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Stimpson secures first Glasgow gold

Salisbury Journal: Jodie Stimpson crosses the line to win gold

1:20pm Thursday 24th July 2014

English triathlete Jodie Stimpson won the first gold medal of the Commonwealth Games to banish the pain of missing out on the London Olympics.

Cumberbatch to kick off Comic-Con

Salisbury Journal: Benedict Cumberbatch will make his debut at Comic-Con

1:15pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch is to get San Diego Comic-Con started, as the sold-out pop culture convention kicks off.

Mel B wants Spice Girls reunion

Salisbury Journal: Mel B says she would love the Spice Girls to reunite again

1:14pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Mel B has admitted she would love to see the Spice Girls back together for another reunion.

Efron and Pattinson have night out

Salisbury Journal: Robert Pattinson is friends with Zac Efron

1:13pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Zac Efron and Robert Pattinson have become good friends - enjoying a night out in Sunset Boulevard.

Spears to launch underwear line

Salisbury Journal: Britney Spears is launching an underwear line

12:53pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Britney Spears is launching a lingerie line.

Suarez set for El Clasico debut

Salisbury Journal: Luis Suarez's four-month ban would run out just in time for Barcelona's clash with Real Madrid

12:51pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Luis Suarez could make his debut for Barcelona against arch rivals Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.

Sir Bruce to front BBC variety show

Salisbury Journal: Sir Bruce Forsyth has a new presenting role for the BBC

12:03pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Sir Bruce Forsyth is to host a special variety show for BBC One - his first new presenting role since stepping down as the host of Strictly Come Dancing.

Miley makes early waves with record

Salisbury Journal: Scotland's Hannah Miley set a Games record in the 400 metres individual medley, the opening swim of Glasgow 2014

12:03pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Home favourite Hannah Miley kicked off the Commonwealth Games swimming in some style as she set a record in the opening race.

Flower to lead Lions

Salisbury Journal: Andy Flower takes charge of the England Lions this summer

12:01pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Former senior national coach Andy Flower will lead England Lions in their triangular series against New Zealand A and Sri Lanka A next month.

Van Gaal hails United performance

Salisbury Journal: Louis van Gaal was impressed by what he saw from his Manchester United charges

11:07am Thursday 24th July 2014

Louis van Gaal hailed his "fantastic" players as he began his reign as Manchester United manager with a 7-0 win over the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Children trying smoking 'at lowest'

Salisbury Journal: One in five pupils aged 11 to 15 said they have tried smoking, figures show

10:56am Thursday 24th July 2014

The number of children trying cigarettes has dipped to the lowest level on record, new figures suggest.

More poor teenagers apply for uni

Salisbury Journal: A record number of poorer students have applied for university places this year, Ucas figures show

10:54am Thursday 24th July 2014

Rising numbers of poorer teenagers are planning to go to university, but they are still half as likely to apply as their richer peers, new figures suggests.

Retail sales show small increase

Salisbury Journal: Sales volumes were up 0.1% in June, figures showed

10:37am Thursday 24th July 2014

Retail sales showed a meagre rise in June amid the longest period of sustained growth since before the recession, official data showed.

Naya Rivera gleeful after wedding

Salisbury Journal: Naya Rivera has tied the knot (Startraks Photo/Rex)

10:35am Thursday 24th July 2014

Glee star Naya Rivera has married actor Ryan Dorsey - her boyfriend of just three months - in Mexico.

Body found in blaze car was a woman

Salisbury Journal: West Midlands Police said a body found after a car fire in Birmingham was a woman

10:29am Thursday 24th July 2014

A body found in a burnt-out car is that of a woman, police have confirmed.

Student dies on trip to Tanzania

Salisbury Journal: Jack Burden was part of a 28-day expedition to Tanzania

10:29am Thursday 24th July 2014

Tributes have flooded in for a school pupil who died while on a trip to Tanzania after suffering a "severe allergic reaction".

Sea rescue caught on camera

Salisbury Journal: The daring rescue of a boy off a Cornish beach

10:29am Thursday 24th July 2014

The daring rescue of a drowning boy from a dangerous rip current off a Cornish beach has been captured on camera.

Farah out of Glasgow Games

Salisbury Journal: Mo Farah had been due to compete in the 5,000m and the 10,000m

10:10am Thursday 24th July 2014

Mo Farah has pulled out of the Commonwealth Games.

Hammond calls for Gaza ceasefire

Salisbury Journal: Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has blamed the latest fighting on Hamas (AP)

10:03am Thursday 24th July 2014

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has called for a swift ceasefire between Israel and Hamas as he joined international diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in Gaza amid growing concern at the rising civilian death toll.

Watching TV 'causes guilty feeling'

Salisbury Journal: Watching TV can lead to feelings of guilt, a study suggests

10:01am Thursday 24th July 2014

It is something we all secretly suspected, and there is probably a TV programme to tell you all about it - scientists have discovered that slumping in front of the television at the end of a long day can make you feel guilty and like a failure.

Dame Maggie's 'brilliant storyline'

Salisbury Journal: Dame Maggie Smith has won plaudits for her role in Downton Abbey as the formidable Dowager Countess

9:47am Thursday 24th July 2014

Dame Maggie Smith will have a "brilliant storyline" in the next series of Downton Abbey, the show's executive producer has said.

Jo Brand to host Bake Off spin-off

Salisbury Journal: Jo Brand will be hosting the Great British Bake Off's spin-off show

9:44am Thursday 24th July 2014

Jo Brand will be presenting The Great British Bake Off's new spin-off show.

Downey Jr talks more Iron Man films

Salisbury Journal: The Iron Man films have been a huge success

8:55am Thursday 24th July 2014

Robert Downey Jr has said he hasn't ruled out another Iron Man sequel.

Screen veteran Dora Bryan dies

Salisbury Journal: Actress Dora Bryan has died at the age of 91

8:40am Thursday 24th July 2014

Dora Bryan, who was known for roles in TV's Last Of The Summer Wine and classic British movies like A Taste Of Honey, has died at the age of 91.

Cheryl stuns at perfume launch

Salisbury Journal: Cheryl Cole at the launch of her new perfume

8:40am Thursday 24th July 2014

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has said she is loving married life as she launched her new perfume.

Barrowman and Boyle open Games

Salisbury Journal: John Barrowman performed at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games

8:40am Thursday 24th July 2014

John Barrowman, Susan Boyle, Rod Stewart, Ewan McGregor and James McAvoy have helped open the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, in a ceremony watched by more than nine million viewers on BBC One.

City ease to friendly win

Salisbury Journal: Dedryck Boyata was one of the Manchester City goalscorers

8:31am Thursday 24th July 2014

Manchester City began their pre-season tour of America with a comfortable 4-1 victory over MLS champions Sporting Kansas City at Sporting Park.

Prison 'is unsafe and violent'

Salisbury Journal: HMP Ranby was described as unsafe with high levels of violence following an inspection

8:11am Thursday 24th July 2014

A prison has been described as unsafe with high levels of violence by a report.

Family of four killed in crash

Salisbury Journal: The car collided with a lorry near Polmont in Scotland

8:11am Thursday 24th July 2014

A boy and a girl under the age of three were killed with their parents in a head-on collision between a car and a lorry.

Rural roads lorry speed limit rises

Salisbury Journal: The Government has raised the speed limit for lorries on rural roads from 40mph to 50mph

8:11am Thursday 24th July 2014

The Government is raising the speed limit for lorries on rural roads from 40mph to 50mph.

'Confidence lost' in assault MP

Salisbury Journal: Former shadow police minister David Ruffley was given a caution for common assault following an incident between him and his ex-partner

8:11am Thursday 24th July 2014

A Tory MP who has apologised after receiving a police caution for a domestic assault has "lost the confidence" of his constituency, a religious leader has warned.

Stab case woman to be sentenced

Salisbury Journal: Richard Craddock died from a single stab wound

8:10am Thursday 24th July 2014

A young woman who says she stabbed a middle aged man with a knife concealed in her bra over fears she would be sexually assaulted will be sentenced today.

Prisoners challenge bar on voting

Salisbury Journal: Two prisoners are seeking the right to vote in Scotland's independence referendum

8:10am Thursday 24th July 2014

Two prisoners serving life sentences who say rules which bar them from voting in the Scottish independence referendum breach their human rights are today due to launch a human rights fight in the UK's highest court.

Coast deaths highest in four years

Salisbury Journal: The RNLI says 167 people died in water-related accidents last year

8:10am Thursday 24th July 2014

The number of people who died along Britain's coast in 2013 was the highest in four years, the RNLI said, as it launches a campaign calling on people to Respect the Water.

Energy firms face extra storms bill

Salisbury Journal: Ofgem said that while SSE and UKPN's southern arms were badly hit by the storms 'they could have done more to get customers reconnected faster'

7:59am Thursday 24th July 2014

Regulator Ofgem has ordered energy companies SSE and UK Power Networks (UKPN) to pay an additional £3.3 million after a probe into how they handled last winter's storms.

United net seven to see off Galaxy

Salisbury Journal: Danny Welbeck was among the Manchester United goalscorers (AP)

6:49am Thursday 24th July 2014

Debutant defender Reece James scored twice as Manchester United began life under Louis van Gaal with a thumping 7-0 win over the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Wiggins targets more track glory

Salisbury Journal: Sir Bradley Wiggins will be back on the track in Glasgow

6:37am Thursday 24th July 2014

Sir Bradley Wiggins makes his eagerly awaited return to track cycling this morning in what he expects to be a three-way battle for team pursuit gold at the Commonwealth Games.

Mercedes duo target Hungarian win

Salisbury Journal: Lewis Hamilton, left, and Nico Rosberg both want to be on top of the podium this Sunday

6:37am Thursday 24th July 2014

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are both determined to claim a win in Hungary this weekend that will put them in good spirits heading into Formula One's summer break.

Perez welcomes Mexico F1 return

Salisbury Journal: Sergio Perez is excited by a home grand prix

6:37am Thursday 24th July 2014

Sergio Perez believes the return of the Mexico Grand Prix to the Formula One calendar can show the country as "the best in the world".

'Wide variation' for academy chains

Salisbury Journal: Some academy chains are outperforming state schools - but some are also lagging behind, a report says

4:09am Thursday 24th July 2014

England's best academy chains are raising standards for their poorest pupils and outperforming other state schools, but the weakest are lagging far behind, research suggests.

Reporter faces phone-hack sentence

Salisbury Journal: Former News of World reporter Dan Evans admitted hacking the phones of celebrities

4:09am Thursday 24th July 2014

A former News of the World reporter is due to be sentenced for phone hacking after giving key evidence in the case against his old boss, Andy Coulson.

Athletes take the Games spotlight

Salisbury Journal: The Queen holds her message during the 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

4:09am Thursday 24th July 2014

Athletes will take to sports fields, courts, track and pool as the first day of Commonwealth Games competitions gets under way.

New bird species 'face extinction'

Salisbury Journal: A reclassification of bird species has put many under threat of extinction

2:06am Thursday 24th July 2014

Dozens of newly-recognised bird species have been listed as threatened with extinction, a new report has revealed.

Glasgow welcomes world to its Games

Salisbury Journal: Fireworks explode during the flag raising at the opening ceremony for the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow (AP)

2:04am Thursday 24th July 2014

Glasgow gave the world a warm, Scottish welcome at a Commonwealth Games ceremony full of humour, music and featuring a major fundraising appeal.

Online shops' energy labels slammed

Salisbury Journal: The worst performers were those selling air conditioners, electric ovens and washer driers, the report found

12:38am Thursday 24th July 2014

Online retailers are lagging behind traditional stores in giving customers details about the energy performance of domestic appliances, according to a report.

Call to curb 'trick' finance fees

Salisbury Journal: Consumers are fed up with "trick" fees for financial products, a watchdog has reported

12:38am Thursday 24th July 2014

Many consumers believe that firms offering financial products such as mortgages, bank accounts and credit cards use separate fees or charges to "trick" them into thinking the cost is lower than it really is, according to research by Which?

Strong pound cuts hotspot prices

Salisbury Journal: Best-value holidays are to Spain's Costa del Sol and to Bulgaria

12:38am Thursday 24th July 2014

A stronger pound and price cuts in foreign resorts are making family trips to European hotspots up to 31% cheaper this summer, says a Post Offce Travel Money survey.

'Wake-up call' over interest rates

Salisbury Journal: Many people could have problems making mortgage payments as interest rates rise

12:38am Thursday 24th July 2014

Wake-up calls must be urgently sounded to help people plan how to cope with increased borrowing costs amid the prospect of the end of rock-bottom interest rates, a think-tank has argued.

£495m paid into 'pension scams'

Salisbury Journal: Pensions minister Steve Webb said people should make sure they understood all the implications before signing

12:38am Thursday 24th July 2014

People saving for their retirement are being warned to beware of cold calls, texts or website offers claiming to help them cash in their pot, as the total known amount paid into pension scams now stands at £495 million.

Police probed 17 justice campaigns

Salisbury Journal: Jean Charles de Menezes was shot by police marksmen (Metropolitan Police/PA)

12:20am Thursday 24th July 2014

Information on 17 justice campaigns for murder victims and those who died following police contact was held by a secret Scotland Yard unit, a report has found.

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