Press Association 2014 LATEST

Kane hopes to break 20-goal barrier

Evesham Journal: Harry Kane, right, believes he can become the 20-goal-a-season striker that Tottenham crave

10:39pm Sunday 21st December 2014

Harry Kane believes he can fend off the challenge of Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado to become Tottenham's 20-goal striker.

Redknapp to rebuff any Austin bids

Evesham Journal: QPR boss Harry Redknapp , pictured, does not intend on accepting any bids for striker Charlie Austin in January

10:39pm Sunday 21st December 2014

Harry Redknapp insists QPR will rebuff any January bids for Charlie Austin after the striker scored a hat-trick to seal victory over West Brom on Saturday.

See Lord Sugar's Apprentice final through the eyes of Twitter

Evesham Journal: See Lord Sugar's Apprentice final through the eyes of Twitter

10:35pm Sunday 21st December 2014

After weeks of challenges and cringeworthy boardroom showdowns, Lord Sugar made a decision – and Twitter was watching.

Why The Apprentice winner's family are 'confused'

Evesham Journal: Why The Apprentice winner's family are 'confused'

10:16pm Sunday 21st December 2014

And the runner-up was OK about losing out to the “very credible” winner.

Photographer Jane Bown dies aged 89

Evesham Journal: Jane Bown worked for The Observer for decades

10:07pm Sunday 21st December 2014

Top photographer Jane Bown, who worked for The Observer for more than half a century, has died aged 89, the newspaper said.

Rodgers hails Reds' character

Evesham Journal: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was delighted with his side's performance and character

9:34pm Sunday 21st December 2014

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes the character his side showed in their 2-2 draw at home to Arsenal shows they can still challenge for the top four.

Actress Whitelaw dies, aged 82

Evesham Journal: Whitelaw appeared in hit movies The Krays and The Omen

9:16pm Sunday 21st December 2014

Actress Billie Whitelaw has died aged 82, her son has told the BBC.

McCoist leaves Rangers role

Evesham Journal: Ally McCoist has left his role as Rangers manager

8:56pm Sunday 21st December 2014

Ally McCoist's three-and-a-half year reign as Rangers boss has finally come to an end after the club confirmed he has been put on gardening leave.

Poyet almost replaced Johnson

Evesham Journal: Sunderland's Adam Johnson, pictured, scored a late winner against Newcastle

8:56pm Sunday 21st December 2014

Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet admitted he was about to take derby hero Adam Johnson off minutes before he struck the goal which secured a fourth successive victory over Newcastle.

Goode hails 'special' Wasps victory

Evesham Journal: Andy Goode scored 33 of Wasps' 48 points against London Irish

7:06pm Sunday 21st December 2014

Andy Goode reflected on a fairytale start to life at the Ricoh Arena after setting an Aviva Premiership individual points record as Wasps stormed to a 48-16 victory over London Irish.

Ben Haenow is Christmas number one

Evesham Journal: Ben Haenow said the Christmas number one is "an incredible end to my year"

7:00pm Sunday 21st December 2014

The X Factor winner Ben Haenow has won the battle for this year's Christmas number one.

Skrtel rescues draw for Reds

Evesham Journal: Martin Skrtel, second left, secured a point for Liverpool

6:36pm Sunday 21st December 2014

Liverpool dug deep into their reserves of resilience as Martin Skrtel scored the equaliser deep into stoppage time to ensure another good performance did not go to waste.

Pre-Christmas hearing for Hartley

Evesham Journal: Northampton captain Dylan Hartley leaves the field after being sent off against Leicester

6:13pm Sunday 21st December 2014

England and Northampton hooker Dylan Hartley is likely to learn the outcome of his latest disciplinary hearing before Christmas.

Ukip expels councillor over remarks

Evesham Journal: The decision to expel Rozanne Duncan follows a difficult few days for Nigel Farage's party

5:57pm Sunday 21st December 2014

A Ukip councillor has been expelled from the party over comments made in a TV interview.

Sir Elton John marries David Furnish

Evesham Journal: Sir Elton John marries David Furnish

8:05pm Sunday 21st December 2014

And we were all invited to the happy couple’s big day!

Hughes has high hopes for Bojan

Evesham Journal: Bojan Krkic, pictured, has won praise from Stoke boss Mark Hughes

5:12pm Sunday 21st December 2014

Stoke boss Mark Hughes hopes Bojan Krkic can follow the lead of fellow Spaniard and ex-Barcelona man Cesc Fabregas by developing into an established Barclays Premier League star.

Which of these 11 celebrities do you think are on Santa's naughty list this year?

Evesham Journal: Which of these 11 celebrities do you think are on Santa's naughty list this year?

4:46pm Sunday 21st December 2014

Justin Bieber? Solange Knowles? Miley Cyrus? James Franco? How will they fare this Christmas?

Wasps rout Irish on Ricoh debut

Evesham Journal: Andy Goode pulled the strings for Wasps on their debut in Coventry

4:22pm Sunday 21st December 2014

Wasps celebrated the beginning of a new chapter in their 147-year history by routing London Irish at the Ricoh Arena in a 48-16 victory built on a fly-half masterclass from Andy Goode.

Johnson strike settles derby

Evesham Journal: Gus Poyet's Sunderland left it late against local rivals Newcastle

3:56pm Sunday 21st December 2014

Adam Johnson condemned Newcastle to a fourth successive derby defeat for the first time in their history as Sunderland snatched a dramatic last-gasp 1-0 victory at St James' Park.

Ali admitted to hospital

Evesham Journal: Muhammad Ali is expected to be released in a few days

2:49pm Sunday 21st December 2014

Muhammad Ali has been admitted to hospital with a mild case of pneumonia.

Actor Deacon on harassment charge

Evesham Journal: Adam Deacon has been charged with harassment, police said

2:34pm Sunday 21st December 2014

Actor Adam Deacon has been charged with harassment.

EU debate silly, Ken Clarke says

Evesham Journal: Ken Clarke said a greater effort was needed to counter the arguments being made in favour of a British exit from the EU

2:33pm Sunday 21st December 2014

The debate about membership of the European Union (EU) has been "silly" and retaining links with Brussels is "essential" for the UK's status in the world, former Cabinet minister Ken Clarke has said.

Fonte hails "massive" win

Evesham Journal: Southampton's Jose Fonte admits it was vital to arrest the club's losing run

1:30pm Sunday 21st December 2014

Jose Fonte is determined to prove Southampton are a match for the Premier League's best after securing a "massive" victory against Everton.

Carrick backs Falcao

Evesham Journal: Michael Carrick believes Radamel Falcao, pictured, is ready to shine

1:24pm Sunday 21st December 2014

Michael Carrick has backed Radamel Falcao to hit the goal trail and spearhead Manchester United's title charge.

Queen attends Sandringham service

Evesham Journal: The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have attended church in Norfolk

1:17pm Sunday 21st December 2014

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh attended church without the rest of the royal family as they began their Christmas preparations.

Silva sets sights on Chelsea

Evesham Journal: Manchester City's David Silva is relishing the pressure of big games

1:12pm Sunday 21st December 2014

Manchester City playmaker David Silva believes the champions are now in position to turn up the heat on Chelsea.

Morgan makes cameo performance

Evesham Journal: New England one-day captain Eoin Morgan played a small role in Sydney's win

11:45am Sunday 21st December 2014

Eoin Morgan made a cameo appearance for Sydney Thunder in his first outing since his appointment as England one-day captain, contributing an unbeaten 12 in their resounding 56-run victory over Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League.

11.5m tune in for Strictly finale

Evesham Journal: Caroline Flack and Pasha Kovalev have been crowned winners of Strictly Come Dancing (BBC/PA)

11:17am Sunday 21st December 2014

More than 11 million people watched Caroline Flack as she was crowned c hampion of this year's Strictly Come Dancing - but this was a million fewer than last year.

Elton and David Furnish tie knot

Evesham Journal: Sir Elton John posted several pictures on Instagram of his marriage ceremony with David Furnish (@eltonjohn/PA)

11:06am Sunday 21st December 2014

Sir Elton John and David Furnish have got married exactly nine years after they tied the knot in a civil partnership ceremony.

Hayden: KP exile is ludicrous

Evesham Journal: Kevin Pietersen, pictured, should be in the England squad, according to Matthew Hayden

10:53am Sunday 21st December 2014

Former Australia batsman Matthew Hayden believes it is "ludicrous" that Kevin Pietersen continues to be overlooked for England duty.

The Apprentice winner is revealed

Evesham Journal: The winner of the latest series of the BBC programme The Apprentice Mark Wright, 24, celebrates with Lord Sugar

10:10am Sunday 21st December 2014

Apprentice candidate Mark Wright found he was Lord Sugar's Mr Right this evening when he was told "You're hired" in the final of the show.

Impact surprised Broadchurch cast

Evesham Journal: David Tennant and Olivia Colman were big hits in the first series of Broadchurch (PA/ITV)

10:09am Sunday 21st December 2014

David Tennant has said the cast of TV hit Broadchurch was taken by surprise when it became a "national talking point".

Rebel Wilson: Pitch Perfect 2 crushes the first film

Evesham Journal: Rebel Wilson: Pitch Perfect 2 crushes the first film

9:35am Sunday 21st December 2014

Aussie actress Rebel Wilson has revealed that the Pitch Perfect sequel ‘crushes’ the first film.

Jack O'Connell: Angelina Jolie's loved in Derby

Evesham Journal: Jack O'Connell reveals what kind of boss Angelina Jolie is

7:55am Sunday 21st December 2014

Jack O’Connell was very impressed with Angelina Jolie’s attempt at a Derby accent.

GP hours 'failing younger adults'

Evesham Journal: Young adults are bypassing GP surgeries because they cannot get appointments, a charity says

6:05am Sunday 21st December 2014

GP surgeries must keep up with "21st-century lifestyles", a charity has warned, after a survey found young adults head straight to accident and emergency departments because they cannot get a suitable appointment.

Service marks Lockerbie atrocity

Evesham Journal: Scotland's top prosecutor reaffirmed Abdelbaset al-Megrahi's guilt in the killing of 270 people in the Lockerbie bombing

2:53am Sunday 21st December 2014

The 270 people who lost their lives in the Lockerbie bombing exactly 26 years ago have been remembered at a memorial service in the United States.

X Factor winner hopes for top slot

Evesham Journal: X Factor winner Ben Haenow is hopeful he can secure the 2014 Christmas number one

1:11am Sunday 21st December 2014

X Factor winner Ben Haenow said he would love to finish off a "crazy year" by landing the Christmas number one single today.

Welby quizzed on same-sex marriage

Evesham Journal: The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, was interviewed by Kirsty Young on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs

1:11am Sunday 21st December 2014

The Archbishop of Canterbury has said he is trying to bridge the split within the Anglican church over the issue of same-sex marriage.

Farage's approval rating slips

Evesham Journal: Nigel Farage has seen his approval rating decline, according to a poll

1:11am Sunday 21st December 2014

Nigel Farage's approval rating and the popularity of his party have both slipped according to a poll which gave Labour a seven-point lead over the Tories.

Row over ambulance times rages on

Evesham Journal: The current target is for an emergency vehicle to reach those in life-threatening situations within eight minutes

1:11am Sunday 21st December 2014

Ambulance services today said proposed changes to response times would benefit all patients as a row continued to rage over the plans.

Abuse survivors welcome probe move

Evesham Journal: The Government's child abuse inquiry panel could be disbanded to make way for a more powerful body

1:11am Sunday 21st December 2014

Dozens of child abuse survivors have welcomed Theresa May's indication that a panel conducting a troubled inquiry into historical abuse could be disbanded in order for a new and more powerful body to take over.

Festive drivers 'drugalyse' threat

Evesham Journal: Roadside drug testing kits may be used on drivers during the festive season

1:11am Sunday 21st December 2014

A new roadside test could be used by police as part of a Christmas and New Year crackdown on drug driving, a home officer minister has indicated.

Hartlepool rule out signing rapist

Evesham Journal: Former Sheffield United striker Ched Evans was convicted of rape

1:11am Sunday 21st December 2014

Convicted rapist Ched Evans will not be signed by bottom of the Football League Hartlepool United, the club has said.

More time to quiz Pc murder suspect

Evesham Journal: Constable Neil Doyle, 36, died as a result of injuries suffered in Liverpool city centre (Merseyside Police/PA)

1:11am Sunday 21st December 2014

Detectives have been granted more time to question a man suspected of murdering off-duty police constable Neil Doyle.

May considering student exit plans

Evesham Journal: Home Secretary Theresa May is considering a plan to send foreign students home when they graduate

1:11am Sunday 21st December 2014

Foreign students could face being sent back to their home countries after their courses finish under hardline plans reportedly being considered by Home Secretary Theresa May.

Webster claims shock Whitlock win

Evesham Journal: Darren Webster, pictured, eliminated Simon Whitlock from the PDC World Championship

12:04am Sunday 21st December 2014

Darren Webster dumped seventh seed Simon Whitlock out of the PDC World Championship with a shock 3-1 first-round victory at Alexandra Palace on Saturday.

Inmates face armed forces question

Evesham Journal: Prisoners entering custody will be asked whether they served in the armed forces

12:02am Sunday 21st December 2014

From January every prisoner coming into custody in England and Wales will be asked whether they have served in the armed forces as part of an effort to improve the way veterans are treated in the justice system.

Caroline Flack and Pasha Kovalev crowned Strictly Come Dancing champions 2014

Evesham Journal: Caroline Flack and Pasha Kovalev crowned Strictly Come Dancing champions 2014

11:15pm Saturday 20th December 2014

TV presenter Caroline Flack jumped for joy as she and Pasha Kovalev lifted the glitterball trophy after becoming ballroom victors.

Frankie Bridge may not have won Strictly, but she's still winning at life

Evesham Journal: Frankie Bridge may not have won Strictly, but she's still winning at life

11:15pm Saturday 20th December 2014

Frankie Bridge may not have lifted the glitterball trophy, but she’s living the dream – both on and off the dancefloor.

McCall sees a confidence boost

Evesham Journal: Mark McCall hailed Saracens' 'clinical' performance

9:59pm Saturday 20th December 2014

Mark McCall insists Saracens have the spring back in their step after they ruthlessly despatched London Welsh 78-7 to pick up their first Aviva Premiership win in more than two months.

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