New organisers take on remembrance events in Droitwich

Droitwich Advertiser: The new team behind remembrance events in Droitwich. SP

4:07pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A NEW team of fundraisers from the Rotary Club has taken over the management of Droitwich Spa’s Poppy Appeal and Remembrance parade for November this year with new financial controls put in place to ensure every penny raised goes into the British Legion funds.

West Mercia PCC Bill Longmore throws support behind joint property scheme

Droitwich Advertiser: Police and Crime Commissioner Bill Longmore reveals cancer battle

1:54pm Thursday 17th April 2014

WEST Mercia’s Police and Crime Commissioner Bill Longmore has thrown his support behind a scheme which will see local authorities across the region band together to save costs.

New era for Upton Warren Outdoor Education Centre

Droitwich Advertiser: Upton Warren is handed over to new owners: (from left) Michael Howard, procurement manager for Worcestershire County Council, Mark Spence and Craig Spence from Aztec Watersports and Councillor Liz Eyre, cabinet member for Worcestershire County Council. SP

1:41pm Thursday 17th April 2014

UPTON Warren Outdoor Education Centre just outside Droitwich has been officially handed over to new owners Aztec Watersports from its former management Worcestershire County Council.

Peak displays of bluebells

Droitwich Advertiser: 1514573401. 13/04/14. Bluebells in the grounds of St John in Bedwardine church. Picture by Nick Toogood. (5377740)

12:45pm Thursday 17th April 2014

PEAK displays of bluebells are expected in time for Easter after they sprung into life much earlier than in last year's cold spring.

Unique property partnership takes a step forward

Droitwich Advertiser: Unique property partnership takes a step forward

11:59am Thursday 17th April 2014

A UNIQUE partnership which could save taxpayers in Worcestershire £118 million looks set to go ahead.

Chance to try out local walks

11:16am Thursday 17th April 2014

DROITWICH Spa residents are being invited to get outside and get walking as part of a week-long short walks festival.

Bill Wiggin's bid to cut agricultural accidents

11:02am Thursday 17th April 2014

BILL Wiggin has launched a campaign to prevent needless deaths in the countryside. The MP for North Herefordshire presented a 10 Minute Rule Bill in Parliament calling for better recording of agricultural accidents. Since he became an MP in 2001, two of Mr Wiggin’s constituents have been killed in accidents with cattle.

Councils encourage people to reduce food waste

10:11am Thursday 17th April 2014

A JOINT venture will encourage people to reduce the food waste they produce.

More Worcestershire four year olds get their first choice school place - despite shortages elsewhere

8:47am Thursday 17th April 2014

MORE primary school children in Worcestershire have received a place at their first choice school this year - despite a shortage in places elsewhere across the country.

Find out more about Droitwich U3A

4:22pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE Droitwich University of the Third age (U3A) is holding an informal drop in afternoon later this month to give members and non-members the opportunity to find out about the different groups on offers.

Worcestershire oesophageal cancer team wins acclaim

Droitwich Advertiser: Surgeon Martin Wadley, oesophageal cancer patient Brian Harris from Worcester, Robin Walker MP, patient Stephen Lee from Bromsgrove, specialist nurse Sharon Brown and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust chief executive Penny Venables

4:08pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A TEAM treating people with upper gastrointestinal cancer across Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire has been nominated for a national award for their work treating people with early oesophageal cancer.

Forum joins campaign for stalking awareness

3:28pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A CAMPAIGN will help to raise awareness of stalking in the workplacce.

Concerns allayed at Yew Tree Hill site

Droitwich Advertiser: Work taking place at the Yew Tree Hill site. SP

3:02pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

SEVERAL keen-eyed Droitwich residents have raised concerns over people apparently drilling on land at the Yew Tree Hill development site.

Restricted board papers from hospital trust meetings to be made public

Droitwich Advertiser: The county council and NHS disagree over whether there is a supply problem with a typhoid vaccine tablet.

2:53pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

PREVIOUSLY restricted board papers from meetings of the organisation running Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Kidderminster Hospital and Redditch’s Alexandra Hospital are to be made available to the public.

Nation's long wave signal being updated via Droitwich antenna

1:42pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

LISTENERS to Radio 4’s long wave transmission might well have noticed that it’s currently out of service every day between 10am and 5.30pm, but what they might not know, is that the national signal shutdown, is due to work being done on the Droitwich transmitters.

Fewer pupils persistently skip school in Worcestershire

1:34pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE number of pupils persistently skipping school in Worcestershire has dropped by almost a third in three years according to new figures.

Easter Bonnets on parade at Droitwich care home

Droitwich Advertiser: Doreen Taylor and Rose Collier at Westmead Care Home with their Estaer bonnets. Buy photo: BMM161401a at or call 01527 889030

11:20am Wednesday 16th April 2014

CRAFTY residents at a care home in Droitwich have been creating their own stylish spring-time headwear for an Easter bonnet parade.

Fire at Raven Hotel, Droitwich, last night

Droitwich Advertiser: Person cut from car in Holt Heath

8:39am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A DERELICT building at the rear of the Raven Hotel in Droitwich was heavily damaged in a fire last night.

Droitwich artists join forces to create community mural

Droitwich Advertiser: Members of the Droitwich Arts Network invited Spa artists to help create the giant mural, going on display as part of the St Richard’s Festival   Buy this photo BCR161412_01

7:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

DROITWICH artists have joined forces to create this year's community mural.

Patients in Worcestershire with irregular heart rates benefit from new service

Droitwich Advertiser: Cardiac assessment nurses with Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust Sue Amos and Sally Baker with a cardioversion machine

4:25pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

MORE than 80 people in Worcestershire with irregular heart rates have benefitted from a nurse-led service which launched in September last year.

West Mercia Police welcomes new Deputy Chief Constable

Droitwich Advertiser: New West Mercia Police Deputy Chief Constable Anthony Bangham

3:29pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A NEW Deputy Chief Constable has been appointed to West Mercia Police.

Art on show from hospice patients

11:17am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SNOWDROP-themed artwork created by patients at St Richard’s Hospice is being put on display in Droitwich.

Flood relief grant available for small businesses in Malvern Hills area

9:47am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SMALL businesses hit by the recent flooding can apply for a new relief grant from Malvern Hills District Council. The £500 loss of trade grant is likely to particularly benefit businesses in Upton-upon-Severn, which suffered significantly from prolonged road closures and also saw a dramatic decrease in footfall, as well as traffic.

First school goes greener with solar panels

Droitwich Advertiser: Children from Ombersley First Endowed School with their new solar panels. SP

8:43am Tuesday 15th April 2014

STAFF and pupils at Ombersley First Endowed School have managed to make their eco-friendly Tree House Early Years Centre, even greener, with the installation of new solar panels on the building’s roof.

Droitwich restaurant wins family-friendly award

3:41pm Monday 14th April 2014

STAFF at the Wych Way In Harvester in Droitwich are celebrating after the restaurant was named the UK’s best family restaurant for the second year running by baby charity Tommy’s.

Droitwich couple celebrate an amazing marital milestone

Droitwich Advertiser: Bertie and Florence Marshall are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. Buy photo: BCR161411_01 at or call 01527 889030.

1:12pm Monday 14th April 2014

A DROITWICH couple are celebrating after reaching an incredible milestone in their marriage.

Charity wins England River Award

Droitwich Advertiser: A wetland creation alongside the Bow at Huddington. Picture by Peter Case.

1:04pm Monday 14th April 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE Wildlife Trust has scooped an award in an inaugural competition run by the River Restoration Centre and the Environment Agency.

Droitwich man wanted over Worcester crimes, arrested by Gwent Police

11:40am Monday 14th April 2014

A DROITWICH man has been arrested by police in Wales, in connection with a series of domestic-related crimes in Worcester.

Student get to grips with business at Chawson First School

Droitwich Advertiser: Daisy Moffat, Charlie Hopkins Budd, Amelia Scattergood, Jenson Warrier and Heidi Shipway run stalls for Enterprise Week at Chawson First School. Buy photo: BCR161402_01 at or call 01527 889030.

8:54am Monday 14th April 2014

CHILDREN at Chawson First School were learning all about business last week with an Enterprise Week.

Eight year old banned from carrying cough sweets at school

Droitwich Advertiser: FORBIDDEN FRUIT: Duncan Lawrence says his son was banned from carrying the cough sweets

8:48am Monday 14th April 2014

A SCHOOL has been accused of taking health and safety rules to the extreme — after an eight-year-old boy was banned from carrying his cough sweets.

Droitwich students win award in final of national engineering challenge

Droitwich Advertiser: 'That Looks Steep', as designed by Ross Kirkpatrick, George King and Elliott Power from Droitwich Spa High School. SP

11:38am Saturday 12th April 2014

THREE students from Droitwich Spa High School have won an award as part of a national design and technology challenge.

Man wanted in connection with campaign of intimidation

Droitwich Advertiser: (5370748)

6:29pm Friday 11th April 2014

A MAN is wanted in connection with "a campaign of intimidation" against a Worcester family.

Droitwich actor hits Hollywood

Droitwich Advertiser: Robert Beddall. SP

4:15pm Friday 11th April 2014

A FORMER performing arts student from Wychbold is forging a promising career as an award-winning actor in Los Angeles.

Sir Peter raises issue of women in science and engineering at PMQs

1:45pm Friday 11th April 2014

SIR Peter Luff has raised the issue of increasing the number of female role models in science and engineering, as part of Prime Minister’s questions at the House of Commons.

Be aware of the signs of bowel cancer, Worcestershire expert warns

Droitwich Advertiser: Consultant colorectal surgeon at the BMI Droitwich Spa Hospital Simon Radley

12:54pm Friday 11th April 2014

A CANCER expert from Droitwich has warned being aware of the signs of bowel cancer – which kills someone in the UK every 30 minutes – could make the difference between life and death.

A taste of the town as Droitwich gets its own real ale

Droitwich Advertiser: Droitwich mayor Tom Noyes samples The Imp, with Louise Palmer from the Chateau Impney Hotel, and Ben Elder, general manager of the Chateau Impney. SP

11:06am Friday 11th April 2014

DROITWICH is set to have its own bespoke ale thanks to a new initiative by the Chateau Impney Hotel.

1,500 jobs to go at county council

Droitwich Advertiser: CONSULTANTS: County Hall.

10:47am Friday 11th April 2014

AROUND 1,500 jobs are to be axed at Worcestershire County Council by 2018, it has emerged.

Mother and daughter celebrate nature in Worcester Cathedral

8:51am Friday 11th April 2014

A CERAMICIST who suffers from the debilitating neurological disease ataxia is to hold an art exhibition in the Chapter House of Worcester Cathedral along with her illustrator daughter. The work of Lit and Kate Betty Smith of Lulsley is to be featured in A Celebration of Nature, which will run from April 27 until May 8.

Bill Wiggin blames EU in Bovine TB battle

Droitwich Advertiser: MP Bill Wiggin

1:02pm Friday 11th April 2014

MP BILL Wiggin has hit out at the European Union for handicapping the UK in its battle against TB in cattle. How to tackle Bovine TB, which results in the slaughter of thousands of beasts every year, is one of the most contentious issues in agriculture with a number of solutions proposed, including culling badgers, which are believed to carry the disease, inoculating badgers or inoculating cattle.

Two theatre companies taste regional success

4:53pm Thursday 10th April 2014

TWO theatre companies tasted success at a regional awards ceremony.

Sponsors needed for charity golf day

4:09pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A charity is looking for people to help sponsor a golf day.

Inquest opens into death of Droitwich man struck by train in Stoke Prior

1:27pm Thursday 10th April 2014

AN inquest has been opened at Stourport Coroner’s Court, into the death of a Droitwich man who was struck by a train on Friday, April 4.

Photography exhibition shows dementia arts workshops

Droitwich Advertiser: Jenny Davis, arts development officer at Wychavon District Council, admires one of the photographs in the exhibition. SP

11:35am Thursday 10th April 2014

AN exhibition of photographs showing arts workshops for people with dementia will be stopping off at Droitwich Library until the end of the month, as part of a tour of the district.

Horse owners beware: brazen thieves steal horse rugs near Worcester

Droitwich Advertiser: Security guard attacked with metal bar in Malvern robbery

11:50am Wednesday 9th April 2014

BRAZEN thieves are taking horse rugs off the back of the animals, risking being seriously hurt and making the horses sick.

Scheme for securing cheaper bills

8:55am Wednesday 9th April 2014

DROITWICH residents are being encouraged to sign up to a new scheme designed to give people more power over their fuel bills.

Work starts on new base for Vax in Droitwich

Droitwich Advertiser: Kim Shevyn from John Sisk & Son with Stephen Yates from AXA, David Brown from Stoford, and John Upperton from Vax cutting the first sod of the new building. SP

1:22pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

FLOORCARE brand Vax, is set to move to Droitwich, relocating and consolidating staff from two other sites into the new building.

Search for a stunning spectacle wearer

11:39am Tuesday 8th April 2014

THE Girls Aloud singer and West End actress Kimberley Walsh is teaming up with Specsavers in Droitwich, and the anti-bullying charity Kidscape, to launch this year’s Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition.

Thieves steal fir trees from garden

10:05am Tuesday 8th April 2014

THIEVES stole two fir trees from a front garden in Droitwich.

Sample Polish Easter traditions in Droitwich

9:43am Tuesday 8th April 2014

PEOPLE will have a chance to see how Easter is marked in Poland this Friday with a special event called ‘Easter Traditions’ at a Droitwich children’s centre.

Items stolen from camper van in Droitwich

4:30pm Monday 7th April 2014

POLICE in Droitwich are appealing for witnesses after a number of electrical items were stolen from a motor home parked outside a house in Charles Henry Road.

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