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Youngsters make community effort with litter pick

Droitwich Advertiser: Youngsters taking part in the litter pick. SP (21782725)

3:35pm Friday 27th March 2015

CHILDREN from across Droitwich have been looking after their local environment with two litter picks organised by Fortis Living.

Droitwich care home in top two across West Midlands region

Droitwich Advertiser: Residents and staff at Newland Hurst Care Home. SP (21815603)

3:15pm Friday 27th March 2015

A DROITWICH Spa care home has been named as the second best home of its kind across the whole of the West Midlands in a leading guide.

Students raise cash for school defibrilator

Droitwich Advertiser: Students raise cash fro school defibrilator

1:35pm Friday 27th March 2015

STUDENTS at Droitwich Spa High School now have their own defibrillator unit to be used in case of emergencies thanks to their own fundraising efforts.

Local photographer benefitted from county help

Droitwich Advertiser: A self-portrait by Elspeth Van Der Hole. SP (21797236)

1:17pm Friday 27th March 2015

A SUCCESSFUL fashion photographer from Droitwich has spoken out about the help she received to help her grow her business.

Alice gets to handle endangered birds as zoo keeper for the day

Droitwich Advertiser: Alice Ryan with one of the lorikeets. SP(21742008)

11:42am Friday 27th March 2015

A YOUNGSTER from Bromsgrove who attends Dodderhill School in Droitwich has the chance to become a zookeeper for the day recently, when she joined the staff at Dudley Zoological Gardens.

Alice gets to handle endangered birds as zoo keeper for the day

Droitwich Advertiser: Alice Ryan with one of the lorikeets. SP(21742008)

8:40am Sunday 29th March 2015

A YOUNGSTER from Bromsgrove who attends Dodderhill School in Droitwich has the chance to become a zookeeper for the day recently, when she joined the staff at Dudley Zoological Gardens.

Taking on the Paris marathon

Droitwich Advertiser: Sarah Stanhope. SP (21730682)

8:15am Friday 27th March 2015

A WOMAN from Bromsgrove is running the Paris marathon after her husband entered her into the race as a surprise.

Come up with the pawfect name for Webbs Guide Dog puppy

Droitwich Advertiser: Guide Dog puppy walker Linda Atkins, from Stoke Prior in Bromsgrove, and Joe Graham from the Webbs pet and aquatic department, with Linda's retired guide dog Connie, and black Labrador guide dog puppy Lottie. SP (21691389)

3:11pm Thursday 26th March 2015

CUSTOMERS at Webbs Garden Centre in Wychbold, are being invited to help find a name for a new Guide Dog.

Come up with the pawfect name for Webbs Guide Dog puppy

Droitwich Advertiser: Guide Dog puppy walker Linda Atkins, from Stoke Prior in Bromsgrove, and Joe Graham from the Webbs pet and aquatic department, with Linda's retired guide dog Connie, and black Labrador guide dog puppy Lottie. SP (21691389)

3:11pm Thursday 26th March 2015

CUSTOMERS at Webbs Garden Centre in Wychbold, are being invited to help find a name for a new Guide Dog.

Youth councillors urge young people in Droitwich to vote

Droitwich Advertiser: Members of the Droitwich Youth Council urge young people to vote. SP (21681885)

1:26pm Thursday 26th March 2015

MEMBERS of Droitwich Youth Council are encouraging other young people in the town to vote in the upcoming General Election.

Nursery youngsters win colouring competition

Droitwich Advertiser: Children from Droitwich Spa Nursery and Kindergarten in their Kinderbus with staff members Stacey O`Neill and Toni Guest. showing off some of their winning entries and their prize fruit basket. SP (21695453)

12:47pm Thursday 26th March 2015

CHILDREN at Droitwich Spa Nursery and Kindergarten have won a basket of fruit for the nursery after taking part in an Easter colouring competition.

Organise your own street party to mark VE Day in Droitwich

Droitwich Advertiser: Organise your own street party to mark VE Day in Droitwich

11:19am Thursday 26th March 2015

DROITWICH residents are being encouraged to party like its 1945 by organising their own street parties to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day in the town.

Droitwich enjoys 'once in a lifetime experience'

Droitwich Advertiser: Sophie Edwards, Dylan Rees, and Izzy Shipway watch the eclipse at Chawson First School. Image courtesy of Debbie Bradley. SP(21323005)

11:27am Monday 23rd March 2015

PEOPLE in Droitwich went out in force to watch the partial eclipse on Friday morning, with school children from several of the town’s schools enjoying the experience.

Droitwich yoga teacher nominated for award

Droitwich Advertiser: Janine Rusby doing some of her pregnancy yoga. SP (21168905)

3:20pm Friday 20th March 2015

A YOGA teacher and mother of three from Droitwich has been nominated by her students for a national award.

Protest over closure of charity-run station kiosk

Droitwich Advertiser: Protest against the closure of Snax on Trax at Droitwich Railway Station. PJ12315 1115838401 (21178059)

1:18pm Friday 20th March 2015

MORE than 50 people have attended a protest at Droitwich Railway Station against the closure of Snax on Trax, organised by the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Mid-Worcestershire Margaret Rowley.

Protest over closure of charity-run station kiosk

Droitwich Advertiser: Protest against the closure of Snax on Trax at Droitwich Railway Station. PJ12315 1115838401 (21178059)

1:15pm Friday 20th March 2015

MORE than 50 people have attended a protest at Droitwich Railway Station against the closure of Snax on Trax, organised by the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Mid-Worcestershire Margaret Rowley.

Talk on town's ancient buildings

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

11:38am Friday 20th March 2015

PEOPLE will get the opportunity to find out all about the streets of Droitwich through the ages at an upcoming talk from Droitwich History and Archaeology Society.

Peeler the Police Dog pays Sytchampton pupils a visit

Droitwich Advertiser: Peeler the West Mercia Police Dog meets pupils Dan Philp and Emily Elsdon, during the visit to Sytchampton First School. JB 5315 101583280 (21117495)

8:31am Friday 20th March 2015

CHILDREN at Sytchampton Endowed First School received a visit from a very special police dog recently, to help them learn all about the police service and ways to keep themselves safe.

A festival of colour at St Joseph's

Droitwich Advertiser: A festival of colour at St Joseph's

3:39pm Thursday 19th March 2015

CHILDREN at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Droitwich have been learning all about the Hindu Festival of Holi with a huge playground explosion of colour.

Droitwich students take on robot challenge

Droitwich Advertiser: Droitwich students take on robot challenge

1:27pm Thursday 19th March 2015

EIGHT talented students from Droitwich Spa High School have been working with scientists from GE Aviation to compete in a Robot Olympics, for the GirlsGetSET project.

New skippers qualify for the Pamela May

Droitwich Advertiser: New skippers on the stern of the Pamela May: (from left) Steve Wyers, David Wensley, Tom Pedlow, Peter Daniels, Andy Millwood, James Cowlishaw, David Aspinall and Jim Gillespie. SP (21067827)

11:22am Thursday 19th March 2015

THE Droitwich Waterways Trust, which manages the Pamela May charity trip boat in the town is celebrating after 11 volunteer skippers were awarded their Certificate of Boat Management (COBM).

Nearly New Sale gives parents a helping hand

Droitwich Advertiser: Richard and Emily Woolley get ready for the Nearly New Sale with baby Emily. SP (20722448)

12:10pm Monday 16th March 2015

THE Bromsgrove branch of the National Childbirth Trust is holding a nearly new sale to help out new parents.

Inquest closes for Hanbury stabbing victim

Droitwich Advertiser: Karen Wild. SP (20632397)

8:14am Monday 16th March 2015

A CORONER has ruled that a Hanbury woman died as a result of a stab wound to the chest.

Jellybabies join in with Comic Relief fun

Droitwich Advertiser: Children came to nursery looking funny for money. SP(20623965)

5:04pm Friday 13th March 2015

CHILDREN from Jellybabies Nursery and Pre-School in Rubery were making their faces look funny for money to raise funds for Comic Relief.

Restorers due to give St Richard a hand

Droitwich Advertiser: The crumbling statue of St Richard’s in Vines Park. SP (20615270)

3:07pm Friday 13th March 2015

WORK is set to get underway to repair a beloved statue in the centre of Droitwich, more than 80 year after it was first placed in Vines Park.

Bromsgrove cook has family recipe included in collection

Droitwich Advertiser: Chetna Makan, semi-finalist on The Great British Bakeoff. SP (20605913)

2:36pm Friday 13th March 2015

A KEEN cook from Bromsgrove has had one of her traditional family recipes included in a collection designed to preserve recipes through generations.

Calling all former staff from Barnsley Hall

Droitwich Advertiser: Yvonne Richards and Pam Butt who are taking on the Inca Trail later in the year. SP (20619608)

8:50am Monday 16th March 2015

TWO former members of staff from Barnsley Hall Hospital, are organising a reunion to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

BMW convertible stolen in Droitwich burglary

Droitwich Advertiser: BMW convertible stolen in Droitwich burglary

1:24pm Friday 13th March 2015

POLICE in Droitwich are appealing for information following a burglary at a home on Westmead Close.

Guess the weight of the Cheese-ter Egg

Droitwich Advertiser: The cheese-ter egg which is raising money for St Richard's Hospice.SP (20558131)

11:02am Friday 13th March 2015

THIS Easter Webbs Garden Centre in Wychbold is veering away from the usual chocolate eggs, and teaming up with local cheese producers Croome Cuisine to produce its very own cheese-ter egg.

Guess the weight of the Cheese-ter Egg

Droitwich Advertiser: The cheese-ter egg which is raising money for St Richard's Hospice.SP (20558131)

11:01am Friday 13th March 2015

THIS Easter Webbs Garden Centre in Wychbold is veering away from the usual chocolate eggs, and teaming up with local cheese producers Croome Cuisine to produce its very own cheese-ter egg.

First Finstall Brownies hold fundraising quiz

Droitwich Advertiser: First Finstall Brownies hold fundraising quiz

11:50am Saturday 14th March 2015

FIRST Finstall Brownies are holding a charity quiz night to raise money for the group.

Bromsgrove author releases second book

Droitwich Advertiser: Bromsgrove author releases second book

9:34am Friday 13th March 2015

A BROMSGROVE author is releasing his second novel for children, ‘The Awakening’.

Droitwich boasts winning talent in W-Factor

Droitwich Advertiser: Droitwich boasts winning talent in W-Factor

8:07am Friday 13th March 2015

MUSICAL stars of tomorrow from Droitwich Spa High School were making a splash recently as part of the district’s W-Factor competition.

Jellybabies coffee morning raises hundreds in memory of Jay

Droitwich Advertiser: Richard Burden MP with Abbie and Darren Walker who organised the event. SP (20534681)

3:48pm Thursday 12th March 2015

STAFF and children at Jellybabies Nursery and Pre-School have been raising money for Great Ormond Street hospital with a charity coffee morning and ‘bad hair day’.

Spring fair for Basement Project

Droitwich Advertiser: Booked by...AlanBromsgrove High Street. (20435436)

2:44pm Thursday 12th March 2015

THE Basement Project is holding a spring fair on Saturday, March 21 in the youth hall of Catshill Methodist Church.

Webbs champions popular butterfly for conservation organisation

Droitwich Advertiser: Webbs champions popular butterfly for conservation organisation

1:19pm Thursday 12th March 2015

WEBBS Garden Centre in Wychbold has become a ‘species champion’ for the popular small tortoiseshell butterfly in support of West Midlands Butterfly Conservation.

Webbs champions popular butterfly for conservation organisation

Droitwich Advertiser: Webbs champions popular butterfly for conservation organisation

1:18pm Thursday 12th March 2015

WEBBS Garden Centre in Wychbold has become a ‘species champion’ for the popular small tortoiseshell butterfly in support of West Midlands Butterfly Conservation.

A big thank you to Oakalls and Parklands residents

Droitwich Advertiser: Tom Martin with some of the flowers he sold. SP (20496091)

3:50pm Thursday 12th March 2015

A YOUNGSTER from Bromsgrove has used the spirit of enterprise to raise money for his school’s chosen charity.

Droitwich apprentices take on DIY at local minifarm

Droitwich Advertiser: The apprentices at Gloverspiece Minifarm. SP (20510889)

11:49am Thursday 12th March 2015

YOUNG apprentices from Droitwich have been offering a helping hand at a new education centre as part of National Apprenticeship Week.

Stencil serves as reminder for thoughtless dog owners in Catshill

Droitwich Advertiser: Stencil serves as reminder for thoughtless dog owners in Catshill

10:19am Thursday 12th March 2015

THOUGHTLESS dog owners in Catshill might find themselves presented with a reminder to clean up after their dogs the next time they take their dog for a walk after residents have taken matters into their own hands.

Wythall company helps install bin following litter pick

Droitwich Advertiser: Wythall company helps install bin following litter pick

9:27am Thursday 12th March 2015

RESIDENTS in Wythall are set to see a reduction in litter on the streets in their area, thanks to the involvement of a local company’s corporate social responsibility programme.

Last chance to register as a councillor

Droitwich Advertiser: 'Tweaks' on the cards for district council roles

8:23am Thursday 12th March 2015

PEOPLE in Droitwich are being reminded that the deadline is approaching to register as a nominee in the upcoming local elections.

Workshop to help deal with anxiety

Droitwich Advertiser: Booked by...AlanBromsgrove High Street. (20435436)

5:26pm Wednesday 11th March 2015

A LOCAL actress is launching a workshop in Bromsgrove to help people overcome their anxiety.

Former Bromsgrove smokers urge others to quit

Droitwich Advertiser: Simon and Sarah Fisher who both quit smoking with help from the NHS. SP(20434810)

4:23pm Wednesday 11th March 2015

TWO ex-smokers from Bromsgrove have shared their experiences of trying to quit in light of National No Smoking Day.

Fashion show to raise funds for Lido

Droitwich Advertiser: The Friends of Droitwich Spa Lido outside M&Co. SP (20436181)

3:34pm Wednesday 11th March 2015

THE Friends of the Droitwich Spa Lido (FODSL) are organising a fashion show on Friday, March 20 to raise money for the lido facilties.

Rubery Post Office receiving a revamp

Droitwich Advertiser: Rubery Post Office receiving a revamp

6:20pm Wednesday 11th March 2015

RUBERY Post Office saw its doors close to the public on Saturday, March 15, but all in a good cause as it is being modernised.

Join in with a golf day for the Guide Dogs

Droitwich Advertiser: Get involved with Guide Dog golf day. SP (20435669)

1:31pm Wednesday 11th March 2015

GAUDET Luce Golf Club in Droitwich is hosting a fundraiser for the Guide Dogs charity, following on from the success of last year.

Join in with a golf day for the Guide Dogs

Droitwich Advertiser: Get involved with Guide Dog golf day. SP (20435669)

1:30pm Wednesday 11th March 2015

GAUDET Luce Golf Club in Droitwich is hosting a fundraiser for the Guide Dogs charity, following on from the success of last year.

Coffee morning helps celebrate Fairtrade fortnight

Droitwich Advertiser: Organiser Maureen Hartridge and Councillor Richard Morris with Fairtrade supporters. SP (20373801)

8:38am Wednesday 11th March 2015

PEOPLE in Droitwich have been marking Fairtrade fortnight with a coffee morning organised at the Methodist Church.

Council cuts closing charity kiosk at Droitwich Station

Droitwich Advertiser: The announcement for the closure of Snax on Trax at Droitwich Railway Station. (20311557)

1:35pm Tuesday 10th March 2015

A CHARITY-run snack kiosk which has operated at Droitwich Railway Station for the past 15 years is closing, due to cuts in its funding from Worcestershire County Council.

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