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

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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 teenager breaks court order preventing him contacting former girlfriend

1:20pm Friday 18th April 2014

A Bromsgrove teenager was prevented by a court order from contacting his former girlfriend after their three-year relationship broke up, a court heard.

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.

Worcestershire 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

4:08pm Wednesday 16th 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.

Forum joins campaign for stalking awareness

3:28pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A CAMPAIGN will help to raise awareness of stalking in the workplacce.

Restricted board papers from hospital trust meetings to be made public

Worcester News: The county council and NHS disagree over whether there is a supply problem with a typhoid vaccine tablet.

2:53pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

PREVIOUSLY restricted board papers from meetings of the organisation running Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Kidderminster Hospital and Redditch’s Alexandra Hospital are to be made available to the public.

Fewer pupils persistently skip school in Worcestershire

1:34pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE number of pupils persistently skipping school in Worcestershire has dropped by almost a third in three years according to new figures.

Bromsgrove and Redditch daredevils invited to do a fundraising parachute jump

Worcester News: Lucy Bayliss, community fundraiser at Primrose Hospice, is encouraging Redditch and Bromsgrove thrillseekers to do a skydive this year for the Primrose Hospice. Buy photo BCR161404_01

1:20pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

BROMSGROVE and Redditch daredevils are being given the chance to take to the skies to raise money for charity.

Catshill residents invited to annual village meeting

10:50am Wednesday 16th April 2014

CATSHILL and North Marlbrook residents are being invited to the annual parish meeting.

Bromsgrove open air museum inviting people to weekend of Easter fun

Worcester News: EASTER FUN: Avoncroft Museum has organised a weekend of fun activities to entertain visitors during the Easter holidays. SP

7:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A BROMSGROVE open air museum is hosting a fun-packed weekend over this Easter holiday.

Lib Dem MEP Phil Bennion to visit Bromsgrove

Worcester News: Lib Dem MEP Phil Bennion

4:35pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

WEST Midlands MEP Phil Bennion will be paying a visit to Bromsgrove where members of the public are invited to meet him and find about the work he does with the EU.

Patients in Worcestershire with irregular heart rates benefit from new service

Worcester News: Cardiac assessment nurses with Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust Sue Amos and Sally Baker with a cardioversion machine

4:25pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

MORE than 80 people in Worcestershire with irregular heart rates have benefitted from a nurse-led service which launched in September last year.

West Mercia Police welcomes new Deputy Chief Constable

Worcester News: New West Mercia Police Deputy Chief Constable Anthony Bangham

3:29pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A NEW Deputy Chief Constable has been appointed to West Mercia Police.

Bromsgrove homeless project receives a donation from town school

Worcester News: LENT COLLECTION: Youngsters and staff at St Peter's Catholic First School organised a successful collection for the Basement Project. SP

2:50pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A BROMSGROVE school is supporting a town charity for Lent.

Couple celebrate platinum wedding anniversary

Worcester News: Fred and Peggy Steer with Burcot Grange home manager Vicky Osborne

2:27pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A COUPLE from Longbridge has celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary, but it wasn't always plain sailing for the two sweethearts.

Take part in 'One Direction the Musical'

Worcester News: Olivia Brown with her One Direction heroes

1:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

FANS of One Direction will have the opportunity to live the life of the famous boy band this Easter, by taking part in ‘One Direction the Musical’ at a workshop in Barnt Green.

Still time to promote Bromsgrove Festival events

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12:28pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

ORGANISERS interested in being part of the relaunched Bromsgrove Festival are being told they can still apply to have their event included in online publicity.

Easter fun at Rednal Nursery

Worcester News: Kids at Jellybabies Nursery with their Easter hats

11:32am Tuesday 15th April 2014

CHILDREN from Jellybabies Nursery and Pre-School have had lots of fun learning about Easter.

Bromsgrove hotel raises thousands for town-based national charity

Worcester News: The Hilton Hotel has again chosen the Stroke Assocation as its charity of the year after raising more than £3,000. Pictured are Silvio Faller and Michelle Geeling from Hilton Hotel, and Claire Benfield from the Stroke Association.   Buy this photo BCR161

11:10am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A BROMSGROVE hotel has chosen to support a national charity with town headquarters for the second year in a row.

Catshill Library to hold birthday bash

9:50am Tuesday 15th April 2014

FANS of reading are being invited to Catshill Library to join its one-year-anniversary birthday bash celebrations.

Bromsgrove charity shop invites townfolk to celebrate Easter

8:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

BROMSGROVE residents are being invited to a weekend of Easter fun at a town charity shop.

CCTV image released after Hagley burglary

Worcester News: The CCTV image released by the police.

4:46pm Monday 14th April 2014

POLICE have released a CCTV image of a man they want to trace after a burglary at an Indian restaurant in Hagley.

Four BMWs attacked in Bromsgrove on same night

5:30pm Monday 14th April 2014

BROMSGROVE police are investigation four attacks on BMWs in the town on the same night.

Police investigate Bromsgrove burglary

4:50pm Monday 14th April 2014

BROMSGROVE police are asking for witnesses to a burglary in Aston Fields to come forward.

Silent workout comes to Bromsgrove

4:36pm Monday 14th April 2014

THOSE looking for a new twist on their fitness classes in Bromsgrove are being advised to turn up the heat by turning down the volume.

All Saints' Church to open on Thursdays

Worcester News: All Saint's Church in Bromsgrove

4:13pm Monday 14th April 2014

THOSE looking for some spirituality in their lives are being welcomed to visit All Saints' Church when it opens its doors to the public on Thursdays after Easter.

Anger over Bromsgrove Festival's £15,000 French act

Worcester News: Performers from Transe-Express hanging around during one of their shows

4:04pm Monday 14th April 2014

A BROMSGROVE resident has said he is 'disgusted' at Bromsgrove Council's decision to spend thousands of pounds on a French performance group for the upcoming Bromsgrove Festival.

Former Bromsgrove Police Station up for sale

Worcester News: UP FOR SALE: Bromsgrove's former police station in The Crescent, has been put up for sale. SP

3:20pm Monday 14th April 2014

BROMSGROVE'S former police station has been put up for sale.

Charity wins England River Award

Worcester News: A wetland creation alongside the Bow at Huddington. Picture by Peter Case.

1:04pm Monday 14th April 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE Wildlife Trust has scooped an award in an inaugural competition run by the River Restoration Centre and the Environment Agency.

Bromsgrove teenager visits Downing Street to put democracy in action

Worcester News: DEMOCRACY IN ACTION: Emily Watkins a ONE UK Youth Ambassador, recently visited Downing Street to launch the campaign. SP

12:20pm Monday 14th April 2014

A BROMSGROVE teenager has put democracy in action during a recent visit to Downing Street.

Pupils pick up a little bit of litter

11:02am Monday 14th April 2014

YOUNG litter-pickers from Meadows First School have carried out a tidy-up of a pathway near their school as part of a council campaign to keep streets tidy.

Bromsgrove man starts petition to prosecute MPs who commit expenses fraud

10:43am Monday 14th April 2014

IN the wake of the national scandal over the expense claims of former secretary of state for culture, media and sport, Maria Miller, a Bromsgrove man has started an online petition demanding criminal prosecutions be made against all MPs suspected of expense fraud.

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