I FELT that I must write and say a big thank you to the NHS.
WORCESTERSHIRE County Cou-ncil is planning to put an abstract sculpture in the grounds of the Elgar Birthplace Museum.
A SIT-ON motor mower worth £4,000 was stolen from a private garage in Upton-upon-Severn between 8.30am and noon on Monday.
Olympic medallist Nick Gillingham and Tony the Tiger will be appearing when Malvern Splash holds an "open day" on Saturday, January 12.
THE Horse and Groom pub in Ryall, near Upton, was broken into overnight between Tuesday, December 18, and the next day. The thieves broke a kitchen window round the back of the pub and stole a bag and purse, the value of which is unknown.
A MUSIC teacher who indecently assaulted three blind female students has failed to get a reduction in his two-year sentence.
WORCESTERSHIRE County Council's head of education, Julien Kramer presented achievement awards at Han-ley Castle High School.
A MALVERN man is celebrating after being awarded a degree in agriculture with land farm management.
UPTON-upon-Severn's mayor, Roger Barker, has intervened in a row over car parking spaces in one of the town's streets.
THE founder of Malvern's Pubwatch scheme has warned louts to be on their best behaviour throughout the festive period.
RIVER rescues will be made quicker and safer thanks to a new radio communications system.
A group of churchgoers in Zambia have celebrated their first Christmas in a new church built with money raised by a Malvern Link congregation.
OVER 25 people took advantage of a dinner and some company at the Lyttelton Rooms on Christmas Day.
AN aid worker from Malvern who was part of the humanitarian effort for Afghan refugees arrived back home just in time for Christmas.
A 'HALFPIPE' at Malvern Youth Centre, used by skateboarders and inline skaters to improve skills, has been moved to Tenbury Wells by Malvern Hills District Council.
MALVERN'S historic Toposcope, which was stolen from the top of the Hills nearly two years ago, has been recovered.
THERE was a smile breaking at the corners of his mouth and a twinkle in his eye as John Glazebrook explained, "I've always believed the right size garden for a house is as much as the wife can manage."
CATHEDRAL organist Adrian Lucas, directing Worcester Cathedral Choir, guided us through seasonal music of the past thousand years or so, while also traversing the globe.
MALVERN Hills Conservators' precept is to rise by three per cent, if recommendations are approved at a meeting on Wednesday.
A MALVERN businessman has been fined £3,000 and ordered to pay £1,000 costs after hundreds of tins of car paint were found by the roadside.
THE traditional village shop has had to evolve from being a necessity in communities without transport into a convenience store that must open all hours.
HOW I agree with Martin Eager, (Your Letters, November 30) that there should be caution before considering road restrictions, as "cars will find another route".
Harry Potter creator J K Rowling is being asked to back a plea by the director of the National Bird of Prey Centre at Newent.
LET us apply a bit of logic to the one-way proposal.
FURTHER to Coun Houghton-Smith's letter (Your Letters, December 14) regarding the cost of the new bus shelter at the bottom of Church Street, I do of course have an interest in this as my gallery is sited behind this bunker or bus 'shelter?' I have also been involved with the new proposals for it, which I feel would greatly benefit the appearance of the town and open up a generally overlooked area.
TWO of Ledbury's biggest employers have announced plans to create up to 50 new jobs.
Following Ms Lisa Kelly's letter regarding Avon Close Park (Your Letters, December 7), I feel very angry she has such blinkered vision and has no regard for the residents around this play area. She obviously doesn't realise the extent of the problems we have been facing and is only interested in how it will effect her and the children in her charge.
A BROMYARD manufacturing firm is to lay-off up to 30 of its 210 staff when it relocates to a new Worcester site next year.
SAM Bowen is poised to return for Bromsgrove Rovers' trip to Knypersley Victoria in the Midland Alliance tomorrow (3pm).
I HAVE every sympathy with Tony Hunaban and the 'Save Malvern Car Parks Action Group' (Your Letters, December 7). Car parking can be a real problem although there is usually plenty of room at the Splash or elsewhere in the town.
A MALVERN carpet fitter has announced his retirement after 52 years in the trade.
MANY of your readers will have heard the Radio 3 lunchtime broadcast of the Skampa Quartet on December 14.
A SUPERMARKET dash was the top prize in a fundraising raffle which raised £3,000 for Acorns Children's Trust. The raffle was held at Safeway in Malvern by the Rotary Club. First prize was won by Allan Vaughan Interiors, which chose to donate an equivalent cash amount of £200 back to Acorns. Second and third prizes of Safeway vouchers were won by G Barnett and Mrs Adams, both of Malvern. The presentations were made at Safeway last Thursday (December 13).
A FORMER tennis coach has been appointed as the new marketing manager of a Malvern-based cleaning supplies company. Adrian Bates, from Evesham, takes control of the newly-created marketing department at Express Cleaning Supplies, in Poolbrook Road, and will be in charge of developing the company's corporate identity. The 27-year-old was a former British No 2 tennis player and a professional coach before completing a degree in business administration at Coventry University.
ONE hundred unique commemorative plates have been created by a Hanley Swan porcelain company to help staff at Colwall's Malvern Water factory celebrate 150 years of bottling.
A LINGUISTICS group in Malvern is looking for new members to join its discussions en franais.
A pupil at a Malvern school has been picked to take part in the National Youth Orchestra's Composers' Class.
EXPRESS fell to the weather this week, their away game at Birdport being called off at the last minute due to a frozen pitch.
CHILDREN in hospital during the festive season were showered with gifts thanks to a Worcester health club.
A SAFE haven for traumatised domestic violence victims has been put under new management.
PROTESTERS complaining about plans to bring commercial management to Malvern Theatres are being urged to write to district councillors to state their objections.
BUILDING work on the Hill Centre at Upton-upon-Severn has fallen seven weeks behind schedule, dashing hopes of the centre re-opening in January.
A MALVERN woman is raising funds to bring a talented African teacher to the town for a year to put her through her teaching qualifications.
DOCTORS in Malvern have played a major part in reducing drug-related crime in the area.
AN historic Worcester thoroughfare has been restored after four avenues of lime trees along New Road were given a new lease of life.
A £30,000 share-out has made welcome Christmas presents for charities in Worcestershire and Herefordshire.
TILLS in Worcester's stores kept on ringing yesterday as thousands of shoppers flocked to the city for the seasonal sales scramble.
PEOPLE living in St Peter's stand accused of being "too lazy to put pen to paper" after just eight per cent responded to a survey on relocating Redhill Baptist Church.