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Hospital trust £27.6 million in the red

Evesham Journal: 04.04.13

Ambulances wait outside Accident and Emergency at Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

9:19am Friday 30th January 2015

THE organisation running Worcestershire Royal Hospital has announced it could end this financial year £27.6 million in the red – almost three times its initial prediction.

New Year off to a poorly start

Evesham Journal: Choose the best place to receive health care this winter

9:32am Tuesday 27th January 2015

NEWSFLASH – being ill is rubbish.

Unemployment falls in the Malvern Hills

Evesham Journal: Harriett Baldwin the new MP for West Worcestershire, outside the Houses of Parliament. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.  Picture date: Tuesday May 18, 2010. See PA story POLITICS MPs. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire  (16313222)

12:59pm Wednesday 21st January 2015

THE amount of people in the Malvern Hills out of work fell again in December.

New breast unit aims to ease patients' worries

Evesham Journal:

12:54pm Wednesday 21st January 2015

A BRAND new breast clinic in Worcester, which includes a state-of-the-art scanner, is offering patients in the county the most top of the range treatment and diagnosis available.

Unemployment down in Wychavon

Evesham Journal: Job Centre Plus is relocating to Ross Library.

12:24pm Wednesday 21st January 2015

THE amount of people in Wychavon out of work fell again last month.

Video: Watch family's hidden camera catch carer stealing from their mum

Evesham Journal:

10:27am Tuesday 20th January 2015

A WOMAN who admitted stealing cash from an elderly woman was only caught after her family installed a hidden camera in her flat, a court has heard.

'Funny' cartoon wasn't worth 12 lives

Evesham Journal:

9:31am Tuesday 20th January 2015

IN THE aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo killings, free speech has been at the forefront of discussion across newspapers, television, radio, the internet, the dinner table and the pub.

Men - it's time to grow up

Evesham Journal:

1:27pm Tuesday 13th January 2015

WHILE the rise of internet bullying, online stalking and cyber fraud are well documented, there’s another dark side of the internet which only seems to have arisen in recent times.

Political interference not the answer to hospitals crisis, says Worcester MP

Evesham Journal: Nick Toogood - 28/05/10. GV of Worcestershire Royal Hospital. (12397321)

4:46pm Wednesday 7th January 2015

POLITICAL interference is not the answer to the growing NHS crisis, Worcester’s MP has said.

Worcester couple invite Gary Barlow to sing at their wedding

Evesham Journal:

2:33pm Monday 5th January 2015

A COUPLE from Worcester who have had to cancel their wedding twice are hoping to make their third try extra-memorable by inviting Take That star Gary Barlow to sing at their reception.

Call for better phone signal in the Cotswolds

Evesham Journal:

8:35am Thursday 18th December 2014

CAMPAIGNERS are lobbying for action to boost mobile phone coverage across the Cotswolds.

Fan reflects on dramatic cup night for Worcester City

Evesham Journal:

12:14am Thursday 18th December 2014

THE FA Cup second-round replay against Scunthorpe United will surely go down as one of the most dramatic games in Worcester City’s history.

Change the record on festive tunes

Evesham Journal:

11:31am Tuesday 16th December 2014

ONCE again we’ve come to that wonderful time of year where cheery jangly Christmas music rings out wherever you go while radio stations put the Greatest Festive Tunes Ever! album on repeat and go home for the month.

Neighbours in Fernhill Heath battle plans to convert pub to shop

Evesham Journal:

12:51pm Wednesday 3rd December 2014

A ROW has broken out over plans to convert a pub in Fernhill Heath into a convenience store.

Does anyone believe everything they read?

Evesham Journal:

2:34pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

THERE’S a popular myth in British culture that the newspaper you read dictates your political opinions.

Ebola scare at Worcestershire Royal Hospital

Evesham Journal: Nick Toogood - 28/05/10. GV of Worcestershire Royal Hospital. (12397321)

2:24pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

HOSPITAL staff were on high alert earlier this month after a patient went to A&E at Worcestershire Royal Hospital showing symptoms of Ebola, it has been revealed.

Advice on preventing bed sores at hospitals in Worcestershire

Evesham Journal:

4:25pm Thursday 20th November 2014

PATIENTS and visitors to hospitals throughout Worcestershire today have been given some invaluable advice on preventing bed sores.

Leading Worcestershire GP hits out at reports ranking doctor's surgeries

Evesham Journal:

4:30pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

ONE of the most senior GPs in Worcestershire has called into question the validity of a set of statistics ranking doctor’s surgeries in the county.

Kid's TV was better when we were young...wasn't it?

Evesham Journal:

9:41am Monday 17th November 2014

WE’VE all been there – you’re sitting in the pub with some mates discussing how few of the people in I’m a Celebrity you’ve actually heard of when the conversation dries up and everyone eyes their pints awkwardly.

Mervyn King named new Worcestershire County Cricket Club president

Evesham Journal: Warning Sir Mervyn King

6:00am Wednesday 12th November 2014

FORMER governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King has been named as the new president of Worcestershire County Cricket Club.

UPDATED: Jobs at risk across Worcestershire as Lloyds Banking Groups announces cuts

Evesham Journal:

2:29pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

JOBS in Worcestershire could be put at risk after banking giant Lloyds announced it was to shut 200 branches and cut its staff numbers by 9,000.

UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Woman charged following Malvern drugs raid

Evesham Journal:

12:37pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

POLICE dramatically smashed their way into a house in Malvern on Monday afternoon in a drugs warrant.

Let's kick violence out of football

Evesham Journal:

8:49am Tuesday 28th October 2014

WHAT is it about football that turns some people into utter morons?

FULL STORY: NHS workers walk out in row over pay

Evesham Journal:

3:03pm Monday 13th October 2014

HEALTH workers across Worcestershire walked out yesterday (MONDAY) morning in a row over pay.

To beard or not to beard

Evesham Journal: Austrian singer Conchita Wurst, a bearded drag queen and winner of the Eurovision Song Contest

11:16am Monday 13th October 2014

NOEL Edmonds, Brian Blessed, Chuck Norris, and me.

Paramedic numbers up in the West Midlands

Evesham Journal:

11:33am Saturday 11th October 2014

PARAMEDICS in Worcestershire and the West Midlands have been bucking the national trend, with the amount working within the NHS increasing over the past two years.

Campaign launched to cut down on wasted medicine in the Evesham area

Evesham Journal:

8:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

HEALTH bosses have launched a campaign to cut down on wasted medicine in Evesham and the surrounding area.

Cathedral service to say thanks for unsung heroes of Worcestershire's NHS

Evesham Journal:

5:12pm Monday 15th September 2014

A special service at Worcester Cathedral will launch a week-long celebration of the work of health staff in the county.

Bishop Perowne headteacher to step down

Evesham Journal:

9:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

THE headteacher of a Worcester secondary school is to step down after more than 10 years in the role.

Hooray, summer is over

Evesham Journal:

11:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

I HOPE you enjoyed the summer because that, apparently, is all we’re getting this year.

Government minister "horrified" by nurse's thefts from Worcester hospital

Evesham Journal:

11:45am Thursday 21st August 2014

A SENIOR government minister has said he is “horrified” a nurse who already had convictions for theft was allowed to work at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, where she stole hundreds of pounds from three elderly patients.

Son demands answers over hospital thief

Evesham Journal:

11:24am Thursday 7th August 2014

AN AGENCY worker who stole bank cards from three elderly patients she was caring for at Worcestershire Royal Hospital has been jailed.

Scale new heights for a new perspective

Evesham Journal: Pleasure boats enjoying the views of Worcester Cathedral from the River Severn, under ever darkening skies. Pic Jonathan Barry 28.5.14  2214608001 (6564453)

10:25am Tuesday 5th August 2014

IT’S not often I compare myself to Al Pacino in The Godfather, but we do have one thing in common – just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in.

Former Worcester schoolboy made porcelain museum's resident poet

Evesham Journal:

5:33pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

A FORMER King's School student has taken up a position as the first-ever resident poet at a museum documenting the history of porcelain production in Worcester.

Family's terror after rock thrown from bridge

Evesham Journal:

10:28am Sunday 3rd August 2014

A FAMILY driving past Worcester on the M5 were left shaken after a rock was thrown off a bridge and bounced off the windscreen of their car.

Fears over welfare of home-schooled children in Worcestershire

Evesham Journal:

10:18am Thursday 31st July 2014

MORE needs to be done to protect the wellbeing of home-schooled children in Worcestershire, the chairman of a body working to safeguard young people in the county has said.

Malvern woman sent another patient's personal details

Evesham Journal:

4:08pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A MALVERN woman has criticised the organisation running mental health services in Worcestershire after she was sent a letter containing sensitive information about another patient.

Worcester tenth in the country for teen pregnancy

Evesham Journal: ENCOURAGING: Dramatic fall in teenage pregnancies recorded since 1998

10:04am Friday 25th July 2014

WORCESTER has ranked 10th in the country for the rate of teenage pregnancies.

'Walk-in centre saved my life'

Evesham Journal:

5:36pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A FAMILY who say the Worcester walk-in health centre prevented them being hit by tragedy have hit out at the planned closure of the facility.

Crime in West Mercia drops by four per cent

Evesham Journal:

12:47pm Friday 18th July 2014

CRIME in West Mercia decreased by four per cent in the past year.

Heater started fire that killed Malvern pensioner, inquest hears

Evesham Journal:

12:43pm Friday 18th July 2014

A PENSIONER died when her caravan caught fire in the middle of the night, an inquest has heard.

Death of Pershore fisherman "a tragic accident", says coroner

Evesham Journal:

12:37pm Friday 18th July 2014

AN INQUEST into the death of a Pershore man who died after he was hit by a car on the outskirts of the town has recorded a verdict of accidental death.

Tributes paid to judo-loving police officer who died after falling ill at lesson

Evesham Journal:

5:40pm Thursday 17th July 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a Worcester police officer and judo instructor, who died on Wednesday evening aged just 41.

Woman says 'I do' at Glastonbury Festival

Evesham Journal:

7:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014

VIDEO: Glastonbury Festival might be over for another year, but few will look back on the festival with better memories than Worcester couple Ade Cartwright and Amanda Aitken.

Worcester diner's late-night application thrown out

Evesham Journal:

11:30am Friday 4th July 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans which could have seen an American-style diner in the centre of Worcester stay open until 12.30am seven days a week have been thrown out.

Cancer-beating army veteran to take on gruelling challenges

Evesham Journal:

9:34am Thursday 3rd July 2014

AN ARMY veteran who was given just a year to live after being diagnosed with cancer is preparing to take on a gruelling series of challenges for charity – 12 years after he was given the devastating news.

Manning up to being a bloke

Evesham Journal: COMMENT: Victim’s wife deserves our admiration

10:19am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

THERE’S a lot to like about being a man.

Healthwatch Worcestershire marks one year

Evesham Journal: CHAIRMAN: Peter Pinfield.

12:43pm Thursday 26th June 2014

AN ORGANISATION representing the interests of patients and carers in Worcestershire has celebrated its first year.

Family's fear teen hospital tragedy could be repeated

Evesham Journal: Amy Carter

9:19am Thursday 26th June 2014

THE family of a Worcestershire teenager who died of a series of cardiac arrests days after being discharged from hospital have spoken of their fears the tragedy could be repeated.

"Very significant progress" made on hospital plans

Evesham Journal: DUTY OF CARE: Worcestershire Health and Care Trust is preparing to honour staff at its annual Achievement Awards.

5:18pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

A LEADING Worcestershire health boss has said “very significant progress” has been made on plans to reshape hospital services in the county.


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