Worcester pensioner caught in car tax chaos

Droitwich Advertiser: Car tax crackdown as thousands don't pay in Helston and Falmouth

1:15pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A PENSIONER from Worcester was among thousands across the country being driven mad by being unable to renew their vehicle tax today – the day new rules abolishing tax discs came into force.

Hospital trust misses four-hour A&E target in August

Droitwich Advertiser: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

6:47pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE amount of patients visiting A&E in Worcestershire who were seen by a doctor or nurse within four hours dropped below 95 per cent in August for the first time since May.

Worcester war hero's bullying complaint upheld

Droitwich Advertiser: Tough – Cpl Tom Neathway

5:42pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A WAR hero from Worcester who accused one of his superior officers of harassment has had his complaint upheld.

Thief steals ten cans of cider from Malvern shop by hiding them under his top

Droitwich Advertiser: Motorbike stolen from Stourport garage

5:02pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A THIEF smuggled ten cans of Strongbow dark fruits cider out of One Stop in Poolbrook Road, Malvern, at about 6.20pm on Tuesday, September 30 by hiding them under his top.

Wheel trims stolen from car in Malvern

Droitwich Advertiser: Ledbury police officer charged with two counts of misconduct

4:56pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A SET of four wheel trims were stolen from a grey Vauxhall Corsa parked on the driveway of a home in Charles Way, Malvern, between 7pm on Sunday, September 28 and 6pm the following day.

Sat nav, mobile phone and projector stolen from vehicle in Alfrick

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4:56pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A SAT nav, a mobile phone and a projector were stolen from a vehicle parked in Clay Green, Alfrick, between 6.30pm on Monday, September 29 and 8.30am the following day.

Warning to housing authority residents over bogus callers

Droitwich Advertiser: Ledbury police officer charged with two counts of misconduct

4:56pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

PEOPLE living in housing authority homes are being warned to be alert after an unknown man visited a house in Cherry Orchard, Tewkesbury, and asked to be let in to check electricity.

Suspicious person or people rattle letter boxes in Malvern

Droitwich Advertiser: Motorbike stolen from Stourport garage

4:53pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

RESIDENTS in Hill View Close, Malvern, reported a suspicious person or people rattling letter boxes and tapping on windows at about 2am on Friday, September 26.

Worcestershire sixth in the country for gold buying

Droitwich Advertiser: Worcestershire sixth in the country for gold buying

4:37pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

SHIRLEY Bassey might have famously sung of Goldfinger, the Bond villain with a love for bullion, but it seems people in Worcestershire could have given him a run for his money.

Traffic lights at busy Worcester junction broken

Droitwich Advertiser:

4:06pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A SET of busy traffic lights in the centre of Worcester have stopped working this afternoon.

Fort Royal Park dinosaur being looked after by residents

Droitwich Advertiser: Mark James photographed the dinosaur in Fort Royal Park, pictured here next to dog, Molly.

3:50pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A DINOSAUR sculpture that was targeted by vandals only days after it turned up in a Worcester park is being looked after by the locals.

Memorial bench stolen in Stourport

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3:46pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

HEARTLESS thieves stole a wooden memorial bench in Stourport set up by the son of a woman who died earlier this year on Monday evening.

Malvern councillors back controversial housing plan

Droitwich Advertiser: SURPRISED: Councillor Tom Wells

3:12pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

MALVERN councillors have backed a controversial housing blueprint which could affect generations to come.

Kempsey set for post office services after "well-liked" shopkeepers retire

Droitwich Advertiser: "FANTASTIC JOB": Lynn and Bob Purewal have "semi-retired" after running the Kempsey village shop for almost 10 years. Picture by Paul Jackson 4014716603

2:30pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

POST office services could be returning to Kempsey, near Worcester – and a councillor has labelled it “great news” for the village.

New book by litter picking Worcester author

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Worcester author Elon Dann with a copy of his new science fiction novel, Awe of Mercury in which the role of cheese plays a large part in the structure of the universe (10862904)

2:20pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

FROM love and hate to war and peace right down to cheese - a new book by a Worcester author certainly covers it all.

Electric Appeal at Worcester Church

1:52pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

ST Martin’s Church in Worcester is more than a century old, but it needs needs a new electrical and lighting system for the 21st century.

More cash for physiotherapy in Worcestershire could prevent 1,245 falls every year, say health experts

1:38pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

GREATER investment into physiotherapy could save the NHS in Worcestershire more than £1.8m annually while preventing 1,245 falls in the county every year, health experts have claimed.

Rock photographer will roll into city with photo walk

Droitwich Advertiser: Dave Grubb pictured last year's photo walkers taken from St Andrew's Spire, Deansway (s)

1:11pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

AMATEUR and expert photographers can put themselves in the frame to join a walk to capture the city's scenic landscape and hidden gems.

Flower Meadows Saved

Droitwich Advertiser: VOLUNTEERS AT HOLLYBED - the time hallowed techniques in action. Picture by Chris Ellory.

12:51pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

STAFF and volunteers from Worcestershire’s largest conservation charity are celebrating after finding the funds, almost £400,000, to save a series of wildflower meadows, near Castlemorton.

Bid to change rules to avoid another 'Mayorgate' saga in Worcester refused

Droitwich Advertiser:

12:46pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A BID to change the rules at Worcester City Council to prevent any repeats of the 'Mayorgate' saga has been scotched - after the Tory leadership chucked it out amid a furious debate.

Record year for outdoor education centre

Droitwich Advertiser: GREAT OUTDOORS: Nick Hands, back left, with children at Malvern Outdoor Elements.

11:33am Wednesday 1st October 2014

AN outdoor education site in Malvern has sealed a remarkable turnaround in its fortunes after posting record trading results.

Mobile phone stolen at Strensham Services on M5

Droitwich Advertiser: CCTV: The man pictured in this image may be able to help police with their inquiries into the incident.

10:38am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A MOBILE phone was stolen from the Strensham Services on the M5 near Worcester.

City in shock after tragic death in The Shambles

Droitwich Advertiser: City in shock after tragic death in The Shambles

9:05am Wednesday 1st October 2014

THERE has been an outpouring of grief for the woman who was killed after being hit by a refuse lorry in the city centre.

Five things you need to know Wednesday

Droitwich Advertiser:

8:21am Wednesday 1st October 2014

1. Top story: City mourns woman crushed by lorry

Campaign launched to cut down on wasted medicine in the Evesham area

Droitwich Advertiser:

8:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

HEALTH bosses have launched a campaign to cut down on wasted medicine in Evesham and the surrounding area.

Bob for apples while learning about wildlife at Worcestershire nature reserve

Droitwich Advertiser: JUICY: Peter Case stands in a Worcestershire Wildlife Trust orchard.

7:03am Wednesday 1st October 2014

PEOPLE can bob for apples while learning all about wildlife at a Worcestershire nature reserve this month.

Heart of Worcestershire College business courses raise more than £5,700 for charity

6:13pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

BUSINESS students from Heart of Worcestershire College raised more than £5,700 for charity as part of their course.

Oven fire in Bromsgrove tackled

5:28pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

AN OVEN fire in Bromsgrove was tackled before firefighters arrived.

Say farewell to a September of sun, here comes the rain

Droitwich Advertiser: An umbrella came in very handy for this woman in Worcester yesterday. 17026201.

5:34pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THIS September has been one of the driest across the UK since records began in 1910 – but sadly the dry, warm weather will not last.

Riverside walk on Silver Sunday

Droitwich Advertiser: Pleasure boats enjoying the views of Worcester Cathedral from the River Severn, under ever darkening skies. Pic Jonathan Barry 28.5.14  2214608001 (6564453)

5:16pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A GUIDED riverside walk for people aged over 50 will take place in Worcester on Sunday.

Firefighters extinguish rubbish blaze in Stourport

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4:57pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS extinguished a "large quantity" of rubbish that was alight.

Drop off your unwanted toys to give a child a gift this Christmas

4:12pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

UNWANTED toys can be swapped in exchange for money towards new toys in a bid to give less fortunate children a gift this Christmas.

Work starts at Riverside Youth Centre

Droitwich Advertiser: Alex Mellor at the youth centre.

4:05pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

PERSHORE'S Riverside Youth Centre is at the centre of a major revamp to secure the future of the charity and make the town a "centre of excellence for canoeing".

Safety pledge over midwife strike

Droitwich Advertiser:

3:50pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

HEALTH bosses in Worcestershire have said mothers-to-be will not be affected by a planned four-hour strike by midwives next month.

Introduce seven-day GP services sooner than 2020, says health watchdog

Droitwich Advertiser:

3:24pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A COMMITMENT by David Cameron to guarantee every NHS patient in England has access to a GP seven days a week by 2020 has been welcomed in Worcestershire.

M&S Worcester café raises £1,513 for Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Droitwich Advertiser: Person pouring tea (10339833)

3:03pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE M&S Café in Worcester raised £1,513 for Macmillan Cancer Support after a successful day of fundraising for the charity’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event on Friday (September 26).

Burglars take donation box from St Richard's Hospice shop

2:55pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A DONATION box was taken during a burglary from a St Richard's Hospice shop in Worcester.

Reports of youths drinking at Perdiswell Skate Park

2:47pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

ANTI-SOCIAL behaviour was reported at Perdiswell Skate Park.

Laptop stolen after burglary in Worcester

2:43pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A LAPTOP was stolen in a burglary in Worcester.

Coffee morning at businesses raises hundreds

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2:18pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

WORKERS at Anderman Ceramics and Haesco raised just under £300 at a recent coffee morning in support of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Witnesses to fire that destroyed Worcester business urged to come forward

Droitwich Advertiser: Firefighters tackling the blaze at the J Mart Warehouse in July. Picture by Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service.

2:07pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

WITNESSES to a fire that destroyed a Worcester business earlier this year are being asked to come forward.

Watercolours on display at Greyfriars' House and Gardens in Worcester

Droitwich Advertiser: EXPLORE: Greyfriars House and Garden in Worcester city centre will be open free to the public as part of Heritage Open Days.

1:38pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A SMALL display of watercolour paintings will be on display at Greyfriars' House and Gardens on Friar Street in Worcester.

West End singers pack the aisles to raise thousands for lymphoma charity

Droitwich Advertiser: Performers at A Cradley Cabaret at St James the Great Church (L-R) Emma Hatton, Philippa Buxton, Joirdan Lee Davies, Lauren James Ray, Owain Williams, Kyle Anthony with Marc McBride (foreground).

12:53pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

STARS of the West End took to the stage in Cradley last week to help raise more than £2,300 for people living with lymphoma.

Number of adoptions falls in Worcestershire - bucking regional trend

12:47pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE has bucked a regional trend of increasing numbers of adoptions in the past 12 months.

Worcester photographer shortlisted in national competition

Droitwich Advertiser: STIRRING: Paul Taylor's image is in the final dozen of a national competition looking for photos of First World War memorials.

12:36pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THIS emotive image led to a photographer from Worcester being shortlisted in a national competition.

Firefighters called to water leak in Evesham

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12:23pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS from Evesham were called to deal with a water leak from a domestic tank.

Entry opens for student nurse and midwife awards

Droitwich Advertiser: Nurse with clean bedding (10304821)

12:10pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

STUDENT nurses and midwives are being invited to apply for an annual award recognising those who have gone the extra mile.

Supermarkets set to slash petrol prices

Droitwich Advertiser: FILLING UP: 42 petrol stations have closed in the North-East in the past five years

11:55am Tuesday 30th September 2014

MORE supermarkets are following Sainsbury's example in cutting the price of fuel.

LATEST: Driver released on police bail after woman hit by lorry in The Shambles

Droitwich Advertiser:

11:40am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A DRIVER has been released on police bail after a woman was hit by a refuse lorry and killed her in The Shambles has been released on police bail.

Bumper year for bats in Worcestershire

Droitwich Advertiser: FLYING HIGH: It has been a bumper year for bats in Worcestershire.

10:15am Tuesday 30th September 2014

IT has been a bumper year for bats in Worcestershire.


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