Press Association 2014 LATEST

Welsh review set to be launched

The Oxford Times: Rhys Williams is the second Welsh athlete to test positive

1:44pm Friday 25th July 2014

Welsh Athletics has vowed to carry out an internal review after a second drugs scandal hit its team at the Commonwealth Games.

Allen 'shuts down' over negativity

The Oxford Times: Lily Allen says she tries to block out negative comments about her

1:28pm Friday 25th July 2014

Lily Allen has said she deals with criticism by going into "shutdown mode".

Doctor Who return shown in cinemas

The Oxford Times: A feature-length episode of Doctor Who, starring Peter Capaldi, will be screened in cinemas

1:28pm Friday 25th July 2014

Doctor Who's return next month is to materialise in cinemas around the world to coincide with its screening on BBC One.

Rowsell eyes gold but Trott falters

The Oxford Times: Joanna Rowsell, pictured, faces Australian Annette Edmondson for gold

1:06pm Friday 25th July 2014

England's Joanna Rowsell will ride for gold in the final of the women's individual pursuit after setting a new Commonwealth Games record in qualifying.

Vidal suggests United no-go

The Oxford Times: Arturo Vidal, pictured, had been linked with a move to Louis van Gaal's side

12:51pm Friday 25th July 2014

Manchester United target Arturo Vidal has seemingly ruled out a move to Old Trafford.

Green Deal cashback scheme closed

The Oxford Times: The scheme provided cashback of up to £7,600 for installing measures such as new boilers and solid wall insulation

12:13pm Friday 25th July 2014

The closure of a scheme which pays householders for installing energy saving measures could have left consumers out of pocket, it has been warned.

Cech prepared for Courtois battle

The Oxford Times: Petr Cech has a fight on his hands to be Chelsea's number one this season

11:37am Friday 25th July 2014

Petr Cech is determined to fight for his place as his decade-long reign as Chelsea's preferred goalkeeper comes under threat for the first time.

Hamilton quickest in Hungary

The Oxford Times: Lewis Hamilton enjoyed himself once again at the Hungaroring (AP)

11:29am Friday 25th July 2014

Lewis Hamilton began his quest to become the most successful driver in the Hungarian Grand Prix by topping the timesheet at the end of first practice ahead of Sunday's race.

Williams suspended over failed test

The Oxford Times: Rhys Williams becomes the second Welsh athlete forced out of the Commonwealth Games

11:28am Friday 25th July 2014

Rhys Williams, Wales' 400 metres hurdles champion, has been provisionally suspended after being charged with an anti-doping violation.

Injured Mr Motivator out of Tumble

The Oxford Times: Mr Motivator is out of BBC show Tumble

11:16am Friday 25th July 2014

BBC celebrity gymnastics show Tumble has been hit by injury after contestant Mr Motivator suffered a dislocated knee in rehearsals and needs to undergo surgery, forcing him out of the competition.

Whiplash case fraud measures urged

The Oxford Times: A major insurer has suggested offering medical help for whiplash victims rather than compensation in a bid to tackle fraud

11:15am Friday 25th July 2014

Car crash victims with minor whiplash injuries should receive medical care rather than cash in order to help combat fraud and bring down the cost of premiums generally, a major insurer has urged.

Tulisa 'outraged' at assault ruling

The Oxford Times: Tulisa Contostavlos arrives at Stratford Magistrates' Court in London

11:12am Friday 25th July 2014

Tulisa Contostavlos has said she is "outraged" at her conviction for assaulting a celebrity blogger at a music festival.

Furore over dog's death on ferry

The Oxford Times: The animal died on the crossing from Dover to Calais

11:09am Friday 25th July 2014

A ferry company has defended itself against allegations of animal cruelty after a family's pet dog died on a Channel crossing.

Google 'should not censor history'

The Oxford Times: Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said the current law was 'quite confusing'

11:09am Friday 25th July 2014

Google must not be left to "censor history" if a European Court ruling allowing people to have links removed from the search engine's index stands, the founder of Wikipedia said today.

151 'red box' car journeys revealed

The Oxford Times: Ministerial red boxes were chauffeured 151 times last year, official figures show

11:09am Friday 25th July 2014

A Government department used chauffeur-driven cars more than 150 times to transport boxes containing documents for ministers, official figures show.

Third road ban for William's friend

The Oxford Times: Guy Pelly has been banned from the road for drink-driving

11:09am Friday 25th July 2014

A close friend of the Duke of Cambridge has been banned from the road for a third time after being found guilty of drink-driving in his £90,000 sports car following a visit to one of his exclusive London nightclubs.

Azerbaijan given F1 green light

The Oxford Times: Bernie Ecclestone is looking forward to Baku staging a grand prix

11:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Azerbaijan will take its place on the Formula One calendar in 2016 as the new Grand Prix of Europe.

Jadeja fined by ICC

The Oxford Times: Ravindra Jadeja played a key role in India's victory over England in the second Test

10:55am Friday 25th July 2014

India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been found guilty of "conduct contrary to the spirit of the game" and fined 50 per cent of his match fee, the International Cricket Council has announced.

Hamill grows beard for Star Wars

The Oxford Times: Mark Hamill is sporting a beard for his Star Wars role

9:59am Friday 25th July 2014

Mark Hamill has revealed he had to grow a beard for his upcoming return to Star Wars, but admitted he is really just there to support the new cast.

Nolan: Interstellar Comic-Con debut

The Oxford Times: Christopher Nolan has made his Comic-Con debut to talk about Interstellar

9:30am Friday 25th July 2014

Christopher Nolan has made a surprise appearance at Comic-Con to introduce his upcoming sci-fi adventure Interstellar.

Aston Martin to bring back Lagonda

The Oxford Times: Aston Martin is reviving the Lagonda name

9:23am Friday 25th July 2014

Aston Martin is bringing back the Lagonda name, with the super saloon being offered for sale by invitation only.

'Stowaway' dies in coach accident

The Oxford Times: An investigation is under way involving the police and Health and Safety Executive inspectors

9:23am Friday 25th July 2014

A suspected stowaway has been killed when he was hit by a coach after emerging from underneath the vehicle.

Clegg urges end to Gaza bloodshed

The Oxford Times: Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has pleaded with both sides in the Gaza conflict to end the bloodshed

9:23am Friday 25th July 2014

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has described the shelling of a UN-run school in Gaza as evidence that the conflict between Israel and Hamas can only lead to more senseless violence.

Lampard to visit 9/11 memorial

The Oxford Times: Frank Lampard was fined for his actions back in 2001

9:21am Friday 25th July 2014

Frank Lampard revealed he plans to visit the memorial dedicated to the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks after sealing his move to MLS side New York City FC.

DiCaprio gets stars to charity gala

The Oxford Times: Leonardo DiCaprio's Foundation's first gala has been a big success

9:20am Friday 25th July 2014

Leonardo DiCaprio has celebrated his first-ever Foundation charity gala with a host of famous pals.

Radcliffe talks relationships, sex

The Oxford Times: Daniel Radcliffe has opened up about his relationships

9:20am Friday 25th July 2014

Daniel Radcliffe has opened up about the most personal areas of his relationships, including losing his virginity and how comfortable he feels naked.

Baldwin prefers fine to apology

The Oxford Times: Alec Baldwin said he did not want to apologise for the incident in May

8:46am Friday 25th July 2014

Alec Baldwin is not apologising over an incident that led to a disorderly conduct arrest in May.

Everett awarded freedom of city

The Oxford Times: Eels frontman Mark Everett was awarded the Freedom of the City of London

8:46am Friday 25th July 2014

Cult music star Mark Everett, the frontman of Eels, has been awarded the freedom of the City of London - four years after he claimed he was mistaken for a terrorist on a previous visit.

Apology as Secret Cinema cancelled

The Oxford Times: The event was billed as recreating the setting for the 1985 hit movie Back To The Future

8:46am Friday 25th July 2014

Organisers of an immersive Back To The Future cinema event which was cancelled, leaving ticketholders angry and complaining they had been left out of pocket, have said they are "deeply sorry" and working to get it back on track.

Tennant couldn't not do Gracepoint

The Oxford Times: David Tennant plays the US version of his Broadchurch character in American remake Gracepoint

8:46am Friday 25th July 2014

David Tennant has said he thought the idea of playing his Broadchurch character again in the US remake Gracepoint was too unique to turn down.

Fifi Geldof defends sister Peaches

The Oxford Times: Peaches Geldof was not selfish, her sister Fifi said

8:46am Friday 25th July 2014

Peaches Geldof's sister has hit out at a social media user who publicly criticised the dead mother-of-two for being "selfish".

Cumberbatch makes Comic-Con debut

The Oxford Times: John Malkovich and Benedict Cumberbatch attend Comic-Con in San Diego

8:46am Friday 25th July 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch and John Malkovich have each made their Comic-Con debuts - as themselves and as their first animated characters.

Guardians Of The Galaxy touch down

The Oxford Times: David Bautista, Karen Gillan, Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt and Vin Diesel at the Guardians Of The Galaxy premiere in London

8:46am Friday 25th July 2014

The Guardians Of The Galaxy took a break from their defending duties as they touched down in London for the film's European premiere.

BSkyB in £5.3bn European expansion

The Oxford Times: BSkyB has announced a takeover of sister companies in Italy and Germany

7:56am Friday 25th July 2014

BSkyB bolstered its pay-TV empire today with the £5.3 billion takeover of sister companies in Italy and Germany.

RBS pre-tax profits almost doubled

The Oxford Times: The figures, released a week early, are significantly stronger than expected

7:56am Friday 25th July 2014

Royal Bank of Scotland nearly doubled pre-tax profits to £2.65 billion in the first half of the year, despite taking an extra £250 million hit for mis-selling financial products.

Fifi Geldof defends sister Peaches

The Oxford Times: Peaches Geldof died in April of a heroin overdose

7:21am Friday 25th July 2014

A sister of Peaches Geldof has hit out at a social media user who publicly criticised the dead mother-of-two for being "selfish".

Cameron hails recovery 'milestone'

The Oxford Times: Britain is forecast to be the fastest growing major economy in 2014

7:21am Friday 25th July 2014

David Cameron hailed a "major milestone" in the recovery today as official figures showed Britain had finally emerged from its worst post-war downturn.

Lampard coy over England future

The Oxford Times: Frank Lampard has not yet decided whether he will continue playing for his country

7:05am Friday 25th July 2014

Frank Lampard will make a decision over his England future after completing his move to New York City FC on a two-year deal.

Mourinho considering Drogba return

The Oxford Times: Didier Drogba could be heading back to Stamford Bridge

6:57am Friday 25th July 2014

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that a possible return for Didier Drogba is in his thoughts.

Tigers draw leaves Powell relieved

The Oxford Times: Marc Sneyd inspired Castleford's comeback

6:27am Friday 25th July 2014

Castleford coach Daryl Powell admitted his side were lucky to get a point after scoring three late tries to snatch an 18-18 draw against Hull at the KC Stadium.

Shift in priorities for Wiggins

The Oxford Times: Sir Bradley Wiggins is targeting an upgrade on his silver medal at the Rio Olympics

6:27am Friday 25th July 2014

Sir Bradley Wiggins hinted he may have ridden his last Grand Tour after claiming team pursuit silver on his eagerly awaited track return at the Commonwealth Games.

Golden joy for Renicks sisters

The Oxford Times: Kimberley, left, and Louise Renicks, right, began Scotland's gold rush

6:27am Friday 25th July 2014

Scotland's Renicks sisters went one better than England's Brownlee brothers as the hosts experienced a golden first evening of competition at Glasgow's Commonwealth Games.

Plane crash victim's cards 'stolen'

The Oxford Times: Investigators examine a piece of the crashed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Petropavlivka, eastern Ukraine (AP)

6:02am Friday 25th July 2014

Personal belongings of one of the British victims of the MH17 Air Malaysia crash have been stolen, his brother-in-law said.

Mother 'put boy's body in suitcase'

The Oxford Times: Rosdeep Adekoya, the mother of Mikaeel Kular, pleaded guilty to killing her three year old son (Crown Office/PA)

3:30am Friday 25th July 2014

The mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular repeatedly beat her son before stuffing his lifeless body into a suitcase, a court has heard.

Verdict due on violinist's death

The Oxford Times: Frances Andrade, 48, killed herself days after she gave evidence at a sex abuse trial

3:30am Friday 25th July 2014

A coroner will today deliver his verdict in the case of a concert violinist who died a week after giving evidence at the sex abuse trial of her former music teacher.

Jayden's killer to be sentenced

The Oxford Times: Ben Blakeley will be sentenced today

3:30am Friday 25th July 2014

A violent and controlling man found guilty of murdering his 17-year-old pregnant ex-girlfriend is due to be sentenced today.

Tulisa 'outraged' at assault ruling

The Oxford Times: Tulisa Contostavlos arrives at Stratford Magistrates' Court, where she has been found guilty of an assault charge

3:30am Friday 25th July 2014

Former X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos has said she is "outraged" at her conviction for assaulting a celebrity blogger at a music festival.

Mid East tourists are top shoppers

The Oxford Times: Tourists from the Middle East are some of the most keen shoppers during trips to Britain

12:55am Friday 25th July 2014

Middle East visitors are some of the biggest shoppers during trips to the UK but the Chinese appear more choosy, according to a survey.

London house price rises 'slowed'

The Oxford Times: The momentum of price rises in the London market has "slowed dramatically"

12:55am Friday 25th July 2014

House prices increased by just 0.1% month-on-month in July marking the weakest growth in 18 months amid signs of a rapid cool down in the London market, property analyst Hometrack has reported.

Childrens' pocket money 'down 2.4%'

The Oxford Times: The number of children receiving weekly pocket money has declined by 2%

12:55am Friday 25th July 2014

Children are yet to experience the green shoots of economic recovery with their pocket money dropping 2.4% from a six-year high to an average of £6.35.

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