Press Association 2014 LATEST

Teacher killer in minimum term bid

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Will Cornick was sentenced to a minimum of 20 years in prison for killing teacher Ann Maguire in Leeds (West Yorkshire Police/PA)

2:56am Thursday 29th January 2015

The 16-year-old boy who murdered teacher Ann Maguire is challenging his 20-year minimum term today.

'Thundersnow' storms set to pelt UK

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Britain is set for 'thundersnow' storms and freezing temperatures

2:56am Thursday 29th January 2015

Britain will be hit by a week of snow and freezing temperatures as the country's "yo-yo" weather continues.

McDonald's gets first British boss

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Steve Easterbrook is to become burger chain McDonald's first British chief (McDonald's/PA)

1:01am Thursday 29th January 2015

The former head of McDonald's in the UK has become the first Briton to be appointed president and chief executive of the US fast food giant.

Labour in Home Rule Bill pledge

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Ed Miliband said devolution "will be one of the first things on our agenda for the next Labour Government"

12:53am Thursday 29th January 2015

Labour will introduce a new Home Rule Bill for Scotland within 100 days of being voted into office, Ed Miliband has pledged.

Ebola vaccine 'potential to work'

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Results from an early Ebola vaccine trial at Oxford University are said to be a "tad disappointing" but show that the drug is safe to be further tested on patients in West Africa.

12:53am Thursday 29th January 2015

Results from an early Ebola vaccine trial are said to be a "tad disappointing" but show that the drug is safe.

Muslims urged on peaceful protest

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Brighton College headmaster Richard Cairns said Muslim community has a "unique responsibility" to help to ensure that there are fewer terrorist acts in the future.

12:53am Thursday 29th January 2015

The Muslim community has a "unique responsibility" to help to ensure that there are fewer terrorist acts in the future, according to a leading private headmaster.

100,000 back no-stun slaughter ban

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The Government insists it has "no intention" of outlawing religious slaughter.

12:53am Thursday 29th January 2015

A petition demanding an outright ban on slaughtering animals without stunning them first has attracted more than 100,000 backers - but the Government insisted it still had "no intention" of outlawing religious slaughter.

Men taking double number of selfies

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Tinie Tempah takes a selfie with fans at The O2 arena in London

12:07am Thursday 29th January 2015

Men are taking nearly double the amount of selfies as women and sharing them on social media, according to a survey.

Dippy the Diplodocus set to retire

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Dippy the Diplodocus undergoes a clean, as it is revealed he is to be replaced

12:07am Thursday 29th January 2015

Dippy the Diplodocus is to be moved out of the Natural History Museum's main hall and forced to retire.

Sex education 'failing millions'

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Two-thirds of students questioned in a survey by the NUS rated their sex and relationships education as "fair, poor or terrible".

12:07am Thursday 29th January 2015

Sex education is failing millions of young people, with most students turning to porn to fill in gaps in their understanding, according to the National Union of Students (NUS).

UK is hit by second earthquake

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Seismologists from the British Geological Survey look at a seismogram of an earthquake.

12:07am Thursday 29th January 2015

A second earthquake in two days has struck the UK.

Channel search for missing boat

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: An HM Coastguard helicopter.

12:07am Thursday 29th January 2015

Rescue teams are searching the Channel after a fishing boat with four crew on board went missing in "very challenging" weather.

£1bn for schemes 'to unlock growth'

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: David Cameron and Nick Clegg have hailed agreements with local bodies to deliver £1 billion of projects designed to drive growth

12:07am Thursday 29th January 2015

David Cameron and Nick Clegg have hailed agreements with local bodies to deliver £1 billion of projects designed to drive growth.

Warning over loss of welfare funds

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The welfare schemes were introduced in 2013 to replace crisis loans and community grants

12:07am Thursday 29th January 2015

Government plans to withdraw funding for local welfare assistance schemes could put as many as 50,000 people at greater risk of losing their homes, with a potential cost running into hundreds of millions of pounds, the Local Government Association has warned.

Donor oversight 'unacceptably poor'

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Margaret Hodge acknowledged the difficulties faced by Dfid

12:07am Thursday 29th January 2015

The Department for International Development has been strongly criticised by MPs for channelling hundreds of millions of pounds of taxpayers' money into an overseas investment agency despite fears that the funds were going to projects linked to known fraudsters.

Carney urges EU fiscal sovereignty

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney has urged the eurozone to follow the example of the Union joining together the nations of the UK.

12:07am Thursday 29th January 2015

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has urged the eurozone to follow the example of the Union joining together the nations of the UK by making a "bold" move towards shared tax and spending arrangements.

New guidance on consent issued

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders.

12:07am Thursday 29th January 2015

Police and prosecutors are to be given fresh guidance about the issue of consent in rape cases, the Director of Public Prosecutions said.

Perez Hilton sharpens his claws as he re-enters CBB and no one's happy

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Perez Hilton sharpens his claws as he re-enters CBB and no one's happy

11:21pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

Except Nadia Sawalha, who couldn’t wait for Perez to dish out the dirt on CBB housemates.

Carney urges EU fiscal sovereignty

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Bank of England governor Mark Carney gave a speech in Dublin

10:22pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has urged the eurozone to follow the example of the Union joining together the nations of the UK by making a "bold" move towards shared tax and spending arrangements.

Gatland wants more involved North

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: George North needs to get his hands on the ball more, according to Wales coach Warren Gatland

10:06pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

Wales head coach Warren Gatland believes George North should be exerting greater influence on matches and has warned the Northampton wing he is not guaranteed selection against England.

Ebola vaccine 'potential to work'

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: A total of 60 healthy volunteers were inoculated at Oxford University's Jenner Institute last year

10:01pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

Results from an early Ebola vaccine trial are said to be a "tad disappointing" but show that the drug is safe.

Eriksen takes Spurs to Wembley

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Tottenham Hotspur's Christian Eriksen celebrates scoring their second goal

9:53pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

Christian Eriksen struck after 88 minutes as Tottenham killed off a stunning Che Adams-inspired Sheffield United comeback to reach the Capital One Cup final with a 3-2 aggregate win.

Channel search for missing boat

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: A Coastguard Rescue helicopter is searching an area in the south east of the Channel

9:23pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

Rescue teams are searching the Channel after a fishing boat with four crew on board went missing in "very challenging" weather.

Everyone's searching their loft for a Boba Fett Star Wars figure

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Everyone's searching their loft for a Boba Fett Star Wars figure

9:18pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

After one model sold for £18,000, people are hoping they can cash in too.

Muslims urged on peaceful protest

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Richard Cairns is urging leaders of the Islamic faith to gather support for a peaceful protest

7:35pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

The Muslim community has a "unique responsibility" to help ensure that there are fewer terrorist acts in the future, according to a leading private headmaster.

The Voice's Jermain Jackman is ready to unveil his album

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The Voice's Jermain Jackman is ready to unveil his album

7:06pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

The Voice winner Jermain Jackman is gearing up to unveil his debut album.

Oyelowo supports Cumberbatch over 'coloured' comment

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Oyelowo supports Cumberbatch over 'coloured' comment

7:06pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

David Oyelowo has defended Benedict Cumberbatch after the Sherlock star was criticised for using the term ‘coloured’.

Actors join dog meat trade crusade

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Actors join dog meat trade crusade

7:06pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

Dame Judi Dench and Downton Abbey actor Peter Egan attended a briefing in Westminster about the dog meat trade.

Chemicals in early menopause link

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Scientists have linked an earlier menopause to chemicals found in plastics and other products

7:01pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

Earlier menopause has been linked to common chemicals found in plastics, cosmetics, electrical appliances and industrial pollutants.

Who is the number one James Bond?

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Who is the number one James Bond?

5:59pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

We rank the James Bond stars from 001 to 007.

Chicken thrown in McDonald's hatch

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Nugget the chicken who was hurled through the serving hatch of a drive-through McDonalds

5:26pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

A chicken that was hurled through the serving hatch of a drive-through McDonald's has been rehomed by an RSPCA inspector and renamed Nugget.

Boss admits horsemeat charges

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Peter Boddy (right) admitted selling 50 horses for meat but failing to keep proper records to show who bought them

5:25pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

A slaughterhouse boss is the first person to face jail after admitting criminal charges connected to the horsemeat scandal which rocked British supermarkets in 2013.

Spending on over-65s care down 20%

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The total amount spent on care for those aged 65 or over has fallen by 6% over the past 10 years to £8.85 billion, according to the BBC

5:20pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

Spending on care for people aged 65 and over has fallen by a fifth in England over the past 10 years, according to new analysis by the BBC.

Paulista ready to level up

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Arsenal have completed the signing of Gabriel Paulista from Villarreal

5:14pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

Brazilian defender Gabriel Paulista is confident he can take his game to the next level at Arsenal - and help deliver more silverware to the Emirates Stadium.

Reforms may cut benefits by quarter

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: A think-tank said that the biggest changes to the benefit system were "yet to come"

4:13pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

Benefits for working-age people could be cut by almost a quarter if reforms initiated by the coalition Government are carried through over the next five years, an independent economic think-tank has said.

Subtitling mistakes leave viewers baffled

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Subtitling mistakes leave viewers baffled

4:08pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

Subtitling mistakes have been leaving viewers baffled, according to Ofcom.

Barack Obama singing Uptown Funk? Don't believe us, just watch...

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Barack Obama singing Uptown Funk? Don't believe us, just watch...

4:08pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

Obama shows he’s “too hot”.

Which Star Wars figure did a buyer pay £18,000 for?

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Get a look at Star Wars' new Millennium Falcon

3:51pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

A buyer has forked out £18,000 for a rare Boba Fett figure that would have cost £1.50 when it was first sold.

New guidance on consent issued

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Alison Saunders said consent to sex is clearly defined in law and "must be given fully and freely"

3:50pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

Police and prosecutors are to be given fresh guidance about the issue of consent in rape cases, the Director of Public Prosecutions said.

Service marks end of Afghan mission

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: David Cameron said there would be a service of commemoration at St Paul's Cathedral to mark the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan

3:37pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

A service of commemoration will be held at St Paul's Cathedral in the presence of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall on March 13 to mark the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan.

May reveals online reporting plans

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Home Secretary Theresa May during her speech to the International Police and Crime Conference in central London

3:37pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

Victims may be able to report non-emergency crimes online in an effort to make reporting offences easier, Home Secretary Theresa May has said.

Problems in the past - Woods

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Tiger Woods is back in action at TPC Scottsdale

3:36pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

Tiger Woods will be looking to prove he can still be the force he once was against two of golf's young rising stars when the Waste Management Phoenix Open gets under way on Thursday in Arizona.

Baggies sign McManaman

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Callum McManaman has left Wigan to join West Brom

2:54pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

West Brom have completed the signing of Wigan's Callum McManaman on a three-and-a-half year deal.

Insolvency total expected to drop

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The most recent figures released by the Insolvency Service show that bankruptcies are already running at their lowest levels in 15 years

2:25pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

The number of people who fell so badly behind with their finances last year that they went insolvent is expected to be at a nine-year low in official figures released tomorrow.

Lack of empathy 'worsens illness'

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The effects of patients feeling their doctor does not believe them can be physiologically damaging, researchers said

2:15pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

Doctors who give patients the impression they do not believe or understand them could actually make the symptoms worse, according to a new study.

'Hated' buggy sells for £325

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Joel Andresier put the Phil and Teds buggy for sale on eBay

2:11pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

A buggy listed for sale by a father who said it signified the end of his "happy carefree low-cost child-free life" has sold for £325.

Campaigners hail beavers reprieve

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Beavers are renowned for their engineering skills

2:11pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

Beavers will be allowed to continue living wild on a river in Devon after government agency Natural England gave the green light to a five year trial.

Solar project completed in village

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Joe Nixon of REPOWERBalcombe with 69 solar panels which have been installed on a cow-shed near Balcombe in West Sussex

2:11pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

Residents from a village which was at the centre of huge anti-fracking protests have seen the completion of their first community-owned solar panel project.

Star Wars figure sells for £18,000

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Craig Stevens with his rare Boba Fett Star Wars figure

2:11pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

A Star Wars collector has paid £18,000 for a rare Boba Fett figure which went on sale 35 years ago for just £1.50.

Blythe Danner shocked to get lead role in her 70s

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Blythe Danner shocked to get lead role in her 70s

2:09pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

Blythe Danner thinks Hollywood’s attitude to older women is changing.

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