Press Association 2014 LATEST

20% of teens 'have accessed e-cigs'

Evesham Journal: E-cigarettes have been marketed as an alternative to smoking conventional cigarettes

3:23am Tuesday 31st March 2015

One in five teenagers has accessed e-cigarettes, a large-scale study has found.

Ahmed tipped to torment England

Evesham Journal: Glenn Maxwell is not part of Australia's Ashes squad

1:16am Tuesday 31st March 2015

Pakistan-born bowler Fawad Ahmed has been tipped to give England a stern examination this summer after being called into Australia's Ashes squad on Tuesday.

Rooney offers advice to Barkley

Evesham Journal: Everton midfielder Ross Barkley accepts his form has fallen below his best

12:36am Tuesday 31st March 2015

Wayne Rooney called Ross Barkley over last week and repeated some wise words he heard from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in a bid to improve the Everton midfielder's stuttering form.

Lineker makes Young Lions plea

Evesham Journal: Gary Lineker said it would be a 'national disgrace' if Premier League clubs tried to prevent their players playing for England in this summer's European Under-21 Championship

12:36am Tuesday 31st March 2015

Gary Lineker has claimed it would be a "national disgrace" if Premier League clubs tried to prevent their players playing for England in this summer's European Under-21 Championship.

FA 'to scrap GB teams for Rio'

Evesham Journal: The FA has scrapped plans to field GB men's and women's football teams at next year's Rio Games, according to reports

12:26am Tuesday 31st March 2015

The Football Association has scrapped plans to field Great Britain men's and women's football teams at the 2016 Rio Olympics, according to reports.

Fifth of A&E visits 'unnecessary'

Evesham Journal: Experts say one in five visits to A&E departments is unnecessary

12:20am Tuesday 31st March 2015

One in five visits to A&E departments is unnecessary at a cost of £290 million to the NHS every year, research has suggested.

Mirren tells of stage fright battle

Evesham Journal: Dame Helen Mirren says she still suffers from nerves on stage and she intends to retire at some point

12:20am Tuesday 31st March 2015

Dame Helen Mirren has admitted she sees the "abyss" when she treads the boards and has to combat stage fright.

Third person sought over killings

Evesham Journal: Peter Tarsey, then 19, competed at the Melbourne Olympics

12:20am Tuesday 31st March 2015

Police are expected to continue investigations into the deaths of a British former Olympic diver and his wife found shot dead on a sofa at their villa in a "sleepy" Spanish village.

Medical records sale 'very serious'

Evesham Journal: An investigation has been launched into claims that pension details are being sold and ending up in the hands of criminals

12:20am Tuesday 31st March 2015

New claims about sale of confidential data send a shiver down the spine, the privacy watchdog said.

Families warned of crash delays

Evesham Journal: Flowers in front of a monument in the area where a Germanwings aircraft crashed in the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board (AP)

12:20am Tuesday 31st March 2015

Families of the Germanwings crash victims may have to wait up to four months for their remains to be identified .

MI6 head warns on internet terror

Evesham Journal: Alex Younger said the intelligence agencies faced opponents who were exploiting internet technology to "put our people and agents at risk"

12:20am Tuesday 31st March 2015

Britain's intelligence agencies are engaged in a "technology arms race" with terrorists, cyber criminals and other "malicious actors" bent on causing the country harm, the head of MI6 has warned.

Labour pledge on corporation tax

Evesham Journal: The parties will continue their pitches for government on the first full day of campaigning

12:20am Tuesday 31st March 2015

Labour is risking a new clash with business with a pledge to reverse the Government's final cut in corporation tax just weeks after it is due to come into effect, if the party gains power after the General Election on May 7.

Williams sisters march on in Miami

Evesham Journal: Venus Williams is through to the quarter-finals in Miami

12:12am Tuesday 31st March 2015

Top seed Serena Williams advanced to the quarter-finals of the Miami Open on Monday as Venus Williams upset Caroline Wozniacki.

Dame Helen Mirren tells of stage fright battle

Evesham Journal: Dame Helen Mirren tells of stage fright battle

12:11am Tuesday 31st March 2015

The Oscar-winning actress told Radio Times magazine she still suffers from nerves and that she intends to retire.

Noel Edmonds named top children's TV presenter

Evesham Journal: Noel Edmonds named top children's TV presenter

12:11am Tuesday 31st March 2015

The Swap Shop star came top in a new survey of parents.

Dibley punch was Dawn's idea, says Fiona Bruce

Evesham Journal: Dibley punch was Dawn's idea, says Fiona Bruce

12:11am Tuesday 31st March 2015

Fiona Bruce told Radio Times magazine, “The punch wasn’t in the script”.

Victoria Derbyshire 'fine' over bullying row

Evesham Journal: Victoria Derbyshire's new show 'the centrepiece of daytime TV news'

12:11am Tuesday 31st March 2015

Victoria’s partner Mark Sandell, a senior BBC editor, is back at work after successfully appealing against his dismissal following the investigation into bullying.

Georgia May Jagger channels a modern Minnie Mouse for magazine photoshoot

Evesham Journal: Georgia May Jagger channels a modern Minnie Mouse for magazine photoshoot

12:11am Tuesday 31st March 2015

Iconic mouse is her latest fashion inspiration.

Binge drinking 'costs UK £4.9bn'

Evesham Journal: Binge drinking is costing taxpayers billions of pounds a year, it is claimed

12:05am Tuesday 31st March 2015

Binge drinking is costing UK taxpayers £4.9 billion a year, a study has suggested.

Public rail 'could be 10% cheaper'

Evesham Journal: Action for Rail said UK commuters could be spending more than twice as much of their salary on travel as passengers in France, Germany, Spain and Italy

12:04am Tuesday 31st March 2015

Rail season tickets could be 10% cheaper by 2017 if train services were run by the public sector instead of private firms, according to new research.

Better energy efficiency demanded

Evesham Journal: Charities have urged the next government to improve energy efficiency in UK homes

12:04am Tuesday 31st March 2015

A watchdog has called on the next government to immediately commit to an aggressive energy efficiency strategy, saying millions of UK homes continue to "leak cash" every winter.

Pesticide fear over male fertility

Evesham Journal: Pesticide residue on non-organic fruit and vegetables could lower sperm count, a study claims

12:03am Tuesday 31st March 2015

Pesticide residues coating non-organic fruit and vegetables may be harming men's fertility, new research suggests.

Olly Murs talks about his "strange looking" body as he unveils new waxwork

Evesham Journal: Olly Murs talks about his "strange looking" body as he unveils new waxwork

11:26pm Monday 30th March 2015

The pop star also put those X Factor rumours to rest.

Jessica Chastain shows her edgy style at special screening of Interstellar Live

Evesham Journal: Jessica Chastain shows her edgy style at special screening of Interstellar Live

11:26pm Monday 30th March 2015

The redhead beauty rocked the red carpet.

Pietersen praised by Stewart

Evesham Journal: Kevin Pietersen has rejoined Surrey in a bid to win a Test recall for the Ashes this summer

11:09pm Monday 30th March 2015

Surrey director of cricket Alec Stewart has praised Kevin Pietersen's "outstanding" character, but admitted the batsman's chances of an England return are slim.

MI6 head warns on internet terror

Evesham Journal: Alex Younger said the intelligence agencies faced opponents who were exploiting internet technology to "put our people and agents at risk"

11:03pm Monday 30th March 2015

Britain's intelligence agencies are engaged in a "technology arms race" with terrorists, cyber criminals and other "malicious actors" bent on causing the country harm, the head of MI6 has warned.

The stars get a private viewing of Alexander McQueen's work

Evesham Journal: The stars get a private viewing of Alexander McQueen's work

10:46pm Monday 30th March 2015

And bookies favourite for the Top Gear job, Jodie Kidd, was among them.

Hamilton aware of Ferrari threat

Evesham Journal: World champion Lewis Hamilton will sign a new contract with Mercedes this week

10:40pm Monday 30th March 2015

Lewis Hamilton will sign his new contract with Mercedes this week at a time when Ferrari have given him food for thought a third Formula One world title may not be such a formality after all.

McQueen's fashion legacy appraised

Evesham Journal: Alexander McQueen's work has been honoured with a viewing

10:40pm Monday 30th March 2015

The life of fashion designer Alexander McQueen has been celebrated with a star-studded private viewing of his work.

Ward-Prowse boosts Young Lions

Evesham Journal: James Ward-Prowse was England's match-winner on Monday

10:18pm Monday 30th March 2015

Skipper James Ward-Prowse ruined Philipp Hofmann's 22nd birthday as England Under-21s twice came from behind to beat their counterparts from Germany 3-2.

Tributes to holiday death soldier

Evesham Journal: Pte Shaun Cole, 22, who served in the 1st Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland (1SCOTS), has died while on holiday in the US

9:42pm Monday 30th March 2015

A Scottish soldier who died on holiday in the US has been described as an "incredible young man" by his family.

Terror Briton could face 20 years

Evesham Journal: Haroon Aswat was extradited from the UK to face trial in the US

8:22pm Monday 30th March 2015

A British terror suspect has pleaded guilty in New York to charges of plotting to set up a terrorist training camp in the US with hook-handed extremist Abu Hamza .

Kane rise excites Rooney

Evesham Journal: Harry Kane will start against Italy on Tuesday

7:15pm Monday 30th March 2015

Wayne Rooney, just like the rest of the country, has been gripped by the excitement surrounding Harry Kane and the England captain cannot wait to link up with the striker against Italy.

Call for sex suspects anonymity

Evesham Journal: Nazir Afzal is due to leave his job as chief prosecutor in the North West of England

6:52pm Monday 30th March 2015

People suspected of sexual offences should not be named until they are charged, according to one of the UK's leading prosecutors.

Garlic salve 'can kill superbug'

Evesham Journal: Scientists say a garlic-based "potion" can kill off the MRSA superbug

6:09pm Monday 30th March 2015

A garlic-based "potion" listed in a thousand-year-old Anglo-Saxon manuscript has been found to kill off the MRSA superbug.

Montenegro and Russia charged

Evesham Journal: Igor Akinfeev was struck by a flare thrown by Montenegro fans

6:08pm Monday 30th March 2015

UEFA has charged Montenegro after their Euro 2016 qualifier in Podgorica was abandoned following Russia players being hit by missiles.

Deaths thought to be murder-suicide

Evesham Journal: Police in Gibraltar are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths

5:37pm Monday 30th March 2015

A couple and two children, including a baby, have been found dead with stab wounds in an apparent murder suicide in an apartment in Gibraltar.

Euro 2016 fate in our hands - Long

Evesham Journal: Shane Long is convinced the Republic's Euro 2016 fate remains in their own hands

4:58pm Monday 30th March 2015

Last-gasp goal hero Shane Long is convinced qualification for the Euro 2016 finals remains in the Republic of Ireland's own hands.

Head: Ignore British values rules

Evesham Journal: Teachers should ignore new rules telling tyem to promote British values, a headteacher has said

4:55pm Monday 30th March 2015

Teachers should ignore new rules on promoting British values, it was suggested today.

Goals breed confidence for Scotland

Evesham Journal: Steven Naismith, left, Shaun Maloney, centre, and Steven Fletcher were all on target for Scotland

4:54pm Monday 30th March 2015

Steven Naismith insists he saw no signs of Steven Fletcher's goal drought affecting him - but admits all of Scotland's forward players will benefit from their goal spree against Gibraltar.

First day in new job for William

Evesham Journal: The Duke of Cambridge's helicopter skills will now be used in a civilian capacity

4:51pm Monday 30th March 2015

The Duke of Cambridge has officially started work with the company that operates the East Anglian Air Ambulance service - and is expected to begin flying rescue missions in the summer, Kensington Palace has said.

Jay Z plans music streaming service

Evesham Journal: Jay Z is set to unveil an updated version of the TIDAL music service

4:25pm Monday 30th March 2015

Jay Z will announce his own music streaming service to rival Spotify tonight, confirming a revamp of a technology company the rapper-turned-businessman purchased earlier this year.

Who is hosting the 2015 Billboard Music Awards with Ludacris?

Evesham Journal: Who is hosting the 2015 Billboard Music Awards with Ludacris?

3:56pm Monday 30th March 2015

This year the Billboard Music Awards will be hosted by Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen.

'Hounded' Fry quits Instagram site

Evesham Journal: Stephen Fry says he has been "hounded off" social media site Instagram

3:43pm Monday 30th March 2015

Stephen Fry has quit the social media site, Instagram, telling his fans he was "hounded off" it.

Nurse pleads guilty to A&E rapes

Evesham Journal: Andrew Hutchinson raped three women at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford

3:43pm Monday 30th March 2015

A staff nurse has admitted raping three women, one aged just 18, in a hospital's emergency department, as well as a series of other sexual and voyeurism offences.

'Little impact' from nursery places

Evesham Journal: Early years nursery places have little impact on a child's academic achievement, a study claims

3:43pm Monday 30th March 2015

Sending children to nursery at age three may not make any difference to their academic results later on.

Guess who's replacing Jon Stewart on The Daily Show?

Evesham Journal: Guess who's replacing Jon Stewart on The Daily Show?

3:43pm Monday 30th March 2015

Find out how people are reacting to the news Trevor Noah will be the new host of The Daily Show.

Martin Freeman explains why he wants you to vote Labour

Evesham Journal: Martin Freeman explains why he wants you to vote Labour

3:43pm Monday 30th March 2015

If you’re young, broke or unwell, Freeman says Labour’s your best bet.

'Hounded' Stephen Fry quits Instagram

Evesham Journal: 'Hounded' Stephen Fry quits Instagram

3:20pm Monday 30th March 2015

The QI host claims he has been “hounded” off the social media site.

Meet Will Ferrell's new bird

Evesham Journal: Meet Will Ferrell's new bird

2:32pm Monday 30th March 2015

The actor brought a cockatoo with him when he appeared on the Conan show.

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