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Vikander: Ex Machina robot pretty

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Vikander: Ex Machina robot pretty

8:37am Wednesday 28th January 2015

Alicia Vikander has been describing how it felt to see herself as cyborg Ava on screen.

Fans will go Gaga for Grammy duets

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Fans will go Gaga for Grammy duets

8:27am Wednesday 28th January 2015

This year’s Grammys will feature several collaborations from the stars.

Stephen Fry suggests he'd like to start a family

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Stephen Fry suggests he'd like to start a family

8:06am Wednesday 28th January 2015

Stephen Fry and his new husband could become parents.

My tweet was innocent - Broad

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Stuart Broad has apologised for making comments about the minimum wage on Twitter

7:52am Wednesday 28th January 2015

Stuart Broad insists his controversial tweet about the the minimum wage was an innocent observation, not a response to former team-mate Kevin Pietersen.

Impressive Wawrinka into last four

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Defending champion Stan Wawrinka celebrates his straight-sets victory (AP)

7:32am Wednesday 28th January 2015

Stan Wawrinka continued his impressive defence of the Australian Open title with a straight-sets win over Japan's Kei Nishikori in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.

Yorkshire sign Finch and Maxwell

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Aaron Finch, pictured, will return to Headingley and be joined by fellow Australian Glenn Maxwell

7:05am Wednesday 28th January 2015

Yorkshire have announced Australian batsmen Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell as their overseas signings for the coming season.

Mourinho comes to Costa's defence

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Diego Costa, pictured clashing with Steven Gerrard, was never far away from the action in an ill-tempered clash

6:44am Wednesday 28th January 2015

Jose Mourinho defended Diego Costa after the striker twice appeared to stamp on opponents during Chelsea's victory over Liverpool which earned a place in the Capital One Cup final.

Serena through but Venus misses out

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Serena Williams is into the last four in Melbourne (AP)

6:28am Wednesday 28th January 2015

Top seed Serena Williams powered into the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Wednesday, but was denied a showdown with elder sister Venus in Melbourne.

Pregnant smokers shops treat bid

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: A study has found pregnant smokers are more likely to quit if they are rewarded with shopping vouchers

6:23am Wednesday 28th January 2015

Pregnant women who smoke are more likely to quit if they are offered shopping vouchers, according to a study.

1m asthma cases misdiagnosed - fear

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: More than a million people may have been wrongly diagnosed as having asthma

4:33am Wednesday 28th January 2015

More than one million people receiving treatment for asthma may have been misdiagnosed, according to a health watchdog.

Police await mother's death verdict

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Joanna Michael made two calls to 999

2:57am Wednesday 28th January 2015

The Supreme Court rules today on a family's bid to sue police for negligence over the death of a young mother killed by her ex-boyfriend in ''a mad fit of jealous rage''.

Ulster health strike 'to go ahead'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The dispute over NHS has been long-running

12:39am Wednesday 28th January 2015

A strike by health workers in Northern Ireland is set to go ahead despite a proposed pay deal drawn up after lengthy talks between unions and the Government in Westminster.

No radiotherapy 'option for some'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Scientists said that carefully chosen breast cancer sufferers at low risk of recurrence could be spared the side effects of radiotherapy

12:17am Wednesday 28th January 2015

Some women with breast cancer could be spared debilitating radiotherapy after undergoing surgery without harming their chances of survival, new research suggests.

Loans policy 'costing extra £120m'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The National Audit Office (NAO) warns that the Treasury is not fully assessing the risks of the UK Guarantees programme

12:17am Wednesday 28th January 2015

The coalition's policy of guaranteeing loans for infrastructure projects is costing up to £120 million a year more than if the government was funding schemes directly, according to the public spending watchdog.

Labour unveils home building scheme

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: An aerial view of houses in Newcastle as Labour unveiled a package of measures designed to help boost home construction by small building firms.

12:17am Wednesday 28th January 2015

Labour has unveiled a package of measures designed to help boost home construction by small building firms and give more young people the chance of getting on to the housing ladder.

MPs warn over council funding cuts

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Eric Pickles's department "does not have a good enough understanding" of the impact of funding cuts on councils, a committee says

12:17am Wednesday 28th January 2015

Further cuts to local government after the May 7 general election could undermine the viability of optional services and even threaten those councils are required by law to deliver, a cross-party parliamentary committee has warned.

Helen Macdonald wins Costa Prize

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Helen Macdonald with her Costa Prize-winning memoir H is for Hawk.

12:17am Wednesday 28th January 2015

Helen Macdonald has won this year's Costa Prize for her memoir H Is For Hawk.

Earthquake shakes up Winchester

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Seismologists from the British Geological Survey in Edinburgh look at a seismogram of an earthquake which hit Kent.

12:17am Wednesday 28th January 2015

An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.9 has been recorded in Winchester.

Apple sets quarterly profit record

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Apple's performance was boosted by sales of the latest generation of iPhone, the 6 and 6 Plus

12:17am Wednesday 28th January 2015

Technology giant Apple has smashed the global record for quarterly profits after racking up a surplus of 18 billion US dollars (£11.9 billion).

Defence sell-off not over: Fallon

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: David Cameron has refused to commit to maintaining Britain's defence spending at 2 per cent of GDP after the election

12:17am Wednesday 28th January 2015

Surplus airfields, barracks and military vehicles must be sold off to ensure maximum resources are put into front-line forces, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon will warn.

More snow as cold front sweeps in

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Another wintry blast is set to hit Britain

12:17am Wednesday 28th January 2015

The UK is braced for more snow across large parts of the country, prompting warnings of travel disruption and health fears.

Council urged to reject frack bids

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Campaigners have urged the council to reject the applications

12:17am Wednesday 28th January 2015

Campaigners have called for permission for two new fracking sites in Lancashire to be refused, ahead of a meeting by county councillors to consider the plans.

Find out why The Casual Vacancy got a Cotswolds village over-excited

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Find out why The Casual Vacancy got a Cotswolds village over-excited

12:11am Wednesday 28th January 2015

A lingerie shop set for an adaptation of The Casual Vacancy confused shoppers who thought it was real.

74% shared card details - survey

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The Payments Council has launched a guide to help people manage their finances safely

12:04am Wednesday 28th January 2015

Nearly three-quarters of people who have recently needed extra help to make payments have potentially put their financial security at greater risk by sharing their card and Pin number with someone else, according to research.

Celebrity Big Brother: Perez Hilton returns, Katie Hopkins pulls a grumpy face

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Celebrity Big Brother: Perez Hilton returns, Katie Hopkins pulls a grumpy face

10:56pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

Perez Hilton made a very smug return to the CBB house. Not everyone was pleased – especially not Katie Hopkins.

Ivanovic header sends Blues through

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Branislav Ivanovic heads home the winner

10:29pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

Branislav Ivanovic kept his head as Chelsea edged a frenetic, ill-tempered clash with Liverpool to advance to the Capital One Cup final.

Easter backs England depth

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Nick Easter believes England can cope with their injury crisis

10:20pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

Nick Easter insists England can still open their RBS 6 Nations campaign with victory over Wales despite a debilitating injury list.

Patsy Kensit gets the boot from Celebrity Big Brother, and Twitter isn't happy

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Patsy Kensit gets the boot from Celebrity Big Brother, and Twitter isn't happy

10:16pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

Twitter reacts as Katie Hopkins, Cami Li and Nadia Sawalha are saved and Patsy Kensit gets the boot.

David Oyelowo shrugs off Selma Bafta snub

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: David Oyelowo shrugs off Selma Bafta snub

7:56am Wednesday 28th January 2015

The Selma star says a nod would have been nice, but he’s glad the film is resonating with audiences.

Earthquake shakes up Winchester

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.9 has been recorded in Winchester.

9:22pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.9 has been recorded in Winchester.

The Mister Men and Little Misses are heading for the big screen

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The Mister Men and Little Misses are heading for the big screen

8:47pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

Hollywood beckons for Roger Hargreaves’ much-loved creations.

Price or Hopkins: Which Katie are you?

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Price or Hopkins: Which Katie are you?

6:57pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

Take our quiz that covers everything from parenting, to weight loss, to (inevitably) Perez Hilton.

Woods 'ahead of schedule'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Tiger Woods will be back in action on Thursday (AP)

6:52pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

Tiger Woods insisted his game was "ahead of schedule" as he prepared for his first event of 2015 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Ulster health strike 'to go ahead'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The dispute over NHS has been long-running

6:49pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

A strike by health workers in Northern Ireland is set to go ahead on Thursday despite a proposed pay deal drawn up after lengthy talks between unions and the Government in Westminster.

Broad sorry for controversial tweet

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Stuart Broad came in for criticism on Tuesday

6:39pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

England fast bowler Stuart Broad has said he did not mean to insult anyone earning minimum wage after receiving a backlash on Twitter.

Bojan injury blow for Potters

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Stoke forward Bojan Krkic, right, suffered a serious knee injury against Rochdale

5:51pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

Stoke forward Bojan Krkic has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a serious knee injury.

Long facing six weeks out

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Southampton's Shane Long is facing up to six weeks out of action

5:47pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

Southampton will be without Shane Long for up to six weeks after he fractured a couple of ribs, Press Association Sport understands.

MPs to grill Iraq inquiry chairman

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Sir John Chilcot is to be grilled by MPs

4:47pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

Sir John Chilcot will face questions from MPs next week amid growing criticism of delays to his report into the Iraq war.

EDF 'last' to cut energy prices

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: French energy company EDF said it will cut gas tariffs by 1.3%

4:44pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

EDF today became the last of the Big Six energy suppliers to cut gas prices in the wake of falling wholesale costs as it said it would cut tariffs by 1.3%.

Horner optimistic for new season

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Red Bull team principal Christian Horner would like to believe Mercedes can be challenged this season

4:43pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner is aiming to push Mercedes to the wire this Formula One season following what he has hailed as the most positive winter in their history.

Paddington tops Depp at box office

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Paddington tops Depp at box office

4:38pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

Johnny Depp has been beaten by Paddington at the box office.

Two arrested over missing Nicola

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Nicola Payne, who disappeared in 1991

3:55pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murdering young mother Nicola Payne, who disappeared 23 years ago while walking to her parents' house.

Ex-housemaster guilty of sex abuse

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: David Lowe worked at Ampleforth College

3:55pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

A former housemaster at a prestigious Catholic private school has been found guilty of sexually abusing pupils.

9 reasons why Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong'o are a perfect match

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: 9 reasons why Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong'o are a perfect match

3:23pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

Here are nine reasons why Oscar winners Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong’o should totally get together.

14 amazing celeb-inspired Tanya Burr make up tutorials

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: 14 amazing celeb inspired Tanya Burr make up tutorials

4:18pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

Want to look like Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande or even Audrey Hepburn? Vlogger Tanya Burr shows us how.

Can you guess who Joan Collins is playing in The Royals?

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Can you guess who Joan Collins is playing in The Royals?

2:28pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

Joan Collins will play a fictional queen mother in new drama The Royals.

Leaving home was traumatic for Saoirse Ronan

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Leaving home was traumatic for Saoirse Ronan

2:28pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

Irish star Saoirse Ronan drew on her own experiences of leaving home for her new movie Brooklyn.

Eto'o seals Samp switch

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Samuel Eto'o scored four goals in 20 appearances for Everton

2:24pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

Samuel Eto'o has completed his move from Everton to Sampdoria.

Is this the title of Muse's new album?

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Is this the title of Muse's new album?

1:49pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

Muse have posted a hint to the title of their new album on Instagram.

Daniel Bruhl's Captain America role has been revealed

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Daniel Bruhl's Captain America role has been revealed

1:48pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

Daniel Bruhl’s role in Captain America: Civil War is no longer under wraps.

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