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Archive - Wednesday, 7 June 2006

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  • 7/6/06 - Wedge called up for Somerset tie

    WORCESTERSHIRE will take the same 12-man squad that drew with Gloucestershire at Bristol into their Liverpool Victoria County Champion-ship clash with Somerset at Taunton today (11am). read more

  • Taking Mickey

    SIR - I always thought, Stanley Parr (May 10), that Wayne Rooney was a short tough little film star of the 1940s. read more

  • Corrupt Leaders

    SIR - Bono the pop singer seems to think some corruption has crept into some of the African states. I wonder if Robert Mugabe, the president of Zimbabwe, would agree? read more

  • Saddened by end of Tolladine club

    SIR - I was saddened to read of the demise of Tolladine Golf Club after such a long history. read more

  • Great Britain is being destroyed

    SIR - Columnist Peter Hitchens writes "if we are not careful, our grandchildren will soon be shining the shoes of Indian tourists in London." read more

  • Ban parking one mile from school

    SIR - Safer routes to school? First, I would ban parking within one mile of a school entrance and make a 20mph limit when lights flash, most typically between 8am and 9am in the morning and 3pm and 4pm in an afternoon during term time. read more

  • Compare his way of life with mine

    SIR - I find it quite strange that the Deputy Prime Minister had been able to keep two grace-and- read more

  • Markets help to make cities thrive

    SIR - We read a lot about town and city redevelopment with internet shopping and are told that in a few decades, our high streets could be turned into flats and our out-of-town stores to distribution centres. read more

  • Busy right up to the last moment

    SIR - Our final two days as mayor and mayoress of this great city of ours was very busy with four engagements on Monday, May 15, and one big one the next day with Gary Lineker. Then it was full council in the evening when the new mayor was elected. I would like to express my sincere thanks to Bob Blandford, who brilliantly edited my diary throughout my year. read more

  • Accountability has been long gone

    SIR - During the days of the county police force, villages like Great Witley had their own police station with a permanent allocation of a sergeant and several constables. read more

  • Everything shipshape and Worcester fashion

    SIR - They all believed bigger was better. I'll never forget being in my first class of newly-qualified sick-berth attendants awaiting allocation of our new drafts at Plymouth's Royal Naval Hospital. Our names were called in alphabetical order followed by the ship or establishment to which we were being drafted. read more

  • A greenfield armageddon is looming

    THERE was a time when land classed as Green Belt was deemed to be safe from development. Now, such designation is merely regarded by governments and developers as being just one more hurdle to cross before they obtain the desired result. read more

  • Report points to a healthy economy

    BUSINESS experts at County Hall Worcester will this month launch their annual report on Worcestershire's commercial property market - a key indicator of the region's economic success. read more

  • Tom all set to push himself to the limit

    PROPERTY developer Tom Forrester will be pitting his physical prowess against hundreds of other competitors in an Ironman challenge later this month. read more

  • Profits up as bills for water rise

    WATER restrictions for the people of Worcestershire this summer are unlikely, Severn Trent Water has announced. read more

  • Malvern media centre is all set to rock and roll

    THE champagne is set to flow at a new media centre for the community in Malvern this summer, as work finishes on the ambitious project. read more

  • 200 jobs saves as US buys into City

    MORE than 200 jobs have been saved at one of Worcester's best-known companies after a buy-out by a New York firm. read more

  • Meet Roger, England's ingredient for success

    A TOP Worcestershire chef is helping the England squad's bid to win the World Cup by providing plenty of Jaffa Cakes and shepherd's pie. read more

  • Special award for James, the 100-pint man

    JAMES Parker may have started giving blood for a lie-down and a free cup of tea - but, 100 donations later, his reward was a little more impressive. read more

  • 'At the moment it's quiet round here, but soon it could be like living in London'

    WHILE local people and politicians voiced their concern over the proposals, council bosses were keen to move quick to get the message across that the plans are the first step on a very long road. read more

  • Children raise cash as they learn music

    MORE than 250,000 children are aiming to raise £1m by taking part in a unique musical project uniting children of all races and backgrounds. read more

  • I enjoyed being in Iraq - but I'm glad I'm back

    soldiers from a Territorial Army unit based in Worcester have returned home for the summer after serving their country in Iraq. read more

  • Got MS? Then get this

    MULTIPLE sclerosis sufferers in Worcestershire are benefiting from a new directory listing services that can ease their condition. read more

  • 10,000 Homes on City's Green Belt

    ALMOST 10,000 homes could be built on greenfield sites around the edge of Worcester over the next 15 years, completely transforming the face of the city. read more

  • Wedge called up for Somerset tie

    WORCESTERSHIRE will take the same 12-man squad that drew with Gloucestershire at Bristol into their Liverpool Victoria County Championship clash with Somerset at Taunton today (11am). read more

  • Bike crash fails to stop Parsons clinching gold

    MICHELLE Parsons returned from the Elite World Long Distance Duathlon Championships in Frederica, Denmark, with a team gold medal. read more

  • Smith off the mark with fight win

    WORCESTER City ABC's Sean Smith recorded his first fight win with victory over Lye's Alan Whittington. read more

  • Williams in first place for college sport prize

    DAMON Williams won Wor-cester Sixth Form College's top sports award at their presentation evening at Worcestershire County Cricket Club. read more

  • Double triumph for Thompson in schools cup

    WORCESTER'S Zoe Thompson secured two medals at the National Schools Regatta in Nottingham. read more

  • OEs cricketers given big net boost

    CRICKETERS of all ages who play for Old Elizabethans can now hone their skills in the club's new two-bay practice nets, thanks to a grant from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). read more

  • Host of awards for Boughton Park Tennis Club

    THERE was success all round for Boughton Park Tenis Club's men's section in the Hereford and Worcester winter league. read more

  • It's a family affair at Santa Pod Raceway

    FATHER-and-son drag racing team, Brian and Lee Huxley, bagged two trophies at Santa Pod Raceway in Northampton-shire on the bank holiday weekend. read more

  • Magic in Mixed

    LAST Sunday's Evesham Mixed Open - the popular Greensome Stableford competition - ended in victory for men's vice-captain, Stewart Ridley and Kirsty Law (Kings Norton) who amassed 38 points. read more

  • Hooray for Henry!

    HENRY Burling added another trophy to his collection when he won the Junior Open at Redditch last Wed-nesday. read more

  • Trying to make a living

    WHAT nonsense in W Grove's recent letter. Surely the writer can appreciate these local business people are merely trying to make an honest living? read more

  • Shabby welcome

    I CONGRATULATE W Groves for voicing the opinion of many local residents regarding the shabby welcome that Droitwich extends to visitors approaching the town via the Hanbury Road junction. read more

  • Better than an eyesore

    I PITY the person who thinks that the junction of Hanbury Road and Worcester Road is the gateway to Droitwich Spa - that's their view, but let's look further into the criticism. read more

  • Impressed with theatre

    CONGRATULATIONS once again to the Norbury Theatre for a very enjoyable evening. read more

  • It's going well in Oz

    I HAVE recently moved to Australia and I am living in Melbourne. I lived in Droitwich for about seven years and I have to say it is great to be able to go on the internet and get all the local news from Droitwich even though I'm not living there anymore. read more

  • Valuable contribution

    THE Rotary Club of Droitwich Spa Charitable Trust would like to thank all those who contributed to the street collection held within Droitwich on Saturday, May 20, for their kindness and generosity. read more

  • Don't forget this play

    HAGLEY Theatre Group delves into the wrong side of the law for its new show, Forget-Me-Knot, between June 8 and 10. read more

  • Acting studies

    STUDENT Rob Beddall will be following the same path as screen legends Robert Redford and Lauren Bacall after being selected for a place in one of America's most famous acting schools. read more

  • School fete

    A VILLAGE school's summer fete is taking place this Sunday. read more

  • Chaddesley Corbett Gardeners

    we visited Meadow Farm Nursery where our hosts were Rob and Diane Cole, who were our guest speakers last August. read more

  • "Grand" prize offered

    THE Tunnel Barn Farms Masters will take place on Wednesday, June 21 at the Shrewley venue. read more

  • Writing for the stage

    PLAYWRIGHT April de Angelis will give a talk and advice on writing for the stage this Friday, June 9. read more

  • Wychbold Women's Fellowship

    The annual gathering of church fellowships in this diocese was hosted by our fellowship this year and so we welcomed 86 ladies to St Mary de Wyche Church for a simple service conducted by the Rector, the Rev Roger Antell, followed by tea and a seemingly endless supply of sandwiches and cakes. A relaxed atmosphere reigned for the subsequent business meeting, which developed into a very jolly catalogue of news from each fellowship concerning their meetings during the past year. It had been a pleasure to meet old friends and to make new ones from all corners of the diocese and we would like to record our thanks to our neighbours from Upton Warren Fellowship, who gave invaluable assistance to our members in the preparation, serving and general tidying-up afterwards. read more

  • Jerry's Windmill top spot after claiming Middle third

    Evesham and District Disabled AC read more

  • Students to show off

    GIFTED students from the area will get a chance to show off their varied talents at the Artrix next week with two exhibitions from NEW College's art and design faculty. read more

  • Rik's Labour pains

    WITH politicians currently less welcome than something that's found on the bottom of a shoe by the public, Rik Mayall makes a timely return as the ultimate embodiment of a corrupt MP. read more

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