New community centre for Charford

Worcester News: Darran Moore, the Starlight Community Centre manager with two of the café’s volunteers. Image courtesy of Tony Charnock. SP

4:02pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THIS Friday sees the official opening of the Starlight Café and Community Centre in Charford.

New class launching at Avoncroft Arts Centre

3:14pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A NEW art class is about to start at Avoncroft Arts Centre, designed to help improve skills in everything from pastels, to oils and acrylics. The class, which is being run by tutor Richard Crabtree, is due to run every Thursday from Thursday, May 1 from 1-3pm.

Possible strike for County Hall staff

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

UNION bosses in Worcestershire have hit out at the shock news that 1,500 jobs are being axed at the county council - and have revealed that strike action could be on the cards over pay.

Fundraising onesie day held in Rednal

Worcester News: ONESIE DAY: Members of St Stephen's Church's playgroup and Victoria’s School of Dance and Performing Arts donned onesies for a day celebrating Autism West Midlands. SP

1:40pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A REDNAL playgroup and dance school joined forces to take part in a special fundraising onesie day.

Fury over claims taxpayers' money went on 'propaganda'

Worcester News: Leader of the Labour group at Worcestershire County Council, Councillor Peter McDonald. Ref:s

11:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

MORE than £34,000 of taxpayers' money has gone on a Worcestershire County Council campaign to tell people where their cash is going - with critics attacking it as "blatant political propaganda".

Townsfolk enjoy double celebration for Easter and St George's Day

Worcester News: DOUBLE CELEBRATION: Entertainment was provided by the Celebration Reed and Brass Band at the council organised event held on Sunday. SP

11:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

TOWNSFOLK enjoyed a double celebration event held over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Major £3.5m roads revamp revealed for Worcestershire

Worcester News: POTHOLES: In Tolladine Road. Worcestershire will receive an extra £3.2m funding for road repairs. 5112205104

10:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A MAJOR £3.5 million roads overhaul is about to kick off in Worcestershire - repairing 200 different routes across the county.

Bromsgrove charity set up in memory of girl holding major fundraiser

Worcester News: THOUSANDS RAISED: The Libby Mae’s Little Angels charity, set up in memory of Libby Mae Sharratt, has raised more than £50,000 in a year. Ref:s

8:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A BROMSGROVE charity, set up in memory of a two-week-old baby who died in hospital, has raised more than £50,000 within a year.

Police hunt two men for attempted armed robbery at Rednal post office

Worcester News: HUNT:  West Mercia Police are hunting two men who attempted an armed robbery at Cofton Post Office. SP

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POLICE are hunting two men who attempted an armed robbery in Rednal.

ASDA moves to quash rumours Bromsgrove store is to close

3:40pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

RUMOURS that Bromsgrove's ASDA supermarket is set to close has been quashed by a spokesman for the supermarket giant.

NHS 111 receives 21,875 calls over Easter

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3:12pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

MORE than 21,000 calls – one every fifteen seconds – were made to the West Midlands’ non-emergency NHS 111 number over the Easter weekend.

Rail enthusiasts invited to next meeting of Bromsgrove Railway Club

1:20pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

RAIL enthusiasts are being invited to attend the next meeting of a town railway club.

Celebrating Easter in style at Alvechurch care home

Worcester News: Enjoying the Easter party at Grosvenor House Care Home: resident Doreen Williams, with activities co-ordinator Zoe Hughes, and Sapphire the rabbit. Buy photo: BCR171402_01 at or call 01527 889030.

12:23pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

RESIDENTS at Grosvenor House Care Home in Alvechurch celebrated Easter in style this year with a day of fun and entertainment.

Former Lickey Hills journalist passes away

Worcester News: Former journalist John Slim

11:26am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A FORMER journalist from Lickey Hills who lived a life of words and wit in a profession he loved has passed away after a battle with cancer.

Bishop's wife passes away on Easter Sunday

Worcester News: Denise Inge and Bishop John in the River Jordan, Israel

11:10am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE wife of the Bishop of Worcester passed away on Easter Sunday following her battle with cancer.

Bromsgrove council to check townsfolk are receiving right discounts on council tax bills

Worcester News: CHECKS: Bromsgrove District Council is carrying out extra checks to ensure townsfolk are receiving the right discounts on council tax bills. SP

11:10am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

EXTRA checks to ensure Bromsgrove residents are receiving the right discounts on council tax bills are being carried out over the next few weeks.

Celebrity author at Avoncroft Museum sleepover

Worcester News: The Guesten Hall at night (photo by Rob and Sarah Gillespie)

10:41am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

FAMILIES in Bromsgrove are being urged get their sleeping bags ready as they are invited to join celebrity author Alan MacDonald at Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings for a special sleepover.

Golfers chip in with hospice donation

Worcester News: Heather Coughlin, Lyn Robinson and Louise Bennett

10:02am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A CHEQUE for £3,604 has been presented to the Primrose Hospice after a year of fundraising at The Vale Golf Club in Evesham.

Stroke workers to take on three peaks challenge

Worcester News: The stroke health workers from Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust taking on the Tree Peaks Challenge

9:21am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN INTREPID team helping stroke victims in Worcestershire are scaling the three highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales next month in the name of charity.

Staff at Bromsgrove housing trust celebrate excellent results in customer survey

Worcester News: EXCELLENT FEEDBACK: Staff at Bromsgrove District Housing Trust have been celebrating receiving 92 per cent in a customer satisfaction survey. SP

8:30am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

STAFF at Bromsgrove's largest provider of affordable housing is celebrating after receiving excellent feedback from its customers in a recent survey.

Take action to reverse the death of the high street

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3:40pm Monday 21st April 2014

A PROPERTY agent has called on the Government to take more positive action to reverse the decline of the high street.

Petition on new homes bonus presented to Bromsgrove district councillors

2:10pm Monday 21st April 2014

A PETITION on the new homes bonus was presented to members of Bromsgrove District Council at its latest meeting.

Teachers vote to walkout again in June

12:15pm Monday 21st April 2014

TEACHERS will walk out of schools again this summer in a row over pay, pensions and working conditions.

More youngsters get their first choice school place - despite shortages elsewhere

12:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

MORE primary school children in Worcestershire have received a place at their first choice school this year - despite a shortage in places elsewhere across the country.

Patriotic Rubery residents turn High Street red and white for St George

Worcester News: PATRIOTIC: Rubery shopkeepers have been taking part in the St George's Day celebrations.  Buy this photo BMM171401a at or call 01527 889027.

10:40am Monday 21st April 2014

PATRIOTIC Rubery residents have been turning their village High Street red and white for St George's Day.

Oesophageal cancer team wins acclaim

Worcester News: Surgeon Martin Wadley, oesophageal cancer patient Brian Harris from Worcester, Robin Walker MP, patient Stephen Lee from Bromsgrove, specialist nurse Sharon Brown and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust chief executive Penny Venables

8:30am Monday 21st April 2014

A TEAM treating people with upper gastrointestinal cancer across Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire has been nominated for a national award for their work treating people with early oesophageal cancer.

Bromsgrove woman runs London marathon for cancer charity

Worcester News: MARATHON SUCCESS: Bromsgrove resident Raj Kaur who took part in the London Marathon to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. SP

3:30pm Sunday 20th April 2014

A BROMSGROVE woman, who was inspired to run London Marathon for her sister who successfully fought cancer, has raised thousands for charity.

Contemporary blues come to Bromsgrove

Worcester News: (5509386)

11:10am Sunday 20th April 2014

TWO-piece band Babajack are fast becoming one of the most sought after bands on the blues/roots/ acoustic circuits in the UK as well as Europe.

Fire involving conifers, sheds and outbuildings

9:30am Sunday 20th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have been called to a fire involving conifers, sheds and outbuildings.

Easter message from the Bishop of Worcester

8:20am Sunday 20th April 2014

IN today’s world we rather assume that no movement can be secret, which is why it seems extraordinary that it has taken so long to find out what has happened to Malaysian Airlines MH370.

Cyclists encouraged to get on their bikes for charity challenge

Worcester News: Lucy Baylis, community fundraiser at the Primrose Hospice, is encouraging riders to take in a London bike ride to raise money for the charity.  Buy this photo BCR161403_01

3:10pm Saturday 19th April 2014

BROMSGROVE and Redditch cyclists are being encouraged to get on their bikes for a charity challenge supporting a local hospice.

Bromsgrove housing trust achieves well-being status in health initiative

11:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

BROMSGROVE District Housing Trust (BDHT) has become one of the first companies in the county to have achieved well-being status in a health initiative.

70s band can’t get by without you

Worcester News: (5509622)

8:50am Saturday 19th April 2014

BACK on the road for more scintillating live shows in 2014, Liverpool based soul band The Real Thing mark an incredible 40 years in the business.

Bromsgrove garage holds special event for women

Worcester News: TEST CENTRE: Women from Bromsgrove took part in a special event at the town's Kwik Fit garage. SP

10:40am Friday 18th April 2014

WOMEN from Bromsgrove took part in a special event held at a town test centre.

Man who tried to sell drugs in Bromsgrove pub given suspended jail sentence

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A MAN who tried to sell drugs in a Bromsgrove pub was promptly arrested when staff told police, Worcester Crown Court was told.

Bromsgrove firefighters attending a gas leak in Aston Fields

4:37pm Thursday 17th April 2014

BROMSGROVE firefighters are attending a gas leak in Aston Fields.

Cars taken in Bromsgrove burglary

4:33pm Thursday 17th April 2014

TWO vehicles were stolen in Bromsgrove after offenders broke into a house and took the car keys while the occupants were in bed.

Inquest opened into man found with gunshot to head

4:21pm Thursday 17th April 2014

AN inquest has been opened into the death of a man found in the bathroom of his home with a gunshot wound to the head.

Good Friday march taking place through Bromsgrove

4:20pm Thursday 17th April 2014

BROMSGROVE Christians will be gathering together for a march to mark Good Friday, (April 18).

New shop to give hospice a fundraising boost

Worcester News: Manager Steph Cox outside the new Primrose Hospice shop. Buy photo RMM171401b from or call 01527 889027

3:10pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THE Primrose Hospice is seeing business bloom after opening a new fundraising facility.

West Mercia PCC Bill Longmore throws support behind joint property scheme

Worcester News: Police and Crime Commissioner Bill Longmore reveals cancer battle

1:54pm Thursday 17th April 2014

WEST Mercia’s Police and Crime Commissioner Bill Longmore has thrown his support behind a scheme which will see local authorities across the region band together to save costs.

Peak displays of bluebells

Worcester News: 1514573401. 13/04/14. Bluebells in the grounds of St John in Bedwardine church. Picture by Nick Toogood. (5377740)

12:45pm Thursday 17th April 2014

PEAK displays of bluebells are expected in time for Easter after they sprung into life much earlier than in last year's cold spring.

Unique property partnership takes a step forward

Worcester News: Unique property partnership takes a step forward

11:59am Thursday 17th April 2014

A UNIQUE partnership which could save taxpayers in Worcestershire £118 million looks set to go ahead.

Traditional Easter bonnet parade held at town care home

Worcester News: Traditional Easter bonnet parade held at town care home

11:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A TRADITIONAL Easter bonnet parade was enjoyed by staff and residents at a Bromsgrove care home.

Councils encourage people to reduce food waste

10:11am Thursday 17th April 2014

A JOINT venture will encourage people to reduce the food waste they produce.

Stoke Prior engineering company celebrates 20th anniversary

Worcester News: Managing director Roger Pask and operations director David Green

9:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

AN ENGINEERING company from Stoke Prior is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month after beating the recession with its most profitable year ever.

More Worcestershire four year olds get their first choice school place - despite shortages elsewhere

8:47am Thursday 17th April 2014

MORE primary school children in Worcestershire have received a place at their first choice school this year - despite a shortage in places elsewhere across the country.

Bromsgrove runners invited to get involved with new training course

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

RUNNERS are being invited to get involved with a new training course enabling them to organise official running groups.

Hagley police reach deal to use parish council's offices

6:19pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

WEST Mercia Police have reached a deal to use Hagley Parish Council's offices in Worcester Road as a drop off point - although the arrangement is unlikely to cut much ice with local residents.

Lorry driver relives terrifying hijack ordeal in court

4:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE driver of a cash truck carrying £435,000 has relived his traumatic ordeal as he was driven through the streets of Alvechurch after robbers grabbed him at a service station.

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