Black Country stalwart Renie dies aged 95

Droitwich Advertiser: Renie Holt

9:17am Thursday 31st July 2014

LARGER than life Black Country character Renie Holt has died at the age of 95.

Dudley council homes to be revamped in £15million refurbishment programme

Droitwich Advertiser:

5:40pm Thursday 31st July 2014

COUNCIL homes across the borough are to be revamped as part of a £15million refurbishment programme.

MP delighted at new PPS role

Droitwich Advertiser: Margot James MP

5:20pm Thursday 31st July 2014

STOURBRIDGE MP Margot James has spoken of her delight at becoming Parliamentary Private Secretary to William Hague.

Judge remprimands Sandwell Council over irrational and unfair policy

Droitwich Advertiser:

4:57pm Thursday 31st July 2014

CASH-STRAPPED Sandwell Council has been reprimanded by a judge after banning council tax support to residents who have not lived in the borough for two years.

Dudley church to host service to remember WWI heroes

Droitwich Advertiser:

4:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

PEOPLE across the borough are invited to remember those who gave their lives in the First World War at a church service marking 100 years since the conflict began.

Stourbridge pub landlord calls time and moves on

Droitwich Advertiser:

3:51pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A POPULAR Stourbridge pub will call last orders on Saturday night (August 2).

Campaign launched to reinstate hospital bus services

Droitwich Advertiser:

3:24pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to reinstate two bus services which have been axed leaving Halesowen, Blackheath, Old Hill and Cradley Heath residents without a direct link to Russells Hall Hospital.

Cradley Heath fire station closing after 72 years serving the community

Droitwich Advertiser: FIRE TALK: Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service has assured county councillors that a move to Bridgend would have "no impact" on the use of Welsh.

3:01pm Thursday 31st July 2014

THE bells will ring out at Cradley Heath fire station for the last time on Monday morning.

Oldswinford cyclists raise £7,000 after 500-mile charity ride

Droitwich Advertiser: L to R - Andrew Monaghan, Marco Di Leo, Tom Swingler, Matt Idle, Mark Upton, Jason Green and Rhodri Williams.

12:24pm Thursday 31st July 2014

FOUR courageous cyclists fromOldswinford pulled out all the stops when they completed a compelling charity bike ride from Yorkshire to Paris.

Supermarket interest in Cradley shops revealed

5:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

LONG-suffering Cradley residents are hopeful that derelict shops in Colley Gate will be redeveloped after interest from two supermarkets was revealed.

Wollaston pub to raise funds for Macmillan

Droitwich Advertiser:

12:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A WOLLASTON pub will host an afternoon of family fun to raise funds for a good cause.

Parks peak to win national award to make others green with envy

Droitwich Advertiser: Senior park ranger Lydia Allt, Dudley  environment cabinet member Cllr Hillary Bills, senior warden Ian Beech, horticultural tradesperson Paul Parkes and Dudley green space team leader Liz Stuffins celebrate Dudley's Green Flag Awards. 311421LA

11:52am Thursday 31st July 2014

A TRIO of Dudley open spaces have been awarded prestigious Green Flag status for being among Britain’s best.

Boozed up Halesowen man abused ex-lover

12:21pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A HEAVY drinking session ended with a Halesowen man being abusive to his ex-girlfriend after turning up at her home in breach of a court order.

Bulldozers call time on The Prince of Wales

Droitwich Advertiser: Prince of Wales demolition site. 311431L (8802799)

11:34am Thursday 31st July 2014

BULLDOZERS have finally called time on former Stourbridge celebrity pub The Prince of Wales which has been demolished to make way for new homes after a long legal wrangle.

Black Country members of construction industry gang jailed for £8 million fraud

Droitwich Advertiser:

10:45am Thursday 31st July 2014

FIVE Black Country fraudsters have been jailed for stealing £8m from the taxpayer following a six-year investigation by HM Revenue and Customs.

Campaigning Hagley doc gears up to march for the NHS

Droitwich Advertiser: Dr David Nicholl

10:30am Thursday 31st July 2014

A CAMPAIGNING Hagley doctor is among hundreds of people worried about the future of the NHS gearing up for a march to Parliament.

Jail for operators of Oldbury cannabis factory

11:40am Thursday 31st July 2014

A LARGE-scale cannabis factory was discovered in two neighbouring Oldbury houses capable of producing more than £70,000 worth of the drug a year.

Oldbury school governor wins Commonwealth gold

Droitwich Advertiser:

10:15am Thursday 31st July 2014

A GOVERNOR at an Oldbury special school is celebrating after adding to the area’s brace of Commonwealth Games’ triumphs with a gold medal.

Dudley mayor experiences life as a blind town centre user

Droitwich Advertiser:

8:30am Thursday 31st July 2014

DUDLEY’S first citizen got a taste of life without sight during a blindfolded visit to the town centre.

Stourbridge widows invited to join social group

Droitwich Advertiser:

2:55pm Thursday 31st July 2014

WIDOWS in Stourbridge are being invited to join a social networking group to help rebuild their social life.

Forgotten Stourbridge soldier to be remembered on war memorial 100 years after his death

Droitwich Advertiser:

8:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

A FORGOTTEN Stourbridge soldier killed in WWI is set to be remembered following a successful campaign to add his name to the town's war memorial nearly 100 years after his death.

Giles Potter announces his departure from Stateside

Droitwich Advertiser: Giles Potter, left, is now part of boyband StateSide (s)

7:46pm Thursday 31st July 2014

FORMER X Factor contestant Giles Potter has announced he has left boy band Stateside.

Jeremy Houghton exhibiting his work at Broadway museum

Droitwich Advertiser: Jeremy Houghton painting, Dizzy Heights.

6:46pm Thursday 31st July 2014

THE Ashmolean Museum Broadway is to hold a special exhibition featuring local artist Jeremy Houghton’s paintings of the last decade.

Hampton' Club's grand open night event

6:22pm Thursday 31st July 2014

THE Hampton Club in Evesham will be holding its grand open day on Saturday, August 9, in aid of St Richard's Hospice.

Summer fun at Evesham Library

6:18pm Thursday 31st July 2014

EVESHAM Library will be hosting several special events to keep people busy over the summer holidays.

Go Ape go bananas to support Teenage Cancer Trust

Droitwich Advertiser: (8829310)

5:44pm Thursday 31st July 2014

STAFF at Go Ape in Worcestershire are literally going bananas to support the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Bizzie Lizzie's nursery in Eardisley nets Outstanding grade

Droitwich Advertiser: (8829636)

5:32pm Thursday 31st July 2014

BIZZIE LIZZIE’S this week became one of just a handful of Herefordshire nurseries to receive an Outstanding grade from Ofsted.

Locations of mobile speed vans posted online for first time

Droitwich Advertiser: (3971142)

5:12pm Thursday 31st July 2014

LOCATIONS of mobile speed detection vans in the county are being posted on Gloucestershire's Road Safety Partnership website for the first time.

Welcome to friendly Worcester

Droitwich Advertiser: Worcester set to make City of Culture 2021 bid

5:12pm Thursday 31st July 2014

WELCOME to Worcester, the UK's politest city when it comes to inviting guests into the home, according to a new survey.

Locations of mobile speed vans posted online for first time

Droitwich Advertiser: (3971142)

5:10pm Thursday 31st July 2014

LOCATIONS of mobile speed detection vans in the county are being posted on Gloucestershire's Road Safety Partnership website for the first time.

Daredevil Halesowen mum in high-flying challenge

Droitwich Advertiser:

5:16pm Thursday 31st July 2014

AN intrepid Halesowen mother is preparing to take to the skies – strapped to the outside of a plane - to raise £5,000 for poverty-stricken children in the Philippines.

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.

Lego Movie Screening

4:55pm Thursday 31st July 2014

THERE will be a screening of The Lego Movie on Wednesday, August 13, from 10.30am, at Ledbury's Market Theatre.

Open gardens in aid of St Michael's Hospice

Droitwich Advertiser: Clive Richards' Ullingswick garden which will be open to the public on August 9 to raise funds for St Michael's Hospice.

4:50pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A HOSPICE benefactor will open the gardens of his Herefordshire home to raise funds for the charity.

Alcester Court Leet held charity concert

4:36pm Thursday 31st July 2014

MORE than 200 people attended Alcester Court Leet’s charity concert at St Nicholas' Church.

Alcester Court Leet held charity concert

Droitwich Advertiser:

4:30pm Thursday 31st July 2014

MORE than 200 people attended Alcester Court Leet’s charity concert at St Nicholas' Church.

Hospital trust reviews abuse procedures following Saville scandal

Droitwich Advertiser: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

4:28pm Thursday 31st July 2014

FOLLOWING the Jimmy Saville scandal the organisation running Worcestershire’s three major hospitals has reviewed its procedures protecting patients from abuse.

Hospital trust reviews abuse procedures following Saville scandal

Droitwich Advertiser: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

4:26pm Thursday 31st July 2014

FOLLOWING the Jimmy Saville scandal the organisation running Worcestershire’s three major hospitals has reviewed its procedures protecting patients from abuse.

Hospital trust reviews abuse procedures following Saville scandal

Droitwich Advertiser: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

4:26pm Thursday 31st July 2014

FOLLOWING the Jimmy Saville scandal the organisation running Worcestershire’s three major hospitals has reviewed its procedures protecting patients from abuse.

Hospital trust reviews abuse procedures following Saville scandal

Droitwich Advertiser: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

4:26pm Thursday 31st July 2014

FOLLOWING the Jimmy Saville scandal the organisation running Worcestershire’s three major hospitals has reviewed its procedures protecting patients from abuse.

Fashion students win in national competition

Droitwich Advertiser: Chipping Norton School Sixth Form student Rosa Avilez, winner of the Young Fashion Designer UK Award.

4:26pm Thursday 31st July 2014

BUDDING young fashion designers at Chipping Norton School could be the Stella McCartney of the future after winning awards for their creations in a national competition.

Scary Ledbury...

Droitwich Advertiser: The figures were presented to Ledbury Town Council.

4:24pm Thursday 31st July 2014

IT is a sign of approaching autumn and darker nights, when the Ghost Walks return to Ledbury.

Scary Ledbury...

Droitwich Advertiser: BUMP IN THE NIGHT: Elisabeth Galvin will be leading a ghost walk through Ledbury on Halloween.

4:24pm Thursday 31st July 2014

IT is a sign of approaching autumn and darker nights, when the Ghost Walks return to Ledbury.

Cotswold village lines up musical talent

Droitwich Advertiser: Flowers feature for Living August - Rachel Wilkes (8607678)

4:14pm Thursday 31st July 2014

LOVERS of music and natural beauty will make a beeline to a Cotswolds village that has really put itself on the map with an annual festival.

Woman throws prosthetic leg at Worcester's Blobbie Williams

Droitwich Advertiser: Get your questions in for Blobbie Williams

4:06pm Thursday 31st July 2014

MOST stars like to be showered with roses or even knickers when performing to adoring crowds, but one Worcester singer got chucked a prosthetic leg while performing at Guilfest.

Fetal remains being disposed of properly in Worcestershire

Droitwich Advertiser: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

4:02pm Thursday 31st July 2014

THE organisation running the majority of midwifery and neonatal services in Worcestershire is meeting national requirements in dealing with the remains of aborted or miscarried babies.

Westacre pupils dabble in the arts

Droitwich Advertiser: Pupils at Westacre Middle School with some of the items they produced during their artistic Dabble Day. SP

4:02pm Thursday 31st July 2014

CHILDREN at Westacre Middle School were feeling very arty toward the end of term with a school-wide competition and a chance to pick up some new skills.

Fetal remains being disposed of properly in Worcestershire

Droitwich Advertiser: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

4:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

THE organisation running the majority of midwifery and neonatal services in Worcestershire is meeting national requirements in dealing with the remains of aborted or miscarried babies.

Fetal remains being disposed of properly in Worcestershire

Droitwich Advertiser: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

4:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

THE organisation running the majority of midwifery and neonatal services in Worcestershire is meeting national requirements in dealing with the remains of aborted or miscarried babies.

Fetal remains being disposed of properly in Worcestershire

Droitwich Advertiser: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

4:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

THE organisation running the majority of midwifery and neonatal services in Worcestershire is meeting national requirements in dealing with the remains of aborted or miscarried babies.








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