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Charity helpline receives 440 county calls

Evesham Journal: TEXT HELPLINE: ASK helpline runs out of funding at the end of this year

4:25pm Monday 26th January 2015

A CHARITY support line has revealed 440 calls were made from Worcestershire residents in the past year.

Brintons hope to build on success with increased marketing spend

Evesham Journal:

7:00am Tuesday 27th January 2015

A KIDDERMINSTER carpet manufacture has increased its marketing spend to help it deliver its programme of activity throughout 2015.

MS society grill MP at coffee morning

Evesham Journal:

10:00am Monday 26th January 2015

THE Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Wyre Forest branch recently held a coffee morning at Kidderminster Town Hall to raise awareness of the disease.

Ten year plan for county park under review

Evesham Journal: Chestnut coppice near Blackstone.

6:30am Tuesday 27th January 2015

A TEN year management draft plan for a Wyre Forest park has been created by Worcestershire County Council who want to hear residents' views.

Bewdley fire crews attend fatal crash

Evesham Journal:

11:57am Friday 23rd January 2015

BEWDLEY fire crews attended a road traffic collision between two vehicles yesterday, which left a woman dead.

Four car crash in Kidderminster

Evesham Journal: Two women taken to hospital following Kidderminster crash

11:30am Friday 23rd January 2015

A MAN has been arrested following a four car collision, involving eight people, that took place in Kidderminster yesterday afternoon.

Floral art evening raises the cash for stroke group

Evesham Journal:

6:30am Monday 26th January 2015

THE Kidderminster branch of a national women and children’s organisation recently held a floral art event to help raise money for Stourport and District Stroke Group.

Injuries in wintery conditions should lead to MIUs

Evesham Journal: Spectacular ice formations on a frozen stream in Teesdale, County Durham today (TUES) following one of the coldest nights of the year ..

6:00am Tuesday 27th January 2015

AS the cold weather has now hit Wyre Forest, minor injuries from slips, trips and falls on the ice are becoming more and more common.

BBC journalist to chair business debate on regional devolution

Evesham Journal:

6:00am Sunday 25th January 2015

A DEBATE on devolution aims to bring the local business community together to discuss what the prospect of more powers to local government could mean to their companies.

Golden railway to mark 50 years

Evesham Journal:

7:00am Friday 23rd January 2015

THE future is golden for Severn Valley Railway (SVR) as it looks forward to celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015.

New GP partnership merges five Wyre Forest practices

Evesham Journal:

8:30am Monday 26th January 2015

A NEW Wyre Forest GP partnership is being formed following a merger between five practices in a move to help meet current NHS pressures.

Bob returns home after horror crash

Evesham Journal:

9:00am Thursday 22nd January 2015

A RETIRED Kidderminster police officer who was left paralysed after a horror motorcycle crash in Thailand has finally returned home.

Win a spot at regional business expo

3:41pm Wednesday 21st January 2015

ENTERPRISING Worcestershire and Worcestershire.Business.Central are offering businesses across the county a chance to win a stand at the region’s next Business Expo on March 4.

Patients happy with county NHS services

Evesham Journal:

7:00am Sunday 25th January 2015

MORE than 90 per cent of patients and users of Worcestershire’s NHS services would recommend them to their friends and family.

Water company needs help finding leaks

Evesham Journal: Gushing – Paul Waller’s picture taken this week shows the water leak problem in Leigh

6:00am Saturday 24th January 2015

AS the weather is now well and truly freezing, concerns have been raised about water leaks turning to ice and becoming dangerous.

Kidderminster care home donates to Scanner Appeal

Evesham Journal:

7:00am Saturday 24th January 2015

A KIDDERMINSTER care home recently donated £150 to its local hospital as part of the Shuttle-backed Scanner Appeal.

That's magic! Fun workshops to teach pupils new skills

Evesham Journal:

6:00am Monday 26th January 2015

JUNK modelling, archery and magic are just some of the new workshops launched at a Kidderminster Primary School to help children take on new challenges.

Birthday donation made in memory of mum

Evesham Journal:

6:30am Friday 23rd January 2015

A BEWDLEY woman marked her 21st birthday with a donation to the hospice which took care of her mum in her later stages of cancer.

Decline in region's positive drink and drug driving tests


File photo dated 03/12/14 of a man demonstrating breathalyser equipment as a stricter drink-drive limit has come into force in Scotland, prompting warnings that drivers in England who have one drink could be over the limit when the

6:00am Friday 23rd January 2015

FIGURES revealing the number of people in West Mercia to either refuse a test or tested positive for drink and drug driving has decreased.

Tributes paid to 21-year-old Stourport man killed in crash

Evesham Journal:

12:03pm Tuesday 20th January 2015

THE father of a 21-year-old man killed in a crash in Stourport last Thursday evening has paid tribute to his “larger than life” son.

Stourport dancers win national championship

Evesham Journal:

6:30am Thursday 22nd January 2015

A GROUP of dancers from a Stourport dance school had very happy feet after being named national champions.

'Inspirational' girl has a haircut of kindness

Evesham Journal:

7:00am Thursday 22nd January 2015

A NINE-year-old Kidderminster girl has sacrificed her long locks to support a charity that helps children going through cancer treatment.

Worcestershire firms take US trip in bid to win more business

4:39pm Monday 19th January 2015

TWO Worcestershire security firms travelled to Washington to meet a host of US businesses in a bid to win more British business in a growing sector.

New Macmillan role for GP

Evesham Journal:

6:00am Thursday 22nd January 2015

MACMILLAN Cancer Support has announced the appointment of a new GP facilitator to work throughout Worcestershire.

Variety concert to raise money for children's charities

Evesham Journal:

6:30am Wednesday 21st January 2015

A CONCERT being held in Bewdley is aiming to raise as much money as possible to be donated to Save the Children and The Children’s Society.

Health union set to for third strike

Evesham Journal: NHS workers vote on pension reform

6:00am Wednesday 21st January 2015

NHS workers in Wyre Forest who are members of the trade union Unison will be walking out of their jobs for 12 hours later this month as part of pay disputes.

Reformed drug dealer’s talk is a cautionary tale

Evesham Journal:

7:30am Wednesday 21st January 2015

A FORMER stock-market millionaire and Ecstasy supplier, turned public speaker, will be opening Wolverley students’ eyes to the potential pitfalls of getting involved in drugs and crime.

Two vehicles collide in Kidderminster

Evesham Journal: A woman has been taken to hospital as a priority after a collision in Hayfield Road, St Mary Cray,

3:50pm Friday 16th January 2015

TWO vehicles collided and had to be made safe after a road traffic collision in Sutton Road, Kidderminster this afternoon.

Musical instruments will offer 'meaningful stimulation'

Evesham Journal:

7:00am Tuesday 20th January 2015

A BEWDLEY day service has put its charity funding to good use by purchasing musical instruments to be used by clients at its centre.

Give your views on Adult Services

Evesham Journal: NEW ERA: Councillor Tom Wells, Malvern Hills Lib Dem leader.

6:30am Tuesday 20th January 2015

WYRE Forest residents are being asked to give their views on Worcestershire County Council’s Adult Services.

Stamp duty changes boosting market

Evesham Journal:

10:32am Friday 16th January 2015

STAMP duty reform is already generating an improved housing market, according to a Worcestershire property agent.

Wyre Forest health chiefs stress importance of NHS 111

Evesham Journal: NHS 111 service is working in South Essex, claim

6:00am Tuesday 20th January 2015

WITH seasonal illnesses beginning to circulate, Wyre Forest health chiefs want to highlight the telephone health service available to help people access the right health services.

Pub crawl raises money for children's charity

Evesham Journal:

6:00am Monday 19th January 2015

A GROUP of charitable friends collected more than £400 during a fundraising pub crawl in Bewdley.

UPDATED: Man dies in fatal Areley Kings crash

Evesham Journal: Two women taken to hospital following Kidderminster crash

11:50am Friday 16th January 2015

A MAN has died and three others hospitalised following a two-car crash in Stourport yesterday evening (Thursday, Jan 15).

New deal to benefit county's breast cancer patients

Evesham Journal:

7:00am Sunday 18th January 2015

BREAST cancer patients will now get the best possible treatment and support without having to travel out of the county.

Comedy festival to bring the laughs to Stourport

Evesham Journal:

7:00am Monday 19th January 2015

STOURPORT will once again be ringing with laughter as the comedy festival returns to the civic hall for its second year.

Frozen theme leaves pupils thrilled

Evesham Journal:

7:00am Saturday 17th January 2015

STOURPORT school children had a magical surprise visit this week when their favourite characters from Disney’s hit film Frozen stopped by.

Technology firm expands its reach in the Middle East

Evesham Journal:

12:01pm Thursday 15th January 2015

A WORCESTERSHIRE manufacturer and installer of design and technology equipment, has extended its reach in the Middle East.

Valentine event at the Aggborough Suite

Evesham Journal: York Guildhall Orchestra - Velntine Special

6:00am Saturday 17th January 2015

GET your suits and posh frocks on for a special Valentine Celebration Evening at the Aggborough Suite on Valentine’s Day.

Tributes paid to pedestrian killed in Wolverly Road collision

Evesham Journal:

9:23am Thursday 15th January 2015

THE fiancé of a man killed in a collision in Wolverly Road on Sunday has paid tribute to her “loveable rogue” – a family man with a good heart.

Supermarket donates its old Christmas decorations to good causes

Evesham Journal:

6:00am Sunday 18th January 2015

A KIDDERMINSTER supermarket has put last year’s Christmas decorations to good use by donating them to local organisations.

School pupils catch the litter bug

Evesham Journal:

6:30am Monday 19th January 2015

PUPILS at a Stourport school have been helping to keep the area tidy by organising a litter pick.

Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership chairman to step down

Evesham Journal:

10:46am Wednesday 14th January 2015

WORCESTERSHIRE Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has announced its executive chairman will be stepping down in May after four years in the role.

Sir Bob Geldof praises Kidderminster guitar students

Evesham Journal:

7:00am Friday 16th January 2015

STUDENTS at a Kidderminster guitar academy have been commended by Sir Bob Geldof for helping to raise funds for the Band Aid 30 Ebola campaign.

Beat away the winter blues with Severn Valley Samba

Evesham Journal:

6:30am Friday 16th January 2015

THE spirit of Brazil is being brought to Wyre Forest as Severn Valley Samba hold a drumming workshop in Stourport.

Health chiefs give winter medicine cabinet advice

Evesham Journal: Medicines

6:00am Friday 16th January 2015

WYRE Forest NHS chiefs have advised residents to be prepared throughout the winter period especially when it comes to health.

Severn Valley Railway shortlisted for national award

Evesham Journal:

11:00am Wednesday 14th January 2015

ONE of Wyre Forest’s most historic gems has been shortlisted by the BBC’s Countryfile Magazine in a vote to be crowned the number one heritage site in Britain.

Valentines concert brings 'unique' choir to Kidderminster

Evesham Journal:

7:00am Thursday 15th January 2015

ONE of the UK’s most “unique” male voice choirs will be the special guests at a Valentine’s Day concert at Kidderminster Town Hall.

Concerns raised about pre-pay meters

Evesham Journal: Citizens Advice Bureau

6:00am Thursday 15th January 2015

CUSTOMERS forced to use pre-payment electricity meters get a “much poorer service” as they have little choice on tariffs, according to Wyre Forest Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB).

Family of tragic mother to benefit from concert

Evesham Journal: FUNDRAISING FESTIVAL: Brittany Smart and Mark Pearsall, front, with the other musicians and organisers of the MAK Rocks for Sandra concert. 150308L

10:30am Tuesday 13th January 2015

A MEMORIAL concert is being held at Kidderminster Town Hall to raise funds for the family of Sandra Nowocinska – the woman who tragically lost her life in the Horsefair flat fire.


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