Local men jailed for their part in £8 million tax fraud

Droitwich Advertiser:

8:30am Friday 1st August 2014

A GANG of 20 from Staffordshire, Manchester and the West Midlands, including one from Redditch and one from Bromsgrove, has been jailed for almost 90 years for stealing more than £8 million in a sophisticated tax fraud.

Prepare to be flabbergasted!

Droitwich Advertiser: Now you see him: Pete Firman will be embarking on a national tour for his new show Trickster

5:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

YOU'VE seen him on TV, now prepare to 'ooohhh', 'aaahhh' and wonder how on earth he did that, as Pete Firman embarks on a national tour his new show Trickster.

Town MP opens art museum exhibition

Droitwich Advertiser: MP Sajid Javid at Avoncroft Art Society recently.

1:38pm Thursday 31st July 2014

BROMSGROVE MP Sajid Javid visited to Avoncroft Art Society to open its exhibition.

Great-grandmother celebrates her 100th Birthday

Droitwich Advertiser: Gerturde 'Trudy' Cluderay is celebrated her 100th Birthday.

11:10am Thursday 31st July 2014

A GREAT-GRANDMOTHER celebrated her 100th Birthday on Tuesday, July 29 with friends and family at a care home near Bromsgrove.

Jess's double Glasgow glory

Droitwich Advertiser:

9:57am Thursday 31st July 2014

BROMSGROVE’S track cycling superstar Jessica Varnish put the town on the sporting map by storming to a brace of medals at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Vegans and vegetarians raise money for neglected horses

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8:40am Thursday 31st July 2014

MEMBERS of the Worcester Vegans and Veggies group raised £150 for Hillfields Animal Sanctuary in Bromsgrove to help pay for the care of three horses which were found in appalling conditions on a travellers' site in Warndon earlier this year.

Retired nurse becomes a centenarian

Droitwich Advertiser: Grace Cooper celebrated her 100th birthday at Burcot Grange Residential Care Home.

5:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A RETIRED nurse from Canada who has spent many years of her life in Bromsgrove celebrated her 100th birthday at the weekend.

Former acting headteacher, banned for inappropriate behaviour, says schools treat 'children like robots'

Droitwich Advertiser:

2:30pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A FORMER acting headteacher from Catshill Primary School - banned from classrooms for life after cuddling and tickling pupils - has spoken of how schools treat 'children like robots'.

Hospital trust drops in quality rankings

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12:50pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

DEATH rates at Worcestershire’s three major hospitals and the standard of care provided to stroke patients have been flagged up as areas of concern in a report into the trust running the facilities.

Part-night street lighting programme to continue

11:30am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE part-night street lighting reduction programme, which will save cash for the taxpayer and cut carbon emissions, is continuing to progress well, according to Worcestershire County Council.

Hospital revamp project may be delayed until next year

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11:20am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A PROJECT revamping hospital care in Worcestershire may not be finalised until the start of next year, it has been revealed.

NHS trust saves £250,000 on goods and services

Droitwich Advertiser:

8:40am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE organisation providing NHS community and mental health services in Worcestershire has made savings of £250,000 without affecting patients.

Electronic games ban at County Hall

Droitwich Advertiser:

5:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE playing of electronic games like Solitaire is officially being banned at Worcestershire County Council.

Free community fun day and reunion for former Austin workers being held

Droitwich Advertiser:

3:10pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A COMMUNITY fun day, reuniting former Austin workers, is being held this weekend.

Leader of opposition Labour group slams delays to Bromsgrove's Local Plan

Droitwich Advertiser:

2:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE leader of the opposition Labour group on Bromsgrove District Council has slammed the delays to the town's Local Plan.

First World War service held at Catshill War Memorial

Droitwich Advertiser: Residents from Catshill gather to commemorate 100 years since the of outbreak of the First World War.

1:19pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

CATSHILL and North Marlbrook residents marked the centenary of the First World War with a short service held on Monday, July 28.

Special guest attending Bromsgrove Museum campaign meeting

Droitwich Advertiser:

12:50pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THERE will be a special guest to a public meeting where an appeal to reopen Bromsgrove Museum is being launched.

Cuts to youth activities? Don't blame us, says leader

Droitwich Advertiser:

10:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE leader of Worcestershire County Council has defended his stance on youth funding - and is blaming the economy for making cuts.

Business man hosts ball to raise money for charity

Droitwich Advertiser: Ian Prowse wearing HelpHarryHelpOthers charity bracelets.

9:18am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A BROMSGROVE business owner has arranged a ball in aid of a charity set up by an 11-year-old who died of a brain tumour.

Bromsgrove patient one of thousands benefitting from new stroke service

Droitwich Advertiser:

8:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A BROMSGROVE patient is one of thousands that has benefited from a new centralised stroke service for the county.

Talks start over one rubbish collection service for the whole of Worcestershire

Droitwich Advertiser:

4:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

TENTATIVE talks have got underway to see if one massive rubbish and recycling collection service can be launched for the whole of Worcestershire.

Theme announced for this year's Belbroughton Scarecrow Festival

Droitwich Advertiser:

3:30pm Monday 28th July 2014

STRAW stuffed versions of the greatest heroes and villains of the silver screen will be on display at this year’s Belbroughton Scarecrow Festival.

Arts society events to be held

3:14pm Monday 28th July 2014

BUDDING artists are invited to attend a techniques session on painting flowers demonstrated by Fiona Peart.

The Royal British Legion have now opened a supportive centre for the Armed Forces

Droitwich Advertiser: Bromsgrove District Council civic head John Ruck, the Royal British Legion area manager David Lowe, welfare case officer for Worcestershire Katie Humphries and trained volunteer caseworker and county vice chairman Alan Kelly.

2:36pm Monday 28th July 2014

THE Royal British Legion has now opened its doors with a new centre in Bromsgrove which offers support to past, present and future members of the Armed Forces.

Retired nurse celebrates 100 years

Droitwich Advertiser: Grace Cooper celebrated her 100th birthday at Burcot Grange Residential Care Home.

2:34pm Monday 28th July 2014

A RETIRED nurse from Canada who has spent many years of her life in Bromsgrove celebrated her 100th birthday at the weekend.

Volunteers needed to support this year's Rubery Festival

Droitwich Advertiser:

1:10pm Monday 28th July 2014

RUBERY Festival organisers are appealing for volunteers to help them run this year's event.

Owner of Bromsgrove car business jailed for fraud

10:20am Monday 28th July 2014

A CAR salesman who committed a £28,900 fraud on customers of his Bromsgrove business has been jailed for 30 months at Worcester Crown Court.

Bromsgrove churches will open in commemoration of the Great War

9:40am Monday 28th July 2014

TWO Bromsgrove churches are opening to pay tribute to those who scarified their lives in the First World War.

Avoncroft Arts Society holding taster session

Droitwich Advertiser:

7:50am Monday 28th July 2014

A BROMSGROVE arts society is holding a taster session this Tuesday, August 5.

Youngsters enjoy Worcestershire canal trip

Droitwich Advertiser:

3:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

YOUNGSTERS have been enjoying specially organised canal trips on county waterways.

Rubery social club holding talent competition

Droitwich Advertiser:

10:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

RUBERY youngsters are being invited to take part in a talent competition.

Lights out event marking centenary of the First World War

Droitwich Advertiser:

3:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

AN event marking the centenary of the First World War is being held in Rubery this Monday, August 4.

M42 crash

Droitwich Advertiser:

1:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

TRAFFIC is slow following an accident on the M42 earlier.

Multi vehicle accident between Redditch and Bromsgrove

12:33pm Saturday 26th July 2014

THERE have been reports of a multi vehicle accident between Redditch and Bromsgrove. 

Town festival goers enjoy natural treatments

Droitwich Advertiser:

9:10am Saturday 26th July 2014

VISITORS to two festival events held in Bromsgrove this month received natural therapy to see how it can help with emotional and physical healing.

Missing teenager Adelle found safe

Droitwich Advertiser:

7:28pm Friday 25th July 2014

MISSING Bromsgrove teenger Adelle Hardie has been found safe and well, and has returned home.

Salon owner is to host charity events in memory of her mum

4:11pm Friday 25th July 2014

A SALON owner in Bromsgrove is to hold a month of events in aid of Breast Cancer UK.

Police search for missing Bromsgrove teenager

Droitwich Advertiser:

2:48pm Friday 25th July 2014

BROMSGROVE police have appealed for the public's help to find a missing Bromsgrove teenager.

Students at a Bromsgrove school raised money to help bereaved children

Droitwich Advertiser: Vicki Quarton from Touchstones with year eight pupils Emily Bibby and Nina Christoffersen.

2:31pm Friday 25th July 2014

STUDENTS at St John’s Middle School in Bromsgrove raised nearly £500 to help bereaved children across North East Worcestershire.

Bromsgrove's KFC holds successful charity fun day

Droitwich Advertiser:

1:40pm Friday 25th July 2014

BROMSGROVE'S KFC held a successful fun day raising hundreds of pounds for charity.

Youngsters 'dressing up' to support Birmingham Children's Hospital

Droitwich Advertiser: Volunteers and children wore bandages to support Birmingham Children's Hospital.

1:17pm Friday 25th July 2014

YOUNGSTERS, volunteers and carers from the Plus 2s group at St Stephen’s Church playgroup took part in The BIG Bandage fundraiser to support Birmingham Children's Hospital.

NHS trust saves £250,000 on goods and services

Droitwich Advertiser: Recruitment opens for NHS apprenticeships

12:03pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE organisation providing NHS community and mental health services in Worcestershire had made savings of £250,000 without affecting patients.

Patient satisfaction survey to be rolled out across the entire NHS

Droitwich Advertiser: Recruitment opens for NHS apprenticeships

11:57am Friday 25th July 2014

A TEST ranking patient satisfaction with the care they have received is to be introduced at all NHS services in Worcestershire and across the country.

Former Bromsgrove man raises money in memory of his baby niece

Droitwich Advertiser: Iain and his wife Vicky when they met at the Great Wall of China.

11:05am Friday 25th July 2014

A FORMER Lickey resident is to walk 100km of The Thames Path National Trail in memory of his baby niece.

Friends raise thousand for the Alzheimer’s Society

Droitwich Advertiser: Carol Bennett, Janine Warwick and Karen Cochrane at the summit of Ben Nevis.

10:53am Friday 25th July 2014

THREE friends from Bromsgrove raised more than £3,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society by taking on the Midnight Ben Nevis Challenge.

Barnt Green teenager shaves head for charity challenge

Droitwich Advertiser:

10:30am Friday 25th July 2014

A BARNT Green teenager has shaved off her long dark locks for a charity fundraiser in memory of her grandfather.

Rubery church inviting people to fundraising party

Droitwich Advertiser:

7:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A RUBERY church is holding a party to boost its funds.

Work starts on new retirement properties in Hagley

Droitwich Advertiser: An artist's impression of the upcoming development in Hagley.

3:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

CONSTRUCTION work is now underway to build 44 retirement apartments in Hagley.

New Armed Forces outreach programme piloted in Bromsgrove

Droitwich Advertiser:

3:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

PAST, present and future members of the Armed Forces will have access to more support through a new Outreach programme being piloted in Bromsgrove.

Catshill school in Bromsgrove given Sunshine Coach

Droitwich Advertiser: Martin Coyne, Matt Hardy, Louise Gumery and Andy Turpin from Poppleton & Appleby with Headteacher Deb Rattley and pupils Jessica Tipping, Billy Abbotts and Charley Holding.

3:19pm Thursday 24th July 2014

STUDENTS at a Catshill school have been given a boost after receiving a minibus.


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