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 droitwichadvertiser.co.uk/pictur

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.

Help identify mystery wedding photograph

Droitwich Advertiser: Kath Adams with the mystery photograph. SP

3:21pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A DROITWICH woman is appealing for help to solve a mystery after she discovered a lost wedding photograph inside a chest of drawers.

West Mercia Police recruiting for student police officers

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

1:56pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

WEST Merica Police are on the hunt for suspects described as being honest and compassionate to take up a role with the police force.

Sinclaire enters no plea to fraud allegations

Droitwich Advertiser: MEP Nikki Sinclaire

12:40pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A FORMER West Midlands MEP has appeared before magistrates accused of money laundering offences after an inquiry into her expense claims.

Flash, Bang and Infra-red Wallop. Innovative photography on display for first time

Droitwich Advertiser: (10429128)

9:26am Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN innovative photographer, whose work was first publicised in a Worcester News article in July, is to have his pictures displayed in Malvern as part of a "technological world firsts" exhibition.

Former MEP Nikki Sinclaire appears in court on fraud charges

Droitwich Advertiser: MEP Nikki Sinclaire

9:21am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A FORMER West Midlands MEP will appear before magistrates today (Wednesday, September 17) accused of money laundering offences after an inquiry into her expense claims.

Wear it Pink with Sir Peter

Droitwich Advertiser: Sir Peter dresses for the occasion with a splash of pink. SP. Image courtesy of Steve Hickey

8:38am Wednesday 17th September 2014

DROITWICH residents are being asked to lend their support to a campaign for Breast Cancer research by wearing something pink for the day.

MPs expenses revealed in Worcestershire

Droitwich Advertiser:

1:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

EXPENSE claims for MPs in Worcestershire topped £950,000 last year, new figures reveal.

People urged to protect their eye sight for National Eye Health Week

Droitwich Advertiser: Glaucoma warning to Devon residents

12:51pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

PEOPLE in Worcestershire are being urged to take better care of their eye sight as the county council takes part in National Eye Health Week.

Heroin addict jailed after Droitwich break-in

11:37am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A HEROIN addict has been jailed for breaking into a Droitwich home and stealing a family heirloom and other jewellery of sentimental value.

Call to give blood in Droitwich

8:06am Tuesday 16th September 2014

POTENTIAL blood donors are being asked to volunteer for two blood donor sessions being organised later this month in Droitwich.

Landmark wedding for Chateau Impney

Droitwich Advertiser: Newlyweds Aaron Gregson and Francis Price on their big day. SP

3:22pm Monday 15th September 2014

ONE couple’s big day proved a small landmark in the town, as Francis Price and Aaron Gregson celebrated the first gay marriage to be held at the Chateau Impney last week.

Charity football match for hospice

1:36pm Monday 15th September 2014

VETERAN Droitwich footballers are taking part in a special match later this month to raise money for a local charity.

Man seriously injured in Holt Heath collision

11:21am Monday 15th September 2014

TWO men were injured, one of them seriously in a road traffic collision just outside Holt Heath at the weekend.

Mad Hatter's tea party for Macmillan

Droitwich Advertiser:

8:21am Monday 15th September 2014

STAFF and residents at Westmead Care Home are being transported down the rabbit hole for a tea party with a difference in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Exclusive: £500,000 spent on temporary consultants to fill empty County Hall jobs

Droitwich Advertiser: County Hall, the HQ of Worcestershire County Council

8:00am Monday 15th September 2014

MORE than £500,000 of taxpayers' money has been spent on consultants to cover for unfilled council vacancies in Worcestershire - despite in-house jobs being slashed.

Skip and wood fire breaks out in Worcestershire village

Droitwich Advertiser: (4472121)

3:32pm Sunday 14th September 2014

TWO fire crews from Worcester were called to tackle a fire that had broken out it Worcester Road in Holt Heath at 12.45pm today (Sun 14).

Crowds flock to Droitwich for annual Salt Fest

Droitwich Advertiser: John Anyon       13/9/14       3714698301

Droitwch Salt Festival 2014.................The Procession is led by Droitwich Air Training Corps Cadets
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11:58am Sunday 14th September 2014

A PINCH of salt and a whole heap of fun was on offer in Droitwich over the weekend as the town celebrated the annual Salt Fest.

Competition is on for promising Droitwich artists

11:22am Sunday 14th September 2014

BUDDING artists in Droitwich are being given the chance to win a hamper full of art supplies worth £500 to help kickstart their career later this month, as well as the opportunity to have their work displayed in the Hobbycraft store in Wychbold.

Bromsgrove-based heathcare products supplier publishes new charity book

Droitwich Advertiser:

2:30pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A BROMSGROVE-based healthcare products supplier has published a new book as part of a series of challenges.

Tributes paid after death of stalwart councillor

Droitwich Advertiser:

8:30am Saturday 13th September 2014

TRIBUTES are being paid to a long-serving councillor who has died after a fall.

Final graduation ceremony held by Worcester College of Technology

Droitwich Advertiser: John Anyon       12/9/14          37146978

Worcester College of Technology Graduation Ceremony from Guildhall to Cathedral on Thursday (10296004)

5:33pm Friday 12th September 2014

THE final graduation ceremony held by Worcester College of Technology has taken place.

Nominate the tree of the year

3:16pm Friday 12th September 2014

THE search is on to find Worcestershire’s most prestigious tree and people in Droitwich are being invited to suggest their favourite trees to find a contender for an international competition

New measures to identify dementia in older patients

Droitwich Advertiser:

2:20pm Friday 12th September 2014

NEW measures are being put into place to ensure older patients admitted to hospital in Worcestershire are assessed to determine whether or not they have dementia as quickly as possible.

Droitwich fire fighter receives award for swift actions and bravery

Droitwich Advertiser: Mark Yates presents Simon Jelfs with his award. SP

11:48am Friday 12th September 2014

A FIRE fighter at Droitwich Fire Station has been presented with an award for bravery as part of Hereford and Worcester Fire Service’s annual medals and awards ceremony.

Beacon accountants heading for the top

Droitwich Advertiser: FINALIST: Katherine Baines(left) and client manager Sally Stimson

9:56am Friday 12th September 2014

A MALVERN firm of accountants is in line for a major national award.

Make a splash with four-legged friends

Droitwich Advertiser: A huskie enjoys a therapeutic swim. SP

8:38am Friday 12th September 2014

DOGS and their owners in Droitwich can take a closer look at water therapy this weekend with an open day taking place at Bluewaters Pet Centre in Elmley Lovett.

Auditions for Miss Worcestershire 2014/15 opening in Worcester

Droitwich Advertiser:

5:49pm Thursday 11th September 2014

BUDDING beauty queens have the chance to stake their claim for the Miss Worcestershire title this weekend.

Take a look inside Rushock church

3:17pm Thursday 11th September 2014

ST Michael’s and All Angels Church in Rushock is taking part in the Festival of Churches on Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21 with a flower festival.

New support group puts men in the garden

Droitwich Advertiser: Chris Green with his seedlings. SP

1:15pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A DROITWICH man has been benefitting from a new gardening group set up through St Richard’s Hospice.

Webbs calls for donations to annual collection day

8:55am Thursday 11th September 2014

WEBBS Garden Centre in Wychbold is holding its annual Donate, Don’t Dump Day to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice this Thursday.







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