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Press Association 2014

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Johanna Konta stuns Garbine Muguruza at the US Open

Wimbledon Guardian: Johanna Konta, pictured, claimed a stunning win against Garbine Muguruza

7:49pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Britain's Johanna Konta pulled off the biggest win of her career as she knocked out ninth seed Garbine Muguruza to reach the third round of the US Open.

15 charged after inquiry into '£12 million fraud'

Wimbledon Guardian: Police have been investigating an alleged fraud against public and private bodies

7:42pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Fifteen suspects have been charged after an inquiry into an alleged £12 million fraud against public and private bodies, including NHS trusts and the government of Guernsey.

Lewis Hamilton says it would be a 'disaster' if Pirelli puts tyre pressures up

Wimbledon Guardian: Lewis Hamilton does not think increasing tyre pressures is the way forward

6:47pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Lewis Hamilton has warned of a "disaster" if Pirelli goes ahead with plans to increase tyre pressure limits for this weekend's Italian Grand Prix.

Samsung's Gear S2 circular smartwatch will make contactless payments

Wimbledon Guardian: The Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch has a round face and is enabled for contactless payments

6:32pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Samsung's first circular smartwatch will carry Samsung Pay so wearers can use it to make contactless payments.

Malin Akerman talks video games from the world's largest hammock

Wimbledon Guardian: Malin Akerman talks video games from the world's largest hammock

6:30pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Malin’s got a real thing for tropical paradises. Luckily this one’s just across the water from her home in New York City.

Economist recommends 'better use of current housing stock' to aid sales recovery

Wimbledon Guardian: Bob Pannell said a range of "deep-seated and inter-related" problems in the housing market were holding back recovery

6:18pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

The housing market is "dysfunctional" and its deep-seated problems will not be solved just by building more homes, the Council of Mortgage Lenders' (CML) chief economist has said.

Ella Eyre talks Top Gear, fashion and the best advice her mum's ever given her

Wimbledon Guardian: Ella Eyre talks Top Gear, fashion and the best advice her mum's ever given her

6:11pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

The singer speaks out on cars, trainers – and reveals her mum’s wise words

United Utilities faces £15m compensation bill after Lancashire water bug

Wimbledon Guardian: Water supplies were affected by the outbreak

5:31pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Water firm United Utilities faces a compensation bill of at least £15 million to Lancashire households affected by the outbreak of a parasitic bug in supplies.

Proposed solar panel subsidy cuts 'threaten tens of thousands of jobs'

Wimbledon Guardian: The changes could stop more than 1,100 megawatts of solar being installed each year to 2021, Friends of the Earth said

5:27pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Government plans to slash subsidies for solar panels on homes could cost more than 20,000 jobs, green campaigners have claimed.

Chelsea forward Pedro: Manchester United snub had nothing to do with Van Gaal

Wimbledon Guardian: Pedro joined Chelsea instead of Manchester United in August

5:06pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Pedro insists his decision to turn down Manchester United and sign for Chelsea last month had nothing to do with not wanting to work under Louis van Gaal.

Grandfather inspired Christopher Eccleston's Legend performance

Wimbledon Guardian: Christopher Eccleston said he based his performance on his grandfather

5:01pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Former Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston has revealed how his grandfather inspired his performance in the Kray twins biopic, Legend.

Families of dying excluded from 'critical conversations'

Wimbledon Guardian: Nurses and doctors need better training on end of life care, experts said

4:44pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

The families of people who are dying are too often excluded from "critical conversations" about what happens at the end of life, experts have warned.

Financial education in schools 'wholly inadequate' for 19% of young people

Wimbledon Guardian: Financial education in schools should be improved, a report says

4:33pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Nearly one in five young adults feel the financial education they received while at school was "wholly inadequate", research has found.

Chung Mong-joon cries foul play over FIFA's presidential election

Wimbledon Guardian: Claims of dirty tricks have surfaced in FIFA's presidential election campaign

4:17pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Claims of dirty tricks have surfaced in FIFA's presidential election campaign after Michel Platini's main rival lodged a complaint that rules had been broken.

NFL chief Roger Goodell vows to appeal after Tom Brady's ban is overturned

Wimbledon Guardian: Tom Brady is a four-time Super Bowl winner and reigning Super Bowl MVP

4:11pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has indicated there will be an appeal after Tom Brady's four-game ban over 'Deflategate' was overturned by a federal judge.

Sam Smith's throat operation 'a massive blessing in disguise'

Wimbledon Guardian: Sam Smith finds his voice after surgery

4:30pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

The singer has spoken about his voice and losing a lot of weight.

Pizza Express axes admin fee on staff tips paid by card

Wimbledon Guardian: Pizza Express is ending the taking of an admin fee for staff tips paid via credit or debit card

3:16pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Pizza Express is to remove an 8% administration fee on staff tips made by card, the company has announced.

Sam Burgess: Will Carling contacted me to discuss negative comments

Wimbledon Guardian: Sam Burgess has been named on the bench for England's match against Ireland on Saturday

3:02pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Sam Burgess has revealed that Will Carling contacted him to explain his claim that the inexperience of England's rugby league convert would be exposed during the World Cup.

Ed Skrein: Blood, sweat and tears went into Transporter Refuelled

Wimbledon Guardian: Ed Skrein: Blood, sweat and tears went into Transporter Refuelled

3:00pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

The Transporter star spoke about training for the new action movie, and how his son thinks his job is “play-fighting”

Papy Djilobodji left out of Chelsea's Champions League squad

Wimbledon Guardian: New signing Papy Djilobodji is not in Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's, pictured, Champions League squad

2:33pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Papy Djilobodji has been given his Chelsea squad number - but the transfer deadline day recruit is not in Jose Mourinho's Champions League squad.

Arsenal blow as England frontman Danny Welbeck undergoes knee surgery

Wimbledon Guardian: Arsenal's Danny Welbeck has undergone knee surgery

2:29pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Arsenal will be without England forward Danny Welbeck for several months after he underwent surgery on a knee problem.

Cor blimey, guv'nor! Peter Kay goes all sarf London for BBC Two's Cradle To Grave

Wimbledon Guardian: Cor blimey, guv'nor! Peter Kay goes all sarf London for BBC Two's Cradle To Grave

2:10pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Peter Kay drops his familiar Lancashire accent to play Danny Baker’s Cockney dad in BBC Two comedy drama Cradle To Grave.

Harry Kane keen to learn from England team-mate Wayne Rooney

Wimbledon Guardian: Harry Kane is still looking for a goal this season

2:03pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

England striker Harry Kane is confident he can handle the weight of expectation upon him - but is also glad he has Wayne Rooney to turn to for advice.

McBusted's Tom Fletcher posts another cute video to announce some BIG news

Wimbledon Guardian: McBusted's Tom Fletcher posts another cute video to announce some BIG news

2:01pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

The singer’s videos have become a huge hit with fans.

Many savers lose track of finances after retirement, survey finds

Wimbledon Guardian: One in five people aged over 55 who were still working did not know the value of their combined pension savings

1:46pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Savers are more likely to lose track of their finances once they reach retirement, research suggests.

Humanists criticise faith schools over 'scandalous' payment 'demands'

Wimbledon Guardian: Humanists have hit out at faith schools that seek financial contributions from parents

1:25pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

A "scandalous" number of schools in England are demanding financial contributions from parents that are potentially illegal, research suggests.

Meow! Is Perrie Edwards sending a message to Zayn Malik with this cheetah costume?

Wimbledon Guardian: Perrie Edwards: Sex with Zayn Malik is better than cake

1:21pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

Was Perrie Edwards meaning to be catty?

MTV VMAs 2015: Justin Bieber 'overwhelmed' by fans' support

Wimbledon Guardian: MTV VMAs 2015: Justin Bieber 'overwhelmed' by fans' support

1:21pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

The Never Say Never pop star explained why he welled up on stage at the MTV ceremony.

Cost of filling car with petrol £2 less than a month ago

Wimbledon Guardian: The cost of filling up a car with petrol is £2 less than a month ago, new figures show

1:11pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

The cost of filling up a car with petrol is £2 less than a month ago, according to new figures.

Good Morning Britain's Sean Fletcher experiences childbirth and says the pain is 'horrific'

Wimbledon Guardian: Good Morning Britain's Sean Fletcher experiences childbirth and says the pain is 'horrific'

12:53pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

His latest experiment in the name of work was a real, ahem, labour of love…

Mel Gibson will not be charged over alleged fracas with photographer

Wimbledon Guardian: Mel Gibson will not be charged over alleged fracas with photographer

12:42pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

The Braveheart star denied the allegations he shoved a photographer who took his picture at a film festival in Australia.

Police community support officer jailed over sex acts with schoolgirl

Wimbledon Guardian: Daniel Childs arrives at Leicester Crown Court, where he was sentenced to five years in prison for two offences of sexual activity with a child under 16

12:37pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

A police community support officer who engaged in sex acts with a schoolgirl after meeting her while on duty has been jailed for five years.

Ron Perlman: I was 'scared' of Hand Of God role

Wimbledon Guardian: Ron Perlman: I was 'scared' of Hand Of God role

12:30pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

The Sons Of Anarchy star admitted he approached the part of Judge Pernell Harris with trepidation.

Venice Film Festival 2015: It was all white on opening night for Elizabeth Banks and Diane Kruger

Wimbledon Guardian: Venice Film Festival 2015: It was all white on opening night for Elizabeth Banks and Diane Kruger

12:20pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

White dresses dominated on the red carpet at Venice opening night premiere Everest.

Lewis Hamilton clarifies his relationship with Rihanna

Wimbledon Guardian: Lewis Hamilton clarifies his relationship with Rihanna

12:20pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

The Formula 1 racing driver says Ri Ri is just a good friend.

Bank's British arm to be rebranded HSBC UK

Wimbledon Guardian: HSBC said it had decided to keep the name for its UK operation after consulting with staff and customers

12:04pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

HSBC is to rebrand its British retail business as HSBC UK in a move ending months of speculation that the group was planning to revive the Midland name on the high street.

'Satanic Islam' preacher James McConnell hopes prosecution may be thrown out

Wimbledon Guardian: Firebrand preacher Pastor James McConnell appeared at Belfast Magistrates' Court after being charged over a controversial sermon

11:36am Thursday 3rd September 2015

Lawyers for a firebrand preacher who branded Islam "satanic" and "heathen" hopes to have his prosecution thrown out of court.

EU legal opinion does not rule out minimum alcohol price - Nicola Sturgeon

Wimbledon Guardian: Legislation to introduce minimum alcohol pricing north of the border was passed by the Scottish Parliament in 2012

11:36am Thursday 3rd September 2015

A new legal ruling on minimum pricing for alcohol does not rule out the introduction of the controversial policy, Scotland's First Minister has insisted.

Drug poisoning deaths reach record number

Wimbledon Guardian: There was a sharp jump in fatalities involving cocaine last year, figures show

11:36am Thursday 3rd September 2015

Record numbers of people are dying from drug poisoning, new figures reveal.

X Factor's Cheryl slams body shaming and says she's 'happy and healthy'

Wimbledon Guardian: X Factor's Cheryl slams body shaming and says she's 'happy and healthy'

10:58am Thursday 3rd September 2015

The X Factor judge says it has to stop and stresses that every woman has a different body type.

Services sector data points to weaker growth in economy

Wimbledon Guardian: The powerhouse services sector grew at its weakest pace for more than two years in August, according to new figures

10:55am Thursday 3rd September 2015

Britain's economic growth is expected to slow in the third quarter after the powerhouse services sector grew at its weakest pace for more than two years in August, according to new figures.

Tarantula parcel shock for new home-owner

Wimbledon Guardian: A tarantula which was found by a man in a parcel addressed to his new home

10:55am Thursday 3rd September 2015

A man who opened a parcel addressed to his new home was horrified to discover a large and potentially aggressive tarantula inside.

Tunisia beach attack woman can only 'vaguely recall' massacre

Wimbledon Guardian: Tunisia terror attack victim Allison Heathcote with her son James after she was shot five times (University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust/PA)

10:55am Thursday 3rd September 2015

A woman who was fighting for her life after the Tunisia beach attack in which her husband was killed has said she can only "vaguely recall" the massacre.

Girl bitten by police dog chasing Manchester car theft suspect

Wimbledon Guardian: Greater Manchester Police have launched an internal investigation after a girl was bitten by a police dog which was chasing a suspect

10:55am Thursday 3rd September 2015

A six-year-old girl was bitten by a police dog which had been deployed to catch a suspected car thief.

Celebrity Big Brother 2015: Americans dominate as six face eviction on Friday

Wimbledon Guardian: Celebrity Big Brother launch date is unveiled

10:47am Thursday 3rd September 2015

Six housemates face eviction from the Celebrity Big Brother house this week, and most of them are American.

Avril Lavigne announces split with husband Chad Kroeger

Wimbledon Guardian: Avril Lavigne married Chad Kroeger in July 2013

10:25am Thursday 3rd September 2015

Avril Lavigne has split from Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger after two years of marriage.

Samsung unveils new line of smart home products for the UK

Wimbledon Guardian: A hub and sensors unveiled by Samsung which will enable people to control and monitor their homes remotely

10:25am Thursday 3rd September 2015

Samsung has unveiled a new line of smart products that will enable people to control and monitor their homes remotely.

EasyJet hails record August as 7.1m passengers fly with airline

Wimbledon Guardian: EasyJet notched up a record August

10:25am Thursday 3rd September 2015

Holidaymakers jetting off to take advantage of the strong pound and escape last month's rain helped easyJet notch up a record August, and is set to see the airline deliver better-than-expected profits.

Removing boy from disabled mother's care not social engineering, says judge

Wimbledon Guardian: Detail of the case emerged after a private family court hearing in Milton Keynes

10:25am Thursday 3rd September 2015

A family court judge has ruled that a five-year-old boy must be taken from the care of his disabled mother, but dismissed a suggestion of "social engineering".

Birmingham pair arrested over Syria-related terror

Wimbledon Guardian: The pair were detained at an address in Sparkbrook, Birmingham

10:25am Thursday 3rd September 2015

A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of preparing for acts of Syria-related terrorism.

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