Hagley police reach deal to use parish council's offices

6:19pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

WEST Mercia Police have reached a deal to use Hagley Parish Council's offices in Worcester Road as a drop off point - although the arrangement is unlikely to cut much ice with local residents.

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Cotswold Journal: 106-year-old Jack Jones, centre, meeting West Brom players James Morrison, left, and Liam O'Neil, right. Buy photo: 161437M

6:06pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

WEST Bromwich Albion players James Morrison and Liam O'Neill popped into Stourbridge this week to pay tribute to their oldest fan.

Stourbridge hospice delves into thriving retro market

Cotswold Journal: L r Simon Henwood - MD of Mary Stevens Trading, Guy Brace - shop manager at Victoria Passage, Stevan Jackson - hospice CEO. Buy photo:161410MH

4:32pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

STOURBRIDE'S Mary Stevens Hospice has expanded its repertoire by delving into the thriving vintage and retro market.

Police and council launch attack on bogus callers in Halesowen

3:10pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE streets of Halesowen are being turned into a no-go zone for bogus-callers in a joint operation between police and trading standards officers.

Stourbridge estate agent helps a teenager's dream come true

Cotswold Journal: Tracy Elbro

1:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

MONTHS of training paid off for a Stourbridge estate agent, who tackled the London Marathon on Sunday for the first and last time..

Iconic sitcom Fawlty Towers being staged by Halesowen theatre group

Cotswold Journal: Dave Francis Williams and Jordan Smith prepare for An Evening With Fawlty Towers.

12:15pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

ICONIC British comedy Fawlty Towers is being tackled by Halesowen's Mayhem Theatre Company.

Youngsters party with Peppa Pig at Merry Hill

Cotswold Journal: L-r Evie Noon, aged four and Lily Noon, aged six from Stourport.

12:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

CHILDREN'S favourite Peppa Pig popped to Merry Hill yesterday (Monday) to host a party for her loyal fans.

New line dance classes to start in Norton

11:36am Wednesday 16th April 2014

RENOWNED line dance instructor Nigel Rider is starting a new beginners and improvers class at St Michaels Church Centre in Maynard Avenue (off the Broadway), Norton, next Wednesday, April 23, at 7.15pm.

Brierley Hill gym launches Easter egg amnesty

Cotswold Journal: Some of Audrey's hand-decorated eggs

11:24am Wednesday 16th April 2014

BUSY Brierley Hill based PureGym is appealing for donations of Easter eggs to deliver to a local charity.

College boss slams Dudley Council planners for "ridiculous" crossing rejection

Cotswold Journal: Dudley Colege principal Lowell Williams is unhappy with council planners who threw out his crossing plan

11:42am Wednesday 16th April 2014

DUDLEY College’s boss has blasted councillors for a “ridiculous” decision he says could put students in danger.

999 crews on scene at Sedgley car smash

Cotswold Journal: Baby boy dies suddenly at holiday park

10:53am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Emergency services are at the scene of a crash in Sedgely between two cars on Gospel End Road.

Sadness at acclaimed Stourbridge-born singer's death

Cotswold Journal: Lyndsie in Stourbridge in 1976

10:50am Wednesday 16th April 2014

STOURBRIDGE opera buffs have been saddened by the death of internationally acclaimed singer Lyndsie Holland at the age of 79.

Tireless worker for Blackheath loses cancer battle

Cotswold Journal: Mary Docker

1:34pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

PASSIONATE campaigner for Blackheath and its people Mary Docker has died after a short battle with cancer at the age of 59.

Bethel Chapel set to celebrate Good Friday after News appeal sees new organist recruited

10:52am Wednesday 16th April 2014

WOLLESCOTE based Bethel Chapel will be able to go ahead with their traditional Good Friday service following a successful appeal for an organist through the Stourbridge News.

Stourbridge gig will help provide a new school

9:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A STOURBRIDGE woman has organised a charity gig to raise funds to educate children in Gambia.

Band hopes to strke a chord in Halesowen with Black Country Festival

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A UKULELE band is tuning up to spearhead celebrations in Halesowen town centre as part of the region’s inaugural Black Country Festival.

Retirement properties given the go-ahead in Hagley

Cotswold Journal: An artist's impression of the upcoming development in Hagley.

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

HAGLEY residents have expressed their disappointment that plans to build 44 retirement apartments in a prominent part of the village have received the go-ahead.

The Ministry of Elvis is a hit with Northern Irish people

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6:10pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A FORMER Redditch vicar who formed his Ministry of Elvis after quitting his job has followed up his Peaceline walk in Belfast with a charity concert in the Shankill Road.

Evesham Town Council berated by angry residents

5:58pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

EVESHAM Town Council was berated by angry residents at its annual general meeting this week.

Worcester teenager appears in court charged with sexual assault

Cotswold Journal: Broken down lorry causes fuel spillage in Ombersley

5:04pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A TEENAGER has appeared in court charged with a sexual assault in Worcester last week.

Man arrested following suspected firearms offence released without charge

Cotswold Journal: Armed police in Rainbow Hill yesterday

4:53pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE Worcester man arrested on suspicion of a firearms offence has been released without charge.

Lorry driver relives terrifying hijack ordeal in court

4:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE driver of a cash truck carrying £435,000 has relived his traumatic ordeal as he was driven through the streets of Alvechurch after robbers grabbed him at a service station.

Dancing on Air..

4:28pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

COVENT Garden ballet will dance into Ledbury with a live screening of "The Winter's Tale" at the Market Theatre.

Find out more about Droitwich U3A

4:22pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE Droitwich University of the Third age (U3A) is holding an informal drop in afternoon later this month to give members and non-members the opportunity to find out about the different groups on offers.

Worcestershire oesophageal cancer team wins acclaim

Cotswold Journal: Surgeon Martin Wadley, oesophageal cancer patient Brian Harris from Worcester, Robin Walker MP, patient Stephen Lee from Bromsgrove, specialist nurse Sharon Brown and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust chief executive Penny Venables

4:08pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A TEAM treating people with upper gastrointestinal cancer across Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire has been nominated for a national award for their work treating people with early oesophageal cancer.

Worcestershire oesophageal cancer team wins acclaim

Cotswold Journal: Surgeon Martin Wadley, oesophageal cancer patient Brian Harris from Worcester, Robin Walker MP, patient Stephen Lee from Bromsgrove, specialist nurse Sharon Brown and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust chief executive Penny Venables

4:08pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A TEAM treating people with upper gastrointestinal cancer across Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire has been nominated for a national award for their work treating people with early oesophageal cancer.

Worcestershire oesophageal cancer team wins acclaim

Cotswold Journal: Surgeon Martin Wadley, oesophageal cancer patient Brian Harris from Worcester, Robin Walker MP, patient Stephen Lee from Bromsgrove, specialist nurse Sharon Brown and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust chief executive Penny Venables

4:08pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A TEAM treating people with upper gastrointestinal cancer across Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire has been nominated for a national award for their work treating people with early oesophageal cancer.

Worcestershire oesophageal cancer team wins acclaim

Cotswold Journal: Surgeon Martin Wadley, oesophageal cancer patient Brian Harris from Worcester, Robin Walker MP, patient Stephen Lee from Bromsgrove, specialist nurse Sharon Brown and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust chief executive Penny Venables

4:07pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A TEAM treating people with upper gastrointestinal cancer across Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire has been nominated for a national award for their work treating people with early oesophageal cancer.

Contractor faces fine of more than £200,000 over bridge re-opening delay

3:47pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE construction firm behind the replacement of Evesham’s Abbey Bridge will be fined about £200,000 for the delay in delivering the vital new link to the town, it has finally been revealed.

Campaigners step up fight against development with Journal advert

3:44pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

CAMPAIGNERS against plans to build a new housing estate in a Vale village have stepped up their fight by taking an advert out in this week's Evesham Journal.

Almost 95 per cent of Herefordshire children offered place at preferred primary school

Cotswold Journal: Revealed - Herefordshire Council's contract payments

3:50pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

PARENTS across the county – and nationally – have today found out which school their child has been offered a reception class place in for September 2014.

To muse on brews...

3:36pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

LEDBURY people have the chance to raise a glass or two in the company of a master brewer, during a beer odyssey in the Burgage Hall.

Worcester could see late-night shopping all year round

Cotswold Journal: Worcester could see late-night shopping all year round

3:33pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

SHOPPERS in Worcester could soon be able to enjoy Christmas-style late-night shopping all year round.

Worcester could see late-night shopping all year round

Cotswold Journal: Worcester could see late-night shopping all year round

3:32pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

SHOPPERS in Worcester could soon be able to enjoy Christmas-style late-night shopping all year round.

Worcester could see late-night shopping all year round

Cotswold Journal: Worcester could see late-night shopping all year round

3:32pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

SHOPPERS in Worcester could soon be able to enjoy Christmas-style late-night shopping all year round.

Worcester could see late-night shopping all year round

Cotswold Journal: Worcester could see late-night shopping all year round

3:32pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

SHOPPERS in Worcester could soon be able to enjoy Christmas-style late-night shopping all year round.

Charity launches third Cotswold Way MAD Challenge

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3:26pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

GYM members and supporters of The SMA Trust took part in a punishing work out to launch the third Cotswold Way MAD Challenge.

Charity launches third Cotswold Way MAD Challenge

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3:25pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

GYM members and supporters of The SMA Trust took part in a punishing work out to launch the third Cotswold Way MAD Challenge.

River body man named

3:15pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE man whose body was found in the River Avon in Evesham in February has been named as Grahame Oswald.

Concerns allayed at Yew Tree Hill site

Cotswold Journal: Work taking place at the Yew Tree Hill site. SP

3:02pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

SEVERAL keen-eyed Droitwich residents have raised concerns over people apparently drilling on land at the Yew Tree Hill development site.

Restricted board papers from hospital trust meetings to be made public

Cotswold Journal: The county council and NHS disagree over whether there is a supply problem with a typhoid vaccine tablet.

2:53pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

PREVIOUSLY restricted board papers from meetings of the organisation running Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Kidderminster Hospital and Redditch’s Alexandra Hospital are to be made available to the public.

New chairman for Alcester and Stratford District Round Table

Cotswold Journal: New chairman Richard Handy with vice chairman Paul Jackson

2:50pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A NEW chairman has been elected to Alcester and Stratford District Round Table.

Chaddesley parish plan open for comments

Cotswold Journal: FUTURE PLANS: Chaddesley Corbett residents can have their say.

2:56pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

RESIDENTS in Chaddesley Corbett are being asked to comment on a draft neighbourhood plan that could help shape their future development.

April Eyes Down

2:31pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

There will be a quiz night at Wellington Heath's Memorial Hall on Saturday, April 26, from 7.30pm.

Motor sport parts company accelerates fast in export sales

Cotswold Journal: Louise Harker, managing director of Pro-Bolt

2:14pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

AS the 2014 Superbike and Moto GP season gets under way, businesswoman Louisa Harker is celebrating getting into the fast lane with her export sales and now needs more staff. Mrs Harker, who lives at Naunton Beauchamp, near Pershore, is managing director of specialist motorbike industry supplier Pro-Bolt, which provides high quality titanium, aluminium and stainless steel bolts and fasteners to the majority of the British, World Superbike and Moto GP teams.

Ledbury's Greyhound Champion Remembered

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1:59pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE FUNERAL has taken place of a former Ledbury lady who was well known as a champion of abandoned dogs, especially greyhounds.

Nation's long wave signal being updated via Droitwich antenna

1:42pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

LISTENERS to Radio 4’s long wave transmission might well have noticed that it’s currently out of service every day between 10am and 5.30pm, but what they might not know, is that the national signal shutdown, is due to work being done on the Droitwich transmitters.

Bromsgrove and Redditch daredevils invited to do a fundraising parachute jump

Cotswold Journal: Lucy Bayliss, community fundraiser at Primrose Hospice, is encouraging Redditch and Bromsgrove thrillseekers to do a skydive this year for the Primrose Hospice. Buy photo BCR161404_01

1:20pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

BROMSGROVE and Redditch daredevils are being given the chance to take to the skies to raise money for charity.

Hereford County Hospital launches "departure lounge"

Cotswold Journal: Sister Dawn Midson (left) WVT Complex Discharge Lead, with her "departure lounge"  team  team.

1:19pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

New patient discharge initiative to free up ward beds

Children donate pocket money to Hereford United

Cotswold Journal: 1416_4001 Children donate their pocket money to Hereford United Football Club.
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1:03pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

YOUNG football fans Billie-Jean Coultas and Jake Dixon have joined the campaign to save Hereford United.




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