Press Association 2014 LATEST

Swimming numbers plummet

Hereford Times: 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 has seen 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

Hereford Times: 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

Hereford Times: 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

Hereford Times: 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

Hereford Times: 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

Hereford Times: 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

Hereford Times: 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

Hereford Times: 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

Hereford Times: 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?

Hereford Times: 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

Hereford Times: 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

Hereford Times: 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

Hereford Times: 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

Hereford Times: 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

Hereford Times: 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.

Under-performing secondaries double

Hereford Times: 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

The number of secondary schools considered to be under-performing has doubled in the wake of a major overhaul of the exams system, official figures show.

Private schools 'bottom of class'

Hereford Times: Independent school leaders have branded new league tables a 'nonsense'

9:31am Thursday 29th January 2015

Many of England's top private schools are expected to record poor GCSE results in today's league tables amid a shake-up of the rankings.

Lindsay Lohan community service under scrutiny

Hereford Times: Lindsay Lohan community service under scrutiny

9:28am Thursday 29th January 2015

A prosecutor in Los Angeles has complained that Lindsay Lohan’s community service included a meet-and-greet with fans of Speed-the-Plow.

Where are they now? 13 stars of children's TV in the '90s and '00s you'd totally forgotten about

Hereford Times: Where are they now? 13 stars of children's TV in the '90s and '00s you'd totally forgotten about

10:19am Thursday 29th January 2015

They were the stars of your childhood, but where are they today?

Simon Cowell wants to tapas into Latino talent

Hereford Times: Simon Cowell wants to tapas into Latino talent

8:26am Thursday 29th January 2015

Now Simon Cowell wants to find an all-Hispanic boy band.

How does your team fare in the Match Of The Day running order?

Hereford Times: How does your team fare in the Match Of The Day running order?

8:05am Thursday 29th January 2015

If it feels like your team’s on last every week, here’s the proof (or otherwise).

Sean Penn: Why I'd marry Charlize Theron

Hereford Times: Sean Penn: Why I'd marry Charlize Theron

8:05am Thursday 29th January 2015

Sean Penn has opened up about the new love in his life, Charlize Theron.

Teacher killer in minimum term bid

Hereford Times: Will Cornick was sentenced to a minimum of 20 years in prison for killing teacher Ann Maguire in Leeds (West Yorkshire Police/PA)

2:56am Thursday 29th January 2015

The 16-year-old boy who murdered teacher Ann Maguire is challenging his 20-year minimum term today.

'Thundersnow' storms set to pelt UK

Hereford Times: Heavy snow has fallen in the Loxley area of Sheffield

2:56am Thursday 29th January 2015

Britain will be hit by a week of snow and freezing temperatures as the country's "yo-yo" weather continues.

McDonald's gets first British boss

Hereford Times: The former head of McDonald's in the UK has been appointed president and chief executive of the chain

1:01am Thursday 29th January 2015

The former head of McDonald's in the UK has become the first Briton to be appointed president and chief executive of the US fast food giant.

Labour in Home Rule Bill pledge

Hereford Times: Ed Miliband said devolution "will be one of the first things on our agenda for the next Labour Government"

12:53am Thursday 29th January 2015

Labour will introduce a new Home Rule Bill for Scotland within 100 days of being voted into office, Ed Miliband has pledged.

Ebola vaccine 'potential to work'

Hereford Times: Results from an early Ebola vaccine trial at Oxford University are said to be a "tad disappointing" but show that the drug is safe to be further tested on patients in West Africa.

12:53am Thursday 29th January 2015

Results from an early Ebola vaccine trial are said to be a "tad disappointing" but show that the drug is safe.

Muslims urged on peaceful protest

Hereford Times: Brighton College headmaster Richard Cairns said Muslim community has a "unique responsibility" to help to ensure that there are fewer terrorist acts in the future.

12:53am Thursday 29th January 2015

The Muslim community has a "unique responsibility" to help to ensure that there are fewer terrorist acts in the future, according to a leading private headmaster.

100,000 back no-stun slaughter ban

Hereford Times: The Government insists it has "no intention" of outlawing religious slaughter.

12:53am Thursday 29th January 2015

A petition demanding an outright ban on slaughtering animals without stunning them first has attracted more than 100,000 backers - but the Government insisted it still had "no intention" of outlawing religious slaughter.

Men taking double number of selfies

Hereford Times: Tinie Tempah takes a selfie with fans at The O2 arena in London

12:07am Thursday 29th January 2015

Men are taking nearly double the amount of selfies as women and sharing them on social media, according to a survey.

Dippy the Diplodocus set to retire

Hereford Times: Dippy the Diplodocus undergoes a clean, as it is revealed he is to be replaced

12:07am Thursday 29th January 2015

Dippy the Diplodocus is to be moved out of the Natural History Museum's main hall and forced to retire.

Sex education 'failing millions'

Hereford Times: Two-thirds of students questioned in a survey by the NUS rated their sex and relationships education as "fair, poor or terrible".

12:07am Thursday 29th January 2015

Sex education is failing millions of young people, with most students turning to porn to fill in gaps in their understanding, according to the National Union of Students (NUS).

Second earthquake strikes the UK

Hereford Times: The earthquake struck in Rutland, East Midlands (British Geological Survey/PA Wire)

12:07am Thursday 29th January 2015

A second earthquake in two days has struck the UK.

Channel search for missing boat

Hereford Times: An HM Coastguard helicopter.

12:07am Thursday 29th January 2015

Rescue teams are searching the Channel after a fishing boat with four crew on board went missing in "very challenging" weather.

£1bn for schemes 'to unlock growth'

Hereford Times: David Cameron and Nick Clegg have hailed agreements with local bodies to deliver £1 billion of projects designed to drive growth

12:07am Thursday 29th January 2015

David Cameron and Nick Clegg have hailed agreements with local bodies to deliver £1 billion of projects designed to drive growth.

Warning over loss of welfare funds

Hereford Times: The welfare schemes were introduced in 2013 to replace crisis loans and community grants

12:07am Thursday 29th January 2015

Government plans to withdraw funding for local welfare assistance schemes could put as many as 50,000 people at greater risk of losing their homes, with a potential cost running into hundreds of millions of pounds, the Local Government Association has warned.

Donor oversight 'unacceptably poor'

Hereford Times: Margaret Hodge acknowledged the difficulties faced by Dfid

12:07am Thursday 29th January 2015

The Department for International Development has been strongly criticised by MPs for channelling hundreds of millions of pounds of taxpayers' money into an overseas investment agency despite fears that the funds were going to projects linked to known fraudsters.

Eurozone faces lost decade: Carney

Hereford Times: The Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney has issued a thinly-veiled attack on Germany's austerity drive

12:07am Thursday 29th January 2015

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has issued a thinly-veiled attack on German austerity by warning the eurozone faces "another lost decade" unless the region eases its hard-line policies.

New guidance on consent issued

Hereford Times: New guidance for prosecutors on consent will move well beyond the idea of 'no means no' to spell out situations where possible rape victims may have been unable to give consent to sex

12:07am Thursday 29th January 2015

Police and prosecutors are to be given fresh guidance about the issue of consent in rape cases, the Director of Public Prosecutions said.

Perez Hilton sharpens his claws as he re-enters CBB and no one's happy

Hereford Times: Perez Hilton sharpens his claws as he re-enters CBB and no one's happy

7:46am Thursday 29th January 2015

Except Nadia Sawalha, who couldn’t wait for Perez to dish out the dirt on CBB housemates.

Carney urges EU fiscal sovereignty

Hereford Times: Bank of England governor Mark Carney gave a speech in Dublin

10:22pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has urged the eurozone to follow the example of the Union joining together the nations of the UK by making a "bold" move towards shared tax and spending arrangements.

Gatland wants more involved North

Hereford Times: George North needs to get his hands on the ball more, according to Wales coach Warren Gatland

10:06pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

Wales head coach Warren Gatland believes George North should be exerting greater influence on matches and has warned the Northampton wing he is not guaranteed selection against England.

Ebola vaccine 'potential to work'

Hereford Times: A total of 60 healthy volunteers were inoculated at Oxford University's Jenner Institute last year

10:01pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

Results from an early Ebola vaccine trial are said to be a "tad disappointing" but show that the drug is safe.

Eriksen takes Spurs to Wembley

Hereford Times: Tottenham Hotspur's Christian Eriksen celebrates scoring their second goal

9:53pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

Christian Eriksen struck after 88 minutes as Tottenham killed off a stunning Che Adams-inspired Sheffield United comeback to reach the Capital One Cup final with a 3-2 aggregate win.

Channel search for missing boat

Hereford Times: A Coastguard Rescue helicopter is searching an area in the south east of the Channel

9:23pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

Rescue teams are searching the Channel after a fishing boat with four crew on board went missing in "very challenging" weather.

Everyone's searching their loft for a Boba Fett Star Wars figure

Hereford Times: Everyone's searching their loft for a Boba Fett Star Wars figure

9:18pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

After one model sold for £18,000, people are hoping they can cash in too.

Muslims urged on peaceful protest

Hereford Times: Richard Cairns is urging leaders of the Islamic faith to gather support for a peaceful protest

7:35pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

The Muslim community has a "unique responsibility" to help ensure that there are fewer terrorist acts in the future, according to a leading private headmaster.

The Voice's Jermain Jackman is ready to unveil his album

Hereford Times: The Voice's Jermain Jackman is ready to unveil his album

7:06pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

The Voice winner Jermain Jackman is gearing up to unveil his debut album.

Oyelowo supports Cumberbatch over 'coloured' comment

Hereford Times: Oyelowo supports Cumberbatch over 'coloured' comment

7:06pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

David Oyelowo has defended Benedict Cumberbatch after the Sherlock star was criticised for using the term ‘coloured’.

Actors join dog meat trade crusade

Hereford Times: Actors join dog meat trade crusade

7:06pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

Dame Judi Dench and Downton Abbey actor Peter Egan attended a briefing in Westminster about the dog meat trade.

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