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House in Bransford broken in to

11:53am Saturday 10th October 2015

A HOUSE in Bransford was broken in to on Thursday, October 8.

Walkers encouraged to see unusual trees in autumn colours at Worcestershire estate

Evesham Journal: Croome turns autumnal. Picture by Kathryn Rudd.

11:47am Saturday 10th October 2015

AS autumn arrives in Worcestershire, an estate near Pershore is encouraging people to take a closer look at nature.

Walkers encouraged to see unusual trees in autumn colours at Worcestershire estate

Evesham Journal: Croome turns autumnal. Picture by Kathryn Rudd.

11:46am Saturday 10th October 2015

AS autumn arrives in Worcestershire, an estate near Pershore is encouraging people to take a closer look at nature.

Ask police your questions about hate crime during live web chat

Evesham Journal: Chief Superintendent Lee Davenport.

11:23am Saturday 10th October 2015

PEOPLE can ask the police their questions about hate crime during a live web chat this week.

Crews called to car fire in Drakes Broughton

9:17am Saturday 10th October 2015

FIRE crews were called to a car on fire in a field in Stonebow Road, Drakes Broughton on Friday at 8.45pm.

Couple praise hospice for "amazing care"

Evesham Journal: Martin and Michelle Neath in the hospice garden.

6:54pm Friday 9th October 2015

A DROITWICH couple have praised the standard of care received at St Richard's Hospice.

Cornmarket businesses say closure of Queen Street to traffic has had "negative effect" on trade

Evesham Journal: Work is continuing on Queen Street, Worcester.

6:49pm Friday 9th October 2015

BUSINESSES in Worcester say their livelihoods have been left in a "desperate" state after a city centre street was partly closed to vehicles.

Starbucks to open in city centre by mid-November, creating 18 jobs

Evesham Journal: This sign has gone up in a unit on the Cross, Worcester.

5:36pm Friday 9th October 2015

THE new Starbucks will have its doors open in time for Christmas — creating jobs for 18 people.

Floral tributes left to couple found dead in house in Warndon Villages

Evesham Journal: Floral tributes left to couple found dead in house in Warndon Villages

4:59pm Friday 9th October 2015

FLORAL tributes have been left outside the house where a couple were found dead in Warndon Villages.

Spooky fun at farmhouse and cafe near Droitwich

Evesham Journal: Gillian Kerton (left), owner of Churchfields Barn Cafe, Salwarpe, and barn manager, Jade Allen, share their frightening Ice Scream with a skeleton and a witch. Picture by Jonathan Barry. 4115949003

3:01pm Friday 9th October 2015

A CAFE and farmhouse near Droitwich has a host of spooky activities in store for Halloween.

Man interviewed over train brawl

2:30pm Friday 9th October 2015

A MAN has been interviewed by police regarding a brawl between football fans on a train in Droitwich.

Stolen tools returned to building site after thieves go back for more

1:39pm Friday 9th October 2015

TOOLS that were previously stolen from a building site in Worcester were returned when thieves went back for a second attempt at stealing.

Meerkat ornaments stolen from garden

1:00pm Friday 9th October 2015

MEERKAT ornaments have been taken from the garden of a house in Worcester.

Joint of beef stolen from Asda

12:54pm Friday 9th October 2015

A JOINT of beef was stolen from the Asda supermarket in Silver Street, Worcester, on Thursday.

Bike stolen from St Martin's Quarter

12:49pm Friday 9th October 2015

A BIKE has been stolen from St Martin's Quarter in Lowesmoor.

Early years centre turns green in support of NSPCC

Evesham Journal: Baby care manager Lara Mitchell with Elin Perkins, aged eight months, in their green finery. Picture by Paul Jackson. 4115949502

12:16pm Friday 9th October 2015

ADULTS and children were all seeing green at a new early years centre in Worcester.

Men posing as council workers force their way in to elderly woman's home in St John's

Evesham Journal: Anyone who feels threatened if approached by scammers should contact Essex Police

11:43am Friday 9th October 2015

TWO men posing as council workers forced their way in to the house of an elderly woman before searching through her belongings.

Starbucks to open coffee shop in Worcester city centre

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4:23pm Thursday 8th October 2015

STARBUCKS is due to open its very first coffee shop in Worcester city centre.

Mixed reaction to idea for local currency

12:26pm Thursday 8th October 2015

LOCAL businesses have mixed views on the possible introduction of a Worcester currency.

Christmas market coming to Bromsgrove this year

10:50am Thursday 8th October 2015

THERE is a festive surprise in store for visitors to Bromsgrove High Street this year.

Changing the locks is a "must" for home security when moving house

Evesham Journal: Many people don't change the locks when moving house.

10:35am Thursday 8th October 2015

PEOPLE are being reminded to make sure they change the locks on their new home when moving house.

Reminder to get flu jab as winter approaches

4:50pm Wednesday 7th October 2015

WITH winter fast approaching, local doctors are reminding parents to make sure that any at risk children receive their flu vaccination this winter.

Brave team takes to the skies in memory of loved ones

Evesham Journal: Dominique Thompson jumps out of the plane with an instructor.

4:14pm Wednesday 7th October 2015

SEVEN brave hospice supporters took a leap of faith last month to raise charity funds.

Rape and sexual abuse support centre launches counselling service for men and children

Evesham Journal: Geese Theatre Company perform at the launch of the counselling service.

3:36pm Wednesday 7th October 2015

MEN are being encouraged to speak out about their experience with rape and sexual abuse in Worcestershire.

Worcester Music Festival needs your votes to be named Best Metropolitan Festival

Evesham Journal: Michael D. Wynn and Flossie perform at Monroe's Cellar Bar during this year's festival. Picture by Will Smith.

12:26pm Wednesday 7th October 2015

WORCESTER Music Festival could be a winner at this year's UK Festival Awards.

Undead to walk the streets again as Worcester Zombie Walk returns

Evesham Journal: The Worcester Zombie Walk returns this year. Picture by Nick Toogood. 4314739407.

11:53am Wednesday 7th October 2015

WORCESTER'S zombie walk is returning to the city at the end of the month.

People encouraged to have their say on merging split-site school to one location

3:53pm Tuesday 6th October 2015

PEOPLE can have their say on plans to merge a split-site Cotswold school on to one site.

Group make a start on returning "lost garden" to its former glory

Evesham Journal: Volunteers made a start on returning the garden to its former glory.

3:08pm Tuesday 6th October 2015

A GROUP of residents dug deep to uncover what they are calling the 'lost garden' of Warndon Villages.

Droitwich Food Bank sees "huge" rise in demand for service

Evesham Journal: Volunteers work at Droitwich Food Bank.

1:32am Monday 28th September 2015

MANAGERS running Droitwich's Food Bank say they have seen a "huge increase" in service users in the last three months.

Children put on their thinking caps to make hats marking Queen's reign

Evesham Journal: Edward (left) and Rebecca Amado-Maese show off their very British hats. Picture by Sam Hughes.

4:23pm Friday 25th September 2015

WHEN tasked with creating a hat to mark the Queen's reign, two schoolchildren put their thinking caps on.

Drop in to hear more about planned pipe works on Rainbow Hill

3:52pm Friday 25th September 2015

SEVERN Trent is inviting local residents in the Rainbow Hill area of Worcester to a drop-in session to hear more about plans to make water supplies in the area more reliable.

Groups and schemes in Droitwich celebrating after receiving grants from council

Evesham Journal: Volunteers work at Droitwich Food Bank.

2:43pm Friday 25th September 2015

A NUMBER of groups in Droitwich are celebrating after receiving grants from the local town council.

Droitwich coach company scoops prestigious award for prize vehicle

Evesham Journal: Driver Mark Harper with the winning coach. Picture by Paul Jackson. 3915939601

2:32pm Friday 25th September 2015

IT may not be such a bad thing to be told your face looks like the back of a bus — if you live in Droitwich.

Worcester could soon get its own currency to push support to local business

12:43pm Friday 25th September 2015

WORCESTER could be the next city to get its own currency as part of a drive to push support to local businesses.

Students at new sixth form college get chance to grill politician

Evesham Journal: MP Robin Walker cuts the ribbon to declare the sixth form open.

11:39am Friday 25th September 2015

STUDENTS got their chance to grill a politician at the opening of Worcester's newest sixth form college.

"Teach your children we aren't the bad guys," police officers in Droitwich remind parents

Evesham Journal: "Teach your children we aren't the bad guys," police officers in Droitwich remind parents

11:03am Friday 25th September 2015

POLICE in Droitwich say parents need to teach children to trust officers, not fear them.

Carriage takes to the road again after decades in storage

Evesham Journal: Francis Wood from Fairbourne Carriages (left) and Chris Miller from Spetchley Park Gardens make sure the coach is stable on the trailer.

7:39am Friday 25th September 2015

AN historic carriage which has spent decades in storage has taken to the roads again.

More must be done to make roads safer, says charity

2:57pm Thursday 24th September 2015

THE Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) says more needs to be done to protect vulnerable road users after new figures reveal a rise in the number of deaths on Britain’s roads.

Businesses call for continuing support for live music in the city following success of festival

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2:09pm Thursday 24th September 2015

BUSINESSES in Worcester are calling for people to continue to support local venues and musicians following the success of the Worcester Music Festival.

Worcester man turns to life in the Downton household for chess set inspiration

Evesham Journal: Calvin Evans with his Downton Abbey chess set. Picture by Jonathan Barry. 3915938501

12:22pm Thursday 24th September 2015

A FAN of one of the biggest period dramas in recent years decided to get a better look at how the other half live when designing a new chess set.

Fundraising estate agent narrowly misses out on award for efforts to rebuild Droitwich's Lido Park

Evesham Journal: Matt Nicol is up for an award for his fundraising for the Lido Park. Picture by Paul Jackson. 2814643702

10:59am Thursday 24th September 2015

A COMMUNITY-minded fundraiser who helped Droitwich's much-loved Lido Park rise from the ashes after an arson attack has received national recognition for his efforts.

Islamic festival of Eid-ul-Adha celebrated in city today

Evesham Journal: More than 100 Muslims gathered at the Al-Madina Jamme Masjid and Worcester Muslim Centre on Tolladine Road to celebrate Eid-ul-Adha. Picture by Lydia Johnson.

10:49am Thursday 24th September 2015

THE Islamic festival of Eid-ul-Adha was celebrated around the city yesterday (Thursday).

Cake fans spoilt for choice for this year's Macmillan Coffee Morning

Evesham Journal: Staff Jodie Billings, Rebecca Widdowson and Laura Williams will host tea and cake at Hallmark Hulme Solicitors.

1:22pm Wednesday 23rd September 2015

GENEROUS servings of cake and coffee will go down a treat for charity tomorrow (Friday).

Unit Warehouse to open its doors this weekend

Evesham Journal: Unit Warehouse to open its doors this weekend

10:27am Wednesday 23rd September 2015

THE group that brought Pro-ject Warehouse to Worcester is returning with a brand new venture.

Youngsters prepare to audition for their place in youth theatre

Evesham Journal: Some of the youngsters who are auditioning to become a member of WODYS on Saturday.

3:01pm Tuesday 22nd September 2015

YOUNGSTERS with ambitions to take part in musicals will be auditioning for membership of a leading county youth theatre group this weekend.

Enjoy tea and a chat with antiques expert at Museum of Royal Worcester

2:44pm Tuesday 22nd September 2015

PEOPLE can enjoy a chat over with an antiques expert at the Museum of Royal Worcester.

First Shelsley Walsh Bike Festival hailed a "roaring success"

Evesham Journal: Motorbike fans gathered at the Shelsley Walsh Bike Festival. Picture by Geoff Robinson.

2:01pm Tuesday 22nd September 2015

THE first ever Shelsley Walsh Bike Festival has been hailed a "roaring success" by organisers.

Concerts will raise money to help Syrian refugees

Evesham Journal: Paul Jeffery will perform at both concerts to raise money for Syrian Refugees.

1:42pm Tuesday 22nd September 2015

MUSICIANS will band together in support of Syrian refugees at a concert in Worcester this weekend.

Housing scheme in Tibberton praised

12:38pm Tuesday 22nd September 2015

THE building of homes and a new village hall near Droitwich has been praised by local groups and councillors.

Fire crews transform station in to "winter wonderland" with foam training

Evesham Journal: Crews trained with foam at the new Worcester Fire Station. Picture by HWFireDroitwich.

12:14pm Tuesday 22nd September 2015

FIRE crews from Droitwich transformed the new Worcester Fire Station in to a winter wonderland on Monday.

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