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Droitwich woman who looked after black widow spider for 24 hours thanks butterfly farm who gave it a home

Evesham Journal: The Black Widow spider. Picture by Louise Lench.

5:32pm Thursday 27th August 2015

A DROITWICH woman who spent a day looking after a Black Widow spider has thanked the butterfly farm which has given it a permanent home.

Coffee and concert raises more than £200 for charity

Evesham Journal: Taking coffee and refreshments were Paul Wakeley, Catherine Bach and Roger Bach with musicians taking part in the concert.Picture by David Griffiths. 3415923501

3:44pm Thursday 27th August 2015

MORE than £200 was raised at a coffee concert in a Worcester church.

Students create colourful mural to add splash of colour to library

Evesham Journal: The mural.

1:51pm Thursday 27th August 2015

PERSHORE'S young people have created a colourful mural to brighten up their local library.

Students create colourful mural to add splash of colour to library

Evesham Journal: The mural.

1:50pm Thursday 27th August 2015

PERSHORE'S young people have created a colourful mural to brighten up their local library.

Victorian fun and games at Witley Court this weekend

Evesham Journal: People can enjoy Victorian games at Witley Court this weekend.

1:37pm Thursday 27th August 2015

FAMILIES can journey back in time as Witley Court holds a series of fun Victorian events this weekend.

Five kittens found on driveway in Worcester have all died

Evesham Journal: Head veterinary nurse, Mari Griffith, cared for the kittens. Picture by Jonathan Barry. 3415923211

11:56am Thursday 27th August 2015

FIVE kittens found on a driveway in Worcester by a postman on his rounds have all died.

Safari staff make a splash for turtles

Evesham Journal: West Midland Safari Park staff are doing a sponsored swim to raise money and awareness of the plight of turtles.

11:29am Thursday 27th August 2015

STAFF at West Midland Safari Park are making a splash for their reptilian friends.

Police and public cleared up cider spillage late in to the night

Evesham Journal: The lorry on its side on the roundabout. Picture by Lydia Johnson.

10:52am Thursday 27th August 2015

POLICE and members of the public helped clear up hundreds of cans of cider after a lorry overturned on a busy roundabout.

Harvest festival at Malvern Church

10:32am Thursday 27th August 2015

A METHODIST Church in Malvern will host a harvest festival on Sunday, October 4.

Harvest festival at Malvern Church

10:32am Thursday 27th August 2015

A METHODIST Church in Malvern will host a harvest festival on Sunday, October 4.

Pershore to mark Merchant Navy Day

Evesham Journal: Wychavon District Council chairman, councillor Val Wood, with the Red Ensign flag.

10:29am Thursday 27th August 2015

A SPECIAL ceremony will be held to honour members of the Merchant Navy in Pershore.

Pershore to mark Merchant Navy Day

Evesham Journal: Wychavon District Council chairman, councillor Val Wood, with the Red Ensign flag.

10:28am Thursday 27th August 2015

A SPECIAL ceremony will be held to honour members of the Merchant Navy in Pershore.

Reminder to keep dog on lead when walking near livestock

9:42am Thursday 27th August 2015

POLICE are reminding people to keep their dogs on leads when walking near livestock.

Crews called to report of woman jumping in to river in Stourport

9:25am Thursday 27th August 2015

FIRE crews were called to Bridge Street in Stourport on Wednesday to reports of a female jumping in to the river.

Child released from locked car in Ronkswood

5:57pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

ONE fire crew helped release a child who had become locked in a car parked on Wells Road, Ronkswood, Worcester, at 4.45pm on Wednesday.

Police reissue warning for people to be on guard against scammers

4:51pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

POLICE are once again urging people to be on their guard against telephone scammers.

Investigations ongoing in to human skull found at motorway roundabout

Evesham Journal: HUNT:  West Mercia Police are hunting two men who attempted an armed robbery at Cofton Post Office. SP

3:35pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

POLICE are carrying out further forensic investigations to identify human remains found at a roundabout in Telford.

Worcester band Peace to star in nationwide advertising campaign

Evesham Journal: Worcester band Peace to star in nationwide advertising campaign

3:22pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

A WORCESTER band will see their sound spread far and wide as they feature in a new cinema advert.

Rail workers at First Great Western set to strike this weekend

3:07pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

RAIL workers at First Great Western (FGW) are set to strike this weekend.

Splashpad reopens following fault

Evesham Journal: What a difference........Youngsters, parents and carers enjoying the Splashpad at Gheluvelt Park, Worcester, which re-opened after technical problems caused the closure of the water feature. Pic Jonathan Barry 30.6.15  271590020 (30586937)

2:17pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

THE Splashpad in Worcester's Gheluvelt Park reopened yesterday (Wednesday) after it closed on Monday.

Call for members of Merchant Navy to attend special ceremony at County Hall

2:02pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

A SPECIAL event will raise awareness of the work that Merchant Navy seafarers do.

Thieves steal lightbulb from outdoor lantern

Evesham Journal: light bulb with power lines

1:36pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

HOW many thieves does it take to steal a lightbulb?

Thieves steal lightbulb from outdoor lantern

1:36pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

HOW many thieves does it take to steal a lightbulb?

Last chance to see Way of the Warrior exhibition

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12:24pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

THERE is just over a week left for people to see a blockbuster exhibition at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum.

Black Mamba is taking its toll on your heath, users warned

Evesham Journal: Black Mamba.

6:37pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

PARAMEDICS are "regularly" being called out to help people who have taken legal highs.

Pershore turns purple for plum festival

Evesham Journal: A market selling plums in Pershore's Broad Street in 1911.

5:00pm Tuesday 25th August 2015

A HEALTHY mix of traditional attractions and new additions will make this year's Pershore Plum Festival the tastiest yet.

Pershore turns purple for plum festival

Evesham Journal: A market selling plums in Pershore's Broad Street in 1911.

4:59pm Tuesday 25th August 2015

A HEALTHY mix of traditional attractions and new additions will make this year's Pershore Plum Festival the tastiest yet.

Retired lecturer drowned in garden pond after drinking alcohol, inquest hears

4:08pm Tuesday 25th August 2015

A RETIRED lecturer drowned in his garden pond after drinking alcohol, an inquest heard.

Club ramble on to 1066

Evesham Journal: Club Treasurer, Mike Taylor, lead the walk dressed as a Norman knight.

2:10pm Tuesday 25th August 2015

MEMBERS of Evesham Rambling Club have just returned from their latest adventure.

Do you have a winning games room?

Evesham Journal: The games room at Palace Farm

5:54pm Monday 24th August 2015

THE hunt is on for the best games room in the Midlands.

Volunteers needed for advocacy charity

4:44pm Monday 24th August 2015

A CHARITY providing independent advocacy is looking to recruit more volunteers.

Worcester chef reaches semi-finals of national cooking competition

Evesham Journal: Chef Peter McGregor has reached the semi-finals of a national competition.

3:35pm Monday 24th August 2015

A CHEF who spends his time preparing meals for staff at a Worcester care home has reached the semi-finals of a national competition.

MP meets four-legged constituents at Evesham's Dogs Trust

Evesham Journal: MP Nigel Huddleston meets speckled Collie, Sue.

12:56pm Monday 24th August 2015

IT'S important for an MP to meet as many of their constituents as possible — whether they stand on two legs or four.

MP meets four-legged constituents at Evesham's Dogs Trust

Evesham Journal: MP Nigel Huddleston meets speckled Collie, Sue.

12:55pm Monday 24th August 2015

IT'S important for an MP to meet as many of their constituents as possible — whether they stand on two legs or four.

Postman finds litter of newborn kittens on driveway in Dines Green

Evesham Journal: Mari Griffith RVN, Head Veterinary Nurse at Ambleside Vets, Tolladine Road, Worcester, with five of the six kittens, found by a postman on his rounds in Worcester. Pic Jonathan Barry 21.8.15 3415923211 (36237031)

6:29pm Friday 21st August 2015

A POSTMAN was the recipient of a special delivery while on his rounds in Worcester yesterday morning.

Cloudy with a chance of teddy bears: around 200 teddies to parachute from Pershore Abbey

Evesham Journal: Bertie, the giant teddy, checks out the 100ft leap at Pershore Abbey.

3:48pm Friday 21st August 2015

A UNUSUAL forecast will see it rain teddy bears in Pershore on Bank Holiday Monday.

Cloudy with a chance of teddy bears: around 200 teddies to parachute from Pershore Abbey

Evesham Journal: Bertie, the giant teddy, checks out the 100ft leap at Pershore Abbey.

3:47pm Friday 21st August 2015

A UNUSUAL forecast will see it rain teddy bears in Pershore on Bank Holiday Monday.

Meerkat soaks up the sun at safari park

Evesham Journal: Sydney the meerkat conquers the deckchair challenge at West Midland Safari Park.

2:04pm Friday 21st August 2015

HUMANS aren't the only ones who like to soak up the sun when it makes an appearance.

More rain in store for the weekend, with a spike of high temperatures on Saturday

12:18pm Friday 21st August 2015

MORE rain is in store for this weekend, with the chance of thunder storms over Worcestershire.

More rain in store for the weekend, with a spike of high temperatures on Saturday

12:18pm Friday 21st August 2015

MORE rain is in store for this weekend, with the chance of thunder storms over Worcestershire.

More rain in store for the weekend, with a spike of high temperatures on Saturday

Evesham Journal: Heavy rain and strong winds are forecast.

12:18pm Friday 21st August 2015

MORE rain is in store for this weekend, with the chance of thunder storms over Worcestershire.

Still time to grab a ticket to Sunshine Festival

Evesham Journal: Gabrielle will play Sunshine Festival this summer.

10:16am Friday 21st August 2015

THERE is still time to grab your ticket for this year's Sunshine Festival.

Still time to grab a ticket to Sunshine Festival

Evesham Journal: Gabrielle will play Sunshine Festival this summer.

10:15am Friday 21st August 2015

THERE is still time to grab your ticket for this year's Sunshine Festival.

Pop-up museum brings together Worcestershire's treasures

Evesham Journal: The My Worcester team with Mayor Roger Knight.

1:07am Friday 21st August 2015

A NEW pop-up museum will be open to browse until 5pm tomorrow (Saturday).

Get your electric blankets tested in time for cold weather

5:29pm Thursday 20th August 2015

AGE UK and Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service are helping the elderly stay safe and warm this winter.

Get your electric blankets tested in time for cold weather

5:29pm Thursday 20th August 2015

AGE UK and Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service are helping the elderly stay safe and warm this winter.

Ketch roundabout to close overnight tomorrow night

Evesham Journal: One of the exit lanes from the Ketch Roundabout, Worcester, has been coned off after safety concerns. Pic Jonathan Barry 1.6.15   2315885706 (27720103)

3:37pm Thursday 20th August 2015

A BUSY Worcester roundabout will be closed overnight on Friday.

Family of 11 feel the squeeze in three bedroom house and call on council to find them something bigger

Evesham Journal: Gwen Hughes who is  living with eleven grandchildren in the same house on Norwich Road, Ronkswood. Pic Jonathan Barry 18.8.15  3415921810 (35845854)

3:44pm Wednesday 19th August 2015

A FAMILY of 11 living in a house in Ronkswood, Worcester, say they believe they should be more of a priority when it comes to being housed.

Get your favourite deli to Good Food Show

5:47pm Tuesday 18th August 2015

PEOPLE can nominate their favourite deli to give it the chance to win a stand at the BBC Good Food Show.

New target set for completion of Woodgreen Drive roadworks

Evesham Journal: Roadworks on Woodgreen Drive (pictured) and Middle Hollow Drive due to be finished by the end of August. Picture by John Anyon. 23158876

10:36am Tuesday 18th August 2015

THE roadworks on Woodgreen Drive in Warndon Villages are still ongoing, but Worcestershire County Council say they are now due to be finished by the end of this month.

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