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Selfish noisy students drive Worcester pensioner from her home

Evesham Journal:

9:38am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A PENSIONER was forced from her Worcester home during Freshers' Week because of noisy students throwing late night parties.

Muslim leader from Worcester calls for release of British hostage and an end to bloodshed

Evesham Journal:

12:49pm Friday 19th September 2014

A MUSLIM leader from Worcester has condemned the murder of hostages by Islamic State (IS) and called for the immediate release of a British hostage threatened with death by militants.

Homeless man warns of 'jail or death' if Worcester's railway camp dwellers are evicted

Evesham Journal:

10:12am Thursday 18th September 2014

A HOMELESS man who lives under a railway bridge in Worcester says he will ‘die or go to jail’ if he is forced to move from the encampment.

Home sweet home - under Worcester railway bridge

Evesham Journal:

1:24pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THEY say an Englishman's home is his castle but it seems so is this railway viaduct.

Cathedral race row - chorister impersonates Hitler in front of Germans

Evesham Journal:

11:27am Monday 15th September 2014

A MUSICAL director impersonated Hitler in front of German guests during an internationally renowned music festival at Worcester Cathedral.

Man rescued from river Severn at Worcester late last night

Evesham Journal:

9:38am Thursday 11th September 2014

A MAN had to be rescued from the River Severn in Worcester by fire crews and was then taken to hospital.

Woman attacked in Kidderminster

Evesham Journal:

1:28pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A WOMAN was pushed over during an attack in Kidderminster.

Market traders may get new temporary home after all after council 'U-turn'

Evesham Journal:

3:44pm Thursday 21st August 2014

CONFUSED market traders may be offered a temporary base in Worcester after all – just one day after they were told there was nowhere for them to go.

Market traders fear for future as council says there's nowhere for them to go

Evesham Journal:

9:45am Wednesday 20th August 2014

ANGRY market traders in Worcester say their livelihood is being "killed off" after the council failed to find them a temporary home while their base is revamped.

Jilted Worcester student said 'boo!' to ex and took pictures of her home

Evesham Journal:

4:21pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A JILTED college student took pictures of his ex-girlfriend’s house, crept up behind her and shouted ‘boo!' after she finished with him.

Black mark for police on Twitter and Facebook use

Evesham Journal: Twitter logo

10:29am Tuesday 19th August 2014

POLICE officers and staff in the West Mercia force have been investigated 20 times for misuse of social media sites like Facebook and Twitter in the last five years.

'Violent man with baseball bat' near Worcester Arena - suspect arrested and taken into custody

Evesham Journal:

1:28pm Thursday 14th August 2014

POLICE have taken a man into custody after they believed he was ''violent' and may be armed with a baseball bat near Worcester Arena.

Travellers invade three different sites off Hylton Road, Worcester

Evesham Journal:

11:08am Monday 11th August 2014

TRAVELLERS have invaded private land in Worcester and two holes have been hacked in a metal mesh fence to create a cut-through between the caravans.

Warning over tropical storm Bertha heading our way

Evesham Journal: WET WEATHER: Rain drops on a car roof. (3208162)

6:29pm Friday 8th August 2014

HEAVY rain and strong winds are forecast for Worcestershire due to potential remnants of ex-tropical storm Bertha heading over the Atlantic from the Caribbean.

We fear no beer: Punters flock to Worcester beer festival

Evesham Journal:

11:25am Friday 8th August 2014

BEER, cider and perry was ready to flow freely last night as organisers prepared for Worcester's hugely popular beer festival and customers looked forward to savouring the perfect pint.

PC Duncan Jones is laid to rest as more than 700 attend Worcester funeral

Evesham Journal:

5:25pm Friday 1st August 2014

A POPULAR police officer who left a huge footprint in the lives of all who knew him was laid to rest with full honours in Worcester.

Worcester boat hire business is to close after more than a century

Evesham Journal:

11:14am Thursday 31st July 2014

The final tale from the riverbank is about to be told for a Worcester family as they prepare to close their popular boat hire business.

Big Dunc was "heart" of Worcester Judo Club

Evesham Journal:

9:56am Thursday 31st July 2014

A POPULAR and 'irreplaceable' gentle giant who died unexpectedly has been described as 'the heart' of Worcester Judo Club.

Widow speaks of devastation of losing inspirational Worcester PC

Evesham Journal:

9:35am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

"It's devastating. He was my life." Those were the words used by the widow of an inspirational police officer who died suddenly last week.

Worcester cyclists need own "Boris" to give cycling a boost

Evesham Journal: The leader of Team Sapper, retired lieutenant colonel Gerry Taggart who will lead the team to London to help raise funds to transform the lives of wounded soldiers.

5:10pm Monday 21st July 2014

CYCLING campaigners from Worcester need a colourful champion "like Boris Johnson" to fight their corner as they seek to persuade people to ditch four wheels for two.

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

Evesham Journal: Celebration and Commemoration at Worcester Three Choirs Festival 2014

4:14pm Thursday 10th July 2014

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.

Malvern wine thief mum gets Crasbo after she steals nine bottles of wine in just five days

Evesham Journal:

4:11pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A WINE thief with a severe alcohol problem has been made subject to a criminal anti-social behaviour order (Crasbo) after repeated thefts of bottles of booze from Malvern shops.

Driver crashed through fence into garden

Evesham Journal: Cells at Worcester Magistrates' Court are closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays

4:01pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A FATHER crashed his car through a fence into a garden then left the scene, failing to tell the homeowner what had happened.

Teen drink driver borrowed girlfriend's car for fags jaunt

Evesham Journal: REJECTED AND DEJECTED: An Ammanford man was left disappointed after a judge refused to send him to jail.

3:56pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A TEENAGE drink driver who plans to study at Oxford was more than twice the drink drive limit when he was stopped by police driving his girlfriend's car without insurance.

Trigger happy shooters take pot shots at Worcestershire business

Evesham Journal: Trial for man accused of assaulting police officers

3:51pm Thursday 10th July 2014

TRIGGER happy shooters took pot shots at CCTV cameras at a Worcestershire business during acts of "wanton criminal damage" and "stupidity".

Worcester Cathedral to get urgent repairs fund boost

Evesham Journal: Celebration and Commemoration at Worcester Three Choirs Festival 2014

9:39am Thursday 10th July 2014

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.

Man's death from shotgun wound to the head was "mystery" says father

Evesham Journal: A verdict of death by road traffic collision was reached at Salisbury Coroners' Court

9:35am Thursday 10th July 2014

THE father of a man who died from a gunshot wound to the head says his son's death will forever remain a mystery.

Brandon Weston dodges driving ban

Evesham Journal:

10:54am Wednesday 9th July 2014

A FORMER estate agent dodged a driving ban after claiming it would cause him and his family "exceptional hardship".

Caught on camera, the moment an intruder tried to escape after attempting to break into a house

Evesham Journal:

6:23pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

THIS is the moment an intruder was caught red-handed on camera thanks to a quick-thinking neighbour.

Well done, Worcester! City wins award for #Open4Business campaign that defied the floods

Evesham Journal: FLASHBACK: BID manager Adrian Field and former mayor Pat Agar meet Twenty Five Boutique owner Becky Sutcliffe during the 2014 floods

11:09am Friday 27th June 2014

THE bulldog spirit of Worcester’s businesses during catastrophic floods has earned the city a prestigious national prize.

Living in fear - frail Worcester pensioner "hounded" for gas bill she does not owe

Evesham Journal: HOUNDED: Gina Harrison has been afraid to answer the door or the telephone. She suffered a second stroke two weeks ago.

9:35am Thursday 26th June 2014

A PENSIONER in poor health has been living in fear after being hounded by debt collectors over a gas bill she does not owe.

Worcester sex pervert - 'worst case of grooming we have ever seen' says Stinson Hunter

Evesham Journal: Milnes as he appeared on dating website

10:29am Wednesday 25th June 2014

THE man behind the sting which snared Anthony Milnes described the case as "the worst case of grooming and sexual exploitation we have ever seen".

Paedo hunter catches Worcester pervert

Evesham Journal: Picture posed by model

10:13am Wednesday 25th June 2014

A PERVERT from Worcester who tried to groom a 13-year-old girl for sex has been given a suspended prison sentence after he was fooled by a fake online profile set up by a 'paedophile hunter'.

Complaints after travellers set up camp in Victoria Park, Malvern Link

Evesham Journal: COMPLAINTS: Local people are uneasy about travellers pitching up at Victoria Park in Malvern Link

10:12am Tuesday 17th June 2014

TRAVELLERS have moved onto a popular park in Malvern Link, causing residents to complain about noise, litter and lack of respect.

"Beware of flying cricket balls!" Elderly croquet players given marching orders over danger

Evesham Journal: "Beware of flying cricket balls!" Elderly croquet players given marching orders over danger

4:54pm Monday 16th June 2014

DISGRUNTLED croquet players have been given their marching orders after nearly 30 years at a sports club because they could be hit by flying cricket balls.

Campers injured as gas bottle explodes in Welland, near Malvern

Evesham Journal: Person cut from car in Holt Heath

11:21am Sunday 15th June 2014

TWO campers have been treated for burns after a gas bottle they were using exploded.

Breast unit - businesses give big push for Worcester's live-saving campaign

Evesham Journal: Breast unit - businesses give big push for Worcester's live-saving campaign

4:26pm Thursday 12th June 2014

A BIG push begins today for the business community to dig deep so work can begin on Worcester's life-saving breast unit and it can open its doors as soon as possible.

Guardian storage scandal - director banned for five years but NO criminal charges brought

Evesham Journal: Guardian storage scandal - director banned for five years but NO criminal charges brought

11:25am Monday 9th June 2014

THE boss of a Worcester storage company has been banned from acting as company director for five years after cashing in on the sale of containers but no criminal charges have so far been brought against him.

Lap-dance club in Worcester needs sex licence or will be forced to shut

Evesham Journal: Lap-dance club in Worcester needs sex licence or will be forced to shut

11:08am Monday 9th June 2014

LAP-dancing chiefs MUST secure a sexual entertainment venue (SEV) licence if they are to continue trading next year.

Veteran Noel's tribute to fallen comrades of D-Day

Evesham Journal: VETERAN: Noel Wilkes

11:49am Friday 6th June 2014

A VETERAN of the D-Day landings gave a final emotional salute by the graves of his fallen brothers-in-arms for the 70th anniversary of the invasion which turned the tide against the Nazis.

It's official - Worcester has third worst rush-hour traffic in the country

Evesham Journal: It's official - Worcester has third worst rush-hour traffic in the country

9:34am Friday 6th June 2014

IT'S official - Worcester is the third worst city in the country for rush hour gridlock, according to a damning new report.

Drug dealing eviction PICTURES - police kick out problem pair in Worcester

Evesham Journal: Drug dealing eviction PICTURES - police kick out problem pair in Worcester

9:54am Wednesday 21st May 2014

A "TROUBLESOME" man and a woman have been evicted from a Worcester flat after police acted on complaints about drug dealing and anti-social behaviour.

"Depraved" thief steals from cancer kids at Worcester pub

Evesham Journal: "Depraved" thief steals from cancer kids at Worcester pub

9:33am Wednesday 21st May 2014

A "DEPRAVED" thief stole three charity boxes full of cash intended to help children battling cancer.

Police warn street drinkers with signs in English AND Polish

Evesham Journal: PC Alex Denny puts up one of the signs in the alley at the end of Sansome Place

9:59am Tuesday 20th May 2014

POLICE have put up bilingual signs in Polish and English, warning nuisance Worcester street drinkers not to break open the booze in public.

Is this the dreaded Asian hornet, here in Worcestershire?

Evesham Journal: Jonathan Bruns holds the hornet. He thought its yellow head may mark it out as the Asian variety

11:00am Saturday 17th May 2014

A TERRIFIED man feared a giant Asian hornet as big as a humming bird was going to sting him when it flew in through the window of his home.

Theo's Friends enter the hall of heroes - inspired by courage of "the little warrior"

Evesham Journal: Dave and Beverley Rachel continue to be inspired by the courage of their son Theo, as do many other fundraisers from "Theo's Friends"

2:29pm Thursday 15th May 2014

A PASSIONATE group inspired by a brave baby boy who lost his fight for life have been recognised as "heroes" for their relentless fundraising efforts.

Mum has designer purse and sunglasses stolen as Droitwich car raids soar

Evesham Journal: Mum has designer purse and sunglasses stolen as Droitwich car raids soar

10:33am Thursday 15th May 2014

A MUM has spoken of her anger after her purse and a pair of designer sunglasses were snatched as brazen thieves raided seven cars in their neighbourhood.

Five more charged in connection with Malvern crack house

Evesham Journal: Five more charged in connection with Malvern crack house

9:59am Thursday 15th May 2014

FIVE more people have been charged in connection to drugs supplied from a Malvern crack house.

Kempsey is morphing into M5 because of "miserable" motorway night closures

Evesham Journal: Kempsey is morphing into M5 because of "miserable" motorway night closures

9:19am Thursday 15th May 2014

SLEEPLESS residents say their village is becoming 'like the M5' at night as huge diverted lorries trundle past their homes during a miserable month of motorway night closures.

Flood fear after workmen fill drainage ditch with concrete

Evesham Journal: CONCERNS: Dave Harrison next to the concrete base which he fears will result in flooding

9:28am Friday 9th May 2014

WORKMEN have filled in a drainage ditch with a "bizarre" concrete base for a road sign which a councillor fears could cause future flooding.

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