HMP Hewell officer jobs decimated in past four years

Droitwich Advertiser: (11668387)

5:10pm Monday 20th October 2014

HMP Hewell has seen the number of prison officers cut by nearly 50 per cent in just four years.

Craft fair to be held at a Bromsgrove care home

Droitwich Advertiser: Residents at St John's Court Nursing Home are making crafts for the autumn fair. From left activities coordinator Ffion Birch and resident Sylvia Lott. To buy picture, BMM431401a, visit bromsgroveadvertiser.co.uk.

3:25pm Monday 20th October 2014

RESIDENTS at St John's Court Nursing Home in Bromsgrove have been making homemade craft items to be sold at their autumn fair.

Two lorries involved in accident on M42 in Bromsgrove

Droitwich Advertiser:

3:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

ONE lane had to be closed after two lorries were involved in an accident on the M42 in Bromsgrove.

An exuberant collection of Gypsy songs and American Songbook standards

Droitwich Advertiser: Hot Club of Cowtown

3:06pm Monday 20th October 2014

TEXAS band Hot Club of Cowtown is back to tour the UK in support of the band's latest release Rendezvous In Rhythm.

Primrose Hospice Lottery winners

Droitwich Advertiser: (10642420)

12:50pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE top prize of £1,000 in the weekly Primrose Hospice Lottery has been won by the holder of ticket 84861.

Pupils help others during harvest celebrations

Droitwich Advertiser:

11:00am Monday 20th October 2014

PUPILS at a Bromsgrove school have been supporting people in their community through this year's harvest celebrations.

TV stars to take comic turns at Artrix

Droitwich Advertiser:

8:30am Monday 20th October 2014

TWO comedians who are familiar faces on TV are making an appearance at a Bromsgrove theatre later this month.

Rape down in Worcestershire but up in West Mercia and in UK

Droitwich Advertiser:

4:10pm Sunday 19th October 2014

RAPE has fallen in Worcestershire despite a rise in cases across West Mercia and a big rise in reported cases nationally,.

Council leaders back next round of money saving cuts

Droitwich Advertiser: County Hall.

10:40am Sunday 19th October 2014

STREAMLINING services, making 1,500 job cuts, and renting out parts of county hall, were just some of the money saving proposals given the green light by the county leaders last week.

Belbroughton children stay safe with hi-vis bag tags

Droitwich Advertiser: Belbroughton Church of England Primary School pupils are staying safe with their hi-vis bag tags.

8:40am Sunday 19th October 2014

CHILDREN from Belbroughton are staying safe during International Walk to School Month after receiving hi-visibility bag tags from a local house building company.

Become a valued volunteer for Sight Concern Worcestershire

Droitwich Advertiser:

3:50pm Saturday 18th October 2014

SIGHT Concern is appealing for people who can give one morning a week, in Redditch or Bromsgrove, to join its expanding team of volunteers.

Police appeal for witnesses after man exposes himself to children in Bromsgrove

Droitwich Advertiser:

1:27pm Saturday 18th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a man exposed himself to two children in Bromsgrove.

Man wounded after altercation outside Rubery takeaway

Droitwich Advertiser:

1:19pm Saturday 18th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was wounded outside a Rubery takeaway.

What does art and culture mean to you?

Droitwich Advertiser:

12:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

DO you like to while away an afternoon in a gallery or museum? Perhaps you prefer a night at the theatre, or get involved with dance, knitting or singing.

Quacking good time at Artrix this half-term

Droitwich Advertiser: The Boxtrolls: Foul monsters who crawl out of the sewers at night to steal children and cheese? You decide. SP

10:40am Saturday 18th October 2014

A PLAY based on a best-selling children’s book is one the highlights at Bromsgrove's Artrix during half-term week.

Unemployment continues to fall in Worcestershire

Droitwich Advertiser: Unemployment continues to fall in Worcestershire

8:50am Saturday 18th October 2014

UNEMPLOYMENT continues to plummet across Worcestershire as the number of people out of work nationally has seen the largest annual fall since records began more than 40 years ago.

Rock Hill kids had the golden ticket to Cadbury World

Droitwich Advertiser: Children at St Peter's Catholic First School visited Cadbury World after receiving golden tickets.

4:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

CHILDREN and teachers at St Peter's Catholic First School in Rock Hill visited Cadbury World after receiving golden tickets.

Rory McGrath and Philip Pope to perform at the Artrix

Droitwich Advertiser: Rory McGrath and his musical partner Philip Pope.

2:50pm Friday 17th October 2014

FOLLOWING a hugely successful run at this year’s Edinburgh Festival, Rory McGrath and his musical partner Philip Pope, will be hitting the road next month – including a date at Bromsgrove's Artrix.

Chance for youngsters to meet their Midlands Air Ambulance heroes

Droitwich Advertiser: Father Christmas visited youngsters who were treated by Midlands Air Ambulance staff.

1:10pm Friday 17th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS airlifted by Midlands Air Ambulance Charity in the last three years are being invited to the charity’s annual Young Airlift Heroes Christmas Party this December.

Help out with town's Poppy Appeal

11:29am Friday 17th October 2014

VOLUNTEERS are being asked to give up a little of their time and help out with the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal this year.

RSPCA branch in crisis

Droitwich Advertiser:

10:30am Friday 17th October 2014

"UNTIL new homes can be found for some of the rescued cats, our branch cannot take in any more," is the stark message from the RSPCA Worcester & Mid-Worcestershire Branch.

Harvest-themed fun for Rednal youngsters

Droitwich Advertiser: The Rev Melussi Sibandu and some of the children with their donated food items. SP

8:40am Friday 17th October 2014

FAMILIES from Play Days Playgroup and Plus 2s group at St Stephen's Church in Rednal brought in items of food to donate to the food bank at St Stephen's Church.

Police appeal to find men in CCTV footage after Bromsgrove pub assault

Droitwich Advertiser: (11592466)

5:10pm Thursday 16th October 2014

POLICE are looking to speak this group of men shown in CCTV images taken at the time of an assault outside a Bromsgrove pub.

Harvest festival service held at a Catshill school

Droitwich Advertiser: HARVEST: Children at Catshill First School a variety of a items to a local food bank. From left: Ceira Jones,aged five, Luke Wilson, seven, Rosie Williams, eight and Riley Childs, five. To buy picture, BCR421401_01, visit bromsgroveadvertiser.co.uk/pictur

3:50pm Thursday 16th October 2014

CATSHILL First School held its harvest festival assembly, last week.

Items need for annual bazaar at Bromsgrove church hall

Droitwich Advertiser:

2:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

TOWNSFOLK are being asked to donate items for an annual bazaar being held at a Bromsgrove church hall.

Two burglaries in Aston Fields

Droitwich Advertiser: (8752952)

12:44pm Thursday 16th October 2014

WEST Mercia Police is appealing to the Bromsgrove community for information following two burglaries at homes on Rock Hill and Newton Road, Aston Fields.

Belbroughton pub retains a Micheline award in a 2015 guide

Droitwich Advertiser:

11:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

A BELBROUGHTON pub run by a top Midlands chef, has retained a Micheline award in a 2015 guide.

NHS health workers strike over pay

Droitwich Advertiser: NHS STRIKE: Conan Norton,  Labour candidate for Bewdley, Tracy Norton, community stroke service rehab assistant, Tracy White, Board Manager of the New Haven mental health unit and Lynn Horsnett, area organiser for Unison.  To buy picture,BMM421402a, visit

9:34am Thursday 16th October 2014

HEALTH workers throughout Bromsgrove joined the picket-line in protest following a national disagreement over pay.

Call for tougher sentences for ambulance attackers

Droitwich Advertiser:

8:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

AMBULANCE bosses and trade union leaders in the West Midlands are united in calling for tougher sentences for those people who attack and abuse ambulance staff.

Bromsgrove fitness centre and its instructors through to finals of national awards

Droitwich Advertiser:

7:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

A BROMSGROVE fitness centre, and two of its instructors, have made it into the finals of national awards.

More details over county council plans to shed 1,500 jobs and cut £98m

Droitwich Advertiser:

5:50pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE hunt is on for outside firms to 'rent' space at County Hall - as the latest stage in plans to slash £98 million and axe 1,500 jobs are about to be endorsed.

Stroke survivors take to the waterways

Droitwich Advertiser: Stroke survivors took a boat trip along the Worcester and Birmingham Canal.

4:37pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

STROKE survivors from the Life After Stroke Centre in Bromsgrove took part in a canal boat trip thanks to generous contributions from Anglo Welsh and the Bromsgrove Lions

Rubery man died as a result of an industrial disease, inquest hears

Droitwich Advertiser:

4:10pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A RUBERY resident died as the result of an industrial disease a coroner has ruled.

Jean Davidson MBE donates jetty to Dodford Farm

Droitwich Advertiser: Jean stands in front of the jetty she donated to Dodford Children’s Farm.

3:23pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A DODFORD charity, offering holidays in the countryside to disadvantaged youngsters, has been boosted with a new facility donated by a retired trustee.

MP visits firm going from stregnth to strength

Droitwich Advertiser: Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid with Jason Manning, managing director of Superdream

2:50pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

BROMSGROVE MP Sajid Javid recently visited ambitious firm Superdream, following the firm's move to bigger and better premises.

Hagley cop shop on the market for half a million pounds

Droitwich Advertiser:

2:50pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL Hagley cop shop has been put up for sale at a price of £495,000.

Open auditions being held for theatre company's next musical

Droitwich Advertiser:

1:20pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A TOWN theatre company is holding open auditions for its next production.

Residents invited to give feedback on a new housing development

Droitwich Advertiser:

11:37am Wednesday 15th October 2014

BROMSGROVE residents are being invited to voice their opinions and view an exhibition on plans for a new housing development in Perryfields.

Olympian makes a splash at school

Droitwich Advertiser:

11:10am Wednesday 15th October 2014

SCHOOL pupils were given an Olympic treat when they were visited by a Team GB swimmer.

United MPs insist “patient choice must come first”

Droitwich Advertiser: Redditch MP karen Lumley

10:30am Wednesday 15th October 2014

REDDITCH MP Karen Lumley and Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid have insisted “patient choice must come first” after it was revealed that University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) was refusing to accept referrals from GPs outside of its own catchment area.

Free health MOTs on offer at Bromsgrove gym

8:41am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A BROMSGROVE health club is offering free health MOTs and a one day pass to visitors one three days this month to mark National Cholesterol Month.

Bromsgrove model engineers to exhibit at regional show

Droitwich Advertiser:

8:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE Bromsgrove Society of Model Engineers will be exhibiting at a regional exhibition being held this week.

Add your voice to Webbs fundraiser

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

5:50pm Tuesday 14th 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.

Sajid Javid makes culture call to businesses

Droitwich Advertiser: Call to arms: MP Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport with Peter Pawsey, executive chairman of Worcestershire LEP.

4:20pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

BROMSGROVE MP and Culture Secretary Sajid Javid has called on businesses to hail Worcestershire’s cultural heritage as the way to drive up the county’s economy.

Work continues on Belbroughton pipe work

3:41pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

WORK is underway in Belbroughton to repair and replace ageing water pipes, in a bid to prevent leaks and bursts.

Bromsgrove business sponsors feature race at racecourse meeting

Droitwich Advertiser:

2:30pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A BROMSGROVE business marked its 75th anniversary in style by sponsoring the feature race at a recent Worcester Racecourse meeting.

Teen had sex with two under age girls

Droitwich Advertiser: (9755451)

1:36pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A BROMSGROVE teenager has been told he is facing custody after he pleaded guilty to sex with two under age girls.

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.

Last push for donations ahead of Bromsgrove woman's charity run

Droitwich Advertiser:

10:50am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A BROMSGROVE resident who works for a national charity based in the town is making a last push for donations ahead of her fundraising run.

Half-marathon challenge in memory of fallen hero

Droitwich Advertiser: TRAGIC ACCIDENT: Flight Lieutenant Rakesh Chauhan died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

10:26am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A BROMSGROVE man is helping to build a legacy for his close friend who died in a tragic accident.






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