Press Association 2014 LATEST

14 young stars who have broken into Debrett's 500 most influential people in Britain

The Oxford Times: 14 young stars who have broken into Debrett's 500 most influential people in Britain

2:06pm Sunday 25th January 2015

We look at the big names in the world of sport, music, fashion, TV and film that most influence these islands.

Murray makes Melbourne last eight

The Oxford Times: Andy Murray, pictured, celebrates after defeating Grigor Dimitrov to make the Australian Open quarter-finals (AP)

2:01pm Sunday 25th January 2015

Andy Murray extended his streak of consecutive grand slam quarter-final appearances to 16 with a rollercoaster victory over Grigor Dimitrov in the Australian Open.

Online cannabis culture 'a concern'

The Oxford Times: Concerns have been expressed about pro-cannabis tweets

1:40pm Sunday 25th January 2015

Experts have raised concerns about a thriving Twitter cannabis culture.

BA owner near deal for Aer Lingus

The Oxford Times: The owner of British Airways seemed to be near a major breakthrough in its £1 billion pursuit of Aer Lingus

1:40pm Sunday 25th January 2015

The owner of British Airways today appeared to be on the brink of a major breakthrough in its £1 billion pursuit of Dublin-based carrier Aer Lingus.

Shocked City keen to Bridge the gap

The Oxford Times: Manuel Pellegrini does not feel his Manchester City side have any 'problem with motivation'

1:21pm Sunday 25th January 2015

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini immediately tried to shift focus to next week's critical clash with Chelsea after his side's FA Cup humbling by Middlesbrough.

Mourinho: We care about the cup

The Oxford Times: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho insists his side's loss to Bradford was no indication that they do not care about the FA Cup

1:21pm Sunday 25th January 2015

Jose Mourinho insists his side do care about the FA Cup after an astonishing 4-2 defeat to Bradford on Saturday extinguished any hope of the Blues winning an unprecedented quadruple.

Jones: I'm more than injury cover

The Oxford Times: Adam Jones was left out of Wales' 34-man RBS 6 Nations training squad

12:07pm Sunday 25th January 2015

Wales prop Adam Jones has said "I feel like I am more than just injury cover" after announcing his retirement from international rugby.

Harsh words inspires Bouchard

The Oxford Times: Eugenie Bouchard, pictured, serves during her fourth-round victory over Irina-Camelia Begu (AP)

12:07pm Sunday 25th January 2015

Perfectionist Eugenie Bouchard revealed she had given herself a stern talking to after surviving a second-set collapse to book her place in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open for the second year running.

Lawn: Chelsea win 'ultimate' prize

The Oxford Times: Bradford City joint chairman Mark Lawn could not contain his delight

11:58am Sunday 25th January 2015

Bradford co-chairman Mark Lawn believes Saturday's 4-2 FA Cup fourth-round victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge was "the ultimate" achievement.

SNP 'a progressive force in UK'

The Oxford Times: First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon backed the principle of English votes for English laws at Westminster on issues that don't effect Scotland

11:00am Sunday 25th January 2015

The Scottish National Party can be a "progressive force" in UK politics, according to leader Nicola Sturgeon.

Black Caps hammer poor Sri Lanka

The Oxford Times:  New Zealand's Kane Williamson came close to a century

8:00am Sunday 25th January 2015

New Zealand clinched another emphatic win over Sri Lanka to tie up victory with a match to spare in their seven-game one-day international series.

Johnson set for final return

The Oxford Times: Mitchell Johnson will be eyeing a return for Australia at the WACA

8:00am Sunday 25th January 2015

Mitchell Johnson looks set to make his Australia comeback in next week's Tri-Series final - a potential reunion with England.

Jones calls time on Wales career

The Oxford Times: Adam Jones has retired from international rugby

7:35am Sunday 25th January 2015

Wales prop Adam Jones has announced his retirement from international rugby - just five days after being left out of Warren Gatland's squad for this season's RBS 6 Nations Championship.

Nadal preparing for Berdych battle

The Oxford Times: Rafael Nadal, pictured, celebrates after defeating Kevin Anderson (AP)

7:16am Sunday 25th January 2015

Rafael Nadal insists his amazing record against Tomas Berdych will count for nothing when the pair clash in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open.

Government 'suspicious of Muslims'

The Oxford Times: Baroness Warsi said there had been a failure to tackle anti-Muslim sentiment

5:19am Sunday 25th January 2015

A Government tendency to view growing numbers of Muslim organisations and individuals with suspicion and a failure to develop a friendship with the three-million strong community in Britain has led to a very real lack of trust, a former Conservative party chairman has said.

100 days to go to general election

The Oxford Times: Prime Minister David Cameron is hoping to win an outright majority at the general election

4:13am Sunday 25th January 2015

The countdown begins on Tuesday of the final 100 days to a general election which is shaping up to be unlike any other in recent history.

PSNI anti-terror unit runs 68 cases

The Oxford Times: An anti-terror police unit in Northern Ireland has almost 70 investigations under way, a detective has said

3:12am Sunday 25th January 2015

A specialist police anti-terror unit in Northern Ireland is conducting almost 70 investigations into dissident republican activities, the majority undercover surveillance operations, its lead detective has revealed.

'Help firms to pay living wage'

The Oxford Times: Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser said firms should be given tax breaks to pay the living wage

2:02am Sunday 25th January 2015

Businesses should be given taxpayers' money or tax breaks to pay their workers a "living wage", according to the Conservatives.

Ukip 'should stand up for bigots'

The Oxford Times: Ukip said Matthew Richardson was not an elected representative or a party spokesman

2:01am Sunday 25th January 2015

Ukip faced embarrassment over comments made by a senior official who claimed the party should stand up for "bigots" and claimed the NHS was the "biggest waste of money in the UK".

Auschwitz survivor 'still fearful'

The Oxford Times: Ivor Perl was sent to Auschwitz camp aged 12 in 1944

1:02am Sunday 25th January 2015

An Auschwitz survivor who still hears daily the sound of the railway tracks that brought him to the Nazi death camp remains "fearful" following the attack on a Jewish supermarket in Paris.

Cancer push urges lipstick selfies

The Oxford Times: People are being asked to smear lipstick on their faces in a social media selfie to back a cervical cancer campaign

12:27am Sunday 25th January 2015

Social media users are being urged to share selfies with lipstick smeared on their face as part of a cervical cancer awareness campaign.

Man quizzed over pub machete murder

The Oxford Times: Police activity near the Pike and Musket in Tuffley, Gloucester, following a fatal machete attack

12:27am Sunday 25th January 2015

Detectives are questioning a man on suspicion of murdering a teenager who was pronounced dead at the scene of a machete attack.

Pension saving 'now more important'

The Oxford Times: People are now more likely to save spare money into a pension scheme, according to a new survey

12:27am Sunday 25th January 2015

Pension saving has become one of the nation's top priorities - but people are still more likely to put any spare cash they might have towards a holiday rather than their retirement fund, a report has found.

Profit warnings hit six-year high

The Oxford Times: A survey found there were 299 profit warnings in 2014

12:27am Sunday 25th January 2015

The number of company profit warnings has surged to a six-year high despite signs of an improving economy, research showed.

New rules boost child support cash

The Oxford Times: The Department for Work and Pensions said nearly nine out of 10 non-resident parents within the Child Support Agency system were now contributing towards their children

12:27am Sunday 25th January 2015

More absent parents than ever before are paying to support their children as a result of tough rules including taking money direct from pay packets.

Probe into Broadmoor's finances

The Oxford Times: An independent probe has been launched at Broadmoor amid concerns of overspending and fraud

12:27am Sunday 25th January 2015

Investigators have been called to Broadmoor Hospital after concerns about its financial affairs.

Labour 'could cut hospital beds'

The Oxford Times: Andy Burnham said treating the separate health and social care budgets as one would deliver much better results

12:27am Sunday 25th January 2015

Labour could cut the number of hospital beds under its plans to merge health and social care, Andy Burnham has hinted.

PM vows 'solidarity' after IS video

The Oxford Times: David Cameron has vowed to stand with Japan after an IS video claimed the extremist group had executed one of its Japanese hostages

12:27am Sunday 25th January 2015

David Cameron has pledged "solidarity with the Japanese people" after a video was temporarily posted online purporting to announce the murder of hostage Haruna Yukawa.

Ebola nurse tells of fight to live

The Oxford Times: Pauline Cafferkey contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone but has made a complete recovery and been discharged from hospital

12:27am Sunday 25th January 2015

The Scottish nurse who contracted Ebola has revealed how the illness took her from wondering "what all the fuss was about" to the brink of death.

Farage to use EU exit money on NHS

The Oxford Times: Nigel Farage appears on BBC One's The Andrew Marr Show (BBC/PA)

12:27am Sunday 25th January 2015

Nigel Farage has promised to use money saved by quitting the European Union to inject extra cash into the NHS as he sought to limit the damage caused by a Ukip MEP defecting to the Tories and embarrassing comments from a senior party official.

Christopher Eccleston's Fortitude from alcohol

The Oxford Times: Christopher Eccleston's Fortitude from alcohol

12:11am Sunday 25th January 2015

Christopher Eccleston has said the cast of Fortitude liked to have a drink to keep warm while in Iceland.

Charlie Brooker says Konnie Huq's humour is surprisingly dark

The Oxford Times: Charlie Brooker says Konnie Huq's humour is surprisingly dark

12:11am Sunday 25th January 2015

Charlie Brooker has said his wife Konnie Huq often contributes to his Weekly Wipe show.

Denise Van Outen stays friends with her ex

The Oxford Times: Denise Van Outen stays friends with her ex

12:11am Sunday 25th January 2015

Denise Van Outen has said she and her ex, Lee Mead, are still very good friends.

Mark Strong: I'm still filming Grimsby

The Oxford Times: Mark Strong: I'm still filming Grimsby

12:11am Sunday 25th January 2015

Mark Strong has revealed working with Sacha Baron Cohen is both enjoyable and exasperating.

Amy Adams: Ben Affleck is his own Batman

The Oxford Times: Amy Adams: Ben Affleck is his own Batman

12:11am Sunday 25th January 2015

Ben Affleck brings his own qualities to his incarnation of Batman, his co-star Amy Adams has said.

Mark Addy surprised by Hercules role

The Oxford Times: Mark Addy surprised by Hercules role

12:11am Sunday 25th January 2015

Mark Addy was a bit taken aback when he was offered the role of Hercules in Atlantis.

Hawley: Emmerdale's Robert would choose Chrissie over Aaron

The Oxford Times: Hawley: Emmerdale's Robert would choose Chrissie over Aaron

12:11am Sunday 25th January 2015

Emmerdale’s Ryan Hawley thinks Robert Sugden’s feelings for Aaron Livesy are purely superficial.

Paul Bettany has to work harder for Marvel now

The Oxford Times: Paul Bettany has to work harder for Marvel now

12:11am Sunday 25th January 2015

Paul Bettany has said playing an on-screen character in the latest Marvel film means working harder than when he was simply providing a voice.

Charlotte Rampling: I don't look at myself

The Oxford Times: Charlotte Rampling: I don't look at myself

12:01am Sunday 25th January 2015

Charlotte Rampling has made it a rule throughout her 40-year career not to think about the way she looks.

Probe into Broadmoor's finances

The Oxford Times: An independent probe has been launched at Broadmoor amid concerns of overspending and fraud

11:42pm Saturday 24th January 2015

Investigators have been called to Broadmoor Hospital after concerns about its financial affairs.

Bowyer heaps praise on Gestede

The Oxford Times: Rudy Gestede, left, celebrates his goal against Swansea with captain Jason Lowe

10:46pm Saturday 24th January 2015

Gary Bowyer praised Rudy Gestede's "magnificent" attitude in the face of speculation about his future and warned the striker's suitors they will have to splash the cash if they want to prise him away from Ewood Park.

Balotelli told to shape up

The Oxford Times: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has warned Mario Balotelli his attitude has to change in training.

10:46pm Saturday 24th January 2015

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has told striker Mario Balotelli he will not get picked for the squad unless he improves in training.

Pearson calls for video technology

The Oxford Times: Nigel Pearson felt his side were hard done by in their come-from-behind win over Tottenham.

10:46pm Saturday 24th January 2015

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson called for video technology to help prevent the sort of injustice which could have resulted in his side being knocked out of the FA Cup instead of going on to produce a thrilling stoppage-time 2-1 victory over Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

Pellegrini refuses to blame trip

The Oxford Times: Aitor Karanka congratulates his players after they stunned Manchester City

10:46pm Saturday 24th January 2015

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini insists his side's week-long trip to Abu Dhabi did not influence their shock FA Cup loss to Championship side Middlesbrough.

Celebrity Big Brother: What the Katies did - a Twitter commentary

The Oxford Times: Celebrity Big Brother: What the Katies did - a Twitter commentary

10:35pm Saturday 24th January 2015

Another day, another drama in the Celebrity Big Brother house.

Leinster duo doubtful for Ireland

The Oxford Times: Leinster wing Dave Kearney, pictured, is likely to miss the start of Ireland's Six Nations campaign with a shoulder injury

10:10pm Saturday 24th January 2015

Dave Kearney and Eoin Reddan are likely to miss the start of Ireland's RBS 6 Nations title defence after suffering injuries as Leinster squeaked through to the Champions Cup quarter-finals at Wasps.

Mallinder bemoans Racing defeat

The Oxford Times: Northampton Saints Director of Rugby Jim Mallinder was extremely frustrated by the defeat

10:10pm Saturday 24th January 2015

Jim Mallinder admitted that Northampton's season had been dealt "a blow" after they were crushed 32-8 by European Champions Cup opponents Racing Metro at Franklin's Gardens.

Familiar faces on The Voice

The Oxford Times: Familiar faces on The Voice

9:05pm Saturday 24th January 2015

Les Battersby, Rita’s Ora’s hair, and the man that sings Agadoo. It can only be the latest episode of The Voice.

The Voice's Daniel Duke tells us what it's really like to be a contestant on the show

The Oxford Times: The Voice's Daniel Duke tells us what it's really like to be a contestant on the show

8:45pm Saturday 24th January 2015

Is it all back-stabbing and competitive backstage? Is everyone really mates with their famous coaches?

Reds held by Bolton

The Oxford Times: Referee Kevin friend shows Bolton's Matthew Mills, centre, a yellow card

7:42pm Saturday 24th January 2015

Liverpool avoided an FA Cup upset at home to Bolton but even on a day of shocks it was not much of an achievement after a toothless display and 0-0 draw against Championship opponents Bolton.

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