Press Association 2014 LATEST

New controversy for Balotelli

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Mario Balotelli is at the centre of a new controversy

7:10pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Police are investigating reports footballer Mario Balotelli threatened a woman said to have taken photographs of his Ferrari vehicle.

Officer held over Palace ammo find

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Ammunition was found in Royal Protection officers' lockers at Buckingham Palace

7:10pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A Royal Protection officer has been arrested following the discovery of ammunition in personal lockers in the grounds of Buckingham Palace.

Valdes to train with United

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Victor Valdes is to continue his recovery from a knee injury with Manchester United before training with the first team

5:19pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes is to train with Manchester United, the club have announced.

Knightley to make Broadway debut

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Keira Knightley will make her Broadway debut next year in Therese Raquin

4:50pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Keira Knightley will make her Broadway debut next year as a beautiful but doomed heroine.

Word prompts chuckles on Countdown

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Dave Myers with Susie Dent on Countdown

4:50pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Hairy Biker Dave Myers left the Countdown team with a conundrum of their own when he came up with an unusual choice of word in tomorrow's episode of the long-running quiz.

Whelan suffers injury blow

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Glenn Whelan faces a six-week lay-off

4:15pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Stoke midfielder Glenn Whelan has been ruled out for up to six weeks with a fracture of the right leg.

Ahmed ton lifts Pakistan

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: David Warner ensured Pakistan did not have things all their own way

4:06pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Sarfraz Ahmed's explosive century lifted Pakistan to an imposing total but David Warner wrested back some of the momentum for Australia on day two of the first Test in Dubai.

Rodgers: Balotelli is working hard

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Mario Balotelli has scored one goal in 10 appearances for Liverpool

4:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admits Mario Balotelli has plenty of work to do to prove he is good enough to be at the club.

Murray through to last eight

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Andy Murray, pictured, will play Kevin Anderson in the quarter-finals of the Valencia Open

3:32pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Andy Murray eased into the quarter-finals of the Valencia Open with a 6-2 6-4 victory over Fabio Fognini.

Plan for faith schools code shelved

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Plans for a new code of conduct to tackle extremism have been shelved by the Department for Education

3:26pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Plans for a code of conduct for faith schools working outside mainstream education have been shelved by the Government.

Economic recovery slowdown expected

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane said the likely date for an interest rate hike would be pushed well into next year

3:26pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Britain's economic recovery is expected to post a slowdown when official figures are published tomorrow.

Immigration staff 'must act faster'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: John Vine, the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, has raised concerns about the work of the Home Office

3:26pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Thousands of illegal immigrants could be escaping removal from the UK because immigration officials are failing to act promptly on allegations made by the public, an inspector has warned.

Serena roars back in convincing win

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Serena Williams must wait to see whether she reaches the semi-finals of the WTA Finals in Singapore (AP)

3:01pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Serena Williams bounced back from her embarrassing loss to Simona Halep by beating Eugenie Bouchard in comprehensive fashion at the WTA Finals.

1D stars monkey around with DeVito

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: One Direction's Louis Tomlinson hangs out with Danny DeVito and a chimp

2:36pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

One Direction stars Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson have been monkeying around on the set of their new video - with Hollywood star Danny DeVito.

Kate attends addiction charity gala

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The Duchess of Cambridge at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 Awards Ceremony at the Natural History Museum in London

2:16pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

The Duchess of Cambridge will continue her return to public duties tonight as she steps out in support of an addiction charity.

Toffees fans in Lille altercation

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Everton have given details of an incident involving fans ahead of their Europa League match in Lille

2:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Everton fans in Lille have been caught up in further trouble in the build-up to Thursday's match between the two clubs, with gas being used against them by French police.

Farrell set to start for Sarries

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Owen Farrell will start for Sarries on Friday

1:40pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Owen Farrell will make his first start for five weeks - and a fortnight before England face world champions New Zealand - when Saracens tackle European Champions Cup rivals Munster on Friday night.

Mertesacker: Gunners below our best

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Per Mertesacker has admitted he has struggled to find his best form so far this season

1:12pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Vice-captain Per Mertesacker accepts Arsenal are still misfiring despite pulling off a dramatic late 2-1 win over Anderlecht in Brussels to stay on course for the Champions League knock-out stage.

Johnny Depp as the Big Bad Wolf

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Johnny Depp as The Big Bad Wolf in Into The Woods (Entertainment Weekly)

1:04pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Johnny Depp's interpretation of The Big Bad Wolf for the much-hyped musical Into The Woods has been unveiled.

Eddie Redmayne is style superhero

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Eddie Redmayne saved Felicity Jones' dress from destruction at The Theory Of Everything premiere in New York (Rex)

1:04pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Eddie Redmayne has saved co-star Felicity Jones from a major wardrobe malfunction at the New York premiere of their film The Theory Of Everything.

Miliband in immigration law pledge

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Labour leader Ed Miliband holds a question and answer session during a visit to Chatham in Kent

12:48pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Ed Miliband has said a Labour government would immediately bring in an immigration Bill as he insisted people's fears can be addressed without risking Britain's EU membership.

Pitt: Moustache not fashion choice

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Brad Pitt showed off his moustache at the BFI London Film Festival

12:44pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Brad Pitt has revealed his new moustache is for his role in By The Sea.

Schofield's 24hr broadcast marathon

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Phillip Schofield is to broadcast for 24 hours in aid of Text Santa

12:44pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Phillip Schofield is planning a 24-hour TV presenting marathon to raise money for charity.

X Factor singers at Mobo Awards

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Andrea Faustini is the early favourite to win The X Factor this year

12:44pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

The X Factor contestants got a taste of the red carpet lifestyle as they mingled with music stars at the Mobo Awards.

2m watch Lynda's last interview

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Lynda Bellingham gave her final TV interview on Loose Women

12:44pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Around two million people watched the late Lynda Bellingham's final interview on Loose Women - doubling the show's usual audience.

Madeley complains about rape threat

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Judy Finnigan and Richard Madeley are taking action after online threats were made against daughter Chloe

12:44pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan have confirmed they have made a formal complaint to the police after online rape threats were made against their daughter Chloe.

Madeley complains about rape threat

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Judy Finnigan and Richard Madeley have made a formal complaint to police

12:38pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan have confirmed they have made a formal complaint to the police after online rape threats were made against their daughter Chloe.

Coroner: Teenager's death a mystery

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Nida Naseer vanished from her parents' house in Newport last December

12:36pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Mystery surrounds the death of a teenager who left her home barefoot in the middle of winter, an inquest has heard.

2m watch Lynda's last interview

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Lynda Bellingham died shortly after announcing that she had chosen to end chemotherapy treatment

12:28pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Around 2 million people watched the late Lynda Bellingham's final interview on Loose Women - doubling the show's usual audience.

Fernandes hits back in Caterham row

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Tony Fernandes has accused Engavest of failing to honour their obligations

12:20pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Tony Fernandes has accused the consortium behind Caterham of failing to honour their obligations as a public feud between the two parties has descended into a war of words.

Souness: Balotelli needs to change

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Former Liverpool captain Graeme Souness believes Mario Balotelli, pictured, has to undergo a personality change to survive at Anfield

12:16pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Former Liverpool captain Graeme Souness has questioned the existence of Mario Balotelli's "football brain" and believes the misfiring striker has to undergo a personality change to survive at Anfield.

Tributes after Alvin Stardust dies

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Alvin Stardust has died after a short illness

11:32am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Tributes have been paid to singer and actor Alvin Stardust who has died aged 72 after a short illness.

Alvin Stardust dies at age of 72

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Alvin Stardust has died aged 72

11:32am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Alvin Stardust died this morning aged 72 after a short illness, his manager said.

Warnock charged over ref remark

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock, left, has been charged with misconduct following his comments after the match against Chelsea

11:20am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association for his post-match comments following the home defeat by Chelsea on Saturday.

Man faces court over PMQs incident

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: A man allegedly damaged a glass screen during Prime Minister's Questions

10:51am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A man who had to be escorted from the House of Commons after allegedly throwing a bag of marbles during yesterday's Prime Minister's Questions will appear in court next month.

Why hotel guests get kicked out

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Hotel customers tell lies to get themselves a room upgrade, a survey has found

10:51am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Britons have bad bedroom manners when staying in hotels, according to a survey.

Fewer pupils gain five A*-C grades

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: GCSE passes are down this year following reforms

10:51am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Fewer teenagers scored at least five C grades in their GCSEs, including English and maths, this year amid major changes to the exams and school league tables, official figures show.

Time change 'improves child health'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Moving to continental time would improve children's health, research suggests

10:51am Thursday 23rd October 2014

British children's health would benefit from switching to continental time by moving the clocks forward an hour, say researchers.

Military complaint system 'failing'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Critics say the military complaints system is failing

10:51am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A proposed military complaints watchdog needs stronger powers if personnel are to trust its independence from commanders, MPs said.

Rape victim comments clumsy - Buerk

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Ched Evans says he wants to clear his name after he was convicted of rape

10:51am Thursday 23rd October 2014

BBC veteran Michael Buerk has said he was "clumsy" to criticise the Ched Evans rape victim for being drunk - but maintained her intoxicated state was central to the court case.

New mortgage offers down by 10%

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Evidence points to a slowdown in the housing market

10:44am Thursday 23rd October 2014

The number of mortgage approvals made to home-buyers was 10% lower in September compared with the same month a year earlier in further signs that the housing market is cooling, banks have reported.

Trott commits to Bears

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Jonathan Trott has signed a new three-year contract with Warwickshire

10:44am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Jonathan Trott has signed a new three-year contract with Warwickshire after enjoying a revival in form and spirit this past season.

Ancelotti not getting carried away

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Carlo Ancelotti's men eased to victory at Anfield

10:15am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti believes his side are in top form heading into Saturday's Clasico against Barcelona, but he played down talk of a new era of dominance for the club.

Henderson: We have a lot to learn

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Liverpool were taught a lesson at the hands of the European champions

10:15am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Liverpool vice-captain Jordan Henderson admits the lesson they were taught by Real Madrid shows just how much they have to improve to compete with Europe's elite.

Long-lost Cleese show tapes found

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: John Cleese starred in At Last The 1948 Show

9:58am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Two long-lost episodes of a TV series regarded as a forerunner of Monty Python will be shown again after they turned up in the collection of the late Sir David Frost.

Record demand for World Cup tickets

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Debbie Jevans admitted the high demand would leave many fans disappointed when the ballot results are released on Saturday

9:43am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Almost one million tickets were snapped up for Rugby World Cup 2015 during last month's general sale, tournament organisers have announced.

Flintoff to play for Brisbane Heat

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Andrew Flintoff is heading to Australia to play in the Big Bash League

8:24am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff is to play for the Brisbane Heat in the upcoming KFC T20 Big Bash League, the Australian team have announced.

Burgess wins international award

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Sam Burgess is the international player of the year

8:10am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Sam Burgess has become the first English winner of the Rugby League International Federation's International Player of the Year Award at a function in Australia.

Make use of older workers - Charles

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The Prince of Wales said older people should be found a place in the workforce

7:55am Thursday 23rd October 2014

The UK's older workforce should be better utilised for the benefit of the country and their own financial well-being, a report being launched today by the Prince of Wales suggests.

Stone joins Cenotaph Poppy vigil

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Singer Joss Stone holds a photograph of her great-great-grandfather Alfred Stenning, who was killed in the First World War, at the Cenotaph in central London

7:03am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Pop star Joss Stone pledged her support for this year's Poppy appeal by joining soldiers at a special vigil marking the start of the Royal British Legion's annual fundraising campaign.

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