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Mutch makes Palace move

Barry And District News: Jordon Mutch has left QPR for Crystal Palace

2:07pm Thursday 29th January 2015

Jordon Mutch has completed his move to Crystal Palace, ending a short, ill-fated stay with QPR.

Gwyneth Paltrow says a vagina steam is a 'must-do' spa treatment

Barry And District News: Gwyneth Paltrow says a vagina steam is a 'must-do' spa treatment

1:58pm Thursday 29th January 2015

She described it as an “energetic release”. TMI Gwynnie. TMI.

Rita Ora: I'm excited to be singing at the Oscars

Barry And District News: Rita Ora: I'm excited to be singing at the Oscars

1:38pm Thursday 29th January 2015

Rita Ora said she’s “excited” about performing at the Oscars.

Actor Cox leaves Labour for SNP

Barry And District News: Actor Brian Cox has attacked the 'empty rhetoric' of leading members of the Labour Party

1:37pm Thursday 29th January 2015

Actor Brian Cox has quit the Labour Party and joined the Scottish National Party.

University considers refund plans

Barry And District News: The University of the West of Scotland is looking at introducing a rebate system for fee-paying students who fail to complete their degrees

1:37pm Thursday 29th January 2015

Students who fail their degrees could have their fees refunded under plans being considered by one of Scotland's largest modern universities.

Greenpeace slam Shell's Arctic plan

Barry And District News: Greenpeace has criticised Shell's plans to drill for oil in the Alaskan Arctic

1:37pm Thursday 29th January 2015

Environmentalists have hit out at Shell's plans to drill in the Arctic this year.

MPs' 'plan to push over cameraman'

Barry And District News: The debating chamber in the Commons, which has been filmed as part of the BBC's season to mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta

1:37pm Thursday 29th January 2015

MPs plotted to sabotage a fly-on-the-wall documentary about the House of Commons by pushing over a cameraman, it has been claimed.

Taylor Swift trademarks partying like it's 1989

Barry And District News: Taylor Swift trademarks partying like it's 1989

1:28pm Thursday 29th January 2015

Taylor Swift has trademarked certain catchphrases from her new album 1989.

Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler spends night in jail

Barry And District News: Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler spends night in jail

1:28pm Thursday 29th January 2015

Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler was arrested following a fight in a US bar.

Downton Abbey fans in shock at reports of the end coming

Barry And District News: Downton Abbey fans in shock at reports of the end coming

1:28pm Thursday 29th January 2015

Rumours are circulating that series six could be the last for Downton Abbey.

Marcia Gay Harden: Fifty Shades cast still haven't seen movie

Barry And District News: Marcia Gay Harden: Fifty Shades cast still haven't seen movie

1:28pm Thursday 29th January 2015

The Fifty Shades Of Grey movie is so top secret even the cast haven’t seen it.

Energy profit 'up to £114 per home'

Barry And District News: The estimated profit is 9% of the average dual-fuel bill

1:17pm Thursday 29th January 2015

Energy companies stand to increase their profits to £114 per household over the next year, even after cutting tariffs in response to dramatic falls in wholesale prices.

Murray aims for fourth time lucky

Barry And District News: Andy Murray, pictured, saw off Tomas Berdych in four sets to reach the final in Melbourne (AP)

1:11pm Thursday 29th January 2015

Andy Murray spoke of his pride at reaching a fourth Australian Open final in the last six years after winning a bad-tempered semi-final clash with Tomas Berdych on Thursday.

Broadcasters stick with debate plan

Barry And District News: David Cameron, left, claimed the 2010 debates 'sucked the life' out of the election campaign

12:36pm Thursday 29th January 2015

Broadcasters have rejected David Cameron's call for proposed televised debates between the leaders of the UK's main political parties to be moved forward so they take place before the official start of the general election campaign.

Victim makes court plea to burglars

Barry And District News: Paul Kohler was savagely beaten at his home (Met Police/PA Wire)

12:36pm Thursday 29th January 2015

A university professor who was savagely beaten in his home by a gang of burglars has faced them in court and demanded they explain "the real reason" he was targeted.

Charles to return to Saudi Arabia

Barry And District News: The Prince of Wales arriving in Saudi Arabia on a previous tour

12:36pm Thursday 29th January 2015

The Prince of Wales will make an official visit to Saudi Arabia next month, just a few weeks after flying to the country to pay his respects following the death of King Abdullah.

Toulon's Armitage in police custody

Barry And District News: Steffon Armitage was held at a French police station overnight

12:33pm Thursday 29th January 2015

Steffon Armitage is being held in custody at a French police station, his club Toulon have confirmed.

Rises in fuel duty not ruled out

Barry And District News: An energy minister has refused to rule out a rise in fuel duties following a drop in oil prices

12:27pm Thursday 29th January 2015

An energy minister has refused to rule out a rise in fuel duties following a drop in oil prices.

Hollyoaks' Nikki Sanderson wants Maxine to find love again

Barry And District News: Hollyoaks' Nikki Sanderson wants Maxine to find love again

12:20pm Thursday 29th January 2015

Nikki Sanderson wants her Hollyoaks character Maxine Minniver to find love again.

Kim Kardashian reveals what naughty North West did with dad Kanye's phone

Barry And District News: Kim Kardashian reveals what naughty North West did with dad Kanye's phone

12:20pm Thursday 29th January 2015

Kim Kardashian says she wants to have a sibling for daughter North West.

Catastrophe to return for series 2

Barry And District News: Catastrophe to return for series 2

12:20pm Thursday 29th January 2015

Catastrophe has already been confirmed for a second series by Channel 4.

Mortgage company wins court battle

Barry And District News: The mortgage company is linked to the West Bromwich Building Society

12:19pm Thursday 29th January 2015

A financial specialist has lost the latest round of a legal fight with a mortgage company which lawyers say could affect a million people who own buy-to-let properties.

Allardyce frustrated with Senegal

Barry And District News: West Ham manager Sam Allardyce, pictured left, has defended the decision to play Diafra Sakho, right, despite the Senegal striker missing the African Nations Cup

12:16pm Thursday 29th January 2015

Sam Allardyce is certain Diafra Sakho will not be banned from turning out for West Ham and has aimed a shot at the Senegalese Football Federation for its handling of Cheikhou Kouyate.

Madonna: Getting 'high' never came naturally to me

Barry And District News: Madonna: Getting 'high' never came naturally to me

11:47am Thursday 29th January 2015

Madonna reckons she has never had the stamina to take drugs.

Eddie Redmayne: My 'inappropriate' behaviour

Barry And District News: Eddie Redmayne: My 'inappropriate' behaviour

11:16am Thursday 29th January 2015

Eddie Redmayne said Jennifer Aniston could have “slapped” him and his wife for being “stalkers”.

Corrie's Sally Dynevor does not want Kevin back

Barry And District News: Corrie's Sally Dynevor does not want Kevin back

11:16am Thursday 29th January 2015

Corrie’s Sally Dynevor doesn’t want Sally and Kevin Webster to get back together.

Galloway urges Cup tie intervention

Barry And District News: Bradford City caused one of the biggest FA Cup shocks in recent years by beating Chelsea 4-2 at Stamford Bridge

11:12am Thursday 29th January 2015

Sports Minister Helen Grant has been urged to intervene to persuade broadcasters to screen the next step of Bradford City's FA Cup adventure.

Thailand murder-accused cash appeal

Barry And District News: David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23, were found dead on a beach on the Thai island of Koh Tao in September (Foreign and Commonwealth Office/PA Wire)

11:12am Thursday 29th January 2015

Two migrant workers accused of killing two British students in Thailand are being held in cramped prison conditions as they seek to raise sufficient funds to ensure a fair trial, campaigners have said.

Sabbath star spends night in jail

Barry And District News: Geezer Butler is Black Sabbath's bass player

11:12am Thursday 29th January 2015

Veteran rocker Geezer Butler has spent a night in jail after he was arrested following a fight in a US bar.

Ads surge boosts Facebook profits

Barry And District News: For the seventh quarter in a row, Facebook has beaten profit and revenue forecasts, continuing to win more mobile advertising revenue (AP)

11:12am Thursday 29th January 2015

Facebook has posted annual profits of almost three billion US dollars (£2 billion) after a surge in advertising in the final three months of the year.

Clegg cautions over outright win

Barry And District News: Nick Clegg has said an outright win for either the Tories or Labour in May's election would jeopardise the country's economic recovery

11:12am Thursday 29th January 2015

Outright victory for either Labour or Conservatives in the general election would put Britain's economic recovery in jeopardy, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has claimed.

David Tennant is a tad excited about Marvel role

Barry And District News: David Tennant is a tad excited about Marvel role

11:07am Thursday 29th January 2015

David Tennant has kept schtum about his Marvel character – but said he’s “thrilled” to be playing him.

Brad Pitt in talks to star in Angelina Jolie's new movie

Barry And District News: Brad Pitt in talks to star in Angelina Jolie's new movie

10:44am Thursday 29th January 2015

Brad Pitt is in talks to star in wife Angelina Jolie’s next directorial project Africa.

Mourinho stance strengthens squad

Barry And District News: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, pictured, continues to defend his players in the face of criticism

10:33am Thursday 29th January 2015

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's unequivocal public support of his players in the face of criticism can only galvanise the squad for the challenges ahead, according to former Blues defender Frank Sinclair.

Grant 'concerned' by swimming dip

Barry And District News: Sport England says it is disappointed and concerned at swimming's eight per cent drop which has significantly affected overall participation numbers in sport

10:06am Thursday 29th January 2015

Swimming is facing a significant funding cut after a huge fall in participation numbers over the last year, with 245,000 fewer people taking part in the sport.

Hewitt to retire in 2016

Barry And District News: Lleyton Hewitt will retire from tennis after his 20th Australian Open next year

10:06am Thursday 29th January 2015

Former Wimbledon and US Open champion Lleyton Hewitt has announced his intention to retire from tennis after playing his 20th Australian Open next year.

Morgan to enter IPL auction

Barry And District News: Eoin Morgan will enter this year's IPL auction

10:06am Thursday 29th January 2015

England one-day captain Eoin Morgan will enter this year's Indian Premier League auction after admitting his hopes of a Test recall have been "scaled down".

Parling to join Exeter

Barry And District News: Geoff Parling will join Exeter in the summer

10:06am Thursday 29th January 2015

England forward Geoff Parling will join Exeter in the summer on a two-year deal, the Aviva Premiership club have announced.

Amir cleared to return in Pakistan

Barry And District News: Mohammad Amir has been cleared to return to action in Pakistan

10:06am Thursday 29th January 2015

Mohammad Amir, the convicted spot-fixer, has been cleared for an early return to domestic cricket in Pakistan by the International Cricket Council.

Williams beats Keys into final

Barry And District News: Serena Williams reached her sixth Australian Open final (AP)

10:06am Thursday 29th January 2015

Serena Williams overcame a spirited challenge from teenager Madison Keys to become the oldest Australian Open finalist in the open era on Thursday.

Pochettino: Killer touch was needed

Barry And District News: Mauricio Pochettino had a nervy night against Sheffield United

10:06am Thursday 29th January 2015

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino accepted his side almost paid the price for failing to kill off Sheffield United early in their Capital One Cup semi-final.

Go bananas for the Minions Super Bowl ad

Barry And District News: Go bananas for the Minions Super Bowl ad

9:58am Thursday 29th January 2015

A new teaser trailer for the Minions movie has been released to air during the Super Bowl.

Insolvencies lowest since 2005

Barry And District News: The Insolvency Service said 99,196 individual insolvencies were recorded last year

9:46am Thursday 29th January 2015

The number of people who slipped into personal insolvency in 2014 was at its lowest level in nine years, official figures show.

What was Johnny Depp's bizarre excuse for missing a press conference?

Barry And District News: What was Johnny Depp's bizarre excuse for missing a press conference?

9:39am Thursday 29th January 2015

Johnny Depp claimed a mythical beast kept him from attending a press conference in Japan.

Kasabian's Sergio Pizzorno hits out at Brits

Barry And District News: Kasabian's Sergio Pizzorno hits out at Brits

9:39am Thursday 29th January 2015

Kasabian have accused Brit bosses of trying to “shut rock ‘n’ roll out” of the music ceremony.

House prices cool for fifth month

Barry And District News: House price rises have cooled for the fifth month in a row, analysts have revealed

9:32am Thursday 29th January 2015

The pace of house price growth softened for the fifth month in a row in January, Nationwide Building Society has reported.

Kasabian star hits out at Brits

Barry And District News: Serge Pizzorno lamented the lack of working class rock n' roll bands in the industry

9:31am Thursday 29th January 2015

Kasabian guitarist Sergio Pizzorno has said his band are victims of a "conspiracy" after not receiving a Brit awards nomination this year.

Cowell's out to tapas Latino talent

Barry And District News: Simon Cowell is looking for a Latino band for his new talent show

9:31am Thursday 29th January 2015

Music mogul Simon Cowell has announced he is already on the hunt for the next One Direction - but they must be Latino.

Crossrail workers tunnel under City

Barry And District News: Workmen look on as tunnel machine Elizabeth, named after the Queen, breaks through into the east end of Crossrail's Liverpool Street station

9:31am Thursday 29th January 2015

Workers on the £14.8bn Crossrail project have made their latest breakthrough by tunnelling under the City of London.

New league tables 'trip schools up'

Barry And District News: More than 300 schools fell beneath the Government's floor target this year after failing to ensure enough pupils gained five good GCSE grades

9:31am Thursday 29th January 2015

Headteachers have warned that schools are being "tripped up" by constant league table changes, as new rankings showed that the number of secondaries considered under-performing has doubled in a year.

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