Press Association 2014 LATEST

Watson: I can beat Serena

Hereford Times: Heather Watson is targeting the biggest scalp in women's tennis

6:59pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

Heather Watson is adamant she can pull off the biggest shock at Wimbledon so far by defeating Serena Williams in the third round on Friday.

Killer Tobin attacked in prison

Hereford Times: Peter Tobin is understood to have been attacked at HMP Edinburgh

5:53pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

Serial killer Peter Tobin is said to be recovering in hospital after being attacked in prison.

Conor Maynard reveals why he is scared of women's bras

Hereford Times: Conor Maynard reveals why he is scared of women's bras

5:53pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

The singer was referencing his first tour, saying a mention of bra’s being thrown at him resulted in many more being pelted on stage every time he now performs.

Federer thrills on Centre Court

Hereford Times: Roger Federer defeated Sam Querrey to reach the third round of Wimbledon

5:31pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

Roger Federer thrilled Centre Court with an outrageous lob as he moved effortlessly into the third round of Wimbledon with a 6-4 6-2 6-2 victory over American Sam Querrey.

Smell test could diagnose autism

Hereford Times: People with autism react to smells, such as that of a rose, in a different way, researchers found

5:01pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

Testing a child's reaction to smells may provide an effective new way of diagnosing autism at young ages, research has shown.

Rihanna's shocking new song and other controversial music videos

Hereford Times: Rihanna's shocking new song and other controversial music videos

5:00pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

From Madonna and Sia to Lady Gaga and The Prodigy, here are eight videos that have caused controversy.

Robin Thicke blames marriage breakdown for losing Blurred Lines copyright case

Hereford Times: Robin Thicke blames marriage breakdown for losing Blurred Lines copyright case

5:00pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

Robin Thicke says a deposition for the Blurred Lines case took a backseat to his crumbling marriage.

Boy, 12, arrested over 'rape bid'

Hereford Times: Police said the inquiry was "sensitive"

4:57pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

A 12-year-old boy has been arrested following an attempted rape of an eight-year-old boy in Greater Manchester.

William praises defeated Lionesses

Hereford Times: William said the Lionesses should be proud of their achievements despite defeat against Japan

3:39pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

The Duke of Cambridge has praised the achievements of the England women's football team at the World Cup in Canada after they went out to Japan in the semi finals.

Onwards and upwards for Ward

Hereford Times: James Ward, pictured, saw off Jiri Vesely to reach Wimbledon's third round for the first time

3:31pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

Wimbledon hero James Ward insists he remains Britain's second-best player, despite losing the nation's official number-two berth to Slovenia-born Aljaz Bedene.

William to attend bombings memorial

Hereford Times: The Duke of Cambridge will join the event at the permanent memorial in London's Hyde Park

3:22pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

The Duke of Cambridge will join survivors and families of victims of the 7/7 London bombings next week to mark the 10th anniversary of the attacks, Kensington Palace said.

X Factor boot camp heading back to the country house?

Hereford Times: X Factor boot camp heading back to the country house?

3:08pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

The early audition round could be going back out on location.

BP to pay out £12bn for oil spill

Hereford Times: The agreement would settle all US federal, state and local claims for the Gulf of Mexico disaster, BP said

3:05pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

Oil giant BP said it had reached an 18.7 billion US dollar (£12 billion) legal settlement in the US to cover the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill that killed 11 workers five years ago.

Arnold Schwarzenegger: I would correct my mistakes

Hereford Times: Arnold Schwarzenegger: I've learned to let go

4:28pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

Terminator star Arnie said he prefers to look at the present and the future, than dwell on the past.

Sampson: No failures in this team

Hereford Times: Mark Sampson is incredibly proud of what England Women have achieved

2:29pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

Heartbroken England boss Mark Sampson hailed his "heroes" and dismissed the theory they joined a list of glorious failures by falling cruelly short of the Women's World Cup final.

Rumer Willis shows off her impressive bikini body

Hereford Times: Rumer Willis shows off her impressive bikini body

2:19pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

The star gave fans a peek at the impressive body she has been building.

Hottest day of the year: how did the celebrities cope?

Hereford Times: Hottest day of the year: how did the celebrities cope?

2:09pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

The nation’s celebrities shared their #hottestdayoftheyear photos on social media.

Rihanna's explicit new music video is shocking everyone with its nudity, bad language and gory violence

Hereford Times: Rihanna's explicit new music video is shocking everyone with its nudity, bad language and gory violence

2:09pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

RiRi is not known for being sweet and innocent, but her shocking new music video has stunned even her biggest fans.

Stokes ready for Australia ribbing

Hereford Times: Ben Stokes is ready for whatever Australia throw at him this summer

2:06pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

Ben Stokes claims he is ready for whatever Australia's wind-up merchants have in store for him during this summer's Ashes.

Murder victim's home a 'bombsite'

Hereford Times: Angela Wrightson, in a picture taken some years before her death

1:35pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

The trial of two girls aged 14 and 15 accused of murdering a six-and-a-half stone woman in her home has heard the first paramedic to arrive said the scene was like a "bombsite".

Truss 'held back' on fracking risk

Hereford Times: Green MP Caroline Lucas says the Government conducted itself "appallingly"

1:35pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

The Environment Secretary has been urged to apologise to communities facing fracking for "holding back" evidence of the risks of shale exploration in rural areas.

Demi Lovato defends Katy Perry, Jessie J rip off claims

Hereford Times: Demi Lovato defends Katy Perry, Jessie J rip off claims

1:20pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

The singer was accused of striking similarities between Cool For The Summer and other artists’ songs.

Sir Paul McCartney has a crush on the Queen - and doesn't mind if she knows it

Hereford Times: Sir Paul McCartney has a crush on the Queen - and doesn't mind if she knows it

12:28pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

The Beatles star had a crush on her from the age of 11, and hopes she’ll read about it in the press.

Brucie leads tributes to Doonican

Hereford Times: Singer and entertainer Val Doonican was a big star in the 60s

12:27pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

Sir Bruce Forsyth led tributes to Irish singer Val Doonican, who has died aged 88, describing him as a "lovely man".

Why has Gerard Butler's London Has Fallen trailer upset people?

Hereford Times: Why has Gerard Butler's London Has Fallen trailer upset people?

12:20pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

The film’s trailer, showing the capital being attacked, has bombed with fans for its bad timing.

Hull clubs to merge academies

Hereford Times: Adam Pearson is expecting others to follow the decision of the two Hull clubs to form a 'super academy'

12:15pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

Hull FC and Hull KR are to risk the wrath of their fans by casting aside their fierce rivalry to merge their youth development systems.

Fraudsters target current accounts

Hereford Times: At least 89 in every 10,000 applications for a current account are made by an imposter, Experian said

12:06pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

Current accounts are now the type of financial product most likely to be targeted by fraudsters, according to a credit checking company.

Hollyoaks spotted filming major new crash scene

Hereford Times: Hollyoaks spotted filming major new crash scene

12:01pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

The soap was out on location shooting a smash between a car and a police van.

Saints in Alderweireld talks

Hereford Times: Southampton have opened talks with Atletico Madrid over defender Toby Alderweireld

11:53am Thursday 2nd July 2015

Southampton have opened talks with Atletico Madrid over a permanent move for central defender Toby Alderweireld.

Carney wants to represent England

Hereford Times: Justin Carney wants to represent England

11:48am Thursday 2nd July 2015

Castleford's blockbusting Australian winger Justin Carney wants to play for England.

Rain arrives at Wimbledon

Hereford Times: Rain began to fall at Wimbledon on Thursday

11:48am Thursday 2nd July 2015

The start of play was delayed on the fourth morning of Wimbledon as light rain fell at the All England Club.

Singer and entertainer Val Doonican dies aged 88

Hereford Times: Singer and entertainer Val Doonican dies aged 88

2:09pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

His family told the BBC he died peacefully on Wednesday evening.

Emmerdale's Dominic Brunt beat shyness through acting

Hereford Times: Emmerdale's Dominic Brunt beat shyness through acting

11:29am Thursday 2nd July 2015

The actor got over a stutter by putting himself on the stage.

David Morrissey reveals lucky snake escape on The Walking Dead

Hereford Times: David Morrissey reveals lucky snake escape on The Walking Dead

11:19am Thursday 2nd July 2015

David Morrissey was a little unprepared when he first began working on the zombie show in Georgia

Sesame Street's Sonia Manzano retires - but hints at a return

Hereford Times: Sesame Street's Sonia Manzano retires - but hints at a return

11:08am Thursday 2nd July 2015

The long-time resident of the kids’ TV show is moving out from Sesame Street after 44 years.

'Photo cheque' to speed payments

Hereford Times: Plans to kill off cheques from 2018 were ditched a few years ago after an outcry from MPs, small businesses, charities and pensioners

11:06am Thursday 2nd July 2015

A new service which allows people to pay in cheques by taking a photo of them rather than having to go to their bank has been made available to nearly one million more people.

1,000 jobs to go at 'leaner' BBC

Hereford Times: The BBC says there is a £150 million shortfall in its licence fee income

10:52am Thursday 2nd July 2015

The BBC is making big changes to its structure, cutting more than 1,000 jobs, and stripping out layers of management because of a £150 million shortfall in its licence fee income as more people watch programmes online.

Price rise for basket of groceries

Hereford Times: The cost of a basket of groceries has gone up

10:47am Thursday 2nd July 2015

The cost of a basket of popular grocery items has risen slightly for the first time in more than six months, in what has been suggested could signal the end of supermarket price wars.

Over-65s 'owed £3,000 by children'

Hereford Times: Millions of over-65s are helping out their grown up children with loans, a survey has found

10:37am Thursday 2nd July 2015

Nearly one in four people aged over 65 years old are owed money by their adult children, a study has found.

Bill Joel steals fellow Piano Man Elton John's performance record

Hereford Times: Bill Joel steals fellow Piano Man Elton John's performance record

10:30am Thursday 2nd July 2015

Billy Joel has set a new record for most performances by a single artist at Madison Square Garden with his 65th show – besting Elton John.

Government sells £500m Lloyds stake

Hereford Times: The Government has now recouped around £12 billion of the £20.5 billion spent bailing out Lloyds

10:28am Thursday 2nd July 2015

The taxpayers' stake in Lloyds Banking Group has fallen to below 16% after the Government sold off another tranche of shares.

Many rail services 'unacceptable'

Hereford Times: Less than three-quarters of Virgin West Coast trains arrive within five minutes of their scheduled time, figures show

10:25am Thursday 2nd July 2015

Train passengers have hit out at "unacceptable" service from rail companies as new figures showed journeys are blighted by delays and complaints are not being answered on time.

Kelly Brook sizzles in new shoot as she's covered in gold paint

Hereford Times: Kelly Brook sizzles in new shoot as she's covered in gold paint

10:10am Thursday 2nd July 2015

Kelly’s new dress is made of gold paint, a whopping 440 litres of it.

Corbisiero: Olympics can inspire us

Hereford Times: Alex Corbisiero is currently part of an extended England training squad being put through some gruelling paces at their Surrey base

10:08am Thursday 2nd July 2015

Alex Corbisiero believes that England's rugby players can use spectacular British success at the London 2012 Olympics as an inspirational template for their World Cup campaign.

Laurence Fishburne to play writer Alex Haley in new Roots TV drama

Hereford Times: Laurence Fishburne to play writer Alex Haley in new Roots TV drama

10:01am Thursday 2nd July 2015

The Oscar-nominated actor will play writer Alex Haley, whose novel about his African-American ancestry was the basis of the original TV miniseries.

Dixons Carphone plans US tie-up

Hereford Times: Dixons Carphone's Connected World Services arm has agreed a deal with Sprint - America's third largest mobile phone group

9:55am Thursday 2nd July 2015

The newly created company behind Carphone Warehouse and Currys PC World has announced plans to launch up to 500 stores across the US under a tie-up with one of America's biggest telecoms firms.

Greek No vote would 'test' defences

Hereford Times: Greek pensioners line up as they wait to be allowed into a bank (AP)

9:55am Thursday 2nd July 2015

A No vote in Sunday's referendum in Greece would "test" the defences established in the UK and Europe against financial instability spreading, the deputy governor of the Bank of England has said.

David Suchet reveals why playing Lady Bracknell in The Importance Of Being Earnest made him sweat

Hereford Times: David Suchet reveals why playing Lady Bracknell in The Important Of Being Earnest made him sweat

9:30am Thursday 2nd July 2015

The Poirot star, 69, takes on the famous Oscar Wilde role in the new West End production which opened on the hottest day of the year.

Lineker: England were terrific

Hereford Times: Gary Lineker paid tribute to the Lionesses after their World Cup semi-final defeat to Japan

9:03am Thursday 2nd July 2015

Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker insists England's women "should hold their heads high" after Laura Bassett's injury-time own goal saw them slip to a World Cup semi-final defeat against Japan in the early hours of Thursday morning.

US requests FIFA extraditions

Hereford Times: Former CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb is one of seven FIFA officials facing potential extradition to the United States.

8:47am Thursday 2nd July 2015

The seven FIFA officials arrested on corruption charges could remain in detention in Switzerland for many months after Swiss authorities confirmed the United States has made formal extradition requests.

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