Press Association 2014 LATEST

Turnout sets new record as 84% vote

Hampshire Chronicle: The participation rate of 84.5% topped the previous best of 83.9% recorded in the 1950 general election

8:41am Friday 19th September 2014

Turnout in the referendum on Scottish independence hit a record high for any election held in the United Kingdom since the introduction of universal suffrage in 1918.

Apple fans count down for iPhone 6

Hampshire Chronicle: Fans camp outside the Apple Store in Covent Garden, London

8:08am Friday 19th September 2014

Thousands of t echnology fans up and down the country will get their hands on the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets today.

Injury forces Li to retire

Hampshire Chronicle: Li Na has confirmed her retirement from tennis

7:11am Friday 19th September 2014

Two-time grand slam winner Li Na has announced her retirement from the sport after struggling to overcome knee problems.

JK Rowling 'proud' after No vote

Hampshire Chronicle: JK Rowling was a vocal supporter of the No campaign

6:47am Friday 19th September 2014

Author and pro-Union supporter JK Rowling was among the first celebrities to hail Scotland's decision to turn down independence.

Judge criticises Legal Aid Agency

Hampshire Chronicle: A judge has criticised the Legal Aid Agency after a hearing at the family court in Leicester

6:29am Friday 19th September 2014

A family court judge has criticised the Government agency responsible for making decisions on legal aid for the second time in six months.

Pound up in market 'relief rally'

Hampshire Chronicle: The value of the pound rose after the referendum result

6:29am Friday 19th September 2014

The pound has risen sharply and the FTSE 100 Index is expected to follow suit in a relief rally for markets after Scotland's rejection of independence.

Deila hails "fantastic" Gordon

Hampshire Chronicle: Craig Gordon, pictured, was singled out for praise by Celtic boss Ronny Deila

6:27am Friday 19th September 2014

Ronny Deila praised Craig Gordon after the keeper turned in a terrific performance in Celtic's 2-2 draw with Salzburg in Austria.

Martinez: Scoreline flattered us

Hampshire Chronicle: Everton manager Roberto Martinez hailed his side's workrate

6:27am Friday 19th September 2014

Roberto Martinez admitted the scoreline flattered Everton after they returned to European competition with victory over Wolfsburg.

Poch: Partizan banner unacceptable

Hampshire Chronicle: Mauricio Pochettino has labelled Partizan fans' anti-Semitic banner as "disrespectful"

6:27am Friday 19th September 2014

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was angered by the "unacceptable" anti-Semitic banner displayed by Partizan Belgrade fans in their Europa League opener.

Ecclestone ponders three-car teams

Hampshire Chronicle: Bernie Ecclestone has suggested three-car teams may soon come to fruition

6:22am Friday 19th September 2014

Bernie Ecclestone has suggested Formula One is poised for a dramatic change should a number of cash-strapped teams go to the wall over the winter.

Anderson fumes after Giants smashed

Hampshire Chronicle: Paul Anderson was left somewhat shell-shocked after his side's capitulation

6:20am Friday 19th September 2014

Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson admitted his team were embarrassing as they slumped to a 57-4 defeat in their Super League qualifying play-off tie at Wigan.

MP Hancock resigns from Lib Dems

Hampshire Chronicle: MIke Hancock quit before an internal party disciplinary hearing, the Liberal Democrats said

2:35am Friday 19th September 2014

Disgraced MP Mike Hancock has resigned his membership of the Liberal Democrats, the party has confirmed.

Hormone link to poor maths skills

Hampshire Chronicle: Low hormone levels during pregnancy may be linked to a child's maths' skills, researchers believe

1:16am Friday 19th September 2014

Children who are bad at maths could have trouble with numbers because of their mother's hormone levels during pregnancy, a new study suggests.

'Angelina effect' on cancer tests

Hampshire Chronicle: Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy announcement had a positive effect on the number of women in the UK seeking cancer screening

1:16am Friday 19th September 2014

Referrals for genetic breast cancer tests more than doubled in the UK as a result of what doctors have dubbed the "Angelina effect".

Cooper backs relationship lessons

Hampshire Chronicle: Yvette Cooper said a 'massive culture change' was needed to stop sexual abuse victims receiving blame

1:16am Friday 19th September 2014

Children should receive co mpulsory relationship lessons in order to prevent violence against women, Yvette Cooper has said, in the wake of the Rotherham abuse scandal.

House searched in Alice inquiry

Hampshire Chronicle: Police searching the home of Arnis Zalkalns

1:16am Friday 19th September 2014

Forensic searches have been taking place at the home of a Latvian builder named as the prime suspect in the search for schoolgirl Alice Gross.

Militants release hostage video

Hampshire Chronicle: Undated photo believed to be of British hostage, journalist John Cantlie, currently being held by Islamic militants.

1:16am Friday 19th September 2014

Islamic militants have released a propaganda video featuring a British hostage believed to be journalist John Cantlie.

Police in electoral fraud probe

Hampshire Chronicle: Police officers patrol the Emirates Arena in Glasgow as votes are counted

1:16am Friday 19th September 2014

Officials at the referendum count in Glasgow are investigating 10 cases of suspected electoral fraud at polling stations.

PM unveils proposals for rest of UK

Hampshire Chronicle: David Cameron said he hoped to win cross-party support for the plans

1:16am Friday 19th September 2014

David Cameron has unveiled proposals to allow English, Welsh and Northern Irish MPs to vote alone on policies only impacting their voters, mirroring pledges made on fresh devolution to Scotland.

Now let's move forward together

Hampshire Chronicle: No supporters react to results in the Scottish independence referendum at The Marriott Hotel in Glasgow

1:16am Friday 19th September 2014

The Scottish electorate's rejection of independence was greeted with delight by Prime Minister David Cameron, who said that the victory margin of around 55%-45% had settled the issue "for a generation... perhaps for a lifetime".

'Angelina effect' on cancer tests

Hampshire Chronicle: In May last year, Angelina Jolie revealed to the world she had undergone a double mastectomy.

1:03am Friday 19th September 2014

Referrals for genetic breast cancer tests more than doubled in the UK as a result of what doctors have dubbed the "Angelina effect".

Grylls reveals skinny-dip liking

Hampshire Chronicle: Bear Grylls says he once sent Dermot O'Leary a naked selfie

12:10am Friday 19th September 2014

Bear Grylls accidentally bared all in a text to showbiz buddy Dermot O'Leary.

Private rents 'hit record high'

Hampshire Chronicle: Rents increased by 2.4% in the 12 months to August across England and Wales, figures showed

12:04am Friday 19th September 2014

Private sector rents have lifted to a new all-time average high of £761 a month as the peak season for tenants snapping up new homes gets under way, a major lettings network has reported.

Petrol prices up as pound weakens

Hampshire Chronicle: At present East Anglia has the most expensive petrol and diesel in the UK, figures show

12:04am Friday 19th September 2014

A stronger dollar and a pound "weakened by the Scottish referendum" have put the brake on falling petrol prices, according to the AA.

Toffees off to winning start

Hampshire Chronicle: Everton's Seamus Coleman, right, celebrates scoring his side's second goal with Leighton Baines

10:27pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Everton made a successful return to European football with a 4-1 victory over Wolfsburg at Goodison Park.

Wigan put in giant performance

Hampshire Chronicle: Josh Charnley among the tries for Wigan

10:08pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Wigan are 80 minutes away from another Grand Final after justifying their tag of firm title favourites in a hopelessly one-sided play-off tie against Huddersfield.

"Good chance" of final - Dyke

Hampshire Chronicle: FA Chairman Greg Dyke, pictured, hopes Wembley will be awarded the semi-finals and final of Euro 2020

10:06pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke claims Wembley has a "good chance" of being chosen to host the final and semi-finals of Euro 2020 - the first time England will have succeeded in a bid for a major men's football tournament for more than 20 years.

Apple fans count down for iPhone 6

Hampshire Chronicle: Fans camp outside the Apple Store in Covent Garden, London

8:39pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Thousands of Apple fans are entering the last hours o f holding vigil outside the company's stores as they enter the final countdown until the new incarnation of the iPhone is released.

R&A vote on women members welcomed

Hampshire Chronicle: The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews has voted to allow women members

8:31pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Politicians have welcomed the decision of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews to allow women members for the first time in its 260-year history.

Payout for unlawfully arrested man

Hampshire Chronicle: The Metropolitan Police has paid out £45,000 to a man who was unlawfully arrested

8:31pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The Metropolitan Police has paid £45,000 in damages in an out-of-court settlement to a black motorist who claimed he was struck with batons and sprayed with CS gas during an unlawful arrest.

Stalemate for Spurs

Hampshire Chronicle: Aaron Lennon, right, and Partizan Belgrade's Lazar Cirkovic battle for the ball (AP)

8:21pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Tottenham held firm in intimidating conditions to kick off the Europa League group stage with a hard-fought, goalless draw at Partizan Belgrade.

Cup to go ahead regardless

Hampshire Chronicle: European bosses are still seeking sponsors for the successor to the Heineken Cup

8:14pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The inaugural Champions Cup will kick off next month without all its major sponsors in place, one of the new European competition's key architects has admitted.

Celtic earn thrilling draw

Hampshire Chronicle: Scott Brown celebrates after scoring Celtic's second goal (AP)

8:14pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Celtic twice surrendered the lead to draw 2-2 with Salzburg in their thrilling Europa League Group D opener in Austria.

Murray reaffirms GB commitment

Hampshire Chronicle: Andy Murray remains committed to Great Britain's Davis Cup team

7:53pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Andy Murray has confirmed he will play for Great Britain in the Davis Cup match against the United States next March whatever the outcome of the Scottish independence referendum.

R&A vote receives acclaim

Hampshire Chronicle: Club secretary Peter Dawson confirmed on Thursday that the R&A is now a mixed membership club

6:56pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The decision of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews to vote in favour of allowing women members for the first time in its 260-year history met with universal approval on Thursday.

Cut down on meat urges Sir Paul

Hampshire Chronicle: Sir Paul McCartney is urging fans to join his campaign to cut down on meat

6:01pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Sir Paul McCartney is urging fans to join his campaign to cut down on meat consumption in an effort to slow climate change ahead of next week's United Nations summit.

Magath: I'd have stopped the slide

Hampshire Chronicle: Felix Magath insisted he would have got things right at Fulham

5:41pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Felix Magath declared himself "disappointed and surprised" to have been replaced as Fulham manager on Thursday, insisting he had been "sure" he would turn things around for the Sky Bet Championship basement boys.

FA await Euro 2020 decision

Hampshire Chronicle: Stewart Regan acknowledges it is 'highly unlikely' that all four British and Irish bids will be successful

4:31pm Thursday 18th September 2014

England are on the verge of winning their bid to host the semi-finals and final of Euro 2020 but Scotland's campaign to host group stages could be torpedoed by rival bids from both Wales and Ireland.

Rodgers shows support for Coutinho

Hampshire Chronicle: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has given his backing to mis-firing midfielder Philippe Coutinho, pictured

4:16pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has given his backing to misfiring midfielder Philippe Coutinho after the Brazilian's disappointing start to the season.

Clooney makes Dame Maggie swoon

Hampshire Chronicle: George Clooney stars in a special Downton Abbey scene for Text Santa

4:01pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Downton Abbey star Laura Carmichael has revealed Hollywood hunk George Clooney will be seen planting a kiss on Dame Maggie Smith during his guest appearance with the cast.

Unison NHS members back strikes

Hampshire Chronicle: Unison's NHS workers have voted to back strike action in a row over pay

3:48pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Unison's NHS workers, including nurses, occupational therapists, porters, paramedics, medical secretaries, cooks and healthcare assistants have voted to back strike action in a row over pay.

Fernandinho expects City to recover

Hampshire Chronicle: Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho in action against Bayern Munich

3:06pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Midfielder Fernandinho is convinced Manchester City can be competitive in the Champions League despite their opening loss at Bayern Munich.

Ben Whishaw to star in spy drama

Hampshire Chronicle: Ben Whishaw has a new TV role lined up

3:04pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Ben Whishaw, who plays James Bond boffin Q in the 007 films, is to star in a new espionage drama set in the capital.

Kevin Spacey stalker sentenced

Hampshire Chronicle: Kevin Spacey said it was 'difficult to measure the degree of terror' he felt over cyber threats

3:04pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A woman who threatened to blow up and torture Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey in what prosecutors called a "persistent and malevolent" cyberstalking campaign has been sentenced to more than four years in prison.

Dyke to return "gift" watch

Hampshire Chronicle: Greg Dyke insists he had no idea of the value of the gift watch

2:32pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has confirmed he was given a £16,400 watch by the Brazilian FA during the World Cup but had no idea of its value and will return the gift.

Wenger misery at not signing duo

Hampshire Chronicle: Arsene Wenger rues two missed opportunities in the transfer market

1:53pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has rued missing out on signing Didier Drogba and Cristiano Ronaldo earlier in his career.

Lord refuses to quit FA role

Hampshire Chronicle: Edward Lord revealed on his website that he would not be stepping down from his role on the FA's Inclusion Advisory Board

1:40pm Thursday 18th September 2014

An outspoken critic of the Football Association has refused to stand down from its Inclusion Advisory Board following the issuing of an ultimatum.

Doctor Who moving to later time

Hampshire Chronicle: Peter Capaldi stars in Doctor Who

1:39pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Doctor Who is set to travel in time again after TV bosses decided to move the long-running sci-fi show to a later slot in the schedule.

Beckham named 'greatest style icon'

Hampshire Chronicle: Designer Victoria Beckham has been named as the top 'style icon' in a new poll

1:39pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Victoria Beckham has been hailed as the greatest fashion inspiration for UK women.

Pay rises for childcare workers

Hampshire Chronicle: The rise in pay rates reflects the increasing qualification levels of staff, according to the Childcare and Early Years Providers Survey

1:21pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Pay levels for staff working in childcare have increased more quickly than pay in the broader UK economy, according to a new survey.

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