Housing plan in Welland is approved

3:07pm Saturday 19th April 2014

PLANS for up to 30 dwellings at Welland have been approved by councillors despite their misgivings about its impact on the the village.

Support grows for Malvern Hills Springs Alert to warn of contamination

Malvern Gazette: WARNING: Westminster Bank spring this week

11:34am Saturday 19th April 2014

MAYOR Julian Roskams is backing this newspaper's call for a better system to alert people about contaminated springs and wells on the Malvern Hills.

First mainstream free school given go-ahead for Worcestershire

Malvern Gazette: Headteacher Pamela Leek-Wright with students from Holy Trinity International School, which will become a free school in September.

9:57am Saturday 19th April 2014

THE first mainstream free school will be created in Worcestershire this September after Holy Trinity International school was given the go-ahead by the Department for Education.

Worcester's Game of Thrones star praised

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9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

WORCESTER'S Game of Thrones star Kit Harington has been praised for the way he has handled his "huge break" by his tormentor-in-chief from the series.

10 of Worcestershire's most beautiful gardens to visit this Easter weekend

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9:55pm Friday 18th April 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE is blessed with some beautiful gardens, and we've chosen 10 that we think are the best.

Worshippers and walkers head for summit of Bredon Hill on Good Friday

Malvern Gazette: Bredon Hill

9:05pm Friday 18th April 2014

WORSHIPPERS and walkers alike made their way to the summit of Worcestershire's Bredon Hill today for the traditional Good Friday pilgrimage and to enjoy the spring sunshine.

Physics genius visits cathedral, enjoys a glass of champagne during city visit

Malvern Gazette: Professor Stephen Hawking with, from left to right, the Very Revd Michael Tavinor, Canon Chris Pullin and Glyn Morgan in the Deanery garden.

6:17pm Friday 18th April 2014

ONE of the world’s greatest minds enjoyed the champagne lifestyle and a visit to the cathedral during a visit to Hereford.

Concerns around drug-related activity in Malvern

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5:27pm Friday 18th April 2014

RESIDENTS living in the Poolbrook area of Malvern have reported concerns around drug-related activities in the area.

Police crack down on drug taking and anti-social behaviour in Strensham

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5:21pm Friday 18th April 2014

POLICE have carried out a number of high visibility patrols in Strensham, near Worcester, over the past four weeks following reports of drug taking and anti-social behaviour in the village.

Live screening of Cosi Fan Tutte

4:53pm Friday 18th April 2014

A LIVE high definition broadcast of Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte will be screened in Malvern Theatres on Saturday, April 26 live from the Met, with music director James Levine conducting the opera about testing the ties of love.

Learn about the life and times of Suggs in funny and moving show

4:46pm Friday 18th April 2014

THE frontman of Madness takes to the stage in a hilarious and moving one-man tour de force.

Award-winning wildlife cameraman to present giant show

4:38pm Friday 18th April 2014

AN award-winning cameraman presents an unforgettable evening of extraordinary animal adventures and unique wildlife film footage.

Police meeting in Malvern next week

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4:32pm Friday 18th April 2014

MEMBERS of Malvern’s policing team will be on hand to meet residents at the library in Como Road from 2pm on Friday, April 25.

VIP garden gala will help battle cancer and dementia

4:10pm Friday 18th April 2014

A MEDICAL charity will host a fundraising VIP garden gala evening at the RHS Malvern Spring festival.

Brave Noah battles on and brings out the best in the people of Worcester

Malvern Gazette: Lee and Sarah Freeman with baby Noah as they hand over more than £700 to Birmingham Children's Hospital thanks to generous donations form the good folk of Worcester.

3:38pm Friday 18th April 2014

A MIRACLE baby born with half a heart has inspired the people of Worcester to give more than £700 to help other sick children have a better chance of life.

Adventurer stops off in Worcester in 1,000 mile trip to Spain

Malvern Gazette: Caminar..........Rob Steele (Right) stops off at the Worcester News, on his marathon walk to Spain,with Konrad Nofer from Bewdley Rotary Club, who was walking part of the Worcestershire leg of the walk. Pic Jonathan Barry 16.4.14 161457540 (5464296)

12:51pm Friday 18th April 2014

AN INTREPID adventurer walking 1,000 miles to Spain to raise money for the hospital which saved his life stopped off in Worcester this week.

Ben goes the London Marathon distance for charity

Malvern Gazette: Ben Lindon and James Partridge with their London Marathon medals.

12:22pm Friday 18th April 2014

BEN Lindon was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour six years years ago after collapsing while running but he has bounced back to conquer the London Marathon in five hours and 37 minutes.

Crowle 10k - still time to register ahead of the run

Malvern Gazette: Getting in training for the Crowle 10k and Fun Runs are (back row L-R) Peter Battle and Caroline Brookes, (front row) Charlie Brooks (7) and Harry Brooks (4), Charlie Dixon (8) ad Hannah Dixon (10).

12:13pm Friday 18th April 2014

RUNNERS still have a chance to register ahead of the starting gun for the Crowle Gunpowder Plot 10k.

Don't forget to share your views on the hills' future.

11:54am Friday 18th April 2014

RESIDENTS have less than two weeks to share their thoughts on the future management of the Malvern Hills and commons.

New model to mark 100 years of production

11:33am Friday 18th April 2014

THE latest vehicle off the Morgan production line has been specially commissioned to celebrate 100 years of vehicle manufacture at the Pickersleigh Road factory.

Increase in scarlet fever in Worcestershire

Malvern Gazette: Worcestershire GPs under increasing pressure

11:02am Friday 18th April 2014

CASES of scarlet fever in Worcestershire have quadrupled in the past four years.

Shopping centre revamp on the cards for Worcester's Cathedral Plaza

10:47am Friday 18th April 2014

A SHOPPING centre in Worcester could get a revamp with a new-look square as plans go on display to the public.

Burglar spray - see device demo at Worcester meeting

10:34am Friday 18th April 2014

BUSINESS leaders and homeowners have the chance to see the latest anti-burglary technology in action during a meeting in St John's, Worcester.

Playwright's walking challenge will bring inspiration and funds

Malvern Gazette: Nick Wilkes, resident playwright at Malvern Theatres, is walking the length of Hadrian's Wall to raise money for Help for Heroes and to gather ideas for his next play. Picture by Nick Toogood.

9:02am Friday 18th April 2014

MALVERN Theatres' resident writer will be swapping his keyboard for hiking boots when he walks the length of Hadrian's Wall.

Readers and book lovers get ready for World Book Night

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9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

LIBRARIES across the county are preparing to get reading as World Book Night approaches.

Controversial plans to build on old playing field opposed

Malvern Gazette: Malvern Wells Parish Council

8:42am Friday 18th April 2014

ABOUT 50 people packed into a parish meeting to oppose controversial plans to build more than 40 homes on a former playing field in Malvern Wells.

Society bids to keep historic buildings in community hands

8:31pm Thursday 17th April 2014

TWO empty historic properties which are up for sale should be kept for community use, says Malvern Civic Society.

Come to reading event and get a free book

Malvern Gazette: Library team leader Catherine Lees and work coach Peter Kennard at Malvern Library, which is holding a World Book Night Reading Clinic on Wednesday,  April 23, to boost literacy. Picture by Nick Toogood.

8:02pm Thursday 17th April 2014

MALVERN Library will be the fitting venue next week for an event encouraging non-readers to pick up a book.

Mental health provider throws support behind care in the community

Malvern Gazette: Mental health provider throws support behind care in the community

7:10pm Thursday 17th April 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE’S main provider of mental health services has affirmed its commitment to caring for people as close to home as possible following a national report claiming too many patients were being sent to hospital.

Call for feedback on A&E app

Malvern Gazette: Call for feedback on A&E app

6:29pm Thursday 17th April 2014

ANYONE who has downloaded a free mobile application helping people decide whether or not need to visit A&E is being asked for feedback on the service.

Cancer volunteers get Easter surprise

Malvern Gazette: Macmillan information and support services lead at Worcester Royal Hospital Kay Tandy and her volunteers

6:09pm Thursday 17th April 2014

VOLUNTEERS helping people in Worcestershire living with cancer and their families got a special Easter surprise this week.

Prostate cancer survivors meet to share experiences

Malvern Gazette: Sanhia Goonewardene, psycho-sexual specialist nurse at The London Clinic Lorraine Grover, consultant urological surgeon and director of the Worcestershire Prostate Cancer Survivorship Programme Adel Makar and Lisa Capaldi at this month's event

5:58pm Thursday 17th April 2014

MORE than 150 survivors of prostate cancer and their families got together in Worcester earlier this month to share their experiences and offer each other support.

Cycle ride supports air ambulance charity

Malvern Gazette: Staff from Postcode Anywhere in Diglis getting ready for the charity bike ride.

5:10pm Thursday 17th April 2014

BIKING enthusiasts can put their passion to good use this spring by taking part in a charity ride in aid of the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

Thrill on the Hill

3:42pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THE world's oldest operational motorsport venue will be the setting for one of the UK's largest gatherings of Morgan vehicles again this summer.

More Worcestershire four year olds get their first choice school place - despite shortages elsewhere

2:46pm Thursday 17th April 2014

MORE primary school children in Worcestershire have received a place at their first choice school this year - despite a shortage in places elsewhere across the country.

New media centre for arts venue

Malvern Gazette: The new media area at the Courtyard in Hereford.

2:34pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A NEW media area will allow theatre-goers the chance to get social.

Volunteers needed to help marshal Worcester Marathon

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2:02pm Thursday 17th April 2014

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help marshal the Worcester Marathon on Sunday, May 3.

Controversial housing plan at Eastward Road, Malvern, is thrown out

1:54pm Thursday 17th April 2014

PLANS for new housing on the edge of Malvern would be a "Trojan horse" for development between the town and Leigh Sinton, said councillors.

West Mercia PCC Bill Longmore throws support behind joint property scheme

Malvern Gazette: Police and Crime Commissioner Bill Longmore reveals cancer battle

1:54pm Thursday 17th April 2014

WEST Mercia’s Police and Crime Commissioner Bill Longmore has thrown his support behind a scheme which will see local authorities across the region band together to save costs.

Make sure you're ready for Easter, says health body

Malvern Gazette: Make sure you're ready for Easter, says health body

1:41pm Thursday 17th April 2014

WITH hospitals expected to be under extra pressure over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend as people Worcestershire are being reminded there are a wind range of other NHS services on offer outside of normal GP opening hours.

Learn about supporting employees with mental health issues at charity event

1:31pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A CHARITY supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged adults in Worcestershire is holding a workshop next month on working alongside people with mental health issues.

Explore your wild side at National Trust site

Malvern Gazette: Brockhampton Estate ranger, Nicholas Hinchliffe, in the wildlife hide. Picture by Kate Oakley.

12:54pm Thursday 17th April 2014

RELEASE your wild side and explore the beautiful outdoors at a National Trust property.

Worcestershire strategic plan moves forward

Malvern Gazette: Worcestershire strategic plan moves forward

12:49pm Thursday 17th April 2014

AN AMBITIOUS plan which could create 25,000 new jobs in Worcestershire and generate £2.9 billion of cash has taken a step forwards.

Peak displays of bluebells

Malvern Gazette: 1514573401. 13/04/14. Bluebells in the grounds of St John in Bedwardine church. Picture by Nick Toogood. (5377740)

12:45pm Thursday 17th April 2014

PEAK displays of bluebells are expected in time for Easter after they sprung into life much earlier than in last year's cold spring.

Unique property partnership takes a step forward

Malvern Gazette: Unique property partnership takes a step forward

11:58am Thursday 17th April 2014

A UNIQUE partnership which could save taxpayers in Worcestershire £118 million looks set to go ahead.

Ancient manor house to host great musicians

10:40am Thursday 17th April 2014

SOME of the world’s greatest musicians will come to the Herefordshire countryside for a festival of unmissable concerts and masterclasses.

Councils encourage people to reduce food waste

10:11am Thursday 17th April 2014

A JOINT venture will encourage people to reduce the food waste they produce.

Fewer pupils persistently skip school in Worcestershire

9:34am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE number of pupils persistently skipping school in Worcestershire has dropped by almost a third in three years according to new figures.

Fun for the family at popular CountryTastic show

9:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE popular CountryTastic event will return to the Three Counties Showground in Malvern today.

More Worcestershire four year olds get their first choice school place - despite shortages elsewhere

8:47am Thursday 17th April 2014

MORE primary school children in Worcestershire have received a place at their first choice school this year - despite a shortage in places elsewhere across the country.

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