Press Association 2014 LATEST

Johnson to miss autumn Tests

The Bolton News: Exeter and England forward Tom Johnson is to undergo neck surgery

9:17am Thursday 2nd October 2014

England boss Stuart Lancaster has been dealt yet another injury setback after Exeter confirmed that back-row forward Tom Johnson will miss the autumn Tests next month.

Renewables bid to share £300m

The Bolton News: Established technologies such as onshore wind farms will compete for up to £65 million in support

8:36am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Renewable electricity projects will be able to bid for a share of £300 million subsidies for new schemes this autumn, the Department of Energy has said.

'Racist' Banksy mural removed

The Bolton News: The Banksy artwork was removed from a wall in Clacton-on-Sea (Banksy.co.uk)

8:36am Thursday 2nd October 2014

One of street artist Banksy's newest works has been removed following complaints it was racist.

First Glastonbury ticket batch sold

The Bolton News: The first 15,000 Glastonbury tickets sold in just 14 minutes

7:49am Thursday 2nd October 2014

The first batch of tickets for Glastonbury 2015 has sold out in just 14 minutes.

Army 'easing tattoo restrictions'

The Bolton News: The Army is considering a relaxation of formerly strict rules on tattoos as it seeks to boost the ranks of reservists

7:49am Thursday 2nd October 2014

The Army is easing restrictions on hand and neck tattoos, it has emerged.

Gerrard blasts "soft" performance

The Bolton News: Steven Gerrard, pictured, blasted Liverpool's performance against Basle

6:17am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard blasted his side for being "soft all over the pitch" after they lost 1-0 to Basle in Switzerland.

"Electric" Welbeck delights Wenger

The Bolton News: Danny Welbeck is paying back his £16million transfer fee

6:15am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Arsene Wenger hailed "electric" Danny Welbeck after the England striker fired Arsenal to a 4-1 Champions League victory over Galatasaray.

McCanns online abuse dossier probed

The Bolton News: Kate and Gerry McCann were subjected to the abuse online, according to the dossier

3:54am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A dossier of online abuse directed at the parents of Madeleine McCann is being examined by police.

Rugby coach set for OBE honour

The Bolton News: Warren Gatland is set to receive his OBE

3:54am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Rugby coach Warren Gatland is among those being honoured at an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle today.

Funeral due for last Mitford sister

The Bolton News: Deborah Mitford, the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, was the last of the Mitford sisters

3:54am Thursday 2nd October 2014

The funeral of the last of the famous Mitford sisters will be held today.

Gang face 'very long time' in jail

The Bolton News: Dean Mayley, pictured here with his seven-year-old nephew Callum, was stabbed in the heart

3:54am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A gang of youths convicted of killing a young man with the mental age of nine in a knife-point mugging face years behind bars when they are sentenced later .

Pensioner on trial in IED case

The Bolton News: Harry Street will appear at Birmingham Crown Court

3:54am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A pensioner will go on trial today charged with making an improvised explosive device and possessing firearms with intent to endanger life.

Cricketer Cairns on perjury charge

The Bolton News: Former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns, who is to be charged with perjury, the Crown Prosecution Service has confirmed

3:54am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Former New Zealand cricket captain Chris Cairns will appear in court to face one count of perjury linked to a libel action he brought in the UK in 2012.

Fry: I'm the only person I hurt

The Bolton News: Stephen Fry has spoken out about his past claims of drug-taking

3:23am Thursday 2nd October 2014

There is a "huge moral difference" between historic sex and drug crimes, actor Stephen Fry has said.

BNP expels 'disunity bid' Griffin

The Bolton News: British National Party party leader Nick Griffin who has been expelled from membership of the BNP.

12:26am Thursday 2nd October 2014

The British National Party has expelled former leader Nick Griffin for allegedly "trying to cause disunity" in a bid to destabilise the organisation.

Caine hailed 'greatest movie actor'

The Bolton News: Sir Michael Caine arrives at the Royal Albert Hall.

12:21am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Sir Michael Caine was hailed as the "greatest movie actor" Britain has produced as stars gathered to celebrate his career at London's Albert Hall.

EastEnders cleans up at soap awards

The Bolton News: Danny Dyer with his best actor trophy at the Inside Soap Awards.

12:21am Thursday 2nd October 2014

EastEnders was the big winner at the Inside Soap Awards, picking up the prestigious Best Soap gong as well as three other cast prizes.

Chetna latest to exit Bake Off

The Bolton News: BBC handout photo of Chetna Makan, who was the latest contestant to be eliminated from The Great British Bake Off.

12:21am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Fashion designer Chetna Makan has failed to make the cut with Great British Bake Off judges as viewers saw her eliminated from the show.

Actress J-Law 'best-dressed woman'

The Bolton News: Jennifer Lawrence has topped a list of the world's best-dressed women

12:21am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Hollywood star Jennifer Lawrence has topped a list of the world's best-dressed women.

Fall in UK universities on top list

The Bolton News: Cambridge University Kings College Chapel.

12:21am Thursday 2nd October 2014

The UK's reputation for world-class universities could be losing ground amid continuing fierce competition from overseas, according to international rankings.

Neuroticism linked to Alzheimer's

The Bolton News: Columbia University handout photo of a computer generated image showing Alzheimer's disease starting in the entorhinal cortex (yellow). Brain scans showed how the disease spreads from this area to other cortical regions (red).

12:21am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Anxious, jealous, moody or distressed middle aged women may be putting themselves at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to a 38-year long study.

GP 'workforce crisis' highlighted

The Bolton News: Thousands of patients could be left without a GP if more is not done to address a "workforce crisis" among family doctors, experts have said.

12:21am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Thousands of patients could be left without a GP if more is not done to address a "workforce crisis" among family doctors, experts have said.

11-year-old caught drink-driving

The Bolton News: An average of 1,000 people aged under 18 have been convicted of drink-driving per year since 2008, according to police figures obtained by Nextbase

12:21am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Children as young as 11 and 12 are being caught drinking and driving, police records show.

Aid cuts 'helped Ebola spread'

The Bolton News: Residents of a Liberian village watch members of District 13 ambulance service pick up six suspected Ebola sufferers (AP)

12:21am Thursday 2nd October 2014

International aid cuts for two of the world's poorest countries might have contributed to the spread of the Ebola virus, MPs warned as a summit was convened in London to discuss the crisis.

Alice Gross murder probe continues

The Bolton News: Alice Gross, whose body was found in the River Brent, west London.

12:21am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A post-mortem examination on the body of tragic teenager Alice Gross is expected to resume today.

Yorkshire duo win top awards

The Bolton News: Alex Lees, right, scooped the young player of the year award at the PCA awards

12:13am Thursday 2nd October 2014

County Championship-winning Yorkshire duo Adam Lyth and Alex Lees claimed the top accolades at the Professional Cricketers' Association awards.

Homeowners 'have no rate rise plan'

The Bolton News: Banks and building societies are warning homeowners to start planning now for the impact of increased mortgage costs on their budgets

12:04am Thursday 2nd October 2014

More than half of mortgage holders have no plan in place for how they will cope with interest rate rises, according to research from a Government-backed body.

J-Law named best-dressed woman

The Bolton News: Jennifer Lawrence has been named the world's best dressed woman

12:03am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Jennifer Lawrence has topped a list of the world's best-dressed women.

Strellar performance from Basle

The Bolton News: Mario Balotelli and Liverpool suffered a major blow after losing in Basle.

9:50pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Liverpool became the latest big-name English scalp to be claimed by Basle who capitalised on the Reds' well-known vulnerability at set-pieces.

No doubts for Anderson

The Bolton News: Jimmy Anderson, pictured, praised Alastair Cook's character in a testing summer for England

9:13pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

England "never doubted" Alastair Cook would remain as captain for the 2015 World Cup, according to Jimmy Anderson.

EastEnders cleans up at soap awards

The Bolton News: Sam Strike, Maddy Hill, Danny Dyer, Kellie Bright and Danny-Boy Hatchard attending the Inside Soap Awards at DSTRKT, London.

9:04pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

EastEnders was the big winner at tonight's Inside Soap Awards, picking up the prestigious Best Soap gong as well as three other cast prizes.

Rhinos boss waiting on decision

The Bolton News: A tribunal has deferred a decision on a charge of improper conduct against Gary Hetherington

8:52pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A rugby league tribunal has concluded its hearing to an allegation of improper conduct by Leeds chief executive Gary Hetherington but has deferred its decision.

MP calls for more minority coaches

The Bolton News: MP John Mann believes football is missing out on 'a wealth of talent' because of the low number of black and ethnic minority mangers

8:43pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A Labour MP has called for the introduction of a new rule for English football to ensure that black and ethnic minority candidates are always represented in the interview process for head coaching positions.

Caine hailed 'greatest movie actor'

The Bolton News: Sir Michael Caine arrives at the Royal Albert Hall for a special interview with Jonathan Ross as they look back on his career

8:13pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Sir Michael Caine was hailed as the "greatest movie actor" Britain has produced as stars gathered to celebrate his career at London's Albert Hall.

Caine hailed 'greatest movie actor'

The Bolton News: Sir Michael Caine arrives at the Royal Albert Hall for an interview with Jonathan Ross as they look back on his career with clips and music from his best-known films in aid of the NSPCC

8:07pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Sir Michael Caine was hailed as the "greatest movie actor" Britain has produced as stars gathered to celebrate his career at London's Albert Hall.

'A lot of romance' in Dracula film

The Bolton News: Fans may be surprised by how romantic Luke Evans' new film Dracula Untold is

8:06pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Luke Evans revealed fans may be surprised by how romantic his new film Dracula Untold is, at the premiere in London tonight.

'A lot of romance' in Dracula film

The Bolton News: Luke Evans stars in the new Dracula movie

7:58pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Luke Evans revealed fans may be surprised by how romantic his new film Dracula Untold is, at the premiere in London tonight.

Mirallas faces spell on sidelines

The Bolton News: Aiden McGeady joined Everton from Spartak Moscow in January

7:20pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Everton winger Kevin Mirallas is facing "a while" on the sidelines due to his hamstring injury, Toffees boss Roberto Martinez has revealed.

Costa confident over fitness

The Bolton News: Chelsea and Spain forward Diego Costa has problematic hamstrings

5:50pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Chelsea's Diego Costa has no intention of skipping international duty with Spain despite Jose Mourinho's concerns over the striker's fragile hamstrings.

Sturridge decision for Hodgson

The Bolton News: England manager Roy Hodgson has to decide whether or not to recall Daniel Sturridge, pictured, following his injury struggles

5:34pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

England manager Roy Hodgson is today having to decide whether to call-up Daniel Sturridge against Liverpool's will.

Man held in 'exploitation' probe

The Bolton News: The offences allegedly occurred in Aylesbury

4:29pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A man has been arrested by police investigating alleged child sex exploitation.

Sherlock foes in Roses rematch

The Bolton News: Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is linking up again with screen foe Andrew Scott

4:27pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Sherlock stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Andrew Scott are set to rekindle their rivalry playing kings in the BBC's latest Shakespeare adaptation.

Ouseley: We don't deserve Rio jibe

The Bolton News: Rio Ferdinand, red, warming up on the day he refused to wear a Kick It Out anti-racism campaign T-shirt.

4:19pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

The head of football's anti-discrimination body Kick It Out has responded to attacks by Rio Ferdinand in his autobiography by saying it deserves better than to be his "punchbag".

Baby boy for actress Claire Sweeney

The Bolton News: Claire Sweeney has given birth to a boy called Walton

4:12pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Former Brookside star Claire Sweeney has given birth to a boy and named him after the part of Liverpool where she was born.

Couples 'most annoying on Facebook'

The Bolton News: Facebook users who post about their partner were the most irritating updaters, according to a survey

3:54pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Couples who declare their love for each other on Facebook have been revealed as the most annoying users of the social network.

Samsung reassure over handset gap

The Bolton News: Samsung have told owners of its new Galaxy Note 4 that a gap between the screen and the body is nothing to worry about

3:32pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Samsung is the latest major smartphone manufacturer to suffer a public design issue after reports of a gap between the screen and metal body of the new Galaxy Note 4 handset.

Embattled bank defends tattoo ad

The Bolton News: The Co-operative Bank suffered "a hurricane of negative publicity"

3:32pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

The Co-operative Bank's ethics chief was today forced to defend a new television advert depicting a man having "Ethics & Values" etched on his back after it emerged the tattoo was a fake.

Kompany backs City to recover

The Bolton News: Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany in convinced his side can still come good in the Champions League

3:14pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Captain Vincent Kompany insists Manchester City have not been derailed in their latest Champions League quest.

Smith to run rule over Russell

The Bolton News: Matty Russell is back in full training

2:59pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Warrington coach Tony Smith will make a late decision on the fitness of full-back Matty Russell ahead of Friday's semi-final against Wigan.

McIlroy wins PGA Tour award

The Bolton News: Rory McIlroy has been voted PGA Tour player of the year

2:59pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

World number one Rory McIlroy has been voted PGA Tour player of the year for the second time in three seasons.

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