Press Association 2014 LATEST

McEnroe: Murray can make net gains

The Oxford Times: Andy Murray, pictured, plays Australia's Nick Kyrgios in the third round of the French Open

2:59pm Friday 29th May 2015

Three-time Wimbledon champion John McEnroe has told Andy Murray he can win a "few more" grand slam titles - if he puts greater faith in his volleying.

Here's definitive proof that Beyonce looks good dancing to absolutely anything

The Oxford Times: Here's definitive proof that Beyonce looks good dancing to absolutely anything

2:57pm Friday 29th May 2015

Including the Super Mario song and an 80s TV classic theme tune.

Sam Sam equals the Beatles with record chart-topping debut album

The Oxford Times: Sam Smith scoops Billboard nominations

2:46pm Friday 29th May 2015

He is the only act since the fab four to spend almost a year in the top five with a debut album.

Wimmer: Spurs too good to turn down

The Oxford Times: Kevin Wimmer cannot wait to get started for Tottenham

2:43pm Friday 29th May 2015

Kevin Wimmer admitted it had been a wrench to leave Cologne, but says the opportunity of playing for Tottenham Hotspur was too big to miss.

The Neales: We want to be the first family to win Britain's Got Talent

The Oxford Times: Simon Cowell sheds a tear as family band the Neales reach Britain's Got Talent final

2:36pm Friday 29th May 2015

The Neale family are through to the final of Britain’s Got Talent.

Joseph: Bath ready for showdown

The Oxford Times: Jonathan Joseph believes Bath are ready for a return to winning silverware

2:21pm Friday 29th May 2015

Jonathan Joseph believes that Bath are ready and equipped to handle the high-octane environment awaiting them in Saturday's Aviva Premiership final against Saracens.

Royal Mail boss in 13% pay hike

The Oxford Times: Moya Greene saw her pay increase by 13% to £1.52 million in the last financial year (Royal Mail/PA)

2:16pm Friday 29th May 2015

Royal Mail boss Moya Greene saw her pay increase by 13% to £1.52 million in the last financial year as her basic salary was hiked for the first time since she joined the company in 2010.

Lorry crash probe chief knew victim

The Oxford Times: Six people were killed in Glasgow in December by an out-of-control bin lorry

2:09pm Friday 29th May 2015

The sheriff overseeing the inquiry into the Glasgow bin lorry crash which killed six people has withdrawn after realising he knew one of the victims.

Wet Lancaster warmly welcomes Queen

The Oxford Times: The Queen holds an umbrella as she stands in the rain during her visit to Lancaster Castle, after she arrived at the historic city by royal train

2:01pm Friday 29th May 2015

The Queen was treated to Shakespeare and sheep-shearing on a visit to Lancaster today.

Four new housemates for Big Brother

The Oxford Times: Twins Amy and Sally Broadbent are among those up for eviction.

2:01pm Friday 29th May 2015

Four new housemates are set to enter the Big Brother house tonight, following the eviction of four of the current contestants.

Temporary fix to messages glitch

The Oxford Times: Apple's Messages app was affected by the characters

2:01pm Friday 29th May 2015

Apple has issued a temporary fix for the bug that saw a set of characters crash their Messages app, as it emerges they can also affect other iPhone functions.

BBC's 'voyeuristic poverty porn'

The Oxford Times: The BBC claims the programme has been misrepresented

2:01pm Friday 29th May 2015

Thousands of people have backed a campaign asking the BBC to scrap a show dubbed "poverty porn" even before filming starts on the series.

BBC show Britain's Hardest Grafter dubbed 'voyeuristic poverty porn'

The Oxford Times: BBC show Britain's Hardest Grafter dubbed 'voyeuristic poverty porn'

1:51pm Friday 29th May 2015

The show, called Britain’s Hardest Grafter, will follow members of the public as they do some of the country’s worst-paid jobs with a £15,000 prize for the hardest worker.

New RMT talks to avoid rail strike

The Oxford Times: Rail workers are due to walk out for 24 hours and then 48 hours

1:34pm Friday 29th May 2015

Fresh talks are to be held in an attempt to avert strikes by rail workers in a dispute over pay.

Robinson home after heart procedure

The Oxford Times: Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson is recovering at home after treatment for a suspected heart attack

1:34pm Friday 29th May 2015

Northern Ireland's First Minister has been discharged from hospital four days after suffering a suspected heart attack.

Ennis-Hill has Rio in sights

The Oxford Times: Jessica Ennis-Hill will compete in her first heptathlon since winning Olympic gold this weekend

1:11pm Friday 29th May 2015

Jessica Ennis-Hill will this weekend compete in her first heptathlon since landing gold at London 2012 as she takes the first steps on a path she hopes will end in more glory in Rio next year.

Coronation Street's Sair Khan on the aftermath of Jimi Mistry's exit

The Oxford Times: Coronation Street's Sair Khan on the aftermath of Jimi Mistry's exit

1:01pm Friday 29th May 2015

The actress has been speaking about losing her screen dad to the Victoria Court fire.

RuPaul's Drag Race UK party launch: "Katie Price is not ashamed of being a drag queen."

The Oxford Times: RuPaul's Drag Race UK party launch: "Katie Price is not ashamed of being a drag queen."

12:49pm Friday 29th May 2015

RuPaul revealed in an exclusive interview that he is a massive fan of Katie Price because he believes she is a drag queen at heart.

Jessica Alba is worth £130 million, but how has she made her money?

The Oxford Times: Jessica Alba is worth £130 million, but how has she made her money?

12:37pm Friday 29th May 2015

The Fantastic Four actress has amassed a wealthy fortune, from her lifestyle business The Honest Company.

England drop Hartley

The Oxford Times: Dylan Hartley is out of England's training squad

12:19pm Friday 29th May 2015

Dylan Hartley is set to miss the World Cup after being dropped from England's training squad for disciplinary reasons, head coach Stuart Lancaster has announced.

Andy Serkis' Star Wars character revealed

The Oxford Times: Star Wars is a 'dream' for Andy Serkis

11:58am Friday 29th May 2015

The Hobbit star will play Supreme Leader Snoke in the seventh Star Wars film.

Seeing double: Ed Sheeran meets his waxwork and comments on its bulge

The Oxford Times: Seeing double: Ed Sheeran meets his waxwork and comments on it's bulge

1:41pm Friday 29th May 2015

The singer has now got a double at Madame Tussauds in New York.

David Gandy reveals he's retiring from modelling, and which of his body parts he hates...

The Oxford Times: David Gandy launches new swimwear range

12:28pm Friday 29th May 2015

Feast your eyes on the hunky model – because he may soon be stepping away from the cameras.

Simon Cowell: RSPCA checked Britain's Got Talent 'talking' dog Wendy

The Oxford Times: The Wendy controversy and Isaac's hair - here's the lowdown on the fourth Britain's Got Talent semi-final

11:26am Friday 29th May 2015

Viewers have complained about French ventriloquist Marc Metral and his dog, Miss Wendy, since their first appearance on the hit ITV show.

Lancaster: Hartley too big a risk

The Oxford Times: Dylan Hartley has been dropped from England's World Cup training squad

11:22am Friday 29th May 2015

Stuart Lancaster admits Dylan Hartley's track record of imploding in pressure cooker matches was instrumental in his decision to remove the England hooker from his World Cup plans.

Roache tribute to 'beautiful' Anne

The Oxford Times: Anne Kirkbride was beautiful but without vanity, said Roache

11:10am Friday 29th May 2015

Coronation Street veteran William Roache has paid tribute to his "beautiful" on-screen wife Anne Kirkbride ahead of her memorial service tomorrow.

Sun man avoids jail over payments

The Oxford Times: Sun reporter Anthony France was given a suspended sentence at the  Old Bailey

11:10am Friday 29th May 2015

The first Sun journalist to be found guilty over payments to a public official in the wake of the Operation Elveden police investigation has been spared jail.

Big Brother 2015: Who is the 'familiar face' due to enter the house tonight?

The Oxford Times: Ticking timebomb theme for Big Brother

10:57am Friday 29th May 2015

The evictees will be replaced by four new contestants – one of which Big Brother has revealed will be a “familiar face”.

Gary Lineker feels nervous about his Have I Got News For You debut

The Oxford Times: Gary Lineker feels nervous about his Have I Got News For You debut

10:48am Friday 29th May 2015

The former footballer will host tonight’s episode of the show.

Adele has 'best night' with Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks

The Oxford Times: Adele has 'best night' with Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks

10:36am Friday 29th May 2015

The Skyfall songstress and the Fleetwood Mac singer posed for a selfie after meeting at a London gig.

Jurassic World star Chris Pratt reveals he learned his British accent from TOWIE

The Oxford Times: Jurassic World star Chris Pratt reveals he learned his British accent from TOWIE

10:04am Friday 29th May 2015

The actor, who has starred in hit movies including Guardians Of The Galaxy, told chat show host Graham Norton that he picked it up after she started watching reality show The Only Way Is Essex.

Amanda Holden's dress too revealing for Britain's Got Talent viewers

The Oxford Times: Britain's Got Talent drama: Stephen Mulhern gets soaked by Amanda Holden

10:04am Friday 29th May 2015

The TV judge’s latest frock has angered viewers once again, with its sheer and embellished panels.

Corrie's William Roache shares memories of Anne Kirkbride ahead of her memorial service

The Oxford Times: Corrie's William Roache shares memories of Anne Kirkbride ahead of her memorial service

9:53am Friday 29th May 2015

The 83-year-old actor was speaking to Good Morning Britain ahead of Anne’s memorial service which will be held at Manchester Cathedral on Saturday May 30.

Suge Knight back in court for murder case

The Oxford Times: Suge Knight back in court for murder case

9:53am Friday 29th May 2015

The rap star’s lawyer has filed a motion, saying the murder charges should be dismissed.

Wimmer makes Spurs move

The Oxford Times: Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, pictured, has strengthened his defence by signing Kevin Wimmer

9:39am Friday 29th May 2015

Tottenham started their summer recruitment drive with the £4million signing of Austria centre-back Kevin Wimmer from Cologne.

Blatter: Decision led to crisis

The Oxford Times: Sepp Blatter called for unity on Friday

9:33am Friday 29th May 2015

Sepp Blatter claimed that FIFA's crisis would not have happened if countries other than Russia and Qatar had won the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Michael Jackson's Neverland on sale for £65m

The Oxford Times: Michael Jackson's Neverland on sale for £65m

9:20am Friday 29th May 2015

There’s a hefty price tag on the late King of Pop’s ranch, which includes a train station and a llama.

McCall tries to rally sorry Rangers

The Oxford Times: Rangers manager Stuart McCall knows his side have a mountain to climb if they are to rescue their promotion hopes

9:01am Friday 29th May 2015

Stuart McCall has warned his Rangers team they are drinking in the last-chance saloon after being stunned by Motherwell at Ibrox.

Plea on Lancastria tragedy families

The Oxford Times: The Lancastria after being hit by German bombers off the coast of France in 1940 (Lancastria Association of Scotland/PA)

8:58am Friday 29th May 2015

The Government has been urged to do more to recognise the lives lost in Britain's worst maritime disaster.

The Likely Lads creators have penned a new sitcom

The Oxford Times: The Likely Lads creators have penned a new sitcom

8:50am Friday 29th May 2015

The three half-hour episodes are part of series of new shows being made by UKTV.

Miranda Hart: How I came to love my body

The Oxford Times: Miranda Hart: How I came to love my body

8:50am Friday 29th May 2015

The Call The Midwife star has come to terms with her tall figure.

Boy, 16, held over stabbing murders

The Oxford Times: The 16-year-old boy was arrested on the Salary Brook Trail in Colchester where Nahid Almanea was stabbed to death last June

8:34am Friday 29th May 2015

Detectives investigating two murders have arrested a teenager.

Tragic mother accuses ex-Cook boss

The Oxford Times: Sharon Wood has condemned travel giant Thomas Cook for its actions over the deaths of her children during a holiday in Corfu (Lauren Hurley/PA Wire)

8:15am Friday 29th May 2015

The mother of two children who were killed by carbon monoxide poisoning on holiday has accused Thomas Cook's former chief executive of trying to use their memory to gain public sympathy.

Anderson takes 400th Test wicket

The Oxford Times: James Anderson, pictured, had opener Martin Guptill caught by Ian Bell at second slip - his 400th Test wicket

7:48am Friday 29th May 2015

James Anderson became the first Englishman to reach 400 Test wickets and give his country an excellent start in the second Investec Test against New Zealand at Headingley.

Cambridge state school intake rises

The Oxford Times: There are around five applicants for every place offered at Cambridge

7:47am Friday 29th May 2015

The proportion of state school pupils accepted to Cambridge rose last year, amid a record number of applications to the university.

McGrath fate "out of our hands"

The Oxford Times: Joe Schmidt has admitted prop Jack McGrath, pictured, could face further sanction for his yellow card against the Barbarians

7:30am Friday 29th May 2015

Joe Schmidt admits Ireland have lost control of Jack McGrath's World Cup participation after the prop's yellow card for kneeing Barbarians lock Konstantin Mikautadze in the back.

Sherwood: Benteke has buy-out fee

The Oxford Times: Christian Benteke has scored 12 goals in his last 12 games ahead of Saturday's FA Cup final with Arsenal

7:30am Friday 29th May 2015

Tim Sherwood admits Aston Villa will be powerless to stop Christian Benteke leaving this summer - after revealing he has a buy-out clause in his contract.

Hodgson: I'll go when not wanted

The Oxford Times: Roy Hodgson insists he is in no rush to resolve his future.

7:30am Friday 29th May 2015

Roy Hodgson says he will walk away from his job as England manager if the tide of public opinion turns against him following Euro 2016.

Middle-aged are 'hidden drinkers'

The Oxford Times: Older people are more likely to be drinking at high-risk levels, a charity said

7:19am Friday 29th May 2015

Middle-aged Britons are more likely than young adults to exceed alcohol limits, a study has found.

Teen faces jail for terror grooming

The Oxford Times: Kazi Islam was found guilty at the Old Bailey of a bungled terror plot to groom a young man with learning difficulties (Metropolitan Police/PA)

3:10am Friday 29th May 2015

A teenage terrorist is facing jail for grooming a young man with learning difficulties to carry out a Lee Rigby copycat killing.

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