Press Association 2014 LATEST

McIlroy looking for Sydney repeat

Barry And District News: Rory McIlroy is seeking a fifth win of the year in Sydney

2:46pm Monday 24th November 2014

Rory McIlroy will look to successfully defend the title which kickstarted his resurgence at this week's Australian Open in Sydney.

Top Gear stars fail to make a Trail in Canada

Barry And District News: Top Gear stars fail to make a Trail in Canada

2:36pm Monday 24th November 2014

Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are stranded in Trail, Canada.

Woody Harrelson didn't realise Liam Hemsworth was Chris Hemsworth's brother

Barry And District News: Woody Harrelson didn't realise Liam Hemsworth was Chris Hemsworth's brother

2:26pm Monday 24th November 2014

Watch the hilariously awkward moment Woody came to the realisation – and it blew his mind.

Lauda praises respectful Rosberg

Barry And District News: Lewis Hamilton, left, and Nico Rosberg, right, enjoyed a keenly fought battle throughout the season

2:23pm Monday 24th November 2014

Niki Lauda believes Mercedes will have a far easier time handling Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg next season following the latter's exemplary behaviour in the wake of his Formula One world title defeat.

Katie Price posts pic with kids

Barry And District News: Katie Price posts pic with kids

2:19pm Monday 24th November 2014

TV star Katie Price showed off her softer side as she shared a snap with her five children.

8 things this 15-second teaser trailer has taught us about Jurassic World

Barry And District News: 8 things this 15-second teaser trailer has taught us about Jurassic World

2:19pm Monday 24th November 2014

Jurassic World is here! Well… 15 seconds of it.

C.diff report condemns 'failures'

Barry And District News: The outbreak occurred at the Vale of Leven Hospital in West Dunbartonshire

1:50pm Monday 24th November 2014

An inquiry into a deadly outbreak of Clostridium difficile at a hospital has revealed "serious personal and systemic failures".

Miley Cyrus has wild birthday party

Barry And District News: Who is getting a manicure from Miley Cyrus?

1:49pm Monday 24th November 2014

Miley Cyrus celebrated her 22nd birthday with a pizza-shaped birthday cake and naughty-shaped toys.

Argentinian ambassador revs up Top Gear row

Barry And District News: Argentinian ambassador revs up Top Gear row

1:41pm Monday 24th November 2014

Argentinian ambassador Alicia Castro has expressed her “discontent” with BBC show Top Gear.

No prosecution for 'sixth man'

Barry And District News: A sixth man held over the murder of Stephen Lawrence will not be prosecuted, the CPS says

1:36pm Monday 24th November 2014

A sixth man held over the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence will not be prosecuted due to insufficient evidence.

UK troops leave Kandahar Airfield

Barry And District News: Garrison Sergeant Major WO Andrew Stephens (RAF) lowering the Union flag for the last time at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan (MoD)

1:36pm Monday 24th November 2014

Only "a few hundred" UK military servicemen and women remain in Afghanistan after the latest batch of British troops returned home.

New Yarl's Wood contract for Serco

Barry And District News: The contract to run Yarl's Wood is worth £70 million

1:36pm Monday 24th November 2014

Outsourcing giant Serco's contract to run a controversial immigration detention centre for women that has been subject to claims of sexual misconduct by staff has been renewed by the Government.

Ambassador revs up Top Gear row

Barry And District News: Ambassador Alicia Castro has written to the BBC Trust to complain

1:36pm Monday 24th November 2014

The Argentinian ambassador has accelerated her argument with the BBC over a controversial Top Gear special filmed in the country.

Paedophile outs himself on TV show

Barry And District News: A self-confessed paedophile is going to confront viewers on a TV show

1:36pm Monday 24th November 2014

A self-confessed paedophile is to out himself in a television documentary to ask for more help for people sexually attracted to children in a bid to stop them becoming criminals.

BT 'in talks to buy 02 mobile firm'

Barry And District News: BT says the talks are at a very early stage

1:36pm Monday 24th November 2014

Telecoms giant BT is in "highly preliminary" talks about buying mobile phone network O2.

RBS apology over 'lack of clarity'

Barry And District News: Sir Philip Hampton apologised for incorrect evidence given to MPs

1:36pm Monday 24th November 2014

The chairman of state-backed Royal Bank of Scotland has apologised after admitting it provided incorrect evidence to MPs investigating claims that it mistreated small business customers.

New York offers Christmas bargains

Barry And District News: Britons should head to the Big Apple for big bargains on Christmas shopping, according to a Post Office survey

1:35pm Monday 24th November 2014

The Big Apple offers some of the best bargains for Britons looking to save on their Christmas shopping, according to a survey.

Plymouth tops affordable rents list

Barry And District News: Rents typically take up just over a quarter of a renter's take-home income in Plymouth

1:35pm Monday 24th November 2014

Plymouth, Cardiff and Leeds are among the best-value cities to rent a home while London, Edinburgh and Birmingham are among the least affordable places, a report suggests.

'Incomes set to outstrip inflation'

Barry And District News: Average incomes are set to outstrip inflation in 2014/15, research suggests

1:35pm Monday 24th November 2014

Average incomes in the UK are set to rise faster than inflation this year, after falling by around 5% in real terms following the 2008 financial crash, according to new research by a respected economic think tank.

99 tested for Ebola in England: PHE

Barry And District News: Nurse William Pooley tested positive for Ebola and was treated at the Royal Free Hospital in London

1:33pm Monday 24th November 2014

Nearly 100 people have been tested for Ebola in hospitals across England this year.

William to visit China next year

Barry And District News: The Duke of Cambridge is to visit China

1:17pm Monday 24th November 2014

The Duke of Cambridge is pay a visit to China next year, sources have said.

We must do better at home - Eriksen

Barry And District News: Christian Eriksen has set his sights on improving Tottenham's home form

1:10pm Monday 24th November 2014

Christian Eriksen has set his sights on curing Tottenham's White Hart Lane woe after getting his side out of jail at Hull.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Britney Spears read Mean Tweets

Barry And District News: Gwyneth Paltrow praises ex Chris Martin at gala

1:08pm Monday 24th November 2014

Gwyneth Paltrow and Britney Spears are the latest celebs to read out Mean Tweets for Jimmy Kimmel.

Brenton Thwaites 'to set sail in Pirates 5'

Barry And District News: Brenton Thwaites 'to set sail in Pirates 5'

12:48pm Monday 24th November 2014

Aussie actor Brenton Thwaites could be joining Johnny Depp in the fifth Pirates Of The Caribbean film.

Chaos on set at David Walliams' drama

Barry And District News: Chaos on set at David Walliams' drama

12:48pm Monday 24th November 2014

David Walliams has had to leave the set of his latest TV project after the smoke alarms went off.

Mattiacci replaced at Ferrari

Barry And District News: Team principal Marco Mattiacci has been shown the door by Ferrari

12:27pm Monday 24th November 2014

Marco Mattiacci has been axed as Ferrari team principal after just seven months in the job.

Pellegrini plays down striker fears

Barry And District News: Manchester City have played down fitness concerns over striker Sergio Aguero

12:16pm Monday 24th November 2014

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has played down concerns over the fitness of Sergio Aguero and Stevan Jovetic ahead of Tuesday's crucial clash against Bayern Munich.

December decision for Button

Barry And District News: McLaren driver Jenson Button has been promised a decision next month

12:15pm Monday 24th November 2014

Jenson Button will have to wait until the conclusion of a McLaren board meeting in early December before discovering his fate.

Made In Chelsea's Cheska Hull reveals depression struggle

Barry And District News: Made In Chelsea's Cheska Hull reveals depression struggle

12:08pm Monday 24th November 2014

Made In Chelsea’s Cheska Hull has come clean about her struggle with depression.

Lily Allen snubbed 'smug' Band Aid

Barry And District News: Lily Allen snubbed 'smug' Band Aid

12:08pm Monday 24th November 2014

Lily Allen has explained why she decided against being part of Band Aid 30 alongside Bob Geldof.

Nicole Kidman relishes her villain's role in Paddington

Barry And District News: Nicole Kidman relishes her villain's role in Paddington

11:57am Monday 24th November 2014

Nicole Kidman has said at the premiere of Paddington that she loves playing the villain of the film.

England keen to avoid rainy days

Barry And District News: Ian Bell is still intent on self-improvement

11:36am Monday 24th November 2014

England are resigned to the fact they must beat the Sri Lankan rain, as well as opposition batsmen and bowlers, over the next three weeks.

Waldrom in for Vunipola

Barry And District News: Billy Vunipola will miss out again this weekend, this time because of injury

11:31am Monday 24th November 2014

England number eight Billy Vunipola has been replaced by Thomas Waldrom in the squad preparing for Saturday's QBE International against Australia because of concussion.

Selena Gomez had Taylor Swift in tears at the American Music Awards

Barry And District News: Selena Gomez had Taylor Swift in tears at the American Music Awards

11:28am Monday 24th November 2014

No, they haven’t had a bust up.

David Beckham reveals injury heartache

Barry And District News: David Beckham reveals injury heartache

11:28am Monday 24th November 2014

Former footballer David Beckham said his wife Victoria was understanding about his Achilles injury.

Red carpet hits and misses at the AMAs

Barry And District News: Red carpet hits and misses at the AMAs

11:18am Monday 24th November 2014

Rita Ora and Kate Beckinsale were among the stars who got it right on the red carpet at the American Music Awards.

Band Aid 30 storms to top spot

Barry And District News: Band Aid 30 storms to top spot

11:15am Monday 24th November 2014

Band Aid 30′s Do They Know It’s Christmas? has topped the UK singles chart in its opening week.

Jake Quickenden beats Critter Cube to bag jungle feast for celebs

Barry And District News: Jake Quickenden beats Critter Cube to bag jungle feast for celebs

11:15am Monday 24th November 2014

Hunk Jake Quickenden triumphed in his bushtucker trial to win meals for his I’m A Celebrity campmates.

Blow for Bowen's Xmas attraction

Barry And District News: A Christmas attraction designed with the help of Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen has been shut for improvements after just one day

11:13am Monday 24th November 2014

A customer backlash on social media forced a Christmas-themed attraction by celebrity designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen to temporarily close its doors after just one day.

New paper 'flies independence flag'

Barry And District News: A man reads The National newspaper at a newsagent in Plean

11:13am Monday 24th November 2014

A new Scottish newspaper has been launched that "will fly a vibrant flag for independence".

Drugs probe as two held after blast

Barry And District News: West Midlands Police arrested two men after an explosion wrecked a flat in West Heath, Birmingham

11:13am Monday 24th November 2014

Two men have been arrested after an explosion destroyed a flat, with detectives potentially linking the blast to illegal drugs production.

Settlement in web trolling case

Barry And District News: Google made extensive efforts to remove posts by trolls, a court heard

11:13am Monday 24th November 2014

A businessman who said he was a victim of "extreme internet trolling" has announced the settlement of a High Court dispute with internet search engine Google.

Italian woman joins space station

Barry And District News: Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti is a crew member of the mission to the International Space Station (AP)

11:13am Monday 24th November 2014

The International Space Station is housing two women on long-term missions for only the second time in its 16-year history.

Lawyer facing 'deception' probe

Barry And District News: The Metropolitan Police are investigating a London lawyer over 'fictitious litigation'

11:13am Monday 24th November 2014

A lawyer is being investigated by police after practising a "breathtaking" deception over more than three years, a judge has said.

Rise in human trafficking victims

Barry And District News: UNODC executive director Yury Fedotov said the report shows there is no place in the world where people are safe from human trafficking.

11:13am Monday 24th November 2014

The number of human trafficking victims identified in the UK has more than doubled since 2010, according to a United Nations (UN) report.

Jennifer Lopez proves she's still got it at the American Music Awards

Barry And District News: Jennifer Lopez proves she's still got it at the American Music Awards

10:36am Monday 24th November 2014

If you missed her explosive performance, then look no further – we’ve rounded up the best of the best pics from the closing show.

Hamilton fresh from title party

Barry And District News: Lewis Hamilton celebrated his second world title on Sunday

9:31am Monday 24th November 2014

Lewis Hamilton celebrated his Formula One title triumph with watermelon juice, a couple of sips of Cognac and by swapping stories of his formative years in go-karting.

The 10 hottest moments of the AMAs

Barry And District News: The 10 hottest moments of the AMAs

9:16am Monday 24th November 2014

Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and One Direction were among the A-list chart stars at the American Music Awards.

Judge considers halting Dewani case

Barry And District News: Shrien and Anni Dewani (Bristol Evening Post/PA)

7:55am Monday 24th November 2014

A judge in South Africa is expected to consider today whether the case against Shrien Dewani should be thrown out.

One Direction win artist of the year at American Music Awards

Barry And District News: One Direction win artist of the year at American Music Awards

12:59pm Monday 24th November 2014

The boy band took a trio of awards at the AMAs.

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