Live Live blog: Major inquiry into Hereford link road begins today

Evesham Journal: Overview of the area in question.

3:19pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A MAJOR inquiry into a proposed link road for Hereford begins today.

Buffery Park funday set to be a wheely spectacular show

Evesham Journal: Bicester charity fete and funday

3:40pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

SKATEBOARD and cycle fans will be in for a May bank holiday treat at Dudley’s Buffery Park fun day.

Dudley disruption to continue after unexpected delays in town centre works

Evesham Journal: Motorists warned to expect delays as roadworks start in Hartlepool on Monday

3:14pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

DISRUPTION in Dudley while revamp work continues will now last until late summer after unforeseen delays.

MP shoots down airport tourism proposal

Evesham Journal: Halfpenny Green Airport

2:50pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

SOUTH Staffordshire MP Gavin Williamson has branded a proposal to promote tourism by using 16-seater planes to fly wealthy visitors into Halfpenny Green Airport as completely bonkers.

Legion fundraisers celebrate St George's Day

Evesham Journal: L-R - British Legion volunteer Al Dimmock, Gloria Donovan, air cadet Mia Tarrant,  aged14, and legion volunteer Don Chapman. Buy photo: 171406K

2:29pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

QUARRY Bank Royal British Legion volunteers have been out in force selling button hole roses for St George's Day to help raise cash to support the armed forces.

Lenny on hand to officially launch the new archives centre in Dudley

Evesham Journal: Lenny Henry with the official Black Country flag celebrating the official opening of the Dudley Archives centre

2:31pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

DUDLEY’S new archive building got the seal of approval from the borough’s latest freeman – celebrity Lenny Henry.

Halesowen pensioners group hoping to increase membership

1:43pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE Halesowen branch of the West Midlands Pensioners Convention is hoping to increase its membership.

Craft fair being held at Endowed Hall, Rowley village

12:25pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A CRAFT exhibition is being held at Rowley village's Endowed Mission Hall next week.

Brave Kelly stages fundraiser to thank charity that helped in her hour of need

Evesham Journal: Kelly Mullings

11:55am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

BRAVE Kelly Mullings didn't forget the kindness shown to her by a little local Brierley Hill based charity after she was diagnosed with cancer late last year.

Spend a May day walking around the Leasowes

11:15am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Residents can enjoy the great outdoors this May with a range of walks on offer as part of the Green Spaces for Health scheme.

Quarry Bank theatre to host Evening With Fawlty Towers

Evesham Journal: Dave Francis Williams and Jordan Smith prepare for An Evening With Fawlty Towers.

10:03am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ICONIC British comedy Fawlty Towers is being tackled by The Mayhem Theatre Company in Quarry Bank.

Brierley Hill gears up for St George's Day fun

Evesham Journal: CROY: Special event planned to mark St George's Day

8:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

BRIERLEY Hill will be bustling with activity this Saturday (April 26) when the town hosts the borough’s official St George’s Day celebrations.

Stourbridge school quiz night raises £618 for heart charity for the young

8:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A QUIZ night at Old Swinford Hospital School in Stourbridge raised £618.50 for a charity that aims to detect heart problems in young people.

First phase of country park development gets town council backing

3:40pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE first phase of plans to develop Evesham Country Park have been backed by the town council.

Venue outlines ambitious panto plans

3:33pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PANTO season is a long way off but an arts venue has already announced an ambitious challenge for its seasonal show.

School set to expand

3:15pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE Vale of Evesham School is set to get an extension after planners approved proposals that will see the site grow.

New class launching at Avoncroft Arts Centre

3:14pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A NEW art class is about to start at Avoncroft Arts Centre, designed to help improve skills in everything from pastels, to oils and acrylics. The class, which is being run by tutor Richard Crabtree, is due to run every Thursday from Thursday, May 1 from 1-3pm.

Worcester home care organisation calls for Parkinson's awareness

Evesham Journal: Founder of Radfield Home Care Dr Hannah MacKechnie

3:11pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A WORCESTER-BASED home care provider is calling on people to be aware of the signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

Councillors fear high street will be over run with betting shops

3:05pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

EVESHAM Town Council objected to plans to change a high street store into a betting shop saying the area needs more retail units.

Inquiry to be held into refusal to grant permission to build polytunnels in Kings Caple

Evesham Journal: An inquiry is to be held into a refusal to grant planning permission to erect polytunnels at a Kings Caple farm.

3:02pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A PLANNING inspector will decide if polytunnels can be built near Ross-on-Wye.

Sergeant turned stand-up to show force's funny side

Evesham Journal: Alfie Moore

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A POLICE sergeant turned stand-up is bringing his comedy beat to Worcester next weekend.

Possible strike for County Hall staff

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

UNION bosses in Worcestershire have hit out at the shock news that 1,500 jobs are being axed at the county council - and have revealed that strike action could be on the cards over pay.

Hereford butcher aims to win nation's "best burger"

Evesham Journal: Heggies of Hereford is through to the final round of the England's Best Burger competition.

3:18pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A HEREFORD butcher is one step away from being crowned as having the nation's best burger.

Eastnor packs 'em in for Easter..

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2:52pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

LARGE Crowds came to Eastnor Castle for Bank Holiday weekend fun.

Still time to see art exhibition in Ledbury

Evesham Journal: Angie Lewin.

3:04pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

AN art exhibition is still running at Tinsmith's in Ledbury.

Could you be the new Face of Fit? Our popular competition is relaunched

Evesham Journal: Billy Herrin and Anni Fitzgerald.

2:47pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

TWO years ago, Billy Herrin and Anni Fitzgerald Allen were selected as the new Faces of Fit, replacing the winners of the first ever competition to find a model to become the face of the fashion brand, Emily Jones and Samai Chichester.

Short film details ambulance service's transformation

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2:43pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

WITH all elements of healthcare facing significant change the West Midlands’ ambulance service has released a short film detailing its past, present and future.

Short film details ambulance service's transformation

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2:42pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

WITH all elements of healthcare facing significant change the West Midlands’ ambulance service has released a short film detailing its past, present and future.

Short film details ambulance service's transformation

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2:42pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

WITH all elements of healthcare facing significant change the West Midlands’ ambulance service has released a short film detailing its past, present and future.

Short film details ambulance service's transformation

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2:42pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

WITH all elements of healthcare facing significant change the West Midlands’ ambulance service has released a short film detailing its past, present and future.

St Jude Comes to Ledbury

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2:25pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

LEDBURY people have until May 10 to catch up with an unusual exhibition at the Tinsmiths gallery, off the High Street.

Tribute to the fallen of two wars

1:48pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A TALK will be given tonight in the Burgage Hall in Ledbury by historian Nick Lloyd, author of Hundred Days: The End of the Great War.

Fundraising onesie day held in Rednal

Evesham Journal: ONESIE DAY: Members of St Stephen's Church's playgroup and Victoria’s School of Dance and Performing Arts donned onesies for a day celebrating Autism West Midlands. SP

1:40pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A REDNAL playgroup and dance school joined forces to take part in a special fundraising onesie day.

Dog dies following fire at Abbey Dore home

Evesham Journal: Philip Dunne MP is backing a campaign to save Clun Fire Station.

12:56pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A DOG died following a "significant kitchen fire" in Abbey Dore on Tuesday.

Cotswold motorcycle and side car features on BGT

Evesham Journal: 1714579601 Paul Jackson 22.04.14 Blockley Ben Matthews, director Watsonian Squire, whose sidecar featured on Britain's Got Talent. (5591883)

12:02pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A MOTORCYLE and side car built in the Cotswolds has featured in the new series of ITV's Britain's Got Talent (BGT).

New ADHD club hosting fun session

11:51am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A NEW youth club will be holding an open fun session at Bryant Place, Bengrove Close, Woodrow, tomorrow, Thursday, April 24 from 1-3pm. 

Giant Gras and asparagus fairies mark start of the Vale's eccentric Asparagus Festival today

Evesham Journal: This is Gus the asparagus man (Austin Agg), with St George (Tony Haines) and Eve the Asparagus Fairy (John Jenkinson).

11:50am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

IT was Gras for breakfast for the good and the great of the Vale as they marked the start of this year's Asparagus Festival with the Great English Asparagus Run.

Learn about the Droitwich turnpike

11:27am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THERE will be an illustrated talk on Wednesday, May 7 at Droitwich History and Archaelology Society on the Droitwich Turnpike Trust.

Dramatic year out for Hereford Sixth Form College student

Evesham Journal: Chloe Darrell (pictured left) playing a nurse in a Hereford Sixth Form College production of Romeo and Juliet.

11:13am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A HEREFORD Sixth Form College (HSFC) student has gained a place with the Year Out Drama Company.

Townsfolk enjoy double celebration for Easter and St George's Day

Evesham Journal: DOUBLE CELEBRATION: Entertainment was provided by the Celebration Reed and Brass Band at the council organised event held on Sunday. SP

11:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

TOWNSFOLK enjoyed a double celebration event held over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Fury over claims taxpayers' money went on 'propaganda'

Evesham Journal: Leader of the Labour group at Worcestershire County Council, Councillor Peter McDonald. Ref:s

11:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

MORE than £34,000 of taxpayers' money has gone on a Worcestershire County Council campaign to tell people where their cash is going - with critics attacking it as "blatant political propaganda".

Aggravated burglary in Ross-on-Wye - man charged

Evesham Journal: A man has been charged on suspicion of aggravated burglary in Ross-on-Wye.

10:44am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A ROSS-on-Wye man has been charged on suspicion of aggravated burglary after a vulnerable pensioner was confronted by an intruder with a knife.

Inquiries continue into Malvern mystery

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10:25am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

INQUIRIES are continuing into a mysterious incident in which a teenager was found with fractures to his spine and skull and no memory of what had happened to him after a night of drinking in Malvern.

Inquiries continue into Malvern mystery

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10:24am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

INQUIRIES are continuing into a mysterious incident in which a teenager was found with fractures to his spine and skull and no memory of what had happened to him after a night of drinking in Malvern.

Inquiries continue into Malvern mystery

Evesham Journal: (3495450)

10:24am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

INQUIRIES are continuing into a mysterious incident in which a teenager was found with fractures to his spine and skull and no memory of what had happened to him after a night of drinking in Malvern.

Worcester tops national car ownership figures

Evesham Journal: The queue of cars builds up

10:34am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

WORCESTER has topped a national poll for the amount of cars per household.

Give the gift of life in Studley

10:20am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

NHS Blood and Transplant is appealing for volunteers to attend a blood donor session at Studley Village Hall, High Street, Studley, on Tuesday, April 29.

Gig brings American and homegrown artists to the stage

10:01am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

AMERICAN singer and composer James Apollo is coming to the Marr's Bar, Pierpont Street, Worcester, for a gig on Sunday, April 27 and he is known for creating emotionally textured soundscapes, gaining comparisons to William Faulkner, Tom Waits, and classic sounds of the west.

Major £3.5m roads revamp revealed for Worcestershire

Evesham Journal: POTHOLES: In Tolladine Road. Worcestershire will receive an extra £3.2m funding for road repairs. 5112205104

10:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A MAJOR £3.5 million roads overhaul is about to kick off in Worcestershire - repairing 200 different routes across the county.

Can you help this talented pianist?

Evesham Journal: 1714580402. 22/04/14. Kyle Hutchings aged 13 from Malvern. He has been awarded a scholarship with international concert pianist Richard Meyrick and is trying to raise funds to buy a new piano as his current one is old and unable to be retuned. Picture by

9:45am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A TALENTED young pianist has won a national scholarship with an internationally renowned musician but needs a new piano to fulfil his potential.




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