"Bean bag" birthing centre proposed for Hereford County Hospital

Malvern Gazette: Wye Valley NHS Trust faces an uncertain future

2:46pm Friday 19th September 2014

New centre offering the principles of home birth is part of a near £3.5m pitch for charity funding.

Herefordshire Council bullying row - another group leader claims no knowledge of allegations

Malvern Gazette: Herefordshire Council has made a joint application to extend Three Elms Trading Estate.

11:32am Friday 19th September 2014

More "no recollection" answers over hushed up bullying and harassment allegations

New Dudley exhibition shows fallow deer came here first after Norman Conquest

Malvern Gazette: The fallow deer

1:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

A NEW exhibition is showing how secrets locked in DNA are telling the story of life in medieval Dudley.

More foreign workers needed to do farm work unemployed and "lazy" Brits won't do

Malvern Gazette: AGRICULTURAL SCENE: An image of ploughing in fields near Salwayash from the Echo’s book

12:49pm Friday 19th September 2014

MORE migrant workers are needed to pick crops because Britons do not have the required work ethic.

Herefordshire Council - no debate on the future for cabinet

Malvern Gazette: Hereford Shirehall

10:38am Friday 19th September 2014

Full council won't get to debate the abolition of cabinet when it meets next week. The next opportunity comes in December.

Dudley MP urges Midlands' top cop to carry on fight aganst metal theft

Malvern Gazette: A total of 1,200 metres of overhead cables were stolen at Bury Street in what is thought to be one of the largest scrap metal thefts ever

11:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A DUDLEY MP is urging the midland’s top cop to maintain pressure on metal thieves despite taskforce cuts.

Belle Vale councillor stepping down

Malvern Gazette:

8:00am Friday 19th September 2014

STALWART Belle Vale councillor Bob James is standing down at the next election due to failing health.

Truckers hit the road to raise cash for a good cause

Malvern Gazette: Time for Wirral charities to stake a claim for Gannett Foundation cash

8:00am Friday 19th September 2014

BIG hearted truck drivers hit the road to show their support for a Dudley truck driver whose family is fighting liver disease.

Attempted daytime burglary in Redditch

Malvern Gazette: (8752952)

2:40pm Friday 19th September 2014

WITNESSES are being sought by police after an attempted burglary during the day in Redditch on Tuesday, September 16.

Ledbury faces a week of traffic disruption as roads close

Malvern Gazette:

2:21pm Friday 19th September 2014

LEDBURY town centre is set to be “sealed off” every evening for five days as vital work to resurface roads is carried out.

Cordon at Tesco petrol station in Worcester after car hits pump

Malvern Gazette:

2:21pm Friday 19th September 2014

A CORDON has been put up at a petrol station after a car hit a fuel pump.

Road and river challenge raise £1,000 for St Richards

Malvern Gazette: Sarah Cuddy, left, and Alexandra Soden with the cheque for St Richards.

2:05pm Friday 19th September 2014

TWO Malvern businesswomen teamed up to raise money for St Richards Hospice with a road and river challenge across south Worcestershire.

Droitwich business helps Ashley with his epic climb for charity

Malvern Gazette: Ashley Giles with his kit for the climb. SP

2:01pm Friday 19th September 2014

FORMER England cricketer Ashley Giles, who now lives in Droitwich, is preparing for a trip to Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for charity.

Motorcyclist taken to hospital after crash in Worcester

Malvern Gazette:

2:07pm Friday 19th September 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST was taken to hospital this afternoon (Friday, September 19) after a crash in Sunnyside Road, Worcester.

Local hero wanted to open new B&M store in Redditch

Malvern Gazette: Local hero wanted to open new B&M store in Redditch

1:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

A LOCAL hero is being sought to help officially open the new B&M store in Redditch.

CCTV released of man suspected of shoplifting in two Chipping Campden stores.

12:33pm Friday 19th September 2014

A MAN dressed as a chef is being searched for by police under suspicion of stealing food from two Chipping Campden stores.

Muslim leader from Worcester calls for release of British hostage and an end to bloodshed

Malvern Gazette:

12:49pm Friday 19th September 2014

A MUSLIM leader from Worcester has condemned the murder of hostages by Islamic State (IS) and called for the immediate release of a British hostage threatened with death by militants.

Gold After Adversity.

Malvern Gazette: John Anyon          16/9/14     3814701101

Ledbury in Bloom Committee, Vice Chairman, Margaret Thomas, Secretary, Julia Boyle and Chairman, Sharon Maiden in the Walled Garden at Ledbury (10435810)

12:21pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE STILL small but determined Ledbury in Bloom team had to work as volunteer road sweepers this year, because of council cuts; but they found that the streets were paved with gold.

Disruption Fears Over Top Cross Closure.

12:17pm Friday 19th September 2014

COMPLICATED diversions will encircle Ledbury every evening until midnight for almost one week, because of the closure of the key town centre junction, at Top Cross.

Angry scenes at County Hall after bid to investigate counsultancy 'shambles' is rejected

Malvern Gazette: County Hall

DRAMATIC attempts to stage an investigation into "shambolic" consultancy spending at Worcestershire County Council has been rejected - sparking angry scenes.

Worcestershire County Council is shortlisted as finalist for prestigious TV award

Malvern Gazette: Jack Madders from Ledbury who joined Navy and first served on HMS Indomitable, new aircraft carrier built at Cammel Laird shipyard in Birkenhead.

12:11pm Friday 19th September 2014

A FILM capturing the testimonies of 11 heroic veterans who fought in World War Two from Worcestershire has been shortlisted for a TV award.

Sleep out for Redditch homeless charity

Malvern Gazette: Join Nighstop, Stop Out! SP

11:50am Friday 19th September 2014

A REDDITCH charity which works to prevent homelessness among young people in the town is organising a special event.

Webbs charge into charity dragon race

Malvern Gazette: The Webbs dragon boat team hard at work. SP

11:43am Friday 19th September 2014

A TEAM of keen paddlers from Webbs Garden Centre in Wychbold have been raising money for charity by taking part in a dragon boat race.

Webbs charge into charity dragon race

Malvern Gazette: The Webbs dragon boat team hard at work. SP

11:41am Friday 19th September 2014

A TEAM of keen paddlers from Webbs Garden Centre in Wychbold have been raising money for charity by taking part in a dragon boat race.

Desperate calls for a re-think over council plan to slash youth funding to nothing

Malvern Gazette: GRAND OPENING: Sebastian Hollingsworth (5) at play following the official opening of the new specialist play facility at the Children's Heart Unit at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital.

11:37am Friday 19th September 2014

COUNCIL chiefs have come under fire for looking to slash youth funding to nothing by 2016 - with critics saying it will leave thousands of children twiddling their thumbs.

EVESHAM campaigner for more funding researching pancreatic cancer goes to Parliament

Malvern Gazette: Sandra Francis at the Houses of Parliament with Julie Hesmondhalgh for a debate concerning Pancreatic Cancer funding.

11:33am Friday 19th September 2014

AN Evesham widow visited the Houses of Parliament earlier this month to listen to a debate sparked by a campaign she has been backing.

Enjoy three evenings of Noel Coward at the Norbury

11:21am Friday 19th September 2014

THE Norbury Theatre is holding a Noel Coward Night on Friday, October 3 to celebrate the quintessentially English playwright with a cycle of 10 one-act plays.

Catshill resident holding village event for marathon fundraising

Malvern Gazette:

11:20am Friday 19th September 2014

A CATSHILL resident is inviting people to her fundraising event ahead of a marathon run next year.

New 'bank' style lending agency backed by Worcestershire County Council

Malvern Gazette: County Hall

11:02am Friday 19th September 2014

PLANS to set up a new 'bank' to help Worcestershire County Council tackle debts and draw down money at better rates have been overwhelmingly backed.

Countrywide store in Bourton-on-the-Water to host pet weekend event

Malvern Gazette: Jake Eastham (10539708)

10:51am Friday 19th September 2014

PET owners are invited to bring their animals to a weekend of fun.

Hereford DJ makes Play debut

Malvern Gazette: Themed Christmas party nights

10:53am Friday 19th September 2014

HEREFORD DJ and promoter Guy di Guy will play a new weekly set at Play Nightclub next week.

£3.3m pothole cash accepted by Worcestershire County Council

Malvern Gazette:

10:42am Friday 19th September 2014

COUNCIL chiefs in Worcestershire have formally accepted a £3.3 million Government boost to repair potholes - after it was found to be the best in the entire country.

Hundreds of motorcyclists to ride through Worcestershire

Malvern Gazette: (10536454)

10:18am Friday 19th September 2014

MOTORCYCLISTS from around the country will gather at Strensham Services to begin the seventh annual Ride to the Wall event.

Hundreds of motorcyclists to ride through Worcestershire

Malvern Gazette: (10536454)

10:16am Friday 19th September 2014

MOTORCYCLISTS from around the country will gather at Strensham Services to begin the seventh annual Ride to the Wall event.

Chaddesley Corbett set for concert

Malvern Gazette: Brockencote Hall

10:13am Friday 19th September 2014

CHADDESLEY Corbett will be partying to the sounds of live music today.

Fire in Church Hill woods

Malvern Gazette:

10:10am Friday 19th September 2014

REDDITCH firefighters extinguished a fire in the woods in Church Hill last night.

Council chairman defends rise of food banks in Worcestershire

Malvern Gazette:

10:08am Friday 19th September 2014

THE chairman of Worcestershire County Council has defended the rise of food banks - amid claims she should be 'embarrassed' to open them.

Police to tackle alcohol-related crime

10:04am Friday 19th September 2014

THE number of violent crimes committed in Worcestershire is dropping, but West Mercia Police are backing a national call to tackle the problem even further.

Crown Meadow toilet block removed and play area restored

Malvern Gazette: (10535615)

9:57am Friday 19th September 2014

A DISUSED toilet block on Evesham's Crown Meadow has been demolished and removed.

Catwalk glamour for a great cause in Redditch

Malvern Gazette: (10536228)

9:57am Friday 19th September 2014

INKBERROW Design Centre (IDC) Academy students and local community talent will be gliding down the catwalk at Forge Mill Museum for a charity fashion show on Thursday, September 25 at 7pm.

'Virtual wards' set for both sides of the border

9:53am Friday 19th September 2014

‘VIRTUAL wards’ and community-led services are the future for public services in Powys amid £70 in budget cuts, with the council leader this week declaring traditional methods dead.

Meeting over the future of Kington's economy

9:45am Friday 19th September 2014

THE latest subject in a series of discussions over Kington’s future - how to create a vibrant economy in the town - will be debated at a meeting on September 30.

End of bench stolen

Malvern Gazette: (3971142)

9:41am Friday 19th September 2014

THIEVES have stolen the cast iron end of a garden bench.

Stolen mountain bike in Malvern

Malvern Gazette: (3971142)

9:35am Friday 19th September 2014

A MOUNTAIN bike has been stolen from a cupboard in the garden of a home in Prospect Close, Malvern.

London exhibition for former Hereford student

Malvern Gazette: (10335795)

9:33am Friday 19th September 2014

A FORMER student at Hereford College of Arts, Luke George, in collaboration with Elizabeth Rose, was the winner of last year's Griffin Art Prize, and the duo are currently presenting their first solo exhibition at West London's Griffin Gallery.

American-style barn dance fundraiser sold out

Malvern Gazette:

11:08am Friday 19th September 2014

TICKETS have now sold out for a fundraising American-style barn dance being held next month.

Silver bangles stolen from Malvern shop

Malvern Gazette: (7850371)

9:25am Friday 19th September 2014

SILVER bangles have been stolen from the Iapetus Gallery in Belle Vue Terrace, Malvern.

Cash and jewellery stolen from home

Malvern Gazette: (3971142)

8:51am Friday 19th September 2014

CASH and jewellery were stolen from a home in Suffolk Lane, Abberley, near Worcester, sometime between 3pm and 5pm on Wednesday, September 17.

Theft of aluminium post

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

8:47am Friday 19th September 2014

THIEVES stole an aluminium post and broke into a container at Holt Millennium Green in Shrawley Road, Holt Heath.

Golfers raise thousands with marathon effort

Malvern Gazette: Gillian Berry, club captain Roy Everett , Dean Pointon and Dan Richards on their golfing challenge. SP

8:40am Friday 19th September 2014

GOLFERS at a Droitwich club have raised thousands of pounds for charity with a marathon golfing challenge.






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