• An old dog learns new tricks

    A 16-YEAR-OLD dog that dodged death when it was hit by a car has bounced back to make a starring turn at a local dog show. Black-and-white lurcher Harry was hit by a fast-moving car on the A449 near his home in Malvern Wells in January last year

  • Ton-derful Katich pegs County back

    A DAZZLING century by Simon Katich helped power promotion-chasing Lancashire to the brink of a first-innings lead against Worcestershire in the LV= County Championship Division Two match at New Road. The Australian left-hander, who celebrated his

  • Cher and Taylor wow the crowd

    CHER Lloyd now has the star backing and statistics to prove she’s living the American dream. The 20-year-old from Malvern joined Taylor Swift on stage during the first of the American star’s two sold-out shows at the Staples Centre in LA on Monday.

  • Sleuth priest takes his skill to the hill

    A MOTORSPORT venue near Worcester is featuring in a new episode of the popular BBC1 programme Father Brown. The hit TV show, which follows the antics of a Catholic sleuth priest created by novelist GK Chesterton, is returning for a second series

  • Children it's ok to play in the park

    THERE was no sting in the tail for playful children trying to enjoy some time outdoors. A blackboard sign warning users of the presence of wasps feeding on nectar was placed near a tree at the centre of the Gheluvelt Park play area by Worcester

  • A leap of faith for Peter

    A DARING man took a leap of faith to raise cash for the British Heart Foundation. Peter Lymer, of Droitwich, jumped out of a plane at 10,000 feet to complete a tandem skydive at Tilstock, Shropshire, to raise £565 for the charity. Coronary heart

  • House plan for Severn Trent office

    A FORMER Severn Trent Water office block in Worcester could be knocked down and replaced with dozens of new family homes. Developer Cheltenham Properties wants to demolish the building in Bromwich Road, St John’s, and replace it with 45 two, three

  • UPDATE: Coppertops pub raid sent to Crown

    THREE men have appeared in court charged with breaking in to a Worcester pub. Kevin Bird, Paul Dinsdale and Steven Bosworth have been charged with burgling the Coppertops Pub in Oldbury Road, St John’s, on Wednesday, August 21, taking cash, electrical

  • Jailed Worcester man ordered to pay back money

    A WORCESTER man who was jailed earlier this year for drug and money laundering charges has been ordered to pay £10,000. Ryan Stuart Harford, aged 33, of Christchurch Road, was previously jailed for three years and nine months at Worcester Crown

  • Drivers warned to be careful during harvest season

    A WARNING has gone out to motorists about the danger of driving during harvest season. The Safer Roads Partnership and West Mercia Police have issued the warning as farmers are using the roads more when harvesting and moving their produce.

  • We'll give staff pay rise, say council

    SCORES of council workers in Worcester are in line for pay rises that could see their hourly rates swell by as much as 20 per cent, it has emerged. The city council’s Labour leadership has also raised the stakes by making a heartfelt appeal for

  • I battled cancer to achieve my dream

    A RETIRED scientist has battled back from cancer to achieve a lifelong dream of scaling a major mountain. Dr Richard Hutcheon, aged 68, has wanted to climb 5,137-metre Mount Ararat, the highest mountain in Turkey, ever since he first visited the

  • Shock new high in child abuse figures

    MORE than 100 vulnerable young children have been taken into care in Worcestershire, some of whom have been abused and neglected. The shocking figures show 102 children aged under five were taken into care in 2012/13 in the county because they

  • Smokes ban looms for health workers

    A BAN on smoking outside Worcestershire Royal Hospital may be a step closer after health bosses ordered a review into lighting up on-site. Currently smokers can satisfy their habit in shelters at least 10 metres from the building as well as outside

  • Please come to my party, PLEASE

    WE’VE reached a crucial crossroads in British politics where more and more people are adopting a cynical attitude to those we elect. Indeed, the Conservative Party is now believed to have less than 100,000 members across the country, something

  • Sign gets nod despite fears over ‘lives in peril’

    A CONTROVERSIAL illuminated sign is going to light up a major Worcester road – leading to angry claims that it could put lives in danger. Worcester Sixth Form College, Spetchley Road, has secured planning permission to illuminate its existing 8ft

  • Support grows for bedroom tax protest in Worcester

    A BEDROOM tax protest planned for Worcester is gathering pace - with campaigners saying they have been “gobsmacked” by the support. Tomorrow the city’s Croft Road car park will become the location for a mass ‘sleep out’ by disgruntled protestors

  • Thomas leads Warriors for clash with the Ospreys

    JONATHAN Thomas will start at blindside flanker and captain Worcester Warriors for the pre-season trip to Ospreys tomorrow (3pm) as he returns to the Liberty Stadium to face the side he spent a decade with. The Welshman, who has played 67 times

  • Refrigeration firm in a remarkable turnaround

    A REFRIGERATION company has come in out of the cold after a remarkable turnaround. When a major customer pulled out of a maintenance contract after 17 years, it cost Industrial Refrigeration Services, of Bromsgrove, 65 per cent of its business and

  • Council rules out hive-offs

    THE leadership of Worcester City Council has “pulled back” from controversial plans to hand services to outside bodies – amid fears it could be too damaging. Councillor Adrian Gregson, who took over as leader in May, says the commissioning project

  • Harriers are looking to maintain their fine start

    KIDDERMINSTER Harriers take on Chester at Aggborough tomorrow (3pm) bidding to make it three wins from four in the Skrill Premier. In contrast to last term, Steve Burr’s side have made an impressive start to the 2013-14 campaign with a 3-1 reverse

  • Coppertops pub raid - three in court

    THREE men were due in court this morning charged with burglary following a break-in at a Worcester pub. The men, who are all in their 20s, have been charged with burgling Coppertops Pub, Oldbury Road on Wednesday, August 21. A woman who was

  • Heeley: We can’t feel sorry for ourselves

    WORCESTER City’s new-look team head to Brackley Town tomorrow (3pm) bidding to register their first Skrill North win of the campaign. City are yet to get a point on the board following a 3-1 defeat to Altrincham at Aggborough last Saturday and

  • Bulls boss Foyle set to dip into the loan market

    MANAGER Martin Foyle has not ruled out bringing in a loan signing to strengthen his Hereford United squad before tomorrow’s visit of Tamworth (3pm). The Bulls are operating with a small squad but have seen midfielder Kingsley James pick up a hamstring

  • Murder mystery is a real thriller

    A VERY British event will turn into a very different experience at Worcester’s Commandery tonight. The venue, in Sidbury, will host a special, interactive murder mystery evening, called A Very British Murder, from 6pm. The event is being held

  • Watch out, we’re all set for a holiday wash-out!

    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 Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Warwickshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire