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Archive - Wednesday, 28 June 2006

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  • 28/6/06 - Preece pins faith on his strike-force

    WORCESTER City boss Andy Preece believes new recruit Craig Wilding offers the perfect complement to his current attacking options. read more

  • 28/6/06 - New boy completes remarkable recovery

    GOALKEEPER Scott Bevan has put pen to paper on a one-year deal with Kidderminster Harriers -- completing a remarkable recovery from a horror injury. read more

  • 28/6/06 - Harriers snap up former Magpie

    NOT many footballers plying their trade in the Nationwide Conference boast a career that in-cludes playing in the Premiership and Europe, but Kidderminster Har-riers' newest signing does. read more

  • 28/6/06 - Solanki wins England one-day call

    WORCESTERSHIRE'S Twenty20 campaign has been dealt a blow by the news captain Vikram Solanki will miss up to three games after being called into the England one-day squad. read more

  • 28/6/06 - Worcs slip to opening defeat in Twenty20

    BRENDON McCullum and Michael Powell laid the foundation for Glamorgan's seven-wicket win in the Twenty20 Cup opener against Worcester-shire under the Cardiff floodlights last night. read more

  • Lawyers' helping hands

    The Worcester firm of solicitors Harrison Clark acted for Personal Screening plc in its recent admission to the alternative investment of the London Stock Exchange. read more

  • Opportunity to be competitive and profitable

    Worcestershire is home to a thriving business community comprising an impressive array of businesses of all shapes and sizes and from a wide variety of industries. read more

  • Twins give clients double the money

    THE art of double entry acccounting has been taken to another level by the Worcester firm of McKnights. read more

  • Does life revolve around money?

    SIR - Your leader (June 8) writes of visitors to Worcester and their spending power. Is every darned aspect of life now oriented around money? read more

  • Killing is never morally justified

    SIR -- In his letter headlined "Casualty rates and question of morals" D E Margrett condoned the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. However, killing can never be morally justified any more than a wrong could ever make a right. Furthermore, if killing can be morally justifiable, perhaps compulsory euthanasia for the old, disabled and sick people could be made justifiable, so the younger, healthy and able generation could have a better quality of life. Somehow, I don't think so. read more

  • Why I'm happy to issue my denials

    SIR -- R G Spencer looks forward to my "denials" regarding his claims about who keeps the peace in Europe. I am happy to oblige. It is indeed NATO that has kept the external peace between Europe and the outside world, with considerable help from Ronald Reagan. It is not NATO that has stopped, or could stop, internal civil wars among its members. It is the EU that was specifically set up for this purpose, to make the various European economies so interdependent as to make further European wars "not just impossible but unthinkable". Whatever its weaknesses and limitations, it should be given credit for that. read more

  • He should stop talking twaddle

    SIR -- What nonsense John Hinton writes. He says: "The feasibility of rebuilding on the present site to meet current or future requirements seems questionable'. What utter rubbish. The school could be rebuilt with the current buildings in place as the area is four hectares in size and the school only occupies one hectare. Everyday. there are sites where existing buildings are being rebuilt or extended and these are run by competent project managers with the people using existing facilities functioning as normal throughout the construction phase. I know because over the years I have been on many with a lot of them on a larger scale than the school site. So please, John, don't talk twaddle. read more

  • Crack down on charity raiders

    SIR -- Charity Shops are supposed to be an escape from the mainstream. An Aladdin's cave of intriguing bargains. It comes to something when older members of the community cannot browse in the city's charity shops to spend a few bob helping others without falling prey to thieves. It appears to be the latest in a catalogue of thefts affecting the retail operation of the charitable sector. Without dedicated security which they simply cannot afford these locations are likely to continue to be targeted as easy pickings and so vigilance is essential. It is a morale crusher for the volunteers and hits the pockets of the charities. If people get the idea charity shops are not safe places, many will give them a wide berth. Perhaps it is time for a concerted drive by the Police to catch some of these scoundrels. read more

  • Union Jack is the appropriate flag

    SIR - N M Dunkley (Worcester News, June 17) refers to people's pride in being British and desire to fly "the flag of St George". However, this correspondent should be aware that the appropriate flag to fly to express "British" pride is the Union Flag. St David, St Patrick and St Andrew really existed and became Christian martyrs of the early Church. On the other hand St George is probably a myth. His main claim to fame was supposed to be his slaying of a fire-breathing dragon. Of course such creatures as dragons are also mythical. The concept of a dragon may be based on the natural crocodile, a creature which itself seems to be a throw-back to the Age of Dinosaurs. read more

  • Outrageous demands on tax-paying public

    SIR -- The Labour Party has opened a consultation on the funding of political parties. Many people do not realise that in the past three years, the main parties have already taken around £20m of our hard-earned money. With thousands of health service workers losing their jobs, and pressure on public service funding imminent, I think that it is outrageous that the taxpayer should have to pay more. read more

  • History may need a bit of a re-write

    PICTURE the scene. In the drawing room of a country vicarage, a parson is writing his sermon. The year is 1700. The French are making threatening noises across the Channel and the great victories of the Duke of Marlborough have yet to be fought. However, our bewigged cleric is more concerned with issues of a pastoral nature, and so he gazes out across the summer lawns seeking inspiration before he puts his fountain pen to paper. read more

  • Meet the men preparing to drive all the way to Mongolia - in this little Nissan Micra

    A YOUNG adventurer is taking the trip of a lifetime - in a car most people associate with short trips to the supermarket. read more

  • Children turn their hands to building

    CHILDREN at a Worcester school learnt to look at the buildings around them in a new way after taking part in a variety of activities during national architects week. read more

  • Tell us how to spend cool quarter-million

    A GROUP of young people has been given control of more than a quarter of a million pounds to spend on people their own age. read more

  • I'll pay you £10,000 to stop all thevandals

    A `REWARD' of up to £10,000 is being offered by a villager who says his home has been targeted by more than 200 incidents of vandalism. read more

  • We've got to fight phone mast plans - for a third time

    RESIDENTS who lost a battle two years ago to stop a mobile phone mast being placed just yards from their homes are now gearing themselves up for yet another fight. read more

  • Food firm is causing us traffic problems

    A COMPANY that supplied salad for the Queen's 80th birthday party has been criticised by local residents for being too big and attracting too much traffic. read more

  • People save ducklings after tumber down drain

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  • We will blockade pavilion to stop it being pulled down

    CAMPAIGNERS trying to save Worcester's historic 130-year-old cricket pavilion are hoping to put up a blockade to prevent it being demolished when bulldozers move in tomorrow. read more

  • New advert board for pubs and clubs

    PUBS and nightclubs in Worcester could be provided with a new advertising board to make up for a ban on them handing out flyers. read more

  • A day to find out more about plants

    GREEN-FINGERED visitors to Hanbury Hall were able to pick up some top tips from National Trust experts at its Meet The Gardeners day. read more

  • Pitchcroft set to host 10km race

    NEXT month sees the 11th running of the Worcester Pitchcroft 10K and fun run. read more

  • Preece pins faith on his strike force

    WORCESTER City boss Andy Preece believes new recruit Craig Wilding offers the perfect complement to his current attacking options. read more

  • Matt selected for Halfords

    WORCESTERSHIRE mountain bike trials cyclist Matt Burrows is celebrating after having been selected to ride for Halfords Development Squad. read more

  • New boy completes remarkable recovery

    GOALKEEPER Scott Bevan has put pen to paper on a one-year deal with Kidderminster Harriers -- completing a remarkable recovery from a horror injury. read more

  • Worcs slip to opening defeat in Twenty20

    BRENDON McCullum and Michael Powell laid the foundation for Glamorgan's seven-wicket win in the Twenty20 Cup opener against Worcester-shire under the Cardiff floodlights last night. read more

  • Harriers snap up former Magpie

    NOT many footballers plying their trade in the Nationwide Conference boast a career that in-cludes playing in the Premiership and Europe, but Kidderminster Har-riers' newest signing does. read more

  • Wolves win place in British League

    JUST six years after forming, Worcester Wolves are preparing to play in front of thousands of fans on a weekly basis after being accepted into the British League -- the country's premier basketball competition. read more

  • Solanki wins England one-day call

    WORCESTERSHIRE'S Twenty20 campaign has been dealt a blow by the news captain Vikram Solanki will miss up to three games after being called into the England one-day squad. read more

  • Space swap

    HAS anyone else any thoughts or complaints about Bromsgrove District Council's bright idea to swap a few of the mother and baby car parking spaces for extra disabled spaces (now they're charging the disabled parkers). read more

  • Not alone

    YOU'RE not alone Paul Byrne (Your View June 14). He is not the only one being ignored by Bromsgrove District Council/Bromsgrove District Housing Trust. read more

  • Swept away

    CONGRATULATIONS to Bromsgrove District Council! read more

  • Injured

    I WOULD like to thank everyone who came to my aid when I fell at the 143 bus stop at Bromsgrove bus station at midday on Wednesday, June 15. read more

  • True colour?

    "FAR from disgruntled", but "having great fun", was part of the recent statement by Councillor Nick Psirides in Your View. read more

  • Collected

    CATSHILL Churches Together would like to thank all those who in any way supported the recent plant sale to raise much needed funds to further the work of Christian Aid in developing countries. read more

  • Objected

    WITHOUT due warning fairground travellers moved to Rubery Park at the back of Graham Crescent, Rubery. read more

  • Twins give clients double the money

    THE art of double entry acccounting has been taken to another level by the Worcester firm of McKnights. read more

  • Bit of space

    FOLLOWING on from Bella Patterson's recent letter, I too would ask fellow drivers for a bit of space as we all know parking is at a premium in Bromsgrove, so let's use it wisely. read more

  • Julie helped

    I HAVE no particular political leanings but when my son, who has special needs, was threatened with having his funding withdrawn by the LEA whilst undergoing the statementing process, thus meaning his exclusion from school, I wrote to nine various MPs and members of the House of Lords asking for their help. read more

  • Colourful!

    WITH so many newspapers, both local and national, putting so much emphasis on being full colour, I have been pleasantly surprised to get my Advertiser on two recent Wednesdays. read more

  • Bard's house

    VICTORIAN house Witley Court near Worcester is the setting for a new version of William Shakespeare's romantic tragedy Romeo and Juliet on July 5 and 6. read more

  • Chitty in the city

    AN ALL star cast motored into the Birmingham Hippodrome this week when Chitty Chitty Bang Bang burst onto the stage. read more

  • Access is so difficult

    UNFORTUNATELY I became disabled, and I am afraid that Droitwich Spa High Street must be the most unfriendly place around for the disabled in the Spa. read more

  • Brown set to open Lamey talks

    ROD Brown is set to talk to striker Nathan Lamey tomorrow (Thursday) about a possible deal to bring him to Bromsgrove Rovers FC. read more

  • Mills back for Redditch

    FORMER Redditch scrum-half Garry Mills is set to give a boost to the Bromsgrove Road side after taking on the role of backs coach. read more

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