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Press Association 2014

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Many savers lose track of finances after retirement, survey finds

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: One in five people aged over 55 who were still working did not know the value of their combined pension savings

1:46pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Savers are more likely to lose track of their finances once they reach retirement, research suggests.

Humanists criticise faith schools over 'scandalous' payment 'demands'

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Humanists have hit out at faith schools that seek financial contributions from parents

1:25pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

A "scandalous" number of schools in England are demanding financial contributions from parents that are potentially illegal, research suggests.

Meow! Is Perrie Edwards sending a message to Zayn Malik with this cheetah costume?

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Perrie Edwards: Sex with Zayn Malik is better than cake

1:21pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Was Perrie Edwards meaning to be catty?

MTV VMAs 2015: Justin Bieber 'overwhelmed' by fans' support

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: MTV VMAs 2015: Justin Bieber 'overwhelmed' by fans' support

1:21pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

The Never Say Never pop star explained why he welled up on stage at the MTV ceremony.

Cost of filling car with petrol £2 less than a month ago

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: The cost of filling up a car with petrol is £2 less than a month ago, new figures show

1:11pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

The cost of filling up a car with petrol is £2 less than a month ago, according to new figures.

Good Morning Britain's Sean Fletcher experiences childbirth and says the pain is 'horrific'

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Good Morning Britain's Sean Fletcher experiences childbirth and says the pain is 'horrific'

12:53pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

His latest experiment in the name of work was a real, ahem, labour of love…

Mel Gibson will not be charged over alleged fracas with photographer

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Mel Gibson will not be charged over alleged fracas with photographer

12:42pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

The Braveheart star denied the allegations he shoved a photographer who took his picture at a film festival in Australia.

Police community support officer jailed over sex acts with schoolgirl

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Daniel Childs arrives at Leicester Crown Court, where he was sentenced to five years in prison for two offences of sexual activity with a child under 16

12:37pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

A police community support officer who engaged in sex acts with a schoolgirl after meeting her while on duty has been jailed for five years.

Ron Perlman: I was 'scared' of Hand Of God role

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Ron Perlman: I was 'scared' of Hand Of God role

12:30pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

The Sons Of Anarchy star admitted he approached the part of Judge Pernell Harris with trepidation.

Venice Film Festival 2015: It was all white on opening night for Elizabeth Banks and Diane Kruger

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Venice Film Festival 2015: It was all white on opening night for Elizabeth Banks and Diane Kruger

12:20pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

White dresses dominated on the red carpet at Venice opening night premiere Everest.

Lewis Hamilton clarifies his relationship with Rihanna

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Lewis Hamilton clarifies his relationship with Rihanna

12:20pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

The Formula 1 racing driver says Ri Ri is just a good friend.

Bank's British arm to be rebranded HSBC UK

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: HSBC said it had decided to keep the name for its UK operation after consulting with staff and customers

12:04pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

HSBC is to rebrand its British retail business as HSBC UK in a move ending months of speculation that the group was planning to revive the Midland name on the high street.

'Satanic Islam' preacher James McConnell hopes prosecution may be thrown out

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Firebrand preacher Pastor James McConnell appeared at Belfast Magistrates' Court after being charged over a controversial sermon

11:36am Thursday 3rd September 2015

Lawyers for a firebrand preacher who branded Islam "satanic" and "heathen" hopes to have his prosecution thrown out of court.

EU legal opinion does not rule out minimum alcohol price - Nicola Sturgeon

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Legislation to introduce minimum alcohol pricing north of the border was passed by the Scottish Parliament in 2012

11:36am Thursday 3rd September 2015

A new legal ruling on minimum pricing for alcohol does not rule out the introduction of the controversial policy, Scotland's First Minister has insisted.

Record numbers dying from drug poisoning

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: There was a sharp jump in fatalities involving cocaine last year, figures show

11:36am Thursday 3rd September 2015

Record numbers of people are dying from drug poisoning, official figures reveal.

X Factor's Cheryl slams body shaming and says she's 'happy and healthy'

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: X Factor's Cheryl slams body shaming and says she's 'happy and healthy'

10:58am Thursday 3rd September 2015

The X Factor judge says it has to stop and stresses that every woman has a different body type.

Services sector data points to weaker growth in economy

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: The powerhouse services sector grew at its weakest pace for more than two years in August, according to new figures

10:55am Thursday 3rd September 2015

Britain's economic growth is expected to slow in the third quarter after the powerhouse services sector grew at its weakest pace for more than two years in August, according to new figures.

Tarantula parcel shock for new home-owner

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: A tarantula which was found by a man in a parcel addressed to his new home

10:55am Thursday 3rd September 2015

A man who opened a parcel addressed to his new home was horrified to discover a large and potentially aggressive tarantula inside.

Tunisia beach attack woman can only 'vaguely recall' massacre

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Tunisia terror attack victim Allison Heathcote with her son James after she was shot five times (University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust/PA)

10:55am Thursday 3rd September 2015

A woman who was fighting for her life after the Tunisia beach attack in which her husband was killed has said she can only "vaguely recall" the massacre.

Girl bitten by police dog chasing Manchester car theft suspect

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Greater Manchester Police have launched an internal investigation after a girl was bitten by a police dog which was chasing a suspect

10:55am Thursday 3rd September 2015

A six-year-old girl was bitten by a police dog which had been deployed to catch a suspected car thief.

Celebrity Big Brother 2015: Americans dominate as six face eviction on Friday

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Celebrity Big Brother launch date is unveiled

10:47am Thursday 3rd September 2015

Six housemates face eviction from the Celebrity Big Brother house this week, and most of them are American.

Avril Lavigne announces split with husband Chad Kroeger

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Avril Lavigne married Chad Kroeger in July 2013

10:25am Thursday 3rd September 2015

Avril Lavigne has split from Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger after two years of marriage.

Samsung unveils new line of smart home products for the UK

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: A hub and sensors unveiled by Samsung which will enable people to control and monitor their homes remotely

10:25am Thursday 3rd September 2015

Samsung has unveiled a new line of smart products that will enable people to control and monitor their homes remotely.

EasyJet hails record August as 7.1m passengers fly with airline

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: EasyJet notched up a record August

10:25am Thursday 3rd September 2015

Holidaymakers jetting off to take advantage of the strong pound and escape last month's rain helped easyJet notch up a record August, and is set to see the airline deliver better-than-expected profits.

Removing boy from disabled mother's care not social engineering, says judge

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Detail of the case emerged after a private family court hearing in Milton Keynes

10:25am Thursday 3rd September 2015

A family court judge has ruled that a five-year-old boy must be taken from the care of his disabled mother, but dismissed a suggestion of "social engineering".

Birmingham pair arrested over Syria-related terror

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: The pair were detained at an address in Sparkbrook, Birmingham

10:25am Thursday 3rd September 2015

A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of preparing for acts of Syria-related terrorism.

Boy, 14, added to police database for sending naked image to classmate

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: The boy sent the image on Snapchat while "flirting" with a girl of the same age

10:25am Thursday 3rd September 2015

A 14-year-old boy says he has been added to a police database after he sent a naked image of himself by Snapchat to a female classmate.

Tesco to slash Clubcard rewards for 2.8 million credit card customers

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Tesco has reduced the rewards it offers to 2.8 million credit card customers, blaming the EU cap on interchange fees

10:25am Thursday 3rd September 2015

Millions of Tesco credit card customers will see the amount of Clubcard points they earn drastically reduced later this year.

Idris Elba reacts to Anthony Horowitz's comment he is 'too street' to play James Bond

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Idris Elba reacts to Anthony Horowitz's comment he is 'too street' to play James Bond

10:48am Thursday 3rd September 2015

Idris Elba has seen the funny side of Anthony Horowitz’s remark.

Chris Froome ruled out of Vuelta a Espana with fractured bone in foot

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Chris Froome is out of the Vuelta a Espana with a fractured bone in his foot

10:01am Thursday 3rd September 2015

Two-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome is out of the Vuelta a Espana with a fractured bone in his foot.

Wildest Dreams director defends Taylor Swift music video over whitewash claim

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Taylor Swift goes brunette and all retro in new 'Wildest Dreams' video

9:59am Thursday 3rd September 2015

The director of Taylor Swift’s new music video is defending the singer after some claimed she whitewashed her video based in Africa.

Wales replace England as the highest-placed home nation in the FIFA rankings

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Chris Coleman was not getting carried away by Wales' FIFA world ranking

9:58am Thursday 3rd September 2015

Wales have become the highest ranked country in Britain after England fell two places in the latest FIFA world rankings.

Kathy Beale storyline based on saga of back-from-the-dead canoeist John Darwin

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: EastEnders' Kathy Beale is back in Albert Square - but is Phil pleased to see her?

10:48am Thursday 3rd September 2015

Kathy Beale’s return had to be credible, so writers used a real life story as inspiration.

Ireland's Donncha O'Callaghan joins Worcester after 17-year Munster stay

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Ireland international lock Donncha O'Callaghan has agreed a move to Aviva Premiership club Worcester

9:29am Thursday 3rd September 2015

Worcester have announced the signing of Ireland international lock Donncha O'Callaghan.

Take That and Chemical Brothers lined up for Apple Music Festival

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Take That and Chemical Brothers lined up for Apple Music Festival

9:08am Thursday 3rd September 2015

They join an already star-studded line-up that includes One Direction, Little Mix, Pharrell Williams, Disclosure and Florence + The Machine.

Avril Lavigne announces split from Nickelback rocker Chad Kroeger

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Avril Lavigne announces split from Nickelback rocker Chad Kroeger

8:16am Thursday 3rd September 2015

Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger have called time on their relationship.

Nissan invests £100m in Sunderland plant to build new Juke

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Nissan's Sunderland plant will build the new Juke, securing 34,000 jobs at the site and suppliers

8:06am Thursday 3rd September 2015

Car giant Nissan is investing £100 million in its UK factory on building a new generation of one of its models, securing thousands of jobs.

Tom Hardy doubles up for Kray twins movie Legend

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Tom Hardy plays both Ronnie Kray and his twin Reggie

8:06am Thursday 3rd September 2015

Mad Max: Fury Road star Tom Hardy may have fans seeing double in his latest film, but he will not be going solo for the world premiere of Legend.

Almost 30,000 suspected people smugglers identified in EU

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: New figures show nearly 30,000 suspected people smugglers have been identified by European authorities since the start of the year (AP)

6:55am Thursday 3rd September 2015

Nearly 30,000 suspected people smugglers have been identified by European authorities since the start of the year.

Russell Martin confident Scotland will qualify for Euro 2016

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Russell Martin believes Scotland will be at the European Championship

6:42am Thursday 3rd September 2015

Scotland defender Russell Martin is convinced his team would make a major contribution to Euro 2016 - and he is confident they will get the chance to back up his assertion.

Williams: Wales' players are fully focused on Cyprus

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Skipper Ashley Williams says Wales are staying focused to get the job done as they close in on Euro 2016 qualification.

6:42am Thursday 3rd September 2015

Wales captain Ashley Williams has promised the players are fully focused on Cyprus and not what could lie in store for them this weekend.

James Taylor called up to England side for opening one-day game with Australia

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: James Taylor returned for England against Australia

6:42am Thursday 3rd September 2015

England sprang a minor surprise by recalling James Taylor for the first Royal London Series match against Australia at the Ageas Bowl.

Andy Murray hopes to go on the attack in round three

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Andy Murray plays France's Adrian Mannarino in the US Open second round on Thursday

6:42am Thursday 3rd September 2015

Andy Murray is determined to turn defence into attack when he takes on France's Adrian Mannarino in the US Open second round.

'I am not number 100' - Rafael Nadal hits back at critics

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Rafael Nadal believes he has suffered for being honest over his loss of confidence

6:42am Thursday 3rd September 2015

Rafael Nadal believes criticism of his form this year has gone too far.

No rest for Serena Williams following second-round win

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Serena Williams went straight to the practice court after beating Kiki Bertens

6:42am Thursday 3rd September 2015

Serena Williams celebrated her US Open second-round victory over Kiki Bertens by heading straight to the practice court to fix her misfiring serve.

Manchester United insist David de Gea will not be frozen out

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Manchester United say David De Gea will be treated just like any other player

6:42am Thursday 3rd September 2015

Manchester United insist goalkeeper David de Gea will not be frozen out of the team even if he refuses to sign a new contract.

Chilly August followed flaming July as temperatures plunged

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: People sit under brollies to keep out of the Bank Holiday rain at the Big Festival in Oxfordshire

6:04am Thursday 3rd September 2015

Temperatures may have hit a record in July but a chilly August made this summer the coldest in the past three years.

Michael Matheson to give statement on Police Scotland summer controversies

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Scotland's Justice Secretary Michael Matheson will give a statement to Holyrood

3:15am Thursday 3rd September 2015

Michael Matheson will address MSPs on the multiple controversies that have engulfed Police Scotland during Holyrood's summer recess.

Ice cream roll meltdown sees Ugne Bubnaityte booted out of Bake Off tent

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Ugne Bubnaityte has become the fifth contestant to leave The Great British Bake Off (BBC)

12:21am Thursday 3rd September 2015

The Great British Bake Off's Ugne Bubnaityte has confessed she was so devastated to be booted off the show, she could not bake for a week.

Kathy Beale clashes with Sharon Mitchell in explosive EastEnders return

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Gillian Taylforth reprises her EastEnders role as Kathy Beale

12:21am Thursday 3rd September 2015

Kathy Beale's EastEnders return is being properly cemented by a brawl with Sharon Mitchell - and actress Gillian Taylforth loved every minute of it.

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