Press Association 2014 LATEST

Everyone thinks The Sakyi Five are doppelgängers of JLS on Britain's Got Talent

This Is Local London: Everyone thinks The Sakyi Five are doppelgängers of JLS on Britain's Got Talent

8:08pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

The five brothers took the stage for the second time as they fought for a place in the final.

U2 tour manager Dennis Sheehan found dead in hotel room

This Is Local London: U2 tour manager Dennis Sheehan found dead in hotel room

8:02pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Bono said he was a “legend”.

Perrie Edwards nearly gave us all a heart attack with her latest Instagram post

This Is Local London: Perrie Edwards nearly gave us all a heart attack with her latest Instagram post

7:52pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

The Little Mix star sparked a short-lived frenzy, suggesting she and fiance Zayn Malik had finally tied the knot.

Bono in tribute to tour manager

This Is Local London: Bono has paid tribute to U2's tour manager Dennis Sheehan following his death

7:39pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

U2 frontman Bono has described the band's long-standing tour manager as a "legend" who is "irreplaceable" following his death.

'Deadly drones' threat to humans

This Is Local London: Autonomous weapon system drones have been described as the third revolution in warfare after gunpowder and nuclear arms

7:31pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Humans could be left "utterly defenceless" by small and agile flying robots that think for themselves and are designed to kill, a leading US computer science expert has warned.

Lucic-Baroni returns to haunt Halep

This Is Local London: Simona Halep is already out of the French Open

6:42pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Third seed Simona Halep crashed out in the French Open second round to Croatia's Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, the same opponent she lost to at last year's US Open.

Busy station closed in 'gun' alert

This Is Local London: London's Liverpool Street railway station

6:34pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Armed police were called to one of London's busiest railway stations after reports that a man had a gun in his pocket.

Travel boss gives shares to charity

This Is Local London: Harriet Green will reportedly donate shares to charity

6:34pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

The former chief executive of tour company Thomas Cook - who has been described as "greedy" and "shameless" - is to donate to charity a third of the multimillion-pound shares she is entitled to.

Action Man toy sale brings in £150k

This Is Local London: Pristine Action Man toys that were stored in the garage and loft of a former Palitoy salesman

5:50pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Boxes of unsold and unwanted Action Man and Star Wars toys that lay untouched in a retired salesman's garage for decades made well over £150,000 at auction today.

Police plea for missing mother, boy

This Is Local London: Police are growing concerned for a missing mother and her three-year-old son

5:50pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Police are appealing for help to find a mother and her three-year-old son who went missing yesterday.

Root backs Stokes to deliver

This Is Local London: There is more to come from "dynamic" Ben Stokes, according to Joe Root

5:47pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Joe Root is confident Ben Stokes will continue to deliver for England after his match-winning exploits at Lord's.

No special treatment - Federer

This Is Local London: Roger Federer does not expect any special treatment on the ATP World Tour

5:39pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Roger Federer insists top players should not be given special treatment after Rafael Nadal requested to be given a break from umpire Carlos Bernardes at the French Open.

Florence Welch moves on after 'breakdown'

This Is Local London: Florence Welch moves on after 'breakdown'

5:29pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

The singer says she has learned to stand on her own two feet.

Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi to visit San Diego Comic-Con

This Is Local London: Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi to visit San Diego Comic-Con

5:29pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Peter said: “Tales of San Diego Comic-Con are told in awe on every set around the known fantasy/sci-fi production world. It’s become a fabled kingdom. One I am thrilled to find myself heading for.”

Agent: Balotelli staying with Reds

This Is Local London: Mario Balotelli is staying at Liverpool, according to his agent

5:19pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli will remain at the club next season, according to his agent Mino Raiola.

New Android on Google's agenda

This Is Local London: Google is holding the conference in San Francisco

4:50pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Google is expected to unveil the new version of its Android operating system as well as discuss driverless cars and virtual reality when its annual I/O developer conference begins tomorrow.

Britain's Got Talent's Old Men Grooving invite Simon Cowell to join them

This Is Local London: Britain's Got Talent's Old Men Grooving invite Simon Cowell to join them

4:39pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Choreographer David Welch said: “We’d like him, we’ve asked him twice now. He’s thinking about it. It’s an open invitation.”

ASAP Rocky disgusts listeners with Rita Ora diss

This Is Local London: ASAP Rocky disgusts listeners with Rita Ora diss

4:27pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

The rapper has included some offensive lyrics on his new album.

Boy hit by falling gravestone dies

This Is Local London: Ciaran Williamson died after being hit by a falling gravestone (PA/Police Scotland)

4:26pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

An eight-year-old boy has died and two others were injured after they were hit by a falling gravestone in a "tragic accident" in a cemetery.

Ferdinand and Barton released

This Is Local London: Joey Barton is one of half-a-dozen players released by QPR

4:00pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Joey Barton, Rio Ferdinand and Bobby Zamora are among six players released by QPR following their relegation from the Premier League.

Study maps disposable income growth

This Is Local London: The report estimated gross disposable household income - the amount of money people have left over after factors such as taxes are taken into account

3:35pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

People living in the Scottish Borders experienced the strongest disposable income growth across the UK in 2013, according to a report.

Blair quits Middle East envoy role

This Is Local London: Former prime minister Tony Blair is to step down from his role as Middle East envoy for the UN, the US, the EU and Russia

3:24pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Tony Blair is to step down as Middle East envoy for the Quartet of powers after eight years in the role.

Trader 'tried to rig key HSBC rate'

This Is Local London: Tom Hayes denies rigging the libor rate

3:23pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

A "greedy" City trader tried to involve his "cheeky young graduate" stepbrother in an attempt to rig a key interest rate, a court has heard.

Tools to scour for life on Europa

This Is Local London: An artist's impression of a plume of water vapour erupting from the icy surface of Jupiter's moon Europa (Nasa/AP)

3:23pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

The countdown has begun for a mission to discover whether life might exist on Jupiter's moon Europa.

Lawrence inquiry evidence probed

This Is Local London: Stephen Lawrence was murdered in a racist attack

3:23pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

A police watchdog investigation is examining whether senior police officers, including Britain's former top officer, failed to provide "full, frank and truthful" information to the Stephen Lawrence inquiry more than 15 years ago.

McIlroy looking to enjoy Irish Open

This Is Local London: Rory McIlroy will look to bounce back from a missed cut at Wentworth on home soil this week

3:03pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

A refreshed Rory McIlroy wants to get back to winning ways at this week's Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, but has revealed he will not make a penny if he does.

Jail terms for school abuse trio

This Is Local London: Nigel Putman, who along with Colwyn Baker and David Hennessy were found guilty of historical sexual abuse at a school for vulnerable boys over a period of more than 30 years.

2:48pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Three men have been jailed after being found guilty of historical sexual abuse at a school for vulnerable boys over a period of more than 30 years.

Behind the scenes with Little Mix: what would Zayn say about Perrie's geeky new look?

This Is Local London: Behind the scenes with Little Mix: what would Zayn say about Perrie's geeky new look?

2:37pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

The girls have gone from chic to geek in their latest music offering, Black Magic.

Tribute poem to murdered father

This Is Local London: Philip Howard's children have paid a moving tribute to him (Thames Valley Police/PA)

2:04pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

The children of a man stabbed alongside his partner and her young daughter have written their own poem in tribute to him.

X Factor's Chris Maloney reveals: I spent £60,000 on cosmetic surgery because of internet trolls

This Is Local London: X Factor's Chris Maloney reveals: I spent £60,000 on cosmetic surgery because of internet trolls

2:00pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

He says he suffered a breakdown following abuse over his looks on the internet.

Courier demands aggressive Murray

This Is Local London: Andy Murray, pictured, plays Portugal's Joao Sousa in the second round of the French Open

1:37pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Andy Murray will have to throw caution to the wind and attack if he wants to win his first French Open title this year, according to two-time champion Jim Courier.

Ings unsure of future

This Is Local London: The race for the signature of out-of-contract Burnley striker Danny Ings is hotting up

1:08pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

In-demand striker Danny Ings insists his future remains "up in the air" as the race intensifies for the England Under-21 international.

First look: Fans reach breaking point over Point Break trailer

This Is Local London: First look: Fans reach breaking point over Point Break trailer

1:03pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

The first trailer to the remake is getting film fans hot under the collar for its release.

Ewan McGregor to appear at the Edinburgh International Film Festival

This Is Local London: Ewan McGregor to appear at the Edinburgh International Film Festival

1:03pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

The Trainspotting star’s latest film Last Days In The Desert will show at the 69th festival.

Justin Bieber wows Boyz II Men with song cover

This Is Local London: Justin Bieber wows Boyz II Men with song cover

12:51pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Biebs trotted out his version of I’ll Make Love To You at a live music night.

'Fanatic' jailed for bid to join IS

This Is Local London: Zakariya Ashiq claimed he had to leave the UK because he was being "pestered" by MI5 (West Midlands Police)

12:43pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

A fanatical young Muslim has been jailed for six years for making determined efforts to join Islamic State in Syria to fulfil his ambition of becoming a martyr.

Plea to Ryanair for Aer Lingus deal

This Is Local London: Ryanair will have an important say in the takeover bid for Aer Lingus

12:43pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

International Airlines Group chief Willie Walsh said he expects Ryanair to act in a "rational way" to its takeover bid for Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus.

Cover-up charge over Pc's death

This Is Local London: Police at the scene of the fatal attack on Neil Doyle

12:43pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

A man has been charged with perverting the course of justice in connection with the murder of a police constable.

Tablet computers now owned by 54%

This Is Local London: Tablet computers have only been on sale for five years

12:43pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

More than half of UK homes now own a tablet computer - just five years after they first went on sale.

Chinese president in state visit

This Is Local London: The Duke of Cambridge delivered the invitation to China's president during his own visit to Beijing

12:43pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

China's president Xi Jinping will make a state visit to the UK later this year - the first by a Chinese leader in 10 years.

Napoli deny Benitez announcement

This Is Local London: Napoli will not accept questions about Rafael Benitez's future at their next press conference

12:35pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Napoli insist a hastily-scheduled press conference has not been organised to confirm the departure of head coach Rafael Benitez for Real Madrid.

Britain's Got Talent 2015: Ella Shaw wants to prove herself to Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

This Is Local London: Britain's Got Talent 2015: Ella Shaw wants to prove herself to Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

12:27pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

When Ella auditioned for The X Factor last year, she was sent home by Cheryl during the six chair challenge round at bootcamp.

David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike and Amma Asante for A United Kingdom

This Is Local London: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike and Amma Asante for A United Kingdom

12:27pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

The director has signed up to the film which David is producing, while Rosamund is in talks to star alongside him.

Jessica Lange to return to Broadway in 2016

This Is Local London: Jessica Lange to return to Broadway in 2016

12:18pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

The Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that the Oscar-and-Emmy-winner will join Gabriel Byrne in a revival of Eugene O’Neill’s play in March.

Ricky Martin talks life as a single father

This Is Local London: Ricky Martin talks life as a single father

11:58am Wednesday 27th May 2015

The singer says his twins are his main priority, ahead of finding new love.

Hollyoaks' James Fletcher aka Dylan Jenkins to leave the soap

This Is Local London: Hollyoaks Dylan Jenkins to be disowned by dad Trevor over cross-dressing

11:48am Wednesday 27th May 2015

This week viewers saw Dylan injured in a hit and run by Zack Loveday (Duayne Boachie) and it is yet to be seen if he will survive.

Right to Buy set for extension

This Is Local London: The Government has vowed to extend Right to Buy

11:44am Wednesday 27th May 2015

The Government has pledged to support home ownership with legislation to extend the Right to Buy and to increase the supply of homes.

Promise to double free childcare

This Is Local London: Plans to offer more free childcare have been hailed by the Government

11:44am Wednesday 27th May 2015

The Conservatives' pre-election pledge to double free childcare for young children is confirmed in today's Queen's Speech.

Government push for full employment

This Is Local London: Full employment was one of David Cameron's campaign pledges

11:43am Wednesday 27th May 2015

The Government is aiming to achieve full employment with legislation to help create two million new jobs and three million new apprenticeships.

Venus fined for skipping presser

This Is Local London: Venus Williams, pictured, lost to fellow American Sloane Stephens in the French Open first round

11:30am Wednesday 27th May 2015

Venus Williams has been handed a 3,000 US dollars fine for skipping a press conference following her first-round defeat at the French Open, the International Tennis Federation has announced.

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