"It's been very emotional" - Mike Layland granted Freedom of Worcester

Worcester News:

8:57pm Monday 20th October 2014

IT was an emotional evening for Mike Layland who received the Freedom of Worcester in front of family, friends and dignitaries at The Guildhall tonight.

Empty bungalow stripped of copper

Worcester News: (9497769)

6:11pm Monday 20th October 2014

A BUNGALOW in Bath Road, Broomhall was stripped of radiators and copper pipes.

"I'll cut off your head off!" - life prisoner's shocking parole threat

Worcester News:

6:11pm Monday 20th October 2014

A LIFE prisoner threatened to cut off a woman's head and film the attack after becoming frustrated over lack of progress on his parole.

Purse stolen from church

Worcester News: (9667187)

6:05pm Monday 20th October 2014

A PURSE was stolen from St Leonard's Church, Newland, Malvern on Sunday morning.

Police crack down on boy racers

Worcester News:

6:12pm Monday 20th October 2014

HUNDREDS of car enthusiasts gathered on a city centre car park while others took part in street racing along the A4440 during a police crackdown on boy racers.

Have your say on changes to mobile library

Worcester News: (11703082)

5:59pm Monday 20th October 2014

MOBILE library users can talk to the county council about proposed changes to the routes and stopping off points of the service at a series of meetings.

Family raises £600 in memory of lost relative

Worcester News: DONATION: From left, Sam Leonard, senior sister, and Anna Reed, chemotherapy nurse, of the Rowan Suite, and Jayne, Clive and Simon Dulston.

5:57pm Monday 20th October 2014

A FAMILY has raised £603 for Worcestershire Royal Hospital’s chemotherapy suite in recognition of the excellent care their relative received on the unit.

Major revamp proposed for cemetery

Worcester News: (11702106)

5:43pm Monday 20th October 2014

A MAJOR £200,000 revamp has been proposed for a "tired" looking crematorium and cemetery in Worcester.

Mack and Mabel enjoy a break before opening night

Worcester News: Jenny Wyatt, Sarah Gilhooly, Judy Hooper, Andy Gilhooly, Louisa Ford, Harriet Matthews and Sian Williams star in Mack and Mabel. Picture by Dave Grubb (s)

5:43pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE CAST of Mack and Mabel prepare for opening night with a visit to Detroit's Diner in Castle Street.

Black Cherry gentleman's club can continue trading beyond January next year

Worcester News: APPROVED: Black Cherry gentlemen's club in Lowesmoor can continue trading next year. Picture by John Anyon. 12145517

5:41pm Monday 20th October 2014

A CITY lap-dancing club has secured a sexual entertainment venue (SEV) licence to allow it to continue trading next year.

Goodbye warm weather: Ex-Hurricane Gonzalo brings wind and showers to Worcestershire

Worcester News: (11677678)

3:15pm Monday 20th October 2014

IT IS time to pack away the short sleeved tops and shorts as the unseasonably good weather makes way for ex-Hurricane Gonzalo.

Worcester cancer survivor takes on 100km endurance challenge

Worcester News: CANCER SURVIVOR: Andrew Graham will take on the 100km challenge for Blind Veterans UK.

5:39pm Monday 20th October 2014

AN ARMY veteran from Worcester who overcame cancer to become a prolific fundraiser will complete the Blind Veterans UK 100km challenge next year.

Meals on wheels service saved

Worcester News: (11699975)

5:37pm Monday 20th October 2014

IT is now official - a popular meals on wheels service which is a lifeline for elderly and vulnerable people has been saved at the 11th hour.

Acorns join in the Big Draw at gallery

Worcester News: Mandie Fitzgerald, Acorns fundraising officer, gallery owner Sue Lim and Carol Brooks from Silverfish Designs admiring some of this year’s 3D entries for The Big Draw at Blue-ginger gallery Cradley. (s)

5:36pm Monday 20th October 2014

FELT tip pens and crayons were at the ready as youngsters from Acorns Children's Hospice join professional artists for exhibition.

Woman rescued from overturned car in Fernhill Heath

Worcester News: (11699939)

5:28pm Monday 20th October 2014

A WOMAN was taken to hospital after being freed from an overturned car in Dilmore Lane, Fernhill Heath this afternoon.

Second vintage fair in Malvern is set to build on the success of the first.

Worcester News: The first vintage and retro fair was a great success

5:19pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE glamour and style of yesteryear will return to Malvern next Saturday (November 1) when the second vintage and retro fair takes place.

Police appeal for witnesses after car crash

Worcester News: (3995660)

5:01pm Monday 20th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses who may have seen two cars that were involved in a collision on Friday night and a van also on the scene at the time.

Worcester shoppers wowed by massive vending machine

Worcester News: 18/10/14 Nectar at Homebase, Worcester: (11697198)

4:58pm Monday 20th October 2014

SHOPPERS were surprised when a barbershop quartet and a mariachi band jumped out of a giant purple vending machine.

500km cycle challenge in memory of mother

Worcester News: MADE IT: Lyndon Bracewell, left, is greeted by the Mayor of Kleve and representatives from the local hospice and the twinning association.

4:52pm Monday 20th October 2014

A WORCESTER man has cycled almost 500km to Kleve, Germany, in support of St Richard’s Hospice.

Group set up to help people living with Asperger Syndrome

4:26pm Monday 20th October 2014

A NUMBER of sessions to help people living with Asperger syndrome will be held in Worcester.

Straw monster appears at Shortwood Farm - one on many great places to go for half-term

Worcester News: (11667332)

4:22pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE October half-term holiday is approaching and strange things have started appearing at Shortwood Farm, near Bromyard.

Shining a light for all lost loved ones

Worcester News: 02/12/13. Malvern Tree of Light switch-on. The tree shines bright in Malvern Winter Gardens... (11681913)

2:40pm Monday 20th October 2014

FOR the last 11 years, Malvern Rotary Club has organised an annual commemoration of lost loved ones in the run-up to Christmas.

Open day for village history project

Worcester News: INTERVIEW: Jan Jays of The Witleys Oral History Group being interviewed by Harvey Eggleton, Sam Bowater, Maya Turnor and Harriet Lowe of Great Witley School              Jan Jays of

2:03pm Monday 20th October 2014

AN open day is being held for a Heritage Lottery project which aims to create a "history map" of the villages of Great Witley and Little Witley.

Three men attempt to steal fireworks in St John's

Worcester News: (11674969)

1:31pm Monday 20th October 2014

THREE thieves dropped packets of fireworks as they were disturbed at a business in St John's.

First hour of Operation Trivium - man arrested in Worcester

Worcester News: (11674143)

1:14pm Monday 20th October 2014

A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery in the first hour of Operation Trivium.

Prize for perfect pumpkins at Hallowe'en event in Hallow

Worcester News: 4214732001 Paul Jackson 16.10.14 Hallow - Mike Baldwin, owner of Ladygo Stores with a carved pumpkin to publicise the Halloween event in the village.  (11580453)

1:09pm Monday 20th October 2014

HALLOW will be alight with pumpkins on Hallowe'en as the village gathers for a spooktacular event on the green.

Foreign criminals using country's roads targeted by police operation

Worcester News: Two charged with fuel theft

12:37pm Monday 20th October 2014

FOREIGN criminals who move around the country to avoid detection have become the target of a national operation involving West Mercia Police.

People with long-term conditions urged to get the flu jab

Worcester News: (11666585)

12:05pm Monday 20th October 2014

PEOPLE who have long-term conditions have been urged to get the flu jab.

Actress and Worcestershire charity patron Lynda Bellingham dies at 66

Worcester News:

12:07pm Monday 20th October 2014

ACTRESS, TV presenter and Worcestershire charity patron Lynda Bellingham lost her battle with cancer last night (Oct 19) in the arms of her husband.

Monster rears its ugly head near Bromyard

Worcester News:

11:52am Monday 20th October 2014

THE October half-term holiday is approaching and strange things have started appearing at Shortwood Farm, near Bromyard.

Book will remember Claines' war dead - 100 years after the village's first soldier was killed

Worcester News: BOOK: Author Geoff Sansome with Maureen Steele, Bronwen Veale, Trevor Watkins and Derek Watkins, who all lost relatives during the First World War, and David Waldron, chairman of the Worcestershire branch of the Royal British Legion. Picture by Nick Toogo

11:47am Monday 20th October 2014

ONE hundred years to the day the first soldier from Claines was killed in the First World War - a book is being released to remember the village's dead.

Two fires in Eden Close, St Peter's could be arson

Worcester News: (4472121)

11:37am Monday 20th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS suspect arson may have been responsible for two small fires in St Peter's alight within hours of each other.

Fundraisers donate to Macmillan Cancer Support

Worcester News: DONATION: From left, Jenny Goddard, of Macmillan Cancer Support, and Mike Eley, Linda Mellonie and Kath Smith of Independent Fundraisers of Worcester.

9:54am Monday 20th October 2014

A FUNDRAISING group in Worcester has handed over a donation of more than £500 to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Worcestershire prison officer jobs decimated over past four years

Worcester News:

9:01am Monday 20th October 2014

PRISONS in Worcestershire have seen the number of officers cut by as much as 48 percent in less than four years.

Fire in children's area

Worcester News: (4472121)

8:54am Monday 20th October 2014

A WORCESTER fire crew were called to tackle a blaze in a children's play area in Eden Close, St Peters in Worcester.

Five things you need to know Monday

Worcester News:

8:34am Monday 20th October 2014

1. Top story: Train crash was part of training exercise

Picture souvenir marks youngsters' first day at school

Worcester News: cherry.jpg

12:13am Tuesday 21st October 2014

TODAY the Worcester News publishes the first of two souvenir specials celebrating the first day at school for local children.

Firework display will light the sky above scout hut

Worcester News: (11674969)

1:27pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE sky over the Crown East Scout hut in Rushwick will be filled with colourful fireworks on Saturday, November 8, as the group holds a bonfire event.

Girl airlifted to hospital after horse kick to head

Worcester News: (4775600)

6:17pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A YOUNG girl, who was kicked in the head by a horse this morning, was airlifted to a specialist children’s hospital after receiving treatment by the ambulance service in Worcestershire.

Malvern couple safe after fears they were missing in Nepal snow storm

Worcester News: In this Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 photo provided by the Nepalese army, rescue personnel carry a victim of an avalanche before they airlift the body from Thorong La pass area, in Nepal. Rescuers widened their search Friday for trekkers stranded since a serie

5:47pm Sunday 19th October 2014

THE family of a Malvern couple initially feared missing following a serious of snow storms at a popular Himalayan trekking route have confirmed they are safe.

Military men complete challenge just short of world record time

Worcester News: 4214733101 Paul Jackson 18.10.14 Worcester - 100 Miles in 10 hours treadmill run for Help for Heroes. From left - Rhys Merrell, Tom Rawlins, Josh Bond, Ben Islami, Paul Drew, Joe Ball and Louis Wytcherley. Seventh member, Calvin Sanders, arrived later. (1

5:02pm Sunday 19th October 2014

SEVEN military men narrowly missed out on a world record this weekend when they took on a 100 mile challenge for Help for Heroes.

Worcestershire care home manager up for national award

Worcester News: Anita Fletcher, manager of Heathlands Residential Care Home, Station Road, Pershore. Photo by Ed Maynard.

4:46pm Sunday 19th October 2014

THE manager of a Sanctuary Care home in Pershore has been shortlisted for the Best Dementia Care Manager accolade in the National Dementia Care Awards 2014.

Charity dinner to raise money for homeless

Worcester News: Worcestershire charities awarded thousands of pounds in lottery grants

4:18pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A CHARITY dinner will take place this week raising money for homeless people in Worcester.

Train crash was part of training exercise

Worcester News: Photos of the training exercise by Dave Throup.

4:04pm Sunday 19th October 2014

EMERGENCY services flocked to Shrub Hill train station as they simulated a major train crash for the fire service's biggest training event of the year.

Weekly city walk

Worcester News: 24/01/14. The Commandery. Picture by Nick Toogood. (3625382)

3:40pm Sunday 19th October 2014

THE weekly Fort Royal and Commandery Walk take place on Tuesday as part of the park warden healthy walks.

Solar farms are a "blight on the countryside", said environment secretary Liz Truss

Worcester News: Solar power plant (10318207)

3:32pm Sunday 19th October 2014

LARGE scale solar farms are a "blight on the countryside", environment Secretary Liz Truss said as she announced plans to axe a taxpayer subsidy to farmers and landowners for the schemes.

Residents can meet policing team this week

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

3:08pm Sunday 19th October 2014

RESIDENTS living in Warndon will have the chance to meet their local policing team on Wednesday (Oct 22).

Woodbine Willie plaque commemorates one of Worcester's sons

Worcester News: 4214733805 DAVID GRIFFITHS 19.10.14 BLUE PLAQUE WOODBINE WILLIE, ST.PAULS CHURCH,unveiling the plaque, Great grandson of Woodbine Willie, Nigel Studdert Kennedy.
4214733805 (11642875)

1:29pm Sunday 19th October 2014

THE work of one of Worcester's famous sons was commemorated today as a blue plaque was unveiled at the city's St Paul's Church.

NHS radiographers on strike tomorrow

Worcester News: (11641860)

1:05pm Sunday 19th October 2014

DIAGNOSTIC imaging and radiotherapy professionals who are members of the Society of Radiographers will be striking on Monday (October 20).

Standards are high at county bearer competition

Worcester News: 4214733501 Paul Jackson 18.10.14 Droitwich - RBL and RBL Women's Section Standard Bearer's Competition. (11639278)

11:23am Sunday 19th October 2014

STANDARDS were high in more ways than one as the annual competition to find the county standard bearers took place in Worcestershire.

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