• Thorley strikes for City victory

    TOM Thorley fired Worcester City to their first Blue Square Bet North away triumph of the season with victory at Solihull Moors. The midfielder planted a firm half-volley beyond keeper Jasbir Singh on the stroke of half-time following a pin-point

  • Burglary suspect told to stay away

    A MAN of no fixed address has been banned from entering Powick, near Worcester, or Malvern before he stands trial later this year on charges of theft and burglary. Steven Scarratt will return to Worcester Magistrates Court on Thursday, December

  • Water safety tackled as hundreds enjoy open day

    HUNDREDS of people used an informative open day to learn how to stay safe on the region’s waterways. About 600 members of the public turned out at Upton Marina in Upton- upon-Severn, near Malvern, on Saturday to pick up tips and see demonstrations

  • Bidding farewell to a real council stalwart

    MOURNERS have been paying their respects to a political stalwart. St Matthias Church in Malvern Link was packed when a memorial service was held for former town, district and county councillor Beryl Hickling. Colleagues past and present from

  • Solihull Moors 0 Worcester City 1

    9:16pm SUB. Solihull: Former Worcester captain Tom Kemp replaces Jermaine Clarke. 9:15pm SUB. City: Greg Mills comes on for Michael Taylor.  A bit of a delay because

  • Hospitals unlikely to meet target on superbugs

    A NURSING chief has admitted hospitals are likely to fail a key standard for cutting the numbers of superbugs this year which could mean large fines. Targets for reducing clostridium difficile at hospitals like Worcestershire Royal Hospital in

  • Athletic Club enjoys birthday celebration

    NINETY past and present members of Worcester Athletic Club gathered in the Graeme Hick Pavilion at Worcestershire County Cricket Club to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the club’s formation. Those at the dinner ranged from under 17 athletes to

  • Ditta should have controlled himself

    A CONSERVATIVE councillor has broken ranks by verbally attacking Allah Ditta – and insists his fellow party member’s behaviour “is unacceptable”. Councillor Aubrey Tarbuck, a former Worcester mayor, said if he was able to attend last week’s ‘no

  • How much does Tory propaganda mag cost?

    SIR – I have received the latest copy of City Life magazine. This is really just a promotion gimmick for the controlling Conservative party. How much does it cost to produce? There appears to be only one outside advert, which means that the

  • Betty Yates murder trial starts tomorrow

    THE trial of the man accused of murdering Bewdley pensioner Betty Yates is due to start tomorrow at Bristol Crown Court. Stephen Farrow is accused of murdering Mrs Yates at her home in Bewdley between January 1 and 5, and Reverend John Suddards

  • Health trust gives seal of approval to radiotherapy unit

    THIS is the first glimpse inside Worcester’s new £24 million radiotherapy unit, which will allow cancer patients to get care closer to home. The unit at Worcestershire Royal Hospital received the final seal of approval by the board of Worcestershire

  • Police appeal about missing April Jones

    AN appeal from Dyfed-Powys Police about the search for missing five-year-old April Jones who was abducted while out playing near her home in mid Wales. Detective Superintendent Reg Bevan: "It is still early days in the investigation and

  • Fake Bugatti fetches £302,000

    AN “extremely well executed replica” of a Bugatti racing car has been sold for more than £300,000 at auction. The copy of a Type 51 had been lying unused in the garage of Alan Riley in Hartlebury, near Worcester, for nine years after Mr Riley bought

  • Let's hope more will follow Lucy's lead

    SIR – You reported that Lucy Phelps, a local woman, is to have a leading role in a new musical about the Spice Girls to be performed in a London West End theatre (Worcester News, September 27). This is great news. Lucy was seen recently in BBC’

  • How much longer can Mr Ditta stay?

    SIR – A very interesting post appeared on the Worcester News website ( at 12.50pm on Thursday 27 in response to the story ‘Allah Ditta – no confidence’. I’m surprised that local politicians haven’t spotted it, or realised its

  • Important step for child care in Worcestershire

    EASTBOURNE Schoolgirl Megan Stammers has been reunited with her family after going missing in France with her maths teacher. But for every headline-grabbing case like this – where the youngster is relatively quickly brought back into the care of

  • Police and council join forces to stop another Rochdale

    POLICE and council chiefs in Worcestershire are joining forces to help tackle the problem of children missing from care homes. From now on, data on all the children’s homes in the county will be freely available to police officers in a bid to quicken

  • Andrew Mitchell? How has he survived this?

    SIR – Why has David Cameron not yet sacked or at least suspended, foul-mouthed MP Andrew Mitchell? His outburst at two police officers guarding him and his colleagues – he is alleged to have called them “plebs” – stinks of upper class, ex-public

  • After the floods it's time to clear up

    WORK has begun to clean up the silt left after last week’s flooding in Worcester. Council workers used a tank and trailer jet to clean the mess off South Quay and the work is expected to be finished by Friday. Mark Baylis, neighbourhood team

  • Fair play to policeman for telling the truth

    SIR – Re ‘Moonlight mix-up’ (Worcester News, September 26), the story of the police officer and the strange light on Clent Hills. I must express my admiration for this constable’s honesty. He could have simply said nothing untoward was found

  • Car crash carnage sparks safety call

    A TRAIL of destruction caused by a car crash has seen renewed calls for safety measures on a busy Worcester road. Residents of Bromwich Road, St John’s, were left picking up the pieces when a car ploughed into a telegraph pole, damaged several

  • Look. we don't want all this urban sprawl

    SIR – Having recently lodged my detailed objection with Wychavon to the latest planning application for 700 homes on Yew Tree Hill, Droitwich, there are a couple of general observations I would like to make. Nobody in their right mind would vote

  • Cavaliers defeated at Welford Road

    HOOKER Ed Shervington and replacement Dan Young were try-scorers as Worcester Cavaliers lost 43-14 to Leicester Tigers in the Aviva ‘A’ League at Welford Road last night. Kieran Brookes opened the scoring for the hosts, before Shervington pushed

  • Smokers at hospital were just disgusting

    SIR – I feel I must write and say how disgusted I was by the behaviour of some people when I was at Worcestershire Royal Hospital on Friday, September 21. After six hours of chemotherapy at the unit, my husband went to collect the car and I waited

  • Lib Dems will make same mistake again

    SIR – There are many things I could be critical about the recent Liberal Democrat conference but the most astonishing stance is that the Lib Dems in any hung parliament would again negotiate with the largest party, whoever that is. Coalition politics

  • City star aiming to put record straight

    MIKE Symons insists Worcester City are determined to get back to winning ways when they visit Solihull Moors tonight (7.45). City had to settle for a 2-2 draw against Harrogate Town at St George’s Lane last Saturday after letting a two-goal lead

  • Cars stolen after keys taken from unlocked house

    TWO cars were stolen after the keys were taken from inside an unlocked house in Stourport. Keys to a green T-reg Ford Focus and a green L-reg Vauxhall Frontera were taken from the house in Sandy Lane after it was entered via an unlocked door between

  • Let the music play (but not everywhere)

    BEFORE I get properly under way, I feel I need to issue this disclaimer: I love music. With that out of the way, I’ll begin... I’m all for promoting live music in the local area and enjoy doing it as part of my job here at the Worcester News, but

  • Young recruits line up

    WORCESTERSHIRE accountancy firm Ormerod Rutter, which has offices in Droitwich, Worcester and Bromsgrove, has recruited five apprentices aged 17 to 20 through a new scheme to attract young people into the profession. Accounts manager Doug Marshall

  • I can't believe they approved these homes

    SIR – Re ‘170 homes approved despite concerns’ (Worcester News, September 24). It is already extremely difficult for vehicles to gain access from St George’s Lane North, Worcester, to Barbourne Road. For some time it has been known that 84

  • Train death was suicide

    A WORCESTER man who died after being hit by a train killed himself a coroner has ruled.  Jamie Harding, of Liverpool Road, Ronkswood, died after "deliberately" stepping into the path of a moving train on the railway line beneath Larkhill Road

  • We will keep getting better and better now

    WE are absolutely made up with the win over London Irish at Sixways. We’ve been working so hard — I think we’re probably one of the hardest-working teams in the Aviva Premiership — and it paid off on Friday night. Nothing’s changed really,

  • Guests evacuated from hotel after fire

    A NUMBER of guests had to be evacuated from a Worcester hotel this morning after a fire broke out in the sauna cabin. Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service were called to the Whitehouse Hotel in Foregate Street at 7.30am to reports of

  • De Carpentier eyes Warriors deal

    BACK-rower Richard de Carpentier has set his sights on earning a full-time deal with Worcester Warriors after joining the Sixways club on a trial basis. Former England Sevens international de Carpentier, who stands 6ft tall and weighs 16st 7lbs

  • Four arrested in Heath murder probe

    FOUR people have been arrested in relation to the deathof Andrew Heath who died following a suspected arson attack on his Worcester home in December. Mr Heath, aged 52, was found dead at his home in Chedworth Close, Warndon, at around

  • William Thomas Rencher

    RENCHER William Thomas Our beloved Bill sadly passed away peacefully on September 28th, aged 74. He will be deeply missed by Linda and her children Paul, Rachel, Stephen, Kelly and Family and his sister Val and Family. Service at Worcester Crematorium

  • Janet and Bert Baker

    BAKER Janet and Bert Congratulations mum and dad on your Diamond Wedding Anniversary. Love and best wishes, Jane, Gerald and Jade

  • Gwendoline May Peet

    PEET Gwendoline May Aged 86 years of Yeovil. On September 27th, 2012, peacefully at Yeovil District Hospital. A much loved wife of Robert, mother of David, aunt and friend. Funeral Service at Yeovil Crematorium on Monday, October 8th, at 2 p.m. Family

  • Jean (Jeanette) Price

    PRICE Jean (Jeanette) Who died two years ago today aged 78. Still so greatly missed by all her Family and many Friends. Remembered always with love.

  • Michael May

    MAY Michael (Mick) A year has passed since you left us, leaving a hole in our lives which cannot be healed. You are always in our thoughts. Rest in peace. Juliet and Alison, Stewart, Ellie, Imogen and Harry. xxxx

  • Doris WALKER

    WALKER Doris (Doll) Always in my thoughts. Love daughter Pat.

  • Joan Morris

    MORRIS Joan Peacefully on September 24th, aged 79 years. Formerly of Drake Avenue Worcester. Mum to Tracey, Ian and Ernest and grandmother to Sarah, Jo, Wayne, Craig and Gareth. Funeral Service at Worcester Crematorium on Thursday, October 4th, at

  • Doreen Davies

    DAVIES Doreen The Funeral of Doreen Davies will be held on Wednesday, October 3rd at 12 noon at Worcester Crematorium and refreshments afterwards at The Fox and Hounds, Lulsley (near Knightwick). All are welcome to celebrate her life.

  • June Georgina WALSH

    WALSH June Georgina Passed away peacefully in Worcestershire Royal Hospital on September 24th, 2012, aged 78 years. Loving wife, a much loved mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. The Funeral Service will

  • Douglas Drinkwater

    DRINKWATER Douglas Aged 88 years. Passed away on September 30th, at the Shrubbery Nursing Home, Worcester. He will be remembered by his children Adrian, Martyn, Marlene, Robin and Kim, and his many Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. The Funeral