Resurfacing work on M5 in Worcestershire

Worcester News: (12118160)

5:50pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

WORK to resurface the M5 between junctions 9 and 8 has begun and is set to continue for two weeks.

Robin Walker MP welcomes Worcestershire schools' improving absence figures

Worcester News: APPOINTMENT: Robin Walker MP has been installed as chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Credit Unions.

3:44pm Thursday 30th October 2014

WORCESTER'S MP Robin Walker has welcomed figures showing the number of pupils who are persistently absent from school is at a record low.

Celebrate the season with local hospice

Worcester News: Stella Hayward, Western Power Distribution, Rachel Jones, St Richard’s Hospice, Judith Bennett, Britannia Bennetts of Malvern.

3:07pm Thursday 30th October 2014

ST Richard's Hospice is beginning its Christmas celebrations with its annual Snowdrop Ball.

Halloween set to be biggest and warmest on record

Worcester News:

3:23pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THIS year people in the UK are estimated to have spent £350 million on Halloween costumes, pumpkins, sweets and other accessories.

Ghost of Christmas past set to haunt Worcester once more for festive Fayre.

Worcester News: (12148824)

2:53pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE ghost of Christmas past is set to haunt Worcester's streets once more for this year's Fayre.

Patients put at risk by hospital revamp delay, warns health boss

Worcester News: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

2:53pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PATIENTS in Worcestershire are being put at risk by continued delays to the project revamping hospital services in the county, a senior health boss has warned.

Ten-year-old boy freed from M5 car crash

Worcester News:

2:11pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A TEN-year-old boy has been released from a car that was involved in a crash on the M5 today.

Video: Rare white squirrel on Pitchcroft, Worcester

Worcester News: Wildlife photographer Dave Grubb spotted the all-white squirrel on Saturday afternoon. Picture by Dave Grubb (DGwildlife) (s)

2:05pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Video footage of Worcester's rare white squirrel.

Plans to build new home in Inkberrow

Worcester News: (4725613)

1:44pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PLANS to build a new home at 32 Stonepit Lane, Inkberrow, near Worcester, have been given the green light by Wychavon District Council.

Worcester pub scraps bid for live entertainment until midnight after outcry on "unbearable" noise

Worcester News:

1:49pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A PUB in Worcester has scrapped a controversial bid to stage live music and entertainment until midnight following an outcry from residents.

Fishery office to change after planning approval

Worcester News: (10312214)

1:41pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A FORMER pay station and office is to be changed to a rural workers dwelling at Moorlands Farm Fishery, Manor Lane, Waresley, in Hartlebury.

Hospital waiting times now available online

Worcester News: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

1:33pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PATIENTS in Worcestershire unsure about where they should go for treatment can now view up-to-date waiting times at the county’s acute and community hospitals online.

Police called after fishing wire 'trap' seen in Worcester

Worcester News: (3971142)

12:26pm Thursday 30th October 2014

POLICE were called to Northwick Road in Worcester at 11am on Thursday, October 23 after reports a fishing wire had been tied between two posts, believed to be intended to trip people up.

Warning hospital services could "implode" under pressure

Worcester News: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

12:44pm Thursday 30th October 2014

HOSPITAL services at Worcestershire Royal Hospital could “implode” as a result of a possible influx of patients from Herefordshire over the next few months, a patient representative has warned.

Care home residents and staff raise cash for breast unit campaign

Worcester News: John Anyon         24/10/14    4314738801

Wear it Pink Day for Worcestershire Breast Unit Campaign at Regent Care Home in St John's on Friday, residents, Anita Jones, Dorothy Baylis and Sarah Russell with staff wore pink and decorated pink cup cakes

12:41pm Thursday 30th October 2014

RESIDENTS and staff at a Worcester care home donned their most eye-catching clothes in support of a campaign raising money for a new breast cancer unit last week.

Sheep rescue by dragon boaters

12:37pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A CREW of dragon boaters from Pershore were forced to turn a practice session into a rescue mission when they discovered a stranded sheep trapped close to the river.

Warehouse broken into in Worcester

Worcester News: Ledbury police officer charged with two counts of misconduct

12:26pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A WAREHOUSE in Weir Lane, Worcester, was broken into between 11am on Saturday, October 25 and 8am the following Monday but nothing was stolen.

Keep your home safe in the dark nights - learn how at Worcester drop-in session

Worcester News: 2014599802. 16/05/14. Left to right - Graham Houghton from Neighbourhood Watch and inventor Rob Simpson with the Chain Reaction DNA Advanced Intruder Deterrent system that sprays a fine unique coded ultra-violet mist onto anyone trying to force their way

12:17pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A DROP-IN session will give people a chance to learn more about how to keep their home safe in the dark nights.

Practice safe sex this Halloween, says health trust

Worcester News: Practice safe sex this Halloween, says health trust

12:08pm Thursday 30th October 2014

HALLOWEEN might be a time of spooky ghosts and ghouls, but the organisation running sexual health services in Worcestershire is reminding people not to lose sight of the importance of safe sex.

Staff and students at University of Worcester raise more than £10,000 for St Richard's Hospice

Worcester News: BIG DONATION: Left to right, University of Worcester executive administrator Katy Chessum, St Richard’s Hospice chief executive,Mark Jackson, University of Worcester vice chancellor and chief executive Professor David Green, and St Richard’s H

11:15am Thursday 30th October 2014

STAFF and students at the University of Worcester have raised more than £10,500 for St Richard’s Hospice.

Worcestershire schoolchildren learn the importance of communication skills

Worcester News: Recruitment opens for NHS apprenticeships

10:39am Thursday 30th October 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN across Worcestershire were encouraged to put their pens and pencils down earlier this month as part of a national event promoting the importance of communications skills.

MP Robin Walker told to 'keep out' of hospital review after he said 'political interference' caused delays

Worcester News: APPOINTMENT: Robin Walker MP has been installed as chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Credit Unions.

9:56am Thursday 30th October 2014

WORCESTER’s MP has been told to keep out of a controversial review into the future of hospital services by the leader of a campaign group.

Health leaders pledge to improve psychological support for cancer patients

Worcester News: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

9:42am Thursday 30th October 2014

IMPROVING psychological support for patients in Worcestershire battling cancer was the topic of discussion at a county-wide event attended by healthcare workers and members of the public earlier this month.

Five things you need to know Thursday

Worcester News:

8:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

Five things you need to know Thursday

Burger restaurant Byron is the first to sign up to Cathedral Plaza

Worcester News:

10:57am Wednesday 29th October 2014

GOURMET burger restaurant Byron Hamburgers is set to open in Worcester after becoming the first business to snap up a unit in the soon-to-be refurbished Cathedral Plaza.

Worcester market can now be 'first class' like ours say Stratford traders

Worcester News:

10:48am Wednesday 29th October 2014

TRADERS at another market run by the same 'first class' company set to take over Worcester's market say business has enjoyed a big boost.

Sun shines on brides and grooms-to-be at latest I Will wedding fair near Evesham

Worcester News: I Will wedding fair exhibitor Chris Jack, of Mr and Mrs Productions, at the show at Dumbleton Hall on Sunday October 19.

5:59pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE autumn sunshine shone on visitors to the I Will wedding show at Dumbleton Hall, near Evesha, last Sunday.

Health trust vows to bridge gulf between physical and mental health treatment

Worcester News: Free mental health therapy taster sessions on offer in Bromsgrove next week

5:37pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

ALMOST a hundred people attended an event in Worcestershire raising awareness of the importance of treating mental and physical health equally.

New course will help people going through divorce or separation

5:28pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A COURSE helping people to deal with divorce or separation will begin at The Hive in Worcester on Tuesday.

Charity ball in memory of woman who passed away suddenly

Worcester News: Kate Ford (left) has organised Dragonheart Ball in memory of her sister Jo who died just after Christmas last year (s)

5:18pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A MUTUAL love of music has spurred a woman to organise an evening of music in memory of her much-loved sister who died suddenly last December.

Hostel chefs cook up tasty meal for homelessness campaign

Worcester News: Hostel chefs cook up tasty meal for homelessness campaign

4:58pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

CHEFS from a Worcester hostel laid on a feast fit for a king to raise funds for a campaign working to stamp out homelessness in the area.

Hopes of early November finish to Sansome Walk roadworks dashed

Worcester News: John Anyon     22/9/14        3814706801
Traffic ignoring the road closure signs at Sansome Walk on Monday (10621276)

4:58pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

WORCESTER'S Sansome Walk will remain closed until mid-November after utility chiefs admitted defeat in trying to finish early.

Be aware of terror threat, warns deputy police and crime commissioner

Worcester News: Bill Longmore with his deputy, Barrie Sheldon

4:41pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE region’s deputy police and crime commissioner has fired his own warning over terrorists – urging Worcestershire to be on red alert.

Handover of county beauty spot put on hold

Worcester News: County Hall, the HQ of Worcestershire County Council

4:34pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A MOVE to hand a Worcestershire beauty spot to the National Trust has been dramatically placed on hold - after councillors launched an investigation into it.

Cycle challenge will mark Centenary of historic battle

Worcester News: Andrew Novak and Andrew Trickett, along with six others, are cycling to Gheluvelt, Belgium, to raise money for Acorns Children's Hospice. Picture by Paul Jackson 4414739902

4:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

TRYING not to get lost will be the biggest challenge facing a group of cyclists who set off from Gheluvelt Park for Gheluvelt in Belgium.

Worcester nursing home expansion plans given the green light

Worcester News:

4:31pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A NURSING home in Worcester has secured permission for a controversial expansion after fighting off a furious campaign from residents.

Hospital trust could end financial year £15 million in the red

Worcester News: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

4:14pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

HEALTH bosses in Worcestershire have raised serious concerns after it was revealed the organisation running Worcestershire Royal Hospital could end this financial year even further in the red last year.

Mary Kidson cleared of trying to poison daughter

Worcester News:

3:19pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A WOMAN accused of poisoning her daughter with unnecessary medication has been cleared by a jury after a three-week trial at Worcester Crown Court.

Car crash in Malvern

Worcester News:

2:38pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

EMERGENCY services have been called to a car crash in Malvern this afternoon.

Posters given out to residents who want a quiet Halloween

2:24pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

POSTERS are being given out to residents living in Wychavon who want a quiet night this Halloween.

Worcestershire smokers stub out fags for successful "Stoptober"

Worcester News: (12100474)

2:24pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

MORE than 23,000 people have stopped smoking in the region, including Worcestershire, this month for "Stoptober".

Fresh dispute over new £10.4 million Worcester swimming pool's £493,000 'subsidy'

Worcester News: FUNDRAISING: Mark Longstaff is is taking on a swimming challenge at Bowling Pool, Bradford

2:17pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

CLAIMS Worcester's massive new future swimming pool could cost taxpayers nearly £500,000 a year to subsidise have been rubbished - as the row over the grand £10.4 million facility rumbles on.

Ambulance crew prepare to take to the skies

2:12pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

SIX West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) staff will take to the skies as part of their new roles as aircrew paramedics.

Canoeing canon paddles for the homeless

Worcester News: Canon Jane Fraser and husband Jake on their fund-raising trip down the River Severn

1:48pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A CANOEING canon used paddle-power to raise more than £2,000 for a charity that is dedicated to helping Worcester's homeless.

Tree near Malvern could be Woodland Trust's Tree of the Year

Worcester News: The Whiteleaved Oak near Malvern. Picture courtesy WTPL/Archie Miles.

12:40pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Tree near Malvern is in the running to be named England's Tree of the Year.

Review - Evil Rising: Possessed

Worcester News: Dare you take part in this year's Evil Rising: Possessed? (s)

1:08pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Evil Rising: Possessed is a fun and terrifying way to spend an evening.

Council tax freeze a step closer in Worcester - as leadership backs spending strategy

Worcester News: Filed photo dated 18/09/12 of money as rent, council tax and utility bill arrears often have just as damaging an impact on people as payday loans, according to a new 'harm index' designed to reveal the depth of the stress and anguish caused by deb

11:49am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A COUNCIL tax freeze in Worcester has been endorsed by the city council's leadership - bringing the prospect closer to reality.

Could you offer Harry the loving home he so needs?

Worcester News: FRIENDLY AND AFFECTIONATE: Harry is not coping at all well with being back in kennels.

11:29am Wednesday 29th October 2014

HARRY is a very sad six-year-old German Shepherd cross, who was rehomed by RSPCA Worcester & Mid-Worcestershire Branch two years ago.

Look out for sleeping hedgehogs

11:15am Wednesday 29th October 2014

AN annual appeal is being made to bonfire organisers to check for sleeping hedgehogs.

Worcester's rogue landlords crackdown would pay for 300 inspections a year

Worcester News: Rising stamp duty 'choking' housing market

11:08am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A CRACKDOWN on rogue private landlords in Worcester has been defended by council chiefs - who insist they have "strong justification" for it.

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