Press Association 2014 LATEST

Balance test 'may show stroke risk'

Streatham Guardian: A simple balance test could reveal the presence of stroke or dementia, a study has found

12:07am Friday 19th December 2014

Balancing on one leg may indicate if a person is at risk of stroke or dementia, a study has found.

Sidekick Nick quits The Apprentice

Streatham Guardian: Nick Hewer said The Apprentice had opened up lots of opportunities for him

12:07am Friday 19th December 2014

Lord Sugar's sidekick Nick Hewer is to leave BBC1 hit series The Apprentice after a decade.

Prisons hit by 'staffing crisis'

Streatham Guardian: Prison officers are being asked to work in other jails to plug the gaps, according to the Howard League for Penal Rerform

12:07am Friday 19th December 2014

More than 230 prison officers are being asked to work in other prisons in the run-up to Christmas as governors across England and Wales face a major staffing crisis, penal reform campaigners have claimed.

People unaware of disability scheme

Streatham Guardian: Select committee chairwoman Anne Begg has criticised the Department for Work and Pensions' approach to British Sign Language

12:07am Friday 19th December 2014

Substantial numbers of disabled people are missing out on government support to help them work, MPs have found.

100 daily attempts to sneak into UK

Streatham Guardian: Migrants in Calais hope to cross the Channel

12:07am Friday 19th December 2014

Immigrants have made around 100 bids a day to illegally enter Britain, official figures have revealed.

Russian bear 'will not be chained'

Streatham Guardian: Vladimir Putin has accused the West of trying to turn Moscow into a "stuffed bear" (AP)

12:07am Friday 19th December 2014

David Cameron has warned Vladimir Putin to heed the "lessons" of Russia's aggression in Ukraine after the president vowed to keep defying the West.

Cities beat London house price rise

Streatham Guardian: Property values in Edinburgh have seen the biggest upswing over the last three months out of the 20 cities monitored by Hometrack

12:04am Friday 19th December 2014

House prices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Southampton, Bristol and Birmingham have grown at a faster rate than those in London in recent months, property analyst Hometrack has reported.

Flat London house prices forecast

Streatham Guardian: Property values across the UK are predicted to see 3% growth over 2015

12:04am Friday 19th December 2014

House prices will remain flat across London next year while those in the North West, the South East, the West Midlands and Yorkshire and Humberside will see the strongest growth, according to predictions from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics).

Sex exploitation concerns revealed

Streatham Guardian: Girls who offend are particularly vulnerable to sexual exploitation, the inspection found

12:03am Friday 19th December 2014

Young girls at risk of sexual exploitation are falling through the gaps because youth offending teams do not have the support they need from police and social care to take action, an inspection has found.

University offers at record high

Streatham Guardian: There has been a surge in the numbers of youngsters going to university

12:03am Friday 19th December 2014

Universities are making record levels of offers to would-be students amid intense competition to attract good candidates, official figures suggest.

Van Gerwen survives early test

Streatham Guardian: Michael van Gerwen overcame a huge scare on day one of the PDC World Championship

10:54pm Thursday 18th December 2014

Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen was given a stern test before eventually booking his spot in the second round of the PDC World Championship.

Oh no! Nick Hewer has left the Apprentice

Streatham Guardian: Oh no! Nick Hewer has left the Apprentice

10:45pm Thursday 18th December 2014

First Margaret Mountford and now Nick…

Sidekick Nick quits The Apprentice

Streatham Guardian: Nick Hewer said The Apprentice opened up lots of opportunities for him

10:05pm Thursday 18th December 2014

Lord Sugar's sidekick Nick Hewer is to leave BBC1 hit series The Apprentice after a decade.

7 podcasts to fill the Serial-shaped hole in your life

Streatham Guardian: 7 podcasts to fill the Serial-shaped hole in your life

9:26pm Thursday 18th December 2014

If you’ve only just discovered podcasts, you have a world of listening joy ahead of you.

Police chief warns over budget cuts

Streatham Guardian: Sir Hugh Orde is stepping down as president of the Association of Chief Police Officers

8:25pm Thursday 18th December 2014

Police forces will "struggle" to maintain a reasonable level of service in the face of "dramatic" cuts to budgets, the outgoing president of the Association Chief Police Officers has warned.

What's in store for the Made in Chelsea crew this Christmas?

Streatham Guardian: What's in store for the Made in Chelsea crew this Christmas?

7:56pm Thursday 18th December 2014

Champagne and caviar at Claridge’s maybe?

Claudia to host charity Danceathon

Streatham Guardian: Claudia Winkleman is to host a six-hour stint of frantic footwork for Comic Relief.

7:24pm Thursday 18th December 2014

Strictly Come Dancing's Claudia Winkleman is to whip up a dancefloor frenzy with a six-hour stint of frantic footwork for Comic Relief.

Family remembers MH17 crash victim

Streatham Guardian: Ben Pocock was one of 10 Britons who died on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH17

6:27pm Thursday 18th December 2014

The family of a student killed in the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash have told how they waved him off at departures and "never saw him again".

Balotelli accepts FA punishment

Streatham Guardian: Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli will serve an immediate one-match ban

6:10pm Thursday 18th December 2014

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli will not appeal against his one-match ban imposed for posting racist and anti-semitic comments on social media.

Turkish pair face lengthy sentences

Streatham Guardian: Oktay Ayanoglu who was found guilty of possessing a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life (Metropolitan Police)

4:50pm Thursday 18th December 2014

Two Turkish men face years behind bars after becoming embroiled in a dramatic street shoot-out with an armed officer.

Price comparison sites face probe

Streatham Guardian: Concerns have been raised about how some comparison sites operate

4:30pm Thursday 18th December 2014

MPs are to investigate energy price comparison websites following concerns about how they operate.

2-year limit for holiday pay claims

Streatham Guardian: The Government has set a limit of two years for workers to claim back pay following a tribunal ruling that overtime should be taken into account when holiday pay is calculated

4:25pm Thursday 18th December 2014

The Government has set a limit of two years for claiming back pay following a landmark tribunal ruling that overtime should be taken into account when holiday pay is being calculated.

Lord Sugar has a laugh or two at Roisin Hogan's expense

Streatham Guardian: Lord Sugar has a laugh or two at Roisin Hogan's expense

4:22pm Thursday 18th December 2014

He’s obviously got tired of trolling Piers Morgan, so he’s found someone else to taunt on Twitter.

Khan: Mayweather running scared

Streatham Guardian: Amir Khan, pictured, believes he has Floyd Mayweather's number

3:50pm Thursday 18th December 2014

Amir Khan has laughed off claims from Floyd Mayweather that he is not a big name and believes the undefeated American could be running scared.

Made In Chelsea stars: Spencer Matthews not as fit as he thinks

Streatham Guardian: Made In Chelsea stars: Spencer Matthews not as fit as he thinks

3:46pm Thursday 18th December 2014

Spencer Matthews failed to impress his Made In Chelsea co-stars with his work out movies.

Lambert plays down Keane incident

Streatham Guardian: Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert, left, feels his ex-assistant Roy Keane, right, deserves 'a break'

3:39pm Thursday 18th December 2014

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has confirmed his former assistant Roy Keane did turn up at midfielder Tom Cleverley's house this week.

Walcott could make Anfield return

Streatham Guardian: Arsenal forward Theo Walcott is closing in on a return from a groin injury

3:35pm Thursday 18th December 2014

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott could make a long-awaited return to action at Liverpool on Sunday.

Sam Smith breaks transatlantic record

Streatham Guardian: Ed Sheeran duets with Sam Smith on stage

3:16pm Thursday 18th December 2014

Sam Smith is the only person to have sold one million albums on both sides of the Atlantic this year.

Political adviser numbers soaring

Streatham Guardian: David Cameron with his director of communications Craig Oliver

2:25pm Thursday 18th December 2014

David Cameron and Nick Clegg have been accused of breaking their promise to curb the numbers of ministerial special advisers after official figures showed their pay bill has risen to more than £8 million.

'12m cars' to hit the roads at Xmas

Streatham Guardian: As many as four million Britons will be spending the festive season abroad, according to Abta

2:13pm Thursday 18th December 2014

More than 12 million cars will be taking to the roads over the December 24-26 period, the RAC has predicted.

Oil industry 'close to collapse'

Streatham Guardian: Robin Allan said it is 'almost impossible to make money' with the oil price below 60 US dollars (£38) a barrel

2:13pm Thursday 18th December 2014

The UK's oil industry is "close to collapse" but the falling oil price could have a net benefit to the UK economy, according to experts.

Paula Lane 'emotional' over Corrie leave

Streatham Guardian: Paula Lane 'emotional' over Corrie leave

2:09pm Thursday 18th December 2014

Coronation Street actress Paula Lane has talked about Kylie Platt’s marriage disintegrating on the ITV soap.

Fresh start for EastEnders' Moons

Streatham Guardian: Fresh start for EastEnders' Moons

2:09pm Thursday 18th December 2014

EastEnders actor Shane Richie speaks out about Alfie and Kat Moon’s exit from Albert Square.

11 ways Star Wars fans can pass the time until The Force Awakens next year

Streatham Guardian: 11 ways Star Wars fans can pass the time until The Force Awakens next year

2:08pm Thursday 18th December 2014

Instead of refreshing Reddit every 10 minutes looking for new plot leaks, why not be more productive this year?

Amanda Bynes claims she is Britney Spears

Streatham Guardian: Amanda Bynes claims she is Britney Spears

1:59pm Thursday 18th December 2014

Troubled child star Amanda Bynes has declared she is Britney Spears on Twitter.

Shops braced for 'Panic Saturday'

Streatham Guardian: Consumers are set to splash the cash on 'Panic Saturday'

1:42pm Thursday 18th December 2014

High street spending is set to reach £1.2 billion in a single day as festive shoppers hit the stores on "Panic Saturday".

Ellie Goulding's gift of giving at Christmas

Streatham Guardian: Ellie Goulding's gift of giving at Christmas

1:18pm Thursday 18th December 2014

Ellie Goulding is going to spend her Christmas Eve helping others.

Could Carl Fogarty's family be the UK's answer to the Osbournes?

Streatham Guardian: Could Carl Fogarty's family be the UK's answer to the Osbournes?

1:18pm Thursday 18th December 2014

Carl Fogarty says he and his family are considering offers to star in a reality TV show.

Neil Gaiman is too busy to write for Doctor Who series 9

Streatham Guardian: Neil Gaiman is too busy to write for Doctor Who series 9

1:18pm Thursday 18th December 2014

Neil Gaiman has said he doesn’t have time to write an episode for series nine of Doctor Who.

School shots probe man de-arrested

Streatham Guardian: Police said a man has been de-arrested after shots were fired near Highcliffe School in Christchurch

1:15pm Thursday 18th December 2014

Police are continuing to investigate a shooting near school grounds after a 26-year-old man arrested in connection with the incident was de-arrested.

Andy Serkis drops a couple of tiny hints about his Star Wars role

Streatham Guardian: Andy Serkis drops a couple of tiny hints about his Star Wars role

1:07pm Thursday 18th December 2014

Andy Serkis has confirmed he only plays once character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Steve Carell and Gore Verbinski's North Korea film shelved

Streatham Guardian: Steve Carell and Gore Verbinski's North Korea film shelved

1:07pm Thursday 18th December 2014

Steve Carell’s North Korea-set film with Gore Verbinski is not going ahead any more.

Miranda Hart teases Christmas special treats

Streatham Guardian: Miranda Hart teases Christmas special treats

1:07pm Thursday 18th December 2014

Miranda Hart’s hit sitcom is coming to an end this Christmas.

Westwood in No 10 asbestos protest

Streatham Guardian: Vivienne Westwood and her son Joe Corre deliver an anti-fracking Christmas card for Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street

1:03pm Thursday 18th December 2014

Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood attempted to deliver asbestos as a Christmas present to David Cameron - and told him to have sympathy because "he lost a child".

Smith hits UK/US sales landmark

Streatham Guardian: Sam Smith thanked all those who had bought his album

1:01pm Thursday 18th December 2014

Sam Smith has become the only artist in the world to sell one million albums in both the UK and US during 2014.

Victoria Beckham likes low-key beauty regime

Streatham Guardian: Victoria Beckham likes low-key beauty regime

12:59pm Thursday 18th December 2014

Victoria Beckham has said she enjoys her make-up free days and slobbing around in comfy clothes.

Katniss Everdeen has arrived... at Madame Tussauds in London

Streatham Guardian: Katniss Everdeen has arrived... at Madame Tussauds in London

12:59pm Thursday 18th December 2014

New waxwork figure of the Hunger Games character has been unveiled at the museum.

Gogglebox family axed over Ukip bid

Streatham Guardian: Gogglebox family axed over Ukip bid

12:59pm Thursday 18th December 2014

A Gogglebox family will have to keep their comments about the week’s TV to themselves from now on.

Anger as councils face funding cut

Streatham Guardian: The local government settlement is fair to all parts of the country, ministers say

12:57pm Thursday 18th December 2014

Cuts in Government funding for local councils will fall most heavily on the areas of greatest need, a leading accountancy body has found, as town halls warned of potential cuts in services like libraries, road maintenance and bin collections.

Police probe child abuse 'murders'

Streatham Guardian: Dolphin Square in Pimlico, London, home of an alleged Westminster paedophile ring.

12:51pm Thursday 18th December 2014

Three young boys have been murdered by members of a Westminster paedophile ring who systematically abused children for nearly a decade, according to allegations being investigated by Scotland Yard.

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