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Ombersley pensioner spends 70th birthday as a zookeeper

Droitwich Advertiser: Thomas Robinson feeds the Humboldt penguins with his daughter Sam Robinson, guided by apprentice keeper Danielle Partridge. SP (19677087)

3:41pm Monday 2nd March 2015

A DROITWICH pensioner enjoyed an extra special treat for his 70th birthday this week, when he took on the role of a zoo keeper at Dudley Zoological Gardens for an entire weekend.

Theatre festival returns to Norbury

1:04pm Monday 2nd March 2015

THIS weekend sees the return of the Worcestershire Theatre Festival to the Norbury Theatre in Droitwich for its 56th year, with 12 amateur theatre groups from all over the region coming to Droitwich to perform 25-55 minute long plays, some of which they’ve written themselves.

Work starts on pavilion improvements in Sanders Park

12:31pm Monday 2nd March 2015

WORK has started this week on improvements to the pavilion building in Sanders Park.

Putting on the pink to buy iPads for Worcestershire Royal cancer patients

11:21am Monday 2nd March 2015

TWO sisters in law from Droitwich have raised money to buy iPads for patients at the new oncology department in Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

Get a taste of 300-year-old election at Hanbury Hall

8:24am Monday 2nd March 2015

HANBURY Hall near Droitwich is already succumbing to election fever, but not over this year’s general election. Instead staff at the National Trust property are getting excited about the 1715 election, which created one of the first modern parliaments, and saw Thomas Vernon, the builder of Hanbury Hall elected as the MP for Worcestershire.

Boost for Bromsgrove firm creates jobs

4:55pm Friday 27th February 2015

A BROMSGROVE firm which leads the market in access equipment and machinery hire is increasing its product range which will mean it taking on more staff in the town.

Droitwich joins Women’s World Day of Prayer

3:58pm Friday 27th February 2015

A PRAYER service is being held in Droitwich to mark Women’s World Day of Prayer.

Chance to make the most of Droitwich festivals for local business

1:14pm Friday 27th February 2015

THERE will be a meeting next week at St Andrew’s Town Hotel to help show people how they might be able to make the most from the Droitwich festival calendar for their businesses in the town.

Find out about the Droitwich Flyers

8:37am Friday 27th February 2015

THOSE interested in the roles Droitwich men and women played during the First World War, might enjoy a talk by town librarian James Robertson on the ‘Droitwich Flyers’.

Mayor disappointed by 'leniency' for Lido Park arsonists

3:51pm Thursday 26th February 2015

DROITWICH Spa mayor Councillor Bob Brookes has expressed his disappointment with what he called the ‘lenient’ way in which two offenders were treated after setting fire to playground equipment in Lido Park last summer.

Diamond celebration for Droitwich couple

11:14am Thursday 26th February 2015

A DROITWICH couple have been celebrating their Diamond wedding anniversary recently, after spending 60 years of marriage together in the town.

Young wildlife enthusiasts recognised in awards

8:35am Thursday 26th February 2015

MEMBERS of a Wildlife Watch Group for young people near Droitwich have been highly commended in annual awards from the Wildlife Trust.

Volunteers pitch in at Dodford Children's Holiday Farm

11:05am Wednesday 25th February 2015

VOLUNTEERS from the Prince’s Trust who are based at Heart of Worcestershire College, have spent time at a farm for disadvantage inner-city children building wigwams and making see-saws and tunnels for rabbits.

Hear Jonathan play for Methodist Centre

10:43am Wednesday 25th February 2015

BROMSGROVE Methodist Centre is hosting a recital by renowned musician Jonathan Kingston this Saturday.

Date set to consider Rubery flooding defence project

9:53am Wednesday 25th February 2015

A BROMSGROVE councillor has voiced his hopes for flood defence work to begin in Callowbrook Lane in Rubery.

Show off your skills for photography competition

3:00pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

LOCAL photographers are being invited to enter their best images into Worcestershire Wildlife Trust’s annual photography competition.

Show off your skills for photography competition

5:19pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

LOCAL photographers are being invited to enter their best images into Worcestershire Wildlife Trust’s annual photography competition.

Show off your skills for photography competition

5:18pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

LOCAL photographers are being invited to enter their best images into Worcestershire Wildlife Trust’s annual photography competition.

Bromsgrove mum's plea to raise awareness of allergies

5:40pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

A CHARFORD mum has issued a plea to other parents to be more aware of children with extreme allergies after living on ‘high alert’ for the past eight years.

Take a guided heritage walk around Droitwich

11:45am Tuesday 24th February 2015

WITH a little less chill in the air, the town’s historical guided walks are re-launching for 2015 in March.

Two people dead following M5 crash near Droitwich

3:09pm Monday 23rd February 2015

AN elderly man and woman have both died following a collision on the northbound M5 near Droitwich.

Westmead residents celebrate the Year of the Sheep

1:43pm Monday 23rd February 2015

RESIDENTS at a care home in Droitwich have been celebrating Chinese New Year by hanging decorations and trying some mouth-watering treats.

Two people dead following M5 crash near Droitwich

12:52pm Monday 23rd February 2015

AN elderly man and woman have both died following a collision on the northbound M5 near Droitwich.

Bromsgrove man identified as victim in M5 collision

12:48pm Monday 23rd February 2015

A MAN who died following a collision on the M5 last week, has been named as Bromsgrove resident Maurice Howard Tropman.

Unusual tourism ad sparks remarks on social media

11:28am Monday 23rd February 2015

PEOPLE in the tourism industry in Droitwich might hope to spread the image of an idyllic rural town in Worcestershire, with a cobbled high street and a packed festival calendar. However recent recipients of online advertising through the website TripAdvisor were in for a shock if they were looking for somewhere to stay in the area.

Concert for Marie Curie

Droitwich Advertiser: Concert for Marie Curie

11:27am Saturday 21st February 2015

THE Droitwich Spa Fundraising Group for Marie Curie is organising a concert to raise money for the charity.

Droitwich volunteer couple recognised with award

Droitwich Advertiser: At the awards: Anna Wharrier from St Richard's Hospice on the left with Colum MacCourt, and Sylvia and  Arthur Whittaker in grey in the centre, with other shortlisted volunteers. SP (18973673)

3:04pm Friday 20th February 2015

A DROITWICH couple have been recognised for their outstanding voluntary work at St Richard’s Hospice.

Hundreds of pounds of jewellery stolen in Martin Hussingtree burglary

Droitwich Advertiser: (13273338)

1:31pm Friday 20th February 2015

POLICE are appealing for information after a burglary at a house in Martin Hussingtree earlier this month.

Reunion for ancient Droitwich family

Droitwich Advertiser: The reunion will be meeting at St Richard's House for a welcome from the mayor. SP (18921517)

12:00pm Friday 20th February 2015

DROITWICH is playing host to a huge family reunion this June, for a family which originated in the area.

Bee-keeping course returns to Webbs

Droitwich Advertiser: Mike Rutter from Webbs Garden Centre and beekeeper Chris Broad with one of the hives. SP

8:21am Friday 20th February 2015

WEBBS Garden centre is a buzz at the moment with plans to launch its bee-keeping course for another year.

Reunion for ancient Droitwich family

Droitwich Advertiser: The reunion will be meeting at St Richard's House for a welcome from the mayor. SP (18921517)

5:01pm Thursday 19th February 2015

DROITWICH is playing host to a huge family reunion this June, for a family which originated in the area.

Dodderhill hosts a day of song

Droitwich Advertiser: Girls singing as part of the Choral Day. SP  (18883346)

3:06pm Thursday 19th February 2015

DODDERHILL School recently welcomed 250 girls from schools all over the Midlands, for the annual Girls’ Schools Association Choral Day.

Droitwich joins in with Fairtrade Fortnight

Droitwich Advertiser: NatWest customer service manager Lesley Fox with Paula Hunt from the Fairtrade steering group committee. SP (18880005)

1:42pm Thursday 19th February 2015

SHOPS and businesses in Droitwich are being encouraged to take part in the town’s Fairtrade Fortnight from Monday, February 23 until Monday, March 9, with the Droitwich Fairtrade Group putting on a display in the library, and a stall running at the community market on Friday, February 27.

Don't forget to register to vote

Droitwich Advertiser: (17624215)

11:05am Thursday 19th February 2015

DROITWICH Spa residents are being reminded to make sure they’re registered to vote before the elections on May 7.

Drifters star coming to Norbury

Droitwich Advertiser: (18810009)

8:56am Thursday 19th February 2015

A TRUE seventies star will be taking to the stage at the Norbury Theatre later this month in the form of singer Clyde Spencer.

Funding available for community organisations in Droitwich

Droitwich Advertiser: Funding available for community organisations in Droitwich

3:49pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

CHARITIES and volunteer groups from in and around Droitwich are being invited to submit bids for a number of community grants being made available through Wychavon District Council.

Droitwich businesses make the grade for Business Expo

Droitwich Advertiser:

1:25pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

TWO Droitwich businesses have won the chance to join 10 selected from across the entire county to showcase their products and services to hundreds of potential customers, as part of a Business Expo event in Malvern.

Jellybabies youngsters find out all about China for new year

Droitwich Advertiser: Children from Jellybabies in the Chinese home corner. SP (18436119)

2:01pm Monday 16th February 2015

CHILDREN at Jellybabies Nursery and Pre-School in Rubery have been learning all about the cultures and traditions surrounding Chinese New Year with some fun interactive activities.

Waseley Hills High school celebrates 'good' Ofsted result

Droitwich Advertiser: Waseley Hills head boy Alex Aston, head girl Louise Verney, deputy head boy, Callum Nickless, and deputy head girl, Poppy Crawford with the Ofsted report. SP (18443736)

12:23pm Monday 16th February 2015

STAFF and pupils at Waseley Hills High School are celebrating after being rated as ‘good’ in the school’s latest Ofsted inspection.

Call for more people to stand as independent councillors

Droitwich Advertiser: Steve Colella. SP (18429091)

10:27am Monday 16th February 2015

TWO councillors in Bromsgrove are calling on more people to come forward and stand in the next election as independent candidates.

A cosy way to raise some cash for a good cause

Droitwich Advertiser: Pupils wore their onesies to school to raise money. SP  (18424180)

9:26am Saturday 14th February 2015

STAFF and pupils at Lickey End First School were feeling wrapped up and cozy while raising money for a good cause as part of ‘Wear your Onesie to School Day’ last month.

Sporty students lead boccia tournament

Droitwich Advertiser: Droitwich High students who led a boccia tournament. SP(18448278)

3:05pm Friday 13th February 2015

YOUNG sportsmen and women from Droitwich Spa High School have been organising and leading sporting activities for other youngsters around the county as part of a ‘Sports Leaders’ programme.

Sytchampton youngsters take to the high seas with new playground

Droitwich Advertiser: Reception class teacher Alexa Waring and school administrator Jenny Bishop with reception pupils in the pirate ship. 150710L (18412039)

1:04pm Friday 13th February 2015

A PIRATE ship has run aground at Sytchampton First School, much to the delight of the school’s pupils.

Robbie Williams tribute with a difference at the Norbury

Droitwich Advertiser: Robbie Williams tribute with a difference at the Norbury

11:32am Friday 13th February 2015

THERE’S something a bit unusual coming to the Norbury Theatre on Saturday, February 28 in the form of the self proclaimed ‘heavyweight king of pop and comedy’.

Design a dream home for garden birds

Droitwich Advertiser: Design a dream home for garden birds

8:20am Friday 13th February 2015

LOCAL ‘twitchers’ are being invited to put their bird-friendly skills to the test to design the perfect bird box.

Piano duo set for Droitwich performance

Droitwich Advertiser: Piano duo set for Droitwich performance

5:00pm Thursday 12th February 2015

DROITWICH Concert Club is welcoming piano duo Emma Abbate and Julian Perkins on Saturday, February 21 for a programme of well known and less familiar works for two pianos.

Free advice to help improve homes

Droitwich Advertiser: Free advice to help improve homes

3:10pm Thursday 12th February 2015

PEOPLE in Droitwich and Bromsgrove who are struggling to modernise or improve their homes as their lives change, are being invited to take advantage of free events in both towns giving advice.

Free advice to help improve homes

Droitwich Advertiser: Free advice to help improve homes

3:09pm Thursday 12th February 2015

PEOPLE in Droitwich and Bromsgrove who are struggling to modernise or improve their homes as their lives change, are being invited to take advantage of free events in both towns giving advice.

Paul wins district community award

Droitwich Advertiser: Paul wins district community award

1:23pm Thursday 12th February 2015

AN officer from the Droitwich squadron of the Air Training Corps has been recognised for his work for the community as part of the annual Diamond Jubilee Community Recognition Awards, organised by Wychavon District Council.

Help on hand for bulky waste items

Droitwich Advertiser: Help on hand for bulky waste items

8:04am Thursday 12th February 2015

DROITWICH residents are being asked to make sure they make use of council services if they need to dispose of bulky items.

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