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  • Hughes fills his boots as County ease home

    PHIL Hughes’ third half-century in four Friends Life t20 matches steered Worcest-ershire to a 19-run victory over Glamorgan at New Road last night. read more

  • Premier League brothers to attend opening

    PREMIER League brothers Craig and Gary Gardner are due to attend the opening of Meadow Park’s new £360,000 sports pavilion near Bromsgrove tomorrow. read more

  • Three men are arrested over petrol bomb attack

    THREE people have been arrested in connection with the petrol bombing of a Droitwich charity office. read more

  • Man denies Betty Yates murder

    A MAN has denied murdering retired teacher Betty Yates at her Bewdley home earlier this year. read more

  • City club net award

    WORCESTER City are up for national honours after winning the regional outstanding netball club accolade. read more

  • Crash biker is airlifted to hospital Worcester News: The scene after the crash: Picture by West Midlands Ambulance Service.

    A BIKER was airlifted to hospital after he was involved in a crash with a car. read more

  • Parents face difficult choice over schooling

    PARENTS at a school which is fighting its way out of special measures have been urged to back a new leadership model or risk ‘privitisation by the back door.’ read more

  • Bragg gets Olympics call

    VOLLEYBALL player Rachel Bragg has today been named in the Great Britain squad for the Olympics. read more

  • Police seek witnesses to attempted arson

    Police are appealing for witnesses to an attempted arson at a home in Worcester. read more

  • Terry sets a record in 95-mile marathon

    LONG-distance Worcester runner Terry Conway set a new course record as he stormed to victory in the West Highland Way Race. read more

  • Shabir bidding to earn City chance Worcester News: OPPORTUNITY: Injury-plagued Shabir Khan will join Worcester City for pre-season training.

    SHABIR Khan will be among a host of players bidding to earn deals with Worcester City in the coming weeks. read more

  • Protest over plans to close town A&E

    A PUBLIC rally is being held against proposals which could result in a Worcestershire hospital losing its emergency department. read more

  • Crews prevent serious shopping centre fire

    SHOP sprinklers and the fire service stopped a serious fire developing in a city centre shopping arcade. read more

  • Cycle ride in baby George's memory

    A MOTHER who lost her newborn son after he was born prematurely is planning to cycle the journey he never made home from hospital in his honour. read more

  • Storm causes flash floods havoc

    THUNDERSTORMS turned the sky black and dumped more than an inch of rain on the county causing chaos in little more than an hour. read more

  • Jake drops in at his school

    A YOUNG fundraiser cycling 2,012 km around all the UK’s Olympic venues stopped along his way to pay a visit to his own Vale of Evesham school. read more

  • Councillors are permitted to tweet while they meet

    POLITICIANS have been allowed to post on Twitter whilst council meetings are unfolding in Worcester – despite one councillor branding its use “extremely rude, discourteous and disrespectful.” read more

  • Worcester: City with a heart

    THIS was the moment Worcester spelt out its intention to wear its heart on its sleeve by signing up to a new scheme. read more

  • Shape up for summer beauty

    HOPING to transform your body in time for bikini season? Lisa Haynes reveals how to be a holiday head-turner read more

  • Depressed man said he would jump off bridge

    A DEPRESSED man claimed he had taken an overdose of 64 paracetamol and threatened to throw himself off a motorway bridge near Worcester. read more

  • Warriors backroom team gets tour of new centre

    MEMBERS of the Worcester Warriors backroom team were given a sneak preview of the soon-to-be-completed National Football Centre at Burton-upon-Trent. read more

  • School celebrates its 300th anniversary

    PUPILS past and present joined forces to celebrate the tercentenary of a Worcestershire school. read more

  • Health bosses in battle to plug £2m black hole

    HOSPITAL bosses in Worcestershire are battling to plug a £2 million black hole just two months into the financial year. read more

  • Thelma May Watkins

    WATKINS Thelma May Dennis and Family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Relatives and Friends for all the messages and cards of sympathy received. Extending our thanks to those who attended the Funeral, and sent either flowers or made a donations to St Richard's Hospice in Thelma's memory. Special thanks to St Richard's Hospice, The Co-operative Funeralcare, and the Reverend Chris Stuart of St John's in Bedwardine Church for all the kindness, care and dedicated support given. read more

  • Thomas and Jennifer UNDERWOOD

    UNDERWOOD Thomas and Jennifer Congratulations on the Birth of Imogen Mitzee sister for Amelia and Leon. Born on Friday, June 8th. Love and best wishes to you all nanny Debbie, grandad Brian and all the Family xxx read more

  • Anne Davies

    DAVIES Anne Cherished memories of a very special wife, mum and nannie Annie. Forever in our hearts and thoughts. Your loving husband Doug and Family xxx read more

  • Tracey Obrey (nee Knowles)

    OBREY (nee Knowles) Tracey Birthday memories of a dear daughter, mother, sister and auntie. Always remebered. Love Mum, Christine, Richard, Wayne and Ryan, Nathan and Courtney read more


    BRIGGS (nee Amphlett) Molly Vera Passed away peacefully at home on June 23rd, 2012, aged 79 after a long illness stoically borne. Beloved wife of Keith and mother of Michelle, Julie and Paul and mother in law of Elizabeth. Funeral Service to take place on Thursday, July 5th, 2012, at 1.30 p.m. at Worcester Crematorium. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to St Richards Hospice. read more

  • John JF Boaz

    BOAZ John (J F) On June 27th, 2012, suddenly in hospital, aged 88 years. Beloved husband of the late Grace, dearly loved father of Jonathan, Jeremy and Nicholas. A much loved father in law, grandfather and great grandfather, dear brother in law to Doris. Funeral Service at Huddington Church on Wednesday, July 4th at 2 p.m., followed by Interment Family flowers only please, donations, for St Richard's Hospice and Midlands Air Ambulance, may be sent to E Hill & Son Funeral Directors, Pershore. WR10 1HZ. read more

  • Joyce Fowler

    FOWLER Joyce Of Hanbury. Peacefully passed away on June 25th, 2012, aged 94 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Jack and a much loved mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Funeral Service on Monday, July 9th, at St Mary's Church, Hanbury. All enquiries to George Crump & Son Funeral Directors. 01905 773339 read more

  • Jean Olwen Richards

    RICHARDS Jean Olwen Passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, June 24th, 2012, aged 82 years. Beloved wife of the late Clive, loving mum to Margaret and Barbara, also a cherished grandmother. Funeral Service at St Martins Church London Road, Worcester on Friday, July 6th at 3.15 p.m., followed by private Committal. Family flowers only, donations for British Heart Foundation, may be sent to A V Band Funeral Directors. read more

  • William Roy (Bill) Dancos

    DANCOX William Roy (Bill) Peacefully on June 26th, aged 76 years, surrounded by his Family. Husband of the late Pat and much loved father and grandfather also a good friend to many who knew him. Funeral Service at St Marks Church on Wednesday, July 4th at 3.15 p.m., followed by Cremation. Family flowers only please, donations for St Richard's Hospice may be sent to A V Band. read more

  • Mary Dowding

    DOWDING (nee Caldicott) Mary Late of Hamble, Southampton. Died on June 21st, 2012, in Worcestershire Royal Hospital, aged 87 years. Beloved wife of the late Ted, loving sister of Charlie, David, the late Andrew and Eric, sister in law of Enid, Nell and the late Gill, Doris and Kitty. A very much loved aunty and great aunty and friend to many. She will be greatly missed by us all. An Interment will take place at St Andrew's Church, Hamble, Southampton on Thursday, July 5th, at 1 p.m. A Service of Thanksgiving will be held at Birlingham Church, near Pershore on Tuesday, July 10th, at 2.30 p.m. Donations, in lieu of flowers in aid of Cancer Research UK, may be sent to E Hill & Son Funeral Directors, Pershore. WR10 1HZ. Our grateful thanks to all the Staff at Stonebow House Care Home for all their loving care and kindness to Mary. read more

  • Margaret Smith

    SMITH Margaret Passed away peacefully on June 22nd, 2012, at The Shrubbery Nursing Home aged 96 years. Funeral Service to take place at Worcester Crematorium on Friday, July 6th, at 12.30 p.m. Flowers and all enquiries to A V Band, 41 St Nicholas Street, Worcester. WR1 1UW. Tel: 01905 22892 read more

  • Jamie Harding

    HARDING Jamie Suddenly on June 20th, 2012, aged 28 years. A much loved son of Paul and the late Judith, loving daddy to Justin and Alex and a dearly loved grandson of Phyllis and Pam. Funeral Service at Worcester Crematorium, on Friday, July 6th, at 1.30 p.m. Flowers or donations, for Midland Air Ambulance, may be sent to A V Band. read more

  • david amos

    AMOS David Remembering 'Binnie'. Who passed away June, 30th, 1967. We cannot bring the old days back, Your smile we cannot see, We have only lovely memories of days that used to be. Miss you Binnie. Grace and Babsie. read more

  • Betty Hodgetts

    HODGETTS Betty Of Worcester. On June 26th, 2012, peacefully at her daughter’s home, aged 77 years. Beloved mother to Denise and Colin, aunty to Martin and much loved nan to Tom and Emilia. Funeral Service at St Martin’s Church, London Road, Worcester, on Thursday, July 12th, at 11 a.m., followed by Woodland Burial. No sombre dress please. Flowers or Donations, for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, may be sent to E. Hill & Son, Funeral Directors, Pershore WR10 1HZ read more

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