Wollaston fly-tipper gets hit with fine

Worcester News: FRAUD: Gareth Wyn Francis of Glanaman told friends he had cancer and required £28,000 to pay for treatment.

9:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A WOLLASTON man has been fined nearly £2,000 for fly-tipping in Kinver.

Cone to host Halloween fun sessions this weekend

Worcester News:

8:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THERE'LL be witches and wizards roaming around Wordsley this weekend.

Wind turbine blade smashes into Rowley Regis garden

Worcester News:

8:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A FAMILY were left traumatised after a 4ft blade broke from a wind turbine in the grounds of a Rowley Regis school and spun out of control narrowly missing their house.

Fury after some of the worst traffic chaos in years hits Worcester

Worcester News:

6:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

FURIOUS drivers have lamented "shocking" traffic problems which hit Worcester yesterday - after a council survey caused hideous tailbacks.

Talk on Lawrence of Arabia

8:47am Thursday 23rd October 2014

IF epic David Lean blockbuster Lawrence of Arabia has ever left anyone wanting to know more about TE Lawrence, Droitwich History and Archaeology Society is holding a talk all about the man on Wednesday, November 5.

Prime Minister praises Worcester's falling youth unemployment rates - and says he wants it to drop further

Worcester News: Conservative Party leader David Cameron gives a speech on social justice, in south London. (11130763)

8:45am Thursday 23rd October 2014

DAVID Cameron has praised Worcester's falling youth unemployment rates - and says he will help "in every way" to bring it down further.

Have your say at county roadshows

Worcester News: (8305079)

8:20am Thursday 23rd October 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE county councillors and senior officers are going back out on the road to give Worcestershire residents and businesses the opportunity to ask any questions they may have about the council's plans for the future.

Five things you need to know Thursday

Worcester News:

8:08am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Five things you need to know Thursday

Art lovers invited to join Bromsgrove classes

Worcester News:

7:40am Thursday 23rd October 2014

TOWNSFOLK with a love for art are being invited to join classes being held in Bromsgrove.

Ludlow Assembly Rooms hosting fundraising auction tomorrow

6:28am Thursday 23rd October 2014

LUDLOW Assembly Rooms has secured more top prizes for its fund-raising auction tomorrow.

Cradley councillor boosts YMCA campaign

Worcester News:

5:36pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A BIG-HEARTED Cradley councillor, who fosters children, organised a mayoral reception in Dudley for the YMCA to highlight the organisation's work with children in need of a home.

Angry Hunnington villagers pack meeting over enforcement action

Worcester News:

5:29pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ABOUT 50 angry villagers demanded enforcement action against a Hunnington landowner accused of “rural vandalism” at a special meeting of the parish council.

Bus route diverted onto Cradley Heath estate after protest

Worcester News:

5:23pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE huge outcry over the removal of buses on Cradley Heath's Lodgefield estate has had an impact.

Judge issues warning to witnesses who made moonwalk video while waiting to give evidence

Worcester News: REJECTED AND DEJECTED: An Ammanford man was left disappointed after a judge refused to send him to jail.

3:09pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TWO young Brierley Hill men involved in making a Michael Jackson moonwalk video as they waited to give evidence in an assault trial have been given a ticking off by a judge.

Horror night at Halesowen school

Worcester News:

5:12pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AS Halloween approaches, a Halesowen school is being transformed into the venue for a terrifying zombie night when ghosts and ghouls run riot in the corridors and classrooms.

Dudley cannabis farmer grew plants in his loft

Worcester News: Cannabis factory found in garage

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A DUDLEY man caught growing 12 cannabis plants in his loft has been given a 26 week jail term suspended for two years.

Stourbridge school to host classical music concert this weekend

Worcester News:

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CLASSICAL music lovers are in for a treat this Sunday (October 26) when the Central England Ensemble presents its prizewinner's concert at Old Swinford Hospital's Foleyan Centre.

Anger as Clent parish councillors snub their own meeting

Worcester News:

4:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

UNHAPPY Hagley residents hit out after this week's Clent Parish Council meeting had to be called off - because only two councillors turned up.

Teen used car stolen in Dudley for Rowley Regis raid

Worcester News: Dudley man jailed for punching ex while she held a baby

3:54pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A BLACK Country teenager who used a car he stole from a house in Dudley in a robbery at a Rowley Regis store has been locked up for five years three months.

Dudley man died after taking cocktail of drugs

Worcester News: A verdict of death by road traffic collision was reached at Salisbury Coroners' Court

2:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A DUDLEY man died after taking a cocktail of drugs, an inquest was told.

Dudley chief exec £8k pay hike despite budget bloodbath

Worcester News:

2:22pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

DUDLEY’S new chief executive is set to collect an £8k pay rise despite the council planning a budget bloodbath.

Russells Hall hospital cleared after illegal restraint claim

Worcester News: Russells Hall hospital where complains procedures have been branded not fit for purpose

12:48pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

RUSSELLS Hall hospital has been cleared of illegally restraining patients after allegations from workers turned whistleblowers.

Spooky half-term fun on offer at Merry Hill

Worcester News: Family Halloween Disco

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FRIGHTENINGLY free fun is on offer at Merry Hill this half-term, with storytelling, crafty activities and spooky face painting on offer.

Wall Heath artists brush up ahead of annual exhibition

Worcester News: Art club members Malcolm Bradley and Sheila Osborn. Buy photo: 431424MH

11:38am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

WALL Heath artists were this week putting the finishing touches to work to be featured in their annual exhibition.

Mum calls for toy glow stick to be recalled

Worcester News: Jacob Pridham had a glow stick sword which exploded in his face. His mum Mandy wants to warn other parents. 1443_6001 (11696029)

5:35pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MUM has called for a toy sword from a Hereford store to be recalled after she said it exploded in her son's face.

Former bus company's boss sadness

Worcester News:

1:06pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE former owner of a historic closure-threatened bus company that serves Halesowen has spoken of his sadness of its demise.

Stourbridge canal boat fest proves one of the best ever

Worcester News: Stourbridge Navigation Trust's annual open weekend at The Bonded Warehouse. Buy photo: 431414LA

10:58am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CANAL boat enthusiasts cruised into town for the annual Stourbridge Navigation Trust open weekend at The Bonded Warehouse.

Shock as Ludlow Arts Festival is axed

Worcester News: A spectacular fireworks display in the grounds of Ludlow Castle ended the festival.

10:08am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE group which came to the rescue of Ludlow Arts Festival has thrown in the towel after just two years.

Concerns raised following housing development proposal

Worcester News:

9:50am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CONCERNS have been raised following an exhibition on proposed plans to build around 1,200 new homes in Perryfields.

Cradley shop owner loses planning battle

Worcester News:

11:22am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A COUNCILLOR has breathed a sigh of relief after a plan to change conditions on a shop unit in Cradley’s Windmill Hill was thrown out amid fears there could be three hot food outlets sited side by side along the busy road.

Company that owns Prestwood care home goes into administration

Worcester News:

9:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE cash-strapped company that owns a care home in Prestwood has gone into administration.

Fashion fundraiser will benefit Stourbridge hospice

Worcester News:

8:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

HAGLEY charity fundraiser Sue Williams will be staging another ladies fashion show next month to boost funds for Mary Stevens Hospice.

Halesowen fire station demolition given the go-ahead

Worcester News:

8:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A PLAN to demolish Halesowen Fire Station to make way for 12 new homes has finally had the go-ahead.

Overload Generation prove a hit with fans in Worcester - now win tickets to see Chloe Jasmine

Worcester News: Overload Generation met fans in Bushwackers on Monday. Picture by Cal-Tristan Dunford.

6:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

IT may not be the giant arena they'd hoped to be playing, but X Factor hopefuls Overload Generation took to the stage in Worcester this Monday.

Two turtles cause big trouble in Worcester pond

Worcester News: CATCH THEM: From left: Warwick Neale from Worcester City Council's Cleaner and Greener team with Clive Longstaff from Aquatics and Reptiles at Lyppard Grange pond. Picture by Nick Toogood. 4314736802

6:18pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

DESPITE being small in stature, two turtles are causing big problems in a Worcester pond.

Barn dance to support Oxfam

5:46pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A BARN dance will be held in Worcester to support the victims of conflicts in Gaza, Syria, Iraq and South Sudan.

Prepare for a scare as Evil Rising returns in time for Halloween

Worcester News: Thrills and spills: Evil Rising

5:43pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE skies are getting darker, everywhere is becoming gloomier and Halloween is just around the corner.

Alcoa staff give up their time to support Saltways home in Redditch

Worcester News: Volunteers from Alcoa visited Saltways to refurbish the home’s patio furniture, and plant tubs and winter hanging baskets. Buy this photo RCR421402_01 from redditchadvertiser.co.uk/pictures

5:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

REDDITCH company Alcoa supported Leonard Cheshire Disability home Saltways, in Webheath, by offering its time to renovate the home's communal patio area.

Ten years? Piece of cake for environment centre

Worcester News: TEN YEARS: From left - Anda Phillips, volunteer and community co-ordinator, Cecil Duckworth CBE, Beatrice Duckworth, Louise Brook, trustee and Roisin Hanks, project manager. Picture by Paul Jackson 4314736101

5:11pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THEY may be used to serving up slices of Victoria sponge but it was a special 10th birthday cake staff and volunteers at Pumphouse Environment Centre were preparing to cut this week.

Woman stripped and threw trousers at Worcester police officer - now she must pay him compensation for 'shock'

Worcester News: Cells at Worcester Magistrates' Court are closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays

5:12pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A WOMAN stripped in front of police and threw her tracksuit trousers at an officer was called an 'idiot' by a judge who then awarded the officer compensation for 'shock'.

Recreation Ground Improvements

5:06pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A SUM of over £10,000 is to be spent by Ledbury Town Council to improve facilities at the Recreation Ground.

Pennies for petals to boost Halesowen's blooms

Worcester News:

5:07pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SHOPPERS are being asked to donate pennies for petals to ensure Halesowen blossoms in time for next year’s Britain in Bloom contest.

Cherry Orchard Post Office set for refurbishment

Worcester News: VIBRANT: Cherry Orchard Post Office is set for a modernised look.

5:03pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CHERRY Orchard Post Office in Worcester is set for a “vibrant new style” and will re-launch with extended opening hours after a brief closure for refurbishment.

Iraqi man chatted up 'cute' Droitwich 14-year-old girl - while she was in her school uniform

Worcester News:

5:05pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAN made unwanted advances towards a frightened girl of just 14 while she was dressed in her school uniform.

"I'll burn off your tattoo!" - Droitwich man's 'vile' threats to ex in text rant

Worcester News:

4:55pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAN sent 'vile' texts to his ex including threatening to 'burn off' her tattoo' after the break-up of their relationship.

Money still available for pothole repair

4:39pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PEOPLE in Droitwich are being urged to report problems on the roads to Worcestershire County Council, after it was awarded a further £3.3 million from central Government to mend potholes.

Cyclist lashes out with curtain pole in Worcester canal ride-by attack

Worcester News:

4:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CYCLIST injured a man with a curtain pole which he wielded like a baton while riding past him on his bike after a row erupted on a canal towpath in Worcester.

80-year-old's child porn shame: Worcester pensioner had snap of naked lad aged 11

Worcester News:

4:35pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AN ELDERLY man has appeared in court for downloading indecent images of children, one featuring a naked boy aged 11 years on a bed with an adult.

Italian restaurant Prezzo set to open up in Malvern

4:31pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ITALIAN restaurant chain Prezzo is this week confirmed as the firm planning to occupy two town centre properties.

Local artist goes back to pub's roots to create outdoor mural

Worcester News: NEW HEIGHTS: Orly Phillips has painted a chestnut tree mural on the side of the Chestnut pub in Lansdowne Road. Picture by Paul Jackson. 4314736301

4:31pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A WORCESTER pub has gone back to its roots for inspiration for a new work of art.



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