"It's been very emotional" - Mike Layland granted Freedom of Worcester

Worcester News:

8:57pm Monday 20th October 2014

IT was an emotional evening for Mike Layland who received the Freedom of Worcester in front of family, friends and dignitaries at The Guildhall tonight.

Family raises £600 in memory of lost relative

Worcester News: DONATION: From left, Sam Leonard, senior sister, and Anna Reed, chemotherapy nurse, of the Rowan Suite, and Jayne, Clive and Simon Dulston.

5:57pm Monday 20th October 2014

A FAMILY has raised £603 for Worcestershire Royal Hospital’s chemotherapy suite in recognition of the excellent care their relative received on the unit.

Major revamp proposed for cemetery

Worcester News: (11702106)

5:43pm Monday 20th October 2014

A MAJOR £200,000 revamp has been proposed for a "tired" looking crematorium and cemetery in Worcester.

Black Cherry gentleman's club can continue trading beyond January next year

Worcester News: APPROVED: Black Cherry gentlemen's club in Lowesmoor can continue trading next year. Picture by John Anyon. 12145517

5:41pm Monday 20th October 2014

A CITY lap-dancing club has secured a sexual entertainment venue (SEV) licence to allow it to continue trading next year.

Worcester cancer survivor takes on 100km endurance challenge

Worcester News: CANCER SURVIVOR: Andrew Graham will take on the 100km challenge for Blind Veterans UK.

5:39pm Monday 20th October 2014

AN ARMY veteran from Worcester who overcame cancer to become a prolific fundraiser will complete the Blind Veterans UK 100km challenge next year.

Woman rescued from overturned car in Fernhill Heath

Worcester News: (11699939)

5:28pm Monday 20th October 2014

A WOMAN was taken to hospital after being freed from an overturned car in Dilmore Lane, Fernhill Heath this afternoon.

Police appeal for witnesses after car crash

Worcester News: (3995660)

5:01pm Monday 20th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses who may have seen two cars that were involved in a collision on Friday night and a van also on the scene at the time.

Worcester shoppers wowed by massive vending machine

Worcester News: 18/10/14 Nectar at Homebase, Worcester: (11697198)

4:58pm Monday 20th October 2014

SHOPPERS were surprised when a barbershop quartet and a mariachi band jumped out of a giant purple vending machine.

500km cycle challenge in memory of mother

Worcester News: MADE IT: Lyndon Bracewell, left, is greeted by the Mayor of Kleve and representatives from the local hospice and the twinning association.

4:52pm Monday 20th October 2014

A WORCESTER man has cycled almost 500km to Kleve, Germany, in support of St Richard’s Hospice.

Group set up to help people living with Asperger Syndrome

4:26pm Monday 20th October 2014

A NUMBER of sessions to help people living with Asperger syndrome will be held in Worcester.

Three men attempt to steal fireworks in St John's

Worcester News: (11674969)

1:31pm Monday 20th October 2014

THREE thieves dropped packets of fireworks as they were disturbed at a business in St John's.

First hour of Operation Trivium - man arrested in Worcester

Worcester News: (11674143)

1:14pm Monday 20th October 2014

A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery in the first hour of Operation Trivium.

Prize for perfect pumpkins at Hallowe'en event in Hallow

Worcester News: 4214732001 Paul Jackson 16.10.14 Hallow - Mike Baldwin, owner of Ladygo Stores with a carved pumpkin to publicise the Halloween event in the village.  (11580453)

1:09pm Monday 20th October 2014

HALLOW will be alight with pumpkins on Hallowe'en as the village gathers for a spooktacular event on the green.

Actress and Worcestershire charity patron Lynda Bellingham dies at 66

Worcester News:

12:07pm Monday 20th October 2014

ACTRESS, TV presenter and Worcestershire charity patron Lynda Bellingham lost her battle with cancer last night (Oct 19) in the arms of her husband.

Book will remember Claines' war dead - 100 years after the village's first soldier was killed

Worcester News: BOOK: Author Geoff Sansome with Maureen Steele, Bronwen Veale, Trevor Watkins and Derek Watkins, who all lost relatives during the First World War, and David Waldron, chairman of the Worcestershire branch of the Royal British Legion. Picture by Nick Toogo

11:47am Monday 20th October 2014

ONE hundred years to the day the first soldier from Claines was killed in the First World War - a book is being released to remember the village's dead.

Fundraisers donate to Macmillan Cancer Support

Worcester News: DONATION: From left, Jenny Goddard, of Macmillan Cancer Support, and Mike Eley, Linda Mellonie and Kath Smith of Independent Fundraisers of Worcester.

9:54am Monday 20th October 2014

A FUNDRAISING group in Worcester has handed over a donation of more than £500 to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Fire in children's area

Worcester News: (4472121)

8:54am Monday 20th October 2014

A WORCESTER fire crew were called to tackle a blaze in a children's play area in Eden Close, St Peters in Worcester.

Five things you need to know Monday

Worcester News:

8:34am Monday 20th October 2014

1. Top story: Train crash was part of training exercise

Picture souvenir marks youngsters' first day at school

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12:13am Tuesday 21st October 2014

TODAY the Worcester News publishes the first of two souvenir specials celebrating the first day at school for local children.

Firework display will light the sky above scout hut

Worcester News: (11674969)

1:27pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE sky over the Crown East Scout hut in Rushwick will be filled with colourful fireworks on Saturday, November 8, as the group holds a bonfire event.

Military men complete challenge just short of world record time

Worcester News: 4214733101 Paul Jackson 18.10.14 Worcester - 100 Miles in 10 hours treadmill run for Help for Heroes. From left - Rhys Merrell, Tom Rawlins, Josh Bond, Ben Islami, Paul Drew, Joe Ball and Louis Wytcherley. Seventh member, Calvin Sanders, arrived later. (1

5:02pm Sunday 19th October 2014

SEVEN military men narrowly missed out on a world record this weekend when they took on a 100 mile challenge for Help for Heroes.

Worcestershire care home manager up for national award

Worcester News: Anita Fletcher, manager of Heathlands Residential Care Home, Station Road, Pershore. Photo by Ed Maynard.

4:46pm Sunday 19th October 2014

THE manager of a Sanctuary Care home in Pershore has been shortlisted for the Best Dementia Care Manager accolade in the National Dementia Care Awards 2014.

Charity dinner to raise money for homeless

Worcester News: Worcestershire charities awarded thousands of pounds in lottery grants

4:18pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A CHARITY dinner will take place this week raising money for homeless people in Worcester.

Weekly city walk

Worcester News: 24/01/14. The Commandery. Picture by Nick Toogood. (3625382)

3:40pm Sunday 19th October 2014

THE weekly Fort Royal and Commandery Walk take place on Tuesday as part of the park warden healthy walks.

Residents can meet policing team this week

Worcester News: Ledbury police officer charged with two counts of misconduct

3:08pm Sunday 19th October 2014

RESIDENTS living in Warndon will have the chance to meet their local policing team on Wednesday (Oct 22).

Woodbine Willie plaque commemorates one of Worcester's sons

Worcester News: 4214733805 DAVID GRIFFITHS 19.10.14 BLUE PLAQUE WOODBINE WILLIE, ST.PAULS CHURCH,unveiling the plaque, Great grandson of Woodbine Willie, Nigel Studdert Kennedy.
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1:29pm Sunday 19th October 2014

THE work of one of Worcester's famous sons was commemorated today as a blue plaque was unveiled at the city's St Paul's Church.

NHS radiographers on strike tomorrow

Worcester News: (11641860)

1:05pm Sunday 19th October 2014

DIAGNOSTIC imaging and radiotherapy professionals who are members of the Society of Radiographers will be striking on Monday (October 20).

Standards are high at county bearer competition

Worcester News: 4214733501 Paul Jackson 18.10.14 Droitwich - RBL and RBL Women's Section Standard Bearer's Competition. (11639278)

11:23am Sunday 19th October 2014

STANDARDS were high in more ways than one as the annual competition to find the county standard bearers took place in Worcestershire.

Tile making comes to life at Museum of Royal Worcester

Worcester News: 4214733301 Paul Jackson 18.10.14 Worcester - Make your own tile event at Museum of Royal Worcester. From left - Scarlett Barr-Hamilton, eight and Elena Barr-Hamilton, three. (11639440)

10:53am Sunday 19th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS discovered the history of tile making in Worcester and got to make their very own version to take home at an event at the city's porcelain factory.

Green fingered volunteers gather to help community orchard

Worcester News: 4214733201 Paul Jackson 18.10.14 Worcester - Heather Bainbridge, community engagement officer Worcester City Council and volunteer David Campbell work on Trotshill Community Orchard. (11639267)

10:27am Sunday 19th October 2014

GREEN fingered volunteers gathered at the Trotshill Community Orchard this weekend to help keep the area blooming.

Two car fire

Worcester News: (4472121)

10:09am Sunday 19th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS from Worcester were called to tackle two car fires in Ronkswood Hill last night.

Worcester Bosch Group supports tomorrow's engineers

Worcester News:

4:56pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A WORCESTER business will be supporting the engineers of the future as part of a national event next month.

Table top sale to raise funds for African charities

Worcester News: One of the children the table top sale fundraiser is raising money for.

4:25pm Saturday 18th October 2014

AN annual charity table top sale is to be held at the Lyttleton Rooms in Malvern this Saturday (October 25).

Cat gets trapped in engine

Worcester News: (4472121)

2:05pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A CAT was rescued by firefighters today after getting trapped in a car engine in Evesham.

Mum has head tattoo for charity

Worcester News: 4214728601 Paul Jackson 13.10.14 Worcester -  Julie Griffiths is had her head shaved and has a tattoo at Worcester Tattoo Studio to raise money for Ape Action Africa. From left - Julie Griffiths and Katie Wilson. (11425482)

10:49am Saturday 18th October 2014

SHAVING her head wasn't enough for one Pershore fundraiser who got a tattoo on her head as well in a bid to raise money for a charity rescuing gorillas.

Patient gets £10.56 compensation after three year battle over heart scans

Worcester News: Andrew Brown.

10:12am Saturday 18th October 2014

A PATIENT who fought for three years for a copy of a heart scan has been awarded compensation of £10.56.

Five people injured in crash

Worcester News: (4775600)

9:33am Saturday 18th October 2014

THREE people were cut free from a car last night (Friday) and another two people were injured following a serious two car collision in Droitwich.

False alarm at shopping centre

Worcester News: John Anyon     17/10/14     4214732901

Broad Street entrance to Crown Gate Shopping Centre that was evacuated for 20 mins on Friday due to fire alarm (11625868)

4:28pm Friday 17th October 2014

SHOPPERS evacuated Worcester's CrownGate centre today after an accident set off a fire alarm.

Pershore launches poppy appeal with weekend of events

Worcester News: Mannequin at the travelling museum in Pershore last year for the launch of the poppy appeal.

6:49pm Friday 17th October 2014

PERSHORE'S Poppy Appeal will get underway from Saturday (Oct 25) with an official launch in the town centre.

Free first aid course could help save a life

Worcester News: (11632434)

6:23pm Friday 17th October 2014

MALVERN Hills District Council is funding a programme of free community essential first aid courses, which will be delivered by members of St John Ambulance.

Firefighters tackle Crowle fire

Worcester News: (4472121)

5:57pm Friday 17th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to tackle a blaze in Crowle.

Explore old Worcestershire with map workshop at the Hive

5:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

UNCOVER the secrets of old Worcestershire at a map workshop next month.

West Mercia Police Urge People To Help Them Combat Human Trafficking And Slavery

4:58pm Friday 17th October 2014

SLAVERY in Britain will be at the forefront of the police's mind tomorrow (Sat Oct 18) for National Anti-Slavery Day.

Young Worcester boy will take centre stage for performance of the Nutcracker next month

Worcester News: STAR: Benjamin Sears will perform the role of Fritz in Birmingham Royal Ballet's the Nutcracker.

4:56pm Friday 17th October 2014

A YOUNG boy will take centre stage to perform in one of the biggest Christmas ballets this year.

Archaeologists make sweet discovery in Worcestershire village

Worcester News: SWEET FIND: Dr Suzi Richer, the senior environmental archaeologist involved in the project, with the pot, caked in soil.

4:56pm Friday 17th October 2014

COUNTY archaeologists have made a sweet discovery in a village near Worcester.

Teenager taken to hospital following motorcycle collision

Worcester News: (4775600)

4:48pm Friday 17th October 2014

A TEENAGER was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital with leg pains today after being involved in a collision with a car.

£3 million NHS bill for treating patients with alcohol-related illnesses

4:37pm Friday 17th October 2014

TREATING patients admitted to hospital as a result of alcohol abuse in South Worcestershire cost the taxpayer more than £3 million in 2012-13.

Historic bus service celebrated in Worcester

Worcester News: ON THE BUSES: Deputy Mayor of Worcester, councillor Roger Knight and councillor Adrian Gregson in front of three vintage Midland Red buses. Picture by John Anyon. 4214730603

3:55pm Friday 17th October 2014

THE motors that have kept Worcester running for the last 100 years have been celebrated at a special event.

Heartless thieves steal foodbank donations

Worcester News: FOODBANK THEFT: Church warden Ruth Yardley was saddened by the crime. Picture by Paul Jackson. 4214732702.

3:42pm Friday 17th October 2014

CALLOUS thieves have stolen foodbank donations meant for the poor from a collection point at a Worcestershire church.

CrownGate shopping centre evacuated

Worcester News: Fire on stairs in St Leonards flats

3:44pm Friday 17th October 2014

SHOPPERS were evacuated from the CrownGate centre in Worcester today when the fire alarm sounded.

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