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Beckham hopes for 'simple' 40th

The Argus: David Beckham said he is not concerned about turning 40, and named his four children as the biggest achievement of his life

12:27pm Sunday 26th April 2015

David Beckham is hoping his 40th birthday celebrations will be "quite simple", but he acknowledged "you never know" what other people may have planned.

Mayweather urged to call it quits

The Argus: Floyd Mayweather Jnr, pictured, faces Manny Pacquiao on May 2

12:06pm Sunday 26th April 2015

Floyd Mayweather Snr has backed his son to beat Manny Pacquiao comfortably next week, but said he wants him to hang up his gloves afterwards.

Boris dismisses leadership reports

The Argus: Prime Minister David Cameron (right) and mayor of London Boris Johnson on the election campaign trail

11:52am Sunday 26th April 2015

Boris Johnson has dismissed as "nonsense" reports that Tory donors are eager for him to take over the Conservative leadership in the wake of a failing re-election campaign.

Cameron focuses campaign on economy

The Argus: David Cameron will set out a timetable for the first 100 days of a Conservative majority government.

11:52am Sunday 26th April 2015

David Cameron has insisted Tory campaigning will focus on the economy "to the exclusion of everything else", as he dismissed continued claims of adopting a negative vision.

Westwood wins Jakarta play-off

The Argus: Lee Westwood enjoyed more success in Asia on Sunday

11:23am Sunday 26th April 2015

Lee Westwood claimed a third CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters title in the last five years despite letting slip a five-shot lead in Jakarta on Sunday.

Ferguson hopes record is eclipsed

The Argus: Sir Alex Ferguson would love to see another successful manager at Manchester United

11:15am Sunday 26th April 2015

Sir Alex Ferguson says nothing would make him happier than watching another manager eclipse his trophy haul for Manchester United.

Wu wins China Open

The Argus: Wu Ashun, pictured, won the China Open after David Howell bogeyed the 18th hole

11:11am Sunday 26th April 2015

Wu Ashun became the first Chinese player to win a European Tour event on home soil on Sunday as David Howell bogeyed the 72nd hole of the Volvo China Open.

Tufa takes London title

The Argus: Tigist Tufa won by 18 seconds

10:48am Sunday 26th April 2015

Ethiopia's Tigist Tufa ended Kenya's domination of the women's race at the Virgin Money London Marathon with a shock victory on Sunday.

Cowell 'disrespectful' says Kelly

The Argus: Kelly Brook was axed from the judging panel of Britain's Got Talent

8:11am Sunday 26th April 2015

Kelly Brook has accused Simon Cowell of being "disrespectful" to her over her short-lived tenure as a judge on Britain's Got Talent.

Miliband plans to cap rent rises

The Argus: Labour leader Ed Miliband says caps will create a 'stable, decent, prosperous private' rental market

6:21am Sunday 26th April 2015

Private landlords would be banned from above-inflation rent rises over a three-year period if Labour wins power after the May 7 General Election, Ed Miliband has announced.

Twitter trolls target grieving Kym

The Argus: Kym Marsh has revealed she received Twitter abuse over her baby son's death

5:54am Sunday 26th April 2015

Coronation Street star Kym Marsh has revealed she has received abuse online over the death of her baby son.

Rescue intensifies after huge quake

The Argus: The body of a victim is recovered from the debris of a building that collapsed after the quake in Kathmandu (AP)

1:03am Sunday 26th April 2015

Rescue efforts in Nepal are intensifying as volunteers and experts rush to the country to help in the wake of the death and destruction caused by the earthquake and this morning's aftershock.

Russell Howard can't bear watching himself on TV

The Argus: Russell Howard can't bear watching himself on TV

12:31am Sunday 26th April 2015

The comedian finds it excruciating seeing himself through the eyes of his fans.

One winner scoops £7.8m Lotto prize

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12:25am Sunday 26th April 2015

One winner scooped Saturday's £7.8 million double rollover Lotto jackpot.

Shipbuilding back in Buckler's Hard

The Argus: A university project is to bring shipbuilding back to Buckler's Hard near Beaulieu in Hampshire

12:25am Sunday 26th April 2015

A village forever associated with Nelson's Navy is to once again echo to the sound of shipbuilding.

Navy deployed in migrant crisis

The Argus: HMS Bulwark is being used to help tackle the migrant crisis

12:25am Sunday 26th April 2015

The Navy's flagship will today set off to join efforts to ease the migrants crisis in the Mediterranean.

Runners line up for London Marathon

The Argus: Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge celebrates winning the men's elite race during the London Marathon

12:25am Sunday 26th April 2015

Around 37,800 fund raisers, amateur runners and elite athletes lined up on the start line of the Virgin Money London Marathon today, making it the biggest in the event's 35-year history.

FTSE firms hit profit-warning high

The Argus: More than 5% of all quoted firms issued profit warnings in the first three months of the year, EY said

12:25am Sunday 26th April 2015

Stock market companies have racked up a six-year record for profit warnings after energy firms were hit by the falling price of crude oil.

Growth rate figure expected to dip

The Argus: Construction contracted in both January and February, new figures show

12:25am Sunday 26th April 2015

Growth figures published this week look set to show that the UK's economic expansion slowed down at the start of this year.

Union boss hits at 'dangerous' Ukip

The Argus: Beryl Shepherd, the president of CWU.

12:25am Sunday 26th April 2015

A union leader will accuse Ukip of being "downright dangerous".

I'll unite Britain says Miliband

The Argus: Ed Miliband repeated his insistence that he was 'not interested in deals' with the SNP

12:25am Sunday 26th April 2015

Ed Miliband said he could be "a prime minister who unites the whole of our country" as he hit back at "desperate" Tory claims a Labour government would be forced to rely on Scottish nationalist votes.

Burberry and GSK pay Living Wage

The Argus: Burberry has been accredited as a Living Wage employer

12:19am Sunday 26th April 2015

Two leading companies have been accredited as Living Wage employers, extending payment of the hourly rate to sub-contractors such as cleaners and security staff.

UK's richest double their wealth

The Argus: Steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal is worth an estimated £9.2 billion.

12:19am Sunday 26th April 2015

The collective wealth of Britain's richest people has more than doubled in the last ten years, according to the Sunday Times Rich List.

The Game's Tom Hughes: Men are short of great acting roles, too

The Argus: The Game's Tom Hughes: Men are short of great acting roles, too

12:11am Sunday 26th April 2015

The 29-year-old actor reckons women are not the only ones suffering from a lack of meaty characters.

Fern Britton ready to do battle with depression again

The Argus: Fern Britton ready to do battle with depression again

12:11am Sunday 26th April 2015

The TV presenter says she knows how to spot the warning signs for her medical condition.

Peter Kay's top TV creations

The Argus: Peter Kay is playing Danny Baker's dad

12:11am Sunday 26th April 2015

As Peter Kay returns to the small screen this month, we pick our highlights from the his back catalogue.

Doctor Who 'fun' for Maisie Williams

The Argus: Doctor Who 'fun' for Maisie Williams

12:11am Sunday 26th April 2015

The Game Of Thrones star has been shooting her role on the BBC sci-fi series.

10 great summer movies to look out for in 2015 that aren't sequels

The Argus: 10 great summer movies to look out for in 2015 that aren't sequels

12:11am Sunday 26th April 2015

Fed up of sequels and reboots? Here’s a guide to ten original films you’ll want to watch this summer.

EastEnders first look at Dot Branning's trial

The Argus: EastEnders first look at Dot Branning's trial

12:01am Sunday 26th April 2015

The long-running character appears in court soon for the murder of her son.

Ioan Gruffudd: Daughter was besotted by Alexandra Daddario

The Argus: Ioan Gruffudd: Daughter was besotted by Alexandra Daddario

12:01am Sunday 26th April 2015

The stars’ five-year-old daughter Ella would even bow down to the actress, her parents have revealed.

I haven’t stopped crying, says Paris Hilton as she mourns the death of beloved dog Tinkerbell

The Argus: I haven’t stopped crying, says Paris Hilton as she mourns the death of beloved dog Tinkerbell

11:16pm Saturday 25th April 2015

The tiny chihuahua was a loyal companion to the socialite for 14 years.

Did Simon Cowell actually get hypnotised by a DOG on Britain's Got Talent? People think otherwise

The Argus: Did Simon Cowell actually get hypnotised by a DOG on Britain's Got Talent? People think otherwise

11:06pm Saturday 25th April 2015

Simon was definitely acting strange after his encounter with the animal.

Don't take Jimmy for granted - Cook

The Argus: James Anderson inspired England to a nine-wicket victory against the West Indies

11:03pm Saturday 25th April 2015

Alastair Cook believes English cricket should "cherish every moment" James Anderson plays for his country after a match-winning performance against West Indies on day five of the second Test.

Cable: I want to be Chancellor

The Argus: Vince Cable is generally regarded as the most left-wing of Lib Dem Cabinet ministers

10:40pm Saturday 25th April 2015

Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable has indicated that he would like to take over from George Osborne as Chancellor in any future coalition with Conservatives.

Mallinder hails Saints comeback

The Argus: Jim Mallinder was delighted with the way his side fought back to take control of the contest

10:26pm Saturday 25th April 2015

Northampton boss Jim Mallinder hailed "a big win" for his team after Saints secured a place in this season's Aviva Premiership play-offs by beating title rivals Saracens 25-20 in Milton Keynes.

Union boss hits at 'dangerous' Ukip

The Argus: CWU president Beryl Shepherd

10:23pm Saturday 25th April 2015

A union leader will accuse Ukip of being "downright dangerous".

Miliband plans to cap rent rises

The Argus: Labour leader Ed Miliband speaks at Springfield House Community Centre in Stevenage, Hertfordshire

9:49pm Saturday 25th April 2015

Private landlords would be banned from above-inflation rent rises over a three-year period if Labour wins power after the May 7 General Election, Ed Miliband is set to announce.

Pochettino hails battling Spurs

The Argus: Mauricio Pochettino, left, went head-to-head with Ronald Koeman at St Mary's

9:44pm Saturday 25th April 2015

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino hailed the fighting spirit of his side as they came from behind twice to rescue a draw on his first return to Southampton.

Bruce hopes for Dame hot streak

The Argus: Steve Bruce hopes Dame N'Doye, pictured, can fire the goals to guide Hull to Premier League safety

9:44pm Saturday 25th April 2015

Steve Bruce hopes deadline-day recruit Dame N'Doye can hit a trademark hot streak to guide Hull to safety after his match-winning brace at Crystal Palace.

Rodgers: Reds must be flawless

The Argus: Brendan Rodgers knows his side need to win all their games to keep their faint Champions League hopes alive

9:44pm Saturday 25th April 2015

Boss Brendan Rodgers admits Liverpool must win their last five games to reach the Champions League.

Job not done yet - Pearson

The Argus: Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has warned against complacency despite his side escaping the bottom three

9:44pm Saturday 25th April 2015

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has warned his players not to think their job is done after a 1-0 victory over fellow strugglers Burnley lifted them out of the Premier League's bottom three for the first time in five months.

Spirit matters to Pellegrini

The Argus: Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini saw his side go into second place following the win over Aston Villa

9:44pm Saturday 25th April 2015

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini felt his team had rediscovered the winning spirit after snatching a last-gasp victory over Aston Villa.

Burglars target dead cyclist home

The Argus: Police are appealing for information after the "despicable" burglary

9:02pm Saturday 25th April 2015

Detectives are investigating a "despicable" break-in at the home of an elderly cyclist who was killed in a road accident.

Marler out for the season

The Argus: Joe Marler, right, is out for the rest of the season due to a shoulder injury

7:56pm Saturday 25th April 2015

Harlequins' director of rugby Conor O'Shea announced Joe Marler has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a shoulder injury but his World Cup aspirations are not in doubt.

City survive Villa fightback

The Argus: Sergio Aguero scores Manchester City's first goal against Aston Villa

7:51pm Saturday 25th April 2015

Substitute Fernandinho struck a late winner as Manchester City killed off an Aston Villa comeback to claim a frantic 3-2 victory at the Etihad Stadium.

UK's richest double their wealth

The Argus: Steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal and his family are worth an estimated £9.20 billion

7:20pm Saturday 25th April 2015

The collective wealth of Britain's richest people has more than doubled in the last ten years, according to the Sunday Times Rich List.

Hundreds protest at gentrification

The Argus: There has been anger over locals in Brixton being prices out of homes

6:30pm Saturday 25th April 2015

The front window of a branch of Foxtons estate agents has been smashed amid dramatic scenes at an anti-gentrification protest.

Celebrities support Bruce Jenner after he confirms he 'is a woman'

The Argus: Celebrities support Bruce Jenner after he confirms he 'is a woman'

6:06pm Saturday 25th April 2015

Sam Smith, Lady Gaga and J-Lo are among those praising the Olympian’s courage for sharing his story.

Saints book play-off place

The Argus: Samu Manoa scored a try in Northampton's 25-20 win over Saracens

6:06pm Saturday 25th April 2015

League leaders Northampton booked an Aviva Premiership play-off place after Stephen Myler booted them to a 25-20 victory over title rivals Saracens in Milton Keynes.

Watford seal promotion

The Argus: Troy Deeney was on target in Watford's win

5:55pm Saturday 25th April 2015

Watford clinched their return to the Barclays Premier League on Saturday afternoon as they enjoyed a 2-0 victory over Brighton to win promotion.

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