Hollywood heartthrob Tom Hardy heading to Brum for premiere of Locke

Droitwich Advertiser: Driven: Tom Hardy in Locke

11:45am Monday 14th April 2014

HOLLYWOOD hotshot actor Tom Hardy will be in the Midlands this week for the premiere of his brand new film Locke.

It's fight or flight for Hathaway

Droitwich Advertiser: It's fight or flight for Hathaway

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Despite a triumphant awards season, Anne Hathaway's overexposure led to a vitriolic attack from the world's media last year. Now, she's emerged from the shadows ready for the spotlight once more, as Susan Griffin discovers.

The bookcase

Droitwich Advertiser: The bookcase

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

A look at the latest releases, plus what's new in paperback.

Jim joins the judging panel

Droitwich Advertiser: Jim joins the judging panel

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

An interview with horticulturalist Jim Buttress, about the problems of staging a TV gardening competition - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

DVD Review - April 12

Droitwich Advertiser: DVD Review - April 12

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

A weekly round-up of the latest DVD releases.

"Grief can be a great force for energy"

Droitwich Advertiser: "Grief can be a great force for energy"

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Pottery queen Emma Bridgewater's creations may be bright and breezy, but there's a lot of heartache behind her success. She tells Hannah Stephenson about her mother's tragic accident and how stress took its toll on her health.

Making a break for fitness

Droitwich Advertiser: Making a break for fitness

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Lunch breaks can be a great chance to top up your fitness and boost your wellbeing. Lynsey Charleston works out some work-break wonders.

Would you spot autism in a colleague?

Droitwich Advertiser: Would you spot autism in a colleague?

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

Autism may be a more familiar word these days, but misunderstanding about the condition is still rife. As World Autism Awareness Day approaches, Lisa Salmon hopes that will change.

Bookcase

Droitwich Advertiser: Bookcase

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

A look at the latest releases, plus what's new in paperback.

A blooming great 50th anniversary

Droitwich Advertiser: A blooming great 50th anniversary

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

An interview with Alan Titchmarsh as he celebrates 50 years in horticulture - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

DVD Review - March 29

Droitwich Advertiser: DVD Review - March 29

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

A weekly round-up of the latest DVD releases.

'Cancer is a constant worry'

Droitwich Advertiser: 'Cancer is a constant worry'

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

She's never lost for words on the Loose Women panel, but at first, Coleen Nolan "bottled up" her heartache over her late sister Bernie's cancer. Hannah Stephenson finds out when the grief hit hardest.

Collette's down but not out

Droitwich Advertiser: Collette's down but not out

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

She has talent in spades, but it's her likeability that makes Toni Collette most stand out. As her latest movie, A Long Way Down, is released, the Australian actress tells Keeley Bolger about parenthood, stage fright and why she's pleased she didn't jack it all in.

Never ending stories

Droitwich Advertiser: Never ending stories

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

When his elderly father became depressed, entrepreneur Roy Moed decided it was time to start a new chapter. The creator of LifeBook UK tells Abi Jackson his story.

Go and grow eco

Droitwich Advertiser: Go and grow eco

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

Tips to make your garden more eco-friendly - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

DVD Review - March 22

Droitwich Advertiser: DVD Review - March 22

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

A weekly round-up of the latest DVD releases.

Bookcase

Droitwich Advertiser: Bookcase

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

A look at the latest releases, plus what's new in paperback.

Apostrophe queen Truss turns to Horror

Droitwich Advertiser: Apostrophe queen Truss turns to Horror

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

A decade on from the runaway success of Eats, Shoots & Leaves, the fuss has died down and Lynne Truss has regained control of her life. As her new horror novel's published, Hannah Stephenson discovers why she's happier being out of the spotlight.

Wellbeing tips for mums

Droitwich Advertiser: Wellbeing tips for mums

6:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

Give yourself the gift of wellbeing this Mother's Day. Experts share their personal tips with Abi Jackson - and show that you don't need fancy spas and endless spare time to boost the feel-good factor.

Gardening Gifts for mum

Droitwich Advertiser: Gardening Gifts for mum

6:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

Tips on how to choose some of the best mum-friendly gardening gifts - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

DVD Review - March 15

Droitwich Advertiser: DVD Review - March 15

6:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

A weekly round-up of the latest DVD releases.

It can be a woman's world, says Trollope

Droitwich Advertiser: It can be a woman's world, says Trollope

6:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

Bestselling novelist Joanna Trollope believes women can have the career and the children - and shouldn't feel guilty about it. The vital thing, as she tells Hannah Stephenson, is that we support each other's choices, whatever they are.

Bookcase

Droitwich Advertiser: Bookcase

6:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

A look at the latest releases, plus what's new in paperback.

Aaron Paul: Welcome to the fast lane

Droitwich Advertiser: Aaron Paul: Welcome to the fast lane

7:00am Saturday 8th March 2014

Following his award-winning turn as drug dealer Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad, Aaron Paul's career is really revving up. Shereen Low catches up with the American actor and finds out why he's now completely addicted to fast cars.

Bookcase

Droitwich Advertiser: Bookcase

7:00am Saturday 8th March 2014

BBC Breakfast's Dr Rosemary Leonard has seen a lot of changes during her time as a GP, including a rise in people asking for counselling. She reflects, and tells Hannah Stephenson about her own dramas, including being stalked and the terrifying time an intruder barged into her home.

No smoke without dire risk

Droitwich Advertiser: No smoke without dire risk

6:00am Saturday 8th March 2014

It's common knowledge that smoking is bad for your health - but it's not just people with heavy habits who could be puffing their way towards problems. This year's No Smoking Day is urging part-time smokers to quit too. Abi Jackson reports.

Lawn care after the flood

Droitwich Advertiser: Lawn care after the flood

6:00am Saturday 8th March 2014

Tips on how gardeners can revive their waterlogged lawns and bring them back to their former glory - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

A Fiennes romance

Droitwich Advertiser: A Fiennes romance

6:00am Saturday 1st March 2014

Kristin Scott Thomas teams up with old pal Ralph Fiennes in The Invisible Woman, which tells the story of Charles Dickens' affair with a young actress. She tells Jeananne Craig why being cast as 'the mother' wasn't all bad - and why director Fiennes was a "terrible bully".

Pin-pointing the benefits of acupuncture

Droitwich Advertiser: Pin-pointing the benefits of acupuncture

6:00am Saturday 1st March 2014

Some 2.3 million acupuncture treatments are carried out each year in the UK, making it one of the most popular complementary therapies. Ahead of Acupuncture Awareness Week (March 3-10), Abi Jackson channels her inner pin cushion to find out what it's all about.

DVD Review - March 1

Droitwich Advertiser: DVD Review - March 1

6:00am Saturday 1st March 2014

A weekly round-up of the latest DVD releases.

Perk up your patio

Droitwich Advertiser: Perk up your patio

6:00am Saturday 1st March 2014

Tips on how to prep your patio ready for spring - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

Sachs' Manuel for life

Droitwich Advertiser: Sachs' Manuel for life

6:00am Saturday 1st March 2014

Until a few years ago, Andrew Sachs was simply Manuel to many, the charmingly hapless Spanish waiter from Seventies sitcom Fawlty Towers. These days, he's the man at the centre of voicemail scandal 'Sachsgate' but, he tells Keeley Bolger, life is good and he's looking to the future.

Bookcase

Droitwich Advertiser: Bookcase

6:00am Saturday 1st March 2014

A look at the latest releases, plus what's new in paperback.

Memories of my mother

Droitwich Advertiser: Memories of my mother

6:00am Saturday 22nd February 2014

Award-winning broadcaster Sally Magnusson's mother was a bright, curious woman, until dementia took hold. Sally reveals Mamie Baird's story, and highlights the impact the illness has on millions of families, in her moving new book.

Frost fires up the dance floor

Droitwich Advertiser: Frost fires up the dance floor

6:00am Saturday 22nd February 2014

Nobody puts Nick Frost in the corner... The funny sidekick takes centre stage in new dance comedy Cuban Fury, and he's as proud as punch, Shereen Low discovers.

Magic mementoes

Droitwich Advertiser: Magic mementoes

6:00am Saturday 22nd February 2014

Don't let those special memories fade away - keep them, with the help of a memento-filled scrapbook, forever, says Abi Jackson.

DVD Review - February 22

Droitwich Advertiser: DVD Review - February 22

6:00am Saturday 22nd February 2014

A weekly round-up of the latest DVD releases.

A touch of texture

Droitwich Advertiser: A touch of texture

6:00am Saturday 22nd February 2014

Tips on how to create a textured garden, combining lustrous hard materials with carefully chosen plants - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

The bookcase

Droitwich Advertiser: The bookcase

6:00am Saturday 22nd February 2014

A look at the latest releases, plus what's new in paperback.

'Chick-lit? I prefer feel-good'

Droitwich Advertiser: 'Chick-lit? I prefer feel-good'

6:00am Saturday 15th February 2014

Swapping hospital work for a writing career was a money-making tactic for bestselling romance writer Jill Mansell. As her 25th book is released, Hannah Stephenson discovers the author's love of Twitter, her dislike of sex scenes and why happy endings are so important.

'I'll fight for life'

Droitwich Advertiser: 'I'll fight for life'

6:00am Saturday 15th February 2014

Once the go-to guy for fluffy romcoms, Matthew McConaughey is now one of the most exciting actors in Hollywood - with an Oscar nomination to boot. He tells Susan Griffin all about his toughest role to date.

Be a savvy snacker

Droitwich Advertiser: Be a savvy snacker

6:00am Saturday 15th February 2014

A snack or two can help us get through the day, but it's easy to make unhealthy choices. Snack sensibly though and your health and waistline could benefit. Abi Jackson chews over the facts.

Lest we forget the great war growers

Droitwich Advertiser: Lest we forget the great war growers

6:00am Saturday 15th February 2014

Refreshing memories of a horticultural society set up by a group of First World War prisoners - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

DVD Review - February 15

Droitwich Advertiser: DVD Review - February 15

11:05am Friday 14th February 2014

A weekly round-up of the latest DVD releases.

Bookcase

Droitwich Advertiser: Bookcase

11:00am Friday 14th February 2014

A look at the latest releases, plus what's new in paperback.

Bookcase

Droitwich Advertiser: Bookcase

7:00am Saturday 8th February 2014

A look at the latest releases, plus what's new in paperback.

Patterson shows his softer side

Droitwich Advertiser: Patterson shows his softer side

7:00am Saturday 8th February 2014

James Patterson turns his hand to a love story, inspired by his own tale of love and loss. Hannah Stephenson gets chatting to the multimillionaire thriller writer.

Branagh's out of the Shadows

Droitwich Advertiser: Branagh's out of the Shadows

7:00am Saturday 8th February 2014

Working with Sir Kenneth Branagh's a childhood dream come true for Keira Knightley. And the appreciation's mutual, the duo tell Albertina Lloyd, as they promote action thriller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.

DVD Review - February 8

Droitwich Advertiser: DVD Review - February 8

7:00am Saturday 8th February 2014

A weekly round-up of the latest DVD releases.

A flood of ways to save waterlogged plants

Droitwich Advertiser: A flood of ways to save waterlogged plants

6:00am Saturday 8th February 2014

Tips on how we can protect our plants from the worst of the weather - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.








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