Press Association 2014 LATEST

Aykroyd reveals Ghostbusters plans

Mid Devon Star: Dan Aykroyd thinks Ghostbusters has so much more potential as a franchise

6:19pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Ghostbusters star Dan Aykroyd has unveiled his plans to take the franchise in a whole new direction, with multiple spin-offs on both the big and small screen.

Man sought in missing Alice hunt

Mid Devon Star: Alice Gross was last seen walking near a canal

5:48pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Detectives investigating the disappearance of schoolgirl Alice Gross say they are searching for a man who has been missing for nearly two weeks.

Pep taking nothing for granted

Mid Devon Star: Pep Guardiola is keen for Bayern not to emulate Manchester United in missing out on Champions League qualification

5:22pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola believes the absence of Manchester United from this season's Champions League serves as a warning to all 'big' clubs.

Blues 'extremely keen' on Halfpenny

Mid Devon Star: Leigh Halfpenny's Toulon career has yet to get off the ground

3:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Cardiff Blues say they would be "extremely keen" on Wales star Leigh Halfpenny possibly rejoining them after a cloud was cast over his future at European champions Toulon by the French club's controversial president.

Boy 'shot girlfriend on birthday'

Mid Devon Star: Flowers left at the scene in Eastway, Hackney, east London, where Shereka Marsh, 15, died after a shooting.

3:23pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A teenage boy shot his girlfriend in the neck after she went to give him a birthday present, a court heard.

Tiger 'tore through' enclosure door

Mid Devon Star: A zoo keeper was killed by a tiger at South Lakes Wild Animal Park

3:23pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A tiger "tore through" the door of an enclosure which had a defective bolt and then "pounced" on a zoo keeper, a witness told an inquest today.

Two killed in helicopter sea crash

Mid Devon Star: The helicopter crashed into the sea near Flamborough

3:23pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Two men died when a helicopter crashed into the sea today, police said.

Hutton pens new Villa contract

Mid Devon Star: Alan Hutton has extended his stay at Villa Park

3:16pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Alan Hutton has signed a new three-year deal with Aston Villa, completing an amazing U-turn by the club.

Brough to miss Wigan trip

Mid Devon Star: Danny Brough is still on the sidelines

3:03pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Huddersfield will be without their inspirational captain Danny Brough for Thursday's qualifying Super League play-off at Wigan.

Januzaj aiming to impress Van Gaal

Mid Devon Star: Adnan Januzaj staked his claim for a first-team starting berth with a treble for the under-21s

3:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Adnan Januzaj hopes his determination will impress Louis van Gaal after he scored a hat-trick for Manchester United Under-21s.

Thompson battles fear in stage role

Mid Devon Star: Emma Thompson plays Mrs Lovett and Bryn Terfel is Sweeney Todd

2:43pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Emma Thompson has told how she hopes to "manage the fear" and avoid nausea when she returns to the London stage in a musical production of Sweeney Todd.

Nowell on comeback trail

Mid Devon Star: England wing Jack Nowell has made a successful comeback from injury in an A League match for Exeter

2:38pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

England wing Jack Nowell has made a successful return to action after being sidelined since March.

Man 'forced to work without pay'

Mid Devon Star: Cardiff Crown Court heard the man lived in squalid conditions

2:12pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A vulnerable missing man was forced to work 15-hour days with no pay for 13 years, a trial has heard.

'Electrocution fear' caused delay

Mid Devon Star: Paramedics delayed attending to the victim amid electrocution fears

2:12pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A grandfather who suffered a massive heart attack as he attempted to move a fallen tree was left lying in the road for 40 minutes, an inquest heard.

Jada: Gotham brings out dark side

Mid Devon Star: Jada Pinkett Smith and Ben McKenzie at the Gotham series premiere event at the New York Library

2:02pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Jada Pinkett Smith has admitted she loves exploring her dark side in new TV show Gotham.

Perry tops European MTV awards list

Mid Devon Star: Katy Perry leads the MTV European Music Awards nominations

1:58pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Kate Perry h eads the nominations for MTV's European Music Awards as she competes for seven prizes, just ahead of Ariana Grande in the running for six.

Hardaker in the clear

Mid Devon Star: Zak Hardaker is in the clear

1:52pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

England international Zak Hardaker will not be charged over allegations that he made a homophobic comment in a recent Super League match.

Allardyce to work on defence

Mid Devon Star: Sam Allardyce wants an improvement from his defenders after shipping two goals at Hull

1:14pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Sam Allardyce believes West Ham's fans and owners will only be satisfied with a more attacking style of football if it is accompanied by an improvement at the back.

Kanye retort: I'm married Christian

Mid Devon Star: Kanye West has defended himself against critics

12:59pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Kanye West has hit back at reports that he asked a wheelchair user at one of his concerts to stand up, declaring: "I'm a married, Christian man."

Fears for 'clipped wing generation'

Mid Devon Star: Rising house prices are making it difficult for people to get on the property ladder

12:57pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Fresh concerns have been raised for the "clipped wing generation" of young people aspiring to get on the property ladder, as official figures show the typical starter home is 13.5% more expensive than it was a year ago.

'Substantial' damages for McFadden

Mid Devon Star: EastEnders actor Steve McFadden has settled a damages claim

12:50pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Steve McFadden has accepted "substantial damages" from the publishers of the News Of The World newspaper and the Metropolitan Police after taking legal action in the wake of phone hacking revelations.

Mourinho wants more from Hazard

Mid Devon Star: Chelsea are in talks with Eden Hazard over a new contract

12:44pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has called on Eden Hazard to prove his talent as one of the greatest players of his generation.

Blues "extremely keen" on Halfpenny

Mid Devon Star: Leigh Halfpenny has been linked with Cardiff Blues

12:38pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Cardiff Blues say they would be "extremely keen" on Wales star Leigh Halfpenny possibly rejoining them after a cloud was cast over his future at European champions Toulon by the French club's controversial president.

Wolff: Duo are like enemies

Mid Devon Star: Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff, left, and non-executive chairman Niki Lauda have had their hands full this season

12:18pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff has described Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg as "almost like...enemies" in their head-to-head battle for this year's Formula One world title.

Damon, Greengrass 'in Bourne talks'

Mid Devon Star: Matt Damon could be back as Jason Bourne

12:17pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass could be teaming up once more for a new film in the Bourne series.

Youngs relieved to stay in frame

Mid Devon Star: Leicester hooker Tom Youngs is aiming to break back into England action after missing the summer's New Zealand tour

12:10pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Tom Youngs has admitted it was a "relief" when Stuart Lancaster confirmed missing England's New Zealand tour would not affect his Rugby World Cup chances.

Del Rey cancels tour due to health

Mid Devon Star: Lana Del Rey appeared at Glastonbury Festival in August

12:07pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Lana Del Rey has cancelled all her European tour dates, including an appearance on Radio 1's Louder Lounge, due to ill health.

Thicke: I didn't pen Blurred Lines

Mid Devon Star: Robin Thicke has admitted he didn't help Pharrell Williams write Blurred Lines

12:06pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Robin Thicke has admitted that he didn't actually co-write his hit single Blurred Lines with Pharrell Williams.

Clarke ruled out of ODI series

Mid Devon Star: Michael Clarke has been ruled out of Australia's three ODIs against Pakistan in the UAE

11:58am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Australia captain Michael Clarke will miss next month's one-day international series against Pakistan because of the hamstring injury which ruled him out of much of the recent tour to Zimbabwe.

James-Collier fears the Downton axe

Mid Devon Star: Rob James-Collier says he worries his Downton Abbey character Thomas Barrow will be killed off

11:53am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Rob James-Collier has said he lives in fear that each new Downton Abbey script will bring his character's death because he is so horrible.

Cowell plans festive celeb contest

Mid Devon Star: Simon Cowell is planning a festive celebrity competition

11:51am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Simon Cowell has revealed he has a plan to take on Strictly Come Dancing during the festive season - by poaching Sir Bruce Forsyth for an ITV talent show.

'Substantial' damages for McFadden

Mid Devon Star: Steve McFadden has won substantial damages over phone hacking

11:21am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Actor Steve McFadden has accepted "substantial damages" from the publishers of the News Of The World newspaper and the Metropolitan Police after taking legal action in the wake of phone hacking revelations, a High Court judge has been told.

Paisley critics 'pygmies', says son

Mid Devon Star: Ian Paisley's son has criticised his father's detractors

11:21am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Ian Paisley's son has branded critics of his father "pygmies in his shadow".

Apple introduces U2 delete button

Mid Devon Star: Apple has had to create an option for users who wish to remove U2's new album from their library in the wake of public backlash

11:21am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Apple has introduced a one-button tool to remove the U2 album it gifted to customers, following a backlash from iTunes account holders.

QPR face stadium opposition

Mid Devon Star: QPR owner Tony Fernandes is aiming to guide the club into a new home by 2018

11:13am Tuesday 16th September 2014

QPR face growing opposition to their new stadium bid with current landowner Cargiant claiming they "will not enter into any future talks with the club".

Embattled police chief quits post

Mid Devon Star: South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner Shaun Wright has now resigned

10:29am Tuesday 16th September 2014

South Yorkshire's police and crime commissioner has quit his post following weeks of pressure over the Rotherham sexual abuse scandal.

Cooper takes front row seat at LFW

Mid Devon Star: Bradley Cooper was spotted in the front row at London Fashion Week

10:27am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Bradley Cooper is just one of the stars who took up a front row seat at London Fashion Week.

Clooney for Golden Globes award

Mid Devon Star: George Clooney will receive a special award at the Golden Globes

10:27am Tuesday 16th September 2014

George Clooney has been chosen to get a special award at the Golden Globes to recognise his outstanding contribution to film.

Knightley: I'm less neurotic now

Mid Devon Star: Keira Knightley says she is less neurotic now

10:27am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Keira Knightley has said she is more relaxed about the way people perceive her now because she has stopped Googling herself.

Abuse doctor's patients contacted

Mid Devon Star: Dr Myles Bradbury preyed on boys as young as eight during his time as a paediatric haematologist

10:14am Tuesday 16th September 2014

The families of around 800 children who came into contact with a doctor who sexually assaulted young boys in his care have been spoken to because of fears that he might have had many other victims.

New record high for property prices

Mid Devon Star: Property values in London are rising faster than the rest of the country

10:01am Tuesday 16th September 2014

House prices have reached a new record high of £272,000 across the UK as the average property value in London has topped half a million pounds for the first time, an official report shows.

27% suffer nuisance neighbour: poll

Mid Devon Star: A poll has revealed more than a quarter of people have suffered from a nuisance neighbour

7:50am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Just over a quarter of UK adults have had a problem with a nuisance neighbour in the past year, a survey for a consumer group has found.

Cumberbatch 'posh' plea rubbished

Mid Devon Star: Freddie Fox belongs to the Fox acting dynasty

7:47am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Actor Freddie Fox has dismissed Benedict Cumberbatch's complaint that he has been the victim of "posh bashing".

Fog blanket disrupts flights

Mid Devon Star: Planes taxi to the terminals at Heathrow Airport as much of southern England was blanketed in thick fog

7:45am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Much of southern England has been blanketed in thick fog with flights delayed as visibility dips to less than 100 metres in places.

Watson heading home

Mid Devon Star: Heather Watson suffered more first-round heartache on Tuesday

7:37am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Heather Watson was dumped out of the Korea Open in the first round in Seoul on Tuesday, beaten by American qualifier Nicole Gibbs.

'Courageous' Stephen raised £5m

Mid Devon Star: Stephen Sutton raised almost five million pounds for the Teenage Cancer Trust before he died

7:18am Tuesday 16th September 2014

The mother of teenage cancer victim Stephen Sutton has said she is "immensely proud" of her son's achievements after it emerged that he raised almost £5 million for charity.

Army did not breach Iraqi's rights

Mid Devon Star: In April 2003, after occupying Basra, the British Army started arresting high-ranking members of the Ba'ath Party

3:04am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A former general in Saddam Hussein's army who alleged his brother's human rights were violated by British armed forces during the Iraq war has lost his case at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

Dairy food 'lowers diabetes risk'

Mid Devon Star: Diabetes UK said more research is needed, following the study

2:40am Tuesday 16th September 2014

People who take eight or more portions of high-fat dairy produce each day are at a lower risk of developing diabetes than those who have only one portion a day, new research shows.

Contactless payment for travellers

Mid Devon Star: A customer at a ticket barrier at Canary Wharf Underground station in London using the new contactless payment system

2:40am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A contactless payment system is being introduced today for passengers on London Tube and rail services.

Action needed to curb sugar intake

Mid Devon Star: Health experts say a sugars tax should be introduced to increase the cost of sugar-rich food and drinks

1:01am Tuesday 16th September 2014

More must be done to curb the nation's sugar intake to reduce the "costly burden" of tooth decay, experts have said.

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