Press Association 2014 LATEST

'Skull Cracker' wins appeal hearing

The Bolton News: Michael Wheatley was jailed for life for a raid on a building society while on the run from prison

2:08pm Thursday 27th November 2014

A professional criminal nicknamed Skull Cracker has won a sentence appeal, but leading judges have stressed that he still faces a "very considerable period" behind bars.

Teacher denies pupil sex claims

The Bolton News: A married teacher is accused of having had sex with a teenager in empty classrooms and cleaning cupboards all over their school

2:08pm Thursday 27th November 2014

A married religious studies teacher accused of having sex with a teenage pupil today insisted the illicit affair "did not happen".

Syrian hackers target news websites

The Bolton News: People visiting the Telegraph website have seen messages from the Syrian Electronic Army

2:08pm Thursday 27th November 2014

The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has hacked a series of high-profile websites, including the Independent and the Telegraph after exploiting an ad network that runs on the sites.

Ebola trial results 'promising'

The Bolton News: The vaccine developed by GlaxoSmithKline and the US National Institutes of Health contains pieces of genetic material from two strains of the virus

2:08pm Thursday 27th November 2014

An experimental Ebola vaccine has triggered promising immune responses from 20 healthy volunteers taking part in a preliminary trial.

Crime writer PD James dies aged 94

The Bolton News: PD James was a successful crime writer and a peer

2:08pm Thursday 27th November 2014

Crime writer P.D. James has died aged 94.

EastEnders actress Linda Henry to go on trial

The Bolton News: EastEnders actress Linda Henry to go on trial

1:49pm Thursday 27th November 2014

EastEnders actress Linda Henry will go on trial accused of racially aggravated harassment.

Pair 'killed in frenzied attack'

The Bolton News: Aaron Carriere, 21, and Josiah Manful, 20, were stabbed to death in Leytonstone, east London

12:48pm Thursday 27th November 2014

A pair of drug dealers were ambushed and stabbed to death by a pack of young men in a "swift, frenzied, utterly brutal attack" in a quiet residential street, a court heard.

Prison teacher jailed over drugs

The Bolton News: A prison teacher at HMP Wormwood Scrubs has been jailed

12:48pm Thursday 27th November 2014

A prison teacher has been jailed after helping an inmate smuggle in heroin and cannabis smeared in Marmite to disguise its smell.

Actress Linda Henry to stand trial

The Bolton News: Linda Henry stars in BBC soap EastEnders

12:48pm Thursday 27th November 2014

EastEnders actress Linda Henry is to stand trial accused of racially aggravated harassment outside a Jamie Oliver restaurant.

More teachers have top degree

The Bolton News: Statistics show 17% of graduates starting teacher training this academic year had first class degrees

12:48pm Thursday 27th November 2014

Almost three-quarters of new graduate teacher trainees in England have a 2:1 degree or better, with a higher proportion than ever entering the profession with a first class degree.

Goalkeeper plays with 'broken neck'

The Bolton News: Goalkeeper Laura Wareham suffered a suspected broken neck in a match against Bradford City on Sunday

12:48pm Thursday 27th November 2014

A goalkeeper played on after suffering a suspected broken neck in a collision with a team-mate.

MoD pressed over Libyan cadets

The Bolton News: About 300 Libyan recruits were sent home from Bassingbourn Barracks

12:48pm Thursday 27th November 2014

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) must publicly answer questions over its handling of disgraced Libyan cadet soldiers training in the UK, councillors have said.

Coroner weeps at soldier's inquest

The Bolton News: Captain Richard Holloway was killed in action on December 23 last year (MoD/PA)

12:48pm Thursday 27th November 2014

A coroner broke down in tears at the inquest of a special forces soldier who he said "died with a rifle in his hand doing a job that he loved and protecting freedom".

Ed Sheeran and Take That for Top Of The Pops' festive specials

The Bolton News: Ed Sheeran sets new charts record

12:36pm Thursday 27th November 2014

Ed Sheeran and new three-piece Take That will perform on the festive Top Of The Pops specials.

Grooming gang preyed on teenagers

The Bolton News: Abdulahi Aden, one of fourteen Somali men who have been convicted of running an inner city sex ring that involved the abuse, rape and prostitution of teenage British girls.

12:36pm Thursday 27th November 2014

Fourteen Somali men have been convicted of running an inner city sex ring that involved the abuse, rape and prostitution of teenage British girls, it can be reported for the first time.

Burgess set for Bath bow

The Bolton News: Sam Burgess is poised to make his Bath debut

12:24pm Thursday 27th November 2014

Sam Burgess is ready for his Aviva Premiership debut a month ahead of schedule after being named on the bench for Bath's Friday night clash with Harlequins.

Warnock adamant Bolasie will stay

The Bolton News: Crystal Palace have no intention of selling Yannick Bolasie

12:21pm Thursday 27th November 2014

Manager Neil Warnock has vowed Yannick Bolasie will be staying at Crystal Palace after his eye-catching performances this season.

Game Of Thrones unveil season five teaser

The Bolton News: Game Of Thrones unveil season five teaser

11:59am Thursday 27th November 2014

The brief teaser for Game Of Thrones’ season five has been unveiled and it focuses on Arya Stark.

Vinyl sales soar past million mark

The Bolton News: Vinyl sales soar past million mark

11:58am Thursday 27th November 2014

Pink Floyd have helped boost the resurgence in vinyl with their latest album, The Endless River.

Rail privatisation 'will cut fares'

The Bolton News: Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin says the most expensive train fares on Britain's main London to Scotland route will be cut by 10% after privatisation

11:58am Thursday 27th November 2014

The most expensive train fares on Britain's main London to Scotland route will be cut by 10% thanks to the privatisation of the line, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has said.

North misses out

The Bolton News: George North, right, has been ruled out of Wales' autumn Test finale against South Africa

11:38am Thursday 27th November 2014

George North has been ruled out of Wales' autumn Test finale against South Africa at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.

Garcia investigating FIFA trio

The Bolton News: Belgian FIFA executive committee member Michel D'Hooghe is under investigation

11:16am Thursday 27th November 2014

Three current FIFA executive committee members are under investigation by ethics chief Michael Garcia following his probe into World Cup bidding, it can be revealed.

Oil prices lowest for four years

The Bolton News: The cost of Brent crude oil has dipped to around 76 US dollars a barrel

11:07am Thursday 27th November 2014

Oil prices tumbled to new four-year lows today amid expectations that, despite the recent slide, Opec ministers will not take action to cut production.

Employers who owe staff named

The Bolton News: Jo Swinson says employers will face "tough consequences" if they break the law on the minimum wage

10:56am Thursday 27th November 2014

Employers who owe their workers tens of thousands of pounds for failing to pay the national minimum wage have been "named and shamed" by the Government.

Angelina Jolie: I could go into politics

The Bolton News: Angelina Jolie: I could go into politics

10:46am Thursday 27th November 2014

Angelina Jolie has not ruled out stepping into the political arena.

Jennifer Aniston: Justin's always hiding

The Bolton News: Jennifer Aniston: Justin's always hiding

10:27am Thursday 27th November 2014

Jennifer Aniston says her husband-to-be loves to scare her.

Warning as BBC saves £1.1bn a year

The Bolton News: Director general Tony Hall has ordered a review of BBC spending

10:08am Thursday 27th November 2014

The BBC's efficiency drive is saving £1.1 billion a year compared to six years ago - but it has warned that further cuts could affect programme content.

Farrell will be back - Lancaster

The Bolton News: Owen Farrell has been dropped for the match against Australia

9:53am Thursday 27th November 2014

England head coach Stuart Lancaster has backed Owen Farrell to make an impact from the bench against Australia at Twickenham on Saturday after dropping him from his starting line-up for the first time since June 2012.

Forces 'letting crime victims down'

The Bolton News: Eighteen police forces out of 43 have been assessed as requiring improvement in the way they carry out investigations

9:31am Thursday 27th November 2014

Victims of crime are being let down in areas covered by nearly half of the police forces in England and Wales by poor investigations, a policing watchdog has said.

Johnny Depp unruffled by film turkeys

The Bolton News: Johnny Depp unruffled by film turkeys

9:16am Thursday 27th November 2014

Johnny Depp says the pressure to create another blockbuster is “like being a dog at the track.”

Boris leading Far East trade visit

The Bolton News: Boris Johnson's is tasked with "banging the drum" for London in rapidly growing markets

9:10am Thursday 27th November 2014

Boris Johnson will take part in a trade mission at the Singapore High Commissioner's residence on the first day of his business tour of the Far East.

Republican held in McConville probe

The Bolton News: Jean McConville before she vanished in 1972

9:10am Thursday 27th November 2014

A well-known republican has been arrested by detectives investigating the murder of Belfast mother-of-10 Jean McConville.

Vinyl sales soar past million mark

The Bolton News: Vinyl records are making a comeback

9:10am Thursday 27th November 2014

Annual sales of vinyl albums have soared past the million mark for the first time in 18 years - buoyed by veteran rock act Pink Floyd.

US jets could fly from UK carrier

The Bolton News: The naming ceremony for the new carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, in Rosyth

9:10am Thursday 27th November 2014

US jets could operate off the Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier before British planes are available for full strike operations.

Tributes pour in for Hughes

The Bolton News: Tribues have poured in for Phillip Hughes following his death aged 25

8:42am Thursday 27th November 2014

Australia players past and present paid emotional tributes to Phillip Hughes following the batsman's death at the age of 25.

Take That reach Google album deal

The Bolton News: Take That reach Google album deal

8:36am Thursday 27th November 2014

Take That have signed a deal with Google’s streaming service.

Michael Buerk gets a rap lesson from Tinchy

The Bolton News: Michael Buerk gets a rap lesson from Tinchy

8:15am Thursday 27th November 2014

Michael Buerk has a reputation as a stern-faced broadcaster – now he’s rapping about his pants.

Jet lagged McIlroy eager to improve

The Bolton News: Rory McIlroy carded a first-round 69 in Sydney (AP)

8:07am Thursday 27th November 2014

Rory McIlroy got the defence of his Australian Open title under way with a two-under-par 69 that leaves him just two shots behind first round leader Jordan Spieth.

Drug mule's father in video warning

The Bolton News: Undated screen grabbed image taken from video issued by the Foreign Office of Billy Reid, who has spoken of the devastating effect his daughter Melissa's crime has had on his family, in a new video warning of the consequences of drug crime abroad

7:48am Thursday 27th November 2014

The father of convicted drug smuggler Melissa Reid has spoken of the devastating effect her crime has had on his family, in a new video warning of the consequences of drug crime abroad.

Coe targets IAAF presidency

The Bolton News: Sebastian Coe has officially launched his campaign for the IAAF presidency - one of the most powerful positions in sport

7:39am Thursday 27th November 2014

Sebastian Coe has officially launched his campaign for the IAAF presidency - one of the most powerful positions in sport.

Ex-Rangers owner detained in Mexico

The Bolton News: Craig Whyte took control of Rangers in May 2011 but the club went into administration in February the following year

7:36am Thursday 27th November 2014

Former Rangers owner Craig Whyte has been detained in Mexico.

Knife found near double murder site

The Bolton News: Police are looking for Viktoras Bruzas after the bodies of a man and a woman were found at a property in Fetcham, Surrey (Surrey Police/PA)

7:36am Thursday 27th November 2014

Police have found what appears to be a knife with a broken blade in a quiet village street near the scene of a double murder.

ID theft charge for terror suspect

The Bolton News: Alex Nash, who was arrested at Heathrow Airport by anti-terror police, has been charged with stealing identity documents and a passport.

7:24am Thursday 27th November 2014

A man arrested at Heathrow Airport by anti-terror police has been charged with stealing identity documents and a passport, say police.

Virgin and Stagecoach win rail deal

The Bolton News: The Department for Transport said a consortium involving Virgin and Stagecoach will run the East Coast rail franchise from March 2015

7:24am Thursday 27th November 2014

Sir Richard Branson's company Virgin will from next year be running the UK's two main London to Scotland rail routes.

UK employee killed in Kabul attack

The Bolton News: Wreckage at the scene of the attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP)

7:24am Thursday 27th November 2014

A British security worker was among those killed in an attack on a UK embassy vehicle in Afghanistan, the Foreign Secretary has said.

Rodgers happy with a point

The Bolton News: Brendan Rodgers hailed an improved Liverpool display

7:20am Thursday 27th November 2014

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists he is more than happy to have their Champions League fate in their own hands despite a disappointing 2-2 draw against Ludogorets.

European win eases Wenger's woes

The Bolton News: Arsene Wenger believes his Arsenal side are pulling in the same direction

7:20am Thursday 27th November 2014

Arsene Wenger believes his Arsenal side are pulling in the right direction after they put their disappointing defeat to Manchester United to one side with a 2-0 Champions League victory over Borussia Dortmund.

Cook sees one that got away

The Bolton News: Moeen Ali's quick-fire century was not enough for England against Sri Lanka

6:58am Thursday 27th November 2014

Alastair Cook bemoaned a chance of victory that "got away" from England, after Moeen Ali's outstanding maiden one-day international hundred against Sri Lanka.

Australia mourns Hughes "tragedy"

The Bolton News: Phillip Hughes has died at the age of 25

6:11am Thursday 27th November 2014

The death of Phillip Hughes has been described as a "real-life tragedy" by Cricket Australia chief executive officer James Sutherland.

Tributes paid to cricketer Hughes

The Bolton News: Phil Hughes died after being hurt while batting for South Australia against New South Wales at the Sydney Cricket Ground

6:07am Thursday 27th November 2014

Tributes have poured in for Phillip Hughes, the Australia batsman struck on the head by a bouncer two days ago, after his shock death.

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