Press Association 2014 LATEST

Zabaleta: Boss deserves respect

Chard & Ilminster News: Pablo Zabaleta, right, does not think it is fair to blame manager Manuel Pellegrini for all Manchester City's failings

12:51am Tuesday 28th April 2015

Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta claims manager Manuel Pellegrini is not getting the respect he deserves.

Nurses 'missing out on training'

Chard & Ilminster News: Nurses are missing out on vital training due to staff shortages, a report has warned

12:18am Tuesday 28th April 2015

Nurses are missing out on essential training and career development due to staff shortages and a lack of funds, a report has warned.

Pregnant women in organic milk fear

Chard & Ilminster News: Drinking organic milk may deprive an unborn child of iodine, pregnant women are warned

12:18am Tuesday 28th April 2015

Pregnant women who switch to "healthier" organic milk may be putting the brain development of their unborn babies at risk, experts have claimed.

Warning over youth diabetes deaths

Chard & Ilminster News: Scientists have said the UK's youth diabetes death rate is higher than that of other EU countries

12:18am Tuesday 28th April 2015

More youngsters are dying from diabetes in the UK than in other EU countries, scientists have warned.

Economic recovery back in focus

Chard & Ilminster News: A welder at work as growth figures published this week look set to show that the UK's economic expansion slowed down at the start of this year.

12:18am Tuesday 28th April 2015

The pace of Britain's economic recovery will come into focus today with official figures expected to reveal that it slowed in the first three months of this year.

Tories pledge more apprenticeships

Chard & Ilminster News: David Cameron pledged to fight the election campaign "with every ounce of energy in my body"

12:18am Tuesday 28th April 2015

Tories will pledge to use £200 million in bank fines to create 50,000 apprenticeships in a bid to press home an economy-led pitch to voters.

Scores missing after Nepal quake

Chard & Ilminster News: Rescue work in Kathmandu following the earthquake which left thousands dead in Nepal (International Federation of Red Cross/PA)

12:18am Tuesday 28th April 2015

The agonising wait for news of loved ones goes on for the families of scores of British and Irish people still missing in Nepal after Saturday's devastating earthquake.

Julia Bradbury's twins 'a dream come true'

Chard & Ilminster News: Julia Bradbury's twins 'a dream come true'

12:07am Tuesday 28th April 2015

The TV presenter is throwing herself into motherhood, after giving birth to twin daughters.

Why Downton Abbey's Samantha Bond won't sequin up for Strictly

Chard & Ilminster News: Why Downton Abbey's Samantha Bond won't sequin up for Strictly

12:07am Tuesday 28th April 2015

The period drama actress won’t be making her move to the BBC ballroom.

Which word did Myleene Klass embarrass Countdown with?

Chard & Ilminster News: Which word did Myleene Klass embarrass Countdown with?

12:07am Tuesday 28th April 2015

The TV star had a foul-mouthed suggestion for the show’s word round.

Jeremy Paxman admits love for Take Me Out

Chard & Ilminster News: Jeremy Paxman admits love for Take Me Out

12:07am Tuesday 28th April 2015

The former Newsnight host says he prefers kicking back with the ITV dating show these days.

Data reveals living standards drop

Chard & Ilminster News: TUC analysis claims that the austerity programme killed off the recovery

12:05am Tuesday 28th April 2015

The period between 2010 and 2014 was the worst five-year stretch for living standards for at least half a century, according to a new study.

Customers 'ready for digital banks'

Chard & Ilminster News: Customers are ready to accept digital-only bank accounts when they are launched this year, research suggests

12:05am Tuesday 28th April 2015

Digital-only banks are set to launch in the UK this year, and consumers are set to quickly accept them as part of their daily life, according to new research.

'Blind eye' over obese children

Chard & Ilminster News: Child obesity is being overlooked in hospitals, a study found

12:05am Tuesday 28th April 2015

Clinicians are turning a "blind eye" to child patients who are overweight or obese, researchers have claimed.

Warning over nitrous oxide use rise

Chard & Ilminster News: Use of the gas, also known as "hippie crack", has surged in recent years

12:05am Tuesday 28th April 2015

More young people are likely to die after inhaling nitrous oxide - more commonly known as laughing gas - following an "explosion" in its recreational use, researchers have warned.

I'll have an asterisk please Rachel

Chard & Ilminster News: Myleene Klass came up with an unexpected eight-letter word in Channel 4 show Countdown (Channel 4/PA)

12:03am Tuesday 28th April 2015

Myleene Klass turns the air blue in tonight's Countdown when she comes up with an unexpected eight-letter word.

Paxman admits love for Take Me Out

Chard & Ilminster News: Jeremy Paxman says he no longer watches Newsnight

12:03am Tuesday 28th April 2015

Broadcaster Jeremy Paxman has admitted that he no longer watches Newsnight - but he is a fan of dating show Take Me Out and he has made time for The Only Way Is Essex.

Howe grateful as top flight awaits

Chard & Ilminster News: Bournemouth have all but sealed promotion to the Premier League

11:56pm Monday 27th April 2015

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe dedicated his side's 3-0 win over Bolton, which saw them move to the brink of the Barclays Premier League, to the club's long-suffering supporters.

9 important questions we were all left wondering after Made in Chelsea

Chard & Ilminster News: 9 important questions we were all left wondering after Made in Chelsea

11:37pm Monday 27th April 2015

Victoria made an unexpected return, unlikely friendships blossomed and Louise finally shed her first tear.

7 times Claude Littner struck pure fear in our hearts

Chard & Ilminster News: 7 times Claude Littner struck pure fear in our hearts

11:37pm Monday 27th April 2015

Claude Littner takes no prisoners, spares no pain and sugarcoats… nothing. Welcome to The Apprentice.

Bournemouth set for Premier League

Chard & Ilminster News: Bournemouth's Matt Ritchie, pictured right, scored the second goal against Bolton

9:58pm Monday 27th April 2015

Bournemouth will play in the Premier League next season for the first time in their 116-year history after cruising past 10-man Bolton 3-0 in front of a disbelieving Dean Court.

Gloucester fined by RFU

Chard & Ilminster News: Gloucester have been fined for fielding Mariano Galarza, holding ball, with incorrect registration

9:34pm Monday 27th April 2015

Gloucester have been fined £5,000 and handed a suspended two-point deduction for fielding an incorrectly registered player in Mariano Galarza.

Has Benedict Cumberbatch lost his sex appeal?

Chard & Ilminster News: Has Benedict Cumberbatch lost his sex appeal?

9:17pm Monday 27th April 2015

The newly-married Sherlock star was 24th last year, but has slipped to 94 in the poll, voted for by over 195,000 people.

Michelle Keegan, Susanna Reid and Mary Berry make the sexiest woman list

Chard & Ilminster News: Michelle Keegan, Susanna Reid and Mary Berry make the sexiest woman list

11:37pm Monday 27th April 2015

Good Morning Britain presenter Susanna Reid is 21st on the list, while 80-year-old Great British Bake Off judge Mary Berry is at number 73,

Tough draw for McIlroy

Chard & Ilminster News: Rory McIlroy has been handed a tough draw at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play in San Francisco

7:13pm Monday 27th April 2015

Top seed and four-time major winner Rory McIlroy has been handed a tough draw for the new-look WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship in San Francisco after being grouped with Billy Horschel, Brandt Snedeker and Jason Dufner.

Miliband 'bullied' on SNP by Tories

Chard & Ilminster News: First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says the people of Scotland will decide over another referendum

6:59pm Monday 27th April 2015

Ed Miliband has been "bullied" by the Conservatives into ruling out a coalition deal between the SNP and Labour in the event of a hung parliament, SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has said .

Challenge over copied music ruling

Chard & Ilminster News: At present, individuals can legally copy CDs they have bought if it is for their own private use

5:59pm Monday 27th April 2015

A legal challenge has been launched to measures introduced by the Government so that individuals can lawfully copy CDs and other copyright material bought for their own private use.

'DNA' killer gets parole review

Chard & Ilminster News: Colin Pitchfork, the first person in the world to be convicted of murder on the basis of DNA evidence

5:20pm Monday 27th April 2015

The Parole Board has begun reviewing the case of the first man to be convicted of murder on the basis of DNA evidence.

This terrifying 'live experience' throws you into a zombie-infested basement in east London

Chard & Ilminster News: This terrifying 'live experience' throws you into a zombie-infested basement in east London

6:06pm Monday 27th April 2015

As if basements in east London weren’t infested enough…

An Australian radio station is calling on everyone to #PaintYourNailsForBruce

Chard & Ilminster News: An Australian radio station is calling on everyone to #PaintYourNailsForBruce

5:07pm Monday 27th April 2015

After Bruce Jenner said he’d like to be able to keep his nail polish on for longer, this Aussie radio station found the perfect way to support him.

Big banks 'face £19bn charges bill'

Chard & Ilminster News:  2015 will be the worst year for charges for the big four banks, says a report

4:52pm Monday 27th April 2015

Britain's big four banks face a further £19 billion in charges to cover misconduct and litigation this year and next as the pay-outs become a "way of life", according to a new report.

Developer admits listed manor error

Chard & Ilminster News: Georgian-style manor Llanwenarth House in the Usk Valley, south Wales

4:43pm Monday 27th April 2015

A millionaire property developer has admitted he should not have modernised the Grade II listed building behind the hymn All Things Bright and Beautiful.

Mayweather: Chopping wood is best

Chard & Ilminster News: Floyd Mayweather, pictured, has been chopping wood in preparation for Saturday's clash with Manny Pacquiao

4:35pm Monday 27th April 2015

Floyd Mayweather has turned to "throwback training" in the belief it will take something special to defeat Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in the early hours of Sunday morning.

O'Sullivan struggles to create buzz

Chard & Ilminster News: Ronnie O'Sullivan is through to the last eight

4:23pm Monday 27th April 2015

Ronnie O'Sullivan admitted his motivations have changed when it comes to winning the World Snooker Championship after easing into the quarter-finals with a 13-5 victory over Matthew Stevens.

The Apprentice hires Claude Littner as Lord Sugar's new adviser

Chard & Ilminster News: The Apprentice hires Claude Littner as Lord Sugar's new adviser

4:18pm Monday 27th April 2015

The tough interview round star is joining the series full time.

Moeen: Test cricket suits England

Chard & Ilminster News: Moeen Ali is enjoying Test cricket with England

4:15pm Monday 27th April 2015

Moeen Ali believes England become a different side when they put on their Test whites.

Brexit 'could cost UK £225bn'

Chard & Ilminster News: A Brexit is a losing game for everyone in Europe, says a report

4:08pm Monday 27th April 2015

Britain's economy could lose out to the tune of almost £225 billion by 2030 if the UK votes to leave the European Union in the referendum promised by David Cameron for 2017, a new report has warned.

The Apprentice 2015: What you need to know about Claude Littner

Chard & Ilminster News: 15 reasons why we love to hate angry Apprentice star Claude Littner

4:08pm Monday 27th April 2015

Lord Alan Sugar has a new recruit on The Apprentice 2015. Here’s everything you need to know about Claude Littner.

Radcliffe happy to run for pleasure

Chard & Ilminster News: Paula Radcliffe is relieved to be free of the pressure to steer clear of injury

3:12pm Monday 27th April 2015

Paula Radcliffe has admitted she could not risk sacrificing the chance to run for pleasure alongside her children by continuing to race competitively.

Soviet rebel on child pics charges

Chard & Ilminster News: Soviet-era dissident Vladimir Bukovsky

2:49pm Monday 27th April 2015

Soviet dissident Vladimir Bukovsky is to be charged with making and possessing indecent images of children.

Six million viewers watch Poldark finale

Chard & Ilminster News: Poldark viewers can't get enough of the scythe scene

2:47pm Monday 27th April 2015

Fans of the BBC One show were left in tears as the finale aired, with critics raving about the cliff-hanger.

Rodgers unsure over Sturridge

Chard & Ilminster News: Daniel Sturridge has had a difficult season with injuries

2:44pm Monday 27th April 2015

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is unsure if striker Daniel Sturridge will be fit enough to play again this season.

Kim Kardashian supports Bruce Jenner during his transition

Chard & Ilminster News: Kim Kardashian supports Bruce Jenner during his transition

2:37pm Monday 27th April 2015

The reality TV star said she is “a proud daughter” as her stepfather adjusts to life as a woman.

The many fabulous faces of Susanna Reid

Chard & Ilminster News: The many fabulous faces of Susanna Reid

2:28pm Monday 27th April 2015

Susanna Reid has shown off many sides to her personality on the Good Morning Britain sofa over the last year.

Amanda Holden's sister trapped on Everest

Chard & Ilminster News: Amanda Holden's sister trapped on Everest

2:27pm Monday 27th April 2015

The Britain’s Got Talent judge said her sister had been able to send a text message to her family from a friend’s phone to say she was safe.

Which tip to bring on a baby's birth left Susanna Reid royally embarrassed?

Chard & Ilminster News: Which tip to bring on a baby's birth left Susanna Reid royally embarrassed?

2:18pm Monday 27th April 2015

The presenter could not believe it when Dr Hilary Jones gave a little too much information about helping to induce birth.

Mourinho defends Chelsea's record

Chard & Ilminster News: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho cannot understand why anyone would label his team boring

2:09pm Monday 27th April 2015

Jose Mourinho has questioned those who value style over substance after attacking those who brand Premier League champions-elect Chelsea "boring".

Hull turn down Salford request

Chard & Ilminster News: Marwan Koukash's Salford are struggling to fulfil their fixture against Hull FC

2:08pm Monday 27th April 2015

Hull FC have rejected Salford's request to postpone Friday's Super League match at the KC Stadium.

Coronation Street star teases more drama for Jenny

Chard & Ilminster News: Coronation Street star teases more drama for Jenny

1:49pm Monday 27th April 2015

The Weatherfield actress hinted things will take a darker turn for Jenny Bradley and Kevin Webster’s family.

'National happiness' in economics

Chard & Ilminster News: Teenagers will be required to learn about the global financial crisis for the first time

1:43pm Monday 27th April 2015

Sixth-formers taking A-level economics are to learn how "national happiness" and public wellbeing are used to measure the nation's economic growth.

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