• Cavaliers friendly at Plymouth called off

    WORCESTER Warriors have been forced to cancel their pre-season Cavaliers fixture at Plymouth Albion tomorrow evening. Due to a high number of injuries sustained in the past week, the Sixways club say they are unable to field a strong enough team

  • Toddler battles 'one-in-a-million' cancer

    A BRAVE tot who is overcoming a one-in-a-million form of cancer has been banished into darkness by his own immune system due to an allergy to the sun. Two-year-old Leighton Brownrigg, from Stourport, has been diagnosed with photosensitivity - the

  • Cardoons and verbena add colour to Croome display

    GARDENERS and volunteers at Croome Park have been planting shrubs and flowers to take the historic site back to its 18th century origins. Katherine Alker, garden and park manager at the National Trust site, near Pershore, said: “By consulting archive

  • Police clampdown on drink-drivers

    DRIVERS tempted to drink and drive in and around the county are being warned police will not hesitate to arrest them. It comes after six drivers were caught driving while over the limit at the weekend. All six have been charged with driving

  • Requests for emergency help rise by 300 per cent

    THE number of people applying for emergency payments to help meet rent demands has risen 300 per cent in the past year, new figures show. A total of 288 applications were made to Worcester City Council by tenants on housing benefit between April

  • Networking success as payroll firm cashes in

    A PAYROLL specialist has boosted her business after finding new clients through services backed by Worcestershire County Council. The value of FinditinWorcestershire’s breakfast networking events has been proved by the success of Carolyn Baker,

  • Fears new surgery could leave patients stranded

    ELDERLY and infirm patients could be left “stranded” if bus services to a new GP surgery are not improved, a councillor claims.  St John’s House Surgery, in Bromyard Road, is relocating later this year to a state-of-the-art medical centre currently

  • Jobs under threat at historic Worcestershire Sauce factory

    JOBS are under threat at a historic city factory after the owners of Worcestershire Sauce announced plans to axe almost 250 positions across the business. Food giant Heinz, which makes the condiment at its plant in Midland Road, off Wyld’s Lane

  • Housing proposal near historic city landmark

    TWO new houses could be built in the grounds of an historic Worcester house once owned by the founder of Kay’s. The plan is to put two, two-storey detached houses in the grounds of the Grade II-Listed Heron Lodge, off London Road, one of the city

  • Charity forges link with IT specialists

    A WORCESTERSHIRE IT firm has formed a ground-breaking partnership with a blood cancer charity in a bid to help battle the condition using state-of-the-art technology. IT solutions specialists OGL, based in Stourport-on-Severn, has announced the

  • Three arrested following burglaries of Worcester businesses

    THREE men have been arrested in connection with burglaries at three Worcester businesses in the early hours of this (WEDS) morning. Police in Worcester are appealing for information after the raids, which saw steaks stolen from Worcester &

  • Worcester path branded "unusable" for wheelchairs

    CALLS have been made for urgent changes to a city path after claims it is “unusable” for people in wheelchairs. Three steps have been built into the route that connects the pathway from Sabrina Bridge to a crossing on Hylton Road, outside the new

  • New housing development plan for Powick refused

    A DECISION to refuse a controversial planning application was met with cheers. Almost 100 people from Powick turned up to protest against the plans to build 45 homes, including 18 affordable dwellings, near the Crown pub, close to the A449 Worcester-Malvern

  • Thank you for handing in my card wallet

    SIR – I would like say a very big thank you to whoever handed in my card wallet that I dropped in the car park at Tesco car park on Friday, August 16. It is very heartening that there are honest people about. I only wish that they had left

  • Don’t blame NHS staff, they are magnificent

    SIR – On Friday, August 2, I had a heart attack. The first responder was at my house within four minutes of the 999 call followed three minutes later by an ambulance. When these crews were happy that I needed urgent specialist attention, we

  • Neil, you’re right, it’s not all about the Bard

    SIR – I read with interest Neil Watts’ Fair Point column regarding the perceived saturation of Shakespeare plays going on at the moment (Worcester News, August 13). I think he is right that too much Shakespeare is going on but he should remember

  • We are in crisis, but it’s not immigration

    SIR – Re Kevin Drinkwater’s letter that “the number of immigrants coming into this country seem to have priority in the housing market” (Worcester News, August 9) and letter writer N Taylor’s comment that the Government is “preferentially housing

  • So why is our city centre such a mess?

      SIR – It appears to me that the litter problem in Worcester is getting worse. Not so long ago, some people were prosecuted for throwing cigarette butts outside a public house. Do litter/dog wardens still exist? If they do they should

  • It’s simple, punishment has to fit the crime

    SIR – It is inevitable that unless a solution is found to stop idiots throwing missiles from motorway bridges a fatality is on the cards. A slap on the wrist is just a joke and is not the answer to the problem as the failure of the Asbo has proved

  • I ran at a burglar with carving knife

    CAMERON Harrison, if I wore a hat I’d take it off to you. This gutsy schoolboy from Blackpole, Worcester, aged just 13, armed himself with a saw and chased off a burglar. There’s not many grown men let alone lads his age would show such raw

  • Heeley points to missed opportunities in fiery derby clash

    MANAGER Carl Heeley was keen to focus on the football rather than the scenes that marred Worcester City’s derby clash against Gloucester City. City left-back Shabir Khan and Tigers skipper Matt Coupe were both shown red cards following an off-the-ball

  • What a load of cock-a-doodle

    A NOISY cockerel is ruffling a few feathers in a tiny village after a neighbour complained about the noise of its crowing. The complaint against Coco the cockerel prompted a letter to be sent to owner Alison Oliver by Worcestershire Regulatory

  • My very first trim will aid fine cause

    A GIRL will undergo a first-of-a-lifetime experience in a bid to raise much-needed charity cash – while making a hair-raising donation. Darcie Young, from Hallow, near Worcester, is preparing to have her flowing locks cut for the very first time

  • TB rates lower than national average

    FAR fewer cases of tuberculosis (TB) have been reported in Worcestershire in the last year than elsewhere in the West Midlands and across the UK, new figures have revealed. There were 36 cases of the potentially life-threatening infection in Worcestershire