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Care home to hold coffee morning

7:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

RAVENHURST Residential Care Home in Stourport is marking Friendship Day by holding a coffee morning this Sunday (August 3).

Great Witley Church to host musical performances

7:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

GREAT Witley Church is playing host to various musical performances throughout August.

60s rockers take to Town Hall stage

7:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

KIDDERMINSTER Town Hall will play host to Vanity Fare, Brian Poole and Chip Hawkes, on August 28.

Council adopts affordable housing plan

Evesham Journal: Consultation on Wyre Forest ward changes closes next week

6:00am Sunday 3rd August 2014

RESIDENTS looking to move to affordable housing will have increased options available after Wyre Forest District Council agreed to adopt a new planning policy document.

Date set for village referendum

Evesham Journal: FUTURE PLANS: Chaddesley Corbett residents can have their say.

6:20am Monday 4th August 2014

CHADDESLEY Corbett will be the first parish in Worcestershire to take part in a Neighbourhood Plan referendum.

Union members set for second strike

Evesham Journal:

6:30am Saturday 2nd August 2014

LOCAL Government and school support workers who are members of Unison are set to the hold a second day of industrial action in September.

Embankment fire extinguished

Evesham Journal: Fire on stairs in St Leonards flats

12:27pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A SMALL fire at a Severn Valley Railway embankment in Stourport Road, Kidderminster, was put out by Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service last night.

Health roadshow finds 134 at risk of diabetes

Evesham Journal:

6:30am Sunday 3rd August 2014

A HEALTHY lifestyle roadshow run by Diabetes UK and Bupa found 134 people in Kidderminster who were at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

School celebrates musical success

Evesham Journal:

6:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

MUSICAL pupils at a Wyre Forest school have been celebrating their latest exam results.

Harriers announce charity partner

Evesham Journal: Jon Harris is new general manager at Kidderminster Harriers

6:30am Friday 1st August 2014

KIDDERMINSTER Harriers have announced their official charity partner for the coming season.

Library project receive £5k grant

Evesham Journal: Coun Campion said Worcestershire County Council has had to "slim down rapidly"

6:30am Thursday 31st July 2014

A KIDDERMINSTER Library project to help local residents with their personal development has been awarded a grant of £5,000.

School's memorial reading zone receives financial boost

Evesham Journal:

6:30am Wednesday 30th July 2014

PUPILS of a Kidderminster school were presented with a cheque for more than £500 from the town’s B&Q store.

Open gardens raise £5k for charities

Evesham Journal:

6:50am Tuesday 29th July 2014

MEMBERS of Kidderminster Horticultural Society who opened their gardens to the public have raised more than £5,000, which they will donate to two charities.

Unattended fire extinguished

Evesham Journal: Fire on stairs in St Leonards flats

1:46pm Friday 25th July 2014

AN UNATTENDED brazier fire was put out by Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service last night.

Meal to shoot up to space

Evesham Journal:

6:40am Tuesday 29th July 2014

AN Abberley pupil has won the chance to have a meal he designed cooked by celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal before it is sent into space.

Workmen's club raise funds for hospital

Evesham Journal:

6:00am Friday 1st August 2014

STOURPORT Workmen’s Club held a charity cabaret show in aid of injured troops at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

Breast cancer charity supported by supermarket

Evesham Journal:

6:20am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A BREAST cancer charity will receive the support of a Kidderminster supermarket this year after it was named as the store's chosen cause.

Exhibition searching for names of First World War nurses

Evesham Journal:

6:40am Friday 1st August 2014

ORGANISERS of a First World War exhibition are searching for information on nurses who treated service personnel at Bleak House in Areley Kings from 1914 to 1918.

Charity which supports the homeless is given cash boost

Evesham Journal:

6:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A WYRE Forest charity which provides emergency accommodation for young homeless people has been given a grant of just under £15,000.

Nursery children grow prize potatoes

Evesham Journal:

6:20am Monday 28th July 2014

GREEN-fingered pupils at a Kidderminster nursery have been learning about nature by growing their own potatoes.

Public urged to bake for St Basils

Evesham Journal:

6:50am Monday 28th July 2014

A CHARITY which helps homeless young people and those at risk of homelessness in Kidderminster is urging people to get involved in fundraising this summer by holding bake sales.

Showcase event will feature BBC star guest

Evesham Journal:

6:20am Thursday 31st July 2014

AN ANNUAL showcase of services available to senior residents will this year be opened by BBC Midlands Today presenter Nick Owen.

Blue Peter gold badge awarded to young fundraiser

Evesham Journal:

6:40am Monday 28th July 2014

A KIDDERMINSTER pupil who suffers from a genetic heart abnormality has been awarded a gold Blue Peter badge due to his fundraising efforts.

Kidderminster jobs lost as firm goes into administration

Evesham Journal: Small businesses targeted by scammers

3:26pm Thursday 24th July 2014

ONE of the largest suppliers of car parts and garage equipment in the UK has gone into administration with a loss of more than 1,200 jobs, including five in Kidderminster.

Eye test leads to brain tumour discovery

Evesham Journal:

7:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

A ROUTINE eye test has given a Kidderminster teenager a new outlook on life after it revealed a brain tumour.

Traders hit out at CPO decision

Evesham Journal:

4:40pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BUSINESS owners affected by the compulsory purchase order (CPO) of Lower Mill Street have called the decision a “disgrace”.

Town centre land purchase agreed

Evesham Journal:

4:40pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans by Wyre Forest District Council to use a compulsory purchase order (CPO) to buy the land that currently contains 2-12 Lower Mill Street in Kidderminster will go ahead.

Historic cherry fair in Bewdley

Evesham Journal:

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

BEWDLEY has been famous for its cherry orchards for almost two centuries and the town’s civic society and museum will celebrate the fruit with its annual Cherry Fair.

Arts Festival has something for everyone

Evesham Journal:

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

THIS year’s Kidderminster Arts Festival (KAF) will provide many opportunities for children to get involved.

Rock front man playing Town Hall

Evesham Journal:

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

KIDDERMINSTER Town Hall will play host to Roddy Woomble, better known as the front man of Idlewild, on August 15.

Water warning issued to public

Evesham Journal: PROJECT: Severn Trent is inviting people in Littleworth, near Worcester, to find out more about its investment in village sewers.

6:10am Thursday 24th July 2014

MEMBERS of the public have been warned not to go swimming in Trimpley Reservoir.

'Fantastic' concert raises £2.5k for charities

Evesham Journal:

6:30am Monday 4th August 2014

A MEMORIAL concert that was held to celebrate the life of Pam Cunningham, the founder of the Kidderminster Valentines Choir, raised more than £2,500 for charity.

Prom goes off with a bang

Evesham Journal:

6:10am Sunday 27th July 2014

YEAR 11 pupils at Baxter College rounded off their year in style by rolling up to their end-of-year prom in a variety of vehicles.

Wolverley pupils celebrate end of exams with prom night

Evesham Journal:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

PUPILS at Wolverley CE Secondary School celebrated completing their GCSE exams by organising their own Ace of Spades-themed school prom.

New community allotments to open in Wolverley

Evesham Journal:

6:20am Saturday 26th July 2014

WOLVERLEY Allotments Society has signed a lease with Wolverley Parish Council for a two-and-a-half acre plot to develop into a community allotment.

Primary school pupils give residents history presentation

Evesham Journal:

6:30am Saturday 26th July 2014

PUPILS at Stourport Primary School showcased their years work at a special presentation.

Couple to celebrate 50 year marriage in Paris

Evesham Journal:

6:10am Friday 25th July 2014

A COUPLE from Kidderminster will be celebrating 50 years of marriage today.

Scout group raises money with annual fair

Evesham Journal:

6:20am Friday 25th July 2014

A KIDDERMINSTER park played host to a dog training display and a hip hop dance group at an annual fair.

Former local lad picked to guard Commonwealth baton

Evesham Journal:

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A FORMER Wolverley CE Secondary School pupil is guarding the Queen’s Baton on its relay around Scotland as part of this year’s Commonwealth Games.

Campus construction marked with capsule

Evesham Journal:

6:30am Sunday 27th July 2014

TO mark the construction of a new £24.5 million learning campus in Kidderminster, users of the site buried a time capsule.

Animal theme for children's music festival

Evesham Journal:

6:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

PUPILS of Great Witley Primary School joined other schools from all over Worcestershire to take part in a reception class music festival.

Visitors take a trip to the past

Evesham Journal:

6:20am Thursday 24th July 2014

SEVERN Valley Railway (SVR) stepped back to the 1940s during two nostalgic celebratory events.

Support group for grandparents launched

Evesham Journal:

6:30am Friday 25th July 2014

A NEW support group for grandparents who no longer have contact with their grandchildren has been launched in Wyre Forest.

Garden party to raise funds for charity

Evesham Journal: 40th Anniversary Garden Party

6:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A BEWDLEY woman is holding a garden party to raise funds for Headway, a charity which works to improve life after brain injury. Des Birch will host the party in her Spencer Avenue garden on Saturday, between 11am and 3pm. The party will feature bric a brac and cake sales as well as a raffle with the chance to win various prizes. Ms Birch said: “I have two friends who use the service and I know that it is struggling to raise money at the moment. "They need all the help they can get.” For more information call Des Birch on 07818 092562.

Annual golf day raises £7.6k

Evesham Journal:

6:40am Friday 25th July 2014

MORE THAN £7,000 has been raised for Cure Leukaemia at an annual golf day in memory of a Kidderminster man who died of the cancer.

Churches to commemorate 100th anniversary of WW1

Evesham Journal: St Mary's Church in Kidderminster this week. Photo: GAIL BRAZNELL

6:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

CHURCHES in Kidderminster are coming together to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.

Fundraiser to cycle thousands of miles for charity

Evesham Journal:

6:50am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A KIDDERMINSTER man is getting on his bike to take part in four cycling challenges to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Father and son climb Kilimanjaro for foundation

Evesham Journal:

6:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE father and brother of Emily Jordan, who died in a New Zealand riverboarding accident in 2008, have climbed to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, raising money for her foundation.

New chief for club

Evesham Journal:

6:20am Monday 21st July 2014

THE Rotary Club of Bewdley has elected a new president for the 2014 to 2015 year.

Strike action supported by groups

Evesham Journal:

6:20am Saturday 19th July 2014

MORE than one million public service workers were reported to have joined picket lines last Thursday, July 10, during the nationwide industrial action.

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