Ex-children's chief 'should quit'

Malvern Gazette: Sonia Sharp should quit or be removed from her role as deputy secretary in the state of Victoria's education department, an Australian victims' advocate said

10:23am Friday 29th August 2014

A former director of children's services at the council at the centre of the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal should step down from her current job in Australia, an abuse survivor has said.

Airline axes 6,000 after disasters

Malvern Gazette: Flowers outside the Dutch Embassy in London to remember the passengers who were killed on Malaysian Flight MH17

8:52am Friday 29th August 2014

Malaysia Airlines is to axe 6,000 jobs - around a third of the workforce - as it struggles to overcome the twin disasters that have hit it this year.

Crisis-hit Tesco cuts dividend 75%

Malvern Gazette: Tesco said its new chief executive Dave Lewis will now start work a month earlier than planned

7:35am Friday 29th August 2014

The trading crisis at Tesco deepened today as it revealed another profits warning and slashed its dividend to shareholders by 75%.

Boy with tumour 'taken' by parents

Malvern Gazette: Ashya King, who has a brain tumour and was taken by his parents from hospital without the blessing of doctors.

7:35am Friday 29th August 2014

A "major investigation" is under way to find a five-year-old boy with a brain tumour after he was taken by his parents from hospital without the blessing of doctors.

Badger cull challenge rejected

Malvern Gazette: The Badger Trust sought a court ruling to block a new cull in Gloucestershire and Somerset without an independent expert panel

2:54am Friday 29th August 2014

The High Court has rejected an 11th-hour challenge to a Government decision to let the latest badger cull go ahead without monitoring by a panel of independent experts.

Tasty! Wallace set to join Strictly

Malvern Gazette: Gregg Wallace is set to perform in this year's Strictly Come Dancing

10:23am Friday 29th August 2014

Dancing doesn't get tougher than this - Masterchef presenter Gregg Wallace is set to join the line-up for this year's Strictly Come Dancing, according to reports.

Water bills to be 5% lower - Ofwat

Malvern Gazette: Most water companies put forward lower bills in business plans submitted to Ofwat in June

8:51am Friday 29th August 2014

Household water and sewerage bills are set to be about 5% lower on average in real terms over the next five years, the industry's regulator said today.

House prices 'have hit new high'

Malvern Gazette: House prices surged by 11% year-on-year in August, Nationwide says

7:43am Friday 29th August 2014

House prices surged by 11% year-on-year in August to reach another new all-time high of £189,306 on average, Nationwide has reported.

Bake Off's Iain: I'm a rising star

Malvern Gazette: Iain Watters became the fourth baker to leave The Great British Bake Off after throwing his Baked Alaska in the bin during the contest (BBC/PA)

7:12am Friday 29th August 2014

The baker at the centre of The Great British Bake Off's 'bin-cident' row has admitted he allowed his frustration to boil over, but says since then, public support has been "crazy".

New-look railway seen from the air

Malvern Gazette: A view of Brighton Station in East Sussex which will form part of the Thameslink rail project

7:12am Friday 29th August 2014

These aerial pictures show the changing shape of the railway in the heart of London.

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