Press Association 2014 LATEST

Kate's royal appointment at Downton Abbey

Barry And District News: Kate's royal appointment at Downton Abbey

2:26pm Thursday 5th March 2015

The ITV period drama is to play host to a special visitor, when the Duchess of Cambridge drops in.

Which Neighbours character did Stefan Dennis want back for anniversary episodes?

Barry And District News: Which Neighbours character did Stefan Dennis want back for anniversary episodes?

2:16pm Thursday 5th March 2015

The soap stalwart has revealed it was his idea to bring back Des Clarke for the show’s 30th birthday.

Justin Bieber shows off his pecs appeal again

Barry And District News: Justin Bieber shows off his pecs appeal again

2:16pm Thursday 5th March 2015

The Baby singer has posed topless for Men’s Health.

What secret is Corrie's David Platt set to discover about Gavin Rodwell?

Barry And District News: What secret is Corrie's David Platt set to discover about Gavin Rodwell?

2:07pm Thursday 5th March 2015

Coronation Street’s devious hairdresser makes a shocking discovery when he follows his mother.

Warburton winning fitness battle

Barry And District News: Sam Warburton was injured in the match against France

1:46pm Thursday 5th March 2015

Wales assistant coach Rob Howley says Sam Warburton will be "fit and available" for next week's RBS 6 Nations showdown against Ireland in Cardiff.

Dolly reading scheme loses funding

Barry And District News: Country superstar Dolly Parton launched the Imagination Library in Rotherham in 2007

1:36pm Thursday 5th March 2015

A reading scheme for children backed by country and western star Dolly Parton faces being axed after a council pulled its financial support.

McDonald's acts on chicken medicine

Barry And District News: McDonald's Europe is ending the use of antibiotics classified by the World Health Organisation as 'highest priority critically important'.

1:36pm Thursday 5th March 2015

McDonald's is to phase out the use of antibiotics that play a crucial role in human medicine on chicken sold at its UK outlets.

Richest live longer in good health

Barry And District News: The statistics showed the difference in expectations for living in good health

1:36pm Thursday 5th March 2015

Children in the poorest areas of England can expect to live nearly 20 fewer years in good health than those in the richest parts of the country, official figures have shown.

Murray 'unlikely to play doubles'

Barry And District News: British fans are unlikely to see the Murray doubles act at this weekend's Davis Cup tie

1:35pm Thursday 5th March 2015

Andy Murray admits he is unlikely to team up with brother Jamie in an all-sibling Davis Cup doubles contest against the Bryan twins.

Help to Buy scheme benefits 88,000

Barry And District News: Prime Minister David Cameron meets home owners Lee Cooper and Christine Billings with baby Emily in Cannock, West Midlands

1:29pm Thursday 5th March 2015

The Government's flagship Help to Buy housing scheme has helped more than 88,000 people buy a new home since its creation in 2013, the Treasury has announced.

Sarah Michelle Gellar reveals why there'll be no Buffy reunion

Barry And District News: Sarah Michelle Gellar reveals why there'll be no Buffy reunion

1:28pm Thursday 5th March 2015

The actress has told fans not to expect any reunion specials for Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

First official trailer for Ian McKellen's Mr Holmes

Barry And District News: Sir Ian McKellen unveils first clip of himself as Sherlock Holmes

1:18pm Thursday 5th March 2015

Sir Ian McKellen’s Mr Holmes can be seen in a new teaser trailer for the film.

Charlotte Crosby: I'm not engaged

Barry And District News: Charlotte Crosby: I'm not engaged

1:18pm Thursday 5th March 2015

The Geordie Shore star’s boyfriend is in big trouble after he played a prank and made it look like he had proposed.

Alan Carr to get Chatty with The Voice coaches

Barry And District News: Alan Carr to get Chatty with The Voice coaches

12:58pm Thursday 5th March 2015

Chatty Man returns to Channel 4 later this month.

Roger Allam to play The Truth Commissioner

Barry And District News: Roger Allam to play The Truth Commissioner

12:48pm Thursday 5th March 2015

New political thriller The Truth Commissioner, starring Roger Allam, has begun filming in Northern Ireland.

Holding: Hales should be unleashed

Barry And District News: Alex Hales has been tipped to make a difference for England

12:43pm Thursday 5th March 2015

Former West Indies quick Michael Holding believes opener Alex Hales can be England's answer to Chris Gayle at the World Cup.

Caroline Flack turns her hand to writing

Barry And District News: Caroline Flack turns her hand to writing

12:36pm Thursday 5th March 2015

The TV star is bringing out a book about her life so far.

Leonardo DiCaprio to make documentaries for Netflix

Barry And District News: Leonardo DiCaprio to make documentaries for Netflix

12:36pm Thursday 5th March 2015

Leonardo DiCaprio is partnering with Netflix for a series of documentaries he will produce for the streaming service.

Check out the trailer for Michelle Keegan's new drama

Barry And District News: Check out the trailer for Michelle Keegan's new drama

12:36pm Thursday 5th March 2015

The first trailer for BBC One’s Ordinary Lies, starring the former Corrie actress, has been released.

Shitake is not just a mushroom in the Ramsay household

Barry And District News: Shitake is not just a mushroom in the Ramsay household

12:07pm Thursday 5th March 2015

Gordon Ramsay says his children do the cooking at weekends and they definitely don’t swear.

Man jailed for trying to join Isis

Barry And District News: Jamshed Javeed, who planned to fight in Syria, has been jailed for six years

12:07pm Thursday 5th March 2015

A "radicalised" chemistry teacher whose family hid his passport in a desperate attempt to stop him joining Isis has been jailed for six years.

Courtois: Win at West Ham crucial

Barry And District News: Thibaut Courtois was key to Chelsea's win at West Ham

12:05pm Thursday 5th March 2015

Thibaut Courtois believes Chelsea's win at West Ham was the sort which showed they can be Premier League champions.

India condemns BBC for showing rape documentary

Barry And District News: India condemns BBC for showing rape documentary

11:36am Thursday 5th March 2015

India’s home minister Rajnath Singh said the BBC should not have screened India’s Daughter.

Bruce Willis finds Misery on Broadway

Barry And District News: Bruce Willis finds Misery on Broadway

11:26am Thursday 5th March 2015

The Die Hard star will play reclusive author Paul Sheldon in a stage production of Misery.

Curbs on holiday antics at Magaluf

Barry And District News: Tourists on the Punta Ballena strip in Magaluf after a night out in the town. Town hall bosses are set to ban drinking in the streets of the resort to crack down on drunkeness.

11:17am Thursday 5th March 2015

Holidaymakers are set to be banned from drinking on the streets of Magaluf this summer.

Mignolet impressed by Reds defence

Barry And District News: Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has hailed the team's improved defensive resilience

11:15am Thursday 5th March 2015

Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet admits Liverpool's improved defensive resilience is making life a little easier for them and instilling confidence throughout the side.

Tremlett: Pietersen sacking unfair

Barry And District News: Chris Tremlett has spoken up again for Kevin Pietersen, pictured

11:13am Thursday 5th March 2015

Former England fast bowler Chris Tremlett has described Kevin Pietersen's sacking by the England and Wales Cricket Board as "unfair".

David Walliams: No dates Aloud with Cheryl and co

Barry And District News: David Walliams: No dates Aloud with Cheryl and co

11:06am Thursday 5th March 2015

David Walliams appears on a special edition of Graham Norton’s show on Friday.

Vince Vaughn honoured with footprint ceremony

Barry And District News: Vince Vaughn honoured with footprint ceremony

10:57am Thursday 5th March 2015

The Wedding Crashers actor has joined screen legends with a place on Hollywood Boulevard.

Australia unveils debut Eurovision entry

Barry And District News: Australia unveils debut Eurovision entry

10:57am Thursday 5th March 2015

The country’s first-ever entry in the song contest will be former Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian.

Compensation plea over train delays

Barry And District News: Passengers at London Bridge experienced major delays

10:54am Thursday 5th March 2015

Compensation is needed for passengers caught up in severe delays at one of the country's busiest train stations, the Rail Minister has said.

You won't believe who's releasing a fitness DVD now... It's White Dee

Barry And District News: You won't believe who's releasing a fitness DVD now... It's White Dee

10:46am Thursday 5th March 2015

Would you take health advice from Benefits Street’s Deirdre Kelly?

Dan Stevens to take a Beastly role?

Barry And District News: Dan Stevens to take a Beastly role?

10:36am Thursday 5th March 2015

The former Downton star and Hobbit actor Luke Evans are in discussions to join Disney’s live-action version of Beauty And The Beast.

Ben Miller in new BBC show

Barry And District News: Ben Miller in new BBC show

10:36am Thursday 5th March 2015

The writers of The Worst Week Of My Life are “recoupling” with the comic actor.

India condemns BBC rape documentary

Barry And District News: The BBC said the film "handles the issue responsibly and ... fully complies with our editorial guidelines"

10:28am Thursday 5th March 2015

A senior Indian government minister has condemned the BBC for screening the controversial documentary India's Daughter.

Sussex wine in protected status bid

Barry And District News: The Prince of Wales samples some wine on a visit to West Sussex

10:28am Thursday 5th March 2015

A bid is being launched for Sussex wines to join the illustrious ranks of some of the UK's most famous food and drink such as Stilton cheese and Melton Mowbray pies by securing protected status.

UK set for spring temperatures

Barry And District News: The Met Office has predicted a "marked change" in the weather this weekend as spring finally gets under way

10:28am Thursday 5th March 2015

The UK could enjoy its warmest weekend of the year with temperatures soaring to 17C (63F) in eastern Scotland and 15C (59F) in London.

Robber trapped by Facebook boasts

Barry And District News: Dim-witted robber Andrew Hennells posted a comment Facebook reading "Doing. Tesco" just before he raided it

10:28am Thursday 5th March 2015

A dim-witted robber boasted on Facebook about plans to raid a supermarket minutes before being caught red-handed by police.

No dates Aloud for Walliams

Barry And District News: David Walliams has dispelled the rumour that he and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini were once nearly an item

10:28am Thursday 5th March 2015

Comedian David Walliams has revealed that he once tried to get a date with one of the members of Girls Aloud - amid reports this week that he has split from model wife Lara Stone.

Lib Dems offer power to Cornwall

Barry And District News: Nick Clegg said Cornwall could have its own assembly

10:28am Thursday 5th March 2015

Cornwall would enjoy greater legislative power as part of a devolution law under the Liberal Democrats, party leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has outlined today.

Blair cash for Labour candidates

Barry And District News: Tony Blair has donated £1,000 to each of the local Labour campaigns in 106 target constituencies

10:28am Thursday 5th March 2015

Tony Blair has donated more than £100,000 to help Labour's election campaign, with the money going to key battleground seats.

Poyet charged by FA

Barry And District News: Gus Poyet, right, is sent to the stands by referee Mike Dean

10:21am Thursday 5th March 2015

Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association after his touchline bust-up with Hull boss Steve Bruce.

Girls 'lack confidence in maths'

Barry And District News: Gender stereotypes may be turning girls off careers in maths and science, according to a study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

10:01am Thursday 5th March 2015

Gender stereotypes and a lack of confidence are putting girls off maths and science , according to an international study.

Kevin Spacey reveals House Of Cards is a house of fun

Barry And District News: House Of Cards creator hints at marriage crisis for the Underwoods

9:44am Thursday 5th March 2015

The dark political drama is full of giggles behind the scenes, according its star.

BBC announces annual talk on comedy, named after Ronnie Barker

Barry And District News: BBC announces annual talk on comedy, named after Ronnie Barker

9:26am Thursday 5th March 2015

Speakers for the lectures will be unveiled later in the year.

Pharrell: I didn't copy Marvin Gaye hit for Blurred Lines

Barry And District News: Pharrell: I didn't copy Marvin Gaye hit for Blurred Lines

9:16am Thursday 5th March 2015

Pharrell Williams has appeared in a Los Angeles court over the copyright case being brought by the soul legend’s family.

Tracey Ullman back on BBC after 30 years

Barry And District News: Tracey Ullman back on BBC after 30 years

9:09am Thursday 5th March 2015

The BBC has announced a raft of new comedy shows.

House prices fall 0.3% - Halifax

Barry And District News: Halifax says a month-on-month fall in house prices is the first since October

8:32am Thursday 5th March 2015

House prices slipped back by 0.3% month-on-month in February - but there are signs that the pace of growth in values is starting to strengthen, Halifax has reported.

First UK strawberries on the way

Barry And District News: British strawberries will be on the shelves earlier than ever this year

8:21am Thursday 5th March 2015

The first English strawberries of the year will appear on supermarket shelves this weekend after the sunniest winter in nearly 90 years.

£10,000 spent in kitten killer hunt

Barry And District News: A father claims he turned to a detective agency after police "failed to investigate" the death of his daughter's kitten

8:21am Thursday 5th March 2015

A father spent £10,000 on private detectives in a bid to trace the killer of his daughter's kitten.

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