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Thief targets woman having fit

Droitwich Advertiser: CCTV image of a person police want to trace after a theft from a woman who was having violent epileptic seizure. (West Midlands Police/PA)

10:49am Sunday 19th April 2015

Police are hunting a "truly despicable" thief who stole money from a woman while she was in the grip of a violent epileptic seizure.

Bridge: No concerns about weight

Droitwich Advertiser: Frankie Bridge with her husband Wayne

10:47am Sunday 19th April 2015

Popstar and Strictly finalist Frankie Bridge said she "couldn't care less" if she puts on weight following her second pregnancy - and said she hates the pressure on women to return to their pre-baby figure.

Families to mark Gallipoli Campaign

Droitwich Advertiser: Benjamin Hurt was a Private in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers who was wounded in Gallipoli

9:43am Sunday 19th April 2015

The disastrous Gallipoli campaign left Ernest Boissier with shrapnel wounds, a Distinguished Service Cross and a life-long aversion to flies, his son recalled.

Anderson: I'm still getting better

Droitwich Advertiser: England's record wicket-taker James Anderson believes there is more to come from him

8:39am Sunday 19th April 2015

England's new record wicket-taker James Anderson has promised there is more to come as he believes he is still improving as a bowler.

Fathers barred at rail safety talks

Droitwich Advertiser: Charlotte Thompson and Olivia Bazlinton were hit by a train at a crossing at Elsenham station in Essex

8:17am Sunday 19th April 2015

The fathers of two teenage girls killed at a level crossing have expressed their anger at being barred from a meeting where they intended to raise concerns about Network Rail (NR) bonuses and safety issues.

Toure's agent blames City bosses

Droitwich Advertiser: Yaya Toure's agent believes his client is wrongly being made a scapegoat at Manchester City

8:13am Sunday 19th April 2015

Yaya Toure's agent has called Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini a "weak manager" and criticised the club's chief executive Ferran Soriano and director of football Txiki Begiristain.

Sea search for missing kayaker

Droitwich Advertiser: Coastguard teams were launched to search off the coast of Hill Head, Hampshire

7:31am Sunday 19th April 2015

An air-sea search mission has been launched for a kayaker who went missing in the Solent, the coastguard has said.

'Ukip councillor' assault caution

Droitwich Advertiser: Norfolk Police said a man aged 72 had been cautioned for a minor assault

4:12am Sunday 19th April 2015

A man has been cautioned for assault following video footage which has emerged showing a confrontation between someone claiming to be a Ukip councillor and an anti-fascist campaign group.

Warning as 'e-waste' levels rise

Droitwich Advertiser: There was more than 41m tonnes of 'e-waste' in 2014

3:01am Sunday 19th April 2015

Less than a sixth of the tens of millions of tonnes of electronic and electrical waste generated across the world last year was properly recycled, reused or treated, a study has found.

Jack Reynor: I got Macbeth role without even testing my accent

Droitwich Advertiser: Jack Reynor's night out with Toni Collette in a brewery

1:11am Sunday 19th April 2015

The young Irish actor stars alongside Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard in the new big screen adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

Jane The Virgin stars: Anything can happen in this show

Droitwich Advertiser: Jane The Virgin star: This show will empower misfits

1:11am Sunday 19th April 2015

Gina Rodriguez and Justin Baldoni have been talking about their roles in the bizarre comedy show, about to hit UK screens.

Carey Mulligan takes female equality battle to the big screen

Droitwich Advertiser: Carey Mulligan takes female equality battle to the big screen

1:01am Sunday 19th April 2015

The actress says there is still a story to be told about women’s rights.

Samuel West: I've only ever been an actor

Droitwich Advertiser: Samuel West talks about mother Prunella Scales' dementia

1:01am Sunday 19th April 2015

The Mr Selfridge star admitted he has never done any other work.

Lotto rollover as no jackpot win

Droitwich Advertiser: There will be plenty of crossed fingers as the jackpot in Wednesday's Lotto is estimated to be almost £6 million

12:26am Sunday 19th April 2015

There were no top-prize winners in last night's National Lottery draw, making Wednesday's estimated jackpot £5.8 million, Camelot said.

Cumberbatch snaps up Schoony piece

Droitwich Advertiser: Benedict Cumberbatch has commissioned Schoony's Boy Soldier for his production company

12:26am Sunday 19th April 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch has been playing his own imitation game after commissioning an artist pal to reproduce a sculpture that appeared in Kick Ass 2.

Anzac security review after arrests

Droitwich Advertiser: Anzac centenary commemorations are due to begin with a dawn service at Wellington Arch

12:26am Sunday 19th April 2015

British police are reviewing security operations ahead of the centenary of the Anzac landings following a foiled alleged terror plot in Australia.

Silent candlelit vigil for Karen

Droitwich Advertiser: People attended a silent vigil in Glasgow for Irish student Karen Buckley

12:26am Sunday 19th April 2015

One thousand candles were lit as neighbours gathered to be part of a silent vigil for Karen Buckley, close to where the student lived.

Ringo's Starr turn at Hall of Fame

Droitwich Advertiser: Sir Paul McCartney hands the trophy to Ringo Starr at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (AP)

12:26am Sunday 19th April 2015

Ringo Starr had a little help from his friends as he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

I'll do another car show: Clarkson

Droitwich Advertiser: Jeremy Clarkson has admitted there is no way back for him with Top Gear

12:26am Sunday 19th April 2015

Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson is already thinking about his next television project after becoming "obsessed" with the long-running BBC motoring series he fronted before being axed for attacking a colleague.

Relief after Syria arrest man freed

Droitwich Advertiser: Greater Manchester Police have released six people without charge

12:26am Sunday 19th April 2015

The family of a man arrested on suspicion of terror offences after he apparently attempted to travel to Syria have spoken of their relief after he was released without charge.

Double murder suspect 'in London'

Droitwich Advertiser: Police are hunting for Peter Fox after his mother and sister were murdered in Bootle (Merseyside Police/PA)

12:26am Sunday 19th April 2015

Police hunting for a man wanted in connection with the murders of his mother and sister believe he may have travelled to the London area.

76 people 'made 41% of donations'

Droitwich Advertiser: Seventy-six people reportedly accounted for 41% of all individual and corporate donations made to the political parties and other political causes in Britain over the past five years

12:26am Sunday 19th April 2015

Just 76 people accounted for 41% of all individual and corporate donations made to the political parties and other political causes in Britain over the past five years, it has been reported.

Cameron: Tory majority within reach

Droitwich Advertiser: David Cameron has urged Lib Dem and Ukip supporters not to "waste" their votes, but to back the Tories as the surest way of stopping a Labour government propped up by SNP votes

12:26am Sunday 19th April 2015

David Cameron has promised voters the chance to buy Lloyds bank shares at discount prices if the Conservatives win the General Election - as he renewed warnings of the "frightening prospect" of a Labour government relying on SNP votes.

Christopher Eccleston went off at the deep end for Safe House

Droitwich Advertiser: Christopher Eccleston went off at the deep end for Safe House

12:11am Sunday 19th April 2015

The former Doctor Who star delved into the waters to “discover” his character in ITV’s new drama.

Dame Helen Mirren: The sexy tag's too easy

Droitwich Advertiser: Dame Helen Mirren: The sexy tag's too easy

12:11am Sunday 19th April 2015

The actress reckons attractiveness is about more than just looks.

Trouble comes to Max Branning's door in EastEnders

Droitwich Advertiser: Trouble comes to Max Branning's door in EastEnders

12:11am Sunday 19th April 2015

The car dealer is about to find himself in a pickle, thanks to Phil Mitchell.

Victoria Wood: Comedy panel shows are all about testosterone

Droitwich Advertiser: Victoria Wood: Comedy panel shows are all about testosterone

12:11am Sunday 19th April 2015

The TV star and writer said she wouldn’t have minded if she hadn’t won The Great Comic Relief Bake Off.

Benedict Cumberbatch splashes cash on Kick Ass sculpture

Droitwich Advertiser: Eddie Redmayne, Benedict Cumberbatch to vie for award

12:01am Sunday 19th April 2015

The Imitation Game star has paid £7,000 for a gold rendering of Boy Soldier by celebrity artist Schoony.

Jeremy Clarkson says he'll do another car show

Droitwich Advertiser: Jeremy Clarkson says he'll do another car show

10:36pm Saturday 18th April 2015

The axed Top Gear presenter is bored of organising his photo albums and is wants to get back to work.

McCall lauds side after narrow exit

Droitwich Advertiser: Saracens rugby director Mark McCall heaped praise on his side for their semi-final showing

10:19pm Saturday 18th April 2015

Saracens boss Mark McCall showered praise on his players after they went toe to toe with French heavyweights Clermont Auvergne before bowing out of this season's European Champions Cup.

5 acts from Britain's Got Talent that wowed the socks of us

Droitwich Advertiser: 5 acts from Britain's Got Talent that wowed the socks of us

9:46pm Saturday 18th April 2015

The judges continued their mission to find the nation’s charm for the second week and manage to stumble across some real diamonds.

Dyche angered by Mirallas challenge

Droitwich Advertiser: Burnley manager Sean Dyche is angry his players appear to be being punished for playing the game the right way.

9:37pm Saturday 18th April 2015

Burnley manager Sean Dyche claims his side are being punished for playing the game the right way and not haranguing referees in order to win decisions.

Pearson won't get carried away

Droitwich Advertiser: Nigel Pearson's Leicester side secured a 2-0 win over Swansea on Saturday

9:37pm Saturday 18th April 2015

Boss Nigel Pearson insisted Leicester will remain grounded despite moving off the bottom for the first time since November.

We were a bit lucky - Wenger

Droitwich Advertiser: Arsene Wenger felt Arsenal were fortunate to beat Reading

9:37pm Saturday 18th April 2015

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger accepted his side were "a bit lucky" after a fumble from Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici handed them a 2-1 extra-time victory and a place in the FA Cup final.

Mourinho not getting carried away

Droitwich Advertiser: Jose Mourinho is not taking anything for granted

9:37pm Saturday 18th April 2015

Jose Mourinho refused to get too far ahead of himself as Chelsea closed in on the Barclays Premier League title with a 1-0 victory over Manchester United.

Federici gifts Gunners winner

Droitwich Advertiser: Alexis Sanchez celebrates the winner

8:09pm Saturday 18th April 2015

A fumble from Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici in extra time handed Arsenal a 2-1 victory and a place in the FA Cup final.

Anzac security review after arrests

Droitwich Advertiser: Anzac centenary commemorations are due to begin with a dawn service at Wellington Arch

8:06pm Saturday 18th April 2015

British police are reviewing security operations ahead of the centenary of the Anzac landings following a foiled alleged terror plot in Australia.

Hazard puts Blues on brink of title

Droitwich Advertiser: Eden Hazard, right, scored in Chelsea's win

7:41pm Saturday 18th April 2015

Chelsea have one hand on the Barclays Premier League title after Eden Hazard knocked Manchester United out of the reckoning in the leaders' 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge.

No rest for record-breaker Anderson

Droitwich Advertiser: Record-breaker James Anderson will play for England in the second Test against the West Indies

7:39pm Saturday 18th April 2015

England's leading Test wicket-taker will be back on duty in the second Test against West Indies after coach Peter Moores brushed aside talk of a rest for James Anderson.

Smith wins gold at last

Droitwich Advertiser: Louis Smith won gold in Montpellier

7:35pm Saturday 18th April 2015

Louis Smith ended his wait to win an elusive gold in a major competition with victory in the pommel horse final at the European Gymnastics Championships in Montpellier.

No one can believe what Katie Hopkins has said about migrants now

Droitwich Advertiser: No one can believe what Katie Hopkins has said about migrants now

7:25pm Saturday 18th April 2015

Is this Katie Hopkins’ most outrageous rant yet?

76 people 'made 41% of donations'

Droitwich Advertiser: 76 people accounted for 41% of individual and corporate donations to parties and other political causes over five years, it was reported

7:12pm Saturday 18th April 2015

Just 76 people accounted for 41% of all individual and corporate donations made to the political parties and other political causes in Britain over the past five years, it has been reported.

Trott to continue as England opener

Droitwich Advertiser: England's Jonathan Trott will get another chance to prove himself as an opener

6:56pm Saturday 18th April 2015

Peter Moores is happy to give Jonathan Trott another chance to prove he is the answer to England's opening problems.

Ringo Starr will soon be proud member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Droitwich Advertiser: Ringo Starr will soon be proud member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

6:27pm Saturday 18th April 2015

The musician is set to go down as one of the most influential artists in the history of music.

Michael Buble defends that questionable booty pic

Droitwich Advertiser: Michael Buble defends that questionable booty pic

6:15pm Saturday 18th April 2015

The singer came under fire for posting a picture of a woman wearing a pair of shorts with the hashtag #beautifulbum.

Djokovic too good for Nadal

Droitwich Advertiser: Novak Djokovic, pictured, beat Rafael Nadal in straight sets

5:48pm Saturday 18th April 2015

Novak Djokovic overpowered eight-time champion Rafael Nadal to reach the final of the Monte Carlo Masters.

Relief after Syria arrest man freed

Droitwich Advertiser: Greater Manchester Police have released six people without charge

5:44pm Saturday 18th April 2015

The family of a man arrested on suspicion of terror offences after he apparently attempted to travel to Syria have spoken of their relief after he was released without charge.

Saracens bow out of Europe

Droitwich Advertiser: Charlie Hodgson kicked a penalty and a drop goal

5:39pm Saturday 18th April 2015

Saracens bowed out of the European Champions Cup after a brave and battling display at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard as English representation in this season's competition came to an agonising end.

Pulis enjoys Palace return

Droitwich Advertiser: Craig Gardner celebrates after hitting West Brom's second

5:26pm Saturday 18th April 2015

West Brom eased any lingering relegation doubts as boss Tony Pulis enjoyed victory over his former club Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Saints hopes hit by Stoke defeat

Droitwich Advertiser: Stoke City's Charlie Adam celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game

5:26pm Saturday 18th April 2015

Southampton's Champions League hopes suffered a big blow as they were condemned to defeat by a late strike from Stoke goal hero Charlie Adam.

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