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Police use chainsaw in Catshill drugs raid

Droitwich Advertiser: Police use a chainsaw to open the door. SP (30907458)

3:56pm Friday 3rd July 2015

POLICE in Bromsgrove have executed a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act, chainsawing through the door of a property in Catshill.

Men fined thousands after building in ancient woodland near Hanbury

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

1:16pm Friday 3rd July 2015

TWO local men have been fined more than £12,000 after they pleaded guilty to repeatedly breaching planning laws, by building in ancient woodland near Hanbury.

Help support St Richard's Hospice and Wychbold Church

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

1:08pm Friday 3rd July 2015

THERE will be a tabletop sale on Saturday, July 18 to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice and Wychbold Church.

Man had ear bitten on Bromsgrove High Street

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

1:07pm Friday 3rd July 2015

A 50-YEAR-old man had his ear bitten in an assault by two men as he walked home along Bromsgrove High Street in the early hours, a court heard.

Help support St Richard's Hospice and Wychbold Church

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

11:57am Friday 3rd July 2015

THERE will be a tabletop sale on Saturday, July 18 to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice and Wychbold Church.

Let's all go to the zoo

Droitwich Advertiser: Children from Jellybabies Nursery and Pre-sChool in their princess and pirate outfits at Dudley Zoo. SP (30821823)

9:24am Friday 3rd July 2015

RUBERY youngsters had a fun day out recently with a trip to Dudley Zoo and Castle.

Nigel chosen for cross party committee

Droitwich Advertiser: Nigel chosen for cross party committee

9:16am Friday 3rd July 2015

THE new MP for Droitwich Nigel Huddleston, has been elected onto the cross party Culture, Media and Sport select committee.

Man fined £600 for illegally transporting waste through Bromsgrove

Droitwich Advertiser: ID shot Bromsgrove Council House (22280189)

4:19pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

A 38-YEAR-old man who transported waste in Bromsgrove without being a registered carrier has been fined £600 by Redditch magistrates.

Man fined £600 for illegally transporting waste through Bromsgrove

Droitwich Advertiser: ID shot Bromsgrove Council House (22280189)

4:18pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

A 38-YEAR-old man who transported waste in Bromsgrove without being a registered carrier has been fined £600 by Redditch magistrates.

Lido water play area out of order - waiting on parts from Germany

Droitwich Advertiser: The Lido and water play area. SP(30826676)

1:28pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

IN a moment of what can only be called bad timing the water play area at the Droitwich Spa Lido has been labelled ‘out of order’ and closed to the public.

Bromsgrove company takes on mystery race challenge

Droitwich Advertiser: The Superdream team with (back) Gary Lefevre and Aaron Jones, (front) Natalie Harrigan and Luke Tuckey. SP (30803268)

12:00pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

A TEAM from a Bromsgrove-based communications agency are taking part in a 100-mile race to make their way home from a secret drop-off point.

Cutnall Green youngsters visit town foodbank

Droitwich Advertiser: Meg Richards weighs food with the children. SP (30752050)

11:43am Thursday 2nd July 2015

CHILDREN from Cutnall Green First School paid a visit recently to the Droitwich Spa Foodbank warehouse, to see what happens to items they donate.

Disney Day to raise funds at the Wych Way

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

3:35pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

STAFF at the Wych Way Inn in Droitwich are organising a Disney Day to raise money for the Make a Wish foundation.

Wartime romance leads to 70 years of marriage

Droitwich Advertiser: William and Joan Hawkley celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary. 261513L (30061572)

2:46pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

IT was VE Day in 1945 and a teenage Joan Ford was climbing a lamp post to tie up festive balloons - when her mother called her down to tell her that a young man back from the RAF was waiting to see her.

New curate for Droitwich church team

Droitwich Advertiser: The Rev Laura Handy who is joining the Droitwich team as a new curate. SP(30683465)

12:20pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

THE church of England team in Droitwich Spa, Salwarpe, and Hindlip with Martin Hussingtree, has a new member with the arrival of the Rev Laura Handy.

Week of fun left for Droitwich Festival

Droitwich Advertiser: Some of the artists in residence at the library. SP (30561827)

9:38am Wednesday 1st July 2015

THE Droitwich Summer Festival still has a week left to run with a whole host of treats still in store for people in the town

Droitwich drug dealers given suspended sentence

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

3:22pm Tuesday 30th June 2015

TWO drug dealers caught selling cannabis in Droitwich have been given suspended jail sentences.

First puppies set to go to new homes from Bromsgrove Blue Cross

Droitwich Advertiser: Martin Wellings and Beth Hardy with Wiggly the puppy. SP (30535936)

12:00pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

A LITTER of five homeless puppies are set to be the first to leave the new puppy and birthing unit at the Blue Cross Centre in Bromsgrove.

An explosion of colour for Droitwich

Droitwich Advertiser: One of the yarnbombed bicycles. Image courtesy of Tamara Jelaca. SP (30457837)

1:35pm Tuesday 30th June 2015

DROITWICH town centre has exploded with colour over the weekend as part of a community fundraising project organised by the Rotary Club to ‘yarnbomb’ Droitwich.

US themed fete for Independence Day

Droitwich Advertiser: Lucy Trueman with Mickey Mouse who will be coming to the fete. SP (30521029)

3:20pm Tuesday 30th June 2015

COME rain or shine staff and pupils at St Peter’s Catholic First School in Rock Hill are gearing up for their annual summer fete this weekend, which is being held in the parish community hall.

Bromsgrove singers entertain at festival

Droitwich Advertiser: The Rock Choir singers. SP (30511869)

10:10am Friday 3rd July 2015

KEEN singers from Bromsgrove joined more than 60 members of Rock Choir from throughout Kidderminster, Redditch and Stourbridge recently for a glorious return to the Bromsgrove Festival.

Sex offender jailed after paying for children to play pool in Droitwich pub

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

11:10am Tuesday 30th June 2015

A 54-YEAR-old sex offender has been jailed for breaking the terms of a court order by paying for children to play pool in a Worcestershire pub.

Clent youngsters visit Westminster

Droitwich Advertiser: Sajid Javid with pupils from Clent Parochial Primary School. SP (30501423)

11:40am Thursday 2nd July 2015

YOUNGSTERS at Clent Parochial Primary School got the chance to visit the Houses of Parliament recently, and meet up with Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid in the House of Commons.

Tear for the mayor could cost Droitwich Council £5,000

Droitwich Advertiser: The mayoral robe in use at last year's Remembrance Service. (30373108)

9:07am Tuesday 30th June 2015

DROITWICH Town Council could be facing a bill of as much as £5,000 after damage was discovered to the town’s ceremonial mayoral robes.

Warning issued after increase in thefts from cars

Droitwich Advertiser: SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA          (30398298)

3:17pm Monday 29th June 2015

POLICE in Droitwich have issued a warning to drivers after a number of residents on the Primsland Estate, Chawson Estate and closer to Droitwich town centre have fallen victim to car crime over the past week.

Chance to stand for local councils

Droitwich Advertiser: Don't miss out on your vote

12:07pm Monday 29th June 2015

NOMINATIONS are being sought for three local councillor roles which have become vacant since the elections in May.

Come along for traditional summer fair

Droitwich Advertiser: Come along for traditional summer fair

9:17am Monday 29th June 2015

OMBERSLEY Endowed First School and Nursery is holding its annual summer fair this Saturday with the children keeping up a tradition which dates back more than a century.

Cutnall Green youngsters enjoy eco-week

Droitwich Advertiser: Children collect sticks from the school grounds to make their own reservoir. SP (30191258)

1:28pm Friday 26th June 2015

CHILDREN at Cutnall Green First School in Droitwich have been enjoying a week of ecology themed fun.

Droitwich pensioner who grew cannabis receives 12-month suspended sentence

Droitwich Advertiser: Illegal Droitwich mechanic fined after council prosecution

11:15am Friday 26th June 2015

A 68-YEAR-old Droitwich widower caught growing cannabis in a garden shed has been given a suspended jail sentence at Worcester Crown Court.

Helping provide a relaxing afternoon in the sun

Droitwich Advertiser: Droitwich Youth Council with the Worcestershire Youth Jazz Orchestra at the Lido bandstand. SP (30131839)

9:10am Friday 26th June 2015

PEOPLE who turned out to the Lido Park over the weekend recently for an afternoon of music in the sunshine, were treated to a free cafe to customer waitering service, courtesy of the Droitwich Youth Council.

New bus shelter for Webbs

Droitwich Advertiser: Jeff Edwards from Bromsgrove and Barry Shough from Droitwich Spa Older People’s Forums with Nick Baker of Webbs. SP (30088631)

4:10pm Thursday 25th June 2015

A BUS shelter has been installed close to Webbs Garden Centre in Wychbold to protect passengers using a new bus service to and from the service.

New bus shelter for Webbs

Droitwich Advertiser: Jeff Edwards from Bromsgrove and Barry Shough from Droitwich Spa Older People’s Forums with Nick Baker of Webbs. SP (30088631)

3:32pm Thursday 25th June 2015

A BUS shelter has been installed close to Webbs Garden Centre in Wychbold to protect passengers using a new bus service to and from the service.

Westcare pupils try democracy with elections

Droitwich Advertiser: Westacre’s winning candidates Declan King, Charlie Harrison and Harry Jeys. SP (30080361)

1:32pm Thursday 25th June 2015

CHILDREN at Westacre Middle School have been having a taste of democracy recently by holding their own mock elections.

Specsavers collects for Droitwich Spa Foodbank

Droitwich Advertiser: The trolley, which is at the front of the Specsavers store. SP (30011392)

11:17am Thursday 25th June 2015

A DROITWICH opticians is collecting food for the town’s foodbank throughout June and July.

Good Citizen Award for Droitwich woman

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

9:17am Thursday 25th June 2015

A DROITWICH woman has been presented with the Rotary Club’s Good Citizen award for her work supporting the town’s Remembrance Service and Parade.

Festival weekend a roaring success

Droitwich Advertiser: Street entertainers Pierre J'ampott and Monsieur Doo at the Droitwich Spa Food and Drink Festival. NT2515895601/200615 (29567048)

1:50pm Tuesday 23rd June 2015

AROUND 15,000 people flocked into Droitwich on Saturday to make the most of the Droitwich food and Drink Festival.

Cyclist jailed for 12 months after causing death of Droitwich woman

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

11:37am Tuesday 23rd June 2015

A 21-YEAR-old cyclist has been jailed after he caused the death of a 73-year-old Droitwich woman when he knocked her over in a busy pedestrianised street.

Chances to Meet your Council

Droitwich Advertiser: Councillor Tony Miller talks to one of his constituents at a previous Meet your Council event. SP (29725144)

8:44am Tuesday 23rd June 2015

FOR many people in and around Droitwich there will be a number of chances coming up to meet some of the new district councillors, and put questions to them with three ‘Meet your Council’ events.

Pub company fined over illegal roadside advertising

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

4:22pm Monday 22nd June 2015

A PUB company has been fined £1,500 for using vehicles to illegally advertise a Dunhampton pub at the side of the road.

60 happy years for Droitwich couple

Droitwich Advertiser: Wyndham and Joy Burton who have just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. SP (29698549)

2:45pm Monday 22nd June 2015

A DROITWICH couple is celebrating 60 years of marriage this month, with a congratulations card from the Queen.

Talk on underground factories at Longbridge

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

3:50pm Friday 19th June 2015

DROITWICH History and Archaeology Society is hosting an illustrated talk on the underground workings at Austin Motors in Longbridge in July.

Chris' race against time to restore car for Hill Climb

Droitwich Advertiser: The 1957 MG MCA being restored by Chris Bond. SP (29467807)

12:27pm Friday 19th June 2015

A DROITWICH man is in a race against time to get a 1957 MG MCA car ready to take part in the return of the Hill Climb at the Chateau Impney next month.

Droitwich youngsters hold cake sale for St Richard's

Droitwich Advertiser: Cake sale: (from left) Back - Carenza Dunn and Emily Moss, Front - Ellie Hyde, Erin Moss, Charlotte Garrattley, and Daniel Rogers. SP  (29459738)

9:29am Friday 19th June 2015

SIX kind-hearted Droitwich children have raised nearly £200 for St Richard’s Hospice with a cake sale.

Youngsters raise cash for Primrose in memory of a loved one

Droitwich Advertiser: Jack and Sam Burns with Ella and Charlie Whitehouse in Primrose Hospice’s Children’s Garden. SP (29396180)

3:02pm Thursday 18th June 2015

FOUR Bromsgrove children have raised more than £400 for the primrose hospice, in memory the father of two of the children, who was cared for by the charity.

Young ballerinas take to the stage with English Youth Ballet

Droitwich Advertiser: Josie Wiklund and Libby Merchant. SP (29383892)

1:52pm Thursday 18th June 2015

TWO young ballerinas from the Bromsgrove area have been selected to perform as part of a professional production of Swan Lake with the English Youth Ballet.

Local charity shop urges people to use Gift Aid

Droitwich Advertiser: Pick up a bargain at Salvation Army plant sale

12:32pm Thursday 18th June 2015

THE Bromsgrove branch of the Salvation Army charity shop is joining a national campaign to encourage people to Gift Aid their donations.

Droitwich High staff see life-changing impact of support for Kenyan school

Droitwich Advertiser: Agnes Wambui Githumbi with Kim Higham from Droitwich Spa High School on her recent visit to Kenya. SP (29362118)

11:37am Thursday 18th June 2015

TEACHERS from Droitwich Spa High School have visited Kenya to see the success of the school’s participation in the British Council’s ‘Connecting Classrooms’ project.

HoW students get up close to 3D printer

Droitwich Advertiser: The 3D printer in action. SP (29366711)

11:09am Thursday 18th June 2015

ENGINEERING students at the Bromsgrove campus of HoW College got to see a 3D printer in action, with a visit last week from business entrepreneur and executive director of’Avatar’ Revathi Timms.

Second week in a row for Nigel at PMQs

Droitwich Advertiser: Nigel Huddleston asks his question. SP (29323399)

8:19am Thursday 18th June 2015

THE newly elected MP for Droitwich Nigel Huddleston beats the odds in the Houses of Parliament this week as he was selected to ask a question at Prime Minister’s Questions for the second successive time.

Droitwich High students head off for expedition

Droitwich Advertiser: Droitwich High students head off for expedition

3:52pm Wednesday 17th June 2015

STUDENTS from Droitwich Spa High School have taken on the challenge of walking Long Mynd in Shropshire as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.

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