Chainsaw drugs raid in Worcester - three suspected dealers arrested. VIDEO and PICTURES

Evesham Journal: 4014716701 Paul Jackson 01.10.14 Worcester - West Mercia Police carry out a drugs raid in Warndon. Task Force gain entry through the window. (11020245)

6:17pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

POLICE used a chainsaw to cut their way into a Worcester flat where they subdued snarling guard dogs to arrest three suspected drug dealers.

Hospital trust misses four-hour A&E target in August

Evesham Journal: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

6:47pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE amount of patients visiting A&E in Worcestershire who were seen by a doctor or nurse within four hours dropped below 95 per cent in August for the first time since May.

Evesham Repair Café, come and meet the experts

Evesham Journal: Mike Bagshaw with computer expert Pierre Vigoureux at the latest Repair Cafe event in Evesham.

5:43pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE next Repair Café will be held at Evesham's imaGine, in Market Square, on Saturday, October 11, from 10am until 2pm.

More than £50,000 Lotto prize money remains unclaimed in Wychavon District

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5:25pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

AN amazing Lotto prize worth £51,678 has yet to be claimed from a ticket bought in Wychavon.

The circus rolls into town

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4:41pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE high wire has been set up, the jugglers' clubs have been polished and the facepaint is ready to be applied as Continental Circus Berlin rolls in to town.

Worcestershire sixth in the country for gold buying

Evesham Journal: Worcestershire sixth in the country for gold buying

4:34pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

SHIRLEY Bassey might have famously sung of Goldfinger, the Bond villain with a love for bullion, but it seems people in Worcestershire could have given him a run for his money.

Council pledges to consider traffic restrictions after woman is crushed by lorry

Evesham Journal: SAD: Members of the public stop to look at the floral tributes, following the fatal accident on the Shambles in Worcester.

4:27pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

COUNCIL chiefs have agreed to review traffic rules down the Worcester city centre street where a woman was killed underneath a refuse lorry.

Follow @StuartAllenFCMI on Twitter and help raise £500 for New Hope

Evesham Journal: Every Twitter user helps: Stuart Allen is counting down the days to his 50th birthday - and the end of his 50by50 challenge (s)

4:02pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

TWITTER users can click the 'follow' button and help to raise £500 for New Hope as a businessman's 50by50 challenge reaches its final stages.

Radio DJ Neil Fox bailed over alleged sex assaults

Evesham Journal: ARREST: Magic FM presenter Neil Fox, also known as Doctor Fox, has been arrested over alleged historical sex offences against two women. Picture by Ian West/PA Wire.

3:53pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A RADIO DJ who kick-started his career in Worcester has been arrested over alleged sex offences against two women.

Controversial fire crew cuts in Worcester backed

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

3:02pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

FUTURE full-time 999 fire and rescue cover in Worcester will come down to one engine with a crew as few as four.

Cuts to parking charges in Worcester made permanent amid council row

Evesham Journal: Car parking charges are set to be increased across Worcester.

2:19pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

DRAMATIC cuts to car parking across Worcester have been made permanent - despite 17 councillors trying to scupper it by calling for prices to go UP.

More cash for physiotherapy in Worcestershire could prevent 1,245 falls every year, say health experts

1:38pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

GREATER investment into physiotherapy could save the NHS in Worcestershire more than £1.8m annually while preventing 1,245 falls in the county every year, health experts have claimed.

Breast cancer survivors launch mission to get spades in the ground for Worcester's breast unit

Evesham Journal: Kate Butler left and Susie Coleman aim to get the breast unit up and running as soon as possible.

1:12pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

BREAST cancer survivors and best friends have set up a new fundraising organisation in their spare time to raise vital funds for a life-saving breast unit.

Diary Date For Fladbury

12:54pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

DEMENTIA UK and the Alzheimer’s Society will holding a joint coffee morning at Fladbury Church on Saturday October 11 from 10am to 12noon.

New blueprint for homes in South Worcestershire accepted

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12:14pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A NEW blueprint for thousands of homes in South Worcestershire got the go-ahead from councillors at Wychavon this week, despite concerns one area had been "shafted".

28,370 homes plan for south Worcestershire backed by councils

Evesham Journal: Barratt said the housing market is returning to more normal trends

11:36am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL new blueprint for 28,370 new homes across south Worcestershire has been backed by councillors - despite uproar over how it has been handled.

Train group hits out at changes and impact on Pershore

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11:07am Wednesday 1st October 2014

PERSHORE train station could see a reduction in the number of trains stopping there if plans by First Great Western come into force.

Wolf whistles for Ron at the World's Biggest Coffee Morning

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Macmillan Cance Support Coffee Morning at St Andrew's Methodist Church on Friday..............Ron Chambers dressed as a saucy nurse has his lipstick applied by, Fiona Paterson (10800824)

11:01am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A CAMPAIGNER turned fundraiser earned a few wolf whistles by dressing as a female nurse, raising £500 to help turn the tide against cancer.

Splash! New eight-lane competition standard swimming pool to be built in Worcester

Evesham Journal: Worcester City Council's former leader is calling for action on proposals for a new swimming pool for the city.

10:43am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A NEW eight-lane swimming pool able to host national competitions is to be built in Worcester - putting the city on the UK's "swimming map".

Evesham fitness business grows

10:44am Wednesday 1st October 2014

AN Evesham fitness company will be expanding this weekend as they move to a bigger space.

Brush up on your kitchen skills with Felice Tocchini

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10:27am Wednesday 1st October 2014

CHEF Felice Tocchini, owner of Fusion Brasserie in Stoulton and Fusion Too, Blackminster, is sharing some of his kitchen skills and secrets at the Canteen in Evesham's Tesco store in Worcester Road.

Children invited to award ceremonies

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10:19am Wednesday 1st October 2014

CHILDREN across the county who completed this year's Mythical Maze Summer Reading Challenge are being invited to special award ceremonies at their local library to receive their medals and certificates.

Macmillan fundraisers do well for charity

Evesham Journal: 3914711601. 26/09/14. Staff at Heathlands Care Home in Persore dressed as pirates to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Left to right - home manager Anita Fletcher, deputy manager Netty Matthews and lead care Kerry Ludlow. Picture by Nick Toogood.

10:06am Wednesday 1st October 2014

KIND-hearted fundraisers spent the day serving tea, coffee and cakes on Friday (September 26) to raise some money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Will you be one of Evesham lottery's first winners

Evesham Journal: Paul Jackson 23.08.11

Evesham Abbey Bell Tower, Abbey Park. (10623903)

9:46am Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE first draw of Evesham's own lottery will take place on Tuesday (Oct 7) and there will be ten lucky winners.

Firefighters called to incident at electrical sub-station in Malvern

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9:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have been called to a smell of burning at an electrical sub-station in Malvern.

The great Evesham bake-off

Evesham Journal: Richard Jones with head chef Paul Napper at the Evesham Hotel.

9:21am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A COMPETITION winner at the recent annual Pie & Ale Festival was once again back in the kitchen this week.

Campaign launched to cut down on wasted medicine in the Evesham area

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8:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

HEALTH bosses have launched a campaign to cut down on wasted medicine in Evesham and the surrounding area.

Worcestershire decides over 28,370 homes

Evesham Journal: WHAT GOES UP: Developers have been told not to neglect building roads and pavements.

4:37pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Tonight votes are taking place at three councils over whether to back 28,370 new homes for south Worcestershire - follow it LIVE from 7pm here.

City mourns woman crushed by lorry

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12:58pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

FLOWERS have been laid at the spot where a woman was crushed to death by a lorry in Worcester yesterday.

Horror in The Shambles

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6:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A WOMAN died after being crushed by a bin lorry in The Shambles as shocked shop workers watched in horror.

Pershore Baptist Church at centre of appeal for funds

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The baptist chapel in Broad Street, Pershore.
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5:34pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

PERSHORE Baptist Church, the 17th century building at the heart of the town, is at the centre of an appeal for funds to pay for some vital repair work.

Enter the Dragon: Passion and the power of Welsh choir should hit right note for Worcester children's hospice

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5:15pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A WORCESTER children's hospice could get a big boost when a renowned Welsh choir hit the right note in a powerful and passionate performance.

Talk on Antarctica for Evesham Bell Tower

Evesham Journal: Dr Sue Ablett with some of the penguins she encountered on her journey.

4:33pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

KEEN traveller and public speaker, Sue Ablett, will be talking on Friday, October 24, about her recent trip to Antarctica.

Evesham travel agency helps to raise £17k for sustainable tourism

Evesham Journal: Worcestershire charities awarded thousands of pounds in lottery grants

4:22pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A TRAVEL agency branch in Evesham is celebrating after helping to raise more than £17,000 during the last 12 months for a sustainable tourism charity.

Antiques expert Henry Sandon helps raise more than £2,000 to restore unusual baroque church

Evesham Journal: Henry Sandon, literally in full flow here, demonstrates the marvel that is a self-pouring teapot and proves a big hit at a talk to raise money for Great Witley Parish Church

4:12pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A CELEBRITY antiques expert and popular TV personality helped raise more than £2,000 towards the restoration of an unusual baroque Worcestershire church.

Fox hunting ban was "bad legislation", says Worcester's MP

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4:12pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

WORCESTER'S MP has revealed his opposition to the fox hunting ban - saying he would back scrapping the legislation.

Work starts at Riverside Youth Centre

Evesham Journal: Alex Mellor at the youth centre.

3:59pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

PERSHORE'S Riverside Youth Centre is at the centre of a major revamp to secure the future of the charity and make the town a "centre of excellence for canoeing".

Safety pledge over midwife strike

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3:50pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

HEALTH bosses in Worcestershire have said mothers-to-be will not be affected by a planned four-hour strike by midwives next month.

Pedestrian punched driver who honked at him

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3:39pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A DRIVER was assaulted by a pedestrian after beeping his horn to avoid an accident.

Introduce seven-day GP services sooner than 2020, says health watchdog

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3:24pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A COMMITMENT by David Cameron to guarantee every NHS patient in England has access to a GP seven days a week by 2020 has been welcomed in Worcestershire.

Charity bingo

Evesham Journal: Worcestershire charities awarded thousands of pounds in lottery grants

3:13pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A CHARITY bingo is going to be held at the Avonside Hospital Club in Evesham on Friday (October 3).

Bidford Rural Cinema is on tomorrow

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3:03pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

BIDFORD Rural Cinema is screening children's animated film The Nut Job on Friday (Oct 3) at 7pm at the Crawford Memorial Hall.

UK's first cyber essentials course to be held at Malvern

2:55pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE UK's first cyber essentials assessors course will be held at the National Cyber Skills Centre on Malvern Hills Science Park.

This is what Worcestershire's £17m parkway station will look like

Evesham Journal: This is what Worcestershire's £17m parkway station will look like

2:55pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THIS is what Worcestershire's £17 million parkway railway station will look like - with council chiefs releasing a series of images showing it off for the first time.

Business centre expands to meet demand

Evesham Journal: EXPANDING: Upton Business Centre

2:36pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

AS the economy takes an up-turn, plans are afoot to expand Upton Business Centre.

Latest Pride winner

2:28pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE latest winner of the Pershore Pride draw was Jean McGrath.

Demolition at Pershore College will begin next week

Evesham Journal: An artists impression of the new look college.

2:09pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE first bulldozers will be at Pershore College on Monday (October 6) to begin the preparation of the site for the £5.8 million development.

Local Scouts receive donation from shoppers

Evesham Journal: Warner's Budgens of Bidford community donation to Salford Priors Scouts - (front l to r) Daniel Fidrmuc, Daniel Allison, (middle (l to r)Andrew Hall, Mike Worrall, Guy Warner, Calista Lawton, (rear l to r) Marion Allison, Giles Hall and Jane Lawton  -

1:44pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

SCOUTS in Salford Priors will be able to enjoy some good food and a hot drink when they next head out camping thanks to a generous donation from a local supermarket.

Former 20 a day smoker issues advice ahead of Great Birmingham Run

1:16pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A SELF-PROFESSED couch potato who has become an elite athlete is taking part in the Bupa Great Birmingham Run.

Heritage Day success in Bishampton

1:04pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

BISHAMPTON Bertie's sortie into the village with Nurse Cox for the recent Heritage Open Day helped to attract more than 100 people along to check out the First World War effort.

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