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Everton cruise to last 16

Evesham Journal: Everton's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring his side's second goal

10:16pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Everton comfortably completed their progress into the last 16 of the Europa League as a Romelu Lukaku brace helped them beat Young Boys 3-1 at Goodison Park, sealing a 7-2 win on aggregate.

Aiton wins it for Leeds

Evesham Journal: Ryan Hall was among the tries for Leeds

10:13pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Hooker Paul Aiton's late try, his first for Leeds, sunk Huddersfield as the Rhinos overcame their bogey side to go top of Super League with their third win from three outings.

£150k for McCartney's boyhood home

Evesham Journal: Sir Paul McCartney lived in the house in Speke, Liverpool, from the age of four to 10

9:24pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Sir Paul McCartney's old home in Liverpool has sold for £150,000 at an auction in the city.

Kevin Spacey reveals House of Cards plans on Red Carpet

Evesham Journal: Kevin Spacey reveals House of Cards plans on Red Carpet

9:16pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey took to the red carpet at the Leicester Square premiere.

Liverpool knocked out on penalties

Evesham Journal: Dejan Lovren missed the decisive penalty as Liverpool were dumped out of the Europa League

9:03pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Liverpool lost their first European penalty shoot-out as Dejan Lovren was the only man to miss from the spot against Besiktas in Istanbul.

Camilla proud of father's regiment

Evesham Journal: The Duchess of Cornwall has spoken of her 'proud' affinity to her late father's regiment, the 9th/12th Royal Lancers

8:52pm Thursday 26th February 2015

The Duchess of Cornwall has spoken movingly about her late father's wartime memories as she marked the "glorious history" of the regiment in which he served.

Arts study 'at risk' in schools

Evesham Journal: Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne benefited from the "high value" placed on the arts at Eton

8:52pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Music, drama and art are a vital part of school life, but are at risk of being squeezed out of education, a leading headmaster is warning.

Who were those hooded men on stage with Kanye West at the Brit Awards?

Evesham Journal: Who were those hooded men on stage with Kanye West at the Brit Awards?

8:26pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Who was under those hoods? Death Eaters? The entire Kardashian family? Paul McCartney? Or none of the above?

Have the Brit Awards dwindled to mediocre madness?

Evesham Journal: Have the Brit Awards dwindled to mediocre madness?

8:26pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Since 1977 the Brits have praised the best of British musical talent but is the award ceremony losing face for its love of mainstream music?

Ten-man Celtic eliminated

Evesham Journal: Fredy Guarin, blue, scores Inter's winner

8:14pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Celtic's Europa League campaign came to a frustrating end with a 1-0 defeat by Inter Milan at the San Siro after Hoops defender Virgil van Dijk was dismissed in the first half.

End of the road for Spurs

Evesham Journal: Mario Gomez, centre, celebrates the opening goal (AP)

8:09pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Roberto Soldado's embarrassing mistake paved the way for Tottenham's Europa League exit against Fiorentina.

Spacey reveals House Of Cards plans

Evesham Journal: Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey attend the world premiere of House Of Cards season three

7:48pm Thursday 26th February 2015

House Of Cards star Kevin Spacey promised Frank Underwood has big plans as US president at the world premiere of the new series in London.

Blues announce record-breaking deal

Evesham Journal: Yokohama Rubber chairman Tadanobu Nagum with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho during the announcement of Chelsea's new shirt sponsor

7:44pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Chelsea have announced The Yokohama Rubber Company Ltd as their shirt sponsor from next season in a five-year deal which is the Premier League leaders' largest commercial deal to date.

Graves saddened by leak of document

Evesham Journal: Colin Graves says the ECB is open to all ideas on how to restructure English cricket

7:20pm Thursday 26th February 2015

New England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves has spoken of his 'personal disappointment and sadness' that a document drafted by chief executive Tom Harrison was leaked.

Boy held after girl 'ecstasy' scare

Evesham Journal: A 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of selling ecstasy tablets to a younger pupil at a south Manchester school

6:55pm Thursday 26th February 2015

A 16-year-old schoolboy has been arrested on suspicion of selling ecstasy to a younger pupil.

Jorda joins Lotus team

Evesham Journal: Carmen Jorda has joined Lotus F1 as a development driver

6:51pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Carmen Jorda has joined Lotus F1 as a development driver, becoming the second female to hold a Formula One back-up position after Williams' Susie Wolff.

Technical problems for British pair

Evesham Journal: Lewis Hamilton suffered technical problems on Thursday

6:49pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Britons Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button suffered technical issues on the first day of Formula One's final pre-season test in Jerez.

Judge slams jail security 'scandal'

Evesham Journal: A judge has condemned security at HMP Wandsworth

5:29pm Thursday 26th February 2015

A judge has condemned as "a scandal" the "wholly inadequate" prison security that allowed an inmate to import at least eight Skorpion submachine guns into Britain from Germany using Parcelforce.

Sam Smith v Ed Sheeran - the battle of the Brits

Evesham Journal: Sam Smith leads the 2015 Brit nominations

5:18pm Thursday 26th February 2015

We can’t choose who we love more – Ed Sheeran or Sam Smith. Who wins? You decide.

Is the end of the Sunday night chart show drawing near?

Evesham Journal: Is the end of the Sunday night chart show drawing near?

5:18pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Moving the music release day to a Friday means a Sunday chart show might not make sense any more.

Lady Penelope's back - but which Thunderbird is she this time?

Evesham Journal: Lady Penelope's back - but which Thunderbird is she this time?

5:18pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Rosamund Pike is playing Lady Penelope in the remake, so who will Sylvia Anderson voice?

Predatory teacher gets 17-year term

Evesham Journal: Simon Harris received a 17-year prison term (West Mercia Police/PA Wire)

5:11pm Thursday 26th February 2015

A former public school teacher described as a prolific and calculating sexual predator has been jailed for 17 years and four months after abusing vulnerable young Kenyan street children.

Dev Patel talks about working with 'screen legends' at the Exotic Marigold Hotel

Evesham Journal: Dev Patel talks about working with 'screen legends' at the Exotic Marigold Hotel

4:48pm Thursday 26th February 2015

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is in cinemas now.

Brit Awards after parties were the place to be

Evesham Journal: Brit Awards after parties were the place to be

4:37pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Winners and guests from last night’s ceremony carried on the party afterwards at glamorous events across London.

Workplace pension membership rises

Evesham Journal: More young people are in workplace pension schemes

4:33pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Workplace pension membership has grown to its highest levels since records started in 1997, with a sharp upswing in young people saving for their future helping to drive the increase.

Miliband vows to champion business

Evesham Journal: Labour leader Ed Miliband addresses the manufacturers' organisation EEF conference

4:08pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Ed Miliband has pledged to be a "champion" for engineering and manufacturing if he becomes prime minister after the general election.

Brexit chance rated as one in six

Evesham Journal: There is a one in six chance of the UK leaving the EU in the next parliament, research suggests

4:08pm Thursday 26th February 2015

There is about a one-in-six chance of the UK leaving the European Union over the course of the next Parliament, according to a new Brexit Barometer.

Ukip's LGBT chairman steps down

Evesham Journal: Ukip's LGBT chairman Tom Booker has stepped down

4:08pm Thursday 26th February 2015

The chair of Ukip's group for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) supporters has quit the party, citing "dissatisfaction at the failure of the leadership to set a gay-friendly tone".

Liverpool to escape FFP sanctions

Evesham Journal: Liverpool are expected to be cleared of any financial fair play breaches by UEFA

3:44pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Liverpool are expected to be cleared of any financial fair play breaches on Friday but Hull will be handed a small fine by UEFA.

Gutierrez set for Newcastle return

Evesham Journal: Newcastle midfielder Jonas Gutierrez could make an emotional return against Aston Villa this weekend after beating cancer

3:31pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Jonas Gutierrez could make an emotional return for Newcastle this weekend after winning his battle against testicular cancer.

What does David Beckham's daughter Harper think of her dad's looks?

Evesham Journal: What does David Beckham's daughter Harper think about her dad's looks?

3:16pm Thursday 26th February 2015

David Beckham appears on Friday night’s Graham Norton show.

How Margot Robbie nailed her American accent

Evesham Journal: How Margot Robbie nailed her American accent

3:06pm Thursday 26th February 2015

A US accent came easily to the Australian star after she learned a surprising trick.

Giaccherini undergoes ankle surgery

Evesham Journal: Emanuele Giaccherini is set to miss the rest of the season

2:58pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Sunderland midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini is unlikely to play again this season after undergoing surgery on an ankle injury.

Robin Thicke: I 'wanted credit' for Blurred Lines

Evesham Journal: Robin Thicke: I 'wanted credit' for Blurred Lines

2:51pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Robin Thicke told a court he didn’t give a single sober interview last year.

Emmerdale's Gemma Oaten opens up about her eating disorder

Evesham Journal: Emmerdale's Gemma Oaten opens up about her eating disorder

2:51pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Gemma Oaten chose to speak out in aid of Eating Disorders Awareness Week.

Naomi Campbell was reluctant to join Empire

Evesham Journal: Naomi Campbell was reluctant to join Empire

2:51pm Thursday 26th February 2015

The supermodel admits she was unsure whether to get back into acting.

1D boys can go solo, but shouldn't split up the band, says Cowell

Evesham Journal: 1D boys can go solo, but shouldn't split up the band, says Cowell

2:26pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Simon Cowell has responded to rumours that One Direction could break up.

Comic Relief Bake Off beats The Brits

Evesham Journal: Comic Relief Bake Off beats The Brits

2:26pm Thursday 26th February 2015

A three-tiered pavlova proved more enticing than the Brits in the 8pm to 9pm TV slot.

18,700 foreigners avoid river toll

Evesham Journal: Toll booths have been abandoned at the Dartford crossing

2:23pm Thursday 26th February 2015

UK highway bosses have had to call in a European debt recovery agency to chase nearly 19,000 overseas drivers who have failed to pay in the first month of a new river crossing charging scheme.

Redfearn in dark over Crowe link

Evesham Journal: Neil Redfearn, pictured, is unconcerned by speculation linking Russell Crowe to Leeds

2:11pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Leeds head coach Neil Redfearn said speculation linking actor Russell Crowe with a possible investment in the club was "irrelevant to him and his players".

Opinions split over Ant and Dec's Brits comeback

Evesham Journal: Opinions split over Ant and Dec's Brits comeback

1:59pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Ant and Dec divided viewers over their Brit Awards hosting stint, 14 years after they first fronted the show.

Horne ready for family affair

Evesham Journal: Peter Horne, pictured, will start in place of the suspended Finn Russell against Italy

1:55pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Rugby runs in Peter Horne's family, and that is why the Scotland stand-off is overjoyed his loved ones will be there to see him make his Murrayfield bow.

Alonso set to race in Melbourne

Evesham Journal: Fernando Alonso will race for McLaren this season for the first time since leaving the team in 2007

1:55pm Thursday 26th February 2015

McLaren expect Fernando Alonso to recover from Sunday's crash in time to race in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on March 15.

Blackett signs new United deal

Evesham Journal: Tyler Blackett has made 10 appearances for United this season

1:52pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Tyler Blackett has signed a two-year contract extension at Manchester United.

What did you miss from the 2015 Brit Awards?

Evesham Journal: What did you miss from the 2015 Brit Awards?

1:48pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Here’s a round-up of what happened at the biggest event in Britain’s music calendar.

Here are some pretty funny ways to #MakeASongBritish according to Twitter

Evesham Journal: Here are some pretty funny ways to #MakeASongBritish according to Twitter

1:48pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Expect plenty of references to tea, scones and (obviously) the rain.

ITV hoping to welcome Family Guy to a new home?

Evesham Journal: ITV hoping to welcome Family Guy to a new home?

1:18pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Could the Griffin family be moving from BBC Three to ITV?

Hollyoaks actress Ruby O'Donnell daunted by pregnancy storyline

Evesham Journal: Hollyoaks actress Ruby O'Donnell daunted by pregnancy storyline

1:18pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Peri Lomax’s latest storyline has been tough for the 14-year-old actress who plays her in the soap.

Mertesacker hoping for 'miracle'

Evesham Journal: Per Mertesacker knows Arsenal will face a tough task in Monaco

1:14pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Defender Per Mertesacker hopes Arsenal can produce their own "miracle" night in Monte Carlo next month after admitting poor defending looks to have left them on the brink of crashing out of the Champions League against Monaco.

14% rise in numbers sleeping rough

Evesham Journal: Government figures show that 2,744 people were sleeping rough on any one night in autumn last year

1:05pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Homelessness charities are "extremely concerned" about a marked rise in the number of people sleeping rough in England.

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