Press Association 2014 LATEST

MPs slam Government over food waste

Droitwich Advertiser: The committee said more than a third of food waste goes to landfill, where it produces potent greenhouse gas methane

12:58am Saturday 1st November 2014

The Government has "no plans" to force councils to bring in separate food waste collections, officials have said.

Charles and Camilla don sombreros

Droitwich Advertiser: The Duchess of Cornwall dons a sombrero during a visit to the Museo del Oro (Gold Museum), Cartagena, on the fourth day of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall's tour to Colombia and Mexico.

12:58am Saturday 1st November 2014

Colombians gave the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall some much-needed protection form the blazing sun - his and hers sombreros.

Crosses placed in tribute to fallen

Droitwich Advertiser: Faces on crosses of some of Britain's armed forces who have died in Afghanistan.

12:58am Saturday 1st November 2014

Thousands of wooden crosses with the name of fallen servicemen and women will be planted as a moving Field of Remembrance.

Man dies after shooting incident

Droitwich Advertiser: A man has died after being shot near a food wholesaler's in Manchester.

12:58am Saturday 1st November 2014

A man has died after being shot near a food wholesaler's.

Jim Murphy in apology to voters

Droitwich Advertiser: Jim Murphy MP, who has announced he is to stand as the next leader of the Scottish Labour Party, leaves the STV studios in Glasgow, Scotland.

12:58am Saturday 1st November 2014

Scottish Labour should "apologise" for not listening to voters after electoral defeat, leadership candidate Jim Murphy has said.

Cautions scrapped in system revamp

Droitwich Advertiser: Ministers want to replace existing disposals available to police officers, which include cautions and cannabis warnings

12:58am Saturday 1st November 2014

Cautions are set to be scrapped in England and Wales as part of an overhaul of out-of-court disposals.

Fireworks blaze search to resume

Droitwich Advertiser: The fire brigade at the scene of the blaze at a fireworks factory in Stafford

12:58am Saturday 1st November 2014

Searches will resume today at a blaze-damaged fireworks warehouse after the discovery of two bodies on the site.

Firefighters strike in pensions row

Droitwich Advertiser: Euston fire station in central London, as firefighters in England and Wales.

12:58am Saturday 1st November 2014

Firefighters have walked out on strike for the weekend in their bitter row with the Government over pensions, ahead of a series of firework displays across the country.

New child abuse inquiry head sought

Droitwich Advertiser: Lord Mayor of London Fiona Woolf has resigned as the head of the inquiry into historic child sex abuse

12:58am Saturday 1st November 2014

The Government is facing a search for a new head for the inquiry into historical child sex abuse after the chairwoman announced she was stepping down amid a barrage of criticism over her "establishment" links.

Pilot dies in Virgin rocket crash

Droitwich Advertiser: Wreckage lies near the site where a Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded and crashed in Mojave (AP)

12:58am Saturday 1st November 2014

One pilot has died and another is seriously injured after a rocket belonging to billionaire Sir Richard Branson's space tourism venture crashed during a test flight.

Treviso denied a point at the end

Droitwich Advertiser: Nikola Matawalu scored the game's only try

11:07pm Friday 31st October 2014

Nikola Matawalu scored the only try of the match as in-form Glasgow claimed a hard-fought 17-9 Guinness PRO12 victory over Treviso.

14 celebs who just can't get enough of Hello Kitty

Droitwich Advertiser: 14 celebs who just can't get enough of Hello Kitty

10:05pm Friday 31st October 2014

Because she is just as cute as a real cat.

Olympic star Wilson quits shooting

Droitwich Advertiser: Peter Wilson has retired from competitive shooting

9:02pm Friday 31st October 2014

Double trap Olympic gold medallist Peter Wilson has announced his retirement from competitive shooting.

Little to separate Mercedes pair

Droitwich Advertiser: Lewis Hamilton topped the charts in both sessions at the United States Grand Prix (AP)

9:02pm Friday 31st October 2014

Formula One's sparring championship protagonists Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg again proved there is little to separate them.

Murray toppled in Paris

Droitwich Advertiser: Andy Murray, pictured, had no answer to Novak Djokovic in Paris (AP)

8:54pm Friday 31st October 2014

Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray in straight sets to book his place in the semi-finals of the BNP Paris Masters on Friday.

Murray toppled in Paris

Droitwich Advertiser: Andy Murray, pictured, had no answer to Novak Djokovic (AP)

8:51pm Friday 31st October 2014

Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray in straight sets to book his place in the semi-finals of the BNP Paris Masters on Friday.

Brother willing to die in Syria

Droitwich Advertiser: Abubaker Deghayes speaking from his home after he said that a second of his sons had been killed in war-torn Syria

7:45pm Friday 31st October 2014

A young British jihadi whose two brothers have died fighting in war-torn Syria tonight revealed he was willing to suffer the same fate.

Pilot dies in Virgin rocket crash

Droitwich Advertiser: This image from video by KABC TV Los Angeles shows wreckage of what is believed to be SpaceShipTwo in southern California's Mojave Desert (AP/KABC TV)

7:29pm Friday 31st October 2014

One pilot has died and another is seriously injured after a rocket belonging to billionaire Sir Richard Branson's space tourism venture crashed during a test flight .

Vettel to start from pit lane

Droitwich Advertiser: Sebastian Vettel will start from the pit lane for Sunday's United States Grand Prix

6:12pm Friday 31st October 2014

Sebastian Vettel will start from the pit lane for Sunday's United States Grand Prix as penalty for a power-unit change.

Travel delay payout legal bid fails

Droitwich Advertiser: The Supreme Court has refused applications by airlines to appeal against the Court of Appeal's decision about liability to pay compensation after travel delays

6:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

An attempt to challenge a legal judgment which could potentially be worth billions of pounds to air passengers who have suffered flight delays has failed.

Scott Mills to dance at 1D star's wedding

Droitwich Advertiser: Scott Mills to dance at 1D star's wedding

5:36pm Friday 31st October 2014

Scott Mills is planning to show off his dancing skills at Perrie Edwards and Zayn Malik’s wedding.

Ferdinand responds to FA ban

Droitwich Advertiser: Rio Ferdinand is unhappy with his punishment

5:22pm Friday 31st October 2014

Rio Ferdinand appeared to endorse a tweet sent on Friday accusing the Football Association of applying double standards in handing him a three-match ban.

Find out who told Usher 'You're not a great singer'

Droitwich Advertiser: Find out who told Usher 'You're not a great singer'

5:16pm Friday 31st October 2014

Usher has revealed his son has told him he doesn’t think he’s a very good singer.

Hamilton sets pace in Austin

Droitwich Advertiser: Lewis Hamilton, pictured, got the better of team-mate Nico Rosberg

5:10pm Friday 31st October 2014

In-form Lewis Hamilton led a truncated Formula One field at the end of the first practice session ahead of this weekend's United States Grand Prix.

Alicia Keys blooms as belle of the ball

Droitwich Advertiser: Alicia Keys blooms as belle of the ball

4:47pm Friday 31st October 2014

Alicia Keys showed off her baby bump with husband Swizz Beatz at Keep A Child Alive’s 2014 Black Ball.

RWC too soon for Burgess - Corry

Droitwich Advertiser: Sam Burgess arrived in Bath this week

4:17pm Friday 31st October 2014

Former England captain Martin Corry doubts Sam Burgess has enough time to prove himself worthy of a place in Stuart Lancaster's World Cup squad.

Van Gaal not envious of City squad

Droitwich Advertiser: Louis van Gaal will experience his first Manchester derby

4:17pm Friday 31st October 2014

Louis van Gaal insists he has no reason to be jealous of Manchester City's stellar squad.

Paediatrician admits child sex

Droitwich Advertiser: Raza Laskar, a doctor working in paediatrics, has pleaded guilty to a number of charges including sexual activity with a child (Greater Manchester Police/PA)

4:11pm Friday 31st October 2014

A doctor working in paediatrics has admitted a string of sex offences against children.

Gwyneth Paltrow praises ex Chris Martin at gala

Droitwich Advertiser: Gwyneth Paltrow praises ex Chris Martin at gala

3:57pm Friday 31st October 2014

Gwyneth Paltrow paid tribute to ex-husband Chris Martin as she hosted the amfAR Inspiration Gala.

Baftas for Dame Judi Dench, Emma Watson and Robert Downey Jr

Droitwich Advertiser: Baftas for Dame Judi Dench, Emma Watson and Robert Downey Jr

3:57pm Friday 31st October 2014

Dame Judi Dench and Emma Watson were among those honoured at the Bafta Los Angeles Britannia Awards.

Bus crash to cause chaos on Coronation Street

Droitwich Advertiser: Bus crash to cause chaos on Coronation Street

3:57pm Friday 31st October 2014

Simon Gregson’s character Steve McDonald will drive the ill-fated minibus that crashes on Coronation Street.

Michael Eavis: No Fleetwood Mac for Glastonbury

Droitwich Advertiser: Michael Eavis: No Fleetwood Mac for Glastonbury

3:57pm Friday 31st October 2014

Fleetwood Mac are not available to headline Glastonbury 2015, according to festival head Michael Eavis.

Ed Sheeran duets with Sam Smith on stage

Droitwich Advertiser: Ed Sheeran duets with Sam Smith on stage

3:57pm Friday 31st October 2014

Ed Sheeran joined his pal Sam Smith on stage for a surprise duet at the Albert Hall in Manchester.

Take That have a pyjama party for video

Droitwich Advertiser: Take That have a pyjama party for video

3:57pm Friday 31st October 2014

Pop trio Take That have filmed their new music video, These Days, in their pyjamas.

BBC refuses to apologise over Top Gear Argentina special

Droitwich Advertiser: BBC refuses to apologise over Top Gear Argentina special

3:57pm Friday 31st October 2014

The BBC has said no to the Argentinian ambassador’s request for a public apology over the Top Gear special filmed in the country.

Jet returns after part falls off

Droitwich Advertiser: Thomas Cook passengers were being put on a replacement flight

2:52pm Friday 31st October 2014

A passenger jet was forced to return to Gatwick Airport part-way through its flight to Egypt after a part plunged to the ground.

UK's EU contribution soars to £11bn

Droitwich Advertiser: The UK's net contribution to the EU rose by £2.7 billion

2:50pm Friday 31st October 2014

The UK's net contribution to the European Union soared to £11.3 billion in 2013, an increase of £2.7 billion from the previous year, according to official statistics.

Wilshere adds to injury woes

Droitwich Advertiser: Jack Wilshere is the latest injury victim for Arsenal

2:45pm Friday 31st October 2014

Jack Wilshere has been added to Arsenal's lengthy injury list but Arsene Wenger is hoping to welcome back Olivier Giroud "miles ahead of schedule" in the coming weeks.

Costa back for Blues

Droitwich Advertiser: Chelsea's Diego Costa will feature against QPR

2:38pm Friday 31st October 2014

Striker Diego Costa is available for Chelsea's Barclays Premier League clash with QPR on Saturday after missing four matches with a hamstring injury.

BBC refuses apology over Top Gear

Droitwich Advertiser: Jeremy Clarkson said he was "shocked" when someone pointed out the link between the H982 FKL number plate and the Falklands War

2:19pm Friday 31st October 2014

The BBC has refused the Argentinian ambassador's demand for a public apology following the row over a Top Gear special filmed in the South American country.

Rolf Harris loses first appeal bid

Droitwich Advertiser: Rolf Harris was refused permission to appeal

2:19pm Friday 31st October 2014

Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris has lost the first round of his bid to appeal against his convictions for a string of indecent assaults.

UK basks in warmest ever Halloween

Droitwich Advertiser: Swimmers enjoy the morning sun in the sea at Brighton on Halloween

2:15pm Friday 31st October 2014

The record for the warmest Halloween in Britain has been shattered, forecasters say.

Schiffer among PM's Chequers guests

Droitwich Advertiser: Claudia Schiffer and Matthew Vaughn were invited to a Chequers gathering as guests of the US ambassador

2:15pm Friday 31st October 2014

Supermodel Claudia Schiffer has dined with David Cameron at the Prime Minister's official country residence, official records show.

Pakistan poised for series win

Droitwich Advertiser: Younis Khan made a double century as Pakistan dominated day two of the second Test against Australia

2:12pm Friday 31st October 2014

Pakistan all but ensured a first Test series win over Australia in 20 years, with Younis Khan's fifth double century and a hundred from Misbah-ul-Haq leaving them in a handsome position on day two in Abu Dhabi.

Pardew happy with Newcastle depth

Droitwich Advertiser: Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is happy with his squad

1:45pm Friday 31st October 2014

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has warned his players few of them can count on their place in his team after his understudies took centre-stage.

Pellegrini: I'm not under pressure

Droitwich Advertiser: Manuel Pellegrini is looking to end a run of three games without a win

1:05pm Friday 31st October 2014

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini insists he is not feeling the heat at the Etihad Stadium.

JK Rowling based Harry Potter witch on hated woman

Droitwich Advertiser: JK Rowling based Harry Potter witch on hated woman

1:36pm Friday 31st October 2014

JK Rowling has returned to the world of Harry Potter to explain the origins of teacher Dolores Umbridge.

Surge in fixed-rate mortgage deals

Droitwich Advertiser: A total of 2,675 fixed-rate mortgage deals were on the market by the middle of this week

12:45pm Friday 31st October 2014

Mortgage lenders are flooding the market with more fixed-rate products in attempts to lock in home-owners who may be tempted to switch to one of their rivals in the coming months, a financial website has reported.

Police chief faces internal charge

Droitwich Advertiser: Nick Gargan was investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission

11:11am Friday 31st October 2014

A chief constable will face an internal charge of gross misconduct following claims that he made "inappropriate advances" to female colleagues and leaked internal emails.

X Factor hopefuls face instant axe

Droitwich Advertiser: Simon Cowell, pictured with his fellow judges, has warned X Factor contestants they need to up their game if they want to continue in the show (Syco/Thames TV/ITV/PA)

10:42am Friday 31st October 2014

X Factor contestants face instant dismissal on tomorrow night's show if they fail to impress viewers in a Halloween elimination twist as the show seeks to boost its fortunes.

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