Halfords enjoys boost in turnover

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September 9th 2014
Various pictures from the Tour of Britain cycling event as it passed through Malvern today.
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4:58pm Friday 31st October 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE-based cycling retailer Halfords is expected to report a 9.5 per cent increase in revenue in comparison with last year over the last six months next week.

Visit a pharmacist if you feel unwell this winter

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4:47pm Friday 31st October 2014

HEALTH bosses in Worcestershire are encouraging people in the county to talk to a pharmacist if they are feeling unwell this winter to avoid a trip to hospital later.

Today's weather "freakishly warm" for Halloween


A long, warm summer has resulted in a spectacular show of autumn colour at the Yorkshire Arboretum near Castle Howard. The 120 acre garden of trees is awash with swathes of red and gold foliage, which sho

2:34pm Friday 31st October 2014

SUN and a warm breeze are two things that don't usually feature in a typical Halloween in the UK.

Thousands turn out to see Brickfields fireworks display

Droitwich Advertiser: LIT UP: The sky above the King George V Playing Fields in Brickfields was alight with fireworks on Thursday night. Picture by Nick Toogood. 4414743004

1:51pm Friday 31st October 2014

AROUND 12,000 people turned out to watch fireworks light up the sky above Worcester on Thursday night.

Worcestershire County Council picks up prestigious award at The Houses of Parliament

Droitwich Advertiser: The presentation: Victoria Bryant, Worcestershire archive and archaeology service manager, Lord Clark of Windermere, Cllr Lucy Hodgson and Lisa Snook, user services manager (left to right).

1:15pm Friday 31st October 2014

THE archive service for Worcestershire County Council has been presented at the Houses of Parliament with the award for being one of the first 14 in the country to be accredited under a new system.

Student takes on skydive challenge for hospice

Droitwich Advertiser: Toby McDowell with plenty of family support.

1:08pm Friday 31st October 2014

TO make his 18th birthday one he would never forget a Droitwich teenager leapt from a plane in memory of his grandfather and to raise money for St Richard's Hospice.

Power tools stolen in theft

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12:30pm Friday 31st October 2014

A METAL container was broken into and a large quantity of power tools were stolen during a theft in Long Lane, Throckmorton, near Pershore.

Catalytic converter thefts in Pershore

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

12:27pm Friday 31st October 2014

TWO catalytic converters have been stolen from vehicles in Pershore.

Fluffy yellow purse and sat nav stolen in theft

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12:21pm Friday 31st October 2014

A TOM Tom sat nav and a yellow fluffy purse were stolen from a vehicle parked in Corbett Avenue, Droitwich, between 10pm on Thursday, October 23, and 4.50pm the next day.

Do you have any information on theft?

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

12:18pm Friday 31st October 2014

THIEVES stole a number of items from a property in Webb Drive, Wychbold, near Droitwich.

Heating oil stolen

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12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

HEATING oil was stolen from a tank at a property in Addis Lane, Cutnall Green, near Droitwich, between 11pm on Thursday, October 24 and 8.30am the next day.

Purple light of hope on the Guildhall in Worcester

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11:14am Friday 31st October 2014

THE purple light of hope will be on the Guildhall in Worcester as the building is bathed in a glow that aims to promote awareness of pancreatic cancer.

Creativity comes first for county companies at free business breakfast

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10:49am Friday 31st October 2014

THE importance of being creative in business will be the topic of conversation at a free breakfast meeting taking place in Worcester in November.

Could county be greenest in country

Droitwich Advertiser: Paul Etheridge, library manager, joins Cllr Anthony Blagg, cabinet member for environment, at St John's Library earlier this year to mark the installation of energy-saving Solar PV panels.

10:43am Friday 31st October 2014

THE green credentials of Worcestershire County Council have been recognised and have put the authority in line for a nation award.

Hospital trust still under pressure as winter approaches

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10:31am Friday 31st October 2014

THE amount of patients in Worcestershire who have been waiting longer than 18 weeks for an operation currently stands at 1,839 – despite hospital bosses having pledged to clear the backlog by September.

Have a go at our Halloween quiz

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6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

Put your knowledge of all things spooky to the test.

Burger wars: Byron's move to Worcester labelled 'frustrating' by Burgerworks owner

Droitwich Advertiser: 4314738603. 24/10/14. A new restaurant called Burgerworks has opened in Friar Street. Picture by Nick Toogood. (11907351)

6:39pm Thursday 30th October 2014

BURGER restaurant Byron's move to Worcester has been labelled "frustrating" by the owner of another city burger joint.

Worcester garden centre creates tribute to Tower of London poppy display

Droitwich Advertiser: Worcester garden centre creates tribute to Tower of London poppy display

6:08pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A WORCESTER garden centre has created its own tribute to the spectacular poppy display at the Tower of London.

Cancer charities team up to support brain tumour patients

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5:54pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A PAIR of cancer charities have joined forces to provide specialist help for people in Worcestershire living with brain tumours.

Worcestershire Mums offered mental health support

Droitwich Advertiser: Free mental health therapy taster sessions on offer in Bromsgrove next week

4:54pm Thursday 30th October 2014

MUMS in Worcestershire are being offered support to deal with psychological issues that can occur during and after pregnancy.

Worcester hospice helps patients stay in their own homes

Droitwich Advertiser: Worcester hospice gives student nurses insight into palliative care

4:23pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PEOPLE in Worcestershire living with life-threatening illnesses are being helped to stay in their own homes thanks to a city hospice.

Halloween set to be biggest and warmest on record

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3:23pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THIS year people in the UK are estimated to have spent £350 million on Halloween costumes, pumpkins, sweets and other accessories.

Patients put at risk by hospital revamp delay, warns health boss

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2:53pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PATIENTS in Worcestershire are being put at risk by continued delays to the project revamping hospital services in the county, a senior health boss has warned.

Ten-year-old boy freed from M5 car crash

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2:11pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A TEN-year-old boy has been released from a car that was involved in a crash on the M5 today.

Video: Rare white squirrel on Pitchcroft, Worcester

Droitwich Advertiser: Wildlife photographer Dave Grubb spotted the all-white squirrel on Saturday afternoon. Picture by Dave Grubb (DGwildlife) (s)

2:05pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Video footage of Worcester's rare white squirrel.

Plans to build new home in Inkberrow

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1:44pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PLANS to build a new home at 32 Stonepit Lane, Inkberrow, near Worcester, have been given the green light by Wychavon District Council.

Worcester pub scraps bid for live entertainment until midnight after outcry on "unbearable" noise

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1:49pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A PUB in Worcester has scrapped a controversial bid to stage live music and entertainment until midnight following an outcry from residents.

Fishery office to change after planning approval

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1:41pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A FORMER pay station and office is to be changed to a rural workers dwelling at Moorlands Farm Fishery, Manor Lane, Waresley, in Hartlebury.

Hospital waiting times now available online

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1:33pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PATIENTS in Worcestershire unsure about where they should go for treatment can now view up-to-date waiting times at the county’s acute and community hospitals online.

Police called after fishing wire 'trap' seen in Worcester

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12:26pm Thursday 30th October 2014

POLICE were called to Northwick Road in Worcester at 11am on Thursday, October 23 after reports a fishing wire had been tied between two posts, believed to be intended to trip people up.

Warning hospital services could "implode" under pressure

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12:44pm Thursday 30th October 2014

HOSPITAL services at Worcestershire Royal Hospital could “implode” as a result of a possible influx of patients from Herefordshire over the next few months, a patient representative has warned.

Care home residents and staff raise cash for breast unit campaign

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Wear it Pink Day for Worcestershire Breast Unit Campaign at Regent Care Home in St John's on Friday, residents, Anita Jones, Dorothy Baylis and Sarah Russell with staff wore pink and decorated pink cup cakes

12:41pm Thursday 30th October 2014

RESIDENTS and staff at a Worcester care home donned their most eye-catching clothes in support of a campaign raising money for a new breast cancer unit last week.

Sheep rescue by dragon boaters

12:37pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A CREW of dragon boaters from Pershore were forced to turn a practice session into a rescue mission when they discovered a stranded sheep trapped close to the river.

Warehouse broken into in Worcester

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12:26pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A WAREHOUSE in Weir Lane, Worcester, was broken into between 11am on Saturday, October 25 and 8am the following Monday but nothing was stolen.

Practice safe sex this Halloween, says health trust

Droitwich Advertiser: Practice safe sex this Halloween, says health trust

12:08pm Thursday 30th October 2014

HALLOWEEN might be a time of spooky ghosts and ghouls, but the organisation running sexual health services in Worcestershire is reminding people not to lose sight of the importance of safe sex.

Staff and students at University of Worcester raise more than £10,000 for St Richard's Hospice

Droitwich Advertiser: BIG DONATION: Left to right, University of Worcester executive administrator Katy Chessum, St Richard’s Hospice chief executive,Mark Jackson, University of Worcester vice chancellor and chief executive Professor David Green, and St Richard’s H

11:15am Thursday 30th October 2014

STAFF and students at the University of Worcester have raised more than £10,500 for St Richard’s Hospice.

Worcestershire schoolchildren learn the importance of communication skills

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10:39am Thursday 30th October 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN across Worcestershire were encouraged to put their pens and pencils down earlier this month as part of a national event promoting the importance of communications skills.

Health leaders pledge to improve psychological support for cancer patients

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9:42am Thursday 30th October 2014

IMPROVING psychological support for patients in Worcestershire battling cancer was the topic of discussion at a county-wide event attended by healthcare workers and members of the public earlier this month.

Resurfacing work on M5 in Worcestershire

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5:50pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

WORK to resurface the M5 between junctions 9 and 8 has begun and is set to continue for two weeks.

Five things you need to know Thursday

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8:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

Five things you need to know Thursday

Health trust vows to bridge gulf between physical and mental health treatment

Droitwich Advertiser: Free mental health therapy taster sessions on offer in Bromsgrove next week

5:37pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

ALMOST a hundred people attended an event in Worcestershire raising awareness of the importance of treating mental and physical health equally.

New course will help people going through divorce or separation

5:28pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A COURSE helping people to deal with divorce or separation will begin at The Hive in Worcester on Tuesday.

Charity ball in memory of woman who passed away suddenly

Droitwich Advertiser: Kate Ford (left) has organised Dragonheart Ball in memory of her sister Jo who died just after Christmas last year (s)

5:18pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A MUTUAL love of music has spurred a woman to organise an evening of music in memory of her much-loved sister who died suddenly last December.

Hostel chefs cook up tasty meal for homelessness campaign

Droitwich Advertiser: Hostel chefs cook up tasty meal for homelessness campaign

4:58pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

CHEFS from a Worcester hostel laid on a feast fit for a king to raise funds for a campaign working to stamp out homelessness in the area.

Cycle challenge will mark Centenary of historic battle

Droitwich Advertiser: Andrew Novak and Andrew Trickett, along with six others, are cycling to Gheluvelt, Belgium, to raise money for Acorns Children's Hospice. Picture by Paul Jackson 4414739902

4:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

TRYING not to get lost will be the biggest challenge facing a group of cyclists who set off from Gheluvelt Park for Gheluvelt in Belgium.

Worcester nursing home expansion plans given the green light

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4:31pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A NURSING home in Worcester has secured permission for a controversial expansion after fighting off a furious campaign from residents.

Hospital trust could end financial year £15 million in the red

Droitwich Advertiser: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

4:14pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

HEALTH bosses in Worcestershire have raised serious concerns after it was revealed the organisation running Worcestershire Royal Hospital could end this financial year even further in the red last year.

Car crash in Malvern

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2:38pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

EMERGENCY services have been called to a car crash in Malvern this afternoon.

Ambulance crew prepare to take to the skies

2:12pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

SIX West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) staff will take to the skies as part of their new roles as aircrew paramedics.

Canoeing canon paddles for the homeless

Droitwich Advertiser: Canon Jane Fraser and husband Jake on their fund-raising trip down the River Severn

1:48pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A CANOEING canon used paddle-power to raise more than £2,000 for a charity that is dedicated to helping Worcester's homeless.


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