Press Association 2014 LATEST

Zeta Jones to play cartel boss

Haringey Independent: Catherine Zeta Jones will star in The Godmother

11:21am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Catherine Zeta Jones has landed the role of a drugs kingpin in real-life crime biopic The Godmother.

Jessie: Romance has lost its way

Haringey Independent: Jessie J was interviewed by Cosmopolitan magazine

11:21am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Jessie J says she hopes to find a man in the US.

Health warning over wild mushrooms

Haringey Independent: Public Health England says 84 cases of mushroom poisoning have been reported this year

11:08am Thursday 2nd October 2014

People setting out for autumnal countryside walks have been urged to take care if they are planning to forage for mushrooms after dozens of people have fallen ill from poisoning.

Angry Clegg demands May apology

Haringey Independent: Nick Clegg has demanded an apology from Theresa May after she claimed he put children at risk by blocking the so-called snoopers' charter

10:26am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Nick Clegg has launched a furious attack on Home Secretary Theresa May for saying he put children at risk by blocking the so-called snoopers' charter.

Singer Lynsey de Paul dies at 64

Haringey Independent: Singer Lynsey de Paul has died at the age of 64

10:20am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Lynsey de Paul, who scored top 10 hits, wrote TV themes and represented the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest, has died at the age of 64.

Singer Lynsey de Paul dies at 64

Haringey Independent: Lynsey de Paul's biggest hit Sugar Me got to number five in the singles chart in 1972

10:10am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Singer-songwriter Lynsey de Paul, who scored top 10 hits, wrote TV themes and represented the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest, has died at the age of 64.

Jail terms for failed smugglers

Haringey Independent: Border Force officers foiled the plot

10:10am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A gang who attempted to smuggle illegal immigrants into the UK through a quiet village quay have been jailed.

No risk from Help to Buy - Bank

Haringey Independent: Mark Carney told George Osborne a house price cap and the fee charged to lenders who use it "remain appropriate"

10:07am Thursday 2nd October 2014

The Bank of England will not ask for changes to the Government's Help to Buy scheme after finding it does not pose a risk to financial stability and has not driven up house prices, it announced today.

Bailiff battle won't distract team

Haringey Independent: Caterham's Marcus Ericsson insists preparations for the Japanese Grand Prix have not been affected by bailiffs entering the team's UK factory

10:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Marcus Ericsson insists it has been business as usual for Caterham as they prepare for the Japanese Grand Prix alongside an ongoing battle with a bailiff company.

Facebook in drag queens U-turn

Haringey Independent: Facebook says transgender and drag queen users will be able to use their stage names to log in

9:31am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Facebook has apologised to transgender and drag queen users whose accounts were deleted for violating its policy on using real names.

Ryanair 'axes cabin crew calendar'

Haringey Independent: Ryanair's calendars were first published in 2008

9:31am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Ryanair has called time on its calendar of cabin crew in bikinis, according to reports.

Write-off boost for Wonga debtors

Haringey Independent: Wonga is writing off the debts of 330,000 customers

9:31am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Wonga is to write off the debts of 330,000 customers after it admitted it has made loans to people who could not afford to repay them.

Johnson to miss autumn Tests

Haringey Independent: Exeter and England forward Tom Johnson is to undergo neck surgery

9:17am Thursday 2nd October 2014

England boss Stuart Lancaster has been dealt yet another injury setback after Exeter confirmed that back-row forward Tom Johnson will miss the autumn Tests next month.

Renewables bid to share £300m

Haringey Independent: Established technologies such as onshore wind farms will compete for up to £65 million in support

8:36am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Renewable electricity projects will be able to bid for a share of £300 million subsidies for new schemes this autumn, the Department of Energy has said.

'Racist' Banksy mural removed

Haringey Independent: The Banksy artwork was removed from a wall in Clacton-on-Sea (Banksy.co.uk)

8:36am Thursday 2nd October 2014

One of street artist Banksy's newest works has been removed following complaints it was racist.

First Glastonbury ticket batch sold

Haringey Independent: The first 15,000 Glastonbury tickets sold in just 14 minutes

7:49am Thursday 2nd October 2014

The first batch of tickets for Glastonbury 2015 has sold out in just 14 minutes.

Army 'easing tattoo restrictions'

Haringey Independent: The Army is considering a relaxation of formerly strict rules on tattoos as it seeks to boost the ranks of reservists

7:49am Thursday 2nd October 2014

The Army is easing restrictions on hand and neck tattoos, it has emerged.

Gerrard blasts "soft" performance

Haringey Independent: Steven Gerrard, pictured, blasted Liverpool's performance against Basle

6:17am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard blasted his side for being "soft all over the pitch" after they lost 1-0 to Basle in Switzerland.

"Electric" Welbeck delights Wenger

Haringey Independent: Danny Welbeck is paying back his £16million transfer fee

6:15am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Arsene Wenger hailed "electric" Danny Welbeck after the England striker fired Arsenal to a 4-1 Champions League victory over Galatasaray.

McCanns online abuse dossier probed

Haringey Independent: Kate and Gerry McCann were subjected to the abuse online, according to the dossier

3:54am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A dossier of online abuse directed at the parents of Madeleine McCann is being examined by police.

Rugby coach set for OBE honour

Haringey Independent: Warren Gatland is set to receive his OBE

3:54am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Rugby coach Warren Gatland is among those being honoured at an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle today.

Funeral due for last Mitford sister

Haringey Independent: Deborah Mitford, the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, was the last of the Mitford sisters

3:54am Thursday 2nd October 2014

The funeral of the last of the famous Mitford sisters will be held today.

Gang face 'very long time' in jail

Haringey Independent: Dean Mayley, pictured here with his seven-year-old nephew Callum, was stabbed in the heart

3:54am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A gang of youths convicted of killing a young man with the mental age of nine in a knife-point mugging face years behind bars when they are sentenced later .

Pensioner on trial in IED case

Haringey Independent: Harry Street will appear at Birmingham Crown Court

3:54am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A pensioner will go on trial today charged with making an improvised explosive device and possessing firearms with intent to endanger life.

Cricketer Cairns on perjury charge

Haringey Independent: Former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns, who is to be charged with perjury, the Crown Prosecution Service has confirmed

3:54am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Former New Zealand cricket captain Chris Cairns will appear in court to face one count of perjury linked to a libel action he brought in the UK in 2012.

Fry: I'm the only person I hurt

Haringey Independent: Stephen Fry has spoken out about his past claims of drug-taking

3:23am Thursday 2nd October 2014

There is a "huge moral difference" between historic sex and drug crimes, actor Stephen Fry has said.

BNP expels 'disunity bid' Griffin

Haringey Independent: British National Party party leader Nick Griffin who has been expelled from membership of the BNP.

12:26am Thursday 2nd October 2014

The British National Party has expelled former leader Nick Griffin for allegedly "trying to cause disunity" in a bid to destabilise the organisation.

Caine hailed 'greatest movie actor'

Haringey Independent: Sir Michael Caine arrives at the Royal Albert Hall.

12:21am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Sir Michael Caine was hailed as the "greatest movie actor" Britain has produced as stars gathered to celebrate his career at London's Albert Hall.

EastEnders cleans up at soap awards

Haringey Independent: Danny Dyer with his best actor trophy at the Inside Soap Awards.

12:21am Thursday 2nd October 2014

EastEnders was the big winner at the Inside Soap Awards, picking up the prestigious Best Soap gong as well as three other cast prizes.

Chetna latest to exit Bake Off

Haringey Independent: BBC handout photo of Chetna Makan, who was the latest contestant to be eliminated from The Great British Bake Off.

12:21am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Fashion designer Chetna Makan has failed to make the cut with Great British Bake Off judges as viewers saw her eliminated from the show.

Actress J-Law 'best-dressed woman'

Haringey Independent: Jennifer Lawrence has topped a list of the world's best-dressed women

12:21am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Hollywood star Jennifer Lawrence has topped a list of the world's best-dressed women.

Fall in UK universities on top list

Haringey Independent: Cambridge University Kings College Chapel.

12:21am Thursday 2nd October 2014

The UK's reputation for world-class universities could be losing ground amid continuing fierce competition from overseas, according to international rankings.

Neuroticism linked to Alzheimer's

Haringey Independent: Columbia University handout photo of a computer generated image showing Alzheimer's disease starting in the entorhinal cortex (yellow). Brain scans showed how the disease spreads from this area to other cortical regions (red).

12:21am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Anxious, jealous, moody or distressed middle aged women may be putting themselves at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to a 38-year long study.

GP 'workforce crisis' highlighted

Haringey Independent: Thousands of patients could be left without a GP if more is not done to address a "workforce crisis" among family doctors, experts have said.

12:21am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Thousands of patients could be left without a GP if more is not done to address a "workforce crisis" among family doctors, experts have said.

11-year-old caught drink-driving

Haringey Independent: An average of 1,000 people aged under 18 have been convicted of drink-driving per year since 2008, according to police figures obtained by Nextbase

12:21am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Children as young as 11 and 12 are being caught drinking and driving, police records show.

Aid cuts 'helped Ebola spread'

Haringey Independent: Residents of a Liberian village watch members of District 13 ambulance service pick up six suspected Ebola sufferers (AP)

12:21am Thursday 2nd October 2014

International aid cuts for two of the world's poorest countries might have contributed to the spread of the Ebola virus, MPs warned as a summit was convened in London to discuss the crisis.

Alice Gross murder probe continues

Haringey Independent: Alice Gross, whose body was found in the River Brent, west London.

12:21am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A post-mortem examination on the body of tragic teenager Alice Gross is expected to resume today.

Yorkshire duo win top awards

Haringey Independent: Alex Lees, right, scooped the young player of the year award at the PCA awards

12:13am Thursday 2nd October 2014

County Championship-winning Yorkshire duo Adam Lyth and Alex Lees claimed the top accolades at the Professional Cricketers' Association awards.

Homeowners 'have no rate rise plan'

Haringey Independent: Banks and building societies are warning homeowners to start planning now for the impact of increased mortgage costs on their budgets

12:04am Thursday 2nd October 2014

More than half of mortgage holders have no plan in place for how they will cope with interest rate rises, according to research from a Government-backed body.

J-Law named best-dressed woman

Haringey Independent: Jennifer Lawrence has been named the world's best dressed woman

12:03am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Jennifer Lawrence has topped a list of the world's best-dressed women.

Strellar performance from Basle

Haringey Independent: Mario Balotelli and Liverpool suffered a major blow after losing in Basle.

9:50pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Liverpool became the latest big-name English scalp to be claimed by Basle who capitalised on the Reds' well-known vulnerability at set-pieces.

No doubts for Anderson

Haringey Independent: Jimmy Anderson, pictured, praised Alastair Cook's character in a testing summer for England

9:13pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

England "never doubted" Alastair Cook would remain as captain for the 2015 World Cup, according to Jimmy Anderson.

EastEnders cleans up at soap awards

Haringey Independent: Sam Strike, Maddy Hill, Danny Dyer, Kellie Bright and Danny-Boy Hatchard attending the Inside Soap Awards at DSTRKT, London.

9:04pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

EastEnders was the big winner at tonight's Inside Soap Awards, picking up the prestigious Best Soap gong as well as three other cast prizes.

Rhinos boss waiting on decision

Haringey Independent: A tribunal has deferred a decision on a charge of improper conduct against Gary Hetherington

8:52pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A rugby league tribunal has concluded its hearing to an allegation of improper conduct by Leeds chief executive Gary Hetherington but has deferred its decision.

MP calls for more minority coaches

Haringey Independent: MP John Mann believes football is missing out on 'a wealth of talent' because of the low number of black and ethnic minority mangers

8:43pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A Labour MP has called for the introduction of a new rule for English football to ensure that black and ethnic minority candidates are always represented in the interview process for head coaching positions.

Caine hailed 'greatest movie actor'

Haringey Independent: Sir Michael Caine arrives at the Royal Albert Hall for a special interview with Jonathan Ross as they look back on his career

8:13pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Sir Michael Caine was hailed as the "greatest movie actor" Britain has produced as stars gathered to celebrate his career at London's Albert Hall.

Caine hailed 'greatest movie actor'

Haringey Independent: Sir Michael Caine arrives at the Royal Albert Hall for an interview with Jonathan Ross as they look back on his career with clips and music from his best-known films in aid of the NSPCC

8:07pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Sir Michael Caine was hailed as the "greatest movie actor" Britain has produced as stars gathered to celebrate his career at London's Albert Hall.

'A lot of romance' in Dracula film

Haringey Independent: Fans may be surprised by how romantic Luke Evans' new film Dracula Untold is

8:06pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Luke Evans revealed fans may be surprised by how romantic his new film Dracula Untold is, at the premiere in London tonight.

'A lot of romance' in Dracula film

Haringey Independent: Luke Evans stars in the new Dracula movie

7:58pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Luke Evans revealed fans may be surprised by how romantic his new film Dracula Untold is, at the premiere in London tonight.

Mirallas faces spell on sidelines

Haringey Independent: Aiden McGeady joined Everton from Spartak Moscow in January

7:20pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Everton winger Kevin Mirallas is facing "a while" on the sidelines due to his hamstring injury, Toffees boss Roberto Martinez has revealed.

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