Cotswold village lines up musical talent

4:14pm Thursday 31st July 2014

LOVERS of music and natural beauty will make a beeline to a Cotswolds village that has really put itself on the map with an annual festival.

Family re-issue appeal to find Jesse Richards’ body five years after murder

Evesham Journal:

12:14pm Thursday 31st July 2014

THE family of a man murdered in Worcestershire have spoken of their pain over his death and have re-issued a heart felt appeal in the hope to find his body exactly five years after he was killed.

Malvern Vale to get superfast broadband tomorrow

Evesham Journal: GETTING CONNECTED: BT's £425m fibre broadband roll-out will see Ammanford, Llandeilo and Cross Hands with some of the fastest internet connections in the world within three years.

11:49am Thursday 31st July 2014

MALVERN is to get superfast broadband with the big switch on tomorrow.

Chief executive row leads to council walkout

Evesham Journal:

11:16am Thursday 31st July 2014

ANGRY opposition councillors walked out of a Malvern Hills District Council this week in a row over plans to merge the authority's chief executive post with Wychavon council.

Worcester boat hire business is to close after more than a century

Evesham Journal:

11:14am Thursday 31st July 2014

The final tale from the riverbank is about to be told for a Worcester family as they prepare to close their popular boat hire business.

Big Dunc was "heart" of Worcester Judo Club

Evesham Journal:

9:56am Thursday 31st July 2014

A POPULAR and 'irreplaceable' gentle giant who died unexpectedly has been described as 'the heart' of Worcester Judo Club.

Vegans and veggies call for Worcester Racecourse closure after three horse deaths this month

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9:50am Thursday 31st July 2014

VEGANS and veggies have called for the closure of Worcester Racecourse following the death of three horses there in a single month,

Become a lifesaver or have your own health MOT at drop-in session in St John's, Worcester

9:19am Thursday 31st July 2014

THE next drop-in session of the West Side Neighbourhood Watch takes place at the St John's Youth and Community Centre, Swanpool Walk, Worcester, on Friday, August 8 between 10am and 4pm.

Milestone for "care village"

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8:43am Thursday 31st July 2014

A 'CARE village' in Worcester marked another milestone after the roof was completed.

MP joins call to protect posties from dog attacks

Evesham Journal: Pictured (from left) postman Tony Waterhouse, Harriett Baldwin MP, postman Ian Palmer .

6:33pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

DOG owners in and around Malvern are being urged to keep their animals under control to prevent them attacking postmen.

Father and son tackle cycling challenge in support of the fight against breast cancer

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5:55pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A FATHER-and-son team from Malvern will be taking to the saddle next week to raise money for the fight against breast cancer.

Serious attack in Stourport - two arrests

Evesham Journal:

5:24pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A WOMAN has been seriously assaulted in Stourport and two people arrested.

Firefighter hopes to beat the heat for hospice with gruelling trek in full uniform

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12:22pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A FIREFIGHTER hopes to beat the heat when he walks 21 miles in full uniform to raise money for a Worcester hospice.

Cyclists given safety advice by ambulance service

12:02pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE ambulance service has issued advice to cyclists to stop them getting injured or killed on the roads this summer.

Burglars target three businesses in Barnards Green, Malvern

Evesham Journal: Police activity in Cranleigh Gardens

7:27pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after attempts were made to burgle three premises in Barnards Green.

Police warn elderly as bank card scammers hit St Johns

Evesham Journal: Mother’s bank card taken at cashpoint

5:44pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

POLICE are urging elderly people to be alert after residents of St Johns, Worcester, have been targeted in a bank card scam.

Worcester gets new greener (and quieter) bin lorries

Evesham Journal: 3114662501. 28/07/14. Left to right - leader of Worcester City Council Simon Geraghty with bin man Mark Stephens and the fleet of six new refuse collection lorries. Picture by Nick Toogood. (8684649)

12:33pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

WORCESTER is to get six new quieter and more environmentally friendly bin lorries at a cost of nearly £1 million.

European funding success for Worcestershire back to work projects

11:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A GROUP of Worcestershire organisations have each won European funding so they can continue to help the long term unemployed get back to work.

Vegans and veggies provide lifeline to horses rescued from Worcester traveller site

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10:14am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A GROUP of vegans and veggies from Worcester has helped fund the care of horses which they say were kept in 'appalling conditions' at a traveller site in the city.

City will remain close to former Archdeacon's heart as he becomes Bishop of Colchester

Evesham Journal: CELEBRATION: Bishop Roger with Worcester colleagues (S)

9:54am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE city's former Archdeacon was presented with a "breathtaking" pectoral cross made by a Worcester jeweller as he was consecrated as the next Bishop of Colchester.

Power cuts in Evesham

Evesham Journal:

10:54pm Monday 28th July 2014

HOMES in Evesham are currently suffering from powercuts.

Hills alive with the sound of music

Evesham Journal: MALVERN ROCKS: James Mattey performs outside Carnival Records.

7:34pm Monday 28th July 2014

MALVERN rocked out over the weekend as more than 120 musicians took to the stage in venues across the town.

Welland residents urged to have their say on local development.

2:54pm Monday 28th July 2014

RESIDENTS of the Little Malvern and Welland parish are being urged to have their say in shaping the future development of the village.

Fire service HQ goes on the market

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

11:00am Monday 28th July 2014

IT'S been the home of Worcester's firefighters for the last seven decades - but now the 'for sale' signs have finally gone up.

Anniversary celebrations brings in over £4,500 for breast care unit

Evesham Journal: DONATION: Consultant Steven Thrush receives the money raised from events held during Worcestershire's WI's anniversary year (s)

10:48am Monday 28th July 2014

ANNIVERSARY celebrations of the county's WI managed to raise over £4,500 for Worcestershire's Breast Unit Campaign.

Cuts to youth activities? Don't blame us, says leader

Evesham Journal: Councillor Adrian Hardman, county council leader

2:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

THE leader of Worcestershire County Council has defended his stance on youth funding - and is blaming the economy for making cuts.

Talks start over one rubbish collection service for the whole of Worcestershire

Evesham Journal: Fortnightly bin collections have increased recycling rates, town hall chiefs claim

1:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

TENTATIVE talks have got underway to see if one massive rubbish and recycling collection service can be launched for the whole of Worcestershire.

Electronic games ban at County Hall

Evesham Journal: County Hall

10:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

THE playing of electronic games like Solitaire is officially being banned at Worcestershire County Council.

12-month reprieve from youth activity cuts - but it will not last

Evesham Journal: County Hall

3:50pm Friday 25th July 2014

PLANS to slash council funding for youth activities in Worcestershire by 50 per cent next year have been scrapped, it has emerged.

Threat to privatise service for the elderly in Worcestershire

Evesham Journal: County Hall

3:35pm Friday 25th July 2014

A COUNCIL-RUN service which places old and vulnerable people in the care of families across Worcestershire is facing privatisation, it has emerged.

Summer reading challenge launched

Evesham Journal: 3014659801 Paul Jackson 24.07.14 High Green - From left - author Jeremy Strong, Oli Ford, nine and Connie Sharpe, nine at Croome Park for Worcestershire County Council's Summer reading challenge. (8577139)

11:53am Friday 25th July 2014

BOOKWORMS are being encouraged to bury their head in a good book with the launch of this year's summer reading challenge.

Generous shoppers raise £189,000 for British Heart Foundation

Evesham Journal: (8602664)

11:35am Friday 25th July 2014

BRITISH Heart Foundation (BHF) shops in Worcestershire have raised £189,000 in the past year thanks to generous residents.

Save our green lung, sign our petition, say Hayslan field residents

Evesham Journal: 2414622904 Paul Jackson 12.06.14 Malvern Residents from Hayslan Road and surrounding area are opposed to a development on a nearby field. (7100903)

11:05am Friday 25th July 2014

CAMPAIGNERS opposing plans to build housing on a field forming part of a 'green lung' in the centre of Malvern have launched a website to attract support.

Green light for Worcester's £20m Waitrose

Evesham Journal: Waitrose to open store in High Wycombe

10:37am Friday 25th July 2014

WAITROSE is coming to Worcester - after a massive new £20 million store off London Road was given the green light.

Fire crews tackle tyre fire

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8:59am Friday 25th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS spent two hours tackling a tyre fire near Worcester.

Dogs trust gears up for commonwoof games

Evesham Journal: Lawn bowls.

5:32pm Thursday 24th July 2014

TAILS are wagging at Dogs Trust near Evesham as staff and residents alike are getting ready for the UK’s biggest sporting event by hosting their very own Commonwoof Games.

Chief executive plans are back on the agenda

10:12am Thursday 24th July 2014

CONTENTIOUS plans for a shared chief executive for the Malvern Hills and Wychavon councils will be back on the agenda this week.

A landmark building, or another Fawlty Towers?

Evesham Journal: (8513887)

9:33am Thursday 24th July 2014

A NEW “landmark” building proposed for Pershore has been dubbed “Fawlty Towers” by concerned councillors.

Hoax 999 calls do not charge phones, police warn

Evesham Journal: Conversations should be private

4:50pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BLACKBERRY users fooled by a bogus claim that calling 999 and hanging up will charge their phones could be putting people's lives in danger.

Keep up the work on reducing flooding

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4:51pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

LAST winter's flooding crisis in Worcestershire bought the whole county together - but more needs to be done to protect vulnerable homes.

Former county MEP charged with money laundering

Evesham Journal: MEP Nikki Sinclaire

2:20pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A FORMER Worcestershire MEP has been charged with money laundering and misconduct in public office.

Street robbery of elderly woman in Evesham

Evesham Journal: INQUIRY: Police have appealed for information about the nightclub attack

2:05pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after an elderly woman was robbed in Evesham.

Multi-million pound leisure centre opening in Long Marston

Evesham Journal:

12:52pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE opening dates have been confirmed for new multi-million pound leisure facility in Long Marston.

Revealed: full details of council's HQ sale in £3.1m deal

Evesham Journal:

11:49am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FULL details can today be revealed over the shock sale of Worcester City Council's flagship HQ - in a deal worth a whopping £3.1 million.

The public will be put 'in danger' if more cuts are made to WRS, claims councillor

Evesham Journal: Rats! I'm moving to Halton for cheaper vermin control

10:43am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

MEMBERS of the public will be "put in danger" if Worcestershire's councils continue making massive cuts to services dealing with rat control, food safety, nuisance neighbours and pollution.

MP wants answers after being 'stonewalled' on internet speeds

Evesham Journal: Help for Hillingdon firms seeking faster broadband

10:33am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AN MP in Worcestershire wants answers over which parts of the county will miss out on superfast broadband - after saying she's been stonewalled.

Four day care homes in Worcestershire at risk of closure

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

10:04am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A RAFT of major changes are on the way to care services for vulnerable people in Worcestershire - with four day homes facing potential closure.

Widow speaks of devastation of losing inspirational Worcester PC

Evesham Journal:

9:35am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

"It's devastating. He was my life." Those were the words used by the widow of an inspirational police officer who died suddenly last week.

MP Robin Walker urges PM to use every tool in the box to cool Gaza tensions

Evesham Journal: (8509198)

6:21pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WORCESTER'S MP has called on the Prime Minister to use “every diplomatic tool in the box” to cool down tensions in Gaza which has already led to the deaths of more than 500 Palestinians.

Potty training advice during special event

Evesham Journal: Jenni Falconer (centre) took part in Potty Training Live run by Judith Hough (left) and Diane Titterton (right) of Dry Like Me.

5:50pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TWO award-winning authors and business women are urging parents thinking of beginning potty training their toddlers to take the plunge this week.

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