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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Florida police have charged a man who decided to eat his pancakes in the middle of the street with "placing an obstruction in the road".
The reason for the shooting is unclear, but local media have reported it may be a settling of scores between criminals.
Most parts of the country will experience near unbroken sunshine after a chilly start to the day.