Press Association 2014 LATEST

Miliband: 10 years to a new Britain

Chelmsford Weekly News: Labour leader Ed Miliband is laying out a 10-year plan to rebuild Britain

12:51am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Ed Miliband is expected to pledge more funding to bolster the health service today as he unveils a 10-year plan to rebuild Britain.

Cut sugary drinks and TV, says Nice

Chelmsford Weekly News: Even people of a normal weight should be urged to avoid fizzy drinks, sports drinks, squashes and other hot or cold drinks that contain added sugar, Nice said

12:29am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

People should be told to limit their time in front of the TV and cut out sugary drinks to stave off obesity, health officials have said.

Lorraine's concern over thin stars

Chelmsford Weekly News: Lorraine Kelly said she finds it 'scary' to see how skinny celebrities are when she meets them

12:29am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

TV star Lorraine Kelly has voiced concern about the thin appearance of today's celebrities and the pressure on young girls to look like them.

Young fan greets Harry with hug

Chelmsford Weekly News: Prince Harry meets Carson Hartley, four, one of the winners at the WellChild Awards ceremony in London.

12:29am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Prince Harry was won over by a young boy who greeted him with a hug at an awards ceremony to recognise the courage of seriously ill children and their families.

Judy Murray 'struggles' in Strictly

Chelmsford Weekly News: Judy Murray says she struggles to let her partner take control in BBC's Strictly Come Dancing

12:29am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Judy Murray has said she is "struggling" to let her Strictly Come Dancing partner Anton Du Beke take control on the dance floor.

Search to resume for missing man

Chelmsford Weekly News: An RNLI lifeboat on a training exercise.

12:29am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A search for a man believed to have disappeared in the sea after attempting to save his dog will resume this morning.

Stephen's cancer signs ignored: Mum

Chelmsford Weekly News: Stephen Sutton, who died in May.

12:29am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The mother of "bucket list" cancer patient Stephen Sutton has said signs of her son's illness were "ignored".

Phones 4u to axe 1,700 jobs

Chelmsford Weekly News: The Phones 4u mobile phone shop on London's Oxford Street.

12:29am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Beleaguered mobile phone retailer Phones 4u is to close 362 stores, with the loss of nearly 1,700 jobs, administrators have said.

Child early development 'failing'

Chelmsford Weekly News: Just over half of five-year-olds in England  have reached a 'good' level of development, new figures show

12:29am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Half of children have not attained their expected level of development when they move on from reception to their first year of school, new figures suggest.

Connolly warns PM over pledges

Chelmsford Weekly News: Billy Connolly and his wife Pamela at the premiere of What We Did On Our Holiday at the Odeon West End, London.

12:29am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Comedy star Billy Connolly says there will be "hell to pay" if David Cameron doesn't honour concessions made to Scotland over last week's independence referendum.

Cameron to meet Iran president

Chelmsford Weekly News: Prime Minister David Cameron is attending a United Nations summit in New York

12:29am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

David Cameron is to meet the president of Iran to urge him to join an international effort to tackle the Islamic State (IS) terror group and drop his country's support for the Assad regime in Syria.

Connolly warns PM over pledges

Chelmsford Weekly News: Billy and Pamela Connolly attending the premiere of What We Did On Our Holiday at the Odeon West End, London.

12:20am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Comedy star Billy Connolly says there will be "hell to pay" if David Cameron doesn't honour concessions made to Scotland over last week's independence referendum.

Dawn French in Chancellor role

Chelmsford Weekly News: Dawn French has a new university role

12:05am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Dawn French is to become the new Chancellor of Falmouth University.

Bawdy Bake Off banter defended

Chelmsford Weekly News: Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins present The Great British Bake Off

12:05am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The Great British Bake Off's Sue Perkins has laughed off complaints about her saucy presenting style after viewers protested a bout "the constant smutty remarks" on the hit show.

Murphy condemns filming in theatre

Chelmsford Weekly News: Cillian Murphy says he doesn't think theatres should allow their productions to be screened in cinemas

12:05am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Cillian Murphy has criticised the decision by theatre bosses to screen performances of their productions live.

Lorraine's concern over thin stars

Chelmsford Weekly News: Lorraine Kelly says many stars are scarily thin

12:05am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

TV star Lorraine Kelly has voiced concern about the thin appearance of today's celebrities and the pressure on young girls to look like them.

Judy Murray's Strictly 'struggles'

Chelmsford Weekly News: Judy Murray says it's difficult for her to let Anton Du Beke take control on the dancefloor

12:05am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Judy Murray has said she is "struggling" to let her Strictly Come Dancing partner Anton Du Beke take control on the dance floor.

Stephen's cancer signs ignored: Mum

Chelmsford Weekly News: Stephen Sutton's mother says signs of her son's cancer were ignored

11:59pm Monday 22nd September 2014

The mother of "bucket list" cancer patient Stephen Sutton has said signs of her son's illness were "ignored".

Tyson helps injured motorcyclist

Chelmsford Weekly News: Mike Tyson has been thanked after coming to the rescue of an motorcyclist injured in a crash in Las Vegas

11:05pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Boxing legend Mike Tyson has been thanked after coming to the rescue of an motorcyclist injured in a crash in Las Vegas.

Schneiderlin seeks silverware

Chelmsford Weekly News: Morgan Schneiderlin has been instrumental in Southampton's strong start to the season

10:41pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin insists the club can back up their impressive start to the campaign by winning silverware this season.

Monk relishes Martinez meeting

Chelmsford Weekly News: Garry Monk, right, and Roberto Martinez remain close friends

10:41pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Swansea boss Garry Monk has often said that his former manager Roberto Martinez is always at the other end of a telephone if he ever wants a catch-up or chat about the pitfalls of management.

Kompany: Lampard goal may be vital

Chelmsford Weekly News: Manchester City's Vincent Kompany, pictured, believes Frank Lampard's goal against Chelsea could prove important in the title race

10:41pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany believes Frank Lampard's dramatic equaliser against former club Chelsea could prove to be a pivotal moment in the title race.

Wenger hails Diaby character

Chelmsford Weekly News: Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby has slowly fought his way back to fitness following a string of injury problems

10:41pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Manager Arsene Wenger is confident the "giant" character of fit-again midfielder Abou Diaby can help Arsenal see off the challenge of Southampton in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night.

No worries over Gerrard - Rodgers

Chelmsford Weekly News: Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, pictured right, looked somewhat off the pace against West Ham on Saturday

10:41pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists he has "no concerns whatsoever" about Reds captain Steven Gerrard's performance level.

Connolly hails child co-stars

Chelmsford Weekly News: Rosamund Pike, David Tennant and Billy Connolly at the premiere of What We Did On Our Holiday

9:59pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Billy Connolly and Rosamund Pike stepped into London's Leicester Square tonight for the premiere of What We Did On Our Holiday.

Racism 'will die out one day'

Chelmsford Weekly News: Andre Benjamin will take the role of guitarist Jimi Hendrix in a biopic of the tragic star's life

9:58pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Racist views will eventually be seen as "nonsense" and die out, according to actor and musician Andre Benjamin.

Young fan greets Harry with hug

Chelmsford Weekly News: Prince Harry meets Carson Hartley who suffers from lung disease, heart defect, Spina bifida and brittle bone disease

9:58pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Prince Harry was won over by a young boy who greeted him with a passionate hug at an awards ceremony to recognise the courage of seriously ill children and their families.

Connolly warns PM over pledges

9:57pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Comedy star Billy Connolly says there will be "hell to pay" if David Cameron doesn't honour concessions made to Scotland over last week's independence referendum.

Mum tells of girl shooting horror

Chelmsford Weekly News: Mary Shipstone was killed by her estranged father

6:49pm Monday 22nd September 2014

An anguished mother tonight spoke of the horrifying moment she saw her estranged partner shoot dead their seven-year-old daughter on her doorstep.

Chef Oliver considers tattoo

Chelmsford Weekly News: Jamie Oliver said he is considering getting a tattoo to mark his 40th birthday

6:23pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Jamie Oliver is considering a tattoo with the slogan "Made In Essex" to mark his 40th birthday.

Keith to present rural life series

Chelmsford Weekly News: Dame Penelope Keith after she was made a Dame Commander at Windsor Castle.

6:16pm Monday 22nd September 2014

To The Manor Born star Penelope Keith has signed up to present a new documentary series about c ountry life.

SNP hails surge in membership

Chelmsford Weekly News: The number of SNP members was 42,336 as at 4pm on Monday, compared to 25,642 at 5pm last Thursday

5:21pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Membership of the SNP is closing in on that of the Liberal Democrats across the UK, the party has claimed.

RMT union elects new leader

Chelmsford Weekly News: Mick Cash will replace Bob Crow, who died suddenly, as RMT leader

5:09pm Monday 22nd September 2014

The man who served as deputy to rail union leader Bob Crow for 12 years has been elected his successor following the sudden death of the union legend earlier this year.

Bawdy Bake Off banter defended

Chelmsford Weekly News: Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc (centre) are renowned for their double entendres on The Great British Bake Off

4:48pm Monday 22nd September 2014

The Great British Bake Off's Sue Perkins has laughed off complaints about her saucy presenting style after viewers protested a bout "the constant smutty remarks" on the hit show.

Downton opens with smaller audience

Chelmsford Weekly News: Downton Abbey is back on ITV

4:43pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Downton Abbey drew its lowest audience for the launch of a series for four years when it returned to TV.

Downton opens with smaller audience

Chelmsford Weekly News: Downton Abbey is starting its fifth series

4:35pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Downton Abbey drew its lowest audience for the launch of a series for four years when it returned to TV last night.

£4.5m Lotto win for roadsweeper

Chelmsford Weekly News: Road sweeper Joseph Whiting won a share of a quadruple rollover jackpot - £4,570,887

4:33pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A roadsweeper scooped £4.5 million on the Lotto - then went to work because he didn't believe he had won.

Chris Brown: Prison changed me

Chelmsford Weekly News: Chris Brown says prison has helped change him

4:04pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Chris Brown has credited prison with helping him to get his life back on track.

Immigrant clings to school bus axle

Chelmsford Weekly News: An illegal immigrant hid underneath a school coach in Calais despite security checks, a head teacher has said

3:41pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A head teacher has condemned Government border controls after an illegal immigrant managed to hitch a 200-mile ride to the UK clinging to the underside of a school coach.

Balls apology for Labour 'mistakes'

Chelmsford Weekly News: Ed Balls said Labour should be proud of its achievements in office, but should also be 'grown up' about where mistakes were made and learn from them

3:41pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls has apologised for "mistakes" made by the previous Labour government, saying it is important to explain how the party will do things differently in future.

Pink Floyd launch new album

Chelmsford Weekly News: Dave Gilmour of Pink Floyd performing on stage

3:17pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Pink Floyd have launched their first new album for more than two decades by simultaneously unveiling the artwork in locations around the world.

Holden makes This Morning debut

Chelmsford Weekly News: Amanda Holden is standing in for Holly Willoughby

3:17pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Amanda Holden has admitted she suffered first-day nerves as she began her new role as a presenter on ITV's This Morning.

Killer bids to claim estate

Chelmsford Weekly News: Lisa Clay, 40, and her son Joseph, six, were killed by Paul Chadwick (Lancashire Constabulary/PA)

3:17pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A man who stabbed to death his girlfriend and their six-year-old son has told a court that he wants to inherit the estate of his partner so he can rebuild his life.

Anti-cancer drug to go on Welsh NHS

Chelmsford Weekly News: Chemotherapy drug Abraxane will be available on the Welsh NHS for pancreatic cancer sufferers. (Pancreatic Cancer Action/PA)

3:17pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Chemotherapy drug Abraxane will be available on the Welsh NHS for pancreatic cancer sufferers, ministers have announced.

Pink Floyd launch arty new album

Chelmsford Weekly News: Pink Floyd have launched their first new album for more than two decades

3:07pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Pink Floyd have launched their first new album for more than two decades by simultaneously unveiling the artwork in locations around the world.

Chisora keen to teach Fury a lesson

Chelmsford Weekly News: Tyson Fury, right, beat Dereck Chisora, left, on points at Wembley Arena in 2011

2:49pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Dereck Chisora insists Tyson Fury deserves to punished for his foul-mouthed outbursts in a press conference but believes only defeat in the ring will change his opponent's behaviour.

Mata apologetic after defeat

Chelmsford Weekly News: Manchester United's Juan Mata has apologised to the fans following their defeat at Leicester

2:40pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Juan Mata has apologised to Manchester United fans after the team's embarrassing 5-3 defeat to Leicester.

Holden joins This Morning team

Chelmsford Weekly News: Amanda Holden has made her This Morning debut

2:29pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Amanda Holden has admitted she suffered first day nerves in her new job presenting This Morning.

Lamps in light blue 'weird': Cahill

Chelmsford Weekly News: Seeing Frank Lampard, pictured in the light blue of Manchester City was weird, according to Chelsea's Gary Cahill

2:23pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Chelsea pair Andre Schurrle and Gary Cahill admit it was a strange experience to be on the receiving end of a Frank Lampard special on Sunday.

Koukash looking at three NRL clubs

Chelmsford Weekly News: Marwan Koukash is pressing ahead with plans to buy an NRL club

2:18pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Salford owner Marwan Koukash is to press ahead with his bid to buy an Australian club and reckons it would take a small fraction of what it is costing him to fund the Red Devils.

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