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WELLAND

12:23pm Friday 29th August 2014

FRIDAYS in St James' Church is Coffee & Chat. At a loose end? Feel like some company? Why not drop in any time between 10.30am and noon. Bring a friend, bring your knitting or just bring yourself! All welcome

Deaf Betty needs an understanding new owner

Malvern Gazette: (9728766)

1:37pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

BETTY is a four-year-old Staffy waiting for her forever home. She is currently in the care of RSPCA Worcester & Mid-Worcestershire Branch.

Friendly Crunchie needs a new home

Malvern Gazette: (9727664)

12:55pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

CRUNCHIE is a two-year-old ginger and white male who is looking for a loving new home.

LEDBURY WI

10:13am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE August meeting of Ledbury WI was held on a showery afternoon which did not deter the enthusiastic members from bringing their entries for theCraft/Produce event.

CHRIST CHURCH

10:26am Tuesday 26th August 2014

TIM Sidford has recently moved to Malvern from London where he says he finds, like many before him, the landscape a constant source of inspiration.

FRIENDS OF MALVERN HOSPITAL

10:10am Tuesday 26th August 2014

LAST Sunday we held the Mad Hatters Tea Party at the hospital and raised the magnificent sum of £468.85.

POWYKE WI

10:01am Monday 25th August 2014

ALTHOUGH members do not have a meeting in August the WI has been very busy.

STORRIDGE WI

10:57am Sunday 24th August 2014

IN the absence of the President, Jean Davies welcomed members and visitors to the August meeting.

COLWALL

9:56am Sunday 24th August 2014

THE Colwall Ale House and St James Church will be hosts again for the next series of Ale House Talks.

EARLS CROOME WI

10:53am Saturday 23rd August 2014

AUGUST, being a holiday month for many WIs, there was very little business; so following the distribution of birthday cards and reports on the several events that members had attended during the previous month they were ready for Pamela Llewelyn to talk about her work as a community nurse in Uganda with VSO.

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION POWICK AND CALLOW END BRANCH

9:50am Saturday 23rd August 2014

WE did not have a branch meeting in August but there has been a lot of activity in Worcestershire with some participation by the branch.

MALVERN FLORAL ART

4:01pm Friday 22nd August 2014

UNFORTUNATELY Beryl Griffiths is unable to do the workshop on Tuesday, August 26 at 2pm so instead we have Nicholas (Nicky )Heal who will do the Plant Manipulation workshop.

WELLINGTON HEATH

2:12pm Friday 22nd August 2014

IS there a touch of Autumn in the air already?

POWICK

12:06pm Friday 22nd August 2014

LINK Nurseries held a Coffee Morning to include summer activities for children on Friday, August 8.

MALVERN SPEAKERS

10:47am Friday 22nd August 2014

WHILE the main aim of the Toastmasters movement is to encourage members to improve their public speaking skills, the Malvern club seems to attract ready-made accomplished performers.

WEST MALVERN

10:33am Friday 22nd August 2014

THERE were times last weekend when the pavements on parts of West Malvern Road seemed to be competing with Oxford Street on the Saturday before Christmas, as people thronged to the Arts Festival organised by the Malvern Community Foundation.

REDMARLEY

9:40am Friday 22nd August 2014

THIS is the centenary of the First World War when we remember those who gave their lives during the 1914 –1918 war.

MALVERN LINK PROBUS

9:36am Monday 18th August 2014

THE meeting on Monday, August 11 was the first time the new sound amplification system created by member Robin Whittlestone had been used.

HOLLYBUSH

3:14pm Sunday 17th August 2014

THE last of the Benefice fetes will be held at Hollybush Church on Saturday, September 6 outside the church, weather permitting, from 2pm.

CHRIST CHURCH

Malvern Gazette: (9147655)

2:10pm Saturday 16th August 2014

WE watched the weather forecast with much optimism and we were fortunately rewarded!

WELLAND

7:39pm Friday 15th August 2014

FRIDAYS in St James' Church is Coffee & Chat' At a loose end? Feel like some company? Why not drop in any time between 10.30am and noon. Bring a friend, bring your knitting or just bring yourself! All welcome

VOCAL VARIATIONS

Malvern Gazette: (9131949)

4:47pm Friday 15th August 2014

VOCAL Variations has been singing regularly for ten years in the Carice Elgar Room at the Elgar Birthplace Museum in Lower Broadheath; a small recital room ideal for the group’s meetings. The Room and members combine to create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. This small group of singers who prepare and sing songs with a professional accompanist aim continually each month to deliver their best performance. This may be just for their own satisfaction, to improve their confidence or to prepare for a concert or an examination. Enjoyment is vital to the group who aim to entertain and communicate their love of singing.

BIRTSMORTON

3:12pm Friday 15th August 2014

THE branch of the Mortons with Berrow and Pendock Conservatives invite you to a social afternoon on Friday, August 29 from 2.30pm at Millers Court by kind invitation of Richard Newton.

BOSBURY

2:20pm Friday 15th August 2014

TOMORROW, Saturday, August 16, Bosbury’s regular Farmers’ Market and Coffee Morning will be held, between 10.30am and noon, at Bosbury Parish Hall.

Search to find owners of tabby cat who 'purrs for England'

Malvern Gazette: 'PURRS FOR ENGLAND': Is this your cat?

1:37pm Friday 15th August 2014

THE Worcester and District branch of Cats Protection is looking for the owner of this loveable tabby boy, who is thought to be about 10 years old.

MALVERN PROBUS CLUB

1:19pm Friday 15th August 2014

THE meeting on Monday, August 4 at the Abbey Hotel, was opened by the Probus Chairman Bill Major, who expressed his pleasure at the level of attendance, specifically welcoming both current and new members and guests, many of whom had brought along items of family memorabilia from the First World War.

MALVERN WI

12:14pm Friday 15th August 2014

MALVERN WI

WEST MALVERN

11:16am Friday 15th August 2014

PREPARATIONS for the West Malvern Arts Festival were a little delayed by the antics of ex-hurricane Bertha last weekend.

WELLAND ART AND CRAFTS GROUP

11:08am Friday 15th August 2014

WELLAND Art and Crafts Group celebrated the completion of forty years since their inauguration in 1974 with a cheese and wine Party following their Annual General Meeting in July.

LEIGH & BRANSFORD WI

11:02am Friday 15th August 2014

ELLEN Gwynne welcomed members to the August meeting and apologies were received.

MALVERN WOMENS' GUILD OF FRIENDSHIP

9:49am Friday 15th August 2014

MALVERN Womens' Guild of Friendship are holding a Bring and Buy Sale on Wednesday, August 20 at Christ Church Hall, Avenue Road, Malvern, in aid of the SMILE project, Hatherton Lodge, Avenue Road, which aims to help children who have special needs and their families.

Sweet-natured Labrador cross needs a new home

Malvern Gazette: SWEET-NATURED: Molly.

11:59am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A YOUNG black and white Labrador cross with bundles of energy needs a loving new home.

Black cat Jingles was left behind when her owners moved house

Malvern Gazette: (9184114)

11:44am Tuesday 12th August 2014

JINGLES is a two-year-old black cat who was sadly left behind when her owners moved house.

Faith needs a fresh start after rearing kittens

Malvern Gazette: (9133074)

11:01am Monday 11th August 2014

FAITH is an 18-month-old white female who has recently finished rearing a litter of kittens and is ready for a permanent home.

CHRIST CHURCH

Malvern Gazette: User comments (8900732)

6:14pm Friday 8th August 2014

WHAT an amazing evening on Saturday, August 2 and our sincere thanks to the Suzuki musicians, accompanists and all the teachers who worked so incredibly hard to produce it.

WEST MALVERN WI

5:51pm Friday 8th August 2014

West Malvern WI is holding a Craft Market at West Malvern Village Hall on Sunday, August 17 between 11am and 4pm.

GREAT MALVERN PRIORY

4:49pm Friday 8th August 2014

DESPITE the absence of our Vicar and associate minister on sabbatical leave, the usual busy pace of Priory life has been maintained.

Commendation

Malvern Gazette: (8892863)

4:49pm Friday 8th August 2014

EX John Masefield school pupil Sharon Caws nee Berry, second daughter of Mr Les Berry of 2 Kingsmead, Ledbury receiving a commmendation for her work with the Norfolk Police force March 2014. She has also previously received a commendation whilst serving in the RAF in Bosnia.

GREATER MALVERN WINE SOCIETY

Malvern Gazette: (8917630)

3:49pm Friday 8th August 2014

FORTY Members and guests of Greater Malvern Wine Society enjoyed a splendid day of wine tasting last Sunday hosted by Adrian Frost at Lake House who kindly loaned his beautiful home, gardens and lake for the day to the Greater Malvern Wine Society

BOSBURY

3:45pm Friday 8th August 2014

ON Saturday, August 9 Clissett Wood celebrates 20 years with an Open Day.

POWICK

2:43pm Friday 8th August 2014

POWICK Primary School Leavers’ Service was held in St Peter’s Church at the end of term and began with the school orchestra playing two numbers.

UPTON UPON SEVERN WI

1:36pm Friday 8th August 2014

A MEETING of the Hot Peppers WI was held on July 23 when Cathy Bester opened by welcoming members and friends.

BLACK PEAR GARDENING CLUB

12:35pm Friday 8th August 2014

THE Black Pear Gardening Club’s July visit was to the one acre garden of Roger and Barbara Parker.

MALVERN LINK PROBUS

12:03pm Friday 8th August 2014

ON July 28 David Clark gave a talk with the title Sentenced to Beyond the Seas.

SONSHINE CAFÉ

11:33am Friday 8th August 2014

ON Sunday, August 17 SONshine Café will be opening it’s door again.

WELLINGTON HEATH

10:53am Friday 8th August 2014

THE lights were turned out on Monday night as village residents, along with the rest of the country, marked the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War and remembered those who sacrificed their lives.

WEST MALVERN

10:17am Friday 8th August 2014

MAN Friday style footprints (and a lot else!) will be reappearing on the pavements of West Malvern next weekend, signalling the return of the popular and now well established annual village Arts Festival.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

10:03am Friday 8th August 2014

DURING the last few weeks we have been privileged to experience eleven days of outstanding sportsmanship by people from all across the Commonwealth, each in their own particular discipline. But there is one thing that is common to each athlete and that is a focused mind. In order for an athlete to succeed there needs to be complete dedication to the cause.

MALVERN SPEAKERS

9:57am Friday 8th August 2014

QUICK thinking and vivid imagination were in evidence at Malvern Speakers’ last meeting.

WELLAND

9:49am Friday 8th August 2014

Fridays in St James' Church is Coffee & Chat. At a loose end? Feel like some company? Why not drop in any time between 10.30am and noon. Bring a friend, bring your knitting or just bring yourself! All welcome






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