Press Association 2014 LATEST

Windsurfer dies after sea alert

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The windsurfer was flown to hospital, but was later pronounced dead

10:16am Sunday 23rd November 2014

A windsurfer has died after apparently getting into difficulties in the water.

Mental health nursing cuts slammed

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: RCN chief Dr Peter Carter branded the cuts 'unacceptable'

10:15am Sunday 23rd November 2014

A large drop in the number of mental health nurses and shortages in inpatient beds are "unacceptable" and a "false economy", the head of the nurses' union has said.

Ex-first lady speaks out on memoir

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Francois Hollande's ex-girlfriend Valerie Trierweiler has written a tell-all book titled Merci pour ce moment (Thank You For This Moment)

10:00am Sunday 23rd November 2014

French politics is misogynistic, according to former first lady Valerie Trierweiler.

Wash-out leaves England frustrated

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: England batting coach Mark Ramprakash rued the team's lack of match practice

8:54am Sunday 23rd November 2014

England will begin their one-day international series against Sri Lanka with just one rain-shortened match under their belts, after Sunday's washout at the P Sara Oval.

Pellegrini hails Yaya performance

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini, pictured, was pleased with Yaya Toure's character

8:30am Sunday 23rd November 2014

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini felt Yaya Toure had delivered an important message after firing the champions to victory over Swansea.

Sound success cheers Mourinho

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Jose Mourinho, right, was full of praise for the Stamford Bridge faithful following Chelsea's win over West Brom

8:27am Sunday 23rd November 2014

Jose Mourinho may be sorry for criticising the Stamford Bridge atmosphere but it appeared to have the desired response, with the Chelsea manager amazed by the difference against West Brom.

Van Gaal sees room for improvement

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Louis van Gaal still wants to see improvements from his Manchester United side

8:25am Sunday 23rd November 2014

Louis van Gaal believes there is plenty of room for improvement from his Manchester United side despite leading them to their first away win of the season at Arsenal.

O'Connell taking little for granted

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Paul O'Connell has warned Ireland their autumn clean sweep will mean nothing at Rugby World Cup 2015

8:14am Sunday 23rd November 2014

Ireland's first autumn Test series clean sweep for eight years is not sure to be a precursor to success at Rugby World Cup 2015, according to captain Paul O'Connell.

Gatland keeps believing

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Wales head coach Warren Gatland saw the positives despite defeat to New Zealand

8:14am Sunday 23rd November 2014

Warren Gatland insisted Wales can still shed the tag of nearly men after once again coming up just short against New Zealand.

Lancaster praise for Ford

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: England paid tribute to Samoa for the way they approached the game

8:14am Sunday 23rd November 2014

England boss Stuart Lancaster admits it will be difficult to leave George Ford out of next week's game against Australia after the fly-half was instrumental in the team's 28-9 win over Samoa on Saturday.

Rain claims England warm-up game

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Alastair Cook's England saw their final tour warm-up game rained off

7:20am Sunday 23rd November 2014

England's second and final warm-up match on their tour of Sri Lanka was abandoned without a ball bowled after heavy morning rain at the P Sara Oval in Colombo.

'Oligarch fees' pricing out schools

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Many UK professional families can no longer afford school fees, a top head says

3:28am Sunday 23rd November 2014

The headteacher of a top private school has said expensive admission fees mean some have become "finishing schools for the children of oligarchs".

Rigby killers report to be released

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Fusilier Lee Rigby was hacked to death by two Islamist fanatics

3:28am Sunday 23rd November 2014

The extent of the security and intelligence agencies' prior knowledge of soldier Lee Rigby's murderers will be revealed this week as a long-awaited report from a parliamentary watchdog is finally published.

Bellew beats Cleverly

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Tony Bellew, right, beat Nathan Cleverly

1:50am Sunday 23rd November 2014

Tony Bellew dredged up a revenge points win over Nathan Cleverly to move into world cruiserweight title contention at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.

Labour reveals building sales plan

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Chris Leslie has revealed Labour would consider selling government-owned buildings in London

12:25am Sunday 23rd November 2014

A restaurant, the civil service social club and the QE2 conference centre could be sold off by the government, under plans unveiled by Labour.

Only The Young voted off X Factor

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Only The Young have been voted off X Factor

12:25am Sunday 23rd November 2014

The seven remaining acts in the X Factor came down to six as boy/girl singing group Only The Young were voted off the show.

'More low-paid' turn to food banks

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: More people are turning to food banks

12:25am Sunday 23rd November 2014

Growing numbers of people on low incomes are turning to food banks to survive, new research has revealed.

Consular staff 'rude, incompetent'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The Foreign Affairs Committee has raised concerns about the impact of budget curbs on the consular service

12:25am Sunday 23rd November 2014

Relatives of Britons who died abroad have lashed out at rudeness, incompetence and insensitivity by Foreign Office staff.

May 'was battered' by arrest row

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Theresa May chose a lifetime's subscription to Vogue as her luxury item to take to the desert island

12:25am Sunday 23rd November 2014

Theresa May has admitted she was left battered and bruised after the furious backlash when MPs were denied an explicit vote on the controversial European Arrest Warrant (EAW) and indicated she should have handled it differently.

Labour 'culturally adrift' - Lammy

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: London mayoral hopeful and Labour MP David Lammy said the party was "culturally adrift" from its own core support

12:25am Sunday 23rd November 2014

A senior Labour backbencher has warned that the party is "culturally adrift" from its own core supporters in the wake of the snobbery row.

Emeli: We need a new Band Aid song

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Pop star Emeli Sande says a new Band Aid charity single is needed

12:25am Sunday 23rd November 2014

Pop singer Emeli Sande has said the Band Aid song needs rewriting and apologised if the latest version "caused offence".

Brown to quit Commons 'on a high'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Former prime minister Gordon Brown is to step down as an MP, according to reports

12:25am Sunday 23rd November 2014

Former prime minister Gordon Brown is to announce that he is standing down as an MP, according to reports.

Courses not demanding, say students

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Students celebrate their graduation but many don't think they are getting value for money, according to a poll

12:25am Sunday 23rd November 2014

Many students do not find their degree course demanding or stretching according to new research, which warns there are rising concerns over whether going to university is good value.

Police to get internet data powers

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Theresa May has unveiled new powers for the police to force internet firms to hand over details

12:25am Sunday 23rd November 2014

Police are to get powers to force internet firms to hand over details that could help identify suspected terrorists and paedophiles.

Kendra Wilkinson turns to Jake after I'm a Celebrity failure

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Kendra Wilkinson turns to Jake after I'm a Celebrity failure

11:55pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

Kendra got a hug from Jake, but the Twittersphere was unimpressed with her antics.

Labour reveals building sales plan

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Chris Leslie has revealed Labour would consider selling Government-owned buildings in London

11:04pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

A restaurant, the civil service social club and the QE2 conference centre could be sold off by the government, under plans unveiled by Labour.

Only the Young first to go in X Factor double eviction weekend

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Only the Young first to go in X Factor double eviction weekend

10:56pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

Their version of Sir Elton John’s Something About The Way You Look saw Only the Young voted off Saturday’s show.

Claudia returns for a Strictly love-in

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Claudia returns for a Strictly love-in

10:46pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

Claudia Winkleman received a warm welcome and managed to hold off the tears as she returned to presenting Strictly Come Dancing.

Only The Young voted off X Factor

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Only the Young have been voted off X Factor

10:23pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

The seven remaining acts in the X Factor came down to six tonight as boy/girl singing group Only The Young were voted off the show.

Police to get internet data powers

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Home Secretary Theresa May has unveiled new powers for the police to get details from internet firms

10:23pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

Police are to get powers to force internet firms to hand over details that could help identify suspected terrorists and paedophiles.

Ford drives England home

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Jonny May scored two tries as England overcame Samoa 28-9

9:28pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

George Ford brought England's autumn to life with an impressive full debut as Samoa were swept aside 28-9 at Twickenham to end the 2015 World Cup hosts' five-match losing run.

Winkleman welcomed back on Strictly

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Tess Daly gives Claudia Winkleman a hug during the Strictly Come Dancing live show

9:02pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

Claudia Winkleman received a warm welcome and managed to hold off the tears as she returned to presenting Strictly Come Dancing.

All Blacks snuff out Welsh hopes

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Beauden Barrett, centre, scored two tries for New Zealand

8:01pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

World champions New Zealand staged a storming second-half display to dash Wales' hopes of claiming a famous victory at the Millennium Stadium.

United impress at Emirates

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, right, scores the second goal against Arsenal

7:49pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

Manchester United moved back into the top four of the Barclays Premier League with a 2-1 smash-and-grab raid at Arsenal.

Ireland grind to impressive win

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Tommy Bowe scored Ireland's second try

7:20pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

Ireland fended off a relentless late onslaught to grind past Australia 26-23 despite being outscored three tries to two in Dublin.

Mackay touched by Wigan welcome

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Wigan boss Malky Mackay, right, thanked the club's fans and staff for the welcome

7:00pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

Malky Mackay admits he was touched by his welcome at Wigan but warned that the media have "had their pound of flesh" on non-football matters.

Red Bull duo to start from the back

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Red Bull drivers Daniel Ricciardo, right, and Sebastian Vettel have been disqualified from qualifying ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

5:50pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel have been disqualified from the qualifying results ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Switzerland take lead in France

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Roger Federer, left, and Stan Wawrinka celebrate victory (AP)

5:45pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

Switzerland took a step towards their first Davis Cup title after victory for Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka in Saturday's doubles against France in Lille.

Rich OAPs 'should lose fuel money'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Jo Swinson said young people should get help with cheaper bus travel

5:23pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

Rich pensioners should be stripped of their winter fuel allowance to give young people cheaper bus tickets to work or college, according to the UK's employment relations and equalities minister.

Toure takes on City challenge

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Yaya Toure, centre, scores for Manchester City against Swansea

5:21pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

Yaya Toure responded to Manuel Pellegrini's rallying call as he fired champions Manchester City to a 2-1 Barclays Premier League win over Swansea.

Chelsea march goes on

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Diego Costa scored Chelsea's opener in the 11th minute

5:21pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

Chelsea's title charge shows no signs of abating, with West Brom the latest side swatted away by Jose Mourinho's men.

In-form Scots power past Tonga

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Blair Cowan scored the first of Scotland's five tries

4:54pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

Scotland rounded of 2014 with another hugely encouraging display as they swept five tries past Tonga in a 37-12 win at Kilmarnock's Rugby Park.

Minister condemns Kenya bus attack

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Hearses arrive at Wilson Airport in Nairobi as relatives wait for news of those killed in a bus attack in the northern Kenyan town of Mandera (AP)

4:44pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire has condemned a terrorist attack in north-east Kenya which killed 28 people.

Finn accepts 'unselectable' tag

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Steven Finn is out to prove himself again

4:31pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

England's tour of Sri Lanka is Steven Finn's chance to prove how far he has come in the 10 months since he was deemed "unselectable" in Australia.

Lib Dems change stance on benefits

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie has address his party conference in Dunfermline

4:19pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

The Liberal Democrats have reviewed their position that Scottish benefits should be controlled from London and advocated the transfer of "a major package of welfare powers to the Scottish Parliament".

Whelan: I'll walk away if FA acts

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Wigan owner Dave Whelan, right, is facing the prospect of a Football Association ban

3:34pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

Dave Whelan has warned he will resign as chairman of Wigan if the Football Association punishes him for the controversy which has seen him labelled "a racist" by Cardiff owner Vincent Tan.

Mercedes duo ready for final battle

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Nico Rosberg will start Sunday's Abu Dhabi GP from pole position

2:16pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg fired their final shots in the psychological war that has unfolded ahead of their Formula One title showdown in Abu Dhabi.

Stenson defence remains on track

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Henrik Stenson shared the lead with a round to go

2:04pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

Defending champion Henrik Stenson remained on course to achieve a personal milestone worth more than £1.3million as Rory McIlroy suffered a nightmare two-hole spell in the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

Waller warns of title backlash

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Northampton's Alex Waller is expecting Saracens to be out for revenge this weekend

1:23pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

Alex Waller has warned Northampton Saints to expect an Aviva Premiership title backlash at Saracens on Sunday.

Two Britons 'die fighting for IS'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Islamic State militants planting their flag on a hilltop near the Turkey-Syria border (AP/file)

1:22pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

Two British men have reportedly been killed fighting for Islamic State (IS) in Syria.

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