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Meningitis vaccine programme for UK

Salisbury Journal: Britain will be the world's first country to have a nationwide meningitis vaccine programme

2:24am Sunday 29th March 2015

All babies in the UK will soon have a potentially life-saving vaccine against meningitis B under a landmark deal, the Health Secretary has announced.

Hollywood 'bribed to become baker'

Salisbury Journal: Paul Hollywood said he took 'years' to get used to the idea of being famous

2:09am Sunday 29th March 2015

Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood has revealed how he had to be bribed by his father to quit his studies and become a baker.

Landmarks go dark for Earth Hour

Salisbury Journal: The Houses of Parliament went dark as the UK took part in Earth Hour

2:09am Sunday 29th March 2015

Some of the UK's most famous landmarks plunged into darkness as millions of people turned off their lights as part of an hour-long international switch-off to raise awareness about climate change.

Easter set to be a windy washout

Salisbury Journal: Some football games had to be postponed because of heavy rain

2:09am Sunday 29th March 2015

The forthcoming Easter break threatens to become a wet and windy washout in Britain - and there could even be some snow.

'Dizzying moves' to devolution

Salisbury Journal: The Scottish referendum sparked intense devolution discussions

2:09am Sunday 29th March 2015

The "dizzying" pace of proposals for devolution to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland has meant that not enough consideration has been given to the future of the Union, MPs have warned.

Lee Rigby memorial to be unveiled

Salisbury Journal: Fusilier Lee Rigby was murdered outside his barracks in Woolwich, south-east London

2:09am Sunday 29th March 2015

A permanent memorial to murdered soldier Lee Rigby will be unveiled today in his hometown.

Labour launches '40 days' campaign

Salisbury Journal: Douglas Alexander, chairman of Labour's election strategy, said the choice on May 7 was between a 'failing plan and a better plan for working people'

2:09am Sunday 29th March 2015

Labour has outlined "40 days and 40 ways" to change Britain - a policy for each day in the run-up to the general election.

PM targets 'instinctive Tories'

Salisbury Journal: David Cameron says he will win back 'instinctively Conservative' voters

2:09am Sunday 29th March 2015

David Cameron has vowed to win back "instinctively Conservative" voters as he held out the prospect of a new tax break for married couples if the Tories are returned to power after May 7.

'Threats' to BBC chief probed

Salisbury Journal: Tony Hall confirmed on Wednesday he would not be renewing Jeremy Clarkson's contract

2:09am Sunday 29th March 2015

Police are investigating threats to kill BBC director-general Tony Hall, reportedly linked to his decision to axe Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson.

Pension changes 'may unlock £140bn'

Salisbury Journal: New pension freedoms come into force from April 6

12:10am Sunday 29th March 2015

Up to £140 billion of savings could be released when millions of over 55-year-olds are allowed to cash in their pension pots from next month, ministers have said.

Clegg kicks off election campaign

Salisbury Journal: Deputy Prime minister Nick Clegg is beginning his battlebus election tour in the marginal constituency of Oxford West and Abingdon

12:03am Sunday 29th March 2015

Nick Clegg will today set out to woo women voters as he kicks off the Liberal Democrats' general election campaign.

Lily James: I want contemporary role next

Salisbury Journal: Lily James reveals Downton Abbey return

12:02am Sunday 29th March 2015

The 25-year-old Downton Abbey star has the lead role in Cinderella.

Coronation Street return not at all awkward for exes Tina O'Brien and Ryan Thomas

Salisbury Journal: Coronation Street return not at all awkward for exes Tina O'Brien and Ryan Thomas

12:02am Sunday 29th March 2015

The pair are an ex couple in real life and on screen, but are getting on fine on set.

Tobias Menzies: It's fun playing the good guy and the villain

Salisbury Journal: Tobias Menzies: It's fun playing the good guy and the villain

12:02am Sunday 29th March 2015

The actor plays both Claire’s husband Frank in the 1940s and villain Jonathan ‘Black Jack’ Randall in the 18th-century scenes in Outlander.

Steve Pemberton hints at more League Of Gentlemen

Salisbury Journal: Steve Pemberton hints at more League Of Gentlemen

12:02am Sunday 29th March 2015

Could the popular dark comedy return to our screens?

Cara Delevingne: First major acting role was terrifying

Salisbury Journal: Cara Delevingne: First major acting role was terrifying

12:02am Sunday 29th March 2015

The thought of working opposite Daniel Bruhl and Kate Beckinsale made the model feel quite nervous.

David Suchet: I'll never shake off Poirot

Salisbury Journal: David Suchet: I'll never shake off Poirot

12:02am Sunday 29th March 2015

The actor thinks he’ll be recognised as the character for the rest of his life.

Brook on point with first defence

Salisbury Journal: Kell Brook knocks down Jo Jo Dan during their IBF World Welterweight Championship bout

11:02pm Saturday 28th March 2015

Kell Brook returned from an horrific knife attack last year to win his first IBF welterweight world title defence in style.

Katie Piper is back in hospital following complications from surgery

Salisbury Journal: Katie Piper is back in hospital following complications from surgery

11:35pm Saturday 28th March 2015

And fans are sending her their best wishes.

Was Rita Ora really dressed like a Mongolian Yak herder during The Voice semi-finals?

Salisbury Journal: Was Rita Ora really dressed like a Mongolian Yak herder during The Voice semi-finals?

11:35pm Saturday 28th March 2015

What was she thinking? Twitter can’t see this one catching on.

McDermott hails Rhinos' resilience

Salisbury Journal: Brian McDermott was happy to get the job done in France

10:52pm Saturday 28th March 2015

Brian McDermott was a relieved man after watching his Leeds side score 28 points on the bounce to beat Catalans Dragons in France.

Rooney relishing senior role

Salisbury Journal: England captain Wayne Rooney (right) was impressed by Harry Kane's (left) debut.

10:45pm Saturday 28th March 2015

Wayne Rooney is relishing the role of elder statesman in an evolving and improving England side.

Coleman: We'll keep improving

Salisbury Journal: Gareth Bale, right, scored twice in Wales' 3-0 victory against Israel in Haifa

10:03pm Saturday 28th March 2015

Chris Coleman has warned Wales' Group B rivals his side will continue to improve in the second half of the Euro 2016 qualifiers.

Here are the 4 acts going through to The Voice finals

Salisbury Journal: Here are the 4 acts going through to The Voice finals

11:35pm Saturday 28th March 2015

Get ready to pick your favourite as the finals will be with us in just seven days.

Cockerill still targeting home semi

Salisbury Journal: Leicester director of rugby Richard Cockerill has not given up on securing a home semi-final

9:37pm Saturday 28th March 2015

Leicester director of rugby Richard Cockerill insists he has not given up hope of a home Aviva Premiership semi-final after his side leapfrogged Exeter Chiefs in the standings with victory at Welford Road.

Bonus point boost for McCall

Salisbury Journal: Mark McCall was pleased to get a bonus point win against Harlequins

9:37pm Saturday 28th March 2015

Saracens boss Mark McCall was thrilled to see his side secure a much-needed bonus point victory against Harlequins in front of a world record crowd at Wembley Stadium.

Leeds go top

Salisbury Journal: Brian McDermott's Leeds side put on a second-half show in France

7:48pm Saturday 28th March 2015

Leeds scored 28 points without reply in the second half to beat Catalans Dragons 38-22 and go top of the First Utility Super League.

Bale leads Wales to key win

Salisbury Journal: Goalscorers Gareth Bale, left, and Aaron Ramsey celebrate in Israel

7:31pm Saturday 28th March 2015

Gareth Bale turned on the style as Wales took a huge step towards qualifying for Euro 2016 with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Israel in Haifa.

This killer line from the new Bond film Spectre is really getting people thinking

Salisbury Journal: This killer line from the new Bond film Spectre is really getting people thinking

7:26pm Saturday 28th March 2015

“You’re a kite dancing in a hurricane, Mr Bond.”

Watson beaten in Miami

Salisbury Journal: Heather Watson, pictured, went down fighting against Angelique Kerber in Miami

7:09pm Saturday 28th March 2015

Heather Watson's challenge at the Miami Open ended in the second round as Angelique Kerber won their rain-affected clash which spanned two days.

Farage 'stretched' fighting seat

Salisbury Journal: Ukip leader Nigel Farage admitted he is 'stretched' fighting a marginal seat while leading a national campaign

6:44pm Saturday 28th March 2015

Nigel Farage has admitted he is spending no time preparing for Thursday's crunch television debate because he is "stretched" fighting a marginal seat while leading a national campaign.

Rain and winds threaten Easter

Salisbury Journal: Football matches had to be abandoned because of torrential rain

6:44pm Saturday 28th March 2015

Families hoping to enjoy a spot of sunshine this Easter break look set to be disappointed as Britain is hit by wind, rain - and even snow.

Burns kicks Leicester to victory

Salisbury Journal: Freddie Burns kicked 20 points as Leicester beat Exeter at Welford Road

6:15pm Saturday 28th March 2015

Geoff Parling's second-half try and the boot of Freddie Burns helped Leicester beat Exeter 25-18 and gain some revenge at Welford Road.

Saracens put on a show at Wembley

Salisbury Journal: Saracens' Chris Wyles scores his second try against Harlequins

6:15pm Saturday 28th March 2015

Saracens kept pace with Aviva Premiership leaders Northampton with a stunning 42-14 victory over Harlequins at Wembley in front of a world record 84,068 crowd for a club game.

James May has set up his own YouTube channel

Salisbury Journal: James May has set up his own YouTube channel

5:46pm Saturday 28th March 2015

And the first video is a dramatic change to his time on Top Gear.

Christopher Plummer gets Hollywood cement honour

Salisbury Journal: Christopher Plummer gets Hollywood cement honour

4:36pm Saturday 28th March 2015

The one-time Oscar winner got his hands dirty to accept the accolade.

Spectator dies in Nurburgring crash

Salisbury Journal: Jann Mardenborough was involved in a crash in Germany that has killed a spectator

4:32pm Saturday 28th March 2015

Young British sportscar driver Jann Mardenborough has been involved in a crash in a race in Germany which has resulted in the death of a spectator.

Family's 'hell' since Becky murder

Salisbury Journal: Balloons are released in memory of murdered Becky Watts in Bristol

3:48pm Saturday 28th March 2015

The heartbroken father of Becky Watts has said every day has been "absolute hell" since she was killed last month.

Man charged over slavery and fraud

Salisbury Journal: Timothy Joyce faces a total of 19 charges linked to slavery and fraud

3:48pm Saturday 28th March 2015

A 44-year-old man has been charged in connection with slavery and fraud offences against 10 alleged victims.

Happy couple marry in Morrisons

Salisbury Journal: A couple tied the knot in a supermarket

3:35pm Saturday 28th March 2015

It may not be everybody's idea of a dream venue but one couple had more reasons to wed at Morrisons than most.

'New species' of dinosaur found

Salisbury Journal: The find was made by scientists who found fossils in the rocks on the banks of the Kiya River in Western Siberia

3:35pm Saturday 28th March 2015

Scientists claim to have discovered a new species of dinosaur which roamed the world 100 million years ago.

Hamilton has the upper hand

Salisbury Journal: Lewis Hamilton, pictured, took pole in Malaysia ahead of Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg

2:33pm Saturday 28th March 2015

Lewis Hamilton has drawn first blood in this season's psychological battle with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg after the latter's bid to upstage the Briton backfired.

Sterling returns to Liverpool

Salisbury Journal: Raheem Sterling has returned to Liverpool, fresh from scoring his first England goal

2:27pm Saturday 28th March 2015

Raheem Sterling has left the England camp after having an injection in his toe, but the Liverpool winger expects to be fit for next weekend's crucial Premier League match with Arsenal.

No hard feelings for Lambert

Salisbury Journal: Paul Lambert enjoyed working alongside top Bundesliga coaches recently

2:20pm Saturday 28th March 2015

Paul Lambert has only "good things" to say about Aston Villa, the club he left last month after a disappointing run of games .

Hodgson cools Kane expectations

Salisbury Journal: Harry Kane celebrates scoring on his England debut against Lithuania on Friday night

2:01pm Saturday 28th March 2015

Roy Hodgson has moved to play down expectations surrounding Harry Kane after his stunning England debut.

Manor set to start in Malaysia

Salisbury Journal: Manor's Will Stevens will take part in the Malaysian Grand Prix despite not setting a time in qualifying

1:35pm Saturday 28th March 2015

Manor team principal John Booth concedes his marque "have a lot of work to do" after their weekend was saved by the Malaysian Grand Prix stewards.

Welbeck leaves England squad

Salisbury Journal: Danny Welbeck scored the second goal for England against Lithuania but later went off injured

1:23pm Saturday 28th March 2015

Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck has pulled out of the England squad because of a knee injury he suffered in Friday's 4-0 win over Lithuania.

McCullum vows to give all in final

Salisbury Journal: Brendon McCullum will not hold back in the World Cup final

1:08pm Saturday 28th March 2015

Brendon McCullum will not be scared to take his usual aggressive approach as he leads New Zealand into the World Cup final against Australia.

McClean: I was 'hung out to dry'

Salisbury Journal: James McClean is in the Republic of Ireland squad to take on Poland on Sunday

1:02pm Saturday 28th March 2015

James McClean believes he was "hung out to dry" by Sunderland over his decision not to wear a Remembrance Day poppy on his shirt.

North "okay" after head injury

Salisbury Journal: George North received treatment for a head injury during Northampton's game against Wasps

12:42pm Saturday 28th March 2015

Northampton winger George North is to see a specialist next week after being knocked out in the Saints' Aviva Premiership clash with Wasps on Friday.

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