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Hospital waiting times "not acceptable", says health boss

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Worcestershire Royal Hospital (17371974)

3:49pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

THE continued failure by the organisation running Worcestershire’s three main hospitals to meet waiting times and other targets is “not acceptable”, one of the county’s senior health bosses has said.

Ten reasons to read this article

Evesham Journal:

9:34am Wednesday 27th May 2015

TAKE a brief look online and you can’t miss them, spreading like a virus across every corner of the internet.

Worcestershire accounts for more than three per cent of NHS national deficit

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Worcestershire Royal Hospital (17371974)

6:05pm Friday 22nd May 2015

NHS trusts in England ended the 2014-2015 financial year £822 million in the red – with Worcestershire accounting for more than three per cent of this.

Dozy drivers really get my goat

Evesham Journal:

7:50am Tuesday 19th May 2015

EVERY day on my way home from work it’s the same thing.

Did firebugs torch Archdales club?

Evesham Journal:

9:31pm Monday 18th May 2015

A FIRE which ripped through Worcester’s Archdales 73 Club on Monday evening may have been caused deliberately.

Hospice encourages people in Worcestershire to talk about dying

Evesham Journal:

6:00am Monday 18th May 2015

A WORCESTER hospice is encouraging people in the area to think about how they would like to spend their final days.

Five things you need to know Friday

Evesham Journal:

8:06am Friday 15th May 2015

1. Top story: Woman barred from every city pub for glass attack.

Evesham man beat up pregnant girlfriend, court hears

Evesham Journal:

6:09pm Wednesday 13th May 2015

AN EVESHAM man who attacked his pregnant girlfriend after accusing her of cheating has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

Worcester schoolboy records tribute to Stephen Sutton, who died one year ago

Evesham Journal:

6:00am Thursday 14th May 2015

A TALENTED young singer from Worcester has recorded a special tribute to fundraiser Stephen Sutton on the first anniversary of his death.

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss

Evesham Journal: David Cameron

9:49am Tuesday 12th May 2015

IS THERE anything more anti-climactic than an election?

Dedicated Broadway GP retires after 34 years

Evesham Journal:

7:40pm Thursday 7th May 2015

A DEDICATED GP who has looked after the health and wellbeing of patients in Broadway for 34 years has hung up his stethoscope.

Pinvin woman drove while more than twice the drink-drive limit, court hears

Evesham Journal:

11:00am Friday 8th May 2015

A WOMAN from Pinvin, near Pershore, has admitted getting behind the wheel while more than twice the drink-drive limit.

Dying Droitwich man admits harassing ex-partner

Evesham Journal:

8:30am Friday 8th May 2015

A DROITWICH man who went “completely off the rails” after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour has admitted harassing his ex-partner.

Droitwich grandmother admits stealing to buy drugs

Evesham Journal:

6:00am Friday 8th May 2015

A GRANDMOTHER from Droitwich has admitted stealing from two shops in the town as well as another in Worcester in an effort to feed her drug habit.

Worcester man to stand trial accused of stealing clothes from Malvern shop

Evesham Journal:

12:00am Friday 8th May 2015

A WORCESTER man has denied stealing clothing from Burton in Roman Way, Malvern, and going equipped to steal on Saturday, April 4, but admitted attempting to steal a headset and speakers from Staples, in Shrub Hill Retail Park, on Sunday, March 22.

Worcester labourer stole comics, groceries and milk, court hears

Evesham Journal:

9:00pm Thursday 7th May 2015

A LABOURER from Worcester has admitted stealing comics, groceries and milk from shops in the city as well as breaching a conditional discharge.

Warndon man admits stealing meat from Ronkswood shop

Evesham Journal:

7:17pm Thursday 7th May 2015

A WARNDON man has admitted stealing two legs of a lamb and possessing asmall amount of cannabis.

Car fire near Droitwich

Evesham Journal:

10:08am Wednesday 6th May 2015

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a fire in the engine compartment of a car in Worcester Road, Wychbold, near Droitwich, just after 9am this morning.

Worcester man admits stealing lager from petrol station

Evesham Journal:

12:00pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

A WORCESTER man will carry out 40 hours of unpaid work after admitting stealing lager from a petrol station.

Malvern woman was more than twice drink-drive limit, court hears

Evesham Journal:

10:00am Wednesday 6th May 2015

A MALVERN woman who was more than twice the drink-drive limit when she was arrested for driving at 80mph on a 40mph road has been banned from getting behind the wheel for 20 months.

Worcester soldier admits drunken behaviour

Evesham Journal:

8:56am Wednesday 6th May 2015

A SERVING soldier who admitted being drunk and disorderly in Worcester has been handed a conditional discharge.

Man airlifted to hospital after industrial accident in Malvern

Evesham Journal:

1:11pm Tuesday 5th May 2015

A MAN has been airlifted to hospital in a critical condition after a shutter door landed on him at an industrial unit in Malvern this morning.

Will everything change on Thursday - or nothing at all?

Evesham Journal:

12:12pm Tuesday 5th May 2015

JUST two days to go.

Warndon man denies threatening behaviour

Evesham Journal:

3:00pm Tuesday 5th May 2015

A WARNDON man has pleaded not guilty to using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour towards a neighbour with intent to cause fear of or provoke unlawful violence.

Worcester man who blamed ex-girlfriend for fight jailed

Evesham Journal:

11:57am Tuesday 5th May 2015

A MAN who tried to blame his ex-girlfriend for a fight in which he punched her in the face and kneed her in the groin has been jailed.

Almost 1,500 comments received on Worcester City FC stadium application

Evesham Journal:

1:51pm Thursday 30th April 2015

THE number of comments on the planning application for Worcester City FC’s proposed new stadium in Perdiswell has doubled to almost 1,500 – but with this the amount of objections to the plans has rocketed.

Technology park more suitable for tech firm's new HQ, claims campaign group

Evesham Journal:

11:41am Wednesday 29th April 2015

RESIDENTS in Warndon Villages concerned about plans for a 2,915 sq m development have claimed a new business park in the city would be a more suitable location.

Don't take loudmouth Hopkins seriously

Evesham Journal: Katie Hopkins up for mum of the year

9:49am Tuesday 28th April 2015

LOVE or hate her, you can’t ignore her.

Man pinned ex-wife on bed and punched her, court hears

Evesham Journal:

5:41pm Thursday 23rd April 2015

A MAN who pinned his ex-wife down on a bed, spat at her and punched her in the face has been handed a suspended prison sentence and a restraining order.

Brave new world facing Cotswolds after election

Evesham Journal:

10:15am Thursday 23rd April 2015

BIG changes could be afoot in the Cotswolds following next month’s district council election.

St John's woman was "neighbour from hell"

Evesham Journal:

9:56am Wednesday 22nd April 2015

A WIDOW described as “the neighbour from hell” has admitted failing to abide by an order forbidding her from playing loud music or allowing large groups to congregate at her home.

Worcester man banned from keeping pets after admitting neglect

Evesham Journal:

9:51am Wednesday 22nd April 2015

A WORCESTER man has been banned from keeping animals for 10 years after admitting abandoning two dogs, which were suffering from painful skin conditions, and 12 cats.

Apparently I'll do anything to avoid exercise

Evesham Journal:

10:30am Tuesday 21st April 2015

IT’S Sunday afternoon, all the chores are done and I’ve got nothing to do but relax.

Ronkswood man denies smashing car window

Evesham Journal:

4:30pm Tuesday 21st April 2015

A WORCESTER man has denied smashing the window of a Ford Focus in Comer Road, St John’s, on Monday, March 23.

Malvern woman admits stealing game consoles

Evesham Journal:

6:00pm Tuesday 21st April 2015

A MALVERN woman has been ordered to pay £760 compensation after being found guilty of stealing two video game consoles and accessories from her next-door neighbours after drinking a bottle of champagne on Thursday, October 16 last year.

Court hears Worcester woman found in pub car park with stolen lager

Evesham Journal:

3:00pm Tuesday 21st April 2015

A WOMAN who was found in the car park of a Worcester pub drinking four stolen cans of Special Brew with a ginger wig has admitted theft and being drunk and disorderly.

Driver was more than three times over the limit, court hears

Evesham Journal:

12:00pm Tuesday 21st April 2015

A WORCESTERSHIRE man suffering from post-traumatic stress has been handed a suspended prison sentence after admitting getting behind the wheel while more than three times the drink-drive limit.

Pensioner admits fraudulently claiming thousands in benefits

Evesham Journal:

9:59am Tuesday 21st April 2015

A WORCESTERSHIRE pensioner has admitted dishonestly claiming nearly £9,000 in benefits.

Droitwich man stole pyjamas, steak and cleaning products

Evesham Journal:

9:54am Tuesday 21st April 2015

A DROITWICH man has been handed four suspended prison sentences after admitting stealing items including pyjamas, steak and cleaning products from a number of shops in the town.

Public rally over Stow surgery refusal this Saturday

Evesham Journal:

6:05pm Thursday 16th April 2015

DOCTORS and patients in Stow dismayed at Cotswold District Council’s refusal to grant planning permission for a new, larger GP surgery in the town have arranged a public rally for this Saturday.

Voters in the Cotswolds to take to the polls in parish and town council elections

Evesham Journal: Mayor Philip Vial with former Mayor Ronnie Murphy, Picture by Catherine Martin.

9:58am Thursday 16th April 2015

IN JUST three weeks time voters across the Cotswolds will go to the polls to choose who will make decisions on small but important local issues such as grass cutting, allotments and footpaths.

Dismay at Stow medical centre refusal

Evesham Journal:

6:00am Thursday 16th April 2015

A DECISION to refuse plans for a new, larger doctor’s surgery in Stow on the site of the town’s twice-annual horse fair has been criticised as farcical – with claims patients are making do with care that is bordering on third world.

Prince Charles responds to Warndon schoolgirl's letter on development concerns

Evesham Journal:

5:01pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

A WORCESTER schoolgirl concerned about the impact of a proposed development near her home in Warndon Villages put pen to paper to write to Prince Charles about her concerns – and got a response.

Spare a thought for those of us playing TV catch-up

Evesham Journal: BROODING: Kit Harington as Jon Snow, a sworn brother of the Night's Watch.

4:51pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

AS YOU can’t have failed to have noticed through blanket advertising on billboards, in magazines, in newspapers and on milk cartons, Game of Thrones was back on telly last night.

Princess Anne opens Worcester oncology unit and new birth unit

Evesham Journal:

12:20pm Monday 13th April 2015

Follow health reporter Ian Craig as he tweets from the opening of Meadow Birth Centre and Worcestershire Oncology Centre at Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

Must there be a Record Store Day?

Evesham Journal: Record Store Day kicks off in Enfield and Haringey

2:18pm Tuesday 7th April 2015

NEXT week, music aficionados up and down the country will visit their favourite independent record shops to pick up some exclusive items, enjoy live performances and unwillingly sound the death knell of the industry they claim to love.

Fake designer clothes and shoes seized at house in Worcester

Evesham Journal:

1:21pm Monday 6th April 2015

POLICE seized piles of fake designer clothes and shoes from a house in Worcester today.

Is the TV cliffhanger dead?

Evesham Journal:

4:24pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

IT’S hardly breaking any boundaries to say the age of scheduled television is dead.

VIDEO: Short film showcases Worcestershire's role in modern democracy

Evesham Journal:

5:40pm Friday 27th March 2015

THE role played by Worcestershire in the formation of modern democracy in Britain is the subject of a new short documentary.

UPDATE: Surprise inspection at Worcestershire's hospitals

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Worcestershire Royal Hospital (17371895)

2:01pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

WORCESTERSHIRE’S two embattled A&E departments were subject to surprise inspections on Tuesday night.

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