Press Association 2014 LATEST

Deaths fall 'with use of software'

Barry And District News: Death rates at two hospitals fell after nurses used handheld computers instead of paper charts to record patients' vital signs, according to research

12:11am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Death rates at two large hospitals fell by more than 15% after nurses started using handheld computers instead of paper charts to record patients' vital signs, according to new research.

'Sexual' e-cigarette ad restricted

Barry And District News: A television ad for e-cigarettes attracted more than 80 complaints that it irresponsibly sexualised use of the devices

12:11am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A television ad for e-cigarettes has been restricted to post-9pm screenings following more than 80 complaints that it irresponsibly sexualised use of the devices.

Call to help bipolar teenagers

Barry And District News: Teenagers with bipolar disorder often go undiagnosed

12:11am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Many youngsters who have bipolar disorder can go for years without having their symptoms recognised, health officials have warned.

Least staff trust in public sector

Barry And District News: Public sector workers have the lowest levels of trust in their organisations following several years of spending cuts, a report found

12:11am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Public sector workers have the lowest levels of trust in their organisations following several years of spending cuts, a new report has revealed.

'Policy based evidence' criticised

Barry And District News: The Department of Health should seek "evidence based policy" not "policy based evidence", a former tsar said

12:11am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Politicians push for evidence that supports whatever initiative they back, but formal evaluation often shows such initiatives to have failed, according to a former health tsar.

Cooper vows to reverse police cuts

Barry And District News: Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper will pledge to halt the closure of domestic violence refuges

12:11am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Yvette Cooper will today unveil plans to reduce cuts at the Home Office, restoring 1,000 police officers and halting the closure of domestic violence refuges.

Please release Alan, urges wife

Barry And District News: Alan Henning is being held hostage by Islamic State

12:11am Wednesday 24th September 2014

The wife of British hostage Alan Henning has urged Islamic State to release him after she received an audio message from her husband pleading for his life.

UK set to offer more military aid

Barry And District News: Barack Obama, secretary of state John Kerry, and other officials, meet the representatives of Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, United Arab Emirates and Iraq in New York

12:11am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Britain looks set to ramp up its military involvement in the struggle against the Islamic State terror group, as David Cameron addresses the United Nations in New York.

Cricket club launches retail bond

Barry And District News: ancashire County Cricket Club is launching a retail bond to help it raise £3 million

12:06am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Lancashire County Cricket Club has announced the launch of its first retail bond to help it raise £3 million.

Pubs reduce VAT in tax cut campaign

Barry And District News: Campaigners are urging the hospitality industry to make Tax Equality Day their busiest day of the year to highlight the benefit of a VAT reduction

12:06am Wednesday 24th September 2014

More than 15,000 pubs, bars and restaurants across the UK will cut the price of food and drink by 7.5% today as part of a campaign to reduce VAT.

Referendum 'led to rent increases'

Barry And District News: Your Move said uncertainty over the outcome of the referendum led to a growth in the rental sector as cautious buyers delayed purchases

12:06am Wednesday 24th September 2014

The independence referendum pushed up rents across Scotland to an all-time high, property experts have said.

Bank offers online booking service

Barry And District News: Lloyds Bank's service allows people to book a face-to-face appointment

12:06am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Customers with Lloyds Bank will be able to book appointments themselves online to see a member of staff in branch, with the launch of a new service.

27% of homeowners 'fear rate rise'

Barry And District News: Some 27% think they will be in financial difficulty if the base rate rises above its historic 0.5% low, a poll shows

12:06am Wednesday 24th September 2014

One in four mortgage holders fear they will be in financial trouble when interest rates start to rise, research has found.

Superheroes back Children In Need

Barry And District News: Kristina Rihanoff, Ben Cohen, Peter Andre, Sarah-Jane Crawford and Louie Spence are supporting BBC Children In Need

12:04am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Strictly Come Dancing's Kristina Rihanoff and Xtra Factor host Sarah-Jane Crawford have donned capes and spandex to pose as superheroes to support this year's BBC Children In Need campaign.

Statins 'increase diabetes risk'

Barry And District News: The research was led by University College London

12:03am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Cholesterol-lowering drugs taken by thousands of Britons can directly increase the risk of diabetes because of the way they function, research has shown.

Reds squeeze through

Barry And District News: Middlesbrough's Albert Adomah is dejected after missing from the spot

11:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Liverpool had to come through an epic penalty shoot-out to get the better of Sky Bet Championship side Middlesbrough at Anfield and book their place in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup.

Saints see off Gunners

Barry And District News: Nathaniel Clyne's strike sunk Arsenal

10:03pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

An exquisite Nathaniel Clyne strike saw Arsenal's Capital One Cup campaign end at the third-round juncture for the first time in 12 years as Southampton secured a maiden win at the Emirates Stadium.

Swans topple Toffees at last

Barry And District News: Swansea romped to victory against Everton

9:54pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Swansea claimed their first-ever victory over Everton to reach the last 16 of the Capital One Cup.

Muniesa winner sends Stoke through

Barry And District News: Marc Muniesa scored both goals for Stoke

9:54pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Marc Muniesa proved the unlikely hero as Stoke came from behind to record a 2-1 victory at Sunderland to book a place in the Capital One Cup fourth-round draw.

Please release Alan, urges wife

Barry And District News: Alan Henning is being held hostage by Islamic State

9:19pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The wife of British hostage Alan Henning has urged Islamic State to release him after she received an audio message from her husband pleading for his life.

Clarke backed for 2016 captaincy

Barry And District News: Rory McIlroy reckons Darren Clarke, pictured, would be a great choice to captain the 2016 Europe Ryder Cup team

7:26pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Rory McIlroy believes fellow Northern Irishman Darren Clarke would make an ideal Europe captain for a Ryder Cup in the United States.

Leeds confirm Milanic as coach

Barry And District News: Darko Milanic could not turn down the offer to take charge at Leeds

7:13pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Darko Milanic has been confirmed the new head coach at Leeds.

Cameron urges global warming deal

Barry And District News: David Cameron urged a global deal on the environment

7:10pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Prime Minister David Cameron has called for the international community to come together behind a "new, ambitious global deal" to restrict global warming to 2C.

Missing Banksy displayed at school

Barry And District News: Latest arts news

6:44pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A Banksy artwork which disappeared from a building wall has been exhibited in a school - after being hidden under a bed for four years.

Elba releasing Mandela-inspired LP

6:44pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Idris Elba is releasing an album inspired by Nelson Mandela after he played the South African statesman in the biopic Long Walk To Freedom.

Hoax death caller gets prison term

Barry And District News: A hoax caller lured victims to the George Eliot Hospital in the mistaken belief that one of their relatives had died

6:39pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A callous hoax-caller who phoned families at random and falsely claimed their relatives had died has been jailed for four months.

Elba releasing Mandela-inspired LP

Barry And District News: Idris Elba has been inspired to make music after playing Nelson Mandela on the big screen

5:40pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Idris Elba is releasing an album inspired by Nelson Mandela after he played the South African statesman in the biopic Long Walk To Freedom.

McDowell: US aces 'need' cup glory

Barry And District News: Graeme McDowell is well aware of how determined the American side are to make amends for what happened two years ago

5:30pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter are not the only European players with targets on their backs this week, according to Ryder Cup team-mate Graeme McDowell.

PM: Queen 'purred' after No vote

Barry And District News: David Cameron smiled as he recalled how he was able to tell the Queen it was 'all right' after the Scottish referendum resulted in a victory for the No camp

5:11pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

David Cameron was caught on camera claiming the Queen "purred" down the line after he informed her Scotland had not voted for independence.

Miliband accuses PM over Scotland

Barry And District News: Ed Miliband has accused David Cameron of learning the "wrong lessons" from Scotland

5:08pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Ed Miliband has accused David Cameron of learning the "wrong lessons" from Scotland as he urged people to be proud of being English as well as British.

Murray 'to be dancefloor disaster'

Barry And District News: Craig Revel Horwood hasn't been impressed by Judy Murray's dancing so far

5:04pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Craig Revel Horwood is predicting Judy Murray will be a dancefloor disaster when she makes her debut on Strictly Come Dancing this weekend.

Manilow's duets from beyond grave

Barry And District News: Barry Manilow has recorded duets with some late music legends

4:48pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Barry Manilow has recorded an entire album of duets with superstars - all of whom are dead.

BA pilot 'sought out underage boys'

Barry And District News: British Airways pilot Bartle Frere sent messages to underage boys in India, the court heard

4:07pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A British Airways pilot used his job flying passengers around the world to meet underage boys and lavish them with money and gifts, a court heard today.

August borrowing climbs to £11.6bn

Barry And District News: Public borrowing in August was higher than forecast

4:07pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Britain's finances remained under pressure last month after figures showed borrowing reached £11.6 billion, an increase of £700 million on a year ago.

Cook set to retain place

Barry And District News: Alastair Cook appears set to be retained as England's ODI captain

3:49pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Alastair Cook is set to be confirmed as England's prospective World Cup captain when the selectors announce their squad to travel first to Sri Lanka for seven one-day internationals.

Labour vow of 'hard work, fair pay'

Barry And District News: Ed Miliband highlighted the plight of the low paid

3:34pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The Labour leader has pledged to help low paid workers, with a plan for jobs and wages to end inequality and boost the minimum wage.

Ex-JJB chief faces £1m fraud trial

Barry And District News: Former JJB Sports boss Christopher Ronnie has gone on trial at  Southwark Crown Court

3:28pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The former chief executive of sports goods company JJB Sports has gone on trial in connection with an alleged £1 million fraud in relation to contracts.

Motor insurance reforms set out

Barry And District News: Proposals for the motor insurance market could wipe around £20 off the cost of a typical driver's premium

3:19pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A watchdog will set out how competition can be improved in the £11 billion private motor insurance market in a finalised report tomorrow.

Reds' Anfield plans get go-ahead

Barry And District News: Liverpool have been given the green light for their planned redevelopment of Anfield

3:07pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Liverpool have won planning permission from the city's council to start redeveloping Anfield.

Grimshaw bids for twerking record

Barry And District News: Nick Grimshaw is hoping to make the record books with his twerking

2:54pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Breakfast show host Nick Grimshaw is undergoing intensive training in an effort to set a new world record - for twerking.

DJ Travis guilty of groping woman

Barry And District News: Dave Lee Travis denied the charges

2:43pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis has been found guilty of groping a female TV personality.

Blues let football do the talking

Barry And District News: Steve Holland pointed out Chelsea have scored twice as many Premier League goals as City so far this term

2:41pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Chelsea believe the statistics speak for themselves in response to Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini's "small team" taunt.

Hamilton urged to enjoy pressure

Barry And District News: Anthony Hamilton, pictured, has told son Lewis to enjoy every minute of this season's Formula One title scrap

2:19pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Anthony Hamilton has urged son Lewis to enjoy the pressure that comes with this year's Formula One world title fight.

Parling adds to England injury woes

Barry And District News: Tom Youngs will miss England's autumn internationals with a shoulder injury

2:19pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

England's injury problems continue to mount after the loss of Tom Youngs for the entire autumn was compounded by growing concerns over the long-term health of Geoff Parling.

Lampard may face Chelsea again

Barry And District News: Manchester City's Frank Lampard applauds the fans after scoring against his old club Chelsea.

2:06pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Frank Lampard's final match of his loan spell at Manchester City could be against his old club Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on January 31.

Tall tale for ex-Corrie star Keegan

Barry And District News: Michelle Keegan has a new TV role

1:39pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Michelle Keegan and Jason Manford have been cast in a new BBC One drama from the makers of hit show Happy Valley.

McGinley makes Ferguson admission

Barry And District News: Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson will address Europe's Ryder Cup team on Tuesday night

1:37pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

He wanted to keep it a secret, but Paul McGinley had to admit that Sir Alex Ferguson would address his European team on Tuesday evening ahead of the 40th Ryder Cup.

Anderson: Coleman is Who veteran

Barry And District News: Samuel Anderson says Jenna Coleman has helped him out on the Doctor Who set

1:28pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Doctor Who newcomer Samuel Anderson has said Jenna Coleman was like a helpful big sister when he joined the show.

Poison accused 'wished mother dead'

Barry And District News: Julie Wong leaves Southwark Crown Court in London after giving evidence at the court case of Kuntal Patel who denies trying to murder her mother and acquiring a biological agent or toxin.

1:22pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A graphic designer confessed that she hoped her mother "dies soon" a year before she poisoned her in a Breaking Bad-inspired murder plot, a court heard.

Charitable Brown laughs off fine

Barry And District News: Roy Chubby Brown received a parking fine while making a donation to a hospital that treated him for cancer

1:22pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Comedian Roy Chubby Brown had to see the funny side of it when he was given a parking ticket at a hospital where he was handing over a £5,000 charity donation to help cancer patients.

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