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Company brings 250 new jobs for Droitwich

12:40pm Saturday 20th December 2014

250 NEW manufacturing jobs are being created in Droitwich thanks to the letting of a large warehouse on the Berry Hill industrial estate.

Dodderhill Choir take to the stage in Birmingham concert

Droitwich Advertiser: Isabelle Palmer with musical director James Llewelyn Jones, Dodderhill School director of music Caroline Vinson, and accompanist and keyboard teacher Charlotte Jones. SP

11:06am Saturday 20th December 2014

PUPILS from Dodderhill School got to perform at Birmingham Town Hall recently as part of a special concert with a male voice choir.

Chance to try Christmassy crafts for Dodderhill students

Droitwich Advertiser: Dodderhill pupils Levi King, Isabelle Carswell, Alfie Talbot, Lizzy Kindness, Jessica Slater, Kiera Viccars and Lucy Carter with some of the items they made during Dabble Day. SP

3:32pm Friday 19th December 2014

CHILDREN at Westacre Middle School had a chance to try out some creative Christmas crafts recently with a Dabble Day at the school.

Chance to put out extra bin bags over holiday season

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1:07pm Friday 19th December 2014

DROITWICH residents are being given the option to leave out two additional sacks of rubbish over the Christmas break, as well as additional sacks of recycling.

Northern soul event at the Chateau

11:51am Friday 19th December 2014

THE Chateau Impney is playing host to a day of northern soul on Saturday, December 28 to raise money for a local hospice.

M5 roadworks to be finished by Christmas

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8:53am Friday 19th December 2014

THE Highways Agency is aiming to complete the installation of fog detectors on the M5 near Droitwich and Bromsgrove before the Christmas Bank Holidays in a bid to help festive journeys go more smoothly.

M5 roadworks to be finished by Christmas

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8:52am Friday 19th December 2014

THE Highways Agency is aiming to complete the installation of fog detectors on the M5 near Droitwich and Bromsgrove before the Christmas Bank Holidays in a bid to help festive journeys go more smoothly.

Changes to bus times for the Christmas week

1:21pm Thursday 18th December 2014

BUSES in Droitwich will be operating on different hours over the Christmas period with Christmas Eve seeing the 144,144A and 147 services operating on a Saturday timetable, with the last journey leaving Droitwich for Birmingham at 8.20pm, for Bromsgrove at 8.40pm, and for Worcester at 8.53pm. Last buses home to Droitwich from Birmingham will be running at 7.50pm, and from Worcester at 6.45pm.

Webbs deck the halls at St Richard's Hospice

Droitwich Advertiser: Colleen Gavney, Tim O’Grady and Ginney Pavey decorate the St Richard’s day hospice Christmas tree. SP

11:46am Thursday 18th December 2014

PATIENTS at St Richard’s Hospice have been presented with a veritable festive forest thanks to Webbs Garden Centre in Wychbold.

World Champion visits Dodderhill School cyclists

Droitwich Advertiser: Tracy Moseley with members of the cycle club at Dodderhill School. SP

8:44am Thursday 18th December 2014

PUPILS at Dodderhill School in Droitwich had a visit from World Champion downhill cyclist Tracy Moseley recently as part of a special event.

New work of art in Vines Park

Droitwich Advertiser: Councillors Andrew and Wendy Dyke with the new sculptural signpost in Vines Park. SP

12:50pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

A NEW sculptural signpost has been installed in Vines Park to highlight the furthest navigable places a person could reach from the Droitwich canals, as well as being a work of art.

Claire loses her hair for brain tumour charity

Droitwich Advertiser: Liz Smith shaving Clare Callaway's head at Webbs Garden Centre in Wychbold.  Buy photo: BMM501402 at droitwichadvertiser.co.uk/pictures or call 01384 358200.

10:24am Wednesday 17th December 2014

A MEMBER of staff at Webbs has raised more than £1,000 for charity by shaving off her long hair.

Pensioner assaulted near Vines Park

8:26am Wednesday 17th December 2014

POLICE in Droitwich are appealing for witnesses after an elderly man was assaulted near Vines Park.

John Cook returns to town council

2:12pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

DROITWICH Town Council has co-opted John Cook to become a new councillor following the death of Roy Seabourne, who passed away in September.

Fundraising fun with Christmas jumpers

Droitwich Advertiser: Harvester staff Cathy Dunn, Michelle Harrison, Sarah Bayliss, Harvey the Rabbit, Charlotte Gibbs, Ashley Maycroft and Helen Hunt in their Christmas jumpers. Buy photo BCR511404_01 at droitwichadvertiser.co.uk/pictures or call 01384 358200.

12:43pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

STAFF at the Harvester pub on Worcester Road in Droitwich joined in with Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day on Friday and Saturday last week, donning their knitted creations despite the heat of the restaurant to raise some cash.

Droitwich house shines for charity

Droitwich Advertiser: The Battin family with their collection of lights and inflatable Christmas decorations. SP

11:11am Tuesday 16th December 2014

A HOUSE in Droitwich is fighting off the winter darkness with a dramatic display of seasonal lights, all to raise money for charity.

Boy racers create misery for Westlands residents

Droitwich Advertiser: Drivers are racing along the A442 between Big Bear Plastics and a large traffic island next to the Westlands estate. SP

8:24am Tuesday 16th December 2014

RESIDENTS on the Westlands estate have expressed concern over groups of cars racing up and down the Kidderminster Road on Sunday evenings.

Library opening hours for the festive season

4:33pm Monday 15th December 2014

DROITWICH Library will be changing it’s opening hours over the Christmas break, with Monday, December 22 and Tuesday, December 23 remaining as usual, before shorter hours on Christmas Eve, when the library will be open from 9.30am to 1pm.

Hundreds turned out for town's lantern parade

Droitwich Advertiser: Residents turned out for the lantern parade. Photo credit: Paul Jackson. Buy photo: 5014782009 at droitwichadvertiser.co.uk/pictures or call 01385 358200.

2:32pm Monday 15th December 2014

IT was a huge success for the town’s lantern parade as organised struck out on their own for the first time, following last year’s success at the Droitwich Christmas lights switch-on.

Chawson children take choir out to community

Droitwich Advertiser: Hannah Carter, Dylan Rees, Addison Rowe and Daisy Moffatt from Chawson First School, with Margaret Lecrerar, Joan Wycherley, Maureen Blakeman, Tarisa Mooney and Peggy Hewlett from the Free Time Club at Copcut Court. Buy photo: BMM511401 at droitwichadvert

10:36am Monday 15th December 2014

VISITORS to a Free Time Club at Copcut Court sheltered housing unit in Droitwich were treated to a performance of Christmas songs by children from Chawson First School.

Come and see SilentMice at the Norbury

11:07am Sunday 14th December 2014

THIS month’s children’s play at the Norbury Theatre is called ‘SilentMice’ and tells the story of the nativity, with performances on Saturday, December 20 at 2.30pm and 4pm.

Dodderhill star chef takes on the competition

Droitwich Advertiser: FutureChef local heat winner Josie Ross with fellow Dodderhill pupil Hannah Lee and catering teacher Margaret Finnikin. SP

11:28am Saturday 13th December 2014

A BUDDING young Droitwich Spa chef has been testing her culinary mettle to win a place in the regional final of a national cooking competition.

Droitwich firefighter honoured for saving man's life while on holiday

Droitwich Advertiser: Chairman Derek Prodger, with Droitwich firefighter Peter Doran, and CFO Mark Yates. SP

4:43pm Friday 12th December 2014

A FIREFIGHTER from Droitwich Fire Station has been honoured at an annual medals and awards ceremony for Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, for his humane behaviour.

People pack out Droitwich church for Lights of Love service

Droitwich Advertiser: St Richard’s Hospice volunteer chaplain Rod Waugh, with Dodderhill School pupils Sophie Williams, Danniella Moore, Isabella Vinson,  and Alison Parkes, St Richard’s Hospice senior fundraiser. SP

2:47pm Friday 12th December 2014

MORE than 240 people packed themselves into the Sacred Heart Church in Droitwich recently for a special service organised as part of the St Richard’s Hospice Lights of Love campaign.

Will pupils argue their way to success?

1:56pm Friday 12th December 2014

A TEAMS of students from a school in Alcester are competing for a place in one of the UK’s toughest debating competitions.

Will pupils argue their way to success?

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12:46pm Friday 12th December 2014

A TEAM of students from a school in Droitwich are competing for a place in one of the UK’s toughest debating competitions.

Massive haul of jewellery stolen in Droitwich burglary

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10:35am Friday 12th December 2014

POLICE in Droitwich are appealing for witnesses after a burglary at a property in the town in which a massive haul of jewellery was stolen.

School's annual party crosses the generation gap

8:11am Friday 12th December 2014

THERE was a real cross community event this week at Droitwich Spa High School as part of its Christmas celebrations, with the school’s annual senior citizens’ Christmas party.

Do you know a young 'tryer'?

3:53pm Thursday 11th December 2014

PEOPLE who work with young people across Bromsgrove, Redditch and Droitwich could be up for an award next year with nominations opening for the annual Tryangle Awards.

Do you know a young 'tryer'?

3:53pm Thursday 11th December 2014

PEOPLE who work with young people across Bromsgrove, Redditch and Droitwich could be up for an award next year with nominations opening for the annual Tryangle Awards.

Do you know a young 'tryer'?

3:53pm Thursday 11th December 2014

PEOPLE who work with young people across Bromsgrove, Redditch and Droitwich could be up for an award next year with nominations opening for the annual Tryangle Awards.

Dame Dotty is launching town's new Christmas market

Droitwich Advertiser: 'Dame' Dotty Dooright with Droitwich mayor Bob Brookes. SP

1:12pm Thursday 11th December 2014

THIS year Droitwich Spa is getting its very own Christmas market with a launch from a glamorous lady in the form of panto dame Dotty Dooright.

Last chance to cash in on town's loyalty scheme

11:19am Thursday 11th December 2014

SHOPPERS in Droitwich Spa are being urged to make the most of the town’s Devotion Loyalty Scheme, before it comes to an end at the end of the year.

Youngsters get chirpy treat from Webbs

Droitwich Advertiser: Mandie Fitzgerald of Acorns receives the donated chocolate robin from Ed Webb. SP

8:16am Thursday 11th December 2014

YOUNG patients at Acorn’s Children’s Hospice are set to enjoy a giant chocolate treat this Christmas after a donation from Webbs Garden Centre.

App launched to help Droitwich with the Christmas shop

3:49pm Wednesday 10th December 2014

SHOPPERS at the Droitwich branch of Morrisons are being asked to take advantage of a new app being launched by the store.

Special Christmas show from jazz orchestra

2:53pm Wednesday 10th December 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE Jazz Orchestra is holding a special Christmas Concert this Friday, December 12 at Droitwich Legion on Salwarpe Road.

Technology adds to county's gritting plans

3:14pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE Highways has added an extra layer of technology to its gritting teams as they head out to cover the county’s roads.

Technology adds to county's gritting plans

3:14pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE Highways has added an extra layer of technology to its gritting teams as they head out to cover the county’s roads.

Antiques roadshow star launches memoir of Droitwich historian

Droitwich Advertiser: Nelly Copson with Henry Sandon. SP

2:28pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

THIS Saturday celebrity antiques expert Henry Sandon will be at Droitwich Library signing copies of a book on local historian Nelly Copson.

Adrian goes the extra 340 miles for St Richard's

Droitwich Advertiser: Adrian Northsworthy  is running 13 marathons in 2015 to raise money for St Richard's Hospice. Buy photo: RMH491402a at droitwichadvertiser.co.uk/pictures or call 01384 358200.

2:30pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

A MARATHON runner is taking on an epic challenge to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice after they helped him and his girlfriend, deal with her terminal cancer.

Youngsters are feeling arty with Paralympic hero

Droitwich Advertiser: Paralympian Darren Harris, with St Joseph's youngsters Charlie Newton, Julia Jedrzejeczyk, Katie Newton and Benjamin Hornigold. Buy photo: BSP491404 at droitwichadvertiser.co.uk/pictures or call 01384 358200.

11:26am Tuesday 9th December 2014

A SCHOOL in Droitwich received a visit from a Paralympic footballer after winning the regional round of a charity art competition.

Hair-razing fun for hospice charity

Droitwich Advertiser: Mary Oliver cuts Fran Dignan's hair for charity. SP

11:10am Tuesday 9th December 2014

AFTER a discussion from young people at Droitwich Action for Future Youth (DAFFY) one youth worker volunteered to have her hair cut to raise money for Acorns Children’s Hospice.

Droitwich Foodbank thanks locals for generosity

4:51pm Monday 8th December 2014

STAFF and volunteers from Droitwich Foodbank have tanked local people for their generosity in giving time, money and food donations in its first few months.

Adrian goes the extra 340 miles for St Richard's

Droitwich Advertiser: Adrian Northsworthy  is running 13 marathons in 2015 to raise money for St Richard's Hospice. Buy photo: RMH491402a at droitwichadvertiser.co.uk/pictures or call 01384 358200.

1:56pm Monday 8th December 2014

A MARATHON runner is taking on an epic challenge to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice after they helped him and his girlfriend, deal with her terminal cancer.

Residents invited to Christmas fair

11:39am Monday 8th December 2014

A DROITWICH residential care home is opening its doors next Thursday for its Christmas fair.

Boxing Academy could close over crushing surprise tax bill

Droitwich Advertiser: Sir Peter Luff MP sparring with Bethany Trueman at Droitwich Amateur Boxing Academy last year.

11:05am Saturday 6th December 2014

AFTER years of fundraising to build a new headquarters, Droitwich Spa Boxing Academy is now facing an unexpected £52,000 VAT bill, which could close it down.

A magical sight at St Andrew's Church

Droitwich Advertiser: Val Hawley  and Heather Ward  deck the Christmas trees at Andrew's Church. Buy photo: BMH491403b at droitwichadvertiser.co.uk/pictures or call 01384 358200.

2:39pm Friday 5th December 2014

PEOPLE wanting to get into the Christmas spirit will be able to find all the glitter and sparkle they could ever hope for with a Christmas Tree Festival taking place at St Andrew’s Church.

Gorgeous looking cakes raise the dough for St Richard's

Droitwich Advertiser: Ann Newton and Sarah Patrick with some of the Christmas cakes. SP

9:00am Friday 5th December 2014

MEMBERS of the Droitwich branch of the Sugarcraft Guild have been busy baking and icing Christmas cakes to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice.

When Laura met the Duke

Droitwich Advertiser: Laura Simmons with the Duke of Gloucester. SP

4:05pm Thursday 4th December 2014

DROITWICH student Laura Simmons had a brush with royalty recently as part of her graduation week.

Primrose Hospice opening new Droitwich store

11:36am Thursday 4th December 2014

PRIMROSE Hospice is launching a new shop in St Andrew’s Square in Droitwich to help boost funds for its cause.

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