• We had our photos taken with Vernon

    YOUNGSTERS had the chance to find out about prehistoric times at the County Museum, Hartlebury, this week. Visitors were able to learn all about rocks, fossils and dinosaurs at the Let’s Rock event on Bank Holiday Monday. Held in conjunction

  • Help to keep canines nice and cosy at Christmas

    KIND-hearted animal lovers are being urged to help keep canines cosy this Christmas. Dogs Trust, which has a rehoming centre near Eve-sham, is hoping that people will join its campaign by knitting a doggie jumper for the dogs of homeless people

  • It’s welcome to the fold as new recruits sign up

    WORCESTERSHIRE baby bedtime company the Little Green Sheep has added two new recruits to its flock. Rosie Pritchard has been appointed as graduate business manager and Chris Parker is a new apprentice. The two roles have been created to support

  • I held Paralympic Torch for brave little brother

    A WORCESTERSHIRE teenager proudly carried the Paralympic Torch during the final leg of its journey to the stadium. Kayleigh Hawkins, aged 17, of Hodges, Evesham, was nominated to take part in the 24-hour torch relay yesterday by Acorns Children

  • Flashmob choir rocks out

    MORE than 100 singers stunned shoppers when they made a surprise appearance in the streets of Worcester. Members of the Worcester and Droitwich Rock Choir came together to perform an upbeat and impromptu version of Dancing in the Street during

  • Children swinging into action

    SWINGING through the trees was just one of the thrills on offer at Malvern Hills Outdoor Education Centre during its programme of summer activities for children. The activity sessions included archery, rock-climbing, abseiling and bushcraft with

  • Careers fair can help you find that ideal job

    FINDING that dream job is now as difficult as ever, but your Worcester News has again come to the rescue to offer help and advice on finding a new career. The Worcester News Jobs and Careers Fair, in association with Bright Assessing, will take

  • Man accused of a £10,000 trail of fraud

    A MAN has appeared at court accused of fraud and theft in a £10,000 crime spree across south Worcestershire and the Cotswolds. Mark Bainbridge faced 15 charges of fraud by false representation, one charge of theft from a shop and one charge of

  • Quiz is a chance to test your Eye-Q

    PEOPLE will have their sights set on coming top during a popular charity quiz night. About 50 teams will enjoy an evening of general knowledge during the Eye-Q quiz night which will be held at Worcester Rugby Club, Sixways , on Thursday, September

  • Course helps Caroline to enter the world of work

    A YOUNG woman from the Wyre Forest is the latest person to secure employment after attending a programme to help people into work. Caroline Butler attended an employability course run by Vestia Training, part of the Community Housing Group (TCHG

  • Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2012

    Friday After Malefice & Freedom Call had rattled the cages of the early bird punters keen to start on their metal fix as soon as it became available it was time for Grand Magus to take the festival from the warm up to the tear up in one

  • Homeless man sought after 'scissor' attack

    SCISSORS are believed to have been used in an attempted stabbing in Worcester. Police want to speak to Ian Burrows following the attack at Magg’s Day Centre in Charles Street yesterday. An altercation took place between two men visiting

  • Nic Lloyd shines on a new stage

    IN his role as Malvern Theatres chief executive, Nic Lloyd is used to rubbing shoulders with the stars of stage and screen. This week alone he will work alongside Felicity Kendall and former Eastenders actress Kara Tointon when the popular venue

  • Tributes to teen found hanged in garden

    A TEENAGER found hanging from a tree in the back garden of his family home was popular and hard-working, his teachers have said. The death of Ryan Annetts, aged just 17, from the village of Kempsey, near Worcester, has stunned the community.

  • On or off, it’s just a load of old pants

    THIS week we found out that a pair of Elvis Presley’s soiled underpants are to be sold at auction and Prince Harry has been caught seemingly devoid of his. The Elvis pants were worn beneath one of the King’s famous white jumpsuits during a performance

  • Fag ends? Let’s copy what they do in Canada

    SIR – Re your story about people being fined for dropping cigarette butts on the floor (Worcester News , August 23). Why doesn’t the council do what they do in Canada and put large concrete tubs filled with sand for people to stub out their cigarettes

  • Today’s homes are just too cramped

    SIR – Well done, Droitwich Council, in turning down the application to build 64 new homes on the town’s old Army Medals Office over concerns that some of the homes and gardens were too small (Worcester News , August 21). Sadly, because there

  • We’re delighted to be building in Droitwich

    SIR – Re ‘Builder’s joy after houses get the go-ahead’ (Worcester News , August 21). I’d like to clarify a couple of the inferences within the article. When a planning appeal is made, the appellant (Bovis Homes in this instance) and the council

  • No, we don’t want to be ruled by Europe

    SIR – Letter writer N Taylor asks “Is the Green Party in favour of the United Kingdom being governed in whole, or in part by Europe?” (Worcester News , August 20). The simple answer is no. The Green Party is opposed to centralised top-down

  • Here’s to next year’s Worcester Festival

    SIR – I would like to thank the Worcester News for its fantastic coverage of the 10th Worcester Festival. It was great and caught the real flavour of what was going on. There were nearly 600 events in 11 days, more than 460 of which were free

  • All these roadworks? Don’t blame council

    SIR – As a resident of Malvern and a county and district councillor I share Greg Fester’s frustration at the number of roadworks slowing down the traffic flows between Malvern and Worcester (Worcester News , August 22). However, Mr Fester, like

  • Please, someone take responsibility here

    SIR – The reaction to your story about dirty toilets at Worcestershire Royal Hospital (Worcester News , August 25) tells us a good deal about why things go wrong in NHS hospitals. Everyone is either passing the buck or being defensive. In

  • Top cop quits to take on new role

    THE man in charge of policing in Worcester and across South Worcestershire has announced he is leaving. Supt Steve Cullen will officially leave his post tomorrow after two years in the role, although he is currently on holiday. He will start

  • Probe ordered after dumped mail found in alley

    A BUNDLE of business mail addressed to law firms, insurers and the county council was found tossed in the hedge of an alleyway. There was even a letter addressed to the Worcester News in the bag of envelopes and crunched-up business-format address

  • Swimmers qualify for Paralympic finals

    HEREFORD'S Nyree Kindred is safely through to the final of the S6 100 metres backstroke final at the London Paralympics.  She comfortably won her heat in a new Games record time of one minute 27.96 seconds. Claire Cashmore of Kidderminster

  • COMMENT: Allah Ditta cemetery incident is disturbing

    Ruhal Hussain’s account of his row about his father’s grave with former mayor Allah Ditta is indeed disturbing. Mr Hussain says Mr Ditta invoiced him for £400 for the maintenance of the grave at Worcester’s Muslim cemetery. When Mr Hussain

  • Jobs promised at state-of-the-art gym

    ONE of Europe’s fastest growing health clubs is to open at a multi-million pound city centre development, creating 12 new jobs. Fit4Free is preparing to open its newest gym at Worcester’s St Martin’s Quarter in Lowesmoor on Friday, October 5.

  • Back to school essentials for your little ones

    Spend a little or splurge a lot with your personal shopper Sam Wylie-Harris. This week, make sure your little one earns extra brownie points with these back-to-school essentials SPEND From A to Z... Girls can swot up on their spelling and

  • Mitchell shines with unbeaten ton on rainy day

    WORCESTERSHIRE skipper Daryl Mitchell carried his bat for an exemplary unbeaten 133 as his side posted 323 all out late on day two of their LV= County Championship Division One clash with Middlesex. Heavy rain meant no play was possible before

  • Cher Lloyd announces launch of new perfume

    DESPITE being victim of an unsavoury bottling incident at live music festival earlier this month Cher Lloyd appears to have come out smelling like roses. While continuing to make waves in America, the Malvern starlet took to Twitter

  • Fallen tree blocks road

    UPDATE 11.15am: THE tree has been cleared and the road has now fully reopened. WORK is underway to cut up and remove a fallen tree which has blocked a road between Worcester and Malvern. Jennet Tree Lane in Callow End near Worcester is

  • Wing Lemi back in fold for Warriors opener

    SAMOAN international winger David Lemi is back in contention for Worcester Warriors’ Aviva Premiership pipe-opener with Bath on Saturday (3pm) after recovering from a rib injury. The former Bristol and Wasps flier sustained the problem during the

  • Video analysis can only help us make progress

    AS we strive to improve at Worcester City , we are beginning to build some important relationships in the community. Training sessions have already been moved to the pitches and artificial surface at Pershore High School and now we are starting

  • Catch a film screening

    THE Market Theatre in Ledbury is hosting two film screenings in the first half of next month. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel will be shown on Wednesday, September 12 at 10.30am and the title hotel is supposed to be India’s answer for the UK’

  • Urgent appeal for money to repair historic building

    MALVERN Museum has launched an appeal to raise £80,000 to save its historic building. The mediaeval Priory Gateway in Abbey Road is one of the jewels in Malvern’s crown, regularly photographed by tourists from all over the world. But the ancient

  • Allah Ditta in burial ground row - audio

    A COUNCILLOR threatened to dig up the dead body of a Worcester man during a row with his grieving family over the grave. Allah Ditta , a former city mayor, was secretly recorded launching a tirade of abuse at the Muslim cemetery in Perdiswell.