Beacon Race attracts runners from far and near

6:03pm Friday 19th September 2014

RUNNERS will be converging on the Malvern Hills on Sunday, October 11, for the Worcestershire Beacon Race, one of the high points in the local athletic calendar.

Teenager assaulted by four men in 'cowardly' Worcester attack

5:53pm Friday 19th September 2014

A TEENAGER was assaulted by four men in a "cowardly and unprovoked attack" in Worcester city centre.

Reaction: Delight in Worcestershire as Scotland says no - now it's time for more English powers

Evesham Journal: Business leaders do not think Alex Salmond has made a strong business case for Scottish independence.

5:28pm Friday 19th September 2014

JUBILANT community leaders in Worcestershire have hailed Scotland saying 'no' after a day of high drama at the polls kept the UK intact.

M&S set to open second Worcester store as part of £150m shopping complex

Evesham Journal:

5:08pm Friday 19th September 2014

A SECOND Marks & Spencer store is being lined up for Worcester under plans for a massive £150 million out-of-town shopping park, it emerged today.

Volunteer centre hosts grand dinner to celebrate 25th anniversary

4:43pm Friday 19th September 2014

A CHARITY dinner at Worcestershire County Cricket Club and a grand draw are among the ways that Worcester

Hunt is on for convicted robber and drug dealer who may be in Worcester

Evesham Journal: (10562549)

4:43pm Friday 19th September 2014

A HUNT has been launched for a convicted robber and drug dealer with connections to Worcester who breached his prison licence.

Coppertops customers - "there MUST be a pub here whatever happens"

Evesham Journal: John "Bub" Franklin with a petition containing 234 signatures which calls for Coppertops to be listed as community asset (10559918)

4:35pm Friday 19th September 2014

ANGRY customers are in limbo over their pub's future after it was sold, leading to fears it could be demolished for housing.

Firefighters tackle factory blaze

Evesham Journal:

3:52pm Friday 19th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS fought a blaze in a Worcestershire factory today.

Road and river challenge raise £1,000 for St Richards

Evesham Journal: Sarah Cuddy, left, and Alexandra Soden with the cheque for St Richards.

2:05pm Friday 19th September 2014

TWO Malvern businesswomen teamed up to raise money for St Richards Hospice with a road and river challenge across south Worcestershire.

Muslim leader from Worcester calls for release of British hostage and an end to bloodshed

Evesham Journal:

12:49pm Friday 19th September 2014

A MUSLIM leader from Worcester has condemned the murder of hostages by Islamic State (IS) and called for the immediate release of a British hostage threatened with death by militants.

Angry scenes at County Hall after bid to investigate counsultancy 'shambles' is rejected

Evesham Journal: County Hall

DRAMATIC attempts to stage an investigation into "shambolic" consultancy spending at Worcestershire County Council has been rejected - sparking angry scenes.

Worcestershire County Council is shortlisted as finalist for prestigious TV award

Evesham Journal: Jack Madders from Ledbury who joined Navy and first served on HMS Indomitable, new aircraft carrier built at Cammel Laird shipyard in Birkenhead.

12:11pm Friday 19th September 2014

A FILM capturing the testimonies of 11 heroic veterans who fought in World War Two from Worcestershire has been shortlisted for a TV award.

Desperate calls for a re-think over council plan to slash youth funding to nothing

Evesham Journal: GRAND OPENING: Sebastian Hollingsworth (5) at play following the official opening of the new specialist play facility at the Children's Heart Unit at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital.

11:37am Friday 19th September 2014

COUNCIL chiefs have come under fire for looking to slash youth funding to nothing by 2016 - with critics saying it will leave thousands of children twiddling their thumbs.

EVESHAM campaigner for more funding researching pancreatic cancer goes to Parliament

Evesham Journal: Sandra Francis at the Houses of Parliament with Julie Hesmondhalgh for a debate concerning Pancreatic Cancer funding.

11:33am Friday 19th September 2014

AN Evesham widow visited the Houses of Parliament earlier this month to listen to a debate sparked by a campaign she has been backing.

New 'bank' style lending agency backed by Worcestershire County Council

Evesham Journal: County Hall

11:02am Friday 19th September 2014

PLANS to set up a new 'bank' to help Worcestershire County Council tackle debts and draw down money at better rates have been overwhelmingly backed.

£3.3m pothole cash accepted by Worcestershire County Council

Evesham Journal:

10:42am Friday 19th September 2014

COUNCIL chiefs in Worcestershire have formally accepted a £3.3 million Government boost to repair potholes - after it was found to be the best in the entire country.

Hundreds of motorcyclists to ride through Worcestershire

Evesham Journal: (10536454)

10:18am Friday 19th September 2014

MOTORCYCLISTS from around the country will gather at Strensham Services to begin the seventh annual Ride to the Wall event.

Council chairman defends rise of food banks in Worcestershire

Evesham Journal:

10:08am Friday 19th September 2014

THE chairman of Worcestershire County Council has defended the rise of food banks - amid claims she should be 'embarrassed' to open them.

Crown Meadow toilet block removed and play area restored

Evesham Journal: (10535615)

9:57am Friday 19th September 2014

A DISUSED toilet block on Evesham's Crown Meadow has been demolished and removed.

Live report: What Worcestershire says about Scotland saying NO

Evesham Journal: Campaign material ahead of the Scottish independence referendum. Photo: Danny Lawson/PA Wire.

9:22pm Thursday 18th September 2014

As the results from the Scottish independence referendum come in we'll be bringing you all the reaction from Worcestershire on this historic vote.

Range of free health tests, services and advice on offer from in-store pharmacists

Evesham Journal: (10531223)

6:52pm Thursday 18th September 2014

AN Evesham supermarket will be promoting health living with a range of in store free health tests.

Use your local Minor Injury Unit

Evesham Journal: The accident and emergency department at the Great Western Hospital

6:07pm Thursday 18th September 2014

PEOPLE with a minor injury are being encouraged to seek treatment at one of the county’s Minor Injury Units instead of going to A&E.

Risk to union leaves city leaders blue

Evesham Journal:

5:37pm Thursday 18th September 2014

D-DAY is here for Scottish independence, with politicians across Worcester making heartfelt pleas for the “No” campaign to win.

Fighting the flab - Malvern sessions aim to fight childhood obesity

Evesham Journal: (10528681)

5:18pm Thursday 18th September 2014

FAMILY activity sessions for children which aim to put the fun back into fitness and fight the obesity epidemic have been launched at Malvern Cube.

Fury as councillors clash over adult care cuts in Worcestershire

Evesham Journal: County Hall

5:06pm Thursday 18th September 2014

FURIOUS councillors have clashed over controversial adult care cuts in Worcestershire - calling it "shocking and distressing".

We need fresh alternatives to the badger cull, says council

Evesham Journal: Cotswolds parliamentary candidate hits out at badger cull plans

4:31pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE leader of Worcestershire County Council is writing to the Government to urge a fresh solution on tackling bovine TB - after admitting concern over badger culling.

Dormy House is named "Ultimate" UK Spa Hotel and Best Birthday Venue

Evesham Journal: (10522314)

4:13pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A LUXURIOUS hotel and spa in the Cotswolds has scooped two important national awards.

Have your say on new plans to create chicken farm for 250,000 birds near Upton Snodsbury

Evesham Journal: (6360561)

2:28pm Thursday 18th September 2014

AN action group battling plans to develop a chicken farm housing 250,000 of broiler birds is holding a public meeting next week.

Open Day at Pebworth

Evesham Journal: A BIG THUMBS UP FOR SCHOOL LUNCH - from Pebworth youngsters.

1:42pm Thursday 18th September 2014

PEBWORTH First School will throw open its doors at 10am next Friday, September 26, for an open day .

Musicians Memorial Charity Concert

1:30pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A MEMORIAL concert will unite the passions of a Vale musician who died suddenly earlier this year.

Top artist teaches locally...

1:02pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A renowned Evesham artist says she is excited to be passing on her skills to others, in her home area.

School lunch tasting at Pebworth open day

Evesham Journal: Chantelle collecting her hot lunch.

12:39pm Thursday 18th September 2014

PEBWORTH First School is throwing open its doors on Friday, September 26, to show what is has on offer from the classroom to the kitchen.

Could your dog be the best in Evesham?

Evesham Journal: (10507849)

12:33pm Thursday 18th September 2014

DOGS with style and a bit of sass are being encouraged to take part in the search for Evesham's perfect pup.

Hundreds of new homes proposed for Malvern Hills in latest version of South Worcestershire Development Plan

Evesham Journal: One developer's impression of how the Newland development might look, created by Sheffield-based Gleeson Homes in 2012.

10:57am Thursday 18th September 2014

MALVERN Hills will have to find room for hundreds more new homes if the latest local development proposals, published this week, are approved.

Councillors say 'no' to Malvern Wells retirement home plan

10:39am Thursday 18th September 2014

A PLAN to build a home on a site in Upper Welland has been turned down by Malvern Hills District Council.

Homeless man warns of 'jail or death' if Worcester's railway camp dwellers are evicted

Evesham Journal:

10:12am Thursday 18th September 2014

A HOMELESS man who lives under a railway bridge in Worcester says he will ‘die or go to jail’ if he is forced to move from the encampment.

Hostage linked to city charity

Evesham Journal: Alan Henning (10485861)

9:07am Thursday 18th September 2014

A BRITISH hostage kidnapped in Syria and threatened with death by brutal Islamic State (IS) militants may have been part of a Worcester-based charity's aid convoy when he was abducted.

Pedal power comes to Evesham

Evesham Journal: Evesham Mayor Cllr Charlie Homer on the knitted bike.

9:03am Thursday 18th September 2014

AFTER weeks of cycling events in Evesham and the arrival of the Tour of Britain in the county the theme continued this weekend in the town as Cyclefest's second event Pedal Power took place.

Inappropriate exposure is impacting our business, says cruise manager

Evesham Journal: 3714694401 Paul Jackson 09.09.14 Evesham - Avon Leisure Cruises are concerned that customers are being put off by the behaviour of people in Workman Gardens. (10159607)

8:02am Thursday 18th September 2014

INAPPROPRIATE exposure, drinking and rowdiness in Evesham's Workman Gardens is causing boaters to be put off coming to the town.

History society host monthly talk

Evesham Journal: Small businesses targeted by scammers

6:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

MILITARY history buffs were in attendance for a talk entitled The Battle of Crecy – 1346 at a monthly society meeting.

Unemployment levels fall in Worcestershire

6:04pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE NUMBER of people in Worcestershire claiming Jobseeker's Allowance has fallen by more than a third in the past year.

Whisky man shares his love of the spirit at Malvern Theatres

Evesham Journal: 3614688702 Paul Jackson 01.09.14 Malvern - Ian Buxton has written a book called 101 Legendary Whiskies. (9869429)

6:04pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A MALVERN-based whisky expert will be discussing the the famous spirit at Malvern Theatres next week.

The family that trains together stays together

Evesham Journal: FIT FAMILY: (left to right) Hannah, Tori, Sam and Claire.

5:52pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

WHEN a mum of three decided to get her family involved in a new activity the last thing her kids expected was to be shipped off to a military style fitness boot camp.

County MP says Islamic State is the "biggest threat the world faces"

Evesham Journal: MP's fury at racist e-mail about mother of murdered teenager

5:40pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A WORCESTERSHIRE MP has revealed his anguish over the Islamic State crisis - saying it is the "biggest threat the world faces".

Good news for some Phones 4u employees

Evesham Journal: (10489539)

4:58pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

GOOD news has come for some of the thousands of Phones 4u staff whose jobs currently hang in the balance after the company went into administration earlier this week.

New standard after grant from town council

Evesham Journal: (10487610)

4:52pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

PERSHORE Town Council agreed to grant the Royal British Legion Women's Section £250 to enable them to buy a new standard.

Autumn spring clean for town

Evesham Journal: (10487415)

4:33pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

PERSHORE Town Council is planning an autumn spring clean for the town, and is asking volunteers to sign up.

Cash awarded to councils to axe boss

Evesham Journal: COMPLAINT: Chris Bocock

4:39pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans for two councils to share one boss have been backed by the Government - with £400,000 handed over to make it happen.

Row breaks out over possible plans to fell trees

Evesham Journal: The trees in Broad Street have been blocking the light into people's homes.

3:22pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

CONCERNS about the removal of a row of trees in Pershore town centre have been raised by a former town resident.

West Mercia Police recruiting for student police officers

Evesham Journal: FOOTWEAR STOLEN; West Mercia Police are investigating the theft of footwear from a Bromsgrove porch. SP

1:56pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

WEST Merica Police are on the hunt for suspects described as being honest and compassionate to take up a role with the police force.

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