• These youngsters are a credit to themselves

    SIR – The unemployed youngsters reported by Catherine Phillips (Worcester News, January 2) who not only collected £600 by bagpacking in supermarkets and car washing at garden centres but then went on to revamp the Army Cadets’headquarters are a credit

  • Train stations are a link to our history

    SIR – During a recent visit to Malvern I was greatly heartened to see Malvern Link Railway Station undergoing a number of improvements. The railway has played a pivotal role in Malvern’s development over the years and it is vital that we cherish

  • Her spears of destiny just state the obvious

    SIR – Having been informed by your article that we have the only Asparamancer in the world, l eagerly read the predictions for the forthcoming year. Can l suggest that next year our Asparamancer throws the spears a little higher into the air.

  • Tales that sparked young imaginations

    SIR – I am researching the pre-1960s history of boy’s literature in books, annuals, comics and magazines and would welcome any information your readers may have about authors, publishers, illustrators and wholesalers. I would also like to know

  • City needs to spend more than pennies

    SIR – I see a town near Worcester won a couple of awards for having the cleanest public toilets. All I can say is well done and congratulations and this sort of thing can’t happen in Worcester because the councillors of Worcester have decided the

  • Cypriot trio enjoying studying in Worcester

    THOUSANDS of students from across the country already study here in Worcester. But numbers have been boosted by three triplets who have travelled all the way from their home in the Mediterranean to the Faithful City. Charalampis, Giorgos and

  • Why aren't eateries making the guide?

    SIR – We love eating out and every Christmas I buy my husband The Good Food Guide. There are hundreds of restaurants recommended nationally including, for example, six in Sheffield, two in Leicester, five in Cheltenham – but none at all in Worcester

  • Giants victory sees Wolves as top scalp

    WORCESTER Wolves director of basketball Paul James says his team are there to be shot at after returning to the top of the British League table with a 95-80 victory at Manchester Giants. James said: “It’s great to enter 2014 in the number one spot

  • There is one thing we agree on - balloons

    SIR – With its support for factory farming, the badger cull and live exports of farmed animals, the National Farmers Union is not an organisation with which a humane education group like ourselves would often be in agreement. However, one issue

  • Sadly, food banks are now a real necessity

    SIR – Food Banks have become a necessary part of our unequal society. I would like to pay tribute to those who run and work for these charitable organisations. I emphasise not just at Christmas but all the year round. They give the time

  • Two fresh flood warnings for River Avon in Worcestershire

    TWO new flood warnings have been issued for the river Avon in Worcestershire. The warnings relate to areas of the river running through Evesham and Bredon. Issued by the Environment Agency, it said that at 4.15pm today, the level at the Evesham

  • New Year's resolution? No thanks.

    NEW year, new me. Is there a more irritating phrase to be found at the start of each and every calendar year? No sooner has the smoke settled from the firework displays on the Thames and the party debris been swept up and tidied away, than the

  • Vegans - let us eat what we wish in peace

    SIR – Peter Talbot (Worcester News, December 31) along with Ronnie Lee continue with their claim that the number of vegans is on the rise - thus taking no notice of the Vegetarian Society’s own data which shows there is no increase. However, Mr

  • Double signing for City

    WORCESTER City have signed two players ahead of tomorrow night's Skrill North match against Telford United at Aggborough. Former Kidderminster Harriers utility player Aaron Brown, 30, has joined on a permanent deal, while 23-year-old centre-half

  • Two in court after heroin found in Redditch flat

    TWO men have appeared in court after police raided an address in a Worcestershire town and seized a quantity of heroin. Janis Ozolins, 27, of Fownhope Close, Winyates, and Kamaro Dixon, 24, of Oak Tree Avenue, both in Redditch, appeared before

  • Inquiry into crash which killed Worcestershire pilot to begin

    AN inquiry into a North Sea helicopter crash will begin today, almost five years after the disaster that claimed 16 lives, including a Worcestershire pilot. Relatives of those who died on board the Super Puma, including 24-year-old Richard Menzies

  • Rugby star has special reason to help hospice

    A RUGBY star says he will try his best to help out a children’s hospice having been named its player ambassador. Worcester Warriors flanker Jake Abbott will be aiming to boost publicity for Acorns Children’s Hospice — and he has a very special

  • Missing teenager found in Worcester

    A TEENAGER who had been missing for a week has been found safe and well in Worcester. Jade Saunders from Hereford had not been seen since Monday, December 30 but was found in safe and well in the city yesterday. West Mercia Police thanked the

  • One lane of M5 southbound closed

    ONE lane of the southbound carriageway of the M5 is closed due to a broken-down vehicle this morning.  The lane is closed between junction 4A for the M42 and junction five for Droitwich and Wychbold. Delays are being caused.

  • Groups benefit from grants from Worcester News publisher

    NEW Year celebrations started early for two charities after they were handed thousands of pounds towards their good work, thanks to the Gannett Foundation Fund. St Richard’s Hospice and Sight Concern Worcestershire have both managed to get a large

  • Spend more promoting public transport, says councillor

    MORE taxpayers’ money should be spent on promoting public transport, according to a Worcestershire politician. Councillor Matthew Jenkins, from the Green Party, says he fears that services like Worcester’s park and rides are in great danger unless

  • New blood needed to avoid City drop

    MANAGER Carl Heeley says Worcester City will be relegated from Skrill North unless different players are brought in. But he admits attracting new faces to the second-from-bottom Blue and Whites will be a major challenge. Heeley labelled the

  • Enough now, it’s time for change

    WITH Warriors so blatantly failing in every department this season, has it reached the stage to say ‘enough is enough’? Obviously, no self-respecting professional club in any sport could be forgiven for throwing in the towel while a mathematical

  • More wet weather in store this week, as some roads remain closed

    ANOTHER wet week lies ahead for Worcestershire — with the Environment Agency now predicting the River Severn will continue to rise until tomorrow. But the end could be in sight with the Met Office predicting much drier weather from tomorrow onwards

  • It's official: Worcester IS great, say experts

    WORCESTER is a great city - and has the potential to become one of the UK’s choice destinations for international tourism, jobs, living and leisure. An independent assessment has been made on how the Faithful City has performed over the last few

  • Police chase lands man in jail

    POLICE were led on a high-speed chase around Pershore in the early hours by a 26-year-old man who committed a series of offences in 12 minutes. Christopher Durnall was eventually arrested when police put a “stinger” across the road near Drakes 

  • Reg Fowler

    FOWLER Reg Thinking of you every day, dad. Miss you so much. Love your daughter Annette and Family

  • Reg Fowler

    FOWLER Reg Missing a special person, dad kind and caring warm-hearted through and through. Love aways Keith, Debbie and Grandchildren

  • Reg Fowler

    FOWLER Reg Three years since you went away. Miss you still always, June Carl and Family xxxx

  • Reg Fowler

    FOWLER Reg Love you always. Forever and always in our hearts. love Irene, Martin and Family x

  • Reg Fowler

    FOWLER Reg Remembered always dad. Always in our hearts. Love Teresa, Kelvin, Linda and Familes xxx

  • Joyce Bendall

    BENDALL Joyce Eighteen years today mom. Love and miss you always. From Christine God bless nan. Love Rebecca and Ryan.

  • Reg Fowler

    FOWLER Reg Dad, thinking of you today and always. Love and miss you loads. Lorraine, Ron and Grandchildren xxxxx

  • Reg Fowler

    FOWLER Reg Three years since we lost you. A raindrop upon a petal, A teardrop upon an eye Thinking of you always, Until we meet in that endless sky. Love you always, your wife June xxx

  • Reg Fowler

    FOWLER Reg Dad, thinking of you today and always. Missing you. Love Sue, Tom and Family xxx

  • Lilian Carroll Swan

    SWAN Lilian Carroll Of Kempsey (formerly of Sittingbourne, Kent). Passed away peacefully at The Lawns Nursing Home on November 19th, 2013 in her 103rd year. Wife of the late Herbert Swan and beloved mum of Glynis, Graham and Gerald. Funeral Service

  • Jeanne Hardwick (nee Skinner)

    HARDWICK (nee Skinner) Jeanne Passed away peacefully at Stanfield Nursing Home, Rushwick on December 27th, 2013, aged 88 years. Beloved wife of the late Stan Hardwick. Sadly missed by daughter Sarah, son in law David and grandchildren Matthew and Emma

  • Hazel "Margaret" Bateman

    BATEMAN Hazel 'Margaret' Passed away peacefully on December 28th, 2013, aged 86 years. Very sadly missed by all her Family and Friends. Funeral Service on Friday, January 10th at Worcester Crematorium at 3.30 p.m. All enquiries to George Crump