Parents home educating their children more than doubles in nine years

Malvern Gazette: Xenia Sherwood with her daughter Caitlin who she began home schooling in September. (s)

12:29pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

EASIER access to information could be the reason the number of children being home educated in Worcestershire has more than doubled in the last nine years.

John Lewis reveals plans for £7m Worcester store

Malvern Gazette: IMAGE: An artist's impression of the new John Lewis store set for Worcester.

10:18am Wednesday 17th September 2014

JOHN Lewis has unveiled its plans for a £7 million Worcester store - revealing the city has been a "long sought-after destination" for the massive retailer.

Flash, Bang and Infra-red Wallop. Innovative photography on display for first time

Malvern Gazette: (10429128)

9:26am Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN innovative photographer, whose work was first publicised in a Worcester News article in July, is to have his pictures displayed in Malvern as part of a "technological world firsts" exhibition.

Former MEP Nikki Sinclaire appears in court on fraud charges

Malvern Gazette: MEP Nikki Sinclaire

9:21am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A FORMER West Midlands MEP will appear before magistrates today (Wednesday, September 17) accused of money laundering offences after an inquiry into her expense claims.

Entries down at village show - but quality remains high

Malvern Gazette: Lionel Shorestone with Sue Kershaw.

8:03am Wednesday 17th September 2014

ENTRIES in this year's West Malvern Garden and Nature Club's annual show were down on last year, but the quality of many of the exhibits remained high.

REVEALED: Where 5,200 extra homes across south Worcestershire will go

Malvern Gazette: WHAT GOES UP: Developers have been told not to neglect building roads and pavements.

5:39pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

LONG-AWAITED details of where 5,200 extra homes will go across south Worcestershire can today be revealed.

Science show highlights the invisible waves that rule our lives

9:12pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE secrets of the electromagnetic spectrum are uncovered at a special science exhibition at Malvern Library next Saturday, September 27.

Lifesaving defibrillator is set to be installed at Malvern Hills visitor hotspot.

8:01pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A VISITOR centre at one of the most popular parts of the Malvern Hills is set to be equipped with a lifesaving defibrillator.

Sharpen up your shutter skills

7:15pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

DO you want to take better photos, but not get too technical? If so, there's a course at Malvern Library for you.

Pioneering Elgar concert provides successful start to Autumn in Malvern festival

7:02pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE Autumn in Malvern festival opened this year with a pioneering concert at the University of Worcester's new arena which is set to be broadcast on Radio 3.

Let's ban badger culls on council land, says Labour

Malvern Gazette: County Hall

6:09pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A PLEA is being made to ban badger culls on land owned by Worcestershire County Council.

People urged to protect their eye sight for National Eye Health Week

Malvern Gazette: Glaucoma warning to Devon residents

12:51pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

PEOPLE in Worcestershire are being urged to take better care of their eye sight as the county council takes part in National Eye Health Week.

Talk uncovers the hidden past of Barnards Green

12:34pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE history of Barnards Green and how it developed is the subject of the next Malvern Museum talk on Friday, September 26.

Talk uncovers secrets of Barnards Green

Malvern Gazette:

12:31pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Malvern Hills District Community Liaison Volunteers

Malvern woman, 90, overpays £4,500 for bills after Scottish Power mix-up

12:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A MIX-up saw a nonagenarian pay £4,500 more for her bills than she should have done.

Mystery of bullet holes in village's cockerel

Malvern Gazette:

11:01am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THERE is one question baffling parishioners at a church currently undergoing an urgently needed restoration – who shot the cockerel?

1,000 jobs bonanza for Worcester under £150m shopping park plans

Malvern Gazette:

10:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A JOBS bonanza is on the way to Worcester - with around 1,000 new roles created if a multi-million pound shopping centre featuring John Lewis and Next gets the nod.

Young woman's arms crushed in farm machinery

Malvern Gazette:

8:21am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A WOMAN has suffered multiple breaks to her arms after an accident involving farm machinery in Herefordshire.

Team climbs Wales's three highest peaks in charity challenge

Malvern Gazette: JOB DONE. At the foot of Snowdon, having completed the challenge (from left): Steve Rosenberg, Sheren Morton, Paul Morton, Liz Stacey.

7:05pm Monday 15th September 2014

A TEAM of fundraisers from Malvern scaled the three highest peaks in Wales at the weekend to raise money for charity.

Meet the Worcester woman turned TV hit who soldiered on to keep motorway open during floods

Malvern Gazette:

7:08pm Monday 15th September 2014

A WORCESTER woman who took command of troops to keep a motorway open during devastating floods will feature in a documentary tomorrow night.

Hare Krishna Festival brings colour to Croome

Malvern Gazette: Hare Krishna Festival brings colour to Croome

6:12pm Monday 15th September 2014

A TOUCH of the exotic brought a rainbow of colours to a country house during a vibrant Hare Krishna festival.

Cathedral service to say thanks for unsung heroes of Worcestershire's NHS

Malvern Gazette:

5:12pm Monday 15th September 2014

A special service at Worcester Cathedral will launch a week-long celebration of the work of health staff in the county.

Part of Pershore High Street to close on Sunday

Malvern Gazette: (10377067)

4:56pm Monday 15th September 2014

PART of Pershore High Street is to be closed for four days from this Sunday.

Cathedral race row - chorister impersonates Hitler in front of Germans

Malvern Gazette:

11:27am Monday 15th September 2014

A MUSICAL director impersonated Hitler in front of German guests during an internationally renowned music festival at Worcester Cathedral.

Worcester man who lost wife and mum to stroke fights to raise funds

Malvern Gazette: John Anyon    17/4/12

Charlie Hodges from St John's has raised over £500 for The Stroke Association in memory of his wife, Margaret (10367963)

3:40pm Monday 15th September 2014

A PASSIONATE fundraiser who lost his wife and mother to a stroke has thanked those who helped him raise cash to give victims a better chance of survival and recovery.

Blooming marvellous as towns strike gold again

Malvern Gazette:

10:51am Monday 15th September 2014

MALVERN in Bloom won its eighth gold medal in nine years at yesterday’s Heart of England in Bloom awards – but narrowly missed the top spot.

Regional finals next for local singer

Malvern Gazette: GIVING IT HER BEST: Yasmin Taylor-Haroun is through to the regional finals of a national singing competition

9:49am Monday 15th September 2014

A SELF-TAUGHT guitarist and singer, song-writer has forced her way through to the regional finals of a national singing competitions.

NHS Service of Celebration opens to the public

Malvern Gazette: Recruitment opens for NHS apprenticeships

9:33am Monday 15th September 2014

A SERVICE celebrating the hard work of NHS residents in Worcestershire is being held later this month and everyone is invited to join in the event.

Fire crews tackle motorcycle fire

Malvern Gazette: (4472121)

8:48am Monday 15th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS from Upton and Ledbury crews were called to a motorcycle fire on the M50 at 6.12am this morning.

Exclusive: £500,000 spent on temporary consultants to fill empty County Hall jobs

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

8:00am Monday 15th September 2014

MORE than £500,000 of taxpayers' money has been spent on consultants to cover for unfilled council vacancies in Worcestershire - despite in-house jobs being slashed.

Vintage bikes take to the Malvern roads for annual cycle

Malvern Gazette: John Anyon        14/9/14       3714698901

Elgar Charity Bike Ride starting at Abbey Gateway, Malvern on Sunday....................Karen Duncan with children, Elise Faragher, 9 and Kathryn Faragher, 15 (10327837)

6:02pm Sunday 14th September 2014

RIDERS donned Edwardian outfits and jumped on antique bicycles at the Elgar Vintage Ride in Malvern today (Sunday, September 14).

Can you give a cat a new home?

Malvern Gazette: John Anyon        14/9/14       3714698801

RSPCA Worcester and Mid Worcestershire Branch Cat Re-homing Day at Teme Acre Cattery at Old Powick Bridge on Sunday....................Paul Caswell with ''Layla'' and Pauline Tedstone with '&

4:52pm Sunday 14th September 2014

TWENTY-four cats were looking for new homes at a rehoming day held at the Lower Wick cattery on Sunday.

Crowds flock to Droitwich for annual Salt Fest

Malvern Gazette: John Anyon       13/9/14       3714698301

Droitwch Salt Festival 2014.................The Procession is led by Droitwich Air Training Corps Cadets
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11:58am Sunday 14th September 2014

A PINCH of salt and a whole heap of fun was on offer in Droitwich over the weekend as the town celebrated the annual Salt Fest.

Autumn festival commemorates poetry and music of World War One

11:02am Sunday 14th September 2014

THIS year's Autumn in Malvern festival opened last week with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales last week at the University of Worcester Arena in Hylton Road.

Firefighters tackle out of control bonfire

Malvern Gazette: (4472121)

10:15am Sunday 14th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS in Malvern were called to tackle an out of control bonfire in Worcester Road in the town yesterday (Sat, Sept 13).

Traffic congestion Worcester's biggest gripe? Not any more

Malvern Gazette: NO WAY THROUGH: Roadworks have closed Sansome Street in Worcester. 2513339702

10:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

TRAFFIC congestion no longer tops people's concerns for what bothers them most about Worcester - falling to second place for the first time in three years.

Electric car enthusiasts meet in Malvern to encourage green motoring

9:01am Sunday 14th September 2014

ELECTRIC cars and their future potential will be on the agenda when a Malvern-based group holds its inaugural meeting next weekend.

Tributes paid after death of stalwart councillor

Malvern Gazette:

8:30am Saturday 13th September 2014

TRIBUTES are being paid to a long-serving councillor who has died after a fall.

MPs expenses revealed in Worcestershire

Malvern Gazette: MP Luff claims £37,000 a year for two extra jobs

8:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

EXPENSE claims for MPs in Worcestershire topped £500,000 last year, new figures reveal.

Two air ambulances land in Malvern

Malvern Gazette: (7888465)

6:47pm Friday 12th September 2014

TWO air ambulances have landed on the common in Malvern Link.

Police appeal for information following Malvern burglary

Malvern Gazette: Ledbury police officer charged with two counts of misconduct

6:40pm Friday 12th September 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a burglary in Malvern on Friday (September 12).

Final graduation ceremony held by Worcester College of Technology

Malvern Gazette: John Anyon       12/9/14          37146978

Worcester College of Technology Graduation Ceremony from Guildhall to Cathedral on Thursday (10296004)

5:33pm Friday 12th September 2014

THE final graduation ceremony held by Worcester College of Technology has taken place.

Cancer patients invited to take part in psychological survey

Malvern Gazette: (4896893)

4:26pm Friday 12th September 2014

CANCER patients in Worcestershire, their carers and families are being asked to take part in a survey around the psychological help they are offered during their treatment

Council welcomes scheme to reduce nappy waste

Malvern Gazette: (9377803)

4:19pm Friday 12th September 2014

A SERVICE set up by a Malvern woman aimed at reducing the number of disposable nappies at landfill sites has been praised by Worcestershire County Council.

Concern over bid for 80 new homes in village near Worcester

Malvern Gazette: Hallow

3:54pm Friday 12th September 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans for 80 new homes in a village just outside Worcester can today be revealed.

Tibetan holy man to return to Malvern

Malvern Gazette: Chödpa Lama Rinpoche during his visit to Malvern last year. Picture by Chris Russell-Jones.

1:05pm Friday 12th September 2014

A TIBETAN master is to return to Malvern for the third time to share his wisdom with people in the area.

Visiting restrictions lifted at Worcestershire Royal Hospital

Malvern Gazette:

12:42pm Friday 12th September 2014

VISITING restrictions have been lifted at Worcestershire Royal Hospital after an outbreak of norovirus was contained.

Bring a packed lunch to work and raise money for children's charity

Malvern Gazette: Bring a packed lunch to work and raise money for children's charity

11:10am Friday 12th September 2014

PEOPLE in Worcestershire are being encouraged to enjoy a packed lunch with their colleagues as part of a national campaign raising money to protect children from abuse.

Beacon accountants heading for the top

Malvern Gazette: FINALIST: Katherine Baines(left) and client manager Sally Stimson

9:56am Friday 12th September 2014

A MALVERN firm of accountants is in line for a major national award.

Therapists gather in Malvern school for repeat of successful event

8:01am Friday 12th September 2014

HOLISTIC health practitioners from across Malvern and beyond will be converging on the town tomorrow (Saturday, September 13) .







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