RUNNERS of all ages and abilities can now sign up to take part in one of the county’s biggest and most popular fund-raising events.
A MAN who attacked his partner in front of their baby son has been given a restraining order to stay away from her.
PEOPLE are being invited to join in a spot of horseplay to raise money for charity.
A YOUNG woman stole from a Worcester shop on several occasions while drunk, a court was told.
A loud bang heard across a large part of the Midlands tonight was from a sonic boom caused by a Typhoon jet, the Ministry of Defence said.
work to repair cracks in an old bridge used by rat-running traffic are starting earlier than planned.
A FORMER heroin addict stole a purse accidentally left on a chair because he did not have any money.
WORCESTERSHIRE captain Daryl Mitchell has added his voice to the growing chorus questioning whether the university matches should have first-class status.
FIRE fighters attended a roof fire at a property in Cradley near Malvern at around 5.15pm today.
A TALENTED musical duo experienced the winning feeling after dazzling the judges of this year’s Text Factor competition.
SOMETHING’S got to give when Worcester Warriors and Exeter Chiefs meet at Sixways in the Aviva Premiership on Saturday (3pm).
A MAN has been arrested after reports of an argument between four men involving weapons.
A MAN killed in a flat fire spent his final few moments surrounded by thick cloying smoke, a coroner was told.
WORCESTER City could know before the end of the season if ground-sharing at Kidderminster Harriers is an option.
FIVE youths were arrested on Wednesday night after a 15-year-old boy was stabbed in Bromsgrove Town Centre.
SATURDAY FOOTBALL WORCESTER AND DISTRICT LEAGUE Division One: Nunnery Wood v Powick.
A NEW haven for literature lovers in Malvern drew big crowds as it opened its doors for the first time on Bank Holiday Monday.
A DROITWICH woman has admitted receiving nearly £5,000 in benefits which she was not entitled to.
DEFENDING champion Matt Neal admits he has no idea what to expect in terms of success when the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship rocks up at Donington Park this weekend.
TWO cars stolen overnight during a burglary at a house in Worcester were later found abandoned in Martley.
A KIDDERMINSTER man who raped two girls has been jailed for 11 years.
A COUNTY railway footbridge which became an iconic structure after world famous railway model maker Hornby used it in a construction kit, has been restored by Network Rail.
THIS season has been one of the best of my career so far and it’s fantastic for Worcester City to still be in the hunt for the play-offs at this stage.
A WORCESTERSHIRE public relations firm has put its green fingers to good use by helping to achieve high profile media coverage for a Comic Relief-style national charity gardening initiative.
MOTORISTS whose cars have been broken into recently should take a look at this hoard of stolen property.
A CELEBRATION of local independent record stores in the city centre is shaping up to be one of the biggest days on music fans’ calendars.
SIR – To David Barlow, me old mate ‘George, you’re being conned by the Tories’ (Worcester News, April 2).
SIR – I agree with the British National Party member Carl Mason saying that our national flag should be outside the Worcester College of Technology (Worcester News, April 4).
WORCESTERSHIRE’S farmers are worried about falling water levels and a firm’s plans to share our water with other drought-hit parts of the country.
SIR – I read the other day that there’s a town in France that is giving households which can sustain them two chickens each.
SIR – Many readers of the Worcester News will be aghast at the unprecedented rise in the price of postage stamps just coming into force.
SIR – I agree with Worcester resident Mike Taylor’s appeal to enhance the approach to Worcester via London Road, or the Gateway to the city as it is called (Worcester News, April 10).
SIR – Reading the letters of Labour contributors is an experience of weirdness.
SIR – I would like to comment, if I may, on the new Asda store that is in place at the old vinegar factory in Lowesmoor, Worcester.
THE safety of two parks has come under scrutiny after three children came into contact with used needles while playing.
DISASTER tourism is not new. The Titanic Memorial Cruise has perhaps taken it to a new level but every one of us who has visited the site of a tragedy has some experience of it. I have.
THE search for a missing Worcestershire pensioner is continuing in earnest this morning.
TWO yobs went on a drunken “Wild West” car rampage with BB guns and a machete after downing booze and ethanol, a court was told.
CHILDHOOD memories of being told about the Titanic have come flooding back for a Worcester woman as she prepares to join a city tribute to the 1,500 souls who perished.
A YOUNG cellist from Malvern showed she is a star in the making after being invited to join the National Children’s Orchestra (NCO).
HAGGITT Nicholas Passed away on April 4th, 2012 at St Richard's Hospice, aged 49 years. Loving husband to Lisa. Devoted father to Oliver and Timothy. Sadly missed by his sister Sarah, mother and stepfather Marian and John Busby and stepmother Gay Haggitt. Service to take place at St Patrick's Church, Wellington at 11 a.m., on Thursday, April 19th, 2012, followed by the Cremation at Telford Crematorium at 12 noon. Family flowers only, donations to St Richard's Hospice
WRIGHT Mavis Joan Passed away peacefully with her Family by her side on April 4th, 2012, aged 82 years. Loving mum of Chris, Lindsay, Vicky and Tess and grandmother of Matt, Brad, Evan and Niamh. Funeral Service will take place at Worcester Crematorium on Wednesday, April 18th, 2012, at 12 noon. Flowers may be sent to A V Band, 41 St Nicholas Street, Worcester, WR1 1UW.
JONES Kenneth George Passed away suddenly at home on March 30th, 2012, aged 64 years. Husband of Barbara, father of Suzanne and Catherine. Funeral Service will take place at Worcester Crematorium on Friday, April 13th, 2012 at 2 p.m. Will be sadly missed.
LOVEGROVE (nee Halling) Marjorie Passed away peacefully on April 3rd, 2012 aged 88 years. Much loved wife of Bob and mother of Susan, Michael, Julia, Pauline and Richard. A dear grandmother, great grandmother and friend to many. Funeral Service at St Peter's Church, Willersey on Friday, April 20th, at 11.30 a.m., followed by Interment. Flowers or donations, if desired for St Richard's Hospice and Leukaemia and Lymphona Research, may be sent to E J Gumery & Son, 68/70 Ombersley Road, Worcester. WR3 7EU. A collection plate will be available at Church.
ROBINSON John Passed away suddenly but peacefully on April 3rd, 2012, aged 75 years. Sadly missed by daughters Sally and Margaret, sons in law Bill and Kevin and grandsons Peter and the late Robert. Funeral Service at Bransford Chapel on Wednesday, April 18th at 2.30 p.m. followed by Interment at Bransford Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations for Acorns Childrens Hospice may be left in the Chapel or sent to A V Band Funeral Directors, 41 St Nicholas Street, Worcester, WR1 1UW. The Family welcome everyone to the Bear and Ragged Staff, Bransford, after the Funeral for light refreshments.
HONEYWOOD Melvyn Peacefully at Worcestershire Royal Hospital on March 30th, 2012, aged 61 years. A much loved son of Phyllis and brother to Stephen and Mandy. Funeral Service at Worcester Crematorium on Wednesday, April 18th at 10 a.m. Flowers or donations for The Dogs Trust may be sent to A V Band Funeral Directors.
ROEBURY William (Ian) John Aged 66 years, of Longdon. Peacefully in Hospital on April 3rd, 2012. Much loved father of Paul and Gail and devoted grandfather of Melanie, Ryan and Felicity. The Funeral Service will take place at Longdon Parish Church on Wednesday, April 18th, at 11 a.m., followed by Cremation at Worcester. Family flowers only please, donations for The Critical Care Trust Fund, Cheltenham General Hospital may be sent to Malcolm J Presland Funeral Directors, 19 High Street, Upton upon Severn WR8 0HJ. Tel 01684 592393
HUGHES Eva Died on April 3rd, 2012, aged 92 years. Mother of Sandra and Daphne, grandmother and great grandmother. Funeral Service to take place at Worcester Crematorium on Friday, April 20th, at 2.30 p.m. No flowers please, donations if desired for The Royal British Legion may be sent by cheque only to: The Co-operative Funeralcare, 17 Lowesmoor, Worcester. WR1 2RS. Alternatively a collection box will be available at the Service.
COLEY Dave Precious memories of a dear husband, dad and grandad. Missed so much after one year by wife Maureen and loving family Sarah, Paul and Daisy, Lucy, Jamie, Frankie and baby Marcy, Katie, Jamie, Kara, Cameron and brother Brian xxx
HADLAND John Thirteen lonely years without you, It seems like only yesterday we laughed and shared a smile, I wish we could do that again just for a little while. Missing you is the heartache that never goes away. My love always Love Pam.