A COACH driver who caused the deaths of one of his passengers and a lorry driver while travelling to Evesham over the drink-drive limit has been jailed for six years.
HOSPITAL leaders have held the first of a series of events to support patients and families following surgery for oesophagus or stomach cancer.
Married Natasha Windiate, of Chedworth Drive, Worcester claimed £20,000 after pretending she was single.
Fashion store Republic expected to follow in the footsteps of HMV, Jessops and Blockbusters and announce it has gone into administration.
DRIVERS are being warned that Henwick Road is blocked in both directions.
THE gritters will heading out on Worcestershire roads once more tonight but just as a precaution.
THREE top acts from the comedy club circuit will well and truly bust the winter blues this week.
A ROCK music writer originally from Worcestershire died when he walked into the path of a lorry after crashing his car, an inquest was told.
PARENTS have vowed to fight to save a 160-year-old village school threatened with closure.
A man has appeared in court charged with committing a burglary near Powick.
AS last minute orders for red roses are frantically placed and chocolates and champagne fly off the shelves, kind-hearted King’s School students turn the demand for Valentine’s Day gifts into a charity fund-raising opportunity.
SIR – I love my Bible, especially the New Testament.
SIR – Re: John Phillpott’s comments on red rubber bands. Dropped without thought similar to that of cigarette butts, this is surely an obvious example of littering. We know who the culprits are so maybe fining Royal Mail will bring about an end…
SIR – Like Shay Catherwood (Worcester News, February 1) I too always scan the letters page first to see if there are any letters from George Cowley which always make me smile.
SIR – I appreciate that supermarkets buy in large quantities at relevant discounts, but I cannot comprehend how an item such as a carton of apple juice is only 29p in my local store yet £2.99 in a cafe.
SIR – Taxpayers are forking out about £9 million to fly home foreign crooks and failed asylum seekers.
SIR –Bill Bryson, my predecessor as President of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), once said, “Glance at the night sky and what you see is history, and lots of it.
SIR – I want to draw attention to the awful bus service being managed by First Buses in Worcestershire.
Worcestershire is still feeling the effects of flooding, with some road closures and bus service disruption. Here is the latest update:
SIR – I was intrigued by Peter Luff MP’s response to the vote by a majority of MPs to delay changing parliamentary boundaries (January 30).
A FORMER teacher has been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing pupils at two private boarding schools, one of which is near Kidderminster.
SIR – Anyone listening to BBC Hereford and Worcester radio recently will be aware of an 11-year-old boy causing mayhem, damage, attacking disabled people (even adults), spitting at people, and making threats in Kidderminster.
SIR – Maxine Burgess (Worcester News, February 6) maintains that veganism is a “mainstream lifestyle’’.
IT may not have ranked highly on the evening headlines last week, but the BBC’s decision to axe one of my favourite shows got me wondering what direction the corporation is heading in.
FABULOUS FUN: Dancing dragons, monstrous masks and slithering snakes made for a colourful Chinese new year at a library.
THE sounds of the streets and swamps of New Orleans are brought to Bromsgrove next week.
BUTCHERS have seen a dramatic increase in custom after the news of the supermarket horsemeat scandal broke.
“WE can’t defend,” was manager Carl Heeley’s blunt assessment of his Worcester City team following their 3-1 defeat to Solihull Moors.
CONSTRUCTION is now underway on the new St John's House Medical Centre.
POLICE vans and an ambulance were scrambled to an address in Northwick this morning after an elderly woman was found dead at her home.
CENTRE Jon Clarke is predicting an ‘angry’ clash between Worcester Warriors and his former club Northampton Saints when the two sides meet in the Aviva Premiership at Sixways on Saturday (3pm).
A FORMER Worcester mayor who was controversially deselected from her County Hall seat has been pitted into one of this year’s most eagerly anticipated election battles.
TALENTED young Worcestershire cricketer Georgia Hennessy has been selected to represent the MCC in the inaugural under 19 Women’s ARCH Trophy in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
WORCESTER Raiders made it a hat-trick of cup final appearances after a 2-1 win over the University of Worcester took them to the Worcester and District Football League’s Baylis Cup final.
WE need a big performance against Northampton Saints this Saturday on home soil and to respond to our 32-9 defeat at Bath.
HEREFORD United host title-chasing Wrexham tonight (7.45) bidding to stretch their unbeaten run in 2013 to seven matches.
A NEW betting shop is on the way to Worcester’s St Martin’s Quarter – leading to criticism it is the “wrong location” for it.
KIDDERMINSTER Harriers have further strengthened their squad by signing winger Martin Devaney until the end of the season.
THE Marr’s Bar will ring out with the heavy sounds of metal later this month.
DORRELL Tom Passed away peacefully on February 2nd, 2013, at Worcestershire Royal Hospital. Husband of the late Mary, dear father to Yvonne and Stephen and brother to Gordon. A much loved grandad and father in law. He will be sadly missed by Family…
HEMMING Beatrice (Betty) Of Droitwich Spa. Passed away peacefully at Welland House Nursing Home on February 4th, aged 96 years. Beloved wife of the late James. Devoted mother to Anne and son in law Edward. Funeral Service at St Peters Church,…
HOBAN Hilda Of Fernhill Heath. Passed away peacefully at Norton Hall Nursing Home on February 3rd, 2013, aged 95 years. Beloved wife of the late Bill. Loving mother of Eric, Linda and Paul, grandmother and great grandmother. Service of Celebration at…
GUEST Kathleen Treasured memories of my dear wife who passed away twenty two years ago today. From Arthur and Clive
ADAMS Ernest Charles Died February12th,.2003 No matter how our lives change, No matter what we do, There is a place within our hearts Kept especially for you. Love always from Eileen, Maureen, Richard, Robert, Denise and Families xxxxx
FENSON Russell Age 45. Passed away peacefully on February 4th. Third son of Margaret and Mick. Brother to Ashley, Julie, Shaun, Jason and Colleen. Uncle and great uncle. Funeral to take place at Worcester Crematorium on Tuesday, February 19th at 11…