First mainstream free school given go-ahead for Worcestershire

Evesham Journal: Headteacher Pamela Leek-Wright with students from Holy Trinity International School, which will become a free school in September.

9:57am Saturday 19th April 2014

THE first mainstream free school will be created in Worcestershire this September after Holy Trinity International school was given the go-ahead by the Department for Education.

Worcester's Game of Thrones star praised

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9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

WORCESTER'S Game of Thrones star Kit Harington has been praised for the way he has handled his "huge break" by his tormentor-in-chief from the series.

10 of Worcestershire's most beautiful gardens to visit this Easter weekend

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9:55pm Friday 18th April 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE is blessed with some beautiful gardens, and we've chosen 10 that we think are the best.

Worshippers and walkers head for summit of Bredon Hill on Good Friday

Evesham Journal: Bredon Hill

9:05pm Friday 18th April 2014

WORSHIPPERS and walkers alike made their way to the summit of Worcestershire's Bredon Hill today for the traditional Good Friday pilgrimage and to enjoy the spring sunshine.

Physics genius visits cathedral, enjoys a glass of champagne during city visit

Evesham Journal: Professor Stephen Hawking with, from left to right, the Very Revd Michael Tavinor, Canon Chris Pullin and Glyn Morgan in the Deanery garden.

6:17pm Friday 18th April 2014

ONE of the world’s greatest minds enjoyed the champagne lifestyle and a visit to the cathedral during a visit to Hereford.

Live screening of Cosi Fan Tutte

4:53pm Friday 18th April 2014

A LIVE high definition broadcast of Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte will be screened in Malvern Theatres on Saturday, April 26 live from the Met, with music director James Levine conducting the opera about testing the ties of love.

Learn about the life and times of Suggs in funny and moving show

4:46pm Friday 18th April 2014

THE frontman of Madness takes to the stage in a hilarious and moving one-man tour de force.

Award-winning wildlife cameraman to present giant show

4:38pm Friday 18th April 2014

AN award-winning cameraman presents an unforgettable evening of extraordinary animal adventures and unique wildlife film footage.

VIP garden gala will help battle cancer and dementia

4:10pm Friday 18th April 2014

A MEDICAL charity will host a fundraising VIP garden gala evening at the RHS Malvern Spring festival.

Brave Noah battles on and brings out the best in the people of Worcester

Evesham Journal: Lee and Sarah Freeman with baby Noah as they hand over more than £700 to Birmingham Children's Hospital thanks to generous donations form the good folk of Worcester.

3:38pm Friday 18th April 2014

A MIRACLE baby born with half a heart has inspired the people of Worcester to give more than £700 to help other sick children have a better chance of life.

Ben goes the London Marathon distance for charity

Evesham Journal: Ben Lindon and James Partridge with their London Marathon medals.

12:22pm Friday 18th April 2014

BEN Lindon was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour six years years ago after collapsing while running but he has bounced back to conquer the London Marathon in five hours and 37 minutes.

Crowle 10k - still time to register ahead of the run

Evesham Journal: Getting in training for the Crowle 10k and Fun Runs are (back row L-R) Peter Battle and Caroline Brookes, (front row) Charlie Brooks (7) and Harry Brooks (4), Charlie Dixon (8) ad Hannah Dixon (10).

12:13pm Friday 18th April 2014

RUNNERS still have a chance to register ahead of the starting gun for the Crowle Gunpowder Plot 10k.

New model to mark 100 years of production

11:33am Friday 18th April 2014

THE latest vehicle off the Morgan production line has been specially commissioned to celebrate 100 years of vehicle manufacture at the Pickersleigh Road factory.

Shopping centre revamp on the cards for Worcester's Cathedral Plaza

10:47am Friday 18th April 2014

A SHOPPING centre in Worcester could get a revamp with a new-look square as plans go on display to the public.

Burglar spray - see device demo at Worcester meeting

10:34am Friday 18th April 2014

BUSINESS leaders and homeowners have the chance to see the latest anti-burglary technology in action during a meeting in St John's, Worcester.

Playwright's walking challenge will bring inspiration and funds

Evesham Journal: Nick Wilkes, resident playwright at Malvern Theatres, is walking the length of Hadrian's Wall to raise money for Help for Heroes and to gather ideas for his next play. Picture by Nick Toogood.

9:02am Friday 18th April 2014

MALVERN Theatres' resident writer will be swapping his keyboard for hiking boots when he walks the length of Hadrian's Wall.

Readers and book lovers get ready for World Book Night

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9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

LIBRARIES across the county are preparing to get reading as World Book Night approaches.

Controversial plans to build on old playing field opposed

Evesham Journal: Malvern Wells Parish Council

8:42am Friday 18th April 2014

ABOUT 50 people packed into a parish meeting to oppose controversial plans to build more than 40 homes on a former playing field in Malvern Wells.

Cycle ride supports air ambulance charity

Evesham Journal: Staff from Postcode Anywhere in Diglis getting ready for the charity bike ride.

5:10pm Thursday 17th April 2014

BIKING enthusiasts can put their passion to good use this spring by taking part in a charity ride in aid of the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

Thrill on the Hill

3:42pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THE world's oldest operational motorsport venue will be the setting for one of the UK's largest gatherings of Morgan vehicles again this summer.

New media centre for arts venue

Evesham Journal: The new media area at the Courtyard in Hereford.

2:34pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A NEW media area will allow theatre-goers the chance to get social.

Controversial housing plan at Eastward Road, Malvern, is thrown out

1:54pm Thursday 17th April 2014

PLANS for new housing on the edge of Malvern would be a "Trojan horse" for development between the town and Leigh Sinton, said councillors.

Explore your wild side at National Trust site

Evesham Journal: Brockhampton Estate ranger, Nicholas Hinchliffe, in the wildlife hide. Picture by Kate Oakley.

12:54pm Thursday 17th April 2014

RELEASE your wild side and explore the beautiful outdoors at a National Trust property.

Peak displays of bluebells

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12:45pm Thursday 17th April 2014

PEAK displays of bluebells are expected in time for Easter after they sprung into life much earlier than in last year's cold spring.

Ancient manor house to host great musicians

10:40am Thursday 17th April 2014

SOME of the world’s greatest musicians will come to the Herefordshire countryside for a festival of unmissable concerts and masterclasses.

Councils encourage people to reduce food waste

10:11am Thursday 17th April 2014

A JOINT venture will encourage people to reduce the food waste they produce.

Fun for the family at popular CountryTastic show

9:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE popular CountryTastic event will return to the Three Counties Showground in Malvern today.

More Worcestershire four year olds get their first choice school place - despite shortages elsewhere

8:47am Thursday 17th April 2014

MORE primary school children in Worcestershire have received a place at their first choice school this year - despite a shortage in places elsewhere across the country.

Comedian to star in George Bernard Shaw classic

6:28pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A POPULAR comedian reprises his West End role n a new production of George Bernard Shaw’s.

Join art courses for adults and children

6:18pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

CHILDREN and adults can book a place on more than 25 art courses.

Malvern Hills under the spotlight in exhibition

6:12pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THIS spring an exhibition will unite the work of two artists inspired by the landscape of the Malvern Hills.

North American tour for experimental electronic duo

4:57pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

EXPERIMENTAL electronic duo F*** Buttons are preparing to cross the pond for a North American tour this summer.

Forum joins campaign for stalking awareness

3:28pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A CAMPAIGN will help to raise awareness of stalking in the workplacce.

Police appeal after cycle theft

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2:23pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THIS is the man British Transport Police want to speak to in connection with the theft of a bicycle from a railway station.

Fewer pupils persistently skip school in Worcestershire

1:34pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE number of pupils persistently skipping school in Worcestershire has dropped by almost a third in three years according to new figures.

Feeling flushed after record breaking marathon

Evesham Journal: Bowled over - Record breaker Marcus Mumford said the support from the crowds managed to help him when he was feeling "bogged down". (s)

5:09pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A RUNNER made sure he was not caught short to take his place in the Guinness Book of Records for the fastest marathon runner dressed as a toilet.

Comedy's answer to X Factor

5:05pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

FUNHOUSE Comedy returns to Drummonds Bar, New Street, Worcester, on Sunday May 11 with comedy’s answer to Britain's Got Talent and X-Factor, the Should I Stay or Should I Go? competition, as 15 comics go head-to-head.

A Grand National winner walks into a bar...

Evesham Journal: Forget the pinot grigio, it's Pineau De Re - Grand National winner outside The Mug House in Claines. Picture by Christopher Hughes (

4:37pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Heard the one about the Grand National winning horse who walked into a bar?

Something borrowed, something green for this bride

Evesham Journal: Anne-Marie Darroch and Paul Harley who will turn heads with Vale of Evesham asparagus in Anne-Marie's wedding bouquet.

3:39pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THERE will be something old, something new, something borrowed and something GREEN for one bride set to walk down the aisle on Saturday.

Businesses warned to protect themselves after spate of Worcester burglaries

Evesham Journal: M5 crash causes delays

3:29pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

POLICE have warned businesses to protect themselves following an increase in the number of commercial burglaries in Worcester.

Arts groups receive funding boost for work with children and young people

3:26pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

CULTURAL opportunities for children and young people have been boosted by a sizeable investment.

Worcester cycle thefts - 38 bikes stolen from the city centre since January

Evesham Journal: Worcester cycle thefts - 38 bikes stolen from the city centre since January

3:17pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

POLICE are investigating a spate of bike thefts in Worcester city centre with CCTV here showing a potential suspect.

'Secret' party to take Worcester underground

3:03pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A 'SECRET' warehouse will be the mysterious location for an underground, unforgettable and unique party.

'Everything is awesome' with screening of the Lego Movie

2:01pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE latest screening from Watch This Space Films will be the Lego Movie at the Marr's Bar, Pierpont Street, Worcester, on Tuesday, April 29, with the action following Emmet, who is a completely ordinary Lego mini-figure.

Sweet-natured Penny needs an understanding owner

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1:40pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

PENNY is a lovely four-year-old black labrador/collie cross in the care of RSPCA Worcester & Mid-Worcestershire Branch.

Suspicious blaze started in row of leylandii in Evesham: police seek witnesses

Evesham Journal: M5 crash causes delays

11:42am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A FIRE which began in a row of leylandii trees and spread to a caravan was suspected arson say police.

Explore the history of canal basins

11:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

AN open day will usher in the new visitor season at Stourport’s historic canal basins.

Hunt continues for balaclava-wearing thieves who tried to take cash machine

Evesham Journal: Snapped: The thieves made off after a metal cable they were using snapped. Picture by Simon Lampitt.

11:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

POLICE are still hunting for at least two balaclava-clad thieves who tried to wrench an ATM out of the ground in the early hours of Monday morning.

We have our fair share of sites, say council

10:40am Tuesday 15th April 2014

PERSHORE Town Council said they will not suggest any more sites suitable for homes as part of the growing South Worcestershire Development Plan.

Brave Worcester girl saves her entire family from burning alive in caravan blaze

Evesham Journal: Brave Worcester girl saves her entire family from burning alive in caravan blaze

9:38am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A BRAVE girl saved her family from burning alive in their sleep when their caravan caught fire in a freak accident.

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