Former Stourbridge News journalist publishes ebook on health benefits of writing

Cotswold Journal: Lyn Alderson

4:18pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A FORMER Stourbridge News journalist has published an ebook inviting people to find out how they can give their health a boost - by putting pen to paper.

Cannabis factory discovered on Halesowen estate

Cotswold Journal: REJECTED AND DEJECTED: An Ammanford man was left disappointed after a judge refused to send him to jail.

3:53pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

POLICE raided a Halesowen industrial unit and discovered cannabis plants with a potential value of £300,000, a court heard.

Lye shoplifter hit with three month curfew

Cotswold Journal:

3:30pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A LYE man who went shoplifting four times in a matter of days must now obey a three month curfew.

Breaking news Bewdley fire station may no longer be safe as plans announced for central hub

Cotswold Journal: Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service was called to deal with a fire at Bedstone College, Bucknell

2:50pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

BEWDLEY fire station may not be as safe as it was made out to be at the start of the month as new plans have emerged to move the crew to a central hub and close the station.

Spruce up for Cradley Heath coppice

Cotswold Journal:

3:36pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A NATURE reserve was given a timely spruce-up as part of Sandwell Council’s Safer 6 campaign in Cradley Heath.

Oldbury pub brawl left peacemaker injured

Cotswold Journal: REJECTED AND DEJECTED: An Ammanford man was left disappointed after a judge refused to send him to jail.

2:45pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

AN ugly brawl in an Oldbury pub landed a man who helped keep young offenders out of further trouble in the dock.

Stourbridge eco group invites people to harvest share and apple juicing day

Cotswold Journal: A total of 142 varieties were available to view at the apple fair held in Craven Arms.

2:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

TRANSITION Stourbridge have teamed up with local quakers to stage a harvest share and apple juicing day at the Friends Meeting House in Scotts Road on November 1.

Ludlow Castle Gardens designated as a site of special interest

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11:34am Thursday 23rd October 2014

CASTLE gardens in Ludlow have been designated as a site of special interest.

West Mercia Police launch emergency contact disc

Cotswold Journal:

1:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

WEST Mercia Police has launched a tax disc replacement, which contains vital information to help emergency services attending the scene of an accident.

Businessman bankrupt as property sale turns sour in the courts

Cotswold Journal:

10:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Tony Hamed says he'll fight a bankruptcy order made over a continent spanning case that went as far as the UK Supreme Court

Baby died after delayed emergency birth

Cotswold Journal:

11:01am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A HOSPITAL boss told an inquest there were lessons to be learned after a newborn died following a delayed emergency birth in Hereford.

Vegan way proves a hit in Hereford

Cotswold Journal:

11:34am Thursday 23rd October 2014

AS someone who once found it hard to fit in five fruit and veg in a week, nevermind a day, I could never have imagined that my name would find itself on a vegan restaurant booking form.

Halesowen solicitors in charity bake-off

Cotswold Journal:

2:05pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

SOLICITORS from Halesowen will be swapping their legal briefs for baking tins and creating Halloween-themed cakes which will be sold in aid of children’s charity Barnardo’s tomorrow (Friday).

Dudley gardens to get £1.3m makeover

Cotswold Journal: Coronation Gardens are in for a £1.3m upgrade 320547L

11:36am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A DUDLEY landmark is to get a £1.3m makeover which will include the refurbishment of a famous fountain's waterworks.

Car thief raids Rowley Regis shop

Cotswold Journal: REJECTED AND DEJECTED: An Ammanford man was left disappointed after a judge refused to send him to jail.

11:21am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A TEENAGE car thief used a stolen vehicle for a gang raid on a Rowley Regis shop, a court heard.

Charity helping young people across the Black Country get into work

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11:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

CHILDREN'S charity Barnardo’s is helping unemployed young people across the Black Country get on the career ladder.

Rowley Regis druggie tried to strangle his mum

Cotswold Journal: REJECTED AND DEJECTED: An Ammanford man was left disappointed after a judge refused to send him to jail.

10:59am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A DRUG addict has been jailed for 10 months after a court heard he tried to strangle his mother at her Rowley Regis home.

Police release suspect image in Netherton robber hunt

Cotswold Journal:

10:35am Thursday 23rd October 2014

POLICE have released an image of a man who ripped a gold chain from the neck of a shop worker.

Halesowen drinkers left in the dark

Cotswold Journal:

10:44am Thursday 23rd October 2014

DRINKERS will be left in the dark after councillors refused permission for a Halesowen pub to light up an outdoor bar and seating area.

Stourbridge people invited to have say on future of Mary Stevens Park

Cotswold Journal: Mary Stevens Park

10:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

STOURBRIDGE folk are being urged to have their say on the future of Mary Stevens Park by taking part in a survey.

Dudley mum set for Sahara trek

Cotswold Journal: Leanne Williams getting set for her charity trek

9:25am Thursday 23rd October 2014

TIRELESS Dudley cancer champion Leanne Williams embarks on her biggest challenge to date early next month when she attempts a seven-day trek across the Sahara Desert.

Wollaston fly-tipper gets hit with fine

Cotswold Journal: FRAUD: Gareth Wyn Francis of Glanaman told friends he had cancer and required £28,000 to pay for treatment.

9:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A WOLLASTON man has been fined nearly £2,000 for fly-tipping in Kinver.

Cone to host Halloween fun sessions this weekend

Cotswold Journal:

8:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THERE'LL be witches and wizards roaming around Wordsley this weekend.

Wind turbine blade smashes into Rowley Regis garden

Cotswold Journal:

8:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A FAMILY were left traumatised after a 4ft blade broke from a wind turbine in the grounds of a Rowley Regis school and spun out of control narrowly missing their house.

Inquest opens into death of man found hanging in his home

4:51pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

AN inquest has been opened into the death of a Redditch man found hanging in his home.

Thief gets final lifeline at Kidderminster Magistrates' Court

Cotswold Journal:

4:39pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A PERSISTENT thief escaped jail despite stealing hundreds of pounds worth of products from various Worcestershire stores.

Woobar in Worcester city centre reopens under new management

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4:14pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A BOOZER in Worcester has reopened, but new management have admitted they must turn its reputation around to thrive.

Election in Ledbury

Cotswold Journal: STANDING FOR ELECTION - Andrew Warmington.

4:11pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A NEW town councillor for Ledbury will be elected on Thursday, November 6.

St Augustine's students sink their teeth into challenge

Cotswold Journal:

4:10pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

STUDENTS from schools across Worcestershire, including St Augustine's in Redditch, have been putting their business skills into practise with a challenge from the SUBWAY brand - to create a marketing plan and design for a brand new 6-inch Sub.

Who's bright idea was this? Firms complete endurance challenge in foul weather for charity

Cotswold Journal: TOP TEAM: Jaga Heating

4:01pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A LEDBURY heating company proved hot stuff when it took part in a charity endurance challenge.

Not guilty plea to interfering with car parked outside Kidderminster home

3:57pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MAN pleaded not guilty to vehicle interference when he appeared at Kidderminster Magistrates' Court.

Mikado Christmas at Bosbury

3:54pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

BOSBURY Players will present Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado" at Bosbury Parish Hall in December.

Guilty plea to breaking into car

3:48pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MAN forced open a door of a locked car parked outside a home in Kidderminster, a court heard.

Apprenticeship and work experience skills fair to be held

Cotswold Journal:

3:45pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

YOUNG jobseekers are being invited to attend an apprenticeship and work experience skills fair held at the Jubilee Centre near St Faith's Road in Alcester.

Farmers' Market

3:42pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THERE will be a Farmers' Market at Bosbury Parish Hall on Saturday, November 15, from 10.30am to noon.

Alleged drink-drive case sent to trial

3:27pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MAN accused of failing to provide a breath test after being stopped by police and of obstructing a police officer in her duty has pleaded not guilty.

Romanian brothers jailed and deported for raid on Barnt Green home

3:27pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A GANG of Romanian burglars who targeted homes in Worcestershire are now in prison and will be deported when they have served their sentences.

Romanian brothers jailed and deported for raid on Barnt Green home

3:27pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A GANG of Romanian burglars who targeted homes in Worcestershire are now in prison and will be deported when they have served their sentences.

Halloween Fun at Prince Rupert Green.

3:21pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A WICKEDLY fun time will be had by all at the "Halloween on the Green" community event on a Ledbury estate.

Kidderminster assault case adjourned for two weeks

Cotswold Journal:

3:21pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A COURT case for an alleged assault has been adjourned for two weeks.

Fraud case referred to Worcester Crown Court

Cotswold Journal:

3:15pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MAN accused of using his brothers identity to get a driving license has been referred to Worcester Crown Court.

Get a close look at archaeological finds

3:09pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

PEOPLE can get a closer look at archaeological finds uncovered in Worcestershire at an event next month.

Future of on-going hospitals revamp will not happen until after the general election

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3:07pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE future of the on-going hospitals revamp will not take place until next spring, after the general election.

MP welcomes figures showing crime fall in Bromsgrove

Cotswold Journal:

2:30pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

BROMSGROVE'S MP has welcomed the news crime is falling in the town.

Kind-hearted pupils help those less fortunate than themselves

Cotswold Journal: Woodfield Middle School students Jake Dudley ,10, Jack SMith, 10, Zahra Fatima, 11, and Halima Israr, aged 10. Buy this photo RCR431401_01 from redditchadvertiser.co.uk/pictures

2:30pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

PUPILS from Woodfield Academy in Redditch recently used a non-uniform day to help others less fortunate than themselves.

Shopkeeper thanks customers as he retires after 44 years of trading in Kington

Cotswold Journal: Cliff Hodges is retiring & closing his menswear shop in Kington after 44 years.
Cliff with wife Sally & grandaughter Holly Hodges. 1443_10001 (11842722)

2:28pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A SHOPKEEPER is retiring after 44 years serving the people of Kington.

Car engine fire in Malvern

Cotswold Journal: Fire on stairs in St Leonards flats

2:54pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A CAR engine caught fire in Roman Way, Malvern, yesterday (October 23).

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

Cotswold Journal: Cells at Worcester Magistrates' Court are closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays

2:02pm Thursday 23rd 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'.

Sanctions branded "evil" after mum shoplifts to feed family

Cotswold Journal: JobCentre move strengthens role of Ealing Hub among ex-offenders

1:44pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

BENEFIT sanctions have been dubbed as “pure evil” after a woman had to steal food and groceries to feed her family when her money was stopped.

Washing machine catches fire in Hereford house

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1:40pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A WASHING machine that caught fire in Hereford last night needed a Hereford fire crew to put out the blaze.






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