Thousands of businesses benefit from Government allowance scheme

12:36pm Friday 1st August 2014

NEW data has revealed thousands of employers in the West Midlands have benefitted from an allowance scheme.

Police helicopter overhead as PC's funeral is held

Worcester News:

12:20pm Friday 1st August 2014

A POLICE helicopter is flying in the skies above the city centre to mark the funeral of a Worcestershire policeman.

Craig Charles bares his funk and soul to crowd at Nozstock

Worcester News:

12:01pm Friday 1st August 2014

CRAIG Charles may currently be best known for his portrayal of cabbie Lloyd Mullaney or as Dave Lister in Red Dwarf, but many forget about his other passion for and life in the music scene.

Centenarian celebrates her special day

Worcester News: SPECIAL DAY: Mary Ripley celebrates her 100th birthday with her family at Albion Lodge retirement home, in Hanley Swan, near Malvern.

11:49am Friday 1st August 2014

THERE were celebrations at Albion Lodge retirement home, in Hanley Swan, as one of its residents celebrated her 100th birthday.

Rich history of radio celebrated in new exhibition

Worcester News: 3114662301. 28/07/14. Drotiwich Transmitting Station 80th birthday exhibition at Droitwich Heritage Centre. John Phillips, who worked as an assistant engineer at the Wychbold Transmitting Station before retiring. Picture by Nick Toogood. (8684458)

11:41am Friday 1st August 2014

THE rich radio history of Droitwich is being celebrated in a new exhibition in the town's heritage and information centre.

MPs Secure Funding Win for CAB

Worcester News: (8842529)

11:37am Friday 1st August 2014

COUNTY MPs have secured a major funding win to help protect services offered by the South Worcestershire Citizens Advice Bureau after a "rose tinted" view by headquarters had put them at risk.

Malvern's bloom bid is put to the test

Worcester News: Heart of England in Bloom judges at Rose Bank Gardens, Malvern. Malvern Town Council grounds maintenance operative Steve Loader with RHS judges Roger Bache and Nicola Clarke. Picture by Paul Jackson. 3014660501.

11:04am Friday 1st August 2014

MALVERN came under the scrutiny of eagle-eyed judges twice in a week as part of the Britain in Bloom contest.

Worcestershire involved in new tool to help discover what works in early help

Worcester News: (8839487)

10:54am Friday 1st August 2014

A NEW interactive online guidebook has been launched to help show what works in early intervention to improve children’s outcomes.

Strictly star drops in to inspire future dancers

Worcester News:

10:03am Friday 1st August 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN were strictly coming dancing when they attended a dance class with a special guest teacher.

Legal action threatened in Malvern Hills chief executive row - councillors walk out of meeting amid angry scenes

Worcester News:

9:01am Friday 1st August 2014

OPPOSITION groups on Malvern Hills District Council are set to take the council to court after a row over plans to merge the authority's chief executive post with Wychavon council.

Breaking news Pedestrian killed by car named locally

Worcester News:

7:48am Friday 1st August 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a pedestrian who died following a crash in Worcester in the early hours of this morning, named locally as Chris Willmott.

Giles Potter announces his departure from Stateside

Worcester News: Giles Potter, left, is now part of boyband StateSide (s)

7:46pm Thursday 31st July 2014

FORMER X Factor contestant Giles Potter has announced he has left boy band Stateside.

Go Ape go bananas to support Teenage Cancer Trust

Worcester News: (8829310)

5:44pm Thursday 31st July 2014

STAFF at Go Ape in Worcestershire are literally going bananas to support the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Welcome to friendly Worcester

Worcester News: Worcester set to make City of Culture 2021 bid

5:12pm Thursday 31st July 2014

WELCOME to Worcester, the UK's politest city when it comes to inviting guests into the home, according to a new survey.

Hospital trust reviews abuse procedures following Saville scandal

Worcester News: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

4:26pm Thursday 31st July 2014

FOLLOWING the Jimmy Saville scandal the organisation running Worcestershire’s three major hospitals has reviewed its procedures protecting patients from abuse.

Scary Ledbury...

Worcester News: The figures were presented to Ledbury Town Council.

4:24pm Thursday 31st July 2014

IT is a sign of approaching autumn and darker nights, when the Ghost Walks return to Ledbury.

Cotswold village lines up musical talent

Worcester News: Flowers feature for Living August - Rachel Wilkes (8607678)

4:14pm Thursday 31st July 2014

LOVERS of music and natural beauty will make a beeline to a Cotswolds village that has really put itself on the map with an annual festival.

Woman throws prosthetic leg at Worcester's Blobbie Williams

Worcester News: Get your questions in for Blobbie Williams

4:06pm Thursday 31st July 2014

MOST stars like to be showered with roses or even knickers when performing to adoring crowds, but one Worcester singer got chucked a prosthetic leg while performing at Guilfest.

Fetal remains being disposed of properly in Worcestershire

Worcester News: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

4:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

THE organisation running the majority of midwifery and neonatal services in Worcestershire is meeting national requirements in dealing with the remains of aborted or miscarried babies.

University graduate lands job with a leading Malvern technology firm

Worcester News: SUCCESS: Paul Dale has landed his dream job

3:56pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A COMPUTING graduate of the University of Worcester has landed a job with a leading technology firm in Malvern.

Worcester sailor sails through warfare specialist training at HMS Collingwood

Worcester News: AB(WS) Jordan Matteson receives his certificate of course completion from Commodore David Dutton, OBE Royal Navy, Assistant Chief of Staff (Resources and Planning).

3:42pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A WORCESTER man has been celebrating after graduating as a Warfare Specialist from HMS Collingwood in Hampshire.

Firefighters to strike eight days in a row from next week

Worcester News: (4472121)

3:36pm Thursday 31st July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are to stage another series of strikes starting next week in a long-running row over pensions.

Worcester tops politeness survey

Worcester News: The West Country Class Pacific engine number 34046 Braunton passing over Worcester railway bridge. Picture by Colin Nash.

3:24pm Thursday 31st July 2014

WORCESTER has long been called the Faithful City, now it may be the UK's politest city too, according to a new survey.

West Midlands Ambulance Service hitting response time targets

Worcester News: (4775600)

3:12pm Thursday 31st July 2014

AMBULANCES in the West Midlands are getting to more than three quarters of emergency calls in less than eight minutes, new figures have shown.

RSPCA Collections.

3:10pm Thursday 31st July 2014

THE WORCESTER and Mid-Worcestershire branch of the RSPCA will carry out a street collection in Malvern on Saturday, August 9 and another in Worcester, on Saturday, September 6,

Worcestershire surgeon volunteers at Commonwealth Games

Worcester News: Phil Earl clinging onto the rails of the 10m diving board at the Edinburgh Diving Pool

2:36pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A CONSULTANT surgeon from Worcestershire swapped the operating theatre for a swimming pool as he volunteered at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Malvern's Finest...

2:22pm Thursday 31st July 2014

MALVERN women of note will be the theme of a talk at Bromyard's Conquest Theatre on October 8, at 7.30pm.

New College Open Day

2:09pm Thursday 31st July 2014

THERE will be an Outreach at New College Worcester for the blind, on October 21, from 9.45pm to 3/15pm.

Legal network changes the landscape for small firms

Worcester News: James Knight, partner at FBC Manby Bowdler, who heads Hub.Legal for the firm. Photo by John Hipkiss hippopix@blueyonder.

1:48pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A NEW legal network has been launched across the West Midlands putting small firms in Worcestershire in a stronger position than ever before.

Driver wins battle against parking fines

Worcester News: Armstrong Drive, Diglis, resident, Matt Chapman has received two parking tickets from PCM (Parking Control Management) for parking on Portland Walk, Diglis, which he believes is public highway. Photo by John Anyon, 2814643901.

12:42pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A WORCESTER driver who fought back after he was fined £200 for parking on a road he believed was part of the public highway has won his battle.

Family re-issue appeal to find Jesse Richards’ body five years after murder

Worcester News:

12:14pm Thursday 31st July 2014

THE family of a man murdered in Worcestershire have spoken of their pain over his death and have re-issued a heart felt appeal in the hope to find his body exactly five years after he was killed.

May be no need to centralise neonatal services in Worcester

Worcester News: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

11:50am Thursday 31st July 2014

THERE may be no need to centralise some neonatal services at Worcestershire Royal Hospital despite concerns around staff shortages.

Malvern Vale to get superfast broadband tomorrow

Worcester News: GETTING CONNECTED: BT's £425m fibre broadband roll-out will see Ammanford, Llandeilo and Cross Hands with some of the fastest internet connections in the world within three years.

11:49am Thursday 31st July 2014

MALVERN is to get superfast broadband with the big switch on tomorrow.

Chief executive row leads to council walkout

Worcester News:

11:16am Thursday 31st July 2014

ANGRY opposition councillors walked out of a Malvern Hills District Council this week in a row over plans to merge the authority's chief executive post with Wychavon council.

Green Lung in Pershore

11:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

WILDLIFE is to get a boost in Pershore, because their town council has bought three acres of land, to encourage bio-diversity.

Worcester boat hire business is to close after more than a century

Worcester News:

11:14am Thursday 31st July 2014

The final tale from the riverbank is about to be told for a Worcester family as they prepare to close their popular boat hire business.

Autumn Spring Clean

10:54am Thursday 31st July 2014

PERSHORE Town Council is planning an autumn spring clean for the town, and is asking volunteers to sign up.

Footpath at Worcestershire Royal Hospital to be closed for two weeks

Worcester News: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

10:15am Thursday 31st July 2014

PART of the footpath between A&E and the visitor car park at Worcestershire Royal Hospital will be blocked for about two weeks from Monday, August 4 while landscaping work is carried out.

Fears over welfare of home-schooled children in Worcestershire

Worcester News:

10:18am Thursday 31st July 2014

MORE needs to be done to protect the wellbeing of home-schooled children in Worcestershire, the chairman of a body working to safeguard young people in the county has said.

Big Dunc was "heart" of Worcester Judo Club

Worcester News:

9:56am Thursday 31st July 2014

A POPULAR and 'irreplaceable' gentle giant who died unexpectedly has been described as 'the heart' of Worcester Judo Club.

Vegans and veggies call for Worcester Racecourse closure after three horse deaths this month

Worcester News: (8799719)

9:50am Thursday 31st July 2014

VEGANS and veggies have called for the closure of Worcester Racecourse following the death of three horses there in a single month,

Become a lifesaver or have your own health MOT at drop-in session in St John's, Worcester

9:19am Thursday 31st July 2014

THE next drop-in session of the West Side Neighbourhood Watch takes place at the St John's Youth and Community Centre, Swanpool Walk, Worcester, on Friday, August 8 between 10am and 4pm.

Milestone for "care village"

Worcester News: (8799825)

8:43am Thursday 31st July 2014

A 'CARE village' in Worcester marked another milestone after the roof was completed.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Worcester News: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support. 

MP joins call to protect posties from dog attacks

Worcester News: Pictured (from left) postman Tony Waterhouse, Harriett Baldwin MP, postman Ian Palmer .

6:33pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

DOG owners in and around Malvern are being urged to keep their animals under control to prevent them attacking postmen.

Six of the most dramatic pictures of today's fire at Eastbourne Pier

Worcester News:

6:28pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A huge blaze and plumes of thick black smoke have engulfed Eastbourne Pier.

Father and son tackle cycling challenge in support of the fight against breast cancer

Worcester News: (8683570)

5:55pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A FATHER-and-son team from Malvern will be taking to the saddle next week to raise money for the fight against breast cancer.

Plea to hotels to donate spare beds for vulnerable people

Worcester News: Volunteer Alan Jones in the empty stockroom at Second Chance Furnishings (s)

5:49pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A DESPERATE plea has been made to hotels and bed and breakfasts for spare beds and mattresses to be donated to vulnerable people.

Swimming pool scheme to be expanded

Worcester News: John Anyon      30/4/14        18145858

Worcester Swimming Pool car park (5783761)

5:37pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

WORCESTER could get a bigger and better swimming pool after all after councillors voted to approve plans to widen the scope of the scheme.

Serious attack in Stourport - two arrests

Worcester News:

5:24pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A WOMAN has been seriously assaulted in Stourport and two people arrested.



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