• 26/10/01 - Molby looks for repeat display

    KIDDERMINSTER Harriers boss Jan Molby has issued a 'more of the same' challenge to his players ahead of tomorrow's Nationwide League Division Three trip to Southend United (3pm). Molby was delighted with Harriers performance in Tuesday's 4-1 home demolition

  • Princess Royal due to sample Malvern Water

    CROWDS of well-wishers were hoping for a window of sunshine in today's rain as they prepared to welcome the Princess Royal on her second visit to Malvern this year. Princess Anne was due to tour the Malvern Water factory at lunchtime to mark the 150th

  • Dolls mystery is child's play

    DOZENS of pieces of miniature furniture reported stolen from a doll's house at a Worcester museum were pulled out of a hole in its roof a week later by a small child. Staff at the Museum of Local Life, who put in hours of painstaking work to paint the

  • Girl's street attack on youths

    AN 18-year-old Worcester girl attacked a pair of youths after they insulted her in the city centre. Amie Scrannage attacked Adam Jacovou and a friend in St Nicholas Street on Monday, August 20, Droitwich Magistrates' Court was told yesterday. "Mr Jacovou

  • Diamond lights mystery

    BRIGHT lights moving slowly across the night sky above St John's have been spotted by an intrigued Worcester pensioner. Noreen Brown wants to know what the bright diamond shapes she has seen are. "I don't believe in flying saucers or anything like that

  • FLOODS: Prepare for the same flood risk as last year

    MINISTERS have given the stark warning that Worcester and Bewdley are at exactly the same risk of flooding as last year. The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said there was a 30 per cent likelihood of flooding in Bewdley and a 20 per

  • Festival of Skills

    OFFICERS at County Hall have been practising to produce the longest single piece of apple peel in preparation for a competition next weekend. The Peel for Victory competition is part of the Skills on Show festival, a free celebration of the county's rural

  • Woman launched attack

    A WOMAN launched an attack on another female drinker in an Evesham pub after thinking she was staring at her. Sharon Dennick repeatedly punched the woman in the face in the Railway Hotel, Droitwich Magistrates' Court was told yesterday. "The victim had

  • Malvern Town FC - Fixtures/Results - 2001/2 season

    FIXTURES EXPRESS & STAR LEAGUE - West Midlands (Regional) League Saturday, October 27 Premier Division: Brierly & Hagley v Malvern Town. WFA Junior Cup: Malvern Town Reserves v Fairfield Villa. Tuesday, October 30 Premier Division: Malvern Town

  • Malvern face 'toughest test to date' with resolve

    Coventry side Broad Street, currently riding high in second place in Midlands Division One, make their first visit to Malvern this Saturday. Often used as a nursery for the famous old Coventry RFC side, Broad Street have a long history of rugby at the

  • Teams

    MALVERN RFC SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1. 1st XV v Broadstreet (Home). Meet 12.30 Railway Inn, KO 3pm. #1 Dress Code Maroon shorts. S Cooper, A Logan, J Daniell, D Short, J Owen, S Taylor, A Garner, A Ridley, G Blakeway, P Jenkin, R Young, R Flemming, G Richards

  • BERROW Correspondent: Mrs R Bolton Tel 01684 833287

    ON Saturday, November 24 at Berrow/Pendock Village Hall at 2pm Janet Charles will be holding one of her special jumble sales. All proceeds will go towards CLIC and some Malvern charities. Will you please start saving jumble, bric-a-brac or unwanted gifts

  • Good signs of progress

    Malvern U10s 5, DK's U10s 5 Dudley Kingswinford travelled to Malvern with their well-drilled under-10s squad looking for victory. Malvern had other ideas and the combined U9/10 team put in a performance which delighted their coach Ian Budd. "The boys

  • COLWALL Correspondent: Patricia Hockett Tel 01684 564872

    A Whist drive in aid of Cancer Relief will be held at Colwall Village Hall tomorrow (Saturday), starting at 7.30pm. The annual Christmas shopping trip to Cribbs Causeway will be on Sunday, November 18. Contact Liz Hallam on 01684 541148 to be sure of

  • LONGDON Correspondent: Eileen Moss Tel 01684 833256

    TOMORROW (Saturday), Outer Limits, the benefice church youth group, will be meeting from 7pm-9pm at Longdon vicarage. We shall be rehearsing for the next youth service on Sunday, November 4 at Castlemorton, in addition to the usual games, food and conversation

  • MADRESFIELD Correspondent: Mrs M Allsopp Tel 01905 830746

    MADRESFIELD Court Gardens were the venue for many a family outing last Sunday afternoon. The weather was fine and dry and many trees were wearing their autumn colours. Notable were the Horse Chestnuts and the Turkey Oaks whose leaves were golden brown

  • PENDOCK Correspondent: Mrs R Bolton Tel 01684 833287

    TOMORROW (Saturday) Pendock School Pandas and playgroup are jointly holding a '70's night' disco at Castlemorton Village Hall, 8pm till late. Tickets are £2.50 and to make this event a success we need to sell as many tickets as possible. Previous events

  • Museum holds talk

    Elgar's latest biographer Simon Mundy will give a talk at The Elgar Birthplace Museum, Lower Broadheath. The author will talk on "Elgar - The Musical Context of his Career" on Wednesday at 7.30pm. It is the second in a series of six illustrated lectures

  • Festival ends with three events

    ALDWYN Voices continue the Autumn in Malvern Festival tomorrow (Saturday) at Malvern Priory. Soloists Mark Bebbington, piano, and Louise Vale, organ, join them for a programme which includes work by Finzi, Tavener and Takemitsu, reflecting the Anglo-Japanese

  • Events to let you to enjoy bonfire night with safety

    BONFIRE night is almost here and organisers of displays and events around the district are putting the final touches to their plans. Safety campaigners have long advocated that people attend organised events and there are a lot to choose from. The first

  • Ghostly tales to make trick or treaters think

    Halloween is on Wednesday and with it will come a succession of phantoms and ghouls collecting sweets on the doorstep against the promise of a trick. But what about the real ghosts? Gary Bills-Geddes has been following the trail along Ledbury's ancient

  • Tree-lined trail with fallow deer en route

    This week we stay south of Dowles Brook, exploring the much more popular area of the Wyre Forest near the visitor centre at Callow Hill. The paths near the centre do get busy at times, but it's easy to find tranquillity once you leave the Forestry Commission

  • Time to prepare for news of war

    THE preparations for a ground war involving British troops may seem a million miles further away from our front rooms than the 3,500 miles, or so, which actually separate us from Afghanistan. It's our guess that most people, linked to the military action

  • The College Kings

    NEWLY-FORMED Kingsley College is forging ahead in the sporting field after creating a new inter-house system. The inaugural cross-country event was run in front of around 100 staff and students and all the college students competed in the first multi-sport

  • 26/10/01 - Belgians victorious but so is Upton club

    The final round of the IMBA European Championship proved a great success for the small Upton Motorsports club at its sandy Bromsberrow circuit near Ledbury. Despite torrential rain on the Friday evening the course dried out for the supporting classes

  • Pool pair continue to impress

    TWO Malvern-based pool players have been performing well in the new Gangsters Grand Prix, run by Supreme Pool Promotions. New Zealand international Mark Stephenson is placed third in the overall standings, having reached the semi finals of the first event

  • Cash boost for clubs

    THREE local sports clubs were among more than 100 community and voluntary groups to benefit from a share of £400,000 worth of grants from West Midlands Awards For All. Among the nearly 120 groups to benefit from the latest awards was Malvern Ladies Football

  • Noriko Ogawa, Malvern Theatres

    AS part of the ongoing festival celebrating Japan 2001, Malvern Concert Club presented the young pianist Noriko Ogawa in recital. The first half of the programme was devoted to compositions of Debussy and affirmed his many expressive timbres. In the cycle

  • Junior round-up . . . Junior round-up . . . Junior round-up

    Elmley Castle U-12 1, Bredon Colts 4 UNBEATEN Bredon bagged four first half goals to wrap up the points by the interval. James Offord scored a al four as the visiting side's play proved too good for an Elmley side much improved on previous seasons. Slick

  • Business takes off as air travel slumps

    A THRIVING Upton communications company has reported an unexpected upturn in business following the decline in air travel. Midland Communications is a world leader in video conferencing and, with businessmen reluctant to fly in the wake of the September

  • Striker Lee on target to move up "ladder"

    STRATFORD footballer, Lee Ross, is proving a big hit in the Dr Martens League, writes Mervyn Collins. The 22-year-old tops the Western Division scoring charts with nine goals and has helped Bloxwich Town establish themselves in their new surroundings.

  • Centre on target for end of year

    CONSTRUCTION work at Upton's new-look Hill Centre is continuing apace, with the town set to have access to its new facilities before the end of the year. The centre will play host to badminton, indoor football, short bowls and archery. A large room will

  • Boot sale boost

    A CAR boot sale organised by the Friends of Upton Primary School takes place tomorrow (Saturday), from 10am-2pm, on the school field. Proceeds will go towards the school's new outdoor play area. Tables will be provided in the school hall if it rains.

  • Cooking up stress-free Xmas

    A CORDON bleu cook will be showing people how to have a stress-free Christmas. Rosemary Needham, who trained under Rosemary Hume at the Cordon Bleu School, will be demonstrating the tricks of her trade at Hanley Castle High School next month. The event

  • Table-top fundraiser

    A table-top sale takes place at Hanley Swan Village Hall tomorrow (Saturday), from 10am to noon, to raise money for village hall improvements. Admission is 20p.

  • Informed address

    A TALK on the current world troubles, "Things ain't what they used to be", takes place on Thursday (November 1). Doug Barnett, an ex-serviceman with a special interest in the Middle East, will be the speaker. It is being organised by Upton Christian Viewpoint

  • Princess is anniversary guest

    PRINCESS Anne was due in Colwall today (Friday) to visit the Malvern Water plant as part of its 150th anniversary celebrations. The Princess Royal will meet and chat to past and present employees. Since receiving a Royal Warrant in 1909, the company's

  • No ghosts

    CHRISTIANS are offering a 'Hallelujah party' to draw children away from Halloween. The event is at Colwall Free Church on Wednesday involving games and craft activities. Sylvia Darby, a member of the church council, said: "This is our version of a Halloween

  • Malvern's secret history put right

    "WHAT did you do in the war, Mum?" asked my son. Well, I worked in an office at the Standard Motor Co (Aero Engines) in Pickersleigh Road, Malvern. This was a branch of the well known Coventry firm which had been allocated space in the factory of the

  • Robber in failed raid

    A postmistress faced down an armed robber who demanded money. Christine Kenyon was in Malvern Wells Post Office, along with a female shop assistant and a male customer, at about 3.15pm on Wednesday. She saw robber - and gun - outside the window before

  • This is no way to attract the tourists

    A GREAT many people have expressed their desire to retain the lovely seasonal displays of flowers on the Barnards Green roundabout, from the person in the street to the Civic Society. I understand that the Conservators own the land the flowers are planted

  • Chairman's death is shock to local Tories

    ANTHONY Ogilvie, highly-respected president of the West Worcestershire Conservative Association, died on Wednesday, after a short illness. Mr Ogilvie, aged 54, was born in London and went to school at Sutton Valence, Kent. After graduating from Southampton

  • Club close to finalising sale

    MALVERN Town Football Club is finally expecting to complete the sale of its Langland Stadium today (Friday). Club spokesman Richard Anson said on Monday that barring any last-minute hitches the deal would be wrapped up, leaving the club with the task

  • Fate of pub still unknown

    MYSTERY surrounds the fate of the Oddfellows pub in Colwall, which has been closed for several weeks. The pub, situated on Walwyn Road, halfway between Colwall Green and Colwall Stone, has now been boarded up and its telephone disconnected. It used to

  • Shot in the dark

    I realise that I could be missing something here, but I fail to understand how CCTV can be effective in an unlit area, such as Ledbury's recreation ground. Surely it is intended to be used with floodlighting? Judging from the 'manic' sounds emanating

  • Radar pioneer honoured

    A LIFETIME'S contribution to the development of cutting-edge radar technology was recognised with a prestigious award on Wednesday night. Bev Nichols, of Whitbourn Close, Malvern, was awarded the Johnston Memorial Trophy in a ceremony held by the Guild

  • Sad day for creche

    IT is with great sadness that tomorrow (Saturday, October 27) we see the closure of the Safeway Crche in Malvern. Myself and my children, Lewie and Lily, as well as many other parents and their children would like to say a great big thank you to all the

  • Council resists independent probe into field fiasco

    WELLAND Parish Council has resisted calls for an independent investigation into the Spittlefields Playing Field project and reiterated its determination to rectify any problems surrounding it. Following an update by Bill Carver, chairman of the Welland

  • Families furious at order to tidy graves

    RELATIVES whose loved ones are buried in a Malvern cemetery are furious after being ordered to remove edging stones and excess flowers from their graves. They have called the Worcester Diocese insensitive after arriving at St Matthias' graveyard to find

  • Thought for the Week

    HAVE you noticed the number of "makeover" programmes on television? They make fascinating viewing. There are series about gardens being completely changed (usually as a surprise), programmes about lifestyles being transformed and many shows that alter

  • Cup win crucial for City finances

    A MONEY-spinning FA Cup run could trigger the resurgence of Worcester City and pave the way for its future success says the club's chairman. Dr Michael Sorensen believes City's crucial fourth qualifying FA Cup tie at Belper Town tomorrow is vital for

  • Blunder blasted by stunned NSA boss

    THE scientific blunder which scuppered years of research into BSE in sheep has been described as "incredible" by the president of the Malvern-based National Sheep Association. John Thorley said he was stunned to find scientists had been testing cow's

  • Government funding gets mixed reaction

    FARMERS in the Malvern and Ledbury area have given a mixed reaction to the Government's announcement that it is to give £24 million to the Business Recovery Fund in the wake of the foot and mouth crisis. Margaret Beckett, Secretary of State for DEFRA,

  • Society elects new president

    JOE Henson, founder of Cotswold Farm Park, has been elected president of the Three Counties Agricultural Society. The son of Leslie Henson, a well-known actor and comedian in the Thirties and Forties, Mr Henson's involvement in agriculture stems from

  • Grand event gives community a lift

    COMMUNITY groups and charities from across Malvern and beyond will be congregating at Malvern Theatres next weekend. The occasion is the Grand Combined Charity Fair, organised by Community Action and taking place in The Forum on Saturday, November 3.

  • SUMMARY: Kidderminster 4 York 1

    Inspired Kidderminster Harriers pulled a terrific performance out of the bag just when it was needed to trounce York 4-1. Their 4-3-3 attacking formation created chances galore in an open, entertaining clash. Dean Bennett turned in a star performance

  • Confident United eye place in the first round

    CONFIDENCE is high in the Hereford United camp on the eve of their FA Cup fourth qualifying round tie clash at Dover Athletic tomorrow (3pm). The Bulls' are still buzzing after administering six of the best to struggling Scarborough last week but caretaker

  • Stadium application: Are the sleeping giants about to wake?

    THE blue and whites are sleeping giants according to a member of the Worcestershire Football Association. FA secretary Mervyn Leggett is completely behind a new state-of-the-art soccer stadium, which he says would unlock the full potential of the team

  • Daniels guards against red mist

    BROMSGROVE Rovers' boss Steve Daniels is looking to his players to keep a lid on tempers in tomorrow's Midland Football Alliance clash with Boldmere St Michaels (3pm). The Victoria Ground boss saw his side drummed out of the Ramases Cup by Bridgnorth

  • 26/10/01 - Daniels guards against red mist

    BROMSGROVE Rovers' boss Steve Daniels is looking to his players to keep a lid on tempers in tomorrow's Midland Football Alliance clash with Boldmere St Michaels (3pm). The Victoria Ground boss saw his side drummed out of the Ramases Cup by Bridgnorth

  • Brown worried by poor pitch

    STOURPORT Swifts' boss Rod Brown is bracing his high-flying side for a trip to the worst pitch in the Dr Martens Western Division at Sutton Coldfield tomorrow (3pm). Brown is set to change tactics to combat what he called an awful playing surface plus

  • Boyan blends sacred with rich folk legacy

    THE renowned Boyan Ensemble of Kiev is back for its tenth tour of the UK and is appearing in Malvern Priory on Saturday, November 17. Since its first visit, the choir has carved an impressive reputation for the power and spirituality of its performances

  • A taste of Midsummer

    A CONCERT featuring The Midsummer Quintet is being organised by Upton Arts Music Group. The group is based around the Malvern Hills, taking its name from Midsummer Hill. It consists of Derek Walker and Jennie Jones on violin, Neil Nicholls on viola, Michael

  • Traditional duo

    THE sound of traditional Canadian folk music comes to West Malvern Village Hall tomorrow night (Saturday). Nathan Curry and Linda Miller joined forces in 1993 and have toured annually across British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec. The duo's repertoire includes

  • Strikers missing

    For Saturday's trip to Brierley Hill, Town will be without suspended strikers Matt Upton and Andy Shepherd and Nick Clayton is very doubtful with a serious dead leg he picked up during his last appearance against Bustlehome. Town boss Joey Rawle will

  • Game ends in high farce

    Kington 1, Malvern Town 0 Malvern Town went down 1-0 to a 27th minute Danny Hill strike in an Express & Star West Premier Division game at Kington on Wednesday night. The game was thrown into high farce when referee A R Khalfey decided to send off

  • Decisions sink Town

    Darlaston Town 3, Malvern Town 1 Malvern Town suffered a disappointing Express & Star League defeat at Darlaston on Saturday. Playing down the home side's notorious slope in the first half, Town went ahead on 25 minutes when Mark Tipton stabbed the

  • Reason to bring back the birch

    HOW many readers will agree, that the Home Secretary should press for a new law to curb the violence we read about daily? I am convinced that if pain is inflicted on the culprit they would think and think again before they committed a similar act. I suggest

  • More study in order

    ALL I can say in response to Peter Nielsen's letter "When Fine Words Are Not Enough" (Your Say, October 19), is, thank God he is not in a position of political power. I would strongly suggest that he studies the rise of bin Laden and al Quida following

  • Time to take more pride in our city

    HERE are two issues I would like the people of Worcester to think about. Firstly, our lovely statue of the Queen Victoria, the surrounding area and the Crown Court car park in Foregate Street. It is an utter disgrace. This monument of our City is the

  • The facts speak for themselves

    MARION Large (You Say, October 18) accuses me of ''snipping'' at or disagreeing with the Government regarding the hunting issue. Perhaps she has forgotten that thankfully we live in a democratic society and are still able to speak freely. There is no

  • Versatile Edward eyes gold medal

    TEENAGE track sensation, Edward Dunford, is on track to repeat Daley Thompson's gold medal glory at the Olympic Games, writes Mervyn Collins. It's been a truly remarkable story for the 17-year-old from Broom, whose talents for throwing, running and jumping

  • Standard is gone but not forgotten

    A mention in a TV programme prompted a Malvern Gazette reader to write in and point out a small corner of the town's wartime history. Grace Loach, (nee Fenn) was surprised to see The Heart of the Country on ITV on October 9, in which it was said the Morgan

  • Cinemas

    Malvern Cinema: Moulin Rouge (12), 7pm Fri-Sun, 8pm Mon, Tue & Thurs. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (U), 3pm Fri-Sun, 5.30pm Mon-Wed, 1pm Thurs. Code Unknown (15) film special, Wed only 8.15pm. Odeon Worcester: See it first - The Others (12), Weds-Thurs

  • Echoes from the Past

    100 years ago An overcoat, stolen from Mr Betteridge's, Lower Howsell, on the 14th September, was one day during the present week discovered under some hop bins on a hop-yard between Stocks Lane and Bransford, together with another coat, which was not

  • It's time to discover epic

    DISNEY'S animated adventure Atlantis: The Lost Empire (U) and Moulin Rouge are the films at Malvern Cinema this week. Atlantis is being screened at 3pm from today (Friday) until Sunday at 5.30pm from Monday to Wednesday, and 1pm on Thursday. Moulin Rouge

  • Hip-hop dancers retell tragic tale

    A HARD-HITTING interpretation of the world's best-known tale of star-crossed lovers will hit Malvern Theatres on Tuesday (October 30). Rome and Jewels, described as West Side Story and Romeo and Juliet retold through the eyes of a hip-hop poet, gives

  • Animal cruelty leaves farmer facing jail threat

    A FORMER prize-winning Vale farmer, now bankrupt and living on £53 a week benefit, faces a possible jail sentence and a life ban from keeping livestock. Christopher Griffin, aged 53, of Nafford Lane, Birlingham, Pershore, pleaded guilty at Evesham on

  • Abba gold for Prems

    AFC Mazak 0, Malvern Premiers 3 Malvern Premiers made hard work of their 3-0 win against AFC Mazak last Sunday to go through to the third round of the Bernard Finnegan Cup. In the opening minutes Premiers were awarded a penalty, but Nick Kordas shot wide

  • Relieved to be through

    Kays Athletico 4, Express '88 FC 6 Express were relieved to come away with a victory from this Bernard Finnegan cup game. Despite racing into a fifth minute lead and a 3-1 lead at half time, Express could not find any rhythm or composure and found themselves


    Malvern Town 4, Albion FC 0 Town had to work hard for their 1-0 half-time lead. They controlled the game for long periods, but couldn't find that final ball. That was until Joel Skyers won the ball on the halfway line and played a well-weighted pass down

  • You need to book early

    NO football for Welland Juniors this week. Games re-start on Saturday, November 3. On November 4 an authentic Bangladeshi buffet is being held to raise money for the club. There are three sittings, 1pm, 6.45pm and 8.45pm. Early booking is essential on

  • McCoy lands win double

    TWO wins from four rides provided Tony McCoy with another profitable afternoon at Stratford last Saturday. The McCoy/Martin Pipe partnership landed two favourites on a day when the punters were in good mood with a succession of short-priced winners. McCoy

  • County is getting a bad deal claims MP

    MP Peter Luff has claimed Worcestershire is only getting "one-10th" of its entitlement from the regional development agency for the West Midlands. The Conservative MP's claim is based on a Parliamentary written answer he received from DTI Minister Alan

  • Losing the numbers game

    Upton 2 Tenbury 2 Upton started this home game three players short, a number of regulars being unavailable and Tenbury made their numbers count with an early goal. Shortly after Bev Ingram showed good timing with a well-struck equaliser. The forwards

  • Juniors take tighter grip

    MALVERN Juniors A team are firmly taking the top position in the third division with another three point win this week. David Smith and James Clarke each won two and the doubles for them when they met Express Juniors, who consisted of the complete Salisbury

  • One of those things

    GOLFER Cath Francis is celebrating after hitting a 'hole-in-one' on a Malvern Wells course. The 40 year-old from Fernhill Heath is a member of The Worcestershire Club and has been playing the game for over 30 years. She said: "It's just one of those things

  • What's on at the cinema

    ENIGMA (15) Kate Winslet falls for a brilliant Second World War code breaker at Bletchley Park. Odeon, Worcester (12.15, 3.00, 6.00, 8.30 Fri-Tues). Malvern Cinema (8.00 Fri/Sat) (7.30 Sun-Thurs) AMERICAN PIE 2 (15) The college kids with the raging hormones

  • ESO has Brahms back in spotlight

    FOLLOWING a sell-out opening concert of the ESO's Brahms Cycle earlier this month, the orchestra is welcoming violinist Philippe Graffin to Malvern for the first time. Philippe joins the orchestra for the second concert of the series at Malvern Theatres

  • An Autumn Serenade

    MUSICIANS from the Malvern area are to band together for a concert in aid of Acorns Children's Hospice. Ian Gifford, a bass singer from Malvern, Margaret Edgar, a mezzo-soprano from Cradley, and Barry Stone, a pianist from Suckley, will be joined by Vanessa

  • 26/10/01 - Sutton will stay put - Mitchell

    FORMER Solihull full back Ian Mitchell says transfer target Peter Sutton is set to stay at Damson Park. Reds manager Nicky Cross made a seven day approach for the striker when he was unsettled earlier in the season but he has since ousted Chris Smith

  • Lloyd lays down the law and lands Leams in it!

    Evesham 29pts, Old Leamingtonians 21 EVESHAM returned to winning ways on Saturday in Midlands West 3 (South) after an emphatic first half performance. Their open running style was soon to pay dividends as first full back Doug Payne and centre Ian Hurley

  • Events in and around Worcester

    Worcester Film Society presents "Beau Travail", Oct 26. 8pm. 41 Foregate Street, Worcester. Tickets available on 01905 355171/611742. Worcester City Football Club Presents County Music, with The John C King Family Band & Brian's Super Sound Disco.

  • Posturing that's no help at all

    PETER Nielsen's rant (You Say, October 19) turns back on itself more times than a dog chasing its tail. According to Mr Nielsen, the US should leave Iran, Iraq, Libya, Cuba, North Korea etc to order their own affairs - but he wants the US to tell Israel

  • A privilege

    LIKE Mr Showell (October 11) I haven't got a computer. Nor do I possess a colour TV, a washing machine, a vacuum cleaner, a CD player or a microwave oven. But I do get £92.15 a week to live on, and consider myself not disadvantaged, but privileged. I've

  • First glimpse of popular venture

    A STREET market for Malvern, the first in its history, was the talk of the town 25 years ago, when the Gazette reported the plan had been approved. It promised a 60-stall market on the old Back Lane car park, selling "mainly clothing and fruit and vegetables

  • Plan for films

    THE Courtyard arts centre, Hereford presents two contrasting movies during November. Steven Spielberg's AI - Artificial Intelligence (12) is a science fiction film that began life in the hands of the great Stanley Kubrick. It runs from Sunday, November

  • Screen selection

    ENIGMA (15), starring Dougray Scott and Kate Winslet, will be showing in The Roses in Tewkesbury at 7.30pm on Monday, October 29 to Thursday, November 1 (Tuesday at 8.30pm). Matinee showings include Cats and Dogs (PG) with Jeff Goldblum at 2pm on Monday

  • Crying out loud

    THE Myton Hospice shop opened its doors to Alcestrians on Saturday in an attempt to recruit new volunteers and make people aware of the Honey Pot Lottery. And proceedings were made even more lively as Alcester's Town Crier Keith Tomlinson joined in the

  • What's On

    Theatre October To Oct 27-You're Only Young Twice by Ron Aldridge at the Festival Theatre, Malvern Theatres. 2.30pm, 8pm. £10-£18. Box Office (01684) 892277. 27-Ennio Marchetto at the Forum Theatre, Malvern Theatres. 7.30pm. £10, 312. Box Office (01684

  • Family's TV drama

    A BEOLEY family will appear in a television programme tomorrow revealing how children have the uncanny ability to influence the money their parents spend. Rosie Walker, of Bransons Cross Farm, and her three children are one of two Midland families who

  • Misses prove costly as Rangers lose in injury time

    Express & Star West Midland League Division 1 South. Malvern Rangers 1, Wyre Forest 2 Having enjoyed four consecutive league and cup wins, Rangers were brought back to reality with this home defeat against a competitive Wyre Forest side, but a side

  • Beaten by a late goal

    All Blacks 3, Malvern Radar 1 A goal in injury time finally sealed Radar's fate in this Bernard Finnegan Trophy tie in Worcester last sunday. A much-improved performance from the previous week was only let down by their finishing in a game they probably

  • Malvern Elgar Junior League

    NEWTOWN SPORTS 2, BROCKHAMPTON BEAVERS 3 Newtown lost their unbeaten home record but should really have gained a convincing victory as they had 80 per cent of the play. Newtown opened the scoring with a well taken goal by Lee Jenkins after seven minutes

  • Power base doubled for electrical group

    A MIDLANDS-based electrical retailer has almost doubled its number of outlets following the multi-million pound buy-out of its rival. Powerhouse Retail Ltd, which has six stores across Herefordshire and Worcestershire, including one on Worcester's Elgar

  • Sun Valley is packing in hefty investment

    HEREFORD food processing company Sun Valley Foods has invested £2.5m in a new packing hall. The upgraded facility, at its Yazor Road food processing plant, is equipped with state-of-the-art cutting and packing machinery, designed to help the company expand

  • First league win comes against the top side

    West Premier League Div 1 (Ladies) Colwall 3, Bournemouth 1 Colwall were hosts to top of the league Bournemouth and were missing three first team players. However, they were able to call on the services of Coral Handley and Lucy Halligan, from the second

  • Captain loses out

    Malvern 2, Alcester 3 With the scores at two matches apiece, Malvern's fate was in the hands of their captain, Tim Cossali-Francis. In a contest at No 1 against the vastly experienced Pete Dunnett, there was no obvious winner until the final game when

  • Not so Magnificent 7

    SHAUN Daly's new look Bailiffs cruised to an eight-frame-to-one victory at the new impressive venue of Upton Social Club. Full compliments to The Magnificent 7 who were humbled by the scoreline but are sure to get better luck next time out. Neil Douch's

  • Christine sends gunman packing

    A WOULD-BE robber brandishing a gun was sent packing by a plucky Malvern postmistress who told him to "stop being silly". Christine Kenyon was confronted by the gunman as she worked at the counter of Malvern Wells post office. The raider, who used his

  • 'Please let our pub live on'

    REGULARS who have raised almost £160,000 to save their local pub are appealing for drinkers to keep battling against an application to convert it into a house. An action group wants as many people as possible to write to Herefordshire Council to objection

  • Royal bid faces stiff opposition

    WORCESTER is competing against 15 other cities in the competition to win Lord Mayoralty status. The Lord Chancellor's department, which is running the competition, announced the full list of entrants yesterday afternoon. Those competing against Worcester

  • STADIUM APPLICATION: Are the sleeping giants about to wake?

    THE blue and whites are sleeping giants according to a member of the Worcestershire Football Association. FA secretary Mervyn Leggett is completely behind a new state-of-the-art soccer stadium, which he says would unlock the full potential of the team

  • Finding ways to help others

    THE streets of Worcester will be going mad this weekend, when different organisations do their bit for Make a Difference Day (MADD). Giving blood and helping improve the environment are just some of the ways in which kind-hearted folk will be giving a

  • Malvern RFC - Fixtures/Results - 2001/2 season

    FIXTURES MIDLANDS ONE Saturday, October 27. Malvern v Broad Street. RESULTS MIDLANDS ONE 8/9/01: Dunstablians 41, Malvern 7. 15/9/01 (NPI Intermediate Cup) Malvern v Old Halesonians - Malvern walkover. 22/9/01: Malvern 19, Hereford 20. 29/9/01: Leicester

  • FLOODS: Village given a snub

    NO flood alleviation scheme is considered justifiable for Kempsey under current Government guidelines. That is the stark message offered to West Worcestershire MP Sir Michael Spicer by the Environment Agency. After last winter's floods, when the swollen

  • Time for a change

    Tick-tock, don't forget to change your clock, say children from Pippins Nursery, who meet at Hanbury Village Hall. Clocks must go back one hour at 2am this Sunday, marking the end of British summer time. It means residents can look forward to an extra

  • FLOODS: 'More defence is vital'

    THE Liberal Democrats have demanded to know what the Government is doing to prevent a repeat of last year's catastrophic floods in Worcestershire and Herefordshire. Malcolm Bruce, spokesman on Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, has tabled a series of

  • Fans in tribute to their pop idol

    THE annual benefit concert for a Worcestershire music idol is due to take place this weekend. Fans of Clifford T Ward will be descending on The Gainsborough Hotel, Bewdley Hill, Kidderminster, on Sunday, October 28. The singer, who has a worldwide fan

  • Another hat trick for Chris Prosser

    Malvern U14s 36, Dudley KinGswinford U14s 17 Malvern U14s took a rest from their cup heroics on Sunday, winning a spirited but friendly encounter at Dudley Kingswinford 36 - 17. The victory was based on another irresistible first half performance, with

  • Budding stars on display

    Malvern U11s 5, DK's U11s 22 MALVERN RFC's still unnamed U11s were well fired up when they met one of the toughest sides in the district last weekend, Dudley Kingswinford, at Spring Lane. With the half-term holidays leaving the home team short, brave

  • BOSBURY Correspondent: Mrs R Krinks Tel 01531 640076

    CHRISTMAS fayre poster competition, a prize of £10 is being offered for the best bright, lively poster to advertise this year's fayre. Posters should be on A4 paper and include the following information - Bosbury christmas fayre in Bosbury Parish Hall

  • BUSHLEY Correspondent: Mary Wilkes Tel Tewkesbury 293435

    THE monthly whist drive was held in the village hall on Wednesday. Winners were: P Baxter, M Millington, D Quiney, C Skirten, Mrs Hopkins, R Hartley, G Quiney, M Harley, L Quiney, A Peters, B Jones and D Bartlett. In the absence of Don Warren and Norman

  • Malvern U9s sneak home with late try

    Malvern U9s 5, DK's U9s 4 after a slow start to the season, the MRFC U9s came into their third game looking for victory. This showed from the start with an almost immediate try from Will Watling, followed by another, running end to end to score for Malvern

  • CALLOW END Correspondent: Mrs M Allsopp Tel 01905 830746

    THE evening of story telling held recently at St James' Church, Callow End raised £44 for Powick Church's facilities fund, the stories and tales based on the Malvern Hills were told by members of the Malvern Story Tellers. A coffee morning in aid of St

  • POWICK Correspondent: Mrs M Allsopp Tel 01905 830746

    AT last Sunday's morning service at St Peter's Church, baby April Emily Maxwell of Lower Wick was baptised and welcomed into the church by Rev David Nichol. During the service the choir sang Ave Verum by Elgar, accompanied on the organ by Sally Lindsey

  • West Malvern Correspondent: Colin Jackson Tel 01684 577604

    As most local residents are already aware, West Malvern Post Office will be closing for an indefinite period from 1.00pm on Monday. The good news, however, is that the closure may only be for a relatively short time. The Post Office is committed to maintaining

  • Betjeman aids organ appeal

    Malvern Priory is to host John Betjeman's verse autobiography Summoned by Bells in aid of its Organ Fund on Saturday, November 10. Entitled English Churches - a journey in words and music, the show will be performed by Paul Vaughan (narrator), David Harrison

  • Exhibition mixes classic art with modern touch

    CLASSIC and modern Japanese prints are on show in the Malvern Theatres as part of the Autumn In Malvern Festival. The exhibition comes from the Cultural Centre at the Japanese Embassy in London and, like other events in the festival, is part of Japan

  • Only floods could have saved Upton

    UPTON 3, EDWARDIANS 21 Upton entertained top-of-the-table Edwardians on Saturday. Despite heavy overnight rain the pitch was in perfect condition although after this match Upton may have wished for floods to help defend their perfect home record. Upton

  • Fairytale final

    JANET McMorran's delayed start to her season almost resulted in a fairy-tale ending as she reached the ladies' singles final at the US Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships in San Diego. It is one of only two events on the world-wide NEC Wheelchair Tennis

  • Klais Organ, Symphony Hall, Birmingham

    Symphony Hall, Birmingham, with its marvellous accoustics, built ten years ago, is completed now with the addition of the commissioned magnificent pipe organ, heard for the first time at the weekend. Built by Klais of Bonn, Germany, with more than six

  • You're Only Young Twice, Malvern Theatres

    THE story of a group of pensioners trying to recapture their youth in You're Only Young Twice seemed to tickle the assembled audience at the Festival Theatre. The story of the run up to Tom (Victor Spinetti) and Julia's (Carmen Silvera) wedding was a

  • Adam Thorpe, Cheltenham Festival of Literature

    WHEN a war is over, all sides seize the opportunity to adapt historical records to their cause, beginning a trail of lies that cause damage to others and to themselves. It is a theme explored by Adam Thorpe, writer of 1992's best-selling Ulverton, who

  • Irvine Welsh, Cheltenham Festival of Literature

    THERE was something deeply ironic about Irvine Welsh, hero of working-class depravity and privation, giving a polite interview in front of the massed middle-classes at the Cheltenham Festival of Literature on Friday. He railed against what he saw as the

  • Folklore of Gloucestershire by Roy Palmer

    With the icy fingers of Halloween knocking on the door, what better read could there be for fireside browsing than Roy Palmer's Folklore of Gloucestershire? The 297-page tome has been out of print for three years but has just been republished in a revised

  • Topsy-turvy time as United fail to deliver

    Evesham United 1, Shepshed Dynamo 2 EVESHAM United's Jekyll and Hyde season continued last Saturday but unfortunately for Phil Mullen's men the good doctor never called, writes Mick Clewes. A distinctly below par performance saw the visitors who were

  • Skate park is delayed

    PLANS to create a skate park in Upton are taking longer than expected become a reality. The town council offered an ultimatum to young skaters earlier in the year, challenging them to raise £1,000. It promised to add whatever was needed to create an area

  • Jubilee response 'pathetic'

    UPTON risks having nothing in place to mark the Queen's Golden Jubilee while the rest of the nation celebrates, the town's Royal British Legion president has warned. Bert Loynes, aged 78, of Hillsfield, has spoken out after witnessing a meeting last Thursday

  • Groups to share profit

    A COACH trip to the carnival in Weston-Super-Mare is being planned by two of Upton's voluntary organisations. The Severn Area Rescue Association (SARA) and the Tourism and Trade Association have got together to organise the trip. The outing will leave

  • Surgery plan wins support

    UPTON Surgery has been given planning permission for two temporary buildings in its car park. The buildings, to be used as consultation rooms, are intended as a stopgap until the proposed new medical centre is built. The Highways Partnership had objected

  • Chalet start

    A SCHEME to convert buildings near Upton into holiday chalets was given the go-ahead by Malvern Hills District Council's southern area planning committee. The plan was submitted by Mr and Mrs Martin who want to convert of two outbuildings at Little Boynes

  • Drivers get vivid warning

    THE frustrated owners of a listed Tollhouse at British Camp have painted their home bright yellow in an attempt to slow down passing traffic. The front of the 1840 Grade II listed building stands immediately on the edge of the busy A449 Ledbury to Malvern

  • Care home firm shows interest in plan for new Malvern Hospital

    A MAJOR care home operator has expressed interest in working with the health service on a new Malvern hospital. Property adviser GVA Grimley has written to Worc-estershire Community and Mental Health NHS Trust on behalf of an unnamed client looking to

  • Confident objective will be achieved

    I AM writing concerning your reports about resignations from the Welland Parish Council which have been linked to difficulties experienced by the council in rectifying the unsatisfactory state of the Welland Playing Field. It is possible your readers

  • Feeling vulnerable

    IN response to the letter from Frank L Jones (Postbag, October 12), what I wish to say in no way diminishes the horror still felt when we hear of Japanese atrocities in the last war. There seemed to be a curious lack of reprisals for those responsible

  • Make time for God

    When I go shopping at the Link on a Friday morning, I now endeavour to plan to be at the United Reformed Church in Worcester Road for their 10.30am Shoppers' Service. I can highly recommend this 20-minute event for all who feel, in these days of uncertainty

  • Answers not spin

    Why am I not surprised by the article on the front page of the Gazette (October 19) in which it is claimed Malvern Town Council could go 'bust' by the end of this year. What on earth does a glorified parish council, for that is what it is, whatever name

  • Extending suffering

    AS if it's not bad enough that millions of British farm animals suffer and are slaughtered, now restaurants want to extend the suffering to Kangaroos, Bison and Ostriches. Kangaroo hunters kill indiscriminately, mothers being shot and their babies wrenched

  • We're caught in crossfire, says firm

    THE company which supplied Malvern Town Council with the telephone system for its new Belle Vue terrace offices said this week that all its work had been done to the specification demanded. Upton-upon-Severn firm Midland Communications was initially approached

  • Fire station needs £100,000

    UP to £100,000 could be needed to carry out repairs to the roof of Malvern's fire station. The roof of the station, opened in 1985, leaks during heavy rain, fire brigade spokesman Alec Mackie said this week. The station in Worcester Road was purpose-built

  • Dress shop owner severs final thread

    THE owner of the oldest owner-occupied shop in Barnard's Green is retiring after 22 years. Mike Montfort opened Just Sew in 1979 as a haberdashery and dressmaking shop. Since then it has seen a slight name change to Just So and has branched out from dressmaking

  • Parking problems are driving shoppers away

    TRADERS in Barnard's Green have expressed anger over the state of car parking outside their shops. Businesses say the lack of proper car parks is driving customers away. Some also claim the police are doing nothing and the lack of traffic wardens means

  • Unified vision for high-tech growth

    The long-term future of the Malvern Hills Science Park is under discussion with every indication of a bright future. Jon di Paolo reviews progress and asks why its success is important. PLANS for a multi-million pound expansion at Malvern Hills Science

  • Blueprint is guide to growth of village

    A BLUEPRINT for the future of Colwall that has taken two years to formulate was handed over to the village library on Tuesday. Forty copies of the Colwall Village Design Statement, which looks at the landscape, settlement patterns, housing designs, economy

  • Jubilee groups get ball rolling

    COMMUNITY groups planning to celebrate the Queen's Golden Jubilee have started the ball rolling by leafleting homes in the Poolbrook area of Malvern. Organisers of Poolbrook Jubilee Party are determined to make the event on Saturday, June 1, a success

  • Summer Show to stay on calendar

    THE Three Counties Show will be back next year, organisers have announced, but they will not be ditching its emergency replacement. The Three Counties Agricultural Society (TCAS) was forced to cancel the June show because of foot and mouth. The date for

  • Changing attitudes could shift focus for future farm subsidies

    We are busy drilling winter wheat, the last field went in yesterday (October 15) after potatoes. What a pleasant contrast this autumn to last year when all of the dairy herd had been housed for over a month because of the desperately wet conditions and

  • Park impresses on three under par

    HEREFORD'S David Park was tucked in just behind the leaders after the first round of Telefonica Madrid Open. The Burghill Valley member recorded a fine three under par 68 on the Club de Campo course to lie five shots off the pace set by Ireland's Pardraig

  • Alice Ottley stars score with hat-trick

    ALICE Ottley's girls have once again been setting the standard across the sporting spectrum. Worcester's superstars of the future have won through to finals of major lacrosse and netball tournaments while Kay Scott struck gold at national weight-lifting

  • City wait for fitness verdict on key duo

    INJURY and suspension threaten to hamper Worcester City's FA Cup chances when they take on Unibond Division One side Belper Town tomorrow (3pm). Paul Carty (ankle and Achilles) and Ian Cottrill (knee) will have late fitness tests while striker Mark Shepherd

  • School at forefront of scheme

    A NEW initiative spearheaded by Malvern schools is set to be extended throughout Worcestershire. The county's director of education, Julien Kramer, wants all schools to commit themselves to Investors in People. So far, 150 of the county's 300 schools,

  • 26/10/01 - Cup win crucial for City finances

    A MONEY-spinning FA Cup run could trigger the resurgence of Worcester City and pave the way for its future success says the club's chairman. Dr Michael Sorensen believes City's crucial fourth qualifying FA Cup tie at Belper Town tomorrow is vital for

  • Molby looks for repeat display

    KIDDERMINSTER Harriers boss Jan Molby has issued a 'more of the same' challenge to his players ahead of tomorrow's Nationwide League Division Three trip to Southend United (3pm). Molby was delighted with Harriers performance in Tuesday's 4-1 home demolition

  • Malvern loco saved from the scrapheap

    A DIESEL locomotive which ferried passengers in the Malvern area 40 years ago is being lovingly restored to its former glory after being rescued from the scrapheap. Gary Hibbs and John Wade, members of the South Yorkshire Railway Society, tracked locomotive

  • Blonde makes heads turn

    THEY say blondes have more fun and in the case of actress Reese Witherspoon (right) it certainly seems to be true. The head-turning star is the toast of Hollywood thanks to her lead role in the comedy Legally Blonde which has been a massive success in

  • 20/10/01 - Malvern pay for poor discipline

    Walsall 35, Malvern 30 Malvern's first visit to Delves Road saw a ding-dong battle with the hosts just shading the result after a nail-biting match which saw the lead change several times. Malvern started in positive fashion, taking the play to Walsall