Archive

  • Harriers to Cobblers for sacked Burr?

    STEVE Burr has been installed as the second favourite for the manager’s job at Northampton Town after his shock sacking by Kidderminster Harriers. The popular 53-year-old was fired by the Skrill Premier outfit today after four years in the role

  • Anger over wardens cuts

    OLD people will end up as badly off as they were in the dark days of Dickens if they lose the wardens who are their lifeline, says the daughter of an elderly woman who lives in sheltered housing. Megan Staight is deeply concerned about the future

  • Telford match is postponed

    TONIGHT'S Skrill Premier match between Worcester City and Telford United at Aggborough has been postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.

  • Come on John, it’s not as simple as you say

     SIR – Was, by any chance, the lead item on John Phillpott’s page on Saturday an attempt on the world record for the number of distortions and misunderstandings per column-centimetre? Space, I know, is limited, but I’ll list a few: – There is no

  • Would you buy cheap brakes to save cash?

      SIR – I recently visited the home of nice old lady, her son had brought her a gas cooker to ensure their Christmas dinner could be cooked. Somehow a fly-by-night gas installer convinced the family to pay his fee of £20 to install it.

  • Spoil ballot papers to send them a message

    SIR – As a former resident of Worcester and one who likes to keep up to date with articles in the Worcester News I was concerned about the contents in the article written by Mark Garnier MP. He says that we have all suffered together from the pain

  • Always remember – what goes around...

      SIR – Do You Know Your Neighbours – this was the title of the Tonight programme on the other night. Quite a few reasons were given for people not knowing their neighbours, such as being too busy with work, children, etc. The reason of “an

  • What is the true cost of this incinerator?

    SIR – £1.6 billion may cover our waste disposal, according to Councillor Blagg (letters, January 2), but... What about the cost of the incinerator itself? The Herefordshire and Worcestershire Action Group have always understood that the £1.6

  • Working at Christmas cures blues

    I’m writing this on Blue Monday. Apparently today (that is, yesterday) is officially the most depressing day of the year. It’s the day when most people return to work after the long festive break, made worse by the realisation that they spent January

  • Saints are the sinners

    HAS anybody else been taken aback at the staggering double standards of Southampton in the Mark Clattenburg affair? Without a hint of irony, the Premier League club have accused the referee of using abusive language towards striker Adam Lallana

  • Give a dog a new home this new year

    AN animal rescue charity is appealing to dog lovers to start the new year by giving a pet a new home. Sonic, a black Staffordshire bull terrier and Labrador cross, has been at the Worcester and Mid-Worcestershire branch of the RSPCA’s kennels in

  • Biased against women? Not us, say county Tories

    TORY activists in Worcestershire insist there is “no bias” against women - and have warned David Cameron they would oppose deliberate attempts to get more into parliament. The Prime Minister is on a collision course with party volunteers after

  • New £8 million Ketch roundabout exhibitions revealed

    THIS artists impression shows what Worcester’s A4440 Ketch island will look like once an £8 million revamp is complete. A series of major public exhibitions are about to kick off giving people chance to view the designs and have their say this

  • Council tax rise and £29m of cuts revealed in council budget

    THE long-awaited Worcestershire County Council budget for 2014/15 has finally been published - revealing £29 million of cuts. The cash-strapped authority has also confirmed a plan to increase council tax for the first time since 2010 - with a 1.9

  • Video reveals wakeboarder on Worcester floods

    THIS video reveals how one person made the most of the recent floods in Worcester - by wakeboarding. The man, understood to be Worcester wakeboarder Alec Foster, is seen on the banks of the flooded river Severn, being dragged by a rope, which witnesses

  • Pensioners welcome PM's pledge over increases

    PENSIONERS are in line for a £1,000 rise by 2020 – but free bus passes, TV licences and winter fuel payments could be axed for the better-off. The measures, revealed by Prime Minister David Cameron, have largely been backed by OAPs in Worcestershire

  • Manager Steve Burr leaves Kidderminster Harriers

    STEVE Burr has left his job as Kidderminster Harriers manager today in a shock move. The popular 53-year-old's departure is currently shrouded in mystery with Skrill Premier outfit Harriers having just released a statement, which does not say whether

  • New clubs give new year weight watchers the chance to succeed

    SLIMMERS in Worcester hoping to fulfil a new year’s resolution to lose weight are being invited to join others with the same goal. A set of Weight Watchers groups have begun at St Andrew’s Methodist Church, in Pump Street, just in time to help

  • Roundabout plan would be 'like a prison', says councillor

    CALLS are being made to rethink plans to spend £8 million on revamping Worcester’s Ketch island – amid claims the area will look like “a prison”. Worcestershire County Council wants to double the size of the roundabout in St Peter’s and create

  • Lorry caught fire on an M5 sliproad

    FIREFIGHTERS were called to a lorry that was on fire on the M42. The cab caught fire just after the M5 sliproad on to the M42 at 9.49am this morning. Two crews were called to put out the articulated lorry which was well alight, but the flames

  • Gay nightspot backs lap-dancing club in Worcester

    A GAY man who runs a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender venue in Worcester is backing a lap-dancing club in the city. Lee Winters, licensee of The Flag, formerly The Brewery Tap, in Lowesmoor, Worcester, said people should get behind the Black

  • Magic has gone from the FA Cup

    WATCHING the FA Cup over the weekend confirmed a belief I have long held — that the competition has lost its appeal. While it still attracts a certain degree of prestige, particularly in the early rounds when it is the exclusive domain of non-league

  • Council leader backs 'Worcester is great' report

    A WORCESTER leader has backed an 89-page dossier lauding the success of the city – but insists more better-paid jobs must be created. Councillor Adrian Gregson, leader of Worcester City Council, says independent experts’ conclusions were spot on

  • Funding to fight domestic abuse to be cut by 50 per cent

    FUNDING for tackling domestic abuse is set to be cut by 50 per cent at Worcestershire County Council, it has emerged. Your Worcester News can also reveal how the cut is coming at a time when calls to the county’s domestic abuse hotline have risen

  • More unsettled weather set to hit the county

    WORCESTERSHIRE is in for an unsettled week, with winds and rain to continue until the weekend. Although conditions are set to improve slightly, the county will remain somewhat damp for some time, with more wintry weather set to make an appearance

  • New romance prompted thefts by bank worker

    A BANK worker who was keen to socialise with her new partner stole almost £17,000 from the bank she worked at to pay for it, a court has been told. Catherine Finney, who would regularly steal small amounts from the till she was responsible for

  • Stelling and Howard sign up for senior Warriors contracts

    HOMEGROWN aces Ben Howard and Max Stelling have both signed senior contracts to commit their futures to Worcester Warriors. The highly-rated Sixways academy duo have impressed director of rugby Dean Ryan and clearly have a big part to play in his

  • Lucy Beswick

    BESWICK Lucy Happy 21st Birthday With all our love from Mum, Ashley, and all the Family Enjoy your party on Saturday xxx

  • Sylvia Lloyd

    LLOYD Sylvia You truly are my soul mate, And I hope that you can see, You are and always will be, The only one for me. Lots of love on your Birthday from husband Reg and children Chris and Annette.

  • Peter Lesley Smith

    SMITH Peter Leslie January 7th, 2008. In loving memory of Pete, passed away six years today. No matter how life changes, no matter what we do, A special place within our hearts is always kept for you. Our special boy Pete. Love Margaret, Doreen, June

  • Lucy Beswick

    BESWICK Lucy Hooray! Our Lucy is 21 Today. Love from Granny and the Clan

  • Ray Limrick

    LIMRICK Ray Happy Birthday, 90 not out, a great innings! Congratulations and best wishes. Love from Sara, Pete and Chloe, Sue, Tony, Lewis, Sarah and Hannah

  • John Goldsworthy

    GOLDSWORTHY John Passed away on December 21st. Beloved father to Sallyann and son in law David and cherished grandfather to Christopher, Andrew and Richard. Funeral Service on Thursday, January 9th 2014, at Worcester Crematorium at 12.30 p.m.

  • Wendy Green

    GREEN Wendy Of Queens Mead, Upton upon Severn. Passed away on December 28th, at St Richard’s Hospice, Worcester, after a brave fight against illness, aged 57. Funeral Service at St Peter and St Paul, in Upton upon Severn, at noon on Wednesday,

  • George Allen

    ALLEN George Treasured memories of my dearly loved husband, father and grandad. Still missing you so much. Love Olga and Family.