Make sure you register to vote

11:42am Friday 31st October 2014

PEOPLE over the age of 18 in Droitwich are being reminded that they may need to re-apply to register to vote, or they could risk losing out on a vote in next year’s general election.

Hospital trust still under pressure as winter approaches

Droitwich Advertiser: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

10:31am Friday 31st October 2014

THE amount of patients in Worcestershire who have been waiting longer than 18 weeks for an operation currently stands at 1,839 – despite hospital bosses having pledged to clear the backlog by September.

Droitwich schoolchildren learn the importance of communication skills

Droitwich Advertiser:

10:20am Friday 31st October 2014

DROITWICH schoolchildren were encouraged to put their pens and pencils down earlier this month as part of a national event promoting the importance of communications skills.

Could you be a councillor?

3:44pm Thursday 30th October 2014

ANYONE who has ever thought of becoming a local councillor on a parish or district level is being invited to come along to a special event to find out more about what the role involves.

Still time to buy Remembrance poetry book

Droitwich Advertiser: Pages from the book of poetry. SP

1:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

WITH Remembrance Day approaching people in Droitwich are being reminded that there’s still an opportunity to buy copies of a book of First World War themed poetry, written by the town’s school children.

Come to Remembrance Parade in Droitwich

11:19am Thursday 30th October 2014

THIS year the town’s Remembrance Parade will be taking place on Sunday, November 9 with a ceremony at the town’s war memorial in Victoria Square.

Little Learners get spooked for Halloween

Droitwich Advertiser: Children dressed up for Halloween at Little Learners nursery. SP

8:40am Thursday 30th October 2014

CHILDREN and staff at Little Learners Nursery in Droitwich celebrated Halloween this year by coming to nursery in fancy dress and having a go at some spooky games.

School bake off fundraiser launches with creepy cake sale

Droitwich Advertiser: Youngsters get ready  to sell their scary cakes. SP

3:32pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

PARENTS of year one pupils at Ombersley Endowed First School and Nursery launched the school’s annual charity bake off with a spooky Halloween themed cake sale.

Residents campaign to reopen John Corbett Walkway

Droitwich Advertiser: Resident Vanessa Chandler with her boxer Hugo near the barbed wire closing off the footpath. Buy photo: BMM441403a at droitwichadvertiser.co.uk/pictures or call 01384 358200.

1:43pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

RESIDENTS of Impney Way in Droitwich have successfully petitioned Worcestershire County Council to have a footpath and bridleway, popular with dog walkers and horse riders from all over the town, reopened, after it was illegally closed off to members of the public.

Students dress to the max for school charities week

Droitwich Advertiser: Droitwich Spa High School students held a fancy dress party in the theatre to raise money as part of charities week. Buy photo: BCR441402_01 at droitwichadvertiser.co.uk/pictures

11:43am Wednesday 29th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS from Droitwich Spa High School and Sixth Form had fun raising money for three different charities last week as part of their annual School Charities Week.

Droitwich author joins Movember story anthology

Droitwich Advertiser: Let's Hear it for the Boys is raising money for the Movember drive. SP

8:24am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A DROITWICH author is using her literary skills to take part in a creative tribute to support men taking part in Movember.

Worcestershire residents urged to take extra care during upcoming fire strike

Droitwich Advertiser: Person cut from car in Holt Heath

4:02pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

PEOPLE are urged to take extra care during the upcoming firefighters' strike.

Droitwich man joins Cenotaph vigil to launch Poppy Appeal

Droitwich Advertiser: Wayne Canning standing vigil at the Cenotaph. SP

3:56pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A FORMER soldier from Droitwich was selected from thousands to stand as part of an honour guard around the Cenotaph in London to launch this year’s Poppy Appeal.

UPDATED: Jobs at risk across Worcestershire as Lloyds Banking Groups announces cuts

Droitwich Advertiser:

2:29pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

JOBS in Worcestershire could be put at risk after banking giant Lloyds announced it was to shut 200 branches and cut its staff numbers by 9,000.

Office morale cheers on charity runners

Droitwich Advertiser: Grace Hewitt, Laura Barnwell, and Amy Procter Nicholls from Droitwich accountancy firm Ballard Dale Syree Watson after their efforts on the run. SP

1:54pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

THREE trainee accountants from a firm in Droitwich took part in a 10 kilometre run full of obstacles, hills, mud and water recently to help raise money for St Richard’s Hospice.

New guidelines on when you can take your children out of school in term time

Droitwich Advertiser: Councillor Liz Eyre (6664021)

1:16pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

NEW guidelines for when pupils are allowed time off during term time have been welcomed.

Last chance to voice views on town centre

11:32am Tuesday 28th October 2014

RESIDENTS and businesses in Droitwich are being reminded that they only have a few more days to have their say over plans for improvements to the town centre.

Droitwich public toilets hit platinum standard

8:19am Tuesday 28th October 2014

TWO public toilets in Droitwich, which previously won national awards, have been entered into this year’s British Toilet Association Loo of the Year Awards.

Take care on the roads during the winter months

Droitwich Advertiser: WEATHER WARNING: Motorists are being warned to take care in the icy conditions. SP

5:55pm Monday 27th October 2014

WITH the nights getting darker as winter approaches, drivers, cyclists and pedestrians are being advised to take extra care on the road.

Help pull Santa's sleigh

3:46pm Monday 27th October 2014

IN the absence of any available red nosed reindeers, the Droitwich Lions are appealing for help to pull Santa’s sleigh around the town this Christmas.

Strictly Worcestershire dance competition set to return

1:14pm Monday 27th October 2014

THE CHATEAU Impney Hotel just outside Droitwich is playing host to the charity dance spectacular Strictly Worcestershire, which is returning for the second year running in 2015.

Chance to meet local councillors in November

11:09am Monday 27th October 2014

PEOPLE in Droitwich will have the chance to meet their local district councillor next month with a number of surgeries and patch visits taking place around the area.

Police appeal following attempted theft in Droitwich

10:20am Monday 27th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man attempted to steal a woman’s handbag in Droitwich.

Brummie funny man set to entertain at Lions fundraiser

11:44am Saturday 25th October 2014

MALCOLM Stent, one of Birmingham’s favourite comedians who has been making audiences laugh for more than 30 years, is coming to Droitwich as part of a fundraiser for the Droitwich Lions Club.

UPDATE: A449 horror crash leaves man in "critical condition"

Droitwich Advertiser:

4:50pm Friday 24th October 2014

A MAN is in a critical condition after a horror crash between his car and an empty petrol tanker.

Wychavon chief exec to take on joint role with Malvern Hills District Council

3:10pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE managing director of Wychavon District Council is to become the shared chief executive and managing director of both Wychavon and Malvern Hills District Council after a decision was taken at both council meetings earlier this month.

Droitwich band wins contest to celebrate Bob Marley

Droitwich Advertiser: Droitwich band Naestah performs. SP

1:18pm Friday 24th October 2014

A REGGAE band from Droitwich were given the chance recently to perform at an event organised by the family of legendary reggae artist Bob Marley, and ice-cream manufacturer Ben and Jerry’s.

"I'll burn off your tattoo!" - Droitwich man's 'vile' threats to ex in text rant

11:47am Friday 24th October 2014

A DROITWICH man sent 'vile' texts to his ex including threatening to 'burn off' her tattoo after the break-up of their relationship.

A poignant insight into Worcestershire's War

Droitwich Advertiser: Recently enlisted men in Worcestershire. Photograph courtesy of Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service. SP

11:42am Friday 24th October 2014

AS the world marks the centenary of the start of the First World War, a new book gives a fascinating and poignant insight into how it affected the people of Worcestershire.

Ambulance service welcomes NHS five-year plan

11:31am Friday 24th October 2014

WEST Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) has welcomed the new NHS England five-year plan, stating it highlights the vital role ambulance services can play in the future of the NHS.

Surge in foodbank demand 'a disgrace' amid 150% rise

Droitwich Advertiser: Ed Miliband says government decisions force people to foodbanks

10:39am Friday 24th October 2014

THE use of foodbanks has rocketed by 150 per cent across Worcestershire in just one year - with the number of people receiving help breaking through the 10,000 barrier for the first time.

Man suffers critical injuries following a crash between car and an empty petrol tanker

Droitwich Advertiser:

9:16am Friday 24th October 2014

A MAN suffered critical injuries following a crash between a car and an empty petrol tanker sitting near the Ombersley junction of a bust dual carriageway.

Iraqi man chatted up 'cute' Droitwich 14-year-old girl - while she was in her school uniform

8:42am Friday 24th October 2014

A MAN made unwanted advances towards a frightened girl of just 14 in Droitwich while she was dressed in her school uniform.

Romanian brothers jailed and deported for raid on Barnt Green home

3:27pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A GANG of Romanian burglars who targeted homes in Worcestershire are now in prison and will be deported when they have served their sentences.

School starts lottery to fund new projects

1:28pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

DROITWICH Spa High School has established its own lottery scheme to raise money needed to fund school projects. The school is one of a growing number to try out a lottery scheme, and every week it plans to give friends, and relatives of pupils at the school the chance to take part in a £1 draw, offering cash prizes of up to £25,000 to winners.

Talk on Lawrence of Arabia

8:47am Thursday 23rd October 2014

IF epic David Lean blockbuster Lawrence of Arabia has ever left anyone wanting to know more about TE Lawrence, Droitwich History and Archaeology Society is holding a talk all about the man on Wednesday, November 5.

Money still available for pothole repair

4:39pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PEOPLE in Droitwich are being urged to report problems on the roads to Worcestershire County Council, after it was awarded a further £3.3 million from central Government to mend potholes.

Hair-raising fundraising at Hobbycraft

Droitwich Advertiser:

3:29pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

STAFF at Hobbycraft in Wychbold are dressing up in their scariest outfits this weekend to help raise money for Acorns Children’s hospice.

Help available to fund community Christmas dinners

1:29pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

COMMUNITY groups hoping to organise a Christmas lunch in Droitwich for elderly, vulnerable or homeless people, are being asked to make the most of a scheme being run by Waitrose in the town.

Homebase to close a quarter of its stores - but no word yet on whether Worcester branches will be affected

11:17am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

DIY chain Homebase, which has two stores in Worcester and five more in the surrounding area, is to close a quarter of its stores across the country.

Police target boy racers on Bromsgrove and Droitwich streets

Droitwich Advertiser:

10:50am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

POLICE were out in force in Bromsgrove and Droitwich over the weekend as part of a crackdown on boy racers.

Find a new skill at Dabble Day

8:51am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ANYONE who has ever fancied trying a new hobby or skill might get the perfect opportunity with Fernhill Heath Womens’ Institute’s annual Dabble Day, which is taking place this Saturday.

Chance for youngsters to become First World War detectives

3:35pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

DROITWICH Library is organising a season of events around Remembrance Day to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War, which is set to launch on Wednesday, October 29.

Every Number You Need Information Guide needs you!

Droitwich Advertiser:

2:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

NEWSQUEST, the company that owns the Advertiser is currently in the process of compiling this year's Every Number You Need Information Guides and is appealing for local groups and organisations from Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Redditch to get in touch.

Advice on cutting bills at Droitwich Library

1:11pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

ADVISERS from the Citizens Advice Bureau will be in Droitwich Library on Wednesday to offer help to people wanting to reduce their energy bills as part of Big Energy Saving Week.

Police appeal for witnesses to collision

11:39am Tuesday 21st October 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a serious collision on the B4090 Hanbury Road in Droitwich.

Campaigner appeals to MP after crash on 'dangerous' Droitwich road

9:52am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A CONCERNED resident who warned of the dangers to traffic on Hanbury Road in Droitwich, has appealed to MP Sir Peter Luff after five people were injured in a traffic collision on the road over the weekend.

Rude awakening as ex-Hurricane Gonzalo hits

Droitwich Advertiser:

9:17am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE MET office has issued a yellow warning for strong winds today as gusts of up to 50mph are expected.  

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.

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 droitwichadvertiser.co.uk/pictures 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.






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