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Fundraisers go the extra mile for Primrose Hospice

Droitwich Advertiser: Elaine Bingham on her parachute jump. SP (33392943)

4:45pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

PRIMROSE Hospice in Bromsgrove is celebrating after two fundraisers went to very different lengths to help raise money for the charity.

Nigel takes to the streets of mid-Worcestershire to take in life as a postman

Droitwich Advertiser: Nigel Huddleston MP delivers a letter in mid-Worcestershire. SP (33604029)

4:31pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

DROITWICH MP Nigel Huddleston has had a taste of everyday life for the Royal Mail by spending the day as a postman in his constituency.

Marlbrook garden party for for Parkinson’s UK

Droitwich Advertiser: Round Hill Garden. SP (33569594)

2:17pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

TWO Marlbrook residents are holding a garden party to raise money for Parkinson’s UK.

Chawson children look to their futures with aspirations week

Droitwich Advertiser: Imogen Evans explores the model of the human body. SP (32504424)

9:42am Wednesday 29th July 2015

CHILDREN at Chawson First School made the most of their last week of term with an Aspirations Week.

New members for youth council

Droitwich Advertiser: SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA          (32521916)

9:40am Wednesday 29th July 2015

SEVERAL new members have been elected to the Droitwich Youth Council from Westacre and Witton Middle Schools.

Parents group meets MP to appeal for school funding

Droitwich Advertiser: Nigel Huddleston, with Julie Nicholson, Kate Gallant and Paul Buckell from Droitwich, and Fizz Bewley, co-ordinator of the Worcestershire based, Fair Pupil Funding national campaign group. SP (33073033)

9:39am Wednesday 29th July 2015

A GROUP of parents from Droitwich have met with local MP Nigel Huddleston to ask for his help in ensuring fair funding in education.

Sunrise Project reaches its first year in Bromsgrove

Droitwich Advertiser: Sunrise employees Matt Stus, Tina Poyser, Kaylee Dennis, and Stephanie Jones. SP(33416803)

1:10pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

A GROUP which attempts to improve life for Bromsgrove residents is celebrating after completing the first milestone year of a project to support families struggling with issues such as drug and alcohol addiction, debt problems, anti-social behaviour and school absenteeism.

Breme Park resident Marion reaches 100

Droitwich Advertiser: Marion Pardoe with her son John. PL (33406322)

12:17pm Tuesday 28th July 2015

A GREAT-grandmother who lives at a Bromsgrove care home has celebrated reaching her centenary this week.

Bromsgrove brewers create new ale to mark 40th anniversary of local CAMRA

Droitwich Advertiser: Brett Laniosh from CAMRA and Steve Hammond from Bird's Brewery with the new ale Fortitude. SP (33381242)

10:37am Tuesday 28th July 2015

A DROITWICH resident who won a competition to name a new beer for the recent Bromsgrove Beer and Cider Festival, is getting to see her brew still being sold across the region.

Bromsgrove brewers create new ale to mark 40th anniversary of local CAMRA

Droitwich Advertiser: Brett Laniosh from CAMRA and Steve Hammond from Bird's Brewery with the new ale Fortitude. SP (33381242)

10:37am Tuesday 28th July 2015

A DROITWICH resident who won a competition to name a new beer for the recent Bromsgrove Beer and Cider Festival, is getting to see her brew still being sold across the region.

Retired Droitwich teacher creates traditional stocks for the town

Droitwich Advertiser: Retired teacher Dick Jones has handcrafted stocks for the town. SP (33325061)

5:10pm Monday 27th July 2015

A RETIRED teacher from Droitwich has handcrafted a set of medieval stocks to help mark the 800th anniversary of the town’s Royal Charter.

Droitwich marks 800 years of town charter with fun day

Droitwich Advertiser: Serfs. SP (33285090)

2:36pm Monday 27th July 2015

THIS weekend Droitwich is travelling back in time for a day of fun to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the town’s charter.

Droitwich residents accuse bin lorries of ruining car park repairs

Droitwich Advertiser: The lorry which caused the damage to the newly re-surfaced car park. SP (33263208)

12:25pm Monday 27th July 2015

PEOPLE living in Trent Close, Droitwich Spa, have said they are “outraged” after roadworks they had privately funded have been damaged by a council refuse collection lorry.

Droitwich parks win Green Flag award

Droitwich Advertiser: Vines Park in Droitwich. SP (33107280)

11:25am Monday 27th July 2015

DROITWICH’S two parks have been given Green Flag awards for the third year running under the national scheme.

Community groups make most of grant scheme

Droitwich Advertiser: Staff and clients at Spectrum Days. SP (33082064)

9:08am Monday 27th July 2015

DIFFERENT community groups around Droitwich have received grants through the Droitwich Lions Club, after it launched a community grant scheme with the Advertiser.

Men involved in ear attack on Bromsgrove High Street not guilty of robbery

Droitwich Advertiser: Engineer stole water pump from Droitwich firm and tried to sell it on eBay

4:00pm Friday 24th July 2015

TWO men who attacked a 50-year-old man walking home through Bromsgrove town centre in the early hours of the morning have been cleared of robbery after a trial.

Parents group meets Nigel to appeal for school funding

Droitwich Advertiser: Nigel Huddleston, with Julie Nicholson, Kate Gallant and Paul Buckell from Droitwich, and Fizz Bewley, co-ordinator of the Worcestershire based, Fair Pupil Funding national campaign group. SP (33073033)

3:05pm Friday 24th July 2015

A GROUP of parents from Droitwich have met with local MP Nigel Huddleston to ask for his help in ensuring fair funding in education.

Droitwich armed teen was probably carrying a tennis racquet

Droitwich Advertiser: Police in Droitwich combat 'car cruising'

1:24pm Friday 24th July 2015

NEARLY two weeks after armed officers were sent to Droitwich town centre in response to claims that an armed teenager was walking down the middle of the high street, West Mercia Police have said that its most likely the suspect was actually carrying a tennis racquet.

Business Breakfast Club returns to Webbs

Droitwich Advertiser: The Worcestershire Business Breakfast Club in action. SP (33018979)

11:04am Friday 24th July 2015

A NETWORKING club has returned to Webbs Garden Centre after having to move out for several months while refurbishment work was underway.

Business Breakfast Club returns to Webbs

Droitwich Advertiser: The Worcestershire Business Breakfast Club in action. SP (33018979)

11:03am Friday 24th July 2015

A NETWORKING club has returned to Webbs Garden Centre after having to move out for several months while refurbishment work was underway.

Summer fun with performing arts workshop

Droitwich Advertiser: Youngsters from All Sorts of Performing Arts. SP Image courtesy of Sarah Kimbrey (32990257)

9:34am Friday 24th July 2015

CHILDREN from six to 12 years old who are off for the summer holidays in Droitwich will be able to enjoy an action packed activity workshop this Thursday.

Droitwich Lions celebrate 30 years of charter

Droitwich Advertiser: Original members of Droitwich Lions Peter Hassall, Bill Phillips, Jim Crawford and Martin Errington. SP (32977787)

3:26pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

DROITWICH Lions Club has celebrated 30 years of their charter after founding the club in the town in 1985, branching off from the Bromsgrove club.

A taste of a different world for Nigel

Droitwich Advertiser: Nigel Huddleston at the session. SP(32974058)

1:08pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

DROITWICH MP Nigel Huddleston had been given an idea of what the world might be like for someone living with sight loss at a event organised by the RNIB.

Find out more about Droitwich Alzheimer's Society at coffee morning

Droitwich Advertiser: 05/03/13Droitwichh Village Hall (19913537)

11:25am Thursday 23rd July 2015

THE Alzheimer’s Society is holding a coffee morning next Wednesday where people will be able to meet up with people with dementia and their carers, as well as finding out more about the new meeting centre which is due to open up in the town later this year.

Youngsters create packed activities website for summer

Droitwich Advertiser: Chris (NT04584)Lido blah blah... (32844117)

9:07am Thursday 23rd July 2015

YOUNGSTERS form Droitwich Spa High School sixth form have teamed up with the Droitwich Spa Youth Action Group to create a website packed with information about activities for children over the summer holidays.

The circus is coming to Wychbold

Droitwich Advertiser: John Lawson’s All-Human Circus. SP (32844922)

3:31pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

A BIG top will be setting up in the grounds of Webbs Garden Centre this summer as the circus comes to Wychbold.

The circus is coming to Wychbold

Droitwich Advertiser: John Lawson’s All-Human Circus. SP (32844922)

3:30pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

A BIG top will be setting up in the grounds of Webbs Garden Centre this summer as the circus comes to Wychbold.

Man collapsed on front lawn after bike accident

Droitwich Advertiser: Update on Thursday's rush hour collision in Droitwich

1:11pm Tuesday 21st July 2015

PARAMEDICS struggled to locate a motorcyclist in Droitwich after he attempted to wheel his bike away from a collision before collapsing.

Chip shop manager groped young woman

Droitwich Advertiser: Engineer stole water pump from Droitwich firm and tried to sell it on eBay

11:38am Tuesday 21st July 2015

THE Droitwich manager of a fish and chip shop has been jailed for 18 months for a sex attack on a young woman.

Volunteer at Bromsgrove's Pepper Wood

Droitwich Advertiser: Volunteer at Bromsgrove's Pepper Wood

4:27pm Monday 20th July 2015

THE Woodland Trust is appealing for volunteers to help manage Pepper Wood near Bromsgrove.

Droitwich supermarkets could be charged for abandoned trolleys

Droitwich Advertiser: Trolleys abandoned in Evesham. SP (32528959)

1:54pm Monday 20th July 2015

SUPERMARKETS and other companies in Droitwich could face charges for leaving shopping trolleys abandoned in the town.

French visitors enjoy a trip to Bromsgrove

Droitwich Advertiser: The photo shows French and English members of the twinning association singing `Blowin' in the Wind' during the final afternoon of the visit. SP (32538934)

12:43pm Monday 20th July 2015

THE people of Bromsgrove have been playing host to 31 visitors from France this month as part of a trip organised by the town’s twinning association.

New members for youth council

Droitwich Advertiser: SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA          (32521916)

11:24am Monday 20th July 2015

SEVERAL new members have been elected to the Droitwich Youth Council from Westacre and Witton Middle Schools.

Chawson children look to their futures with aspirations week

Droitwich Advertiser: Imogen Evans explores the model of the human body. SP (32504424)

9:54am Monday 20th July 2015

CHILDREN at Chawson First School made the most of their last week of term with an Aspirations Week.

Take to the Droitwich waterways for St Richard's Hospice

Droitwich Advertiser: Robert Williams, Karen Bradley, Jennie Maslin and Leigh Allen who are all taking o the 21 mile challenge for St Richard’s Hospice. SP (32347309)

1:26pm Friday 17th July 2015

WALKERS are being invited to take to the waterway paths around Droitwich to help raise money for St Richard’s Hospice.

Himbleton takes to the rails for end of term trip

Droitwich Advertiser: Himbleton youngsters wave goodbye to the train from the engine shed. SP (32326139)

11:06am Friday 17th July 2015

CHILDREN from Himbleton CofE First School have been learning all about the glorious age of steam with a school trip to see the Severn Valley Railway.

Former Droitwich teacher cleared of sex offences

Droitwich Advertiser: Trial set for man accused of Droitwich kebab shop assault

9:13am Friday 17th July 2015

A FORMER Droitwich teacher has been cleared of 30 sex offences allegedly committed with a young girl more than 30 years ago.

Celebrating 200 years of Tardebigge First School with a taste of the past

Droitwich Advertiser: Catering staff and pupils with some of the vegetables from the school's vegetable patch. SP (32293298)

4:35pm Thursday 16th July 2015

CHILDREN at Tardebigge First School have been tasting some Victorian and wartime food as part of a week of events to celebrate the school’s 200th anniversary.

Meal celebrates the best of Droitwich

Droitwich Advertiser: David Colcombe, with Patrick Davis, Nathan Eades, Sarah Stevens and Aidan Stevens at the event. SP (32245345)

3:05pm Thursday 16th July 2015

A HOTEL in Droitwich has played host to a celebratory dinner to showcase the best of the area’s food producers and suppliers.

Advice to prevent becoming victim of scams

Droitwich Advertiser: Advice to prevent becoming victim of scams

12:54pm Thursday 16th July 2015

MEMBERS of the Droitwich West Safer Neighbourhood Team were at Droitwich Library recently with members of Wychavon’s Citizen Advice Bureau, to give advice on how to avoid scams.

St Peter's youngsters take on Race for Life challenge

Droitwich Advertiser: Nine-year-old Oliver Whiteside in the middle of his 5km run. SP (32207298)

11:06am Thursday 16th July 2015

THE running club at St Peter’s CofE First School in Droitwich has organised it own Race for Life, raising £500 for Cancer Research.

Droitwich 'sex pest' hairdresser molested young assistant

Droitwich Advertiser: Illegal Droitwich mechanic fined after council prosecution

9:01am Thursday 16th July 2015

A HAIRDRESSER from Droitwich who molested a young assistant in the salon where he was working has been called “a sex pest” by a judge at Worcester Crown Court.

Olivia take tops prize in national screenwriting competition

Droitwich Advertiser: Exterior of Droitwich Spa High School and Sixth Form Centre.  1515857101 (22830567)

4:52pm Wednesday 15th July 2015

A 17-YEAR-old student from Droitwich Spa High School has won a national screenwriting competition.

Plea to pet owners after puppies discovered abandoned in Wychbold

Droitwich Advertiser: The box full of puppies which was discovered in Wychbold. SP (32008047)

4:24pm Tuesday 14th July 2015

PEOPLE in Wychbold are being urged to contact Worcestershire Regulatory Services if they can’t cope with pets, after four puppies were found abandoned in a cardboard box at the side of the road.

Hill Climb races to success

Droitwich Advertiser: Morgan Plus 4 Supersport going past the Chateau Impney along the Chateau Pass. SP. Image courtesy of Matthew Mason (31936521)

1:29pm Tuesday 14th July 2015

CROWDS and drivers alike flocked to the Chateau Impney over the weekend to celebrate the return of the Hill Climb racing event.

Witton bids farewell to Mr Dunn

Droitwich Advertiser: Headteacher Cath Crossley, year seven team leader Leanne Neeson, Chris Dunn, former pupil Alison Mountford, and former pupil Nicky Coton, with members of the current year  seven athletics team. SP(31926026)

10:38am Tuesday 14th July 2015

WITTON Middle School in Droitwich is bidding a fond farewell to one of its teachers at the end of term after 38 years at the school.

Harry's new trike opens up world of family days out

Droitwich Advertiser: Bromsgrove Rotary president Tony Docherty with Harry, Andrew, Fiona and Ben Colson and Harry's new tandem trike. SP (31846343)

3:23pm Monday 13th July 2015

A BROMSGROVE teenager is making the most out of life after being helped to buy a tandem tricycle by Bromsgrove Rotary Club.

Service for our animal friends

Droitwich Advertiser: Sylvia Whittaker and her two dogs Maisey and Alfie with the Rev Bev Jameson outside St Michael's Church. SP (31521512)

9:12am Monday 13th July 2015

FOUR-legged friends along with birds, fish and bugs are all being invited to come along to a special church service being held at St Michael’s Church in Salwarpe this Sunday.

Young volunteers given weekend to remember at Blackwell

Droitwich Advertiser: Young people played bubble football as part of their weekend. SP (31646635)

4:01pm Friday 10th July 2015

300 YOUNG volunteers from disadvantaged areas of the country spent a weekend in Bromsgrove recently through national sports charity StreetGames.

Paper Moon tops battle of the bands at Droitwich High

Droitwich Advertiser: Exterior of Droitwich Spa High School and Sixth Form Centre.  1515857102 (31660384)

3:30pm Friday 10th July 2015

IN a ‘Battle of the Bands’ contest at Droitwich Spa High School, a five piece group came out on top, performing a song composed by one of their members as part of her music GCSE.

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