Press Association 2014 LATEST

Third 'have creative work sideline'

Barry And District News: An increasing number of workers are turning hobbies and skills such as photography into money-earning ventures, research has found

12:06am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A third of workers are earning money from cooking, gardening, photography or other creative pursuits outside of their main job, according to a new study.

Prepayment energy users 'hard hit'

Barry And District News: Some prepayment energy customers are going without gas or electricity because of rising prices and unstable incomes, says Citizens Advice

12:06am Wednesday 1st October 2014

One in every six prepayment energy customers has gone without gas or electricity because of high costs, problems with topping up or faulty meters, a study has found.

Minimum wage workers doubled

Barry And District News: The adult minimum wage is increasing from £6.31 to £6.50

12:06am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Twice as many workers are being paid the national minimum wage than when the statutory rate was introduced in 1999, according to research to mark an increase in the hourly figure.

'Business booming' for woman comics

Barry And District News: Sarah Millican is one of a number of female comedians enjoying success

12:04am Wednesday 1st October 2014

The rise of stars including Sarah Millican and Miranda Hart has lead to a boom in ticket sales for female comics, according to an industry survey.

Pregnancy smoking 'hits fertility'

Barry And District News: Mothers who smoke when pregnant 'are potentially doing irreversible damage to their sons' fertility', experts said

12:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Mothers who smoke during pregnancy could damage the future fertility of their sons, new research has found.

Spandau Ballet reunite for premiere

Barry And District News: Spandau Ballet attending the premiere of Soul Boys of the Western World, Spandau Ballet: The Film at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

10:38pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Chart-topping '80s band Spandau Ballet reunited on stage for the first time in five years tonight as the band performed at the premiere of a film documenting their career.

Spandau Ballet reunite for premiere

Barry And District News: Spandau Ballet attending the premiere of Soul Boys of the Western World at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

10:29pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Chart-topping '80s band Spandau Ballet reunited on stage for the first time in five years tonight as the band performed at the premiere of a film documenting their career.

Phelps apology after driving charge

Barry And District News: Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time (AP)

10:29pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps said he is "deeply sorry" after he was arrested and charged with driving under the influence.

Old man Totti stuns City

Barry And District News: Sergio Aguero celebrates opening the scoring

9:55pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Roma's Francesco Totti became the oldest goalscorer in Champions League history as Manchester City escaped with a draw from their Group E clash.

Matic goal earns Blues opening win

Barry And District News: Nemanja Matic scored the only goal for Chelsea

9:51pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Nemanja Matic's first-half header was enough for Chelsea to record a first victory of Champions League Group G, but it should have been so much more comfortable than a 1-0 win at Sporting Lisbon.

Microsoft announces Windows 10

Barry And District News: Microsoft's previous upgrade, Windows 8, received mixed reviews from users

6:46pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Microsoft has announced the latest version of its Windows operating system, called Windows 10, at an event in San Francisco.

Soldier 'killed in revenge attack'

Barry And District News: Corporal Geoffrey McNeill was found dead in his room at Tern Hill's Clive Barracks in Shropshire

5:25pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A soldier was brutally and violently murdered by his comrade back at barracks in a possible revenge attack after an earlier punch-up, a jury has been told.

Africa Ebola crisis 'unprecedented'

Barry And District News: A woman walking past a poster to raise awareness of Ebola

5:25pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

The Ebola crisis in West Africa has developed at an "unprecedented level", experts have warned.

DJ Neil Fox bailed over sex claims

Barry And District News: Neil Fox, 53, known as Doctor Fox, is being questioned at a police station in central London

5:22pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

DJ Neil Fox has been bailed after he was arrested over alleged sex offences against two women.

Judge overturns fraudulent divorces

Barry And District News: The divorce petitions involved in the case were issued on a variety of dates between August 2010 and February 2012

4:53pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

The country's leading family judge has overturned scores of divorces obtained in the English courts by fraud.

Stamp duty takings surge by £1.5bn

Barry And District News: Stamp duty yield from England has grown the most significantly, which is likely in part to be due to the distorting effects of London and the South East, a report said

4:33pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Stamp duty takings from the sales of UK homes have surged by more than £1.5 billion year-on-year as the property market has moved into recovery, official figures show.

Martinez concern over Mirallas

Barry And District News: Everton's Kevin Mirallas pulled up injured during the Merseyside derby

3:26pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Everton manager Roberto Martinez fears forward Kevin Mirallas may have suffered a serious hamstring injury.

Account numbers considered in probe

Barry And District News: The new current account switching service was launched across the industry last September

3:12pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

An investigation into whether more people could be tempted into switching their current account if they were allowed to take their existing account number with them has been launched by the City regulator.

Rodgers: No unrest in Reds camp

Barry And District News: Mamadou Sakho has not travelled to Switzerland

2:39pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers denies there is unrest within the camp after a stuttering start to the season but admits he has warned defender Mamadou Sakho about his behaviour.

Murray battles past Janowicz

Barry And District News: Andy Murray battled into the second round of the China Open (AP)

2:25pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Andy Murray fought from a set down to defeat Jerzy Janowicz 6-7 (11/9) 6-4 6-2 and book his place in the second round of the China Open on Tuesday.

England duo sidelined

Barry And District News: Leicester Tigers expect Geoff Parling to be sidelined until December by concussion

2:25pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

England's injury problems continued to escalate after prop Alex Corbisiero and second row Geoff Parling were ruled out of the autumn series.

Chastain: Not acting leaves me down

Barry And District News: Jessica Chastain appears on the cover of the latest issue of Harper's Bazaar magazine (David Slijper/Harper's Bazaar)

2:06pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Jessica Chastain has told how she loves acting so much she feels depressed when she is not working.

Evans misses booze to get buff

Barry And District News: Luke Evans says he hates giving up booze to get fit (David Clerihew/Men's Health)

2:06pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Luke Evans has admitted the thing he misses most when making sacrifices to get buff is booze.

Clooney: Marriage pretty damn great

Barry And District News: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin wed in Venice

2:06pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

George Clooney has declared that married life "feels pretty damn great".

CCTV of robbers' brazen shop raid

Barry And District News: CCTV of one of the suspects during a robbery at an internet cafe and money exchange in Tottenham High Road, north London. (PA/Met Police)

1:58pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Dramatic CCTV footage of brazen robbers who forced a shop assistant to empty a safe before tying her up has been released by police.

Online essays 'of poor quality'

Barry And District News: Ofqual warned students that essays bought online are often not up to scratch and unlikely to achieve decent grades

1:58pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Sixth-formers attempting to cheat by buying essays online to submit as their own risk being sold poorly written, substandard work, the exams regulator has claimed.

Police seek Melanie murder decision

Barry And District News: Melanie Hall's body was found 13 years after she disappeared

1:58pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Detectives have asked prosecutors to authorise charging a man with the murder of university graduate Melanie Hall nearly 20 years ago.

RAF jets blast IS for first time

Barry And District News: Neil Fox, 53, known as Doctor Fox, is being questioned at a police station in central London

1:58pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

British jets have launched strikes against Islamic State (IS) forces in Iraq for the first time, it has been announced.

PayPal to separate from eBay

Barry And District News: PayPal's split from eBay is expected to occur in the second half of next year

1:45pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

PayPal is splitting from eBay and will become a separate and publicly traded company next year.

Cameron defends benefit freeze plan

Barry And District News: David Cameron insisted that the rich are 'paying their share' of tax

1:45pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

David Cameron has defended the decision to slash the welfare bill by £3.2 billion with a two-year benefit freeze which will hit 10 million of the unemployed and working poor.

Corbisiero blow for England

Barry And District News: Alex Corbisiero will be sidelined until the new year

1:15pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Alex Corbisiero will miss England's autumn Tests after suffering a shoulder injury.

Wenger: Giroud vital for Gunners

Barry And District News: Arsenal's Olivier Giroud has scored 41 goals since joining Arsenal

1:09pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hopes a new contract for France striker Olivier Giroud will help continue to develop the club's core of talent, but must do without key midfielder Aaron Ramsey for at least a month because of injury.

Workers relieved at toilet solution

Barry And District News: Workers at a new power station in Ferrybridge, West Yorkshire, after they walked out on unofficial strike in a row over toilets.

12:51pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Workers at a new power station who walked out on unofficial strike in a row over toilets have agreed to return to work after they were promised more facilities.

Ireland warned over Apple tax deal

Barry And District News: The European Commission has told the Irish Government it has doubts over its tax arrangements regarding Apple

12:51pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Ireland was warned more than three months ago that it may have broken European rules on state aid in two tax deals it struck with tech giant Apple.

Missing girl 'radicalised online'

Barry And District News: The family home of the 15 year old from Bristol who, along along with a 17-year-old from Lambeth, are missing and may be trying to get to Syria.

12:51pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A missing British girl believed to be heading to join extremists in Syria may have become radicalised online, family friends said.

Clooney: Marriage pretty damn great

Barry And District News: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin in Venice. (AP)

12:51pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Newlywed Hollywood star George Clooney has declared that married life "feels pretty damn great".

Police face teacher images probe

Barry And District News: Undated handout photo issued by Thorpe Hall School of former deputy headteacher Martin Goldberg.

12:51pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

An investigation has been launched into why it took police nine months to act over concerns about a deputy headteacher suspected of covertly taking indecent images of children.

Walsh: Cheryl cried at baby Bobby

Barry And District News: Kimberley Walsh says Cheryl Fernandez-Versini cried when she saw her baby

12:34pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Kimberley Walsh has revealed Cheryl Fernandez-Versini burst into tears the first time she saw her baby son Bobby.

Lennox: Beyonce is feminist lite

Barry And District News: Annie Lennox has branded Beyonce 'feminist lite'

12:34pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Annie Lennox has called Beyonce "feminist lite" and said she would like to talk to her about her true opinions.

Pattinson gives sister song advice

Barry And District News:  Lizzy Pattinson took tips from brother R-Patz on what songs to perform on The X Factor

12:34pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Robert Pattinson's sister Lizzy has revealed the Twilight hunk helped her choose the songs she would perform for her X Factor audition.

Sky announce Roche signing

Barry And District News: Nicolas Roche has signed for Team Sky for 2015

12:03pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Team Sky has announced the signing of Irishman Nicolas Roche as one of five new names for 2015.

Button looking to stay at McLaren

Barry And District News: Jenson Button hopes to be wearing McLaren colours once more next season

11:47am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Jenson Button has made another push to remain at McLaren after suggesting experience is the key if the team's rekindled relationship with Honda is to hit the ground running.

Poulter: Team strategy paid off

Barry And District News: Ian Poulter, centre, praised Europe's team spirit at Gleneagles

11:34am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Ian Poulter has revealed how the European team kept their egos in check in pursuit of team glory in the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.

Hull name change in arbitration

Barry And District News: Hull City owner and chairman Assem Allam wants to change the club's name to Hull Tigers

11:24am Tuesday 30th September 2014

The Football Association has confirmed its decision to reject Hull's name change is currently in arbitration.

Minaj 'excited' to host MTV Awards

Barry And District News: Nicki Minaj is hosting the MTV Europe Music Awards in Glasgow in November

10:58am Tuesday 30th September 2014

US rapper Nicki Minaj is to host MTV's Europe Music Awards .

Banksy art work at seaside town

Barry And District News: A security guard stands next to a mural called Art Buff created by street artist Banksy which appeared in Folkestone

10:58am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Art lovers are descending on a seaside town after a mural by street artist Banksy appeared on a wall.

Collina hails new concussion rules

Barry And District News: Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris after suffering a head injury against Everton in 2013

10:39am Tuesday 30th September 2014

UEFA referees' chief Pierluigi Collina says new concussion rules that come into force in the Champions League this week will clear up any doubts about when players are able to continue after suffering a head impact.

Wallis: Good horror is great art

Barry And District News: Annabelle Wallis stars in Annabelle

10:28am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Annabelle Wallis has revealed how terrifying her first experience of a horror film was as her new movie received its Hollywood premiere.

Kylie: I watch Spinal Tap on tour

Barry And District News: Kylie Minogue watches Spinal Tap on tour

10:28am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Kylie Minogue has revealed she has a tradition of watching Spinal Tap whenever she's on the road.

Minaj 'excited' to host MTV Awards

Barry And District News: Nicki Minaj is to host MTV's Europe Music Awards

10:28am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Nicki Minaj is to host MTV's Europe Music Awards .

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