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New claim that Sir Edward Heath raped boy aged 12, as police appeal to victims

Droitwich Advertiser: Sir Edward Heath pictured in 1989 in the garden of his home in Salisbury (AP)

2:08am Tuesday 4th August 2015

A man has claimed he was raped aged 12 by Sir Edward Heath, as police urge potential victims of the former prime minister to come forward.

Singer Gwen Stefani and husband Gavin Rossdale to divorce

Droitwich Advertiser: Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani have been married for nearly 13 years and have three sons (AP)

1:39am Tuesday 4th August 2015

Singer Gwen Stefani has filed for divorce from her British husband Gavin Rossdale.

Jake Wood fancies stint in the celebrity jungle during break from EastEnders

Droitwich Advertiser: Jake Wood is eager to get up to some jungle japes in I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

12:24am Tuesday 4th August 2015

EastEnders star Jake Wood would love to star in I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

Jerry Hall: women are weak about ageing

Droitwich Advertiser: Jerry Hall says would not consider cosmetic surgery

12:24am Tuesday 4th August 2015

Model Jerry Hall has said she wishes more women would embrace growing older.

London arts and theatre scene 'most googled in the world'

Droitwich Advertiser: London's theatres generate Google searches than those in any other city, figures show

12:24am Tuesday 4th August 2015

London is the most googled city in the world when it comes to art galleries, performing arts and innovative design.

Call to 'embed' sports participation after post-Olympics lull

Droitwich Advertiser: Tracey Couch is puzzled at the dip in sports participation

12:24am Tuesday 4th August 2015

Ministers are appealing to the public for ideas on how to address why the number of people playing sport is falling three years after the Olympics.

Wayne Rooney eyes new goal as NSPCC ambassador

Droitwich Advertiser: Wayne Rooney meeting NSPCC young campaigner Kimberley, 18, in Manchester (NSPCC)

12:24am Tuesday 4th August 2015

Manchester United and England football captain Wayne Rooney has signed up as the NSPCC's first ambassador for childhood.

RAF Tornado squadron to stay in service until March 2017

Droitwich Advertiser: A RAF Tornado GR4 returns to RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus following a mission over Iraq

12:24am Tuesday 4th August 2015

The RAF Tornado squadron spearheading Britain's air campaign against Islamic State (IS) forces in Iraq has been given a second stay of execution.

Jeremy Corbyn addresses mass London rally as Labour leadership contest heats up

Droitwich Advertiser: Jeremy Corbyn's continuing surge in the battle to replace Ed Miliband has seen some install him as favourite

12:24am Tuesday 4th August 2015

Jeremy Corbyn has staged a mass rally in north London which saw activists pour onto the street as he presses on in the Labour leadership contest.

NHS trusts urged to fill only 'essential' vacancies amid finances warning

Droitwich Advertiser: Andy Burnham is a contender for the Labour leadership

12:24am Tuesday 4th August 2015

The NHS is facing an almost unprecedented financial challenge this year, and current plans are quite simply unaffordable, a health chief has warned.

Extra guards stationed at Calais as David Cameron is urged to visit the port

Droitwich Advertiser: Migrants cross through a hole in the fence as they attempt to access the Channel Tunnel in Calais (AP)

12:24am Tuesday 4th August 2015

Extra security guards have been stationed at Calais to try to tackle the migrant crisis while David Cameron faces calls to break his holiday and witness its impact "first-hand".

EastEnders star Jake Wood makes a bid for I'm A Celebrity?

Droitwich Advertiser: EastEnders shock: Jake Wood set to take a break from the show

12:11am Tuesday 4th August 2015

Jake has done Strictly and now has his eye on I’m A Celebrity.

The 5 most controversial moments from The Great British Bake Off's history

Droitwich Advertiser: The 5 most controversial moments from The Great British Bake Off's history

12:11am Tuesday 4th August 2015

The Great British Bake Off has had its fair helping of controversial moments.

Patrick Kielty spills the beans on his and Cat Deeley's love story

Droitwich Advertiser: Patrick Kielty spills the beans on his and Cat Deeley's love story

12:11am Tuesday 4th August 2015

Patrick says he and Cat never spend more than two weeks apart.

Jerry Hall speaks her mind: women are weak about ageing

Droitwich Advertiser: Jerry Hall finds her pioneering spirit in BBC show

12:11am Tuesday 4th August 2015

At 59 the model is proud she’s not had any nips and tucks done.

Spider-Man star Tom Holland spits for charity

Droitwich Advertiser: Spider-Man star Tom Holland spits for charity

12:11am Tuesday 4th August 2015

The Spider-Man star is amongst the celebrities who are supporting Anthony Nolan’s #IGiveASpit campaign.

Tank of diesel 'drops £3 in a month' after pump prices fall

Droitwich Advertiser: The RAC said July was "a month of good news" for diesel car drivers

12:05am Tuesday 4th August 2015

The cost of filling up an average diesel car has dropped by £3 in a month as t he average price of diesel at the pumps fell 5p a litre , data shows.

Will Smith forced to deny rumours he and wife Jada are 'getting a divorce'

Droitwich Advertiser: Will Smith forced to deny rumours he and wife Jada are 'getting a divorce'

10:47pm Monday 3rd August 2015

They’re still together! False alarm.

Oxlade-Chamberlain defends Gunners

Droitwich Advertiser: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, left, scored the only goal as Arsenal lifted the Community Shield

10:34pm Monday 3rd August 2015

Midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has denied claims by Roy Keane the Arsenal players are obsessed with selfies and insists they are all deadly serious about winning trophies again next season.

Great British Menu: two broths, one savoury Victoria sponge and one very old century egg

Droitwich Advertiser: Great British Menu: two broths, one savoury Victoria sponge and one very old century egg

9:27pm Monday 3rd August 2015

The cooking competition has returned with the hopefuls batting it out for the chance to cook for none other than the Women’s Institute.

People are very impressed with this University Challenge contestant's name

Droitwich Advertiser: People are very impressed with this University Challenge contestant's name

10:57pm Monday 3rd August 2015

His name makes him a winner in Twitter’s eyes.

UK ranks 14th out of 28 EU countries in accepting asylum seekers

Droitwich Advertiser: A notice outside a caravan advertises sporting activities and a UK asylum workshop for residents of the migrant camp known as the new Jungle in Calais

8:54pm Monday 3rd August 2015

Britain accepts fewer asylum seekers than many other European countries, figures reveal, amid growing pressure on the Government to resolve the Calais migrant crisis.

Sheridan Smith to play Fanny Brice in London show Funny Girl

Droitwich Advertiser: Sheridan Smith to play Fanny Brice in London show Funny Girl

8:07pm Monday 3rd August 2015

The role previously catapulted Barbra Streisand to stardom.

Rafael seals Lyon switch

Droitwich Advertiser: Rafael's seven-year spell at Manchester United is coming to an end

8:07pm Monday 3rd August 2015

Brazilian right-back Rafael has agreed to move to Lyon from Manchester United.

George Osborne to begin sell-off of Government stake in RBS

Droitwich Advertiser: The Treasury could soon begin selling part of its 79% holding in Royal Bank of Scotland

7:09pm Monday 3rd August 2015

Chancellor George Osborne has received the green light to begin selling £600 million of shares in the Royal Bank of Scotland, representing just under 5.2% of its overall stake in the bank.

First-time house buyers 'need to double salary'

Droitwich Advertiser: The Office for National Statistics says the typical first-time buyer home costs £211,000

6:54pm Monday 3rd August 2015

First-time buyers need to more than double their earnings to climb on to the property ladder, research has suggested.

Cilla Black looks set to make a music chart comeback

Droitwich Advertiser: Cilla Black looks set to make a music chart comeback

6:09pm Monday 3rd August 2015

One of her singles and an album have both entered the mid-week charts.

Benitez: Bale and Benzema will stay

Droitwich Advertiser: Gareth Bale has been linked with a move to Manchester United

5:51pm Monday 3rd August 2015

Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez remains confident Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema will both still be at the Bernabeu this coming season despite ongoing speculation about their futures.

Queen to open Scottish Borders Railway on day she beats Victoria's record reign

Droitwich Advertiser: The Queen is expected to travel on the new Scottish Borders Railway with the Duke of Edinburgh

5:48pm Monday 3rd August 2015

The Queen will carry out an official engagement on the day she becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history - opening the new Scottish Borders Railway.

UK Sport issues funding ban warning

Droitwich Advertiser: UK Sport chief executive Liz Nicholl has warned that drug cheats face a life ban from funding

5:25pm Monday 3rd August 2015

Any British athlete caught up in the latest drugs scandal to rock athletics faces a life ban from receiving funding if doping is proved.

Rooney wins World Champs appeal

Droitwich Advertiser: Martyn Rooney has successfully appealed to be included in the men's individual 400m at the World Athletics Championships

5:08pm Monday 3rd August 2015

Martyn Rooney will compete in the men's individual 400 metres at the World Athletics Championships later this month after a successful appeal.

Mindy Project star Ike Barinholtz pens book deal

Droitwich Advertiser: Mindy Project star Ike Barinholtz pens book deal

5:08pm Monday 3rd August 2015

The Mindy Project actor’s forthcoming book will have something for everyone, he has promised.

Bobbi Kristina Brown to rest with mum Whitney Houston

Droitwich Advertiser: Bobby Brown: Bobbi Kristina 'is awake'

5:19pm Monday 3rd August 2015

The daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown is expected to be laid to rest next to her mum in New Jersey.

Johnson trial put back to February

Droitwich Advertiser: Adam Johnson, left, has already denied three counts of sexual activity with a child and one count of grooming

4:48pm Monday 3rd August 2015

The trial of England footballer Adam Johnson on child sex charges has been put back to next year.

Jackie Chan plans album, movie with son Jaycee

Droitwich Advertiser: Jackie Chan shame over son's drugs charge

4:48pm Monday 3rd August 2015

The action star’s next film and album could be a family affair, with a collaboration between father and son.

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation cruises to number one at the box office

Droitwich Advertiser: Tom Cruise: Stunts are mission possible due to long working hours

4:08pm Monday 3rd August 2015

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation is at the top of the UK box office after its opening weekend.

Peaty ends British drought

Droitwich Advertiser: Adam Peaty won gold in the 100 metres breaststroke at the Aquatics World Championships in Kazan on Monday

3:53pm Monday 3rd August 2015

Adam Peaty became the first Briton in 40 years to win the men's 100 metres breaststroke title at the FINA Aquatics World Championships in Russia on Monday.

Jenkins upbeat about North fitness

Droitwich Advertiser: George North has been part of Wales' detailed World Cup preparations following his concussion problems of last season

3:51pm Monday 3rd August 2015

Wales skills coach Neil Jenkins has delivered an upbeat bulletin on star wing George North as the World Cup countdown moves into its Test match warm-up phase.

Hitmen get life for shooting dead woman by mistake

Droitwich Advertiser: Aaron Power was jailed for life

3:50pm Monday 3rd August 2015

A mother-of-two was murdered by mistake after bumbling hitmen shot dead the wrong person.

New bride treated in hospital after London tourist bus roof ripped off by tree

Droitwich Advertiser: The bus had its roof ripped off when it crashed into a tree in Woburn Place, Bloomsbury, central London. (PA/Twitter/@chromanris)

3:45pm Monday 3rd August 2015

A bride has been taken to hospital days after her wedding after a tourist bus had its roof ripped off when it hit a tree branch.

Caitlyn Jenner gets called out for conservatism on I Am Cait, internet reacts

Droitwich Advertiser: Kim Kardashian and family rally behind Caitlyn Jenner in reality show I Am Cait

3:28pm Monday 3rd August 2015

The 65-year-old’s views on social welfare left her transgender friends raising their eyebrows

Jackie Chan wants to work with son Jaycee on a new movie

Droitwich Advertiser: Jackie Chan wants to work with son Jaycee on a new movie

3:28pm Monday 3rd August 2015

Jaycee Chan was released from a six-month prison sentence in February after allowing others to use marijuana at his Beijing apartment.

Louis Tomlinson 'excited' by baby news, says 1D's Liam Payne

Droitwich Advertiser: Simon Cowell 'told One Direction's Louis Tomlinson to man up over baby news'

3:17pm Monday 3rd August 2015

Liam confirmed the baby rumours surrounding his 1D bandmate Louis for the first time.

Strictly Come Dancing 2015: Rehearsals have begun with new dancers

Droitwich Advertiser: Strictly Come Dancing 2015: Rehearsals have begun with new dancers

3:07pm Monday 3rd August 2015

See the Strictly dancers in rehearsal as they prepare to meet this year’s celebrity contestants.

'Greedy' City trader Tom Hayes jailed for rigging Libor rates

Droitwich Advertiser: Trader Tom Hayes became the first person to be convicted by a jury of rigging Libor rates in a scandal that shook financial markets

3:02pm Monday 3rd August 2015

A "greedy" City trader has become the first man to be jailed for rigging Libor rates in a scandal that shook financial markets.

Emmerdale: What will be the fallout from the helcopter crash?

Droitwich Advertiser: Emmerdale: What will be the fallout from the helcopter crash?

7:58pm Monday 3rd August 2015

Who will survive the Emmerdale helicopter crash?

First look: Ben Stiller goes Blue Steel in Zoolander 2 trailer

Droitwich Advertiser: First look: Ben Stiller goes Blue Steel in Zoolander 2 trailer

3:07pm Monday 3rd August 2015

The trailer for Zoolander 2 is here! Here’s what we can expect from the comedy sequel.

Bully, 16, whose video of girls' humiliation went viral, avoids detention

Droitwich Advertiser: The video of the girls' ordeal was posted on social media

2:08pm Monday 3rd August 2015

A 16-year-old bully recorded humiliating two younger teenage girls on a viral video watched by millions has walked free from court.

Palace sign Wickham

Droitwich Advertiser: Connor Wickham has left Sunderland after four years to join Crystal Palace

2:07pm Monday 3rd August 2015

Crystal Palace have signed Connor Wickham from Sunderland on a five-year deal.

First Great Western rail workers to strike over Bank Holiday weekend

Droitwich Advertiser: Members of the RMT union, including drivers and guards, will walk out for 24 hours on August 23 and for 72 hours from August 29

2:07pm Monday 3rd August 2015

Rail workers on First Great Western are to stage a series of strikes, including over the August Bank Holiday weekend, in a long-running row over new trains.

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