' probe

Chelmsford Weekly News: The offences allegedly occurred in Aylesbury

4:29pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A man has been arrested by police investigating alleged child sex exploitation.

Sherlock foes in Roses rematch

Chelmsford Weekly News: Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is linking up again with screen foe Andrew Scott

4:27pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Sherlock stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Andrew Scott are set to rekindle their rivalry playing kings in the BBC's latest Shakespeare adaptation.

Ouseley: We don't deserve Rio jibe

Chelmsford Weekly News: Rio Ferdinand, red, warming up on the day he refused to wear a Kick It Out anti-racism campaign T-shirt.

4:19pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

The head of football's anti-discrimination body Kick It Out has responded to attacks by Rio Ferdinand in his autobiography by saying it deserves better than to be his "punchbag".

Baby boy for actress Claire Sweeney

Chelmsford Weekly News: Claire Sweeney has given birth to a boy called Walton

4:12pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Former Brookside star Claire Sweeney has given birth to a boy and named him after the part of Liverpool where she was born.

Couples 'most annoying on Facebook'

Chelmsford Weekly News: Facebook users who post about their partner were the most irritating updaters, according to a survey

3:54pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Couples who declare their love for each other on Facebook have been revealed as the most annoying users of the social network.

Samsung reassure over handset gap

Chelmsford Weekly News: Samsung have told owners of its new Galaxy Note 4 that a gap between the screen and the body is nothing to worry about

3:32pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Samsung is the latest major smartphone manufacturer to suffer a public design issue after reports of a gap between the screen and metal body of the new Galaxy Note 4 handset.

Embattled bank defends tattoo ad

Chelmsford Weekly News: The Co-operative Bank suffered "a hurricane of negative publicity"

3:32pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

The Co-operative Bank's ethics chief was today forced to defend a new television advert depicting a man having "Ethics & Values" etched on his back after it emerged the tattoo was a fake.

Kompany backs City to recover

Chelmsford Weekly News: 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

Chelmsford Weekly News: 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

Chelmsford Weekly News: 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?

Chelmsford Weekly News: 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

Chelmsford Weekly News: 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

Chelmsford Weekly News: 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

Chelmsford Weekly News: 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'

Chelmsford Weekly News: 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

Chelmsford Weekly News: 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

Chelmsford Weekly News: 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

Chelmsford Weekly News: 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

Chelmsford Weekly News: 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'

Chelmsford Weekly News: 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

Chelmsford Weekly News: 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

Chelmsford Weekly News: 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

Chelmsford Weekly News: 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.

Begg condemns Muslim 'demonisation'

Chelmsford Weekly News: Moazzam Begg has walked free from jail

11:07am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg accused the Government of "demonising the Muslim community" as he walked free from jail after terror charges linked to the civil war in Syria were dramatically dropped.

Lord Sugar: Apprentice is back

Chelmsford Weekly News: 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

Chelmsford Weekly News: 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

Chelmsford Weekly News: 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

Chelmsford Weekly News: 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

Chelmsford Weekly News: 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

Chelmsford Weekly News: 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

Chelmsford Weekly News: 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

Chelmsford Weekly News: 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

Chelmsford Weekly News: 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

Chelmsford Weekly News: 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

Chelmsford Weekly News: Prime Minister David Cameron invites his wife Samantha on stage following his keynote speech

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

Chelmsford Weekly News: 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.

City fans defend low Etihad crowd

Chelmsford Weekly News: Paul Scholes has had a dig at Manchester City's supporters

9:55am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Manchester City supporters have hit back at criticism from former United players Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand over the lack of atmosphere at the Etihad Stadium.

Six more years for Lancaster

Chelmsford Weekly News: 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

Chelmsford Weekly News: 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

Chelmsford Weekly News: 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

Chelmsford Weekly News: 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

Chelmsford Weekly News: 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

Chelmsford Weekly News: 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'

Chelmsford Weekly News: 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

Chelmsford Weekly News: 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.

Arsenal v Galatasaray

Chelmsford Weekly News: Latest soccer news

6:58am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger marked his 18th year in charge by fielding big-money signings Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez in the Champions League Group D tie against Galatasaray at the Emirates Stadium.

Lallana delighted to fulfil dream

Chelmsford Weekly News: 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

Chelmsford Weekly News: 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.


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