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  • Man slapped partner in face

    A MAN who lost his temper punched his partner in the arm and slapped her in the face during a heated row. read more

  • Group to ride from Rome to home in charity cycling challenge

    A GROUP of 11 friends will be jetting off to Rome tomorrow to begin a 16-day cycling challenge that will lead them all the way back to Evesham. read more

  • Man smashed lover’s car and urinated on bed

    A BUILDER smashed up his girlfriend’s car then urinated in her bed after a drunken row. read more

  • Pupils become torch-bearers for London Olympics

    EXCITEMENT for this summer’s London Olympics is growing after pupils took part in a competition to design their own torches. read more

  • Youth arrested following robbery

    A 17-year-old youth has been arrested and released on bail after a man was attacked and robbed in the early hours of Saturday. read more

  • The Hive is wonderful

    SIR – The ugly duckling is now a beautiful swan. Wow, what an amazing new library and open space we have. The inside is wonderful and something Worcester should be very proud of. read more

  • Waste station scheme gets a mixed reception

    A NEW waste transfer station handling up to 5,000 tonnes of commercial and construction waste a year is set to be built near Worcester, despite concerns from people and parish councils. read more

  • Business as usual, say bowling staff

    TEN-PIN bowling is continuing at a Worcester venue after the old business hit the bumpers. read more

  • I saved 5p a litre

    SIR – Could you please let the proprietors of our local petrol stations know that I had a lovely day in Shrewsbury at the weekend. read more

  • ‘Satisfactory’ report for county adoption service

    INSPECTORS have rated Worcestershire County Council’s adoption service as satisfactory with some good features. read more

  • We did everything we could

    A LEADING Worcestershire doctor who was first on the scene of a horrific motorway crash said he and colleagues did everything they could for those who were injured. read more

  • How can this Olympic uniform be allowed?

    SIR – I am appalled at the desecration of our national flag by Stella McCartney and those who accepted her design for the British Olympic athletes’ uniform. read more

  • County drive to cut energy cost Worcester News: County drive to cut energy cost

    PLANS to dim street lights or switch them off overnight will be scrutinised by councillors. read more

  • We must put a stop to immigration

    SIR – I totally agree with the letter by Carl Mason (Worcester News, March 20) and his views on unemployment and immigration. read more

  • Police tackle knifeman in street

    A MAN brandishing a knife on a city estate has been tackled by police today. read more

  • Circus is in town – but not everyone’s pleased (ballot)

    AS animal rights campaigners plan protests, a circus that uses wild animals has said it has nothing to hide or answer for ahead of its visit to Malvern this week. read more

  • Mother tells of flat blaze Worcester News: SMOKE: William Hill in Cranham Drive, Warndon

    A MOTHER has spoken of how she fledd her smoke-filled flat after a fire broke out in the store room of a bookmakers beneath her home in Warndon, Worcester. read more

  • I can name quite a few in the picture

    SIR – Re the letter ‘We had great days in the motorbike gang’ from Chris Wilkinson and the photograph you published in the Worcester News (March 22). read more

  • Put down that bacon buttie or end up in an early grave

    As new research reveals eating red meat can lead to premature death, Lisa Salmon sinks her teeth into a very raw argument read more

  • Photo brought back so many memories

    SIR – Re the photo and letter ‘We had great days in the motorbike gang’ in the Worcester News (March 22). read more

  • Waving the flag for city nightlife

    WORCESTER is hoping to be recognised as a place to go for a good night out. read more

  • This new Health Bill is a real concern

    SIR – The new Health and Social Care Bill proposes a much more complex NHS structure. read more

  • Jail for man who torched his own home

    A COUNTY man who set fire to his own home after his life “hit rock bottom” has been locked up. read more

  • Getting the young involved is way forward

    SIR – Sarah Taylor’s first in a series of Voices (Worcester News, March 23) featuring the concerns of young people was very interesting. read more

  • Hanged man couldn't get over mum’s death

    AN MAN who struggled to come to terms with his mother’s death committed suicide in a childrens' park, a coroner has ruled. read more

  • Can’t we break with tradition?

    THERE are plenty of traditions and rituals in football. read more

  • Fury as schools lose out on fair funds again

    THE Government’s refusal to change the way schools are funded until after the next general election has come as a blow for campaigners and local MPs. read more

  • Rob Austin Racing in cash battle for new campaign

    BRITISH touring cars outfit Rob Austin Racing are hoping their tilt at title glory won’t be spoiled by a lack of money. read more

  • Neighbours rallied round to fight roof blaze

    A devastated couple have praised neighbours who desperately fought to put out a fire in their thatched cottage. read more

  • Airgun attacker shoots pet cat dead Worcester News: FAMILY PET: Mommy Cat

    A “COWARDLY” attack left a much-loved pet cat fatally injured – sparking a probe for the culprits. read more

  • Our apprentice was so good we got another Worcester News: HARD AT WORK: Apprenticeships allow youngsters to learn and get paid at the same time

    A Worcester-based company is a glowing example of the success of the Worcester News 100 in 100 apprenticeship system. read more

  • Pitch debate at City rumbles on

    AS sure as night follows day, so spring sees the annual debate about the state of the pitch at St George’s Lane. read more

  • '50mph A449 is killing off business' Worcester News: RESTRICTIONS: The A449

    TRAFFIC-calming measures to stop deaths and injuries on a major Worcestershire road are choking trade, say business chiefs. read more

  • Sarah and Andy Cook

    COOK Sarah and Andy Congratulations on your 25th Wedding Anniversary. Love Dad, Alee, Glenn, Leanne, Jack and Families. xxx read more

  • Andy and Sarah Cook

    COOK Andy and Sarah Congratulations on your 25th Wedding Anniversary. Mum, Dad, Graham, Jeanette, Tracey, John, Josh, Natalie, Gemma, Conner. read more

  • Stanley Ernest Reeves

    REEVES Stanley Ernest Passed away comfortably in Malvern Community Hospital on March 17th, 2012, aged 83 years. Funeral Service on Monday, April 2nd at 11 a.m. at Malvern Wells Cemetery, Green Lane, Malvern Wells.WR14 4HU. Family flowers only. Donations gratefully accepted for ‘Malvern Community Hospital Trust Fund’ (cheques only made payable to the charity) to Co-operative Funeralcare, 105, Barnards Green Road, Malvern. . If I searched the whole world over until the end of time, I would never find a husband as wonderful as mine. You will always be loved and remembered always in my heart. God bless. Your heartbroken wife Vera xx A long and awful illness endured with good humour and dignity. Never complaining. Sadly missed by his son Paul and his wife Linda, Mark, Martin, Shelley and Oliver. Your battle is now over, no more tears flowing down your cheek, no more pain, no more suffering, now you are no longer weak. You are safe and comfy now that God has come for you, but we’re still proud to say you are our dad - most generous man we ever knew. Son Mark, Tina, Holly and your sister in law, our Aunty Eileen. You have been a wonderful grandfather to us and you are now at peace. Sadly missed by your late son Philip’s children Dan and Ely and their mother Margaret. read more

  • Gilian Mary Brewer

    BREWER Gilian Mary Passed away peacefully on March 21st, 2012, aged 65 years. Much loved wife of Mervyn and devoted mum to Damian and Roy. Gone but not forgotten. Funeral Service at Worcester Crematorium on Monday, April 2nd, at 11.30 a.m. Family flowers only please, but donations, if desired for St Richards Hospice, may be left on the collection plate at the Crematorium or sent to EJ Gumery & Son, 68/70 Ombersley Road, Worcester. WR3 7EU read more

  • Alice Smith

    SMITH Alice To a dear mother and nan who passed away sixteen years today. Memories of you we will always treasure, They're locked in our hearts and will stay there forever. Lots of love, Marg, June, Dawn, Sean and Doreen xxxxx read more

  • Rose HAYWOOD

    HAYWOOD Rose Remembered always. God bless. Bett and Family. RIP read more

  • Ray GORMLEY

    GORMLEY Ray March 28th, 2008. Remembering you is easy, We do it every day, Its just the pain of losing you, That never goes away. Loving wife Dawn, daughters Jacky and Julie, son in law Wayne and Darren, grandsons Alfie, Arthur and Edward. read more

  • ALICE WALTON

    WALTON Alice To mum. We shared some happy days, we shared some sad ones too, but the saddest one of all, was when we lost you. Love Jack, Ruby and Family. read more

  • Peter Yapp

    YAPP Peter Passed away March 28th, 2011. Always in our thoughts, forever in our hearts. Loved and missed every day by Judy, Sue, Paul, Michelle and Grandchildren xxx read more

  • Connie Hinett

    HINETT Connie Teaching Assistant at Cranham Primary School. Passed away peacefully at St Richard’s Hospice on March 21st, 2012, aged 48 years. A devoted and loving wife, mum and youngest daughter of Josephine. She will be greatly missed by all her Family and Friends. Funeral Service will take place at Worcester Crematorium on Tuesday, April 3rd, at 2.30 p.m. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired for St Richard’s Hospice, may be placed upon the collection plate available at the Service or sent (by cheque only, made payable to the Charity) to The Co-operative Funeralcare, 17 Lowesmoor, Worcester. WR1 2RS. ------------------------------------------- ‘My heart will ache with sadness, My tears will always flow, Why I had to loose you, No-one will ever know’ My wonderful daughter gone, but never will be forgotten. Mum xxx read more

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