• MP gives rail backing

    PLANS for a dual track rail line through Worcestershire are being backed by Peter Luff MP. The Mid-Worcestershire MP initially called Network Rail's scheme to reinstate double track on the Cotswold Line as a "bargain basement proposal", which would do

  • It's good to talk, officer

    SHOPPERS and residents are being given the opportunity to meet and talk to a range of police officers. Sergeants, local policing officers, community support officers and special constables will be at Evesham's Riverside shopping centre on Saturday, May

  • Grand opening for revamped park

    TEENAGERS will race around a Worcester park tomorrow testing out brand new, high-tech play equipment. At noon, the I-Play in Cripplegate Park will be officially unveiled and used for the first time. The interactive climbing frame, which is vandal-resistant

  • Top job for top cop

    A NEW assistant chief constable has been appointed by West Mercia Constabulary. Chief Superintendent Simon Edens, who is currently head of business change for Cambridgeshire Constabulary, will be the new Assistant Chief Constable (Territorial Operations

  • U-turn for house go-ahead

    A DECISION to allow planning permission for a bungalow in Rushwick to be replaced by a much bigger property has been overturned by Malvern Hills District councillors. Permission was approved for the development at Green Hedges, Claphill Lane, which would

  • Weather prevents County from victory again

    WORCESTERSHIRE once again had the better of their opponents in their second LVCC Division Two match but were forced to settle for a draw. Having drew with Warwickshire last week with the rain beating them, rain and bad light on days two and three made

  • City finish with Barrow defeat

    WORCESTER City finished their Blue Square North season on a disappointing note when they went down 1-0 at Barrow. The home side clinched their place in the promotion play-offs with a 17th minute goal from Matt Henney in front of a crowd of 2,468. The

  • Fast-track to court best in country

    WEST Mercia police force has the shortest time interval between the arrest of persistent young offenders and their sentence by the courts, it has been revealed. The official figures were released this week by the youth Justice Board. In some cases,

  • Listen to our views – and act on them

    ANGRY residents in Worcester vented their frustration at planning officers, claiming that their views "never seem to be taken into consideration" when applications are considered. At an open meeting held in Warndon, Worcester City Council's head of urban

  • Harrison inspires Awal to second

    AWAL'S M A Harrison recorded a 21 spare to help his side move to second in Worcester Sunday Skittle League Division Three with a 21-pin victory over New Gunners. Division One: Golden S 220 (16) (A Fisher 41), Prince Rebels 214 (4) (D Bullock 40); Magnificent

  • On song for charity ball

    ELVIS will be rubbing shoulders with Puccini for one night only at the Worcester mayor's charity ball. The Worcester Male Voice Choir will perform a diverse programme of music at the concert in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and the British Red Cross

  • ‘Dave’ hoping to land more success

    SINCE Mike Ruddock took over at Worcester Warriors, the forwards have been given more licence to roam, but it was a different kind of licence that has been troubling Tongan prop Tevita Taumoepeau. The giant tight-head, affectionately known as Dave' by

  • Double celebration for superb Sharks

    WARNDON Villages Sharks Under 10s have secured the Stourport Youth League and cup double. Matt Sowden scored the only goal as champions Sharks defeated a well-organised Kidderminster Lions side 1-0. They became the first team from Warndon Villages to

  • Make your bid tonight

    A FLIGHT over Malvern, a three course meal and a tour of Liverpool Football Club museum are just some of the lots up for grabs at a charity auction tonight. The Auction of Goods and Promises, in aid of Worcester's Acorns Children's Hospice, is getting

  • Armstrong’s ace for flying Colts

    STOURPORT Youth League Under 12s Division Two runners-up Northside Colts won 5-2 at Wyre Forest Panthers Youth. Top-scorer Matt Armstrong earned the player-of-the-match award and netted twice. Colts took the lead on 10 minutes through Luke Williams

  • Calf goes on the run around town

    PASSERS-by could not believe their eyes when a runaway calf ran around Droitwich town centre. The calf, which is just a few weeks old, was eventually rounded up and captured by police officers. It had been reported loose at 10.45am and was seen outside

  • And I name this site Willis Place

    A HOUSING development in Worcester has been officially named - by a seven-year-old schoolgirl. Pupils from Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Primary School, in Bransford Road, St John's, took part in a competition to name new homes, which will be on the

  • Raiders shock the top-of-table team

    WORCESTER Raiders Under 13s stunned Mercian Festival Junior League Division Two champions Bromyard Town with a 5-1 beating. Undefeated Bromyard were stunned by Raiders who sealed third position in the table. Their hero of the day was striker and man-of-the-match


    MAGUIRE HOLDER Gemma and James Are proud to announce the safe arrival of a beautiful baby girl Macy Born April 17th, 2008 weighing 8lbs 4 ozs Published in paper 26/04/2008


    MCCANN Patricia In loving memory of a dear sadly missed wife, mother and grandmother. We miss your smile, laughter and happy ways,We have great happy memories, That won't fade with time. You were always in our hearts and always will be. May you, my love


    BULLOCK Margaret There is a place in our heart no one can fill. We miss you Margaret more than words can say. Jean, John, Muriel and Reg. Published in paper 26/04/2008


    FIELD Christopher Loving memories of a special husband, dad and grandad passed away twenty years ago tomorrow. Always remembered by Sheila and Family. Published in paper 26/04/2008


    MARSHALL Walter John Loving memories of my dear Husband and Dad passed away twenty seven years today. Sadly missed. Wife Nina,Son Michael. Published in paper 26/04/2008

  • KANE

    KANE Eddie Deep in our hearts you will always stay, loved and remembered everyday. Together with Colleen Love wife Irene and daughter Christine and Families x Published in paper 26/04/2008


    MAGUIRE Katy Happy 21st on April 27th. All our love Mum and Dadxxx Published in paper 26/04/2008

  • HILL

    HILL Frank Treasured memories of a dear step dad, still sadly missed. God bless Love Pat. xx Published in paper 26/04/2008

  • MP: We don’t want more houses here

    A WORCESTERSHIRE MP has launched a stinging parliamentary attack on Government plans to build more houses in the county. Mid-Worcestershire's Tory MP Peter Luff told the House of Commons he was outraged by the Government's "undemocratic" demand that

  • Tough lifestyle for non-league players

    AT the same time as Worcester City were losing 1-0 at Workington on Tuesday, Liverpool were drawing 1-1 with Chelsea - two games worlds apart in more ways than one. To start with, City's result kept them in mid-table in Blue Square North, while the Premiership

  • Jones set to make his County return

    WORCESTERSHIRE Royals are confident of having Simon Jones fit for tomorrow's Friends Provident Trophy at New Road against Somerset Sabres. The Welshman picked up a neck injury on the opening day of the LVCC Division Two season at Warwickshire and has

  • Historic building will become a restaurant

    ONE of Worcester's most important industrial landmarks is to be transformed into a restaurant and wine bar - despite objections from local heritage groups. Diners will be able to enjoy an evening out surrounded by relics of Worc-ester's porcelain past

  • Last chance for Hooper to star for Bulls

    HEREFORD United will be hoping to secure automatic promotion to League One today for the first time in 30 years or face having to do it without on-loan striker Gary Hooper. Victory for the Bulls at Brentford today and should Stockport County fail to

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  • Worcester has so much in common with Verona

    WHAT do Worcester and the Italian city of Verona have in common? Believe it or not, the answer is music festivals, cathedrals, a famous bard and rivers that seem to go on forever. Members of the City of Worcester Twinning Association also hope that,

  • Farrow is golden girl at nationals

    JOSIE Farrow won a kata gold while representing Worcester in the Shukokai Karate Federation National Championships in Stourbridge. Dexter Jauncey added a silver in the kata competition as Worcester achieved their highest medal haul in years with medals

  • Residents' nightmare as builders swear and urinate in road

    RESIDENTS of a Worcester cul-de-sac are enduring a "nightmare" caused by inconsiderate builders working overtime, swearing and urinating in the street, councillors have heard. Members of Worcester City Council's planning committee launched a stinging

  • Martley and YMCA meet

    MARTLEY Spurs and Worcester YMCA will contest the Martley Charity Cup final at Worcester City's St George's Lane on Friday (7.30pm). In the Worcester Infirmary Saturday Senior Cup final, Alvechurch and Westfields meet at Worcester City next Saturday

  • Takeover plans for city school

    A Worcester school has moved a step closer to becoming Worcestershire's first academy after the county council unveiled a multi-million pound educational charity could take it over. But the announcement that ARK (Absolute Return for Kids) could run Elgar

  • Phase two of housing build approved

    THE details of the second phase of a major housing development in Malvern have been agreed by district councillors. Members of the southern area development control committee have approved the design and layout of the proposed properties on the 2.9 hectare

  • Cook yourself to happiness

    A UNIQUE business putting the fun back into cooking has branched out into Worcestershire. My Secret Kitchen uses the direct selling approach made famous by Tupperware to sell modern food products in the customers' home and has just employed Caroline

  • Get ready to ship-out with business seminar

    SMALL and medium-sized businesses in Worcestershire that are ready to export are being invited to a free seminar next month. UK Trade and Investment - the Government body that supports British companies trading internationally - is holding the breakfast

  • Residents to be asked for opinions

    RESIDENTS of Kempsey are to be consulted over a suggestion by the parish council to extend the village conservation area at Hatfield Brook. The conservation area was designated in 1978 and has now been reviewed for the first time by Malvern Hills District

  • Tell us how to control fouling dogs

    PEOPLE living in Wychavon have been urged to tell the district council how dogs should be controlled in public places. The council has recently been given new powers to deal with issues such as dog fouling and wants town and parish councils to contribute