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Peacock sends Rhinos to Wembley

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Jamie Peacock, left, scored the try of the match as Leeds beat St Helens to reach the Challenge Cup final

10:17pm Friday 31st July 2015

Ageless warrior Jamie Peacock produced a vintage performance to ensure his final season as a player will be marked by another trip to Wembley as he helped Leeds to a 24-14 win over St Helens in an epic Ladbrokes Challenge Cup semi-final at Warrington.

16 questions new ITV series BBQ Champ 2015 left viewers asking

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: 16 questions new ITV series BBQ Champ 2015 left viewers asking

10:07pm Friday 31st July 2015

What’s Myleene doing back on our screens?

One Direction's new single Drag Me Down is their most successful single launch to date

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: One Direction's new single Drag Me Down is their most successful single launch to date

8:47pm Friday 31st July 2015

They didn’t even warn fans it was coming.

Rio-bound Froome 'already a great'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Chris Froome completed his second Tour de France triumph on Sunday

7:20pm Friday 31st July 2015

British Cycling technical director Shane Sutton believes Chris Froome must be considered among the nation's greats despite the absence of an Olympic gold medal from his roll of honour.

'Significant' injury for Valencia

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Enner Valencia's injury 'appears significant'

7:20pm Friday 31st July 2015

West Ham striker Enner Valencia suffered an apparently "significant" injury to his right knee and right ankle in the Europa League clash with Astra Giurgiu, the club have announced.

Cook targets Ashes-clinching win

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Alastair Cook led England to an eight-wicket Ashes victory at Edgbaston

6:47pm Friday 31st July 2015

England captain Alastair Cook set his sights on regaining the Ashes at Trent Bridge after brushing aside Australia inside three days to take a 2-1 series lead.

Little Mix's Black Magic tops singles chart for third week

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Little Mix's Black Magic tops singles chart for third week

6:08pm Friday 31st July 2015

Little Mix have scored a hat trick in the charts with Black Magic.

The sun always shines on A-ha as Norwegian band makes comeback

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The sun always shines on A-ha as Norwegian band makes comeback

5:21pm Friday 31st July 2015

Fans will be pleased to hear they’re back, even if it’s only for a short stint.

'Drug addict' father jailed after killing son with morphine tablet

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Kye Backhouse, 13, died after his father, Kevin Morton, 49, of Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, gave him a morphine tablet

4:57pm Friday 31st July 2015

A "drug addict" father has been jailed for four years after he killed his 13-year-old son with a morphine tablet.

Four dead as private jet crashes at Blackbushe Airport

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Smoke rising from Blackbushe airport after a light aircraft crashed into a car auction site (@NathanGFilm/Twitter/PA)

4:57pm Friday 31st July 2015

Four people have died after a private jet crash-landed in a car auction site and burst into flames as it approached the runway, police said.

The heat is off for August after record-breaking July temperatures

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: July's sunny weather is unlikely to continue into August

4:21pm Friday 31st July 2015

Hopes for a hot end to the summer have been dashed, with cool weather predicted across the UK for much of August.

Ebola vaccine results 'hugely important' in tackling epidemic

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The Ebola virus has killed thousands in West Africa

4:21pm Friday 31st July 2015

An end to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa may be in sight after results from a fast-tracked vaccine trial were described as "hugely important" and "very exciting" by experts.

See how BBQ Champ judge Adam Richman's weight has yo-yoed over the years

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: See how BBQ Champ judge Adam Richman's weight has yo-yoed over the years

4:06pm Friday 31st July 2015

The Man v Food star’s weight has gone up and down over the years.

Transport for London urged to shell out unused Oyster card money

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The Oyster card is the key to using Transport for London services

3:57pm Friday 31st July 2015

Transport for London has been urged to do more to help people reclaim unused money on Oyster cards after research showed the total had reached almost £170 million.

Ai Weiwei: Home Office apologises over visa blunder

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was initially refused a six month visa to visit the UK for a landmark exhibition of his work

3:55pm Friday 31st July 2015

The Home Office has apologised to Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and said he will be issued with a full six-month visa.

No striker concerns for Mourinho

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Jose Mourinho has dismissed concerns over the fitness of Diego Costa

3:51pm Friday 31st July 2015

Jose Mourinho has confidence in the strength of his Chelsea squad ahead of the season curtain-raiser against Arsenal at Wembley on Sunday.

Lambert scores brace on Baggies bow

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: New West Brom striker Rickie Lambert scored twice on debut against Bristol Rovers

2:15pm Friday 31st July 2015

Rickie Lambert enjoyed a whirlwind start to his West Brom career on Friday as hours after passing a medical and signing a two-year deal he marked his debut with two goals.

RBS says cyber attack behind online banking failure

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Natwest said it was 'aware of the issue'

1:22pm Friday 31st July 2015

RBS has blamed a cyber attack for the IT failure that left many customers unable to access their online banking this morning.

Alexander Litvinenko widow says Vladimir Putin responsible for husband's murder

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Marina Litvinenko and her son Anatoly stand outside the Royal Courts of Justice, London

1:20pm Friday 31st July 2015

Vladimir Putin should be held responsible for the murder of Alexander Litvinenko, the inquiry into the Russian spy's death was told as six months of hearings came to an end.

David Cameron 'cannot stand in way of second Scottish referendum'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Speaking in Hong Kong, Nicola Sturgeon said 'time will tell' if there is another Scottish independence referendum before 2020 (AP)

1:20pm Friday 31st July 2015

David Cameron's insistence that there will not be another Scottish independence referendum before 2020 is "his opinion" as he "can't stand in its way", SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has said.

England reclaim Ashes lead

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Ian Bell led the chase as England regained the lead in the Ashes

1:07pm Friday 31st July 2015

England cruised into a 2-1 Ashes lead with an eight-wicket win before tea on day three at Edgbaston.

See Benedict Cumberbatch go gangster in the Black Mass trailer

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: See Benedict Cumberbatch go gangster in the Black Mass trailer

12:51pm Friday 31st July 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch does not sound like himself in Black Mass.

You're fined! Teenager who trolled Lord Sugar must pay for anti-Semitic tweet

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: A 17-year-old from Preston admitted sending an offensive tweet to Lord Sugar

12:47pm Friday 31st July 2015

A teenager has been ordered to pay compensation to Lord Alan Sugar after sending an anti-Semitic tweet.

Walcott and Cazorla sign new deals

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Theo Walcott, pictured, and Santi Cazorla have signed new contract extensions with Arsenal

12:21pm Friday 31st July 2015

Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla have handed Arsenal a pre-season boost by signing contract extensions with the club.

Wayne Rooney and Geri Halliwell show off their ball skills for #PassItOn breast cancer awareness campaign

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Wayne Rooney and Geri Halliwell show off their ball skills for #PassItOn breast cancer awareness campaign

12:19pm Friday 31st July 2015

But did the former Spice Girl give the England captain a run for his money with her skills in the air?

Leona Lewis: Why I decided to quit Simon Cowell's label

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Leona Lewis: Why I decided to quit Simon Cowell's label

12:19pm Friday 31st July 2015

The Bleeding Love singer left Simon’s label Syco last year after making four albums with them.

Kylie Jenner denies marriage rumours

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Kylie Jenner denies marriage rumours

12:09pm Friday 31st July 2015

The 17-year-old model silenced the wedding talk, saying she’s not getting married “anytime soon.”

'Saving expert' Martin Lewis sells £25m Moneysupermarket shares

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Martin Lewis has sold a tranche of shares

12:05pm Friday 31st July 2015

Martin Lewis has pocketed £25.2 million after selling a large chunk of his shares in Moneysupermarket.com.

UK judges rule in favour of terrorist wanted over 1986 Madrid bomb attack

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Judges backed Antonio Arranz in the latest round of his battle against extradition

12:00pm Friday 31st July 2015

A convicted terrorist wanted by Spanish authorities as a result of his involvement in a 1986 Madrid bomb attack which left 11 people dead has won the latest round of a fight against extradition from the the UK.

Chloe Madeley shows off her toned body as she boasts that fitness helps 'in the bedroom'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Chloe Madeley shows off her toned body as she boasts that fitness helps 'in the bedroom'

11:49am Friday 31st July 2015

The daughter of Richard and Judy explained that body confidence makes you “better in bed”.

Sam Bailey: I wouldn't win X Factor 2015

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Sam Bailey: I wouldn't win X Factor 2015

11:49am Friday 31st July 2015

The 2013 X Factor champion reckoned she wouldn’t even get a look-in with this year’s judges.

Beijing handed 2022 winter Olympics

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics

11:18am Friday 31st July 2015

Beijing has won the vote to host the 2022 winter Olympics despite having no natural snow.

Man dies after falling down Westminster chimney

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The roof of Great Cumberland Place where a 20-year-old man fell down a chimney and died

11:07am Friday 31st July 2015

A man has died after falling down a chimney of a seven-storey building.

Ritz Club casino wins battle over £2m from gambling 'addict'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Safa Abdulla Al-Geabury wrote a cheque for £2 million in exchange for roulette chips at the Ritz Club, but it was returned unpaid

11:05am Friday 31st July 2015

The Ritz Club casino has won a High Court battle to recover more than £2 million from a gambling "addict".

Man dies and four in hospital over suspected music festival 'substance abuse'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The man died at the Cumberland Infirmary

11:03am Friday 31st July 2015

A man has died and four people are in hospital following suspected "substance abuse" at a music festival.

Punch-death Pc's widow 'will never forgive killers'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Pc Neil Doyle was killed before Christmas

11:03am Friday 31st July 2015

A policeman's widow whose husband was killed whilst on his work Christmas party has said that she will never forgive the two men who were behind the attack.

EastEnders' Jonny Labey targeted over gay plot

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: EastEnders' Jonny Labey targeted over gay plot

10:52am Friday 31st July 2015

The actor admitted he has had abuse on social media over the same-sex romance between Paul Coker and Ben Mitchell.

Private sector rents rising at highest pace in two years

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Private rent prices rose by 2.5% between June 2014 and June this year, figures show

10:50am Friday 31st July 2015

Private sector rents are rising across Britain at the strongest annual pace seen in more than two years, official figures show.

One Direction's new single: Fan reactions and what you need to know about the track

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: One Direction's new single: Fan reactions and what you need to know about the track

12:09pm Friday 31st July 2015

The song has already hit the top of music charts and fans can’t get enough of it.

Anderson hopeful of Oval return

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: England's James Anderson is out of the fourth Ashes Test through injury

10:33am Friday 31st July 2015

James Anderson is optimistic he will be over his side injury in time for the Ashes finale at the Oval.

Scott And Bailey return in three-part TV special

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Scott And Bailey return in three-part TV special

10:27am Friday 31st July 2015

Lesley Sharp and Suranne Jones will reprise their roles as the crime-busting pair for three new episodes.

EastEnders' Carol Jackson shocks viewers by swearing before the watershed

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: EastEnders' Carol Jackson shocks viewers by swearing before the watershed

10:52am Friday 31st July 2015

EastEnders fans were shockec by Carol;s language, but others saw the funny side.

Dame Helen Mirren gets waxed... three times!

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Dame Helen Mirren gets waxed... three times!

11:49am Friday 31st July 2015

The Dame came face-to-face with three versions of herself at the Madame Tussauds museum in London.

Simon Cowell dresses his toddler son as a cute little mini-me

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Simon Cowell dresses his toddler son as a cute little mini-me

10:17am Friday 31st July 2015

The music mogul was pictured driving a golf cart with his 18-month-old son in matching outfits.

Scott and Bailey return in three-part TV special

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Scott and Bailey, starring Suranne Jones and Lesley Sharp, is returning to screens (ITV/PA)

9:42am Friday 31st July 2015

Detective duo Scott and Bailey are returning to TV in a three-part special being filmed later this year.

George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four chosen as 'must read' by teachers

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four is at the top of teachers' list of books every student should read before leaving secondary school.

9:41am Friday 31st July 2015

George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four is at the top of teachers' list of books "every student should read before leaving secondary school".

London Zoo's 'Scissorhands' sloth given teddy bear to replace ailing mother

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: A teddy bear is giving a sloth lessons in gripping on to things, replacing the role of the animal's mother who is unable to care for her offspring

9:39am Friday 31st July 2015

A baby sloth named "Edward" after his impressive Edward Scissorhands-like claws is being hand-reared with the help of a special teddy bear.

Cara Delevingne supported by Paper Towns author John Green after awkward TV interview

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Cara Delevingne supported by Paper Towns author John Green after awkward TV interview

8:59am Friday 31st July 2015

The Paper Town writer came to the defence of the 22-year-old model-actress, following an interview with a US network.

Friday funday? One Direction surprise fans by releasing a new single

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: One Direction give James Corden first post-Zayn Malik TV interview

8:39am Friday 31st July 2015

The song didn’t premiere on radio, they simply put it straight on to iTunes and Spotify.

Sturgeon: No politician can stand in the way of another independence referendum

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Nicola Sturgeon warned politicians to heed the voice of the Scottish people

8:08am Friday 31st July 2015

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has issued a warning to her unionist opponents that "no politician has the right to stand in the way" of another independence referendum if Scotland votes to have a re-run.

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