Live Live report: What Worcestershire says about the Scottish independence vote

Worcester News: Campaign material ahead of the Scottish independence referendum. Photo: Danny Lawson/PA Wire.

9:22pm Thursday 18th September 2014

As the results from the Scottish independence referendum come in we'll be bringing you all the reaction from Worcestershire on this historic vote.

Power cut hits Worcester tonight

Worcester News:

10:43pm Thursday 18th September 2014

There has been a power cut in Worcester tonight.

Use your local Minor Injury Unit

Worcester News: The accident and emergency department at the Great Western Hospital

6:07pm Thursday 18th September 2014

PEOPLE with a minor injury are being encouraged to seek treatment at one of the county’s Minor Injury Units instead of going to A&E.

Risk to union leaves city leaders blue

Worcester News:

5:37pm Thursday 18th September 2014

D-DAY is here for Scottish independence, with politicians across Worcester making heartfelt pleas for the “No” campaign to win.

Former X Factor star performs on the streets of Worcester

Worcester News: Giles Potter (left) with fellow Exposure members Jamie Hutcheson and Ryan Lawrie.

5:24pm Thursday 18th September 2014

SHOPPERS in Worcester were treated to a performance by former X Factor contestant Giles Potter today (Thursday, Sept 18).

Mystery surrounds future of "popular" Dines Green pub following its purchase

Worcester News: FACING POSSIBLE THREAT: The future is unknown for The Coppertops

5:20pm Thursday 18th September 2014

MYSTERY surrounds the future of The Coppertops Pub after its sale has been confirmed.

Fighting the flab - Malvern sessions aim to fight childhood obesity

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5:18pm Thursday 18th September 2014

FAMILY activity sessions for children which aim to put the fun back into fitness and fight the obesity epidemic have been launched at Malvern Cube.

Fury as councillors clash over adult care cuts in Worcestershire

Worcester News: County Hall

5:06pm Thursday 18th September 2014

FURIOUS councillors have clashed over controversial adult care cuts in Worcestershire - calling it "shocking and distressing".

Cow stuck in the river

Worcester News: Two cows were rescued from rivers in Herefordshire over the weekend.

4:27pm Thursday 18th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS from Worcester and Pershore were called to reports of a cow stuck in a river north of Droitwich, near Hawford, today at 1.29pm.

We need fresh alternatives to the badger cull, says council

Worcester News: Cotswolds parliamentary candidate hits out at badger cull plans

4:31pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE leader of Worcestershire County Council is writing to the Government to urge a fresh solution on tackling bovine TB - after admitting concern over badger culling.

Hair donations help children with cancer

Worcester News: BEFORE: Haidee's long locks...

3:33pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A WORCESTER woman had her long locks cut short to help youngsters battling with cancer.

Have your say on new plans to create chicken farm for 250,000 birds near Upton Snodsbury

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2:26pm Thursday 18th September 2014

AN action group battling plans to develop a chicken farm housing 250,000 of broiler birds is holding a public meeting next week.

Assistant manager gets on his bike for children's charity this weekend

Worcester News: Gavin Williams, assistant manager at the Worcester Dunelm store, will be riding 205 miles this weekend for Barnardos.

2:10pm Thursday 18th September 2014

AS the assistant manager of Worcester's Dunelm store Gavin Williams is used to being surrounded by comfortable furnishings.

Catalytic converter stolen at Broomhall

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1:04pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A CATALYTIC converter was stolen from a vehicle parked at Broomhall Cottages, Broomhall, during the night of Tuesday, September 16.

Top artist teaches locally...

1:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A renowned Evesham artist says she is excited to be passing on her skills to others, in her home area.

Volunteer for vital service

Worcester News: ‘Teething problems’ for NHS 111 health helpline in Yorkshire

1:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

WEST Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre is recruiting volunteers.

Heartbreak leads to fund-raising drive...

12:35pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A WORCESTER pensioner is raising funds the Stroke Association, and in memory of his wife.

Road closed as £1 million pipe replacement project in Worcester restarts

Worcester News: Thames Water rules out drought order after April's heavy showers

12:21pm Thursday 18th September 2014

WORK to replace ageing water pipes in Worcester will restart on Monday (Sept 22) seeing Sansome Walk closed until mid-November.

Shine a light to help Acorns Children's Hospice with lantern walk

Worcester News: SPONSOR: First Personnel accounts manager Neil Hall and payroll clerk Kerry Lees with Alex the Acorn ahead of the Acorns Children’s Hospice Lantern Walk

12:11pm Thursday 18th September 2014

PEOPLE are invited to join in with a walk to shine a light on a local charity.

Time capsule containing mementoes and memories buried at festival site

Worcester News: MEMENTOES: The time capsule containing mementoes of Lakefest 2014.

11:53am Thursday 18th September 2014

A TIME capsule containing memories and mementoes of a popular festival has been buried in the ground.

Support for son of murdered soldier.

Worcester News: A BIRTHDAY TO REMEMBER - for little Jack Rigby.

11:27am Thursday 18th September 2014

A CHARITY with a strong local base is helping to support the family of murdered soldier, Lee Rigby.

Train passengers heading into Worcester on Sunday should allow extra time

11:23am Thursday 18th September 2014

PASSENGERS using Worcester Foregate Street rail station on Sunday (September 21) have been advised to allow extra time for their journeys.

Support local air ambulance teams during National Air Ambulance Week

11:21am Thursday 18th September 2014

AIR ambulance charities are coming together to celebrate National Air Ambulance Week.

Director of music at Exeter Cathedral returns to Worcestershire roots

Worcester News: Andrew Millington returns to Worcester on Saturday for a recital on the organ of St Martin's Church on London Road.

11:01am Thursday 18th September 2014

THE director of music at Exeter Cathedral is returning to his county roots this weekend.

Hundreds of new homes proposed for Malvern Hills in latest version of South Worcestershire Development Plan

Worcester News: One developer's impression of how the Newland development might look, created by Sheffield-based Gleeson Homes in 2012.

10:57am Thursday 18th September 2014

MALVERN Hills will have to find room for hundreds more new homes if the latest local development proposals, published this week, are approved.

Former Royal Harpist At Worcester Proms.

10:45am Thursday 18th September 2014

A HARPIST who played at the wedding of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall is to entertain a Worcester audience.

Councillors say 'no' to Malvern Wells retirement home plan

10:39am Thursday 18th September 2014

A PLAN to build a home on a site in Upper Welland has been turned down by Malvern Hills District Council.

Homeless man warns of 'jail or death' if Worcester's railway camp dwellers are evicted

Worcester News:

10:12am Thursday 18th September 2014

A HOMELESS man who lives under a railway bridge in Worcester says he will ‘die or go to jail’ if he is forced to move from the encampment.

Can you spot signs of a stroke?

Worcester News: The Stroke Association is hosting a Mad Hatter’s ball to mark Action on Stroke Month in May.

9:19am Thursday 18th September 2014

PEOPLE are being reminded of how to spot the signs of a stroke.

Hostage linked to city charity

Worcester News: Alan Henning (10485861)

9:07am Thursday 18th September 2014

A BRITISH hostage kidnapped in Syria and threatened with death by brutal Islamic State (IS) militants may have been part of a Worcester-based charity's aid convoy when he was abducted.

History society host monthly talk

Worcester News: Small businesses targeted by scammers

6:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

MILITARY history buffs were in attendance for a talk entitled The Battle of Crecy – 1346 at a monthly society meeting.

Congregation ready to praise 10k runners

Worcester News: Praise be to Paula: Rev Owen Gallacher, curate at All Saints Church prepares to cheer on runners outside the Deansway-based church. Picture by Nick Toogood 3814702801.

6:12pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

SUNDAY morning may traditionally be a day of rest and worship for most churches across the country.

Unemployment levels fall in Worcestershire

6:04pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE NUMBER of people in Worcestershire claiming Jobseeker's Allowance has fallen by more than a third in the past year.

Whisky man shares his love of the spirit at Malvern Theatres

Worcester News: 3614688702 Paul Jackson 01.09.14 Malvern - Ian Buxton has written a book called 101 Legendary Whiskies. (9869429)

6:04pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A MALVERN-based whisky expert will be discussing the the famous spirit at Malvern Theatres next week.

County MP says Islamic State is the "biggest threat the world faces"

Worcester News: MP's fury at racist e-mail about mother of murdered teenager

5:40pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A WORCESTERSHIRE MP has revealed his anguish over the Islamic State crisis - saying it is the "biggest threat the world faces".

Good news for some Phones 4u employees

Worcester News: (10489539)

4:58pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

GOOD news has come for some of the thousands of Phones 4u staff whose jobs currently hang in the balance after the company went into administration earlier this week.

New £10m Worcester swimming pool backed by Conservative leadership

Worcester News: The swimming pool at The Louisa Centre in Stanley

4:52pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

GRAND plans for a new £10.4 million Worcester swimming pool are on the verge of becoming reality - after it was backed by council leaders.

From Worcester to Uganda, With Expertise.

Worcester News: HOME WITH A VISION: Letisia Murungyi.

4:43pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A STUDENT from Uganda is hoping to change the lives of many children in her home nation, after completing a Masters’ degree in Applied Psychology at the University of Worcester.

Worcester MP under fire for 'supporting the bedroom tax'

Worcester News: House of Commons: second HS2 reading took place on Monday night.

4:43pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

WORCESTER MP Robin Walker has come under severe criticism - amid claims he voted to "keep in the hated bedroom tax".

Blessed Edward staff trained to use defibrillators by mum whose son has heart condition

Worcester News: Every heartbeat: Maggie Underwood, co-founder of Redditch Heart Safe, presents a defibrillator to Sean Devlin, headteacher at Blessed Edward Oldcorne RC College, watched by WMAS paramedic Alison Vinson and staff member June Etheridge. Picture by Jonathan

4:33pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

SCHOOL staff have been taught how to use new lifesaving equipment by the mother of a boy with a hereditary heart condition.

Cash awarded to councils to axe boss

Worcester News: COMPLAINT: Chris Bocock

4:39pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans for two councils to share one boss have been backed by the Government - with £400,000 handed over to make it happen.

Surgery for man after fall into pond

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4:27pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A MAN who suffered serious back injuries after falling into a pond in Hallow has undergone surgery.

Worcester school secures Government go-ahead to open a sixth form

Worcester News:

4:31pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A SCHOOL in Worcester has secured the green light from the Government to expand into a sixth form next year.

Everest Adventure To Thrill Civic Society

4:11pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A TALE of Mount Everest success and lost fingers and toes is set to enthral the Ledbury and District Civic Society and guests on Friday, September 26, at 7.30am.

Ride for Rory and Help Fight Cancer...

3:52pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

LOCAL people are being urged to get on their bikes this weekend, and raise funds for a life-saving, cancer fighting robot.

Worcestershire schoolchildren to benefit from flu vaccine

Worcester News:

3:49pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN across Worcestershire will be offered a free nasal spray vaccine against the common cold as part of NHS England’s pilot immunisation scheme.

Trust Helps Local Primary

Worcester News: THE OUTCOME OF KINDNESS - seen here, from the left. Margaret Jones, Sam Black, Rhianna Rees, Nick Lee, Musa Riasat, Jonathan Brew and Ben Gannon, inspect the school's new equipment.

3:07pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

OUTDOOR learning has been given a boost at a Worcester primary school, thanks to the kindness of a local charitable trust.

Find out more about fostering at drop-in session

Worcester News: A foster carer's tale: meet the woman who has changed the lives of dozens of children

2:59pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

ANYONE who has considered fostering a child can gain advice and support at a drop-in session on Saturday.

Sleep "Rough" For Charity...

2:40pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

LOCAL people are being asked to sleep out at night this autumn, and to raise funds for a homelessness charity at the same time.

Get Fit In Worcester

2:06pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

WORCESTER people can make a big splash towards a healthier lifestyle, during National Fitness Day, on Friday September 26.

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