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.

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.

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".

People in Worcestershire urged to stand up to cancer

Worcester News: Worcestershire Cancer Research UK press officer Jane Redman poses with the Stand Up To Cancer arrows to point people in the direction of charity’s fundraising campaign, run in conjunction with Channel 4.

5:50pm Friday 29th August 2014

A CHARITY worker from Worcestershire is urging people in the county to sign up to a campaign raising cash to fight cancer.

Hospital food in Worcestershire ranked among the worst in England

Worcester News: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

4:46pm Friday 29th August 2014

FOOD at the three major hospitals in Worcestershire along with two mental health units in the county has been ranked as some of the worst in the country.

Two taken to hospital following crash in Evesham - road open

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

4:30pm Friday 29th August 2014

POLICE, fire and ambulance crews were called to Broadway Road in the town at 3pm after two cars were involved in a collision.

Worcester Warrior urges public to help tackle cancer at World's Biggest Coffee Morning

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Launch of Macmillan Cancer Support grand coffee morning due to take place on Friday September 26th..........Worcester Warriors Captain, Jonathan Thomas with Macmillan supporters, Nick and Simon Scott from Worcester b

3:42pm Friday 29th August 2014

A WARRIORS star has thrown his muscle into tackling cancer as he helps a charity raise £20 million during a colossal coffee morning.

VIDEO: Watch Worcester News political reporter Tom Edwards get SOAKED in the Ice Bucket Challenge

Worcester News:

12:06pm Friday 29th August 2014

THEY say revenge is a dish best served cold - and our political reporter certainly had that experience when this massive bucket of ice was poured over his head.

Evesham software helps Cheltenham animal shelter

Worcester News: DONATION: Reuben Croft of Cheltenham Animal Shelter and Linda Smith, an account manager at Give as you Live.

11:17am Friday 29th August 2014

GIVE as you Live, a software product from Evesham-based company Everyclick, has helped Cheltenham Animal Shelter increase regular donations.

Hello, I'm the local MP. Harriett Baldwin welcomes new company to Malvern's science park

Worcester News: VISIT: MP Harriett Baldwin on Malvern Science park with former science minister David Willets

9:58am Friday 29th August 2014

A NEW company to the growing cyber security cluster on Malvern Hills Science Park has received a "pleased to meet you" visit from the area's MP Harriett Baldwin.

Stargazer captures image of passing comet

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9:02am Friday 29th August 2014

ASTRONOMER Chris Baddiley, of Mathon, near Malvern, captured this image of Comet Jacques, currently crossing the night skies.

Protest meeting says hands off our green lung

8:01am Friday 29th August 2014

OVER 100 opponents of plans to develop a 'green lung' in the centre of Malvern showed up to make their feelings clear at a public meeting this week.

Traders celebrate victory after 15-minute parking limit is lifted

Worcester News:

8:00am Friday 29th August 2014

TRADERS in Newtown Road are celebrating the removal of a 15-minute parking restriction outside their shops, saying the change is not a moment too soon.

Resident cat is looking for a new home as Park and Ride is set to close this weekend

Worcester News: LOOKING FOR GOOD HOME: Stray cat named Perdy by staff at Perdiswell Park and Ride, is looking for a new home as the Park and Ride is due to close.Pictures by John Anyon

3:19pm Thursday 28th August 2014

WITH the closure of Perdiswell's Park and Ride service, the resident cat is now looking for a new home.

Malvern company's staff get a soaking - but it's all in a good cause

Worcester News: Jess Wright  soaks Dougal Hawes.

8:02pm Thursday 28th August 2014

STAFF at a high-tech Malvern company have joined in the latest fundraising craze by dousing each other with ice-cold water.

Complaints fall and compliments rise for our ambulance service

Worcester News: (4775600)

6:32pm Thursday 28th August 2014

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

Developer to unveil new housing plan for Upper Welland

6:03pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A DEVELOPER will be unveiling plans to build new homes in the shadow of the Malvern Hills this week.

Three in court after Worcestershire burglaries

5:17pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THREE men have appeared in court charged with two Worcestershire burglaries.

Travellers gatecrash "aqua zumba" at Worcester gym

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

5:07pm Thursday 28th August 2014

TRAVELLERS have invaded private land in Worcester before gatecrashing an aqua zumba class at a health and fitness centre.

Polish Delicatessen opens in St John's, Worcester

Worcester News:

5:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Polish Delicatessen has opened in the shop that previously housed the St John's Bakery Shop, before it closed in February this year.

Council workers get better sick pay deal

Worcester News: Advice event for older people at Worcester Guildhall

3:23pm Thursday 28th August 2014

COUNCIL workers in Worcester who injure themselves at work will receive increased rates of sick pay, it has emerged.

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

Worcester News: COUNCIL VOTE: An artist’s impression of the controversial £120m Hartlebury incinerator.

1:59pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE bill for consultancy work and legal fees run up by the county council during the fight to build a controversial incinerator in Worcestershire reached nearly £900,000, it has been revealed.

Thieves steal bouncy castles from two Worcestershire pubs

Worcester News: A CCTV image of the theft from the Bedwardine pub

1:48pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THIEVES stole two bouncy castles from a pub near Worcester and attempted to steal another from a pub in the city within the space of 24 hours this week.

Worcester veteran publishes book in China about being a Japanese prisoner of war

Worcester News: 3514685601. 27/08/14. Fred Seiker with a copy of his book 'Lest We Forget' that has been published in Mandarin. Picture by Nick Toogood. (9741559)

1:36pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A BOOK about a Worcester World War Two veteran's time as a Japanese prisoner of war has been published in China.

Worcestershire hospitals slightly below average in cleanliness surveys

Worcester News: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

1:32pm Thursday 28th August 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE’S three major hospitals scored slightly below the national average in cleanliness surveys.

Sisters raise cash for Droitwich nursing home

Worcester News: (L-R): Sisters Sarah Ohara and Emma Parkins with their mother Pauline Parkins and sister Deborah Storey.

12:47pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A TRIO of sisters have raised more than £1,000 for a Droitwich nursing home where their father spent his final days.

David Beckham lookalike will be turning heads at Wiggles' grand opening

Worcester News:

12:29pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

WITH his trademark tattoos, handsome looks and stylish hair - shoppers will be forgiven for thinking they have spotted David Beckham on Saturday, September 6.

Live LIVE: Three-car crash causes chaos in Droitwich

Worcester News:

11:42am Thursday 28th August 2014

Live updates from a three-car collision in Droitwich closing road.

Worcester church hosts special pet service

Worcester News: AT THE SERVICE: 11 year old Copper with owner Sylvia Mathhews.

11:32am Thursday 28th August 2014

A CHURCH opened its doors for Sunday service last weekend as usual, but this time, the church-goers were not your usual crowd.

Rocker pens second book about punk legends

Worcester News:

11:08am Thursday 28th August 2014

A WORCESTER musician turned author has penned a second book charting the lifespan of an influential punk rock band.

Ambulance service staff get soaked for charity

Worcester News:

9:42am Thursday 28th August 2014

AMBULANCE staff faced a bucket full or ice water instead of their beds after a 12-hour shift in one of the busiet emergency service control rooms in the country.

Fire in forklift truck

Worcester News: Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service will be holding an open day in Ross-on-Wye on Saturday.

9:10am Thursday 28th August 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called at about 1.30pm yesterday to put out a fire in a forklift truck inside a building at ESP Betony Road, Malvern.

Herefordshire bridge closed after kayakers get into trouble on River Wye

Worcester News: Police searched for a missing elderly woman in Haugh Woods.

8:39am Thursday 28th August 2014

A COUPLE got into trouble while kayaking along the River Wye near Herefordshire.

UPDATE: Two cut from cars in Droitwich crash

Worcester News:

9:19am Thursday 28th August 2014

TWO people have been cut from their cars after a collision in Droitwich.

New students urged to register with a GP

Worcester News: (4896893)

5:52pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

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

Hospital revamp project not delayed until after 2015's general election

Worcester News: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

5:36pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

CLAIMS that a project revamping hospital services in Worcestershire had been pushed back until the middle of next year have been refuted.

See Worcester MP Robin Walker get absolutely DRENCHED in the ice bucket challenge

Worcester News: Worcester MP Robin Walker reacts as he is showered in iced water as he took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge, helped by Office manager Kate Dixon and campaign manager Will Pryce at the Worcester Conservative Party Offices, Sansome Place, Worcester. Pic Jo

5:17pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

WITH the cool August weather causing quite a shock to the system, the last thing anyone would want is a huge bucket of ice cold water thrown over them.

Worcestershire's answer to Great British Bake Off raises hundreds for Worcester's breast unit

Worcester News: Annette  (left) and cousin and original breast cancer calendar girl Kate Butler at her mother June Wilcox's tea and cakes morning (June Wilcox).

5:11pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE'S answer to the Great British Bake off gave a big boost to Worcester's breast unit thanks to a mother and daughter who have both battled breast cancer.

Worcestershire speech therapists saddle up

Worcester News: Speech and language therapists at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust Emela Milne, Liz Chatterton

4:47pm Wednesday 27th 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.

VIDEOS: Two short films showcase work of Worcester hospice

Worcester News:

4:23pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A PAIR of short films showcasing the care offered by a Worcester hospice have been released.

Charity fun event held in Worcester is a success

Worcester News: SUCCESS: Parents, children and staff at the charity fun event

4:06pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE weather didn't dampen the high spirits as fun was had at a fundraising family event.

Bags of enthusiasm for litter pick

Worcester News: Matthew Jenkins, Neal Murphy and Neil Laurenson picked up 12 bags of litter (s)

3:57pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

TWELVE bags of rubbish were collected from around Bilford Road Recycling Centre during a community litter pick.

Worcester drop-in day keeps doctor away

3:08pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

SMOKING, men's health and life-saving are all part of an eventful drop-in session organised by a Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator in Worcester.

Skeletons undergo make-overs

Worcester News: MAKE-OVER: Oliver Kearns and Kaiden Godding, both 5, with their dressed up skeleton

2:13pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

SKELETONS were the recipients of make-overs as the Best Dressed Skeleton event went ahead.

Woman killed in Bromsgrove crash has been named

Worcester News:

2:11pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

AN elderly woman who died following a car crash in Worcestershire has been named.

Hospital chaplain nominated for national award for supporting bereaved parents

12:53pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A CHAPLAIN working at Worcestershire Royal Hospital has been nominated for a national award for his work supporting families coping with the devastating loss of a baby.

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