Young hockey players pack bags to fund new kits

Droitwich Advertiser: Droitwich Spa Hockey Club after their bag pack. SP

1:07pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

YOUNG members from Droitwich Spa Hockey Club spent the day recently, packing bags at a supermarket in Worcester to raise money for a new goal keeping kit.

County clay shoot raises more than 50k for St Richard's

Droitwich Advertiser: 3914712501. 27/09/14. Charity clay pigeon shoot at Branford Manor to mark the 30th anniversary of St Richard's Hospice. Estate Agent Andrew Grant, right with fellow marksmen who took part on the day. Picture by Nick Toogood. (10837665)

12:13pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

A CLAY shoot held at the Bransford Manor home of estate agent Andrew Grant and his wife Bea raised more than £50,000 for St. Richard's Hospice.

Mystical feel to library exhibition

Droitwich Advertiser: 'Gingernut' by Pamela Claire Philips. SP

12:01pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

THERE’S going to be a hint of the mystical and the religious for a new exhibition coming to the art gallery at Droitwich Library next month.

Harvest-themed open day at day care centre

8:30am Thursday 2nd October 2014

WESTMEAD Day Care Centre in Droitwich is throwing open its doors on Wednesday, October 8 for a Harvest themed open day.

Brilliant Ben wins scholarship to university

Droitwich Advertiser: Ben Weeks, who has earned an academic scholarship. SP

3:27pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A DROITWICH youngster has earned a scholarship to study at the University of Worcester after he achieved outstanding grades at college.

Comunity groups invited to 'grow wild' in Droitwich

1:09pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

GREEN-fingered community groups and organisations in Droitwich are being invited to apply for funding to plant native wild flowers in the area.

Travellers still camped off Ombersley Way

8:12am Wednesday 1st October 2014

TRAVELLERS are still camped on land off Ombersley Way in Droitwich despite attempts by Wychavon District Council to evict them.

I Will wedding fair proves to be big success

Droitwich Advertiser:

5:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE stunning grounds of Brockencote Hall in Chaddesley Corbett were the setting for the latest I Will wedding fair.

UK's first cyber essentials course to be held at Malvern

2:55pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE UK's first cyber essentials assessors course will be held at the National Cyber Skills Centre on Malvern Hills Science Park.

Droitwich employee pressed into redundancy by firm facing financial loss

1:33pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A DROITWICH warehouse employee has won a legal claim for unfair dismissal after alleging she was reluctantly pressed into signing a redundancy agreement by a firm facing a financial loss.

Raising a cup for charity all over Droitwich

Droitwich Advertiser: Westmead Day Care held an Alice in Wonderland inspired coffee morning: (from left) Dorris Nicklin, Leslie Blyther, Christine Lawler-Earp, Anne Good, Chris Sketchley, Kay Matthews and Bill Poultney . Buy photo: BCR401403_01 at

11:22am Tuesday 30th September 2014

IT was the week for Macmillan coffee mornings in Droitwich last week with several taking place throughout the town.

Reunion for Droitwich class of '79

8:16am Tuesday 30th September 2014

FORMER pupils from Droitwich Spa High School’s class of 1979 are being invited to take part in a reunion later this month at the Doverdale Pub.

Mayor calls for town meeting to discuss town centre proposals

3:23pm Monday 29th September 2014

THE mayor of Droitwich Spa is organising a public meeting and an online survey to ensure all the town’s residents will be able to voice their opinions on proposals to transform Droitwich town centre.

Three people taken to hospital following collision near Robin Hood pub

1:15pm Monday 29th September 2014

THREE people had to be taken to hospital following a traffic collision between the Robin Hood pub and the Chateau Impney Hotel on Sunday afternoon.

Chance to be flies on the wall for Chawson parents

Droitwich Advertiser: Parents joined in with classes at Chawson First School: (from left) Charlie Tranter with Jenny Tranter, and Isaac Palmer  with Abi Palmer. Buy photo: BCR401401_01 at or call 01384 358200.

11:08am Monday 29th September 2014

PARENTS of pupils at Chawson First School in Droitwich have been enjoying a rare opportunity to be flies on the wall in their children’s classrooms, as the school opened its door up for the day.

Physiotherapy clinic gets revamp

Droitwich Advertiser: The new team for the centre: (from left) Debbie Davies, Lesley Hall, Nel Porteous, Mohi El-Shazly, and Kirti Moholkar. SP

8:51am Monday 29th September 2014

A FORMER Droitwich physiotherapy clinic is reopening in the town following a move to new purpose-built premises.

Two casualties after RTC in Droitwich

Droitwich Advertiser: ROAD ACCIDENT: Alan Cowie was killed on January 28 on the A19, North Yorkshire.

5:04pm Sunday 28th September 2014

EMERGENCY services were called to a road traffic collision on the A38 in Rashwood, Droitwich, this afternoon.

Have your say on street traders in Droitwich

11:40am Saturday 27th September 2014

PEOPLE in Droitwich are being asked to give their opinions on the way street traders are managed by Wychavon District Council.

Help walk a Droitwich dog

3:39pm Friday 26th September 2014

DOG lovers in Droitwich are being called on to help terminally ill people and older people, who are struggling to look after their much-loved pets by themselves.

Civic Society gathers comments on town centre developments

Droitwich Advertiser: The Raven Hotel, which is set to be developed. SP

1:24pm Friday 26th September 2014

DROITWICH residents had a chance to take a closer look at proposed plans for the Raven Hotel after the Civic Society set up a stall at the town’s recent Salt Fest celebrations to showcase all the details.

Mass drugs bust results in arrest

11:30am Friday 26th September 2014

A DRUGS bust which saw police use a chainsaw to break through a door in Droitwich, resulted in a man being arrested for intention to supply what is thought to be class A drugs

Volunteer week helps improve the community

Droitwich Advertiser: Staff from Fortis Living volunteered to renovate the Westlands play area. SP

8:38am Friday 26th September 2014

STAFF from a Droitwich-based housing company spent the week working on a number of community projects in the town, in a bid to make a difference to local neighbourhoods.

Operation Weld sees 13 offenders arrested

Droitwich Advertiser: FOOTWEAR STOLEN; West Mercia Police are investigating the theft of footwear from a Bromsgrove porch. SP

4:27pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A CO-ORDINATED series of raids by West Mercia Police have been carried out across the country today as part of an ongoing operation targeting prolific drug and organised crime offenders.

Fun night raises funds for young carers

Droitwich Advertiser: (10764117)

3:21pm Thursday 25th September 2014

YOUNG carers in Droitwich have received a boost, after an evening of fundraising organised by Droitwich Rotary Club.

Droitwich plans Local History Day

1:19pm Thursday 25th September 2014

DROITWICH Library is planning a day-long celebration of local history at the end of November, showcasing some of the community’s history organisations, and material available at the library itself.

Funding awarded for women's business networking scheme

11:52am Thursday 25th September 2014

A NEW venture designed to help businesswomen in Droitwich and across Worcestershire has received £75,000 of funding from the Government.

Veterans' match raises fund for St Richard's

Droitwich Advertiser: The Droitwich Veteran Football Club prepares to play. SP

3:49pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A CHARITY football match which was organised to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice has raised £300 for the charity.

Community garden recognised by Britain in Bloom

Droitwich Advertiser: The community garden. SP

1:44pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A COMMUNITY garden in Droitwich has won recognition from the Royal Horticultural Society as part of the Britain in Bloom Neighbourhood Awards.

Summer's Last Garden...

1:13pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A GARDEN which has featured in Period Living Magazine will be the last garden to open to the public in Worcestershire this year, under the National Gardens Scheme.

New system to help job seekers

3:35pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

JOB seekers looking for help in Droitwich are being encouraged to take advantage of a free offer to access a powerful online toolkit.

Searching for memories from the golden days of speed trials

Droitwich Advertiser: Guy Loveridge is searching for people's speed trial memories. SP

11:18am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

AN author who specialises in books about motoring is searching for stories, photographs and souvenirs from people who attended motor racing speed trials at the Chateau Impney Hotel in the 1950s and 1960s.

£4.3m on 'exit packages' for staff at Worcestershire County Council

Droitwich Advertiser: County Hall

5:29pm Monday 22nd September 2014

TAXPAYERS have had to fork out £4.3 million on "exit packages" for departing Worcestershire County Council staff over the last year - with the axe falling on hundreds of jobs.

Droitwich keeps its Fairtrade status

4:18pm Monday 22nd September 2014

DROITWICH has had its Fairtrade status successfully renewed by the Fairtrade Foundation, proving that it has a significant number of shops and cafes stocking Fairtrade products.

We want more electric car charging points in Worcestershire, says council

Droitwich Advertiser: Charging points similar to this one will soon become available.

12:48pm Monday 22nd September 2014

CALLS are being made to get more electric car charging points installed around Worcestershire to help save the planet.

Spa Walkers receive national accreditation

Droitwich Advertiser: The Spa Walkers meet outside Droitwich Leisure Centre. SP

11:30am Monday 22nd September 2014

A WALKING group which operates in Droitwich has been officially recognised by the organisation Walking for Health.

Council taken to task for missing in-house recycling targets

Droitwich Advertiser:

11:30am Monday 22nd September 2014

COUNCIL chiefs have been accused of "lacking ambition" over recycling targets - with councillors saying Worcestershire should do better.

Council backs new youth justice plan

Droitwich Advertiser: County Hall

10:14am Monday 22nd September 2014

A NEW blueprint for tackling youth crime across Worcestershire has been agreed by councillors - after good progress was made in keeping young people out of trouble.

Rare bird spotted at Upton Warren

Droitwich Advertiser: Temminck’s stint. Image courtesy of Vern Wright. SP

8:09am Monday 22nd September 2014

THERE have been sightings of a rare migrant bird at the Upton Warren Nature Reserve.

Social evening raises hundreds for Bromsgrove-based national charity

Droitwich Advertiser:

7:40am Monday 22nd September 2014

A SOCIAL evening held at Ombersley club has raised hundreds for a Bromsgrove-based national charity.

Droitwich firefighters called to incident at Rowan Court

Droitwich Advertiser:

5:48pm Saturday 20th September 2014

DROITWICH firefighters attended an incident at Rowan Court this morning, (September 20).

Droitwich could remain a focus for future housing developments

3:14pm Friday 19th September 2014

FUTURE housing will continue to be centred around towns like Droitwich, according to recommendations from Wychavon District Council for the South Worcestershire Development Plan.

Droitwich business helps Ashley with his epic climb for charity

Droitwich Advertiser: Ashley Giles with his kit for the climb. SP

2:01pm Friday 19th September 2014

FORMER England cricketer Ashley Giles, who now lives in Droitwich, is preparing for a trip to Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for charity.

Webbs charge into charity dragon race

Droitwich Advertiser: The Webbs dragon boat team hard at work. SP

11:43am Friday 19th September 2014

A TEAM of keen paddlers from Webbs Garden Centre in Wychbold have been raising money for charity by taking part in a dragon boat race.

Enjoy three evenings of Noel Coward at the Norbury

11:21am Friday 19th September 2014

THE Norbury Theatre is holding a Noel Coward Night on Friday, October 3 to celebrate the quintessentially English playwright with a cycle of 10 one-act plays.

Golfers raise thousands with marathon effort

Droitwich Advertiser: Gillian Berry, club captain Roy Everett , Dean Pointon and Dan Richards on their golfing challenge. SP

8:40am Friday 19th September 2014

GOLFERS at a Droitwich club have raised thousands of pounds for charity with a marathon golfing challenge.

Talk on hospital's history

3:57pm Thursday 18th September 2014

NEXT month Droitwich History and Archaeology Society is hosting an illustrated talk on ‘Tales from the Worcester Royal Infirmary’.

Animals visit Droitwich day care centre

Droitwich Advertiser: Animals visited Westmead Day Care Centre: George Duffy from Gloverspiece Minifarm with client Frank Simmonds and animal visitors Beaky the duck, Henny the hen, Tiger the rabbit and Patch the sheep. Buy photo: BMM381405a at

1:30pm Thursday 18th September 2014

CLIENTS at Westmead Day Care Centre in Droitwich got a special treat this week with a visit from some furry friends courtesy of a local minifarm.

Judo club celebrates 40 years

Droitwich Advertiser: Volunteers at the Droitwich Spa Judo Club

11:41am Thursday 18th September 2014

CURRENT and previous members of Droitwich Spa Judo Club are being invited to come along to Westalnds Community Centre and join in with the celebrations as the club marks 40 years in operation.

Royal visit for Rashwood Care Home

Droitwich Advertiser: The Duchess of Gloucester greets staff and residents. SP

8:32am Thursday 18th September 2014

RESIDENTS at Rashwood Care Home in Droitwich received a special visit this week, from royalty.

History society host monthly talk

Droitwich Advertiser: Small businesses targeted by scammers

6:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

MILITARY history buffs were in attendance for a talk entitled The Battle of Crecy – 1346 at a monthly society meeting.


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