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Monthly rise in mortgage approvals

The Argus: The number of mortgage approvals has risen for the second month

2:36pm Monday 2nd March 2015

More signs of recovery have emerged in the mortgage market after figures showed a rise in the number of approvals for the second month in a row.

Watchdog collars This Morning over bondage

The Argus: Watchdog collars This Morning over bondage

2:16pm Monday 2nd March 2015

A Fifty Shades Of Grey-inspired feature on the ITV show is being investigated by Ofcom.

Froome to face Tour rivals in Italy

The Argus: Team Sky's Chris Froome will race against three of his main rivals at Tirreno-Adriatico later this month

2:12pm Monday 2nd March 2015

Chris Froome is scheduled for an early-season duel with his three main rivals for the 2015 Tour de France title - Alberto Contador, Nairo Quintana and Vincenzo Nibali - at the Tirreno-Adriatico stage race later this month.

Leonardo DiCaprio will have 24 personalities in The Crowded Room

The Argus: Leonardo DiCaprio will have 24 personalities in The Crowded Room

2:07pm Monday 2nd March 2015

The Wolf Of Wall Street actor is to take on another real-life role.

Celebrity Big Brother spared watchdog probe

The Argus: Celebrity Big Brother spared watchdog probe

1:58pm Monday 2nd March 2015

Channel 5 will not have its knuckles rapped over the most recent series of its reality show.

Watchdog collars ITV over bondage

The Argus: Phillip Schofield and Christine Bleakley are braced for a watchdog investigation over a bondage-related item on their show

1:55pm Monday 2nd March 2015

ITV could be disciplined after communications watchdog Ofcom launched an investigation into This Morning's Fifty Shades Of Grey-inspired report on "bondage for beginners".

Indian Summers will be back for a second series

The Argus: Indian Summers will be back for a second series

1:47pm Monday 2nd March 2015

The Channel 4 drama has been renewed for a 2016 return.

Zebo praise for Irish half-backs

The Argus: Johnny Sexton, pictured, and Conor Murray were lauded by Ireland team-mate Simon Zebo

1:29pm Monday 2nd March 2015

Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton have proved they are the best half-back combination in world rugby, according to Ireland team-mate Simon Zebo.

Kristen Stewart joins Michelle Williams in new Reichardt movie

The Argus: Kristen Stewart joins Michelle Williams in new Reichardt movie

1:28pm Monday 2nd March 2015

The Twilight star has signed on to play a lawyer in the Night Moves director’s next film.

Dyer calls Hopkins a 'daft sexist'

The Argus: Danny Dyer said he loved the fact Jo proposed

1:26pm Monday 2nd March 2015

EastEnders star Danny Dyer called Katie Hopkins a "daft sexist" after she poked fun at the news that his long-term girlfriend had proposed to him.

Elton's Comic Relief close shave

The Argus: Sir Elton John shaves Evgeny Lebedev's beard off in aid of Comic Relief, ahead of Red Nose Day on March 13.

1:26pm Monday 2nd March 2015

How's that for a fund-razor? Sir Elton John turned barber for a day to help Comic Relief.

'Chelsea fans' in new racism probe

The Argus: Police were called to meet a train carrying Chelsea football fans from London to Manchester

1:25pm Monday 2nd March 2015

Police are examining mobile phone footage following reports of racist and abusive behaviour by Chelsea fans on a train last night.

10 charged in child grooming probe

The Argus: The men are accused of a catalogue of serious sex offences against seven victims, aged as young as 13

1:25pm Monday 2nd March 2015

Ten men have been charged as part of an investigation into child grooming and sexual exploitation in Rochdale.

James Franco to star in Why Him?

The Argus: James Franco to star in Why Him?

1:06pm Monday 2nd March 2015

The Oscar-nominated 127 Hours actor is in early negotiations to appear in a new comedy film.

Sir Elton John's Comic Relief close shave

The Argus: Sir Elton John's Comic Relief close shave

1:06pm Monday 2nd March 2015

The Rocket Man swapped his piano stool for a barber’s chair as he got stuck in to help raise money – by shaving off his pal’s beard.

Madonna heading back to scene of her fall as she announces tour dates

The Argus: Madonna heading back to scene of her fall as she announces tour dates

12:58pm Monday 2nd March 2015

The superstar has confirmed she will be going on tour with dates around the UK.

Noel Gallagher 'doesn't mind blurry vision but is terrified of going bald'

The Argus: Noel Gallagher 'doesn't mind blurry vision but is terrified of going bald'

12:58pm Monday 2nd March 2015

The former Oasis star says he’ll wait a while for laser eye surgery, but draws the line at hair loss.

Ospina optimistic over second place

The Argus: David Ospina is concentrating on Arsenal rather than thinking about Manchester City

12:40pm Monday 2nd March 2015

Goalkeeper David Ospina has urged his Arsenal team-mates to focus on sustaining their own performance levels as they aim to capitalise on any more off days from Manchester City in the race for second place in the Barclays Premier League.

Zayn Malik 'teaming up with Naughty Boy'

The Argus: Zayn Malik 'teaming up with Naughty Boy'

12:39pm Monday 2nd March 2015

The One Direction star is said to be trying out a solo project with the producer.

Why Kelly Brook is fretting over her comic timing

The Argus: Why Kelly Brook is fretting over her comic timing

2:56pm Monday 2nd March 2015

Being able to deliver jokes well was stressful for the British star on the set of her new TV show.

Costumes challenging for Cinderella cast

The Argus: Costumes challenging for Cinderella cast

12:26pm Monday 2nd March 2015

The stars of Cinderella – Lily James, Richard Madden and Cate Blanchett – attended the film’s Hollywood premiere.

Find out what Danny Dyer thought of Katie Hopkins mocking his engagement

The Argus: Can you guess who's dominating Celebrity Big Brother? (Hint: it's Katie Hopkins)

12:26pm Monday 2nd March 2015

Danny Dyer and Katie Hopkins have locked horns after she poked fun at him for being proposed to by his girlfriend.

Ellen Thomas is joining EastEnders

The Argus: Ellen Thomas is joining EastEnders

12:17pm Monday 2nd March 2015

The Teachers actress will play a “tough-talking” matriarch in the soap.

Jo Joyner: I can't watch my EastEnders mistake

The Argus: Jo Joyner: I can't watch my EastEnders mistake

12:07pm Monday 2nd March 2015

The actress can’t bear to watch the clip of herself getting Ian Beale’s name wrong on live TV.

Azealia Banks says she could run for presidency

The Argus: Azealia Banks says she could run for presidency

11:57am Monday 2nd March 2015

The rapper has strong political views but doesn’t want to share them through her music.

Kane: Final loss is "worst feeling"

The Argus: Harry Kane, pictured, looked rather unhappy when he collected his runner's up medal at Wembley on Sunday

11:54am Monday 2nd March 2015

Harry Kane says losing the Capital One Cup final was the "worst feeling in the world" but he is sure it will drive Tottenham on to win silverware of their own.

'Misconceptions' about wind power

The Argus: Many Britons have misconceptions about the cost of wind power, a new survey has found

11:48am Monday 2nd March 2015

The UK public believes that wind power subsidies paid by consumers are many times higher than they actually are, according to polling for the industry.

Lulu admits to 'cheating' on The Great Comic Relief Bake Off

The Argus: Lulu admits to 'cheating' on The Great Comic Relief Bake Off

11:37am Monday 2nd March 2015

The singer got expert help but still didn’t manage to win.

Michelle Rodriguez says sorry for those superhero comments

The Argus: Michelle Rodriguez says sorry for those superhero comments

11:26am Monday 2nd March 2015

Michelle Rodriguez said her comments about minority actors and superheroes were taken out of context.

Uma Thurman: I used to feel terrible about my looks

The Argus: Uma Thurman: I used to feel terrible about my looks

11:26am Monday 2nd March 2015

The Pulp Fiction star has revealed she is learning to love her appearance as she gets older.

Reunion for Twins stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito

The Argus: Reunion for Twins stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito

11:26am Monday 2nd March 2015

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito were reunited at the Golden Camera awards in Germany.

Farage family's political dilemma

The Argus: Nigel Farage said he could not pretend that he has a normal relationship with his family and they would rather he had never gone into politics

11:00am Monday 2nd March 2015

Nigel Farage has told of the toll his political ambitions have taken on his personal life and admitted he would be no good as prime minister.

Strokes to headline Hyde Park gigs

The Argus: The Strokes will headline the British Summer Time gigs in Hyde Park

11:00am Monday 2nd March 2015

US rockers The Strokes have signed up to headline the British Summer Time gigs in Hyde Park alongside Blur, Kylie Minogue, The Who and Taylor Swift.

Madonna fans set to enjoy her trip

The Argus: Madonna is heading back on the road following her recent slip-up at the Brits

11:00am Monday 2nd March 2015

Madonna has announced a new tour - just days after her fall at the end of the Brits sparked headlines around the world.

Taylor Swift: I'll still be single at 30

The Argus: Taylor Swift: I'll still be single at 30

10:49am Monday 2nd March 2015

The Blank Space singer doesn’t see herself in a long-term relationship in the next five years, as she doesn’t think any man would be comfortable with her level of fame.

David Duchovny says a new X-Files 'looks good'

The Argus: X-Files making a return to TV?

10:49am Monday 2nd March 2015

The sci-fi show’s star has teased that a reboot could well be on the cards.

Allen: Past experience can aid Reds

The Argus: Joe Allen is confident Liverpool can finish in the top four

10:42am Monday 2nd March 2015

Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen believes last season's title near-miss will stand them in good stead in the race for the top four.

Haskell: We weren't on the money

The Argus: James Haskell says England will come out firing against Scotland after seeing their Grand Slam dream ended by Ireland

10:42am Monday 2nd March 2015

James Haskell insists Ireland "got away with a lot" in England's 19-9 RBS 6 Nations defeat at the Aviva Stadium but can only admire the champions' canny approach.

National anthem inspired Terry

The Argus: John Terry, right, got his hands on some silverware on Sunday

10:37am Monday 2nd March 2015

John Terry's emotions were stirred on hearing the national anthem at Wembley but the Chelsea captain has no plans to reconsider his retirement from England duty.

More 'saving for the long term'

The Argus: Some 74% of people surveyed for Scottish Widows said they are putting money aside

10:27am Monday 2nd March 2015

Three in four people are currently saving as more start to embrace the idea of saving for the long term, a report has found.

Dame Maggie Smith: My Downton days are numbered

The Argus: Dame Maggie Smith: My Downton days are numbered

10:36am Monday 2nd March 2015

The veteran actress doesn’t see her character appearing in the hit ITV drama for much longer.

The Strokes to headline Hyde Park gig

The Argus: The Strokes to headline Hyde Park gig

11:57am Monday 2nd March 2015

The New York rockers will be supported by Beck at their first London show in five years.

Bony: We need to win every game

The Argus: Wilfried Bony insists Manchester City will not give up the title fight

9:59am Monday 2nd March 2015

Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony believes the champions now have to target victory in every remaining game to retain their title.

Kim Kardashian: My selfie obsession is ridiculous, but I love it

The Argus: KIm Kardashian reads 50 Shades on radio

9:59am Monday 2nd March 2015

The reality TV star says she is just having fun documenting memories when she posts selfies.

QPR cut their losses

The Argus: Outgoings have been reduced at Loftus Road

9:52am Monday 2nd March 2015

QPR's shareholders have written off £60million worth of loans as the west London club reported a loss of £9.8million for the year ending May 2014.

Find out Cameron Diaz's sexy tip for staying in shape

The Argus: Find out Cameron Diaz's sexy tip for staying in shape

9:36am Monday 2nd March 2015

The Hollywood beauty has revealed the secret to achieving her fabulous figure.

Becky hunt police in car appeal

The Argus: Police are continuing their search for missing Rebecca Watts,16, known as Becky

9:35am Monday 2nd March 2015

Detectives investigating the disappearance of 16-year-old Rebecca Watts are appealing for sightings of a car.

Charlotte Hawkins tells of baby joy

The Argus: Charlotte Hawkins tells of baby joy

8:56am Monday 2nd March 2015

The Good Morning Britain host recently welcomed a baby girl.

Danny Dyer is getting married - after his girlfriend of 20 years proposed

The Argus: Danny Dyer is getting married - after his girlfriend of 20 years proposed

8:56am Monday 2nd March 2015

The EastEnders actor has said he’s a changed man now he’s engaged.

Pace of house price growth softens

The Argus: UK property values were 5.7% higher last month than they were a year ago

8:04am Monday 2nd March 2015

The pace of house price growth softened for the sixth month in a row in February , Nationwide Building Society has reported.

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