• MEP is against more homes

    VILLAGES would face “devastation” if plans to build thousands of new homes went ahead, according to a Liberal Democrat MEP. Liz Lynne, who represents the West Midlands, has been meeting people living in Kempsey, near Worcester, who are unhappy about

  • Pals get bands to play McFly hits for charity gig

    CHART-topping pop band McFly have inspired a Worcestershire teenager to try and raise £2,000 for charity in a gig on Sunday. Jessica Moseley, a self-confessed McFly addict, decided to organised a fund-raising gig in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust after

  • Marstons keep it in the family

    THE Marston judo family has thrown the generation gap out of the window. Just one week after Andy Marston took a bronze medal at the British Veterans Championships, his daughter Frankie followed it up with a similar result at the British Young Junior

  • The aliens will be landing in Bewdley

    SAFARI Park illuminations will be taking visitors out of this world according to organisers. West Midland Safari Park, Bewdley, is staging its annual light show which runs until Sunday, November 2. A flying saucer is just one of the new additions

  • Scheme to help reduce crime is hailed a success

    A CLAMPDOWN on crime in a part of Worcester has been described as a success. Police spent a week in Warndon to spread a message that crime and anti-social behaviour would not be tolerated and within two days seized heroin with a street value of £500,

  • Call for teams

    THE Worcester Evening Cricket League are looking for new teams for next season. The competition’s organisers, originally set up in 1933 and reformed in 1966, are also looking for administrators to help run the league. Anyone interested can call honorary

  • Dastardly musicians need your vote!

    WORCESTER band Dastards have reached the final of a major unsigned competition. The alternative electronica four-piece were selected by a panel of Kerrang! Radio judges over hundreds of other entries to perform at Festibull final in Birmingham last

  • Students learn how justice is dished out

    THE long arm of the law extended to Worcester Sixth Form College as part of Inside Justice Week. Students at the college spent the day passing sentence, as they acted as magistrates in scenarios based on real-life cases with an audience of chief officers

  • National triumph scooped by Mitch

    MITCH Fowles saw off some of the country’s top talent to win the singles title at the British Skittles Championship. Fowles, of Lower Broadheath, defeated Brian Bonner, of Exeter side Saints, in the final by 10 pins to be crowned national champion

  • Developers expect green light for City's new ground

    THE developers behind Worcester City’s proposed new stadium are confident the project will get the go-ahead from council planners. On Tuesday, City unveiled designs for a new home at Nunnery Way, which they hope will ultimately bring League

  • Weston is off to World Cup

    TALENTED footballer Chelsea Weston has been selected to represent her country at the Under 20 Women’s World Cup in Chile. The right-back has named in the England squad for the finals, which kick-off on November 19. England open against the hosts in

  • Shopkeepers asked to be responsible this Halloween

    SHOPKEEPERS have been asked by police not to sell eggs and flour to children this Halloween and bonfire night because of fears they will be used by vandals. Police will visit local shops and ask them to display posters telling shoppers that

  • Charity turned my life around

    A FORMER homeless man from Worcester who set up his own landscaping businesses has been short-listed for a national award. Ashley Green’s achievements will be recognised at the national homelessness charity Crisis Changing Lives awards ceremony later

  • Last-eight spot for City women

    WORCESTER City Women reached the Herefordshire and Worcestershire FA Cup quarter-finals with a 3-0 victory over Headless Cross. Frankie Hocking got the ball rolling with a 30-yard drive before Lou Holmes and Nicky Bond scored to set up a last-eight

  • Tears of joy as McAyla speaks

    AN 11-year-old girl who was knocked down by a car on a busy Worcester road has spoken her first words since the accident more than six weeks ago. When McAyla Johnston said “mum” and “dad” members of the family and nurses at the hospital wept tears of

  • Paddling for pennies

    A MALVERN man and his colleague travelled 127 miles along Britain’s longest river in a canoe. Stan Cullen, from Bellars Lane and work colleague Colin Summers, both aged 51, set off on the trip along the river Severn last week, to raise money for Worcester

  • Going green: Pupils make robots out of rubbish

    PUPILS at Westacre Middle School, Droitwich, took part in a day of eco-friendly activities. Youngsters were taught how to best re-use unwanted goods. Pupils Louis Holliday and Tom Bowen, both aged 11, and Jessica Dutton, nine, are pictured with robots

  • Nine goals are harsh lesson for Worcester

    WORCESTER Men were completely outclassed as they lost 9-1 at Harborne in the BodyKraft Midlands Hockey League Premier Division. Worcester started well and competed strongly but Harborne’s first goal opened the floodgates and they led 6-0 by half-time

  • Petrol prices still high in city

    FUEL prices in Worcester have fallen - but are still higher than the national average according to the latest AA figures. After record price rises over the summer, pump prices have benefited from a price war between the country’s supermarkets. In

  • Evesham manager pens a new deal

    MANAGER Paul West says he is “chuffed” to have committed his future to Evesham United. The Robins boss, who took over from Dave Busst in February 2006, has signed a two-year rolling contract with the British Gas Business Premier Division club. Evesham

  • Drive-ban for man involved in smash

    A MAN has been disqualified from driving after he was in a crash with a motorcyclist and caused the rider significant injury. Paul Callaghan was leaving Evesham golf club after drinking four pints of lager when his car was in collision with the motorcycle

  • Second-half collapse costs city women

    PHILIPPA Roberts was on target for Worcester Hockey Club's Women in a 5-1 home defeat to Leicester Seconds in the Midlands Premier Division. The hosts started positively and moved the ball with pace down both wings, causing problems for Leicester

  • Fields slip at first hurdle

    WESTFIELDS bowed out of the Midland Alliance League Cup at the first hurdle when they lost 1-0 to Cradley Town at allpay.park. A solitary headed goal from a 63rd-minute corner by Ryan Rowe made the difference. Cradley, who had beaten Fields 3-2 away

  • Display this poster to deter trick-or-treaters

    PEOPLE should display this ‘Sorry No Trick Or Treat’ poster if they do not want visitors on Halloween. West Mercia police are reminding people who do not wish trick-or-treaters to knock on their door on Friday, October 31, to put the specially

  • Fresh bid to oust board

    WORCESTER City may have to call an extraordinary general meeting by next Thursday following a renewed bid to seize power by the Shareholders Action Group. A third request was submitted to the St George’s Lane club on October 9 but was only made public

  • Penalty-corner strike sinks Stourport

    STOURPORT lost a close game 2-1 at Cardiff and UWIC in Slazenger English Hockey League Men’s Conference West. Che Makan gave Cardiff an early lead but Stourport regrouped and levelled through David Devey only for Mark Ramage to hit the winner from a

  • Look at the car we’ve rebuilt

    PUPILS at Christopher Whitehead Language College in Worcester have rebuilt a car as part of a vocational course. Eleven teenage boys were involved in the project with Worcester charity Motov8 to encourage young people to gain work-based skills. They

  • Hockey fixture list

    SATURDAY SLAZENGER ENGLISH LEAGUE Men’s Conference West: Stourport v Guildford (2pm). MIDLANDS MEN’S LEAGUE Midlands Premier Division: Worcester v Coventry & North Warwick (12.30pm). West Midlands Premier Division: Kidderminster v Stone. Division

  • Defeat in derby for town side

    DROITWICH Women felt they could have got a result despite a 2-0 defeat to rivals Bromsgrove in Worcestershire Hockey League Division One. Both teams had efforts disallowed but Bromsgrove took an early lead when the ball was slotted under the keeper.

  • West Brom in goal drift

    PERSHORE Hockey Club's Men slumped to an 8-1 beating at home to West Brom in BodyKraft West Midlands League Division One. West Brom scored inside the first minute and soon doubled the lead from a short corner. A brief glimmer of hope

  • City MP defends his travel questionnaire

    WORCESTER’S MP has defended a questionnaire sent out to people asking for their views on controversial travel options that he thinks will tackle traffic congestion in the city. Mike Foster said there was nothing against the law in seeking people

  • Polish extortion gang found guilty

    A VIOLENT gang who ran an extortion racket in Hereford were today convicted by a jury at Worcester Crown Court. The thugs demanded money to fix up jobs for Polish workers, then issued threats and turned to violence if the cash was not paid.

  • Home draw for Malvern

    MALVERN have been drawn at home to Chester in the second round (Midlands) of the EDF Energy Intermediate Cup. In the EDF Energy Senior Vase (Midlands), Worcester Wanderers host Leamington, while Kidderminster make the short trip to Bridgnorth. Bromyard

  • Overturned Land Rover sheds load

    COMMUTERS were delayed on their way home last night after a Land Rover overturned and shed its load. The A449 southbound was partially blocked and drivers forced into one lane after the trailer carrying logs overturned south of Ombersley. Police were

  • Laura is slimming to help the hospice caring for her mum

    A NURSE is planning to slim down in order to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice. Laura Hill wants to lose two stone (12.7kg) in aid of the Worcester Hospice in Wildwood Drive where staff are caring for her mother. Mrs Hill, aged 24


    DAVIES Peggy Margaret Formerly of Laugherne Road. Died peacefully at the Firs Rest Home, on Friday, October 17th, aged 90 years. Dearly loved mum to Margaret and Beryl. Also a much loved nana and great nana. Funeral service to take place at St John in


    MEECH Joyce Eileen Widow of Bert, dearly loved sister of Dennis, Trevor, Marilyn and the late Thelma. Much loved sister in law of Brenda and David and wonderful aunt to all her Nieces and Nephews. Passed peacefully away on October 18th at Worcestershire


    STEWARD Edwin Oliver Eddie Of Crowle Passed away at home on October 15th, aged 82 years after a long illness. Beloved husband of Doris and dearly loved dad of Tony and Chris. Special grandad to his five Grandchildren and two Great Grandchildren. He will


    PHILLIPS Emm Happy memoriesof our dear friend. LovePat and Aldy. xxx Published in paper 22/10/2008


    ROBERTS Perce Our dearly loved dad and grandad. Lovingly remembered. Sadly missed. Beryle and Sarah. Published in paper 22/10/2008


    ROBERTS Percy Loving memories of a dear dad and grandad. Always in our thoughts. Iris and Family. Published in paper 22/10/2008


    HOLBECHE George Albert Fell asleep one year today. In loving memory of a wonderful husband, father, grandad and great grandad. Love always Doris and Family Published in paper 22/10/2008


    JONES Freda Wendy and Melvyn would like to thank all Relatives and Friends for their support and kind messages of sympathy for thesad loss of mum. Special thanks to Philip Tomlins for their professional care and attention and to Canon John Davis for the


    STANYER David In memory of Dave who passed away ten years ago today. A loving husband, dad and grandad. Always in our hearts and thoughts. Loved and never forgotten. Wife Gill, Mark, Dale, Louise, Matthew and Families x Published in paper 22/10/2008

  • Children making light work of saving power

    CHILDREN at a primary school in Worcester have been prowling the corridors and classrooms keeping a close eye on computers and light switches. A group of pupils at St George’s Catholic Primary School have been conducting surveys on appliances

  • England incentive for North Midlands

    NORTH Midlands Under 16 players will set off on the road which could lead to an England cap when they make the short trip to Broadstreet in Coventry to play Warwickshire tomorrow (7.30pm). The game is the first of North Midlands’ four county matches

  • Flood-hit cottage gets new defences

    A KEMPSEY family who suffered 29 years of flooding misery have spent £30,000 on new defences to protect their home. The Oram family were recently featured in your Worcester News, calling for action in the village after their 16th century thatched

  • County cashes in on team building boom

    ALTHOUGH the credit crunch is putting a squeeze on corporate events budgets, Worcestershire can offer some great value opportunities to inject some muchneeded enjoyment into the working day and lift the gloom. Emma Robinson, head of conference-worcestershire

  • We challenged council and won funds dispute

    A WORCESTERSHIRE firm of accountants has protected the investments of one of its clients in a dispute over care funding. McCarthy-Taylor of High Street, Evesham, was approached by Derrick Blake whose 87-year-old mother was in a care home but

  • Important reminder to wash your hands

    SIR – An alarming piece of research has been published showing many of us either fail to wash our hands after going to the toilet or fail to do so adequately. Bugs remain on our hands ready to pass on viruses – diarrhoea, vomiting, colds and

  • Why is the junction being dug up again?

    SIR – It’s perhaps 18 months since the county council redesigned and rebuilt the junction at the bottom of Bransford Road and Malvern Road at a cost of £50,000. This is the junction that has no wheelchair access at any point and a pedestrian

  • Holders are set to retain the title

    NORTH Midlands Under 19s will take a commanding lead into the second leg of their Sable’s Head Trophy tie against Warwickshire at Broad-street near Coventry tonight (7.30). North Midlands, who successfully retained the trophy last season, eased to a

  • Our governments are using excuses

    SIR – This week, we have seen that European governments are trying to use the financial crisis as an excuse not to tackle climate change. The climate crisis is potentially far more devastating than the economic crisis and ironically the measures

  • How coloured lights help with breast scans

    AVISIT to hospital for an intimate examination can be distressing, nervewracking and embarrassing for some patients. Now the use of coloured “MoodLight” during breast examinations at Worcester’s main hospital may be the latest way to, quite literally

  • Scrapping ‘horrid’ tests was early Christmas gift

    THE headteacher of a Worcester school has revealed what he describes as the “pseudo-philosophical” questions faced by 14-yearolds in the now scrapped Sats exams. Neil Morris, of Christopher Whitehead Language College, described last week’s decision

  • Very Rev Peter Atkinson - Dean's Diary

    SHOULD politicians ‘do God’? There’s no doubt about that in the United States, where the presidential candidates are expected to prove their religious credentials. In this country, it’s not so clear. Two prime mnisters running have made

  • Team must battle back as our run fizzles out

    IT was disappointing to see our unbeaten run come to an end but Worcester City are still well-placed in the league. The carrot of getting into fifth place, for 24 hours at least, with victory against Team Bath on Monday was a good incentive for us. But

  • Pupils dress as favourite characters

    STORIES came to life at a Worcester school this week. Children at Lyppard Grange Primary School in Warndon Villages went to school dressed up as their favourite characters from stories to celebrate book week. Jess Taylor, class teacher at the school

  • We support move if it agrees with local plan

    SIR – Regarding the proposed relocation of Worcester City Football Club, I understand that the club is about to submit planning proposals for their proposed move to Nunnery Way. As a member of the local residents’ association our view is, and

  • I do not agree with your entire theory

    SIR – John E Iebole says that “religion in general is innate and inborn” and that this is a “bat for God” (October 14). I agree there are psychological predispositions to religion but I disagree that this is in any way a supportive “bat” for

  • COMMENT: Good to see the details of stadium plan

    WORCESTER City fans had their first chance to view in detail the club’s proposals for a new stadium on the outskirts of the city at a special exhibition yesterday. The computer-generated images of the planned Nunnery Way venue – first revealed

  • WIN lunch at Browns with Tuffers

    Your Worcester News has teamed up with Browns Restaurant to offer readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the venue’s forthcoming Sportman’s Luncheon, with special guest Phil ‘Tuffers’ Tuffnell. The event, on Thursday, October 30,

  • Game abandoned following ref attack

    A FOOTBALL club are facing disciplinary charges following the abandonment of a Worcester League game. Berwick Rangers are in the dock for an alleged attack on a referee during their Katherine Rayer Cup first-round clash against Sunday Premier

  • County boss will expect rise for taking over city

    COUNTY Hall’s £170,000-a-year boss says she expects a pay rise if she is made joint chief executive of both Worcester City and Worcestershire County Councils. Trish Haines told an industry magazine she would expect her six-figure salary to be raised

  • City unveils ambitious new stadium plans - video

    PLANS have been unveiled for Worcester City Football Club’s new stadium. The exhibition at the Worcester Whitehouse Hotel gave the public their first glimpse of the stadium at Nunnery Way in Worcester. The artist’s impressions showed

  • New ground to put City on the map

    WORCESTER City chairman Dave Boddy believes a new stadium will help raise the club’s profile on the city’s sporting map. The Blue Square South club yesterday unveiled their designs for a new 6,000-capacity ground to be built by St Modwen as

  • Ceilidh makes for safer water

    A FUND-raising folk dance raised over £600 for WaterAid. More than 120 people turned out for a ceilidh at Worcester’s Guildhall on Saturday, October 18, part of The Big National Ceilidh event, and helped raise £650 for the global charity that poor people

  • Assault witnesses asked to come forward

    A MAN needed stitches after he was punched on the dance floor of a busy Worcester pub. Police want anyone who visited Drummonds, in New Street, Worcester, on Saturday, October 11, to think back after it was alleged a man was attacked between 12.25am

  • Aquittal for 'pub fight' men

    Two Worcester men have been acquitted of charges stemming from a violent incident at a city pub. Sam Gleadall, 22, of Bransford Road, St John's, was cleared of affray and Paul Bennett, 21, of Kirkstone Drive, Tolladine, of assault causing actual bodily

  • Musicians will make a charitable difference

    VIOLINIST and former King’s School music scholar, Shulah Oliver, will perform a special concert tomorrow. Ms Oliver returns to the College Hall at King’s School to perform with internationally renowned pianist Simon Marlow in aid of The Guide Dogs for

  • Housing opposition reaches 1,000

    MORE than 1,000 letters allowing people to voice their opinions and concerns on proposals for mass housing development in Malvern were distributed in just one day. Members of the newly-formed Action for the Future of Malvern group handed out