Press Association 2014 LATEST

Boudjellal comments shock Howley

Haringey Independent: Leigh Halfpenny's contract position with Toulon could become clearer in the near future

2:29pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Wales assistant coach Rob Howley has admitted he was "flabbergasted" to read comments made by controversial Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal about Leigh Halfpenny.

Charge for New Year's Eve fireworks

Haringey Independent: There will be a £10 charge for attending New Year's Eve fireworks in London

2:14pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

People wanting to see this year's London New Year's Eve fireworks display will have to pay.

Jackson suffers serious knee injury

Haringey Independent: Ruaridh Jackson has suffered a serious knee injury

2:11pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Scotland international Ruaridh Jackson could be out for the season after suffering a serious knee injury during Wasps' Aviva Premiership victory over Northampton last Sunday.

Judge warns of 'virtual' sex abuse

Haringey Independent: Lord Justice Fulford has warned of the increasing frequency of offences involving "virtual abuse" over the internet

2:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A senior judge has raised concerns about a rise in "virtual" sexual abuse after the Court of Appeal jailed a 23-year-old student who groomed a teenage girl over the internet while working as a coach at a children's sports camp.

Giants aim to maintain momentum

Haringey Independent: Brett Ferres is set to lead Huddersfield in the absence of Danny Brough

1:43pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Wigan and Huddersfield kick off the Super League play-offs on Thursday, just as they launched the regular season more than seven months earlier, and the Giants are confident of obtaining a similar result.

Ricciardo taking it 'race-by-race'

Haringey Independent: Daniel Ricciardo admits his title hopes are 'distant'

1:43pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Daniel Ricciardo still has designs on this year's Formula One world title, although appreciates his hopes are now "distant".

Solskjaer future up in the air

Haringey Independent: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's future at Cardiff is under scrutiny

1:43pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's future as Cardiff manager is in doubt as the Norwegian held talks with the club's hierarchy in London on Wednesday.

Accused DLT 'the perfect gentleman'

Haringey Independent: Dave Lee Travis denies the charges

1:39pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Veteran DJ Dave Lee Travis was the "perfect gentleman" and nothing like the "sleazy, predatory, opportunist" his assault trial has accused him of being, his defence barrister has told a court.

Drivers warned over smartwatch use

Haringey Independent: Drivers are being warned smartwatches such as these Samsung Gear 2s could be a distraction behind the wheel (Samsung)

1:39pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Motorists are being warned about the potential risks associated with using the new Apple Watch and other smartwatches while driving.

Fresh mortgage price war breaks out

Haringey Independent: The move could provide another window of opportunity for people who missed out on the fierce mortgage price war seen last year

1:16pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A fresh mortgage price war has broken out with a string of major lenders slashing their rates in recent days.

Don't be harsh on Hammond - Clegg

Haringey Independent: Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond

12:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Critics should not be "too harsh" on Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond over his handling of the Islamic State (IS) terror crisis, according to Nick Clegg.

Dyke backs moves for video replays

Haringey Independent: Greg Dyke, left, believes video replays should be brought in

12:16pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke will back moves to bring video replays in to help referees for key decisions such as awarding penalties.

No action against PCC over 'leaks'

Haringey Independent: Bedfordshire PCC Olly Martins was suspended by the Labour Party last month

11:38am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A police and crime commissioner (PCC) has been told by prosecutors he faces no further action over alleged leaks about a death in custody.

Murder 'could have been prevented'

Haringey Independent: Th IPCC found "a series of serious failings" by Merseyside Police

11:37am Wednesday 17th September 2014

The murder of a woman in a knife attack by her estranged husband could have been prevented by police, a watchdog has found.

Braff: This film is my life's quest

Haringey Independent: Zach Braff co-wrote, directed and starred in Wish I Was Here

11:18am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Zach Braff has admitted his character's failure to succeed as an actor in new movie Wish I Was Here reflects his own frustrations about the film industry.

Daley models teen clothing range

Haringey Independent: Tom Daley has been modelling for Adidas

11:18am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Tom Daley has made a splash as a fashion model as he launched a new range of outfits.

Lott rooting for Strictly co-stars

Haringey Independent: Pixie Lott says she and the other Strictly Come Dancing celebrities have been supporting each other

11:18am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Pixie Lott has revealed the female Strictly Come Dancing stars have set up an online support group for each other - and that Alison Hammond is her best friend on the show.

Driver not villain in Star Wars?

Haringey Independent: Adam Driver was originally thought to be playing a baddie in Star Wars Episode VII

11:18am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Adam Driver might not be playing a villain in the new Star Wars movie after all, after a set photo seemed to suggest otherwise.

Daley models teen clothing range

Haringey Independent: Tom Daley models the Adidas range (Adidas/PA)

11:05am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Diver Tom Daley has made a splash as a fashion model as he launched a new range of outfits.

Victoria Cross hits out at England

Haringey Independent: England are scheduled to wear the new kit for the first time on November 8 against New Zealand

10:32am Wednesday 17th September 2014

The Rugby Football Union has been criticised for its use of the Victoria Cross emblem on new England kits launched this week.

Travolta: I ignore sex life rumours

Haringey Independent: John Travolta tries to ignore media attention about his private life

9:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

John Travolta has dismissed allegations about his sexuality - saying that they are "every celebrity's Achilles heel".

Jim Carter: No galloping romance

Haringey Independent: Jim Carter says he'd like to see what his character does on his day off

9:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Downton Abbey star Jim Carter says fans might have to be patient when it comes to his character's love life.

Mendes and Gosling 'have baby girl'

Haringey Independent: Are Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling new parents? (Startraks Photo/Rex)

9:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling have become parents, according to reports, to a baby girl.

Bone scans show Richard III wounds

Haringey Independent: The study claims to reveal exactly how Richard III died on the battlefield

8:50am Wednesday 17th September 2014

King Richard III died in the thick of battle after losing his helmet and coming under a hail of blows from vicious medieval weapons, new research has shown.

Briton to test new Ebola vaccine

Haringey Independent: An outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa has killed around 53% of those infected

8:49am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A healthy Briton is to become the first person to receive a potential new vaccine for the Ebola virus.

Gutierrez given messages of support

Haringey Independent: Jonas Gutierrez spent the second half of last season on loan at Norwich

6:34am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Newcastle winger Jonas Gutierrez has been offered messages of support from former team-mates and supporters groups after revealing he is having treatment following diagnosis of testicular cancer in his native Argentina.

Reds not up to standard - Rodgers

Haringey Independent: Brendan Rodgers' side scraped a 2-1 victory against Ludogorets

6:29am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admits his side have yet to reach the standard they set themselves last season but was relieved to open their Champions League campaign with a 2-1 victory.

Disappointing display irks Wenger

Haringey Independent: Arsene Wenger's side were well beaten in Dortmund

6:29am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Arsene Wenger was scathing of Arsenal's performance as they launched their Champions League Group D campaign with a chastening 2-0 defeat at Borussia Dortmund.

'Strong evidence' in Thai murders

Haringey Independent: David Miller, who was found murdered on a beach on the Thai island of Koh Tao

6:06am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Police say they have "strong evidence" linking six Burmese suspects to the brutal murders of two Britons in Thailand.

Ex-Ukip MEP in court over expenses

Haringey Independent: Sinclaire has been charged with money laundering and misconduct in public office

2:48am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A former Ukip MEP has appeared before magistrates accused of a money laundering offence after a police inquiry into her travel expenses.

Last-gasp rallying call to voters

Haringey Independent: Gordon Brown said No campaigners were proud of their 'patriotic vision, proud of our Scottish identity'

2:40am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Leading figures from both sides of the independence debate have made a rallying call to voters as the final day of campaigning takes place.

Ladbrokes ads 'irresponsible'

Haringey Independent: Complainants said Ladbrokes ads portrayed gambling behaviour that was socially irresponsible

12:19am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Two poster ads for bookmakers Ladbrokes have been banned for condoning an irresponsible attitude towards gambling following 98 complaints about the wider multimedia campaign.

Unofficial documents sites targeted

Haringey Independent: Unofficial websites which offer passport services have been targeted

12:19am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Three websites masquerading as official channels for health insurance cards, birth certificates and passports have been banned in a crackdown by the advertising watchdog.

Academy regulation 'too weak'

Haringey Independent: Nicky Morgan will be questioned about "loopholes" in academy regulation when she faces the Education Select Committee

12:19am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Academy schools are paying large sums of public money for services provided by trust board members and their companies but the system for regulating potential conflicts of interest is too weak, expert research has found.

Police probe Galloway death threat

Haringey Independent: A letter sent to MP George Galloway at the Houses of Parliament contained a death threat

12:19am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A police investigation has been launched after a death threat aimed at controversial MP George Galloway was sent to the Houses of Parliament.

More cheer for Government on jobs

Haringey Independent: The jobless total was down by 146,000

12:19am Wednesday 17th September 2014

The UK's improving jobs market delivered more cheer for the Government today after the largest annual fall in unemployment since 1988 .

Probe into fatal helicopter crash

Haringey Independent: The RAF search and rescue helicopter landing on the rocks below Flamborough Head after a helicopter crashed into the sea off the East Yorkshire coast, killing two men (Andy Brompton/RNLI/PA)

12:19am Wednesday 17th September 2014

An air investigation is under way to discover what caused a helicopter to ditch into the sea, killing both men on board.

Big Six energy firms bottom of list

Haringey Independent: A customer service poll has given energy company npower the lowest rating

12:11am Wednesday 17th September 2014

The "Big Six" energy companies are among the worst offenders when it comes to poor customer service, with npower finishing bottom in a poll of the UK's biggest brands.

33% of women 'suffer home abuse'

Haringey Independent: Domestic violence affects huge numbers of women in this country, says Refuge

12:11am Wednesday 17th September 2014

One in three women in Britain have suffered domestic violence according to a new poll, which found more than a third of the victims had kept it a secret from friends and family.

180,000 'lied over motor insurance'

Haringey Independent: Some 180,675 attempts to make fraudulent applications for motor insurance were detected last year, Association of British Insurers data shows

12:05am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Nearly 3,500 cases of motorists lying on their applications for insurance or deliberately leaving relevant information off them are being uncovered by insurers each week, new figures reveal.

Poorer mothers 'get worse care'

Haringey Independent: Pregnancy care can be worse in more deprived areas

12:05am Wednesday 17th September 2014

More needs to be done to help poor women through pregnancy, experts have said after new research found that they have a worse experience than better-off mothers-to-be.

Waste site PFI decisions slammed

Haringey Independent: The need for councils to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill follows a European Union directive.

12:03am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A spending watchdog has condemned funding decisions which resulted in grants worth £213.5 million being paid in three council areas even though promised new waste facilities had not been built.

Three-week ban for Coombs

Haringey Independent: Andrew Coombs has been banned for three games

9:57pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Wales international forward Andrew Coombs has received a three-week ban after being cited for allegedly stamping on an opponent's head.

Gerrard's spot on for Reds

Haringey Independent: Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, centre, celebrates scoring the winner

9:55pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

It was almost just like the old days as Steven Gerrard scored an added-time winner to get Liverpool's Champions League return off to a winning start.

Dortmund too good for Gunners

Haringey Independent: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was on target for Dortmund against Arsenal

9:53pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Arsenal endured a chastening start to their Champions League group campaign after being overwhelmed by Borussia Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park.

Trott ready for England comeback

Haringey Independent: Jonathan Trott has been in fine form since his return from a stress-related condition

9:16pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Warwickshire batsman Jonathan Trott has revealed he is ready for an England recall.

Angry driver crashes off tow truck

Haringey Independent: The driver was accused of illegal parking

8:46pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A furious driver who refused to let his car be towed away took matters in to his own hands by brazenly reversing it off the back of a tow truck.

Star DiCaprio given UN climate role

Haringey Independent: The United Nations has named Leonardo DiCaprio a UN Messenger of Peace (AP)

7:58pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Leonardo DiCaprio has been appointed a United Nations Messenger of Peace to help promote global action on climate change.

Kompany: Time for us to come of age

Haringey Independent: Vincent Kompany believes it is time for Manchester City to deliver in the Champions League

6:57pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany feels the time has come to deliver in the Champions League.

Thousands of council jobs to go

Haringey Independent: A further 6,000 jobs are set to be axed by Birmingham City Council over the next four years

6:52pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A further 6,000 jobs are set to be axed by Britain's largest local authority over the next four years, its leader has warned.

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