Former Radio One DJ Dave Lee Travis, who faces 15 assault charges, will stand trial on January 14 2014.
His hearing is expected to last five to six weeks.
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Russian trolls are behind a disinformation campaign about chemical weapons attacks in Syria and Salisbury, a government source has said.
Decontamination work is to begin at nine sites across the city.