• It should be Geraghty's folly

    SIR - I agree with Councillor Paul Denham's remarks in the Worcester News of July 1, but would it not be better to call the roundabout at the Ketch Geraghty's Folly at the tax payers expense which it will be, instead of using the money towards

  • Worcester Walk-In Centre will close in August

    A CAMPAIGN to save Worcester’s walk-in health centre failed yesterday after a final decision was taken to close the facility next month (August). The South Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) made the decision at a meeting today (

  • Bird watching

    SIR - Talking of birds (the feathered kind) John Phillpott (June 28).Sitting outside Rowan Court, I see Jackdaws and Crows (they threaten each other), Seagulls, Sparrows, Pigeons (both wild and tame) and the occasional whistling Blackbird.I sometimes

  • It's never too soon to be promoted

    I HAVE always found it strange when people declare that it is too soon for a club to be promoted. It is a phrase often bandied around by football supporters, usually as an excuse for their team’s expected failure at the higher level. They would

  • Politicians have done nothing about the traveller issue

    Sir - Droitwich has had yet another traveller invasion as have Worcester and Malvern. As the last caravan disappeared down the A38 up rides Sir Peter Luff announcing through your newspaper (30th June 2014) that something must be done. I seem to recall

  • Shropshire Walk For Worcester Folk

    THE WORCESTER Ramblers will be tackling the challenging Kerry Ridgeway in Shropshire, on Saturday, July 26.This is a 15.5 mile walk from a spot close to Kerry village all the way to Bishop's Castle.A coach will leave Croft Road, Worcester, at 8am.Pre-booking

  • Intrepid couple walk 570 miles across Spain for charity

    THE thought of walking 100 miles would be a scary thought for most people. But two intrepid management consultants from Worcester walked 570 miles across Spain in a bid to raise money for St Richard's Hospice. Parul Rabheru, 33, and Andrew

  • Make swimming easier

    SIR - It does seem such a pity that the Worcester Swimming Baths can't stay on the same site that the current baths and the previous baths of Park's have occupied for going on 200 years.The site is central for all citizens of Worcester and when

  • Worcester Cathedral gets £80,000 First World War 'windfall'

    WORCESTER Cathedral is to receive its share of a £5 million package to fund urgent repairs to mark the centenary of the First World War. Culture Secretary Sajid Javid announced yesterday (Thursday) that Worcester, Hereford and Coventry cathedrals

  • Driver crashed through fence into garden

    A FATHER crashed his car through a fence and into a garden then left the scene, failing to tell the homeowner what had happened. Janis Buls crashed his Seat Leon through the garden in Broadway Road, Hinton on the Green, near Evesham but did not

  • Teen drink driver borrowed girlfriend's car for fags jaunt

    A TEENAGE drink driver who plans to study at Oxford was more than twice the drink limit when he was stopped by police driving his girlfriend's car without insurance. Mark Jefferson, aged 19, of Graham Road, Malvern, admitted drink driving and driving

  • Consultancy marks 60 years with industry institute.

    INDEPENDENT marketing and communications agency Gough Bailey Wright has reached another major milestone.The award-winning, full-service consultancy is celebrating 60 years membership with the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, making it the longest-serving

  • We must stop spread of factory farming

    SIR - Why is John Burgess (Worcester News, July 2) having a go at the Peta organisation because they have to euthanise so many animals at their sanctuaries.It's the irresponsible pet owners who continue to breed from their animals that cause the problem.Peta

  • Worcester hospital reunion

    A FORMER Worcester nurse is hoping to be reunited with her colleagues at an event she is holding next month.Judith Smith, a former ward sister at the Newtown Branch of the Worcester Royal Infirmary, is hosting a reunion at St Peter's Hall, St Peter

  • Wonderful staff at the hospital

    SIR - I would be very grateful if you could print this letter in your paper to let people know just what a wonderful, caring and extremely efficient team of doctors, nurses and paramedics we are lucky to have working with and inside the Worcestershire

  • Turn out to create moment in city history

    IF just a fraction of the support shown for the Tour de France in Yorkshire is replicated when the Tour of Britain arrives in Worcester, it is certain to be a memorable occasion. An incredible 2.5 million people lined the route for the first two

  • Enter your business into Apprenticeship Awards scheme

    BUSINESSES large and small are being encouraged to enter the first Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards.There are 12 awards up for grabs in the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Apprenticeship Awards which recognises top talent in the

  • Vote Tory for £30.44p

    SIR - This will upset Len Presley but npower have just paid £30.44 to my Post Office account.The reason? I am 77 and have no savings.Vote Tory, I say.GEORGE COWLEY Worcester

  • Drunk Brits

    SIR - I agree with Mr Phillpott (June 28).Drunks heckling passers-by are a pain.But Brits do it too, it isn't just foreigners.GEORGE COWLEY Worcester

  • Which are the vermin?

    SIR - I thought your headline (Front page, June 30) City is Alive with Vermin referred to our local Councillors.Ho, ho, ho!GEORGE COWLEY Worcester

  • Help for Heroes raise hundreds at Hanbury Countryside Show

    HELP for Heroes raised hundreds of pounds when volunteers from the charity collected donations at the Hanbury Countryside Show. Ian Baldry and Eric Stewart went along to the event on Saturday, July 5, and collected £528.50 through donations and

  • The Rolf Harris deterrent protects our grandchildren

    Sir - Not for the first time, John Phillpott is calling for a statute of limitations regarding events that happened a long time ago citing a “miserable procession of once-famous men appearing before the courts accused of committing ‘historic

  • How about some reasonably priced apartments in Trinity House?

    Sir - I agree with Robin Walker MP that the lack of affordable new homes is shocking. However I'm not surprised as we allow developers to build too many luxury houses.I think we need to clarify what affordable should mean perhaps? Personally I do

  • Let's kill off these death industries

    Sir - I too have had a similar experience to Gary Kibblewhite ("He broke the poor pigeon's neck", July 2nd) with regard to the callous attitude of some of those involved in pigeon racing.I found an exhausted racing pigeon in my garden and

  • Rock of Ages/Bristol Hippodrome

    FOR those of you who were teenagers during the 80's or just loved the music and fashion of the decade this is a must see musical full of great songs from bands such as Foreigner, Whitesnake, Survivor, Bon Jovi, Journey and many more. Sex, drugs and

  • Fans ready to stay away at United

    HEREFORD United Supporters’ Trust have voted overwhelmingly to boycott home games next season. Ninety-five per cent of the group’s members have supported plans for protests against new owner Tommy Agombar. However, it is unclear when protests

  • How will Brazil cope with third place play-off?

    THERE are times in football when you can scarcely believe what is happening before your eyes. England’s 5-1 thrashing of Germany in 2001 and 4-1 Euro 96 victory over Holland both fit into this category. Others would be the Manchester United

  • Nuneaton eye swoop for Nti

    DANIEL Nti’s future could lie away from Worcester City with the top-scorer attracting interest from Nuneaton Town. The 21-year-old, who bagged 16 goals in his debut campaign for the club last season, is on trial with the Conference Premier outfit

  • Greens support public sector strike

    Sir - Worcester Green Party supported the public sector strike. We know that strike action is a last resort and not taken lightly. Public service workers have seen their pay fall by as much as 20 per cent, while prices have continue to spiral. Many are

  • Worcester Cathedral to get urgent repairs fund boost

    WORCESTER Cathedral is to receive its share of a £5 million package to fund urgent repairs to mark the centenary of the First World War. Culture Secretary Sajid Javid announced today that Worcester, Hereford and Coventry cathedrals are among those

  • Strike hits schools and services in Worcestershire

    SERVICES in Worcestershire could be disrupted today with some workers set to walk out in a dispute over pensions, pay and working conditions. Teachers, civil servants and some care workers are among those who could walk out. Worcestershire