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  • Former addict spared jail term

    A FORMER morphine addict from a village near Worcester has escaped an immediate prison sentence after breaching a community order for the second time. read more

  • 'Man stole from shops after death of brother'

    A man who stole from two shops was struggling to deal with his brother’s ill health and subsequent death, a court was told. read more

  • Church greets new ministers

    A GROUP of new lay ministers have been appointed during a special service at Worcester Cathedral. read more

  • Nicholls shines in TT

    SUNNY and calm conditions made for quick times in Worcester St John’s Cycling Club’s 10-mile time trial at Broadheath. read more

  • We’ve been bouncing for 12 hours

    A GROUP of children spent their Saturday bouncing around to raise money for other young people with cancer. read more

  • Games are big success

    AROUND 1,200 children from years three to 13 from 49 schools across Worcestershire came together to participate in a day of sport at the inaugural Worcestershire School Games. read more

  • Man called police officers ‘pigs’

    A WORCESTER man was arrested after calling police officers “pigs” and refusing to stop hurling abuse after being warned. read more

  • Guildhall ends year with almost a million to spare Worcester News: Guildhall steps up bid for wedding licence

    Worcester City Council is to use part of a budget surplus of more than £900,000 to safeguard itself against troubled times in the future. read more

  • Have unions learned nothing from 1980s?

    SIR – I think it’s outrageous that the unions are asking for big bonuses for the bus drivers and train drivers during the Olympics because they will be working harder. read more

  • Royal hospital staff were truly wonderful

    SIR – There has been some negative publicity recently regarding Worcestershire Royal Hospital. read more

  • Happy Harris steers Green to convincing derby success

    A FINE individual performance from Phil Harris led Barnards Green to a convincing Division Two win over local rivals Eastnor. read more

  • There are so many holes in pro-EU case

    SIR – With reference to Harriett Baldwin’s guest column (Worcester News, June 14) can I point out some fallacies in her comments. read more

  • We can’t let Queen see this city eyesore

    SIR – When the Queen Mother reopened the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal in 1964, they painted underneath a road bridge her boat The Linda was due to travel under. read more

  • Harriett, we need less Europe, not more

    SIR – In her guest column (Worcester News, June 14), Harriett Baldwin says the euro was doomed from the start because it could not function without economic and political union. read more

  • We’d still trade with Europe if we left EU

    SIR – Sorry Harriett, you couldn’t be more wrong, leaving the EU would not prevent businesses having access to European markets (Worcester News, June 14). read more

  • Last orders please, I’m off on a new adventure

    LAST orders have been called by the landlady of the city’s oldest pub. read more

  • Your second chance to vote for who should appear in sculpture - ballot

    NEARLY 800 votes were cast in the first online ballot to pick which famous faces should appear in a new city sculpture. read more

  • Save our youth centre land, says councillor

    A COUNTY councillor is urging Malvern people to come to a public meeting this week to save land around the town's youth centre in Albert Road North. read more

  • Max powers Spa men to victory over Bromyard

    A MAGNIFICENT partnership of 131 for the sixth wicket between Paul Bryan and Max Young guided Droitwich to a five-wicket win against Bromyard in Worcestershire Cricket League Division One. read more

  • In it to win it (twice)

    A LIVELY Malvern band are jumping for joy after receiving their second nomination for the British Blues Awards 2012. read more

  • Dorstone

    Common’s uncommon birds. There is a chance to see some of our rarer feathered friends on this route by JULIE ROYLE read more

  • Healthy horses

    A revolutionary equine clinic is throwing open its doors. SARA PAWSEY reports read more

  • Get growing

    Gardeners of all ages are being encouraged to take part in this year’s flower show read more

  • It’s the law that counts, not morals

    IT’S what Louis Walsh, of X Factor fame, might call the likeability factor. That is presumably the reason why Gary Barlow appears to have escaped relatively unscathed from allegedly being linked to a tax avoidance scheme. read more

  • Army sharpshooter with Olympic gold in his sights Worcester News: EXCELLENT SHOT: Allen Whitty was part of the 1924 Olympic team that won gold.

    Allen Whitty went from serving with the Worcestershire Regiment in the First World War to winning at the 1924 Paris Olympics read more

  • Pretty in pink for Race for Live

    WOMEN dressed up in pink wigs, T-shirts and tutus to run the annual Race for Life. read more

  • Jenkins is edged out

    LEDBURY thrower Terry Jenkins suffered a last-16 exit at the hands of Dave Chisnall in the German Darts Championship in Berlin. read more

  • Peer ‘starstruck’ by Aung San Suu Kyi Worcester News: TEA FOR TWO: Lord Faulkner of Worcester with Aung San Suu Kyi

    A WORCESTER peer played an instrumental role in organising the recent visit of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. read more

  • Flat fire woman charged with arson

    A WOMAN has appeared in court accused of deliberately setting fire to an Evesham flat. read more

  • Cameron leads way

    JAMES Cameron’s terrific half-century helped Worcestershire to their second win in this year’s Friends Life t20 with a 14-run victory over Northamptonshire. read more

  • Taking the 'local' out of local government?

    CRUCIAL council services in the county could be moved to Staffordshire and Shropshire under controversial plans to make more cuts. read more

  • Richardson to headline comedy fest Worcester News: Tom Deacon

    ORGANISERS in Evesham are eagerly anticipating the start of the town’s first comedy festival next week, featuring TV comedian Jon Richardson on the last date of his national tour. read more

  • 'Sinkhole' causes rail chaos

    RAIL services between Ledbury, Malvern and Worcester have been halted after a hole appeared in the line at Colwall. read more

  • British grit ensures soggy jazz festival goes on

    THE rains had been non-stop, it had been touch-and-go whether the main field event could be saved… but in the end, it was true British grit and determination that ensured the show would go on. read more

  • Man is banned from club after jealous attack

    A judge has banned a man from entering a Worcester nightclub for two years after he broke a love rival’s cheekbone in a fit of jealousy. read more

  • Hundreds meet triple challenge to help hospice

    ABOUT 1,200 people have taken part in three races to help raise money for a children’s hospice. read more

  • andrew richard passey

    PASSEY Andrew Richard On this his 53rd Birthday spending it with his mother Cynthia after 46 years apart. Loved forever by Dick. Both missed deeply. read more

  • Daphne Gladys Burchett

    BURCHETT Daphne Gladys Passed away in Worcestershire Royal Hospital on June 16th, 2012 aged 78 years. Private Interment. Donations in lieu of flowers will be shared between St Richard's Hospice, The RNLI and Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, and may be sent (by cheque only, made payable to the individual charity) to The Co-operative Funeralcare, 17 Lowesmoor, Worcester. WR1 2RS. read more

  • Charles Edwin Brookes

    BROOKES Charles Edwin (Eddie) Former BT Engineer. Passed away peacefully after a long illness on June 20th, 2012, aged 76 years. Beloved husband of Kathy, devoted step father to Tony and Paul and a dearly loved grandad. Funeral Service at St Edburga Church, Leigh, on Tuesday, July 3rd at 2.30 p.m. Family flowers only please, but donations if desired for St Richard's Hospice may be left on the collection plate at Church or sent to E J Gumery & Son, 68/70 Ombersley Road, Worcester. WR3 7EU. read more

  • Ken Lamb

    LAMB Ken Landlord of Fox Inn, Pitmaston Road. Passed away suddenly, but peacefully on June 16th, 2012, aged 62 years. A much loved partner to Lin, loving father to Andrew, beloved father in law to Celia, step dad to Brian and Paul also grandfather and uncle, and friend to many. He will be sadly missed by all. Funeral Service at Worcester Crematoriam on Friday, June 29th at 11.30 a.m. Family flowers only. Donations to Alzheimer's Society, can be sent c/o Bedwardine Funeral Services 1 St Johns Worcester. WR2 5AE. 01905 748811 read more

  • Winifred Lambert

    LAMBERT Winifred Formerly of John Gwynne House. Passed away peacefully on June 11th, 2012, aged 96 years. A dear mother. Funeral Service at Worcester Crematorium on Wednesday, July 4th at 2 p.m. Family flowers only please, but donations, if desired for Parkinsons UK may be left on the collection plate at the Crematorium. read more

  • John William Jones

    JONES John William Of Callow End. Passed away suddenly on June 12th, 2012. Beloved husband of Wendy, dearly loved father and grandfather. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Funeral Service at Powick Church, on Monday, July 2nd, 2012, followed by Burial. Flowers may be sent c/o Bedwardine Funeral Services, 1 St Johns, Worcester. WR2 5AE. 01905 748811 read more

  • Eileen Bullock

    BULLOCK Eileen In loving memory of Eileen, who passed away two years ago today. Forever in our thoughts. Love husband Eric, Neil, Jayne, Steven, Richard and Jenny. xxxxx. read more

  • Edna Byrne

    BYRNE (nee Gamble) Edna Passed away unexpectedly but peacefully in Plymouth House Nursing Home on June 13th, 2012, aged 86 years. Beloved wife of the late Tom, dearly loved mum to Vaughn and Anona, loving grandma of Charlotte and Stuart and great grandma to Jessica and Rebecca. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral Service will take place at Worcester Crematorium on Monday, July 2nd at 11.30 a.m. Flowers may be sent to The Co-operative Funeralcare, 17 Lowesmoor, Worcester. WR1 2RS. read more

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