• Thorley strikes to give City away-day tonic

    A SUPERB strike from free-kick specialist Tom Thorley proved decisive as Worcester City recorded back-to-back league wins for only the second time this season. The midfielder curled the ball beyond the defensive wall and keeper Carl Pentney after

  • Queen's message for diamond couple

    A COUPLE who were separated for three years after only one month of marriage have celebrated their diamond wedding. Ken and Jean Edwards, of Windermeres in Evesham, marked the 60-year milestone earlier this month and even received a card from the

  • Official: Richard Hill to leave Worcester Warriors

    Head coach Richard Hill is to leave Worcester Warriors, the club confirmed a few moments ago. This is the official club statement: Worcester Warriors can today confirm that Richard Hill will be leaving his post as head coach at Sixways Stadium

  • Health chiefs begin community hospitals roadshow

    HEALTH chiefs will answer questions from the public about the future of vital community hospital and mental health services in Worcestershire during a series of events. Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust wants to engage with the people it

  • Kidderminster crash - cutting crews called in

    TWO casualties had to be cut from the wreckage of their car following a crash in Kidderminster. The crash between two vehicles happened at the junction of Hill Grove Crescent and Comberton Road, Kidderminster, at 2.40pm today. One adult was

  • Winning ways at arts festival concert

    THE 62nd Worcester Competitive Arts Festival concert held at RGS Worcester’s Perrins Hall was a great success, say organisers. The concert featured music and drama students from across Worcestershire and featured a varied programme which included

  • Bishop's Stortford 0 Worcester City 1

    9:25pm Sub. Bishop's Stortford (83 mins): Callum Webb replaces Harry Baker. 9:24pm Thorley free-kick from a central position hits the wall and the midfielder volleys the rebound

  • Dragons ready to hear those pitches

    A NEW business venture is being set up to give Worcestershire entrepreneurs the chance to attract high-profile investors. Day To Pitch Events is the brainchild of businesswoman Claire Taylor who has invested £80,000 to establish the business as

  • Worcestershire's key election battlegrounds revealed

    IT’S that time of year once again for our political parties - with the clock ticking all the way to Thursday, May 2. Will the Conservatives keep a firm stranglehold on Worcestershire County Council on local election day or will UKIP, Labour or

  • Call for ban on consultants at County Hall

    CALLS are being made to ban the use of outside consultants at County Hall. The county council’s Liberal Democrats want a new policy to all but outlaw advisers. It comes despite the ruling Conservatives insisting it is using them sparingly anyway

  • Let’s see pick of the pet pictures

    PHOTOGRAPHS of family pets could give judges paws for thought as part of a competition to raise money for an animal rescue centre. The competition has been organised by the RSPCA Worcester and Mid-Worcester Branch to help raise funds towards the

  • Teen terror gets Crasbo

    A TEENAGE terror has been given a criminal anti-social behaviour order to stop her drink-fuelled trouble-making. Kitty Simpson, aged 18, of Usmere Road, Kidderminster has been issued with a Criminal Anti Social Behaviour Order (Crasbo). The

  • TV antiques show to highlight macabre museum

    A MEDICAL museum based at a Worcester hospital and known for its ghoulish artefacts is to feature in a BBC TV show. The George Marshall Medical Museum, based at the Charles Hastings Education Centre, on the site of Worcestershire Royal Hospital

  • Missing woman found safe and well

    A MISSING Malvern woman has been found safe and well. Naomi Abel, aged 19, of Malvern was missing since the early hours of this morning after she was last seen at around 1.30am on Queen’s Drive.   She was located at an address in the town

  • Yes, Mrs Baldwin, there is lots to do

    SIR – Harriett Baldwin, Tory MP for West Worcestershire, wrote in her monthly guest column (Worcester News, March 21) that “we have still got lots to do”. That is a laugh, madam. First of all, cut your massive salary in half. Pensioners are

  • Don’t lose faith and keep praying

    SIR – Re the letter by George Cowley ‘Schoolgirl’s death has sickened me’ (Worcester News, April 3). I, too, was sickened by the stabbing of a young girl by a madman. But I still believe in loving God, who must be shedding many tears over such

  • We’re kicking people who are already down

    SIR – I see Ian Duncan Smith reckons he could get by on 50-odd pounds a week. Perhaps he could if it was just for his food. All he has to do is go to the House of Commons and have his meals, which are highly subsidised by those very people trying

  • Tories say they are being fair. Rubbish!

      SIR – “It’s fairer” is the Tory warcry when trying to explain their actions against the disabled on benefits as they try to force and cajole them into work. So why did they withdraw funding from Remploy, who had 54 factories employing many

  • Landlords’ argument carries no weight

    SIR – Hand out the tissues. Predictably some landlords are distraught at Worcester City Council’s sensible decision to require planning permission for houses in multiple occupation (Worcester News, March 23). The expansion of the University

  • Berrows FC were a happy young team

    SIR – This picture, above, of Berrows FC was taken some time in the 1970s. I have some great memories of this happy young team as they were then. Back row, from left, John Smith, Paul Ricketts, Colin Taylor, Dave Bradley, Colin Powell, Steve

  • It’s not a can check

     SIR – Re the letter by Pauline Burgess ‘Eateries around here seem to like vegans’ (Worcester News, March 26). Can I inform her that there is no charity with the name Vegetarians International voice for animals. To save any further waste of

  • Today’s problems were started by Maggie

    SIR – Many readers of the Worcester News are saddened by the news of the death of Margaret Thatcher. It is true that she was a person who had a great impact on the life of the nation. Among the huge amount of praise for her in the Press I would

  • An array of Malvern's musical talent on show

    AN array of Malvern’s musical talent can be seen in one venue later this month. The ever changing cast of the Truck Stop Trixies comes to Re-Con, Church Street, Great Malvern, on Saturday, April 27. Taking inspiration from Gram Parsons, Gillian

  • Malvern teenager is missing

    UPDATE: Missing girl found safe and well AN appeal has been launched to find a missing Malvern woman. Naomi Abel has been missing since the early hours of this morning. Officers are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare and would

  • Kathleen’s 20 happy years at care home

    AFTER 20 years living at Regent Care Home in Worcester, 91-year-old Kathleen Hobro has truly come to call it home. Mrs Hobro first moved into the Sanctuary Care-run home in St John’s on April 10, 1993, after the death of her beloved husband Dennis

  • Birthday girl takes poverty challenge

    A WOMAN will be counting the pennies as she attempts to feed herself for £1 a day to raise awareness of poverty. Leanne Haworth, of St John’s, Worcester, is preparing to take part in the five-day Live Below the Line challenge in aid of UNICEF.

  • Kervezee retires from playing cricket for Holland

    WORCESTERSHIRE batsman Alexei Kervezee has decided to retire from representing the Netherlands in order to focus on his role with the New Road club. Kervezee, who has represented Holland since the age of 13, said: "It's a decision that I haven't

  • Autistic man rammed car after call from girlfriend

    THE “red mist” descended when an autistic man repeatedly rammed the car of a driver who was annoying his pregnant girlfriend. Matthew Reynolds, aged 22, of Cleeve Drive, Warndon, Worcester, admitted driving dangerously when he appeared before city

  • University and Wolves link up for new programme

    A NATIONAL league women’s basketball programme is being launched, in partnership with the University of Worcester and Worcester Wolves, to attempt to mirror the success of the men’s squad. The university’s men’s team were crowned British Universities

  • Richard Hill leaves Warriors

    8:20pm Official Warriors statement released a few moments ago: Worcester Warriors can today confirm that Richard Hill will be leaving his post as Head Coach at Sixways Stadium with immediate effect. Former England international

  • Warriors part company with Hill (with live report)

    Follow the live story as it unfolds here. WORCESTER Warriors have parted company with head coach Richard Hill. Hill has paid the ultimate price for another torrid season that has seen Worcester struggle to break clear of the Aviva Premiership

  • School’s hi-tech pitch blessed in ceremony

    A STATE-of-the-art sports pitch was given a special blessing when it was officially opened at a Worcester school. Pupils and staff celebrated the unveiling of the £120,000 multi-use games area (MUGA) at Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College.

  • Easter sale boosts fund

    COLLEGE students in Worcester have been raising money for an Armed Forces charity. Worcester College of Technology students on the skills for work course held the Easter sale and raised £210.43 for Help for Heroes. Teachers Sandra Brewer and

  • Speaker to discuss role of university

    THE University of Worcester’s vice chancellor will be the guest speaker at the annual Mayor’s lecture at the Guildhall next week. Professor David Green will present his vision for a prosperous future for Worcester and the action needed to secure

  • Enterprising youngsters reach finals

    SIXTH formers from Prince Henry’s High School, Evesham, have again reached the South Worcestershire final of the Young Enterprise competition. The all-girl team Identity created a range of bags and sold them in support of the Tracey Sollis Trust

  • Fairtrade tea party in class

    AN afternoon tea packed full of Fairtrade treats was hosted by primary schoolchildren. Year four pupils from Burlish Park School in Stourport baked the sweet treats for the event using only Fairtrade ingredients. The children researched the

  • Punishment has to fit the crime

    SADLY, the ugly side of the beautiful game reared its head not once but twice at the weekend. While the incidents at Wembley and on the streets of Newcastle were shocking, they were not altogether surprising, as the mindless minority seems to be cropping

  • New Jersey Nights/Bristol Hippodrome

    NO matter what your age is the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons reproduced in the show New Jersey Nights currently on its worldwide tour takes you on a whistle stop journey of all their classic hits throughout the 60's and 70's most of which

  • Care home complex set for go-ahead

    A NEW 37-bed care complex could be built in Worcester – with an old set of industrial units set to be demolished to clear the way for it. Developers want to build a privately-run facility in White Ladies Close, near Upper Tything, by knocking down

  • The Score by Howard Marks

    The Score by Howard Marks is published in hardback by Harvill Secker, priced £12.99 (ebook £8.51). Available now. Howard Marks, aka "Mr Nice", returns with his follow-up to 2011's Sympathy For The Devil, with DS Catrin Price on admin duty while

  • George trying to rekindle 1940s friendship

    A FORMER soldier is hoping someone can make him very happy by helping him to trace a woman he knew while based in Worcester shortly after the Second World War. George Finch, now aged 84, met Ann when he was posted to Norton Barracks, near Worcester

  • Worcester City look to end season with winning run

    BACK-to-back league wins for the first time since August are the aim for Worcester City when they travel to Bishop’s Stortford tonight. Last Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Hinckley United made it two wins in a row at St George’s Lane, something City

  • My brave boy is one in 475 million: mum's organ donor appeal

    THE mum of a brave baby boy born with a rare heart condition believe he is one of just 15 children in the world to have ever battled the illness. Indy Winfield, who is just four-and-a-half months old, suffers with atresia of the left corony artery