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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.

Summer misery for hay fever sufferers

Evesham Journal: SNEEZE: An allergy to pollen can make life a misery during the summer.

1:40pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

PEOPLE with hay fever have been suffering a particularly bad summer with more than twice as many people visiting their doctor this year with allergy symptoms.

Keep drunks away from A&E, say hospital bosses

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

11:55am Thursday 19th June 2014

A CALL to keep drunk people away from A&E departments has been welcomed by hospital bosses in Worcestershire.

Pensioner gets £45 phone bill - for five-minute call

Evesham Journal: CHARGED: Barry Dunmore says he was charged £45 for a five-minute phone call after using the 118 118 service to find a telephone number.

10:32am Thursday 19th June 2014

A PENSIONER from Worcester was shocked to receive a £45 bill for calling the 118 118 directory inquiries service – after spending less than five minutes on the telephone.

£40,000 boost for breast cancer unit campaign

Evesham Journal: Breast Unit Appeal HTML banner

10:10am Thursday 19th June 2014

A CAMPAIGN to raise £1.8 million towards a new breast cancer unit in Worcester has received a massive boost thanks to a generous £40,000 donation from a charitable foundation.

Npower tops complaints figures again

Evesham Journal: CUSTOMER UNREST: Npower has received the most complaints from customers, a report has said

2:38pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

WORCESTER-BASED energy giant Npower again received more complaints than any other power supplier in the first three months of this year.

Last Sunday was busiest day ever for Worcester Royal A&E

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

10:04am Wednesday 18th June 2014

SUNDAY saw more people visit Worcestershire Royal Hospital’s accident and emergency department than on any other day in its 12-year history.

Park attack man "scarred for life"

Evesham Journal: LANSDOWNE PARK: Attack victim is "scarred for life"

10:00am Wednesday 18th June 2014

A WORCESTER man who was brutally attacked by a group of glass bottle-wielding youths while out on a date has said he has been left “scarred for life”.

Accidental death verdict in Worcester pub fall inquest

Evesham Journal: The Paul Pry

3:41pm Thursday 12th June 2014

AN INQUEST into the death of a man who died after falling through an open door and down a “dangerous” flight of stairs in a city centre pub has reached a conclusion of accidental death.

Fire cuts put on hold again

Evesham Journal: Person cut from car in Holt Heath

2:16pm Monday 9th June 2014

PEOPLE in Worcestershire could be put in serious danger if controversial cuts to the fire service go ahead, it has been claimed.

Worcester shops must do more to support the deaf, says charity

Evesham Journal: Worcester shops must do more to support the deaf, says charity

11:20am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

SHOPS in Worcester are failing in their duty to support deaf people, a charity supporting people with hearing problems has found.

Changes to controversial fire cuts cause concern

Evesham Journal: Person cut from car in Holt Heath

4:53pm Monday 2nd June 2014

CAMPAIGNERS fighting against cuts to the fire service in Worcestershire have reacted with dismay after it was revealed an amendment had been made to controversial plans to cut engines in the county – without public consultation.

Call for more community care backed in Worcestershire

Evesham Journal: Practice Nurse Lesley Dobson takes the blood pressure of the new chief executive of NHS, Simon Stevens at Consett Medical Centre in County Durham.

9:06am Monday 2nd June 2014

COMMENTS by the new head of the NHS that care in the community must play a bigger role in healthcare have received a cautious welcome in Worcestershire.

Worcester water baby makes a splash on TV

Evesham Journal: Claire Telford and Georgie Gibbs

8:57am Monday 2nd June 2014

A BABY girl with cerebral palsy is set to make a splash as Worcester’s newest television star.

1,737 waiting longer than 18 weeks for an operation

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

2:55pm Friday 30th May 2014

THE number of people in Worcestershire waiting longer than 18 weeks for operations has hit 1,737.

Plan for drop-in health service for Worcester's homeless

Evesham Journal: Exterior of the NHS Worcester Walk in Health Centre, Farrier Street, Worcester. Pic Jonathan Barry 10.4.14 1514571101 (5345046)

12:08pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

HOMELESS people in Worcester may soon benefit from a one-day-a-week drop-in medical service.

Man crushed by car in Stourport

10:10pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

A MAN was taken to hospital in a critical condition after being crushed by a car in Stourport this evening.

Severe weather warning issued for tomorrow

Evesham Journal: Surface flooding in Pershore and Holt Heath

1:21pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

MAKE the most of today’s nice weather while it lasts – the storms are on their way.

Nurse cautioned for stealing drugs from Worcester hospital

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

5:49pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

A NURSE has been cautioned for stealing drugs from Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

Worcester community group awarded lottery grant

Evesham Journal: Petition on homes signed by hundreds

3:52pm Wednesday 7th May 2014

A WORCESTER community group has been awarded nearly £10,000 of lottery funding.

VIDEO: Bizarre 'mini tornado' caught on camera in Worcester

Evesham Journal: VIDEO: Bizarre 'Mini tornado' caught on camera in Worcester

5:10pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

A MYSTERIOUS apparition spotted in the car park of a Worcester restaurant has captured the imagination of people across the city.

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