Press Association 2014 LATEST

More first-time buyers use own cash

Wimbledon Guardian: First-time buyers represented 46% of house purchases in 2014, figures show

3:53pm Thursday 5th March 2015

Fewer first-time buyers are resorting to the "bank of mum and dad" in order to make the jump on to the property ladder, according to analysis from mortgage lenders.

Italy to make World Cup bid

Wimbledon Guardian: Italy captain Sergio Parisse celebrates his side's 22-19 RBS 6 Nations victory over Scotland

3:51pm Thursday 5th March 2015

Italy have confirmed they will bid to host Rugby World Cup 2023 - the first nation to cement their opposition to Ireland.

Gemma Arterton and co get shirty for Comic Relief

Wimbledon Guardian: Gemma Arterton and co get shirty for Comic Relief

3:46pm Thursday 5th March 2015

Gemma Arterton, Debbie Harry and Tom Hiddleston are among the stars who are supporting Comic Relief’s t-shirt campaign.

Shaun Ryder talks Black Grape reunion

Wimbledon Guardian: Shaun Ryder talks Black Grape reunion

3:16pm Thursday 5th March 2015

The band are marking their debut album’s 21st anniversary by playing live again.

Six hours in the pub says Farage

Wimbledon Guardian: Nigel Farage says his political career does not give him time for a normal family life

3:15pm Thursday 5th March 2015

Nigel Farage has said his political career does not give him time for a normal family life but joked that he spends "five or six hours a day in the pub".

Milner - We can retain the title

Wimbledon Guardian: Manchester City's James Milner is not giving up hope of retaining the title

3:11pm Thursday 5th March 2015

Manchester City midfielder James Milner claims the champions can win their remaining 10 games and retain their Barclays Premier League crown.

Noel Gallagher: Alex Turner's interviews are 'lacklustre' - but he's a top dude

Wimbledon Guardian: Noel Gallagher: Alex Turner's interviews are 'lacklustre' - but he's a top dude

3:06pm Thursday 5th March 2015

The former Oasis star said comments he makes about other music acts are not meant to be taken personally.

911 'excited' for 20th anniversary gigs

Wimbledon Guardian: 911 'excited' for 20th anniversary gigs

2:38pm Thursday 5th March 2015

The boyband will embark on a UK tour in October.

Snow Patrol: Ed Sheeran 'blazed a trail on Twitter'

Wimbledon Guardian: Snow Patrol: Ed Sheeran 'blazed a trail on Twitter'

2:38pm Thursday 5th March 2015

Jonny Quinn has revealed how his band were taught to use Twitter to their advantage by the Brit-winning musician.

Kate's royal appointment at Downton Abbey

Wimbledon Guardian: Kate's royal appointment at Downton Abbey

2:26pm Thursday 5th March 2015

The ITV period drama is to play host to a special visitor, when the Duchess of Cambridge drops in.

Which Neighbours character did Stefan Dennis want back for anniversary episodes?

Wimbledon Guardian: Which Neighbours character did Stefan Dennis want back for anniversary episodes?

2:16pm Thursday 5th March 2015

The soap stalwart has revealed it was his idea to bring back Des Clarke for the show’s 30th birthday.

Justin Bieber shows off his pecs appeal again

Wimbledon Guardian: Justin Bieber shows off his pecs appeal again

2:16pm Thursday 5th March 2015

The Baby singer has posed topless for Men’s Health.

What secret is Corrie's David Platt set to discover about Gavin Rodwell?

Wimbledon Guardian: What secret is Corrie's David Platt set to discover about Gavin Rodwell?

2:07pm Thursday 5th March 2015

Coronation Street’s devious hairdresser makes a shocking discovery when he follows his mother.

Warburton winning fitness battle

Wimbledon Guardian: Sam Warburton was injured in the match against France

1:46pm Thursday 5th March 2015

Wales assistant coach Rob Howley says Sam Warburton will be "fit and available" for next week's RBS 6 Nations showdown against Ireland in Cardiff.

Dolly reading scheme loses funding

Wimbledon Guardian: Country superstar Dolly Parton launched the Imagination Library in Rotherham in 2007

1:36pm Thursday 5th March 2015

A reading scheme for children backed by country and western star Dolly Parton faces being axed after a council pulled its financial support.

McDonald's acts on chicken medicine

Wimbledon Guardian: McDonald's Europe is ending the use of antibiotics classified by the World Health Organisation as 'highest priority critically important'.

1:36pm Thursday 5th March 2015

McDonald's is to phase out the use of antibiotics that play a crucial role in human medicine on chicken sold at its UK outlets.

Richest live longer in good health

Wimbledon Guardian: The statistics showed the difference in expectations for living in good health

1:36pm Thursday 5th March 2015

Children in the poorest areas of England can expect to live nearly 20 fewer years in good health than those in the richest parts of the country, official figures have shown.

Murray 'unlikely to play doubles'

Wimbledon Guardian: British fans are unlikely to see the Murray doubles act at this weekend's Davis Cup tie

1:35pm Thursday 5th March 2015

Andy Murray admits he is unlikely to team up with brother Jamie in an all-sibling Davis Cup doubles contest against the Bryan twins.

Help to Buy scheme benefits 88,000

Wimbledon Guardian: Prime Minister David Cameron meets home owners Lee Cooper and Christine Billings with baby Emily in Cannock, West Midlands

1:29pm Thursday 5th March 2015

The Government's flagship Help to Buy housing scheme has helped more than 88,000 people buy a new home since its creation in 2013, the Treasury has announced.

Sarah Michelle Gellar reveals why there'll be no Buffy reunion

Wimbledon Guardian: Sarah Michelle Gellar reveals why there'll be no Buffy reunion

1:28pm Thursday 5th March 2015

The actress has told fans not to expect any reunion specials for Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

First official trailer for Ian McKellen's Mr Holmes

Wimbledon Guardian: Sir Ian McKellen unveils first clip of himself as Sherlock Holmes

1:18pm Thursday 5th March 2015

Sir Ian McKellen’s Mr Holmes can be seen in a new teaser trailer for the film.

Charlotte Crosby: I'm not engaged

Wimbledon Guardian: Charlotte Crosby: I'm not engaged

1:18pm Thursday 5th March 2015

The Geordie Shore star’s boyfriend is in big trouble after he played a prank and made it look like he had proposed.

Alan Carr to get Chatty with The Voice coaches

Wimbledon Guardian: Alan Carr to get Chatty with The Voice coaches

2:57pm Thursday 5th March 2015

Chatty Man returns to Channel 4 later this month.

Roger Allam to play The Truth Commissioner

Wimbledon Guardian: Roger Allam to play The Truth Commissioner

12:48pm Thursday 5th March 2015

New political thriller The Truth Commissioner, starring Roger Allam, has begun filming in Northern Ireland.

Holding: Hales should be unleashed

Wimbledon Guardian: Alex Hales has been tipped to make a difference for England

12:43pm Thursday 5th March 2015

Former West Indies quick Michael Holding believes opener Alex Hales can be England's answer to Chris Gayle at the World Cup.

Caroline Flack turns her hand to writing

Wimbledon Guardian: Caroline Flack turns her hand to writing

12:36pm Thursday 5th March 2015

The TV star is bringing out a book about her life so far.

Leonardo DiCaprio to make documentaries for Netflix

Wimbledon Guardian: Leonardo DiCaprio to make documentaries for Netflix

12:36pm Thursday 5th March 2015

Leonardo DiCaprio is partnering with Netflix for a series of documentaries he will produce for the streaming service.

Check out the trailer for Michelle Keegan's new drama

Wimbledon Guardian: Check out the trailer for Michelle Keegan's new drama

12:36pm Thursday 5th March 2015

The first trailer for BBC One’s Ordinary Lies, starring the former Corrie actress, has been released.

Shitake is not just a mushroom in the Ramsay household

Wimbledon Guardian: Shitake is not just a mushroom in the Ramsay household

12:07pm Thursday 5th March 2015

Gordon Ramsay says his children do the cooking at weekends and they definitely don’t swear.

Man jailed for trying to join Isis

Wimbledon Guardian: Jamshed Javeed, who planned to fight in Syria, has been jailed for six years

12:07pm Thursday 5th March 2015

A "radicalised" chemistry teacher whose family hid his passport in a desperate attempt to stop him joining Isis has been jailed for six years.

Courtois: Win at West Ham crucial

Wimbledon Guardian: Thibaut Courtois was key to Chelsea's win at West Ham

12:05pm Thursday 5th March 2015

Thibaut Courtois believes Chelsea's win at West Ham was the sort which showed they can be Premier League champions.

India condemns BBC for showing rape documentary

Wimbledon Guardian: India condemns BBC for showing rape documentary

11:36am Thursday 5th March 2015

India’s home minister Rajnath Singh said the BBC should not have screened India’s Daughter.

Bruce Willis finds Misery on Broadway

Wimbledon Guardian: Bruce Willis finds Misery on Broadway

11:26am Thursday 5th March 2015

The Die Hard star will play reclusive author Paul Sheldon in a stage production of Misery.

Curbs on holiday antics at Magaluf

Wimbledon Guardian: Tourists on the Punta Ballena strip in Magaluf after a night out in the town. Town hall bosses are set to ban drinking in the streets of the resort to crack down on drunkeness.

11:17am Thursday 5th March 2015

Holidaymakers are set to be banned from drinking on the streets of Magaluf this summer.

Mignolet impressed by Reds defence

Wimbledon Guardian: Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has hailed the team's improved defensive resilience

11:15am Thursday 5th March 2015

Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet admits Liverpool's improved defensive resilience is making life a little easier for them and instilling confidence throughout the side.

Tremlett: Pietersen sacking unfair

Wimbledon Guardian: Chris Tremlett has spoken up again for Kevin Pietersen, pictured

11:13am Thursday 5th March 2015

Former England fast bowler Chris Tremlett has described Kevin Pietersen's sacking by the England and Wales Cricket Board as "unfair".

David Walliams: No dates Aloud with Cheryl and co

Wimbledon Guardian: David Walliams: No dates Aloud with Cheryl and co

11:06am Thursday 5th March 2015

David Walliams appears on a special edition of Graham Norton’s show on Friday.

Vince Vaughn honoured with footprint ceremony

Wimbledon Guardian: Vince Vaughn honoured with footprint ceremony

10:57am Thursday 5th March 2015

The Wedding Crashers actor has joined screen legends with a place on Hollywood Boulevard.

Australia unveils debut Eurovision entry

Wimbledon Guardian: Australia unveils debut Eurovision entry

10:57am Thursday 5th March 2015

The country’s first-ever entry in the song contest will be former Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian.

Compensation plea over train delays

Wimbledon Guardian: Passengers at London Bridge experienced major delays

10:54am Thursday 5th March 2015

Compensation is needed for passengers caught up in severe delays at one of the country's busiest train stations, the Rail Minister has said.

You won't believe who's releasing a fitness DVD now... It's White Dee

Wimbledon Guardian: You won't believe who's releasing a fitness DVD now... It's White Dee

10:46am Thursday 5th March 2015

Would you take health advice from Benefits Street’s Deirdre Kelly?

Dan Stevens to take a Beastly role?

Wimbledon Guardian: Dan Stevens to take a Beastly role?

10:36am Thursday 5th March 2015

The former Downton star and Hobbit actor Luke Evans are in discussions to join Disney’s live-action version of Beauty And The Beast.

Ben Miller in new BBC show

Wimbledon Guardian: Ben Miller in new BBC show

10:36am Thursday 5th March 2015

The writers of The Worst Week Of My Life are “recoupling” with the comic actor.

India condemns BBC rape documentary

Wimbledon Guardian: The BBC said the film "handles the issue responsibly and ... fully complies with our editorial guidelines"

10:28am Thursday 5th March 2015

A senior Indian government minister has condemned the BBC for screening the controversial documentary India's Daughter.

Sussex wine in protected status bid

Wimbledon Guardian: The Prince of Wales samples some wine on a visit to West Sussex

10:28am Thursday 5th March 2015

A bid is being launched for Sussex wines to join the illustrious ranks of some of the UK's most famous food and drink such as Stilton cheese and Melton Mowbray pies by securing protected status.

UK set for spring temperatures

Wimbledon Guardian: The Met Office has predicted a "marked change" in the weather this weekend as spring finally gets under way

10:28am Thursday 5th March 2015

The UK could enjoy its warmest weekend of the year with temperatures soaring to 17C (63F) in eastern Scotland and 15C (59F) in London.

Robber trapped by Facebook boasts

Wimbledon Guardian: Dim-witted robber Andrew Hennells posted a comment Facebook reading "Doing. Tesco" just before he raided it

10:28am Thursday 5th March 2015

A dim-witted robber boasted on Facebook about plans to raid a supermarket minutes before being caught red-handed by police.

No dates Aloud for Walliams

Wimbledon Guardian: David Walliams has dispelled the rumour that he and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini were once nearly an item

10:28am Thursday 5th March 2015

Comedian David Walliams has revealed that he once tried to get a date with one of the members of Girls Aloud - amid reports this week that he has split from model wife Lara Stone.

Lib Dems offer power to Cornwall

Wimbledon Guardian: Nick Clegg said Cornwall could have its own assembly

10:28am Thursday 5th March 2015

Cornwall would enjoy greater legislative power as part of a devolution law under the Liberal Democrats, party leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has outlined today.

Blair cash for Labour candidates

Wimbledon Guardian: Tony Blair has donated £1,000 to each of the local Labour campaigns in 106 target constituencies

10:28am Thursday 5th March 2015

Tony Blair has donated more than £100,000 to help Labour's election campaign, with the money going to key battleground seats.

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