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Police strike suspended

Evesham Journal:

10:07am Friday 19th December 2014

A PLANNED strike for Monday, December 22, involving Unison police staff has been suspended.

Bewdley features in new app

Evesham Journal:

8:00am Saturday 20th December 2014

BEWDLEY is being brought to the digital stage as the historic market town becomes the background to a new mobile phone app.

Controversial five-year plans for Kidderminster's regeneration approved

Evesham Journal:

10:00am Thursday 18th December 2014

CONTROVERSIAL regeneration plans for Kidderminster will go ahead after receiving the backing from Wyre Forest District Council cabinet.

Choirs collaborate at castle's Christmas fair

Evesham Journal:

6:00am Saturday 20th December 2014

A STOURPORT choir got the visitors to Hartlebury Castle’s Christmas fair in the festive mood with a yuletide recital.

War commemoration plays its part in Christmas production

Evesham Journal:

6:30am Friday 19th December 2014

PUPILS at a Cookley school held a Christmas play with a difference this year as they commemorated the First World War.

Over 45s urged to start Playin' It Safe

Evesham Journal: Hospital trust meeting

7:00am Saturday 20th December 2014

THE NHS in Worcestershire is launching a new campaign to encourage residents over the age of 45 to practice safe sex.

Children leave parents teary eyed at nativity play

Evesham Journal:

6:30am Thursday 18th December 2014

PUPILS at a Stourport school left their parents with “tears in their eyes” after putting on their annual Christmas nativity play.

Christmas concert brings together the young and old

Evesham Journal:

10:00am Wednesday 17th December 2014

A SPECIAL Christmas collaboration between a Kidderminster stage school and choir continued the festive countdown at the town hall.

Youngster loves his 'hysterical' day as zoo keeper

Evesham Journal:

7:00am Thursday 18th December 2014

AN ANIMAL loving Cookley youngster turned zoo keeper when he joined staff at Dudley Zoological Gardens.

Autumn bash to help animals in need

Evesham Journal: Man imprisoned for setting dogs on fox

6:00am Thursday 18th December 2014

MORE than £1,700 was raised by the Kidderminster RSPCA at its annual charity event.

Lack of leaders leave Scouting in crisis

Evesham Journal:

7:00am Friday 19th December 2014

SCOUTING in Bewdley is facing the biggest leadership crisis in its 105-year history.

Wyre Forest rubbish and recycling Christmas collection days

Evesham Journal:

12:00pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

WYRE Forest residents should take note of the revised rubbish and recycling collection days throughout the festive period.

Foley Park pupils in the Christmassy mood

Evesham Journal:

6:30am Wednesday 17th December 2014

TEACHERS and parents at a Kidderminster school have helped the children get in the festive spirit at their annual Christmas fair.

New village hall youth club set for launch

Evesham Journal:

7:00am Wednesday 17th December 2014

YOUNG people in Cookley will soon have their own space to spend time and relax when the village’s new youth club is launched today.

First female apprentice is recruited by railway

Evesham Journal:

10:00am Tuesday 16th December 2014

SEVERN Valley Railway’s latest recruit is not only following in her family’s footsteps but making history by becoming SVR’s first female apprentice.

Charity shop helping the lonely this Christmas

Evesham Journal: CHARITY WARNING: Mind says mental health patients in the North-East are suffering due to ‘unacceptably low’ budgets

6:00am Friday 19th December 2014

A KIDDERMINSTER based charity is urging Wyre Forest residents to help lonely people this Christmas.

Tackling street drinking is on the council agenda

Evesham Journal:

4:17pm Monday 15th December 2014

COUNCIL chiefs will discuss the possibility of introducing orders to tackle anti-social behaviour associated with street drinking in Kiddderminster town centre.

Festive fairytale bringing fun to the theatre

Evesham Journal:

6:00am Wednesday 17th December 2014

A NEW pantomime - loosely based on the classic tale of the Snow Queen - is being premiered at Kidderminster’s Rose Theatre on Sunday, December 28.

Professor joins firm's new crowd safety team

Evesham Journal:

3:00pm Monday 15th December 2014

A KIDDERMINSTER training provider has appointed an industry expert to help lead its new crowd safety division.

Decline in residents on Wyre Forest electoral register

Evesham Journal:

7:00am Tuesday 16th December 2014

THE number of Wyre Forest residents on the newly published Register of Electors has decreased by more than 2,500 since last complied in February.

River workshop open to residents

Evesham Journal:

6:30am Tuesday 16th December 2014

WYRE Forest House is hosting a public workshop to discover residents’ views about the impact of the River Severn and River Stour.

Apprentice surveys to be sent to county businesses

Evesham Journal:

6:00am Tuesday 16th December 2014

BUSINESSES in Worcestershire are being asked to complete an apprenticeship survey before the end of January 2015.

Employment lawyer warns about 'merry' office party tweeting

Evesham Journal:

3:00pm Friday 12th December 2014

THE rise of social media has opened up new pitfalls for employees who might get a bit ‘tipsy’ at their office Christmas party.

Book of letters give insight into 19th century Kidderminster

Evesham Journal:

8:00am Sunday 14th December 2014

KIDDERMINSTER in the 19th century has been brought to life after letters written to The Shuttle have been published in a book.

Campaign to promote safety and security throughout the festive season

Evesham Journal:

12:19pm Friday 12th December 2014

A CAMPAIGN to raise awareness around the types of crime associated with the festive period is being launched this weekend by West Mercia Police.

Elderly pair suffer serious injuries in head on crash

Evesham Journal:

4:47pm Thursday 11th December 2014

AN ELDERLY couple sustained serious injuries in a head on collision while driving in Blakedown yesterday evening. (December 10)

Holy smokes! It's Batman in Stourport

Evesham Journal:

6:00am Monday 15th December 2014

PUPILS from a Stourport primary school were buzzing with excitement when Batman flew in for a recent visit.

New board members for CCG

Evesham Journal: Hospital trust meeting

6:30am Monday 15th December 2014

NHS Wyre Forest Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has appointed two replacement members to its board.

Star apprentices are named at award ceremony

Evesham Journal:

9:00am Monday 15th December 2014

MORE than 300 individuals and employers from across Worcestershire gathered for an evening of celebration and recognition for the county’s apprentices.

Former Stourport student helps to give Chinese children their first Christmas smile

Evesham Journal:

7:00am Monday 15th December 2014

UNDER-PRIVILEGED children in China are being helped to smile for the first time this Christmas by an ex-Stourport student.

Stourport NatWest branch to close

Evesham Journal:

11:00am Thursday 11th December 2014

STOURPORT's NatWest branch is facing closure, leaving jobs uncertain and forcing residents to do their banking elsewhere.

School hosts nativity with a twist

Evesham Journal:

7:00am Sunday 14th December 2014

PUPILS at a Kidderminster school thrilled their parents and relatives during two performances of their annual nativity play.

Ambulance service recognised with top award

Evesham Journal:

6:00am Sunday 14th December 2014

WEST Midlands Ambulance Service has been named as the top ambulance trust.

Christmas at the Castle event returns this weekend

Evesham Journal:

9:00am Thursday 11th December 2014

CHRISTMAS spirit will be swirling around Hartlebury Castle when Worcestershire County Museum hosts a festive weekend.

Children's choir to fill supermarket's aisles with song

Evesham Journal: File photo dated 18/3/2014 of a sign for Sainsbury's as new boss Mike Coupe is expected to report the supermarket chain's third successive quarter of declining sales when he delivers his first trading update as chief executive. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Is

10:24am Wednesday 10th December 2014

A WYRE Forest children’s choir will be filling the aisles of Kidderminster’s Sainsbury’s store with music this weekend.

Motorbike and car collide in Kidderminster

Evesham Journal: Emergency services attended a crash in Horderley yesterday.

9:37am Wednesday 10th December 2014

HEAVY traffic was caused along Birmingham Road in Kidderminster this morning after a collision between a car and motorbike.

SVR host special post Christmas services

Evesham Journal:

6:00am Saturday 13th December 2014

SEVERN Valley Railway is steaming into the new year.

Choral Christmas at Bewdley church

3:31pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

BEWDLEY Choral Society is holding a Christmas concert at St Anne’s Church.

School get involved in national shoebox appeal

Evesham Journal:

8:00am Saturday 13th December 2014

PUPILS at a Kidderminster primary school put kindness into practice this week when they made up shoebox presents for children in Kurdistan.

Kidderminster teacher dies from cancer

Evesham Journal:

7:00am Friday 12th December 2014

A MUCH loved Kidderminster teacher has lost her battle against cancer.

Christmas fair goes off with a bang

Evesham Journal:

12:00pm Wednesday 10th December 2014

FESTIVE spirit was all around Broadwaters Park once again as the Christmas fair and market attracted hundreds of visitors.

Sea of Santas go on the fundraising run

Evesham Journal:

11:18am Tuesday 9th December 2014

MORE than three hundred and forty Santas gathered in Kidderminster to help raise money for Kemp Hospice.

Dreams of a green Christmas become reality

Evesham Journal: Christmas Crafts

6:00am Friday 12th December 2014

FAMILIES across Wyre Forest have been invited meet Santa at a Stourport education centre.

Large scale music trail planned for Kidderminster regeneration

Evesham Journal:

10:00am Thursday 11th December 2014

A NEW “grand scale” music based initiative for Kidderminster, linked to the town’s £2 million regeneration, is in the early stages of development.

Church appeal for "missing" plaque to be returned

Evesham Journal:

12:00pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

A HISTORIC plaque commemorating the death of Alfred Baldwin has “gone missing” from Wilden All Saints’ churchyard in Stourport.

Firm donates high-vis armbands to school

Evesham Journal:

6:30am Friday 12th December 2014

PUPILS from a Kidderminster school are being kept safe in their journey to and from school thanks to a donation of high visibility armbands.

Concert band to kick start Christmas

Evesham Journal: Happy Anniversary: Bewdley Concert Band is celebrating its third anniversary.

9:00am Wednesday 10th December 2014

BEWDLEY Concert Band will be putting on an evening of carols and seasonal delights to kick start Christmas festivities.

New technology makes a splash

Evesham Journal:

6:30am Thursday 11th December 2014

WYRE Forest leisure centres are making a splash with new technology to help swimmers achieve more in the pool.

Supermarket make charity toy donation

Evesham Journal:

6:00am Thursday 11th December 2014

CUSTOMERS and staff at a Kidderminster supermarket have been collecting toys in store for the last fortnight to donate to a local children’s charity.

Coffee morning raises funds for diabetes

Evesham Journal:

7:00am Thursday 11th December 2014

A CHARITY coffee morning held at Kidderminster Hospital’s diabetes centre has helped to raise more than £100 for Diabetes UK.

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