Radio 2's Evans hits audience peak

Worcester News: Chris Evans pulls in 9.91 million listeners each week to his breakfast show

12:42am Thursday 31st July 2014

Radio 2 breakfast host Chris Evans has hit another audience high, with a new record number of listeners to his show.

Labour dismisses PM's tax rate talk

Worcester News: The Conservatives and Labour have been arguing over tax policy

12:21am Thursday 31st July 2014

Labour has dismissed suggestions by David Cameron that he wants to increase the 40p tax threshold as "vague talk of jam tomorrow".

Surge in sex offenders behind bars

Worcester News: The number of sex offenders in prison almost doubled between 2003 and 2013, figures show

12:42am Thursday 31st July 2014

A surge in the number of convicted sex offenders behind bars has forced the Government to rethink its response to the problem.

Adults urged to monitor waistlines

Worcester News: Adults are urged to measure their belt line in a bid to curb the growing tide of people who develop type 2 diabetes

12:42am Thursday 31st July 2014

Health officials are urging people to get out the tape measure and monitor their waistline after figures showed that adults with a large waist were up to five times more likely to develop diabetes.

Labour slams Tories on house prices

Worcester News: Labour say they will build more homes to ease the pressure on prices

12:21am Thursday 31st July 2014

House prices are likely to rocket to 13 times the average wage by 2020 under a Conservative government, Labour will claim today.

Children 'given biggest bedroom'

Worcester News: Some 31 per cent of adults living with children under the age of 18 said they have squeezed into a smaller room to give their offspring more space

12:21am Thursday 31st July 2014

Almost one in three parents have sacrificed the biggest bedroom in the house to their children, according to a study into "space-starved" families.

Ex-DPP in bid to become Labour MP

Worcester News: Former Director of Public Prosecutions Sir Keir Starmer is to put his name forward as a Labour candidate in Frank Dobson's Holborn and St Pancras constituency

12:42am Thursday 31st July 2014

Former Director of Public Prosecutions Sir Keir Starmer says he will put his name forward to stand as a Labour parliamentary candidate.

1m asthma patients 'missing checks'

Worcester News: A charity said asthma patients need checks on how to use their inhalers

12:42am Thursday 31st July 2014

More than a million people suffering from asthma are missing out on key yearly checks, a charity has warned.

Experts begin probe into pier blaze

Worcester News: Firefighters tackle the final flames

12:54am Thursday 31st July 2014

Fire investigators are returning to Eastbourne Pier today after a devastating blaze ripped through the historic landmark.

Russia ops 'difficult to counter'

Worcester News: Russia's President Vladimir Putin.

12:42am Thursday 31st July 2014

Russia's destabilisation of Ukraine has exposed "serious deficiencies" in Nato's preparedness to deal with a military threat from its former Cold War adversary, a parliamentary report has warned.

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