• 16/10/03 Early LDV exit for Harriers

    QPR 2, HARRIERS 0 PUNCHLESS Kidderminster Harriers failed to make it beyond the opening LDV Trophy round for the first time on Tuesday. Harriers battled gamefully against one of Division Two's top sides and a former Premier League club in QPR. But that

  • Misys bouncing back

    MISYS Healthcare Systems was recovering, today, after reports that some of its software products had been "recalled" from America hospitals. The US Food and Drug Agency announced last Friday that the company - a subsidiary of Misys plc, based in Pitchill

  • PolymerLatex spends day widening future scientists' horizons

    BUDDING scientists from a city college were able to escape the classroom and gain hands-on experience in the field. PolymerLatex welcomed a group of 17 and 18-year-olds studying A-level chemistry at Worcester Sixth Form College, in Spetchley Road. Alongside

  • Fab festival finishing with a fine flourish

    STRATFORD'S music festival is coming to a conclusion - but not before enthusiasts have an opportunity to enjoy a range of performers. The festival ends on Saturday, when King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys bring their brand of rhythm and blues and zany

  • Look Sharp for folk gig

    TO mark the centenary of the collection of the first folk songs in England by Cecil Sharp, which helped launch a revival of English folk music, the compiler's achievements will be celebrated at Huntingdon Hall. Ashley Hutchings and members of the Albion

  • 16/10/03 Performance was 'unacceptable'

    SPORTS EDITOR'S MAILBAG ANOTHER defeat for Kidderminster Harriers against poor opposition on Saturday. Just how long can Ian Britton hang onto his job? The display against Southend was totally unacceptable and I can't see how the performances will improve

  • 16/10/03 Drewe returns to haunt strugglers

    HARRIERS 1, SOUTHEND 2 THE summer exit of Drewe Broughton has remained a big debate among Kidderminster Harriers fans. Is his departure partly to blame for this season's struggles? There can be no doubt Harriers have missed a tall physical player of Broughton's

  • Not so much horses for the course I take

    I LIKE to run and not only do I enjoy taking in the beautiful scenery but it keeps me fit and keeps me in training for race events where I can raise money for charities. However I do get annoyed about the amount of horse manure on the pavements, which

  • Don't you know it's rubbish for old folk

    Recycling (again). Reading the letter in last week's Journal (October 9) from Sharon Casswell, client services manager at Wychavon District Council, this tells me nothing new and reiterates what I said in my letter, bottles have to be taken to a bottle

  • Longer wait for City

    WORCESTER City will have to wait until April to hear the outcome of a public enquiry into the club's proposed Nunnery Way stadium. The St George's Lane club had been hoping for a December or February date to hear the recommendation of independent planning

  • Charity worker's date with Queen

    A PERSONAL meeting with the Queen in a private drawing room at Buckingham Palace was an unexpected honour for charity fundraiser Margaret Brown. Mrs Brown, from Worcester, had been chosen to attend a special "pioneers" reception, after being nominated

  • Students handed a lesson!

    Pershore 13, Aston University 1 PERSHORE started their second Coaching Solutions League game showing good composure as they made Aston chase the ball all over the park. The breakthrough came midway through the first half after a fine move involving Russell

  • Experts hunt for baby's mother

    ABANDONED baby experts have been called in to help police officers in the county trace the mother who abandoned her six-week-old baby in the toilets of a Kidderminster shopping centre. Concerns are growing for the welfare of the mother, who abandoned

  • Rapist children's home boss jailed for 'vile' sex attacks

    THE former principal of a Worcestershire children's home, who molested five girls in his care, has been jailed for 12 years. A jury at Worcester Crown Court yesterday convicted 62-year-old Brian Gillam of four counts of rape, five of indecent assault

  • Denied at the death

    Bretforton 3, Devizes 4 SATURDAY'S Severn Lea-gue Northern Division match saw Bretforton make a pro-mising start with some good build-up play from Blanche Surman, Lisa Workman and Sophie Corbett. However, it was Devizes who proved the stronger in the

  • Body-in-the-boot jury told of swap

    A WITNESS has told how he swapped his axe for a machete with the Worcester man accused of hacking his flatmate to death and chopping his body in half. Nigel Smith told Birmingham Crown Court yesterday that he had made the swap on the evening of Monday

  • Woman, 79, found drowned in bath

    A 79-YEAR-old woman was discovered by her psychologist drowned in her bath, an inquest at Stourport-on-Severn heard. Hilda Davies, who was well-known by her middle name Muriel, had received weekly visits by Timothy Lacey, a trainee counselling psychologist

  • Three weeks to get rid of the rabbits

    A FORMER Playboy model who breeds and sells bunnies at her Worcestershire home has been ordered to "hop it" by councillors. Mother of 10 Annette Edwards has been served with an enforcement notice by Wychavon District Council, ordering her to stop running

  • Police praise public for info

    POLICE have received valuable information from the public on two crimes in Worcestershire thanks to appeals in the Evening News. The new information on an assault on three men in a Malvern pub and a foiled attempt to snatch a woman's handbag in Worcester

  • Charges denied

    POLICE who raided a restaurant owner's home found stolen goods worth more than £15,000 inside, a jury heard. Denny Cheung was in possession of 209 items taken during a burglary at Do-it-All in Malvern and 15 grabbed in a break-in at Greenwich Resources

  • Youngsters cry foul as team barred

    YOUNGSTERS from Lyppard Rangers FC were "reduced to tears" after being booted out of an under 12s competition after refusing to play on a "glass-ridden pitch", according to a parent. Attempts were made to sweep up the shards but angry parent Jim Staunton

  • It's pedal power - with a bit of help

    A MAN with learning difficulties will have a new lease of life thanks to the donation of an electric-powered bicycle he had spent months saving for. Colin Wallis, who lives in Mencap sheltered housing in Worcester, had relied on old-fashioned pedal power

  • Blindfold me and hand me the car keys...

    A CHARITABLE Worcestershire worker is taking up the challenge of driving a Land Rover blindfolded to raise funds for a blind charity. Sabrina McLaughlin, a branch administrator at Adecco in St Nicholas Street, Worcester, will drive blindfolded around

  • Distracted by burglars

    POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a distraction burglary in which cash was stolen from an elderly woman in Queen's Court, Ledbury. The burglary happened at about 9.30pm on Monday, October 13, when a man entered the woman's home through an open window

  • Benefit cheats guilty

    MALVERN Hills District Council has successfully prosecuted two people in cases of benefit fraud. Sean Casey, aged 29, of Church Road, Malvern, appeared before Worcester Magistrates Court on Wednesday, September 24, where he pleaded guilty to failing to

  • Trees are safe as flats plan rejected

    NATURAL woodland at the entrance to the Malvern Link conservation area will remain untouched, after a plan to build 67 apartments there was dismissed on appeal. The development of the site between Worcester Road and the Safeway supermarket, on Roman Way

  • She's still our idol

    PERSHORE singing sensation Tamsin Vaughan is looking forward to a bright future despite missing out on a place in the final rounds of Pop Idol. Tamsin, who failed to win the public vote on last Saturday's show, has been on photo shoots and is holding

  • Where's my mum?

    "ANNIVERSARY checks" will be launched in Kidderminster town centre tomorrow as the police step up their efforts to trace the mother of a baby abandoned last Friday. Officers will be handing out leaflets appealing for information and questioning shoppers

  • Traffic chaos sparks row

    HIGHWAYS chiefs have come under fire for closing Bewdley bypass this week - causing traffic chaos for thousands of drivers. As commuters faced 90-minute tailbacks for a mere three quarters of a mile journey, calls have been made to ensure the town never

  • Parents battle to stop school's axe

    FURIOUS parents are fighting to save a special school which is set to close within a year. Staff at Wolverley's Alexander Patterson School, which caters for youngsters with moderate learning difficulties, have been told their jobs are on the line. Falling

  • Firm to pay driver £460

    A DELIVERY driver who sought compensation for unfair dismissal after being accused of "driving like a madman", has been given a basic £460 award by Birmingham Employment Tribunal. Nicolas Jones, 25, of Stourport Road, was sacked by Pelican Fine Foods,

  • Speed bumps hike up fares

    TAXI fares will be bumped up as out-of-pocket cabbies struggle to fight losses caused by speed bumps and other "traffic calming" measures. The hike in prices - set to bite on certain fares from November 1 - has been supported by drivers who are angry

  • Delight for all as play area opens

    CHILDREN in Bewdley rejoiced on Saturday after the ribbon was cut to open a vital new play area. An all-weather sports court, swings and a slide make up the new facility on Shaw Hedge Road in Wribbenhall, which was re-opened after years of neglect. The

  • Buyers snap up Sion Hill homes

    MONTHS of work to restore the historic Sion Hill Court in Wolverley has paid off - with all five of the exclusive properties in the main house being snapped up in a single weekend. The Georgian building has been radically transformed into seven luxury

  • Birlingham

    PARISH COUNCIL: Present were, Chris Reynard, Tony Hall, Mrs June Hiden, Paul Hiden, Mark Smith, and Pat Farey, county councillor - Mr Adrian Hardman and three members of the public. Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 - access to Asham Meadow discussed

  • Bredon

    VILLAGE HALL AGM: Bredon Village Hall trustees at due to hold their annual meeting at 7pm, on Wednesday, November 26, in the hall. Because the trustees should be as representative as possible of the various aspects of village life, the trustees are keen

  • Chipping Campden

    CAMERA CLUB: At the first meeting of the season, members and visitors brought in prints and slides for peer review. Clive Lockyear and John Kemplay steered the club to offer appraisal and comments of the assembled images. As well as seeing how members

  • Pumpkins add autumn colour

    COLOURFUL pumpkins are providing an added attraction to fields on farms in the Vale of Evesham. Pumpkin fields in America have been a common sight for many years and now more growers in this country are producing the eye-catching crop. One such grower

  • Willersey

    BLEDISLOE SUCCESS: The Bledisloe Plate, recently awarded to Willersey, was presented to the parish council chairman, Maurice Andrews, recently by the Council for the Protection of Rural England chairman, Judge Gabriel Hutton. The village has now won the

  • 16/10/03 - Whitby for Rovers

    WHITBY Town stand between Bromsgrove Rovers and a place in the FA Cup first round proper. The North Yorkshire side from the Dr Martens Premier held on for a 2-1 home replay victory against Warrington Town of North West Counties One last night after the

  • 15/10/03 - FA Cup big time awaits

    BROMSGROVE Rovers are one win away from the FA Cup first round proper and a possible clash with Football League opposition. George Rooney's side booked their final qualifying round place with an excellent 2-0 victory at Congleton Town last Saturday -

  • 15/10/03 - Reserves edged out

    ROVERS Reserves were edged out 5-4 at Worcester City Reserves on Monday night, having led 3-0 at the break. Last Saturday, new signing Michael Swan scored two minutes into his Rovers debut as the Reserves won 2-0 at Oadby. Sean Maynard scored the second

  • KILL BILL VOL 1(18) UCI, Merry Hill

    SO much has been said about Quentin Tarantino's long-awaited fourth film ahead of its release that you could well find yourself loving or hating it before even settling into a cinema seat. However, after the first instalment the jury is still out - thanks

  • Barry Norman Ramada and Resort Hotel

    WHEN it comes to movie anecdotes, Barry Norman has them coming out of his ears. After five decades spent probing the good, the bad and the ugly of Hollywood, the legendary film critic certainly has a few stories to tell. And tell them he does, kicking

  • The Valentines and Russell Painter Bewdley Baptist Church

    THE last time The Valentines and Russell Painter combined in a concert, it was so successful they decided to repeat the idea, and again entertained us superbly. The ladies are always asked to sing My Heart Will Go On and, although I have heard this many

  • Stourport Brass Band Ramada and Resort Hotel

    WYRE Forest's marvellous band delighted their audience with music from the show/film Brassed Off, which they have appeared in on stage several times. From the show was the march Florentina, the glorious Clog Dance, and my own favourite - Danny Boy, in

  • Traffic worse in our town

    I AM sick of the saga of Wyre Piddle residents and the bypass, they have got what they wanted. When is something going to be done about the volume of traffic, and the type of traffic which daily besieges Pershore. I live in the High Street and the movement

  • Tackle Titus for a tenner

    TITUS for a tenner - that's the offer from the Royal Shakespeare Company. Although director Bill Alexander has hailed Titus Andronicus as "the biggest blood bath in Shakespeare's canon", his depiction of some of the most extreme acts is fairly restrained

  • Stourport are off the mark

    HOCKEY: A point at home to promoted Bowdon ensured Stourport got their National League Division One campaign up and running. Stourport, defeated at Firebrands the previous week, equalised three times during Sunday's battle before holding a brief lead.

  • Dodgy goal denies town

    HOCKEY: Simon Burkes gave Kidderminster an early lead but they let it slip in a 3-2 West Midlands League Premier Division defeat at Old Silhillians. Burkes struck from a penalty corner within five minutes of the start at Solihull but Old Sils came back

  • More expected

    ROWING: Stourport Boat Club were disappointed to bag only seven wins at the Worcester Autumn Head with no competition in many statuses. But the juniors were again out in force with fine wins for Jess Danby in the girls' J15 singles and Dan Brighton in

  • Running women

    ATHLETICS: Amazing Feet ladies finished 11th out of 13 teams at the Midland Women's Cross Country League's first race in Cheltenham. With captain Sarah Lewis injured, Sarah Armstrong led the team home in 25 minutes 31 seconds for 43rd position overall

  • Youngsters' bronze

    GYMNASTICS: The 10-and-under level four team from Wyre Forest Gymnastics School clinched bronze at the West Midland Regional Individual Team Apparatus Championships. Jessica Atkinson, Abbie Yapp, Lizzie Field, Annabelle Scott and reserve Charlotte Taylor

  • Magpie continue fine turn-around

    DARTS: Cock and Magpie A's 100 per cent start continued with another convincing victory in the Banks's Bewdley League. Last season's bottom side defeated holders Great Western 5-2 with Ian Crumpton, Alan Marshall and Sam Crumpton all on song. Bliss Gate

  • Another success

    CHESS: Kidderminster's domination of Stafford teams continued with a 4-2 away victory in Wolverhampton League Division One. Dave Close's enterprising opening play had his opponent foxed but Gerald Link was somewhat fortunate to defeat Stafford captain

  • STUART BROCK - Goalkeeper. 26/9/76. 6ft 1ins. Squad number 1.

    Released by Aston Villa, Brock signed for Harriers in September 1997 after a short spell at Northampton Town where he failed to make an appearance. He made his Harriers first-team debut in November of the same year and has proved himself a fine shot-stopper

  • From the archives 100 years ago - October 17, 1903

    THE programme for the Vale of Evesham Camera Club for the winter session has now been arranged. It is drawn on attractive and practical lines and should be the means of enabling members not only to enjoy some very pleasant evenings but to gain a good

  • ADAM WILLIS - Centre-half. 21/9/76. 6ft 1ins. Squad number 18.

    Impressed on trial with Harriers during pre-season and signed a one-year deal before the start of the 2003/04 season. Started his career as a young professional at Coventry but was not given a first-team debut for the then-Premiership club. The promising

  • JOHN MELLIGAN - Midfield. 11/2/82. 5ft 9ins. Squad number 8.

    The attacking midfielder returned to Aggborough on loan after several attempts by Ian Britton to re-sign him. Melligan, a Republic of Ireland U-21s international, grabbed 12 goals for Harriers last season. But his club Wolves have restricted him to reserve-team

  • Dark Nights

    I LIKE the darker evenings that October brings. The evenings are not too chilly and it gets dark early enough to go out and about trying to meet some of our nocturnal wildlife. Nights such as we have had recently, with spectacular full moons which rose


    KIDDERMINSTER'S Harry Richards caught 20 trout to 2lb 8oz, using a white lure on the Stella Lake. Another angler caught 21 trout to the same weight but with a cat's whisker. On the Masters, a pink fritz caught a 19lb 8oz trout, while four trout with a


    THERE has been good fishing on coarse waters with weights from 15.5lb to 57lb. The most popular baits have been meat, corn, and maggots. Wednesday Open, Heron: Norman Hayes 57-4 (35), Roy Arnold 37-0 (25). Sunday Open, Heron: Ken Perrin 84-5 (16), Pete

  • Dynamite Dean pursues trial joy

    ATTACKING midfielder Dean Spragg is hoping to boost his chances of making a career for himself in the sport. The 16-year-old King Charles I High School pupil is currently in trials for Worcestershire U-19s and England U-18s. Spragg plays for Cradley Town


    M COOK landed a 22lb 9oz mirror carp on Sunday morning and went on to win the contest with a total weight of 64lb 13oz, fishing meat over corn. Full result, Dragonfly: Cook 64-13, D Horton 23-1, W May 19-14. Frobisher AC, Dragonfly: Brian Henshaw 18-4


    PITCHCROFT: Ron Russell 10-12, Neil Walford 8-6, Bert Potter 5-10 Barry Southall 5-4. A Fur and Feather contest is on Wednesday at The Camp, Grimley, draw 9am. Anglers are asked to take a prize and are invited to a meal afterwards.

  • Wills' heroics nearly work

    A SUPERB display by keeper Simon Wills failed to save Wyre Forest Brintons from a 2-0 home defeat to West Midlands League Division One South leaders Bridgnorth Town Reserves. Wills kept out dominant Bridgnorth for the first 30 minutes before Forest Brintons

  • Two deny assault

    TWO men are to face trial at Worcester Crown Court on a charge of assault causing actual bodily harm. Dennis Loveridge, 31, of Dowles Road, Kidderminster, and Maurice O'Connor, 22, of Woodbury Road, Hartlebury, pleaded not guilty and were granted bail


    JOHN Grant Aggregate Weight Cup final round, canal, Lyttelton water: John Gale 1-14, Richard Broadhurst 1-6, Colin Garbett 0-13-8. Final cup results: winner Gale 5-0, runner-up Broadhurst 3-9-4, 3rd Pete White 3-8-8, 4th Frank Guest 3-0-0, 5th Colin Garbett

  • Drugs case adjourned

    The case against a man on drug charges was adjourned after Worcester Crown Court was told he had been rushed to hospital. Kenneth Morris, 53, of Kinver Avenue, Kidderminster was due to be sentenced for possession of cocaine and cannabis. But his barrister


    BILLS Pools, Tenbury Wells: 1 B Hill, 2 C James, 3 M Scott. A contest will be held on Sunday on Droitwich Canal. The draw will be made at Ombersley Way at 8.30am.

  • Farrell on target

    AARON Farrell's fourth goal of the season gave Kidderminster Harriers a 1-0 Midland Floodlit Youth League Premier Division win over Leamington. Harriers visit West Brom next Wednesday. Stourport Swifts went out of the League Cup first round in a 6-1 loss

  • Hunt for credit card fraudster

    OFFICERS are appealing for information following a deception at Comet in Carpet Trades Way in Kidderminster on May 1 where a man bought a mobile phone with a stolen credit card. The offender is also thought to have used stolen credit cards at Somerfield


    STAFFORDSHIRE/Worcestershire Canal, 37-38: M Weston 4-6, M Sztybel 3-0, Bob Harris 2-12, J Moon 2-11. The next contest will be on Sunday, October 26, on Lyttelton 44-79.

  • Defensive lapses gift leaders win

    Redditch Utd 3, Evesham Utd 1 SCHOOLBOY defending and a couple of old boys taught the Robins a harsh lesson at the Valley Stadium on Tuesday night, writes Mervyn Collins. The Western Division leaders were relieved to go in all-square at half-time as the

  • Mostyn marching in Hospital Cup

    MOSTYN Rangers thrashed Bromsgrove Town 9-1 to reach the Kidderminster Hospital Sunday Junior Cup third round. Fellow Kidderminster and District League Division One side Wolverley Athletic triumphed 5-3 at Rednal Social in the same competition. Brintons

  • Fixture reshuffle to fill blank Saturdays

    EVESHAM face a major fixture reshuffle if they aren't to endure a trio of blank weekends. After Saturday's visit to Gloucester and next Tuesday's home date with Rugby United, the Robins find themselves with three blank Saturdays! Bromsgrove's FA Cup exploits


    A JUNIORS contest will be held on Hurcott Pool on Saturday. Anglers should meet at the venue for 9am. A seniors contest has been organised for Sunday on the Stackpool with a 7.30am draw.

  • Khela leaves it late!

    Evesham Utd 1, Gresley Rvrs 1 INDERPAUL Khela's last-gasp leveller was nothing more than Evesham deserved against the Western Division's form side. Gresley, who had taken all their ten points from their previous four league outings and also won two FA

  • A name to remember

    ON Friday, my wife and I attended a Bewdley Festival Fringe event at Bewdley Baptist Church, featuring the Valentines. As usual they gave an excellent performance. The highlight of the evening was singer Russell Painter who attends the Guildhall School

  • Teaching them early

    EVESHAM United are organising the first sessions later this month for the club's new and youngest age group. Boys and girls will have the opportunity to attend two training sessions, when they will be coached and assessed by FA qualified coaches. A limited

  • Girls' classy show

    FERNDALE Girls U-16s kept up their 100 per cent record in the Central Warwickshire Premier B Division. They hammered TNS Shropshire 8-1 after a 1-0 victory over the same opposition just two weeks ago. Holly Penwarden (three), Stacy Whittall (two), Emily

  • Four hurt in prison fight

    FOUR prison officers were injured when a fight broke out at Long Lartin prison - the worst disturbance at the prison for 15 years according to a union member. Inmates at the high security prison underwent a full stand-down search following the incident

  • Academy aces

    KIDDERMINSTER College's Football Academy season began with a 2-1 victory over Sutton College. More than 40 students, who train six hours a week and play games on Wednesdays, have signed up. There are two teams in the West Midlands College League and a

  • Councillors to view site for war drivers' school

    PLANS for a driving training centre for people going to work in war zones were put on hold last week to allow councillors to inspect the site at Throckmorton's disused airfield. A planning application at Long Lane has been submitted to Wychavon District

  • Three-tier schools are too disruptive

    WE are writing over the possible closure of Bayton Church of England Primary School under the review of Wyre Forest education. The school is situated on a rural site with very modern facilities in the classrooms, and lovely grounds for the children's

  • Football fixtures


  • Rookie Karl finds girlfriend

    I WISH to update Kidderminster people of the whereabouts of Karl, from the district council's parks nursery in the summer. I worked as a temp for the department for several months and in April rescued a rook from the side of a country road near to where

  • Tigers tamed in cup

    Oldbury Park Tigers U-10 0, Evesham Utd 1 UNITED progressed into the quarter-finals of the Mercian League Cup, but they were made to fight all the way. The first half saw them exert a lot of pressure with Henry Woods coming close on two occasions, while

  • Tens take a tanning

    Evesham Utd U-11 0, Ilmington Utd 4 ILMINGTON dominated Saturday's fixture from the opening whistle. The opening goal came from a strike by Jack Barnard after ten minutes but it took until the same time after the break for Tom Owen to double the advantage

  • Teaching them early

    EVESHAM United are organising the first sessions later this month for the club's new and youngest age group. Boys and girls will have the opportunity to attend two training sessions, when they will be coached and assessed by FA qualified coaches. A limited

  • Double triumph

    CHADDESLEY Corbett U-8s recorded two victories over Worcester by 45-20 and 40-15 score-lines. Sam Needham, Louis Ellsmore, Ross Westwood and Sam Smith all scored in the first game for skillful and determined Chaddesley. Jen Turner and Rod Hadleigh had

  • Mystery delivery is Batty ambition

    GARETH Batty is attempting to change the traditional image of defensive home-grown spinners. The Worcestershire off-spinner is advocating a dedicated approach to his art which he hopes will one day give England a significant edge. England captains have

  • North Midlands miss out

    NORTH Midlands relinquished the Sable's Head trophy after they were beaten 31-0 by Warwickshire in the second leg of the Midlands Under-19 Rugby Union Championship final in Droitwich yesterday. North Midlands trailed by only five points from the first

  • Fixture reshuffle to fill blank Saturdays

    EVESHAM face a major fixture reshuffle if they aren't to endure a trio of blank weekends. After Saturday's visit to Gloucester and next Tuesday's home date with Rugby United, the Robins find themselves with three blank Saturdays! Bromsgrove's FA Cup exploits

  • Lose out after taking lead

    A DISAPPOINTING performance at Malvern on Sunday saw Evesham Ladies crash to defeat in the Wyvern Associates League Cup. Evesham took the lead after nine minutes when Lorraine Jones and Charlotte Benson-Wilson combined to set up Nicky Bond who slotted

  • Biggest win of season for Westfields

    SOCCER: Westfields registered their biggest win of the season in the Midland Alliance when they beat Pelsall Villa 6-1 last night. It was their fifth league win of the season and put them into a comfortable mid-table position. Westfields were in devastating

  • Bam and Miles lift Worcester

    WORCESTER 2 HARBORNE 1 IN their second Coaching Solutions sponsored Midlands Premier League fixture, Worcester faced a tough test against ex-National League side Harborne who have been in the top four of this league for the last five years. There was


    The annual Autumn Show was held on October 4. Sarah Fletcher won the Autumn Cup and the rosette for the best in general section and Michael Ecob took the Runners-up Cup and the rosette for best horticultural exhibit. The JS Powell Cup for the heaviest


    Members were given a guided tour of the new diagnostic and treatment centre at Kidderminster Hospital by David Evans, project manager, who has been appointed to run the centre when it opens in December. He explained that the new centre will provide cutting


    The annual meeting was held on October 1 when the result of the Pennies for Friendship appeal was announced. Liz Rowley and Jo Powick told of their experiences at Denman, having won bursaries, then secretary Maureen McCallum, treasurer Marion Richards


    Barbara Harris, the judge at the produce and craft show, sent a letter congratulating members on the quality, and quantity, of entries. Pat Downton is taking names for a skittles team. The group computer class, with Gerry Crow, has been successful, with


    On Friday, October 24, at Holy Innocents community hall, Kidderminster, chairman Graham Kiteley will present an up-dated version of a programme he devised several years ago. With the assistance of Graham and June Edwards, and Bob Drew, a dramatic realisation


    There will be two rides on Sunday. The A ride, leaving The Green, Blakebrook, Kidderminster, at 9am, is to The Bird on the Rock, near Clungunford. At 9.30am the B ride will leave from the same venue, heading for Tinkers Cross, near Broadheath. All cyclists


    The October meeting began with Autumn and Harvest readings by Tigger-T-Boo Theatre Company, in a candlelit Broadwaters Mill. The next meeting is on November 12 at Broadwaters Inn, when a stall at the Victorian Christmas Fair on December 13 will be discussed


    On a Saturday in September, a group of therapists spend the day in the Swan Centre, Kidderminster, giving out information and taster sessions of reflexology, Indian head massage and reiki. The next talk, on Monday at Wolverley Memorial Hall, will be given

  • Defensive lapses gift leaders win

    Redditch Utd 3, Evesham Utd 1 SCHOOLBOY defending and a couple of old boys taught the Robins a harsh lesson at the Valley Stadium on Tuesday night, writes Mervyn Collins. The Western Division leaders were relieved to go in all-square at half-time as the


    A flag day on October 4 raised £531.03. The association is grateful to collectors, and the generous people of Kidderminster who donated this amount.

  • A fab night with fab poet

    BRIAN Patten, one of the fab three Liverpool poets who found fame in the 1960s, is appearing at the civic hall in Stratford next week. Brian has been a prolific writer of adult and children's poetry ever since he, Roger McGough, and Adrian Henri took

  • Class brass player guests

    PRINCIPAL trombonist with the famous Black Dyke Band, Brett Baker, will be the guest soloist at Avonbank Brass Band concert at the Arts Centre, Evesham, on Sunday, November 2. Brett, who hails from Gloucestershire and started playing at the age of 10,


    Bert Coleman BEM gave an insight into bird behaviour at the Kidderminster branch's September meeting. His talk included temperature control, displaying techniques, why moorhens have many chicks, how herons clean their greasy beaks, the result of a sparrow's

  • Vital work tour

    COUNTY council chairman Edward Sheldon has embarked on a promotional tour to let residents around Worcestershire understand the vital and varied work carried out by the authority. The councillor was at the County Museum at Hartlebury Castle last week,

  • Concert cash

    A concert held as part of Bewdley Festival Fringe raised £180 for Cancer Research UK. Emma Hill, Alastair Mosely, George Johnson and Alison Hawthorne performed at St Anne's Church on Saturday, October 4.

  • Delight for all as play area opens

    CHILDREN in Bewdley rejoiced on Saturday after the ribbon was cut to open a vital new play area. An all-weather sports court, swings and a slide make up the new facility on Shaw Hedge Road in Wribbenhall, which was re-opened after years of neglect.Mayor

  • Golden day as church celebrates anniversary

    THE only Catholic church in Bewdley has celebrated 50 years in the town. Holy Family Church - which took over the building on High Street half a century ago - welcomed some very distinguished guests for Friday's anniversary. The Archbishop of Birmingham

  • Summit aims to boost trade

    BUSINESSES in Bewdley are to come together next week for a key summit on how to get trade in the town back on its feet. Just weeks after business leaders warned shops in the town were "struggling to survive", a special event is being held to give trade

  • Bidford

    COLLECTORS' SHOW: The fifth annual exhibition of collectors' items and memorabilia is due to be held at the Crawford Hall, on Sunday, October 26, from 10am to 4pm. Admission is £1 with under 14s free. Model tractors and steam engines will be shown by

  • Stourport Swifts FC - Fixtures and results - 2003/04

    Pre-season friendlies Sat July 19 Bromyard (a) 7-1 Ball 3, Robinson, Giddings, A Wright, Wood. Wed July 23 Studley (h) 1-3 Ball Tues July 29 Westfields (h) 1-1 Wood Sat Aug 2 Bilston (a) 6-1 Ball 4, Sayer, Wood Tues Aug 5 Stourbridge (h) 4-1 Robinson

  • Win tickets to a classic car show

    FORMER race ace Sir Stirling Moss will greet visitors to this year's International Classic Motor Show which is hoping to break attendance records next month. The show takes place on November 8 and November 9 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham

  • Spooky treat for little 'monsters'

    TO celebrate British Bread Month, Warburtons, the family baker, has joined with the Shuttle/Times & News to offer six lucky readers the chance to win a children's Halloween party pack. This is the perfect spooky prize for any little monsters who deserve

  • Seconds succeed as senior side slumps

    WHILE Evesham's senior side slumped to a first league defeat of the season, the second team recorded a 24-18 win over Kidderminster in the Merit League. Berkswell and Balsall ended the Avon Street side's unbeaten start with a 25-3 Midlands Four West (

  • Where will they all live?

    THE Evening News reported on plans for the redevelopment of the old hospital site (Monday, September 29) as a campus for University College Worcester. It was stated that there will be 3,000 additional students and 400 new residential places. So where

  • Will Britain tag along with the US again?

    JOHN Callow made some very interesting observations over the current war in Iraq (You Say, Saturday, October 4). According to a recent Pipeline Story on Radio Four, there are substantial oil and gas reserves in the Caucasus. True to form, America is presently

  • I'm a councillor, ask me a question

    BROADWAY'S county councillor Liz Eyre put herself at the mercy of school pupils when she took part in a web-based interactive game. Coun Eyre was one of five councillors asked to participate in I'm A Councillor, Get Me Out Of Here, based on the television

  • Top tips for toys this Christmas

    WHEN it comes to Christmas, it doesn't matter if you're a child or an adult, because we're all big kids at heart. As a grown-up, you may feel a little embarassed about buying that pirate ship for yourself, but you can always buy it on the pretence it's

  • Broadway suffer play-off heartache

    AFTER eight successful qualifying rounds, Broadway's Mail on Sunday ladies' team's hopes of a trip to Spain were dashed after a play-off. Manchester's Marriott Worsley Park Hotel & Country Club was the destination for the six-strong squad, their band

  • Sue sparkles on the mat

    EVESHAM'S Sue Cosnett was crowned British Veterans Judo champion at Norwich. A member of the Samurai Club in Kidd-erminster, Sue followed up her bronze medal triumph at the World Masters with another brilliant display to lift the light-middleweight (under

  • Now that article rings a bell . . .

    His activities over the last few weeks have inspired historian and artist Michael Barnard to put pen to paper. On this page he looks back on the history of bells in Evesham and the changing story of Avonside Hospital: THE bellringers featured in the Journal

  • Concorde cash boosts medicine appeal

    CASH courtesy of a model Concorde is winging its way to the campaign to cut medicine waste. The pint-sized plane - currently grounded in the car park of Hodge Hill Nurseries in Kidderminster - has been snapped up by a US buyer to adorn an airport restaurant

  • Post Office closure

    A KEY community Post Office will be closed for two weeks from tomorrow. Sue Meekings, a Wyre Forest district councillor for Oldington and Foley Park in Kidderminster, said a bereavement meant the family who run the Lister Road Post Office would close

  • Collector drums up £3,000 for sticks

    A PRIVATE collector in New York splashed out nearly £3,000 on a set of drumsticks given to a woman working for a Kidderminster vehicle hire firm 30 years ago. The sticks were given to Nadia Kemp for her young son in the early 1970s by John Bonham, of

  • Residents set for new fight on homes

    CONCERNED residents have triumphed in the first stage of their battle against plans to build 43 flats - and are ready for round two. Proposals to demolish two houses and create the apartments in Sutton Park Road, Kidderminster, hit a brick wall when Wyre

  • Students handed a lesson!

    Pershore 13, Aston University 1 PERSHORE started their second Coaching Solutions League game showing good composure as they made Aston chase the ball all over the park. The breakthrough came midway through the first half after a fine move involving Russell

  • Furlong travellers' fears for the future

    MEMBERS of the travelling community fear they will have nowhere to live if plans to redevelop their Friday Furlong site go ahead. Many people on the Bidford site said they had not been kept informed about progress being made and were unaware that an application

  • Golfers tee off cash for charity

    GOLFERS from around Wyre Forest and beyond teed off to help raise more than £2,800 for a charity for ill children. The event, held at Kidderminster Golf Club, was in aid of Birmingham-based Edward's Trust, which cares for children and families around

  • Parents out in force to support school

    THE final school to hold a public meeting on its future has attracted one of the biggest turn-outs in a massive show of support. Some 250 parents and residents packed Bayton Primary School last week to back the village school which faces merger with Far

  • Crown toppled as first win recorded

    Birdseye Sports Evesham Sunday League WICKHAMFORD picked up their first Division Four points of the season at the fifth attempt with a hard earned victory over Crown Athletic when Hay and Brotherton were on target. Two players who wouldn't be out of place

  • Recycling scheme proves big hit

    THE ground-breaking green regime introduced to a quarter of district homes last month has proved a big hit - and Government recycling targets are now in sight. Wyre Forest District Council said in the first four weeks nearly 150 tonnes of paper, textiles

  • Home win a booster for injury-hit Piddle Parkers

    Pershore 18pts, Keresley 10 SATURDAY provided a welcome victory for a Pershore side again stripped of several first choice players due to an injury crisis. They put in a dogged performance and controlled the game for the majority of the match but a few

  • 16/10/03 Lyttle could be big signing

    FORMER West Brom defender Des Lyttle has emerged as one of the experienced heads Stourport Swifts are pursuing. Swifts picked up an impressive 1-1 draw at Rugby on Tuesday, thanks to young Steve Hawkes' late equaliser. It led boss Dave Titterton to call

  • Celebrations on tap as pub gains award double

    DOUBLE celebrations are under way for a family whose Kidderminster watering hole has been named one of the best live music pubs in the country. Claire Hipkiss and her father Dave Hipkiss of The boars Head Tap House celebrate the award. Father and son

  • Support for 'vote' move

    A LOWERING of the voting age from 18 to 16 has been backed by councillors. Stourport Town Council was responding to a consultation paper from the Electoral Commission suggesting the move. Mayor Stephen Clee used his casting vote to pass the proposal by

  • Harvest aid

    Charitable youngsters helped out with a harvest charity drive at Alexander Patterson school in Kidderminster on Friday. Pupils donated fruit and vegetables to the Kidderminster Women's Refuge while a staff raffle raised £160 for Wateraid, which works

  • DJ Richard in a spin to boost Childline

    SCHOOLBOY DJ Richard Oakley makes his debut behind the decks at a Kidderminster pub on Saturday in aid of a children's charity. 14-year-old DJ Richard Oakley prepares for his charity disco. Richard, 14, has been disco-mad for years, saving up his pocket

  • Festival gets off to a flying start

    ORGANISERS of this year's Bewdley Festival are delighted with the results so far - and have been inundated with people wishing to join their mailing list. Bewdley Festival spokeswoman Carole Swingler said the festival - which started with An Evening with

  • Ula taking up the baton for choir

    A NEW voice coach will guide a group of young singers into two prestigious lunch-time concerts. Ula Webber has taken up the baton from Luise Horrocks with Wyre Forest Young Voices, the youth choir of Kidderminster Choral Society. Members will sing a selection

  • Bromsgrove Rovers fixtures and results 2003/2004

    HOME, away (Dr Martens Western fixtures unless stated) JULY Sat 19 WALSALL (Friendly) 5-1 (Sutton, Banner, Dyson, Bowen, Scheppel) Tue 22 WOODFORD UNITED (Friendly) 3-1 (Sutton, Stephenson, Scheppel) Sat 26 STOCKPORT COUNTY (Friendly) 0-0 Wed 30 ASTON

  • Happy returns! Club's tenth anniversary

    A SPONSORSHIP deal ties in quite nicely with the tenth anniversary of the Littleton Table Tennis Club. It was ten years ago that Ken Baker set things in motion with one table and borrowed equipment on a night when just six players turned up to help set

  • Local youngsters impress in age categories at duathlon

    A HANDFUL of local youngsters made the short journey to Sandfield Farm Park in West Bromwich on Sunday for the Oldbury Triathlon Club's Children's Duathlon. The event was a run/bike/run race over varying distances dependent on age. First to race was Daniel

  • Host school lands double

    D DIVISION action in the Cotswold Floorball League started on Tuesday with two victories for Chipping Campden School over opposition from Bredon Hill. The Reds played very well, but went down to two goals from Ellie Bird and one from Charlotte Hall. Josie

  • Horses back on the track

    OCTOBER'S second meeting at Luddington Road takes place on Saturday when a seven-race card starting at 2.05pm promises another feast of jumping action for racegoers. The third and final meeting of the month at Stratford takes place on Thursday, October

  • Parish Games

    THE quarter-finals have now been played in most of the knockout events in this yea-r's Wychavon Parish Games. Last year's crib winners, Pershore St Andrews, will now take on local rivals Eckington while Evesham Bengeworth take on Badsey. In the men's

  • Ladies net top title

    EVESHAM ladies proved once again that they can compete at the highest level by winning netball's Summer League Division One crown. The A team's undefeated record earned promotion to the highly competitive Prem-ier League. Aline Cornish and Michelle Simons

  • 16/10/03 Hatswell deal is wrapped up

    WAYNE Hatswell is due to join his new team-mates for training today after completing a move to Kidderminster Harriers. The no-nonsense defender has switched from Chester for a four-figure amount, the first transfer fee paid out since chairman Lionel Newton


    A COUPLE have been banned from owning a pet for seven years after neglecting their dog so badly its fur was found sticking to its eyeballs. Suzie the shih tzu was discovered suffering from a painful eye infection, flea-infestation and in-growing nails

  • Error-strewn Evesham gift points to visitors

    Evesham 2, Barlaston 3 TOO many errors gifted Barlaston an unlikely victory in Saturday's Coaching Solutions League clash. Barlaston made the most of their chances while Evesham, who are playing as individuals rather than as a team, were left to reflect

  • 16/10/03 - Sixways coaches eye cup diamond

    WORCESTER Rugby Club could make a World Cup swoop after terminating Dean Thomas' contract. The flanker, who only started one league game since his summer move from Swansea, has left Sixways after failing to settle. Thomas was commuting from South Wales

  • Winners flattered

    Badsey Ladies 0, Harborne II 2 SATURDAY saw a much better performance by Badsey who were unlu-cky not to get a share of the points. They were slow to get into their stride and Harborne put them under considerable pressure during the first 15 minutes but

  • Pupils meet top athlete

    YOUNG athletes at a county school took some expert advice from one of Britain's top Olympic competitors. Every one of the 250 pupils at Abbey Park Middle School was photographed with 400m star Mark Richardson, a bronze medallist at the 1992 Olympic Games

  • Six-hit Victoria

    Bretforton Jnrs 6, Blockley 2 SUNDAY'S game at the High School was evenly balanced with the final scoreline rather flattering to the hosts. Blockley started the stro-nger and scored in the first minute. Bretforton, however, pulled their game together

  • Paintings bring a city wall to life

    ACTION-packed paintings have brightened up a once-bland wall at a centre for children with difficulties at school. Youngsters at the St John's Pupil Referral Unit, in Glebe Close, St John's, Worcester, have painted pictures of children playing sport and

  • It's a case of pastures new for farmers

    FARMERS and producers have been given the go-ahead to take over the running of the farmers' market in Malvern - and so become more self-sufficient. The popular event has been held every third Saturday at the Malvern Hills District Council house in Avenue

  • Guns and ammo grabbed by raiders

    FIREARMS and ammunition have been stolen in a burglary at a home in Torton Lane, Torton, near Kidderminster. The burglary happened some time between 7.30am and 10.10pm on Tuesday, October 14 and a shotgun certificate was among those items taken in the

  • Hope that poem will inspire gifts

    A WORCESTER writer is hoping his poem on flowers will inspire people to contribute to a national charity's scheme to plant 5,000 daffodils in the city. Seventy-two-year-old Derrick Bright, who has been writing poetry for about eight years, sent in his

  • Police launch new plea

    THE search for baby Isobel's mother is being stepped up tomorrow when officers will be based by the Rowland Hill toilets and outside Boots at the top of High Street. There will also be a mobile CCTV van for people to view footage. Det Insp Adrian Todd

  • Baxter College gets top marks

    EDUCATION inspectors have said crisis-hit Baxter College is on the road to recovery. Just two years after being told to shape up its act in a damning Ofsted report, the former Harry Cheshire High on Habberley Road, Kidderminster, is to finally come in

  • Relative attacks hospital hygiene

    A PATIENT'S relative interviewed for a television expos of the acute hospital serving Wyre Forest has slammed its standards of design and cleanliness. John Gordon, whose wife's aunt spent 20 weeks in Worcestershire Royal Hospital last year, featured in

  • Residents in plea to vet tenants

    A FED up tenants group wants a housing company to vet who it lets in to a troubled block of Bewdley flats. Fears are rife the flats on Springhill Rise, Wribbenhall, will become a major trouble hotspot after a near-fatal stabbing. Now the Tenants Consultative

  • Thank you for all the music

    A MUSICIAN who has helped dozens of youngsters take their first steps into the music industry is celebrating after landing the latest Three Cheers! award.Nick Townsend has been rewarded for his self-less work. Nick Townsend has been hailed "a lifesaver

  • Ilmington

    NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH: There was a meeting in the village hall to try to re-activate Neighbourhood Watch in Ilmington.It was organised by Gordon Wilkes, chairman of the South Warwickshire Association of Neighbourhood Watches, otherwise known as SWAN. Also

  • Mickleton

    SCHOOL FETE: The primary school held yet another successful fete with a jumble, white elephant, cake, books and toy stalls with the ever popular tombola, raising £719.70 for school funds. Georgina Hollow was the first of many lucky raffle prize winners

  • Pershore

    TOWNSWOMEN'S GUILD: The Townswomen's Guild members met for their October meeting on a typical autumn morning. The chairman reported that Mesdames Bennett and Martin were in hospital and that Mrs Machin had had a fall and broken her ankle. She announced

  • Sedgeberrow

    ROYAL BRITISH LEGION: The women's section held its October meeting in the Betteridge Room. Following the business, Peter Preece gave a talk entitled Wildlife Photography, accompanied with slides of birds. He was thanked by Mrs Brown. Hostesses for the

  • WEST SIDE STORY Civic Centre, Stourport Until Saturday.

    LEONARD Bernstein's famous musical is one of the most difficult to stage, and I have seen some utter disasters, with singers unable to follow the complicated music, and ensemble numbers a shambles with so many people on stage. This was not the case on

  • Fly Me to the Moon Rose Theatre Until Saturday

    THIS brave attempt at contemporary comedy is let down by a bitty script that never gets to grips with the matter in hand - a phobia of flying. Writer John Godber - who penned Fly Me to the Moon for amateur societies - doesn't include many gags but tries

  • Lind Marlowe - No Fear! Bewdley High School

    LINDA Marlowe has been, at various points in her life, a lesbian, drug smuggler, wife to four husbands, mother of four, circus performer, burnt-out rock star, sexploitation movie "actress" and jungle adventurer. This, according to the blurb for her one

  • 18th Century Concert Orchestra St Anne's Church

    AN all-round spectacle greeted those who stepped back in time courtesy of the 18th Century Concert Orchestra on Sunday. St Anne's Church in Bewdley - itself completed in 1738 - provided the fitting candle-lit venue for the musicians dressed in their handmade



  • Rocking in stockings

    FANS of the cult rock n' roll musical The Rocky Horror Show can join Lionel Blair in digging out the fishnets and basques when it hits the stage at the Cheltenham Everyman. The show, created 30 years ago by Richard O'Brien, remains a perennial favourite

  • All in French

    Zut Alors! Entente cordiale extends into the world of drama when a visiting company says bonjour to Chipping Norton. Thtre Sans Frontires is the UK's only theatre company which performs plays in their original language and, next week, it presents Manon

  • Brands Hatch best

    MOTORSPORT: Newcomer Les Tyler held his nerve to win the A class in a vital final Drayton Manor Park MG Metro Cup round at Brands Hatch. The 45-year-old lorry driver from Kidderminster took three wins and three second places over eight races at top tracks

  • Appearances and Goals 2003/04

    Statistics 2002-03 Danny Allen Apps 2, gls 0; Linton Bailey 5, 1; Craig Ball Apps 10, 0; Damien Beattie 7, 0 (no longer with club); James Brown (1), 0; Marc Burrow 12, 3; Junior Christie (1), 0; Tim Clarke 6, 0; Sean Flynn 3, 1; Adam Guest (1), 0 (nlwc

  • Long leads ladies in Camp Hill romp

    HOCKEY: Fran Long claimed four goals as Stourport swamped Camp Hill 8-1 in Worcestershire League Division One on Saturday. Kerry Walker scored the first of her two goals after just 10 minutes and Louise Bagnall added Stourport's second soon after. Stourport

  • Connor sees off club-mate in final

    JUDO: Eight Samurai Judo Club stars took golds in Birmingham at the Castle Vale Open. Steven Wagstaff secured the first gold in the lightest boys' group and Greg Oertel grabbed yet another success with an impressive four wins. Robin Woodward won three

  • Danby's drive

    MOTORSPORT: Arley's 14-year-old rider Ross Danby won the youth class at the Dudley and District Motorcycle Club meet in Kinlet on Saturday with the best display of the whole event. Hartlebury's Sean Fox, 16, moved up into the adults and top scored in

  • Brintons hold on

    BOWLING: Lowly Dire Straits nearly upset Gilt Edge Short Mat League leaders Brintons in a tight first half but ended up losing 26-9. High-flying Invincibles also had a fright as a sterling fight-back from opponents Squirrel restricted them to an 18-11

  • Five for Hurley

    HOCKEY: Stourport White Badgers thrashed Solihull Blossomfield 8-1 with all U-15s players. The prolific Dan Hurley crashed five goals with Ben Harris, James Powell and Nick Hubbard scoring the others. The Badgers drew 0-0 at home to Worcester in a game

  • Cyclo-cross for the racer Rowe

    CYCLING: Joe Rowe turned his attention to cyclo-cross after impressing in his first full track racing season in recent years. The Wyre Forest Cycle Racing Club member was best veteran in the Halesowen Track League, winning the trophy in categories A and

  • Tough start in Division One

    SWIMMING: The first of the Speedo League galas proved a tough challenge for Wyre Forest swimmers. Promoted last season to Division One, the A team were up against strong opposition and finished fourth in Stechford. The B team met five sides in Division

  • Big break-down

    VOLLEYBALL: Skipper Amanda Price needed a tow to Cleobury Mortimer's West Midlands League Division Two visit to Telford after breaking down on the motorway. Price, who had the team's kit, arrived late as Cleobury, with several players unavailable anyway

  • 16/10/03 - Worcester one step ahead of RFU

    FOR the uninitiated, this promotion lark can seem a little like Russian roulette. Worcester have had their fair share of close calls over the past few years in shoot-outs with either the RFU or the promotion rivals of the time. Looking at the division

  • Healthy eating scheme

    PARENTS in Stourport are able to track exactly what their children ate at school - thanks to a unique "swipe card" system. Pupils at Stourport High School now carry electronic cards instead of cash to pay for lunch and break-time snacks. The cards are

  • DANNY WILLIAMS - Midfield 12/7/79. 6ft 1in. Squad number 4.

    After starting off as a trainee at Liverpool, Williams was released at the age of 19 to return to his native Wrexham. The Wales U-21 international played on-off for the Second Division club but made a good impression with many for his uncompromising style

  • DEAN BENNETT - Midfield 13/12/77. 6ft. Squad number 7.

    Bennett was a then club record buy of £30,000 from rivals Bromsgrove Rovers in January 1999 and proved a goal-scoring menace to Conference opponents in the title-winning season. The ex-England semi-professional international signed a two-year deal at

  • SEAN PARRISH - Midfield. 14/3/72. 5ft 10ins. Squad number 14.

    Parrish has enjoyed three promotions before from Division Three, twice with Northampton Town and once with Chesterfield. The competitive left-footed midfielder with an eye for goal turned down a one-year deal with Chesterfield to sign for two years with

  • BO HENRIKSEN - Forward. 7/2/75. 5ft 10ins. Squad number 12.

    A player with an impressive reputation in homeland Denmark, Henriksen signed a two-and-a-half year deal at Aggborough in February 2002. The flamboyant striker, who impressed in an initial three-month loan spell with an immaculate first touch, signed from

  • MATT LEWIS - Forward. 20/3/84. 6ft 2ins. Squad number 17.

    The youngest player to earn a professional deal at Aggborough and the reason was 52 goals with Coventry-based non-leaguers Marconi in 2000/01. A player touted as having the potential to become the next Lee Hughes, Lewis signed a three-year contract, scoring

  • Toal takes fish into custody

    KIDDERMINSTER policeman Adam Toal took the honours on Friday at Moorlands Farm Fishery with a catch of 93lb 7oz. Full result: Toal 93-7, Ray Evans 765-7, Ralph Baxter 64-11. Tuesday, Meadow, Silver, Moors and Bank Pools, 19 sections, Moorlands Club Angler

  • Martin's back for villagers

    MARTIN Westcott has performed a U-turn and rejoined Chaddesley Corbett as first-team manager. Westcott resigned two weeks ago but was persuaded to change his mind by the players. He said: "I have had several phone calls from the players, urging me to


    STOURPORT Championship and E Bennett Trophy, Stourport: Paul Wilson 5-6, Trevor Wills 5-3, Reg Bastable 3-14. This year's Stourport champion is junior member Edward Dutton, of Regent AC, who weighed in 3-4. The Pat Hughes Memorial will be held on Saturday

  • Elliot recovers Bewdley's bid

    BEWDLEY Town recovered from a first-half deficit to beat visiting Cradley Town Reserves 2-1 in West Midlands League Division One South. Chris Hough volleyed wide in only the fourth minute and then Keith Elliot went close after fine work by Paul Edwards

  • Player fined for assault

    A FIRST team hockey player who got involved in a violent incident in Bewdley has been fined £400 for punching a man in the face. Huw Grummitt was also ordered to pay his victim Lee Flood £100 compensation. Verbal taunts between two groups of men led to

  • Go-ahead given for park project

    WORK on the third phase of Malvern Hills Science Park will start in January, if the money is found. Malvern Hills District Council's southern area planning committee voted unanimously in favour the scheme at a meeting on Wednes-day night. Permission was

  • Don't judge the book by its cover

    I POPPED into Tesco in Kidderminster on Friday evening to buy a few groceries and while standing in line with my goods on the conveyor the woman behind me informed the cashier that her purse had been stolen. She was advised to go to the information desk

  • Ladies let advantage slip

    KIDDERMINSTER Harriers Ladies threw away a 2-1 half-time lead at Rushall and were eventually beaten 4-3. Sam Rogers and Louise Holmes fired just wide in the early stages of Sunday's West Midlands League Premier Division clash. But Harriers made the break-through

  • Shop worker is hurt in attack

    POLICE at Kidderminster are appealing for information after a shop assistant suffered facial injuries in an assault. The incident occurred in Bargain Booze, Horsefair, Kidderminster, on Friday, August 8 at about 9pm when a man entered the shop demanding

  • Mum's plea for maternity unit

    I WRITE with great concern regarding the proposed sad plight which may befall the maternity unit at Kidderminster Hospital. My motivation stems from the absolutely excellent treatment which my daughter was so fortunate to receive at this unit two years

  • Tattoo gear is snatched

    TATTOO equipment worth £4,000 was snatched from a town centre shop. The machines, ink and a power unit were all taken from the premises, which have not been named by police, in Bridge Street, Stourport, between 1pm on Sunday and 9.40am on Monday. Anyone

  • Rab's on rampage as Rangers rolled over

    RAB Clarke packed his shooting boots when Ilmington travelled to Badsey to face Cutler second division rivals Rangers last weekend. The Revolution hot shot ran the home defence dizzy as he smashed in seven goals in his side's 11-1 stroll. Rich Skan was

  • Support for schools

    I WAS interested by Ian Duncan-Smith's reference to local schools in his conference speech, and his apparent opposition to closures when local communities want them kept open. There is a growing list of such local schools in Wyre Forest that want to stay

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

    Evesham Utd U-11 0, Ilmington Utd 4 ILMINGTON dominated Saturday's fixture from the opening whistle. The opening goal came from a strike by Jack Barnard after ten minutes but it took until the same time after the break for Tom Owen to double the advantage

  • Debbie pounces

    PLAYER-of-the-match Debbie Prescott grabbed a hat-trick as Burlish Olympic Ladies beat Redditch United 6-0 in the Wyvern Cup. Mary Calder (two) and sub Lara Fudge were also on the mark.


    STAFFORDSHIRE Canal: John Williams 2-4, Ian Stokes 1-5, Al Griffiths 1-0, Paul Connolly 0-12. Sunday's contest is on Franche Pool.

  • Thanks to caring folk

    I WISH to say a sincere "thank you" to the compassionate folk who came to my aid recently. On Friday, October 3, while crossing the road near Kidderminster Station car park, I fell and sustained cuts to my face. A young lady, on her way to catch a train

  • Crown toppled as first win recorded

    Birdseye Sports Evesham Sunday League WICKHAMFORD picked up their first Division Four points of the season at the fifth attempt with a hard earned victory over Crown Athletic when Hay and Brotherton were on target. Two players who wouldn't be out of place

  • Bradley bashes Lion trophy aim

    BRADLEY Gibbons scored all Ferndale Youth U-8s' goals as they beat Warndon Lions 4-1 in the Stourport and District Youth League Cup. In a Stourport derby, Robert Blount scored twice to help Burlish Olympic U-11s beat Mostyn Red 3-2. Results, Saturday

  • Lose out after taking lead

    A DISAPPOINTING performance at Malvern on Sunday saw Evesham Ladies crash to defeat in the Wyvern Associates League Cup. Evesham took the lead after nine minutes when Lorraine Jones and Charlotte Benson-Wilson combined to set up Nicky Bond who slotted


    AT WOODSTON Manor, Stourport angler Dave Lewis narrowly won on the Swallow Pool with 65lb of carp. Lewis fed caster with worm hookbait at 13 metres and in the margins to take carp to 10lb. Last season's aggregate winner, Tim Jones, closed in on Lewis

  • Burnt out! Littleton hit by cup setback

    Burntwood Town 4, Littleton 1 LITTLETON completed a miserable eight days when they crashed out of the Presidents Cup. Saturday's game was a curious affair as Littleton appeared to be in little trouble until a spell of 12 minutes immediately after half-time

  • Bridge's sorry state

    I READ with some interest your article on the state of Stourport bridge. This whole sorry episode can only be described as an absolute disgrace. For a town whose existence depends on visitors coming and spending money, surely it's survival relies on projecting

  • Touch of a button...

    THANK-YOU Shuttle/Times and News for putting your paper onto the World Wide Web. No matter how far we are from home (Stourport to Western Australia) you enable us to get our local news at the touch of a button - nearly as good as being there with you.

  • Bunny Land venture told to shut down

    A FORMER bunny girl has been ordered to stop selling rabbits at premises in Stoulton. Annette Edwards, who runs Bunny Land, has appealed against an enforcement notice issued on the grounds of a breach of planning control on land at The Old Cottage, Pershore

  • Rise in parking fees to keep tax down

    CAR parking charges are to be hiked to help keep next year's Wychavon District Council taxes down. The increases, which would be equivalent to a 12.5 per cent rise in council tax cross the Vale and Broadway, have been slammed as a "stealth tax" by a member

  • Murder trial latest

    THE murder trial continues into the death of a man who was found dismembered near Bidford-on-Avon in July. The jury, in its second week at Birmingham Crown Court, heard that drugs dealer Michael Kelly died in his Worcester home after a dispute over drugs

  • Vale police boost for a state-of-art station

    POLICING in Evesham is set to enter the 21st Century, boosted by £400,000 of Government cash. The money will enable West Mercia Constabulary to build a new police station next to the Victorian building currently housing Evesham officers. Vacating the

  • Award for our Jessica

    A KIND-HEARTED Evesham girl was presented with an award at a special school assembly for her selfless devotion to a visually impaired classmate. Jessica Andrews, a pupil at St Richard's First School in Evesham, helps classmate Brandon Corr, who has been

  • Tree of light will shine again to remember lost loved ones

    THE Tree of Light in Evesham is sure to sparkle brighter than ever this Christmas with nearly 1,500 new bulbs ready to shine in memory of loved ones. Evesham Rotary hopes to break records again this year and raise £15,000 from the 1,440 new lights to

  • Unbeaten run goes on

    Evesham Utd U-15 4, Lyppard Rgrs 0 EVESHAM continued their unbeaten run to secure a place in the second round of the cup. The game started brightly with Zac Warren scoring the opener after a goalmouth scramble and then added two more from long throws.

  • Furlong travellers' fears for the future

    MEMBERS of the travelling community fear they will have nowhere to live if plans to redevelop their Friday Furlong site go ahead. Many people on the Bidford site said they had not been kept informed about progress being made and were unaware that an application

  • Banning bags winner

    Evesham Utd U-9 3, Sheppey Swifts 2 UNITED took the lead courtesy of a great strike from Ben Scarrott. Sheppey equalised only for Scarrott to regain the lead with his second of the match. It was end to end stuff and it was no surprise then when Swifts

  • First victory at last from KCs

    THERE was great relief at Marlpool Lane as Kidderminster Carolians finally won their first match of the season in Midlands Three West (North). But KCs made heavy weather of defeating Old Saltleians 33-14 after trailing by a single point at the interval

  • Tense points for Stourport

    CONFIDENT Stourport survived a late missed penalty to win 22-20 at Birmingham Barbarians in North Midlands Two. They dominated the line-outs and scrums but the Barbarian forwards made up for their lack of weight with impressive mobility. The home side

  • Plenty of tries

    CHADDESLEY Corbett ran in 11 tries in a 73-0 friendly hammering of Kings Norton seconds. Scorers were Richard Billings (two), Matt Hellewell (two), Charlie D'auncy (two), Richard Ash (two), Andy Colette, Peter Goodyear and Ian Poultney. Nick White kicked

  • Injuries hit firsts

    CLEOBURY Mortimer firsts had to cancel their North Midlands One clash at Redditch due to an injury crisis among the front row. But the seconds were able to put out a team and managed a creditable display, losing 12-13 at home to Tenbury. The experienced

  • Hatch hat-trick

    JORDAN Hatch ran in a hat-trick of tries as Kidderminster Carolians U-9s thumped a younger Yardley side 50-15. Chris Tildesley, the newest coach at KCs, is doing well with raw but exciting players, many of whom have brothers and sisters in older age groups

  • Sixways coaches eye cup diamond

    WORCESTER Rugby Club could make a World Cup swoop after terminating Dean Thomas' contract. The flanker, who only started one league game since his summer move from Swansea, has left Sixways after failing to settle. Thomas was commuting from South Wales

  • Lyttle to sign for Swifts

    FORMER Nottingham Forest and Worcester City defender Des Lyttle is poised to sign for Stourport Swifts. The 32-year-old has a trial with Chesterfield next week but in the mean time is prepared to help out Swifts' boss Dave Titterton. "Des hasn't got a

  • Wootton takes on the world!

    A WOMAN who started running as a way of keeping fit is now representing Britain in the World Triathlon Championships. Helen Wootton, from the Arboretum, in Worcester, is due to fly out to Queenstown, New Zealand in December to compete in the 2003 World

  • Hindlip grasstrack bonanza

    MOTORSPORT: The Worcestershire Grass-track Club stage the Midland Centre Championships on Sunday at Offerton Farm, Hind-lip, near Worcester. Competition for the four solo and two sidecar classes will be hard going as a good entry has again been recorded

  • Have a laugh with Anne

    DESPITE her antipodean origin, Anne Charleston is a familiar face on British television screens, probably best known for her portrayal as Madge Bishop in Neighbours. But, after bowing out of the show in 1997, having worked on Ramsey Street for a total


    A walk has been organised for Sunday, leaving The Chainwire Club, Kidderminster, between 9am and 9.30am. Walkers can check in from 8.30am. The walk is open to anyone but youngsters under 13 must have parental consent and should be accompanied by a responsible