WORCESTERSHIRE law firm MFG Solicitors, which has offices in Worcester, Kidderminster and Bromsgrove, has announced a string of partner and associate promotions.
POLICE will be conducting interviews in connection with an incident in which a group of cyclists were forced off the road by a 4x4.
THE team at Worcestershire Hub Customer Service Centre has won Customer Service Excellence award for the second year running.
A cleaner took part in a burglary at the firm where he had worked up to a month before the raid.
WORCESTERSHIRE’S famous Shelsley Walsh hill climb track is getting a green makeover for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
A £28,000-a-year transport manager knocked a man unconscious in a Worcester fast-food restaurant after drinking up to eight vodka and cokes.
A STATEMENT has been released by West Mercia Police on behalf of the family of three people killed in a car crash on Saturday.
A MAN and a woman have appeared in court after a large amount of illegal drugs was seized by police in Worcestershire.
The best of British. JULIE ROYLE takes us on a scenic six-mile route starting at British Camp in the Malvern Hills
EQUINE classes at Malvern’s Three Counties Show are proving more popular than ever. There are a record-breaking 2,975 horse entries at this year’s three-day event – 50 more than last year.
The Three Counties Show is having a ladies’ day. MIKE PRYCE reports
SIR – Re your Comment ‘It’s time to be proud of our country’ (Worcester News, June 4).
SIR – The news that Worcestershire County Council is proposing to put a cap on all new and updated applications for adult social care is extremely worrying, particularly as the council’s own consultation process highlighted that social care was viewed by the people of Worcestershire as the most important area to protect.
SIR – As a member of Worcestershire County Cricket Club, I have attended the early matches of the season.
SIR – I would like to answer the letter by J L Reynolds (Worcester News, May 29) in which he asks which building would be chosen by the people if either the Hive or Worcester Cathedral had to be demolished. How could you compare our beautiful cathedral to the Hive?
SIR – There appears to be a bit of sour grapes going around on the Worcester News letters page regarding Chelsea’s Champions League triumph last month. Firstly, let’s remember this is an English club winning the trophy and they now stand alongside past English winners.
SIR – The article concerning aspects of the Worcester Transport Strategy ‘Rail station gets £500,000 facelift’ (Worcester News, June 7) is both timely and interesting.
SIR – After commenting on the Worcester News letters page about councillors up and down the country awarding themselves big salaries, it occurs to me that the bankers are another lot.
SIR – Why must Britain be used as the world’s dustbin?
SIR – I’ve come under a barrage of criticism from all corners in recent weeks since my letter about the Lib Dems power share in Worcester ‘Lib Dems doing the same as independents’ (Worcester News, May 23).
SIR – I wholly agree with Sheila Harris, of Harvington, who wrote to your sister paper the Evesham Journal about mental illness (May 31) .
SIR – Re your Comment ‘Charity set up to help feed the hungry’ (Worcester News, June 5).
AN elderly woman had £700 stolen from her home during a distraction burglary in Worcestershire.
SIR – Like Sylvia Hillier (Worcester News, May 30) my family, I and many more were bitterly disappointed with the BBC 1 programme from New Road, which ended before the Olympic Flame arrived.
SIR – What a fiasco. I read the advice published in the Worcester News (May 23) about where to get the best view of the torch relay.
SIR – I read your article regarding the blunders that occurred with regard to the Olympic Torch celebrations in Worcester (Worcester News, May 26).
TWENTY pence does not buy you much these days. A third of a chocolate bar or perhaps half of this newspaper.
THE Bishop of Worcester is backing the Church of England’s opposition to Government moves calling for same-sex marriages to be legalised.
WORCESTERSHIRE’s OGL Computer Services Group is to expand its Stourport-on-Severn site and recruit up to 30 staff over the next two years.
When the BBC came to the Severn Valley Railway to film a Dickens adaptation, Bob Toye was there, and now has an unusual claim to fame
A SPRUCE-UP of one of Worcester’s train stations should only be the first stage of a wider push to improve rail passenger services, says the city’s MP.
A new health club will offer exercise and eating advice as the NHS fights to close the life expectancy gap between areas of the city
A WOMAN who went missing from a Worcester hostel has been found safe and well.
FIREFIGHTERS have been called to tackle a burning van on the main road at Claines, in Worcester.
WORCESTER City have been priced at 22-1 to win Blue Square Bet North next season.
WHEN Steve and Elsie Callow got married in the darkest days of the Second World War, everyone said it wouldn’t last.
WEATHER-permitting, we will step up our preparations for the Friends Life t20 today with some scenarios training out in the middle.
YOU may have noticed that the letters section of our site hasn't been updated for a little while.
FIRE crews were called to a Worcester cinema this morning to reports of a fire in one of its screens.
AN 80-year-old man from Worcestershire has been airlifted to hospital after falling on Snowdon.
The latest book review from Kate Whiting
WHEN a hair problem rears its head, the contents of the kitchen cupboard could provide a cheap and effective quick fix, says Lisa Haynes
TWENTY six years on, a relaunch in 2011 to mark the 25th anniversary of Phantom of the Opera one of London’s greatest ever musical successes is magnificent
A LANDMARK building lying empty on a city canal basin development will finally be occupied by an IT firm, bringing jobs into the area.
PHILLIPS - WARD Abigail Phillips and Adam Ward were Married in Bradford on Avon (Wiltshire) on June 2nd, 2012. The bride is the granddaughter of John Phillips and the late Mary Phillips (née Foakes), formerly of Gheluvelt Park, Worcester.
JEWKES Sidney (Sid) Doris and Family of the late Sid, would like to thank everyone for attending the Funeral and for their kind messages and cards received in their sad loss. Thanks to the Reverend Beevers for the Service. Thanks for donations received for Stroke Association. Also to E J Gumery & Son Funeral Directors.
BOULCOTT (nee Jones) Phyllis Mary Of Much Cowarne, (formerly of Home House, Bringsty). Peacefully at Hereford County Hospital on June 5th, 2012 aged 89 years. Much loved wife of Percy, mother of Jean, Pam and the late John. Will be very sadly missed by all her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. The Funeral Service will take place at St Mary the Virgin Church, Much Cowarne on Friday, June 15th, at 2 p.m., followed by Interment in the Churchyard. All donations to be made to Much Cowarne Church and can be sent to Handley Funeral Directors, 3 Little Hereford Street, Bromyard HR7 4DE (01885 482216).
DAVIS Cynthia Mary Peacefully at home in Martley on May 25th, 2012, aged 91 years. The Funeral Service will take place at Worcester Crematorium on Monday, June 18th, at 11.30 a.m. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired for the British Heart Foundation, may be sent to Handley Funeral Directors, 3 Little Hereford Street, Bromyard, HR7 4DE (01885 482216).
HOLMES Godfrey William (Bill) (George) Retired Postman, aged 88 years. Passed away peacefully on June 5th, 2012, in Worcestershire Royal Hospital. Much loved husband of Joan, loving father to Maureen and Hilary, sons in law Philip and Len, grandad and great grandad. Funeral Service will take place at Worcester Crematorium on Monday, June 18th, at 12.30 p.m. Family flowers only, donations to Midland Air Ambulance, can be sent to Bedwardine Funeral Services, 1 St Johns, Worcester. WR2 5AE 01905 748811
WATKINS (nee Middleton) Thelma Passed away peacefully in St Richard's Hospice, after a short illness, on June 2nd, 2012, aged 78 years. Beloved wife of Dennis, loving mum of Carole and Stephen, devoted nan of Karl, Craig, Shaun and Jay and a dear friend to many. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral Service will take place at St John in Bedwardine Church on Thursday, June 21st, at 2.30 p.m. followed by Cremation. 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.