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Millions to spend bank holiday away

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Half a million passengers are expected to depart from Heathrow airport over the weekend

12:32am Thursday 21st August 2014

More than two million Britons will head overseas for the bank holiday weekend, with those staying at home having to contend with busy roads and disrupted rail journeys.

94% 'have risky BBQ hygiene habit'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Some 94% of people say they have at least one habit at the barbecue that risks the health of them and their guests

12:32am Thursday 21st August 2014

Almost all Britons make risky hygiene mistakes at the barbecue, research has found, leading a Government body to suggest they cook the food in the oven first.

Lib Dems to protect science funds

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Vince Cable says supporting innovative businesses is crucial to building a stronger economy

12:32am Thursday 21st August 2014

The Liberal Democrats would extend the science research budget ring fence throughout the next Parliament under manifesto plans for the next election, the party has announced.

Obesity 'increases dementia risk'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Patients under the age of 70 who are admitted to hospital for obesity carry a higher risk of developing dementia than those not recorded to be obese, experts found

12:32am Thursday 21st August 2014

People who are obese could be putting themselves at risk of dementia in later life, new research suggests.

12% rise in children in care: study

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Latest health news

12:32am Thursday 21st August 2014

The number of children in council care in England has risen by 12%, with overall costs calculated at £3.4 billion.

Suicide tourism numbers 'double'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Lord Falconer said it was time for "a very limited and safeguarded change" to the law

12:32am Thursday 21st August 2014

Suicide tourism is on the rise, experts said after they found that the number of people travelling to Switzerland to take their own lives had doubled in four years.

Changes to GCSE results expected

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Major changes are expected to some schools' GCSE results

12:32am Thursday 21st August 2014

Teenagers are today waking up to their GCSE grades amid indications that some schools are seeing major changes to results.

Manhunt for killer of James Foley

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Journalist James Foley went missing in 2012 in northern Syria (AP)

12:32am Thursday 21st August 2014

An international manhunt is under way for a British jihadist believed to have perpetrated the on-screen beheading of American journalist James Foley.

Household savings ratio 'halved'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Households are saving around 4.8% of their incomes, research showed

12:05am Thursday 21st August 2014

The typical proportion of income saved by households has halved over the last 40 years, according to research.

Power firms 'must face licence axe'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Caroline Flint accused the Government of presiding over a 'broken energy market'

12:05am Thursday 21st August 2014

A Labour government would give a new energy regulator the power to revoke energy companies' licences to help protect the interests of the public, the party announced today.

Salmond in Yes vote 'wealth' call

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Alex Salmond said an independent Scotland would be one of the world's wealthiest countries

12:03am Thursday 21st August 2014

Scotland would be the wealthiest country in the world to become independent if there is a Yes vote in four weeks' time, Alex Salmond has said.

Suicide tourism numbers 'double'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Lord Falconer said it was time for "a very limited and safeguarded change" to the law here

11:31pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Suicide tourism is on the rise, experts said after they found that the number of people travelling to Switzerland to take their own lives had doubled in four years.

Celtic draw in Slovenia

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Callum McGregor was on target for Celtic in Slovenia

9:46pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Celtic appear to have taken advantage of their European reprieve with a well-deserved 1-1 draw against Maribor in the first leg of their Champions League play-off in Slovenia.

Berry 'death stare' sees Jordan out

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Jordan has been kicked off The Great British Bake Off

9:01pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Baker Jordan Cox knew he was toast after he was on the receiving end of Mary Berry's "death stare" before being booted off the latest episode of The Great British Bake Off.

Rojo becomes a Red Devil

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Argentina international Marcos Rojo has completed his move to the Premier League

7:38pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Manchester United have completed the signing of defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon with winger Nani heading in the opposite direction on a season-long loan.

Man charged with terror offence

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Scotland Yard say the 19-year-old has been charged with a terrorist offence

7:37pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A 19 year-old man has been charged with a terrorist offence.

Broad set for knee surgery

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Stuart Broad will have knee surgery next month

7:35pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

England bowler Stuart Broad is to undergo surgery on his right knee on September 4, the England and Wales Cricket Board has announced.

One hurt in safari park train crash

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Lions at Longleat safari park

7:24pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

One person has been taken to hospital after a miniature train with more than 100 people on board overturned at a safari park.

16 years for rapist of woman, 91

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Lee-Joseph Dixon has been jailed for 16 years after he raped a woman in her 90s. (South Wales Police/PA)

6:38pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A teenager who raped a woman a woman in her 90s has been jailed for 16 years.

Marley skin cancer 'not sun-driven'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Bob Marley died of Acral melanoma

6:38pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A rare type of skin cancer that killed reggae star Bob Marley causes distinct genetic faults not driven by the action of sunlight, research has shown.

Dzeko delighted with new deal

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Edin Dzeko has won two league titles with Manchester City

6:12pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has capped a dream start to the new Barclays Premier League season by signing a new four-year contract with the club.

Fer joins QPR

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Leroy Fer leaves Norwich after just one season with the club

6:08pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

QPR have announced the signing of Leroy Fer from Norwich for an undisclosed fee with the midfielder penning a three-year deal at Loftus Road.

Burns in light-welterweight move

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Ricky Burns, left, was stunned by Dejan Zlaticanin

5:49pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Ricky Burns is aiming to win a world title at a third weight, according to his manager Alex Morrison.

UK-grown watermelons set for shops

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: British-gown watermelons, produced by S&A Produce based in Marden, Hereford, will go on sale this week

5:41pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A UK supermarket is to stock home-grown watermelons for the first time following a successful crop nurtured by a 19-year-old agriculture student.

Sir Cliff set for return to charts

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Sir Cliff Richard is heading for the charts

4:05pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Sir Cliff Richard looks set to return to the charts just over a week after finding himself at the centre of a police sex abuse investigation.

Sir Cliff turns down civic honour

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Sir Cliff's 1992 Number 7 hit I Still Believe in You is less than 500 copies off the Top 40

4:04pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Sir Cliff Richard has turned down the f reedom of his a dopted Portuguese home city after finding himself at the centre of a police sex abuse investigation.

Schools to get GCSEs 'sharp shock'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Exams regulator Ofqual warned there was likely to be "variability" in grades this summer

3:53pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Schools that used to play the system by entering pupils for exams early and multiple times could be in for a "sharp shock" tomorrow when GCSE results are published, it has been suggested.

Wolff wants strong Mercedes finish

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Lewis Hamilton, left, and Nico Rosberg, right, have dominated their opponents this season

3:22pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Mercedes are ready to grind their rivals into the dirt over the second half of the Formula One season en route to clinching both the drivers' and constructors' championships.

Palace still quiet on Mackay

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Malky Mackay has been heavily tipped to take the reins at Crystal Palace

3:19pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Crystal Palace remained tight-lipped on Wednesday over the prospect of Malky Mackay becoming their new manager.

Mickelson: McIlroy the man to beat

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Phil Mickelson is full of confidence heading to New Jersey

3:14pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Phil Mickelson admits Rory McIlroy will be difficult to beat heading into the FedEx Cup play-offs in New Jersey this week.

Jackie Chan shame over son's arrest

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Jackie Chan has apologised for his son's actions

3:05pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Jackie Chan has said he is ashamed and saddened over his son's detention on drug charges in Beijing, and he apologised to the public.

Henry reveals Pryor appointment

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Lenny Henry is working on a play about Richard Pryor

3:05pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Lenny Henry is working on a play about controversial comic Richard Pryor at the National Theatre.

France to host Track World Champs

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The world's best track cyclists will head to Paris in 2015

2:34pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

The 2015 Track World Championships will take place in France's new national velodrome in Paris in February, the International Cycling Union (UCI) has announced.

Swans style appealed to Fernandez

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Federico Fernandez, left, represented Argentina at this summer's World Cup

2:34pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Argentina defender Federico Fernandez says he can identify with Swansea's style after agreeing a four-year deal to join the Barclays Premier League club.

Twitter to add tweets to timelines

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Twitter will now add selected tweets to users' timelines

2:19pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Tweets from accounts that you do not follow will now appear in your Twitter timeline, the social network has confirmed.

Falklands ship begins final journey

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: HMS Plymouth is towed away from Liverpool to be scrapped

1:57pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Doomed warship HMS Plymouth leaves home on its final journey today to be scrapped in a foreign port.

Wilshere taking nothing for granted

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Jack Wilshere knows Arsenal must start well in the second leg

1:16pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Midfielder Jack Wilshere maintains Arsenal must not take it for granted they will sweep aside the challenge of Besiktas at the Emirates Stadium next week to secure their place in the Champions League group stages.

Delevingne surfing towards musical

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Cara Delevingne is in talks to star in a Beach Boys musical

1:14pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Cara Delevingne could be starring as a surfer girl in a new Beach Boys musical.

Bieber scent sales stink at Arden

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Justin Bieber's perfume sales have caused a stink at Elizabeth Arden

1:13pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift's poor perfume sales have been blamed for a loss at Elizabeth Arden, the company that makes them.

Powell wary of McGuire

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Danny McGuire, pictured, is raring to face-off against his old Leeds boss Daryl Powell

1:12pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Danny McGuire will have a chance to gain revenge on his old Leeds boss when he runs out for his fourth Challenge Cup final against Daryl Powell's Castleford on Saturday.

Madonna's toy boy Timor speaks out

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Madonna's toyboy Timor Steffans has said the age gap between them means nothing

12:57pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Madonna's toyboy Timor Steffens has apparently dismissed the age gap between them - insisting he likes older women because he learns a lot from them.

Paul McCartney 'working with Kanye'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Sir Paul McCartney could be working with Kanye West

12:44pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Sir Paul McCartney is reportedly making music with Kanye West, as they head into the studio together.

Rail claim 'an insult to commuters'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Unions have questioned a minister's claims about the comfort of rail travel

12:31pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Rail union leaders have voiced increasing anger over controversial comments by a government minister about how "comfortable" train travel is.

McEnroe urges Murray to 'step up'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Andy Murray's, pictured, mixed form is a concern for the US Open, according to John McEnroe

12:18pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Andy Murray needs to "step up" at the US Open, according to John McEnroe.

Four arrests in letter bombs probe

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The Armed Forces careers office in Canterbury, Kent, where suspected explosive devices were found

12:15pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Four people have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in a spate of attempted dissident republican letter bomb attacks in Northern Ireland and England, including on a number of Armed Forces recruitment offices.

Anna Nicole's estate loses cash bid

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Model Anna Nicole Smith died in 2007

12:10pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

The estate of Anna Nicole Smith has failed in its final bid to obtain her late husband's money, seven years after the death of the Playboy model and reality TV star.

Film fans enjoy ET under the stars

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Film fans wore E.T masks to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House in London

12:04pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Film fans have gathered under the stars at London's Somerset House for a very special screening of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

Swansea clinch Fernandez deal

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Federico Fernandez was in Argentina's World Cup squad

12:02pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Swansea have announced the signing of Argentina defender Federico Fernandez from Napoli.

Barca turn to CAS over transfer ban

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Barcelona will not be able to sign players in either January's or next summer's transfer window

12:02pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Barcelona have announced they will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after FIFA on Wednesday upheld their transfer embargo until January 2016.

Rugby's Evans joins Strictly fray

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Thom Evans has signed up for Strictly Come Dancing

12:02pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Former rugby star Thom Evans has become the latest name to tackle the challenge of ballroom dancing after signing up for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing.

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