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Blunder prisoner enjoys beer break

Andover Advertiser: Lewis Harwood was wrongly released from Birmingham prison

3:52pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

A prisoner wrongly released from jail walked to his old school friend's pub for a couple of beers before handing himself in.

Farah to run at Anniversary Games

Andover Advertiser: Mo Farah will compete at next month's Sainsbury's Anniversary Games

3:40pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

Mo Farah has confirmed he will return to the former Olympic Stadium in London to take part in the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games next month.

Coronation Street set to break the sad news about Deirdre Barlow

Andover Advertiser: Corrie viewers up in arms over local paper gaffe

3:27pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

The soap will air scenes revealing that the character has died tomorrow.

Steve Brookstein's tweet about the 7/7 bombings has outraged fans

Andover Advertiser: Steve Brookstein's tweet about the 7/7 bombings has outraged fans

3:17pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

Today probably wasn’t the best time for Steve Brookstein to try and highlight some of his own misfortunes 10 years ago.

Kompany eyes title charge

Andover Advertiser: Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany is determined to make life more difficult for Chelsea this season

3:14pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

Skipper Vincent Kompany has admitted Manchester City made it too easy for Chelsea to claim the Barclays Premier League title last season.

Hannibal in jeopardy after Amazon and Netflix say no

Andover Advertiser: Hannibal in jeopardy after Amazon and Netflix say no

3:06pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

Both Amazon and Netflix have passed on giving the show a new lifeline on their streaming networks.

Watch Michael Buble's son announce some big news... He's going to be a brother!

Andover Advertiser: Watch Michael Buble's son announce some big news... He's going to be a brother!

3:06pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

The tot helped his celebrity parents to share their announcement.

Ed Sheeran finally buys some wheels... A Mini Cooper

Andover Advertiser: Ed Sheeran finally buys some wheels... A Mini Cooper

2:58pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

The singer has bought his first ever car, but it isn’t the usual flash choice of a celebrity.

Djokovic through after scare

Andover Advertiser: Novak Djokovic edged through to the quarter-finals

2:55pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

Novak Djokovic survived a Court One shoot-out with Kevin Anderson to keep the defence of his Wimbledon title going.

MP storms out in spat with Speaker

Andover Advertiser: MP Greg Mulholland was told his question was taking too long

2:47pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

An MP has stormed out of the Commons after arguing with Speaker John Bercow.

Viagra prescriptions increasing

Andover Advertiser: The Health and Social Care Information Centre says more than 1.06 billion items were prescribed in England last year

2:47pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

The number of prescriptions for Viagra and other erectile dysfunction drugs has gone up by more than a quarter in a year, official figures show.

Rehearsal led to 'Queen dead' tweet

Andover Advertiser: The BBC was running an internal rehearsal of coverage of the Queen's death

2:47pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

The BBC reporter who sent a tweet mistakenly claiming the Queen had died had not been told the corporation was running a rehearsal of how it might cover a royal death.

Cook aims to get on front foot

Andover Advertiser: Alastair Cook will be hoping to get his hands on the Ashes urn at the end of the series

2:32pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

Alastair Cook believes the players he has at his disposal could inspire him to become a better England captain ahead of the imminent Investec Ashes series.

Clarke vows to be more disciplined

Andover Advertiser: Michael Clarke, right, will lead Australia against England in the first Ashes Test at Cardiff on Wednesday

1:58pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

Australia captain Michael Clarke expects his players to keep their emotions from boiling over despite the fierce pressure of an Ashes series.

Noel Gallagher has been taking over the vinyl charts

Andover Advertiser: Noel Gallagher has been taking over the vinyl charts

1:51pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

The ex-Oasis star has topped the charts multiple times this year.

Jonathan Dimbleby has been rapped over fundraising appeal

Andover Advertiser: Jonathan Dimbleby has been rapped over fundraising appeal

1:51pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

The broadcaster has been in trouble for using his radio programme to appeal for sponsorship.

7/7 bombings: Celebrities share their tributes on 10 year anniversary

Andover Advertiser: 7/7 bombings: Celebrities share their tributes on 10 year anniversary

1:27pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

TV and radio presenter Lauren Laverne shared an emotional story about the day terrorists attacked people using public transport in the capital.

Caitlyn Jenner shares her journey in new blog

Andover Advertiser: Caitlyn Jenner shares her journey in new blog

1:17pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

The reality TV star and former Olympian has been writing about her transgender experiences so far.

Sport pays respects to 7/7 victims

Andover Advertiser: England players observed a minute's silence in Cardiff to honour the July 7 victims

1:03pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

England's cricketers observed a minute's silence on Tuesday morning in memory of the victims of the 7/7 terrorist attacks.

Lobbying probe ex-MPs given passes

Andover Advertiser: Ex-MPs have been given passes allowing them to roam the Westminster estate and use the subsidised facilities

12:42pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

Dozens of former MPs, including two ex-ministers under investigation for lobbying allegations, have been granted privileged access to Parliament since the general election.

James Naughtie is leaving BBC Today programme

Andover Advertiser: James Naughtie is leaving BBC Today programme

4:01pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

The programme’s host will leave his role next year.

Why being a dad is making Ryan Reynolds feel old

Andover Advertiser: Why being a dad is making Ryan Reynolds feel old

11:17am Tuesday 7th July 2015

The actor says he feels like time has speeded up since having a baby.

Disney conjures up Prince Charming film

Andover Advertiser: Disney conjures up Prince Charming film

11:17am Tuesday 7th July 2015

A script for a live-action movie starring the handsome prince has already been written.

Today's Naughtie to leave show

Andover Advertiser: James Naughtie will leave the Today team in January

11:08am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Long-standing Today programme presenter James Naughtie is leaving the BBC show in January.

Mother's plea to crash lorry driver

Andover Advertiser: Mackie Miller, 15, needed surgery for a fractured pelvis, shattered hand, broken shoulder and a stomach laceration after the incident in Wolverhampton (West Midlands Police/PA)

11:08am Tuesday 7th July 2015

The mother of a sport-mad teenager left badly hurt in a hit-and-run incident with a lorry has urged the driver to come forward.

Suspect sought in fan attack case

Andover Advertiser: CCTV still of a man police wish to trace in connection with a street attack which left football fan Nic Cruwys with life-threatening injuries

11:08am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Detectives investigating a street attack which left a football fan with life-threatening injuries have appealed for help to trace a final suspect.

Bumper crop of English apricots

Andover Advertiser: Apricot grower Nigel Bardsley, from Kent, as England's fledgling apricot production is poised to soar six-fold (Tesco/PA)

11:08am Tuesday 7th July 2015

England's fledgling apricot production is poised to soar six-fold amid predictions of a bumper crop this summer due to near-perfect growing conditions.

Dip in sales for Marks & Spencer

Andover Advertiser: Marks & Spencer posted a drop in quarterly clothing sales

11:08am Tuesday 7th July 2015

High street giant Marks & Spencer posted a drop in quarterly clothing sales, after a colder May impacted demand for its spring and summer collections.

Treatment withheld after phone call

Andover Advertiser: Doctors were granted permission to withhold treatment after a telephone conference hearing

11:08am Tuesday 7th July 2015

A senior family court judge gave doctors permission to withhold life-support treatment from a sick seven-year-old girl against her parents' wishes - after analysing evidence over the telephone.

Divorce fight set for court appeal

Andover Advertiser: A High Court judge ruled that Yasmin Prest was owed £360,000

11:08am Tuesday 7th July 2015

A multi-million pound divorce money fight between a Nigerian businessman and his ex-wife could be analysed by the Supreme Court for a second time.

Clause blocks ITV Clarkson car show

Andover Advertiser: A clause in his old BBC contract stops Jeremy Clarkson from presenting a new car show on a rival TV channel for two years

11:08am Tuesday 7th July 2015

The brakes have been put on plans for Jeremy Clarkson to take a new motoring show to ITV after it was revealed his old BBC contract stops him making a rival car show on another UK channel.

Why you won't be seeing a Jeremy Clarkson car show at ITV any time soon

Andover Advertiser: Why you won't be seeing a Jeremy Clarkson car show at ITV any time soon

11:06am Tuesday 7th July 2015

The former Top Gear presenter’s old BBC contract prevents him from going over to the rival broadcaster.

Watch Damon Albarn being carried off stage after five-hour set

Andover Advertiser: Watch Damon Albarn being carried off stage after five-hour set

10:08am Tuesday 7th July 2015

The singer was forcibly removed after a mammoth performance.

Migrant dies on UK-bound shuttle

Andover Advertiser: Eurotunnel services have been partly suspended

9:41am Tuesday 7th July 2015

A migrant has died on a freight shuttle trying to reach Britain, Channel Tunnel operator Eurotunnel said as it renewed calls to end the crisis in Calais.

Stars pay tribute to Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub

Andover Advertiser: Stars pay tribute to Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub

9:09am Tuesday 7th July 2015

The Ocean’s Eleven producer has died, drawing tributes from stars including George Clooney.

Kevin McHale admits he was star struck by Dustin Hoffman and Eddie Izzard while filming The Choir

Andover Advertiser: Kevin McHale admits he was star struck by Dustin Hoffman and Eddie Izzard while filming The Choir

7:07am Tuesday 7th July 2015

The Glee star never got used to working with Dustin Hoffman on set – and found himself drawing on his Glee experience in the role of choir teacher.

Mayweather stripped of WBO title

Andover Advertiser: Floyd Mayweather has been stripped of his WBO welterweight title

7:00am Tuesday 7th July 2015

The World Boxing Organisation has ceased to recognise Floyd Mayweather as its welterweight world champion after he failed to pay the governing body a mandatory 200,000 US dollar (£130,000) sanction fee.

Injured McIlroy could miss Open

Andover Advertiser: Rory McIlroy may not be able to defend his Open title after injuring his ankle playing football

6:21am Tuesday 7th July 2015

The Open Championship is likely to be without its star attraction next week as world number one Rory McIlroy nurses a serious ankle injury.

Banned FIFA chief to appeal

Andover Advertiser: Harold Mayne-Nicholls has been banned from football for seven years

6:19am Tuesday 7th July 2015

The head of FIFA's inspection team for the bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups will appeal against a seven-year ban from football after it was revealed he asked for favours from Qatar.

Azarenka has learned tough lessons

Andover Advertiser: Victoria Azarenka, pictured, is targeting a career-first major tournament victory over Serena Williams at Wimbledon

6:18am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Victoria Azarenka believes the love-torn and injury-hit two years that forced her to "mature very quickly" can inspire a first grand slam victory over Serena Williams.

KP backs tourists to retain Ashes

Andover Advertiser: Kevin Pietersen played a part in four Ashes-winning squads

6:16am Tuesday 7th July 2015

England's lack of a strike bowler could hinder their hopes of Ashes glory, according to former batsman Kevin Pietersen, who believes the only hope of emerging on top this summer is to take the attack to Australia.

Bronze - Don't stop me now

Andover Advertiser: England star Lucy Bronze is already looking forward to the start of the new season

6:13am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Lucy Bronze touched down in England after playing her part in a memorable World Cup campaign and insisted the whole squad need to return to club football as soon as possible to maintain the surge of momentum for the women's game.

Kyrgios will find his way - Murray

Andover Advertiser: Andy Murray feels Nick Kyrgios, pictured, lacks maturity

6:11am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Andy Murray believes Australian bad boy Nick Kyrgios should be cut some slack while he matures and learns to handle his emotions on the court.

Froome reaches France in yellow

Andover Advertiser: Team Sky's Chris Froome, the 2013 winner, will wear the race leader's yellow jersey on Tuesday's fourth stage

6:08am Tuesday 7th July 2015

The 102nd Tour de France crossed into its homeland on Tuesday with Chris Froome in the leader's yellow jersey he hopes to win for a second time in Paris on July 26.

Teen to be jailed over Syria plot

Andover Advertiser: Syed Choudhury is to be jailed by a judge at the Old Bailey

6:07am Tuesday 7th July 2015

A teenage jihadist who wanted to bring Sharia law to the UK will be jailed later for plotting to go to Syria to fight for Islamic State.

Degree date for dissertation dog

Andover Advertiser: Fudge the dog helped his owner complete his university course in Edinburgh

3:11am Tuesday 7th July 2015

A student and his dog will don graduation robes today after the pet helped his owner complete his university degree.

X Factor auditions back on

Andover Advertiser: Simon Cowell's mother Julie, who has died at the age of 89.

1:28am Tuesday 7th July 2015

X Factor auditions will begin tomorrow after a two-day break following the death of show supremo Simon Cowell's mother.

'Credible' Greek bailout plan urged

Andover Advertiser: German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Francois Hollande at talks over the Greece crisis (PA)

1:28am Tuesday 7th July 2015

It is for Greece to come up with "serious, credible" new proposals to deal with the country's debt crisis, Athens was warned as eurozone leaders gathered for an emergency summit to discuss its future in the single currency.

Energy users overcharged by £1.2bn

Andover Advertiser: The Competition and Markets Authority has conducted a year-long inquiry into the energy market

1:23am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Millions of households could see their energy bills slashed under proposals to cap prices after the competition watchdog found suppliers have been overcharging customers by around £1.2 billion a year.

Honda sets fuel efficiency record

Andover Advertiser: The drivers will be presented with the Guinness World Records title at Honda in Swindon, Wiltshire

12:25am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Honda has set a new world record for fuel efficiency after one of its cars covered 8,387 miles across 24 EU countries - using just £459 of diesel.

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