School merger will go ahead

Evesham Journal: Headteacher Caroline Browne (left) and deputy headteacher Fiona Lovecy (right) with Year 7 pupils Rhys Wilkinson, Ella Harris, Hannah Barton and Trey Perkins.

12:50pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

IT will be all change at two Evesham schools in September when they become one and welcome a new leader.

Villages looks back to commemorate First World War

Evesham Journal: 3014657201 Paul Jackson 22.07.14 Church Lench - Peter Hodgkinson an Desert Rat veteran. (8498587)

12:23pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

HE once gave the order to begin the 1,000 gun assault at the second battle of El Alamein.

Revealed: full details of council's HQ sale in £3.1m deal

Evesham Journal:

11:49am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FULL details can today be revealed over the shock sale of Worcester City Council's flagship HQ - in a deal worth a whopping £3.1 million.

The Big Spring Clean

Evesham Journal: Some of the volunteers that took part in this year's Big Spring Clean in Evesham.

10:47am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

EVESHAM was left looking clean and tidy after a group of litter pickers took to the streets.

The public will be put 'in danger' if more cuts are made to WRS, claims councillor

Evesham Journal: Rats! I'm moving to Halton for cheaper vermin control

10:43am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

MEMBERS of the public will be "put in danger" if Worcestershire's councils continue making massive cuts to services dealing with rat control, food safety, nuisance neighbours and pollution.

Give as you Live is announced as finalist

10:29am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

EVESHAM based Give as you Live has been shortlisted for the Social Enterprise of the Year Award for the 2014 National Business Awards.

MP wants answers after being 'stonewalled' on internet speeds

Evesham Journal: Help for Hillingdon firms seeking faster broadband

10:33am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AN MP in Worcestershire wants answers over which parts of the county will miss out on superfast broadband - after saying she's been stonewalled.

Race night to offer top draw for charity

10:09am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE Angel Hotel Pershore Plum Festival Racenight will take place this year in aid of Racing Welfare.

Dog rescue volunteers promoting New Life in Pershore

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10:05am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

GREYHOUND Rescue West of England volunteers will be out to raise awareness of a very special campaign named New Life in Pershore on Saturday.

Fundraiser at Evesham pub

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9:59am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THERE will be a pig roast and summer fete at the Cider Mill in Hampton near Evesham this weekend.

Four day care homes in Worcestershire at risk of closure

Evesham Journal: County Hall, the HQ of Worcestershire County Council

10:04am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A RAFT of major changes are on the way to care services for vulnerable people in Worcestershire - with four day homes facing potential closure.

Fancy dress and fundraising

Evesham Journal: RNA Members Bob Taylor and Christine Hewitt as an Army Major and Land Army Girl.

9:55am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FANCY dress and fundraising were the order of the night when members of Pershore and District Branch Royal British Legion and Royal Naval Association joined forces for the night.

Arts in the community

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9:31am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

CARE homes will be experiencing music, poetry, art and dance thanks to Wychavon District Council’s community development programme.

Pershore councillor hits out at county

9:31am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A PERSHORE councillor has hit out at what he calls the "poor maintenance" of the town centre by the county council.

Widow speaks of devastation of losing inspirational Worcester PC

Evesham Journal:

9:35am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

"It's devastating. He was my life." Those were the words used by the widow of an inspirational police officer who died suddenly last week.

Children get active

Evesham Journal: 2914653401 Paul Jackson 16.07.14 Pinvin St Nichols Middle School, Pinvin, held a football tounament for their feeder schools on Monday. Organisers from left - Rhys Godfrey-Hunt, Charles Morris, Connie Harrison, Will Ward, Miriam Attias, Lizzy Green and Le

7:13pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

CHILDREN at Pinvin schools put their best feet forward when they took part in a football tournament to mark the end of term.

Kind hearted sister donates presents to charity

Evesham Journal: Carole Bretherton, who gave up her presents in return for donations to Cancer Research UK.

6:53pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A KIND hearted Vale woman gave up receiving presents for her 50th birthday and asked friends and family to instead make a donation to a charity close to her heart.

Appeal pays off

Evesham Journal: 2514625301 Paul Jackson 17.06.14 Evesham Alan Booth, chairman  of Evesham Royal British Legion is worried that without new members it will close. From left - Fiona George, Jeff King, Brian Vann, Danny Rollinson, chairman Bretforton RBL, Noel Wilkes and Al

6:33pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A CALL from the Evesham branch of the Royal British Legion for new blood has been answered thanks to an article in the Journal.

Commemoration events for the First World War

6:23pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE centenary of the start of the First World War will be commemorated in Evesham with a number of events next weekend.

MP Robin Walker urges PM to use every tool in the box to cool Gaza tensions

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6:21pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WORCESTER'S MP has called on the Prime Minister to use “every diplomatic tool in the box” to cool down tensions in Gaza which has already led to the deaths of more than 500 Palestinians.

Potty training advice during special event

Evesham Journal: Jenni Falconer (centre) took part in Potty Training Live run by Judith Hough (left) and Diane Titterton (right) of Dry Like Me.

5:50pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TWO award-winning authors and business women are urging parents thinking of beginning potty training their toddlers to take the plunge this week.

Memorial sword presented to student

Evesham Journal: Rupert Harris at the Air Squadron Day where he was presented with a memorial sword (s)

5:43pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A MEMORIAL sword was presented to a member of Malvern College's air cadets who has achieved a great deal.

Pershore woman banned from driving

Evesham Journal:

5:38pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A PERSHORE woman has been banned from getting behind the wheel for 12 months after admitting driving on the B4082 in Pinvin with 105mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood, above the limit of 80 mg, at about 6.40pm on Saturday, May 17.

Woman rescued from river

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5:27pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A WOMAN had to be rescued from the River Avon this afternoon (Tuesday).

Packed programme for Badsey Flower Show

Evesham Journal: FLASHBACK: The Shirley Pipe Band performing at last year's Badsey Flower Show.

5:22pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THOUSANDS of visitors will flock to the Vale this weekend for a traditional village show.

Nursery closes its doors after 19 years

Evesham Journal: Jemma Knight and Jenny Barnsley with children, Connie Proctor and Finley Thorn.

3:21pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A VALE nursery has closed its doors after 19 happy years.

How well do you know your town? Try this fun quiz and find out

Evesham Journal:

3:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

HOW many people in your area have a degree? What proportion of people are Christian? Take this quiz and test your knowledge of your part of the world.

Plans to save library approved

12:09pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A GROUP of residents working to raise enough money to keep Broadway Library open are forging ahead with their plans after they were given the thumbs up by Worcestershire County Council.

Partnerships could be disbanded

11:39am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TOWN groups that have brought investment and life into Evesham and Pershore are all set to come to an end.

New look for rugby club

Evesham Journal: DEVELOPMENT: Building work taking place at Bredon Rugby Club

10:47am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

RUGBY fans across the Vale will soon be able to enjoy new facilities thanks to the ambitious efforts of a local club.

Smaller allotment plots available in Pershore

10:45am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PERSHORE Town Council is offering half plots at its allotments for people who want to manage a smaller space.

Preparations being made for Tour of Britain in Pershore

10:12am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PERSHORE is preparing for pedal power as the Tour of Britain passes through the town later this year.

Badges prove to be pricey

9:44am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

COUNCILLORS in Pershore halted plans to buy new mayoral regalia at a recent meeting because it was proving too costly.

Pershore road to be passed into hands of the council

9:32am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE ownership of a Pershore road is set to pass into the hands of the town council.

Stuart scores for a pair of specs

Evesham Journal: Stuart Barry, competition winner.

6:02pm Monday 21st July 2014

EVESHAM resident Stuart Barry is the winner of a pair of designer sunglasses after correctly predicting the result in a football competition, run by a local opticians.

Myths and mysteries dispelled

Evesham Journal: Anna Burgess one of the staff members who attended the seminar receiving certificates of attendance from Gabby Sanchez manager at the funeral home.

5:58pm Monday 21st July 2014

A BIDFORD funeral directors hosted a training session for staff at a nearby nursing home to dispel some myths around the profession.

School can move on with development plans

Evesham Journal: Plans drawn up for the future development of Pershore High School.

5:44pm Monday 21st July 2014

PERSHORE High School has been given the final thumbs up to go ahead with a multi million pound development.

Enjoy a musical feast

5:32pm Monday 21st July 2014

FINE food and a feast of music will be on offer when an Evesham pub hosts a special fundraising event in aid of the Alzheimer's Society.

Father admits making harassing phone calls

5:16pm Monday 21st July 2014

A MAN made harassing phone calls to the mother of his children after she took them on holiday without telling him, a court heard.

Worcester cyclists need own "Boris" to give cycling a boost

Evesham Journal: The leader of Team Sapper, retired lieutenant colonel Gerry Taggart who will lead the team to London to help raise funds to transform the lives of wounded soldiers.

5:10pm Monday 21st July 2014

CYCLING campaigners from Worcester need a colourful champion "like Boris Johnson" to fight their corner as they seek to persuade people to ditch four wheels for two.

Bronze statues stolen from garden

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4:42pm Monday 21st July 2014

TWO bronze deer statues were stolen from the front garden of a house in the Vale.

Beer and loose change stolen from garage

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4:33pm Monday 21st July 2014

SIX cans of beer were stolen from a fridge in a garage raid in Pershore.

Garden shed raided in Drakes Broughton

4:25pm Monday 21st July 2014

GARDEN tools were stolen after thieves broke into a shed near Worcester.

Councillor accused of 'ranting' as parties clash over spending on consultants

Evesham Journal: County Hall

4:08pm Monday 21st July 2014

CONSULTANTS have been accused of "milking the country dry" by a leading Worcestershire politician - who says he wants council spending on outside experts culled.

Racehorses making guest appearance at country show

Evesham Journal: Charlotte Alexander with Denman, who has owned him since he retired in 2011 after suffering a training injury.

3:22pm Monday 21st July 2014

HORSE racing fans will be in for a treat this weekend as two famous horses make a guest appearance at Broadway’s first ever Country Fair and Dog Show.

Questions being asked after county ambulance chief gets £50,000 pay rise

Evesham Journal: Anthony Marsh

2:39pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE boss of Worcestershire's ambulance service has bagged a £50,000 pay rise, taking his salary to £232,000.

Bikers bring buzz - in aid of Midlands Air Ambulance

Evesham Journal: Bikers at the Fleece Inn, Bretforton.

2:19pm Monday 21st July 2014

MOTORBIKES created quite a buzz when they appeared in droves at the Fleece Inn, Bretforton near Evesham, to raise money for the Midlands Air Ambulance.

Stolen 'crown' is returned to Elgar statue, to the delight of Malvern's yarnbombers

Evesham Journal:

1:58pm Monday 21st July 2014

MALVERN knitters who were left downcast when the crown they made for the Elgar statue in the town centre vanished have been delighted by its unexpected return.

Firefighters' strike action ends, while industrial action is set to commence

Evesham Journal: Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service will be holding an open day in Ross-on-Wye on Saturday.

3:21pm Monday 21st July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS in England and Wales are set to come to the end of strike action later today, but industrial action will continue.

MP collects his knighthood - calling it his "perfect day"

Evesham Journal:

1:09pm Monday 21st July 2014

A WORCESTERSHIRE MP who was knighted in the Queen's New Year’s Honours has been to collect his award - calling it his "perfect day".

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