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  • Cold and flu - don't get caught

    PEOPLE are being reminded to protect themselves and others from cold and flu germs this winter. Tissues should be carried at all times and used to cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze. They should then be disposed of as soon as possible

  • Hinckley United 2 Worcester City 3

    WORCESTER City put a disastrous start behind them to claim a fine win at 10-man Hinckley United and secure three precious Blue Square Bet North points. The St George’s Lane side were two down inside 10 minutes at the Greene King Stadium through

  • Co-op divi payout hits record amount

    MEMBERS of the Co-operative Group across the two counties will be receiving a share of a record interim dividend of more than £316,000. In the first half of the year, the group’s 95,000 customer members in Worcestershire and Herefordshire who

  • Car "deliberately" set on fire

    A CAR was apparently deliberately set alight while parked outside its owners home. Police are investigating the incident which happened outside the address in Golden Post, Hereford about 1am this morning. The owner of the vehicle heard

  • Premiums ‘set to soar' for county's flood-risk homes

    MORE than a fifth of county homes could see the cost of flood insurance soar, MPs have been told. With more than 55,000 homes in the county considered at risk of flooding, changes to the way flood cover is worked out could hurt householders

  • Result - Hinckley United 2 Worcester City 3

    90+3 mins: Full-time. 90 mins: Hinckley still pressing for an equaliser. 87 mins: Naylor's fierce free-kick is parried over by Bevan. 81 mins: Mark Dudley's left-wing cross is cleared by Cartwright but City are flirting with danger

  • Guildford Heat 93 Worcester Wolves 98

    WORCESTER Wolves will be mightily pleased to have secured back to back British League wins over the weekend ahead of Saturday’s big BBL Cup semi-final first-leg against the Ply-mouth Raiders. On Saturday evening, the Wol-ves repelled the challenge of

  • Hinckley 20, Malvern 15

    MALVERN snatched defeat from the jaws of victory as Hinckley grabbed a late converted try in this National Three Midlands mid-table clash. Playing down the slope and with a strong wind, Malvern started brightly with Richard Fleming nearly making it to

  • Salvation Army is on the up – thanks to Chris and Jodie

    THE Salvation Army in Worcester has seen a boost in its numbers thanks to the hard work of two young people. Charity shop takings have doubled, congregation numbers have increased and several more volunteers have been recruited since September, when

  • Camp Hill 37, Worcester Wanderers 27

    A NIGHTMARE opening 15 minutes condemned Worcester Wanderers to defeat at Camp Hill depite a spirited fightback. The hosts scored 23 points as the Wanderers were punished for their ill-discipline and errors in the opening stages. But the visitors did

  • Warning over fake €50 notes

    A BUSINESSMAN is urging people to check their foreign currency after he found counterfeit cash among money he had exchanged. Steve Wood swapped £310 into €350 at the Money Shop in Foregate Street, Worcester, on Tuesday, November 8, and gave

  • Olympian inspires top apprentices

    WORCESTERSHIRE apprentices received an inspirational talk from an Olympic swimmer on how to reach the top. Mark Foster, who was the GB flag-bearer at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, was the motivational speaker at Worcestershire Group Training Association

  • It's a red letter day for city-born entrepreneur

    A WORCESTER-born businessman who now lives in America has been made an OBE for his services to the British Armed Forces. Christopher Schultheiss was presented with his award at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace by Prince Charles. Born in Lilac Cottage

  • Spurs signal title intent with Kempsey thrashing

    MARTLEY Spurs are making a strong challenge for the Worcester Sunday League Division One title. Luke Willetts netted four times and James Houston hit a hat-trick as they hammered Kempsey 9-0. VBL Sports still lead the table after Andrew Higgins and

  • Book of memories from Journal archives

    A NEW 46 page book - Evesham Memories - featuring interesting tales from the Journal archives is now on sale. Stories of floods, fires, scandals, sports, misery and merriment are included in Evesham Memories. The book costs £5.99 and

  • Brave Kieran’s big swim for charity

    A BRAVE boy made a big splash for the charity which helped his sick sister in her time of greatest need. Kieran Lawley, aged five, who struggles with his swimming and has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Asperger’s syndrome, completed

  • Gritters will be out tonight

    Worcestershire County Council's gritting fleet will be out tonight as temperatures are set to dip below freezing. The gritting team will be out from 7pm treating roads across the county as the Met Office predicts road surface temperatures will drop

  • Join pages to beat terror

    THE ambulance service is now feeding the public information via Twitter and Facebook and bosses say it could help in the event of a terrorist attack. Leaders at the West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust are urging people to join their 1,500 followers

  • Time running out for fire service opinions

    THE people of Worcestershire and Herefordshire have just over two weeks to have their say on the way the fire service is set to run. The draft integrated risk management plan (IRMP) will decide how Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service is run

  • Son’s tribute to internet hit mum

    A SON has paid tribute to his fearless, driven and charismatic mother after she became something of a local internet sensation following her death. Susan Virr, who moved from Worcestershire to France in 2008 to become a flying instructor, died

  • Ready, steady... HO! (ho, ho)

    WOMEN in beards running around Worcester Racecourse meant it was time once again for the city’s Santathon. The 5km fun run around Pitchcroft was a colourful occasion which saw about 150 runners of all ages and even a few dogs take part yesterday

  • Plymouth await in last four

    THE countdown to the biggest game in Worcester Wolves history has begun. There is now under a week to go before Paul James’ side take on Plymouth Raiders in the British Basketball League Cup semi-finals. Saturday’s first leg at the University of Worcester

  • 100,000 flock to Victorian Fayre - gallery

    • Did you go to the Victorian Fayre this year? What did you think? Tell us in the comments box below. MORE than 100,000 visitors packed the city’s streets for another bumper Victorian Fayre. Thousands of visitors thronged Worcester during

  • Cavs heads north for 'A' League finale

    WORCESTER Cavaliers complete the Aviva 'A' League season with the trip north to face Newcastle Falcons 'A' at Darlington tonight (7pm). The Cavaliers have enjoyed a strong season in the Northern Conference with victories over Leeds Carnegie and league-leaders

  • Furniture appeal for families on floor

    SOME families will be sleeping on the floor this Christmas, says a charity launching an appeal for unwanted furniture. Armchair Worcester is “desperate” for single and double beds for people who are trying to get on their own two feet and live independently

  • Our history is at risk

    THE historic site of the Battle of Worcester is among a list of city heritage assets on an at-risk register. The site of the historic battle at Powick Bridge in September 1651, the last of the English Civil War, is one of a series of cultural

  • City sweat on fitness of Symons

    MIKE Symons could miss Worcester City’s trip to Hinckley United tonight (7.45) after aggravating his back problem. The 11-goal striker, who spent a fortnight on the sidelines with the injury last month, was struggling towards the end of Saturday’s 2-

  • Thanks for all your shoebox support!

    ORGANISERS of Worcester’s Christmas shoebox appeal have praised people for their kind-hearted donations. This year’s Operation Christmas Child project is now in its final stages and almost 4,500 gift-filled boxes have been received from people in and

  • Kvesic injury adds to Hill’s back row woes

    RICHARD Hill will be digging around in his bin for the list of available back-rowers after seeing his Warriors injury crisis worsen during the 15-9 Aviva Premiership defeat to Exeter Chiefs. The Worcester head coach, who is poised to announce a new back-row

  • Andy (Andy) jones

    JONES Andrew (Andy) Precious son and brother, fell asleep December 4th, 2008. Forever in our hearts . Goodnight God bless x

  • DOREEN HILDA PEARCE

    PEARCE Doreen Hilda Passed away peacefully on November 30th, 2011, aged 80 years. Beloved wife of the late Lot. Much loved mother of Ruth and Bridget, devoted grandma of Holly and Samuel. Much loved sister of Marjorie. Funeral Service at Worcester

  • Amy Jones

    JONES Amy In loving memory of my beloved mother, who passed away twenty seven years ago. Betty, Don, Lisa and Stephen.

  • MICHAEL (MICK) LAMBOURNE

    LAMBOURNE Michael (Mick) Peacefully on November 30th, 2011 at St Richard's Hospice. Much loved husband of Beryl, loving dad to Kevin, Stuart and Kate. Funeral Service will take place at St Johns Church, on Friday, December 9th at 1.15 p.m., followed