Ducklings brighten up St Richard's Hospice

Worcester News: Senior healthcare assistant Lisa Laurie with the ducklings. SP

4:39pm Thursday 24th April 2014

STAFF at St Richard’s Hospice can tell spring is well and truly here, with the arrival of two ducks and approximately 20 ducklings in the central courtyard.

Open day and new eqipment for Doitwich Golf Club

1:20pm Thursday 24th April 2014

DROITWICH Golf Club has invested more than £250,000 in new equipment to maintain the greens and fairways.

Well blessing planned as part of St Richard's Day celebrations

Worcester News: Members of Probus '87 dressed as Friars will be re-enacting the well blessing. SP

11:54am Thursday 24th April 2014

PLANS are underway for the town’s celebration of St Richard’s Day on Saturday, May 3 with a re-enactment of the events which led to the town adopting the saint.

Specsavers on the look out for community cause

9:29am Thursday 24th April 2014

THE Droitwich branch of Specsavers is on the lookout for good causes to throw its support behind for the next 12 months.

Nominate an outstanding young person for award

3:54pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PEOPLE in Droitwich are being asked to nominate outstanding young people who are making a difference in the community, for awards to recognise their contributions.

Learn about the Droitwich turnpike

11:27am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THERE will be an illustrated talk on Wednesday, May 7 at Droitwich History and Archaelology Society on the Droitwich Turnpike Trust.

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".

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.

New owner for former Bright Eyes site

8:41am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE building which housed the former Bright Eyes day nursery in Droitwich, has been acquired by another childcare provider, which plans to re-open it as a day nursery.

Easter egg hunt makes for good neighbours

Worcester News: Residents from Newland Hurst residential home with their Easter eggs. SP

3:28pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

RESIDENTS at the Newland Hurst residential home in Droitwich got to enjoy an Easter egg hunt over the weekend after it was arranged for them by staff from the neighbouring Newland Manor development.

NHS 111 receives 21,875 calls over Easter

Worcester News: (3616394)

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.

Pub organises Easter treat for children at Acorns

Worcester News: Staff from the Wych Way In with their collection of Easter eggs for Acorns Children's Hospice: (from left) Mandie Fitzgerald, community fundraiser for Acorns, Rob Bough, kitchen manager at the Wych Way, Carolyn Gibbs, sandwich chef at the Wych Way, an

1:38pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

STAFF at the Wych Way In Harvester restaurant near Droitwich have collected together a stash of Easter eggs, which were donated to Acorns Children’s Hospice over the weekend.

Voters in Wychavon asked for their opinions on polling stations

Worcester News: Voters in Wychavon asked for their opinions on polling stations

11:37am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AS POLLING cards for next month’s European Elections hit the doormat, voters in Wychavon are being asked for their opinions on their polling station.

Concerns raised over speeding cars on Hanbury Road

11:37am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

RESIDENTS of Hanbury Wharf Lodge Park have voiced their concerns after a four year campaign to reduce the speed limit outside their homes has revealed that cars can’t legally be speed checked.

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.

Construction equipment and fuel stolen from Droitwich

Worcester News: (3495450)

9:46am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THIEVES broke into a metal container in Jasmine Gardens, Wychbold, near Droitwich, between 4pm on Friday, April 11 and 7am on Monday, April 14 and stole equipment including a wacker plate and an unknown amount of red diesel.

Give blood at the Chateau Impney

4:26pm Monday 21st April 2014

WITH only four per cent of the population currently making regular blood donations, and hospitals constantly needing to give transfusions, the NHS Blood and Transplant Service is calling for people to donate their blood next week in sessions running at the Chateau Impney just outside Droitwich.

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.

MP calls on town groups to apply for Great War funding

11:03am Monday 21st April 2014

MP for Droitwich, Sir Peter Luff is appealing to his constituents to apply for funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to remember the First World War.

Doitwich care home named one of best in the Midlands

Worcester News: Staff and residents at Newland Hurst Care Home. SP

4:06pm Sunday 20th April 2014

A DROITWICH care home has come second in a competition out of nearly 2,000 homes in the West Midlands, vying to be named the best in the region.

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.

New priest for Hanbury

Worcester News: The Rev Morris receives his blessing from the Bishop of Worcester. SP

4:18pm Saturday 19th April 2014

HANBURY has a new priest-in-charge after the Reverend David Morris was licensed this month, by the Bishop of Worcester John Inge in a ceremony at Hanbury Church.

Who makes the best sausage in Droitwich?

11:33am Saturday 19th April 2014

LOCAL butchers, shops, pubs and restaurants in and around Droitwich are being challenged to come up with the town’s best sausage, as part of the Droitwich Food Festival taking place this June.

Crackdown on underage drinking in Droitwich park

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5:25pm Friday 18th April 2014

POLICE are working to crack down on underage drinking and anti-social behaviour in Droitwich’s Lido park following reports of young people gathering in the area, drinking alcohol and leaving litter.

Work starts to improve sewerage system for Cutnall Green

4:11pm Friday 18th April 2014

WORK has begun on improving the sewage treatment system for Cutnall Green with more than half a million pounds being invested in the work.

See inside new Droitwich assisted living development

Worcester News: Artist's impression of Horton Mill Court. SP

11:04am Friday 18th April 2014

A SHOWROOM has been opened for the new Horton Mill Court assisted living complex for over 70s in Droitwich.

New organisers take on remembrance events in Droitwich

Worcester News: The new team behind remembrance events in Droitwich. SP

4:07pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A NEW team of fundraisers from the Rotary Club has taken over the management of Droitwich Spa’s Poppy Appeal and Remembrance parade for November this year with new financial controls put in place to ensure every penny raised goes into the British Legion funds.

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.

New era for Upton Warren Outdoor Education Centre

Worcester News: Upton Warren is handed over to new owners: (from left) Michael Howard, procurement manager for Worcestershire County Council, Mark Spence and Craig Spence from Aztec Watersports and Councillor Liz Eyre, cabinet member for Worcestershire County Council. SP

1:41pm Thursday 17th April 2014

UPTON Warren Outdoor Education Centre just outside Droitwich has been officially handed over to new owners Aztec Watersports from its former management Worcestershire County Council.

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.

Chance to try out local walks

11:16am Thursday 17th April 2014

DROITWICH Spa residents are being invited to get outside and get walking as part of a week-long short walks festival.

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.

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.

Find out more about Droitwich U3A

4:22pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE Droitwich University of the Third age (U3A) is holding an informal drop in afternoon later this month to give members and non-members the opportunity to find out about the different groups on offers.

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.

Concerns allayed at Yew Tree Hill site

Worcester News: Work taking place at the Yew Tree Hill site. SP

3:02pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

SEVERAL keen-eyed Droitwich residents have raised concerns over people apparently drilling on land at the Yew Tree Hill development site.

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.

Nation's long wave signal being updated via Droitwich antenna

1:42pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

LISTENERS to Radio 4’s long wave transmission might well have noticed that it’s currently out of service every day between 10am and 5.30pm, but what they might not know, is that the national signal shutdown, is due to work being done on the Droitwich transmitters.

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.

Easter Bonnets on parade at Droitwich care home

Worcester News: Doreen Taylor and Rose Collier at Westmead Care Home with their Estaer bonnets. Buy photo: BMM161401a at or call 01527 889030

11:20am Wednesday 16th April 2014

CRAFTY residents at a care home in Droitwich have been creating their own stylish spring-time headwear for an Easter bonnet parade.

Fire at Raven Hotel, Droitwich, last night

Worcester News: Person cut from car in Holt Heath

8:39am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A DERELICT building at the rear of the Raven Hotel in Droitwich was heavily damaged in a fire last night.

Droitwich artists join forces to create community mural

Worcester News: Members of the Droitwich Arts Network invited Spa artists to help create the giant mural, going on display as part of the St Richard’s Festival   Buy this photo BCR161412_01

7:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

DROITWICH artists have joined forces to create this year's community mural.

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.

Art on show from hospice patients

11:17am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SNOWDROP-themed artwork created by patients at St Richard’s Hospice is being put on display in Droitwich.

First school goes greener with solar panels

Worcester News: Children from Ombersley First Endowed School with their new solar panels. SP

8:43am Tuesday 15th April 2014

STAFF and pupils at Ombersley First Endowed School have managed to make their eco-friendly Tree House Early Years Centre, even greener, with the installation of new solar panels on the building’s roof.

Droitwich restaurant wins family-friendly award

3:41pm Monday 14th April 2014

STAFF at the Wych Way In Harvester in Droitwich are celebrating after the restaurant was named the UK’s best family restaurant for the second year running by baby charity Tommy’s.

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