Worcestershire County Council picks up prestigious award at The Houses of Parliament

Worcester News: The presentation: Victoria Bryant, Worcestershire archive and archaeology service manager, Lord Clark of Windermere, Cllr Lucy Hodgson and Lisa Snook, user services manager (left to right).

1:15pm Friday 31st October 2014

THE archive service for Worcestershire County Council has been presented at the Houses of Parliament with the award for being one of the first 14 in the country to be accredited under a new system.

Student takes on skydive challenge for hospice

Worcester News: Toby McDowell with plenty of family support.

1:08pm Friday 31st October 2014

TO make his 18th birthday one he would never forget a Droitwich teenager leapt from a plane in memory of his grandfather and to raise money for St Richard's Hospice.

Power tools stolen in theft

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12:30pm Friday 31st October 2014

A METAL container was broken into and a large quantity of power tools were stolen during a theft in Long Lane, Throckmorton, near Pershore.

Catalytic converter thefts in Pershore

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

12:27pm Friday 31st October 2014

TWO catalytic converters have been stolen from vehicles in Pershore.

Fluffy yellow purse and sat nav stolen in theft

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12:21pm Friday 31st October 2014

A TOM Tom sat nav and a yellow fluffy purse were stolen from a vehicle parked in Corbett Avenue, Droitwich, between 10pm on Thursday, October 23, and 4.50pm the next day.

Do you have any information on theft?

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

12:18pm Friday 31st October 2014

THIEVES stole a number of items from a property in Webb Drive, Wychbold, near Droitwich.

Heating oil stolen

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12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

HEATING oil was stolen from a tank at a property in Addis Lane, Cutnall Green, near Droitwich, between 11pm on Thursday, October 24 and 8.30am the next day.

Purple light of hope on the Guildhall in Worcester

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11:14am Friday 31st October 2014

THE purple light of hope will be on the Guildhall in Worcester as the building is bathed in a glow that aims to promote awareness of pancreatic cancer.

Creativity comes first for county companies at free business breakfast

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10:49am Friday 31st October 2014

THE importance of being creative in business will be the topic of conversation at a free breakfast meeting taking place in Worcester in November.

Could county be greenest in country

Worcester News: Paul Etheridge, library manager, joins Cllr Anthony Blagg, cabinet member for environment, at St John's Library earlier this year to mark the installation of energy-saving Solar PV panels.

10:43am Friday 31st October 2014

THE green credentials of Worcestershire County Council have been recognised and have put the authority in line for a nation award.

Hospital trust still under pressure as winter approaches

Worcester News: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

10:31am Friday 31st October 2014

THE amount of patients in Worcestershire who have been waiting longer than 18 weeks for an operation currently stands at 1,839 – despite hospital bosses having pledged to clear the backlog by September.

Halloween window displays from Worcester's shops

Worcester News:

7:00am Friday 31st October 2014

WORCESTER'S shops are getting into the spirit of Halloween with some frightfully good window displays.

Here's what Halloween looks like in our house! Frightfully good pictures from Worcester families

Worcester News:

6:30am Friday 31st October 2014

HAPPY Halloween! Here's a round-up of photos of the spookiest day of the year in our readers' homes.

Have a go at our Halloween quiz

Worcester News:

6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

Put your knowledge of all things spooky to the test.

Burger wars: Byron's move to Worcester labelled 'frustrating' by Burgerworks owner

Worcester News: 4314738603. 24/10/14. A new restaurant called Burgerworks has opened in Friar Street. Picture by Nick Toogood. (11907351)

6:39pm Thursday 30th October 2014

BURGER restaurant Byron's move to Worcester has been labelled "frustrating" by the owner of another city burger joint.

Worcester garden centre creates tribute to Tower of London poppy display

Worcester News: Worcester garden centre creates tribute to Tower of London poppy display

6:08pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A WORCESTER garden centre has created its own tribute to the spectacular poppy display at the Tower of London.

Cancer charities team up to support brain tumour patients

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5:54pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A PAIR of cancer charities have joined forces to provide specialist help for people in Worcestershire living with brain tumours.

Help to Buy popularity soars 49 per cent in Worcestershire

Worcester News: Help to Buy Overview

5:37pm Thursday 30th October 2014

MORE than 700 people across Worcestershire have now used the Government's £9.7 billion Help to Buy scheme to get on the property ladder - a rise of nearly 50 per cent in seven months.

Help needed to plot the history of historic pub at Welland

5:03pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A TREASURE trove of historical documents has been uncovered revealing the fascinating past of the Pheasant Inn at Welland.

Worcestershire Mums offered mental health support

Worcester News: Free mental health therapy taster sessions on offer in Bromsgrove next week

4:54pm Thursday 30th October 2014

MUMS in Worcestershire are being offered support to deal with psychological issues that can occur during and after pregnancy.

Perdiswell park and ride closure "a disgrace", says shadow transport secretary on Worcester visit

Worcester News:

4:36pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THESE images show the sorry state of Worcester's now-defunct park and ride - with the shadow transport minister lamenting its closure.

Worcester hospice helps patients stay in their own homes

Worcester News: Worcester hospice gives student nurses insight into palliative care

4:23pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PEOPLE in Worcestershire living with life-threatening illnesses are being helped to stay in their own homes thanks to a city hospice.

Biggest strike action by fire service in run up to bonfire night

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4:02pm Thursday 30th October 2014

FIREFIGTERS in Worcestershire are set to strike tomorrow (Friday, October 31) for four days in the longest industrial action taken by the life saving service yet.

Robin Walker MP welcomes Worcestershire schools' improving absence figures

Worcester News: APPOINTMENT: Robin Walker MP has been installed as chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Credit Unions.

3:44pm Thursday 30th October 2014

WORCESTER'S MP Robin Walker has welcomed figures showing the number of pupils who are persistently absent from school is at a record low.

Celebrate the season with local hospice

Worcester News: Stella Hayward, Western Power Distribution, Rachel Jones, St Richard’s Hospice, Judith Bennett, Britannia Bennetts of Malvern.

3:07pm Thursday 30th October 2014

ST Richard's Hospice is beginning its Christmas celebrations with its annual Snowdrop Ball.

Halloween set to be biggest and warmest on record

Worcester News:

3:23pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THIS year people in the UK are estimated to have spent £350 million on Halloween costumes, pumpkins, sweets and other accessories.

Ghost of Christmas past set to haunt Worcester once more for festive Fayre.

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2:53pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE ghost of Christmas past is set to haunt Worcester's streets once more for this year's Fayre.

Patients put at risk by hospital revamp delay, warns health boss

Worcester News: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

2:53pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PATIENTS in Worcestershire are being put at risk by continued delays to the project revamping hospital services in the county, a senior health boss has warned.

Ten-year-old boy freed from M5 car crash

Worcester News:

2:11pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A TEN-year-old boy has been released from a car that was involved in a crash on the M5 today.

Video: Rare white squirrel on Pitchcroft, Worcester

Worcester News: Wildlife photographer Dave Grubb spotted the all-white squirrel on Saturday afternoon. Picture by Dave Grubb (DGwildlife) (s)

2:05pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Video footage of Worcester's rare white squirrel.

Plans to build new home in Inkberrow

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1:44pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PLANS to build a new home at 32 Stonepit Lane, Inkberrow, near Worcester, have been given the green light by Wychavon District Council.

Worcester pub scraps bid for live entertainment until midnight after outcry on "unbearable" noise

Worcester News:

1:49pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A PUB in Worcester has scrapped a controversial bid to stage live music and entertainment until midnight following an outcry from residents.

Fishery office to change after planning approval

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1:41pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A FORMER pay station and office is to be changed to a rural workers dwelling at Moorlands Farm Fishery, Manor Lane, Waresley, in Hartlebury.

Hospital waiting times now available online

Worcester News: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

1:33pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PATIENTS in Worcestershire unsure about where they should go for treatment can now view up-to-date waiting times at the county’s acute and community hospitals online.

Police called after fishing wire 'trap' seen in Worcester

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12:26pm Thursday 30th October 2014

POLICE were called to Northwick Road in Worcester at 11am on Thursday, October 23 after reports a fishing wire had been tied between two posts, believed to be intended to trip people up.

Warning hospital services could "implode" under pressure

Worcester News: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

12:44pm Thursday 30th October 2014

HOSPITAL services at Worcestershire Royal Hospital could “implode” as a result of a possible influx of patients from Herefordshire over the next few months, a patient representative has warned.

Care home residents and staff raise cash for breast unit campaign

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Wear it Pink Day for Worcestershire Breast Unit Campaign at Regent Care Home in St John's on Friday, residents, Anita Jones, Dorothy Baylis and Sarah Russell with staff wore pink and decorated pink cup cakes

12:41pm Thursday 30th October 2014

RESIDENTS and staff at a Worcester care home donned their most eye-catching clothes in support of a campaign raising money for a new breast cancer unit last week.

Sheep rescue by dragon boaters

12:37pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A CREW of dragon boaters from Pershore were forced to turn a practice session into a rescue mission when they discovered a stranded sheep trapped close to the river.

Warehouse broken into in Worcester

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

12:26pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A WAREHOUSE in Weir Lane, Worcester, was broken into between 11am on Saturday, October 25 and 8am the following Monday but nothing was stolen.

Keep your home safe in the dark nights - learn how at Worcester drop-in session

Worcester News: 2014599802. 16/05/14. Left to right - Graham Houghton from Neighbourhood Watch and inventor Rob Simpson with the Chain Reaction DNA Advanced Intruder Deterrent system that sprays a fine unique coded ultra-violet mist onto anyone trying to force their way

12:17pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A DROP-IN session will give people a chance to learn more about how to keep their home safe in the dark nights.

Practice safe sex this Halloween, says health trust

Worcester News: Practice safe sex this Halloween, says health trust

12:08pm Thursday 30th October 2014

HALLOWEEN might be a time of spooky ghosts and ghouls, but the organisation running sexual health services in Worcestershire is reminding people not to lose sight of the importance of safe sex.

Staff and students at University of Worcester raise more than £10,000 for St Richard's Hospice

Worcester News: BIG DONATION: Left to right, University of Worcester executive administrator Katy Chessum, St Richard’s Hospice chief executive,Mark Jackson, University of Worcester vice chancellor and chief executive Professor David Green, and St Richard’s H

11:15am Thursday 30th October 2014

STAFF and students at the University of Worcester have raised more than £10,500 for St Richard’s Hospice.

Worcestershire schoolchildren learn the importance of communication skills

Worcester News: Recruitment opens for NHS apprenticeships

10:39am Thursday 30th October 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN across Worcestershire were encouraged to put their pens and pencils down earlier this month as part of a national event promoting the importance of communications skills.

MP Robin Walker told to 'keep out' of hospital review after he said 'political interference' caused delays

Worcester News: APPOINTMENT: Robin Walker MP has been installed as chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Credit Unions.

9:56am Thursday 30th October 2014

WORCESTER’s MP has been told to keep out of a controversial review into the future of hospital services by the leader of a campaign group.

Health leaders pledge to improve psychological support for cancer patients

Worcester News: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

9:42am Thursday 30th October 2014

IMPROVING psychological support for patients in Worcestershire battling cancer was the topic of discussion at a county-wide event attended by healthcare workers and members of the public earlier this month.

Resurfacing work on M5 in Worcestershire

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5:50pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

WORK to resurface the M5 between junctions 9 and 8 has begun and is set to continue for two weeks.

Five things you need to know Thursday

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8:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

Five things you need to know Thursday

Burger restaurant Byron is the first to sign up to Cathedral Plaza

Worcester News:

10:57am Wednesday 29th October 2014

GOURMET burger restaurant Byron Hamburgers is set to open in Worcester after becoming the first business to snap up a unit in the soon-to-be refurbished Cathedral Plaza.

Worcester market can now be 'first class' like ours say Stratford traders

Worcester News:

10:48am Wednesday 29th October 2014

TRADERS at another market run by the same 'first class' company set to take over Worcester's market say business has enjoyed a big boost.

Sun shines on brides and grooms-to-be at latest I Will wedding fair near Evesham

Worcester News: I Will wedding fair exhibitor Chris Jack, of Mr and Mrs Productions, at the show at Dumbleton Hall on Sunday October 19.

5:59pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE autumn sunshine shone on visitors to the I Will wedding show at Dumbleton Hall, near Evesha, last Sunday.

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