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  • 4/11/00 - Cup exit proves to be a major blow for Bulls

    HEREFORD United have this week been counting the cost of their early FA Cup exit. Last year the Bulls made a cool £250,000 from their excellent run to the third round before bowing out to Premiership side Leicester City in a third round replay. But their

  • Future may be bleak for council house tenants

    IN the discussions about the future of Worcester's council housing, little attention has been given to the future of the housing service itself. Transfer to another organisation will allow much-needed investment in repairs and modernisation, benefits

  • Same old story

    IN yet a further reply to Wendy Hands, she obviously still has the same affliction as in the past - her need to allocate me a political box in which to exist. She would be surprised if she learnt of my views on national politics - opinions and views that

  • City's fond memories of a perfect gentleman

    GEORGE Armstrong, who died this week aged 56, will chiefly be remembered as a flying winger in Arsenal's League and Cup double-winning side of 1971. But to Worcester City fans, he'll go down in history as the man who took them out of the top flight of

  • 4/11/00 - Nick starts out

    DESPITE Worcester Rugby Club's table-topping form this year, the season starts this afternoon for flanker Nick Broughton. The 27-year-old makes his first appearance in a Worcester shirt since his summer move from Bedford, admitting his first few months

  • Skovbjerg targets a return to action

    LONG-term knee injury victim Thomas Skovbjerg is determined to stop being Kidderminster Harriers' forgotten man. The Danish winger is stepping up his recovery programme after being sidelined since March 11 with cruciate ligament damage. Harriers boss

  • Cup exit proves to be a major blow for Bulls

    HEREFORD United have this week been counting the cost of their early FA Cup exit. Last year the Bulls made a cool £250,000 from their excellent run to the third round before bowing out to Premiership side Leicester City in a third round replay. But their

  • Wolves aim to retain their top position

    WORCESTER Wolves are confident of maintaining their lead in the National Basketball League Division Three when they travel to Plymouth to take on Tamar Valley today (4.30pm). The newly-formed Wolves have stormed to the top after winning four of their

  • White hot for title triumph

    IF JIMMY White wins the Benson and Hedges Snooker Championship in Malvern the chances are he will celebrate with nothing stronger than a glass of mineral water. White is once again the star attraction of the 12-day tournament at the Willie Thorne Snooker

  • 4/11/00 - Skovbjerg targets a return to action

    LONG-term knee injury victim Thomas Skovbjerg is determined to stop being Kidderminster Harriers' forgotten man. The Danish winger is stepping up his recovery programme after being sidelined since March 11 with cruciate ligament damage. Harriers boss

  • 4/11/00 - Skovbjerg targets a return to action

    LONG-term knee injury victim Thomas Skovbjerg is determined to stop being Kidderminster Harriers' forgotten man. The Danish winger is stepping up his recovery programme after being sidelined since March 11 with cruciate ligament damage. Harriers boss

  • The good lesson that went missing

    IT'S unusual for us to hark back a day in this column, but an issue emerged from the floods yesterday which, after careful thought, we feel will strike a chord. The closure of Worcester Bridge - but only Worcester Bridge - led to many schools shutting

  • Man sent to prison for attack on son aged 6 months

    A WORCESTER man who shook his six-months-old son and bit his finger in a bid to stop him crying has been jailed for nine months. Tyrone Mills, aged 24, formerly of Cranham Drive, Warndon, was in tears as he left the dock at Worcester Crown Court yesterday

  • Special bus ferry service links east with west

    First Midland Red will operate a special emergency bus service today from Worcester to St John's via the New Bridge at Powick. Service 49 was due to operate between the temporary bus depot in the Corn Market and the Bull Ring, St John's, stopping at The

  • Record calls logged

    HEREFORD and Worcester Fire Brigade has received a record number of calls since the flood crisis began earlier this week. Between midnight on Sunday, and 3.30pm on Thursday, the brigade took 413 calls. Firefighters from across the region have rescued

  • Delivery service to marooned

    THE worst floods in 50 years were not enough to disrupt the local Meals on Wheels service for elderly and housebound people in Upton-upon-Severn. Women's Royal Voluntary Service Meals on Wheels organiser for the area, Annie Surman, received extra help

  • Deputy PM is heckled among the floodwater

    FLOOD victims in waterlogged Upton-upon-Severn say they were left disappointed after a visit from Deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott. The Secretary of State for Transport, Environment and the Regions stopped off at the town to see for himself how much

  • High spirits despite chaos

    PEOPLE affected by Worcestershire's floods have remained in high spirits despite continuous disruption to their normal routines. But the police say that some people have ignored warnings and put their lives and those of the emergency services at risk.

  • Barlow: We wanted to take action last year

    WORCESTER Labour Party wanted to take legal action over alleged irregularities in the 1999 elections but could not afford to do so, the party's leader has claimed. Councillor David Barlow says he and colleagues have kept files on All Saints ward for the

  • COUNCIL ELECTION IS PROBED: 'Irregularities' are alleged

    FRAUD officers have launched an investigation into alleged "irregularities" at Worcester City Council. Police officers from the Force Economic Crime Unit's fraud section are carrying out an inquiry into the May elections, prompted by members of the Asian

  • Lost history is found in a sack

    A WORCESTER club which quietly celebrated its centenary last year is delightedly catching up on its "lost" history! Or, to be more precise, the County Ground Bowling Club has suddenly found itself re-united with much of its documented past. Recently,

  • City working men's club celebrates its centenary

    FOUNDER members of a Worcester working men's club were begged at its opening a century ago never to gamble when playing cards or billiards, however small the stakes. The warning came from Worcester solicitor and benefactor Martin Curtler when he officially

  • 4/10/00 - White hot for title triumph

    IF JIMMY White wins the Benson and Hedges Snooker Championship in Malvern the chances are he will celebrate with nothing stronger than a glass of mineral water. White is once again the star attraction of the 12-day tournament at the Willie Thorne Snooker

  • Seeking the middle way

    GIVEN the difficulties for the country during the fuel crisis, it gives me little pleasure to say to the Government, "we told you so". However, the fact remains that we did. The Freight Transport Association, which represents industry's transport interests

  • Society's stance on perverts

    I SHARE Mrs L Pugh's sentiments over the lenient way our justice and welfare system seems to treat convicted paedophiles (You Say, October 13). Keeping convicted paedophiles on a national register is no guarantee against re-offending. We live in a very

  • Dream of Europe

    NO one can deny that globalisation is challenging the traditional role of our nation state. There must be a new kind of global government and Europe, with, or without England. But how can the people of member states be involved? The facts of alienation

  • Rebels with - or without - a cause

    YOUR Editorial says (Evening News, October 21) "the only question is (concerning drugs) what to do about it". I must admit, as an old fool of 63, it defeats me. Teenagers always have rebelled against authority, and indulged in the forbidden - cigarettes

  • Maloney makes his mark

    WELL- travelled Worcester matchman John Maloney made the long journey back from Cornwall worth- while by winning the first round of the prestigious Phoenix Individual League. Although the Severn at Pitchcroft and Paynes Meadow was running about two feet

  • Nick starts out

    DESPITE Worcester Rugby Club's table-topping form this year, the season starts this afternoon for flanker Nick Broughton. The 27-year-old makes his first appearance in a Worcester shirt since his summer move from Bedford, admitting his first few months

  • STOURPORT-UNDER-SEVERN!

    Lickhill Manor, Stourport, Friday morning. Lickhill Manor, Stourport, Friday morning. Stourport, Friday morning November 2nd.

  • THE EVENING NEWS BUILDING IN DEEP WATER!

    Friday November 2nd The scene this afternoon (Friday) outside the Evening News building in Hylton Road. The view looking down-stream towards Hallow. Pictures taken with the help of local canoeists!

  • North Mids shuffle their backs

    NORTH Midlands have reshuffled their side for their opening game in the Midlands Divisional Clubs 18-Group Rugby Union Championship against Staffordshire at Stafford tomorrow (2pm). Moseley's talented fly-half Jon Critchlow has been forced to withdraw

  • River peaks at Bewdley

    THE River Severn at Bewdley has peaked but is still expected to stay at a high level for some time, according to Kidderminster police. There have been around 110 evacuations in the affected area within the Kidderminster division. A number of residents

  • Rumours fuel panic on floods

    UNFOUNDED rumours about the effects of the floods are causing unnecessary panic among homeowners and increasing the strain on the police. A spokeswoman for Worcester police said that speculation had spread across the city about flood levels and "at risk