Press Association 2014 LATEST

Meeting over exploitation report

The Oxford Times: Professor Alexis Jay's report found around 1,400 children were sexually exploited in Rotherham over 16 years

2:55am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

The leaders of Rotherham's under-fire council will meet today to discuss the devastating report which revealed at least 1,400 children were sexually exploited in the town.

Coins honour first black officer

The Oxford Times: The commemorative coin featuring Walter Tull, the first black officer in Britain's armed forces

2:25am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

The first black officer in the British Army will be remembered on a special set of coins released by the Royal Mint as part of commemorations of the centenary of the First World War.

Concerns expressed over GP emails

The Oxford Times: Doctors who email patients instead of meeting with them in person or telephoning them could miss out on vital signs, it has been claimed.

12:44am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Doctors who email patients instead of meeting with them in person or telephoning them could miss out on vital signs about a patient's ailments, according to an article in a leading medical journal.

All eyes on Kim at awards for men

The Oxford Times: Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West arrive at the GQ Men of the Year Awards at the Royal Opera House

12:44am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian stole the show at a glitzy awards do - designed to celebrate men.

New pill offers hepatitis C 'cure'

The Oxford Times: Hepatitis C is commonly spread by sharing needles and can hide for years without producing symptoms

12:44am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A new pill treatment that is said to offer a "cure" for the chronic liver disease hepatitis C has been launched in the UK.

Lib Dems would axe married tax boon

The Oxford Times: Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is unveiling Lib Dem policies under the slogan Stronger Economy, Fairer Society

12:44am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Liberal Democrats will scrap the married tax allowance to fund free childcare for every two-year-old in England if they are in government after next year's general election.

UK rises in competitiveness ratings

The Oxford Times: Chancellor George Osborne hailed Britain's rise in the competitiveness ratings index

12:44am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Britain has risen one place in the international economic competitiveness ratings, according to the World Economic Forum.

£11m cost of elderly patient delays

The Oxford Times: Elderly patients are having to spend unnecessary time in hospital

12:44am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

The NHS is having to fork out millions of pounds every year because of delays in getting elderly patients back into their own homes following a hospital stay, a charity has found.

£3.5bn order for armoured vehicles

The Oxford Times: Prime Minister David Cameron addresses members of the Nato Parliamentary Assembly during a reception at 10 Downing Street in central London.

12:44am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

The Ministry of Defence is signing a £3.5 billion contract for almost 600 new armoured vehicles on the eve of Nato's summit in Wales, at which Britain will make the case for increased defence spending by the alliance's 28 member states.

Ashya parents relieved to be free

The Oxford Times: A video posted on YouTube by Naveed King showed Brett King with his son Ashya and explained why he was taken by his parents from hospital without doctors' consent.

12:44am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

The parents of brain tumour patient Ashya King said they were "relieved" and "tired" as they left a Spanish prison and prepared to be reunited "as soon as possible" with their five-year-old son.

PM's 'disgust' at second IS murder

The Oxford Times: David Cameron said he would chair a Cobra meeting to review the latest developments

12:44am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

David Cameron is convening the government's Cobra emergency committee after Islamic State (IS) beheaded a second US journalist - and warned a British hostage could be next.

Strictly celebs bring the glamour

The Oxford Times: Caroline Flack attending the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2014, at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire.

12:23am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Pixie Lott, Caroline Flack and Frankie Sandford brought the glamour to this year's troupe of celebrities taking on Strictly Come Dancing.

Jobseekers 'avoid zero-hours roles'

The Oxford Times: Jobseekers try to avoid zero-hours contracts, a report suggests

12:04am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

More than half of jobseekers are unwilling to take up work if it involves a zero-hours contract, a new study has revealed.

Under-employment 'stubbornly high'

The Oxford Times: Frances O'Grady highlighted the plight of the underemployed

12:04am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

More people than ever are looking for extra working hours to make ends meet amid a huge increase in under-employment, according to a new report.

Cost of not reading financial terms

The Oxford Times: About four in five (84%) of those surveyed admit they do not read the full terms when they take out a financial product such as a credit card

12:04am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Consumers estimate they are typically losing £428 a year by misunderstanding financial terms and conditions or simply not reading them at all, a Government-backed body has found.

Sir David warns of 'animal erosion'

The Oxford Times: Sir David Attenborough says there is 'escalating erosion of wildlife' from the planet

12:04am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

The "escalating erosion of wildlife" from the planet is a direct threat to people's quality of life, naturalist Sir David Attenborough has warned.

All eyes on Kim at awards for men

The Oxford Times: Kim Kardashian picked up the Woman gong at the GQ ceremony

10:49pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian stole the show at a glitzy awards do - designed to celebrate men.

Federer through in New York

The Oxford Times: Roger Federer is through to the last eight in New York

10:49pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Roger Federer buried another of last year's ghosts by defeating Roberto Bautista Agut to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open.

All eyes on Kim at awards for men

The Oxford Times: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West arrive at the GQ Men of the Year Awards

10:37pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian stole the show at a glitzy awards do - designed to celebrate men.

Hodgson fears for young talent

The Oxford Times: Roy Hodgson is worried about the future of England's youngsters

10:34pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Roy Hodgson is worried Barclays Premier League clubs are too scared to take a gamble on young English players.

Barlow offers tax row 'apology'

The Oxford Times: Gary Barlow has apologised following damaging tax-dodging allegations.

9:48pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Pop star Gary Barlow has finally broken his silence to "apologise" on Twitter following damaging tax-dodging allegations.

Barlow offers tax row 'apology'

The Oxford Times: Gary Barlow was accused earlier this year of being involved in an "aggressive" tax avoidance scheme

9:47pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Pop star Gary Barlow has finally broken his silence to "apologise" on Twitter following damaging tax-dodging allegations.

Nighy tells of pride in gay role

The Oxford Times: (from left) Freddie Fox, Paddy Considine, Bill Nighy and Andrew Scott walk the streets of Camden to promote the new film Pride in London

9:02pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Gay Pride stormed Camden High Street tonight as the stars of new comedy Pride marched to the cinema with a Welsh brass band for the film's premiere.

Independent label signs New Order

The Oxford Times: New Order have signed with independent label Mute

8:05pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Pop pioneers New Order have signed for independent label Mute more than 30 years after making their name with Factory Records.

Peng secures semi-final spot

The Oxford Times: Peng Shuai reached her first grand slam semi-final at the 37th attempt (AP)

7:38pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Sixteen years after heart surgery almost ended her hopes of a tennis career, Peng Shuai reached the US Open semi-finals with victory over 17-year-old Belinda Bencic.

Cleverley eyes England recall

The Oxford Times: Tom Cleverley has joined Aston Villa on a season-long loan deal

7:28pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Tom Cleverley has targeted an England recall after completing his last-ditch switch to Aston Villa.

MotoGP set for Donington return

The Oxford Times: Donington Park's Dunlop Straight will reverberate to the sound of MotoGP in 2015

7:28pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MotoGP will return to Donington Park for the first time in six years in 2015 but with the decision drawing stinging criticism from Silverstone chiefs.

PM slams 'barbaric' hostage murder

The Oxford Times: Prime Minister David Cameron has condemned a video apparently showing a US journalist being beheaded

6:56pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

David Cameron has condemned as "despicable and barbaric" the apparent slaughter of a second US journalist by Islamic State (IS) extremists - as it emerged that a British hostage is also under threat.

McGinley: Seeing Luke will be tough

The Oxford Times: Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley announced his captain's picks on Tuesday afternoon

6:08pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

European captain Paul McGinley is dreading his next meeting with Luke Donald after overlooking his former Ryder Cup team-mate for a wild card.

Azpilicueta extends Blues stay

The Oxford Times: Cesar Azpilicueta has signed a new five-year contract at Stamford Bridge

5:54pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta has signed a new five-year contract with the club.

Morgan parts company with network

The Oxford Times: Piers Morgan is parting company with CNN

5:44pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Piers Morgan, the newspaper editor turned television host, has announced he has left US network CNN, six months after his show was cancelled following plummeting ratings.

Nato 'must show fight over Russia'

The Oxford Times: Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says Nato must show it has the political will to fight if Russia attacks a member of the alliance

5:42pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Nato must show that it still has the political will to fight back in the event of a Russian attack on any member of the alliance, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has warned.

Morgan parts company with network

The Oxford Times: Piers Morgan joined CNN more than three years ago when he took over the prime-time slot from veteran host Larry King

5:32pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Piers Morgan, the newspaper editor turned television host, has announced he has left US network CNN, six months after his show was cancelled following plummeting ratings.

Murray set for Djokovic test

The Oxford Times: Andy Murray is happy with his form ahead of a US Open quarter-final against Novak Djokovic (AP)

5:31pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Andy Murray will draw on the memories of the two biggest days of his career when he takes on Novak Djokovic for a place in the semi-finals of the US Open.

Marsh shines in Australia victory

The Oxford Times: Mitchell Marsh was impressive against South Africa

5:29pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Mitchell Marsh shone with bat and ball as Australia beat South Africa by 62 runs to book their place in this weekend's triangular series final.

Contador cashes in as rivals falter

The Oxford Times: Nairo Quintana lost the Vuelta lead after a crash in Tuesday's time trial

5:19pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Alberto Contador stormed into the leader's red jersery in the Vuelta a Espana after Nairo Quintana crashed and Chris Froome lost more time to his rivals in a dramatic stage 10 time trial on Tuesday.

Mirren savours tasty new role

The Oxford Times: Helen Mirren plays a fierce French restaurant owner in her new film

4:54pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Dame Helen Mirren prepared for her latest role as a fierce French restaurant owner by forcing her co-star to eat snails

Mirren savours tasty new role

The Oxford Times: Manish Dayal, Dame Helen Mirren and Om Puri star together in The Hundred- Foot Journey

4:52pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Dame Helen Mirren prepared for her latest role as a fierce French restaurant owner by forcing her co-star to eat snails.

Justin Bieber charged with assault

The Oxford Times: Justin Bieber has been charged with dangerous driving and assault

4:42pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Justin Bieber has been charged with dangerous driving and assault, according to Canadian police.

Man guilty over MP 'rape' tweets

The Oxford Times: Peter Nunn said the tweets "were satire"

4:37pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A "Twitter troll'' faces jail after bombarding a Labour MP with abusive messages after she supported a successful campaign to put Jane Austen on the £10 note.

Bell has broken toe

The Oxford Times: Ian Bell broke his toe in practice at Edgbaston

4:34pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Ian Bell has suffered a "small fracture" in his left big toe, the England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed.

England limp to ODI series defeat

The Oxford Times: Alastair Cook's England side were hammered by India at Edgbaston

3:43pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Alastair Cook's England one-day international team hit a new low as a nine-wicket hammering at the hands of India completed the captain's fifth successive series defeat.

Rooney sets sights on silverware

The Oxford Times: Wayne Rooney believes he can be a succesful captain

3:34pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A cloud of pessimism may currently hang over the national side, but Wayne Rooney is convinced he can lead England to their first trophy in half a century.

Falcao arrival excites Rooney

The Oxford Times: Wayne Rooney is excited by the prospect of playing alongside Radamel Falcao.

3:30pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Wayne Rooney is excited by the signing of Radamel Falcao, with the Manchester United captain calling it a major signal of intent.

Chris Brown enters assault plea

The Oxford Times: Chris Brown has pleaded guilty to assault

2:54pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Chris Brown has pleaded guilty to misdemeanour assault in Washington, where he was accused of punching a man who tried to join a picture the singer was taking with two women outside a hotel.

England bowled out for 206

The Oxford Times: Moeen Ali top-scored for England with 67

2:17pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Even a gem of an innings from Moeen Ali could salvage a total of only 206 all out for England in the fourth Royal London Series match against India at Edgbaston.

Gear inspections 'not effective'

The Oxford Times: The incident occurred at Robin Hood Airport

2:12pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

An aircraft accident that caused an airport shut down has led to crash investigators to call for safety checks.

Call to widen Trojan Horse probe

The Oxford Times: Peter Clarke led an inquiry into the "Trojan Horse" affair

2:12pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Attempts are likely to have been made to impose a hardline Muslim agenda in other English schools, according to the former anti-terror chief who led an investigation into the Birmingham "Trojan Horse" plot.

Power plants put on winter stand-by

The Oxford Times: A fire at Ferrybridge power station is among the concerns relating to peak winter power output

2:12pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

National Grid is to pay mothballed plants to be online this winter to prevent power cuts, it has said.

Stars angry over hacked nude photos

The Oxford Times: Jennifer Lawrence was one of the stars who was targeted

1:20pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Celebrities have hit out at hackers suspected of leaking hundreds of naked pictures and explicit videos of some of Hollywood's most famous female stars.

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