Breaking news Hospital trust and PFI partner reach agreement on drive towards "significant improvements"

Droitwich Advertiser: The County Hospital, Hereford.
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5:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

Months of negotiations between Wye Valley NHS Trust and Mercia Healthcare confirmed as reaching agreement on improvements to key service areas.

Christmas Festival will bring sparkle to Stourbridge

5:28pm Monday 20th October 2014

STOURBRIDGE traders hope to get shoppers into the seasonal spirit nice and early by staging the town's Christmas Festival at the end of next month.

Hereford United pizza row

Droitwich Advertiser: Image for Purley PizzaExpress

5:17pm Monday 20th October 2014

POLICE were called to a restaurant following reports of "aggressive behaviour possibly involving Hereford United players".

Daisy-Mae's birthday bash will help families of premature Black Country babies

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5:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE parents of a premature Black Country baby are planning a big fundraising bash to celebrate her first birthday.

Pensioner badly hurt after Netherton scooter crash

Droitwich Advertiser: Baby boy dies suddenly at holiday park

4:21pm Monday 20th October 2014

A PENSIONER is in a critical condition in hospital after his mobility scooter crashed into a lamppost in Netherton.

Stourbridge widow joins purple campaign for cancer charity

Droitwich Advertiser: Judith Roden. Buy photo: 431418L

3:57pm Monday 20th October 2014

A STOURBRIDGE widow is continuing to try and raise awareness and funds for a pancreatic cancer charity in memory of her late husband who died of the disease aged just 35.

Raging Quinton drunk jailed after battering taxi driver to a pulp

3:25pm Monday 20th October 2014

A RAGING drunk from Quinton who battered a taxi driver in Dudley to a pulp in an attack he could not remember in the morning has been jailed for 18 months

Cross border health care inquiry comes to Hereford

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3:06pm Monday 20th October 2014

Welsh Affairs Committee wants "front line" evidence of issues around cross-border health care.

Herefordshire Council to consider borrowed money bid for Hereford's Three Elms trading estate

Droitwich Advertiser: Hereford Shirehall

1:08pm Monday 20th October 2014

Bid expected to go to cabinet for approval next month to meet a market value pitched at between £1.75m-£1.85 million.

TV star Chris gets up close with patient pets during new hospital visit

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4:01pm Monday 20th October 2014

A TV star famous for treating creatures great and small saw plenty of patient pets during a Dudley veterinary visit.

Wanted Sedgley man is behind bars

Droitwich Advertiser: Owners of killer dogs may face life behind bars

2:51pm Monday 20th October 2014

A SEDGLEY man at the centre of a large-scale police manhunt is in custody after being arrested by officers in Derbyshire.

Getaway driver in Rowley Regis robberies jailed for six years

1:05pm Monday 20th October 2014

A GETAWAY driver for two masked men who terrified staff during armed robberies at stores in Rowley Regis has been jailed for six years.

Bill Bailey All-Stars preparing for Halesowen jazz club return

12:49pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE Bill Bailey All-Stars are performing at a popular Halesowen Jazz Club this weekend.

New survey shows one in three Dudley kids in poverty

Droitwich Advertiser: Child poverty levels in Bradford are among the highest in the UK

12:18pm Monday 20th October 2014

AROUND one in three Dudley children are living in poverty according to a new survey by welfare activists.

Police come up with a imaginative new use for tax disc holder

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PC David Wise from Malvern Police Station with his Emergency Contact Disc designed to fit into the soon to be redundant car tax holder (11483610)

10:23am Monday 20th October 2014

Police have dreamed up a new use for the licence disc holders that every car carries on its windscreen - one which could save lives.

Ludlow Food Centre is expanding with new shop

Droitwich Advertiser: Ludlow Food Centre is expanding with a new kitchenware and gift shop.

12:50pm Friday 17th October 2014

LUDLOW Food Centre is expanding with the creation of two new jobs that will make the business one of the largest employers in the area with nearly 100 people on the payroll.

Police crackdown on boy racers continues across Worcestershire

Droitwich Advertiser:

12:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

OFFICERS from across West Mercia were out in force last night (Sunday October 19) as part of ongoing efforts to crack down on boy racers in Worcestershire.

Dudley charity walkers step up to make whopping total

Droitwich Advertiser: What's on: Burnley Walking Festival, May 5 - 13

10:26am Monday 20th October 2014

DUDLEY charity walkers took a step in the right direction for good causes by raising a whopping £4,600.

Shoppers and staff treated to random acts of kindness at Merry Hill

Droitwich Advertiser: Merry Hill shopping centre

9:00am Monday 20th October 2014

CUSTOMERS and staff at Merry Hill were left stunned last week as the centre treated them to random acts of kindness to celebrate National Customer Service week.

Kinver folk join forces to get fit and have fun

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8:00am Monday 20th October 2014

KINVER folk are joining forces to get fit and have fun.

Three taken to hospital after wind brought down Mud Runner finish line

Droitwich Advertiser: Mud Runner competitor. Photo by Colin Baldwin Photography

2:32pm Monday 20th October 2014

A RUNNER and two spectators were taken to hospital after a freak gust of wind brought down a timber finish line at a popular Mud Runner event.

"It's been very emotional" - Mike Layland granted Freedom of Worcester

Droitwich Advertiser:

8:57pm Monday 20th October 2014

IT was an emotional evening for Mike Layland who received the Freedom of Worcester in front of family, friends and dignitaries at The Guildhall tonight.

Family raises £600 in memory of lost relative

Droitwich Advertiser: DONATION: From left, Sam Leonard, senior sister, and Anna Reed, chemotherapy nurse, of the Rowan Suite, and Jayne, Clive and Simon Dulston.

5:57pm Monday 20th October 2014

A FAMILY has raised £603 for Worcestershire Royal Hospital’s chemotherapy suite in recognition of the excellent care their relative received on the unit.

Major revamp proposed for cemetery

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5:43pm Monday 20th October 2014

A MAJOR £200,000 revamp has been proposed for a "tired" looking crematorium and cemetery in Worcester.

Black Cherry gentleman's club can continue trading beyond January next year

Droitwich Advertiser: APPROVED: Black Cherry gentlemen's club in Lowesmoor can continue trading next year. Picture by John Anyon. 12145517

5:41pm Monday 20th October 2014

A CITY lap-dancing club has secured a sexual entertainment venue (SEV) licence to allow it to continue trading next year.

Worcester cancer survivor takes on 100km endurance challenge

Droitwich Advertiser: CANCER SURVIVOR: Andrew Graham will take on the 100km challenge for Blind Veterans UK.

5:39pm Monday 20th October 2014

AN ARMY veteran from Worcester who overcame cancer to become a prolific fundraiser will complete the Blind Veterans UK 100km challenge next year.

Cycle challenge hampered by injured shoulder

Droitwich Advertiser: Chris Greaves with Haven fundraiser Lesley Leach

5:37pm Monday 20th October 2014

A CYCLIST had to call on the help of his wife after a bike ride challenge was hampered by an injured shoulder.

Woman rescued from overturned car in Fernhill Heath

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5:28pm Monday 20th October 2014

A WOMAN was taken to hospital after being freed from an overturned car in Dilmore Lane, Fernhill Heath this afternoon.

Spooky toll bridge take-over for Halloween

Droitwich Advertiser: Hope Support Services aim to make it a spooky Halloween for Herefordshire motorists.

5:12pm Monday 20th October 2014

MOTORISTS might be in for a shock when they cross the Whitney-on-Wye toll bridge for Hallowe'en, with a local charity taking over the crossing in full fancy dress next weekend.

HMP Hewell officer jobs decimated in past four years

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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.

Police appeal for witnesses after car crash

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5:01pm Monday 20th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses who may have seen two cars that were involved in a collision on Friday night and a van also on the scene at the time.

Worcester shoppers wowed by massive vending machine

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4:58pm Monday 20th October 2014

SHOPPERS were surprised when a barbershop quartet and a mariachi band jumped out of a giant purple vending machine.

Police officer was grabbed by throat while trying to detain drunk man

4:52pm Monday 20th October 2014

A MAN grabbed a police officer around the throat while he was trying to detain him on suspicion of a crime, a court heard.

500km cycle challenge in memory of mother

Droitwich Advertiser: MADE IT: Lyndon Bracewell, left, is greeted by the Mayor of Kleve and representatives from the local hospice and the twinning association.

4:52pm Monday 20th October 2014

A WORCESTER man has cycled almost 500km to Kleve, Germany, in support of St Richard’s Hospice.

Firewalkers raise more than £1,800 for charity

Droitwich Advertiser: Brave volunteers took part in firewalking competition in aid the charity Breast Cancer Campaign.

4:37pm Monday 20th October 2014

A GROUP of brave volunteers took part in a firewalking challenge held in Alcester to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the White Lion pub and in aid of the charity Breast Cancer Campaign.

Art Workshop In Wellington Heath.

4:33pm Monday 20th October 2014

LEDBURY Art Society is sponsoring a watercolour workshop, to take place Saturday November 15, at Wellington Heath Memorial Hall, from 10am to 4pm.

Apple growing and cider making traditions celebrated in Herefordshire

Droitwich Advertiser: Leominster Apple Festival.
Councillor Peter Ellis with a Japanese variety of apple called 'Jumbo'. 1443_2002 (11682919)

4:33pm Monday 20th October 2014

HEREFORDSHIRE'S tradition of apple growing and cider making has been celebrated over two weekends of events across the county.

Group set up to help people living with Asperger Syndrome

4:26pm Monday 20th October 2014

A NUMBER of sessions to help people living with Asperger syndrome will be held in Worcester.

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.

Deaf woman and hearing dog wins award from HRH The Princess Royal

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4:10pm Monday 20th October 2014

KIND hearted volunteer Merleen Watson and her hearing dog Grace have been named as Volunteer of the Year.

Southend Concerns

4:06pm Monday 20th October 2014

HEREFORDSHIRE Council contractor was praised at a recent PACT meeting for the "excellent job" it carried out recently, in sweeping the Southend.

Raise money for local charities

Droitwich Advertiser: Worcestershire charities awarded thousands of pounds in lottery grants

3:45pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE Daisy Chain Benevolent Fund charity shop in Evesham's Bridge Street will be holding a coffee morning in to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust and the Worcester children's hospital ward.

Fete raises hundreds

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3:32pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE St John the Baptist's Fete was recently held in Wickhamford in aid of the church and raised £820.

Primrose Hospice Lottery winners

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3:30pm 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.

Fete raises hundreds

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3:29pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE St John the Baptist's Fete was recently held in Wickhamford in aid of the church and raised £820.

Broadway gardening club meets next week

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3:29pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE Broadway Gardening Club is holding its next meeting on Monday, October 27, at 7.30pm in the United Reformed Church Hall in the village.

Broadway gardening club meets next week

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3:25pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE Broadway Gardening Club is holding its next meeting on Monday, October 27, at 7.30pm in the United Reformed Church Hall in the village.

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.

Funds raised in church tea tent

Droitwich Advertiser: Worcestershire charities awarded thousands of pounds in lottery grants

3:11pm Monday 20th October 2014

ORGANISERS of the church tea tent at the Broadway Horticultural and Craft Show have thanked everyone for making the day such a success.






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