A MAJOR consultation exercise to gather the views of people on controversial plans to develop an area of land to the south of Droitwich has started.
GARETH Andrew’s superb all-round display was not enough to prevent Worcestershire Royals falling to their second Friends Life t20 defeat of the season at Headingley.
COUNCILLORS are on a collision course with the Government over planning policies for gipsies.
WORCESTER Wanderers won all six games on their rugby tour to north America.
MORE than 1,500 children from 20 primary schools across Worcester will come together for a school proms in the park.
A MAN who sells baked potatoes in Worcester City centre can now serve customers a wider range of food and drink and open longer despite objections from another business.
SIR – I read in the Worcester News that the city planners have approved the conversion of a house in Dart Road into four self contained flats.
SIR – It’s good to see that the IMF has backed the Cameron/Osborne financial cuts and austerity plans. A worthy body – even if it did note that they weren’t working very well!
Worcester Warriors pair Matt Kvesic and Andy Short have been named in the England under 20s team to face Ireland tomorrow.
THIS small library, perfect for little baby hands, features not only the selfish crocodile but a whole host of his friends, as familiar themes for pre-school readers are explored.
SIR – With reference to the headline story of June 7, ‘Don’t Be Fooled!’ We are told that no legal action can be taken against those circulating these bags.
A WORCESTER financial adviser has been sent to prison after admitting stealing more than £500,000 from his clients’ lifesavings.
A WATER company has warned of an increasing likelihood of supply restrictions.
SIR – I would be most grateful if you could help me trace some old school chums from the late 40s early 50s. My name is Alan Taylor and I live in Norfolk.
Blues Brothers that runs until Saturday, 11th June at the Bristol Hippodrome.
Queues and chaos – just what you need in the commuter rush.
SIR – It is with some regret that I learned of the death of Fred Charles from your newspaper dated June 1.
POLICE are warning home-owners to lock up securely after burglars raided three Worcester homes in one night.
SIR – Regarding your story about traders being angry over Tolladine Road being shut for four months (Worcester News, Friday, June 3).
A BIKER seriously injured in smash last month has died from his injuries.
SIR – John Phillpott’s article (Worcester News, June 4) tries to dismiss wind turbines. The Green Party wants significant reductions in our overall energy consumption, but sees them as part of the future renewable energy mix, along with solar, hydro, geothermal, tidal and wave power.
COMPCO Fire Systems, one of the largest privately owned fire engineering companies in the UK, is the latest big name sign up to the 100 in 100 apprentices campaign.
SIR – It’s sad that Tory Lord Taylor of Warwick has been sent to prison for expenses fraud.
A COMMERCIAL collection company which claims to raise funds on behalf of the air ambulance is being investigated by Trading Standards - alongside West Mercia Police.
SIR – I felt that I must write and protest as to the axeing of the 300 and 334 bus services on Sundays.
A WELL-KNOWN angler who was reported missing last week has been found safe and well.
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A CONTROVERSIAL scheme to improve a busy Worcester road has finished – but it has come at a cost to some businesses.
Colour blocking is one of this season’s biggest trends and it’s still as popular as ever, as these shots show
WHEN Saeed Ajmal walks into the New Road dressing room next week, the Pakistan off-spinner will find one familar face.
WORCESTER Athletic Club consolidated their position at the top of Midland Track and Field League Division Six with a strong all-round display in Oxford.
A MOTORCYCLIST was taken to hospital this morning following a crash with a car.
IT was queues, queues and more queues for drivers as roadworks caused tailbacks on main routes into the city.
LEICESTER Tigers have confirmed the signing of Graham Kitchener from Worcester Warriors.
WORCESTERSHIRE Royals will roll out their big guns for the trip to face Yorkshire Carnegie tonight (5.40pm).
DAN Sproul continued his fine start to the season with a career-best 165 for Rushwick.
A BABY aardvark was one of the animals on show during half term in Worcester.
STRIKER Mike Symons is relishing his new challenge at Worcester City.
RICHARD Hill’s search for back-row reinforcements goes on — but the Sixways head coach is adamant he won’t rush into signing a player just for the sake of it.
A TEENAGER who smashed up the inside of a police van was angry he had been arrested for drug offences, a court was told.
A DOCTOR who cared for hundreds of Worcester patients has celebrated his 100th birthday.
SATURDAY WORCESTERSHIRE LEAGUE FIRST XI Division One: Bewdley v Pedmore; Bromyard v Astwood Bank; Droitwich Spa v Oldswinford; Redditch v Worcester Nomads; Romsley & Hunnington v Pershore; Stourbridge v Worcester.
TAYLOR Alec John Aged 69 years. Passed away at home with his loving wife by his side on Sunday, June 5th 2011, after a long illness. A much beloved and loving husband, father, father in law, step father and grandfather. Alec was also a great friend to many and touched the lives of all who met him. He left us too soon. Private Family Cremation. A Service of Thanksgiving for his life to be held at St Peters Church, Powick on Wednesday, June 15th at 1.30 p.m. In lieu of flowers please donate, if desired, to St Richards Hospice care of Bedwardine Funeral Services, 1 St Johns, Worcester, WR2 5AE.
DINLEY Iris Edna Peacefully at home in her sleep on May 31st, 2011, aged 93 years. A devoted mum, nana and great nan who will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Reunited with Ted. Rest in peace. Funeral Service at St Georges Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, June 15th at 12 noon, followed by Committal at Worcester Crematorium. Flowers may be sent to E J Gumery & Son, 68/70, Ombersley Road, Worcester WR3 7EU.
THOMAS Emily Of Kempsey. Passed away peacefully in hospital on June 2nd, 2011, aged 89 years. Much loved aunt to Do and Denise and her many Nieces and Nephews. Funeral Service at St Mary's Church, Kempsey on Monday, June 13th at 1 p.m. Flowers or donations, if desired, for St Richard's Hospice may be sent to E J Gumery & Son, 68/70, Ombersley Road, Worcester WR3 7EU. A collection plate will also be available at Church
BIRD Geoffrey Jean and Family would like to thank everyone who attended Geoff's Funeral and for their donations. Thank you for the many cards we received at this sad time. A special thank you to all at Thorneloe Lodge and Claines Pharmacy for their help and support. Also thanks to E J Gumery & Son.
PERRY Garry Happy 50th Birthday to our dear son. Love Mum and Dad. xx
PERRY Garry Happy Birthday. Welcome to the 50 gang. Love Deb, Lee and Family. x
PROBERT John Arthur Passed away peacefully on May 23rd, 2011, aged 84 years. Funeral Service at Worcester Crematorium on Tuesday, June 14th at 11.30 a.m. No flowers by request please, but donations, if desired for Cancer Research UK may be left on the collection plate at the Crematorium or sent to E J Gumery & Son, 68/70 Ombersley Road, Worcester. WR3 7EU
PEARCE Mary Of Fernhill Heath. Passed away suddenly on May 26th, 2011, aged 92 years. Beloved wife of the late Leonard and loving sister of Laura and aunt to Dinah. She will be sadly missed by all Family and Friends. Funeral Service at Old St Martin's Church, Cornmarket on Thursday, June 16th, at 2 p.m., followed by Committal at Worcester Crematorium. Family flowers only please, but donations, if desired for Old St Martin's Church, may be left on the collection plate at Church or sent to E J Gumery and son, 68/70 Ombersley Road, Worcester. WR3 7EU