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  • Drop in A&E admissions due to violence

    THE amount of people admitted to A&E in Worcestershire due to assault almost halved from 166 in 2012 to 93 last year. read more

  • Have your say on Warwickshire's boundaries

    PEOPLE are being asked their views on a new pattern of electoral divisions for Warwickshire County Council. read more


    THE Harvington Churches Pilates sessions have proved so popular that there is now a waiting list. The exercise class starts at 9.30am on Thursdays in Harvington Baptist Church. It is hoped that an evening class will soon be running. For more information about Pilates groups in Harvington please email read more

  • Giffords Circus brings new tour to the Cotswolds

    GIFFORDS Circus is returning to the Cotswolds next month with its new tour, The Thunders. read more

  • Holiday crowds delight traders

    THE Easter Bank Holiday brought a bumper boost for traders in Evesham as they celebrated the first public holiday since the town’s Abbey Bridge re-opened. read more

  • Vale sides begin quest for Worcestershire Cricket League honours

    EVESHAM aim to rebuild after relegation to a Worcestershire Cricket League Division One set-up which offers plenty of Vale derbies. read more

  • Residents warned of telephone scam

    VALE residents are being warned about a scam that can allow fraudsters to gain access to their computer. read more


    THE Society met on Tuesday, April 15 to find that the scheduled speaker had cancelled at the last minute, but were relieved to see Jan Green who then gave a most interesting and amusing lecture on the Pre-Raphaelites. read more


    MEMBERS have just returned from a marvellous holiday in Weymouth. read more

  • Joy for jockey Jake in North Cotswold point-to-point

    A BIG Bank Holiday crowd saw 16-year-old Jake Launchbury ride his first winner on Smugglers Run in the Novice Riders Race at the North Cotswold point-to-point. read more


    THE Worcestershire Group of the Hardy Plant Society hosted a lively, humorous talk by friends Jennifer Harmer, the HPS historian and Sue Ward, a self-taught artist, called A Rainbow of Plants and People. read more

  • Vale business woman wants support for latest venture

    A VALE business owner who was forced to close her gift shop in Evesham after just three months has created a new online company selling products for man's best friend. read more


    ON Bank Holiday Monday, May 5, there is a mass garage sale being held in Eckington village. read more

  • James Calado tackling World Endurance Championship

    CROPTHORNE race ace James Calado has switched to Ferrari in the FIA World Endurance Championship. read more

  • Karndean Designflooring brings new hope for Worcester charity’s multi-sensory room

    CHILDREN with disabilities and complex health care needs at a Worcester charity can enjoy a new multi-sensory room thanks to a kind donation from a county charity. read more

  • Apprentices from Evesham make the final of a prestigious competition

    SOUTH Worcestershire College has been announced as one of the eight finalists of the Brathay Apprentice Challenge 2014. read more

  • Coffee morning raises cash for Evesham's Abbey Bell Tower Appeal

    A COFFEE morning held for residents of Broadway's Leedons Park saw them not only don Easter bonnets but also raise funds for Evesham's Bell Tower appeal. read more

  • Cameron's description of Britain as 'Christian country' sparks debate

    DAVID Cameron’s description of Britain as a Christian country has sparked debate in Worcestershire. read more

  • Luxury flooring firm in line for award for innovative app

    A LUXURY vinyl flooring company based in Evesham has been announced as a finalist in this year's Marketing on Mobile Awards for its innovative Augmented Reality App. read more

  • Gearey and Heeks among the golds in Birmingham

    PERSHORE Swimming Club sent an eight-strong squad to the City of Birmingham open meet, claiming three gold medals, three silvers and two bronzes. read more

  • The AsparaWriting Festival has begun

    THE first AsparaWriting Festival has begun celebrating crime writers from across the country as they come to the Vale to discuss their work and hold writing master classes for budding authors. read more


    WE were pleased to welcome visitor Reg Kimberley, a retired service engineer, to our meeting on Thursday, April 17. He had been recommended to come along by the son of our President, Jim Cox. read more

  • Grab a bargain at village garage sale

    ECKINGTON villagers will be opening their garages and inviting people in to grab a bargain at a community garage sale, which could be the first of many. read more

  • Jonjo O'Neill toasting Irish Grand National triumph

    TEMPLE Guiting trainer Jonjo O’Neill’s stellar season continued with victory in the Boylesports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse. read more

  • Salon's support for volunteer cause

    A HAIRDRESSING and beauty salon in Pershore raised £300 for a local cause with a charity draw. read more


    PRUNING is about refreshing and stimulating not about keeping control! This was the basis of the talk to members by Andrew Mikolajski on Thursday, April 3 which was all about ‘Pruning - The Unkindest Cut’. Andrew is the author of over thirty gardening titles, including the RHS Guide ‘Pruning Plant by Plant’, and he brought along examples of plants and tools to ensure that the presentation was both practical and useful to members. Andrew covered the when, what and how of pruning and also answered a wide range of Members’ own questions. read more


    EVESHAM Adventure Playground needs a volunteer for approximately three hours a day to cook a small range of hot lunches at the lunch café for Summer Playschemes. Volunteers can gain a Food Hygiene Certificate and also free childcare for over fours is provided. read more

  • Jean Grinnell (formerly Melvin)

    GRINNELL (formerly Melvin) Jean Passed away peacefully at Briar Lea Care Home on April 15th, 2014 aged 90. Widow of the late Derrick John Grinnell, mother of Duncan and Andrew. For funeral arrangements please contact Campion and New. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory to The NSPCC, may be sent c/o Campion & New Funeral Directors, 1, Bewdley Street, Evesham, Worc’s WR11 4AD. Tel. 01386 422233 read more

  • Andrew and Kay Williams Wheeler

    WILLIAMS WHEELER Andrew and Kay A safe arrival of Demi Kay. 8lbs 7oz. April 14th, 2014. Love Sadie, Megan, Ken, Marilyn, Pete and June read more

  • Ron Eagle

    EAGLE Ron Happy 70th Birthday dad. Love from The Eagle, Hemming, Harker Clan. read more

  • Kieran Grady

    GRADY Kieran Happy 18th Birthday, Saturday, April 26th. Have a fantastic day and night. Lots of love Mum, Dad, Elliott and Leanne xxx read more

  • Kieran Grady

    GRADY Kieran My grandson 18 on Saturday, 26th. Have a great day. Love you loads Nan and Dan. read more

  • Tom Ballard

    BALLARD Tom Shirley and all the Family wish to thank everyone for their kindness and cards at this sad time. A special thank you to Matthew at E Hill & Son, Funeral Directors, Fiona Rhodes for the Service, Sue for the beautiful flowers and the Emergency Services for all their efforts. Bless you all. read more

  • Jim Rickards

    RICKARDS Jim April 27th, 2013 Ever in our thoughts you stay, Until we meet again one day. Love always Mary, Tim, Angela, Bella and Ollie xxx read more

  • Sue LONG

    LONG Sue Aged 66 years Passed away peacefully at home on Sunday 13th April 2014 Dearly loved Mum to Kerstine and Simon, mother in law to Sarah, Nanny Sue to beloved grandchildren Paige, James and Sophie A service to celebrate Sue's life will take place at Redditch Crematorium on Wednesday 30th April 2014 at 2.45pm Please wear an item of colour. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to St Richard's Hospice, Worcester and Macmillan Cancer Support may be sent to Thomas Brothers, The Funeral Directors Birchfield House, 494 Evesham Road, Redditch, Worcestershire B97 5JF 01527 547777 Thank You read more

  • Sheila Fenwick

    FENWICK Sheila Formerly of Moreton in Marsh and Shipston on Stour, died peacefully in Helensburgh, Scotland on April 13th, 2014. Much loved widow of Jack and loving mother, grandma and great grandma. Funeral at Cardross Crematorium, Dumbartonshire on Wednesday, April 23rd, at 12.15 p.m. read more

  • Beryl Mary Scarrott

    SCARROTT Beryl Mary Passed away peacefully at home on April 14th, 2014, aged 84 years. Loving wife of Cyril, much loved mum of Jennifer and the late Glen, mother in law of David, beloved granny of Nicholas, Alista and Jemma and great granny to Luke, Joey and Lyla. RIP. Funeral Service to take place at 12 noon on Wednesday, April 30th at Oakley Wood Crematorium. Family flowers only please, but donations, if desired to Stow Surgery, for all their kindness, may be sent to W J Wright Funeral Director, Church Street, Stow on the Wold. GL54 1BB or left at the Crematorium. read more

  • Ronald Frederick David (Ron) Hampton

    HAMPTON Ronald Frederick David (Ron) Passed away at the Worcester Royal Hospital on April 11th, 2014, aged 85 years. He will be sadly missed by all of his Family and Friends. The Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 at 11.45 a.m, at Cheltenham Crematorium (North Chapel). Family flowers only. Donations, if desired for the Air Ambulance, may be sent to Philip Tomlins Funeral Directors, 36, The Leys, Evesham WR11 3AP. Tel: 01386 765133. read more

  • David Mann

    MANN David Passed away peacefully on April 15th, 2014, aged 69 years. Loving father to Gareth, Tom, Bethan and Bill, grandad to Anna-Mae, Katherine, Rhys and Sophie. Cremation to be held at Oakley Wood South Chapel on Friday, May 2nd, at 12.45 p.m. Family flowers only, donations can be made to The British Heart Foundation. read more

  • Beryl (Belle) Horton

    HORTON Beryl (Belle) Of Pershore. On April 19th, 2014, passed away peacefully in Pershore Hospital after a long illness, aged 85 years. Wife of the late Fred. Dearly loved mum to John and Bill, loving grandmother to Daniel and Adam and sadly missed by all her Family and Friends. Funeral Service at Pershore Abbey on Wednesday, April 30th, at 11.30 a.m., followed by private Cremation. Dress cheerfully for a cheerful lady. Family flowers only, donations for The Donkey Sanctuary and Pershore Hospital Trust Fund, may be sent to E Hill & Son Funeral Directors, Pershore. WR10 1HZ read more

  • Anya Jane Yates

    YATES Anya Jane With us in our hearts always. God bless. Nigel, Lorraine and Rachel xxxxx Gordon, Ellen and Family xxxxx read more

  • Carol Birch

    BIRCH Carol Of Pershore. On April 16th, 2014, peacefully in Pershore Hospital, aged 63 years. Much loved wife to Bill, dearly loved mum to Ema, grandmother (Oma) to Alice and Maddie. Cremation private. A Service of Thanksgiving for Carol’s life will take place at Pershore Abbey on Tuesday, May 6th, at 2 p.m. No flowers by request, donations for Macmillan Cancer Support, may be sent to E Hill & Son Funeral Directors, Pershore. WR10 1HZ. read more

  • Jennifer Ann Gisbourne

    GISBOURNE Jennifer Ann Passed away peacefully on April 21st, 2014, aged 61. Much loved wife of Douglas, loving mother to Neal, Ashley and Emma, mother in law to William, devoted nanny to Ciaran, Jesika, Declan, Rebeka and Liam. Funeral Service to take place at Worcester Crematorium on Thursday, May 1st, at 10 a.m. No dark clothes. Family flowers only please, with donations to St Richard's Hospice c/o A V Band, Funeral Directors, 41 St Nicholas Street, Worcester. WR1 1UW. Tel 01905 22892 read more

  • Frederick George Newman

    NEWMAN Frederick George Of Dumbleton. Died peacefully at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital on April 15th, 2014, aged 83 years. Beloved husband of Mary and father of Alison and Chris, a loving father in law and grandfather. Will be very sadly missed. Funeral Service at St Peter's Church, Dumbleton on Monday, April 28th, at 1.30 p.m., followed by private Cremation. Family flowers only please, donations if desired, for The Royal British Legion, may be sent to Merstow Green Funeral Home, Merstow Green, Evesham. WR11 4BD read more

  • Peter Brian Douglas (Pete) Bullock

    PHILLIPS Ginette (Gin) Of Pershore. Passed away on April 17th, 2014, aged 45 years. Much loved partner of Chris and a dear mum to Chelsea and Jamie. Sadly missed by mum Stephanie, dad Richard, her nans Vera and Dora, auntie Lesley, uncle Paul, uncle Roger, uncle Robin and all their Families. Funeral Service at Pershore Abbey on Thursday, May 1st at 10.45 a.m., followed by private Cremation. Family flowers only, donations, for St Richard's Hospice, may be sent c/o E Hill & Son Funeral Directors, Pershore, WR10 1HZ. read more

  • Mavis Edith Sadler

    SADLER Mavis Edith Of Chipping Campden. Died peacefully on April 22nd, 2014, aged 90 years. Much loved wife of the late Sam, dear mother of Gillian and Rachel, mother in law of Roger and nan of Kieran. Will be so sadly missed by Quinn. A Funeral Service will take place shortly at St James' Church, Chipping Campden, to which people are requested to wear bright colours. All enquiries to Merstow Green Funeral Home Tel 01386 49903 read more

  • Malcolm John Day

    DAY Malcolm John Of Cleeve Prior. Passed away at University Hospital, Coventry on April 18th, 2014, aged 69 years. He got on with life, despite several years of ill health. A good husband, father, grandfather and father in law who will be greatly missed. The Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday, April 30th 2014 at Oakley Wood Crematorium North Chapel at 1 p.m. Family flowers only. Donations, for The National Kidney Federation may be sent to Tomlins Funeral Directors, 36, The Leys, Bengeworth, Evesham, Worcs. WR11 3AP. Tel : 01386 765133. read more

  • Claire Stones

    STONES Claire Passed away April 28th, 2004. Loved, missed and remembered every day. Love Mom, Dad and Christopher xxx read more

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