AT Droitwich Borough Petty Sessions, George Priddley, of the Vines,was charged with failing to send his two children to school regularly. His son Harry had made 12 attendances, out of 39, while Alfred had made only eight out of 39. Instead of a fine, an attendance order was made by the bench.

à THE tragedy of the Titanic, in which Leopold Weisz, of Victoria Road, Bromsgrove, lost his life, was being pieced together through eye witnesses.An official inquiry was underway at Westminster and it was hoped that this would lead to the end of the recriminations and controversy that surrounded the disaster. The Messenger commented that it was hoped the attempt by Washington to find a scapegoat failed and that no petty feelings of nationalism would be allowed to take away the demonstration of brotherhood that the event had evoked