Be inspired by autumn walks

Droitwich Advertiser:

6:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

So it's official - a walk to take in the seasonal colours of autumn is good for our wellbeing, according to new research by the National Trust.

Laughter is best medicine for Merton

Droitwich Advertiser:

6:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

I'm half expecting Paul Merton to be one of those angst-ridden comedians who's deadly serious off-stage, the comic genius only emerging when he steps into the spotlight.

Brain tumours 'poor cousin' of cancer resarch

Droitwich Advertiser:

6:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

They're the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40, yet brain tumours currently receive just 1% of the national spend on cancer research.

Scodelario has found her way

Droitwich Advertiser:

6:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Kaya Scodelario's mother recently pleaded with her daughter over her choice of roles. "My Mum asked, 'Can you stop playing crazy characters? I can't handle it any more'," reveals the 22-year-old actress, laughing.

Schizophrenia in the spotlight

Droitwich Advertiser:

6:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

As head of empowerment and social inclusion at the Mental Health Foundation, David Crepaz-Keay is in a good position to talk about 'living with schizophrenia', the focus of this year's World Mental Health Day on October 10.

'I've made the decision to die'

Droitwich Advertiser:

6:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

Lynda Bellingham is hoping to make it to Christmas to celebrate her favourite part of the year for one last time, surrounded by her family.

"I'll keep going 'til my knees give up'

Droitwich Advertiser:

6:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

When you meet Liam Neeson in person - all 6ft 4 of him - it's easy to see why he's still fielding action hero offers, while others his age dream of retirement.

Find garden inspiration under the covers

Droitwich Advertiser:

6:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

With autumn comes books, lots of them. Celebrity autobiographies, new novels from top-notch authors and, best of all, a plethora of gardening books.

Hang(over) a minute!

Droitwich Advertiser:

6:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

How many times have you been hung-over? I have no idea - which probably implies, and rightly so, that the figure's pretty high.

Palin's progress

Droitwich Advertiser:

6:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

He has travelled pole to pole, been around the world in 80 days - well, in 79 days and seven hours to be precise - and most recently played to sell-out crowds at The O2 with his Monty Python pals.

Mirren's a real madame

Droitwich Advertiser:

6:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

Whenever Helen Mirren's in need of a little pick-me-up, she searches out a slice or two of eggy bread. "My mother used to make it. Oh, it's amazing," she says, a wistful look in her eye as she pictures the naughty treat.

Protect our Pollinators

Droitwich Advertiser:

6:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

We know bees, hoverflies and other beneficial insects provide a welcome sight for gardeners in spring and summer, pollinating our flowers and helping us to reap rich harvests, but these valued species also need plenty of protection in the winter to ensure they return in years to come.

Beware the silent killer

Droitwich Advertiser:

6:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

Autumn will soon be in full swing, and it won't be long before the central heating is cranked up in many British homes. But as well as warming people up, the big switch-on could also bring with it a silent killer.

'I'm the bolted-on Buchan'

Droitwich Advertiser:

6:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

Elizabeth Buchan, a former winner of Romantic Novel of the Year, is often approached by readers at book festivals who ask whether she's related to the late, great John Buchan, novelist, politician and author of The Thirty-Nine Steps.

'Acting is such a weird profession'

Droitwich Advertiser:

6:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

In an industry where people crave fame and recognition, Jesse Eisenberg is quite an anomaly.

Boost your spring garden with new bulbs

Droitwich Advertiser:

6:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

There's a nip in the air which, to me, signals the end of summer and provides a wake-up call to start planting some spring bulbs to brighten up borders and patios next year.

The pain of migraine

Droitwich Advertiser:

6:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

As one of the symptoms is a throbbing pain in the head, migraine is often dismissed as a headache.

Sly's not Expendable yet

Droitwich Advertiser:

6:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

He may be a go-to action hero, but Sylvester Stallone is feeling a little fragile today.

Have you done your health homework?

Droitwich Advertiser:

6:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

The new school year is on the horizon, and soon children up and down the country will be back in the classroom - those breeding grounds of knowledge and creativity. But, steel yourself parents, they're also prime breeding ground for the lurgy.

The boys are down(under) and out

Droitwich Advertiser:

6:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

Three years ago, shortly before the first big screen version of their successful TV comedy The Inbetweeners was released, Simon Bird, Blake Harrison, Joe Thomas and James Buckley insisted that the movie marked a final goodbye to the socially inept teenagers we'd all come to love since their debut in 2008.

Feel the heat

Droitwich Advertiser:

6:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

With British summers so unreliable, it's no wonder many of us are keen to make the most of the sunshine when it shows up, and a leisurely walk - or a strenuous hike - is a great way of getting outdoors into the fresh air.

Diesel branches out with new tree role

Droitwich Advertiser:

6:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

Vin Diesel bursts into a quiet hotel room, his team in tow, brandishing a speaker attached to his mobile phone.

Fire up a healthier flamin' feast

Droitwich Advertiser:

6:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

Chomping into juicy burgers at summer barbecues, few people will spare a thought for the health risks of al fresco dining. Unless, of course, they've had a nasty experience at a previous event...

Blackpool's back with fun for all the family

Droitwich Advertiser:

10:10am Thursday 31st July 2014

Blackpool has always been my favourite seaside resort - I have fond memories of riding a donkey along the beach as a child, exploring the piers and being amazed by the illuminations.

Believing in life after death

Droitwich Advertiser:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

By Jeananne Craig, Press Association

A wee problem that's more common than you think

Droitwich Advertiser:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Men are notorious for burying their heads in the sand about their health, and it seems this is especially true when it comes to things going on 'down there' potentially relating to the prostate, the gland which sits underneath men's bladders, surrounds the urethra and produces semen.

It's a dog's life for BGT'S Ashleigh

Droitwich Advertiser:

6:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

It's no wonder Ashleigh Butler describes her life as "surreal".

A Bug's Life

Droitwich Advertiser:

6:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

The Prime Minister has warned that antibiotic resistance could soon cast the world "back into the dark ages of medicine", and the Chief Medical Officer has said it poses a threat as important and deadly as climate change and international terrorism.

Attenborough takes action for butterflies

Droitwich Advertiser:

6:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

Since creating a meadow area in his own back garden three years ago, Sir David Attenborough has enjoyed an influx of wildlife and is this year hoping to see a wide range of butterflies visiting it.

Knightley Night New York

Droitwich Advertiser:

6:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

Keira Knightley's a little peeved. It's the mention of her appearance on The Graham Norton Show, in which she revealed her husband's attempts to teach her the guitar almost ended in divorce, that's done it.

Unsung heroes of wartime hospitals

Droitwich Advertiser:

6:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

Young soldiers being killed or horrifically injured in brutal warfare is the classic image of the First World War.

Healthy holidays

Droitwich Advertiser:

7:00am Saturday 5th July 2014

After packing shorts, T-shirts and sunglasses for that long-awaited sunshine holiday, don't forget another essential for your summer family getaway - a well-stocked first aid kit.

Sarandon's on the road again

Droitwich Advertiser:

4:46pm Friday 4th July 2014

Susan Sarandon is reflecting on a "crazy" moment a few weeks ago where she set thousands of film fans' hearts aflutter.

Joy in the slow lane

Droitwich Advertiser: Joy in the slow lane

6:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

It's almost three years since Slow Club released their second album, Paradise.

No chemical attraction

Droitwich Advertiser: No chemical attraction

6:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

Modern life exposes us to chemicals every second - from the food we eat and the water we drink to the everyday products we use, and even the air we breathe.

I owe Simon Cowell'

Droitwich Advertiser: I owe Simon Cowell'

6:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

Leona Lewis may have recently severed ties with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Music, but there's no bad blood between her and the media mogul.

All the world's a stage for Spacey

Droitwich Advertiser: All the world's a stage for Spacey

6:00am Saturday 14th June 2014

There are moments in his new documentary film where you forget that Kevin Spacey is a world famous, Oscar-winning star.

'I begged for this role'

Droitwich Advertiser: 'I begged for this role'

6:00am Saturday 7th June 2014

Charlize Theron is laughing about a memorable day she had on the set of her new comedy western A Million Ways To Die In The West.

Just statin the facts?

Droitwich Advertiser: Just statin the facts?

6:00am Saturday 7th June 2014

They can substantially reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes, may stave off dementia, and could even boost your sex life.

Kirsten Dunst do arm candy roles

Droitwich Advertiser: Kirsten Dunst do arm candy roles

6:00am Saturday 31st May 2014

Kirsten Dunst walks into the hotel suite where we're meeting and makes a beeline for the balcony. "Oh, this hotel is so beautiful. And it's so cosy, it makes you want to take a little nap," says the 32-year-old in a girlish voice.

DVD Review - May 24

Droitwich Advertiser: The Wolf of Wall Street stars Leonardo DiCaprio

6:00am Saturday 24th May 2014

The Wolf Of Wall Street (Cert 18, 180 mins, Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd, Drama/Comedy/Romance, also available to buy DVD £19.99/Blu-ray £24.99/Limited Edition Steelbook Blu-ray £29.99)

The Chelsea bubble bursts For Binky

Droitwich Advertiser: The Chelsea bubble bursts For Binky

6:00am Saturday 24th May 2014

It was enough to make any of the Made In Chelsea set cry into their champagne, when E4 reality series favourite Alexandra 'Binky' Felstead realised her caddish beau Alex Mytton had been unfaithful - but claimed he couldn't actually remember anything about the illicit encounter because he was so drunk.

The bookcase

Droitwich Advertiser: The bookcase

6:00am Saturday 24th May 2014

BOOK OF THE WEEK

'Like good wine, artists take time to mature'

Droitwich Advertiser: 'Like good wine, artists take time to mature'

6:00am Saturday 24th May 2014

It's easy to see why Bryan Cranston, star of landmark TV drama Breaking Bad, would describe his career as being something of a dream come true.

A perfect match

Droitwich Advertiser: A perfect match

6:00am Saturday 24th May 2014

There are some combinations that make life feel better - strawberries and cream, roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, gin and tonic.... but for me, one of the classic combinations which will always bring a heavenly note to summer is the pairing of clematis and roses.

DVD Review - April 26

Droitwich Advertiser: DVD Review - April 26

6:00am Saturday 26th April 2014

A weekly round-up of the latest DVD releases.

Best sports bras for bigger busts

Droitwich Advertiser: Best sports bras for bigger busts

6:00am Saturday 26th April 2014

A well-fitting and supportive bra is essential if you have a larger bust, and never more so than when you're exercising.

Bookcase

Droitwich Advertiser: Bookcase

6:00am Saturday 26th April 2014

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

Thompson takes a punch

Droitwich Advertiser: Thompson takes a punch

6:00am Saturday 26th April 2014

In new comedy caper The Love Punch, Emma Thompson and Pierce Brosnan play a former husband and wife who grudgingly join forces to recover their stolen retirement fund.

The best of Britton

Droitwich Advertiser: The best of Britton

6:00am Saturday 26th April 2014

At the age of 56, Fern Britton is looking fab, fit and famously un-flabby.






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