Worcestershire decides over 28,370 homes

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

4:37pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Tonight votes are taking place at three councils over whether to back 28,370 new homes for south Worcestershire - follow it LIVE from 7pm here.

A49 death update - police believe bus passengers may have vital vehicle sightings

Malvern Gazette: Two cars collided on the A49 near Ross-on-Wye.

5:54pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Investigations ongoing into "incident" that left a 55-year-old motorcyclist dead at Moreton-on-Lugg

Long-serving Stourbridge businessman dies

Malvern Gazette:

5:55pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

ONE of Stourbridge's longest serving businessmen has died at the age of 80.

Volunteers get buzzy creating bee haven in Kingswinford park

Malvern Gazette: L-r - Sally Payne, John Smith, Helen Longville, Sylvia Smith, Guy Sheppard and Alex Payne.

5:37pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

DUDLEY and District Friends of the Earth volunteers have been buzzy converting part of a Kingswinford park into a haven for bees.

Stourbridge teen thanked by minister for helping to reform government policy

Malvern Gazette:

4:48pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A PEDMORE teenager was the toast of Westminster when a government minister thanked her for helping to mould the biggest special educational needs reforms in a generation.

Memorial bench for Stourport teen stolen

Malvern Gazette: MEMORIAL GARDEN: From left, Mike Green, Stephanie Jones, Rob Jones, Ryan Murphy,  Kelly Payton, April Jones, Bradley Owen, and Terry Priest when the memorial garden was opened. 371412MH

2:18pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A MEMORIAL bench for a Stourport teenager who died after being crushed by a car has been stolen.

Residents fear Halesowen College plan will cause parking chaos

Malvern Gazette: Alan Clare, known as Bundy, died earlier today in Benidorm.

4:42pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

PLANS to build a performing arts centre at Halesowen College have been approved despite residents’ fears of increased parking congestion.

Derelict Dudley post office set for new lease of life

Malvern Gazette: The old Post Office in Dudley  is set to be converted into flats(10639604)

1:16pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A DERELICT Dudley town centre landmark is set for a new lease of life as a block of luxury apartments.

City mourns woman crushed by lorry

Malvern Gazette:

12:58pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

FLOWERS have been laid at the spot where a woman was crushed to death by a lorry in Worcester yesterday.

New series of events announced for Haden Hill Museum

1:04pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

WORLD War II buffs are being invited to Haden Hill Museum this weekend to see a brand new exhibition about the conflict.

Fashion lovers invited to charity clothes swap in Kingswinford

Malvern Gazette: Clothes Swap!  Swap your unwanted clothes for stuff you love....

12:37pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

FASHIONISTAS can enjoy a guilt-free shopping experience at a charity swishing event in Kingswinford.

UPDATE A49 fatal - investigators return to the scene

Malvern Gazette: Two cars collided on the A49 near Ross-on-Wye.

12:22pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Police carrying out road checks at the scene of motorcyclist's death

Stourbridge festival offers a peek into the wonderful world of whisky

Malvern Gazette: News reporter Bev Holder gets the lowdown from Miss Whisky (Alwynne Gwilt) on Balvenie 17-year Doublewood single malt Scotch whisky

12:23pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A CHANCE to taste some of the rarest and most expensive drams in the world brought whisky connoisseurs flocking to Stourbridge from across the country and beyond.

Thousands drop anchor at popular Dudley canal fest

Malvern Gazette: More than 70 boats made the Parkhead festival a Mecca for canal buffs

12:07pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THOUSANDS flocked to Dudley Canal Trust's popular narrowboat festival which took place over the weekend.

Geordie Shore stars to visit Merry Hill for student night

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11:45am Tuesday 30th September 2014

STUDENTS can shop 'til they drop and take advantage of exclusive discounts at Merry Hill for one night only.

A49 fatal: police seek driver with vital information

Malvern Gazette:

12:44pm Monday 29th September 2014

Vehicle involved now believed to be a "dark" Vauxhall Vectra and investigators say the driver may not have hit and run.

Herefordshire Council - political leaders "not required" to know of bullying allegations and related settlements

Malvern Gazette: Hereford Shirehall

10:39am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Council issues statement to draw a line under bullying row

Blossoming Halesowen in Bloom

Malvern Gazette:

1:59pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

SUCCESS for Halesowen in its first venture into the Britain in Bloom campaign has spurred organisers on to include more of the town centre next year.

Inquiry call over nurse's "ruined" career

Malvern Gazette:

10:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

HEALTH Secretary Jeremy Hunt is being urged to order an inquiry into allegations that a Kidderminster psychiatric nurse’s career was ruined by “unfounded allegations and bullying”.

Generous shoppers raise £250 for Black Country Food Bank

Malvern Gazette:

10:11am Tuesday 30th September 2014

AMBLECOTE shoppers have helped to raise £250 for the Black Country Food Bank by trying their luck on a teddy tombola.

Horror in The Shambles

Malvern Gazette:

6:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A WOMAN died after being crushed by a bin lorry in The Shambles as shocked shop workers watched in horror.

Stourbridge eco group to host talk on the human diet over the ages

Malvern Gazette:

8:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

STOURBRIDGE eco group Transition Stourbridge is hosting a talk about the modern human diet and how it compares to that of our ancestors.

Heart of Worcestershire College business courses raise more than £5,700 for charity

6:13pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

BUSINESS students from Heart of Worcestershire College raised more than £5,700 for charity as part of their course.

Pershore Baptist Church at centre of appeal for funds

Malvern Gazette: P6 FEATURE
The baptist chapel in Broad Street, Pershore.
pic:JM, 31.01.01 (10956838)

5:34pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

PERSHORE Baptist Church, the 17th century building at the heart of the town, is at the centre of an appeal for funds to pay for some vital repair work.

Oven fire in Bromsgrove tackled

5:28pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

AN OVEN fire in Bromsgrove was tackled before firefighters arrived.

Say farewell to a September of sun, here comes the rain

Malvern Gazette: An umbrella came in very handy for this woman in Worcester yesterday. 17026201.

5:34pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THIS September has been one of the driest across the UK since records began in 1910 – but sadly the dry, warm weather will not last.

Enter the Dragon: Passion and the power of Welsh choir should hit right note for Worcester children's hospice

Malvern Gazette: (10955672)

5:15pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A WORCESTER children's hospice could get a big boost when a renowned Welsh choir hit the right note in a powerful and passionate performance.

Riverside walk on Silver Sunday

Malvern Gazette: Pleasure boats enjoying the views of Worcester Cathedral from the River Severn, under ever darkening skies. Pic Jonathan Barry 28.5.14  2214608001 (6564453)

5:16pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A GUIDED riverside walk for people aged over 50 will take place in Worcester on Sunday.

h.Energy: Here Comes the Sun campaign to launch new initiative

Malvern Gazette: h.Energy organisers want to put the county at the top of league tables for solar power.

5:01pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

ORGANISERS of this years h.Energy are on a mission to put Herefordshire top of the league when it comes to community-owned solar power.

I Will wedding fair proves to be big success

Malvern Gazette:

5:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE stunning grounds of Brockencote Hall in Chaddesley Corbett were the setting for the latest I Will wedding fair.

Firefighters extinguish rubbish blaze in Stourport

Malvern Gazette: (9506100)

4:57pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS extinguished a "large quantity" of rubbish that was alight.

Calvary at Bosbury

4:45pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THERE will be a Flicks in the Sticks screening of the film "Calvary" at Bosbury Parish Hall on Friday, November 14, from 7.30pm.

New trio to hit a high note in Halesowen

Malvern Gazette:

6:03pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A NEW singing trio are hoping to strike a chord with their debut performance in Halesowen next month.

Hereford singer on a country mission

Malvern Gazette:

4:37pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A HEREFORD woman is on a mission to bring country music back to the UK after taking the USA by storm.

Talk on Antarctica for Evesham Bell Tower

Malvern Gazette: Dr Sue Ablett with some of the penguins she encountered on her journey.

4:33pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

KEEN traveller and public speaker, Sue Ablett, will be talking on Friday, October 24, about her recent trip to Antarctica.

MP visits Hereford to discuss issues threatening British pubs

Malvern Gazette: Richard Southwood (manager), Martin Horwood MP and Lucy Hurds behind the bar at the Spread Eagle.

4:26pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

AN MP who has campaigned for a better deal for smaller pubs made the trip to Hereford to spread his message this week.

Evesham travel agency helps to raise £17k for sustainable tourism

Malvern Gazette: Worcestershire charities awarded thousands of pounds in lottery grants

4:22pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A TRAVEL agency branch in Evesham is celebrating after helping to raise more than £17,000 during the last 12 months for a sustainable tourism charity.

Drop off your unwanted toys to give a child a gift this Christmas

4:12pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

UNWANTED toys can be swapped in exchange for money towards new toys in a bid to give less fortunate children a gift this Christmas.

Antiques expert Henry Sandon helps raise more than £2,000 to restore unusual baroque church

Malvern Gazette: Henry Sandon, literally in full flow here, demonstrates the marvel that is a self-pouring teapot and proves a big hit at a talk to raise money for Great Witley Parish Church

4:12pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A CELEBRITY antiques expert and popular TV personality helped raise more than £2,000 towards the restoration of an unusual baroque Worcestershire church.

Farmers' Market

4:05pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THERE will be a Farmers' Market at Bosbury Parish Hall on Saturday 18th October 18, from 10.30 - Noon

Work starts at Riverside Youth Centre

Malvern Gazette: Alex Mellor at the youth centre.

4:05pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

PERSHORE'S Riverside Youth Centre is at the centre of a major revamp to secure the future of the charity and make the town a "centre of excellence for canoeing".

Fox hunting ban was "bad legislation", says Worcester's MP

Malvern Gazette:

4:12pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

WORCESTER'S MP has revealed his opposition to the fox hunting ban - saying he would back scrapping the legislation.

Salt and vinegar with that?

Malvern Gazette: MP Karen Lumley with George Ellinas. Buy this photo RMM401401a at redditchadvertiser.co.uk/pictures or call 01384 358000

4:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

REDDITCH MP Karen Lumley recently swapped the Westminster corridors of power for a shift at the local chippy.

Work starts at Riverside Youth Centre

Malvern Gazette: Alex Mellor at the youth centre.

3:59pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

PERSHORE'S Riverside Youth Centre is at the centre of a major revamp to secure the future of the charity and make the town a "centre of excellence for canoeing".

Tractor rides to help Herefordshire charities at cidermaking festival

3:59pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

TRAILER and tractor rides will be on offer to help raise charity funds at this year's Cidermaking Festival at a Hereford museum.

sale in Cleobury Mortimer for cat rescue charities

Malvern Gazette: A happy ending for eight week old Gertie the kitten who has been found a home since being taken in at the Newbridge Cat Rescue and Re-Homing Centre in Cleobury Mortimer. Gertie was stolen and left abandoned in a metal bin at a factory in Kidderminster. Ma

3:59pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

CAT charities face a constant battle to provide hope for homeless animals.

Car Boot

3:55pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE next car boot sale in Ledbury, off the Ross Road, on the opposite side to the Rugby Club, will take place this Sunday, October 5, from 11am.

Thousands flock to Bromsgrove Police and Fire Station for open day

Malvern Gazette: An open day was held at Bromsgrove Police and Fire Station. Buy picture, BCR401406, at bromsgroveadvertiser.co.uk/pictures.

3:55pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THOUSANDS of visitors attended Bromsgrove Police and Fire Station’s open day held in Slideslow Drive at the weekend.

Leominster town centre action group calls for "practical measures" to enhance county’s market towns

Malvern Gazette:

3:58pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

LEOMINSTER’S town centre action group is calling on councillors to implement "practical measures" to enhance the county’s market towns.

Autumn in Malvern Festival set to mark its 25th anniversary

Malvern Gazette: SET TO GRACE MALVERN: Renowned music act Fine Arts Brass Ensemble

3:54pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

DSITINGUISHED artists are set to descend on Malvern to mark the 25th anniversary of the Autumn Festival.






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