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PM congratulates new Greek premier

Wimbledon Guardian: New Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras (AP)

2:58am Tuesday 27th January 2015

David Cameron has given his congratulations to new Greek leader Alexis Tsipras amid fears over the possible economic impact on the UK of the far-left, anti-austerity party leader's policies.

Social services investigation urged

Wimbledon Guardian: The calls come after Norfolk County Council's children's services department suspended a team manager over allegations he removed a child from a foster carer without evidence of deliberate harm

2:56am Tuesday 27th January 2015

MPs and foster carers have called for an investigation into claims a social services department wrongly removed vulnerable children.

Ruling due on 'Hamza conspirator'

Wimbledon Guardian: Haroon Aswat will learn if British authorities breached his human rights

2:56am Tuesday 27th January 2015

A terror suspect accused of conspiring with hook-handed extremist Abu Hamza will learn today if British authorities breached his human rights by extraditing him to the United States.

Thousands remember Holocaust dead

Wimbledon Guardian: More than a million people were murdered at Auschwitz

2:56am Tuesday 27th January 2015

Thousands of people will gather across the country today to remember the millions killed in the Holocaust on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.

Poisoned spy inquiry set to open

Wimbledon Guardian: Marina Litvinenko, the widow of murdered spy Alexander Litvinenko

2:56am Tuesday 27th January 2015

A long-awaited public inquiry into the death of poisoned spy Alexander Litvinenko is finally set to open today, more than eight years after his death.

Tories to slash benefits cap by £3k

Wimbledon Guardian: David Cameron says the Tories will reduce the benefits cap to £23,000 within days of regaining power

12:22am Tuesday 27th January 2015

A fresh squeeze on benefits will be introduced "within the first few days" of a Tory general election victory, David Cameron has promised in the latest round of campaigning ahead of May's poll.

'More evidence needed on academies'

Wimbledon Guardian: There is currently no evidence to suggest academies improve standards for schoolchildren, according to MPs

12:18am Tuesday 27th January 2015

There is no current evidence to prove that academies raise standards for all schoolchildren, according to a cross-party group of MPs.

New teachers 'think about leaving'

Wimbledon Guardian: Half of trainee and newly-qualified teachers do not think they will be in the profession in ten years time, a survey claims

12:18am Tuesday 27th January 2015

Three in four trainee and newly-qualified teachers have already considered leaving the profession, according to a poll.

Hall acknowledges Archers concerns

Wimbledon Guardian: Latest news

12:18am Tuesday 27th January 2015

BBC director-general Tony Hall has acknowledged disquiet over The Archers, saying that he hopes that the rural soap does not "lose what is precious".

Victims 'feel ignored and confused'

Wimbledon Guardian: Baroness Newlove said agencies must do more to response to victims and their families with compassion

12:18am Tuesday 27th January 2015

Victims' commissioner Baroness Newlove, whose husband Garry was killed by a gang vandalising his car, has hit out at police, prosecutors and courts for failing to show compassion when dealing with victims' complaints.

Lung cancer death rate is rising

Wimbledon Guardian: Smoking was seen as a key factor in increased lung cancer deaths in the UK compared to other European countries

12:18am Tuesday 27th January 2015

Lung cancer death rates among European women are expected to overtake those of breast cancer for the first time this year.

Free Holocaust courses launched

Wimbledon Guardian: Free online courses will help people learn about the history and lasting legacy of the Holocaust

12:18am Tuesday 27th January 2015

Two free online courses about the history and lasting legacy of the Holocaust are being launched today.

UK economy 'to show 2.6% growth'

Wimbledon Guardian: The UK economy has been growing at the same level as in 2007

12:18am Tuesday 27th January 2015

The UK is expected to post its best annual growth since before the recession when official gross domestic product (GDP) figures are published today.

100 days to go to general election

Wimbledon Guardian: File photo dated 06/05/10 of a voter placing a ballot paper in the ballot box at a polling station.

12:18am Tuesday 27th January 2015

The countdown has begun on the final 100 days to a general election which is shaping up to be unlike any other in recent history.

Home health checks plan for elderly

Wimbledon Guardian: Labour says its new safety checks would help older people keep out of hospital

12:18am Tuesday 27th January 2015

Vulnerable elderly people in England could be offered safety checks to identify health risks in their homes, under a Labour plan to cut the cost of unnecessary admissions to hospitals.

Hall acknowledges Archers concerns

Wimbledon Guardian: Hall acknowledges Archers concerns

12:11am Tuesday 27th January 2015

The BBC director-general has addressed listener worries about changes to The Archers, saying he hopes it doesn’t “lose what is precious”.

Foy 'emotional' over Wolf Hall death scene

Wimbledon Guardian: Foy 'emotional' over Wolf Hall death scene

12:11am Tuesday 27th January 2015

Claire Foy has said she found filming her Wolf Hall death scene emotional.

Boom in construction jobs predicted

Wimbledon Guardian: Over 40,000 new jobs will be needed every year, 8,000 more than previously predicted, according to the Construction Industry Training Board

12:03am Tuesday 27th January 2015

A boom in construction is set to create over 200,000 new jobs by 2019, according to a new report.

'Havoc' fear over taxman IT switch

Wimbledon Guardian: Tax collection yielded more than £500 billion in the last completed financial year

12:03am Tuesday 27th January 2015

Ordinary taxpayers and the government finances could face "havoc" due to HM Revenue & Customs' complacent approach to IT systems, MPs have warned.

Poorest 'worst hit by reforms'

Wimbledon Guardian: The poorest have been hit hardest by tax and benefit reforms, research suggests

12:03am Tuesday 27th January 2015

A major academic study has found that the poorest in society have been worst affected by the Government's tax and benefits changes.

Finger horror kidnappers are jailed

Wimbledon Guardian: Kidnappers who cut off their victim's finger in a ransom bid are behind bars

11:42pm Monday 26th January 2015

Kidnappers who sliced off a man's finger in a ransom plot have been jailed.

1D's Liam Payne's cousin to audition on The Voice

Wimbledon Guardian: 1D's Liam Payne's cousin to audition on The Voice

11:35pm Monday 26th January 2015

This guy might look a bit familiar.

French couple banned from calling kid Nutella, but what about these stupid celeb baby names?

Wimbledon Guardian: French couple banned from calling kid Nutella, but what about these stupid celeb baby names?

11:25pm Monday 26th January 2015

After a court banned a couple from calling their kid Nutella, we remember the stupid celebrity kids’ names that shouldn’t have been allowed to happen.

Now CBB really has become 'The Perez Show' - and fans aren't happy

Wimbledon Guardian: Now CBB really has become 'The Perez Show' - and fans aren't happy

11:05pm Monday 26th January 2015

In a night of surprising nominations (Nadia for Patsy, anyone?!) Perez still managed to monopolise the CBB airtime.

19 reasons everyone totally loves Daniel from the Undateables

Wimbledon Guardian: 19 reasons everyone totally loves Daniel from the Undateables

10:48pm Monday 26th January 2015

“Do you want a kiss with that?”

Microsoft profit slips slightly

Wimbledon Guardian: Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella said the company is continuing to transform

10:39pm Monday 26th January 2015

Technology giant Microsoft saw its operating profit fall slightly in the final quarter of 2014.

Home health checks plan for elderly

Wimbledon Guardian:  Labour says its new safety checks would help older people keep out of hospital

10:38pm Monday 26th January 2015

Vulnerable elderly people in England could be offered safety checks to identify health risks in their homes, under a Labour plan to cut the cost of unnecessary admissions to hospitals.

Has Blink-182's Tom DeLonge quit the band?!

Wimbledon Guardian: Has Blink-182's Tom DeLonge quit the band?!

10:36pm Monday 26th January 2015

With rumours circulating Tom was forced to release a statement on Instagram.

Fracking ban in national parks

Wimbledon Guardian: Energy minister Amber Rudd said there would be an "outright ban" on fracking in national parks

10:28pm Monday 26th January 2015

Ministers have agreed an outright ban on fracking in national parks and accepted Labour proposals for tougher regulation but blocked backbench calls for a moratorium on shale gas extraction.

Potters put four past Rochdale

Wimbledon Guardian: Bojan Krkic, right, celebrates his stunning opener

10:09pm Monday 26th January 2015

Bojan Krkic and Victor Moses scored breathtaking goals at Rochdale as Stoke avoided joining the long list of Barclays Premier League teams to exit the FA Cup at the fourth-round stage.

She has 2.7 million YouTube subscribers and now a debut book - but who IS Tanya Burr?!

Wimbledon Guardian: She has 2.7 million YouTube subscribers and now a debut book - but who IS Tanya Burr?!

9:56pm Monday 26th January 2015

Move over Zoella, there’s a new vblogger girl of the moment.

The FA Cup draw was on the One Show - and football was not happy

Wimbledon Guardian: The FA Cup draw was on the One Show - and football was not happy

8:56pm Monday 26th January 2015

Still, at least it wasn’t as awkward as THAT Bruce Willis interview. Or a press conference with Dave Whelan…

Emma Watson will play Belle in Beauty And The Beast

Wimbledon Guardian: Emma Watson will play Belle in Beauty And The Beast

8:37pm Monday 26th January 2015

Your favourite childhood film AND the oh-so-perfect Emma Watson? Say Whaaaat…?

Benedict Cumberbatch apologises for 'coloured' comment on US chat show

Wimbledon Guardian: Benedict Cumberbatch apologises for 'coloured' comment on US chat show

8:26pm Monday 26th January 2015

Does the fact he was discussing racial inequality in British acting make the slip better or worse?

Apple set to beat expectations

Wimbledon Guardian: Record iPhone sales have boosted Apple profits

8:20pm Monday 26th January 2015

Apple will exceed expectations when it announces its quarterly results for the final three months of 2014 tomorrow, according to industry analysts.

Lawn targets continued cup run

Wimbledon Guardian: Bradford manager Phil Parkinson can prepare for a clash against Sunderland or Fulham

8:16pm Monday 26th January 2015

Bradford co-chairman Mark Lawn is backing his FA Cup heroes to beat either Sunderland or Fulham in the competition's fifth round.

Who has Perez Hilton nominated for CBB axe?

Wimbledon Guardian: 9 things we learned from Monday's Celebrity Big Brother

7:58pm Monday 26th January 2015

Perez Hilton has secretly nominated one of his Celebrity Big Brother housemates for eviction.

Sunderland or Fulham for Bradford

Wimbledon Guardian: Phil Parkinson will have to wait to find out Bradford's next FA Cup opponents

7:43pm Monday 26th January 2015

Bradford will face either Sunderland or Fulham in the next round of the FA Cup as reward for their fourth-round heroics at Chelsea.

1D star's cousin goes on The Voice

Wimbledon Guardian: Harris is hoping for a favourable reception from the Voice judges

7:31pm Monday 26th January 2015

A cousin of One Direction star Liam Payne is hoping for singing success of his own as he features among contestants in BBC1's The Voice.

Watson in Beauty and the Beast role

Wimbledon Guardian: Emma Watson will play Belle in a live-action remake of the Disney classic

7:31pm Monday 26th January 2015

Actress Emma Watson will play Belle in a live-action remake of Disney's animated classic Beauty and the Beast.

PM 'wants to take part in debates'

Wimbledon Guardian: David Cameron, left, says he wants to take part in the televised debates

7:08pm Monday 26th January 2015

Prime Minister David Cameron has insisted he wants to take part in televised leaders' debates during the general election campaign, and said that "good progress" was being made towards an acceptable format.

Accused's 'sad cyber fantasy world'

Wimbledon Guardian: Polly Chowdhury and Kiki Muddar are on trial at the Old Bailey for murdering Chowdhury's daughter Ayesha

6:43pm Monday 26th January 2015

The cyber fantasy world of lesbian lovers accused of killing an eight-year-old girl was laid bare in court as a selection of thousands of text messages involving a cast of fictional characters were read out.

'I'm an idiot' says Cumberbatch

Wimbledon Guardian: Benedict Cumberbatch has been criticised for using the word 'coloured' on a US talk show

6:26pm Monday 26th January 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch tonight apologised after talking about "coloured actors" on US television, saying he had been "an idiot".

13 fashion trends we loved at the SAGs... and the outfits that didn't work at all

Wimbledon Guardian: 13 fashion trends we loved at the SAGs... and the outfits that didn't work at all

6:26pm Monday 26th January 2015

See who wore it best at this year’s television awards.

Armstrong: I'd dope again

Wimbledon Guardian: Lance Armstrong believes the time has come for him to be forgiven for doping

6:18pm Monday 26th January 2015

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has said he would cheat again if faced with the decision he made to dope in 1995, but believes the time has come for him to be forgiven.

Van Praag bids for FIFA presidency

Wimbledon Guardian: Sepp Blatter faces competition for his FIFA presidency

6:06pm Monday 26th January 2015

Dutch FA president Michael van Praag has announced he will stand as a candidate for the FIFA presidency.

Van Praag may stand against Blatter

Wimbledon Guardian: UEFA president Michel Platini, left, speaks with FIFA president Sepp Blatter, right

5:21pm Monday 26th January 2015

A challenger to Sepp Blatter may emerge from Europe with Michael van Praag from Holland considering entering the contest for the FIFA presidency.

Van Persie: New deal not up to me

Wimbledon Guardian: Robin van Persie has 18 months left on his Manchester United contract

5:13pm Monday 26th January 2015

Robin van Persie admits he has no idea whether he will sign a contract extension at Manchester United.

My foodie son's pot belly - Camilla

Wimbledon Guardian: The Duchess of Cornwall samples Australian wines at an Australian Day Reception at The Violin Factory in London

5:13pm Monday 26th January 2015

The Duchess of Cornwall has revealed her food writer son has succumbed to one of the hazards of his profession - weight gain.

Hollyoaks' Cleo faces Patrick wrath

Wimbledon Guardian: Hollyoaks' Cleo faces Patrick wrath

5:08pm Monday 26th January 2015

Hollyoaks newbie Cleo McQueen will incur the wrath of demon headmaster Patrick Blake.

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