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Christopher Eccleston: My grandfather inspired Legend performance

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Christopher Eccleston: My grandfather inspired Legend performance

8:39am Friday 4th September 2015

Christopher Eccleston plays the police detective determined to catch the Kray twins in Legend.

Cat Deeley and Patrick Kielty expecting their first child

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Cat Deeley and Patrick Kielty are expecting a child

8:23am Friday 4th September 2015

Cat Deeley and Patrick Kielty are expecting their first child together.

Missing boys involved in family court case believed to be in North Cyprus

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Kaiton Warnes (left) and Charlie Clift, who have gone missing

8:23am Friday 4th September 2015

Two boys at the centre of a family court case have gone missing, lawyers say.

Cat Deeley and Patrick Kielty announce baby news

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Cat Deeley and Patrick Kielty announce baby news

8:17am Friday 4th September 2015

Cat and Paddy are expecting a kitten.

Badger culls begin in Dorset despite opposition from animal rights groups

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Badger culling is now under way in Dorset, Somerset and Gloucestershire, the Government said

7:58am Friday 4th September 2015

Badger culls have begun in Dorset and are continuing in other parts of England, despite a call from Queen guitarist and campaigner Brian May for them to stop while he seeks a judicial review.

Diver to be sentenced for £46,000 cannon fraud

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Vincent Woolsgrove with a Dutch cannon

7:46am Friday 4th September 2015

A commercial diver is to be sentenced for a £46,000 fraud after he falsely stated he had found three cannons in international waters to avoid them being claimed by the Crown.

Missing Emily Wicking, 14, believed to be seeking man she met on internet

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Missing teenage girl Emily Wicking (Cleveland Police/PA)

7:46am Friday 4th September 2015

A search is under way for a missing teenage girl who police believe may have left her home to see a man she met on the internet.

Daryl Powell pleased with Castleford display despite defeat at Huddersfield

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Castleford say they have moved on from the Justin Carney affair

7:01am Friday 4th September 2015

Castleford coach Daryl Powell says his team have moved on from the Justin Carney affair.

Gareth Southgate satisfied with new recruits after narrow win for Young Lions

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Manager Gareth Southgate was pleased with the performance of his newly-constructed under-21 side

7:01am Friday 4th September 2015

England Under-21 manager Gareth Southgate declared himself satisfied with his new recruits after their 1-0 win over a United States Under-23 side at Preston.

Chris Coleman hails team spirit after Wales take big step towards Euro 2016

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Wales manager Chris Coleman said team spirit was behind his side's 1-0 victory in Cyprus

7:01am Friday 4th September 2015

Wales coach Chris Coleman insisted togetherness had got them through their tough Euro 2016 examination in Cyprus.

Captain Eoin Morgan insists England will learn from defeat to Australia

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Eoin Morgan's men were beaten by the world champions

7:01am Friday 4th September 2015

Eoin Morgan admits his England team are on a learning curve, and still well short of the standard set by world champions Australia.

England may not peak for three years, says RFU chief Rob Andrew

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Rob Andrew believes England may be two to three years from their peak

6:50am Friday 4th September 2015

Rob Andrew has questioned whether England's World Cup squad are ready to hit their peak.

Johanna Konta savours record-breaking US Open win over Garbine Muguruza

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Johanna Konta, pictured, upset ninth seed Garbine Muguruza at the US Open

6:47am Friday 4th September 2015

Britain's Johanna Konta felt humbled after she pulled off the biggest win of her career to knock out ninth seed Garbine Muguruza at the US Open.

Migration crisis set to overshadow David Cameron's EU reform visits

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: David Cameron is visiting Spain and Portugal as part of his attempts to win EU reforms

6:41am Friday 4th September 2015

David Cameron is visiting Spain and Portugal as part of his drive to persuade fellow European leaders to go along with a renegotiation of Britain's EU membership.

Iwan Thomas: 'I'm the campest straight bloke you've ever had on Strictly'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Iwan Thomas: 'I'm the campest straight bloke you've ever had on Strictly'

6:16am Friday 4th September 2015

The sports commentator wants his costumes tighter and more sparkly.

Strictly Come Dancing 2015: Peter Andre is not scared of the 'Curse of Strictly'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Strictly Come Dancing 2015: Peter Andre is not scared of the 'Curse of Strictly'

6:16am Friday 4th September 2015

The Curse has claimed many celebrities’ marriages and relationships, but newly-wed Peter Andre has no worries.

Hugo Boss faces large fine after boy crushed to death by mirror

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Four-year-old Austen Harrison was crushed to death when an 18-stone mirror fell on him

3:34am Friday 4th September 2015

Designer brand Hugo Boss is facing a hefty fine for health and safety breaches relating to the death of a four-year-old boy who was crushed to death by an 18-stone mirror.

13 people due in court on £10m Hatton Garden Easter raid charges

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The Hatton Garden Safe Deposit raid saw thieves break into the vault and ransack 73 safety deposit boxes

3:34am Friday 4th September 2015

Thirteen people are due to appear in court in connection with the Hatton Garden Easter raid which saw valuables worth more than £10 million stolen.

Nigel Farage launches Ukip campaign for EU exit

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Ukip leader Nigel Farage is campaigning for Britain to leave the EU

3:34am Friday 4th September 2015

Nigel Farage is kicking off Ukip's campaign for Britain to vote for withdrawal from the European Union in the referendum planned by the end of 2017.

Aid worker sees first hand tragic situation of desperate refugee families

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Emergency coordinator Will Turner talks to refugees on a boat about the current location, the destination and the geography of Europe (Medecins Sans Frontieres/PA)

2:36am Friday 4th September 2015

A British humanitarian worker has told how he rescued hundreds of desperate refugees "packed like sardines" on a small fishing boat as they risked their lives making the perilous crossing across the Mediterranean.

Murder probe launched after teenage boy dies in stabbing

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Police were called to reports of a fight and found two teenagers with stab wounds

1:22am Friday 4th September 2015

A murder inquiry has been launched after a teenager died following a stabbing.

Reports that Ed Miliband will quit frontline politics dismissed as 'speculation'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Sources close to Ed Miliband dismissed as speculation reports that he is to set to rule out a return to frontline politics

12:21am Friday 4th September 2015

Reports that Ed Miliband is set to rule out a return to frontline politics were described as "speculation" by sources close to the former Labour leader.

Poll reveals school gate stress for working mothers

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The return to school brings mixed feelings for mothers, research reveals

12:20am Friday 4th September 2015

The start of the school year leaves working mothers feeling guilty and under pressure, a poll claims.

Lampreys returning to English rivers after conservation work

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Environment Agency fisheries expert Paul Frear holding a lamprey. Credit: Environment Agency/PA

12:20am Friday 4th September 2015

A prehistoric fish has been seen in some English rivers for the first time since the 1800s in the wake of conservation work, the Environment Agency said.

Hi Barbie, do you wanna go for a ride? Girls urged to ditch dolls for Lego

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: "Swan Lake" Barbie. A leading woman scientist says toys like Barbie dolls are holding back girls who would be better off playing with Lego

12:20am Friday 4th September 2015

Barbie should be put back in her box to make way for more "creative" toys such as Lego and Meccano that are traditionally given to boys, according to one of Britain's top women scientists.

Star Wars fans awaken early for 'Force Friday'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Star Wars characters outside the Disney store in London

12:20am Friday 4th September 2015

Hundreds of Star Wars fans kept the force awake into the night as they queued to be the first to get their hands on toys from the sci-fi saga's new film.

Liz Kendall: Tories will bid to 'wipe out' Labour after new leader elected

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Labour leadership contenders (left - right) Jeremy Corbyn, Yvette Cooper, Liz Kendall (partially obscured) and Andy Burnham after a live debate

12:20am Friday 4th September 2015

Conservatives will launch a drive to "wipe out" Labour as soon as the party chooses a new leader, one of the candidates has warned.

'Syria-bound' mother arrested on return to UK

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Police arrested the woman after she disembarked from a flight from Istanbul at Luton Airport

12:20am Friday 4th September 2015

A mother feared to have been planning to travel to Syria with her four children has been arrested after returning to the UK.

United Nations refugee chief urges EU to develop mass relocation plan

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The Norwegian Siem Pilot ship carrying to Italy hundreds of migrants rescued in several operations in the Mediterranean (AP)

12:20am Friday 4th September 2015

Britain and other European Union countries must develop a common mass relocation plan for 200,000 refugees, the United Nations high commissioner for refugees has said.

EastEnders' Shirley loses it and threatens to set fire to Aunt Babe's caravan

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: EastEnders' Shirley loses it and threatens to set fire to Aunt Babe's caravan

12:11am Friday 4th September 2015

EastEnders’ Shirley Carter is on a mission and nothing’s going to stop her. Not even Aunt Babe.

Watching TV and spending time online 'can damage GCSE results'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The amount of TV teenagers watch could have an effect on their GCSE results

12:08am Friday 4th September 2015

Watching TV and spending time online could rob teenagers of success in their GCSE exams, research has shown.

Sales fall at high street stores after August washout

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Retailers suffered a disappointing August

12:04am Friday 4th September 2015

UK high street stores have endured their worst month of falling sales since the financial crisis as August proved a washout for retailers.

Home buyers urged not to rush viewings before purchasing properties

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The amount of time people spent checking a property before buying it increased as people got older, research showed

12:04am Friday 4th September 2015

Younger home buyers and people taking their first step on the housing ladder spend less than an hour on average viewing a property before snapping it up, a survey has found.

Strictly Come Dancing 2015: Danny Dyer is 'jealous' about EastEnders wife Kellie Bright dancing with another man

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Strictly Come Dancing 2015: Danny Dyer is 'jealous' about EastEnders wife Kellie Bright dancing with another man

12:01am Friday 4th September 2015

The EastEnders star is more jealous about his on-screen wife dancing with another man than her real husband is.

Strictly Come Dancing 2015: Carol Kirkwood is terrified of showing off her legs

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Strictly Come Dancing 2015: Carol Kirkwood is terrified of showing off her legs

12:01am Friday 4th September 2015

The weather woman opened up about her insecurities about her body – and how she wished she’d got fitter before the show.

Andy Murray takes pride in comeback win over Adrian Mannarino

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Andy Murray had to dig deep to reach the third round

11:40pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Andy Murray is proud of his fightback from two sets down against Adrian Mannarino and believes winning in five will give him extra confidence for the rest of the US Open.

Tom Hardy reveals wife Charlotte's pregnancy at Legend premiere - but Woody the dog steals the show

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Tom Hardy reveals wife Charlotte's pregnancy at Legend premiere - but Woody the dog steals the show

11:16pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Who cares about Tom and Charlotte’s baby joy when Woody’s doing dog stuff?

Progressive Music Awards honour top rock musicians

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Progressive Music Awards honour top rock musicians

11:07pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Top rock musicians from the past 40 years have been honoured at the Progressive Music Awards. Some of the UK’s top acts came together at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London to celebrate more than four decades of prog rock. Among those who scooped an accolade at the annual event this evening was one of the […]

Progressive Music Awards honour top rock musicians

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Tony Banks of Genesis was honoured at the awards

11:01pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Top rock musicians from the past 40 years have been honoured at the Progressive Music Awards.

Oxlade-Chamberlain: England players don't take Gary Neville criticism to heart

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, pictured, enjoys Gary Neville's punditry

10:41pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain insists no England player holds a grudge against Gary Neville despite his often cutting criticism of them on television.

12 reactions to Peter Kay's south London accent in his new sitcom Cradle To Grave

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: 12 reactions to Peter Kay's south London accent in his new sitcom Cradle To Grave

10:37pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

They were pretty much damning across social media – but was it just weird hearing it coming out of the famous northerner’s mouth?

Danny Blind off to a dismal start as Holland lose ground

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Danny Blind's Netherlands were beaten by Iceland on Thursday

10:16pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Holland lost ground in their bid to secure automatic qualification for Euro 2016 as they were beaten 1-0 by Group A leaders Iceland on Thursday after being reduced to 10 men in the first half.

Wales move a step closer to Euro 2016 thanks to Gareth Bale's winner in Cyprus

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Gareth Bale scored Wales' winner in their 1-0 victory in Nicosia

10:08pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Wales are poised to end their 58-year wait to play at a major tournament after Gareth Bale's late winner on a balmy night in Nicosia.

Jermaine McGillvary double helps Huddersfield sink Castleford

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Jermaine McGillvary was among the tries for Huddersfield

10:03pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Jermaine McGillvary went joint top of the Super League tryscoring chart as Huddersfield strengthened their hold on third place with an impressive 40-26 win over Castleford.

James Wilson fires the winner for England Under-21s

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: James Wilson celebrates his winning goal

9:52pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

England's latest crop of new recruits for the next generation began their journey with a 1-0 friendly win against the United States' Under-23 side in Preston.

Long jumper Greg Rutherford wins the Diamond Race

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Greg Rutherford was a winner again in Zurich

9:36pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Greg Rutherford ended a memorable summer on a high as he won the Diamond Race to go with his world long jump title.

Liz Kendall: Tories will bid to 'wipe out' Labour after new leader elected

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Labour leadership contenders Jeremy Corbyn and Liz Kendall clashed during the debate

9:14pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Conservatives will launch a drive to "wipe out" Labour as soon as the party chooses a new leader, one of the candidates has warned.

Yorkshire close in on retaining their LV= County Championship title

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Ryan Sidebottom took three wickets in Somerset's second innings

8:52pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Yorkshire moved closer to retaining the LV= County Championship title after wrapping up victory over Somerset by an innings and 126 runs early on day three at Headingley.

Bully for lifeboat crew as calf rescued from cave

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: RNLI members helped rescue a stranded bull

8:46pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

A calf was saved by a lifeboat crew after falling down a cliff and getting wedged in a cave.

Johanna Konta stuns Garbine Muguruza at the US Open

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Johanna Konta, pictured, claimed a stunning win against Garbine Muguruza

7:49pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Britain's Johanna Konta pulled off the biggest win of her career as she knocked out ninth seed Garbine Muguruza to reach the third round of the US Open.

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