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Press Association 2014

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Gas giant Centrica set to announce heavy job losses

Barry And District News: There is speculation that the British Gas owner will cut up to 2,000 posts

2:56am Thursday 30th July 2015

Gas giant Centrica is set to announce heavy job losses when it unveils its latest financial results today.

Calais migrants undeterred by Eurotunnel security blitz

Barry And District News: Migrants breach a fence as they escape from railway police in Calais (AP)

1:37am Thursday 30th July 2015

Migrants trying to reach Britain from Calais are remaining defiant as they made new attempts to storm the Channel Tunnel, just a day after one person was crushed to death under a truck.

Black men 'twice the risk of prostate cancer diagnosis than white men'

Barry And District News: Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK

1:00am Thursday 30th July 2015

Black men have twice the risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer than white men, researchers have said.

Sarah's Law disclosure figures spark 'postcode lottery' fears

Barry And District News: NSPCC chief Peter Wanless spoke of his dismay at the apparent discrepancies (NSPCC/PA)

12:23am Thursday 30th July 2015

Children may be at risk of abuse because of a "postcode lottery" in disclosures made under the paedophile warning system known as Sarah's Law, campaigners claim.

Spoonful of sugar tax 'will help the medicine go down', health experts argue

Barry And District News: A tax of around 70p per kilogram of sugar would "substantially reduce demand for sugar and sweets", according to a study.

12:23am Thursday 30th July 2015

A tax of around 70 pence per kilogram of sugar would "substantially reduce demand for sugar and sweets", lead people to lose an average 3.2 kilograms in weight, and lower the incidence of type 2 diabetes by 13%, according to a study.

Five genetically-different types of prostate cancer identified

Barry And District News: The "five ways" discovery was made by scientists who studied samples of healthy and cancerous tissue from more than 250 men

12:23am Thursday 30th July 2015

Five different recipes of prostate cancer have been identified, with major implications for the way the disease is treated.

Zayn Malik pledges to reveal 'real me' after record deal

Barry And District News: Former One Direction star Zayn Malik tweeted a picture showing him signing a new record contract

12:23am Thursday 30th July 2015

Former One Direction star Zayn Malik said he will reveal the "real me" to fans, as he tweeted a picture showing him signing a new record contract.

Experts issue end-of-life warning as shortage of unpaid carers expected

Barry And District News: The UK's increasingly ageing population will mean there will be fewer unpaid carers able to meet the demand in future, experts say

12:23am Thursday 30th July 2015

Unpaid carers to people with terminal cancer are providing health and social care worth £219 million each year - but health experts have warned that the Government is going to need to stump up more resources.

Rise in day surgery 'has saved NHS £2 billion'

Barry And District News: An increase in day surgery has saved the NHS around £2 billion, John Appleby of the King's Fund said

12:23am Thursday 30th July 2015

The increase in the NHS carrying out operations as day surgery has saved around £2 billion, according to the chief economist of a leading think tank.

David Cameron to raise Malaysia corruption claims

Barry And District News: Prime Minister David Cameron holds a press conference with his Vietnamese counterpart

12:23am Thursday 30th July 2015

David Cameron will challenge his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak over allegations of corruption which have triggered a political crisis in the country when the pair meet today.

David Cameron warns porn websites to block under-18s or face legal curbs

Barry And District News: Porn sites could be forced to introduce age verification measures

12:23am Thursday 30th July 2015

Internet pornographers have been given a final ultimatum to put in place measures to block under-18s from viewing explicit content or face tough new laws to close their websites down.

David Cameron: Pension plan charges could be capped

Barry And District News: Prime Minister David Cameron is setting out a consultation plan on pension changes

12:23am Thursday 30th July 2015

The amount savers are charged to withdraw their money from pension plans could be capped, under plans set out today.

75 firms named and shamed for not paying minimum wage

Barry And District News: Nearly 300 employers have been named and shamed for not paying minimum wage since 2013

12:12am Thursday 30th July 2015

Scores of employers who failed to pay staff the minimum wage have been named and shamed by the Government, including hairdressers, security firms, and a holiday park.

South West tops pensioner wellbeing location list

Barry And District News: North Yorkshire was the only place in the north of England to make the list

12:12am Thursday 30th July 2015

The South West of England has been tipped by a pensioner wellbeing index as the place to go to enjoy a long, healthy and safe retirement.

Flockstars: Meet the celebs chasing farm fame and glory

Barry And District News: Flockstars: Meet the celebs chasing farm fame and glory

12:11am Thursday 30th July 2015

Brendan Cole, Wendi Peters and Tony Blackburn are amongst the stars working with sheepdogs for ITV’s new show.

See Petra Nemcova in her underwear in new Ultimo shoot

Barry And District News: See Petra Nemcova in her underwear in new Ultimo shoot

12:11am Thursday 30th July 2015

Petra Nemcova is the new face of the underwear line to showcase their new Autumn/Winter 2015 collection.

Anti-semitic hate crimes soar in UK areas

Barry And District News: Anti-semitism is on the rise in many parts of the UK, the report found

12:07am Thursday 30th July 2015

The number of anti-semitic hate crimes reported to police has soared in parts of the UK, police figures reveal.

15 other RCA artists who Zayn could totally collab with

Barry And District News: 15 other RCA artists who Zayn could totally collab with

10:37pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Twitter is forming a mad supergroup of RCA artists for Zayn to work with NOW.

Simon Cowell confirms Zayn Malik has signed a deal with RCA Records

Barry And District News: Simon Cowell confirms Zayn Malik has signed a deal with RCA Records

10:37pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Now we just have to wait patiently for him to release a song…

Has Zayn Malik just signed a new record deal?!

Barry And District News: Has Zayn Malik just signed a new record deal?!

10:08pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Will Zayn be taking on One Direction in the charts?

Boyata gives Hoops advantage

Barry And District News: Dedryck Boyata, centre, netted a late header for Celtic

10:00pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Celtic's Champions League prospect became a whole lot brighter after Dedryck Boyata's late header gave them a narrow 1-0 victory over Qarabag at Parkhead.

Bramley apple pie filling gains EU recognition

Barry And District News: Bramley apple pie filling now enjoys EU status as a registered local delicacy

7:33pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Traditional Bramley apple pie filling already has its place in the heart of many Britons - and now a European ruling has recognised it as a historical delicacy too.

'Voice of Racing' Sir Peter O'Sullevan dies aged 97

Barry And District News: Sir Peter O'Sullevan who has died aged 97

6:26pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Veteran racing commentator Sir Peter O'Sullevan has died at the age of 97, BBC Sport has announced.

Phone and internet problems for BT broadband customers

Barry And District News: BT warned the issues could last into next week

6:26pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

BT broadband customers across the UK are reporting problems with both their phone lines and internet connections, as the firm warned the issues could last into next week.

Glasgow bin lorry crash 'could have been avoided if driver declared blackout'

Barry And District News: The crash in Glasgow city centre three days before Christmas left six people dead

6:25pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

The Glasgow bin lorry crash that killed six people days before Christmas could have been avoided if the driver "had told the truth" in his job application to the city council, an inquiry has heard.

Breaking Bad's Jesse Pinkman New Mexico home up for sale

Barry And District News: Breaking Bad's Jesse Pinkman New Mexico home up for sale

5:51pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

You’ll need at least £1 million to buy Aaron Paul’s fictional house on the hit TV show – meth lab not included.

'Voice of Racing' Sir Peter O'Sullevan dies aged 97

Barry And District News: 'Voice of Racing' Sir Peter O'Sullevan dies aged 97

5:51pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

The horse racing expert was a familiar face on television and the Daily Express for hopeful punters.

Drake responds to Meek Mill's Twitter rant by releasing an epic diss track, Back to Back

Barry And District News: Drake responds to Meek Mill's Twitter rant by releasing an epic diss track, Back to Back

5:39pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

“Is that a world tour, or your girl’s tour? ” asks Drake in his EPIC response.

Sir Peter O'Sullevan dies, aged 97

Barry And District News: Sir Peter O'Sullevan has died at the age of 97

5:37pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Sir Peter O'Sullevan, known to many as simply the 'Voice of Racing', has died at the age of 97.

Calvin Harris' 2002 nightclub photo shows he's really gone from geek to chic

Barry And District News: Calvin Harris' 2002 nightclub photo shows he's really gone from geek to chic

5:29pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

The Scottish DJ shared a nightclub photo from his teenage years – and he’s got a lot cooler since then.

Boy, four, dies after being found unconscious in pond

Barry And District News: Police were called after a boy was found unconscious in a pond

4:55pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

A four-year-old boy has died after being discovered unconscious in a pond.

Private tax-free toll bridge up for sale

Barry And District News: The Whitney-on-Wye toll bridge and cottage in Herefordshire has been put up for sale

4:54pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

A toll bridge home that offers the owners a tax free income has been put up for sale.

Total fined £1.4m after fatal oil refinery explosion

Barry And District News: Total has been fined after a worker died at an oil refinery

4:54pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Energy giant Total has been fined £1.4 million after a worker was killed in an oil refinery explosion.

Szczesny seals Roma loan switch

Barry And District News: Wojciech Szczesny will represent Roma during the 2015-16 season

4:30pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has joined Serie A title hopefuls Roma on a season-long loan deal.

Mugged pensioner Alan Barnes to move to Shetlands after 'calling from God'

Barry And District News: Alan Barnes is leaving the north east of England to follow a spiritual calling in the Shetlands

4:05pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

A disabled pensioner who inspired global sympathy after he was mugged is selling his house that was funded by well-wishers and will move to the Shetland Islands after getting a "calling from God".

Unison backs Jeremy Corbyn for Labour leadership as poll gives him big lead

Barry And District News: Jeremy Corbyn has received the backing of the trade union Unison for the leadership of the Labour Party

4:05pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Jeremy Corbyn has received another boost in his bid to become Labour leader after receiving the backing of one of the country's biggest trade unions.

Woman travelling with children held at airport in Syria 'terror' probe

Barry And District News: The woman was arrested at Birmingham Airport

4:05pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

A woman travelling with three children has been arrested at an airport on suspicion of preparing to travel to Syria to engage in terrorism.

Computer geek faces long jail sentence over bid to buy deadly ricin poison

Barry And District News: Mohammed Ali has been found guilty of trying to buy ricin after being inspired by the television series Breaking Bad

4:05pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

A computer geek is facing a lengthy jail sentence for trying to buy deadly ricin poison from the Dark Web after being inspired by the hit US television series Breaking Bad.

McIlroy will not defend title

Barry And District News: Rory McIlroy remains sidelined by a serious ankle injury

3:42pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

World number one Rory McIlroy will not defend his WGC-Bridgestone Invitational title next week as he continues his recovery from a serious ankle injury.

Tesco Bank reveals 'foregone interest' to current account customers

Barry And District News: Tesco Bank is providing more information to current account customers

3:39pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

A bank has pledged to make it clear to customers if they have money sitting in their current account that is not earning credit interest.

John Bishop is seeing double at Madame Tussauds

Barry And District News: John Bishop is seeing double at Madame Tussauds

3:38pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

“Have I seen you somewhere before?” as the comedian said to the Bishop.

Ricky Gervais and Cara Delevingne lead pack of celebrities horrified by Cecil the Lion shooting

Barry And District News: Ricky Gervais and Cara Delevingne lead pack of celebrities horrified by Cecil the Lion shooting

3:38pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Celebrities took to Twitter to express their outrage over the shooting of Cecil the Lion by an American dentist.

Life on Marbs: What does Natalie Richardson's husband wish she'd kept to herself?

Barry And District News: Life on Marbs: What does Natalie Richardson's husband wish she'd kept to herself?

3:07pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Natalie Richardson is appearing on Life On Marbs, but her husband would prefer to keep their life private.

Patriots blast Deflategate decision

Barry And District News: Tom Brady is due to miss the first four games of the 2015 season

2:23pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

The New England Patriots came out fighting on Wednesday in response to the news quarterback Tom Brady's four-game 'Deflategate' suspension would be upheld by the NFL.

Mourinho makes Benitez weight jibe

Barry And District News: Jose Mourinho, left, and Rafael Benitez, right, regularly sparred during the Spaniard's spell at Liverpool

1:45pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Jose Mourinho has hit back at Rafael Benitez's wife - with a remarkable jibe about his rival manager's weight.

Caulker out to prove himself

Barry And District News: QPR defender Steven Caulker will play for Southampton during the upcoming season

1:42pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Steven Caulker wants to prove himself at Southampton after suffering back-to-back Premier League relegations with Cardiff and QPR.

Woman wins court challenge to student loans eligibility criteria

Barry And District News: The Supreme Court ruled in favour of Beaurish Tigere

1:39pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

An aspiring university student who came to the UK when she was six has successfully challenged the eligibility criteria for student loans.

Marsh defends Haddin omission

Barry And District News: Selector Rod Marsh has defended the decision not to recall Brad Haddin, pictured, for the third Ashes Test

1:36pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Selector Rod Marsh believes Brad Haddin's lean streak with the bat left Australia with no option but to leave him out of the third Ashes Test.

Zimbabwean pair in court over death of Cecil the lion

Barry And District News: The lion, who was shot by an American dentist, pulled in a great deal of tourism

1:32pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Two Zimbabwean men who were arrested for illegally hunting a protected lion have appeared in court to face poaching charges.

Home owners 'dream of detached property with three bedrooms'

Barry And District News: About half of home owners desire a detached property, research shows

1:31pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

A detached property with three bedrooms is the type of residence that the majority of home owners would aspire to live in, a survey has found.

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