Kidderminster's lost heroes remembered

Malvern Gazette: St Mary's Church in Kidderminster this week. Photo: GAIL BRAZNELL

6:40am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A ROLL of honour listing the names of all the men and women from Kidderminster who died in combat since the late 19th century has been created.

Funding improved for south Shropshire pupils

6:21am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

LUDLOW MP Philip Dunne says that new education funding gives a better deal to young people in rural areas like Ludlow and south Shropshire.

Mystery man stashes £1000 in cash near Hay-on-Wye for treasure hunt

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6:12am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A REAL-LIFE international treasure hunt organised by a mysterious Twitter benefactor led one lucky trio to a small wood just outside Hay-On-Wye where they found a jar containing £1,000 in rolled up banknotes.

Draft Leominster Area Neighbourhood Plan to be launched next week

6:06am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE launch of a draft neighbourhood plan for Leominster is to take place next Thursday (July 31).

Circuit breaker or something more mysterious? Reports of "bangs" and "flashes" over Hereford

Malvern Gazette: The Western Distribution Power helicopter is now patrolling overhead power lines in the county.

6:03am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THUNDER and lightning might have been a common appearance last week but on Monday evening something more unusual took to the skies.

Royal equestrian returns to Homme House Horse Trials in August

Malvern Gazette: Zara Phillips will be at this year's Homme House Horse Trials.

6:03am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

JUST two weeks before she joins Team GB at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy, Royal and Olympian Zara Phillips will return to Herefordshire for this year's Homme House Horse Trials.

Former local lad picked to guard Commonwealth baton

Malvern Gazette:

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A FORMER Wolverley CE Secondary School pupil is guarding the Queen’s Baton on its relay around Scotland as part of this year’s Commonwealth Games.

Dudley snapper's image wins slot in wildlife calendar comp

Malvern Gazette: Victoria Mowbray's picture of starling murmuration in Eckington will be February's offering in the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust's 2015 calendar

5:34pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

NETHERTON snapper Victoria Mowbray was among the winners when Worcestershire Wildlife Trust staged a county-wide photography competition.

Himley Hall Sailing Club to host free taster sessions

Malvern Gazette:

5:22pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

BUDDING sailors can take to the waves next month with the offer of some free taster sessions.

Stormy weather did not dampen the spirits of Victorian Fair

Malvern Gazette: Sue Prossor of HSBC, Rotarian Tony Billingham and Sue Harold of HSBC in Somers Square during the Victorian Fayre.

4:54pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TORRENTIAL rain and storms blighted the Victorian Fair in Halesowen at the weekend.

Dudley people invited to turn out the lights to remember WWI servicemen and women

Malvern Gazette:

4:27pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PEOPLE across the borough are being asked to turn out their lights next month as a mark of respect to the servicemen and women who died for their country during the First World War.

Quarry Bank teen banned from driving after speeding away from police

Malvern Gazette:

4:26pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A LEARNER driver from Quarry Bank who abandoned his £150 car after a police chase, was finally nabbed by police due to his distinctive haircut.

Tributes pour in for Tommy Mundon - the king of Black Country comedy

Malvern Gazette: Tommy Mundon who died on July 21 aged 80

2:41pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ENTERTAINERS from across the Black Country have spoken of their shock and sadness at the death of comedian Tommy Mundon.

Halesowen kids to get their skates on

2:40pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

YOUNGSTERS in Halesowen are invited to get their skates on for a roller disco at Huntingtree Park.

Duo to strike a chord in Rowley Regis

2:12pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

UKRAINE accordionists are returning to Rowley Regis for their third annual concert to raise money for the child victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, who are still being born with serious health problems 28 years later.

Yobs wreck Stourbridge in Bloom planters hours after judging day

Malvern Gazette: (8469378)

2:09pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

YOBS have wrecked flowers planted as part of this year’s Stourbridge in Bloom campaign just hours after judging took place.

Before the courts

Malvern Gazette: Court Report - January 3, 2014

2:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The following appeared before Dudley Magistrates Court between July 14 and 18:

Hagley Parish Council steps in to save library

Malvern Gazette: Hagley Library. Buy photo: 031430L

1:57pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

HAGLEY Parish Council has stepped in to safeguard the future of the village library which was under threat of closure by Worcestershire County Council which is looking to cut costs.

Cradley cider festival success

1:31pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

AN inaugural cider festival in Cradley proved a crowd puller on Sunday, with entertainment by the Steve King Big Jazz Band.

Emergency medics warn young people will die if warnings are ignored

Malvern Gazette: The search for Augusto Zacarias which ended in tragedy

12:42pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

EMERGENCY medics say young people will die unless they heed warnings against swimming in open water during the current heatwave.

Emergency medics warn young people will if warnings are ignored

Malvern Gazette: The search for Augusto Zacarias which ended in tragedy

12:40pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

EMERGENCY medics say young people will die unless they heed warnings against swimming in open water during the current heatwave.

Bells ring out for Britain in Bloom judge visit to Halesowen

Malvern Gazette: Blooming lovely: John Young, James Morris MP, Heart of England in Bloom judge Graham Redfern, Tony Billingham and Eve O'Connor in Somers Square.

12:24pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE bells were ringing and the sun was shining for the visit of a Britain in Bloom judge to Halesowen.

Council leader agrees to receive training after failing to declare interest

Malvern Gazette: Margaret Sherrey

12:05pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE leader of Bromsgrove District Council has agreed to carry out training after failing to declare an interest at a parish council meeting.

Stourbridge MP welcomes law change on inhalers in schools

Malvern Gazette: Margot James MP

11:32am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SCHOOLS across the borough will soon be permitted to keep a spare asthma inhaler for use in emergencies following a year-long campaign for a law change by Stourbridge's MP.

Dudley Zoo’s Sumatran tiger chosen as face of Global Tiger Day

Malvern Gazette:

11:24am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

DUDLEY Zoo’s Sumatran tigress, Daseep, has been chosen as the face of an international conservation campaign for Global Tiger Day.

Black Country museum gives visitors a taste of wartime life

Malvern Gazette: Characters doing a demonstration in the street to the public at the 1940`s weekend at The Black Country Living Museum in Dudley. 301418AM

10:59am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

VISITORS to the Black Country Living Museum got a taste of life on the home front during a massive 1940s event.

Borough's healthy hubs saved from council cuts

Malvern Gazette:

10:53am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

HEALTHY hubs across the borough have been saved from council cuts after the cash was found to keep the facilities running as normal.

Serial Stourbridge shoplifter spared jail

Malvern Gazette:

5:09pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A SERIAL Stourbridge shoplifter who stole to fuel his drug addiction has avoided spending time behind bars.

Derelict Cradley shops "high on agenda"

Malvern Gazette: Cllr Pete Lowe aims to stamp out blacklisting in Dudley

1:09pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A COUNCIL chief has called a meeting tomorrow (Friday) to look at solutions to the dereliction of a parade of shops in Cradley.

New brew is tribute to Black Country faggot king

Malvern Gazette: L-r Chris Sadler, managing director at Sadlers, with Richard James - aka Faggot King Grorty Dick. Buy photo: 301422M

9:36am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

LYE based brewery Sadler's Ales have got into the spirit of the Black Country Festival by celebrating one of the area's most acclaimed characters.

Laurel and Hardy fans invited to attend Stourbridge screenings

Malvern Gazette: LAUREL AND HARDY: Classic Christmas comedy for all

8:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE Stourbridge branch of the Laurel and Hardy Appreciation Society is inviting fans of the comedy duo to attend its monthly meetings.

Stourbridge retirement complex to host summer garden party

Malvern Gazette: Pimms No 1 Jelly with Garden Spearmint Water Ice

4:08pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

DEVELOPERS Churchill Retirement Living are opening their doors to people in Stourbridge next Thursday (July 31) with a summer garden party at their Spicer Lodge premises in Enville Street.

Body found in River Teme in Ludlow

Malvern Gazette:

9:35pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Emergency services undertook search at Temeside.

Children get active

Malvern Gazette: 2914653401 Paul Jackson 16.07.14 Pinvin St Nichols Middle School, Pinvin, held a football tounament for their feeder schools on Monday. Organisers from left - Rhys Godfrey-Hunt, Charles Morris, Connie Harrison, Will Ward, Miriam Attias, Lizzy Green and Le

7:13pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

CHILDREN at Pinvin schools put their best feet forward when they took part in a football tournament to mark the end of term.

Kind hearted sister donates presents to charity

Malvern Gazette: Carole Bretherton, who gave up her presents in return for donations to Cancer Research UK.

6:53pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A KIND hearted Vale woman gave up receiving presents for her 50th birthday and asked friends and family to instead make a donation to a charity close to her heart.

New eco-building at Worcestershire primary school is complete

Malvern Gazette: BRAND NEW: Grimley and Holt Primary School's new building will be open in September. Pre-school manager Rachel Welch, teacher Maria Fawdry and children can't wait. Picture by John Anyon. 2914649601

6:41pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A NEW eco-building has opened at a Worcestershire school following four years of tireless fundraising.

Appeal pays off

Malvern Gazette: 2514625301 Paul Jackson 17.06.14 Evesham Alan Booth, chairman  of Evesham Royal British Legion is worried that without new members it will close. From left - Fiona George, Jeff King, Brian Vann, Danny Rollinson, chairman Bretforton RBL, Noel Wilkes and Al

6:33pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A CALL from the Evesham branch of the Royal British Legion for new blood has been answered thanks to an article in the Journal.

Commemoration events for the First World War

6:23pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE centenary of the start of the First World War will be commemorated in Evesham with a number of events next weekend.

MP Robin Walker urges PM to use every tool in the box to cool Gaza tensions

Malvern Gazette: (8509198)

6:21pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WORCESTER'S MP has called on the Prime Minister to use “every diplomatic tool in the box” to cool down tensions in Gaza which has already led to the deaths of more than 500 Palestinians.

Redditch woman's campaign provokes international interest

Malvern Gazette: Margaret Hindle is joined by New Zealander David Appleyard as they campaign for a proper inquest into the death of Dr David Kelly. SP

6:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A REDDITCH woman has proof that her campaigning endeavours have worldwide impact.

Father tried to hide drugs inside car

Malvern Gazette:

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A FATHER-of-two from Worcester has admitted possessing 10.4 grammes of amphetamine and breaching a conditional discharge.

Potty training advice during special event

Malvern Gazette: Jenni Falconer (centre) took part in Potty Training Live run by Judith Hough (left) and Diane Titterton (right) of Dry Like Me.

5:50pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TWO award-winning authors and business women are urging parents thinking of beginning potty training their toddlers to take the plunge this week.

Worcester man denies £480 bank card fraud

Malvern Gazette:

5:57pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A WORCESTER man is to stand trial accused of stealing a bank card and 16 counts of fraud by using it to take out a total of £480 cash.

Memorial sword presented to student

Malvern Gazette: Rupert Harris at the Air Squadron Day where he was presented with a memorial sword (s)

5:43pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A MEMORIAL sword was presented to a member of Malvern College's air cadets who has achieved a great deal.

Drink-drive a "disaster" for Upton man

Malvern Gazette:

5:44pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

AN UPTON man who relies on his car for work has had his licence taken away after admitting getting behind the wheel while drunk.

Presteigne Carnival full of characters

Malvern Gazette: Presteigne Carnival: The World Celebrates the Opening of the Presteigne Carnival Float.

5:40pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PRESTEIGNE was overrun with floats, ‘minions’ and life-sized Lego figures as the carnival returned to the town on Saturday for the first time in sixteen years.

Homeless man accused of assaulting Worcester woman

Malvern Gazette:

5:41pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A HOMELESS man accused of attacking a Worcester woman has appeared in court.

Pershore woman banned from driving

Malvern Gazette:

5:38pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A PERSHORE woman has been banned from getting behind the wheel for 12 months after admitting driving on the B4082 in Pinvin with 105mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood, above the limit of 80 mg, at about 6.40pm on Saturday, May 17.

'Walk-in centre saved my life'

Malvern Gazette:

5:36pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A FAMILY who say the Worcester walk-in health centre prevented them being hit by tragedy have hit out at the planned closure of the facility.

Bizarre contraption makes waves at riverbank

Malvern Gazette: Unusual river transport: A couple watch on as Geoff Purvis uses an Aqua Skipper on the River Severn. Picture by Jonathan Barry 3014657901

5:31pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

CANOES, barges and tourist boats are common sights on the river Severn but a rather unusual contraption was making waves in the afternoon sun.






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