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Hamsters happier when in hammocks, study finds

Evesham Journal: A hamster that has taken part in a study to measure their mood (Liverpool John Moores University/PA)

10:27am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Happiness is a hamster swinging in a hammock, according to the first study to measure the mood of the cuddly rodents in an objective way.

Greggs announces rise in profits after healthier eating options launched

Evesham Journal: Greggs announced improved figures

10:27am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Higher breakfast sales and a bigger range of healthier products helped Greggs grow underlying profits by 51% in the first half of the year.

Irritated Cara Delevingne is told to "take a nap" in horribly awkward interview

Evesham Journal: Irritated Cara Delevingne is told to "take a nap" in horribly awkward interview

10:18am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Cara was seriously unimpressed by the breakfast TV anchors when they interviewed her about Paper Towns.

Could The Punisher be the next Marvel character to get his own show?

Evesham Journal: Could The Punisher be the next Marvel character to get his own show?

10:02am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Jon Bernthal will make his debut as The Punisher in new the series of Daredevil.

Matthew Broderick finds some puppy love on Broadway

Evesham Journal: Matthew Broderick finds some puppy love on Broadway

9:52am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Matthew has joined the upcoming cast of A.R. Gurney’s play about a dog who seduces a married man.

Bets off as James Bond reckoner tips Radiohead to record Spectre theme song

Evesham Journal: Bets off as James Bond reckoner tips Radiohead to record Spectre theme song

9:40am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Radiohead are now hotly tipped to be announced as the voice of the new James Bond theme.

Rio organisers face "challenges"

Evesham Journal: IOC president Thomas Bach has admitted Rio 2016 faces serious challenges

9:34am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Organisers of next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro face serious challenges over cleaning up the bay where the sailing competitions will be held, the IOC president Thomas Bach has admitted.

Bets off as James Bond reckoner tips Radiohead to record Spectre theme song

Evesham Journal: Daniel Craig reprises his 007 role in Spectre but the artist to perform the theme song is still to be revealed

9:10am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Bookies have suspended bets on who will sing the next James Bond theme tune after one punter tried to put £15,000 on Radiohead.

Madeleine McCann ruled out as victim in Australia suitcase inquiry

Evesham Journal: Madeleine McCann is still missing

9:10am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Missing Madeleine McCann has been "totally excluded" as a potential victim after a young girl's remains were found in a suitcase in Australia.

Why has Gerard Depardieu been banned from the Ukraine?

Evesham Journal: Why has Gerard Depardieu been banned from the Ukraine?

8:46am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Gerard Depardieu has attracted the anger of Ukrainian authorities by supporting Russia’s annexation of Crimea last year.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts to open Toronto festival with Demolition

Evesham Journal: Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts to open Toronto festival with Demolition

8:38am Wednesday 29th July 2015

TIFF will also see world premieres for Ridley Scott’s space epic The Martian, starring Matt Damon, and Stephen Frears’ Lance Armstrong biopic starring Ben Foster.

Authorities 'did not act quickly enough' on Syria-bound Briton reports

Evesham Journal: Barry Gardiner, Labour MP for Brent North, said Britain had a responsibility to protect the man and those he may harm

8:12am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Police and ministers failed to respond quickly enough to reports a Londoner has left Britain bound for Syria, an MP has claimed.

Taylor Swift gets broody as she meets new godson

Evesham Journal: Photographer writes to Taylor Swift to ask: 'How are you any different to Apple?'

8:07am Wednesday 29th July 2015

The Bad Blood singer met adorable baby Leo Thames less than two weeks after friend Jaime King welcomed her godson.

Wonder Woman: Gal Gadot's new leading man revealed

Evesham Journal: Director MacLaren exits Wonder Woman film

10:02am Wednesday 29th July 2015

The Star Trek actor will play Steve Trevor opposite Gal Gadot in the DC comic book movie.

New melanoma treatment guidance calls for dermoscopy and body imaging

Evesham Journal: Health officials have issued new guidance for treating melanoma and also reminded people to cover up in the sun

7:50am Wednesday 29th July 2015

New guidance has been issued for treating melanoma, t he most deadly form of skin cancer.

Barclays boss signals streamline plans as bank reveals 25% rise in profits

Evesham Journal: John McFarlane was named interim chairman for Barclays after chief executive Antony Jenkins was fired

7:46am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Barclays boss John McFarlane signalled plans to ramp up growth, squeeze costs and streamline the business after announcing a 25% rise in first half profits.

Cook hails Bairstow improvement

Evesham Journal: Jonny Bairstow, pictured, is "unrecognisable" from his previous England experience, according to captain Alastair Cook

7:38am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Alastair Cook believes the recalled Jonny Bairstow is "unrecognisable" as a batsman from the last time he played Test cricket.

Brady 'deflategate' ban upheld

Evesham Journal: Tom Brady has lost his appeal against a four-game ban following the 'deflategate' scandal

7:27am Wednesday 29th July 2015

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has upheld Tom Brady's four-game suspension for the New England Patriots quarterback's role in the 'deflategate' scandal.

Chelsea edge out Barca in shootout

Evesham Journal: Eden Hazard scored a brilliant first-half goal

7:22am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Chelsea finished their pre-season tour of North America by defeating European champions Barcelona 4-2 on penalties after a 2-2 draw over 90 minutes in Washington DC.

Herrera sacked as Mexico coach

Evesham Journal: Miguel Herrera has been sacked as Mexico coach after allegedly punching a television reporter

7:08am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Miguel Herrera has been fired as Mexico coach just two days after guiding them to a record seventh Gold Cup crown following allegations that he punched a television reporter.

Staff shortages cost police millions in overtime

Evesham Journal: One Metropolitan Police officer earned 45,000 pounds in overtime from 2014-15

6:57am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Police forces are spending more on overtime payments for officers to cover staff shortages, according to new figures.

British tourists 'charged more than the French' at Disneyland Paris

Evesham Journal: Disneyland Paris is facing claims that British tourists are being charged more than their French counterparts

5:04am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Disneyland Paris is facing a pricing probe amid claims it charges British tourists more than its French customers, according to a report.

Microsoft launches Windows 10, with new web browser Edge

Evesham Journal: The new Windows 10 start menu (Microsoft/PA)

5:04am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Windows 10, the biggest update Microsoft has made to its computer software, has launched in the UK.

Over-tired GPs will put patients' safety at risk - warning

Evesham Journal: The Royal College of General Practitioners says GPs in England had a 19% rise in consultations between 2009 and 2014 - an extra 61 patients each

5:04am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Overworked GPs are becoming so tired they could be putting every patient's safety at risk, the head of British general practitioners has warned.

Ruling due on terrorists' 'segregation'

Evesham Journal: Tanvir Hussain was one of three men convicted of a plot to launch suicide attacks on flights from Heathrow to America

3:18am Wednesday 29th July 2015

The UK's highest court rules today on an action by two high-profile terrorist prisoners who claim their human rights were violated when they were segregated for extended periods.

Army sheds more than 20,000 three years ahead of cuts target

Evesham Journal: There are 81,700 full-time trained servicemen and women in the Army as of June, falling from 102,260 in 2010

2:29am Wednesday 29th July 2015

The British Army has been scaled down by more than 20,000, three years ahead of target.

Man dies after sea rescue at Welsh beauty spot

Evesham Journal: A man has died and a boy needed hospital treatment after a rescue at Three Cliffs Bay, South Wales

12:24am Wednesday 29th July 2015

A man has died and a boy needed hospital treatment after a sea rescue at a south Wales beauty spot.

George Osborne: We must fix relationship with 'single market' EU

Evesham Journal: George Osborne has warned Britain must fix its economic relationship with Brussels

12:22am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Britain must fix its economic relationship with Brussels to persuade the voters it is right to remain in the European Union, George Osborne has warned.

Baby risks during natural breech birth 'very small'

Evesham Journal: The study found that although a ceasarean is safer, the risk brought by vaginal delivery for a breech birth is still very low

12:18am Wednesday 29th July 2015

The risks of a baby dying or suffering complications during a natural breech birth are "very small", experts have said.

Purfleet clothes van raid assault: £3,000 reward offered

Evesham Journal: Adam Nichols on BBC Crimewatch after his assault

12:18am Wednesday 29th July 2015

A £3,000 reward is being offered in return for information about a "horrifying" assault in which a former professional footballer was stripped, Tasered and beaten by a gang of masked men.

Woman who dumped two knives near Westminster sought by police

Evesham Journal: CCTV image issued by the Metropolitan Police of a woman they are trying to identify who asked a police officer for access to a highly restricted area in Westminster, London

12:18am Wednesday 29th July 2015

A woman who twice tried to gain access to a "highly restricted area" in Westminster before dumping two large knives nearby is being sought by Scotland Yard.

AA insists street lights save lives despite research denying accident link

Evesham Journal: Turning off street lights does not increase crime or traffic accidents, research suggests

12:18am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Turning street lights off at night does not lead to more crime or traffic accidents, researchers have said.

Yvette Cooper urges Labour members 'to get serious' as Jeremy Corbyn leads polls

Evesham Journal: Labour leadership contender Yvette Cooper said the party could only change things "if we win"

12:18am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Labour leadership candidate Yvette Cooper has issued a call for party members to "get serious", after a private poll suggested radical left-winger Jeremy Corbyn has stormed into a 20-point lead.

Firms to reveal action on ensuring slave labour is not being used

Evesham Journal: The announcements are part of a package aimed at the problem of "modern day slavery"

12:18am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Thousands of Britain's biggest firms will be forced to reveal whether they have taken action to ensure they do not use child or slave labour under plans set out by the Prime Minister.

Migrant dies as hundreds bid to enter Channel Tunnel

Evesham Journal: Migrants in Calais in the early hours of the morning

12:18am Wednesday 29th July 2015

One migrant has died after hundreds tried to enter the Channel Tunnel in Calais, operator Eurotunnel said.

New NHS guidance on end-of life treatment after Liverpool Care Pathway withdrawn

Evesham Journal: The advice governs treatment of patients nearing the end of their lives

12:12am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Decisions on when patients are reaching the end of their life should be taken by a number of health experts rather than relying on the medical opinion of just one doctor, according to new guidance from health officials.

Want to own a bit of Tom Cruise? Well now you can, sort of...

Evesham Journal: Want to own a bit of Tom Cruise? Well now you can, sort of...

12:11am Wednesday 29th July 2015

His famous outfit is going under the hammer.

Two-thirds of over-45s 'ignoring pensions'

Evesham Journal: Some 63% of over-45s said they pay little or no attention to their pension

12:05am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Nearly two-thirds of people aged over 45 who are not yet retired admit to paying little or no attention to their pensions, a survey has found.

Quarter of young adults 'still using bank parents chose for them'

Evesham Journal: Young adults also said they believed big tech companies could provide the financial services they need, away from banks

12:05am Wednesday 29th July 2015

One in four young adults is still using the bank account chosen for them by their parents when they were a child, according to new research.

Bankruptcies at lowest level since 1990

Evesham Journal: The Insolvency Service is releasing new figures on the number of people going insolvent across England and Wales

12:05am Wednesday 29th July 2015

The number of people going bankrupt across England and Wales has fallen to its lowest levels in a quarter of a century, official figures show.

No one could quite believe the misfortune of this guy on Brits Behind Bars

Evesham Journal: No one could quite believe the misfortune of this guy on Brits Behind Bars

11:06pm Tuesday 28th July 2015

Dan Macdonald faced extradition on drug smuggling charges and his only proof of innocence lay in a single letter… A letter he’d lost.

YouTube queen Zoella's former best friend Gabriella Lindley reveals why they're no longer buddies

Evesham Journal: YouTube queen Zoella's former best friend Gabriella Lindley reveals why they're no longer buddies

10:57pm Tuesday 28th July 2015

Gabriella blames intrusive fans who said she was using Zoella for fame.

9 thoughts everyone had while watching the new series of Three Day Nanny

Evesham Journal: 9 thoughts everyone had while watching the new series of Three Day Nanny

9:39pm Tuesday 28th July 2015

Is that child really actually called Willow? And when can we expect to see a spin-off series about Maurice the Uniform Bear?

Helen Mirren and Liam Neeson and 10 other celebrity romances you had forgotten about

Evesham Journal: Helen Mirren and Liam Neeson and 10 other celebrity romances you had forgotten about

9:39pm Tuesday 28th July 2015

Here are some other celebrity couples you may have been surprised at.

Stunning images from Impossible, the West End's new magic show

Evesham Journal: Stunning images from Impossible, the West End's new magic show

9:28pm Tuesday 28th July 2015

A little bit of magic is set to take the West End by storm…

Nadal bounces back in Hamburg

Evesham Journal: Rafael Nadal made a winning return to action in Hamburg

7:25pm Tuesday 28th July 2015

Rafael Nadal had to recover from a set down against fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco before easing through to the second round of the bet-at-home Open in Hamburg.

Anger at Peta calls to pension off Jolly Fisherman of Skegness

Evesham Journal: The Jolly Fisherman of Skegness

7:18pm Tuesday 28th July 2015

Calls for Skegness to pension off its century-old Jolly Fisherman mascot in favour of an "animal-friendly" replacement have been rubbished by local councillors.

American dentist wanted by police after protected lion Cecil is shot dead

Evesham Journal: Cecil strolls around in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe (AP)

7:15pm Tuesday 28th July 2015

An American dentist is wanted by police after a well-known protected lion was shot dead.

Calais migrants: UK to spend extra £7m on security boost

Evesham Journal: A migrant trying to board UK bound lorries on the main road into Calais ferry port (PA/file)

7:15pm Tuesday 28th July 2015

Britain has agreed to spend an extra £7 million to tackle the Calais migrant crisis amid criticism of its handling of the tunnel invasions.

University staff not twits to woo Yoda the owl with library card

Evesham Journal: A library card issued to a European Eagle Owl named Yoda in recognition of his work tackling seagulls at a university campus (University of Bath/PA)

5:37pm Tuesday 28th July 2015

An owl has been issued with his own library card in recognition of his work tackling seagulls at a university campus.

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