Press Association 2014 LATEST

Music legend Joe Cocker has died at the age of 70

Chard & Ilminster News: Music legend Joe Cocker has died at the age of 70

6:57pm Monday 22nd December 2014

People are paying tribute after the rock and blues legend Joe Cocker has passed away.

Singer Joe Cocker dies aged 70

Chard & Ilminster News: Joe Cocker in concert

6:46pm Monday 22nd December 2014

Singer Joe Cocker has died at the age of 70.

Can you guess who these celebrities played in their school nativity?

Chard & Ilminster News: Can you guess who these celebrities played in their school nativity?

4:59pm Monday 22nd December 2014

We asked celebrities to recount their memories of appearing in their school Nativity play.

Japan joins voices condemning Sony Pictures cyber attack

Chard & Ilminster News: Japan joins voices condemning Sony Pictures cyber attack

4:59pm Monday 22nd December 2014

The world seems to agree: no matter how tasteless this new film, censoring freedom of speech with cyber threats is probably worse.

Ali on the mend

Chard & Ilminster News: Muhammad Ali is set to leave hospital shortly

4:40pm Monday 22nd December 2014

Muhammad Ali's condition has "vastly improved" since being admitted to hospital on Saturday with a mild case of pneumonia and his doctors are hopeful that he will soon be sent home, his representatives Boxcar have announced.

Villa appeal Agbonlahor red

Chard & Ilminster News: Gabriel Agbonlahor protests after being shown a red card against Manchester United

4:37pm Monday 22nd December 2014

Aston Villa have appealed Gabby Agbonlahor's red card against Manchester United.

Bellusci racist abuse charge

Chard & Ilminster News: Cameron Jerome and Giuseppe Bellusci exchange words during Norwich's clash with Leeds on October 21

4:26pm Monday 22nd December 2014

Leeds defender Giuseppe Bellusci has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association for alleged racist comments directed towards Norwich striker Cameron Jerome.

Big Brother tops TV complaints table

Chard & Ilminster News: Big Brother tops TV complaints table

4:07pm Monday 22nd December 2014

Helen Wood’s Big Brother appearance has been the most complained about TV event of the year.

Hyypia resigns from Brighton

Chard & Ilminster News: Sami Hyypia has left Brighton

3:56pm Monday 22nd December 2014

Sami Hyypia has resigned as manager of Brighton and Hove Albion just six months into his tenure at the Amex Stadium.

Website bugs hit food deliveries

Chard & Ilminster News: Customers buying festive food online from Sainsbury's among other supermarkets have suffered after a website glitch

3:56pm Monday 22nd December 2014

Supermarket website glitches have caused havoc for shoppers who ordered their Christmas food delivery online.

Bath announce Matawalu signing

Chard & Ilminster News: Glasgow scrum-half Niko Matawalu, centre, is to join Bath next season

3:46pm Monday 22nd December 2014

Bath have announced the signing of Fiji international scrum-half Niko Matawalu from Glasgow Warriors.

Man quizzed by anti-terror police

Chard & Ilminster News: Officers from the North West Counter Terrorism Unit searched an address in Crumpsall, Manchester, on Friday

3:28pm Monday 22nd December 2014

A 24-year-old man is being questioned on suspicion of terror offences.

Big Brother tops TV complaint table

Chard & Ilminster News: Helen Wood featured among the complaints levelled against the Channel 5 show

3:28pm Monday 22nd December 2014

Hit show Big Brother was the most complained about show of the year, according to figures from communications watchdog Ofcom.

Scarlets pair pen new deals

Chard & Ilminster News: Liam Williams has agreed a new Scarlets deal

3:16pm Monday 22nd December 2014

The Scarlets have announced new deals for Wales internationals Liam Williams and Ken Owens.

Six dead in Glasgow bin lorry crash

Chard & Ilminster News: The bin lorry crashed into a group of pedestrians and then hit a hotel

3:12pm Monday 22nd December 2014

Six people have died after an out-of-control bin lorry careered through streets packed with Christmas shoppers, knocking down pedestrians "like pinballs".

Advice sought on Lockerbie appeal

Chard & Ilminster News: The Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission is seeking the opinion of High Court judges with regard to a potential appeal against the conviction of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi

2:07pm Monday 22nd December 2014

A petition has been lodged with the High Court in Edinburgh to determine if an appeal against the Lockerbie bomber's conviction can be taken forward by relatives of some of those killed in the attack.

Seal found stranded in inland field

Chard & Ilminster News: A seal sits in a farmer's field in St Helens as marine experts try to find out how it got there and how to rescue it

2:07pm Monday 22nd December 2014

A bid to recover a seal found stranded in a field is under way.

SNP support 'double Labour backing'

Chard & Ilminster News: Survation found 48 per cent of voters would back the SNP, double Labour's support of 24 per cent

2:07pm Monday 22nd December 2014

Support for the SNP is running at twice that of Labour ahead of next May's general election, a poll has suggested.

Flash flooding traps shoppers

Chard & Ilminster News: Emergency services help stranded people at an Asda supermarket in Kilmarnock (@AyrshireEPolice/PA Wire)

2:07pm Monday 22nd December 2014

Flash flooding has caused major disruption in parts of Scotland, with dozens of people rescued from a supermarket and one passenger injured after a train hit water on the line.

DVD and CD maker in administration

Chard & Ilminster News: Video Duplicating Company supplied all the major supermarkets as well as independent retailers

2:07pm Monday 22nd December 2014

Britain's largest DVD and CD maker went into administration today, affecting 157 jobs days before Christmas.

Farage riled by migrant kicking app

Chard & Ilminster News: Ukip leader Nigel Farage has criticised a satirical app called Ukik

2:07pm Monday 22nd December 2014

A phone app featuring a character called Nicholas Fromage kicking immigrants off the White Cliffs of Dover has been criticised by Ukip leader Nigel Farage.

Henderson pleased by Reds intensity

Chard & Ilminster News: Jordan Henderson believes Liverpool's performance levels are improving

1:22pm Monday 22nd December 2014

Liverpool vice-captain Jordan Henderson believes a return to their high-intensity game will start to produce results.

Taylor rues another derby defeat

Chard & Ilminster News: Steven Taylor admits Newcastle have only themselves to blame for another Tyne-Wear derby defeat

1:08pm Monday 22nd December 2014

Devastated defender Steven Taylor has admitted Newcastle had only themselves to blame for an unprecedented fourth successive derby defeat by Sunderland.

EPCR highlights Armitage's record

Chard & Ilminster News: Delon Armitage has been banned for 12 weeks

1:06pm Monday 22nd December 2014

England international Delon Armitage has been described as "an habitual offender" with "an appalling disciplinary record" in the written judgement of his latest appearance before rugby union disciplinary chiefs.

Oyston apologises after messages

Chard & Ilminster News: Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston has apologised

12:42pm Monday 22nd December 2014

Karl Oyston has apologised for branding a Blackpool fan "a retard".

Ricky Gervais's show Derek is like TV Marmite, say cast

Chard & Ilminster News: Gervais show Derek like TV Marmite, say cast

1:48pm Monday 22nd December 2014

The stars of Derek say the Channel 4 show polarises opinion.

Kirsten Dunst: I'd work with Lars von Trier again

Chard & Ilminster News: Kirsten Dunst: I'd work with Lars von Trier again

12:18pm Monday 22nd December 2014

Kirsten Dunst and Chloe Sevigny have no doubts about reuniting with filmmaker Lars von Trier.

Hodgson reveals unusual 'highlight'

Chard & Ilminster News: England manager Roy Hodgson has chosen the moment his side said farewell to the World Cup as his highlight of 2014

12:12pm Monday 22nd December 2014

England manager Roy Hodgson's highlight of 2014 was the moment his side bade farewell to the World Cup and avoided a torrent of abuse from supporters.

Lance Bass: I've married the man of my dreams

Chard & Ilminster News: Lance Bass: I've married the man of my dreams

12:07pm Monday 22nd December 2014

Former NSYNC star Lance Bass wed his partner Michael Turchin in LA.

Hunger Games makers backed Julianne Moore's Still Alice role

Chard & Ilminster News: Hunger Games makers backed Julianne Moore's Still Alice role

12:07pm Monday 22nd December 2014

Actress Julianne Moore has created an awards buzz around her role in drama Still Alice.

The Interview will be shown, says Sony lawyer

Chard & Ilminster News: James Franco and Seth Rogen's pay revealed in new hack

12:07pm Monday 22nd December 2014

A legal representative for Sony has said The Interview, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, will be released.

Dolly Parton at Glastonbury named best music moment of 2014

Chard & Ilminster News: Dolly Parton at Glastonbury named best music moment of 2014

11:57am Monday 22nd December 2014

Dolly Parton’s set at Glastonbury has been voted the best music moment of the year.

Andrew Sachs for EastEnders cameo

Chard & Ilminster News: Andrew Sachs for EastEnders cameo

11:46am Monday 22nd December 2014

Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs is to make a guest appearance in EastEnders in 2015.

9 alternative Christmas songs you probably haven't heard

Chard & Ilminster News: 9 alternative Christmas songs you probably haven't heard

1:48pm Monday 22nd December 2014

If you’re sick of Band Aid, Slade, Cliff and co, check out these festive alternatives.

Helen Flanagan expecting a baby

Chard & Ilminster News: Helen Flanagan expecting a baby

11:26am Monday 22nd December 2014

Former Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan and footballer Scott Sinclair are expecting a baby together.

Peter Capaldi: Not everyone likes my Doctor

Chard & Ilminster News: Peter Capaldi: Not everyone likes my Doctor

11:26am Monday 22nd December 2014

Peter Capaldi has said not everyone is a fan of his portrayal of TV’s Time Lord.

Tour to showcase Yorkshire coast

Chard & Ilminster News: Spectators lined the streets of Yorkshire for this summer's Tour de France Grand Depart

11:24am Monday 22nd December 2014

The inaugural Tour de Yorkshire will go one better than this year's memorable Tour de France Grand Depart in at least one respect, with the route set to include the region's coastline.

Peter Jackson: I'm not a fan of comic book films

Chard & Ilminster News: Peter Jackson: I'm not a fan of comic book films

11:15am Monday 22nd December 2014

Hobbit filmmaker Peter Jackson has said he won’t be directing any Marvel or superhero films.

EastEnders' door left open for Sam Strike to return

Chard & Ilminster News: EastEnders' door left open for Sam Strike to return

11:15am Monday 22nd December 2014

Sam Strike will be welcome back to EastEnders to reprise his role as Johnny Carter any time he chooses.

More time to quiz murder suspect

Chard & Ilminster News: Neil Doyle had been due to go on his honeymoon

11:09am Monday 22nd December 2014

Detectives have been granted extra time to question a second man suspected of murdering an off-duty police constable.

PM warned on wooing Ukip defectors

Chard & Ilminster News: Tory peer Lord Ashcroft has carried out national opinion polls on a weekly basis throughout 2014

11:09am Monday 22nd December 2014

David Cameron risks alienating moderate Conservative voters by trying to be more like the UK Independence Party in the hope of wooing back defectors, a former Tory treasurer has warned.

999 call to report dead cat

Chard & Ilminster News: South Western Ambulance Service has launched a campaign called Keep the 999 Line Free For Me

11:09am Monday 22nd December 2014

A woman dialled 999 to report a dead cat in the road, ambulance chiefs have revealed.

Guns taken amid domestic abuse fear

Chard & Ilminster News: Essex Police has removed 220 guns from licensed firearms holders suspected of being involved in domestic violence

11:09am Monday 22nd December 2014

A police force has removed 220 guns from licensed firearms holders suspected of being involved in domestic violence in a bid to prevent murders.

'Spousal visa' for drug smuggler

Chard & Ilminster News: A convicted drug smuggler was allowed to enter the UK on a "spousal visa", a Family Division court heard

11:09am Monday 22nd December 2014

A convicted heroin importer was allowed to return to the UK 12 years after being deported to Pakistan - following his marriage to a millionaire, a High Court judge has heard.

Festive Man Down pays tribute to Rik Mayall

Chard & Ilminster News: Festive Man Down pays tribute to Rik Mayall

10:56am Monday 22nd December 2014

Greg Davies has said the Christmas special of Man Down will pay tribute to its former star Rik Mayall.

Blatter committed to fifth term

Chard & Ilminster News: Sepp Blatter is committed to bidding for a fifth term as FIFA president

10:47am Monday 22nd December 2014

FIFA president Sepp Blatter is committed to standing for a fifth term in office, despite another turbulent year which has seen his leadership questioned time and again.

What has Kourtney Kardashian called her baby son?

Chard & Ilminster News: What has Kourtney Kardashian called her baby son?

10:36am Monday 22nd December 2014

US reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian has revealed the name of her new baby son.

Lady Gaga makes music with Nile Rodgers

Chard & Ilminster News: Lady Gaga makes music with Nile Rodgers

10:36am Monday 22nd December 2014

Lady Gaga and Nile Rodgers have been pictured working in the studio together.

Madonna defends music leak comments

Chard & Ilminster News: Madonna and Mercy return to Malawi

10:17am Monday 22nd December 2014

Madonna has spoken out in defence of the extreme language she used to describe the hackers who leaked her new music online.

David Tennant: Impact surprised Broadchurch cast

Chard & Ilminster News: Tennant: Impact surprised Broadchurch cast

10:25am Monday 22nd December 2014

David Tennant has told how the cast of Broadchurch were surprised by the show’s impact and explained it was ‘always written as a one-off’.

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