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Molinari responds to chasing pack

Droitwich Advertiser: Victor Dubuisson found himself in a spot of bother at the BMW PGA Championship at the Wentworth

3:49pm Saturday 23rd May 2015

Francesco Molinari produced the perfect response to some spectacular scoring from his rivals to remain the man to beat in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

The Syndicate's Melanie Hill: We should have played lottery numbers for real

Droitwich Advertiser: The Syndicate's Melanie Hill: We should have played lottery numbers for real

3:36pm Saturday 23rd May 2015

The Coronation Street actress stars in the latest series of Kay Mellor’s hit drama about lottery winners.

Kayvan Novak: My opportunities are still limited

Droitwich Advertiser: Kayvan Novak: My opportunities are still limited

3:36pm Saturday 23rd May 2015

The Fonejacker star says he doesn’t feel he’ll ever get a part in a period drama.

Rail firm 'sorry' for announcement

Droitwich Advertiser: First Great Western are investigating complaints about an announcement of a death on the line

2:54pm Saturday 23rd May 2015

A rail company has apologised after customers complained about a "shocking" announcement made on the loudspeaker about a death on the line.

Concern over missing girl and man

Droitwich Advertiser: Kaylie Hatton, 16, has been missing for a week (Metropolitan Police/PA Wire)

2:27pm Saturday 23rd May 2015

Police are growing increasingly concerned over a 16-year-old girl and a 51-year-old man who have been missing for a week.

Pellegrini: This season was easier

Droitwich Advertiser: Manuel Pellegrini hopes Manchester City can start being more consistent next season

1:26pm Saturday 23rd May 2015

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini does not think he has fallen victim to a managerial 'second-season syndrome'.

New Zealand press on at Lord's

Droitwich Advertiser: Kane Williamson reached his 10th Test century, at Lord's

1:26pm Saturday 23rd May 2015

England must overturn a surely sizeable first-innings deficit if they are somehow to prevail in the first Investec Test against New Zealand at Lord's.

Censored car number plates revealed

Droitwich Advertiser: In the last financial year the DVLA raised more than £105 million for the Treasury through the sale and auction of personalised registrations

11:49am Saturday 23rd May 2015

The DVLA has revealed its list of censored car number plates - including VA61ANA, BL03 JOB, JE55US and AL14LAH.

Hamilton in charge at Monaco

Droitwich Advertiser: It's a first for Lewis Hamilton as he takes pole position for Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix

11:39am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Lewis Hamilton has claimed his first ever pole position in Monaco, edging out Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.

Grange Hill actor is found dead

Droitwich Advertiser: Erkan Mustafa has paid tribute to former Grange Hill co-star Terry Sue-Patt, who has been found dead

11:01am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Grange Hill actor Terry Sue-Patt has died aged 50.

Carmichael pressured in memo row

Droitwich Advertiser: Alistair Carmichael is under pressure to resign as an MP due to his role in the leaking of a memo

10:30am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Former Cabinet minister Alistair Carmichael has come under further pressure to quit as an MP after he accepted responsibility for a leaked memo which alleged Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon wanted David Cameron to win the general election.

McKellen considered knighthood snub

Droitwich Advertiser: Sir Ian McKellen has admitted that he considered turning down his knighthood

9:39am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Sir Ian McKellen considered turning down his knighthood, thinking that the system was unfair, he has revealed.

Labour facing hard truths - Cooper

Droitwich Advertiser: Yvette Cooper said the Labour Party had to 'face some hard truths' after its election defeat

8:30am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Labour leadership contender Yvette Cooper has warned her party against swinging too far to the left or right as she stressed there was a mountain to climb to become electable again.

Gerrard ready for final farewell

Droitwich Advertiser: Sunday's trip to Stoke will be Steven Gerrard's 710th and final appearance for Liverpool

6:55am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Headlines about Raheem Sterling's contract issues and the prospect of Liverpool losing a star player this summer have deflected attention from the departure of one of the club's true greats.

Murray: Mauresmo input can be key

Droitwich Advertiser: Andy Murray's, right, coach Amelie Mauresmo won two grand slams during her career

6:45am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Andy Murray believes coach Amelie Mauresmo's experience of the pressures of playing at the French Open could give him the edge as he bids for his first Roland Garros title.

McDermott hails hero Sinfield

Droitwich Advertiser: Kevin Sinfield moved up to third place in rugby league's all-time list of leading scorers as Leeds beat Hull KR

6:17am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Leeds coach Brian McDermott hailed his captain Kevin Sinfield after he scored 16 points in the Rhinos' 36-16 win over Hull KR to become the third highest scorer in the history of rugby league.

Merge order to speed up adoption

Droitwich Advertiser: Town halls will be compelled to merge services to speed up adoptions

5:54am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Plans to force councils to merge services in order to speed up adoption rates are to be announced in next week's Queen's Speech.

Councils scaling back CCTV coverage

Droitwich Advertiser: A surveillance watchdog has voiced fears about councils cutting back on CCTV camera use

4:41am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Councils are scaling back on the use of CCTV cameras in an attempt to cut costs, a surveillance watchdog has warned.

Town halls urge ban on legal highs

Droitwich Advertiser: Town halls want an outright ban on legal highs such as 5-IT pills, pictured

2:05am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Town halls have called for an outright ban on legal highs to be announced in the Queen's Speech.

Eurovision gears up for grand final

Droitwich Advertiser: Conchita Wurst, who won the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest for Austria, performs on stage during a dress rehearsal (AP)

12:23am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Eurovision 2015's finalists are now all in place and raring to go for tonight's live grand final.

Oxford students to keep exam attire

Droitwich Advertiser: Oxford University students have voted to keep gowns, suits and mortarboards for exams.

12:23am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Oxford University students have voted overwhelmingly against ending a centuries-old tradition of wearing gowns, suits and mortarboards to exams.

1,000 attend rail disaster service

Droitwich Advertiser: The Princess Royal lays a wreath at Gretna Old Parish Church

12:23am Saturday 23rd May 2015

About 1,000 people, including descendants of those who died, have attended a service to commemorate Britain's worst rail disaster.

Irish 'vote Yes for gay marriage'

Droitwich Advertiser: Supporters celebrate outside the central count centre in Dublin after Ireland voted in a referendum on same-sex marriage

12:23am Saturday 23rd May 2015

The first official results in Ireland's gay marriage referendum have returned a majority of 57% in favour.

Dunkirk veteran's 'enormous tears'

Droitwich Advertiser: Dunkirk veteran Arthur Taylor laid his own wreath for the Bournemouth branch of the Dunkirk Veterans Association

12:23am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Dunkirk veteran Arthur Taylor felt "enormous tears" as he laid a wreath at the Allied Beach Memorial in memory of those who died during the Second World War rescue mission.

Alps victim in fight with brother

Droitwich Advertiser: Zaid al-Hilli said he had a fight with his brother Saad over the family inheritance a year before Saad and his family were murdered in the French Alps

12:23am Saturday 23rd May 2015

The brother of a British man gunned down in the French Alps with his family has revealed the pair fought over a £1 million inheritance before his death, but insisted he played no part in the horrific killings.

Cash-strapped Palace axes staff

Droitwich Advertiser: Buckingham Palace staff have been axed in a cost-cutting move

12:23am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Buckingham Palace has revealed some staff have been axed after it was reported at least four senior officials have been let go in a matter of months in a cost-cutting move.

'Golden parachute' deals to be axed

Droitwich Advertiser: £100,000-plus public sector redundancy pay-offs are facing the axe

12:23am Saturday 23rd May 2015

The Government is to move to end six-figure "golden parachutes" for high-earning public sector bosses who are made redundant.

Climate lobbyists 'biggest threat'

Droitwich Advertiser: David Cameron's former chief strategist Steve Hilton has attacked climate change lobbyists

12:23am Saturday 23rd May 2015

David Cameron's former strategy adviser Steve Hilton has launched an outspoken attack on climate change lobbyists, accusing them of being "the biggest threat to the environment today".

Bank to probe 'Brexit' economy risk

Droitwich Advertiser: Prime Minister David Cameron at a press conference at the end of the Eastern Partnership Summit which he attended in Riga, Latvia

12:23am Saturday 23rd May 2015

The Bank of England has launched a project to assess the economic risks to Britain if the country votes to leave the European Union in the referendum promised by David Cameron.

Britain's Got Talent: Simon Cowell makes a kissy face at a cute pooch

Droitwich Advertiser: Britain's Got Talent: Simon Cowell makes a kissy face at a cute pooch

12:11am Saturday 23rd May 2015

The TV judge, once dubbed Mr Nasty, blows kisses at seven-year-old Border Collie Matisse to get his attention when he walks onto the stage.

Coronation Street - who's moving in and who's moving out?

Droitwich Advertiser: Corrie viewers up in arms over local paper gaffe

12:11am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Get up-to-date with which of the soap’s characters are being axed and who is taking up a spot on the cobbles.

Eurovision 2015: Everything you need to know ahead of the final

Droitwich Advertiser: Eurovision 2015: Everything you need to know ahead of the final

12:11am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Look out for Slovenia’s headphone-wearing act, Norway singing about a “terrible thing” he did in his youth, and Lithuania’s snog mid-song.

Charlotte Riley: Magical role reflects my life

Droitwich Advertiser: Charlotte Riley: Magical role reflects my life

12:11am Saturday 23rd May 2015

The actress says she can relate to even the most fantastical of her characters.

Emmerdale's Michael Parr: Ross Barton would be a changed man

Droitwich Advertiser: Emmerdale's Michael Parr: Ross Barton would be a changed man

12:11am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Charley Webb and Anthony Quinlan also weigh up what’s in store for their characters.

Will Young offers Proof that he's good

Droitwich Advertiser: Will Young offers Proof that he's good

12:11am Saturday 23rd May 2015

The singer’s new album is about accepting himself and his talents.

Why was Britt Robertson concerned for George Clooney's safety on Tomorrowland?

Droitwich Advertiser: Why was Britt Robertson concerned for George Clooney's safety on Tomorrowland?

12:11am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Teenage actress Raffey Cassidy plays robot Athena, the designated driver in the new Disney movie.

Graham Norton wowed by Eurovision mania

Droitwich Advertiser: Graham Norton wowed by Eurovision mania

12:01am Saturday 23rd May 2015

The talk show host underestimated the fans’ passion for the annual competition.

England rue missed chances

Droitwich Advertiser: Moeen Ali, pictured, dismissed Tom Latham but other opportunities went begging for England

11:12pm Friday 22nd May 2015

England could only rue missed chances as New Zealand's batsmen took control on day two of the first Investec Test at Lord's.

Big Brother: Timebomb: Adjoa becomes the second housemate to be evicted

Droitwich Advertiser: Big Brother: Timebomb: Adjoa becomes the second housemate to be evicted

10:46pm Friday 22nd May 2015

And all the highlights from Day 10 in the Big Brother house.

Veteran duo eyed for England roles

Droitwich Advertiser: Frank Lampard, left, and Steven Gerrard, right, will play their final Premier League games this weekend

10:44pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Roy Hodgson wants Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard to take on coaching roles with England when they finish their respective spells in the United States.

Pellegrini relaxed ahead of review

Droitwich Advertiser: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is confident he will still be in position next season

10:42pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has played down the significance of his anticipated end-of-season review with the club's top brass.

Mourinho: Bad decisions cost us

Droitwich Advertiser: Jose Mourinho says Chelsea have not done enough to be labelled 'great'

10:42pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Jose Mourinho maintains Chelsea were the victims of bad decisions despite winning the Premier League title at a canter this season.

Sinfield creates more history

Droitwich Advertiser: Kevin Sinfield moved up to third place in the all-time points-scoring list

10:21pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Kevin Sinfield carved out another piece of history as he helped Leeds stay top of the First Utility Super League with their first win in four matches.

Cardinal ashamed at sex abuse error

Droitwich Advertiser: Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor speaks at the Hay Festival in Hay-on-Wye

9:39pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Former Archbishop of Westminster Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor has admitted he is deeply ashamed of the way he handled sex abuse allegations concerning a Catholic Church priest in the 1980s.

Top Gear presenters make their first public appearance since Jeremy Clarkson 'fracas'

Droitwich Advertiser: Top Gear presenters make their first public appearance since Jeremy Clarkson 'fracas'

9:36pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Clarkson came in to the theme of boxing anthem Eye Of The Tiger at the beginning of a global super car tour.

Boxing tune greets Clarkson return

Droitwich Advertiser: Jeremy Clarkson arrives at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast

8:45pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Jeremy Clarkson came in to the theme of boxing anthem Eye Of The Tiger as he made his first public appearance with his former Top Gear co-presenters at the beginning of a global super car tour.

Oxford students to keep exam attire

Droitwich Advertiser: Students at Oxford University have voted in a referendum on exam clothing

8:45pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Oxford University students have voted overwhelmingly against ending a centuries-old tradition of wearing gowns, suits and mortarboards to exams.

Balls 'won't dash back to politics'

Droitwich Advertiser: Former shadow chancellor Ed Balls says he won't play a role in wife Yvette Cooper's Labour leadership campaign

7:00pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Ed Balls will not be "dashing back" to frontline politics and will not play a role in his wife Yvette Cooper's Labour leadership campaign.

Gillespie holds England talks

Droitwich Advertiser: Jason Gillespie has spoken to the ECB about coaching England

6:41pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Jason Gillespie has held talks over England's vacancy - but insists he is just one of a number of contenders.

Coronation Street boss says 'no more stunts this year', talks casting and more

Droitwich Advertiser: Coronation Street boss says 'no more stunts this year', talks casting and more

6:17pm Friday 22nd May 2015

The soap’s Stuart Blackburn reckons doing too many big spectacles will turn viewers off.

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