Press Association 2014 LATEST

Phew reasons to welcome cooldown

The Argus: A group of friends enjoy the hot weather at the Henley-on-Thames Regatta, Oxfordshire

2:39am Thursday 2nd July 2015

Thunderstorms and heavy downpours will herald cooler temperatures across the country following the hottest July day on record.

Family of 12 feared to be in Syria

The Argus: The family is feared to have travelled to Syria (Bedfordshire Police/PA)

12:43am Thursday 2nd July 2015

A family of 12 including two grandparents with health problems and a baby are feared to have travelled to Syria.

Why James Norton looked so angry with you that time you saw him in the street

The Argus: Why James Norton looked so angry with you that time you saw him in the street

12:11am Thursday 2nd July 2015

The Happy Valley star has been testing out his look that could kill on innocent passers by.

Amy Schumer hits out at Hollywood double standards

The Argus: Amy Schumer hits out at Hollywood double standards

12:11am Thursday 2nd July 2015

Amy Schumer feels the dice are still loaded against women in Hollywood.

Whitworth named Museum of the Year

The Argus: The Whitworth Gallery.

12:09am Thursday 2nd July 2015

Manchester's Whitworth has been named as Museum of the Year 2015 and won the £100,000 Art Fund Prize - the largest arts award in Britain.

Average home has 18 smart devices

The Argus: The average UK household now owns 18 smart devices, such as tablets, a survey has found

12:09am Thursday 2nd July 2015

The average UK household now owns 18 smart devices such as mobile phones and tablets and spends more than £100 a year on downloads, according to a new survey.

Minister call to end housing crisis

The Argus: Ending the housing crisis is the "defining test" of the present generation of politicians, Communities Secretary Greg Clark will tell town hall chiefs.

12:09am Thursday 2nd July 2015

Ending the housing crisis is the "defining test" of the present generation of politicians, Communities Secretary Greg Clark will tell town hall chiefs.

Murray resumes Wimbledon title tilt

The Argus: Andy Murray is aiming for his second Wimbledon title in three years

12:09am Thursday 2nd July 2015

Britain's top tennis star Andy Murray will continue his bid to reclaim the Wimbledon crown today, as the All England Club prepares to welcome a royal visitor to SW19.

MPs slam costs of NHS IT system

The Argus: Meg Hillier pointed out that the taxpayer was "picking up the tab" for a "failure"

12:09am Thursday 2nd July 2015

The cost of a delayed NHS IT system has risen to £40 million, has only delivered data to one customer , and is unlikely to have a long-term future, according to a damning report .

Calais and Dover services resume

The Argus: Lorries parked on the M20 in Harrietsham, Kent during Operation Stack.

12:09am Thursday 2nd July 2015

Ferry services have resumed between Calais and Dover after three days of cross-Channel chaos caused by protests.

Lung disease misdiagnosis fears

The Argus: There are fears of misdiagnosis of lung diseases

12:09am Thursday 2nd July 2015

Thousands of people are being misdiagnosed with chronic lung disease, health experts have warned.

Poor police record on child cases

The Argus: A report has criticised how police not handle cases involving vulnerable children

12:09am Thursday 2nd July 2015

Only a third of police cases involving vulnerable children are handled to a good standard, inspectors have found.

More Tunisia victims repatriated

The Argus: The coffin of Charles Evans is taken from the RAF C-17 carrying the bodies of eight British nationals killed in the Tunisia terror attack at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire

12:09am Thursday 2nd July 2015

An operation to bring home the bodies of Britons killed in the Tunisian beach massacre is continuing, six days on from the terror attack.

Commuting 'ideal time for shoppers'

The Argus: Commuters are spending more travel time doing online shopping, a report has said

12:05am Thursday 2nd July 2015

Commuting is now one of the most popular times of day to do online shopping, with more than £9 billion being spent by those travelling to and from work, claims the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr).

Whitworth named Museum of the Year

The Argus: The Whitworth in Manchester has been named Museum of the Year 2015

10:53pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

Manchester's Whitworth has been named as Museum of the Year 2015 and won the £100,000 Art Fund Prize - the largest arts award in Britain.

Fire threat passes off at SW19

The Argus: Fire engines were seen following an evacuation of Wimbledon's Centre Court

9:24pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

Firefighters extinguished a small blaze within Centre Court at Wimbledon shortly after play ended on the third day of the championships.

Charles hails 'very best' Gurkhas

The Argus: The Prince of Wales has paid tribute to the Gurkhas

8:02pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

The Prince of Wales hailed Gurkhas as "the very best of soldiers" as he helped mark the 21st anniversary of one of their regiments during a visit to their barracks tonight.

Blondie's Debbie Harry is famed for her youthful looks - but who else is hitting 70 in style?

The Argus: Blondie's Debbie Harry is famed for her youthful looks - but who else is hitting 70 in style?

10:17pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

Blondie’s beautiful lead singer celebrates her 70th birthday today, but other actors and musicians of her generation are looking pretty youthful too.

'Britain's Schindler' dies at 106

The Argus: Sir Nicholas Winton after being knighted by the Queen in 2003

7:00pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

Tributes have poured in for Sir Nicholas Winton, who was called "Britain's Schindler" for saving the lives of Jewish children during the Holocaust, after he died aged 106.

No time wasted for Yorkshire

The Argus: Jack Brooks was the pick of Yorkshire's bowlers

6:51pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

Yorkshire needed only 82 minutes to wrap up victory by an innings and 47 runs against Durham and leapfrog their hosts to move 11 points clear at the top of the LV= County Championship with a game in hand.

Duke wishes women footballers luck

The Argus: England celebrate victory after the final whistle of the quarter final match against Canada

6:51pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

The Duke of Cambridge made a surprise phone call to the England women's football team to wish them luck ahead of their semi-final match against Japan in the World Cup.

7 unanswered questions from season one of Extant we are simply dying to find out about

The Argus: 7 unanswered questions from season one of Extant we are simply dying to find out about

12:31am Thursday 2nd July 2015

As the new season begins, here’s hoping that the show’s producers will tie up the loose ends.

Marsh stakes Ashes claim

The Argus: Mitchell Marsh put forward his case for selection with a powerful century at Essex

6:25pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh staked his claim for an Ashes berth with an unbeaten 136 against Essex in Chelmsford, where captain Michael Clarke was out for a golden duck.

Lupita Nyong'o supports fight against ivory trade

The Argus: Lupita Nyong'o supports fight against ivory trade

6:01pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

The Oscar-winning 12 Years A Slave actress spoke out about saving elephants at a Nairobi press conference.

Watson anger at Twitter trolls

The Argus: Heather Watson has reached the third round at Wimbledon for the second time in her career

5:50pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

Heather Watson has branded online trolls "cowards" for levelling death threats against her on Twitter, ahead of a first-ever meeting with Serena Williams at Wimbledon.

Army rules for under-18s 'unlawful'

The Argus: Those recruited to the Army as minors have to serve a longer minimum period of service

5:45pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

Army regulations are unlawfully requiring soldiers who join up before their 18th birthday to serve a longer minimum period than those who enlist as adults, it has been claimed in the High Court.

Trailer shows Jobs as megalomaniac

The Argus: Steve Jobs died in 2011 following a long battle with pancreatic cancer

5:45pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

Michael Fassbender's portrayal of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in Danny Boyle's new film is that of a narcissistic megalomaniac.

Britain's Schindler dies aged 106

The Argus: Sir Nicholas Winton as he gets a kiss on the cheek from Vera Gissingaged, 74, who as an 11-year-old was helped by Sir Nicholas to escape Prague before the Second World War

5:27pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

Sir Nicholas Winton, who organised the rescue of Jewish children from the Holocaust in 1939, has died aged 106, his family said.

UK 'may need to strike IS in Syria'

The Argus:  Defence Secretary Michael Fallon

5:27pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

MPs could be asked to authorise airstrikes against Islamic State (IS) in Syria in the wake of the Tunisia massacre, the defence secretary has suggested.

First look: Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs - and the Apple co-founder does not come off well

The Argus: First look: Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs - and the Apple co-founder does not come off well

5:24pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

The first trailer for the biopic, starring the Shame star, has been unveiled online.

Kyrgios back in hot water

The Argus: Nick Kyrgios courted controversy once again

5:18pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

Australia's Nick Kyrgios kicked up another storm at Wimbledon after the 20-year-old was involved in a heated exchange with an umpire during his victory over Juan Monaco.

Consumers worry over phone payments

The Argus: Apple Pay will enable iPhone 6 users to buy things just by touching their smartphone to a contactless card point

5:04pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

Consumers are worried that being able to pay for items with just a tap of their smartphone will lead to them making more impulse purchases.

Blatter: My conscience is clear

The Argus: FIFA president Sepp Blatter says his conscience is clear.

4:55pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

FIFA president Sepp Blatter insists he has a clean conscience and that anyone who calls him corrupt should be sent to jail.

Rashid revels in England call-up

The Argus: Adil Rashid took eight wickets in five ODIs against New Zealand

4:49pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

Yorkshire leg-spinner Adil Rashid is basking in the joy of being called up to England's Ashes squad for the first Test in Cardiff next week.

Williams has a plan

The Argus: Serena Williams, pictured, faces Heather Watson next

4:36pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

Serena Williams admits her quest to complete a calendar year Grand Slam is at the forefront of her mind after advancing into the third round of Wimbledon.

Haase puts Murray on shock alert

The Argus: Robin Haase is looking to cause an upset against Andy Murray

4:27pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

Andy Murray's next Wimbledon opponent Robin Haase believes his record against the British number one proves he is capable of springing a shock in the second round.

Lionel Richie may say Hello to a new number one

The Argus: Lionel Richie may say Hello to a new number one

4:10pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

Lionel Richie & The Commodores Definitive Collection is heading for the number one album spot.

Suzi Perry hints at Top Gear job

The Argus: Suzi Perry said she believed her name may be "in the mix"

3:40pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

Formula One racing presenter Suzi Perry has hinted she may be in line for a job on Top Gear.

Girl 'shared pic after murder'

The Argus: The trial is being held at Teesside Crown Court

3:40pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

A 13-year-old girl took a photo of her 14-year-old best friend in the back of a police van and shared it on Snapchat only a few hours after they committed a "sustained and brutal" murder, a court has heard.

Family of 12 feared to be in Syria

The Argus: The family is feared to have travelled to Syria (Bedfordshire Police/PA)

3:40pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

A family of 12 including two grandparents with health problems and a baby are feared to have travelled to Syria.

Djokovic sprints through

The Argus: Novak Djokovic and Jarkko Nieminen talk at the net after their Centre Court clash

3:37pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

Defending champion Novak Djokovic cruised into the Wimbledon third round with a straight sets win over Finland's Jarkko Nieminen.

Sharapova powers through

The Argus: Maria Sharapova has reached the third round of Wimbledon

3:35pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

Maria Sharapova strolled into the third round of Wimbledon with a routine 6-3 6-1 win over outclassed debutant Richel Hogenkamp.

Swans clinch Eder deal

The Argus: Portugal international Eder follows Andre Ayew to the Liberty Stadium

3:02pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

Swansea have announced the signing of Portugal striker Eder for an undisclosed fee.

Spock doc Kickstarter campaign prospers

The Argus: Spock doc Kickstarter campaign prospers

2:49pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

A documentary about star Leonard Nimoy has enough funding to go ahead.

Could Suzi Perry be joining the new Top Gear team?

The Argus: Could Suzi Perry be joining the new Top Gear team?

2:39pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

The racing presenter hinted that she may be in the running for a job.

Spice Girl Mel C reveals why she'd choose a place on The Voice over The X Factor

The Argus: Spice Girl Mel C reveals why she'd choose a place on The Voice over The X Factor

2:39pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

Rita Ora has just left The Voice to join the panel on Simon Cowell’s The X Factor on ITV, but Sporty Spice told The Daily Star she thinks the BBC talent show is much better.

Saints cut Osvaldo loose

The Argus: Dani Osvaldo's Southampton contract has been terminated

2:19pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

Dani Osvaldo's expensive spell at Southampton is over, although it has come at a cost of around 25million to the club.

Jon Hamm: I want my own Minion

The Argus: Jon Hamm: I want my own Minion

3:19pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

The Mad Men star voices villainous inventor Herb Overkill in the Despicable Me spin-off.

Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts to star in Mother's Day movie?

The Argus: Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts to star in Mother's Day movie?

2:05pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

Garry Marshall, the director behind Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve, is helming the movie, Deadline reported.

Celebrity Big Brother 2015: Fatman Scoop to be in the house?

The Argus: Celebrity Big Brother 2015: Fatman Scoop to be in the house?

2:05pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

The Be Faithful rapper is said to have signed up for the next series of Channel 5′s reality TV show.

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