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Men jailed for attacking Kingswinford man with iron bar

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11:00am Friday 31st October 2014

TWO men have been jailed for settling a grievance by smashing their way into a Kingswinford man's home and viciously attacking him with an iron bar.

Zoo animals tuck into tasty treats this Halloween

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10:31am Friday 31st October 2014

THE animals at Dudley Zoo have been getting into the Halloween spirit by tucking into tasty pumpkin treats.

Thousands of illegal cigarettes found secreted in a Hereford shop

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10:07am Friday 31st October 2014

Shop raid reveals nearly 100,000 cigarettes stashed in a hidden counter compartment, soft drink crates, and behind a false wall.

Government under fire ahead of firefighters strike

Cotswold Journal: FIRE TALK: Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service has assured county councillors that a move to Bridgend would have "no impact" on the use of Welsh.

9:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A WEST Midlands rescue service leader has accused the Government of playing "Russian roulette" with public safety as firefighters prepare for a four-day strike from tonight (Friday).

Concerns grow for missing Halesowen woman

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9:00am Friday 31st October 2014

Concerns are growing for a Halesowen woman who has gone missing from home.

Family return from 20 month South American adventure

Cotswold Journal: Steve and Pippa Genner with Henry (left) and Charlie in Nicaragua.

8:07am Friday 31st October 2014

A DAD says his family's 20 month adventure through South America has given his two children a "priceless" life experience.

Halesowen Jobcentre goes digital

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8:00am Friday 31st October 2014

OLD-fashioned ‘signing-on’, job cards in windows, and Full Monty-style dole queues have been consigned to the past as Halesowen Jobcentre is among those to undergo a digital revolution.

Stourbridge shopping centre to host spooky fun sessions this Saturday

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8:00am Friday 31st October 2014

STOURBRIDGE’S Ryemarket shopping centre is laying on post Halloween spooky fun activities this Saturday (November 1).

Rednal man receives volunteering award from Prime Minister

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11:20am Friday 31st October 2014

A REDNAL marketing consultant who uses performance to raise social awareness is the latest winner of a new volunteering award.

Purple light of hope on the Guildhall in Worcester

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11:14am Friday 31st October 2014

THE purple light of hope will be on the Guildhall in Worcester as the building is bathed in a glow that aims to promote awareness of pancreatic cancer.

Breaking news Appeal date into 70 new Broadway homes

11:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL planning application for 70 houses on an area of outstanding natural beauty in Broadway is to be determined at appeal.

Creativity comes first for county companies at free business breakfast

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10:49am Friday 31st October 2014

THE importance of being creative in business will be the topic of conversation at a free breakfast meeting taking place in Worcester in November.

Theft sentence hearing adjourned for second week

10:47am Friday 31st October 2014

A SENTENCE hearing for a woman guilty of stealing a toy from a Kidderminster supermarket has been adjourned for another week.

Cotswold Way marker stone laying ceremony

10:43am Friday 31st October 2014

THE unveiling of a hand-carved marker stone to highlight the northern end of the Cotswold Way trail is due to take place at the Old Market Hall, Chipping Campden, on Saturday November 8 at 12 noon.

Could county be greenest in country

Cotswold Journal: Paul Etheridge, library manager, joins Cllr Anthony Blagg, cabinet member for environment, at St John's Library earlier this year to mark the installation of energy-saving Solar PV panels.

10:43am Friday 31st October 2014

THE green credentials of Worcestershire County Council have been recognised and have put the authority in line for a nation award.

Hospital trust still under pressure as winter approaches

Cotswold Journal: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

10:31am Friday 31st October 2014

THE amount of patients in Worcestershire who have been waiting longer than 18 weeks for an operation currently stands at 1,839 – despite hospital bosses having pledged to clear the backlog by September.

Hospital trust still under pressure as winter approaches

Cotswold Journal: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

10:29am Friday 31st October 2014

THE amount of patients in Worcestershire who have been waiting longer than 18 weeks for an operation currently stands at 1,839 – despite hospital bosses having pledged to clear the backlog by September.

Hospital trust still under pressure as winter approaches

Cotswold Journal: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

10:29am Friday 31st October 2014

THE amount of patients in Worcestershire who have been waiting longer than 18 weeks for an operation currently stands at 1,839 – despite hospital bosses having pledged to clear the backlog by September.

Hospital trust still under pressure as winter approaches

Cotswold Journal: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

10:29am Friday 31st October 2014

THE amount of patients in Worcestershire who have been waiting longer than 18 weeks for an operation currently stands at 1,839 – despite hospital bosses having pledged to clear the backlog by September.

Hospital trust still under pressure as winter approaches

Cotswold Journal: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

10:29am Friday 31st October 2014

THE amount of patients in Worcestershire who have been waiting longer than 18 weeks for an operation currently stands at 1,839 – despite hospital bosses having pledged to clear the backlog by September.

Hospital trust still under pressure as winter approaches

Cotswold Journal: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

10:29am Friday 31st October 2014

THE amount of patients in Worcestershire who have been waiting longer than 18 weeks for an operation currently stands at 1,839 – despite hospital bosses having pledged to clear the backlog by September.

Droitwich schoolchildren learn the importance of communication skills

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10:20am Friday 31st October 2014

DROITWICH schoolchildren were encouraged to put their pens and pencils down earlier this month as part of a national event promoting the importance of communications skills.

Pets At Home store opens in Ludlow

Cotswold Journal: Store manager Jes Preen with first customers Juliana Ferguson and Amy Lambert along with Rory the rabbit at the opening of Pets At Home. Photos: Mark Bowen.

10:19am Friday 31st October 2014

THE new Pets At Home store has opened in Ludlow.

Big Dogs Breakfast at Redditch store

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10:00am Friday 31st October 2014

STORE colleagues at the Pets at Home store in Redditch are hosting a breakfast event to raise money for Dogs for the Disabled. Part of a national initiative, the Big Dogs Breakfast will take place in store on Sunday, November 2 at 9am, an hour before opening. The store team is inviting the local community to enjoy a hot beverage and some breakfast treats, with or without their dog, in return for a small donation. All funds raised on the day will be donated to Dogs for the Disabled, which works to change lives by creating exceptional partnerships between children and adults living with disability and specially trained assistance dogs.

Artwork adorns historic Hereford building's renovation work

Cotswold Journal: CJR Heritage are renovating The Old Mayor's Parlour on Church Street, Hereford. 
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9:54am Friday 31st October 2014

A BUILDING site has been made into a work of art while an historic part of Hereford is renovated.

Town museum to turn purple in support of World Pancreatic Cancer Day

Cotswold Journal: 3414679402 Paul Jackson 19.08.14 Evesham - Sandra Francis who has managed to get her petition to be discussed in parliament, she is also organising a private screening of Dirty Dancing at The Regal to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer Action. (9470810)

9:39am Friday 31st October 2014

THE colour purple will take on a whole new meaning this November as places around the world are illuminated in a bid to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer.

Two public defibrillators for Dymock.

9:26am Friday 31st October 2014

DYMOCK will have two public defibrillators in the village by Christmas, with one on the wall of the Parish Hall on another in their village's old telephone kiosk, close to Well House Garage.

New card store to open in Hereford

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9:08am Friday 31st October 2014

A NEW greetings card shop will open in Hereford tomorrow.

Manager’s Great Wall charity trek

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9:00am Friday 31st October 2014

THE manager of Kidderminster’s Homebase store called her charity trek across the Great Wall of China a “phenomenal experience”.

CCTV operator commended for helping catch escaped HMP Hewell prisoner

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8:30am Friday 31st October 2014

ONE of Stratford-on-Avon District Council’s CCTV operators has been honoured at the Warwickshire Police Awards Ceremony for the work carried out in tracking a prisoner who escaped from HMP Hewell.

History enthusiasts invited to Clent History Society meeting

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8:30am Friday 31st October 2014

HISTORY enthusiasts are being invited to a meeting being held this month.

Author shares her school memories

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7:00am Friday 31st October 2014

COOKLEY residents can enjoy a nostalgic look back at the history of the village school in the latest offering from a local author.

New care directory launched

Cotswold Journal: Coun Campion said Worcestershire County Council has had to "slim down rapidly"

6:40am Friday 31st October 2014

A NEW directory which provides information about care choices across Worcestershire has been released.

Confidential e-mail suggested supermarket options for Hereford United ground

Cotswold Journal:

6:20am Friday 31st October 2014

Herefordshire Council says it has no plans to pursue the sell-off suggestion.

School's supermarket Hallowe'en party

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6:20am Friday 31st October 2014

PUPILS from a Kidderminster primary school visited their local Sainsbury’s store for a morning of Hallowe'en events.

Heartbroken Hereford widow appeals for safe return of missing bag

6:03am Friday 31st October 2014

A HEARTBROKEN widow has launched an emotional appeal for the safe return of a missing bag which contained her late husband's belongings.

Have a go at our Halloween quiz

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6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

Put your knowledge of all things spooky to the test.

New civic manifesto praised by chairman

Cotswold Journal: Griff Rhys Jones at Addingham

6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A NEW national manifesto for the civic society movement has been welcomed by the chairman of Bewdley Civic Society.

Coroners confirm woman's death by natural cases

Cotswold Journal: A verdict of death by road traffic collision was reached at Salisbury Coroners' Court

5:40am Friday 31st October 2014

A KIDDERMINSTER woman died as a result of natural causes, a coroners court has concluded.

Bulls led from blazing barn in Orleton

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6:31pm Thursday 30th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have led a number of bulls out of a blazing barn at a farm in Orleton this afternoon.

Oldbury teenager stalked by man obsessed

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

5:43pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A STALKER who bombarded an Oldbury teenager with hundreds of phone calls and text messages when he became "obsessed" with the girl after seeing her singing on YouTube has been jailed for 22 months.

Blow for Tories as borough councillors defect to Labour

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5:20pm Thursday 30th October 2014

DUDLEY’S Conservative group has been dealt a blow after two borough councillors defected to Labour claiming Tories are out of touch.

MP open to quizzing in Cradley Heath

Cotswold Journal: James Morris MP.

3:54pm Thursday 30th October 2014

RESIDENTS are being given the chance to quiz Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP James Morris on issues that are important to them.

Bulls led from blazing barn following Herefordshire farm fire

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3:40pm Thursday 30th October 2014

FOUR crews are currently battling a blaze at farm buildings near Orleton, north Herefordshire.

Norton nursery to celebrate 20th birthday

Cotswold Journal: Bicester charity fete and funday

3:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A NORTON nursery is inviting past and present children to join in on its 20th birthday celebrations.

Work gets underway to boost parking spaces at Stourbridge Junction railway station

Cotswold Journal: Cllr Mohammed Hanif, Centro’s lead member for Stourbridge, Brenda Lawrence, London Midland’s head of route for Snow Hill lines and Cllr Roger Horton, Centro’s lead member for rail and Metro get work on the new Park and Ride extension und

1:57pm Thursday 30th October 2014

WORK has got underway to create an extra 223 parking spaces at Stourbridge Junction railway station thanks to a £900,000 Park and Ride extension.

Spooky fun in Kingswinford as ghost story writer stops off

Cotswold Journal: Cary Scrivens from Brindley Heath Junior School in Kinver and Morgan Turley from Crestwood with author David Shelton. Buy photo: 431426L

1:19pm Thursday 30th October 2014

GHOST story author Dave Shelton brought his spooktacular tales to life when he stopped off to talk to students at a Kingswinford school.

Belbroughton churchgoers complete Bishop's faith course

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12:44pm Thursday 30th October 2014

BELBROUGHTON Christians have completed a course designed to relate their Christian faith to their own life and locality.

Loved ones remembered at Halesowen church

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12:03pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PEOPLE who have lost loved ones are being invited to a special service of remembrance at a Halesowen church.






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