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Road closure causes lost trade to businesses

Evesham Journal: ACCESS DENIED: Businesses in Lombard Street, Stourport, say trade has been affected by road closure. 421429L

10:05am Thursday 16th October 2014

STOURPORT businesses on Lombard Street have been complaining about a loss of trade due to the top of the road being blocked off to vehicles.

African choir to perform in Sainsbury’s

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6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE Pearl of Africa Children’s Choir will be performing at Sainsbury’s Kidderminster store on Thursday, October 30, at 12.45pm and 1.15pm.

Thousands of potholes filled but more still to be done

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

6:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

MORE than 19,000 potholes have been repaired across Worcestershire this year after the County Council was awarded £3.3 million from the Government.

Workshop helps support fund applications

Evesham Journal:

7:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

ORGANISATIONS in Wyre Forest have received a helping hand in their applications through the Big Lottery Fund.

BBC journalist gives students 'captivating' talk

Evesham Journal:

6:00am Monday 20th October 2014

A RENOWNED BBC journalist, producer and TV executive gave a “captivating” talk about ambition to sixth form students at Wolverley CE Secondary School.

European market flavours coming to Bewdley

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6:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

BEWDLEY’S town centre is being transformed into a bustling European market place for the first time later this month.

Nominate your worthwhile causes for a Tesco donation

Evesham Journal: Tesco logo

7:00am Friday 17th October 2014

SHOPPERS at the new Tesco store in Stourport are being asked to decide how the store spends a £2,000 donation within the community.

Cold shower for vicar after church fundraising efforts

Evesham Journal:

7:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

A KIDDERMINSTER vicar has faced an ice bucket soaking after her congregation beat her fundraising target for Water Aid.

Annual poppy appeal launched in Bewdley

Evesham Journal:

6:20am Friday 17th October 2014

THE Bewdley branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) is launching its latest annual poppy appeal next week.

Fairies and Shakespeare fun as part of school's sessions

Evesham Journal:

6:20am Thursday 16th October 2014

STUDENTS at a Stourport school have been using different ways to enhance their learning recently.

Salvation Army band to play in Kidderminster

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6:00am Friday 17th October 2014

THE Salvation Army in Kidderminster is celebrating 134 years in the town by hosting a Hendon Band concert at St Mary and All Saints Church.

Dress making workshop to transform pillowcases

Evesham Journal:

6:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

A CRAFT workshop in Kidderminster is teaching adults how to transform old pillowcases into dresses for children in Africa.

Crime drop in North Worcestershire

Evesham Journal:

7:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

CRIME in North Worcestershire has decreased by 6.3 per cent from last year according to the latest figures released by the North Worcestershire Community Safety Partnership (NWCSP).

Topical debate raises money for church

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6:40am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A BEWDLEY version of Question Time put local politicians and experts on the spot while raising more than £1,000 for extension to a local church.

New phone number for district council services

Evesham Journal:

6:40am Tuesday 14th October 2014

WYRE Forest District Council has launched a new direct dial phone number where residents can call to speak to the operators of the council’s “front line” services.

Young people encouraged to chat about books

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

6:20am Wednesday 15th October 2014

LIBRARIES across Wyre Forest are taking part in Chatterbooks week which aims to encourage young people to exchange their ideas about books.

Mayor parades through streets during annual procession

Evesham Journal:

7:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

CIVIC dignitaries proceeded through the streets of Kidderminster last weekend as part of the annual Mayor’s Sunday Parade.

Town Hall event aims to stop hate crime

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6:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A HATE free county is being campaigned for throughout Wyre Forest as part of the national Hate Crime Awareness Week.

Residents helped to Get Online

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

6:40am Monday 13th October 2014

WYRE Forest residents are receiving support from Worcestershire County Council to get online as it hosts free sessions to help people make the internet work for them.

UCAS application dealine looming

Evesham Journal: UCAS logo

6:20am Tuesday 14th October 2014

WYRE Forest students hoping to become doctors, dentists or vets have until tomorrow evening to submit a completed UCAS application.

Unison NHS workers join strike action

Evesham Journal:

5:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

NHS workers who are members of the traded union Unison will be joining their GMB counterparts in a four hour strike over pay on Monday morning.

Local Government and school staff strike susupended

Evesham Journal:

11:48am Friday 10th October 2014

INDUSTRIAL action by local Government and school support workers which was scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 14, has been suspended.

Astley open evening this week

Evesham Journal:

6:20am Sunday 12th October 2014

A WYRE Forest school is opening its doors to prospective pupils this week.

Straw bale blaze treated as arson

Evesham Journal:

8:55am Friday 10th October 2014

A FIRE in Low Habberley which saw more than one hundred bales of straw set alight is being treated by West Mercia Police as arson.

Competition winner goes on tour prize

Evesham Journal:

6:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

THE winner of a children’s competition organised by West Mercia Police has met with the head of the service during an exclusive tour of Kidderminster Police Station.

Two businesses have tourism award hopes

Evesham Journal:

10:00am Monday 13th October 2014

TWO Wyre Forest businesses have been announced as finalists in the 2014 Visit Worcestershire Awards for Excellence.

Student receives Cambridge University funding boost

Evesham Journal:

7:00am Monday 13th October 2014

A KIDDERMINSTER student has been helped in realising his dream of studying at Cambridge University after receiving a bursary from examination body OCR.

Guide dog visit 'fascinates' pupils

Evesham Journal:

6:40am Sunday 12th October 2014

PUPILS at a Stourport primary school were recently given a surprise visit from retired guide dog Crumble.

Fundraiser is going sober throughout October

Evesham Journal:

6:40am Saturday 11th October 2014

A KIDDERMINSTER leisure centre manager is taking part in the national Go Sober campaign to help support Macmillan Cancer Support.

Change to over 55s lunch service

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6:20am Saturday 11th October 2014

A STOURPORT social centre’s lunch service has had to change its ordering system after receiving too many interested customers.

Energy advice surgery at town hall

Evesham Journal:

6:00am Monday 13th October 2014

ENERGY experts will be offering free advice to Wyre Forest residents on all energy related matters during a surgery at Kidderminster Town Hall.

Sponsor shopkeeper to raise cash for trust

Evesham Journal:

10:00am Friday 10th October 2014

A KIDDERMINSTER shopkeeper is lacing up his running shoes in a bid to raise money for a children’s charity.

Health workers back Stoptober campaign to help smokers quit

Evesham Journal: Greenwich Stoptober Roadshow

6:20am Friday 10th October 2014

HEALTH workers in Wyre Forest are encouraging the community to stop smoking as part of the national Stoptober campaign.

Civic society celebrates 70 years with exhibition

Evesham Journal:

7:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

BEWDLEY Civic Society has celebrated its 70th birthday by opening a new exhibition in St George’s Hall.

Pupils perform at Royal Albert Hall

Evesham Journal:

7:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

WYRE Forest students were part of a 600-strong Centenary Chorus where youth choirs from across Europe performed at a special First World War memorial concert at the Royal Albert Hall.

Bewdley Arts Festival to kick off this weekend

Evesham Journal:

11:10am Thursday 9th October 2014

BEWDLEY’S annual arts festival will kick-off tomorrow with the official opening followed by a sell-out concert from Midge Ure on his 61st birthday.

Event to help Tidy Up Kidderminster

Evesham Journal:

6:00am Friday 10th October 2014

WYRE Forest is being tidied up with the help of the Wombles over the next month, and one of the first clean up events in the calendar takes place in Kidderminster this weekend.

Road closures during Mayor's Sunday Parade

Evesham Journal:

6:40am Thursday 9th October 2014

CIVIC dignitaries will be proceeding through the streets of Kidderminster this weekend as part of the annual Mayor’s Sunday Parade.

Diarist the topic of history talk

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6:20am Thursday 9th October 2014

WYRE Forest Historical Research Group’s next monthly meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 14, at Kidderminster Town Hall.

Netball girl nets double award win at Globes

Evesham Journal:

7:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

A STOURPORT teenager has been awarded with two prestigious sports volunteering awards after giving up more than 400 hours of her own time.

Straw blaze took 24 hours to extinguish

Evesham Journal:

12:47pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

ONE hundred bales of straw which were alight in Low Habberley took fire crews more than 24 hours to extinguish.

Castle receives £5 million of lottery funding for renovations

Evesham Journal:

12:01pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

THE future of Hartlebury Castle is in safe hands after its preservation trust were awarded £5 million of funding to carry out renovation work.

Wyre Forest residents urged to register to vote

Evesham Journal:

6:20am Wednesday 8th October 2014

RESIDENTS of Wyre Forest who are not registered to vote will receive a visit from Wyre Forest District Council in the next few weeks.

Concert to remember cancer victim

Evesham Journal: Paul McTear, of Wilton Avenue.

7:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

A CHARITY concert is being held in memory of a popular Kidderminster man who died of Burkitt Lymphoma cancer in 2011.

Trimpley car fire extinguished

Evesham Journal:

10:45am Tuesday 7th October 2014

A CAR which was on fire on Monday afternoon in Wassell Top, Trimpley, was put out by Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service.

Young people to receive employment advice

Evesham Journal:

6:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

YOUNG people with an interest in politics are being invited to an event where they can discuss the issues which directly affect themselves and other young people of the area.

Wombles help with big tidy up

Evesham Journal:

9:44am Tuesday 7th October 2014

PUPILS from a Bewdley school have joined forces with the Wombles to help clean up Wyre Forest.

Music and flags in fundraiser bid

Evesham Journal:

6:30am Tuesday 7th October 2014

THE Bewdley branch of the Royal British Legion is holding a special Poppy Appeal concert at St Anne’s Church.

Brintons showcasing new collections

Evesham Journal:

3:21pm Monday 6th October 2014

BRINTONS is showcasing its brand new carpet collection as part of this year’s Campaign for Wool.

Three men injured after car crashes through hedge

Evesham Journal: Two women taken to hospital following Kidderminster crash

9:13am Monday 6th October 2014

THREE men were taken to hospital late last night after a car left the road and went through a hedge in Kidderminster.

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