UPDATE: A449 horror crash leaves man in "critical condition"

Droitwich Advertiser:

4:50pm Friday 24th October 2014

A MAN is in a critical condition after a horror crash between his car and an empty petrol tanker.

Appeal for volunteers to support breastfeeding mums

Droitwich Advertiser: Infant feeding leads Caroline Payne and Becky Davenport with the Weston family; Henry and baby boy Weston with Anna and 14 month old Jessica Weston.

5:49pm Friday 24th October 2014

BREASTFEEDING mums need support and the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust are appealing for volunteers that can offer some advice.

Woman gets purple mohawk haircut for charity

Droitwich Advertiser: AFTER: Alexandra Vernon with her new hair style. Picture by Nick Toogood. 4314738503.

4:51pm Friday 24th October 2014

A WORCESTER woman had her hair cut and dyed into a purple Mohawk today in memory of her mother

Pershore policing teams on hand to discuss issues

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

4:42pm Friday 24th October 2014

PERSHORE policing team will be on hand to discuss any issues arising in the town at its next Partners and Communities Together meeting on Tuesday, November 4, at Pershore Library from 1pm.

Give blood at Worcester donation session

4:38pm Friday 24th October 2014

BLOOD donors can give at a session being held at Christopher Whitehead High School in Bromwich Road, Worcester, on Thursday, October 30.

Two new homes for Inkberrow

Droitwich Advertiser: (10312214)

4:13pm Friday 24th October 2014

AN agricultural building is set to be demolished and replaced by two homes in Inkberrow.

We haven't made our minds up over private landlords crackdown, says councillor

Droitwich Advertiser: GV of Worcester's council offices today, Wednesday, February 25, 2009.
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25/02/09 (5078500)

4:11pm Friday 24th October 2014

A SENIOR Worcester politician has defended a controversial crackdown on private landlords - saying it is "not cut and dried".

Farm buildings could become centre for disabled and those with learning difficulties

Droitwich Advertiser: (10318083)

4:02pm Friday 24th October 2014

AN agricultural building could be turned into a day centre for children with disabilities and learning difficulties.

Four new homes could be built on former garage

Droitwich Advertiser: (10312214)

3:50pm Friday 24th October 2014

FOUR new homes could be built on a former garage site in Stoulton, near Worcester.

Call for action to combat bus route congestion

Droitwich Advertiser: CALLING FOR ACTION: Wendy Caversham is concerned that parking along School Bank is sometimes preventing the buses from accessing the lane freely

3:35pm Friday 24th October 2014

A bus user is calling out for greater traffic measures near a public school, claiming parked cars cause obstructions to the route.

Shocking scene at trashed Malvern house

Droitwich Advertiser:

3:08pm Friday 24th October 2014

THIS was the shocking scene at a trashed Malvern house last week.

Opening of new pond "wonderful news" for school

Droitwich Advertiser: NATURE: From left, Lee Poultney, Rupert Keys and Cllr Adrian Hardman with pupils at Elmley Castle CE First School. Picture by John Anyon. 4314738201

2:37pm Friday 24th October 2014

A NEW pond and nature area has been officially opened at Elmley Castle CE First School, near Evesham.

Worcester Busters team members swap river Severn for warmer waters

Droitwich Advertiser: Sue Handy and Annie Phillips, part of the Worcester Busters.

1:40pm Friday 24th October 2014

THREE women will be swapping the waters of Worcestershire for the warmer climates of Florida to take part in the International Breast Cancer Paddlers' Commission Dragon Boat Festival this weekend.

Man critically injured after car crash with petrol tanker

Droitwich Advertiser:

9:01am Friday 24th October 2014

A MAN was critically injured in a crash between his car and an empty petrol tanker yesterday evening.

Anger after vandals target Worcester High Street trees

Droitwich Advertiser: 4114726103 Paul Jackson 10.10.14 Worcester - A busy Worcester High Street, The city's High Street is doing well bucking national and regional trends. (11348077)

1:36pm Friday 24th October 2014

VANDALS have targeted Worcester's beautiful High Street trees - mindlessly ripping lumps from them.

British Empire Medals presented to two kind hearted Worcestershire women

Droitwich Advertiser: 4214732801 Paul Jackson 17.10.14 Worcester - British Empire Medal awarding at The Guildhall. From left - Elaine Daykin BEM Lord Lieutenant Lt Col Patrick Holcroft LVO, OBE and Julie Cowley BEM. (11626382)

1:10pm Friday 24th October 2014

TWO kind hearted Worcestershire women were presented with the British Empire Medal to celebrate their hard work in their local communities.

Worcestershire people receive Bishop's Certificate Course

Droitwich Advertiser: CONGRATULATIONS: Those who completed the course stand proudly with their certificates

12:47pm Friday 24th October 2014

PEOPLE across the county were awarded a rather special certificate, after completing a course to help them relate their Christian faith to everyday life.

Meet your councillor

Droitwich Advertiser: (9472932)

12:36pm Friday 24th October 2014

RESIDENTS all across the district of Wychavon will have the chance to meet their councillors in the coming weeks.

Members of Malvern camera club take on BBC's finest quiz team

Droitwich Advertiser: CHALLENGING THE BEST: Team Pixel Peppers with the Eggheads

12:30pm Friday 24th October 2014

MEMBERS of a Malvern camera club focused on maybe their toughest challenge yet, when they took on the notorious Eggheads.

Student homes crackdown 'confusion' in Worcester

Droitwich Advertiser: Budget had a positive note for the housing market

11:40am Friday 24th October 2014

A POLICY aimed at cracking down on student homes in Worcester is today mired in confusion - after council staff appeared to try and water it down.

Ambulance service welcomes NHS five-year plan

11:31am Friday 24th October 2014

WEST Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) has welcomed the new NHS England five-year plan, stating it highlights the vital role ambulance services can play in the future of the NHS.

Worcester City Council's HQ move to museum site backed

Droitwich Advertiser:

11:06am Friday 24th October 2014

WORCESTER City Council's big HQ relocation has finally been given the go-ahead - sparking a revamp of the art gallery and museum building.

Fundraisers paddle, plod and pedal their way to £12k donation

Droitwich Advertiser: DID WELL: In It To Win It

10:54am Friday 24th October 2014

INTREPID teams of fundraisers collected more than £12,000 for St Richard’s Hospice by completing the paddle, plod and pedal challenge.

Surge in foodbank demand 'a disgrace' amid 150% rise

Droitwich Advertiser: Ed Miliband says government decisions force people to foodbanks

10:39am Friday 24th October 2014

THE use of foodbanks has rocketed by 150 per cent across Worcestershire in just one year - with the number of people receiving help breaking through the 10,000 barrier for the first time.

Five things you need to know Friday

Droitwich Advertiser:

8:17am Friday 24th October 2014

1. Top story: Woobar in Worcester city centre re-opens under new management

Upton man labels potholed road a "disgrace"

Droitwich Advertiser: ANGRY: Jack Payne, 78, is not pleased with the state of his road. Picture by Nick Toogood. 4314736901.

7:17pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

AN UPTON man has labelled his pothole-plagued road a "disgrace".

The Queen's Royal Hussars granted Freedom of Worcester

Droitwich Advertiser:

6:28pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE Queen’s Royal Hussars were granted the Freedom of the City of Worcester at a special ceremony yesterday.

Zombies set to storm the streets of Worcester this Sunday

Droitwich Advertiser: Zombies will take to the streets of Worcester this Sunday.

4:58pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THERE will be more than just the usual Sunday shoppers roaming Worcester city centre this weekend.

Woobar in Worcester city centre reopens under new management

Droitwich Advertiser: 4314737501 Paul Jackson 23.10.14 Worcester - Matt Harris is the new manager at the reopened Woobar. (11870005)

4:14pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A BOOZER in Worcester has reopened, but new management have admitted they must turn its reputation around to thrive.

Car engine fire in Malvern

Droitwich Advertiser: Fire on stairs in St Leonards flats

2:54pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A CAR engine caught fire in Roman Way, Malvern, yesterday (October 23).

Charlstons in Worcester closes its doors

Droitwich Advertiser:

1:17pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A WORCESTER bar and restaurant has closed its doors suddenly after almost two decades of business in the city.

Two cars crash on A449 near Ledbury

Droitwich Advertiser: Emergency services attended a crash in Horderley yesterday.

12:48pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

TWO cars crashed on the A449 near Ledbury this morning but no-one was injured.

Get a close look at archaeological finds uncovered in Worcestershire

9:55am Thursday 23rd October 2014

PEOPLE can get a closer look at archaeological finds uncovered in Worcestershire at an event in the city next month.

Five things you need to know Thursday

Droitwich Advertiser:

8:08am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Five things you need to know Thursday

Kempsey Record Producer Remembers Alvin Stardust.

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23-11-05
ALVIN STARDUST WITH PUPILS WHO ARE TO APPEAR ON STAGE WITH HIM. MALVERN PARISH PRIMARY SCHOOL, MANBY ROAD, MALVERN.
(L-R): MIRO VAN-RENSBURG, SAM HARRIS, ALVIN STARDUST & EDDIE PAISLEY. (11852624)

12:55pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

WITH the death today (October 23) of the leather-clad rocker, Alvin Stardust, the Kempsey record producer Muff Murfin hasn't just lost a client from the old days, he has lost a friend.

Overload Generation prove a hit with fans in Worcester - now win tickets to see Chloe Jasmine

Droitwich Advertiser: Overload Generation met fans in Bushwackers on Monday. Picture by Cal-Tristan Dunford.

6:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

IT may not be the giant arena they'd hoped to be playing, but X Factor hopefuls Overload Generation took to the stage in Worcester this Monday.

Two turtles cause big trouble in Worcester pond

Droitwich Advertiser: CATCH THEM: From left: Warwick Neale from Worcester City Council's Cleaner and Greener team with Clive Longstaff from Aquatics and Reptiles at Lyppard Grange pond. Picture by Nick Toogood. 4314736802

6:18pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

DESPITE being small in stature, two turtles are causing big problems in a Worcester pond.

Barn dance to support Oxfam

5:46pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A BARN dance will be held in Worcester to support the victims of conflicts in Gaza, Syria, Iraq and South Sudan.

Prepare for a scare as Evil Rising returns in time for Halloween

Droitwich Advertiser: Thrills and spills: Evil Rising

5:43pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE skies are getting darker, everywhere is becoming gloomier and Halloween is just around the corner.

Ten years? Piece of cake for environment centre

Droitwich Advertiser: TEN YEARS: From left - Anda Phillips, volunteer and community co-ordinator, Cecil Duckworth CBE, Beatrice Duckworth, Louise Brook, trustee and Roisin Hanks, project manager. Picture by Paul Jackson 4314736101

5:11pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THEY may be used to serving up slices of Victoria sponge but it was a special 10th birthday cake staff and volunteers at Pumphouse Environment Centre were preparing to cut this week.

Cherry Orchard Post Office set for refurbishment

Droitwich Advertiser: VIBRANT: Cherry Orchard Post Office is set for a modernised look.

5:03pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CHERRY Orchard Post Office in Worcester is set for a “vibrant new style” and will re-launch with extended opening hours after a brief closure for refurbishment.

Local artist goes back to pub's roots to create outdoor mural

Droitwich Advertiser: NEW HEIGHTS: Orly Phillips has painted a chestnut tree mural on the side of the Chestnut pub in Lansdowne Road. Picture by Paul Jackson. 4314736301

4:31pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A WORCESTER pub has gone back to its roots for inspiration for a new work of art.

It's not too late to apply for funding to help with community projects

3:34pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THERE is still time for local groups to apply for funding to help with community initiatives.

Labour politician backs one-week cancer test guarantee

3:26pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

LABOUR’S parliamentary candidate for Worcester has expressed support for her political party’s new pledge of a one-week cancer test guarantee.

Waiting times for A&E can now be viewed online

Droitwich Advertiser: People can view waiting times for Accident and Emergency departments online.

2:53pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

WAITING times for Worcester's accident and emergency department can now be viewed online.

Retro Style In Worcester

2:49pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

WORCESTER is the perfect spot this weekend for anyone seeking a retro wardrobe and makeover.

"Deliberate" draining of canal causes huge disruption on waterways

Droitwich Advertiser: EMPTIED: Locks on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal were drained.

2:45pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE draining of a canal in Worcester which caused a “major inconvenience” for narrowboat users was most likely deliberate, according to the Canal and River Trust.

Pop-up charity Christmas card shop opens in Worcester

Droitwich Advertiser: CHARITY SHOP: From left, Sue Garfield, Julie Smith and Yvonne Wanklin with a selection of cards and gifts for sale. Picture by John Anyon. 4314734501.

1:20pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SHOPPERS in Worcester can now get organised for the festive season and help charity at the same time by visiting a new store in the city.

Gas leak at Ketch roundabout

Droitwich Advertiser: PRAISE: Work on the Ketch roundabout and Broomhall Way has been praised by a councillor.

12:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A GAS main was hit while roadworks were being carried out to enlarge Ketch roundabout.

Fundraisers collect £200 for children in Syria

Droitwich Advertiser: FUNDRAISER: From left, Nick Yandle, Emma Hart, Ross Jukes and Tom Smith.

12:27pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A GROUP of kind-hearted friends and work colleagues have collected £200 to help children experiencing hardship in war-torn Syria.






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