• Award for dedication to festival

    WORCESTERSHIRE solicitor Peter Hill has been honoured for his outstanding contribution to the Bewdley Festival. Mr Hill, legal consultant at law firm MFG Solicitors, has been recognised as a business champion by business-focused charity Arts and Business

  • Allenby’s innings has Worcestershire on rack

    JIM Allenby scored an unbeaten half century to put Glamorgan in a handy position at the end of the second day of their LV= County Championship Division Two match against Worcestershire. Allenby scored 71 not out with the Welsh county finishing

  • Campaigners fury as tree is felled

    CAMPAIGNERS in a Worcester street were shocked to find workmen pulling down a tree after a last-ditch bid to save it.As reported in your Worcester News, residents in Hill Avenue complained about a plan to remove the hornbeam last month, with Worcestershire

  • It was honour to attend Lady Thatcher's funeral says painter

    A MALVERN painter has spoken of his delight at being invited to Baroness Thatcher’s funeral – which included a chat with David Cameron. Michael Noakes, a distinguished portrait painter who used to meet Lady Thatcher on her visits to the county,

  • Your chances of surviving cancer depend on where you live

    CANCER patients are facing “wide and persistent” variations in survival rates depending on where they live. New research from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that the percentage of people living for a year after diagnosis varies

  • I agree with John

     SIR – I agree with John Phillpott (Worcester News, March 30), Labour definitely isn’t on the side of the British worker. All Labour MPs are millionaires – what do they know about really poor people? Cut MPs’ salary by half. GEORGE COWLEY

  • Come off it, Mr Wells, let’s be fair here...

      SIR – There was a whiff of hypocrisy in the air when Councillor Tom Wells told Worcester News readers (April 15) that people in Worcestershire are “being let down” by Worcestershire councils by stalling recycling rates. He criticises councils

  • Rejuvenated play project proves a hit

    EXCITED youngsters put new play equipment through its paces at the grand opening of a revamped park. About 50 children made light of the bad weather and had fun when gates at the Rose Avenue park project, in Tolladine, Worcester, opened for the

  • Are allowances the motivating factor?

      SIR – Reading through the nominations for the upcoming county council elections in the city, every seat that Labour expects or hopes to win has a city councillor as candidate, as do the Tories, except for two. Leading the way are Paul and

  • Mr Geraghty, what about the disabled?

      SIR – Re the plea for votes and the quote from Simon Geraghty, Conservative deputy leader at Worcestershire County Council: “We are campaigning on our track record locally” (Worcester News, April 10). It instantly reminded me of his track

  • Strensham services slip road closed

    THE slip road leaving Strensham Services onto the M5 has been closed following a vehicle fire. The south bound exit slip road is expected to be closed until the mid part of this afternoon. Trapped motorists in the service area were due to be

  • Dog owners told to clean up act

    IRRESPONSIBLE dog owners will be urged to quite literally clean up their act during a special event in Worcester’s Gheluvelt Park. Park warden Michelle Newell will be one of many officials collecting and weighing the park’s uncollected dog poo

  • UKIP’s surge should be no real surprise

    SIR – The high number of UKIP candidates is the most notable feature of the May 2 elections, as even the leftwing New Statesman admits. And the local numbers reflect national trends, with the party fielding 42 candidates in Worcestershire, only

  • I’m at wits’ end after six crashes

    A MAN is at his wits’ end after seeing a sixth car crash into his front garden in just over two-and-a-half years. Tom Wardle, of Bretforton, near Evesham, is sick and tired of the carnage caused by cars careering off the road and smashing through

  • Highly acclaimed trio roll out tour

    A CRITICALLY acclaimed acoustic trio continue to roll out their 2013 tour. Whalebone will play tracks from their forthcoming album, Runes, at Long Compton Village Hall, near Chipping Norton, on Saturday, April 20. Guitar-lovers can also hear

  • Quite simply, this bulletin is wrong

    SIR – It is with great annoyance that I read in the Labour Party’s Battenhall and St Peter’s News (the election edition) that someone called Adam Scott, a candidate in the county council elections, is claiming that Worcester Community Trust has “taken

  • Politicians,where are you? Come and see us

    SIR – Regarding the local elections. Why should I vote for any of the Claines candidates? I live in Pinkett Street and have done for many years and yet I have never met any of the candidates for my ward. Do they no longer stop to have a

  • Heat defeat was missed opportunity for Wolves

    SEEING the season end with defeat to Surrey Heat in the British League play-off quarter-finals was definitely an opportunity missed for Worcester Wolves. There have been some high points during the campaign but going out to Surrey in the manner

  • Thieves steal car in broad daylight

    BRAZEN thieves stole a £14,000 car in broad daylight from outside a busy supermarket. The grey Land Rover, registration T20 HJB, was taken between 3pm and 3.30pm on Monday from Lidl's car park in Vale Road, Stourport. The offenders forced their

  • City are left to sweat over Sargeant injury

    WORCESTER City could be forced to apply for an emergency loan if keeper Matt Sargeant fails to shake off a thigh strain. Sargeant sustained the injury during the 1-0 victory at Bishop’s Stortford on Tuesday but was able to play on. But with

  • Almost two hour wait for NHS 111 call-back

    PATIENTS were left waiting for almost two hours for a call-back from the new NHS 111 urgent care phoneline over the Easter period, a leaked report has revealed. The internal NHS document highlighted problems for the service in the West Midlands

  • Jackpot lottery winner thought he’d won £10

    A LUCKY lottery winner who thought he had won £10 was shocked to discover that he had actually scooped more than £50,000. The mystery man was given the good news by staff at the Co-operative store in Ombersley Road, Worcester, who told him he needed