Gridlock in Worcester due to council traffic survey

Evesham Journal: DELAYS: A typical day on the A4440 Southern Link Road in Worcester.

9:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TRAFFIC gridlock has hit Worcester this morning - with drivers stuck in jams of around an hour due to a council survey.

Woman stripped and threw trousers at Worcester police officer - now she must pay him compensation for 'shock'

Evesham Journal: Cells at Worcester Magistrates' Court are closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays

5:12pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A WOMAN stripped in front of police and threw her tracksuit trousers at an officer was called an 'idiot' by a judge who then awarded the officer compensation for 'shock'.

Iraqi man chatted up 'cute' Droitwich 14-year-old girl - while she was in her school uniform

Evesham Journal:

5:05pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAN made unwanted advances towards a frightened girl of just 14 while she was dressed in her school uniform.

"I'll burn off your tattoo!" - Droitwich man's 'vile' threats to ex in text rant

Evesham Journal:

4:55pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAN sent 'vile' texts to his ex including threatening to 'burn off' her tattoo' after the break-up of their relationship.

Cyclist lashes out with curtain pole in Worcester canal ride-by attack

Evesham Journal:

4:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CYCLIST injured a man with a curtain pole which he wielded like a baton while riding past him on his bike after a row erupted on a canal towpath in Worcester.

80-year-old's child porn shame: Worcester pensioner had snap of naked lad aged 11

Evesham Journal:

4:35pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AN ELDERLY man has appeared in court for downloading indecent images of children, one featuring a naked boy aged 11 years on a bed with an adult.

Italian restaurant Prezzo set to open up in Malvern

4:31pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ITALIAN restaurant chain Prezzo is this week confirmed as the firm planning to occupy two town centre properties.

Breast surgeon's passionate appeal - just £33,000 needed for building work to begin on the breast unit

Evesham Journal: Steven Thrush (7130663)

3:43pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE breast surgeon at the helm of a campaign to create a life-saving breast unit in Worcester has issued a passionate appeal for people to hand in outstanding funds so builders can begin work as soon as possible.

Evesham U3A Open Day

3:38pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

EVESHAM U3A will host an Open Day, on Wednesday, November 5, from noon, in the Town Hall.

A colourful catch for Evesham school

Evesham Journal: INSTALLATION: Pupils from St Egwin’s CofE Middle School created this unique mobile for the school’s new art and design technology building.

2:49pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

YEAR 7 and 8 pupils from St Egwin’s CofE Middle School created a unique piece of artwork for their school’s new art and design technology building.

"Deliberate" draining of canal causes huge disruption on waterways

Evesham Journal: EMPTIED: Locks on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal were drained.

2:41pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE draining of a canal in Worcester which caused a “major inconvenience” for narrowboat users was most likely deliberate, according to the Canal and River Trust.

86 year-old caught speeding five times must do driving retest

Evesham Journal:

2:19pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AN 86-YEAR-OLD retired school teacher has been banned from driving and ordered to take another driving test after being caught repeatedly speeding.

Talking about the times...

1:55pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

NEW FACES at Winchcombe's Millennium Group will always be welcome "to bring a Christian perspective to current affairs".

Timbers Replaced at Church

1:48pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

REPAIRS to the floor of St Michael's Church, Stanley Pontlarge, are being carried out.


1:38pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust has given a grant of £3500 to the St Peter's Organ Fund in Winchcombe.

Sir John Major visits Worcester - and warns about the rise of UKIP

Evesham Journal:

1:02pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FORMER Prime Minister Sir John Major has made a visit to Worcester - and fired an ominous warning about the UK Independence Party.

Arts group launches St Richards Hospice charity calendar at Broadwas coffee morning

12:55pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE art group run by artist Judy Foulsham is holding a coffee morning on Saturday, November 1, to launch a charity calendar for St Richard's Hospice.

Parenting course focuses on challenges of raising children

Evesham Journal: (11800716)

12:08pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

HELPING parents cope with the many challenges of raising children will be the focus of a new course starting in Worcester next month.

Fire service HQ could be rented to private sector or sold outright, says chairman

Evesham Journal: ON THE MOVE: Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service's HQ in  Charles Hastings Way, Worcester.

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

WORCESTER'S fire service HQ could be rented out to a private sector firm - clawing back thousands of extra pounds for taxpayers.

Stay safe on Bonfire Night

Evesham Journal:

11:38am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

STAY safe on bonfire night, is the message fromHereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service as residents prepare to celebrate on Wednesday, November 5.

Bands coverge on Evesham

Evesham Journal: BLOWING THEIR OWN TRUMPETS - Fifty bands are expected to compete.

11:28am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE SILVER Jubilee of the Wychavon Festival of Brass (WFB) will be celebrated with twelve hours of music.

Homebase to close a quarter of its stores - but no word yet on whether Worcester branches will be affected

11:17am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

DIY chain Homebase, which has two stores in Worcester and five more in the surrounding area, is to close a quarter of its stores across the country.

Two people taken to hospital following road traffic collision

Evesham Journal:

11:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TWO people have been taken to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch following a road traffic collision in Bromsgrove.

Horror stories of the pets whose owners don't care

Evesham Journal:

10:45am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CALLOUS pet owners have abandoned almost 250 animals in Worcestershire this year – and a recent spate of kittens being dumped is only adding to this shocking statistic.

Cleeve Prior Heritage Trust seeks volunteers

Evesham Journal: MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Volunteers from Cleeve Prior Heritage Trust in action.

10:27am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A COMMUNITY group which manages 27 acres of land in Cleeve Prior, near Evesham, is looking for new volunteers.

He's all white: Ultra rare squirrel caught on camera

Evesham Journal:

10:14am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE first picture has emerged of the ultra-rare white squirrel which has made the trees along Pitchcroft its home.

Fireworks stolen in raid on St Johns business premises

10:05am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a burglary at a business in St Johns, Worcester, when three packets of fireworks were stolen.

Worcester mum batters car with golf club in bitter feud with Biddle family

Evesham Journal:

9:32am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MUM who is in the middle of a feud with a well-known Worcester family attacked a car with a golf club she had stashed in her child's pushchair.

Five things you need to know Wednesday

Evesham Journal:

9:13am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

1. Top story: Police storm caravan in drugs raid at Bastonford, near Worcester

Police storm caravan in drugs raid at Bastonford, near Worcester

Evesham Journal: Nine plants were found in a bedroom. They will be destroyed say officers along with all the equipment used in cultivation.

12:24pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

POLICE stormed a caravan and discovered a cannabis cultivation outfit in one of the bedrooms with a potential yield of £25,000.

Help is needed to save historical Vale show

Evesham Journal: 4314735801 Paul Jackson 21.10.14 Badsey - The Badsey Flower Show could end if no help is found. From left - Michael Draper, committee member, Adrian Barradell, vice chairman and Gordon Boon chairman. (11772134)

7:08pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MUCH loved Vale village show could be coming to an end after 126 years unless new helpers can be found.

Police launch appeal after three pub break-ins in four hours

Evesham Journal: (11674143)

6:36pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

AN APPEAL has been launched by police after three pubs were broken into within four hours.

Top Green MEP joins mayor at party meeting in Malvern

Evesham Journal: Julian Roskams and Molly Scott Cato at the meeting.

6:32pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

EURO-MP Molly Scott Cato was the special guest when Malvern Hills Green Party held a fundraising event last Friday at the Lyttelton Well, Church Street.

Champion ales, local heroes and Worcestershire Barn Owls at Apple and Ale Festival

Evesham Journal: 4314735701 Paul Jackson 21.10.14 Bretforton - Pre pic for The Fleece Inn's Apple and Ale Festival. Nigel Smith, landlord. (11772114)

6:32pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

WHETHER you enjoy a pint of cider or ale the best of both tipples will be in great supply at the Fleece Inn in Bretforton this weekend.

Fire service gets £4 million from government to move HQ, merge Wyre Forest fire stations

Evesham Journal: (4472121)

6:18pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

HEREFORD and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service has just been given over £4 million from the government t o move its headquarters and merge three fire stations.

Police secure post in Pershore

Evesham Journal: Ledbury police officer charged with two counts of misconduct

6:09pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

POLICE in Pershore will keep a presence at the town's civic centre after the district council agreed a deal to buy the former station.

More tributes paid to Lynda Bellingham

Evesham Journal: Lynda Bellingham appeared at the Badsey Flower Show in 2012 filming her show, My Tasty Travels with Lynda Bellingham.

5:45pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

ACTRESS, TV presenter and Worcestershire charity patron Lynda Bellingham lost her battle with cancer this week (Oct 19) in the arms of her husband.

Cancer survivor Barbara Moss speaks at conference to celebrate 'strong women'

Evesham Journal: Paul Jackson 12.03.09

Barbara Moss is writing a book about her experience with cancer. (3731844)

5:42pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A COURGAEOUS cancer survivor has told her extraordinary in the hope it can inspire others to carry on the fight against adversity as she gave a talk at a conference designed to celebrate 'strong women'.

Eyes down for charity bingo

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

5:20pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A CHARITY bingo night will take place at the Honeybourne Railway Club on Saturday.

Go Grace, seven-year-old returns home after cancer battle

Evesham Journal: Grace Dolphin with youngster sister Olivia celebrating her return home in time for Christmas.

5:01pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A BRAVE young girl who has been battling an adult form of blood cancer has been sent home to Evesham by doctors after being placed in remission.

Family and friends gather to pay tribute to Anthony Taylor

Evesham Journal: TRIBUTE: Family and friends released balloons with pictures of Anthony Taylor on, to send a message to him on what would have been his 23rd birthday.

4:55pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

FAMILY and friends of a man who killed himself last year gathered together to pay a poignant tribute.

Evesham woman is gaga about Gaga

Evesham Journal: Becki Caulton and Lady Gaga.

3:23pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A LADY Gaga super fan was treated to the surprise of her life for her 40th birthday party when her husband took her backstage to meet the eccentric singer.

Ninety one-year-old venue will be sitting pretty after refurbishment

Evesham Journal:

3:01pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

MALVERN Cinema is set for a £50,000 refurbishment in the coming weeks as the 91-year-old venue sees the replacement of its 380 seats.

Music and crafts at imagGine

Evesham Journal: music note (11680289)

2:57pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

AN open mic session will take place at imaGine, in Evesham's Market Square on Saturday (Oct 25) from 2pm until 4pm.

Exotics event sees world's most venomous snake in the Vale

Evesham Journal: Lucy Churchill with a Caiman crocodile.

2:49pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

SOME of the world's most venomous snakes and a Caiman crocodile were at the venomous night put on by the Evesham and District Reptile and Exotics Club.

New scheme offers activities to those with learning disabilities

2:45pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A NEW range of activities for people is being launched in Malvern next week.

Farncombe lifesavers win national award

Evesham Journal: WINNERS: Tony Haines, Gemma Guedes, Dr Hilary Jones, Anne Jolly, Katie Field and Alastair Stagg (left to right) at the ceremony.

2:37pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE teamwork of a life saving group in Broadway who rescued a cyclist after he suffered collapsed in Fish Hill were praised by TV doctor Hilary Jones as he presented them with a national award.

Final straight for Bell Tower Appeal

Evesham Journal: Diana Raphael with 8 ft model of Evesham's Abbey Bell Tower.

2:21pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE people of Evesham have continued to throw their support behind the Bell Tower Appeal and there is now only around £47,000 left to raise.

Crack secret codes in the same way as First World War soldiers

Evesham Journal: A mobile messenger pigeon loft from the First World War.

1:41pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

LEARN how to crack codes and secret messages at an event demonstrating methods pioneered in the First and Second World Wars taking place the Almonry Heritage Centre next month.

Train services have been "neglected" in Worcestershire, says MP

Evesham Journal: Train firm bids for new London services

1:21pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

WORCESTER'S MP has called for the city to finally get a "world class" train service - and claims it has been "neglected" for rail investment.

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