New eco-building at Worcestershire primary school is complete

Worcester News: BRAND NEW: Grimley and Holt Primary School's new building will be open in September. Pre-school manager Rachel Welch, teacher Maria Fawdry and children can't wait. Picture by John Anyon. 2914649601

6:41pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A NEW eco-building has opened at a Worcestershire school following four years of tireless fundraising.

MP Robin Walker urges PM to use every tool in the box to cool Gaza tensions

Worcester News: (8509198)

6:21pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WORCESTER'S MP has called on the Prime Minister to use “every diplomatic tool in the box” to cool down tensions in Gaza which has already led to the deaths of more than 500 Palestinians.

Father tried to hide drugs inside car

Worcester News:

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A FATHER-of-two from Worcester has admitted possessing 10.4 grammes of amphetamine and breaching a conditional discharge.

Potty training advice during special event

Worcester News: Jenni Falconer (centre) took part in Potty Training Live run by Judith Hough (left) and Diane Titterton (right) of Dry Like Me.

5:50pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TWO award-winning authors and business women are urging parents thinking of beginning potty training their toddlers to take the plunge this week.

Worcester man denies £480 bank card fraud

Worcester News:

5:57pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A WORCESTER man is to stand trial accused of stealing a bank card and 16 counts of fraud by using it to take out a total of £480 cash.

Memorial sword presented to student

Worcester News: Rupert Harris at the Air Squadron Day where he was presented with a memorial sword (s)

5:43pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A MEMORIAL sword was presented to a member of Malvern College's air cadets who has achieved a great deal.

Drink-drive a "disaster" for Upton man

Worcester News:

5:44pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

AN UPTON man who relies on his car for work has had his licence taken away after admitting getting behind the wheel while drunk.

Homeless man accused of assaulting Worcester woman

Worcester News:

5:41pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A HOMELESS man accused of attacking a Worcester woman has appeared in court.

Pershore woman banned from driving

Worcester News:

5:38pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A PERSHORE woman has been banned from getting behind the wheel for 12 months after admitting driving on the B4082 in Pinvin with 105mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood, above the limit of 80 mg, at about 6.40pm on Saturday, May 17.

'Walk-in centre saved my life'

Worcester News:

5:36pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A FAMILY who say the Worcester walk-in health centre prevented them being hit by tragedy have hit out at the planned closure of the facility.

Bizarre contraption makes waves at riverbank

Worcester News: Unusual river transport: A couple watch on as Geoff Purvis uses an Aqua Skipper on the River Severn. Picture by Jonathan Barry 3014657901

5:31pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

CANOES, barges and tourist boats are common sights on the river Severn but a rather unusual contraption was making waves in the afternoon sun.

Woman rescued from river

Worcester News: (3616394)

5:27pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A WOMAN had to be rescued from the River Avon this afternoon (Tuesday).

Worcestershire hospice launches £100,000 appeal

Worcester News: Worcestershire hospice launches £100,000 appeal

5:16pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A HOSPICE supporting people in Worcestershire has launched an appeal to raise £100,000.

Hands on project helps year six pupils prepare for high school

Worcester News: Leavers: The year six class from Welland Primary School (s)

4:33pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PUPILS preparing to make the transition from primary to secondary school have been involved in exciting project to prepare them for the change.

How well do you know your town? Try this fun quiz and find out

Worcester News:

3:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

HOW many people in your area have a degree? What proportion of people are Christian? Take this quiz and test your knowledge of your part of the world.

Jumping for joy after Race for Life

Worcester News: Think pink: WODYS jump for joy after supporting Race for Life. Picture by Marc Paterson (s)

12:54pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THERE was something to sing and dance about for members of WODYs after a fantastic fundraising effort.

Last chance to enter your flag design in Touch the Tour Competition

Worcester News: (8276048)

12:09pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THERE is still time to submit your entry for the Touch the Tour Competition.

Forget magic lamps - we're looking for a panto dame

Worcester News: 2914655501. 20/07/14. Allsorts theatre company will be auditioning for Britain's Got Talent. Back row left to right - Claudia and Rosie with front, Kija all aged 9. Picture by Nick Toogood. (8396275)

10:38am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE stage is set for youngsters from a performing arts school to have their moment in the spotlight for a television talent show's auditions.

Police appeal for help in finding missing woman

Worcester News:

8:22am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WEST Mercia Police are appealing to the public for help to locate a missing woman.

Everybody cut Footloose with special High Street performance

Worcester News: Shoppers watch WODYS in action. Picture by Simon Fall-Taylor (s)

5:48pm Monday 21st July 2014

FEET were tapping, shopping bags were swinging and a few were singing along as everybody cut footloose on the High Street on Saturday.

Stop attacking Worcester's cemetery, says volunteer

Worcester News: FILLING UP FAST: Astwood Cemetery in Astwood Road, Worcester, only has room for 700 more burial plots.

5:35pm Monday 21st July 2014

A WIDOW who tends to Worcester Cemetery has defended its appearance - and says she is fed up of criticism over it.

Starring role for Droitwich Spa Marina

Worcester News: (8447805)

5:30pm Monday 21st July 2014

IT was lights, camera, action at Droitwich Spa Marina as it enjoyed the limelight for its renovation work.

Poet laureate handed trophy

Worcester News: I'm a poet and I know it: Maggie Doyle, Worcestershire poet laureate emeritus, hands this year's laureate, Fergus McGonigal, his trophy (s)

5:18pm Monday 21st July 2014

A FORMER teacher who proved he had a way with words when he was named Worcestershire's poet laureate has been handed his trophy.

Worcester cyclists need own "Boris" to give cycling a boost

Worcester News: The leader of Team Sapper, retired lieutenant colonel Gerry Taggart who will lead the team to London to help raise funds to transform the lives of wounded soldiers.

5:10pm Monday 21st July 2014

CYCLING campaigners from Worcester need a colourful champion "like Boris Johnson" to fight their corner as they seek to persuade people to ditch four wheels for two.

Scout leader gets on bike for Japanese Jamboree

Worcester News: Karen Martens

4:59pm Monday 21st July 2014

AN energetic assistance Scout leader is hoping to cycle 700 miles on an exercise bike over the next seven weeks to raise money for a trip of a lifetime.

Arise and enjoy an audience with a Tudor king

4:46pm Monday 21st July 2014

PREPARE to bend the knee to a larger than life king who will be putting in an appearance during the three-day Big Tudor Fest,.

Cheaper Worcester car parking is now here

Worcester News: Car parking charges are set to be increased across Worcester.

4:25pm Monday 21st July 2014

PEOPLE in Worcester are being reminded that cheaper car parking prices came into force today.

Councillor accused of 'ranting' as parties clash over spending on consultants

Worcester News: County Hall

4:08pm Monday 21st July 2014

CONSULTANTS have been accused of "milking the country dry" by a leading Worcestershire politician - who says he wants council spending on outside experts culled.

Worcester market to get £550,000 revamp

Worcester News: IT’S ALL CHANGE: The market in Angel Place, Worcester, is set to get a makeover.

3:55pm Monday 21st July 2014

A £550,000 revamp of Worcester's market can today be revealed - in an ambitious bid to restore the shopping parade to its former glories.

Three decades and 280 children later - childminder Sandra retires in style

Worcester News: Time to say goodbye: Sandra Smith, centre, who is retiring after 30 years as a childminder, enjoys a party with the many youngsters past and present she has looked after. Picture by Nick Toogood 2914655301

3:51pm Monday 21st July 2014

IT will be sad day for one retiring childminder as she picks up the two children she takes care of from the playground tomorrow (Tuesday).

Worcester protest against "massacre" of Palestinians in Gaza

Worcester News: 2814655201. 18/07/14. A protest against the Israeli occupation of Gaza took place outside Worcester Guildhall on Friday. Left to right -  protesters Khudija Tauseff and Fatima Baig. Picture by Nick Toogood. (8390258)

3:38pm Monday 21st July 2014

HUNDREDS of people held banners at a protest in Worcester to show their outrage at ongoing violence in Gaza which has left civilians including young children dead in what some have described as a "massacre".

Questions being asked after county ambulance chief gets £50,000 pay rise

Worcester News: Anthony Marsh

2:39pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE boss of Worcestershire's ambulance service has bagged a £50,000 pay rise, taking his salary to £232,000.

Stolen 'crown' is returned to Elgar statue, to the delight of Malvern's yarnbombers

Worcester News:

1:58pm Monday 21st July 2014

MALVERN knitters who were left downcast when the crown they made for the Elgar statue in the town centre vanished have been delighted by its unexpected return.

Firefighters' strike action ends, while industrial action is set to commence

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

3:21pm Monday 21st July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS in England and Wales are set to come to the end of strike action later today, but industrial action will continue.

MP collects his knighthood - calling it his "perfect day"

Worcester News:

1:09pm Monday 21st July 2014

A WORCESTERSHIRE MP who was knighted in the Queen's New Year’s Honours has been to collect his award - calling it his "perfect day".

Schools across Worcestershire get £1.8m funding boost from the Government

Worcester News:

1:05pm Monday 21st July 2014

SCHOOLS across Worcestershire are being handed an extra £1.8 million from the Government.

Drive to halt a rise in children in care

Worcester News: County Hall

1:02pm Monday 21st July 2014

A MAJOR drive to stop children going into care across Worcestershire is kicking off - amid hopes a shock 22 per cent rise can be slowed down.

Police appeal for help following assault

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

1:29pm Monday 21st July 2014

POLICE are appealing for information following the assault of a man in Evesham.

Students have all the right moves to impress during show

Worcester News: Got the beat: African drumming rhythms helped to provide the beat to Worcester Sixth Form College's Falling Angels routine. Picture courtesy of DanceFest (s)

12:19pm Monday 21st July 2014

ZUMBA, modelling and popcorn were just some of the inspirations behind exciting dance performances by school and college students.

Man arrested after fight outside pub

Worcester News: (3495450)

11:31am Monday 21st July 2014

A MAN has been arrested after a fight outside a city centre pub in Worcester.

Tributes pour in after sudden death of Paul Dinsdale

Worcester News:

11:35am Monday 21st July 2014

A COMMUNITY has been left in shock after a man was found dead in Worcester city centre at the weekend.

Water safety warning as summer holidays start

Worcester News: John Woodhall at Gullet Quarry

11:05am Monday 21st July 2014

AS SCHOOLS break up for the summer holidays a warning has gone out to people about the dangers of swimming in unsupervised waters.

Signal failure cleared

Worcester News: Ticket inspectors to strike

12:12pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE signal failure at Worcester Shrub Hill train station, causing delays and cancellations, has been cleared.

Passengers facing train delays after signal failure

Worcester News: A first Great Western Turbo train

8:41am Monday 21st July 2014

TRAINS have been cancelled from Worcester Shrub Hill due to a signal failure this morning.

Music fans enjoy Upton Blues Festival

Worcester News: 2914655701. 20/07/14. Upton Blues Festival 2014. Captain Fulsakk of covers band Hump De Bump who played at the Swan Hotel. Picture by Nick Toogood. (8396283)

1:19pm Sunday 20th July 2014

TORRENTIAL rain and rumbles of thunder failed to dampen spirits at the Upton Blues Festival this weekend.

Man found dead in Worcester

Worcester News:

11:56am Sunday 20th July 2014

A MAN, named locally as 25-year-old Paul Dinsdale, has been found dead in Worcester.

Car rescued from flooded ford

Worcester News: SUBMERGED: Fire crews pull out car stuck in flooded ford. All pictures by Jackie Trott.

11:20am Sunday 20th July 2014

TWO men had to be rescued after their car became partially submerged in a flooded ford near Droitwich.

Crews tackle kitchen fire at pub

Worcester News: RELAX AND TAKE IN THE VIEW: The Camp House Inn at Grimley.

11:06am Sunday 20th July 2014

CITY firefighters were called to tackle a fire at a riverside pub near Worcester.

Lightning bolt causes roof fire

Worcester News: (3477811)

10:57am Sunday 20th July 2014

FIRE crews were called to a house near Malvern after a bolt of lightning cause a blaze in the roof.

Authors gather at book fair

Worcester News: FATHER-and-daughter writing team Terry Wardle and Claire Wardle will be showing their books on local history at the fair.

4:42pm Saturday 19th July 2014

FATHER-and-daughter writing team Terry Wardle and Claire Wardle will be among the scribes taking part in a special book fair next Friday, July 25.



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