Concert Club returns to Droitwich

4:22pm Monday 20th October 2014

DROITWICH Concert Club is launching into its 42nd season at the end of this month with the Maggini String Quartet visiting the town for the eight time.

Open day for village history project

Droitwich Advertiser: INTERVIEW: Jan Jays of The Witleys Oral History Group being interviewed by Harvey Eggleton, Sam Bowater, Maya Turnor and Harriet Lowe of Great Witley School              Jan Jays of

2:03pm Monday 20th October 2014

AN open day is being held for a Heritage Lottery project which aims to create a "history map" of the villages of Great Witley and Little Witley.

In the pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Droitwich Advertiser: Staff at Specsavers in Droitwich were wearing pink for Breast Cancer Awareness. Buy photo: BCR431405_02 at or call 01384 358200.

1:57pm Monday 20th October 2014

STAFF at a Droitwich opticians were getting pretty in pink over the weekend to help raise money for Breast Cancer Care.

School gets into spirit of charities week

11:27am Monday 20th October 2014

STUDENTS at Droitwich Spa High School and Sixth Form are taking part in their annual School Charities Week, where they organise a number of fundraising activities, raising money for a local charity, a national charity and an international charity.

Droitwich company marks the miles for charity

Droitwich Advertiser: some of the Vax half-marathon runners. SP

8:18am Monday 20th October 2014

KEEN runners from Droitwich-based floorcare company Vax have taken on the challenge of the Birmingham Half Marathon in a bid to raise £2,600 for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Five people injured in crash

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9:33am Saturday 18th October 2014

THREE people were cut free from a car last night (Friday) and another two people were injured following a serious two car collision in Droitwich.

Come and create a spooky pumpkin

Droitwich Advertiser: Flora, Archie and Billy Webb with their pumpkins. SP

1:13pm Friday 17th October 2014

THERE’S a spooky feeling in the air at Webbs Garden Centre as Halloween approaches, and youngsters wanting to get creative will have the chance to get their hands on, and in some pumpkins with a carving workshop.

Putting pens down for the day at Chawson

Droitwich Advertiser: Chawson First School spent the entire day learning with no pens: (from left) Charlotte Howl, Harvey Edwards, and Grace Osborne. Buy photo: BCR431401_01 at or call 01384 358200.

11:49am Friday 17th October 2014

STAFF and pupils at Chawson First School put down their pens and got active in the classroom last week as part of a national initiative to encourage active learning.

Malvern cyber company supplies the Government - and that's official

Droitwich Advertiser: GOOD NEWS: Deep Secure chief technical officer Simon Wiseman

8:56am Friday 17th October 2014

MALVERN technology specialist Deep-Secure has been appointed a supplier of cyber security products to the British government.

Droitwich student wins academic scholarship

Droitwich Advertiser: James Law receives his scholarship from Professor David Green. SP

8:50am Friday 17th October 2014

A UNIVERSITY student from Droitwich has won a scholarship in recognition of his outstanding academic achievement at the University of Worcester.

Hunting for a home for lovely Jackie

Droitwich Advertiser: Jackie the rottweiler is looking for a new home. SP

3:46pm Thursday 16th October 2014

DOG lovers in Droitwich and the surrounding area are being asked to help a furry friend in need of a good home.

Unemployment falls in Droitwich

1:12pm Thursday 16th October 2014

DROITWICH has one of the lowest rates of unemployment in the whole of the UK according to official numbers from the Office for National Statistics.

New distribution centre ready for Vax

Droitwich Advertiser: Vax operations director John Upperton with Stoford director David Brown at the new distribution centre in Droitwich. SP

8:27am Thursday 16th October 2014

THE major new Vax storage distribution warehouse at Stonebridge Cross in Droitwich Spa has reached practical completion.

Children's theatre at the Norbury

4:33pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

THIS month's children's theatre play at The Norbury Theatre will be ‘Merge and Weave’, all about two knitting-obsessed mature ladies, Miss Merge and Miss Weave, who open their house to the public to try and make some money. They need to find an attraction to encourage visitors, and one visitor is not impressed with their ideas, coming up with a wonderful answer of their own to the problem.

Promote web presence with a workshop

3:23pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

CHARITIES and businesses in Droitwich will be able to take advantage of a workshop being organised to help improve their web presence.

Dad's Army returns to the Norbury

Droitwich Advertiser: Recreating a classic Dad's Army episode at the Norbury. SP

1:29pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE popular production of Dad’s Army, which proved a hit with sell-out audiences in May of this year, is returning to the Norbury Theatre this week for an extra three dates.

Children wear red, white and blue for charity

Droitwich Advertiser: Children from St Peters First School wore red, white and blue to raise money for armed forces charities. Buy photo: BCR421402_01 at or call 01384 358200.

1:45pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

CHILDREN at St Peter’s First School and St Peter’s Pre-School in Droitwich took part in Red, White and Blue Day last week.

Farmers' Market finds new home in Wychbold

11:21am Tuesday 14th October 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE Farmer’s Market which had been a regular feature of Bromsgrove High Street, has moved to Wychbold to set up at Webb’s Garden Centre.

BBC Hereford and Worcester's Howard Bentham quits station's breakfast show

Droitwich Advertiser:

8:20am Tuesday 14th October 2014

AFTER 10 years of waking up the county, BBC Hereford and Worcester has announced that presenter Howard Bentham is leaving its breakfast show.

Droitwich poetry up in lights

3:58pm Monday 13th October 2014

DROITWICH poet Sarah James has had her poetry put up in the UK’s most famous lights after winning a competition in Blackpool.

Local business returns after a decade away

2:24pm Monday 13th October 2014

AFTER more than 10 years away, a former Droitwich business owner is preparing to bring her sandwich shop back to the town, in the very same High Street building she left a decade before.

Open day to re-home cats

Droitwich Advertiser: Caramel the cat is looking for a new home. SP

11:20am Monday 13th October 2014

THE Mid-Worcestershire branch of the RSPCA is holding a special day to try and re-home cats in the Droitwich area.

Give blood at Chateau Impney

8:03am Monday 13th October 2014

Come and give blood, that the call to Droitwich residents from the NHS Blood and Transplant Service.

Trust swaps mowers for mooers in bid to encourage wildlife

Droitwich Advertiser: Herd of Shetland cattle moo-ves to meadow near Droitwich

11:56am Sunday 12th October 2014

AFTER a successful trial last autumn, the Canal & River Trust is replacing its industrial lawnmowers along a stretch of the Droitwich Canal, with nature’s own lawnmowers, a herd of Shetland cows.

Dance the night away for Marie Curie

Droitwich Advertiser:

11:39am Saturday 11th October 2014

FANS of Northern Soul in Bromsgrove and Droitwich are in for a real treat this week with a club night organised by a Droitwich based fundraising group.

Rejuvenation of the Raven Hotel in Droitwich given green light

Droitwich Advertiser: A HUGE renovation project on the Raven Hotel in Droitwich has been given the go ahead. Picture by Nick Toogood.

4:29pm Friday 10th October 2014

A HUGE renovation project on a derelict hotel in Droitwich town centre has been given the go ahead.

Residents triumph as Witton Post Office reopens

Droitwich Advertiser: Mayor of Droitwich Councillor Bob Brookes, with local councillors Tom Noyes and Graham Beale, celebrating the reopening of Witton Post Office by posting the first letter. SP

3:13pm Friday 10th October 2014

RESIDENTS in Witton are celebrating their triumph after a public campaign led to the return of the local post office.

High Street businesses speak out against pedestrianisation

1:41pm Friday 10th October 2014

Keep the High Street the way it is. That was opinion of several vocal business people at a recent public meeting organised by Droitwich mayor Councillor Bob Brookes to discuss the future of the town centre.

Visit First World War battlefields

Droitwich Advertiser: SACRIFICE: The famed Menin Road near Gheluvelt.

1:30pm Friday 10th October 2014

A TRIP to the sites of First World War battlefields next month will provide an opportunity for relatives of men killed in the conflict to see the graves of their loved ones.

FOLLOWING on from their success last year where they managed to raise more than £200, the Sanders Fitness Senior Ladies Group in Droitwich is organising a second Christmas charity lunch.After last year’s lunch raised money for the national cha

1:19pm Friday 10th October 2014

Book now for charity Christmas lunch

Add your voice to Webbs fundraiser

Droitwich Advertiser: Members of Little Witley Community Choir, who will be singing at Webbs choir-a-thon. SP

8:20am Friday 10th October 2014

CHOIRS from across the Droitwich and Bromsgrove areas are being invited to take part in a vocal event at Webbs Garden Centre to raise money for the county’s local hospices.

Evening of jazz joy to help out the lido

3:45pm Thursday 9th October 2014

FANS of US jazz music from the 1930s through to the 1980s will have a lot to enjoy later this month with a musical evening organised by the Friends of Droitwich Spa Lido.

Tips for removing bulky waste

1:51pm Thursday 9th October 2014

DROITWICH residents are being reminded of the best ways to dispose of bulky waste items from their homes.

Work nearly complete on Cutnall Green sewerage improvements

1:05pm Thursday 9th October 2014

WORK to improve the way sewage is treated in Cutnall Green, which has seen an investment of more than half a million pounds, is nearing completion.

Covercroft car park resurfacing will cause partial closure

11:47am Thursday 9th October 2014

DRIVERS in Droitwich, planning to use the Covercroft car park, might have to find an alternative over the next month, as sections of the car park are being closed for essential maintenance work.

Police warn public of cold callers

Droitwich Advertiser: (3971142)

8:56am Thursday 9th October 2014

WEST Mercia Police are urging residents to be aware of cold calling.

Getaway driver jailed for Droitwich burglaries

8:08am Thursday 9th October 2014

The getaway driver for a gang of burglars who struck homes in Droitwich has been jailed after he admitted being involved in raids on homes across Worcestershire netting a total of £100,000.

Fire service encourage residents to tell them about public bonfires and firework displays

Droitwich Advertiser:

6:10pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

HEREFORD and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is encouraging anyone who is holding an organised public bonfire or firework display for Bonfire Night to let them know.

Droitwich student wins writing competition

Droitwich Advertiser: Ffion Brighton from Dodderhill School celebrates her win, with Rotary Club president Helen Karakashian, Droitwich mayoress Veronica Brookes, and mayor Councillor Bob Brookes. Buy photo: BCR411403_01 at or call 01384 3582

4:00pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

A PUPIL from Dodderhill School has been named as the winner of the West Midlands and Worcestershire District Rotary Young Writers Competition.

Inquest hears Catshill cyclist died after being struck by a car in Droitwich

Droitwich Advertiser:

3:20pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

A CATSHILL cyclist died after being struck by a car in Droitwich, his inquest has heard.

Caravan and workshop destroyed in fire near Hanbury

Droitwich Advertiser:

3:59pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

A CARAVAN and a workshop were burned to the ground in a blaze near Hanbury.

Call for Droitwich men to get in tune

2:07pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

MEN who are keen to learn to sing in the Droitwich area are being invited to head along to a Learn to sing course being run by Worcestershire barbershop singers Vale Harmony.

Droitwich man pleads guilty to Worcester affray

12:18pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

A 26-YEAR-old Droitwich man has pleaded guilty to affray in a Worcester street.

Council takes steps to stop travellers returning to Droitwich

11:15am Wednesday 8th October 2014

WYCHAVON District Council is hoping to try and prevent gypsy and traveller communities from illegally moving back onto five sites in Droitwich at a cost of £12,000.

See Droitwich in a different way with heritage walk

Droitwich Advertiser: Take a heritage walk around Droitwich: (from left) Roy Murphy of Droitwich History and Archaeology Society, with Rebecca Pye from the Heritage Centre, and Bryan Woolley of Droitwich Civic Society . Buy photo: BCR411402_01 at or c

8:52am Wednesday 8th October 2014

HISTORY fans in Droitwich are being urged to catch the last guided heritage walk in the town before they end for the winter season.

Learn about wildlife photography with Kate MacRae

Droitwich Advertiser: Kate MacRae (11152024)

4:01pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

STAR of BBC’s Springwatch, Autumnwatch, Gardener’s World and Midlands Today, Kate MacRae, will be appearing as the guest speaker at Worcestershire Wildlife Trust’s annual general meeting.

Racist abuse in our schools revealed

Droitwich Advertiser:

2:42pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

MORE than 150 complaints about racist abuse have been made in Worcestershire’s schools in the last four years, it has emerged.

Burglar jailed for thefts in Bromsgrove and Droitwich

2:24pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A "PROLIFIC" thief from Droitwich has been jailed for a series of offences in Worcestershire towns.

County in for a stunning autumn

Droitwich Advertiser: The canal in Droitwich. SP

1:14pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE is in for an autumnal treat this year according to the Canal and River Trust.

Worcestershire's policing region has tenth lowest rate of car thefts in UK

Droitwich Advertiser: (3971142)

12:51pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

THE police region that includes Worcestershire has the tenth lowest rate of car thefts in England and Wales.


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