Press Association 2014 LATEST

Henderson pleased by Reds intensity

The Oxford Times: Jordan Henderson believes Liverpool's performance levels are improving

1:22pm Monday 22nd December 2014

Liverpool vice-captain Jordan Henderson believes a return to their high-intensity game will start to produce results.

Taylor rues another derby defeat

The Oxford Times: Steven Taylor admits Newcastle have only themselves to blame for another Tyne-Wear derby defeat

1:08pm Monday 22nd December 2014

Devastated defender Steven Taylor has admitted Newcastle had only themselves to blame for an unprecedented fourth successive derby defeat by Sunderland.

EPCR highlights Armitage's record

The Oxford Times: Delon Armitage has been banned for 12 weeks

1:06pm Monday 22nd December 2014

England international Delon Armitage has been described as "an habitual offender" with "an appalling disciplinary record" in the written judgement of his latest appearance before rugby union disciplinary chiefs.

Blackpool fans rebuke Oyston

The Oxford Times: Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston is alleged to have been involved in a text row with a supporter

12:42pm Monday 22nd December 2014

Blackpool fans vented their anger towards chairman Karl Oyston after he was alleged to have called a supporter "a retard" in a furious text message exchange.

Gervais show Derek like TV Marmite, say cast

The Oxford Times: Gervais show Derek like TV Marmite, say cast

12:25pm Monday 22nd December 2014

The stars of Derek say the Channel 4 show polarises opinion.

Kirsten Dunst: I'd work with Lars von Trier again

The Oxford Times: Kirsten Dunst: I'd work with Lars von Trier again

12:18pm Monday 22nd December 2014

Kirsten Dunst and Chloe Sevigny have no doubts about reuniting with filmmaker Lars von Trier.

Hodgson reveals unusual 'highlight'

The Oxford Times: England manager Roy Hodgson has chosen the moment his side said farewell to the World Cup as his highlight of 2014

12:12pm Monday 22nd December 2014

England manager Roy Hodgson's highlight of 2014 was the moment his side bade farewell to the World Cup and avoided a torrent of abuse from supporters.

Lance Bass: I've married the man of my dreams

The Oxford Times: Lance Bass: I've married the man of my dreams

12:07pm Monday 22nd December 2014

Former NSYNC star Lance Bass wed his partner Michael Turchin in LA.

Hunger Games makers backed Julianne Moore's Still Alice role

The Oxford Times: Hunger Games makers backed Julianne Moore's Still Alice role

12:07pm Monday 22nd December 2014

Actress Julianne Moore has created an awards buzz around her role in drama Still Alice.

The Interview will be shown, says Sony lawyer

The Oxford Times: James Franco and Seth Rogen's pay revealed in new hack

12:07pm Monday 22nd December 2014

A legal representative for Sony has said The Interview, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, will be released.

Dolly Parton at Glastonbury named best music moment of 2014

The Oxford Times: Dolly Parton at Glastonbury named best music moment of 2014

11:57am Monday 22nd December 2014

Dolly Parton’s set at Glastonbury has been voted the best music moment of the year.

Andrew Sachs for EastEnders cameo

The Oxford Times: Andrew Sachs for EastEnders cameo

11:46am Monday 22nd December 2014

Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs is to make a guest appearance in EastEnders in 2015.

9 alternative Christmas songs you probably haven't heard

The Oxford Times: 9 alternative Christmas songs you probably haven't heard

11:36am Monday 22nd December 2014

If you’re sick of Band Aid, Slade, Cliff and co, check out these festive alternatives.

Helen Flanagan expecting a baby

The Oxford Times: Helen Flanagan expecting a baby

11:26am Monday 22nd December 2014

Former Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan and footballer Scott Sinclair are expecting a baby together.

Peter Capaldi: Not everyone likes my Doctor

The Oxford Times: Peter Capaldi: Not everyone likes my Doctor

11:26am Monday 22nd December 2014

Peter Capaldi has said not everyone is a fan of his portrayal of TV’s Time Lord.

Tour to showcase Yorkshire coast

The Oxford Times: Spectators lined the streets of Yorkshire for this summer's Tour de France Grand Depart

11:24am Monday 22nd December 2014

The inaugural Tour de Yorkshire will go one better than this year's memorable Tour de France Grand Depart in at least one respect, with the route set to include the region's coastline.

Peter Jackson: I'm not a fan of comic book films

The Oxford Times: Peter Jackson: I'm not a fan of comic book films

11:15am Monday 22nd December 2014

Hobbit filmmaker Peter Jackson has said he won’t be directing any Marvel or superhero films.

EastEnders' door left open for Sam Strike to return

The Oxford Times: EastEnders' door left open for Sam Strike to return

11:15am Monday 22nd December 2014

Sam Strike will be welcome back to EastEnders to reprise his role as Johnny Carter any time he chooses.

More time to quiz murder suspect

The Oxford Times: Neil Doyle had been due to go on his honeymoon

11:09am Monday 22nd December 2014

Detectives have been granted extra time to question a second man suspected of murdering an off-duty police constable.

PM warned on wooing Ukip defectors

The Oxford Times: Tory peer Lord Ashcroft has carried out national opinion polls on a weekly basis throughout 2014

11:09am Monday 22nd December 2014

David Cameron risks alienating moderate Conservative voters by trying to be more like the UK Independence Party in the hope of wooing back defectors, a former Tory treasurer has warned.

999 call to report dead cat

The Oxford Times: South Western Ambulance Service has launched a campaign called Keep the 999 Line Free For Me

11:09am Monday 22nd December 2014

A woman dialled 999 to report a dead cat in the road, ambulance chiefs have revealed.

Guns taken amid domestic abuse fear

The Oxford Times: Essex Police has removed 220 guns from licensed firearms holders suspected of being involved in domestic violence

11:09am Monday 22nd December 2014

A police force has removed 220 guns from licensed firearms holders suspected of being involved in domestic violence in a bid to prevent murders.

'Spousal visa' for drug smuggler

The Oxford Times: A convicted drug smuggler was allowed to enter the UK on a "spousal visa", a Family Division court heard

11:09am Monday 22nd December 2014

A convicted heroin importer was allowed to return to the UK 12 years after being deported to Pakistan - following his marriage to a millionaire, a High Court judge has heard.

Festive Man Down pays tribute to Rik Mayall

The Oxford Times: Festive Man Down pays tribute to Rik Mayall

10:56am Monday 22nd December 2014

Greg Davies has said the Christmas special of Man Down will pay tribute to its former star Rik Mayall.

Blatter committed to fifth term

The Oxford Times: Sepp Blatter is committed to bidding for a fifth term as FIFA president

10:47am Monday 22nd December 2014

FIFA president Sepp Blatter is committed to standing for a fifth term in office, despite another turbulent year which has seen his leadership questioned time and again.

What has Kourtney Kardashian called her baby son?

The Oxford Times: What has Kourtney Kardashian called her baby son?

10:36am Monday 22nd December 2014

US reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian has revealed the name of her new baby son.

Lady Gaga makes music with Nile Rodgers

The Oxford Times: Lady Gaga makes music with Nile Rodgers

10:36am Monday 22nd December 2014

Lady Gaga and Nile Rodgers have been pictured working in the studio together.

Madonna defends music leak comments

The Oxford Times: Madonna and Mercy return to Malawi

10:17am Monday 22nd December 2014

Madonna has spoken out in defence of the extreme language she used to describe the hackers who leaked her new music online.

David Tennant: Impact surprised Broadchurch cast

The Oxford Times: Tennant: Impact surprised Broadchurch cast

10:25am Monday 22nd December 2014

David Tennant has told how the cast of Broadchurch were surprised by the show’s impact and explained it was ‘always written as a one-off’.

Caroline Flack: I had the best night ever

The Oxford Times: Caroline Flack: I had the best night ever

9:58am Monday 22nd December 2014

Carloine Flack has told of her delight after she was crowned the champion of Strictly Come Dancing.

Tipuric pens new Ospreys deal

The Oxford Times: Wales flanker Justin Tipuric has signed a new deal with the Ospreys

9:45am Monday 22nd December 2014

The Ospreys have announced a new three-year contract for their Wales international flanker Justin Tipuric.

Actress Billie Whitelaw dies aged 82

The Oxford Times: Actress Billie Whitelaw dies aged 82

9:39am Monday 22nd December 2014

Actress Billie Whitelaw – who starred in films including The Krays and Hot Fuzz – has died at the age of 82.

Xmas in hospital for 'suicidal' man

The Oxford Times: Screen grabbed image taken from a video issued by mental health campaigner Jonny Benjamin, who is being admitted to hospital after having suicidal thoughts

9:35am Monday 22nd December 2014

A mental health campaigner whose own battles with depression saw him launch an international search for the man who saved his life is being admitted to hospital after having suicidal thoughts.

Death linked to Taser to be probed

The Oxford Times: A burglary suspect has died at these flats after being shot with a police Taser in Newcastle-under-Lyme

9:35am Monday 22nd December 2014

A fatal incident in which a man died after being shot with a Taser by officers called to a flat burglary has been referred to the police watchdog.

Nadine Coyle album shows 'vulnerable' side

The Oxford Times: Nadine Coyle album shows 'vulnerable' side

9:16am Monday 22nd December 2014

Nadine Coyle has opened up about motherhood and her upcoming music in a magazine interview.

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson flies into airport lounge rage

The Oxford Times: Tara Palmer-Tomkinson flies into airport lounge rage

9:16am Monday 22nd December 2014

Socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson was cautioned following an incident at Heathrow Airport.

Somers heckled at Rangers AGM

The Oxford Times: Rangers chairman David Somers was heckled at the club's Annual General Meeting

8:51am Monday 22nd December 2014

Rangers chairman David Somers could barely be heard amid boos and heckles as he told shareholders at the club's annual general meeting of an "anti-Rangers feeling" pervading through Scottish football.

Ben Haenow is Christmas number one

The Oxford Times: Ben Haenow is Christmas number one

9:06am Monday 22nd December 2014

Ben Haenow has plenty to celebrate after his single Something I Need was officially revealed to be this year’s Christmas number one.

Thousands homeless over Christmas

The Oxford Times: Centrepoint director of policy Balbir Chatrik, right, and resident Comfort Orotayo exchanging gifts after decorating a Christmas tree at the Centrepoint Hostel in Camberwell, London

7:55am Monday 22nd December 2014

The festive season is not a jolly time for everyone - and thousands of young people face being homeless this Christmas.

Sex abuse police officer faces jail

The Oxford Times: The disgraced officer pleaded guilty to the charges at Norwich Crown Court

7:55am Monday 22nd December 2014

A paedophile police officer who subjected his victim to "horrendous" attacks is expected to be jailed today.

Haskell hoping for more of the same

The Oxford Times: James Haskell helped Wasps defeat London Irish in their first game at the Ricoh Arena

7:27am Monday 22nd December 2014

Wasps captain James Haskell is determined to build on a scripted debut at the Ricoh Arena that saw London Irish swept aside 48-16.

Mourinho remains team-orientated

The Oxford Times: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, pictured, is all about the team

7:09am Monday 22nd December 2014

Jose Mourinho accepts there are frustrated and even unhappy individuals in the Chelsea dressing room but is confident such players are ready to help the team during this hectic festive period.

Poyet: Now build on derby win

The Oxford Times: Gus Poyet, centre, has urged his players to use a record fourth successive derby victory over Newcastle as a platform for the rest of their season

7:09am Monday 22nd December 2014

Gus Poyet has urged his Sunderland players to use their derby success as a platform to belatedly kick-start their season.

CCTV cameras 'don't deter crime'

The Oxford Times: CCTV cameras have done little to deter crime, a report says

6:53am Monday 22nd December 2014

A police force is considering plans to stop monitoring live CCTV cameras after a report found there was "little evidence" that they deterred crime.

'85,000 families helped by scheme'

The Oxford Times: Communities Secretary Eric Pickles said the scheme was giving families the chance to "make something of themselves"

6:51am Monday 22nd December 2014

Government ministers have claimed that the lives of more than 85,000 troubled families in England have been changed for the better thanks to a coalition programme.

Childcare funding 'too complex'

The Oxford Times: The financial support system for childcare is too complex, campaigners warned

6:51am Monday 22nd December 2014

Some 335,000 families could miss out on financial help they need to pay for childcare and stay in work because of the complexity of the new childcare support system, according to a new study.

Crolla aiming to come back strong

The Oxford Times: Anthony Crolla has vowed to return after suffering a fractured skull

6:32am Monday 22nd December 2014

World title hopeful Anthony Crolla has vowed to make a comeback next year after a brutal attack left his career in the balance.

Mid-life health 'can halt dementia'

The Oxford Times: Action should be taken earlier in life to combat diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, amid evidence that deterioration of the brain starts when a person is in their late 40s

5:49am Monday 22nd December 2014

Simple lifestyle changes could save more than 80,000 people a year from dementia, a study has found.

Man, 22, shot dead in car attack

The Oxford Times: Police at the scene in Derek Dooley Way in Sheffield after a young man was shot dead and another injured as they sat in a car in the city centre

5:49am Monday 22nd December 2014

A young man has been shot dead and another injured as they sat in a car in a city centre.

Firms hiring but skills gap a worry

The Oxford Times: Jobs growth is expected in every region of the UK, according to a report

3:10am Monday 22nd December 2014

Half of firms plan to hire more workers next year, but some jobs could remain unfilled because of skills shortages, a new study has shown.

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