News Dave Lee Travis arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London on Wednesday for the second day of his trial.

A radio announcer has told the court in the trial of DJ Dave Lee Travis that she was in a “panic” after he allegedly grabbed her breasts when she was speaking live on air.

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WILL WE ever let the Seventies rest in peace? Not if Dr Barnardo's has anything to do with it. The Birmingham NEC is throwing what is billed as "The Biggest '70s Party Ever" with all proceeds going to the children's charity. Old war-horses Hot Chocolate and Alvin Stardust are being wheeled out along with the likes of Showaddywaddy, Roy Wood and The Rubettes for a night of pure nostalgia.

When DJs had to talk between records

In the mid-1960s, Dave Lee Travis and Jimmy Savile presided over the dance-halls of Manchester. Herman's Hermits brought the city its first ever No 1, and the Hollies had nine hits in a row ...

pounds 1m to make music

NEW contemporary music in Britain is to receive a pounds 1m-a-year boost from the Performing Rights Society, the music royalties collection agency. The PRS board agreed last week to set up a foundation to support new music, in response to critics angered at its decision last year to abolish a long-established subsidy of classical music.

Song ban `amuses' McCartney

SIR PAUL McCartney will today release a single and video by his late wife, Linda, despite a blanket ban on all airplay by radio and television stations because the song contains a profanity.
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