• Pension funds will stay with tobacco firms

    A SECOND attempt to get Worcestershire County Council to withdraw £21 million of investments in the tobacco industry has failed – with bosses saying it would be a raw deal for pensioners. During a fierce debate at County Hall, Liberal Democrat

  • Dinner dance designer guest

    A GLITZY charity dinner dance with some special celebrity guests will help raise money to bring children affected by the fallout of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster to Worcestershire. The dance, which is to take place at The Bank House, in Bransford

  • Redmarley

    A QUIZ and Curry Evening will be held at Redmarley Village Hall on Saturday, February 2 at 7pm for 7.30pm. Licensed Bar. Teams up to six. Tickets £7.50 a head obtainable from 01531 650643 and 01531 650001. ANNE ROGERS 01531 650078

  • Alan's art talent was discovered after his stroke

    A MALVERN artist who discovered his gift after suffering a stroke is exhibiting two of his paintings at a leading London gallery. Alan Brown’s paintings are on show at the Morley Gallery in Westminster as part of an exhibition entitled Out of the

  • Car wing mirror broken

    A PUB manager has been ordered to pay out more than £400 after failing to stop when she knocked a wing mirror off a car. The owner of the damaged car, which was parked in Pickersleigh Road, Malvern, saw Gemma Allcott slow down in her vehicle after

  • Ruben goes to great Depths

    A MALVERN musician’s new mini-album has drawn together the great and good of the town’s live music scene. Depths, from Ruben Seabright, may be a solo project on face value but the seven-track offering has been a collaborative effort, from being

  • Praise for pupils who are 'proud of their school'

    STAFF and pupils at a Malvern primary school are celebrating a successful Ofsted inspection. A team of three inspectors spent two days at Great Malvern Primary School, in Lydes Road, and rated it as “good” in all four key categories – quality of

  • Pickersleigh WI

    THE first meeting of 2013 began with a talk on Fire Safety in the Home by fire fighter Becky Vallender who she gave several examples of the causes of some of the fires she had attended. First of all Becky stressed the importance of smoke alarms

  • Offer of money to help keep you warm

    VOLUNTARY and community groups are being urged to apply for funding to help keep elderly and vulnerable people warm this winter. The Warmer Worcestershire Network has received a grant of more than £247,000 from the Department of Health to offer

  • Abuse "could not have been possible" says defendant

    A PARISH councillor has told a jury it “could not have been possible” to have abused boys on his farm vehicle. Michael Allfrey refutes all claims he sexually touched youngsters who visited his farm in Storridge to collect eggs and feed animals.

  • Career women set for trip of a lifetime

    TWO women from Malvern have been chosen to take part in the trip of a lifetime to see how their careers are practiced abroad. Grace Rollason, a GP, and Hannah Newrick, activities co-ordinator at Court House Nursing Home, have been selected for

  • Watt will be all the fuss at city concert

    A HIGHLY respected figure who embodies the DIY punk spirit will grace Worcester with his presence next month. The latest musical venture from ex-Minutemen, dos, and fIREHOSE bassist Mike Watt will be hitting the stage at the Marr’s Bar, in Pierpont

  • Drivers warned of holes in roads

    REPAIRS to B roads and other minor routes seriously damaged as a result of the big freeze are vital, according to a rural business group. The Midlands Country Land and Business Association (CLA) is warning drivers, especially those travelling in

  • Parkway WI

    JOHN Asquith gave an informative and very humorous talk on Scandinavia at the January meeting of Parkway WI. Members learned about 10,000 year old cave paintings, why Trolls only come out at night and how electrical engineering innovations prevent