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Graham Norton wowed by Eurovision mania

The Argus: Graham Norton wowed by Eurovision mania

12:01am Saturday 23rd May 2015

The talk show host underestimated the fans’ passion for the annual competition.

England rue missed chances

The Argus: Moeen Ali, pictured, dismissed Tom Latham but other opportunities went begging for England

11:12pm Friday 22nd May 2015

England could only rue missed chances as New Zealand's batsmen took control on day two of the first Investec Test at Lord's.

Big Brother: Timebomb: Adjoa becomes the second housemate to be evicted

The Argus: Big Brother: Timebomb: Adjoa becomes the second housemate to be evicted

10:46pm Friday 22nd May 2015

And all the highlights from Day 10 in the Big Brother house.

Veteran duo eyed for England roles

The Argus: Frank Lampard, left, and Steven Gerrard, right, will play their final Premier League games this weekend

10:44pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Roy Hodgson wants Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard to take on coaching roles with England when they finish their respective spells in the United States.

Pellegrini relaxed ahead of review

The Argus: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is confident he will still be in position next season

10:42pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has played down the significance of his anticipated end-of-season review with the club's top brass.

Mourinho: Bad decisions cost us

The Argus: Jose Mourinho says Chelsea have not done enough to be labelled 'great'

10:42pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Jose Mourinho maintains Chelsea were the victims of bad decisions despite winning the Premier League title at a canter this season.

Sinfield creates more history

The Argus: Kevin Sinfield moved up to third place in the all-time points-scoring list

10:21pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Kevin Sinfield carved out another piece of history as he helped Leeds stay top of the First Utility Super League with their first win in four matches.

Cardinal ashamed at sex abuse error

The Argus: Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor speaks at the Hay Festival in Hay-on-Wye

9:39pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Former Archbishop of Westminster Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor has admitted he is deeply ashamed of the way he handled sex abuse allegations concerning a Catholic Church priest in the 1980s.

Top Gear presenters make their first public appearance since Jeremy Clarkson 'fracas'

The Argus: Top Gear presenters make their first public appearance since Jeremy Clarkson 'fracas'

9:36pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Clarkson came in to the theme of boxing anthem Eye Of The Tiger at the beginning of a global super car tour.

Boxing tune greets Clarkson return

The Argus: Jeremy Clarkson arrives at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast

8:45pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Jeremy Clarkson came in to the theme of boxing anthem Eye Of The Tiger as he made his first public appearance with his former Top Gear co-presenters at the beginning of a global super car tour.

Oxford students to keep exam attire

The Argus: Students at Oxford University have voted in a referendum on exam clothing

8:45pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Oxford University students have voted overwhelmingly against ending a centuries-old tradition of wearing gowns, suits and mortarboards to exams.

Balls 'won't dash back to politics'

The Argus: Former shadow chancellor Ed Balls says he won't play a role in wife Yvette Cooper's Labour leadership campaign

7:00pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Ed Balls will not be "dashing back" to frontline politics and will not play a role in his wife Yvette Cooper's Labour leadership campaign.

Gillespie holds England talks

The Argus: Jason Gillespie has spoken to the ECB about coaching England

6:41pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Jason Gillespie has held talks over England's vacancy - but insists he is just one of a number of contenders.

Coronation Street boss says 'no more stunts this year', talks casting and more

The Argus: Coronation Street boss says 'no more stunts this year', talks casting and more

6:17pm Friday 22nd May 2015

The soap’s Stuart Blackburn reckons doing too many big spectacles will turn viewers off.

Space walk Russian recalls mission

The Argus: Alexei Leonov was the first man to walk in space in 1965

5:52pm Friday 22nd May 2015

A Russian cosmonaut who made history as the first man to walk in space has spoken about his brush with death during the mission 50 years ago.

Edmund joins Murray in main draw

The Argus: Kyle Edmund has qualified for a second successive grand slam after reaching the main draw of the French Open

5:22pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Britain's Kyle Edmund and Johanna Konta will both make their debuts in the French Open main draw after coming through their final qualifying round matches on Friday.

Mourners gather at Jones funeral

The Argus: Wales international Danny Jones, pictured with the ball, has been laid to rest

5:06pm Friday 22nd May 2015

More than a thousand people gathered for the funeral of Keighley's Wales international Danny Jones in his home town of Halifax.

Van Gaal hopeful of keeping De Gea

The Argus: David de Gea has been linked with a move to Real Madrid

4:14pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Louis van Gaal gave hope to Manchester United fans on Friday when he said he was optimistic about the chances of goalkeeper David de Gea staying at Old Trafford.

Computer games collection on show

The Argus: The event will feature old favourites as well as modern classics

4:02pm Friday 22nd May 2015

The world's largest collection of playable computer games has gone on display covering five decades of gaming technology.

Carmichael in leaked memo admission

The Argus: Former Scottish secretary Alistair Carmichael admitted he was responsible for a leaked memo involving allegations against Nicola Sturgeon

4:02pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Nicola Sturgeon has called on Alistair Carmichael to consider his position as an MP after the former Scottish secretary accepted responsibility for a leaked memo which alleged she wanted David Cameron to win the general election.

Quarter of soldiers 'want to quit'

The Argus: The armed forces are preparing for £35 billion of budget cuts in the next decade and the loss of up to 30,000 troops, according to research

4:02pm Friday 22nd May 2015

A quarter of British military personnel want to quit the armed forces, a survey by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has found.

Find out why Conchita reckons Madonna shouldn't be allowed to do Eurovision

The Argus: Find out why Conchita reckons Madonna shouldn't be allowed to do Eurovision

4:26pm Friday 22nd May 2015

The reigning champion would love other countries to join in the Eurovision fun.

Advocaat weighs up Sunderland offer

The Argus: Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat, left, confirmed on Friday that he has been made an offer by the club

3:22pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Dick Advocaat will give Sunderland an answer next Thursday on whether or not he is prepared to stay on as head coach after considering chairman Ellis Short's plans for the club.

First look: Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant in Florence Foster Jenkins

The Argus: First look: Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant in Florence Foster Jenkins

3:06pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Stephen Frears’ new comedy, which stars Meryl as the New York singer, has started shooting in the UK.

City to decide on Toure future

The Argus: Yaya Toure has two years remaining on his Manchester City contract

3:01pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has admitted a decision will have to be made about the future of Yaya Toure.

McNamara: Burgess a born leader

The Argus: Sam Burgess, pictured, can be a leader for England in the World Cup, says Steve McNamara

2:53pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Sam Burgess can be one of the leaders in Stuart Lancaster's World Cup squad, according to England rugby league head coach Steve McNamara.

One Direction Top Global Concert Tours List

The Argus: One Direction give James Corden first post-Zayn Malik TV interview

2:36pm Friday 22nd May 2015

The boyband made over three and a half million from their world tour in the last year.

Cotton hosts last show for Radio 1

The Argus: Fearne Cotton is leaving Radio 1

1:56pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Radio presenter Fearne Cotton has presented her last show for BBC's Radio 1 with the help of famous friends including Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Foo Fighters and Coldplay.

SNP MPs to chair two committees

The Argus: The SNP will chair the Scottish Affairs and Energy and Climate Change committee at Westminster

1:56pm Friday 22nd May 2015

The SNP has been given the chairmanship of the Westminster committee that will scrutinise new devolution legislation.

Dog found at summit of Scafell Pike

The Argus: The collie cross was found at the top of Scafell Pike last weekend (Scottish SPCA/PA Wire)

1:54pm Friday 22nd May 2015

An animal welfare charity is trying to trace the owner of a dog found at the top of England's highest mountain by holidaymakers who took him home to Scotland.

89-year-old jailed for child abuse

The Argus: Peter Farrands, 89, a former teacher and church minister, has been jailed for seven years at Leicester Crown Court for abusing two of his pupils at Folville Junior School during the 1970s and 1980s

1:54pm Friday 22nd May 2015

An 89-year-old former teacher and Scout leader has been jailed for seven years for "awful" abuse of two of his pupils.

Osborne boosted ahead of Budget

The Argus: New figures will boost George Osborne ahead of July's Budget

1:54pm Friday 22nd May 2015

George Osborne today received a boost ahead of his emergency summer Budget as official figures showed a better-than-expected improvement in the UK's public finances.

Prosecutor apology over IRA 'abuse'

The Argus: Sir Keir Starmer outlines his findings from an independent review into how an allegation against an alleged IRA member of abusing three women was dealt with

1:54pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Northern Ireland's director of public prosecutions has apologised to three woman who accused an alleged IRA member of abusing them as children after a damning report criticised how his prosecution was handled.

Phone-hacker denies Coulson grudge

The Argus: Clive Goodman has given evidence in the perjury trial of former News of the World editor Andy Coulson

1:54pm Friday 22nd May 2015

A journalist convicted of phone-hacking has said he does not hold a grudge against Andy Coulson, his former editor at the News of the World who is on trial for perjury.

Judge's concerns over baby guidance

The Argus: A High Court judge has suggested that a doctor with 30 years' experience appeared to have misinterpreted the guidance

1:54pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Guidance issued by senior doctors and aimed at protecting babies who might have been attacked may have to be amended following the death of a 16-week-old girl who was assaulted by her father, a High Court judge has said.

GCSEs 'rejected for alternatives'

The Argus: Government statistics show a sharp decrease in GCSE entries for key academic subjects such as English literature

1:54pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Traditional GCSEs are being rejected by schools in favour of alternative international courses, official figures suggest.

Eric Pickles given a knighthood

The Argus: Eric Pickles lost his frontbench job after the election

1:54pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Former Communities Secretary Eric Pickles is to be given a knighthood, Downing Street has announced.

Mourinho savours title triumph

The Argus: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho savours the moment the Blues clinched the Premier League title

1:41pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Jose Mourinho took time on Friday to reflect on a rollercoaster campaign which will see Chelsea lift the Barclays Premier League trophy after Sunday's final match of the season against Sunderland.

Black Caps on top as England toil

The Argus: New Zealand's Kane Williamson, centre, finished unbeaten on 92 on day two against England

1:28pm Friday 22nd May 2015

England were set to concede a significant first-innings lead after their toil against New Zealand's batsmen at Lord's.

Fearne Cotton says farewell to Radio 1

The Argus: Fearne Cotton says farewell to Radio 1

1:27pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters and Coldplay were amongst the stars who helped her bow out from Radio 1.

Exes Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult reunite for X-Men set photo

The Argus: Exes Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult reunite for X-Men set photo

1:27pm Friday 22nd May 2015

The exes were all smiles as they posed for a photo with director Bryan Singer on set of X-Men: Apocalypse.

Pulis: Berahino can join top club

The Argus: Saido Berahino has scored 20 goals this season

1:10pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Boss Tony Pulis admitted West Brom will let Saido Berahino leave if a top four club makes a move - but only for the right deal.

Wood puts team first

The Argus: Northampton flanker Tom Wood is relishing an Aviva Premiership play-off showdown against Saracens on Saturday

1:05pm Friday 22nd May 2015

England star Tom Wood says that Northampton will take a "team-first mentality" with them into Saturday's Aviva Premiership play-off showdown against Saracens and not be distracted by individual battles.

Morph is returning home to TV thanks to Aardman

The Argus: Morph is returning home to TV thanks to Aardman

12:58pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Morph is returning to TV screens next month with a new series for CBBC.

Reese Witherspoon magics up Tinker Bell role

The Argus: Reese Witherspoon magics up Tinker Bell role

12:38pm Friday 22nd May 2015

The Oscar-winning actress will star in a live-action adaptation, giving a new take on the Peter Pan character.

Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright's final preparations for their wedding this weekend

The Argus: Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright's final preparations for their wedding this weekend

11:37am Friday 22nd May 2015

The couple will become husband and wife at a lavish venue in Suffolk.

McIlroy accepts fine run is over

The Argus: Rory McIlroy suffered an early exit from the BMW PGA Championship

11:33am Friday 22nd May 2015

Defending champion Rory McIlroy crashed out of the BMW PGA Championship on Friday, reverting to his "usual" performance at Wentworth by missing the cut for the third time in four years.

Murray: Don't write off Rafa

The Argus: Andy Murray reached the French Open semi-final last year

11:24am Friday 22nd May 2015

Andy Murray believes Rafael Nadal's stuttering form makes Novak Djokovic favourite to win the French Open but insists it would be "stupid" to write off the Spaniard.

7 moments from Red Nose Day USA that you need to see

The Argus: 7 moments from Red Nose Day USA that you need to see

11:07am Friday 22nd May 2015

A Broadway-esque musical ode to Game Of Thrones and Ed Sheeran’s duet with Kermit make the cut.

Hugh Laurie can't shake his limp after eight years playing Dr House

The Argus: Hugh Laurie can't shake his limp after eight years playing Dr House

11:07am Friday 22nd May 2015

Talking to Graham Norton on The Graham Norton Show about his famous character, Doctor Gregory House, he said: “I can’t remember any of the lines at all but when ‘action’ is shouted I start limping. “

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