Chateau Impney gets UKs first taster in residence

Droitwich Advertiser: The Chateau Impney's new taster in residence Lisa Gallagher, with executive chef Steve Unwin, and general manager Ben Elder. Buy photo: BCR311403_01 at or call 01384 358200.

3:20pm Friday 1st August 2014

THE Chateau Impney Hotel in Droitwich has appointed the country’s first taster in residence, after a competition to find the finest palate in the area.

New theatre company to launch in Droitwich

Droitwich Advertiser: Sarah Pavlov with some of the new students at Starbuck Theatre Company. Buy photo: BCR291401_02 from or call 01384 358200.

1:40pm Friday 1st August 2014

BUDDING stage performers in Droitwich will be able to hone their theatre skills with a new acting and musical theatre school opening in the town.

Probus '89 Club celebrates 25 years in Droitwich

12:55pm Friday 1st August 2014

THE Probus ’89 Club of Droitwich Spa is celebrating its 25th anniversary this September with an evening meal and Black Country entertainment from musical duo Dandy.

Inquest not resumed for Droitwich motorbike collision victim

11:06am Friday 1st August 2014

A DECISION has been made not to resume the inquest of a Droitwich man who died in a road traffic collision last October after criminal proceedings were brought in the case.

A taste of France for new students

Droitwich Advertiser: Students making  crème patissière tarts in the home economics department at Droitwich Spa High School. SP

8:41am Friday 1st August 2014

YEAR seven students from Droitwich’s two middle schools had a chance to find out more about France with a special morning organised at Droitwich Spa High School recently.

Scary Ledbury...

Droitwich Advertiser: The figures were presented to Ledbury Town Council.

4:24pm Thursday 31st July 2014

IT is a sign of approaching autumn and darker nights, when the Ghost Walks return to Ledbury.

Cotswold village lines up musical talent

Droitwich Advertiser: Flowers feature for Living August - Rachel Wilkes (8607678)

4:14pm Thursday 31st July 2014

LOVERS of music and natural beauty will make a beeline to a Cotswolds village that has really put itself on the map with an annual festival.

Westacre pupils dabble in the arts

Droitwich Advertiser: Pupils at Westacre Middle School with some of the items they produced during their artistic Dabble Day. SP

4:02pm Thursday 31st July 2014

CHILDREN at Westacre Middle School were feeling very arty toward the end of term with a school-wide competition and a chance to pick up some new skills.

Worcester tops politeness survey

Droitwich Advertiser: The West Country Class Pacific engine number 34046 Braunton passing over Worcester railway bridge. Picture by Colin Nash.

3:24pm Thursday 31st July 2014

WORCESTER has long been called the Faithful City, now it may be the UK's politest city too, according to a new survey.

Malvern's Finest...

2:22pm Thursday 31st July 2014

MALVERN women of note will be the theme of a talk at Bromyard's Conquest Theatre on October 8, at 7.30pm.

Free training for Droitwich youngsters

1:06pm Thursday 31st July 2014

YOUNG people in Droitwich who are not in education, employment or training, have the opportunity to get some free training and work experience as part of a traineeship scheme being organised by Droitwich Council for Voluntary Service.

Sir Peter joins in with coding event

11:40am Thursday 31st July 2014

DROITWICH MP Sir Peter Luff has been trying his hand at computer coding, as part of an event at the House of Commons earlier this month.

Green Lung in Pershore

11:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

WILDLIFE is to get a boost in Pershore, because their town council has bought three acres of land, to encourage bio-diversity.

Autumn Spring Clean

10:54am Thursday 31st July 2014

PERSHORE Town Council is planning an autumn spring clean for the town, and is asking volunteers to sign up.

Coroner rules Droitwich man killed himself

8:54am Thursday 31st July 2014

A WORCESTERSHIRE coroner has recorded that a Droitwich man who took an overdose of medication killed himself.

Six of the most dramatic pictures of today's fire at Eastbourne Pier

Droitwich Advertiser:

6:28pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A huge blaze and plumes of thick black smoke have engulfed Eastbourne Pier.

Have your say on the future of mobile libraries

3:45pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

RESIDENTS in Droitwich and the surrounding villages will have the chance to voice their opinions on the future of mobile libraries and library services at home in a county-wide consultation.

Novelty Dog Show raises funds for new RSPCA centre

Droitwich Advertiser: Crowds turned out for the Novelty Dog Show. SP

1:54pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

MEMBERS of the Droitwich branch of the RSPCA took part in the charity’s Worcester and Mid-Worcestershire Novelty Dog Show recently at what is set to become the new branch rescue and rehoming centre in Broomhall.

Part-night street lighting programme to continue

11:30am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE part-night street lighting reduction programme, which will save cash for the taxpayer and cut carbon emissions, is continuing to progress well, according to Worcestershire County Council.

Droitwich entrepreneur shortlisted as Real Role Model

Droitwich Advertiser: Rowena Simmons. SP

8:59am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A YOUNG businesswoman from Droitwich has been shortlisted for the title of Britain’s Top Real Role Model for 2014.

Droitwich mother in six year battle for disabled son's benefits

3:16pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A DROITWICH woman has spoken out over her concerns for people caring for family members with disabilities, after a six year battle with Worcestershire County Council to receive the right benefits for her son with Down’s Syndrome.

Remember a loved one at St Richard's Hospice

1:51pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

BEREAVED families in Droitwich are being invited to plant a wooden sunflower to remember their loved ones at St Richard’s Hospice this weekend.

New chairman for Droitwich Lions

Droitwich Advertiser: David Sherwen accepting the presidency of the Droitwich Lions. SP

11:34am Tuesday 29th July 2014

DAVID Sherwen has been named as the new president of the Droitwich Lions club as it moves into its 30th year operating in the town.

Come and play at Hanbury Hall

Droitwich Advertiser: A 1710 drawing by Sir James Thornhill of gentlemen playing bowls at Hanbury Hall. Image courtesy of National Trust. SP

9:12am Tuesday 29th July 2014

HANBURY Hall near Droitwich is taking part in a move to encourage visitors to National Trust properties to join in with sports on the grounds this summer.

Students design website to highlight summer fun

3:32pm Monday 28th July 2014

SIXTH form students at Droitwich Spa High School have been working with Wychavon District Council and the Droitwich Young Persons Action Group to produce a website showing the different activities on offer over the summer break.

Pub landlord pitches in to build fence for school kitchen garden

Droitwich Advertiser: The fence with it's trellis work. SP

1:41pm Monday 28th July 2014

THE landlord of the Gardeners Arms pub in Droitwich has pitched in with several local businesses to help build a fence for a kitchen garden at Witton Middle School.

Service to dedicate restored war memorial

11:23am Monday 28th July 2014

RESIDENTS in Salwarpe are being invited to take part in a commemoration service at St Michael’s Church to remember those who died in the First World War.

Charity fashion show at M&Co

8:40am Monday 28th July 2014

A CLOTHING shop in Droitwich is hosting a charity fashion show to raise money for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Support UK this Wednesday.

Have a strawberry tea for the Royal British Legion

10:42am Sunday 27th July 2014

DROITWICH Forum for Older People is organising a fundraising event for the town’s British Legion to mark the centenary of the start of World War One.

Specsavers stars take on charity challenges

Droitwich Advertiser: Rebecca Head, Emma Jelfs and Becky Muir with their fundraising mementoes. SP

10:37am Saturday 26th July 2014

THREE members of staff at a Droitwich opticians have competed in separate events to raise money for a number of charities.

Youngsters take the arts into Droitwich care homes

3:57pm Friday 25th July 2014

YOUNGSTERS from Droitwich High have been taking part in a programme of music, poetry, art and dance as part of a community development programme with Wychavon District Council.

British Legion branch needs support in the year that marks the anniversary of the First World War

3:27pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE chairman of a long-established Royal British Legion club is urging supporters to rally round to ensure that the club continues to run.

Police search for missing Bromsgrove teenager

Droitwich Advertiser:

2:48pm Friday 25th July 2014

BROMSGROVE police have appealed for the public's help to find a missing Bromsgrove teenager.

"We miss him every minute of every day": friends and family of young man who died of cancer keep his memory alive through fundraising

Droitwich Advertiser: HERO: England goalkeeper Joe Hart with Matthew Burton.

1:31pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE friends and family of an "inspirational" young man who lost his battle against cancer are ensuring his memory lives on.

Inquest closes into helicopter pilot death

1:29pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE inquest into the death of Droitwich helicopter pilot Richard Menzies has closed at Worcestershire Coroner’s Court with a narrative verdict.

NHS trust saves £250,000 on goods and services

Droitwich Advertiser: Recruitment opens for NHS apprenticeships

12:03pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE organisation providing NHS community and mental health services in Worcestershire had made savings of £250,000 without affecting patients.

Patient satisfaction survey to be rolled out across the entire NHS

Droitwich Advertiser: Recruitment opens for NHS apprenticeships

11:57am Friday 25th July 2014

A TEST ranking patient satisfaction with the care they have received is to be introduced at all NHS services in Worcestershire and across the country.

Friends raise thousands to boost pupils' education at Ombersley Endowed

Droitwich Advertiser: Trying out their new Roamer Robots: (from left - front) Emma Jones, Thomas Godwin, Emily Horton, Ben Parker, George Aston, (back) Miles Troth, Lymara Lines and William Robinson. SP

11:47am Friday 25th July 2014

PARENTS, carers, staff and friends of the children at Ombersley Endowed First School and Nursery, have raised more than £7,000 over the last school year, which has been spent on purchasing extra resources for the pupils, as well as supporting extra activities at the school.

Droitwich man raises thousands for son's care home

8:10am Friday 25th July 2014

A DROITWICH man has raised more than £50,000 for group of disabled residents in a Midlands care home over the past 10 years.

Hampton Lovett man pleads guilty to benefit fraud

3:09pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A 51-YEAR-old man from Hampton Lovett has pleaded guilty to two charges of benefit fraud.

Try a new craft this summer with free workshops

1:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

OVER the Summer holidays, children will be able to have a go at different activities with a number of free workshops running at Hobbycraft in Wychbold between 11am and 3pm.

Golfers raise nearly £1,000 for guide dog charity

Droitwich Advertiser: The first club team tees off with Guide Dog assistance from Catrin Rod and puppy Umber.

11:24am Thursday 24th July 2014

Generous golfers at the Gaudet Luce Golf Club in Droitwich, managed to raise nearly £1,000 recently a special golfing day for the Guide Dog Service.

Worcester jobs lost as Unipart Automotive car parts firm goes into administration

Droitwich Advertiser:

12:45pm Thursday 24th July 2014

UNIPART Automotive - one of the UK's largest suppliers of car parts and garage equipment - has gone into administration with the loss of more than 1,200 jobs, including eight in Worcester.

Hospital trust's cash woes

Droitwich Advertiser:

10:19am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE cash-strapped organisation running Worcestershire Royal Hospital has been reported to health secretary Jeremy Hunt for ending the last financial year with a £14.2 million deficit.

Design a banner for a national cycling event

9:45am Thursday 24th July 2014

CHILDREN in Droitwich under 13 are being invited to design banners that will be displayed throughout the district for the Tour of Britain.

Lights out to remember the outbreak of war

3:14pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

RESIDENTS and businesses in Droitwich are being encouraged to turn of their lights and light a single candle on August 4 as part of a nationwide event to mark 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War.

Big Gig connects Droitwich to national events

Droitwich Advertiser:

1:39pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

DROITWICH played host to its share of a nationwide community music event over the weekend with a performance in St Andrew’s Shopping Precinct.

Homeowners kept in limbo by legal debate over land

8:05am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

HOMEOWNERS at a Droitwich housing development are being kept in limbo, unable to sell their homes, due to legal wrangling between the owners of the freehold to the land, and Wychavon District Council which has dragged on for the past five years.

Feel inspired by nature for textiles workshop

Droitwich Advertiser: Textile designer Sophie Case who is running the workshop. SP

4:02pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

NATURE will hopefully be providing some inspiration for a textile art workshop being held at Lower Smite Farm next weekend.

Chance to meet your councillor in Lovett and North Claines this Saturday

1:19pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THIS Saturday Wychavon district councillor Tony Miller will be continuing with the council’s ‘meet your council’ visits in Lovett and North Claines, as he heads out to the Fernhill Heath ‘Fun on the Brum’ event.


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