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Cash: Murray had a meltdown

Droitwich Advertiser: Pat Cash, pictured, was critical of Andy Murray's performance in Sunday's final

2:17pm Sunday 1st February 2015

Former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash accused Andy Murray of collapsing in the latter stages of his Australian Open final defeat to Novak Djokovic and believes he needs to learn from his mistakes.

Sturridge puts faith in team-mates

Droitwich Advertiser: Daniel Sturridge made a goalscoring return for Liverpool

2:05pm Sunday 1st February 2015

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge believes talented team-mates will make it easier for him to continue to score goals as he makes his return from injury.

Javid admits 'perception problem'

Droitwich Advertiser: Culture Secretary Sajid Javid admitted the Tories need to win more support from ethnic minority voters

2:00pm Sunday 1st February 2015

The Conservative Party has a "perception problem" with ethnic minority voters, Sajid Javid has admitted.

Van Gaal: Battle will go on

Droitwich Advertiser: Louis van Gaal salutes Manchester United fans after the 3-1 win over Leicester

1:53pm Sunday 1st February 2015

Louis van Gaal has warned Manchester United they still have much work to do before they secure Champions League qualification.

Lampard: Title race still alive

Droitwich Advertiser: Frank Lampard, left, is targeting a fourth Premier League title and a first with Manchester City

1:49pm Sunday 1st February 2015

Frank Lampard has told Chelsea the title race remains on as he targets a fourth Premier League winners' medal and a first with Manchester City.

Anita Dobson to play Elizabeth I

Droitwich Advertiser: Anita Dobson plays Queen Elizabeth I in the documentary series Armada

1:45pm Sunday 1st February 2015

Former EastEnders actress Anita Dobson has swapped the Queen Vic for Queen Elizabeth for a new BBC three-part series.

Solid McIlory takes Dubai title

Droitwich Advertiser: Rory McIlroy eased to success in Dubai (AP)

1:18pm Sunday 1st February 2015

World number one Rory McIlroy admitted he was looking for the solid rather than the spectacular as he won the Dubai Desert Classic for a second time.

Palace sign Souare

Droitwich Advertiser: Alan Pardew has been active in the transfer market

1:16pm Sunday 1st February 2015

Crystal Palace have made their third signing inside the space of a week as Senegal international defender Pape Souare completed a move from Lille for an undisclosed fee.

Melbourne misery for Murray

Droitwich Advertiser: Novak Djokovic, pictured, proved too good for Andy Murray in the end (AP)

12:49pm Sunday 1st February 2015

Andy Murray suffered more Melbourne misery at the hands of Novak Djokovic on Sunday, losing the pair's third Australian Open final with a late collapse.

Dornan hopes Grey role is passable

Droitwich Advertiser: Jamie Dornan stars as Christian Grey in the film adaptation of the book

12:42pm Sunday 1st February 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan has said he hopes to be "the closest thing" to the Christian Grey imagined by novelist EL James.

Williams eyeing more grand slams

Droitwich Advertiser: Serena Williams lifted her 19th grand slam title on Saturday (AP)

12:07pm Sunday 1st February 2015

Serena Williams will adjust her playing schedule to focus on more grand slam titles after claiming the 19th of her career in Melbourne on Saturday.

Grant added to Scotland squad

Droitwich Advertiser: Scotland's Ryan Grant, pictured, has been recalled to Vern Cotter's squad

11:23am Sunday 1st February 2015

Glasgow prop Ryan Grant has been recalled to Scotland's RBS 6 Nations squad after being acquitted of an assault charge.

Joanne Froggatt looks for evil role

Droitwich Advertiser: Joanne Froggatt landed a Golden Globe for her role in Downton Abbey

11:18am Sunday 1st February 2015

Actress Joanne Froggatt, who plays kind-hearted maid Anna Bates in Downton Abbey, wants to get her teeth in to an evil character.

Westwood unhappy at Open move

Droitwich Advertiser: Lee Westwood believes the switch of the Open Championship to Sky will damage golf

11:06am Sunday 1st February 2015

Lee Westwood has called the decision for the Open Championship to move from terrestrial television to Sky Sports next year "an absolute disgrace".

Johnson return unsettles England

Droitwich Advertiser: Mitchell Johnson was Enngland's tormentor once more (AP)

10:54am Sunday 1st February 2015

Australia sealed a crushing Tri-Series final victory over England, who were spooked by a destructive return from Mitchell Johnson.

EU rules 'problem for UK farmers'

Droitwich Advertiser: Liz Truss said EU rules affecting British farmers can be a problem

9:43am Sunday 1st February 2015

European Union rules on what British farmers must grow are a "problem", according to the Environment Secretary.

Climber dies in Highlands avalanche

Droitwich Advertiser: A Stornoway coastguard helicopter helped search for two missing climbers

9:13am Sunday 1st February 2015

A climber has died in an avalanche in the Scottish Highlands.

Murray crushed after final defeat

Droitwich Advertiser: Andy Murray faces Novak Djokovic in the final of the Australian Open (AP)

8:31am Sunday 1st February 2015

Andy Murray's dreams of winning the Australian Open were left crushed as he fell at the final hurdle once again to world number one Novak Djokovic.

Bafta head denies Selma racist snub

Droitwich Advertiser: David Oyelowo is the star of Martin Luther King Jr biopic Selma

7:56am Sunday 1st February 2015

The lack of a Bafta nomination for Martin Luther King Jr biopic Selma was not a "racist snub", the head of the academy has said.

Australia set England 279 to win

Droitwich Advertiser: Glen Maxwell's 95 set Australia up nicely in the Tri-Series final (AP)

7:27am Sunday 1st February 2015

Australia set England 279 to win the Tri-Series final at the WACA, with Glenn Maxwell's 95 and James Faulkner's brutal half-century providing the first-innings backbone.

Under 10s 'committing sex crimes'

Droitwich Advertiser: Police are investigating hundreds of reported sex crimes allegedly committed by children under 10

6:48am Sunday 1st February 2015

Hundreds of children under 10 have been reported to police for sex offences including rape, according to reports.

9 creepy Harry Styles gifts you can buy yourself to celebrate his 21st birthday

Droitwich Advertiser: 9 creepy Harry Styles gifts you can buy yourself to celebrate his 21st birthday

6:25am Sunday 1st February 2015

Includes a ‘Reasons I want to marry Harry Styles’ journal. You have been warned.

Sunny January, but cold continues

Droitwich Advertiser: Sunshine in England and Wales last month averaged 75 hours

4:12am Sunday 1st February 2015

Freezing temperatures are expected to carry over into this week as a hangover from a dry January that was the sunniest in more than 10 years.

Particle may explain matter mystery

Droitwich Advertiser: The Large Hadron Collider at Cern has been involved in the investigation of dark matter

2:51am Sunday 1st February 2015

A completely new type of fundamental particle may explain the mystery of "dark matter", the missing material that makes up more than 80% of the universe's mass, according to British scientists.

Ruth Jones: People warm to Stella stars

Droitwich Advertiser: Ruth Jones: People warm to Stella stars

1:41am Sunday 1st February 2015

Ruth Jones has said she thinks her easy-to-love characters are the reason for Stella’s success.

Alexander doesn't rule out SNP deal

Droitwich Advertiser: Douglas Alexander said Labour is fighting for a majority

12:25am Sunday 1st February 2015

Labour's election strategist Douglas Alexander has refused to rule out a coalition with the SNP.

Morgan 'to protect schools budget'

Droitwich Advertiser: Education Secretary Nicky Morgan said the Tories will protect the schools budget

12:24am Sunday 1st February 2015

The Conservatives will protect the schools budget if the party wins the general election, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has indicated.

Robbins 'doing well' after collapse

Droitwich Advertiser: Ted Robbins collapsed during the stage show of Phoenix Nights

12:20am Sunday 1st February 2015

Comic actor Ted Robbins is "doing well" in hospital and will be "fit and healthy soon" following his collapse on stage during a live show, his wife said.

Lottery jackpot rolls over to £5.5m

Droitwich Advertiser: Latest news

12:16am Sunday 1st February 2015

There will be an estimated £5.5 million rollover on Wednesday after no one scooped Saturday's Lotto jackpot.

Free pension tracing body to expand

Droitwich Advertiser: A service which helps people track down lost pensions is to expand

12:16am Sunday 1st February 2015

A free service which helps to reunite people with their long lost pension pots is to be expanded to meet growing demand, the Government has said.

Call for oil industry tax cuts

Droitwich Advertiser: Hundreds of job losses, pay cuts and freezes have been announced in the oil industry

12:16am Sunday 1st February 2015

Further exploration and investment in the North Sea is only going to be made by operators with "substantial tax reductions", Scotland's First Minister has said.

Labour urges MND funding increase

Droitwich Advertiser: Motor Neurone Disease campaigner Gordon Aikman has met Nicola Sturgeon as part of his awareness drive

12:16am Sunday 1st February 2015

Labour has called for the Medical Research Council to consider increasing research funding for motor neurone disease (MND) in support of a campaigner who has the condition.

Mugged pensioner receives £204,000

Droitwich Advertiser: Money is pouring in to the fund for pensioner Alan Barnes

12:16am Sunday 1st February 2015

A vulnerable pensioner who has received more than £200,000 in donations after he was mugged outside his home has been "overwhelmed" by the support, his sister said.

Head and neck injuries to lake body

Droitwich Advertiser: Samantha Henderson was last seen leaving Corfe Castle Primary School in Dorset on January 21

12:16am Sunday 1st February 2015

A post-mortem examination on the body of a woman, believed to be missing mother-of-four Samantha Henderson, shows she was violently attacked around the head and neck.

Stars pay tribute to actress McEwan

Droitwich Advertiser: Actress Geraldine McEwan has died at the age of 82

12:16am Sunday 1st February 2015

Tributes have been paid to a ctress Geraldine McEwan, known for playing Agatha Christie sleuth Miss Marple on television, after she died "peacefully" at 82.

PM condemns 'despicable' IS murder

Droitwich Advertiser: The figure known as Jihadi John appears in the video apparently showing the beheading of Kenji Goto

12:16am Sunday 1st February 2015

Prime Minister David Cameron has said Britain "stands united with Japan" after the Islamic State (IS) group released a video appearing to show the beheading of hostage Kenji Goto.

Prisoners tasked with Army kit work

Droitwich Advertiser: Chris Grayling said prisoners would be giving something back to their country with the new scheme

12:14am Sunday 1st February 2015

Prisoners will make sandbags, fence posts and other kit for the Army as part of a drive to teach them the "value of a hard day's work", the Government has announced.

David Oyelowo on why he didn't want to return to Spooks as a spook

Droitwich Advertiser: Oyelowo supports Cumberbatch over 'coloured' comment

12:11am Sunday 1st February 2015

David Oyelowo is looking forward to watching the Spooks movie, but he’s happy not to be in it.

Angela Bassett wanted Whitney Houston family's blessing for biopic

Droitwich Advertiser: Angela Bassett wanted Whitney Houston family's blessing for biopic

12:11am Sunday 1st February 2015

Angela Bassett has said she reached out to Whitney Houston’s family before her biopic on the singer aired.

Sewing Bee host Claudia Winkleman needled by lack of skills

Droitwich Advertiser: Sewing Bee host Claudia Winkleman needled by lack of skills

12:11am Sunday 1st February 2015

Claudia Winkleman has admitted she hasn’t picked up any sewing tips from hosting The Great British Sewing Bee.

Jenny Frost: I didn't want Atomic Kitten return

Droitwich Advertiser: Jenny Frost: I didn't want Atomic Kitten return

12:11am Sunday 1st February 2015

Jenny Frost says she has “no problems” with her ex-Atomic Kitten bandmates.

Hollyoaks' Jessica Fox: Send Nancy Osborne to rehab

Droitwich Advertiser: Hollyoaks' Jessica Fox: Send Nancy Osborne to rehab

12:11am Sunday 1st February 2015

Hollyoaks star Jessica Fox thinks her character Nancy Osborne needs to check into rehab.

Find out why Joaquin Phoenix thinks choosing roles is like dating

Droitwich Advertiser: Find out why Joaquin Phoenix thinks choosing roles is like dating

12:11am Sunday 1st February 2015

Joaquin Phoenix has compared picking film roles to dating.

Babies cause chaos on Midsomer Murders set

Droitwich Advertiser: Babies cause chaos on Midsomer Murders set

12:11am Sunday 1st February 2015

Midsomer Murders’ Neil Dudgeon has admitted DCI Barnaby’s new baby daughter Betty is hard work.

Olivia Williams: Maps To The Stars role was exhilarating

Droitwich Advertiser: Olivia Williams: Maps To The Stars role was exhilarating

12:01am Sunday 1st February 2015

Olivia Williams has revealed she loved making Maps To The Stars with David Cronenberg.

The Voice: Kim Alvord wows Sir Tom as 1D fans check out Liam Payne's cousin

Droitwich Advertiser: The Voice: Kim Alvord wows Sir Tom as Liam Payne's cousin woos fans

1:51am Sunday 1st February 2015

Ross Harris and Kim Alvord both have A-list celebrity connections – but could they make the grade on The Voice?

Are things now more awkward than ever at CBB house?

Droitwich Advertiser: Are things now more awkward than ever at CBB house?

1:51am Sunday 1st February 2015

And Perez Hilton has the ultimate row with Calum Best after offensive comments.

Costa: I've done nothing wrong

Droitwich Advertiser: Chelsea's Diego Costa denies he intentionally set out to stamp

9:53pm Saturday 31st January 2015

Chelsea striker Diego Costa insists there was no malicious intent behind the stamp on Emre Can which earned him a three-match ban from the Football Association.

Poch heaps praise on two-goal Kane

Droitwich Advertiser: Harry Kane continued his goal-scoring form with a brace against West Brom

9:52pm Saturday 31st January 2015

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino expects Harry Kane to get even better as the striker's superb season continued with two goals at West Brom.

Rodgers glad to have Sturridge back

Droitwich Advertiser: Seeing Daniel Sturridge, pictured, back in action was a relief for Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers

9:52pm Saturday 31st January 2015

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists expectations still need to be handled carefully regarding Daniel Sturridge but he was delighted the fit-again striker is back and scoring.

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