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  • Half-time: Kidderminster 0 Darlington 0

    The game slowed down with Harriers struggling to create anything of note. Darlington midfielder Ford was booked for a cynical challenge on Webb in the centre circle on 32 minutes. Darlington won their first corner of the game soon after when Jackson very

  • SUMMARY: Kidderminster 0 Darlington 0

    Goal-shy Kidderminster Harriers had to settle for their third 0-0 draw in a row in a dreary clash with relegation threatened Darlington at Aggborough. Jan Molby's men failed to capitalise or build on a bright start in a clash between two sides in the

  • 17/3/01 - Bulls hoping Trophy run will boost gates

    HEREFORD United are hoping their march into the semi-finals of the FA Umbro Trophy will help boost attendances for the rest of the season, writes Andy Holmes. A solitary Rob Elmes strike saw them through against Burton Albion and the Bulls are now looking

  • 17/3/01 - Ellis aims to be back at his best next term

    ANDY Ellis says it will be next season before Worcester City fans see him back to his best. The experienced midfielder, who recently returned to action after a year out with a broken leg, has turned in several impressive performances since his comeback

  • 17/3/01 - Bromley bonus

    SPENCER Bromley should be playing in the Premiership according to his coach Adrian Skeggs. The Worcester Rugby Club director of coaching believes the 31-year-old is yet to fulfil his true potential but thinks there is still time for the winger. Bromley

  • Ellis aims to be back at his best next term

    ANDY Ellis says it will be next season before Worcester City fans see him back to his best. The experienced midfielder, who recently returned to action after a year out with a broken leg, has turned in several impressive performances since his comeback

  • City game called off

    WORCESTER City's Dr Martens League Premier Division game at Havant and Waterlooville today has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at West Leigh Park. No new date has yet been set.

  • Evesham thrown out of cup

    EVESHAM United are considering an appeal to the Birmingham FA after being thrown out of the Birmingham Senior Cup. United were informed by letter this week that their quarter-final at West Bromwich Albion had been awarded to their opponents as the Robins

  • Bickerton in second spot

    WORCESTERSHIRE golf ace John Bickerton was today aiming to continue enjoying the good life in the Madeira Island Open. The Droitwich Golf Club member yesterday carded a second successive 67 for a 10-under-par total of 134 at Santo da Serra, just two behind

  • Early wickets boost England

    ENGLAND bagged four quick wickets to put them in the driving seat in the deciding Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo today. After Graham Thorpe's battling unbeaten century gave them an unexpected first-innings lead, Darren Gough and Andy Caddick worked

  • An idea which we won't drink to

    WORCESTER nightclub owner Steve Bradford says it may be worth quitting the Faithful City if opposition to a drinks promotion wins the day. The curious view comes after police parked outside his Images club in the early hours of Thursday morning. It's

  • Minister's visit brings good news for industry

    COMPANIES serving the motor trade in the West Midlands are to benefit from an extra £59m from the Rover Task Force Fund. The announcement was made yesterday by Secretary of State for Trade and Industry Stephen Byers before a visit to the Wyre Forest to

  • Crumbling house leaves 'no win' case

    HIGH Court judges have upheld a ruling against Worcester City Council brought by an angry tenant - but slashed the compensation to which she is entitled. Mary Rushton had sued the authority after she and her husband Michael, who has since died, bought

  • FOOT-AND-MOUTH: Lecturers leap in to prevent disease

    A CUTTING-edge method of disinfecting vehicles to curb the spread of foot-and-mouth will be launched by a Herefordshire agricultural company on Monday. Thousands of farmers across Britain look set to benefit from the product, which disinfects the undersides

  • Developer told to smarten up

    A DEVELOPMENT firm will be told to smarten up its act or face action from Worcester City Council - even though a senior planner believes a "cat-and-mouse" game may result. The authority's planning committee has decided that enough is enough, after hearing

  • 'Drug risk for kids'

    A TOLLADINE dad who stored methadone in his fridge could have killed his children, a court heard. Simon Fearnall had taken the labels off the bottles and left them in easy reach of the youngsters, Worcester magistrates were told. But the father-of-four

  • Record total for Comic Relief

    COMIC capers and fun fund-raising by thousands of Worcestershire people helped make it a record Red Nose Day as people said Pants to Poverty. Cash is still pouring in, but Comic Relief chiefs were celebrating today after the national cash total was put

  • HUNT AFTER BOMB SCARE

    A MALVERN man whose Houdini-like escape from a mental hospital led to a major bomb scare is today being hunted by police. Benjamin Bonnaud, clad in a tweed suit, wriggled through an 8in by 15in window before going on the run on Tuesday, March 13. On Thursday

  • Preview: Kidderminster v Darlington

    GOALS will be the order of the day for Kidderminster Harriers who have drawn their last two games 0-0. Boss Jan Molby was delighted with the clean sheets against Rochdale and Scunthorpe but is demanding a more positive approach at home to struggling Darlington

  • 1/4 time: Kidderminster 0 Darlington 0

    Harriers started with three up front and it quickly looked like their ambition could pay dividends. Bird whipped in a dangerous early right-wing cross which Darlington's key defender Liddle did well to win in the air and then clear. Tony Bird tested keeper

  • 3/4 time: Kidderminster 0 Darlington 0

    Harriers split the visitors defence on 48 minutes when Webb released Durnin and he laid the ball across to Bird but he failed to get a shot in at goal. Darlington were clearly fighting for their lives as they tried to steer clear of relegation danger.

  • Full-time: Kidderminster 0 Darlington 0

    Jackson just failed to connect with a driven Harper cross 10 minutes from time as Darlington tried to pinch the three points from Harriers. The home side retaliated and Durnin connected with a Skovbjerg cross only to shoot weakly and too close to Keen

  • Swept under the carpet of history

    IN human cost, it was the most devastating and tragic episode of the 20th Century yet, remarkably, it remains almost forgotten and buried in the history of the past 100 years. The Influenza Pandemic which swept the Western world in 1918 and 1919 is believed

  • Family's fortunes came from art and commerce

    THE Fearnside family has now been a well-known feature of the art and commercial life of South Worcestershire for about a century. It began with William Fearnside, who was Pershore "born and bred" and ran a printing and newsagent's business in that town's

  • Readers are hopeful in search for information

    THE search is on for descendants of a man who was Mayor of Worcester almost a century ago - Alderman J S Cook whose portrait hangs just inside the main entrance of the Guildhall. He lived from 1856 to 1927 and owned a printing and stationery business

  • 17/3/01 - Leading officials come to Sixways

    The Rugby Football Union's top officials will be at Worcester Rugby Club on Monday (March 19) to face questions from supporters. As part of a country-wide information tour, RFU president Budge Rogers and chief executive Francis Baron, assisted by other

  • Bromley bonus

    SPENCER Bromley should be playing in the Premiership according to his coach Adrian Skeggs. The Worcester Rugby Club director of coaching believes the 31-year-old is yet to fulfil his true potential but thinks there is still time for the winger. Bromley

  • Davies in Molby backing booster

    KIDDERMINSTER Harriers boss Jan Molby hopes that Ben Davies' intro-duction to Football League action will be the start of bigger and better things to come from the up-and-coming midfielder. The 19-year-old was handed his Nationwide League Division Three

  • Leading officials come to Sixways

    The Rugby Football Union's top officials will be at Worcester Rugby Club on Monday (March 19) to face questions from supporters. As part of a country-wide information tour, RFU president Budge Rogers and chief executive Francis Baron, assisted by other

  • 17/3/01 - Davies in Molby backing booster

    KIDDERMINSTER Harriers boss Jan Molby hopes that Ben Davies' intro-duction to Football League action will be the start of bigger and better things to come from the up-and-coming midfielder. The 19-year-old was handed his Nationwide League Division Three

  • Fears for letters in full postbox

    A POSTBOX was so packed with mail that letters jammed into it risked being stolen, a Worcester pensioner has claimed. Iris O'Brien was convinced the box on Shrubbery Road had not been emptied for a week when she spotted mail spilling out of the top. The

  • 'I may quit' says club's owner

    A WORCESTER nightclub owner says he is on the verge of quitting the city because of opposition to a drinks promotion. Steve Bradford said the last straw was when four police vehicles were stationed outside Images in The Butts during the early hours of

  • Bomb scare OAPs tell of second evacuation

    AN elderly Malvern couple have spoken of the moment a bomb scare forced them from their Pickersleigh Road home - two months after another evacuation. Ron and Christine Bromley were among several families asked to leave their homes on Thursday after a