How well do you know your town? Try this fun quiz and find out

Worcester News:

3:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

HOW many people in your area have a degree? What proportion of people are Christian? Take this quiz and test your knowledge of your part of the world.

Jumping for joy after Race for Life

Worcester News: Think pink: WODYS jump for joy after supporting Race for Life. Picture by Marc Paterson (s)

12:54pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THERE was something to sing and dance about for members of WODYs after a fantastic fundraising effort.

Last chance to enter your flag design in Touch the Tour Competition

Worcester News: (8276048)

12:09pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THERE is still time to submit your entry for the Touch the Tour Competition.

Forget magic lamps - we're looking for a panto dame

Worcester News: 2914655501. 20/07/14. Allsorts theatre company will be auditioning for Britain's Got Talent. Back row left to right - Claudia and Rosie with front, Kija all aged 9. Picture by Nick Toogood. (8396275)

10:38am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE stage is set for youngsters from a performing arts school to have their moment in the spotlight for a television talent show's auditions.

Police appeal for help in finding missing woman

Worcester News:

8:22am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WEST Mercia Police are appealing to the public for help to locate a missing woman.

Everybody cut Footloose with special High Street performance

Worcester News: Shoppers watch WODYS in action. Picture by Simon Fall-Taylor (s)

5:48pm Monday 21st July 2014

FEET were tapping, shopping bags were swinging and a few were singing along as everybody cut footloose on the High Street on Saturday.

Stop attacking Worcester's cemetery, says volunteer

Worcester News: FILLING UP FAST: Astwood Cemetery in Astwood Road, Worcester, only has room for 700 more burial plots.

5:35pm Monday 21st July 2014

A WIDOW who tends to Worcester Cemetery has defended its appearance - and says she is fed up of criticism over it.

Starring role for Droitwich Spa Marina

Worcester News: (8447805)

5:30pm Monday 21st July 2014

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

Poet laureate handed trophy

Worcester News: I'm a poet and I know it: Maggie Doyle, Worcestershire poet laureate emeritus, hands this year's laureate, Fergus McGonigal, his trophy (s)

5:18pm Monday 21st July 2014

A FORMER teacher who proved he had a way with words when he was named Worcestershire's poet laureate has been handed his trophy.

Scout leader gets on bike for Japanese Jamboree

Worcester News: Karen Martens

4:59pm Monday 21st July 2014

AN energetic assistance Scout leader is hoping to cycle 700 miles on an exercise bike over the next seven weeks to raise money for a trip of a lifetime.

Arise and enjoy an audience with a Tudor king

4:46pm Monday 21st July 2014

PREPARE to bend the knee to a larger than life king who will be putting in an appearance during the three-day Big Tudor Fest,.

Cheaper Worcester car parking is now here

Worcester News: Car parking charges are set to be increased across Worcester.

4:25pm Monday 21st July 2014

PEOPLE in Worcester are being reminded that cheaper car parking prices came into force today.

Worcester market to get £550,000 revamp

Worcester News: IT’S ALL CHANGE: The market in Angel Place, Worcester, is set to get a makeover.

3:55pm Monday 21st July 2014

A £550,000 revamp of Worcester's market can today be revealed - in an ambitious bid to restore the shopping parade to its former glories.

Three decades and 280 children later - childminder Sandra retires in style

Worcester News: Time to say goodbye: Sandra Smith, centre, who is retiring after 30 years as a childminder, enjoys a party with the many youngsters past and present she has looked after. Picture by Nick Toogood 2914655301

3:51pm Monday 21st July 2014

IT will be sad day for one retiring childminder as she picks up the two children she takes care of from the playground tomorrow (Tuesday).

Worcester protest against "massacre" of Palestinians in Gaza

Worcester News: 2814655201. 18/07/14. A protest against the Israeli occupation of Gaza took place outside Worcester Guildhall on Friday. Left to right -  protesters Khudija Tauseff and Fatima Baig. Picture by Nick Toogood. (8390258)

3:38pm Monday 21st July 2014

HUNDREDS of people held banners at a protest in Worcester to show their outrage at ongoing violence in Gaza which has left civilians including young children dead in what some have described as a "massacre".

Firefighters' strike action ends, while industrial action is set to commence

Worcester News: Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service will be holding an open day in Ross-on-Wye on Saturday.

3:21pm Monday 21st July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS in England and Wales are set to come to the end of strike action later today, but industrial action will continue.

Police appeal for help following assault

Worcester News: FOOTWEAR STOLEN; West Mercia Police are investigating the theft of footwear from a Bromsgrove porch. SP

1:29pm Monday 21st July 2014

POLICE are appealing for information following the assault of a man in Evesham.

Students have all the right moves to impress during show

Worcester News: Got the beat: African drumming rhythms helped to provide the beat to Worcester Sixth Form College's Falling Angels routine. Picture courtesy of DanceFest (s)

12:19pm Monday 21st July 2014

ZUMBA, modelling and popcorn were just some of the inspirations behind exciting dance performances by school and college students.

Man arrested after fight outside pub

Worcester News: (3495450)

11:31am Monday 21st July 2014

A MAN has been arrested after a fight outside a city centre pub in Worcester.

Tributes pour in after sudden death of Paul Dinsdale

Worcester News:

11:35am Monday 21st July 2014

A COMMUNITY has been left in shock after a man was found dead in Worcester city centre at the weekend.

Signal failure cleared

Worcester News: Ticket inspectors to strike

12:12pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE signal failure at Worcester Shrub Hill train station, causing delays and cancellations, has been cleared.

Passengers facing train delays after signal failure

Worcester News: A first Great Western Turbo train

8:41am Monday 21st July 2014

TRAINS have been cancelled from Worcester Shrub Hill due to a signal failure this morning.

Music fans enjoy Upton Blues Festival

Worcester News: 2914655701. 20/07/14. Upton Blues Festival 2014. Captain Fulsakk of covers band Hump De Bump who played at the Swan Hotel. Picture by Nick Toogood. (8396283)

1:19pm Sunday 20th July 2014

TORRENTIAL rain and rumbles of thunder failed to dampen spirits at the Upton Blues Festival this weekend.

Man found dead in Worcester

Worcester News:

11:56am Sunday 20th July 2014

A MAN, named locally as 25-year-old Paul Dinsdale, has been found dead in Worcester.

Car rescued from flooded ford

Worcester News: SUBMERGED: Fire crews pull out car stuck in flooded ford. All pictures by Jackie Trott.

11:20am Sunday 20th July 2014

TWO men had to be rescued after their car became partially submerged in a flooded ford near Droitwich.

Crews tackle kitchen fire at pub

Worcester News: RELAX AND TAKE IN THE VIEW: The Camp House Inn at Grimley.

11:06am Sunday 20th July 2014

CITY firefighters were called to tackle a fire at a riverside pub near Worcester.

Lightning bolt causes roof fire

Worcester News: (3477811)

10:57am Sunday 20th July 2014

FIRE crews were called to a house near Malvern after a bolt of lightning cause a blaze in the roof.

Authors gather at book fair

Worcester News: FATHER-and-daughter writing team Terry Wardle and Claire Wardle will be showing their books on local history at the fair.

4:42pm Saturday 19th July 2014

FATHER-and-daughter writing team Terry Wardle and Claire Wardle will be among the scribes taking part in a special book fair next Friday, July 25.

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.

Trailer destroyed in lorry fire

Worcester News:

10:54am Saturday 19th July 2014

A LORRY trailer was completely destroyed in a fire near the motorway in Worcester.

Storms batter Worcestershire for a second night

Worcester News:

10:05am Saturday 19th July 2014

PEOPLE across Worcestershire were woken by a second night of thunderstorms with more on the way today

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.

Funding cuts endanger debt advice service

11:49pm Friday 18th July 2014

OVER 2,000 people in South Worcestershire who get free advice from the Citizens Advice Bureau are threatened by cuts to the charity's debt advice service.

Call for businesses to donate prizes for Worcester teen's fundraising event

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Bethany Mardsen-Berry, 13 from Dines Green is having her head shaved for Cancer Research UK at The Coppertops pub on August 23 in memory of her grandfather (6979361)

5:01pm Friday 18th July 2014

BUSINESSES are being called on to donate prizes to be raffled off at a fundraising event organised by a Worcester teenager in memory of her grandfather.

Worcester care home holds summer fete

Worcester News: Shaw Red Hill service manager Dulcie Turner and activity co-ordinator Vivienne Tandy and this year's summer fair

4:49pm Friday 18th July 2014

RESIDENTS at a Worcester care home and people from throughout the community enjoyed a lively day in the sun earlier this month.

MP gives books to homeless hostel

Worcester News: (8383659)

4:17pm Friday 18th July 2014

WORCESTER MP Robin Walker who donated books to a city hostel earlier this year has returned to see what benefit they have made.

Broken down vehicle causes motorway delays

Worcester News:

3:43pm Friday 18th July 2014

TRAFFIC is queuing on the M5 after a broken down vehicle blocked the carriageway.

Crime in West Mercia drops by four per cent

Worcester News:

12:47pm Friday 18th July 2014

CRIME in West Mercia decreased by four per cent in the past year.

Heater started fire that killed Malvern pensioner, inquest hears

Worcester News:

12:43pm Friday 18th July 2014

A PENSIONER died when her caravan caught fire in the middle of the night, an inquest has heard.

Death of Pershore fisherman "a tragic accident", says coroner

Worcester News:

12:37pm Friday 18th July 2014

AN INQUEST into the death of a Pershore man who died after he was hit by a car on the outskirts of the town has recorded a verdict of accidental death.

Sir Bruce Keogh visits Worcestershire

Worcester News: Sir Bruce Keogh visits the new radiotherapy centre at Worcestershire Royal Hospital with Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust chief executive Penny Venables, lead cancer clinician Adel Makar, and chairman Harry Turner.

11:52am Friday 18th July 2014

MEDICAL director of NHS England Sir Bruce Keogh paid a visit to Worcestershire last week to speak to staff on the implications of new technologies for healthcare.

West Mercia Police Chief Constable welcomes new ethics code

Worcester News: David-Shaw-POLICE.jpg

11:25am Friday 18th July 2014

THE head of West Mercia Police has welcomed the introduction of a new ethics code governing the behaviour of police officers.

One lane of M5 northbound closed

Worcester News:

10:03am Friday 18th July 2014

ONE lane is closed on the northbound carriageway on the M5 between junction five with the A38 for Droitwich and Wychbold and junction 4A with the M42 as a result of a broken-down vehicle.

Crackdown on dangerous bikers in Broadway

Worcester News: Crackdown on dangerous bikers in Broadway

9:54am Friday 18th July 2014

POLICE will be cracking down on motorcyclists speeding and driving dangerously in Broadway on Sunday.

Discarded cigarette sets fire to mattress

Worcester News:

9:21am Friday 18th July 2014

A DISCARDED cigarette caused a mattress to catch fire at a first-floor flat in Selsey Close, Worcester, at about 10.15pm last night.

Bonfire gets out of control in Evesham

Worcester News:

9:19am Friday 18th July 2014

A BONFIRE in Davies Road, Evesham, got out of control at about 3.10am this morning.

It was love at first sight for Worcester couple

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Dennis and Carole Goodyear from St Peters celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary on Friday July 18 (8229942)

9:01am Friday 18th July 2014

IT was love at first sight for a Worcester couple who celebrate five decades of marriage today (Friday).

Cars keyed in Ombersley Road

Worcester News: (3492571)

9:00am Friday 18th July 2014

A NUMBER of cars parked in Ombersley Road, Worcester, were keyed between 11am and 11.15am on Tuesday, July 15.

Attempted thief caught red-handed in Bewdley

Worcester News: (3495450)

8:55am Friday 18th July 2014

A THIEF was caught red-handed reaching through a window at a house in Queensway, Bewdley, at about 11.45pm on Tuesday, July 15.

Pershore to get more homes

6:50pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THE urban extension of Pershore is set to continue after more than 100 new homes planned for the town got the green light from planners.



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