Press Association 2014 LATEST

Vin Diesel says he can feel Paul Walker's presence at hand print ceremony

Droitwich Advertiser: Vin Diesel says he can feel Paul Walker's presence at hand print ceremony

8:41am Thursday 2nd April 2015

The stars of the Fast And Furious films attended the ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard.

Moores: KP not on the radar

Droitwich Advertiser: Coach Peter Moores, pictured, has claimed Kevin Pietersen is not 'on the radar' ahead of England's West Indies tour

8:41am Thursday 2nd April 2015

Kevin Pietersen is not "on the radar" for a Test recall, according to England coach Peter Moores.

M&S boosted by clothing sales lift

Droitwich Advertiser: Marks & Spencer said customers responded to changes in "product quality and styling"

8:16am Thursday 2nd April 2015

Marks & Spencer has registered a surprise improvement in sales at its clothing division - the first rise in more than three years of trading.

Jeremy Renner reaches custody agreement over daughter

Droitwich Advertiser: Jeremy Renner reaches custody agreement over daughter

7:55am Thursday 2nd April 2015

The Avengers actor and his ex have agreed not to make disparaging remarks about their former partner in front of their daughter.

E.ON paying £7.75m for overcharging

Droitwich Advertiser: The package of help for vulnerable customers is in addition to the £400,000 E.ON has already paid back to potentially affected customers

7:32am Thursday 2nd April 2015

E.ON is to hand £7.75 million to Citizens Advice after the energy company was found to have overcharged customers in the wake of price rises.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson: I wouldn't have wanted to be Christian Grey

Droitwich Advertiser: Aaron Taylor-Johnson: I wouldn't have wanted to be Christian Grey

7:07am Thursday 2nd April 2015

He may have been married to the director, but the actor insists he was never even considered for Fifty Shades Of Grey.

Banker in court over HK murders

Droitwich Advertiser: Rurik Jutting, right, leaves a court in Hong Kong where he is accused of the murders of two Indonesian women (AP)

6:02am Thursday 2nd April 2015

A British banker accused of murdering two Indonesian women in Hong Kong has made a brief appearance in court, where his case has been adjourned for five weeks.

Players 'trained on sex consent'

Droitwich Advertiser: All young footballers at Brighton and Hove Albion will receive guidance on sexual consent

3:03am Thursday 2nd April 2015

Young players at Brighton and Hove Albion football club are reportedly being trained on issues around sexual consent.

Pensioner's mugger to be jailed

Droitwich Advertiser: The drug addict whose sickening attack on disabled pensioner Alan Barnes caused outrage around the world is being sentenced

3:03am Thursday 2nd April 2015

A drug addict whose sickening attack on a disabled pensioner caused outrage around the world will be sentenced for trying to mug him today.

Williams claims landmark 700th win

Droitwich Advertiser: Serena Williams was oblivious at bringing up her 700th career victory

2:17am Thursday 2nd April 2015

World number one Serena Williams claimed a landmark 700th career victory after overcoming a second set wobble to defeat Sabine Lisicki in the Miami Open quarter-finals.

Harry to train with Australian SAS

Droitwich Advertiser: Prince Harry's 10-year Army career is coming to an end

2:02am Thursday 2nd April 2015

Prince Harry is "tremendously looking forward" to a placement with the Australian army which will see him go on patrol with Aboriginal soldiers and train with the country's special forces.

Sweat makes perfume smell better

Droitwich Advertiser: Dr Nimal Gunaratne, right, shows one of his students the method of producing the perfume he developed which smells better the more you sweat (Queen's University Belfast/PA Wire)

12:18am Thursday 2nd April 2015

Scientists claim to have developed a perfume that smells better the more the wearer sweats.

Portable charger for EE customers

Droitwich Advertiser: EE said if customers are out and unable to charge a dead Power Bar, they can swap it an unlimited number of times for free at any EE Store

12:18am Thursday 2nd April 2015

Mobile network EE has launched a scheme to give a free portable smartphone charger to all of their customers.

Church urged to end faith selection

Droitwich Advertiser: The letter claimed many oversubscribed schools reject non-churchgoing families even though they may live nearby

12:18am Thursday 2nd April 2015

A group of Anglican clergy and laypeople have issued an open letter urging Church of England schools to stop selecting pupils based on their faith.

Appointment 'fundamentally wrong'

Droitwich Advertiser: Lady Susan Rice has been named as one of nine "non practitioner" members of the Banking Standards Board

12:18am Thursday 2nd April 2015

A new body set up to improve the standards and reputation of the banking industry has run into controversy after appointing an "insider" to a list of members who are supposed to be independent of the sector.

One in five 'admit drink problem'

Droitwich Advertiser: A third of 18 to 24-year-olds said they had got so drunk they could not remember most of their night out

12:18am Thursday 2nd April 2015

One in five young professionals in the UK consider themselves to have a drinking problem, a survey has found.

Teachers 'abused online by parents'

Droitwich Advertiser: Many teachers have complained of abuse on social media by pupils and parents

12:18am Thursday 2nd April 2015

The number of teachers facing abuse on social media from parents as well as pupils has risen sharply in the past 12 months, it has been suggested.

Number of takeaway outlets 'up 45%'

Droitwich Advertiser: Research found those living and working near a high number of takeaway outlets were more likely to be obese

12:18am Thursday 2nd April 2015

The number of takeaway outlets has significantly increased over the last 20 years, particularly in the poorest areas, and is likely to be a factor in why people living in such places are often overweight, a study has suggested.

Watching TV 'link to diabetes risk'

Droitwich Advertiser: Future lifestyle intervention programmes should emphasise reducing television watching and other sedentary behaviours, a study said

12:18am Thursday 2nd April 2015

Each hour spent watching TV daily increases the chance of developing diabetes by 3.4% in high-risk individuals, research has suggested.

Queen set for Royal Maundy day

Droitwich Advertiser: Commemorative Royal Maundy coins, which the Queen will be handing out for the 60th time since her accession to the throne (Royal Mint).

12:18am Thursday 2nd April 2015

The Queen will undertake the pre-Easter tradition of handing out commemorative Royal Maundy coins today for the 60th time since her accession to the throne.

Party leaders poised for TV debate

Droitwich Advertiser: Top row, from left, David Cameron, Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage, and bottom row, from the left, Nicola Sturgeon, Leanne Wood and Natalie Bennett

12:18am Thursday 2nd April 2015

The party leaders will line-up tonight for a high-stakes television debate with the potential to shape the future course of the General Election campaign.

Weekly grocery shop 'down 7%'

Droitwich Advertiser: Products that dropped in price the most were carrots, down 7.49% since March last year

12:17am Thursday 2nd April 2015

The cost of a weekly grocery shop fell by 1% in the last month and 7% in the last year, an analysis has found.

Families 'enjoy £16 a week boost'

Droitwich Advertiser: The fall in petrol prices has boosted families' spending power

12:17am Thursday 2nd April 2015

Families have around £16 a week more in their pockets than they did a year ago as the Easter Bank Holiday approaches, a report has found.

January Jones: I still don't feel secure as an actress

Droitwich Advertiser: January Jones: I still don't feel secure as an actress

12:11am Thursday 2nd April 2015

January Jones worries she can’t keep making a living as an actress.

Did that woman really start shuffling on First Dates?

Droitwich Advertiser: Did that woman really start shuffling on First Dates?

11:35pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Yes, yes she did. In a restaurant. To no music.

Row over provision of eye drug

Droitwich Advertiser: A row has broken out over the provision of a drug to treat an eye condition

11:31pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Allowing NHS doctors to offer a "cheap, safe and effective" drug to treat a common eye condition could release up to £102 million a year for other patient services but its access is being blocked by the pharmaceutical company behind it, health experts have claimed.

Everyone fell in love, and then swiftly out of love with a male model on First Dates

Droitwich Advertiser: Everyone fell in love, and then swiftly out of love with a male model on First Dates

11:25pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Is there really more to life than being really, really ridiculously good looking?

Murray marches into Miami semis

Droitwich Advertiser: Andy Murray, pictured, hit back from a set down to defeat Dominic Thiem

10:46pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Andy Murray overcame a spirited challenge from Dominic Thiem to reach the semi-finals of the Miami Open.

Hodgson: Kane keen to play for U21s

Droitwich Advertiser: Harry Kane, pictured, will have to get used to long seasons, warns Roy Hodgson

10:38pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Roy Hodgson has played down suggestions that Harry Kane will be exhausted by June and claims the young Tottenham forward is determined to go to the European Under-21 Championship.

Brown: Concussion calls for caution

Droitwich Advertiser: Mike Brown will not rush himself back to action ahead of time

10:35pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Mike Brown admitted he would adopt a "cautious" approach in recovering from his latest concussion setback.

5 things we were outraged about in tonight's episode of Billion Dollar Chicken Shop

Droitwich Advertiser: 5 things we were outraged about in tonight's episode of Billion Dollar Chicken Shop

10:25pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Who orders a salad in KFC?!

Camilla honey for sale in Fortnum's

Droitwich Advertiser: The Duchess of Cornwall at Fortnum & Mason in London at the launch of her limited batch of honey (Jeff Moore/Fortnum & Mason/PA)

9:06pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Retailer Fortnum & Mason is receiving a royal addition to its celebrated honey collection with the introduction of a new nectar from the Duchess of Cornwall.

64% say zero-hours contracts 'bad'

Droitwich Advertiser: The main parties diasgree over zero-hours contracts

6:42pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Almost two-thirds of voters think zero-hours contracts are bad for the economy, a survey has found.

Walking easier in high-tech 'boot'

Droitwich Advertiser: A boot-like exoskeleton can make walking seven per cent easier, a scientist claims

6:33pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

A boot-like exoskeleton has been developed that takes 7% of the effort out of walking.

Christians 'viewed with suspicion'

Droitwich Advertiser: Michael Gove said churches across the country daily offered 'thousands of quiet kindnesses' to those most in need

6:31pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Christians in contemporary Britain are being dismissed with a combination of condescension and suspicion, a senior Conservative minister has said.

Nicole Scherzinger to perform at Olivier Awards

Droitwich Advertiser: Nicole Scherzinger to perform at Olivier Awards

6:04pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

The singer will give a rendition from her time in musical Cats.

Terror charge teenager remanded

Droitwich Advertiser: Yahya Rashid appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court

5:54pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

A man was remanded in custody today charged with terror offences after he was arrested at Luton Airport having landed on a flight from Istanbul.

Avril Lavigne's shock reveal: 'I thought I was dying'

Droitwich Advertiser: Avril Lavigne's shock reveal: 'I thought I was dying'

5:01pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

The singer has told how she spent months in bed recovering from Lyme disease.

How likely are you to be eaten by a Walking Dead zombie based on your age, ethnicity and gender?

Droitwich Advertiser: How likely are you to be eaten by a Walking Dead zombie based on your age, ethnicity and gender?

5:01pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

We look at how picky the walkers in The Walking Dead are when it comes to their human snacks.

Three years for voyeuristic priest

Droitwich Advertiser: Father Anthony McSweeney arrives at Southwark Crown Court, London.

4:59pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

A "voyeuristic" Catholic priest has been jailed for three years for sexually abusing a vulnerable teenage boy at a children's home.

Code switch not easy - Powell

Droitwich Advertiser: Kevin Sinfield will switch codes at the end of the season

4:53pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Former England captain Kevin Sinfield has been warned he will be a "target" when he makes the switch to rugby union at the end of the season.

Sterling: I'm no money-grabber

Droitwich Advertiser: Raheem Sterling still has more than two years to run on his current £35,000-a-week deal

4:42pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling insists he is not "a money-grabber" after talks on a new contract were put on hold until the summer.

Balls accused of 40p tax assault

Droitwich Advertiser: Ed Balls says he would like to have fewer people in the 40p tax bracket

4:39pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Ed Balls has been accused of preparing a squeeze on middle income earners after he refused to rule out dragging more workers into higher rate tax.

Osborne rules out income tax rise

Droitwich Advertiser: George Osborne, pictured on the campaign trail at Pizza Express in Hove, ruled out increasing VAT, national insurance and income tax

4:39pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Chancellor George Osborne has said the Conservatives will not raise income tax or national insurance if they are returned to power in the General Election on May 7.

John Lennon's first wife Cynthia has died

Droitwich Advertiser: John Lennon's first wife Cynthia has died

7:36pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

She passed away after suffering from cancer.

Nuisance calls firm fined £80,000

Droitwich Advertiser: One complainant said the callers left them in fear of answering the phone

4:34pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

A personal injury claims company has been fined £80,000 by the privacy watchdog for making nuisance calls - in one case phoning a single household 470 times.

Major road closed amid cables blaze

Droitwich Advertiser: Police and firefighters on the scene, as police have declared a major incident over a blaze which began under the pavement of Kingsway in Holborn, London

4:33pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Police have declared a major incident over a blaze which began under the pavement of a main road in central London, the fire brigade said.

What happened to Justin Bieber's bum? (according to Twitter)

Droitwich Advertiser: What happened to Justin Bieber's bum? (according to Twitter)

4:25pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

It’s like SuBo’s ahem, “album party” all over again.

Tributes after Cynthia Lennon dies

Droitwich Advertiser: Julian Lennon was by his mother Cynthia's bedside when she died

4:22pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

The surviving Beatles have paid tribute to John Lennon's first wife, Cynthia, who has died from cancer.

Why do people on Twitter think Harry Styles got arrested?

Droitwich Advertiser: Why do people on Twitter think Harry Styles got arrested?

4:06pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Did Mr Styles get nicked?

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