• Diamond day for school sweethearts

    THE SECRET to a long marriage is not knowing what the future brings and looking out for everyone else, according to a couple celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary today. Frank and Betty Hawker, both aged 81, met when they were just 10 years

  • Roads row could leave major development plans in tatters

    PLANS for 200 new homes on Worcester’s former Ronkswood Hospital site could be in tatters - after developers refused to pay £900,000 towards road improvements. The city council’s planning committee has done a u-turn on Robert Hitchins’ plans to

  • Outrage over bid to turn old village shop into home

    PLANS to turn a 100-year-old village shop and post office into a home have been met by a fierce backlash. About 150 people have objected to the change-of-use application made by Cradley Post Office and Stores owner Nigel Thomas. He blamed cuts

  • Man’s ‘bonkers’ behaviour needed harsher penalty

    A MAGISTRATE was left disappointed he could not hand out a harsher punishment to a man for his “bonkers” behaviour after drinking about 12 pints of cider. Mark Walker, of Rose Avenue, Tolladine, Worcester, was fined more than £300 for resisting

  • Moeen fires another fine century for Worcestershire

    MOEEN Ali struck a fine century to frustrate Division Two promotion hopefuls Lancashire in the LV= County Championship match at New Road. Worcestershire’s in-form left-hander hit 104 to help lift his side to 287 all out off 92.1 overs following

  • Could Bolt be the greatest ever athlete?

    OFTEN you hear debates about who is the greatest in a particular sport. Pele, Maradona and Lionel Messi are the usual candidates in football, John McEnroe, Pete Sampras and Roger Federer when it comes to tennis. Every sport allows itself to

  • Kids are all right as City look to the future

    WHAT was it Alan Hansen once said? Something about not winning anything with kids. The BBC pundit’s quote surrounding a youthful Manchester United side in 1995, before they promptly went on to become one of English football’s finest teams, has

  • Jones joins Warwickshire on loan

    WORCESTERSHIRE seamer Richard Jones has joined Warwickshire on loan until the end of the season. The 26-year-old, contracted to the County until the end of the 2014 campaign, makes the move after seeing his opportunities limited at New Road this

  • County holidaymakers still travelling to Egypt

    HOLIDAYMAKERS in Worcestershire are undaunted by the violent clashes in Egypt, travel agents have said. Agents in the county have told your Worcester News trips to the country have been going ahead despite unrest over the past week, and very few

  • Tall order... but fearless climbers scale heights

    FEARLESS fund-raisers took to new heights as they scaled the face of Abberley’s clock tower for a charity close to their hearts. Thirteen people abseiled down the front of the 283- metre high tower near Worcester, to raise money for St Richard’

  • I can’t believe cheek of some of our MPs

    SIR – So they are at it again. Some whingeing MPs, the people who run our country, now want an extra £20,000 a year expenses – that on top of the recent 11 per cent pay rise they wanted. I thought we are supposed to be all in this together.

  • Mr Roberts, these are outrageous remarks

    SIR – Although I do not live in either Warndon or Warndon Villages, I feel I must respond to Councillor Andy Roberts’ outrageous remarks (Worcester News, August 17). To say that people living in Warndon or Warndon Villages are “worlds apart”

  • Two questions I’d like answers to, please

     SIR – Can anybody answer the following two questions that many young and longterm unemployed people face. * How do I get experience without a job? * How do I get a job without experience? JENIFER SHORE Worcester

  • Shortage of decent housing unacceptable

    SIR – Tory leader Councillor Simon Geraghty describes Labour’s longstanding attempts to do something about the plight of homelessness and overcrowded housing as “years of belly-aching from Labour” (Worcester News, August 14). Nothing could show

  • I don’t think burglar will let his boss down

    SIR – I must say well done to kind-hearted Charles Moyle, the boss of a Worcester firm that was robbed. Mr Moyle has now given the burglar a job. If there were a few more people like Mr Moyle perhaps our prisons wouldn’t be so full. The

  • Max powers on with run spree

    MAX Young continued his excellent form with the bat to aid both a relegation fight and battle for league honours. The 22-year-old crafted a century to keep Droitwich’s hopes of avoiding relegation very much alive in Worcestershire League Division

  • We don’t wantareturn to ‘do or die’ A-levels

    SIR – I was delighted to read your Comment item the day after A-level exam results congratulating students on their achievements. At Worcester Sixth Form College we share your analysis that pass rates have been rising because of good teaching and

  • Bike damaged in road collapse

    A BIKER was shocked to discover his motorbike had fallen over because the road beneath it had collapsed. James Wallace parked his 2006 Suzuki Bandit motorcycle on the road in Sunnyside Road, Barbourne, Worcester, while helping his mother move a

  • You don’t need to throw money at it

    ALL too often it seems, in the world of modern football, money is the answer to everything. There is hardly an issue that can’t be resolved without a thick pile of cash. If a club needs a new player or wants to stop one leaving, the easy solution

  • Richardson targets late promotion push with Worcestershire

    ALAN Richardson is targeting some late-season fireworks as Worcestershire hope to launch a late promotion tilt. The New Road side are currently mid-table in the LV= County Championship Division Two but, with three of their remaining five games

  • Severe weather warning issued for Saturday

    THE August Bank Holiday weekend could get off to a soggy start with the Met Office warning of heavy rain throughout Saturday. The organisation has issued a severe weather warning for the West Midlands along with a large part of England, with only

  • Time to shut the transfer window for good

    I HAVE never been a fan of the transfer window. It gives even more power to players and agents to inflate prices due to the time restraints. We see it every January when clubs who need to strengthen end up paying well over the odds. It

  • Worcester should be a city of ambition, says Gregson

    A NEW vision for Worcester has been outlined by the council’s leader as he called upon the city to become a place of “great ambition”. Councillor Adrian Gregson has pledged to raise people’s aspirations by revealing a series of key measures.

  • Big wins in a fantastic seven days at New Road

    THE past week has been excellent both for Worcestershire and myself on a personal level. It began with the 38-run victory against Nottinghamshire in the Yorkshire Bank 40 and was followed by a six-wicket success against Bangladesh ‘A’, during which

  • Shabir is backed by City manager Heeley

    WORCESTER City manager Carl Heeley is hoping video evidence will exonerate Shabir Khan of blame in the incident that saw the left-back sent off against Gloucester City. Shabir was shown a straight red card after 67 minutes of the Skrill North derby

  • Bag a bargain at riverside market

    VISITORS have a final chance to bag a bargain as a market showcasing the work of crafty county creatives is held on Sunday. The riverside arts market, which has run on Sundays during the Worcester Festival, will be held for the final time during

  • County looking to build on their momentum

    WORCESTERSHIRE will look to use the momentum of their one-day form to inspire them to success when they return to the four-day arena against Lancashire in LV= County Championship Division Two at New Road today (11am). Following a week in which