Press Association 2014 LATEST

Apple retains coolest brand title

The Oxford Times: Apple retained its coolest brand in Britain title

12:26am Monday 22nd September 2014

Apple has retained its title as the coolest brand in Britain for the third year but Twitter has fallen out of favour to make way for rival Instagram, according to an annual survey.

Call for 'vital' cornea donations

The Oxford Times: Cornea transplants are needed to restore the sight of people affected by disease or injury

12:26am Monday 22nd September 2014

More organ donors should consider giving their eyes to help improve the lives of thousands of blind or partially sighted people, health officials have said.

Reid backed paramilitary amnesties

The Oxford Times: John Reid supported a selective and reversible government amnesty scheme for alleged paramilitaries, it has emerged

12:26am Monday 22nd September 2014

Former Northern Ireland Secretary John Reid supported a selective and reversible government amnesty scheme for alleged paramilitaries but excluding members of the security forces, a newly-published document revealed.

'Life tougher' for British families

The Oxford Times: The charity wants to see extended free after-school childcare

12:26am Monday 22nd September 2014

Politicians need to do more to help children and parents, a charity has said as a survey found almost half of Britons said family life had become harder over the last 30 years.

Call to diagnose cancer earlier

The Oxford Times: Cancer Research UK chief Harpal Kumar says early diagnosis saves lives and could save NHS funds

12:26am Monday 22nd September 2014

Almost half of cancers diagnosed in England are detected at an advanced stage when treatment is less likely to be successful, according to a report.

Hate crime victims 'know abusers'

The Oxford Times: Many hate crime victims know their abusers, a study has concluded

12:26am Monday 22nd September 2014

More than a third of hate crime victims know the people who are abusing them, a study has found.

Wilfred Owen school records online

The Oxford Times: The new Wilfred Owen collection is online at the Findmypast family history website

12:26am Monday 22nd September 2014

A snapshot of war poet Wilfred Owen's school life is revealed in newly published records.

Blair: Don't rule out ground troops

The Oxford Times: Former Prime Minister Tony Blair.

12:26am Monday 22nd September 2014

The UK and other Western powers should be prepared to commit ground troops to fight against extremists like Islamic State (IS), former prime minister Tony Blair has said.

PM to hold talks on 'English votes'

The Oxford Times: David Cameron will hold talks at Chequers with senior Conservative MPs

12:26am Monday 22nd September 2014

David Cameron will gather senior MPs at his official country retreat today to consider his plan to restrict the voting rights of Scottish MPs in the Commons in an attempt to deliver "English votes for English laws".

Labour would cap child benefit rise

The Oxford Times: Ed Balls has sought to rebuild Labour's reputation for managing public finances

12:24am Monday 22nd September 2014

Real-terms cuts in child benefit will have to continue for at least the first two years of a Labour government, Ed Balls will announce.

New website aims to spark gold rush

The Oxford Times: The Royal Mint's new website aims to broaden the appeal of the bullion coin market

12:04am Monday 22nd September 2014

More people are being encouraged to take the plunge and become gold investors by a new bullion trading website launched by the Royal Mint.

7.4m lose sleep over money worries

The Oxford Times: Some 15% said money problems prevented them from sleeping properly, a survey of more than 2,000 adults showed

12:04am Monday 22nd September 2014

Nearly one in seven Britons lies awake in bed at night worrying about money, a debt charity has found.

Sharon joins celebs against cancer

The Oxford Times: Sharon Osbourne shows her support for Stand Up To Cancer

12:03am Monday 22nd September 2014

Sharon Osbourne and a host of other celebrities are coming together to "show solidarity" in the national fundraising campaign Stand Up To Cancer.

X Factor winner names baby Miley

The Oxford Times: X Factor winner Sam Bailey has named her daughter Miley

12:02am Monday 22nd September 2014

X Factor winner Sam Bailey has named her baby daughter Miley, but insisted it has nothing to do with US chart star Miley Cyrus.

Strictly dancers 'all wanted Evans'

The Oxford Times: Strictly Come Dancing contestant Thom Evans with his partner Iveta Lukosiute.

12:02am Monday 22nd September 2014

Hunky Strictly Come Dancing hopeful Thom Evans was the contestant all the female dancers were hoping to be paired with, his professional partner has revealed.

Pochettino slams lacklustre Spurs

The Oxford Times: Mauricio Pochettino wants to see more commitment from his players

9:49pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino was angered by his side's lack of passion in a poor display which saw West Brom end their winless start to the campaign.

Warnock heaps praise on Bolasie

The Oxford Times: Yannick Bolasie, pictured, was praised by boss Neil Warnock after he helped Crystal Palace to victory over Everton

9:49pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Neil Warnock praised the unpredictable flair of Yannick Bolasie after the Congo winger inspired Crystal Palace to claim their first Barclays Premier League win of the season over Everton at Goodison Park.

Pellegrini sees Stoke in Chelsea

The Oxford Times: Manuel Pellegrini criticised Chelsea's style of play

9:49pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini claimed Chelsea played like "a small team" and likened their approach to Stoke in the 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium.

Van Gaal unhappy with sloppy United

The Oxford Times: Louis van Gaal, centre, was fuming after defeat to Leicester

9:49pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Louis van Gaal hit out at his Manchester United players after watching them crumble to an embarrassing 5-3 defeat to Leicester.

Richards bemoans poor Falcons start

The Oxford Times: Dean Richards' Newcastle were slow starters against Northampton

9:43pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Newcastle director of rugby Dean Richards bemoaned his side's performance in the first half hour of their 35-10 Aviva Premiership defeat at home to Northampton Saints.

The Script in at number one

The Oxford Times: The Script have a number one album with No Sound Without Silence

7:20pm Sunday 21st September 2014

The Script have gone in at number one on this week's Official Albums Chart with their latest record No Sound Without Silence.

Lewis relaxed after reclaiming lead

The Oxford Times: Lewis Hamilton emerged victorious in the Singapore Grand Prix to regain the lead of this year's Formula One world title race (AP)

7:18pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Lewis Hamilton feels relaxed rather than relieved after reclaiming the lead in the battle for this year's Formula One world title.

The Script in at number one

The Oxford Times: Danny O'Donoghue of The Script -their fourth studio LP has gone in at number on in the albums chart

7:07pm Sunday 21st September 2014

The Script have gone in at number one on this week's Official Albums Chart with their latest record No Sound Without Silence.

Amputee soldiers tackle 5km race

The Oxford Times: From left, Jake Bartlett, James Simpson and Stevie Richardson who have completed the Spartan Race

6:59pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A soldier who lost both legs in an explosion in Afghanistan completed one of the UK's toughest sporting events today, and brought his pet dog and fellow amputee along for company.

Bird avoids shooting by marksman

The Oxford Times: A Pied Wagtail bird reprieved after Tesco's plans to shoot it caused a Twitter backlash has been caught and released

6:59pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A bird which earned a last minute reprieve after supermarket chain Tesco's plans to shoot it caused a Twitter backlash has been caught and released.

Bolasie inspires Palace fightback

The Oxford Times: Yannick Bolasie, left, shone in Palace's victory at Goodison Park

6:32pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Yannick Bolasie inspired another smash-and-grab raid on Goodison Park as Crystal Palace came from behind to cling on for their first win of the season.

Lampard leveller saves City

The Oxford Times: Manchester City's Frank Lampard scored against his former club

6:27pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Chelsea's record goalscorer Frank Lampard repaid the adulation of the visiting fans who cheered his arrival as a Manchester City substitute by scoring a late equaliser for his new club.

20 dogs die in breeder's home fire

The Oxford Times: Firefighters were called to a blaze in which 20 dogs were killed

4:17pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A fire at a private breeder's home has killed 20 dogs.

Body of murdered holidaymaker home

The Oxford Times: Hannah Witheridge's body is back in the UK

4:17pm Sunday 21st September 2014

The body of a British holidaymaker who was brutally murdered together with a fellow tourist in Thailand has returned to the UK, her family said.

Saints alive again

The Oxford Times: Northampton's Ken Pisi scored a try in his team's Aviva Premiership win at Newcastle.

4:13pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Northampton returned to winning ways in the Aviva Premiership with an emphatic 35-10 triumph over Newcastle Falcons.

Five-star Foxes sink ragged United

The Oxford Times: Leonardo Ulloa impressed in Leicester's win

4:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Manchester United's defensive frailties were laid bare in the most embarrassing fashion as Leicester romped to a 5-3 win over Louis van Gaal's shell-shocked side at the King Power Stadium.

Mothers lead housing protest

The Oxford Times: Campaign group Focus E15 says a council estate in Stratford is almost empty while many people cannot afford to buy or rent a house

3:59pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A group of young mothers has led a protest against the lack of affordable council housing in one of the boroughs that hosted the London Olympics.

UK growth phoney - Unite chief

The Oxford Times: Len McCluskey says millionaires are thriving but growing numbers of families are relying on food banks and payday loans

3:57pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A union leader has dubbed Britain's economic growth as "phoney", with workers increasingly struggling to make ends meet.

West Brom down sloppy Spurs

The Oxford Times: James Morrison, right, scored the only goal in West Brom's 1-0 win against Spurs

3:51pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Under-fire Alan Irvine secured his first league win at the West Brom helm after deservedly overcoming sloppy and ponderous Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

Hamilton seizes championship lead

The Oxford Times: Lewis Hamilton emerged victorious in the Singapore Grand Prix to regain the lead of this year's Formula One world title race (AP)

3:27pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Lewis Hamilton chalked up win number 29 of his Formula One career to finally regain the lead of this year's world title fight after Nico Rosberg suffered only his second retirement of the season.

SNP predicts third term victory

The Oxford Times: The SNP could win a third term at Holyrood, party leaders said after a poll

2:02pm Sunday 21st September 2014

The SNP could be on track to win a third term at Holyrood, party leaders have claimed after a poll showed almost half of Scots are planning on backing the nationalists in the next Scottish Parliament elections.

McIlroy raring to go at Gleneagles

The Oxford Times: Rory McIlroy is hoping to win his third Ryder Cup this week

1:39pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Rory McIlroy says winning the Ryder Cup would be "the icing on the cake" of an incredible year for him.

Holly Johnson lives 'like a nun'

The Oxford Times: Holly Johnson says he takes copious amounts of vitamins

1:33pm Sunday 21st September 2014

The former frontman of 1980s band Frankie Goes To Hollywood says he now lives "like a nun".

McDermott to review Leeds failings

The Oxford Times: Brian McDermott reflects on a season of mixed fortunes for the Rhinos

1:22pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Leeds will hold an inquest into the late-season slump that has cost them a place in the new World Club Series.

Robshaw shrugs off speculation

The Oxford Times: Chris Robshaw is facing questions once again

1:22pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Chris Robshaw insists experience has equipped him to handle the renewed speculation over his position as England's captain and openside.

Wenger: Welbeck a different animal

The Oxford Times: Danny Welbeck, left, believes there is plenty he can still improve on at Arsenal

12:40pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Arsene Wenger has played down echoes of Thierry Henry in Danny Welbeck but insisted he can become Arsenal's beast in the box.

Donny Osmond to judge on Strictly

The Oxford Times: Donny Osmond is joining the Strictly judges

11:21am Sunday 21st September 2014

Donny Osmond will be joining Strictly Come Dancing's judging panel for a special one-off guest appearance - and he has warned he will be a "tough judge".

Dyke wants end to gift culture

The Oxford Times: FA chairman Greg Dyke wants an end to the present-giving culture in the sport

11:20am Sunday 21st September 2014

Greg Dyke insists he will not resign as Football Association chairman after receiving a watch worth more than £16,000 but has called for an end to the culture of gifts being given to football officials.

Ivanovic adds to year's haul

The Oxford Times: Ana Ivanovic secured her fourth WTA title of the year in Tokyo on Sunday (AP)

10:58am Sunday 21st September 2014

Ana Ivanovic ensured 2014 will be the best year of her career to date after beating Caroline Wozniacki in the final of the Toray Pan Pacific Open.

GPs 'need help with blood cancers'

The Oxford Times: GPs need more help in spotting blood cancers, according to a charity

9:48am Sunday 21st September 2014

Family doctors need to be able to spot more cases of blood cancer at an earlier stage, a charity has said.

FFP confusion for Pellegrini

The Oxford Times: Manuel Pellegrini cannot get his head around UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules

7:42am Sunday 21st September 2014

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini admits he is baffled by UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules.

Kylie Minogue: I'm still a worrier

The Oxford Times: Kylie Minogue is about to go on tour

6:41am Sunday 21st September 2014

Kylie Minogue has said she still suffers from anxiety about her career - despite her huge success.

McQueen dismisses Oscar 'first'

The Oxford Times: Steve McQueen appeared on Desert Island Discs

6:41am Sunday 21st September 2014

12 Years A Slave film-maker Steve McQueen has said becoming the first black director to win a best picture Oscar was "of no consequence".

David Morrissey: TV no longer dying

The Oxford Times: David Morrissey stars in The Driver

6:41am Sunday 21st September 2014

David Morrissey has said he's relieved to see that TV is no longer in the doldrums.

Liam Neeson: I like to play loners

The Oxford Times: Liam Neeson plays a recovering alcoholic in A Walk Among The Tombstones

6:41am Sunday 21st September 2014

Liam Neeson has told how he is drawn to playing mysterious, solitary men on the big screen.

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