Hampton Lovett man pleads guilty to benefit fraud

3:09pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A 51-YEAR-old man from Hampton Lovett has pleaded guilty to two charges of benefit fraud.

Try a new craft this summer with free workshops

1:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

OVER the Summer holidays, children will be able to have a go at different activities with a number of free workshops running at Hobbycraft in Wychbold between 11am and 3pm.

Golfers raise nearly £1,000 for guide dog charity

Worcester News: The first club team tees off with Guide Dog assistance from Catrin Rod and puppy Umber.

11:24am Thursday 24th July 2014

Generous golfers at the Gaudet Luce Golf Club in Droitwich, managed to raise nearly £1,000 recently a special golfing day for the Guide Dog Service.

Hospital trust's cash woes

Worcester News:

10:19am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE cash-strapped organisation running Worcestershire Royal Hospital has been reported to health secretary Jeremy Hunt for ending the last financial year with a £14.2 million deficit.

Design a banner for a national cycling event

9:45am Thursday 24th July 2014

CHILDREN in Droitwich under 13 are being invited to design banners that will be displayed throughout the district for the Tour of Britain.

Lights out to remember the outbreak of war

3:14pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

RESIDENTS and businesses in Droitwich are being encouraged to turn of their lights and light a single candle on August 4 as part of a nationwide event to mark 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War.

Big Gig connects Droitwich to national events

Worcester News:

1:39pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

DROITWICH played host to its share of a nationwide community music event over the weekend with a performance in St Andrew’s Shopping Precinct.

Homeowners kept in limbo by legal debate over land

8:05am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

HOMEOWNERS at a Droitwich housing development are being kept in limbo, unable to sell their homes, due to legal wrangling between the owners of the freehold to the land, and Wychavon District Council which has dragged on for the past five years.

Feel inspired by nature for textiles workshop

Worcester News: Textile designer Sophie Case who is running the workshop. SP

4:02pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

NATURE will hopefully be providing some inspiration for a textile art workshop being held at Lower Smite Farm next weekend.

Chance to meet your councillor in Lovett and North Claines this Saturday

1:19pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THIS Saturday Wychavon district councillor Tony Miller will be continuing with the council’s ‘meet your council’ visits in Lovett and North Claines, as he heads out to the Fernhill Heath ‘Fun on the Brum’ event.

New charity launched for domestic violence victims in Worcestershire

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12:21pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A NEW charity that helps women and children rebuild their lives after suffering or being exposed to domestic abuse has been launched in Worcestershire.

Youngsters raise cash for Lido Park playground with a cake sale

Worcester News: Megan Law and Grace Rogers held a cake sale at Westacre Middle School. SP

11:59am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TWO pupils at Westacre Middle School in Droitwich have been pitching in to help raise money for the damaged playground equipment in Lido Park.

Hard work's over, time for tea at Chawson

Worcester News: Chawson First School's headteacher Helen Wallace celebrates a better than average year with Isabel Mann and Charlie Edge. Buy photo: BMM301404 at droitwichadvertiser.co.uk/pictures or call 01384 358000.

8:59am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

CHILDREN at Chawson First School in Droitwich held a tea party at the end of term to celebrate how well they’d done, and all the parents were invited to join in.

Starring role for Droitwich Spa Marina

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5:30pm Monday 21st July 2014

IT was lights, camera, action at Droitwich Spa Marina as it enjoyed the limelight for its renovation work.

Councillor accused of 'ranting' as parties clash over spending on consultants

Worcester News: County Hall

4:08pm Monday 21st July 2014

CONSULTANTS have been accused of "milking the country dry" by a leading Worcestershire politician - who says he wants council spending on outside experts culled.

Thanksgiving service to remember former Droitwich cricketer

Worcester News: Damian D’Oliveira who died earlier this month. SP

3:40pm Monday 21st July 2014

THERE will be a public service of thanksgiving for the former Worcestershire and Droitwich cricketer Damian D’Oliveira on Monday, July 28 at the county ground.

Community volunteer recognised with award

Worcester News: Councillor Richard Jennings, John Cocker, town councillor Anne Taft,  and Councillor Ken Jennings. SP

1:37pm Monday 21st July 2014

AN enthusiastic community volunteer, who works with several organisations in Droitwich, has been nominated by the town council for the Wychavon Diamond Jubilee Award.

Worcester Warriors pledge money for new playground at Lido Park

Worcester News: Worcester Warriors HITZ officer Stuart Brooks (far left) and Matt Nicol of Nicol & Co Estate Agents (far right) with members of Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service at the playground. SP

1:15pm Monday 21st July 2014

STAFF from the Worcester Warriors rugby club visited Lido Park in Droitwich this week after the club pledged £2,500 toward the replacement of the playground equipment.

Hanbury Hall opens up new rooms for afternoon tea

Worcester News: The new Chambers tea rooms at Hanbury Hall. SP

11:11am Monday 21st July 2014

VISITORS to Hanbury Hall this summer will be able to take in the newly-refurbished formal dining rooms, which are set to open as tea rooms.

Bromsgrove and Droitwich feature in Wildlife calendar

Worcester News: Fox by Greg Coyne. SP

8:55am Monday 21st July 2014

KEEN amateur photographers from Bromsgrove and Droitwich have been successful in a county-wide competition to find the best photographs of Worcestershire’s wildlife.

Volunteer to make sure council is giving value for money

11:11am Sunday 20th July 2014

COMMUNITY minded people in Droitwich are being asked to put themselves forward for the Wychavon District Council audit committee.

Hole appears on Droitwich canalside

Worcester News:

4:12pm Saturday 19th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a park in Droitwich after a large hole mysteriously appeared.

Youngsters explore two different worlds

Worcester News: Children from Chawson First School on their outdoor activities adventure. SP

11:34am Saturday 19th July 2014

PUPILS at Chawson First School in Droitwich were getting two very different experiences recently, exploring the refinement of the Royal Ballet, and a bit of rugged adventure with two nights away from home.

More storms on the way to Worcestershire

Worcester News:

9:27am Saturday 19th July 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE is bracing itself for a second bout of violent thunderstorms which are set to batter the county for much of today.

Powerful paedophile ring cover-up claim is probed

Worcester News: County Hall, the HQ of Worcestershire County Council

9:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

A COUNCIL investigation is being launched in Worcestershire into possible paedophile activity - amid fears perpetrators could have been protected by an "establishment cover-up" in the county.

Exhibition to remember the radio in Droitwich

3:51pm Friday 18th July 2014

DROITWICH Heritage Centre is hosting an exhibition to celebrate 80 years of the BBC radio masts at Wychbold.

Droitwich High's car boot sale cancelled due to risk of lightning

2:34pm Friday 18th July 2014

A CAR boot sale at Droitwich Spa High School due to be held this weekend, has been cancelled due to concerns over the risk of extreme weather.

Droitwich hospital chef gets into national healthy eating cookbook

Worcester News: The Big Health Pledge Cookbook. SP

2:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

A DROITWICH hospital chef is having one of her recipes featured in a healthy eating cookery book which is raising money for charity.

Droitwich man admits downloading 179 images of child pornography

11:50am Friday 18th July 2014

A 64-YEAR-old Droitwich man changed his plea at the start of a trial to guilty of downloading child porn.

Worcestershire wakes up after being battered by thunder and lightning

Worcester News:

9:40am Friday 18th July 2014

THE skies above Worcestershire were the backdrop for a dramatic storm featuring heavy rain, thunder and lightning overnight.

New Droitwich fundraising group for Marie Curie

Worcester News: The fundraisers at their picnic in the park stall. SP

8:48am Friday 18th July 2014

A GROUP of Droitwich residents has teamed up to raise money for Marie Cure Cancer Care in the town, and they recently held their first fundraising event together.

New entrants for Dodderhill Nursery

3:27pm Thursday 17th July 2014

DODDERHILL private school in Droitwich is inviting people to apply for places in its nursery.

Battle of the Bands at Droitwich Spa High

Worcester News: Winning band 'The Signatures'. Image courtesy of Richard Lycett. SP

1:19pm Thursday 17th July 2014

YEAR 10 and 11 students at Droitwich Spa High School took on one another in a musical contest recently with their annual Battle of the Bands.

Car boot at Droitwich Spa High School

Worcester News:

11:20am Thursday 17th July 2014

THE newly-formed PTA organisation at Droitwich Spa High School is organising a car boot sale this Saturday to raise money for the school.

New vintage shop for Witton

8:32am Thursday 17th July 2014

LOCAL hair salon owner Robin Cavanagh is branching out and has opened up his own chabby chic furniture and gift shop above the Robin Kavanagh Hair Salon on Tagwell Road in Witton.

Nominate good design in Droitwich for an award

3:31pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

FOR the ninth year running, Wychavon District Council is inviting residents to nominate buildings they think are worthy of a building design award.

Shoveler ducks breed for the first time in 60 years at Upton Warren

Worcester News: A male Shoveler duck. Image courtesy of Rob Evans. SP

1:29pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

STAFF at the wetland reserve in Upton Warren are celebrating after a pair of rare ducks successfully managed to breed in the pools.

From zero to hero: After last year's disaster, the Droitwich Daredevil triumphs

Worcester News: Going... Pictures by David Sawyer (s)

12:58pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

THE sky was - very briefly - the limit for the Droitwich daredevil who swooped in to grab second place at the International Worthing Birdman.

Find out more about dementia

12:01pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

PEOPLE from Droitwich who would like to know how to help others living with dementia are invited to an information session at Grantham House Day Care Centre in Westmead Close this Thursday.

Droitwich woman to lose 'lifeline' as part of council cuts

8:50am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A DROITWICH woman who suffers ‘grand mal’ seizures is set to lose what she calls her ‘lifeline’ after a decision by Worcestershire County Council to cut services.

Community businesses and organisations called on to lay a wreath this Remembrance Sunday

3:32pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

DROITWICH Spa businesses and organisations are being asked to put their orders forward for wreaths to be laid on Remembrance Sunday in the town.

Reports of suspicious men in Droitwich

Worcester News: (3495450)

3:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

POLICE were called to a report of a group of suspicious men in the area around the underpass and shops in Blake Avenue, Droitwich, at about 1pm on Thursday, July 10, but when officers arrived at the scene all was in order.

Tory councillor says she wants the cuts "to stop"

Worcester News:

1:49pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

ONE of Worcestershire's most senior Tory politicians has broken ranks by saying she wants Government cuts "to stop" - and has revealed she is "hurting" over the impact it is having on adult care.

Rotary Club leads the way for young innovation and design

1:15pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

YOUNGSTERS from across the broader West Midlands area were presented with awards from the Droitwich Spa Rotary Club recently for design and innovation skills.

Book of poetry to commemorate first world war

Worcester News: The poetry book which is raising money for the town's Poppy Appeal. SP

12:01pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

AFTER a moving ceremony in Droitwich last weekend, organised by the Droitwich British Legion to commemorate World War One, schoolchildren in the town have launched a commemorative book filled with poems about the war.

Droitwich launches its foodbank

Worcester News: Project leader Graham Wilson, chairman, Councillor Pam Davey, and project manager David Stanbury at the launch of the Droitwich Spa foodbank. Buy photo: BMM281402 at droitwichadvertiser.co.uk/pictures or call 01384 358200.

8:13am Tuesday 15th July 2014

AFTER several successful collections at local supermarkets, churches Together in Worcestershire has launched a foodbank in Droitwich.

New kit for footie playing youngsters

Worcester News: Frank Holliday, mini-soccer co-Ordinator, with the team in its new kit, and avid Pangbourne from the Rotary Club of Droitwich Spa. SP

3:55pm Monday 14th July 2014

THE Rotary Club of Droitwich has donated £500 to local children’s football teams in order to get them a new kit.

Chance to put issues to councillors

1:19pm Monday 14th July 2014

THERE will be a chance for Droitwich residents in the south east of the town to meet up with their district councillors and chat to them about issues in the area on Wednesday, as Councillor Richard Morris, and Councillor Ken Jennings pay a visit to Copcut Park.

Droitwich runners get off the couch and finish 5k run

Worcester News: The Couch to 5k challenge team celebrate completing their park run. SP

11:09am Monday 14th July 2014

A GROUP of people from Droitwich have gone from not being able to run at all to taking part in a 5k challenge.

Droitwich woman prosecuted for benefit fraud

8:53am Monday 14th July 2014

A DROITWICH woman who failed to declare that she was living with her partner, has been sentenced to a three-month curfew order at Worcester Magistrates’ Court.

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