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  • Horton's progress

    IT'S great when the chance comes up to interview one of your great local sporting heroes - and such was the case when I recently went along to the Worcester home of Martin Horton. He was the popular and talented opening batsman and off-spinner for Worcestershire

  • It's children who are ruining the play area

    REFERRING to your article about the play area near Grisedale Drive, Warndon (Evening News, August 22) I think that Mr Beauchamp's comments about the council and the state of the playing field are a lot of nonsense. The council comes to that field every

  • Man, God and role of the Church

    FOR the edification of some of your correspondents can we establish that liberalism and traditionalism are items of ecclesiastical politics. They are belief. To a Liberal, the church is an institute, which, for all practical purposes is human and not

  • Battling Labour

    VAL Cleaver is quite right to complain about the unnecessary rises in Worcester's bus fares. The increases will hit hard against those worst off. First Bus doesn't increase fares because it has to but to maintain those juicy profits for shareholders which

  • Horror that's not to be sniffed at

    IF the sun shines this weekend, spare a thought for the good folk of Lower Wick who'll be tempted to throw their windows and doors open - and then think twice. Each rare day of sunshine this summer has presented them all with the same horror, the stench

  • Thieves strike as resident out in garden

    JEWELLERY has been stolen from a home in Church Road, Droitwich, while the householder was outside gardening. A tan wallet and a brown leather purse, containing bank cards and a cheque book, were also taken, from a handbag left in the lounge. Several

  • Couple notch up half-century

    A FORMER Kempsey cricketer is celebrating a half-century of marriage today with the woman he met when he was just a young teenager. Tom and Phyllis Ranscombe walked through a guard of honour of cricket bats on their wedding day 50 years ago today. The

  • Chaos on motorway

    A MOTORCYCLIST had to be airlifted from the M5 after a smash near Worcester. The 39-year-old suffered head injuries and a fractured right shoulder when he was in collision with a red Peugeot 405 saloon on the northbound slip road at Junction 6, at Warndon

  • Hi-tech traffic scheme on way

    WORCESTER'S new traffic bollards scheme will be up and running once all First Midland Red buses have been fitted with the software, it has been pledged. Angel Street will become closed to all unauthorised vehicles during the day to allow better access

  • Repairs are big blow to giving

    GRANTS from a Worcester charity could be withheld this year because there is not enough cash in the kitty. Fears that the Hopmarket Charity's funds are running low may mean denying St Barnabas Church in Rainbow Hill cash to create a community centre.

  • Man facing jail after car theft

    A BUSINESSMAN who stole a £2,900 car from an 80-year-old garage boss has been warned he is likely to be jailed. William Wade test drove the Peugeot 405 after calling at Grocondo Tramontana's garage in Clows Top, near Bewdley. He persuaded the pensioner

  • Mystery of dead man is solved

    A MYSTERY man found dead in a Coventry hotel room has been identified, thanks to the Evening News. The man, who was discovered at the Ibis Hotel in Cheylesmore on Sunday, August 20, is believed to come from the Stourbridge area and not Worcester, as previously

  • Mum was punched and kicked

    A WORCESTER woman who snapped after an 18-month feud admitted attacking a mother in front of her children. Jean Towers admitted attacking mother-of-two Emma Smith after an argument in Warndon's Cranham Drive on Tuesday, June 13. "Mrs Towers' daughter

  • Kicking up a right stink

    A Worcester man is kicking up a stink over the smell that seeps into his home. Michael Clift says that since he moved to Lower Wick 20 years ago there has been a strong odour coming from the Severn Trent sewage treatment works in Bromwich Road. He has

  • Pitchcroft has noble tradition of racing

    AS one of the "few people in the city who would be bothered if horse racing at Pitchcroft ceased"- D E Margrett's letter of August 16 - I have to reply with some thoughts which may be shared by the thousands of racing fans who regularly attend meetings

  • Don't lose touch

    ARE you a graduate of the University of Leicester? If so, you might like to know that Saturday, September 16, is a date you should certainly put in your diary. It is all too easy to lose touch with student friends and the university where you spent three

  • A lucky one

    OUR Bishop writes (Evening News, August 23) that "we live in a world where travelling thousand of miles is no longer unusual". Presumably, he is one of the lucky ones who can afford to do this. But there are a great many others - struggling unmarried

  • IT'S CHAOS AGAIN FOR A&E

    EMERGENCY care at Worcester's Ronkswood Hospital has been condemned as "poor" after a night of chaos in the A&E department. Charge nurse Richard Larkin - the most senior nurse on duty in casualty - described conditions as "chaotic" last night as ambulances

  • Man facing jail after car theft

    A BUSINESSMAN who stole a £2,900 car from an 80-year-old garage boss has been warned he is likely to be jailed. William Wade test drove the Peugeot 405 after calling at Grocondo Tramontana's garage in Clows Top, near Bewdley. He persuaded the pensioner

  • Bid to remove travellers from city site

    ACTION has been taken to remove travellers who moved on to council property in Worcester. The group of six caravans started to arrive on the site - next to the Perdiswell Leisure Centre car park, near to the canal - on Wednesday, sparking moves by Worcester

  • IT'S CHAOS AGAIN FOR A&E

    EMERGENCY care at Worcester's Ronkswood Hospital has been condemned as "poor" after a night of chaos in the A&E department. Charge nurse Richard Larkin - the most senior nurse on duty in casualty - described conditions as "chaotic" last night as ambulances