Gridlock in Worcester due to council traffic survey

Malvern Gazette: DELAYS: A typical day on the A4440 Southern Link Road in Worcester.

9:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TRAFFIC gridlock has hit Worcester this morning - with drivers stuck in jams of around an hour due to a council survey.

Woman stripped and threw trousers at Worcester police officer - now she must pay him compensation for 'shock'

Malvern Gazette: Cells at Worcester Magistrates' Court are closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays

5:12pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A WOMAN stripped in front of police and threw her tracksuit trousers at an officer was called an 'idiot' by a judge who then awarded the officer compensation for 'shock'.

Iraqi man chatted up 'cute' Droitwich 14-year-old girl - while she was in her school uniform

Malvern Gazette:

5:05pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAN made unwanted advances towards a frightened girl of just 14 while she was dressed in her school uniform.

"I'll burn off your tattoo!" - Droitwich man's 'vile' threats to ex in text rant

Malvern Gazette:

4:55pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAN sent 'vile' texts to his ex including threatening to 'burn off' her tattoo' after the break-up of their relationship.

Cyclist lashes out with curtain pole in Worcester canal ride-by attack

Malvern Gazette:

4:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CYCLIST injured a man with a curtain pole which he wielded like a baton while riding past him on his bike after a row erupted on a canal towpath in Worcester.

80-year-old's child porn shame: Worcester pensioner had snap of naked lad aged 11

Malvern Gazette:

4:35pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AN ELDERLY man has appeared in court for downloading indecent images of children, one featuring a naked boy aged 11 years on a bed with an adult.

Italian restaurant Prezzo set to open up in Malvern

4:31pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ITALIAN restaurant chain Prezzo is this week confirmed as the firm planning to occupy two town centre properties.

Do you recognise toposcope graffiti tags?

Malvern Gazette: Picture by John Wynn.

4:20pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

POLICE are seeking information about graffiti which was sprayed on the toposcope at the summit of the Worcestershire Beacon two weeks ago.

Malvern and Ledbury first day at school reception classes 2014 are in this week's paper

Malvern Gazette: wyche.jpg

4:06pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

On Friday the Malvern Gazette/Ledbury Reporter publishes its souvenir special celebrating the first day at school for local children.

Breast surgeon's passionate appeal - just £33,000 needed for building work to begin on the breast unit

Malvern Gazette: Steven Thrush (7130663)

3:43pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE breast surgeon at the helm of a campaign to create a life-saving breast unit in Worcester has issued a passionate appeal for people to hand in outstanding funds so builders can begin work as soon as possible.

Your chance to comment oh mow Conservators manage the hills

Malvern Gazette: The beauty of the Malvern Hills: your chance to be heard.

3:34pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MALVERN Hills Conservators has just launched the latest consultation on its proposed new management plan.

"Deliberate" draining of canal causes huge disruption on waterways

Malvern Gazette: EMPTIED: Locks on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal were drained.

2:41pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE draining of a canal in Worcester which caused a “major inconvenience” for narrowboat users was most likely deliberate, according to the Canal and River Trust.

86 year-old caught speeding five times must do driving retest

Malvern Gazette:

2:19pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AN 86-YEAR-OLD retired school teacher has been banned from driving and ordered to take another driving test after being caught repeatedly speeding.

Sir John Major visits Worcester - and warns about the rise of UKIP

Malvern Gazette:

1:02pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FORMER Prime Minister Sir John Major has made a visit to Worcester - and fired an ominous warning about the UK Independence Party.

Arts group launches St Richards Hospice charity calendar at Broadwas coffee morning

12:55pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE art group run by artist Judy Foulsham is holding a coffee morning on Saturday, November 1, to launch a charity calendar for St Richard's Hospice.

Parenting course focuses on challenges of raising children

Malvern Gazette: (11800716)

12:08pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

HELPING parents cope with the many challenges of raising children will be the focus of a new course starting in Worcester next month.

Fire service HQ could be rented to private sector or sold outright, says chairman

Malvern Gazette: ON THE MOVE: Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service's HQ in  Charles Hastings Way, Worcester.

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

WORCESTER'S fire service HQ could be rented out to a private sector firm - clawing back thousands of extra pounds for taxpayers.

Stay safe on Bonfire Night

Malvern Gazette:

11:38am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

STAY safe on bonfire night, is the message fromHereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service as residents prepare to celebrate on Wednesday, November 5.

Homebase to close a quarter of its stores - but no word yet on whether Worcester branches will be affected

11:17am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

DIY chain Homebase, which has two stores in Worcester and five more in the surrounding area, is to close a quarter of its stores across the country.

Horror stories of the pets whose owners don't care

Malvern Gazette:

10:45am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CALLOUS pet owners have abandoned almost 250 animals in Worcestershire this year – and a recent spate of kittens being dumped is only adding to this shocking statistic.

He's all white: Ultra rare squirrel caught on camera

Malvern Gazette:

10:14am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE first picture has emerged of the ultra-rare white squirrel which has made the trees along Pitchcroft its home.

Fireworks stolen in raid on St Johns business premises

10:05am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a burglary at a business in St Johns, Worcester, when three packets of fireworks were stolen.

Worcester mum batters car with golf club in bitter feud with Biddle family

Malvern Gazette:

9:32am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MUM who is in the middle of a feud with a well-known Worcester family attacked a car with a golf club she had stashed in her child's pushchair.

Five things you need to know Wednesday

Malvern Gazette:

9:13am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

1. Top story: Police storm caravan in drugs raid at Bastonford, near Worcester

Police storm caravan in drugs raid at Bastonford, near Worcester

Malvern Gazette: Nine plants were found in a bedroom. They will be destroyed say officers along with all the equipment used in cultivation.

12:24pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

POLICE stormed a caravan and discovered a cannabis cultivation outfit in one of the bedrooms with a potential yield of £25,000.

Police launch appeal after three pub break-ins in four hours

Malvern Gazette: (11674143)

6:36pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

AN APPEAL has been launched by police after three pubs were broken into within four hours.

Top Green MEP joins mayor at party meeting in Malvern

Malvern Gazette: Julian Roskams and Molly Scott Cato at the meeting.

6:32pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

EURO-MP Molly Scott Cato was the special guest when Malvern Hills Green Party held a fundraising event last Friday at the Lyttelton Well, Church Street.

Fire service gets £4 million from government to move HQ, merge Wyre Forest fire stations

Malvern Gazette: (4472121)

6:18pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

HEREFORD and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service has just been given over £4 million from the government t o move its headquarters and merge three fire stations.

Cancer survivor Barbara Moss speaks at conference to celebrate 'strong women'

Malvern Gazette: Paul Jackson 12.03.09

Barbara Moss is writing a book about her experience with cancer. (3731844)

5:42pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A COURGAEOUS cancer survivor has told her extraordinary in the hope it can inspire others to carry on the fight against adversity as she gave a talk at a conference designed to celebrate 'strong women'.

Malvern teen in running to become Miss Worcestershire

Malvern Gazette: STRIKE A POSE: Clemmie Huckerby is a finalist in the Miss Worcestershire competition. Picture by Nick Toogood. 4314734901

5:35pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MALVERN teenager who battled cancer is hoping to wow the judges and claim the title of Miss Worcestershire.

Family and friends gather to pay tribute to Anthony Taylor

Malvern Gazette: TRIBUTE: Family and friends released balloons with pictures of Anthony Taylor on, to send a message to him on what would have been his 23rd birthday.

4:55pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

FAMILY and friends of a man who killed himself last year gathered together to pay a poignant tribute.

Homes plans at Welland should be thrown out, says parish council

4:51pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

PLANS to build 68 new homes in Welland should be rejected, says the local parish council.

Ninety one-year-old venue will be sitting pretty after refurbishment

Malvern Gazette:

3:01pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

MALVERN Cinema is set for a £50,000 refurbishment in the coming weeks as the 91-year-old venue sees the replacement of its 380 seats.

New scheme offers activities to those with learning disabilities

2:45pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A NEW range of activities for people is being launched in Malvern next week.

Train services have been "neglected" in Worcestershire, says MP

Malvern Gazette: Train firm bids for new London services

1:21pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

WORCESTER'S MP has called for the city to finally get a "world class" train service - and claims it has been "neglected" for rail investment.

Victims given say over how offenders are punished in Worcestershire

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

12:54pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

VICTIMS of crime in Worcestershire can now have a say in how an offender is punished under a new scheme launched by two Police and Crime Commissioners.

Tow bar taken from car

Malvern Gazette: (9497769)

10:32am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THIEVES scaled the security fence of an industrial estate and stole a tow bar from a company vehicle.

Bike stolen from smoking shelter

Malvern Gazette: (9667187)

10:22am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A PURPLE and pink Raleigh Tornado mountain bike was stolen from a smoking shelter in Waterside, Upton-upon-Severn.

Six cherry trees stolen from fruit farm

10:01am Tuesday 21st October 2014

SIX Kordia cherry tree saplings were stolen from Clive's Fruit Farm, Upper Hook Road, Upton-upon-Severn.

Small fire in loft

Malvern Gazette: (4472121)

9:04am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A SMELL of burning in a home in Colwall prompted a call to the fire service at 6pm last night (Monday).

Five things you need to know about Tuesday

Malvern Gazette:

8:26am Tuesday 21st October 2014

1. Top story: Police crack down on boy racers

Empty bungalow stripped of copper

Malvern Gazette: (9497769)

6:11pm Monday 20th October 2014

A BUNGALOW in Bath Road, Broomhall was stripped of radiators and copper pipes.

"I'll cut off your head off!" - life prisoner's shocking parole threat

Malvern Gazette:

6:11pm Monday 20th October 2014

A LIFE prisoner threatened to cut off a woman's head and film the attack after becoming frustrated over lack of progress on his parole.

Purse stolen from church

Malvern Gazette: (9667187)

6:05pm Monday 20th October 2014

A PURSE was stolen from St Leonard's Church, Newland, Malvern on Sunday morning.

Police crack down on boy racers

Malvern Gazette:

6:12pm Monday 20th October 2014

HUNDREDS of car enthusiasts gathered on a city centre car park while others took part in street racing along the A4440 during a police crackdown on boy racers.

Have your say on changes to mobile library

Malvern Gazette: (11703082)

5:59pm Monday 20th October 2014

MOBILE library users can talk to the county council about proposed changes to the routes and stopping off points of the service at a series of meetings.

Mack and Mabel enjoy a break before opening night

Malvern Gazette: Jenny Wyatt, Sarah Gilhooly, Judy Hooper, Andy Gilhooly, Louisa Ford, Harriet Matthews and Sian Williams star in Mack and Mabel. Picture by Dave Grubb (s)

5:43pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE CAST of Mack and Mabel prepare for opening night with a visit to Detroit's Diner in Castle Street.

Goodbye warm weather: Ex-Hurricane Gonzalo brings wind and showers to Worcestershire

Malvern Gazette: (11677678)

3:15pm Monday 20th October 2014

IT IS time to pack away the short sleeved tops and shorts as the unseasonably good weather makes way for ex-Hurricane Gonzalo.

Meals on wheels service saved

Malvern Gazette: (11699975)

5:37pm Monday 20th October 2014

IT is now official - a popular meals on wheels service which is a lifeline for elderly and vulnerable people has been saved at the 11th hour.

Acorns join in the Big Draw at gallery

Malvern Gazette: Mandie Fitzgerald, Acorns fundraising officer, gallery owner Sue Lim and Carol Brooks from Silverfish Designs admiring some of this year’s 3D entries for The Big Draw at Blue-ginger gallery Cradley. (s)

5:36pm Monday 20th October 2014

FELT tip pens and crayons were at the ready as youngsters from Acorns Children's Hospice join professional artists for exhibition.

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