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Press Association 2014

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Taylor Swift's Bad Blood squad from badass warriors to red carpet stars

This Is Local London: Taylor Swift's Bad Blood squad from badass warriors to red carpet stars

7:36am Monday 31st August 2015

This is girl power at its best.

MTV VMAs 2015: Justin Bieber breaks down on stage after an emotional performance

This Is Local London: MTV VMAs 2015: Justin Bieber breaks down on stage after an emotional performance

7:35am Monday 31st August 2015

Host Miley Cyrus had nothing to say but: “Wow.”

Nightmare on Elm Street director Wes Craven has died aged 76

This Is Local London: Nightmare on Elm Street director Wes Craven has died aged 76

7:16am Monday 31st August 2015

His family said in a statement that he died at his LA home after battling brain cancer.

Two-time major champion John Daly released from hospital

This Is Local London: John Daly has been released from hospital after being admitted on Saturday

7:11am Monday 31st August 2015

Two-time major champion John Daly has been released from hospital after suffering from a reported collapsed lung.

Maria Sharapova pulls out of the US Open

This Is Local London: Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the US Open due to injury

7:09am Monday 31st August 2015

Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the US Open on the eve of the tournament.

EU calls emergency meeting of European leaders over migration crisis

This Is Local London: Theresa May released a joint statement with her counterparts from Paris and Berlin calling for an urgent meeting

6:35am Monday 31st August 2015

The EU has called an emergency meeting of European leaders to address the growing migration crisis.

VMAs 2015: Kanye West relives THAT Taylor Swift awards shocker

This Is Local London: VMAs 2015: Kanye West relives THAT Taylor Swift awards shocker

6:26am Monday 31st August 2015

The rapper opened up on stage about his regret over his infamous interruption.

Here are all the outrageously wacky outfits Miley Cyrus wore at the MTV VMAs

This Is Local London: Here are all the outrageously wacky outfits Miley Cyrus wore at the MTV VMAs

6:26am Monday 31st August 2015

Yeah, some of them are pretty insane.

MTV Video Music Awards 2015: See the full list of winners

This Is Local London: MTV Video Music Awards 2015: See the full list of winners

5:35am Monday 31st August 2015

See who joined Miley Cyrus on the MTV awards stage to collect a Moonman.

Taylor Swift goes brunette and all retro in new 'Wildest Dreams' video

This Is Local London: Taylor Swift goes brunette and all retro in new 'Wildest Dreams' video

5:35am Monday 31st August 2015

The pop star debuted her new music video during the MTV Video Music Awards pre-show.

VMAs 2015: Kanye West rails against awards shows in rambling speech

This Is Local London: VMAs 2015: Kanye West rails against awards shows in rambling speech

5:09am Monday 31st August 2015

Rap superstar says he’ll run for President – and smoked something before he went on stage.

Egypt summons UK ambassador amid tension over jailing of Al-Jazeera journalists

This Is Local London: Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohammed Fahmy was one of three jailed (AP)

4:54am Monday 31st August 2015

Egypt's foreign ministry has called in the British ambassador to Cairo amid diplomatic tension over the jailing of three Al-Jazeera English journalists for three years' each for reporting "false news".

Kanye West rails against awards shows as he collects MTV's highest honour

This Is Local London: Kanye West accepts the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards (AP)

4:52am Monday 31st August 2015

Rap superstar Kanye West railed against awards shows and announced he would run for president in 2020 as he collected MTV's highest honour at the Video Music Awards.

What Bad Blood? Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj team up at the VMAs

This Is Local London: What Bad Blood? Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj team up at the VMAs

4:31am Monday 31st August 2015

Pair team up on stage to show they have put their Twitter row behind them.

All the red carpet looks from the MTV VMAs 2015

This Is Local London: All the red carpet looks from the MTV VMAs 2015

4:31am Monday 31st August 2015

This is glamour in full swing.

New £30 limit for contactless cards payments

This Is Local London: The limit for contactless payments will be increased to £30

3:41am Monday 31st August 2015

Shoppers will be able to make higher-value purchases with their contactless cards when the limit for a single payment made in this way increases from £20 to £30 from tomorrow.

Cross-channel ferry services reopen after fresh Calais blockade

This Is Local London: Movements at the French port were suspended due to industrial action

3:41am Monday 31st August 2015

Cross-channel ferry services have reopened following a fresh blockade at the Port of Calais which disrupted the bank holiday journeys of thousands of passengers.

#SquadUp: Taylor Swift's Bad Blood gang steal the show on MTV VMAs red carpet

This Is Local London: #SquadUp: Taylor Swift's Bad Blood gang steal the show on MTV VMAs red carpet

1:51am Monday 31st August 2015

Taylor turned up with her amazing squad of BFFs to kick-start the annual MTV bash.

Mary Berry and James Bond queries among most bizarre calls made to councils

This Is Local London: A Great British Bake Off fan called Somerset County Council to find out the size of tin needed for Mary Berry's strawberry tart

12:42am Monday 31st August 2015

Asking for help with a Great British Bake Off dish and trying to answer a crossword clue about a James Bond villain are just two of the quirky calls received by council call centres in the last year.

Jeremy Corbyn under fire over 'tragedy' of Osama bin Laden killing

This Is Local London: In an interview for Iranian television Jeremy Corbyn suggested the assassination of the September 11 attacks' mastermind would result in deeper unrest

12:42am Monday 31st August 2015

Jeremy Corbyn has come under fire for saying it was a "tragedy" that Osama bin Laden was killed by the United States rather than being put on trial.

X Factor judges moved by aspiring stars

This Is Local London: Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (left) and Rita Ora were both moved by some of the contestants in this year's X Factor

12:16am Monday 31st August 2015

X Factor judges Simon Cowell, Rita Ora and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini lost composure as they watched aspiring singers audition in the lates episode of the show.

Sex-change women think more like men after testosterone treatment - study

This Is Local London: Scientists put female-to-male transsexuals through MRI brain scans before and after testosterone treatment

12:16am Monday 31st August 2015

Women given testosterone while undergoing a sex change start to think more like men after the treatment, research suggests.

Obese people's appetites 'may be hard-wired in brain'

This Is Local London: Brains of obese people may be hard-wired to find food irresistible, research suggests

12:16am Monday 31st August 2015

Obese people may have brains that are hard-wired to find food irresistible, a study has found.

Notting Hill Carnival revellers set for thundery downpours

This Is Local London: Hundreds of thousands descended on west London for Family Day

12:16am Monday 31st August 2015

Weather forecasters have warned that Notting Hill Carnival could be hit today by lightning, thundery downpours and half a month's worth of average rainfall.

Celebrity photo leak: iCloud hack case remains unsolved one year on

This Is Local London: Jennifer Lawrence was among some of Hollywood's most famous stars affected by the hack

12:16am Monday 31st August 2015

The cyber attack case that saw nude photos of celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton posted online is still to be solved by authorities, one year on.

Dreadnought 2050: Engineers imagine Navy warship of the future

This Is Local London: An artist's impression of the sort of ship that may one day serve the Royal Navy (BMT Defence Services/PA)

12:16am Monday 31st August 2015

Engineers have offered a glimpse into the future of Royal Naval surface ships by designing a vessel worthy of 2050, which can be operated by a significantly reduced crew.

£500m investment for Faslane naval base announced by Chancellor

This Is Local London: Faslane is home to missile-carrying Vanguard submarines

12:16am Monday 31st August 2015

Chancellor George Osborne has announced a £500 million investment for the Faslane naval base in Scotland, home of the UK's nuclear deterrent.

Only 4% of tradespeople out of work amid business optimism

This Is Local London: Most of the tradespeople polled said they expect business to remain stable or get better over the next year

12:11am Monday 31st August 2015

Only one in 25 tradesmen and women are out of work amid optimism for their business in the coming year, according to a new study.

Tesco to try out vinyl sales with new Iron Maiden album

This Is Local London: Tesco to try out vinyl sales with new Iron Maiden album

12:11am Monday 31st August 2015

Vinyl sales are on the increase and Tesco wants a piece of the pie.

Tenor Russell Watson ties the knot in Spain

This Is Local London: Russell Watson married Louise Harris in Spain

12:03am Monday 31st August 2015

Tenor Russell Watson has married Louise Harris, the woman he credits with changing his life, at a fairytale ceremony in Spain.

Roberto Martinez: Professional John Stones didn't mean to make transfer request

This Is Local London: Everton have informed John Stones, left, he will not be sold

10:44pm Sunday 30th August 2015

Roberto Martinez has suggested Everton defender John Stones did not personally want to lodge the transfer request that the Toffees rejected.

We asked the stars at Leeds Festival who inspired them to become musicians

This Is Local London: We asked the stars at Leeds Festival who inspired them to become musicians

10:36pm Sunday 30th August 2015

Who do we have to thank for inspiring the likes of Slaves, Ghostpoet and the Maccabees to go into the music business?

Andy Murray is enjoying his relationship with coach Jonas Bjorkman

This Is Local London: Andy Murray, right, and Jonas Bjorkman in practice ahead of the start of the US Open.

10:16pm Sunday 30th August 2015

Andy Murray feels his relationship with coach Jonas Bjorkman has reached another level in recent weeks as the pair get set to go it alone for the first time at the US Open.

Egypt summons UK ambassador amid tension over jailing of Al-Jazeera journalists

This Is Local London: Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohammed Fahmy was one of three jailed (AP)

10:05pm Sunday 30th August 2015

Egypt's foreign ministry has called in the British ambassador to Cairo amid diplomatic tension over the jailing of three Al-Jazeera English journalists for three years' each for reporting "false news".

Celebrity Big Brother 2015: That awkward moment when Janice Dickinson thinks Gail Porter has cancer

This Is Local London: Celebrity Big Brother 2015: That awkward moment when Janice Dickinson thinks Gail Porter has cancer

9:38pm Sunday 30th August 2015

No, Janice – that’s alopecia…

Boiled water notice lifted in more areas of Lancashire after outbreak

This Is Local London: Lancashire residents were told to boil their water after the microbial parasite cryptosporidium was found in a water treatment works in Preston

9:30pm Sunday 30th August 2015

More people in Lancashire have been told they no longer have to boil their water following the outbreak of a parasitic bug in supplies.

X Factor 2015: See how Twitter reacted to the second episode

This Is Local London: X Factor 2015: See how Twitter reacted to the second episode

9:27pm Sunday 30th August 2015

One act made SImon so tearful that he couldn’t even speak.

Channel ferry services disrupted by Calais blockade

This Is Local London: Ferry services have been disrupted thanks to problems in Calais

9:23pm Sunday 30th August 2015

Cross-Channel ferry services have been disrupted following a blockade at the Port of Calais.

Amanda Redman: TV forgets women in their 50s

This Is Local London: Amanda Redman: TV forgets women in their 50s

9:06pm Sunday 30th August 2015

Amanda Redman has said women in their late 60s and older still get roles.

X Factor 2015: Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini emotional as Josh Daniel sails through

This Is Local London: X Factor 2015: Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini emotional as Josh Daniel sails through

9:06pm Sunday 30th August 2015

And they weren’t the only ones moved to tears…

Gary Neville tells Manchester United to sign a striker after Swansea City loss

This Is Local London: Gary Neville wants to see new faces at Manchester United

8:24pm Sunday 30th August 2015

Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville has urged the club to sign up a striker before the transfer window closes.

We interviewed Royal Blood at Reading Festival. The results were... awkward

This Is Local London: We interviewed Royal Blood at Reading Festival. The results were... awkward

8:06pm Sunday 30th August 2015

The duo enlighten us on village fetes, the art of nose-picking and what Metallica are really like. Sort of.

Roy Hodgson calls for England's high standards to continue

This Is Local London: Jamie Vardy made his England debut in June's friendly against the Republic of Ireland

8:05pm Sunday 30th August 2015

Roy Hodgson has called for no let-up from his England players after naming his squad for the forthcoming double-header against San Marino and Switzerland.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal refuses to blame Sergio Romero for loss

This Is Local London: Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal defended goalkeeper Sergio Romero after he came under scrutiny in the 2-1 defeat at Swansea

7:40pm Sunday 30th August 2015

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal refused to blame Sergio Romero for his side's 2-1 defeat at Swansea.

Golden glory for England's women as they win the EuroHockey Championships

This Is Local London: England celebrate after beating the Netherlands in the gold medal match

7:30pm Sunday 30th August 2015

England's women won the UniBet EuroHockey Championships for the first time in 24 years as they defeated the Netherlands 3-1 on penalties to triumph on home soil.

Two men killed after car hits bridge on A74

This Is Local London: The road was closed temporarily and has since reopened.

6:56pm Sunday 30th August 2015

Two young men were killed when their car hit a motorway bridge.

Bafetimbi Gomis scores the winner as Swansea beat Manchester United

This Is Local London: Swansea City's Bafetimbi Gomis downed Manchester United

6:02pm Sunday 30th August 2015

Swansea stunned Manchester United for the third consecutive time with another comeback win at the Liberty Stadium.

Lord Coe looks forward to new era for athletics

This Is Local London: Lord Coe was elected as the new IAAF president on August 19 in Beijing

6:00pm Sunday 30th August 2015

International Association of Athletics Federations president Lord Coe is looking forward to a new era in athletics after taking up his new role at the helm of the sport.

Tory Government stoking 'dangerous' English nationalism, says Gordon Brown

This Is Local London: Gordon Brown was speaking at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

5:31pm Sunday 30th August 2015

Gordon Brown has attacked the Conservative Government for stoking a "dangerous and insidious" English nationalism that he said is pushing England and Scotland apart.

Ronald Koeman tells Victor Wanyama to focus on Southampton

This Is Local London: Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has reiterated that Victor Wanyama will not be sold before Tuesday's deadline

4:42pm Sunday 30th August 2015

Ronald Koeman has told Victor Wanyama to follow the example of Morgan Schneiderlin and give his best to Southampton despite wishing to leave the club.

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