Press Association 2014 LATEST

Service held for Lockerbie victims

Sutton Guardian: Scotland's top prosecutor reaffirmed Abdelbaset al-Megrahi's guilt in the killing of 270 people in the Lockerbie bombing

2:53am Sunday 21st December 2014

The 270 people who lost their lives in the Lockerbie bombing exactly 26 years ago will be remembered at a memorial service in the United States today.

X Factor winner hopes for top slot

Sutton Guardian: X Factor winner Ben Haenow is hopeful he can secure the 2014 Christmas number one

1:11am Sunday 21st December 2014

X Factor winner Ben Haenow said he would love to finish off a "crazy year" by landing the Christmas number one single today.

Welby quizzed on same-sex marriage

Sutton Guardian: The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, was interviewed by Kirsty Young on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs

1:11am Sunday 21st December 2014

The Archbishop of Canterbury has said he is trying to bridge the split within the Anglican church over the issue of same-sex marriage.

Farage's approval rating slips

Sutton Guardian: Nigel Farage has seen his approval rating decline, according to a poll

1:11am Sunday 21st December 2014

Nigel Farage's approval rating and the popularity of his party have both slipped according to a poll which gave Labour a seven-point lead over the Tories.

Plan 'could double 999 wait times'

Sutton Guardian: A plan by health chiefs could reportedly double the time patients wait for an ambulance to arrive

1:11am Sunday 21st December 2014

Health chiefs have insisted no decisions have been made on proposed changes to ambulance response times after it was reported they may be increased in some cases.

Child abuse panel faces axe threat

Sutton Guardian: The Government's child abuse inquiry panel could be disbanded to make way for a more powerful body

1:11am Sunday 21st December 2014

The troubled child abuse inquiry panel could be disbanded in order for a new, more powerful, body to take over, Theresa May has indicated.

Festive drivers 'drugalyse' threat

Sutton Guardian: Roadside drug testing kits may be used on drivers during the festive season

1:11am Sunday 21st December 2014

A new roadside test could be used by police as part of a Christmas and New Year crackdown on drug driving, a home officer minister has indicated.

Fury over club's move to sign Evans

Sutton Guardian: Former Sheffield United striker Ched Evans was convicted of rape

1:11am Sunday 21st December 2014

Hartlepool United Football Club is at the centre of a new row over convicted rapist Ched Evans after its manager announced he would like to sign the player.

Second man arrested over Pc murder

Sutton Guardian: Constable Neil Doyle, 36, died as a result of injuries suffered in Liverpool city centre (Merseyside Police/PA)

1:11am Sunday 21st December 2014

Detectives are continuing to question two men arrested on suspicion of murdering off-duty police constable Neil Doyle.

Plan to send foreign graduates home

Sutton Guardian: Home Secretary Theresa May is considering a plan to send foreign students home when they graduate

1:11am Sunday 21st December 2014

Foreign students could face being sent back to their home countries after their courses finish under hardline plans reportedly being considered by Home Secretary Theresa May.

Webster claims shock Whitlock win

Sutton Guardian: Darren Webster, pictured, eliminated Simon Whitlock from the PDC World Championship

12:04am Sunday 21st December 2014

Darren Webster dumped seventh seed Simon Whitlock out of the PDC World Championship with a shock 3-1 first-round victory at Alexandra Palace on Saturday.

Inmates face armed forces question

Sutton Guardian: Prisoners entering custody will be asked whether they served in the armed forces

12:02am Sunday 21st December 2014

From January every prisoner coming into custody in England and Wales will be asked whether they have served in the armed forces as part of an effort to improve the way veterans are treated in the justice system.

Caroline Flack and Pasha Kovalev crowned Strictly Come Dancing champions 2014

Sutton Guardian: Caroline Flack and Pasha Kovalev crowned Strictly Come Dancing champions 2014

11:15pm Saturday 20th December 2014

TV presenter Caroline Flack jumped for joy as she and Pasha Kovalev lifted the glitterball trophy after becoming ballroom victors.

Frankie Bridge may not have won Strictly, but she's still winning at life

Sutton Guardian: Frankie Bridge may not have won Strictly, but she's still winning at life

11:15pm Saturday 20th December 2014

Frankie Bridge may not have lifted the glitterball trophy, but she’s living the dream – both on and off the dancefloor.

McCall sees a confidence boost

Sutton Guardian: Mark McCall hailed Saracens' 'clinical' performance

9:59pm Saturday 20th December 2014

Mark McCall insists Saracens have the spring back in their step after they ruthlessly despatched London Welsh 78-7 to pick up their first Aviva Premiership win in more than two months.

Hartley red unjustified - Mallinder

Sutton Guardian: Dylan Hartley makes his way off after being shown the red card

9:59pm Saturday 20th December 2014

Northampton look set to mount a robust defence of their captain Dylan Hartley after he was sent off for elbowing Leicester centre Matt Smith in the face during their 23-19 Aviva Premiership victory at Franklin's Gardens.

Allardyce savouring Hammers success

Sutton Guardian: Sam Allardyce is enjoying West Ham's lofty league position while it lasts

9:34pm Saturday 20th December 2014

Sam Allardyce is determined to revel in West Ham's best start to a season in almost 30 years.

Redknapp hails Austin

Sutton Guardian: Charlie Austin's hat-trick won the game for QPR

9:34pm Saturday 20th December 2014

Harry Redknapp saluted hat-trick hero Charlie Austin but also saved praise for the character his side showed to come from two-down and beat West Brom.

Koeman hails Southampton's spirit

Sutton Guardian: Ronald Koeman liked what he saw from his men against Everton

9:34pm Saturday 20th December 2014

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman was proud of the "unbelievable" spirit displayed by his players as they brought the club's worst losing streak of the 21st century to a comprehensive end.

Van Gaal: Villa draw could cost us

Sutton Guardian: Manchester United's Radamel Falcao celebrates his equaliser in their 1-1 draw at Aston Villa.

9:34pm Saturday 20th December 2014

Louis van Gaal admits Manchester United's draw at Aston Villa could end up costing them the title.

Club's move to sign Evans condemned

Sutton Guardian: Former Sheffield United striker Ched Evans was convicted of rape

7:16pm Saturday 20th December 2014

A Football League club faced a backlash after its manager announced he would like to sign convicted rapist Ched Evans.

Ukip warns members of social media

Sutton Guardian: Nigel Farage's Ukip party has urged members to avoid using social media after scandals over comments

7:16pm Saturday 20th December 2014

Ukip members have been urged to steer clear of using social media folllowing a series of scandals over inappropriate comments.

Warnock fumes over disallowed goal

Sutton Guardian: Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock lambasted the linesman after a goal was disallowed against Manchester City

6:05pm Saturday 20th December 2014

Manuel Pellegrini was happy to see Manchester City move joint top of the table, but Neil Warnock was in a much darker mood following Crystal Palace's 3-0 defeat at the Etihad Stadium.

Three and easy for Saints

Sutton Guardian: Southampton's Graziano Pelle, centre, scores past Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard

5:30pm Saturday 20th December 2014

Southampton brought their worst losing streak of the 21st century to a comprehensive end as they impressively dispatched of Everton.

Hammers heap winter woe on Foxes

Sutton Guardian: West Ham's Andy Carroll celebrates scoring their fist goal against Leicester

5:27pm Saturday 20th December 2014

Andy Carroll was on target as West Ham's fourth win in five games ensured Leicester would be bottom of the Barclays Premier League at Christmas.

Lamela wins it for Spurs

Sutton Guardian: Erik Lamela celebrates scoring Tottenham's winner

5:27pm Saturday 20th December 2014

Erik Lamela broke his 25-game Barclays Premier League goal drought to seal Tottenham's 2-1 victory over Burnley at White Hart Lane.

Austin treble sinks Baggies

Sutton Guardian: Charlie Austin heads in his third as QPR fought back to beat West Brom

5:27pm Saturday 20th December 2014

Charlie Austin returned from suspension to steal the show with a hat-trick as QPR recovered from two goals down at home to West Brom to win 3-2 and move out of the Barclays Premier League bottom three.

Falcao rescues draw for United

Sutton Guardian: Falcao celebrates scoring the equaliser for Manchester United against Aston Villa

5:27pm Saturday 20th December 2014

Radamel Falcao clinched a 1-1 draw for Manchester United as 10-man Aston Villa ended their winning run.

Hartley in trouble again after red

Sutton Guardian: Dylan Hartley makes his way off after being shown the red card

5:23pm Saturday 20th December 2014

Northampton captain Dylan Hartley could miss at least the start of England's RBS 6 Nations campaign after he was sent off for elbowing an opponent in the face at Franklin's Gardens.

Saracens pummel sorry Welsh

Sutton Guardian: Richard Wigglesworth came off the bench to score a hat-trick of tries

5:23pm Saturday 20th December 2014

Saracens left their recent Aviva Premiership form in the dust as they notched 11 tries in beating winless London Welsh 78-7 to return to the play-off spots.

Officers sacked over obscene images

Sutton Guardian: Two Met Police officers have been sacked for sending obscene images on their phones

4:31pm Saturday 20th December 2014

Two police officers from Scotland Yard's Diplomatic Protection Group have been sacked for sending obscene images from their mobile phones.

Lockerbie bomber's guilt reaffirmed

Sutton Guardian: Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland reaffirmed the guilt of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi over the Lockerbie bombing (Crown Office/PA)

4:21pm Saturday 20th December 2014

Scotland's top prosecutor has reaffirmed Abdelbaset al-Megrahi's guilt in the killing of 270 people in the Lockerbie bombing and has pledged to track down his accomplices.

Ricoh move no quick fix - Simpson

Sutton Guardian: Joe Simpson believes Wasps have secured their long-term future by moving to Coventry

3:12pm Saturday 20th December 2014

Joe Simpson insists Wasps' Ricoh Arena move will not be a quick fix for their Aviva Premiership hopes.

Pardew wants cool heads in derby

Sutton Guardian: Alan Pardew does not want his Newcastle side to get carried away

2:28pm Saturday 20th December 2014

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has ordered Geordie boy Steven Taylor not to allow the derby atmosphere to get to him as he plots victory over Sunderland.

The heart-warming reason Bill Murray likes to re-watch Ghostbusters

Sutton Guardian: The heart-warming reason Bill Murray likes to re-watch Ghostbusters

2:06pm Saturday 20th December 2014

It’s 30 years since the film came out and it’s still utterly watchable, even for the cast.

Markovic is improving - Rodgers

Sutton Guardian: Liverpool's Lazar Markovic impressed against Bournemouth in midweek

1:31pm Saturday 20th December 2014

Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic looks like he is starting to finally settle into English football after manager Brendan Rodgers urged him to be more aggressive.

Wasps prepare for Ricoh Arena debut

Sutton Guardian: Wasps rugby director Dai Young does not want his players to be distracted by the occasion on their Ricoh Arena debut

1:07pm Saturday 20th December 2014

Dai Young has underlined that his players cannot be distracted by the occasion on Sunday when Wasps play their first home game at Coventry's Ricoh Arena.

If The Apprentice candidates had these business plans they'd have probably made the final

Sutton Guardian: If The Apprentice candidates had these business plans they'd have probably made the final

12:06pm Saturday 20th December 2014

We don’t know the ins and outs of every candidate’s business plan, but here’s how we think they could have taken Lord Sugar’s £250,000 investment.

Bette Midler: I keep my voice in shape

Sutton Guardian: Bette Midler: I keep my voice in shape

12:06pm Saturday 20th December 2014

Bette Midler has said she doesn’t care too much what size she is as long as her voice is in shape.

ECB: No change on Pietersen stance

Sutton Guardian: Kevin Pietersen, pictured, was never in contention for an England return, according to James Whitaker

12:05pm Saturday 20th December 2014

Kevin Pietersen was not discussed as a potential shock inclusion for England's 15-man World Cup squad, according to national selector James Whitaker.

Trott to captain England Lions

Sutton Guardian: Warwickshire's Jonathan Trott will captain England Lions in January

11:40am Saturday 20th December 2014

Jonathan Trott will resume his international career by captaining the England Lions four-day team on the tour of South Africa next month.

Hotel booking site gives assurance

Sutton Guardian: A major hotel booking website reassured customers their details are safe

11:32am Saturday 20th December 2014

One of the world's biggest hotel booking websites has insisted its customers' details are safe after a whistle-blower revealed how he helped fraudsters use personal data to trick thousands of people.

Kellie Bright reveals details of the EastEnders' Christmas Day special

Sutton Guardian: Kellie Bright reveals details of the EastEnders' Christmas Day special

11:05am Saturday 20th December 2014

EastEnders’ Mick Carter vows to stand by wife Linda after finding out about her rape ordeal.

Mark Wright: Fired Apprentices were just 'stocking fillers'

Sutton Guardian: Mark Wright: Fired Apprentices were just 'stocking fillers'

10:55am Saturday 20th December 2014

Mark Wright and Bianca Miller saw off 18 other candidates to make it to The Apprentice final this year.

Dance show was Strictly a 'lifeline' for Simon Webbe

Sutton Guardian: Dance show was Strictly a 'lifeline' for Simon Webbe

10:06am Saturday 20th December 2014

Blue singer Simon Webbe said being on Strictly Come Dancing has given him a new lease of life.

Sizzling Steyn seals Windies misery

Sutton Guardian: Dale Steyn's bowling caused West Indies to collapse to a heavy defeat

9:56am Saturday 20th December 2014

Dale Steyn claimed a six-wicket haul as South Africa tore through West Indies' batting order to secure victory in the opening Test by an innings and 220 runs.

Premiership silent over cap report

Sutton Guardian: Saracens and Bath could be in breach of the salary cap, a newspaper report claims

9:26am Saturday 20th December 2014

Premiership Rugby has refused to comment on a report that Aviva Premiership clubs Saracens and Bath are being investigated for alleged salary cap breaches.

What made Strictly Come Dancing so great in 2014

Sutton Guardian: What made Strictly Come Dancing so great in 2014

9:05am Saturday 20th December 2014

We look at the highlights of Strictly Come Dancing 2014.

Will there be peace and joy for our Made In Chelsea favourites this Christmas?

Sutton Guardian: Will there be peace and joy for our Made In Chelsea favourites this Christmas?

9:05am Saturday 20th December 2014

Oliver Proudlock and Binky Felstead have dropped some hints about the Made In Chelsea Christmas special.

Top tips for the perfect Strictly showdance

Sutton Guardian: Top tips for the perfect Strictly showdance

8:05am Saturday 20th December 2014

Here’s our guide to the dos and don’ts of the ultimate ballroom freestyle.

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