Band jumps out of giant vending machine to surprise shoppers in Worcester: updated with new pictures

Worcester News: 18/10/14 Nectar at Homebase, Worcester: (11697198)

4:58pm Monday 20th October 2014

SHOPPERS were surprised when a barbershop quartet and a mariachi band jumped out of a giant purple vending machine.

Police storm caravan in drugs raid at Bastonford, near Worcester

Worcester News: Nine plants were found in a bedroom. They will be destroyed say officers along with all the equipment used in cultivation.

12:24pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

POLICE stormed a caravan and discovered a cannabis cultivation outfit in one of the bedrooms with a potential yield of £25,000.

Cancer survivor Barbara Moss speaks at conference to celebrate 'strong women'

Worcester News: Paul Jackson 12.03.09
Worcester 

Barbara Moss is writing a book about her experience with cancer. (3731844)

5:42pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A COURGAEOUS cancer survivor has told her extraordinary in the hope it can inspire others to carry on the fight against adversity as she gave a talk at a conference designed to celebrate 'strong women'.

Worcester Volunteer Centre celebrates 25 years

Worcester News: VOLUNTEERS: From left: Lisa Owen, volunteer recruitment officer, Ann Havas, volunteer recruitment co-ordinator, Hedley Burton, Worcester Wheels co-ordinator and Sally Ellison, chief officer celebrate 25 years of the Worcester Volunteer Centre. Picture by

5:42pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A WORCESTER centre is celebrating 25 years of supporting the local community.

Young rapper from Worcester makes area final of Open Mic UK competition

Worcester News: MAKING WAVES: Finn Allen has made it through to the area finals of singing competition Open Mic UK.

5:28pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A YOUNG rapping hopeful from Worcester is one step away from performing at a national final.

Family and friends gather to pay tribute to Anthony Taylor

Worcester News: TRIBUTE: Family and friends released balloons with pictures of Anthony Taylor on, to send a message to him on what would have been his 23rd birthday.

4:55pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

FAMILY and friends of a man who killed himself last year gathered together to pay a poignant tribute.

Help review NHS 111 helpline

4:36pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

PEOPLE are needed to help review the NHS 111 service.

Worcestershire fundraisers will break arrows against their throats for charity Sight Concern

Worcester News: 4214731001. 15/10/14. Left to right - Richard Elwell from Ethical Influence, George Pickard from Halls, Pam Arrowsmith from Thursfields, Duncan Bedhall and Dan Ballard both from Halls will be attempting to break arrows against their throats to raise money

3:35pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THESE brave fundraisers will find themselves at the sharp end as they try to bend arrows against their throats for charity.

Chalet will be sheds of fun for New Hope

Worcester News: (11752586)

3:31pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THERE will be a shed load of fun for children at New Hope thanks to a chalet which has been funded by Worcestershire Ambassadors.

Ninety one-year-old venue will be sitting pretty after refurbishment

Worcester News:

3:01pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

MALVERN Cinema is set for a £50,000 refurbishment in the coming weeks as the 91-year-old venue sees the replacement of its 380 seats.

New scheme offers activities to those with learning disabilities

2:45pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A NEW range of activities for people is being launched in Malvern next week.

Lucy proud of Miss Worcestershire success

Worcester News:

1:50pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

AN aspiring primary school teacher has reached the finals of this year's Miss Worcestershire competition.

Council tax freeze on the cards in Worcester next year

Worcester News: Pay your council tax by Direct Debit and you could win £25,000

1:24pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A COUNCIL tax freeze is on the cards for hard-pressed Worcester households next year - followed by the prospect of hikes of nearly two per cent every year to 2020.

Train services have been "neglected" in Worcestershire, says MP

Worcester News: Train firm bids for new London services

1:21pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

WORCESTER'S MP has called for the city to finally get a "world class" train service - and claims it has been "neglected" for rail investment.

Victims given say over how offenders are punished in Worcestershire

Worcester News: Ledbury police officer charged with two counts of misconduct

12:54pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

VICTIMS of crime in Worcestershire can now have a say in how an offender is punished under a new scheme launched by two Police and Crime Commissioners.

Rugby players show their soft side to help animals at rehoming centre

Worcester News: NOT TOO TOUGH FOR A CUDDLE: James Percival cuddles up to Daisy at the Blue Cross rehoming centre in Bromsgrove.

12:47pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THEY may be tough rugby players, but even the Warriors aren't immune to the cuteness of the animals at a Worcestershire rescue centre.

Worcester musician flies through to area finals of national competition

Worcester News: SING FOR IT: Ewan Pollock, from Warndon Villages, is through to the area finals of a national music competition. Picture by Andrew Benge.

12:21pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A TEENAGER is hoping his musical talent will take him all the way through to the finals of a national competition.

Worcester butcher creates special sausage for basketball team

Worcester News: NUTRITIOUS: Butchers Craig Saunders and Tristan Meier provide some special sausages for the Worcester Wolves basketball team and mascot, Wolfie. Picture by John Anyon. 4214731602

10:22am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A NUTRITIOUS diet is the key to success for any sports player.

Six cherry trees stolen from fruit farm

Worcester News:

10:01am Tuesday 21st October 2014

SIX Kordia cherry tree saplings were stolen from Clive's Fruit Farm, Upper Hook Road, Upton-upon-Severn.

Fire in electrics at King's School Boathouse

Worcester News: (4472121)

9:39am Tuesday 21st October 2014

FIRE crews from Worcester investigated a smell of burning at King's School Boathouse this morning.

Fire in bus stop

Worcester News: (4472121)

9:18am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A SMALL quantity of rubbish was on fire in a bus stop in Wilden Lane, Stourport at 8.30pm last night.

Small fire in loft

Worcester News: (4472121)

9:06am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A SMELL of burning in a home in Colwall prompted a call to the fire service at 6pm last night (Monday).

Five things you need to know about Tuesday

Worcester News:

8:26am Tuesday 21st October 2014

1. Top story: Police crack down on boy racers

"It's been very emotional" - Mike Layland granted Freedom of Worcester

Worcester News:

8:57pm Monday 20th October 2014

IT was an emotional evening for Mike Layland who received the Freedom of Worcester in front of family, friends and dignitaries at The Guildhall tonight.

Empty bungalow stripped of copper

Worcester News: (9497769)

6:11pm Monday 20th October 2014

A BUNGALOW in Bath Road, Broomhall was stripped of radiators and copper pipes.

"I'll cut off your head off!" - life prisoner's shocking parole threat

Worcester News:

6:11pm Monday 20th October 2014

A LIFE prisoner threatened to cut off a woman's head and film the attack after becoming frustrated over lack of progress on his parole.

Purse stolen from church

Worcester News: (9667187)

6:05pm Monday 20th October 2014

A PURSE was stolen from St Leonard's Church, Newland, Malvern on Sunday morning.

Police crack down on boy racers

Worcester News:

6:12pm Monday 20th October 2014

HUNDREDS of car enthusiasts gathered on a city centre car park while others took part in street racing along the A4440 during a police crackdown on boy racers.

Have your say on changes to mobile library

Worcester News: (11703082)

5:59pm Monday 20th October 2014

MOBILE library users can talk to the county council about proposed changes to the routes and stopping off points of the service at a series of meetings.

Family raises £600 in memory of lost relative

Worcester News: DONATION: From left, Sam Leonard, senior sister, and Anna Reed, chemotherapy nurse, of the Rowan Suite, and Jayne, Clive and Simon Dulston.

5:57pm Monday 20th October 2014

A FAMILY has raised £603 for Worcestershire Royal Hospital’s chemotherapy suite in recognition of the excellent care their relative received on the unit.

Major revamp proposed for cemetery

Worcester News: (11702106)

5:43pm Monday 20th October 2014

A MAJOR £200,000 revamp has been proposed for a "tired" looking crematorium and cemetery in Worcester.

Mack and Mabel enjoy a break before opening night

Worcester News: Jenny Wyatt, Sarah Gilhooly, Judy Hooper, Andy Gilhooly, Louisa Ford, Harriet Matthews and Sian Williams star in Mack and Mabel. Picture by Dave Grubb (s)

5:43pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE CAST of Mack and Mabel prepare for opening night with a visit to Detroit's Diner in Castle Street.

Black Cherry gentleman's club can continue trading beyond January next year

Worcester News: APPROVED: Black Cherry gentlemen's club in Lowesmoor can continue trading next year. Picture by John Anyon. 12145517

5:41pm Monday 20th October 2014

A CITY lap-dancing club has secured a sexual entertainment venue (SEV) licence to allow it to continue trading next year.

Goodbye warm weather: Ex-Hurricane Gonzalo brings wind and showers to Worcestershire

Worcester News: (11677678)

3:15pm Monday 20th October 2014

IT IS time to pack away the short sleeved tops and shorts as the unseasonably good weather makes way for ex-Hurricane Gonzalo.

Worcester cancer survivor takes on 100km endurance challenge

Worcester News: CANCER SURVIVOR: Andrew Graham will take on the 100km challenge for Blind Veterans UK.

5:39pm Monday 20th October 2014

AN ARMY veteran from Worcester who overcame cancer to become a prolific fundraiser will complete the Blind Veterans UK 100km challenge next year.

Meals on wheels service saved

Worcester News: (11699975)

5:37pm Monday 20th October 2014

IT is now official - a popular meals on wheels service which is a lifeline for elderly and vulnerable people has been saved at the 11th hour.

Acorns join in the Big Draw at gallery

Worcester News: Mandie Fitzgerald, Acorns fundraising officer, gallery owner Sue Lim and Carol Brooks from Silverfish Designs admiring some of this year’s 3D entries for The Big Draw at Blue-ginger gallery Cradley. (s)

5:36pm Monday 20th October 2014

FELT tip pens and crayons were at the ready as youngsters from Acorns Children's Hospice join professional artists for exhibition.

Woman rescued from overturned car in Fernhill Heath

Worcester News: (11699939)

5:28pm Monday 20th October 2014

A WOMAN was taken to hospital after being freed from an overturned car in Dilmore Lane, Fernhill Heath this afternoon.

Second vintage fair in Malvern is set to build on the success of the first.

Worcester News: The first vintage and retro fair was a great success

5:19pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE glamour and style of yesteryear will return to Malvern next Saturday (November 1) when the second vintage and retro fair takes place.

Police appeal for witnesses after car crash

Worcester News: (3995660)

5:01pm Monday 20th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses who may have seen two cars that were involved in a collision on Friday night and a van also on the scene at the time.

500km cycle challenge in memory of mother

Worcester News: MADE IT: Lyndon Bracewell, left, is greeted by the Mayor of Kleve and representatives from the local hospice and the twinning association.

4:52pm Monday 20th October 2014

A WORCESTER man has cycled almost 500km to Kleve, Germany, in support of St Richard’s Hospice.

Group set up to help people living with Asperger Syndrome

4:26pm Monday 20th October 2014

A NUMBER of sessions to help people living with Asperger syndrome will be held in Worcester.

Straw monster appears at Shortwood Farm - one on many great places to go for half-term

Worcester News: (11667332)

4:22pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE October half-term holiday is approaching and strange things have started appearing at Shortwood Farm, near Bromyard.

Shining a light for all lost loved ones

Worcester News: 02/12/13. Malvern Tree of Light switch-on. The tree shines bright in Malvern Winter Gardens... (11681913)

2:40pm Monday 20th October 2014

FOR the last 11 years, Malvern Rotary Club has organised an annual commemoration of lost loved ones in the run-up to Christmas.

Open day for village history project

Worcester News: INTERVIEW: Jan Jays of The Witleys Oral History Group being interviewed by Harvey Eggleton, Sam Bowater, Maya Turnor and Harriet Lowe of Great Witley School              Jan Jays of

2:03pm Monday 20th October 2014

AN open day is being held for a Heritage Lottery project which aims to create a "history map" of the villages of Great Witley and Little Witley.

Three men attempt to steal fireworks in St John's

Worcester News: (11674969)

1:31pm Monday 20th October 2014

THREE thieves dropped packets of fireworks as they were disturbed at a business in St John's.

First hour of Operation Trivium - man arrested in Worcester

Worcester News: (11674143)

1:14pm Monday 20th October 2014

A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery in the first hour of Operation Trivium.

Prize for perfect pumpkins at Hallowe'en event in Hallow

Worcester News: 4214732001 Paul Jackson 16.10.14 Hallow - Mike Baldwin, owner of Ladygo Stores with a carved pumpkin to publicise the Halloween event in the village.  (11580453)

1:09pm Monday 20th October 2014

HALLOW will be alight with pumpkins on Hallowe'en as the village gathers for a spooktacular event on the green.

Foreign criminals using country's roads targeted by police operation

Worcester News: Two charged with fuel theft

12:37pm Monday 20th October 2014

FOREIGN criminals who move around the country to avoid detection have become the target of a national operation involving West Mercia Police.

People with long-term conditions urged to get the flu jab

Worcester News: (11666585)

12:05pm Monday 20th October 2014

PEOPLE who have long-term conditions have been urged to get the flu jab.




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