Press Association 2014 LATEST

Cut cable delays for Yahoo Mail

Hampshire Chronicle: An underwater cable was cut during maintenance work

6:49pm Friday 21st November 2014

Internet users in the UK and United States have been unable to log in to their Yahoo email accounts after an underwater cable was cut during maintenance work.

Aviva and Friends Life set to merge

Hampshire Chronicle: Aviva is in advance talks with rival insurance giant Friends Life about a £5.5bn merger deal

6:49pm Friday 21st November 2014

Aviva and Friends Life are in advanced talks about a merger deal, the two insurance companies confirmed tonight.

IS releases new hostage video

Hampshire Chronicle: John Cantlie is being held hostage by Islamic militants

6:49pm Friday 21st November 2014

A new video featuring British hostage John Cantlie been released by Islamic State (IS).

Occupy protesters descend on square

Hampshire Chronicle: The last Occupy Democracy protest in Parliament Square

6:49pm Friday 21st November 2014

Pro-democracy protesters descended on central London tonight as the Occupy movement gathered to set up camp outside Parliament.

Celtic defends Living Wage stance

Hampshire Chronicle: At its AGM today, Celtic rejected calls to pay employees the Living Wage

5:31pm Friday 21st November 2014

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell said it is up to politicians to take action on poverty after the club came under fire at its AGM for not signing up to the Living Wage.

We've under-performed - Rowntree

Hampshire Chronicle: Graham Rowntree says there have been a lot of frank discussions in the England camp this week

4:59pm Friday 21st November 2014

Graham Rowntree admits England are "thoroughly p***ed off" as they target the victory over Samoa that will begin healing the wounds of a disappointing QBE Series.

Claudia Winkleman steps back on to Strictly

Hampshire Chronicle: Claudia Winkleman steps back on to Strictly

3:58pm Friday 21st November 2014

Claudia Winkleman will be back on Strictly Come Dancing this week after taking a break from hosting to be with her daughter.

Double elimination on X Factor

Hampshire Chronicle: X Factor 'could move to Sundays'

3:58pm Friday 21st November 2014

The X Factor will say goodbye to two acts this weekend, with the news of another double elimination.

Reds seek cause of Sturridge woe

Hampshire Chronicle: Liverpool will make in-depth investigations into Daniel Sturridge's latest injury

3:57pm Friday 21st November 2014

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists striker Daniel Sturridge has been unfortunate with his latest injury but accepts there is a chronic issue which needs to be addressed.

Costa fit for West Brom clash

Hampshire Chronicle: Chelsea's Diego Costa hopes to be celebrating again on Saturday

3:57pm Friday 21st November 2014

Diego Costa is fit for Chelsea's return to Premier League action but Jose Mourinho has yet to make a decision on whether Cesc Fabregas will face West Brom.

Rape accused granted legal aid

Hampshire Chronicle: The judge said the man had been granted legal aid on an "exceptional case" basis

3:53pm Friday 21st November 2014

A man accused of rape has been granted legal aid to fund a family court fight for contact with his son after human rights concerns were raised by a leading judge.

MP criticises zero-hours contracts

Hampshire Chronicle: The House of Commons hosted a debate on the impact of zero-hours contracts

3:18pm Friday 21st November 2014

Workers should not be left on zero-hours contracts and face ever greater job insecurity, a Labour MP told the Commons today.

Jose plays down talk of Cech unrest

Hampshire Chronicle: Jose Mourinho has played down talk Petr Cech, pictured, wants to leave Chelsea

3:02pm Friday 21st November 2014

Petr Cech's Chelsea future is the subject of mounting speculation, but Jose Mourinho insists no offers have been tabled for the long-serving goalkeeper.

Claudia steps back on to Strictly

Hampshire Chronicle: Claudia Winkleman is returning to Strictly Come Dancing this weekend

3:01pm Friday 21st November 2014

Strictly Come Dancing presenter Claudia Winkleman is returning to the hit ballroom show this weekend.

The Pitch Perfect 2 trailer looks Aca-awesome

Hampshire Chronicle: The Pitch Perfect 2 trailer looks Aca-awesome

2:56pm Friday 21st November 2014

The Barden Bellas, including Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson, are back for more fun in Pitch Perfect 2.

Danny Mac is leaving Hollyoaks

Hampshire Chronicle: Danny Mac is leaving Hollyoaks

2:56pm Friday 21st November 2014

Danny Mac is leaving his role as Dodger Savage in Hollyoaks.

McBryde: Williams will drive us on

Hampshire Chronicle: Owen Williams will be among a capacity 74,500 crowd at the Millennium Stadium

2:33pm Friday 21st November 2014

Robin McBryde says Wales will be inspired by the Millennium Stadium presence of Owen Williams when they face world champions New Zealand on Saturday.

Blues managing Costa match by match

Hampshire Chronicle: Jose Mourinho says Diego Costa, pictured, is free of his old injury

2:17pm Friday 21st November 2014

Diego Costa has at last shaken off his nagging injury problems ahead of a fixture marathon Jose Mourinho knows could take its toll on Chelsea's star turn.

Barbara Knox to get Coronation Street 50th anniversary documentary

Hampshire Chronicle: Barbara Knox to get Coronation Street 50th anniversary documentary

2:17pm Friday 21st November 2014

Barbara Knox is getting a TV documentary to mark her 50 years playing Rita in Coronation Street.

Stenson sets pace in Dubai

Hampshire Chronicle: Henrik Stenson added a second round of 66 to his opening 68 on Friday

2:11pm Friday 21st November 2014

Defending champion Henrik Stenson felt like he had "hit the wall" at the end of a long season, but still managed to claim the halfway lead in the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

Police shut down S&M/M&S party

Hampshire Chronicle: The house in Jesmond, Newcastle, where police shut down an S&M and M&S themed fancy dress party

2:08pm Friday 21st November 2014

Police had to shut down an S&M and M&S-themed fancy dress party after finding 250 students dressed in bondage and grandpa outfits.

Steve McQueen to direct thriller Widows

Hampshire Chronicle: Steve McQueen to direct thriller Widows

2:07pm Friday 21st November 2014

Oscar-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen will direct the big-screen version of ITV series Widows.

James Corden says The Late Late Show could be 'a disaster'

Hampshire Chronicle: James Corden says The Late Late Show could be 'a disaster'

1:48pm Friday 21st November 2014

James Corden has said he is doubtful about how well he will do as a chat show host.

RBS card customers hit by glitch

Hampshire Chronicle: Today's glitch affected customers of sister banks RBS, NatWest and Ulster Bank

1:43pm Friday 21st November 2014

Customers of Royal Bank of Scotland have been struggling to use their cards at store checkouts and ATMs - the day after the bank was fined a total of £56 million for a huge IT meltdown in 2012.

Journalists sue 'snooping' police

Hampshire Chronicle: The journalists say Scotland Yard is keeping data about them on secret databases

1:43pm Friday 21st November 2014

Six journalists are suing Scotland Yard over claims surveillance information on them was recorded on a database designed to monitor so-called "domestic extremists".

Osborne set to miss deficit target

Hampshire Chronicle: Activity in the housing market has slowed down

1:43pm Friday 21st November 2014

Britain's beleaguered public finances caused George Osborne a fresh headache today as new figures left him on course to miss his deficit reduction target and offered limited scope for giveaways in his Autumn Statement.

Mark Wright, Caroline Flack and Alison Hammond join Strictly Come Dancing live tour

Hampshire Chronicle: Mark Wright, Caroline Flack and Alison Hammond join Strictly Come Dancing live tour

1:38pm Friday 21st November 2014

Strictly fans will be able to watch the stars on the tour.

Phipps attacks 'mob-like' behaviour

Hampshire Chronicle: Sheffield United co-chairman Jim Phipps Jim Phipps told a news conference at Bramall Lane that he was "angry" over the "mob mentality"

1:29pm Friday 21st November 2014

The co-chairman of Sheffield United has blamed "mob-like behaviour" for the club's decision to retract their offer to allow convicted rapist Ched Evans to train with the Blades.

Radio 2 offered me work, says Jonathan Ross

Hampshire Chronicle: Radio 2 offered me work, says Jonathan Ross

1:17pm Friday 21st November 2014

Jonathan Ross has revealed that he has been asked to do more work for Radio 2.

Penelope Cruz for Zoolander 2

Hampshire Chronicle: Penelope Cruz for Zoolander 2

1:17pm Friday 21st November 2014

Penelope Cruz has apparently been cast alongside Ben Stiller in the eagerly anticipated Zoolander sequel.

Sturgeon unveils new Cabinet team

Hampshire Chronicle: First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tweeted a photo of herself and John Swinney, who has been appointed as her deputy (@NicolaSturgeon/PA Wire)

1:00pm Friday 21st November 2014

The new Scottish Cabinet has been unveiled by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Myleene Klass slammed over tax comments

Hampshire Chronicle: Myleene Klass slammed over tax comments

12:59pm Friday 21st November 2014

A petition is calling for Myleene Klass to be dropped as the face as Littlewoods following her opinion on ‘mansion tax’.

Two killed as balcony collapses

Hampshire Chronicle: Police at the scene in Cadogan Square, London, after a balcony collapsed killing two men and injuring at least six others

12:58pm Friday 21st November 2014

Two men died when balcony railings gave way as they carried a sofa into a home in the capital, Metropolitan Police said tonight.

Australia win one-day series

Hampshire Chronicle: Steven Smith guided Australia to a series-clinching victory over South Africa

12:49pm Friday 21st November 2014

Steven Smith struck a superb century as Australia fought back from the brink to beat South Africa by three wickets in Melbourne and in the process clinch the one-day international series 3-1.

Iggy Azalea slams Eminem for lyrics

Hampshire Chronicle: Iggy Azalea has fun with Snoop Dogg's jibes

12:47pm Friday 21st November 2014

Australian rapper Iggy Azalea has hit back at Eminem over his latest lyrics, which appear to target her.

Taylor Swift makes US chart history

Hampshire Chronicle: Taylor Swift makes US chart history

12:47pm Friday 21st November 2014

Taylor Swift has broken a new US chart record, after her latest single Blank Space took the top spot.

Phipps dismayed to let Evans go

Hampshire Chronicle: Sheffield United co-chairman Jim Phipps, pictured, spoke out about Ched Evans on Friday

12:47pm Friday 21st November 2014

Sheffield United co-chairman Jim Phipps has described the club being forced into retracting their offer to allow convicted rapist Ched Evans to train with the Blades as a "defeat for principle".

Keira Knightley: Benedict Cumberbatch's fans are terrifying

Hampshire Chronicle: Keira Knightley: Benedict Cumberbatch's fans are terrifying

12:36pm Friday 21st November 2014

Keira Knightley has joked that Benedict Cumberbatch’s fans – known as the Cumberbitches – can be a bit scary.

More safeguards in tax seizure plan

Hampshire Chronicle: David Gauke said the powers will only be used when debtors have consistently refused to talk to HMRC

12:33pm Friday 21st November 2014

Extra safeguards are to be placed around the taxman's controversial new powers to seize money directly from people's bank accounts, the Government has announced.

Geri Halliwell cheers on Prince Harry at charity polo match

Hampshire Chronicle: Geri Halliwell cheers on Prince Harry at charity polo match

11:47am Friday 21st November 2014

Ginger Spice supported the ginger prince.

16 celebrities who couldn't wait to cuddle Santa at Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland

Hampshire Chronicle: 16 celebrities who couldn't wait to cuddle Santa at Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland

11:46am Friday 21st November 2014

Stars were certainly getting into their festive spirit.

Flower punished by Wigan

Hampshire Chronicle: Wigan prop Ben Flower, second left, has been found guilty of gross misconduct by his club

11:44am Friday 21st November 2014

Ben Flower has been found guilty of gross misconduct by his club Wigan after his attack on St Helens stand-off Lance Hohaia during October's Super League Grand Final.

Hamilton on top in practice

Hampshire Chronicle: Lewis Hamilton was quickest in both practice sessions on Friday

11:29am Friday 21st November 2014

It is a case of so far so good for Lewis Hamilton in his attempt to become a two-time Formula One world champion on Sunday.

Look! Green Cross Code Man returns

Hampshire Chronicle: Actor David Prowse is back as the Green Cross Code Man (Nigel Davies/MORE TH>N/PA )

11:20am Friday 21st November 2014

Green Cross Code Man - who featured in child road safety campaigns in the 1970s - is back.

Andy Coulson released from prison

Hampshire Chronicle: Andy Coulson has served less than five months of an 18-month term imposed in July

11:16am Friday 21st November 2014

Andy Coulson has been released from prison.

Four held in computer hacking probe

Hampshire Chronicle: The National Crime Agency operation targeted suspected users of tools known as Remote Access Trojans

11:16am Friday 21st November 2014

Four people have been arrested in the UK as part of an international operation to combat computer hackers.

Jack Whitehall reveals Kate 'bump' jape

Hampshire Chronicle: Jack Whitehall reveals Kate 'bump' jape

10:56am Friday 21st November 2014

Comedian Jack Whitehall almost got Demi Lovato into trouble when they met the Duchess of Cambridge.

Messi 'could have joined Arsenal'

Hampshire Chronicle: Lionel Messi, pictured, could have joined Arsenal when Cesc Fabregas did

10:53am Friday 21st November 2014

Lionel Messi could have joined Arsenal from Barcelona as a teenager along with Cesc Fabregas and Gerard Pique, Arsene Wenger confirmed today.

Tears as grieving Craig Charles quits camp

Hampshire Chronicle: Tears as grieving Craig Charles quits camp

12:59pm Friday 21st November 2014

Craig Charles has left the jungle – and his campmates in tears – following the death of his brother.

Monty Python track tops funeral charts

Hampshire Chronicle: Monty Python track tops funeral charts

3:26pm Friday 21st November 2014

Monty Python’s Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life has been named the most popular funeral song.

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