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 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.

School gets into spirit of charities week

11:27am Monday 20th October 2014

STUDENTS at Droitwich Spa High School and Sixth Form are taking part in their annual School Charities Week, where they organise a number of fundraising activities, raising money for a local charity, a national charity and an international charity.

Droitwich company marks the miles for charity

Droitwich Advertiser: some of the Vax half-marathon runners. SP

8:18am Monday 20th October 2014

KEEN runners from Droitwich-based floorcare company Vax have taken on the challenge of the Birmingham Half Marathon in a bid to raise £2,600 for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Five people injured in crash

Droitwich Advertiser: (4775600)

9:33am Saturday 18th October 2014

THREE people were cut free from a car last night (Friday) and another two people were injured following a serious two car collision in Droitwich.

Come and create a spooky pumpkin

Droitwich Advertiser: Flora, Archie and Billy Webb with their pumpkins. SP

1:13pm Friday 17th October 2014

THERE’S a spooky feeling in the air at Webbs Garden Centre as Halloween approaches, and youngsters wanting to get creative will have the chance to get their hands on, and in some pumpkins with a carving workshop.

Putting pens down for the day at Chawson

Droitwich Advertiser: Chawson First School spent the entire day learning with no pens: (from left) Charlotte Howl, Harvey Edwards, and Grace Osborne. Buy photo: BCR431401_01 at or call 01384 358200.

11:49am Friday 17th October 2014

STAFF and pupils at Chawson First School put down their pens and got active in the classroom last week as part of a national initiative to encourage active learning.

Droitwich student wins academic scholarship

Droitwich Advertiser: James Law receives his scholarship from Professor David Green. SP

8:50am Friday 17th October 2014

A UNIVERSITY student from Droitwich has won a scholarship in recognition of his outstanding academic achievement at the University of Worcester.

Hunting for a home for lovely Jackie

Droitwich Advertiser: Jackie the rottweiler is looking for a new home. SP

3:46pm Thursday 16th October 2014

DOG lovers in Droitwich and the surrounding area are being asked to help a furry friend in need of a good home.

Unemployment falls in Droitwich

1:12pm Thursday 16th October 2014

DROITWICH has one of the lowest rates of unemployment in the whole of the UK according to official numbers from the Office for National Statistics.

New distribution centre ready for Vax

Droitwich Advertiser: Vax operations director John Upperton with Stoford director David Brown at the new distribution centre in Droitwich. SP

8:27am Thursday 16th October 2014

THE major new Vax storage distribution warehouse at Stonebridge Cross in Droitwich Spa has reached practical completion.

Children's theatre at the Norbury

4:33pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

THIS month's children's theatre play at The Norbury Theatre will be ‘Merge and Weave’, all about two knitting-obsessed mature ladies, Miss Merge and Miss Weave, who open their house to the public to try and make some money. They need to find an attraction to encourage visitors, and one visitor is not impressed with their ideas, coming up with a wonderful answer of their own to the problem.

Promote web presence with a workshop

3:23pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

CHARITIES and businesses in Droitwich will be able to take advantage of a workshop being organised to help improve their web presence.

Dad's Army returns to the Norbury

Droitwich Advertiser: Recreating a classic Dad's Army episode at the Norbury. SP

1:29pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE popular production of Dad’s Army, which proved a hit with sell-out audiences in May of this year, is returning to the Norbury Theatre this week for an extra three dates.

Children wear red, white and blue for charity

Droitwich Advertiser: Children from St Peters First School wore red, white and blue to raise money for armed forces charities. Buy photo: BCR421402_01 at or call 01384 358200.

1:45pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

CHILDREN at St Peter’s First School and St Peter’s Pre-School in Droitwich took part in Red, White and Blue Day last week.

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.

Droitwich poetry up in lights

3:58pm Monday 13th October 2014

DROITWICH poet Sarah James has had her poetry put up in the UK’s most famous lights after winning a competition in Blackpool.

Local business returns after a decade away

2:24pm Monday 13th October 2014

AFTER more than 10 years away, a former Droitwich business owner is preparing to bring her sandwich shop back to the town, in the very same High Street building she left a decade before.

Open day to re-home cats

Droitwich Advertiser: Caramel the cat is looking for a new home. SP

11:20am Monday 13th October 2014

THE Mid-Worcestershire branch of the RSPCA is holding a special day to try and re-home cats in the Droitwich area.

Give blood at Chateau Impney

8:03am Monday 13th October 2014

Come and give blood, that the call to Droitwich residents from the NHS Blood and Transplant Service.

Trust swaps mowers for mooers in bid to encourage wildlife

Droitwich Advertiser: Herd of Shetland cattle moo-ves to meadow near Droitwich

11:56am Sunday 12th October 2014

AFTER a successful trial last autumn, the Canal & River Trust is replacing its industrial lawnmowers along a stretch of the Droitwich Canal, with nature’s own lawnmowers, a herd of Shetland cows.

Dance the night away for Marie Curie

Droitwich Advertiser:

11:39am Saturday 11th October 2014

FANS of Northern Soul in Bromsgrove and Droitwich are in for a real treat this week with a club night organised by a Droitwich based fundraising group.

Rejuvenation of the Raven Hotel in Droitwich given green light

Droitwich Advertiser: A HUGE renovation project on the Raven Hotel in Droitwich has been given the go ahead. Picture by Nick Toogood.

4:29pm Friday 10th October 2014

A HUGE renovation project on a derelict hotel in Droitwich town centre has been given the go ahead.

Residents triumph as Witton Post Office reopens

Droitwich Advertiser: Mayor of Droitwich Councillor Bob Brookes, with local councillors Tom Noyes and Graham Beale, celebrating the reopening of Witton Post Office by posting the first letter. SP

3:13pm Friday 10th October 2014

RESIDENTS in Witton are celebrating their triumph after a public campaign led to the return of the local post office.

High Street businesses speak out against pedestrianisation

1:41pm Friday 10th October 2014

Keep the High Street the way it is. That was opinion of several vocal business people at a recent public meeting organised by Droitwich mayor Councillor Bob Brookes to discuss the future of the town centre.

Visit First World War battlefields

Droitwich Advertiser: SACRIFICE: The famed Menin Road near Gheluvelt.

1:30pm Friday 10th October 2014

A TRIP to the sites of First World War battlefields next month will provide an opportunity for relatives of men killed in the conflict to see the graves of their loved ones.

FOLLOWING on from their success last year where they managed to raise more than £200, the Sanders Fitness Senior Ladies Group in Droitwich is organising a second Christmas charity lunch.After last year’s lunch raised money for the national cha

1:19pm Friday 10th October 2014

Book now for charity Christmas lunch

Add your voice to Webbs fundraiser

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

8:20am Friday 10th 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.

Evening of jazz joy to help out the lido

3:45pm Thursday 9th October 2014

FANS of US jazz music from the 1930s through to the 1980s will have a lot to enjoy later this month with a musical evening organised by the Friends of Droitwich Spa Lido.

Tips for removing bulky waste

1:51pm Thursday 9th October 2014

DROITWICH residents are being reminded of the best ways to dispose of bulky waste items from their homes.

Work nearly complete on Cutnall Green sewerage improvements

1:05pm Thursday 9th October 2014

WORK to improve the way sewage is treated in Cutnall Green, which has seen an investment of more than half a million pounds, is nearing completion.

Covercroft car park resurfacing will cause partial closure

11:47am Thursday 9th October 2014

DRIVERS in Droitwich, planning to use the Covercroft car park, might have to find an alternative over the next month, as sections of the car park are being closed for essential maintenance work.

Police warn public of cold callers

Droitwich Advertiser: (3971142)

8:56am Thursday 9th October 2014

WEST Mercia Police are urging residents to be aware of cold calling.

Getaway driver jailed for Droitwich burglaries

8:08am Thursday 9th October 2014

The getaway driver for a gang of burglars who struck homes in Droitwich has been jailed after he admitted being involved in raids on homes across Worcestershire netting a total of £100,000.

Fire service encourage residents to tell them about public bonfires and firework displays

Droitwich Advertiser:

6:10pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

HEREFORD and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is encouraging anyone who is holding an organised public bonfire or firework display for Bonfire Night to let them know.


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