Upton crowds enjoy cavalcade of steam

Malvern Gazette:

7:03pm Sunday 27th July 2014

VISITORS to Upton enjoyed a fabulous parade of steam engines as a curtain-raiser to this weekend's Upton Steam Rally.

Cuts to youth activities? Don't blame us, says leader

Malvern Gazette: Councillor Adrian Hardman, county council leader

2:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

THE leader of Worcestershire County Council has defended his stance on youth funding - and is blaming the economy for making cuts.

Talks start over one rubbish collection service for the whole of Worcestershire

Malvern Gazette: Fortnightly bin collections have increased recycling rates, town hall chiefs claim

1:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

TENTATIVE talks have got underway to see if one massive rubbish and recycling collection service can be launched for the whole of Worcestershire.

Wells ward bye-election - the candidates speak

Malvern Gazette: Chris Burrows

12:02pm Saturday 26th July 2014

THE candidates who are standing for the Malvern Hills District Council vacancy in the Wells ward this week share their thoughts with the Gazette's readers.

Electronic games ban at County Hall

Malvern Gazette: County Hall

10:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

THE playing of electronic games like Solitaire is officially being banned at Worcestershire County Council.

Missing teenager Adelle found safe

Malvern Gazette:

7:28pm Friday 25th July 2014

MISSING Bromsgrove teenger Adelle Hardie has been found safe and well, and has returned home.

Malvern Gazette comment: Striking a balance on public safety at Gullet Quarry

Malvern Gazette: 2014600108. 15/05/14. Warning signs at Gullet Quarry. The lake at the quarry has been fenced-off following the double drowning there last summer in the hope the tragedies are not repeated. Picture by Nick Toogood. (6298017)

6:10pm Friday 25th July 2014

AMAZINGLY, people are still swimming in Gullet Quarry, near Malvern, the scene of the drownings of two young men just a year ago.

Gullet Quarry swimmers who defy police warnings will face courts

Malvern Gazette: Gullet Quarry was a popular spot during the hot weather last year.

6:04pm Friday 25th July 2014

POLICE are planning to crack down on swimmers at the notorious Gullet Quarry in the Malvern Hills.

Residents urged to join up to fight homes plan for Lower Howsell Road site

5:02pm Friday 25th July 2014

RESIDENTS of Malvern Link are being asked to rally round in opposition to plans to develop a local green space.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Malvern Gazette: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

4:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support. 

Disney dream comes true for Jemima

Malvern Gazette: Jemima Willcox (far right) in the video.

6:04pm Friday 25th July 2014

AN 11-year-old drama student who attends a Malvern stage school has seen her dreams of stardom come a step closer when she appeared in a Disney video.

12-month reprieve from youth activity cuts - but it will not last

Malvern Gazette: County Hall

3:50pm Friday 25th July 2014

PLANS to slash council funding for youth activities in Worcestershire by 50 per cent next year have been scrapped, it has emerged.

Threat to privatise service for the elderly in Worcestershire

Malvern Gazette: County Hall

3:35pm Friday 25th July 2014

A COUNCIL-RUN service which places old and vulnerable people in the care of families across Worcestershire is facing privatisation, it has emerged.

British Legion branch needs support in the year that marks the anniversary of the First World War

3:27pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE chairman of a long-established Royal British Legion club is urging supporters to rally round to ensure that the club continues to run.

Football match in memory of talented young player

Malvern Gazette: Jonathan Palmer

3:15pm Friday 25th July 2014

A CHARITY football match in memory of a talented young footballer who died in a hit-and-run near Malvern last October will be held next month.

NHS trust saves £250,000 on goods and services

Malvern Gazette: Recruitment opens for NHS apprenticeships

12:01pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE organisation providing NHS community and mental health services in Worcestershire had made savings of £250,000 without affecting patients.

Patient satisfaction survey to be rolled out across the entire NHS

Malvern Gazette: Recruitment opens for NHS apprenticeships

11:55am Friday 25th July 2014

A TEST ranking patient satisfaction with the care they have received is to be introduced at all NHS services in Worcestershire and across the country.

Summer reading challenge launched

Malvern Gazette: 3014659801 Paul Jackson 24.07.14 High Green - From left - author Jeremy Strong, Oli Ford, nine and Connie Sharpe, nine at Croome Park for Worcestershire County Council's Summer reading challenge. (8577139)

11:53am Friday 25th July 2014

BOOKWORMS are being encouraged to bury their head in a good book with the launch of this year's summer reading challenge.

Generous shoppers raise £189,000 for British Heart Foundation

Malvern Gazette: (8602664)

11:35am Friday 25th July 2014

BRITISH Heart Foundation (BHF) shops in Worcestershire have raised £189,000 in the past year thanks to generous residents.

Save our green lung, sign our petition, say Hayslan field residents

Malvern Gazette: 2414622904 Paul Jackson 12.06.14 Malvern Residents from Hayslan Road and surrounding area are opposed to a development on a nearby field. (7100903)

11:05am Friday 25th July 2014

CAMPAIGNERS opposing plans to build housing on a field forming part of a 'green lung' in the centre of Malvern have launched a website to attract support.

Green light for Worcester's £20m Waitrose

Malvern Gazette: Waitrose to open store in High Wycombe

10:37am Friday 25th July 2014

WAITROSE is coming to Worcester - after a massive new £20 million store off London Road was given the green light.

Malvern Rugby Club "legend" Phil Davis has died

10:01am Friday 25th July 2014

A MALVERN rugby club "legend" has died, and his close friend has paid tribute.

Fire crews tackle tyre fire

Malvern Gazette: (4472121)

8:59am Friday 25th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS spent two hours tackling a tyre fire near Worcester.

Enquiries continue following Link drug raid

8:01pm Thursday 24th July 2014

NO charges have yet been brought against two men who were arrested after police raised a flat in Malvern LInk last week.

Dogs trust gears up for commonwoof games

Malvern Gazette: Lawn bowls.

5:32pm Thursday 24th July 2014

TAILS are wagging at Dogs Trust near Evesham as staff and residents alike are getting ready for the UK’s biggest sporting event by hosting their very own Commonwoof Games.

50th anniversary year for Welland Steam Rally

Malvern Gazette: READY TO GO: The Welland Steam and Country Rally organisers are hoping for good weather.

1:38pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE CROWD-PLEASING Welland Steam and Country Rally is to celebrate its 50th anniversary this weekend.

Police want to speak to these men in connection with the burglary of a Malvern hotel

Malvern Gazette: SUSPECT: West Mercia Police want to speak to this man

12:21pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THESE are the two people police are trying to track down after a Malvern hotel was burgled.

Hospital trust vows to address financial woes

Malvern Gazette: (3502295)

11:22am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE organisation running Worcestershire Royal Hospital has said it is working to bring itself back into a positive financial position following this week’s announcement that it has been reported to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt for ending the 20013-14 financial year with a £14.2 million deficit

Worcester jobs lost as Unipart car parts firm goes into administration

Malvern Gazette:

12:45pm Thursday 24th July 2014

UNIPART Automotive - one of the UK's largest suppliers of car parts and garage equipment - has gone into administration with the loss of more than 1,200 jobs, including eight in Worcester.

Hospital trust's cash woes

Malvern Gazette:

10:19am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE cash-strapped organisation running Worcestershire Royal Hospital has been reported to health secretary Jeremy Hunt for ending the last financial year with a £14.2 million deficit.

Chief executive plans are back on the agenda

10:12am Thursday 24th July 2014

CONTENTIOUS plans for a shared chief executive for the Malvern Hills and Wychavon councils will be back on the agenda this week.

A landmark building, or another Fawlty Towers?

Malvern Gazette: (8513887)

9:33am Thursday 24th July 2014

A NEW “landmark” building proposed for Pershore has been dubbed “Fawlty Towers” by concerned councillors.

Chase pupils in the forefront of schools computer initiative

Malvern Gazette: Pictured with Harriett Baldwin MP are (from left) Amber Scott, Laura Cole of e-Skills, Hannah Jones and Isha Loudon.

9:02am Thursday 24th July 2014

MP Harriett Baldwin welcomed pupils from the Chase to take part in a national computer coding initiative at the Houses of Parliament.

Hoax 999 calls do not charge phones, police warn

Malvern Gazette: Conversations should be private

4:50pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BLACKBERRY users fooled by a bogus claim that calling 999 and hanging up will charge their phones could be putting people's lives in danger.

Keep up the work on reducing flooding

Malvern Gazette: Image from PictureGalleryModule_ID:3179835

4:51pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

LAST winter's flooding crisis in Worcestershire bought the whole county together - but more needs to be done to protect vulnerable homes.

Former county MEP charged with money laundering

Malvern Gazette: MEP Nikki Sinclaire

2:20pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A FORMER Worcestershire MEP has been charged with money laundering and misconduct in public office.

Street robbery of elderly woman in Evesham

Malvern Gazette: INQUIRY: Police have appealed for information about the nightclub attack

2:05pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after an elderly woman was robbed in Evesham.

Where's the water coming from? Holes appear in road

Malvern Gazette: 3014658201. 22.07/14. Susan Pearce with the pools of water seeping up from the ground next to her home in Madresfield. She has contacted both Severn Trent and the local council but neither have found a solution. Picture by Nick Toogood. (8510487)

12:42pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

LEAKING water has caused several large holes to appear outside a home in Madresfield Village since November prompting worries the ground may sink.

Panels for Peace..?

12:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FENCE panels could be erected at Grimley Raceway, Hallow, to reduce noise from the car racing.

Revealed: full details of council's HQ sale in £3.1m deal

Malvern Gazette:

11:49am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FULL details can today be revealed over the shock sale of Worcester City Council's flagship HQ - in a deal worth a whopping £3.1 million.

The public will be put 'in danger' if more cuts are made to WRS, claims councillor

Malvern Gazette: Rats! I'm moving to Halton for cheaper vermin control

10:43am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

MEMBERS of the public will be "put in danger" if Worcestershire's councils continue making massive cuts to services dealing with rat control, food safety, nuisance neighbours and pollution.

MP wants answers after being 'stonewalled' on internet speeds

Malvern Gazette: Help for Hillingdon firms seeking faster broadband

10:33am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AN MP in Worcestershire wants answers over which parts of the county will miss out on superfast broadband - after saying she's been stonewalled.

Four day care homes in Worcestershire at risk of closure

Malvern Gazette: County Hall, the HQ of Worcestershire County Council

10:04am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A RAFT of major changes are on the way to care services for vulnerable people in Worcestershire - with four day homes facing potential closure.

Widow speaks of devastation of losing inspirational Worcester PC

Malvern Gazette:

9:35am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

"It's devastating. He was my life." Those were the words used by the widow of an inspirational police officer who died suddenly last week.

MP Robin Walker urges PM to use every tool in the box to cool Gaza tensions

Malvern Gazette: (8509198)

6:21pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WORCESTER'S MP has called on the Prime Minister to use “every diplomatic tool in the box” to cool down tensions in Gaza which has already led to the deaths of more than 500 Palestinians.

Potty training advice during special event

Malvern Gazette: Jenni Falconer (centre) took part in Potty Training Live run by Judith Hough (left) and Diane Titterton (right) of Dry Like Me.

5:50pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TWO award-winning authors and business women are urging parents thinking of beginning potty training their toddlers to take the plunge this week.

Memorial sword presented to student

Malvern Gazette: Rupert Harris at the Air Squadron Day where he was presented with a memorial sword (s)

5:43pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A MEMORIAL sword was presented to a member of Malvern College's air cadets who has achieved a great deal.

Drink-drive a "disaster" for Upton man

Malvern Gazette:

5:44pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

AN UPTON man who relies on his car for work has had his licence taken away after admitting getting behind the wheel while drunk.

Woman rescued from river

Malvern Gazette: (3616394)

5:27pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A WOMAN had to be rescued from the River Avon this afternoon (Tuesday).

Hands on project helps year six pupils prepare for high school

Malvern Gazette: Leavers: The year six class from Welland Primary School (s)

4:30pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PUPILS preparing to make the transition from primary to secondary school have been involved in exciting project to prepare them for the change.

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