Press Association 2014 LATEST

Firefighters tackle city blaze

The Argus: Scores of firefighters are tackling the blaze

3:22am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Firefighters are battling a large blaze at a well-known building in Leeds.

Body found in missing Alice search

The Argus: Alice Gross was last seen more than a month ago

1:09am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A body has been found by police searching for missing teenager Alice Gross, Scotland Yard has said.

EastEnders plans killer live show

The Argus: Viewers will find out who killed Lucy Beale, played by Hetti Bywater

12:16am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Lucy Beale's killer will be revealed live on air during a special week of EastEnders episodes to mark the soap's 30th anniversary.

Spandau Ballet reunite for premiere

The Argus: Spandau Ballet attending the premiere of Soul Boys of the Western World at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

12:16am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Chart-topping '80s band Spandau Ballet reunited on stage for the first time in five years as the band performed at the premiere of a film documenting their career.

DJ Neil Fox bailed over sex claims

The Argus: Radio DJ Neil Fox, also known as Dr Fox.

12:16am Wednesday 1st October 2014

DJ Neil Fox has been bailed after he was arrested over alleged sex offences against two women.

Phelps apology after driving charge

The Argus: Swimmer Michael Phelps (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

12:16am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps said he is "deeply sorry" after he was arrested and charged with driving under the influence.

Sainsbury's facing new sales blow

The Argus: Sainsbury's fortunes have been hit by the impact of German discounters Lidl and Aldi

12:16am Wednesday 1st October 2014

New Sainsbury's boss Mike Coupe is expected to report the supermarket chain's third successive quarter of declining sales when he delivers his first trading update as chief executive today.

Tax disc removed from windscreens

The Argus: Vehicle owners no longer have to display their road tax disc on their windscreen

12:16am Wednesday 1st October 2014

The paper car tax disc becomes obsolete today after being a feature on car windscreens since 1921.

IS fight 'set for Syria eventually'

The Argus: Iain Duncan Smith said that there was Cabinet agreement on taking on IS

12:16am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Cabinet ministers unanimously believe that it will eventually be necessary to take on the Islamic State terror group in its Syrian strongholds as well as in Iraq, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has said.

We'll protect NHS spending, vows PM

The Argus: Prime Minister David Cameron is putting healthcare at the heart of his keynote speech to the last Conservative conference before the election

12:16am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Spending on the NHS will be protected for a further five years if Conservatives win next May's general election, Prime Minister David Cameron will pledge today.

Third 'have creative work sideline'

The Argus: An increasing number of workers are turning hobbies and skills such as photography into money-earning ventures, research has found

12:06am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A third of workers are earning money from cooking, gardening, photography or other creative pursuits outside of their main job, according to a new study.

Prepayment energy users 'hard hit'

The Argus: Some prepayment energy customers are going without gas or electricity because of rising prices and unstable incomes, says Citizens Advice

12:06am Wednesday 1st October 2014

One in every six prepayment energy customers has gone without gas or electricity because of high costs, problems with topping up or faulty meters, a study has found.

Minimum wage workers doubled

The Argus: The adult minimum wage is increasing from £6.31 to £6.50

12:06am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Twice as many workers are being paid the national minimum wage than when the statutory rate was introduced in 1999, according to research to mark an increase in the hourly figure.

'Business booming' for woman comics

The Argus: Sarah Millican is one of a number of female comedians enjoying success

12:04am Wednesday 1st October 2014

The rise of stars including Sarah Millican and Miranda Hart has lead to a boom in ticket sales for female comics, according to an industry survey.

Pregnancy smoking 'hits fertility'

The Argus: Mothers who smoke when pregnant 'are potentially doing irreversible damage to their sons' fertility', experts said

12:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Mothers who smoke during pregnancy could damage the future fertility of their sons, new research has found.

Spandau Ballet reunite for premiere

The Argus: Spandau Ballet attending the premiere of Soul Boys of the Western World, Spandau Ballet: The Film at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

10:38pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Chart-topping '80s band Spandau Ballet reunited on stage for the first time in five years tonight as the band performed at the premiere of a film documenting their career.

Spandau Ballet reunite for premiere

The Argus: Spandau Ballet attending the premiere of Soul Boys of the Western World at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

10:29pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Chart-topping '80s band Spandau Ballet reunited on stage for the first time in five years tonight as the band performed at the premiere of a film documenting their career.

Phelps apology after driving charge

The Argus: Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time (AP)

10:29pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps said he is "deeply sorry" after he was arrested and charged with driving under the influence.

Old man Totti stuns City

The Argus: Sergio Aguero celebrates opening the scoring

9:55pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Roma's Francesco Totti became the oldest goalscorer in Champions League history as Manchester City escaped with a draw from their Group E clash.

Matic goal earns Blues opening win

The Argus: Nemanja Matic scored the only goal for Chelsea

9:51pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Nemanja Matic's first-half header was enough for Chelsea to record a first victory of Champions League Group G, but it should have been so much more comfortable than a 1-0 win at Sporting Lisbon.

Microsoft announces Windows 10

The Argus: Microsoft's previous upgrade, Windows 8, received mixed reviews from users

6:46pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Microsoft has announced the latest version of its Windows operating system, called Windows 10, at an event in San Francisco.

Soldier 'killed in revenge attack'

The Argus: Corporal Geoffrey McNeill was found dead in his room at Tern Hill's Clive Barracks in Shropshire

5:25pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A soldier was brutally and violently murdered by his comrade back at barracks in a possible revenge attack after an earlier punch-up, a jury has been told.

Africa Ebola crisis 'unprecedented'

The Argus: A woman walking past a poster to raise awareness of Ebola

5:25pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

The Ebola crisis in West Africa has developed at an "unprecedented level", experts have warned.

DJ Neil Fox bailed over sex claims

The Argus: Neil Fox, 53, known as Doctor Fox, is being questioned at a police station in central London

5:22pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

DJ Neil Fox has been bailed after he was arrested over alleged sex offences against two women.

Judge overturns fraudulent divorces

The Argus: The divorce petitions involved in the case were issued on a variety of dates between August 2010 and February 2012

4:53pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

The country's leading family judge has overturned scores of divorces obtained in the English courts by fraud.

Stamp duty takings surge by £1.5bn

The Argus: Stamp duty yield from England has grown the most significantly, which is likely in part to be due to the distorting effects of London and the South East, a report said

4:33pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Stamp duty takings from the sales of UK homes have surged by more than £1.5 billion year-on-year as the property market has moved into recovery, official figures show.

Martinez concern over Mirallas

The Argus: Everton's Kevin Mirallas pulled up injured during the Merseyside derby

3:26pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Everton manager Roberto Martinez fears forward Kevin Mirallas may have suffered a serious hamstring injury.

Account numbers considered in probe

The Argus: The new current account switching service was launched across the industry last September

3:12pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

An investigation into whether more people could be tempted into switching their current account if they were allowed to take their existing account number with them has been launched by the City regulator.

Rodgers: No unrest in Reds camp

The Argus: Mamadou Sakho has not travelled to Switzerland

2:39pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers denies there is unrest within the camp after a stuttering start to the season but admits he has warned defender Mamadou Sakho about his behaviour.

Murray battles past Janowicz

The Argus: Andy Murray battled into the second round of the China Open (AP)

2:25pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Andy Murray fought from a set down to defeat Jerzy Janowicz 6-7 (11/9) 6-4 6-2 and book his place in the second round of the China Open on Tuesday.

England duo sidelined

The Argus: Leicester Tigers expect Geoff Parling to be sidelined until December by concussion

2:25pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

England's injury problems continued to escalate after prop Alex Corbisiero and second row Geoff Parling were ruled out of the autumn series.

Chastain: Not acting leaves me down

The Argus: Jessica Chastain appears on the cover of the latest issue of Harper's Bazaar magazine (David Slijper/Harper's Bazaar)

2:06pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Jessica Chastain has told how she loves acting so much she feels depressed when she is not working.

Evans misses booze to get buff

The Argus: Luke Evans says he hates giving up booze to get fit (David Clerihew/Men's Health)

2:06pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Luke Evans has admitted the thing he misses most when making sacrifices to get buff is booze.

Clooney: Marriage pretty damn great

The Argus: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin wed in Venice

2:06pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

George Clooney has declared that married life "feels pretty damn great".

CCTV of robbers' brazen shop raid

The Argus: CCTV of one of the suspects during a robbery at an internet cafe and money exchange in Tottenham High Road, north London. (PA/Met Police)

1:58pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Dramatic CCTV footage of brazen robbers who forced a shop assistant to empty a safe before tying her up has been released by police.

Online essays 'of poor quality'

The Argus: Ofqual warned students that essays bought online are often not up to scratch and unlikely to achieve decent grades

1:58pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Sixth-formers attempting to cheat by buying essays online to submit as their own risk being sold poorly written, substandard work, the exams regulator has claimed.

Police seek Melanie murder decision

The Argus: Melanie Hall's body was found 13 years after she disappeared

1:58pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Detectives have asked prosecutors to authorise charging a man with the murder of university graduate Melanie Hall nearly 20 years ago.

RAF jets blast IS for first time

The Argus: Neil Fox, 53, known as Doctor Fox, is being questioned at a police station in central London

1:58pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

British jets have launched strikes against Islamic State (IS) forces in Iraq for the first time, it has been announced.

PayPal to separate from eBay

The Argus: PayPal's split from eBay is expected to occur in the second half of next year

1:45pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

PayPal is splitting from eBay and will become a separate and publicly traded company next year.

Cameron defends benefit freeze plan

The Argus: David Cameron insisted that the rich are 'paying their share' of tax

1:45pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

David Cameron has defended the decision to slash the welfare bill by £3.2 billion with a two-year benefit freeze which will hit 10 million of the unemployed and working poor.

Corbisiero blow for England

The Argus: Alex Corbisiero will be sidelined until the new year

1:15pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Alex Corbisiero will miss England's autumn Tests after suffering a shoulder injury.

Wenger: Giroud vital for Gunners

The Argus: Arsenal's Olivier Giroud has scored 41 goals since joining Arsenal

1:09pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hopes a new contract for France striker Olivier Giroud will help continue to develop the club's core of talent, but must do without key midfielder Aaron Ramsey for at least a month because of injury.

Workers relieved at toilet solution

The Argus: Workers at a new power station in Ferrybridge, West Yorkshire, after they walked out on unofficial strike in a row over toilets.

12:51pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Workers at a new power station who walked out on unofficial strike in a row over toilets have agreed to return to work after they were promised more facilities.

Ireland warned over Apple tax deal

The Argus: The European Commission has told the Irish Government it has doubts over its tax arrangements regarding Apple

12:51pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Ireland was warned more than three months ago that it may have broken European rules on state aid in two tax deals it struck with tech giant Apple.

Missing girl 'radicalised online'

The Argus: The family home of the 15 year old from Bristol who, along along with a 17-year-old from Lambeth, are missing and may be trying to get to Syria.

12:51pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A missing British girl believed to be heading to join extremists in Syria may have become radicalised online, family friends said.

Clooney: Marriage pretty damn great

The Argus: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin in Venice. (AP)

12:51pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Newlywed Hollywood star George Clooney has declared that married life "feels pretty damn great".

Police face teacher images probe

The Argus: Undated handout photo issued by Thorpe Hall School of former deputy headteacher Martin Goldberg.

12:51pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

An investigation has been launched into why it took police nine months to act over concerns about a deputy headteacher suspected of covertly taking indecent images of children.

Walsh: Cheryl cried at baby Bobby

The Argus: Kimberley Walsh says Cheryl Fernandez-Versini cried when she saw her baby

12:34pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Kimberley Walsh has revealed Cheryl Fernandez-Versini burst into tears the first time she saw her baby son Bobby.

Lennox: Beyonce is feminist lite

The Argus: Annie Lennox has branded Beyonce 'feminist lite'

12:34pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Annie Lennox has called Beyonce "feminist lite" and said she would like to talk to her about her true opinions.

Pattinson gives sister song advice

The Argus:  Lizzy Pattinson took tips from brother R-Patz on what songs to perform on The X Factor

12:34pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Robert Pattinson's sister Lizzy has revealed the Twilight hunk helped her choose the songs she would perform for her X Factor audition.

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