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Bewdley dancers get into the groove

Evesham Journal:

6:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

DANCE sessions for all ages and abilities are being held each month at St Georges Hall in Bewdley.

Kidderminster fire crews alerted to two incidents

Evesham Journal:

10:54am Tuesday 30th September 2014

FIRE crews were alerted to two incidents in Kidderminster yesterday.

Two million miles reached by SVR trains

Evesham Journal: LANDMARK FIGURES: In the last 46 years, Severn Valley Railway trains have notched up two million miles on the rails.

6:40am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Severn Valley Railway (SVR) is celebrating another landmark in its illustrious history after its trains notched up two million miles on the rails.

Village society recieves £50k heritage funding

Evesham Journal:

7:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

ARCHAEOLOGISTS will be descending on Abberley after the village received £50,000 of funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Wyre Forest firefighters give advice to the elderly

Evesham Journal:

6:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Firefighters in Wyre Forest are supporting the Chief Fire Officers Association’s Ageing Safely Week.

Mayor urges Bewdley residents to attend flood meetings

Evesham Journal: Bewdley flood barriers go up

10:39am Monday 29th September 2014

RESIDENTS of Bewdley are being invited to two drop-in sessions hosted by the Environment Agency (EA) to discuss the town’s future flood management.

Two casualties after RTC in Droitwich

Evesham Journal: ROAD ACCIDENT: Alan Cowie was killed on January 28 on the A19, North Yorkshire.

5:04pm Sunday 28th September 2014

EMERGENCY services were called to a road traffic collision on the A38 in Rashwood, Droitwich, this afternoon.

Bedroom fire extinguished

Evesham Journal:

9:17am Sunday 28th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a bedroom fire at a property in Redditch Road, Bromsgrove, yesterday evening.

Rubbish fire extinguished

Evesham Journal:

5:05pm Saturday 27th September 2014

A SMALL quantity of rubbish which was on fire near William Hill bookmakers in Batchley Road, Redditch was put out by Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service this afternoon.

RTC on the A448 in Chaddesley Corbett

Evesham Journal:

5:03pm Saturday 27th September 2014

FIRE crews from Kidderminster were alerted to a road traffic collision on the A448 in Chaddesley Corbett this morning.

Woman injured having her handbag snatched

Evesham Journal:

9:28am Saturday 27th September 2014

A 60-year-old woman sustained injuries when she had her handbag snatched from her in Kidderminster.

People freed from trapped lift

Evesham Journal:

9:18am Saturday 27th September 2014

TWO people who were trapped in a lift at the Premier Inn Hotel in Weavers Wharf, Kidderminster, were freed by Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service yesterday evening.

Fire crews alerted to multiple incidents

Evesham Journal:

9:19am Friday 26th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS across Wyre Forest were called to a number of incidents yesterday afternoon.

Operation Weld sees 13 offenders arrested

Evesham Journal: FOOTWEAR STOLEN; West Mercia Police are investigating the theft of footwear from a Bromsgrove porch. SP

4:27pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A CO-ORDINATED series of raids by West Mercia Police have been carried out across the country today as part of an ongoing operation targeting prolific drug and organised crime offenders.

Stourport's Tesco store finally opens

Evesham Journal:

2:58pm Thursday 25th September 2014

STOURPORT’S new Tesco store was officially opened this morning with a little help from a 99-year-old former employee.

Tree fire extinguished

Evesham Journal:

2:36pm Thursday 25th September 2014

CONIFER trees which were alight in Chiltern Close, Great Witley, were put out by Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service yesterday afternoon.

Lessons in skill learning at the library

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

6:30am Sunday 28th September 2014

WYRE Forest libraries are hosting various courses this autumn for people who would like to learn a new skill or craft.

Summer readers to be celebrated

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

6:20am Friday 26th September 2014

WYRE Forest children who have completed this year’s Summer Reading Challenge are being invited to a special award ceremony at their local library to receive their medals and certificates.

Thousands attend SVR steam gala

Evesham Journal:

2:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

ABOUT 6,000 people visited the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) last weekend as it hosted an annual steam gala.

Reunion for ex-carpet workers

Evesham Journal: Possible candidate? The Museum of Carpet in Green Street which has brought the town’s former Stour Vale carpet mill back to life.

7:00am Monday 29th September 2014

EX-CARPET makers have been invited to attend a reunion where they can share memories of working in the Kidderminster trade.

Open evening event at school's sixth form

Evesham Journal: Holy Trinity free school to create 200 places

6:00am Friday 26th September 2014

A KIDDERMINSTER free school is holding an open evening for its sixth form on Tuesday (September 30).

Wyre Forest unemployment figures continue to drop

Evesham Journal: Wyre Forest MP Mark Garnier: Wishing Wyre Forest athletes good luck in the London  Olympic Games.

6:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

UNEMPLOYMENT in Wyre Forest is continuing to fall according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics.

Pupils go back to the future

Evesham Journal:

6:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

TO mark the first month of their new headteacher’s reign, pupils at a Stourport school have been speculating about its future.

Student UN visit 'trip of a lifetime'

Evesham Journal:

12:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

STUDENTS from four Wyre Forest and Hagley schools have returned from a study programme at the headquarters of the United Nations (UN) in Geneva, Switzerland.

Car parking a big problem – council

Evesham Journal:

6:20am Thursday 25th September 2014

PARKING problems in the centre of Stourport was a topic high on the agenda of this month’s Stourport Town Council meeting.

Postman raises £4k with cycle

Evesham Journal:

7:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

A POSTMAN from Dunley will be delivering more than £4,000 to charity after completing a bike ride between London and Paris.

Teenage duo take to the skies for charity

Evesham Journal:

6:40am Friday 26th September 2014

TWO Stourport teenagers have raised more than £2,000 for St Richard’s Hospice after jumping out of a plane thousands of feet above the ground.

Frustration as re-opening of Civic Theatre Hall is delayed

Evesham Journal:

7:00am Friday 26th September 2014

THIS week was meant to herald a new dawn for entertainment in Stourport with the re-opening of the Civic Theatre Hall.

Choir celebrate 50 years with concert

Evesham Journal:

6:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

CLASSICAL music fans are being invited to an anniversary performance of Stourport Choral at Wesley Methodist Church on Saturday (September 27).

Teenage boys robbed after canal path assault

Evesham Journal:

8:44am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

TWO teenage boys were robbed last week as they were riding their bikes along the canal from Stourport to Kidderminster.

Stourport care home hosting dementia information session

Evesham Journal: Small businesses targeted by scammers

6:40am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

WYRE Forest residents who would like to know how to help others living with dementia have been invited to attend an information session tomorrow.

Bewdley day service up for fund

Evesham Journal:

6:40am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A BEWDLEY day service has the chance to be awarded a grant of up to £3,000 from a national community fund.

Teens encouraged to express emotions in a poetry contest

Evesham Journal:

6:20am Wednesday 24th September 2014

TEENAGE writers in Wyre Forest are being encouraged to take part in the search to find Worcestershire’s next Young Poet Laureate.

The Shuttle comes to life

Evesham Journal:

9:59am Monday 22nd September 2014

A STOURPORT shop owner has found a different use for her latest copy of The Shuttle.

Couples flock to first I Will autumn wedding fair

Evesham Journal:

5:40am Thursday 18th September 2014

MORE than 70 soon-to-be brides and grooms flocked to the first I Will autumn wedding fair in Smite, near Worcester.

Theatre company to perform in Bewdley

Evesham Journal:

5:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

A national touring theatre company is stopping off in Bewdley as part of its journey around the UK.

Carpet firm fined £10,000 after vessel explodes

Evesham Journal: Small businesses targeted by scammers

12:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A KIDDERMINSTER carpet company has been fined after a large pressure vessel exploded and propelled the quarter-tonne lid into the air.

Service manager raises funds after cold plunge

Evesham Journal:

6:40am Friday 19th September 2014

THE manager of a Bewdley day service has raised more than £300 for Alzheimer’s Society after completing a swimming challenge.

History society host monthly talk

Evesham Journal: Small businesses targeted by scammers

6:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

MILITARY history buffs were in attendance for a talk entitled The Battle of Crecy – 1346 at a monthly society meeting.

Student business shortlisted for award

Evesham Journal:

6:40am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A STUDENT run business has been shortlisted as one of the top companies in the Lloyds Bank 2014 Enterprise Award for successful entrepreneurs.

Long-term unemployed celebrate Tesco jobs

Evesham Journal:

12:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

MORE than 40 previously unemployed people have been given jobs at Stourport’s new Tesco development in Severn Road.

Roar with the family at wide range of activities

Evesham Journal: OUTDOOR FUN: Discover plants and animals at Bishops Wood.

6:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

ACTIVITIES are being organised by The Friends of Bishops Wood for people of all ages to learn more about the earth and the latest discoveries of dinosaurs and other fossils.

Church to host charity coffee mornings

Evesham Journal: CAKE CRAFT WORLD'S BIGGEST COFFEE MORNING  FOR MACMILLAN CANCER RESEARCH

6:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

RESIDENTS of Kidderminster have been invited to a charity coffee morning at Foley Park Methodist Church.

Historic hall to receive next phase of facelift

Evesham Journal:

6:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

THE second phase of restoration work has just started on one of Wyre Forest’s oldest buildings.

First-class student gives advice to school leavers

Evesham Journal:

7:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A STOURPORT man who recently achieved a first class degree from his university is giving advice to school leavers who did not achieve top grades.

Underemployment figures on the rise

Evesham Journal: Small businesses targeted by scammers

6:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

THE number of people who are underemployed in the West Midlands has increased by three per cent since 2010, according to figures released by the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

Hospital staff raise £4k for robot appeal

Evesham Journal:

6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

UROLOGY staff from Worcestershire hospitals have raised more than £4,000 to put towards a campaign to buy a state-of-the-art robot to help county cancer patients.

Refurbished hospital prayer room opened to everyone

Evesham Journal:

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A NEW prayer room has been formally opened at Kidderminster Hospital after a full refurbishment last month.

Residents vote 'Yes' in referendum

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

9:04am Friday 12th September 2014

RESIDENTS of Chaddesley Corbett have voted in support of a Neighbourhood Plan to be used to decide planning applications in their village.

Celebration for NHS staff at cathedral

Evesham Journal: Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust is finding the cuts

6:20am Tuesday 16th September 2014

TICKETS are now available for a special service at Worcester Cathedral later this month to celebrate the work of NHS staff around the county.

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