Press Association 2014 LATEST

Apple fans count down for iPhone 6

Hereford Times: Fans camp outside the Apple Store in Covent Garden, London

8:39pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Thousands of Apple fans are entering the last hours o f holding vigil outside the company's stores as they enter the final countdown until the new incarnation of the iPhone is released.

R&A vote on women members welcomed

Hereford Times: The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews has voted to allow women members

8:31pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Politicians have welcomed the decision of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews to allow women members for the first time in its 260-year history.

Payout for unlawfully arrested man

Hereford Times: The Metropolitan Police has paid out £45,000 to a man who was unlawfully arrested

8:31pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The Metropolitan Police has paid £45,000 in damages in an out-of-court settlement to a black motorist who claimed he was struck with batons and sprayed with CS gas during an unlawful arrest.

Stalemate for Spurs

Hereford Times: Aaron Lennon, right, and Partizan Belgrade's Lazar Cirkovic battle for the ball (AP)

8:21pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Tottenham held firm in intimidating conditions to kick off the Europa League group stage with a hard-fought, goalless draw at Partizan Belgrade.

Cup to go ahead regardless

Hereford Times: European bosses are still seeking sponsors for the successor to the Heineken Cup

8:14pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The inaugural Champions Cup will kick off next month without all its major sponsors in place, one of the new European competition's key architects has admitted.

Celtic earn thrilling draw

Hereford Times: Scott Brown celebrates after scoring Celtic's second goal (AP)

8:14pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Celtic twice surrendered the lead to draw 2-2 with Salzburg in their thrilling Europa League Group D opener in Austria.

Murray reaffirms GB commitment

Hereford Times: Andy Murray remains committed to Great Britain's Davis Cup team

7:53pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Andy Murray has confirmed he will play for Great Britain in the Davis Cup match against the United States next March whatever the outcome of the Scottish independence referendum.

R&A vote receives acclaim

Hereford Times: Club secretary Peter Dawson confirmed on Thursday that the R&A is now a mixed membership club

6:56pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The decision of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews to vote in favour of allowing women members for the first time in its 260-year history met with universal approval on Thursday.

Cut down on meat urges Sir Paul

Hereford Times: Sir Paul McCartney is urging fans to join his campaign to cut down on meat

6:01pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Sir Paul McCartney is urging fans to join his campaign to cut down on meat consumption in an effort to slow climate change ahead of next week's United Nations summit.

Magath: I'd have stopped the slide

Hereford Times: Felix Magath insisted he would have got things right at Fulham

5:41pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Felix Magath declared himself "disappointed and surprised" to have been replaced as Fulham manager on Thursday, insisting he had been "sure" he would turn things around for the Sky Bet Championship basement boys.

FA await Euro 2020 decision

Hereford Times: Stewart Regan acknowledges it is 'highly unlikely' that all four British and Irish bids will be successful

4:31pm Thursday 18th September 2014

England are on the verge of winning their bid to host the semi-finals and final of Euro 2020 but Scotland's campaign to host group stages could be torpedoed by rival bids from both Wales and Ireland.

Rodgers shows support for Coutinho

Hereford Times: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has given his backing to mis-firing midfielder Philippe Coutinho, pictured

4:16pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has given his backing to misfiring midfielder Philippe Coutinho after the Brazilian's disappointing start to the season.

Clooney makes Dame Maggie swoon

Hereford Times: George Clooney stars in a special Downton Abbey scene for Text Santa

4:01pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Downton Abbey star Laura Carmichael has revealed Hollywood hunk George Clooney will be seen planting a kiss on Dame Maggie Smith during his guest appearance with the cast.

Unison NHS members back strikes

Hereford Times: Unison's NHS workers have voted to back strike action in a row over pay

3:48pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Unison's NHS workers, including nurses, occupational therapists, porters, paramedics, medical secretaries, cooks and healthcare assistants have voted to back strike action in a row over pay.

Fernandinho expects City to recover

Hereford Times: Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho in action against Bayern Munich

3:06pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Midfielder Fernandinho is convinced Manchester City can be competitive in the Champions League despite their opening loss at Bayern Munich.

Ben Whishaw to star in spy drama

Hereford Times: Ben Whishaw has a new TV role lined up

3:04pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Ben Whishaw, who plays James Bond boffin Q in the 007 films, is to star in a new espionage drama set in the capital.

Kevin Spacey stalker sentenced

Hereford Times: Kevin Spacey said it was 'difficult to measure the degree of terror' he felt over cyber threats

3:04pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A woman who threatened to blow up and torture Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey in what prosecutors called a "persistent and malevolent" cyberstalking campaign has been sentenced to more than four years in prison.

Dyke to return "gift" watch

Hereford Times: Greg Dyke insists he had no idea of the value of the gift watch

2:32pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has confirmed he was given a £16,400 watch by the Brazilian FA during the World Cup but had no idea of its value and will return the gift.

Wenger misery at not signing duo

Hereford Times: Arsene Wenger rues two missed opportunities in the transfer market

1:53pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has rued missing out on signing Didier Drogba and Cristiano Ronaldo earlier in his career.

Lord refuses to quit FA role

Hereford Times: Edward Lord revealed on his website that he would not be stepping down from his role on the FA's Inclusion Advisory Board

1:40pm Thursday 18th September 2014

An outspoken critic of the Football Association has refused to stand down from its Inclusion Advisory Board following the issuing of an ultimatum.

Doctor Who moving to later time

Hereford Times: Peter Capaldi stars in Doctor Who

1:39pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Doctor Who is set to travel in time again after TV bosses decided to move the long-running sci-fi show to a later slot in the schedule.

Beckham named 'greatest style icon'

Hereford Times: Designer Victoria Beckham has been named as the top 'style icon' in a new poll

1:39pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Victoria Beckham has been hailed as the greatest fashion inspiration for UK women.

Pay rises for childcare workers

Hereford Times: The rise in pay rates reflects the increasing qualification levels of staff, according to the Childcare and Early Years Providers Survey

1:21pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Pay levels for staff working in childcare have increased more quickly than pay in the broader UK economy, according to a new survey.

Ole: We were going different ways

Hereford Times: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was in charge of Cardiff for less than a year

1:14pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he left the Sky Bet Championship club because of a "difference in philosophy" with owner Vincent Tan.

Travis case jury considers verdicts

Hereford Times: Dave Lee Travis with his wife Marianne arriving at Southwark Crown Court

12:43pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Jurors in the trial of veteran DJ Dave Lee Travis, who is accused of indecently assaulting two women and sexually assaulting a third, have retired to consider their verdicts.

Doctor Who moving to later time

Hereford Times: Doctor Who stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman

12:38pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Doctor Who is set to travel in time again after TV bosses decided to move the long-running sci-fi show to a later slot in the schedule.

Mourinho cautious with Costa

Hereford Times: A hamstring injury means Diego Costa is currently unable to start two games a week

12:37pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho faces tough decisions in his management of Diego Costa and the striker's temperamental hamstrings as a result of the Blues' challenging domestic fixture list.

Andre: Princess hates her name

Hereford Times: Peter Andre with Princess and Junior (Rex)

12:34pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Peter Andre has revealed his daughter Princess Tiaamii doesn't like her name.

Meera Syal heads to Broadchurch

Hereford Times: Meera Syal has signed up for Broadchurch

12:34pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Meera Syal has signed up to join TV drama Broadchurch.

Sharon Osbourne's 'stupid' mistake

Hereford Times: Sharon Osbourne said she regretted her actions

12:34pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Sharon Osbourne has revealed the "stupid" mistake she once made while trying to prove her love to Ozzy Osbourne.

Ben Cohen and wife take time out

Hereford Times: Ben Cohen and his wife have separated

12:34pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Former Strictly Come Dancing star Ben Cohen has separated from his wife - becoming the third contestant from the last series of the ballroom show to announce the end of a relationship.

Daniels: C3PO will not be all CGI

Hereford Times: Anthony Daniels says he'll be back in C3PO's gold suit for Star Wars: Episode VII

12:34pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Anthony Daniels has said C3PO will not be replaced by CGI in Star Wars: Episode VII because he refused to do the film if he couldn't wear the famous golden suit.

Streisand hoping for Beyonce duet

Hereford Times: Barbra Streisand has released a new album of duets

12:34pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Barbra Streisand has teased that a duet with Beyonce could be on the cards.

Cumberbatch is Mr Darcy for charity

Hereford Times: Benedict Cumberbatch poses as Mr Darcy for Cancer Research (Jason Bell/Dundas Communications/Twitter)

12:34pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch has taken on the role of Pride And Prejudice's Mr Darcy in aid of cancer research.

Mortgage lending 'may be slowing'

Hereford Times: Mortgage lending in August was down on July

11:23am Thursday 18th September 2014

Mortgage lenders have reported their strongest August since 2008 with an estimated total of £18.6 billion handed out to borrowers last month.

Sales boosted by rush for vacuums

Hereford Times: Store sales rose in August

11:01am Thursday 18th September 2014

Shoppers rushing to pick up high-strength vacuum cleaners before an EU ban helped lift retail sales last month.

Women guilty over 'pyramid' scheme

Hereford Times: Mary Nash leaving Bristol Crown Court after pleading guilty to charges of operating and promoting a  pyramid scheme.

11:01am Thursday 18th September 2014

A band of "greedy" middle-aged women masterminded a £21 million get-rich-quick scheme - fleecing at least 10,000 victims.

Brian Friedman back on X Factor

Hereford Times: Brian Friedman is returning to The X Factor

10:25am Thursday 18th September 2014

Simon Cowell has recruited Brian Friedman back to The X Factor - in an attempt to spice up the show.

EU court clears airline luggage fee

Hereford Times: A European court says checked-in baggage cannot be considered "compulsory or necessary" for airline passengers

10:17am Thursday 18th September 2014

The European Union's highest court says airlines are allowed to charge passengers an extra fee for checking in luggage.

Concern over ambulance queue death

Hereford Times: Sonia Powell died in an ambulance queuing outside Morriston Hospital in Swansea

10:17am Thursday 18th September 2014

Heartbroken relatives of a grandmother who died while waiting in a queue of ambulances outside a hospital have demanded an apology from health bosses.

Li to announce retirement - reports

Hereford Times: China's Li Na is reportedly set to bid farewell to tennis

10:11am Thursday 18th September 2014

China's two-time grand slam winner Li Na is set to announce her retirement, according to widespread reports in her home country.

Yorkshire vow to defend Gale

Hereford Times: Andrew Gale is reportedly set to face an ECB disciplinary hearing next week

10:05am Thursday 18th September 2014

Yorkshire have made it clear they will present a staunch defence of their captain Andrew Gale against a reported charge of a racist offence.

Warning over far-right extremists

Hereford Times: A Home Office expert has warned that the Government might be ignoring the growth of the far-right at home

9:55am Thursday 18th September 2014

Ministers should not ignore the threat of violence from far-right extremists who are growing in number in the wake of Islamic State terrorism and crimes involving Muslims in Britain, a senior Home Office adviser has said.

Alice suspect murdered his wife

Hereford Times: Alice Gross was last seen on August 28, when she was spotted on CCTV by the Grand Union Canal in west London

9:51am Thursday 18th September 2014

A Latvian builder named as the prime suspect in the search for schoolgirl Alice Gross was convicted of murdering his wife, police said.

Ice Bucket challenge raises £7m

Hereford Times: Jockey Frankie Dettori and TV presenter Clare Balding take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge at York Racecourse

7:07am Thursday 18th September 2014

Almost £7 million has been raised in Britain through the Ice Bucket charity challenge.

Murray abused over referendum tweet

Hereford Times: Andy Murray posted on Twitter his support for the Yes campaign

6:54am Thursday 18th September 2014

Andy Murray has been subjected to online abuse after declaring his support for the Yes campaign in the independence referendum.

Wolff tips Rosberg to bounce back

Hereford Times: Nico Rosberg's errors in the last race in Italy were "unusual" for him

6:43am Thursday 18th September 2014

Nico Rosberg has been backed to rebound from appearing to crack under the pressure of his Formula One title fight with Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton.

Ryder Cup skippers outline hopes

Hereford Times: Paul McGinley, right, and Tom Watson, left, are dreaming of very different outcomes at next week's Ryder Cup

6:38am Thursday 18th September 2014

Rival captains Paul McGinley and Tom Watson have outlined their visions for next week's Ryder Cup - and unsurprisingly they are completely different.

Lambert extends Villa deal

Hereford Times: Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has extended until 2018

6:31am Thursday 18th September 2014

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has extended his contract at the club until June 2018.

Lancaster aims to make nation proud

Hereford Times: Stuart Lancaster wants to get the country rallying behind his players at next year's World Cup on home soil

6:20am Thursday 18th September 2014

Stuart Lancaster insists England will give everything in pursuit of filling the nation with pride at the 2015 World Cup.

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