Halesowen church being transformed for flower festival

8:23am Monday 1st September 2014

IT will be blooming marvellous at a Halesowen church this weekend when it holds its annual flower festival.

Borough workers urged to get on their bikes

Worcester News: The Cervelo R5 bicycle

8:00am Monday 1st September 2014

MOTORISTS across the borough are being asked to ditch their cars for Cycle to Work Day on Thursday (September 4).

Family rock trio performing to raise awareness of CRY

Worcester News: (8305079)

8:20am Monday 1st September 2014

FAMILY rock trio, Miccoli, will be performing at Kingfisher Shopping Centre on Saturday and Sunday, September 6 and 7, as part of a 12 week, nationwide tour of large shopping centres across the UK to raise awareness of the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).

Bromsgrove Round Table offering free night out

Worcester News:

8:00am Monday 1st September 2014

BROMSGROVE Round Table, which supports charitable causes, is offering a free night out.

Dudley South MP Chris Kelly to stand down at next election

Worcester News: Chris Kelly MP

10:12pm Sunday 31st August 2014

DUDLEY South MP Chris Kelly has today announced he will stand down after one term in Parliament.

Black Country snappers invited to enter national competition

Worcester News: Mid Cheshire Camera Club

5:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

KEEN Black Country photographers need to get snappy as there is just one month left to put themselves forward for a prestigious national photography award.

House developer offering part exchange deal for Black Country site

Worcester News: WHAT'S OCCURIN': Gavin and Stacey house up for sale (8661338)

1:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Barratt Homes are offering a part exchange deal to homeowners in a bid to improve sales at its new Halesowen site.

West Midlands Ambulance Service sees reduction in number of complaints

Worcester News:

9:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

THE number of complaints received by West Midlands Ambulance Service has reduced by more than 11 per cent.

Campaign of strikes has 'traumatised' fire service staff

Worcester News: Firefighters tackle a blaze  in Barrackswood Newport (9589147)

6:11pm Sunday 31st August 2014

THE chairman of Worcestershire’s fire authority has revealed his anguish over this summer’s strikes – admitting he is “worried” they have dragged on and says they have “traumatised” staff.

Let's not damage Worcester city centre, says shopping body

Worcester News: BUSY: Worcester High Street is full of Christmas shoppers looking for a bargain. Picture by John Anyon. 50100001.

6:05pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A WARNING has been fired over plans for a new £150 million Worcester shopping park - amid fears it could damage the city centre.

Yes, we do want a new Lidl supermarket say people in Worcester

Worcester News: Lidl, where armed machete robber James Tomlinson was a deputy manager

5:59pm Sunday 31st August 2014

SUPERMARKET giant Lidl has finally revealed its plans for a new store in Worcester - as hundreds of people back the bid.

Bill for county incinerator spirals 2,000 per cent off course

Worcester News:

2:40pm Sunday 31st August 2014

THE bill for consultancy work and legal fees run up by Worcestershire County Council, to build a controversial incinerator in Worcestershire, totalled nearly £900,000, it has been revealed.

Action is needed to preserve historic landscape of Castlemorton Common

Worcester News: From left: Chairman of Castlemorton Parish Council, Angus Golightly, chairman of the Common Association, Med Snookes and Jonathan Bills from Malvern Hills Conservators on Castlemorton Common. Picture by John Anyon. 3514684301.

1:02pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A HISTORIC landscape at the foot of the Malvern Hills is in danger of becoming lost because not enough livestock is being grazed on it.

New garden for nursery

Worcester News: People working on the garden at Scooters. SP

11:36am Sunday 31st August 2014

CHILDREN from Scooters Playgroup in Droitwich are returning from the summer holidays to a brand new garden, after volunteers spent the last 12 months working on a plot of waste ground at its base at Hanbury CofE First School.

Charity night in aid of Bowel Cancer UK to be held in Bromsgrove

Worcester News: Margaret Vickers from Droitwich is organising a quiz night to raise money for Bowel Cancer UK.

11:10am Sunday 31st August 2014

A DROITWICH woman is to host a fundraising event in Bromsgrove in aid of the charity, Bowel Cancer UK.

Worcestershire speech therapists saddle up

Worcester News:

10:40am Sunday 31st August 2014

A TRIO of speech and language therapists working in Worcestershire are saddling up to raise money for children who have problems with communication.

County Connecta travel prices to increase

Worcester News:

8:10am Sunday 31st August 2014

THE price of a Connecta travel ticket, covering bus journeys across Worcestershire, is to rise from September 1.

Back Country organ club celebtrates 15th anniversary

5:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

BLACKHEATH Organ and Keyboard Society is celebrating its 15th anniversary.

Running events bring in £7,000 for borough's heart charity

Worcester News:

12:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

SUMMER running events have pulled in around £7,000 for Dudley's Action Heart charity.

Prolific armed robbers who went on Black Country crime spree jailed

Worcester News:

11:21am Saturday 30th August 2014

Two members of a gang who carried out a four month crime spree across the Black Country were jailed for a total of 22 years at Wolverhampton Crown Court yesterday (Friday).

Grants up for grabs for Halesowen and Sandwell firms

9:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

BUSINESSES in Halesowen and Sandwell could be eligible for grants of up to £16,000 to support their growth.

RSPCA is holding out for a local hero

Worcester News: ANIMAL WELFARE: The RSPCA prosecuted a 20-year-old woman for causing suffering to her dogs

9:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

BLACK Country people have been asked to share inspiring examples of bravery, dedication and resilience in the animal world.

Bromsgrove theatre hosting popular blues band

Worcester News:

3:20pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A BROMSGROVE theatre is hosting a popular band in September.

Day of fundraising fun in Redditch

Worcester News:

3:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

TWO women have been tirelessly organising a day of fun to raise money for Primrose Hospice and St Benedicts Social Club.

Worcester Severn Festival brings in the crowds

Worcester News: Pleasure boats enjoying the views of Worcester Cathedral from the River Severn, under ever darkening skies. Pic Jonathan Barry 28.5.14  2214608001 (6564453)

1:51pm Saturday 30th August 2014

THE first ever Worcester Severn Festival has been drawing in the crowds today.

Worcester Music Festival in full swing

Worcester News:

1:44pm Saturday 30th August 2014

THE best in the local music scene is celebrated this weekend, with more than 300 free performances taking place around Worcester.

Ukranian choir returns to Malvern despite turmoil back home

Worcester News: The Boyan Ensemble at St Michael’s Cathedral, Kiev, which was a refuge and field hospital during the revolution in January and February. Several of the Boyan members sing there during Sunday liturgies and on feast days.

12:02pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A UKRANIAN choir which has been visiting Malvern for over 20 years will return this autumn, in spite of turmoil in its homeland.

Give blood at sessions in town

11:12am Saturday 30th August 2014

PEOPLE in Droitwich are being asked to book an appointment and donate blood at upcoming donor sessions in the town.

New students urged to register with a GP

Worcester News:

11:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

FIRST-year university students preparing to move away from home for the first time next month are being reminded of the importance of registering with a GP.

Teenager seriously injured following collision last night

Worcester News: Members of Unite who work for the Yorkshire Ambulance Service plan more strikes over claims that safety is being put at risk.

10:14am Saturday 30th August 2014

A TEENAGER was seriously injured following a collision in North Worcestershire last night.

Be on guard against phone scam

Worcester News: Telephone scams are a problem in Dartford and Gravesend.

10:06am Saturday 30th August 2014

POLICE are reminding people to be on guard against a telephone scam that seven people have fallen victim to in the past three days.

Public meeting will tackle fears over QinetiQ development proposals

Worcester News: Malvern Town Councillor, Martin Lawrence outside the rear entrance to QinetiQ on Longbridge Road, Malvern. Mr Lawrence is calling for a public meeting to discuss the effects of building on the land. 3514684401. Picture by John Anyon.

9:35am Saturday 30th August 2014

PLANS to build up to 400 new homes on the site now occupied by QinetiQ will be on the agenda at a public meeting on Monday.

Under starters orders for Cookhill race night

Worcester News: (8305079)

8:20am Saturday 30th August 2014

THE odds are on everyone having a good time when Cookhill Village Hall hosts a race night on Saturday, September 6.

British Rowing Tour makes a splash in Worcester

Worcester News: British Rowing Tour makes a splash in Worcester

7:33am Saturday 30th August 2014

MORE than 100 rowers gathered on the River Severn yesterday morning to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the British Rowing Tour.

Portrait of Henry Sandon unveiled at Museum of Royal Worcester

Worcester News: Portrait of Henry Sandon unveiled at Museum of Royal Worcester

7:19am Saturday 30th August 2014

THE artist who was tasked with painting a portrait of a much-loved local antiques expert said she wanted to capture his "great wit and character".

Daughter of Green Party campaigner named North Herefordshire parliamentary candidate

7:02am Saturday 30th August 2014

A LEOMINSTER woman is set to follow in her mum's footsteps in a bid to become North Herefordshire's MP.

Herefordshire residents pay more in council tax than those in Westminster

Worcester News:

6:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

MANY of those living in Newton Farm, Hereford, pay more in council tax than those living in Westminster.

Lower Gornal man jailed for knife possession

Worcester News:

5:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A DUDLEY man who slashed his face with a Stanley knife in front of a group of frightened children after downing nine cans of strong lager has been jailed for six months.

Police officers investigated for inappropriate social media use

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

4:40pm Friday 29th August 2014

THIRTEEN police officers employed by the force covering Herefordshire have been investigated for their inappropriate use of social media.

War hero's love letter to wife unearthed

Worcester News: Holmer resident Joseph Sockett who died during the First World War.

3:56pm Friday 29th August 2014

A HEARTBREAKING account of the horror of war has been unearthed by the relatives of a Herefordshire soldier killed in the bloodiest conflict of all.

Herefordshire Council needs a new insurance deal as claims rise

Worcester News: Herefordshire Council has made a joint application to extend Three Elms Trading Estate.

11:10am Friday 29th August 2014

Premiums up by more than 100 per cent with potholes the biggest problem.

"Perry to Pear" tour showcases best of Herefordshire's perry orchards

12:59pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE best of Herefordshire's perry pear orchards were on show during a recent one-day study event organised by the Orchard Network of Excellence (ONE).

Line dance classes for beginners to start in Norton

Worcester News: BEGINNER LINE DANCE CLASS

4:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

STOURBRIDGE folk are being asked to put their best foot forward and take up line dancing.

Revamped Sedgley golf centre to host charity open day

Worcester News: Close-up of Golf Club and Golf Ball (9720640)

3:11pm Friday 29th August 2014

A RECENTLY revamped golf centre in Sedgley is putting on an open day to raise funds for charity.

Man spared jail after deliberately crashing into Brierley Hill couple

Worcester News:

2:01pm Friday 29th August 2014

A MAN who deliberately drove his van at speed into a car carrying a Brierley Hill couple has been allowed to keep his freedom.

Cradley Heath man remanded for bail and over knife charge

12:43pm Friday 29th August 2014

A 33-year-old Cradley Heath man has been remanded on bail for trial after he denied being in possession of a machete in Swan Street, Netherton.

Hagley fish frier hopes to net top industry award

Worcester News: James Houlston. Buy photo: 361408L

12:05pm Friday 29th August 2014

HAGLEY fish and chip shop Our Plaice are close to reeling in another top award.

Serial thief vows to change his ways after becoming a dad

Worcester News: Trial for man accused of assaulting police officers

12:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A SERIAL Netherton thief has vowed to change his ways and stay on the straight and narrow after the birth of his baby.

Plant a tree to remember with the Woodland Trust and Hereford Times

Worcester News:

2:44pm Friday 8th August 2014

Over the next four years, the Woodland Trust will be commemorating the centenary of the First World War by planting millions of trees across the country – and you have the chance to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the war.

Complaints fall and compliments rise for our ambulance service

Worcester News:

5:10pm Friday 29th August 2014

COMPLAINTS about Worcestershire's ambulance service are down while compliments are on the rise.



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