Press Association 2014 LATEST

Caterham not under threat

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Caterham team principal Manfredi Ravetto is currently wading through a minefield of problems

2:28pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Caterham's immediate future in Formula One appears to be safe despite an associated company being placed in administration.

Huhne goes on display in a vase

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: The Huhne Vase inspired by former energy secretary Chris Huhne, by Grayson Perry (Channel 4/PA)

2:16pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Acclaimed artist Grayson Perry has created a vase inspired by former energy secretary Chris Huhne - decorated with images of penises and speed cameras.

Tesco hit by steep drop in sales

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Tesco saw sales drop by 3.6% in the 12 weeks to October 12

2:16pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Tesco sales are falling at the fastest rate in the grocery industry as ongoing price wars continue to benefit shoppers and squeeze the major retailers.

Early education 'boosts children'

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Youngsters who attend pre-school gaining better exams results, Sam Gyimah said

2:14pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A child's life chances are already being decided before they have "knotted their tie and fastened their laces" for their first day of school, the childcare minister has said.

Ex-teacher 'preyed on children'

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Court sketch of Simon Harris (right) appearing at Birmingham Crown Court

2:14pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A British former teacher and charity boss "preyed" on Kenyan street children as young as six years old, picking them up in his car and sexually abusing them at home, a jury has been told.

Tuilagi to miss autumn Tests

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Manu Tuilagi, second right, is struggling with a groin injury

1:39pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

England centre Manu Tuilagi has been ruled out of next month's autumn series because of a groin injury, his club Leicester have announced.

Woolf urged to quit abuse inquiry

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Fiona Woolf has been urged to quite as chairwoman of the Government's historic child abuse inquiry

1:28pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

The chair of the government's historic child abuse inquiry is facing calls to quit after revealing details of her links to Lord Brittan.

Murs apologises for Swift gaffe

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Olly Murs has said sorry to Taylor Swift for making comments about her music

1:23pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Olly Murs has apologised to Taylor Swift for poking fun at her songs after she said his comments were "sexist".

Honour for MigrationWatch chief

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: MigrationWatch UK chair Sir Andrew Green has been granted a life peerage in recognition of his public service

1:22pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

David Cameron has nominated the founder of a group campaigning for tighter immigration controls for a life peerage.

Terror suspect extradited to US

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Court sketch of British terror suspect Haroon Rashid Aswat , 31, during his extradition hearing in London in January 2006 (Elizabeth Cook/PA)

1:17pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A British terror suspect who is wanted in the United States for allegedly conspiring with hook-handed extemist Abu Hamza has been extradited from the UK.

Timberlake and Biel settle lawsuit

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have settled a lawsuit against Heat magazine (Rex)

12:05pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have settled a lawsuit against a top celebrity magazine over pictures it published of him at a party in a Paris nightclub.

Moss cameo in Walliams adaptation

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Kate Moss has a cameo role in The Boy In The Dress

11:38am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Kate Moss is to have a cameo role in BBC One's adaptation of David Walliams' children's book The Boy In The Dress.

Jones and Hook left out of squad

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: James Hook, pictured, has not been selected in Warren Gatland's 34-man Wales squad

11:37am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Prop Adam Jones and fly-half James Hook have both been left out of a 34-man squad for next month's Tests against Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and South Africa.

Tarpischev issues apology

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Shamil Tarpischev has been forced to publicly apologise for his comments

11:31am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Russian Tennis Federation president Shamil Tarpischev has been forced to publicly apologise for his slur against the Williams sisters, Serena and Venus.

McNamara confident despite injury

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Steve McNamara's England side face Samoa on Saturday

11:31am Tuesday 21st October 2014

England coach Steve McNamara is confident his side can overcome the shock of losing new captain Sean O'Loughlin for their opening Four Nations Series clash with Samoa.

James: Strictly 'mauling' of Mills

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Scott Mills and Joanne Clifton got a low score for their American Smooth

11:12am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Greg James has stood up for his Radio 1 colleague Scott Mills, who he reckons has been on the receiving end of an "unfair mauling" on Strictly Come Dancing.

Bale to miss Liverpool clash

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Gareth Bale will be missing when Real Madrid take on Liverpool on Wednesday night

11:09am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Gareth Bale has been left out of Real Madrid's squad for Wednesday's Champions League clash against Liverpool as the Wales international battles a muscle injury.

BCCI issue strong response

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: The West Indies Cricket Board announced on Friday that its tour of India had been cancelled due to a pay dispute with the players

11:05am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has given a hard line response to the abandoned West Indies tour, announcing it will initiate legal proceedings against the West Indies Cricket Board and suspend all future series between the nations.

Kym Marsh moves in with Dan Hooper

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Kym Marsh says she couldn't be happier after finding love with Dan Hooper

11:04am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Kym Marsh has revealed she and new boyfriend Dan Hooper are considering surrogacy as she is unable to have another baby herself.

Shia LaBeouf's dark role models

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Shia LeBeouf has revealed he is drawn to dark role models because of his dad

11:04am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Shia LaBeouf has revealed how he looks to "darker" character actors such as Gary Oldman, Sean Penn and Joaquin Phoenix as role models, because they remind him of his father.

Tulisa reveals new single title

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Tulisa Contostavlos shows off her sexy side while announcing her new single Living Without You

11:04am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Tulisa Contostavlos has announced she will release a new single Living Without You.

Cumberbatch's wax figure unveiled

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: The new wax figure of Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is launched at Madame Tussauds in London

11:04am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch is starring in another Imitation Game - as his likeness was unveiled at Madame Tussauds.

Cheryl: Cowell calls me at 3am

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Simon Cowell calls Cheryl Fernandez-Versini in the middle of the night to discuss The X Factor (Syco/Thames TV)

11:04am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has revealed The X Factor is keeping her awake at night - because Simon Cowell calls her at all hours to discuss the show.

Review over IRA sex abuse claims

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Mairia Cahill says she was interrogated by the IRA after she claimed she was abused by a member of the terror group

10:58am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Three criminal cases linked to the alleged rape of a Belfast woman who insists the republican movement covered up her claims are to be independently reviewed, the Public Prosecution Service has announced.

Blow to Osborne as deficit grows

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: The widening deficit will make it harder for Chancellor George Osborne to offer pre-election giveaways, according to economists

10:58am Tuesday 21st October 2014

George Osborne suffered a fresh blow today as the six-year squeeze on earnings growth was blamed for the latest official figures showing a widening hole in the public finances.

Record number of exams re-graded

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Schools have expressed increasing concern about exam grades not reflecting students' abilities

10:58am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Record numbers of A-level and GCSE grades were changed this year, amid growing concerns among schools about marking.

Mixed reaction to cash-for-sex ban

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: The Human Trafficking and Exploitation Bill was tabled before the Assembly by Democratic Unionist peer Lord Morrow

10:58am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A landmark ban on paying for sex in Northern Ireland has been hailed by Christian groups but denounced by prostitutes' representatives.

Travis suspended sentence backed

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Dave Lee Travis's sentence was not unduly lenient, according to the Attorney General

9:58am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Disgraced DJ Dave Lee Travis's three-month suspended sentence for indecent assault was "neither wrong in principle nor unduly lenient", the Attorney General has found.

Proteas see of Black Caps in opener

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: AB de Villiers guided South Africa to victory in the first ODI against New Zealand

8:36am Tuesday 21st October 2014

South Africa captain AB de Villiers led from the front with an unbeaten 89 as the Proteas claimed a six-wicket victory over New Zealand in the opening one-day international at Mount Maunganui.

Rise in Eurostar passenger numbers

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: The number of passengers using Eurostar services through the Channel Tunnel has risen

8:03am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The number of passengers taking Eurostar services through the Channel Tunnel increased this summer.

Clarke warns PM over EU 'bigotry'

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Ken Clarke has accused 'noisy right-wing' Conservatives of trying to drive the Prime Minister into a position that would make it impossible for Britain to remain in the EU

8:03am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Veteran pro-Europe Tory Ken Clarke has issued a warning to David Cameron not to pander to "ignorance and bigotry" in an attempt to counter the electoral threat of Ukip.

Graham to lead England out

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: James Graham, pictured, will captain England in the absence of the injured Sean O'Loughlin

7:40am Tuesday 21st October 2014

James Graham will lead England in the opening match of the Four Nations Series against Samoa in Brisbane on Saturday after newly-appointed captain Sean O'Loughlin was ruled out through injury.

Delivery woes for online shoppers

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Online shoppers have experienced delivery problems

7:37am Tuesday 21st October 2014

One in four online shoppers has experienced a problem with a delivery in the last year, new research reveals.

Experts to assist fan ownership

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Helen Grant has stressed the importance of fans having a say in how their club is run

7:32am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The Government is to set up a group of experts aimed at making it easier for fans to run football clubs.

Fernandinho staring into the void

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Fernandinho does not think Manchester City gain an advantage from playing behind closed doors in Moscow

7:32am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Fernandinho claims playing in an empty stadium in Moscow is of no benefit to Manchester City's Champions League quest.

Mourinho focused on Maribor

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is focused on Maribor, not Manchester United

7:32am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Jose Mourinho is thinking only of Maribor - and not Manchester United - a s Chelsea embark on an important week.

Swift leads tributes to de la Renta

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Designer Oscar de la Renta has died at 82

4:34am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Taylor Swift, Naomi Campbell and Zoe Saldana are among the stars who have led tributes to fashion designer Oscar de la Renta.

New iPhones ring tills for Apple

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: The new iPhone 6, left, and 6 Plus have helped Apple make a £5.3bn final quarter profit for 2014

12:35am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The record-breaking launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus means that technology giant Apple has reported net profit of 8.5 billion dollars (£5.3bn) for the final quarter of 2014.

Cancer nurse numbers 'reach peak'

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Macmillan has warned against complacency after research showed that around one in 10 people with cancer in England had not been assigned a cancer nurse

12:08am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The number of specialist adult cancer nurses in England has reached an all-time high, with more than 3,000 posts in the NHS, newly released figures show.

Delevingne makes young rich list

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Cara Delevingne in the Topshop catwalk show during London Fashion Week earlier this year.

12:08am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Model turned actress Cara Delevingne has become the highest new entry in an annual list of wealthy young stars.

Salisbury on top 10 cities list

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Salisbury in Wiltshire takes its place in among the best cities to visit in 2015

12:08am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Historic Salisbury has made it into a top 10 world cities' list chosen by travel guide Lonely Planet.

UK drones to gather IS intelligence

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: An RAF Reaper UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle). The drones are flying missions over Syria

12:08am Tuesday 21st October 2014

British aircraft are to fly missions over Syria to gather intelligence on the terrorist threat from Islamic State (IS), it has been announced.

Ombudsman critical over on-the-runs

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Michael Maguire, Northern Ireland's police ombudsman

12:08am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Police in Northern Ireland can offer no satisfactory explanation for why they reviewed the cases of 36 republican terror fugitives whose status was changed from wanted to not wanted, a watchdog has found.

Greening to visit Sierra Leone

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: International Development secretary Justine Greening talking to medics from Catterick-based 35 Squadron from 5 Medical Regiment before they depart from RAF Brize Norton (MoD/PA)

12:08am Tuesday 21st October 2014

International Development Secretary Justine Greening is joining British troops heading to Sierra Leone to help with the fight against Ebola.

Tree fall woman dies as UK battered

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Police and ambulance services at the scene where a woman died after a tree fell into the street

12:08am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A pedestrian has died after being hit by a tree that fell into a road as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo brought high winds to Britain.

Pistorius beginning jail sentence

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Oscar Pistorius sits in court in Pretoria as he is sentenced for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp (AP)

12:08am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Oscar Pistorius has been jailed for five years for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp - but he could be out of prison after less than a year.

Kate greets president of Singapore

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge greet the president of Singapore Tony Tan Keng Yam and his wife Mary at the Royal Garden Hotel in London

12:08am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The Duchess of Cambridge has made her first official public appearance in more than two months, joining her husband to welcome the president of Singapore at the start of his state visit.

Spinal surgery breakthrough hailed

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Darek Fidyka (right) who was completely paralysed from the waist down and is now able to walk again after undergoing pioneering surgery

12:08am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A man completely paralysed from the waist down after his spinal cord was sliced in half in a stabbing attack is able to walk again after undergoing pioneering surgery.

Ad campaign targets benefit cheats

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: The campaign appeals to the public to call the benefit fraud hotline if they suspect someone is claiming benefits illegally

12:04am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The Government is launching an advertising campaign targeted at nearly 50 towns and cities to urge claimants to report changes in their circumstances or risk a jail sentence.

Christmas words from the stars

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Joanna Lumley has given her voice to an album of seasonal poetry set to classical music, called Christmas Words For You

12:03am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Joanna Lumley and Jim Broadbent are among the stars hoping to take the words of Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Blake and Betjeman into the album charts.

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