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Santa's Sleigh is hitting the streets

Droitwich Advertiser: Santa in action last Christmas. SP

3:52pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

COME out and see Santa’s sleigh in the build up to Christmas as it tours neighbourhoods around Droitwich.

Grabs some gifts at Christmas Fayre in Oddingley

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1:46pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

THERE will be Jingle Bell Fayre taking place in the Church Hall in Oddingley on Saturday, December 6 from 10am to 1pm, with all sorts of stalls offering everything from homemade jams and chutneys, to homemade honey, jewellery, bags, and scarves.

Residents voice concerns over delays at BP site

Droitwich Advertiser: The old BP garage which has now been demolished on the site. SP

11:39am Tuesday 25th November 2014

RESIDENTS around the site of the proposed new BP garage and M&S Simply Food store in Droitwich have voiced their concerns after work drew to a halt on the site eight weeks ago.

Charity raffle raises more than £20,000 for Chris Jones Riders Fund

Droitwich Advertiser: Pam Jones from the Chris Jones Rider Fund, with Steve Woods, general manager at Suttons Honda in Bromsgrove and raffle winner Richard Cundell on his prize. Buy photo: BMM481403 at droitwichadvertiser.co.uk/pictures.

8:19am Tuesday 25th November 2014

THE winner of the eighth annual charity raffle for the Chris Jones Riders Fund drove away this week with a brand new Honda Fireblade 1000cc motorbike after helping the charity to raise more than £20,000.

Charity raffle raises more than £20,000 for Chris Jones Riders Fund

Droitwich Advertiser: Pam Jones from the Chris Jones Rider Fund, with Steve Woods, general manager at Suttons Honda in Bromsgrove and raffle winner Richard Cundell on his prize. Buy photo: BMM481403 at droitwichadvertiser.co.uk/pictures.

8:19am Tuesday 25th November 2014

THE winner of the eighth annual charity raffle for the Chris Jones Riders Fund drove away this week with a brand new Honda Fireblade 1000cc motorbike after helping the charity to raise more than £20,000.

Community Choir lauching Christmas Tree Festival

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2:24pm Monday 24th November 2014

DROITWICH Spa Community Choir will be performing this weekend as part of a show including the Lighthouse Puppet group at St Andrew’s Church.

Jazz night raises funds for Droitwich Lido

Droitwich Advertiser: Jazz Alchemy who performed at the charity night. SP

8:13am Thursday 20th November 2014

FRIENDS of Droitwich Spa Lido (FODSL) raised more than £800 recently with an evening of jazz, where people were encouraged to get up and dance.

Rednal students learn first aid training

7:10am Thursday 20th November 2014

200 STUDENTS at a school in Rednal got to learn essential life-saving skills this week as part of a training scheme by St John’s Ambulance.

'Early music' group comes to Concert Club

Droitwich Advertiser: K'antu. SP

3:50pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

FOR the unusual chance to hear music from as far back as the 13th century, Droitwich Concert Club is playing host to an ‘early music’ group this Saturday.

Enjoy a musical evening for Cancer Research

1:40pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

THIS Saturday a group of friends from Droitwich is organising an evening of live music, entertainment and food to raise money for Cancer Research.

Droitwich youngsters do some super fundraising for Children in Need

Droitwich Advertiser: Chawson First School pupils dressed up as their heroes for Children in Need: (children from left) Noah Dean, Annabelle Burton, Henry Catlow and Katie Jones with teachers Mark Bartle and Aimee Hulse. Buy photo: BCR471402_01 at droitwichadvertiser.co.uk/pic

1:34pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

ACROSS Droitwich children spent Friday raising money for Children in Need by coming to school or nursery dressed up as their favourite heroes and superheroes.

Tribute paid to district councillor Reg Jakeman following his sudden death

11:51am Tuesday 18th November 2014

DISTRICT councillor Reg Jakeman, who served as councillor for the Badsey and Aldington ward in Wychavon since 2007 has died.

Droitwich shoplifter used bed as springboard for botched escape attempt

11:10am Tuesday 18th November 2014

A PROFILIC shoplifter used his bed as a springboard to jump through a window and escape from police as they arrested him at his Droitwich home, a court heard.

Boxes packed ready for Operation Christmas Child

Droitwich Advertiser: Boxes ready to be sent off for Operation Christmas Child. SP

8:52am Tuesday 18th November 2014

VOLUNTEERS at Droitwich Spa Methodist Church spent the weekend putting together the final touches for their collection of gift boxes for this year’s Operation Christmas child appeal.

A day of superheroes at Chawson First School

Droitwich Advertiser: Chawson First School pupils dressed up as their heroes for Children in Need: (children from left) Noah Dean, Annabelle Burton, Henry Catlow and Katie Jones with teachers Mark Bartle and Aimee Hulse. Buy photo: BCR471402_01 at droitwichadvertiser.co.uk/pic

3:42pm Monday 17th November 2014

CHILDREN and staff at Chawson First School dressed up as their own personal heroes and favourite superheroes on Friday to raise money for Children in Need.

Get involved with Droitwich Local History Day

Droitwich Advertiser: Heritage Centre volunteers Leah Marshall and Daria Luca with some of the mystery items they hope people will be able to identify for them. SP

1:53pm Monday 17th November 2014

DROITWICH Library is hoping to attract hundreds of people this Saturday for a new annual event which it hopes will rival the building’s Space Day.

Santa has arrived at Webbs

Droitwich Advertiser: Father Christmas' sleigh arrives at Webbs with elves in attendance. Buy photo: BCR471404_08 at bromsgroveadvertiser.co.uk/pictures or call 01384 358200.

1:00pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

IT felt like the Christmas season had properly begun at Webbs Garden Centre in Wychbold this weekend, with the arrival of Father Christmas and his reindeer.

Santa has arrived at Webbs

Droitwich Advertiser: Father Christmas' sleigh arrives at Webbs with elves in attendance. Buy photo: BCR471404_08 at bromsgroveadvertiser.co.uk/pictures or call 01384 358200.

11:43am Monday 17th November 2014

IT felt like the Christmas season had properly begun at Webbs Garden Centre in Wychbold this weekend, with the arrival of Father Christmas and his reindeer.

Catshill church marks 75 years in community

Droitwich Advertiser: The Welcome Hall Evangelical Church. SP

8:29am Monday 17th November 2014

A CHURCH in Catshill is marking its 75th anniversary next week by inviting members of the community to come in for a week of celebratory services.

Pensioner's death ruled accidental after choking on glass of squash at Worcestershire Royal

11:36am Sunday 16th November 2014

A DROITWICH man who choked on a glass of squash in a Worcestershire hospital, has had his death ruled an accident by the county coroner.

Bromsgrove photographer shortlisted for national competition

Droitwich Advertiser: ‘New Gears’ by Marcus Milton. SP

11:46am Saturday 15th November 2014

A YOUNG photographer from Bromsgrove has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award for an image taken of giant gears at a rail firm.

Chance to find out more about county's cancer services

11:22am Saturday 15th November 2014

CANCER patients in Droitwich are being offered the chance to find out more about improvement to oncology services in the county with a presentation.

Chance to meet your councillor

3:31pm Friday 14th November 2014

PEOPLE in the Droitwich south west ward will have the chance to put issues to their district councillors as part of Wychavon District Council’s ‘Meet Your Council’ event.

Special assembly brings Remembrance Day to life

1:09pm Friday 14th November 2014

YEAR eight students at Droitwich Spa High School had a very special assembly last week as part of work they’d been doing on Remembrance Day.

Shopper receives voucher after complaining of Morrison's customers 'clogging up' Aldi aisles

11:29am Friday 14th November 2014

MANY Droitwich supermarket shoppers have been suffering in recent weeks while work is undertaken to resurface the car park at Morrison’s supermarket, but one formerly disgruntled shopper has been placated after he voiced his grievances and received a gift voucher for the store.

Call for help from Droitwich beavers

Droitwich Advertiser: The beavers with a sign they made asking for more volunteers to help out. SP

3:20pm Thursday 13th November 2014

FOLLOWING a call for help from another scout and guide group in the town, the 1st Droitwich Beaver colony is also asking for volunteers to help out while one of its leaders is on maternity leave.

Judo Club raises cash for trip to twin town

Droitwich Advertiser: Members of the Kodokan Judo Club with fellow member Neil Bourne (in military uniform) who served his last year as parade master at the recent Remembrance Day parade after 15 years of dedicated service. SP

1:49pm Thursday 13th November 2014

MEMBERS from the Kodokan Judo Club in Droitwich have managed to collect more than £800 by helping the town’s shoppers pack their bags in Morrison’s supermarket.

Droitwich knitting stars hand over charity haul

Droitwich Advertiser: Droitwich mayor Bob Brookes, with Jenny Forman from the Salvation Army, Ann Reed from Droitwich Knitting Circle and and Bob Shipman from Shine Africa. Image courtesy of  Rhys Jones of Droitwich Arts Network. SP

11:58am Thursday 13th November 2014

MEMBERS of Droitwich Knitting Circle have presented a huge number of items to several charities to be distributed to homeless people, premature babies and to youngsters in need through Operation Christmas Child.

Fairtrade fair raises money and awareness

Droitwich Advertiser: Lucy Jessop and Millie Jessop helped to run the stalls. SP

8:20am Thursday 13th November 2014

A FAIRTRADE fair which was held recently at Droitwich Methodist Church, raised nearly £2,000, which will benefit producers in developing countries.

Call to give blood through wintery weather

3:46pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

DONORS in Droitwich are being reminded that there will be two blood donation sessions running on Thursday, November 20 at the Chateau Impney Hotel.

Parking discount boosts Christmas visits to town centre

1:13pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

DROITWICH shoppers keen to make the most of town centre stores in the lead up to Christmas will have a bit of a boost to their shopping budget, with a discount off car parking from Wychavon District Council.

Official opening for Witton Post Office

Droitwich Advertiser: Droitwich mayor Bob Brookes cuts the ribbon on the newly re-opened Witton Post Office, with postmaster Raj Patel. SP

3:46pm Tuesday 11th November 2014

WITTON post office has been officially reopened by the mayor of Droitwich councillor Bob Brookes with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Townsfolk turn out to remember the fallen

Droitwich Advertiser: The Droitwich Air Cadets led the Remembrance Parade through Droitwich. Buy photo: BCR461405_01 at droitwichadvertiser.co.uk/pictures or call 01384 358200.

3:29pm Tuesday 11th November 2014

NEARLY 2,000 people came out to pay their respects in Droitwich on Sunday for the town’s centenary Remembrance Parade, which took place on Sunday, November 9.

Residents take stand to try and keep Yew Tree Hill hedgerows

1:21pm Tuesday 11th November 2014

DOG walkers in Droitwich have expressed concerns over the potential loss of established hedgerows around the edge of the proposed Yew Tree Hill development to the south of the town.

Sir Peter reflects on Remembrance Day

Droitwich Advertiser: Sir Peter Luff.

12:38pm Tuesday 11th November 2014

THIS year’s Remembrance Sunday was particularly poignant for me for two reasons.

Lantern Parade returns to Droitwich Spa

Droitwich Advertiser: The official image being used to promote the Lantern Parade. SP

8:46am Monday 10th November 2014

FOLLOWING on from the success of last year’s event which saw more than 200 youngsters taking part, Droitwich Arts Network and the community choir are organising a second town Lantern Parade.

Spirits of Christmas at the Norbury with musical show

Droitwich Advertiser: Paul Robinson in the title role as Ebeneezer Scrooge. SP

2:38pm Friday 7th November 2014

A SEASONAL musical with a Christmassy moral is making its way to the Norbury Theatre later this month with a cast of 25 and a selection of seasonal musical numbers.

Two taken to hospital following Ombersley crash

1:07pm Friday 7th November 2014

A ROAD in Ombersley remains closed after several cars were involved in a collision earlier today.

The gritters are out and ready

11:10am Friday 7th November 2014

WITH the cold weather eventually arriving just in time for November, Worcestershire County council has its gritting teams at the ready to make the roads around Droitwich safe for motorists.

Who's been stealing spells at the Norbury?

8:57am Friday 7th November 2014

THERE’s fun to be had at the Norbury Theatre this month with the children’s theatre ‘The Magician who Lost his Spells’ which tells the story of a magician who has mislaid his magical spells, and his friends Clarissa Cat and Izadora Owl, who have lost things too. Suspicion begins to fall on Robber Chief and Robber Band who might have been up to some mischief.

Dedicate a light and remember a loved one

Droitwich Advertiser: The names of loved ones, lit by candle light on the wall of remembrance at St Andrew's Spire. Image courtesy of Nick Toogood. SP

3:28pm Thursday 6th November 2014

PEOPLE in Droitwich are being invited to a Lights of Love service, where they can remember a lost loved one in the lead up to the festive season.

Cards for Good Causes shop opens in library

Droitwich Advertiser: Father Christmas pays a visit to the Cards for Good Causes shop at Droitwich Library, with volunteers Sylvia Whittaker and Pauline Adkins. Buy photo: BMM451401a at droitwichadvertiser.co.uk/pictures or call 01384 358200.

1:50pm Thursday 6th November 2014

DROITWICH folk keen to get organised for Christmas can pop into the library anytime before Friday, December 19 and visit the Card for Good Causes shop.

Students design school rugby shirt

11:35am Thursday 6th November 2014

KEEN design students at Droitwich Spa High School have taken part in a workshop to design the school’s rugby team a new shirt.

Tennis club tops two counties

11:29am Thursday 6th November 2014

DROITWICH Tennis Club has been voted as the best club in two counties at the recent Hereford and Worcester Local Tennis Association’s awards evening.

Give your views on street traders

8:21am Thursday 6th November 2014

STREET traders who operate in the Droitwich area and those affected by them, are being asked to voice their opinions as part of a consultation being conducted by Wychavon District Council.

Calling fundraising Santas to charity event

Droitwich Advertiser: ‘Santas’ Sally Webb and Helen Griffee cycle for St Richard’s. SP

3:31pm Wednesday 5th November 2014

BUDDING Santas of all ages, are being invited to take part in a fundraising event being organised by staff at Webbs Garden Centre in Wychbold, to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice.

Fashion show set to raise cash for Scorpions

1:12pm Wednesday 5th November 2014

A LOCAL store is hosting a charity fashion show to raise money for the Droitwich Scorpions Football Club.

Droitwich store staff raise money with spooky party

4:58pm Tuesday 4th November 2014

MEMBERS of staff at the Droitwich branch of Wilko have raised nearly £250 for the Midlands Air Ambulance charity with a Halloween event at the store.

Give blood this Thursday at Chateau Impney

1:38pm Tuesday 4th November 2014

THE NHS Blood and Transplant Service is appealing for volunteers in Droitwich, to come along to a blood donation session at the Chateau Impney Hotel.

Two centuries to celebrate at Droitwich church

Droitwich Advertiser: Dorothy Hatfield and Ivor Wilkinson who both celebrated their 100th birthdays. SP

11:29am Tuesday 4th November 2014

NOT one but two regular members of the congregation at a Droitwich church marked their centenary last week, enjoying a celebration with members of the congregation.

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