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Balls 'won't dash back to politics'

Streatham Guardian: 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

Streatham Guardian: 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

Streatham Guardian: 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

Streatham Guardian: 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 reaches first round proper

Streatham Guardian: 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 is through to the French Open first round for the first time in his career after he beat Spain's Adrian Menendez-Maceiras 6-1 6-4.

Mourners gather at Jones funeral

Streatham Guardian: 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

Streatham Guardian: 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 across the planet on Friday when he said he was optimistic about the chances of David de Gea staying at Old Trafford.

Computer games collection on show

Streatham Guardian: 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

Streatham Guardian: 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'

Streatham Guardian: 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

Streatham Guardian: 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

Streatham Guardian: 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

Streatham Guardian: 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

Streatham Guardian: 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

Streatham Guardian: 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

Streatham Guardian: 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

Streatham Guardian: 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

Streatham Guardian: 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

Streatham Guardian: 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

Streatham Guardian: 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

Streatham Guardian: 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'

Streatham Guardian: 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

Streatham Guardian: 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

Streatham Guardian: 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'

Streatham Guardian: 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

Streatham Guardian: 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

Streatham Guardian: 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

Streatham Guardian: 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

Streatham Guardian: 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

Streatham Guardian: 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

Streatham Guardian: 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

Streatham Guardian: 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

Streatham Guardian: 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

Streatham Guardian: 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

Streatham Guardian: 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 misses cut at Wentworth

Streatham Guardian: 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, missing the cut for the third time in four years in the European Tour's flagship event.

Murray: Don't write off Rafa

Streatham Guardian: 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

Streatham Guardian: 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

Streatham Guardian: 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. “

Cannes 2015: Rita Ora's racy dress, DiCaprio's art donation and more gossip from the amfAR gala

Streatham Guardian: Cannes 2015: Rita Ora's racy dress, DiCaprio's art donation and more gossip from the amfAR gala

3:47pm Friday 22nd May 2015

The stars were out in force at Cannes’ annual amfAR Gala to help raise money in the fight against AIDS.

Dom Joly is bringing back Trigger Happy TV on Channel 4

Streatham Guardian: Dom Joly is bringing back Trigger Happy TV on Channel 4

10:57am Friday 22nd May 2015

The comedian is being reunited with his phone for another run of the sketch show.

Rosicky to remain with Gunners

Streatham Guardian: Midfielder Tomas Rosicky is set to stay at Arsenal next season

10:40am Friday 22nd May 2015

Czech midfielder Tomas Rosicky is set to stay at Arsenal next season, manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed.

Allardyce future decided on Monday

Streatham Guardian: Sam Allardyce will learn on Monday if he is to continue as West Ham manager

10:37am Friday 22nd May 2015

Sam Allardyce will discover on Monday if he is to continue as West Ham manager, but will not be attending the scheduled meeting with owners David Sullivan and David Gold.

Robin Thicke shows off his 20-year-old girlfriend at Cannes film festival

Streatham Guardian: Robin Thicke shows off his 20-year-old girlfriend at Cannes film festival

10:36am Friday 22nd May 2015

The recently-divorced Blurred Lines singer has a new lady in his life.

Emergency care target missed again

Streatham Guardian: Waiting figures have improved but are still short of the 95% target for accident and emergency care

10:33am Friday 22nd May 2015

Waiting times in accident and emergency departments at NHS hospitals in England improved slightly last week, but still failed to meet the target of 95% of patients seen within four hours.

54 miles of motorway under Cameron

Streatham Guardian: Britain's motorway network has grown by just 54 miles since David Cameron became Prime Minister in 2010

10:33am Friday 22nd May 2015

As drivers prepare to hit the roads for the bank holiday weekend, new figures show that Britain's motorway network has grown by just 54 miles since David Cameron became Prime Minister in 2010.

Competition fears over Reckitt deal

Streatham Guardian: Durex owner Reckitt Benckiser could be prevented from taking over the UK part of the K-Y business

10:33am Friday 22nd May 2015

Durex owner Reckitt Benckiser has run into resistance over plans to buy the K-Y lubricant brand after competition authorities found the deal could result in higher prices for consumers.

Cheryl and Louis 'always a clash'

Streatham Guardian: Simon Cowell said he doesn't worry about whether to sack Louis Walsh

10:33am Friday 22nd May 2015

The X Factor's Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Louis Walsh "have never liked each other", Simon Cowell has said .

Brittain named as Whitbread boss

Streatham Guardian: Alison Brittain will take over as chief executive at Whitbread

10:33am Friday 22nd May 2015

A top executive at Lloyds is to become one of just a handful of female FTSE 100 bosses after being appointed to lead Premier Inn and Costa coffee owner Whitbread.

Reds won't budge on Sterling future

Streatham Guardian: Raheem Sterling's future continues to dominate headlines

10:30am Friday 22nd May 2015

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists the club will not back down in the increasingly acrimonious battle over Raheem Sterling's contract.

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