Stourbridge school quiz night raises £618 for heart charity for the young

8:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A QUIZ night at Old Swinford Hospital School in Stourbridge raised £618.50 for a charity that aims to detect heart problems in young people.

Double the amount of people are using Evesham's foodbank

8:01am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE number of people needing emergency food parcels in Evesham has doubled in the past year.

Bromsgrove charity set up in memory of girl holding major fundraiser

Worcester News: THOUSANDS RAISED: The Libby Mae’s Little Angels charity, set up in memory of Libby Mae Sharratt, has raised more than £50,000 in a year. Ref:s

8:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A BROMSGROVE charity, set up in memory of a two-week-old baby who died in hospital, has raised more than £50,000 within a year.

County pub up for sale

Worcester News: The King's Head at Docklow is up for sale.

6:49am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A COUNTY pub which appeared on a BBC 2 interior design show earlier this year is up for sale.

Ludlow Town meeting and horse parade

6:05am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A PARADE of horses will be staged in Ludlow in 2015.

Lye and Wollescote Cemetery Chapels to become wedding venue

Worcester News: Lye and Wollescote Cemetery Chapels

5:28pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

COUPLES will be able to tie the knot at historic Lye and Wollescote Cemetery Chapels which are to be given a new lease of life as a wedding venue.

Deborah Bonham to play at Moochers in Stourbridge

Worcester News: Deborah Bonham

5:19pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

DEBORAH Bonham and her band will be dropping into Stourbridge bar Moochers this Friday (April 25) to perform tracks from their latest album 'Spirit' which was released last month.

Black Country band plan acoustic set with a difference to launch new single

Worcester News: Of Kings and Captains - l-r - Dean Greatbach, Josh Lomas, Luke Wassell and Keiran Lock.

5:09pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

BLACK Country band Of Kings and Captains will be playing an acoustic set with a difference to launch their new single.

Dudley charity shop destroyed in suspected arson attack

Worcester News: The Extra Care Charitale trust, charity shop fire in Dudley

3:46pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after part of Dudley town centre was brought to a halt during last Saturday lunchtime when a charity shop fell victim to a suspected arson attack

Stourbridge to host pensioners' rights roadshow

3:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE West Midlands Pensioners Convention will be bringing its Pensioners’ Rights Roadshow to town this weekend ahead of the launch of a new Stourbridge branch.

Four Dudley thugs jailed for stripping and beating man with learning difficulties

Worcester News: Stephen Loveridge

3:24pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

FOUR Dudley thugs who stripped and beat a vulnerable young man during a terrifying ordeal have been jailed.

Delays expected due to manhole collapsing near Burnt Tree island

3:17pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A COLLAPSED manhole is expected to cause significant traffic disruption near Burnt Tree this evening.

Before the courts

Worcester News: Court Report - January 16, 2014

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The following appeared at Dudley Magistrates Court between April 14-17:

Black Country crook nabbed after cops spot cash falling from his pockets

Worcester News: Trevor Hollis (5577157)

2:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A BLACK Country pub burglar was nabbed after cops saw a wad of cash fall from his clothes.

Black Country pub burglar jailed

Worcester News: Trevor Hollis

1:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A SERIAL burglar who carried out raids on Black Country pubs has been put behind bars.

Cops escape serious injury after smash with drink-drive suspect

Worcester News: An Injured police officer had to be cut free from his damaged vehicle. (Picture from West Midlands Police)

12:43pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

COPS in Dudley had a lucky escape after a suspected drunk driver smashed into their patrol car.

Pub safety scheme launched in Kingswinford and Wordsley

Worcester News: MINE’S A PINT: Canada has had a minimum price per unit of alcohol for decades and the UK is being urged to follow suit

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

PUB landlords in Kingswinford and Wordsley will now share information in a bid to crackdown on booze related crime.

Halesowen MP calling for new mental health scheme to be rolled out across UK

2:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN ALARMING rise in the number of people with mental health issues being treated like criminals instead of patients has led to Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP James Morris demand for more co-operation between the NHS, the police and ambulance services.

Seething Oldbury man demands ex-girlfriend cut her tattooed name from his arm

11:54am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN EMBITTERED ex-boyfriend from Oldbury took a razor blade to his former partner's workplace to demand she cut the tattoo of her name off his arm.

Tickets to see UKIP leader Nigel Farage in Dudley now sold out

Worcester News: Nigel Farage

10:34am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TICKETS to see UKIP party leader Nigel Farage MEP when he stops off in Dudley have now sold out.

Three injured after car hits bridge in Kingswinford

10:04am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A MAN and two women were taken to hospital after a crash involving the car they were in and a bridge in Kingswinford at the weekend.

Coombeswood Canal Trust help rid Halesowen canal of debris

8:06am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE Coombeswood Canal Trust has been toiling throughout April to clean the Dudley number two canal of debris and rubbish.

Stourton set for latest table top sale

8:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

STOURTON Village Hall will be staging a May fair and table top sale on Saturday May 10 to help raise funds for the venue.

Sensory room opened at New Hope

Worcester News: Worcester Lord Lieutenant Patrick Holcroft officially opens the new sensory room at New Hope with Finlay Morton, ten, and Jean Wilson, founder. Picture by Paul Jackson 1614573701

6:20pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE NEW sensory room of a charity for children with disabilities was officially opened by Worcester's Lord Lieutenant.

Get down to Brass, Pipes and Dreams concert and support Bell Tower Appeal

5:59pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A CONCERT in aid of the Bell Tower Appeal is taking place at the Arts Centre in Victoria Avenue, Evesham, on Friday, May 30.

Literary festival programme is real page turner

Worcester News: Poet laureate Tim Cranmore will be helping to choose his successor at the Worcestershire Festival Launch on Friday, June 20. (s)

5:55pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE crammed programme for this year's Worcestershire Literary Festival will prove a real page turner for fans of the spoken and written word.

Broomhall Way crash brings traffic chaos to Worcester

Worcester News: 1714579901 Paul Jackson 22.04.14 Worcester RTC Broomhall Way, Worcester. (5592018)

5:54pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TRAFFIC chaos came to Worcester yesterday after the A4440 Broomhall way was blocked by a crash.

Traders call for fine money to be returned to the town

5:24pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TRADERS in Evesham say the £250,000 fine faced by contractors after months of delays in delivering the vital new Abbey Bridge isn't enough but whatever is paid should be returned to businesses in need.

Police hunt two men for attempted armed robbery at Rednal post office

Worcester News: HUNT:  West Mercia Police are hunting two men who attempted an armed robbery at Cofton Post Office. SP

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POLICE are hunting two men who attempted an armed robbery in Rednal.

Footballers net eggs for charity

Worcester News: Richard Hull, Westbury Celtic FC Treasurer, Dan and Nick Hull, Westbury Wizards U12s, Sarah Popplestone-Helm, St Richard's Hospice head of family support and parent Michelle Read. (s)

4:50pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

EASTER was made a little more egg-citing for children after young footballers netted chocolate treats for a charity and the hospital.

Council date

4:46pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THERE will be a meeting of the town's finance and general purposes committee on Thursday, May 8, from 7.30pm, in the Market House.

War heroes set to be commemerated

4:53pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TWO heroes who fought for Britain during the First World War are set to be commemorated later this year.

Support for running groups grows

4:40pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

RUNNING in Redditch has received a boost after the borough council secured funding to train more community coaches.

Possible strike for County Hall staff

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

4:40pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

UNION bosses in Worcestershire have hit out at the shock news that 1,500 jobs are being axed at the county council - and have revealed that strike action could be on the cards over pay.

Tory and Green in fresh war of words

Worcester News: NO TRAVEL CLAIM: Coun Neil Laurenson.

4:38pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE only Green Party representative on Worcester City Council has hit back at claims from one political rival that he is “pseudo-Labour”.

How a crash in Worcestershire caused a social media mix-up in the USA

Worcester News: MIX-UP: The scene at Broomhall Way, Worcestershire today

4:53pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A WORCESTER News story about a lorry crash caused an alert... across the pond in America.

Who remembers Adlestrop?

4:27pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

LEDBURY people will be crossing the border into Gloucestershire, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of a famous poem.

My dad, the Great War and a milestone we must mark

Worcester News: MP's fury at racist e-mail about mother of murdered teenager

4:28pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A WORCESTERSHIRE MP is calling for people to claim cash towards staging events to remember the First World War - after revealing his father's role in the conflict.

Mna charged after Newent burglary

4:23pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A MAN has appeared in court charged with a burglary in Newent and a knifepoint burglary in Ross.

Poppies planted at Emmanuel Church to remember First World War

Worcester News: Moderator John Ellis and church elder Mary Thomas

4:19pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

MEMBERS of Emmanuel Church planted poppies of peace and remembrance on Easter Sunday with the hope that they will bloom in August, the 100-year commemoration of the declaration of the First World War.

Something old into something new for Guide fashion show

4:12pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CATWALK looks fashioned out of secondhand clothing will prove Guides have model behaviour when it comes to recycling on Wednesday, May 7.

Mountain challenge for daring Joseph

Worcester News: Upward climb: Joseph Lee, centre of the middle row, has to raise £2,600 to be able to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of Childreach International. (s)

4:01pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A TEST of endurance lies ahead for a university student set to climb Mount Kilimanjaro for a charity which helps marginalised children around the world.

War Drama Returns

Worcester News: (5585719)

3:45pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE past may be a familiar place for audiences at the latest Ledbury Amateur Dramatic Society production.

Bishop Michael takes to the road for penultimate pilgrimage

Worcester News: Bishop Michael pictured on a pilgrimage from a few years ago,

3:50pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE Bishop of Gloucester is setting out for his final one-day pilgrimage this weekend which will take him through the Cotswolds.

ASDA moves to quash rumours Bromsgrove store is to close

3:40pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

RUMOURS that Bromsgrove's ASDA supermarket is set to close has been quashed by a spokesman for the supermarket giant.

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.

Warning note left on keyed car

3:16pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A NOTE warning a driver not to park on the pavement was left on a car which had been scratched and had its wing mirror broken.

Warning note left on keyed car

3:16pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A NOTE warning a driver not to park on the pavement was left on a car which had been scratched and had its wing mirror broken.

Broomhall Way is closed after lorry crash

Worcester News: "Mystery" pensioner dies following crash

3:19pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE A4440 Broomhall Way is closed in both directions after a serious accident involving a lorry.

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.

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