Halloween window displays from Worcester's shops

Evesham Journal:

7:00am Friday 31st October 2014

WORCESTER'S shops are getting into the spirit of Halloween with some frightfully good window displays.

Here's what Halloween looks like in our house! Frightfully good pictures from Worcester families

Evesham Journal:

6:30am Friday 31st October 2014

HAPPY Halloween! Here's a round-up of photos of the spookiest day of the year in our readers' homes.

Help to Buy popularity soars 49 per cent in Worcestershire

Evesham Journal: Help to Buy Overview

5:37pm Thursday 30th October 2014

MORE than 700 people across Worcestershire have now used the Government's £9.7 billion Help to Buy scheme to get on the property ladder - a rise of nearly 50 per cent in seven months.

Help needed to plot the history of historic pub at Welland

5:03pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A TREASURE trove of historical documents has been uncovered revealing the fascinating past of the Pheasant Inn at Welland.

Perdiswell park and ride closure "a disgrace", says shadow transport secretary on Worcester visit

Evesham Journal:

4:36pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THESE images show the sorry state of Worcester's now-defunct park and ride - with the shadow transport minister lamenting its closure.

Biggest strike action by fire service in run up to bonfire night

Evesham Journal: (12150286)

4:02pm Thursday 30th October 2014

FIREFIGTERS in Worcestershire are set to strike tomorrow (Friday, October 31) for four days in the longest industrial action taken by the life saving service yet.

Robin Walker MP welcomes Worcestershire schools' improving absence figures

Evesham Journal: APPOINTMENT: Robin Walker MP has been installed as chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Credit Unions.

3:44pm Thursday 30th October 2014

WORCESTER'S MP Robin Walker has welcomed figures showing the number of pupils who are persistently absent from school is at a record low.

Celebrate the season with local hospice

Evesham Journal: Stella Hayward, Western Power Distribution, Rachel Jones, St Richard’s Hospice, Judith Bennett, Britannia Bennetts of Malvern.

3:07pm Thursday 30th October 2014

ST Richard's Hospice is beginning its Christmas celebrations with its annual Snowdrop Ball.

Ghost of Christmas past set to haunt Worcester once more for festive Fayre.

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2:53pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE ghost of Christmas past is set to haunt Worcester's streets once more for this year's Fayre.

Keep your home safe in the dark nights - learn how at Worcester drop-in session

Evesham Journal: 2014599802. 16/05/14. Left to right - Graham Houghton from Neighbourhood Watch and inventor Rob Simpson with the Chain Reaction DNA Advanced Intruder Deterrent system that sprays a fine unique coded ultra-violet mist onto anyone trying to force their way

12:17pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A DROP-IN session will give people a chance to learn more about how to keep their home safe in the dark nights.

MP Robin Walker told to 'keep out' of hospital review after he said 'political interference' caused delays

Evesham Journal: APPOINTMENT: Robin Walker MP has been installed as chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Credit Unions.

9:56am Thursday 30th October 2014

WORCESTER’s MP has been told to keep out of a controversial review into the future of hospital services by the leader of a campaign group.

Burger restaurant Byron is the first to sign up to Cathedral Plaza

Evesham Journal:

10:57am Wednesday 29th October 2014

GOURMET burger restaurant Byron Hamburgers is set to open in Worcester after becoming the first business to snap up a unit in the soon-to-be refurbished Cathedral Plaza.

Worcester market can now be 'first class' like ours say Stratford traders

Evesham Journal:

10:48am Wednesday 29th October 2014

TRADERS at another market run by the same 'first class' company set to take over Worcester's market say business has enjoyed a big boost.

Sun shines on brides and grooms-to-be at latest I Will wedding fair near Evesham

Evesham Journal: I Will wedding fair exhibitor Chris Jack, of Mr and Mrs Productions, at the show at Dumbleton Hall on Sunday October 19.

5:59pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE autumn sunshine shone on visitors to the I Will wedding show at Dumbleton Hall, near Evesha, last Sunday.

Hopes of early November finish to Sansome Walk roadworks dashed

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Traffic ignoring the road closure signs at Sansome Walk on Monday (10621276)

4:58pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

WORCESTER'S Sansome Walk will remain closed until mid-November after utility chiefs admitted defeat in trying to finish early.

Be aware of terror threat, warns deputy police and crime commissioner

Evesham Journal: Bill Longmore with his deputy, Barrie Sheldon

4:41pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE region’s deputy police and crime commissioner has fired his own warning over terrorists – urging Worcestershire to be on red alert.

Handover of county beauty spot put on hold

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

4:34pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A MOVE to hand a Worcestershire beauty spot to the National Trust has been dramatically placed on hold - after councillors launched an investigation into it.

Mary Kidson cleared of trying to poison daughter

Evesham Journal:

3:19pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A WOMAN accused of poisoning her daughter with unnecessary medication has been cleared by a jury after a three-week trial at Worcester Crown Court.

Posters given out to residents who want a quiet Halloween

2:24pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

POSTERS are being given out to residents living in Wychavon who want a quiet night this Halloween.

Worcestershire smokers stub out fags for successful "Stoptober"

Evesham Journal: (12100474)

2:24pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

MORE than 23,000 people have stopped smoking in the region, including Worcestershire, this month for "Stoptober".

Fresh dispute over new £10.4 million Worcester swimming pool's £493,000 'subsidy'

Evesham Journal: FUNDRAISING: Mark Longstaff is is taking on a swimming challenge at Bowling Pool, Bradford

2:17pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

CLAIMS Worcester's massive new future swimming pool could cost taxpayers nearly £500,000 a year to subsidise have been rubbished - as the row over the grand £10.4 million facility rumbles on.

Could you offer Harry the loving home he so needs?

Evesham Journal: FRIENDLY AND AFFECTIONATE: Harry is not coping at all well with being back in kennels.

11:29am Wednesday 29th October 2014

HARRY is a very sad six-year-old German Shepherd cross, who was rehomed by RSPCA Worcester & Mid-Worcestershire Branch two years ago.

Worcester's rogue landlords crackdown would pay for 300 inspections a year

Evesham Journal: Rising stamp duty 'choking' housing market

11:08am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A CRACKDOWN on rogue private landlords in Worcester has been defended by council chiefs - who insist they have "strong justification" for it.

Landmark £200,000 revamp of Worcester's cemetery given the go-ahead

Evesham Journal: FILLING UP FAST: Astwood Cemetery in Astwood Road, Worcester, only has room for 700 more burial plots.

10:14am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A £200,000 transformation of Worcester's cemetery has been officially backed - paving the way for a radical overhaul.

Snares officially banned on council land in Worcester after politicians label them "inhumane"

Evesham Journal: GV of Worcester's council offices today, Wednesday, February 25, 2009.
Credit: Lee Sanders/newsteam.co.uk
25/02/09 (5078500)

9:37am Wednesday 29th October 2014

ANIMAL-KILLING snares have officially been banned in Worcester - after the city council's leadership labelled them "inhumane".

Welcome to 'club 100' - two friends from the same church celebrate their big day together

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5:28pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

TWO centurions continue to soldier on after they both reached the same milestone in the same month.

Worcester Operatic and Dramatic Society's Youth Section takes on seven new recruits

Evesham Journal: SEVEN UP: The youngsters who have successfully auditioned to get into Worcester Operatic and Dramatic Society's Youth Section.

4:49pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

SEVEN youngsters who successfully auditioned to get into Worcester Operatic and Dramatic Society's Youth Section are looking forward to another audition - this time for parts in the summer musical Annie.

Dedicate a light in memory of a loved one

Evesham Journal: Paul Jackson 19.11.10WorcesterSt Richard's lights of Love at St Andrew's Spire, Worcester. (12045308)

4:49pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

LIGHTS of love will be shining across the county from November as St Richard's Hospice invites people to dedicate a light in memory of someone who is no longer with them.

Get ready for the grand final of Miss (and Mr) Worcestershire at the Guildhall

Evesham Journal: Miss England 2014/15 Carina Tyrrell, head of the judging panel.

4:44pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

TIARAS are getting a last polish and suits a final press as Worcester prepares to welcome the Miss and Mr Worcestershire contestants.

Market traders in Worcester hit out at "three day week" plan

Evesham Journal:

4:41pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

ANGRY traders in Worcester have hit out at plans to open a new market only three days a week, one saying he had been 'stabbed in the back'.

Can you help children's charity?

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

4:32pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A CHARITY helping distressed and vulnerable children is looking for volunteers to assist at its store in Stourport.

Grazing returns to Avon Meadows

Evesham Journal: (12041628)

4:07pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

SHEEP are set to return to Avon Meadows in Pershore to help in the efforts to restore the local nature reserve to a flower-rich paradise.

Worcestershire residents urged to take extra care during upcoming fire strike

Evesham Journal: Person cut from car in Holt Heath

4:02pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

PEOPLE are urged to take extra care during the upcoming firefighters' strike.

Remember, remember to register

Evesham Journal: (7428986)

3:56pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

PEOPLE are being reminded to complete their application to register to vote forms or risk losing out in next year’s general election and local elections.

New £3,000 bus shelter in Worcester - as calls are made to beef up councillor's personal spending funds

Evesham Journal: 4414740301 Paul Jackson 27.10.14 Worcester - Councillor Paul Denham with the bus stop on Brickfields Road that he used his councillor's fund to buy. (11988438)

2:45pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

THIS new bus stop will keep people dry down a busy Worcester road - as calls were made to beef up a novel council project to fund worthy causes.

New walk opens to showcase parkland at Croome

Evesham Journal: Hugh Warwick at gates to walk. Photo by Tracey Blackwell.

2:26pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A NEW walking route for visitors has opened allowing visitors to explore a previously unseen area of a parkland, near Pershore.

Worcester market will open three days a week from December

Evesham Journal:

10:50am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A GENERAL market in Worcester will be open just three days a week from December with 'up-market' Sundays and 'antique' days starting in Easter.

D-Day veteran dies after car crash

Evesham Journal: Noel Wilkes.

12:23pm Monday 27th October 2014

AN Evesham veteran of the D-Day landings and town stalwart died tragically on Saturday after he was hit by a car.

Highways chief defends traffic census chaos - and says there won't be any compensation

Evesham Journal:

9:39am Monday 27th October 2014

THE man in charge of Worcestershire's highways has defended the traffic chaos that left the city in uproar last week - and said there will be no compensation for those who abandoned commutes to work or missed other trips and appointments.

New landlord of Coppertops says "we can make the pub a big success"

Evesham Journal: Marc Johnson, manager of the Coppertops, and his Jack Russell dog, Bully. Mr Johnson says there are plenty of activities to keep people occupied at the pub. Bully, dubbed the Famous Wobbly Dog, has attracted interest on YouTube Mr Johnson said.

4:54pm Monday 27th October 2014

THE couple who have taken over a Worcester pub are convinced they can make a big success of it.

Comment: This chilling snoopers' law must be reformed

Evesham Journal: Extent of police snooping on phone calls and emails revealed

4:36pm Monday 27th October 2014

PRIVACY and security come at a cost, but that cost may be becoming too high.

"We back police operation - but please don't call us boy racers" - organisers of Cattlemarket car meet

Evesham Journal: (s)

4:18pm Monday 27th October 2014

THE collective behind the massive car meet on the Cattlemarket car park said they "whole-heartedly" supported a police operation which targeted anti-social driving.

Police watchdog to investigate 'snoop' stats

Evesham Journal: Bill Longmore with his deputy, Barrie Sheldon

4:20pm Monday 27th October 2014

AN INDEPENDENT probe is taking place by a watchdog after West Mercia Police admitted using controversial surveillance powers to spy on people nearly 400 times.

Bam! Zap! Woof! Batgirl (the dog) finds new home for Halloween

Evesham Journal:

11:56am Monday 27th October 2014

A HOMELESS dog with an unusual bat-shaped marking has found a home just in time for Halloween.

City goes nuts for all-white squirrel

Evesham Journal: Wildlife photographer Dave Grubb spotted the all-white squirrel on Saturday afternoon. Picture by Dave Grubb (DGwildlife) (s)

11:26am Monday 27th October 2014

A WILDLIFE photographer has managed to picture the all-white squirrel as it perched in a tree high above Pitchcroft.

Football club defends UKIP banner at stadium

Evesham Journal: UKIP logo  (8023933)

5:46pm Friday 24th October 2014

UNDER-FIRE Kidderminster Harriers have defended a UK Independence Party banner at the stadium - saying the club is politically neutral.

Labour hosts comedy night at Upton

5:33pm Friday 24th October 2014

FOLLOWING the success of its first comedy night last year, Malvern Hills Labour Party is holding the second Stand up for Labour fundraising event on Friday, November 7.

Big funding opportunities from National Grid in Worcester

Evesham Journal: (10234401)

5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

THERE will be funding opportunities from the National Grid in Worcester as Big Energy Saving Week comes to a close.

MP Robin Walker blames 'political interference' for 'disappointing' hospital review delay

Evesham Journal: (11908248)

4:09pm Friday 24th October 2014

'DISAPPOINTING' delays to a review into the future of hospital services have been driven by 'political interference' says Worcester's MP.

Hospitals in limbo over review delay: public must wait until after General Election to have a say

Evesham Journal:

12:59pm Friday 24th October 2014

A REVIEW into the future of vital hospital services in Worcestershire is set to rumble on well into next year, it has been announced.

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