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Jailed killer of Adrian Locke loses his appeal


7:48pm Tuesday 3rd November 2015

A MURDERER who appealed against his conviction for the killing of a man in Worcester has been resentenced to 16 years following a retrial.

Rasta tells Worcester court: "Weed is my religion."

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

5:21pm Friday 30th October 2015

A RASTAFARIAN challenged magistrates about why he should be punished for smoking cannabis, claiming it was part of his religion.

Worcester agrees £1.5 million spend on new bin lorries

Evesham Journal: 'Binmen clock off early and mix up waste'

12:11pm Wednesday 28th October 2015

WORCESTER is to spend £1.5 million on a fleet of new rubbish collection trucks and street sweepers after plans were given the green light by council chiefs.

Mother who attempted suicide writes open letter to A&E staff saying "Stop judging me"

Evesham Journal:

2:03pm Tuesday 20th October 2015

A MUM from Worcester who has attempted suicide several times has written an open letter to the city’s A&E department asking staff to show more compassion for people like her.

Dying Worcester man goes hungry after Asda fails to deliver his food

Evesham Journal:

4:16pm Friday 11th September 2015

A DYING man from Worcester has been left hungry and broke after he says a supermarket took his cash but TWICE failed to deliver his food.

Mysterious bubble causes chaos on M5

Evesham Journal:

8:59am Friday 4th September 2015

A RIDGE 'like a sleeping policeman' which appeared suddenly on the M5 has been repaired following safety concerns

Prison company is on the up and up

Evesham Journal: DEFENDING THE JOB: Police and crime Commissioner Bill Longmore

6:06pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

PRISONERS have a chance to get back on the straight and narrow thanks to an expanding company which sells their 'inside products' to the public.

Car crashes into tree in Pershore: two seriously injured

Evesham Journal: Two hospitalised after Stourport crash

9:03am Monday 31st August 2015

TWO men have been treated for serious injuries after their car crashed into a tree near Pershore last night (Sunday).

Pickled in Pickersleigh: NHS mission to tackle Malvern's heavy drinkers

Evesham Journal: Bexleyheath off-license refused permission to sell alcohol for longer hours

4:38pm Tuesday 4th August 2015

A NEW campaign has been launched to tackle heavy drinking in part of Malvern.

Body found outside White Lion Hotel in Upton

Evesham Journal:

9:09am Sunday 5th July 2015

A MAN has been found dead on the street in Upton police after he suffered a head injury police have confirmed this morning.

Police stop car on M5 near Worcester and find £150,000 of drugs: UPDATED with suspect names and photo

Evesham Journal:

8:56am Thursday 25th June 2015

TWO men have been arrested on the M5 after officers found £150,000 worth of drugs in a car near Worcester.

Worcester at heart of scheme to stub out underage tobacco sales

Evesham Journal: File photo dated 10/06/2007 of a cigarette stubbed out in an ashtray. Smokers in deprived communities in one of Scotland's major cities are to be offered £12.50 a week to quit, it was announced. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday June 21 2008.

11:48am Thursday 18th June 2015

WORCESTER will be visited by mystery shoppers to check if stores are at risk of selling tobacco products to under 18s as part of a national initiative to stub out underage smoking.

Two charged with supplying heroin and crack in Worcester

Evesham Journal: Security guard attacked with metal bar in Malvern robbery

12:34pm Wednesday 17th June 2015

TWO people from Worcester have been charged with drugs offences, including possession of heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply.

New mobile speed camera sites revealed in Worcestershire - and three are in Stourport

Evesham Journal: Speed camera van, speed camera sign

4:39pm Tuesday 16th June 2015

NEW speed enforcement sites have been launched in response to community concerns including three in Stourport as up to three quarters of drivers speed in two of the chosen camera locations.

Brazen flytippers close Worcestershire road for four days

Evesham Journal:

5:59pm Monday 15th June 2015

BRAZEN flytippers have dumped so much rubbish they have blocked a country road in Worcestershire.

Woman confirmed dead after being hit by train at Worcester

Evesham Journal: Lyndon Stein

10:51am Friday 5th June 2015

A WOMAN has died after being struck by a train at Worcester.

Worcestershire crews tackle disused hotel fire

Evesham Journal:

9:31am Monday 18th May 2015

FIRE crews from Worcestershire are helping tackle a blaze in a disused hotel in Alveley in Shropshire.

"Neighbour from hell" kicked out of own home over drugs and loud music

Evesham Journal:

5:47pm Monday 11th May 2015

AN alleged drugs den in Worcester has been closed down and the owner who had been dubbed 'a neighbour from hell' has been kicked out.

Pershore crash: two taken to hospital

Evesham Journal:

9:27am Thursday 7th May 2015

TWO people were taken to hospital following a crash in Pershore today.

Worcester sex attack: does this man hold vital information?

Evesham Journal:

3:27pm Tuesday 5th May 2015

THIS man may have vital information relating to an alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl say police.

Worcester veteran, 93, told "pay for your emergency cord"

Evesham Journal:

2:33pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

A WORLD War Two veteran and his wife who have both suffered falls at home are being forced to pay for an emergency pull cord in their flat.

Hive ban for child grooming suspect

Evesham Journal: Exterior of the Hive, Worcester. Pic Jonathan Barry 25.9.14  3914710401 (10768145)

11:16am Thursday 12th March 2015

A MAN has denied two charges of grooming underage girls and has been banned from the Hive in Worcester.

Drunk ex-circus worker urinated in front of woman outside CrownGate

Evesham Journal:

10:19am Thursday 12th March 2015

A DRUNK former circus worker urinated in front of a horrified woman who was waiting for her friend outside a Worcester shopping centre.

Thieves put boot into Malvern charity shop

Evesham Journal:

7:33am Friday 20th February 2015

THIEVES stole boots from a charity shop in Malvern.

Buster will not be put down after he bit a child

Evesham Journal:

11:24am Tuesday 10th February 2015

A DOG which bit a young child on the face so she needed eight stitches will not be put down after an expert said the animal was safe.

Five things you need to know Thursday

Evesham Journal:

7:56am Thursday 29th January 2015

1. Top story: Popular retired Worcester GP died after falling at ski resort

Hospital whistleblower number 2: "I raised concerns about Worcester 12 months ago"

Evesham Journal:

3:29pm Wednesday 21st January 2015

A WHISTLEBLOWER warned NHS bosses about overcrowding in A&E a year before a paramedic raised the alarm about patients being treated on trolleys.

Five things you need to know Wednesday

Evesham Journal:

8:37am Wednesday 21st January 2015

1. Top story: Worcester taxi drivers refuse "short fares" leaving customers stranded

Cases of drink driving fall in Worcestershire

Evesham Journal: Roadside checks will target drivers police suspect of having drunk alcohol or taken drugs.

1:25pm Tuesday 20th January 2015

DRINK driving is falling in Worcestershire but more work still needs to be done to tackle the problem say police.

Burglar targets Droitwich homes while owners are asleep

Evesham Journal:

9:37am Thursday 15th January 2015

BURGLARS sneaked into a homes in Droitwich while the occupiers were asleep.

Military jet and helicopter spotted over St John's: UPDATED with more pictures

Evesham Journal:

2:36pm Friday 9th January 2015

MILITARY aircraft including a reconnaissance plane and a military helicopter have been spotted circling over St John's in Worcester.

Two men stabbed during new year celebrations in Worcestershire

Evesham Journal:

9:28am Thursday 1st January 2015

A STABBING in Stourport was just one of the incidents ambulance crews had to deal with during new year celebrations.

Petrol prices in Worcester fall 3p in a week

Evesham Journal: A view of a person using an Asda petrol pump in Chelmsford, Essex. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday August 15, 2013. Photo credit should read: Nick Ansell/PA Wire (13186354)

10:51am Wednesday 17th December 2014

PETROL prices in Worcester have fallen by 3p in a week as speculation grows that the price could soon slide below £1 per litre, the lowest it has been in five years.

Owners fight to save dog who bit child in face from being put down

Evesham Journal:

7:51am Wednesday 10th December 2014

THE owners of a dog that left a little girl needing stitches when it attacked her for the second time this year are pleading for it not to be put down – saying the animal is good natured and the attacks were just “freak accidents”.

Drink drive crash: housemate's bizarre behaviour drove woman to drink

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

6:09pm Friday 5th December 2014

A DRINK driver crashed her car when she reached the ‘end of her tether’ with a man who began exhibiting strange behaviour including wearing a thong in the house.

Walker rescued from Malvern Hills

Evesham Journal: The beauty of the Malvern Hills: your chance to be heard.

9:13am Monday 1st December 2014

A MAN had to be rescued today after he injured his leg whilst walking in the Malvern Hills.

Five things you need to know Monday

Evesham Journal:

8:32am Monday 1st December 2014

1. Top story: gridlock in Worcester

Bungling child porn pervert tries to print pictures of naked boys at the Hive

Evesham Journal: Exterior of The Hive, Worcester. Pic Jonathan Barry 12.5.14 2014596301 (6152439)

2:11pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

A CHILD porn pervert was caught trying to print off a picture of naked boys on a public computer at the Hive library in Worcester, a court heard.

Ambulance strike - ambulance may not turn up warn NHS chiefs

Evesham Journal:

11:37am Friday 21st November 2014

AMBULANCE bosses are warning that patients may have to wait four hours for an ambulance and the service may not send one at all as staff go on strike.

80-year-old's child porn shame: Worcester pensioner had snap of naked lad aged 11

Evesham Journal:

4:35pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AN ELDERLY man has appeared in court for downloading indecent images of children, one featuring a naked boy aged 11 years on a bed with an adult.

Single mum and sick baby face homelessness over Coppertops takeover bust-up

Evesham Journal:

5:55pm Monday 13th October 2014

A SINGLE teenage mum who has been living rent- free above a Worcester pub says she and her sick baby will soon be homeless after new managers arrived to take over.

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.

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