West Midlands Ambulance Service issue top tips for darker nights

Cotswold Journal: DRUNK TANK: Trying to ease pressure on emergency services.

5:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

AS the darker nights draw in, West Midlands Ambulance Service has issued some tips to ensure people stay safe.

Sandwell libraries mark WWI commemorations

Cotswold Journal: SAC Steve Pealing fom the Logistics Squadron sounds the Last Post in front of a giant poppy made from parachute silk during the Armistice Day Service in the parachute training hangar at RAF Brize Norton

5:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A HOST of displays, events and activities are being held in Sandwell libraries during November to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

Business programme to boost IT working practices

Cotswold Journal:

1:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

BUSINESSES in Halesowen and Sandwell are being urged to tap into a £500,000 programme to maximise their use of IT and superfast broadband.

Halloween themed half-term fun at the Black Country Living Museum

Cotswold Journal:

1:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

LITTLE monsters will be far from bored at Black Country Living Museum this half-term.

Harvest festival supports elderly in Stourbridge and Halesowen

Cotswold Journal:

9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

KIND-hearted Kidderminster students donated a selection of harvest gifts to the Stourbridge and Halesowen branch of Age Concern.

College hits back in disability pay row

Cotswold Journal: Lord Freud, the Welfare Reform Minister

8:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

THE principal of a Hereford college says a government ministers' suggestion that some disabled workers could be paid less than the minimum wage is an "unwelcome gaffe".

Plenty going on at Alvechurch Library

Cotswold Journal:

5:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

IN the lead up to Bonfire Night Alvechurch Library will be holding a series of family fun activities.

Battle of Gheluvelt set to be commemorated

4:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

GHELUVELT Park will be the location as Mercian Regiment soldiers commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Gheluvelt.

Man took an overdose of prescription medication, inquest hears

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3:20pm Saturday 25th October 2014

AN open conclusion has been recorded at the inquest of a Redditch man found dead at his home.

Bromsgrove gym receiving £1 million upgrade

Cotswold Journal:

3:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A BROMSGROVE gym is receiving a significant investment to improve its facilities.

This year's poppy appeal launches in Worcester

Cotswold Journal: LEST WE FORGET: A flag flutters in the breeze at this year's launchPicture by Nick Toogood. (11925489)

1:52pm Saturday 25th October 2014

THE sun shone down as poppies floated through the air for Worcester's annual poppy appeal launch.

School's bake off competition kicks off in spooky fashion

Cotswold Journal: SPOOKY: The children in fancy dress with their delightfully scary cakes

1:38pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A school's bake-off competition was kicked off with a Halloween themed cake sale this week.

Have fun but stay safe this Bonfire Night

Cotswold Journal: Redditch MP with the fire-fighters of Blue Watch.

1:30pm Saturday 25th October 2014

IN the run up to Bonfire Night Redditch MP Karen Lumley has visited Redditch Fire Station to meet with the fire-fighters of Blue Watch to raise awareness of the importance of fire safety.

New price match and points card launched at Malvern's Morrison's branch

Cotswold Journal: NEW SCHEME: The price match and points card shoppers can now use at Malvern's Morrison's supermarket

1:22pm Saturday 25th October 2014

MORRISONS has announced the launch of its new price match and points card in coming to the Malvern branch of the superstore chain.

New price match and points card launched at Malvern's Morrison's branch

Cotswold Journal: NEW SCHEME: The price match and points card shoppers can now use at Malvern's Morrison's supermarket

1:21pm Saturday 25th October 2014

MORRISONS has announced the launch of its new price match and points card in coming to the Malvern branch of the superstore chain.

New wellbeing centre could change care in Kington

Cotswold Journal: The Kington Centre, on Bridge Street is currently home to the town's library.

12:45pm Saturday 25th October 2014

AN ambitious project could see Kington’s library transformed into a wellbeing centre, where residents can get counselling, blood pressure checks and even video-call their GP.

Binning the Biros to enhance communication and listening skills

Cotswold Journal: No Pens Day at Matchborough First School Academy: Millie Clarke, Ben Gladwin, and Chanelle Bolton, all six,  with Jay Poynter, aged five. Buy this photo RMM441401b at redditchadvertiser.co.uk/pictures

12:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS at a Redditch school binned the Biros and kicked the keyboards into touch for a special day.

Brummie funny man set to entertain at Lions fundraiser

11:44am Saturday 25th October 2014

MALCOLM Stent, one of Birmingham’s favourite comedians who has been making audiences laugh for more than 30 years, is coming to Droitwich as part of a fundraiser for the Droitwich Lions Club.

Ross Market House will be the first in asset transfer

Cotswold Journal: Ross-on-Wye.
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11:27am Saturday 25th October 2014

FINAL preparations are being made to transfer Ross' Market House into the care of the town council.

Bromsgrove charity shop needs winter woollies

Cotswold Journal:

11:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

BROMSGROVE residents are being asked to dig out and donate their winter woollies to help raise money for an animal charity.

Redditch beauties in the final of competition

Cotswold Journal:

10:40am Saturday 25th October 2014

A COUPLE of Redditch beauties have made it through to the finals of Miss Worcestershire.

Kidderminster firefighters called to Bewdley fire

Cotswold Journal:

10:35am Saturday 25th October 2014

KIDDERMINSTER firefighters were called to a fire in Shaw Hedge Road yesterday, (October 24).

Help review NHS 111 helpline

Cotswold Journal:

8:50am Saturday 25th October 2014

PEOPLE are needed to help review the NHS 111 service.

Lighten Up your house to deter burglars

Cotswold Journal:

8:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

WYRE Forest residents are being encouraged to keep their homes safe and secure during the darker months.

Great multi-activity days at Oaker Wood Leisure

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7:33am Saturday 25th October 2014

OAKER Wood Leisure near Leominster has some great Multi- Activity Days for seven to 12 year olds on Tuesday and Thursday, October 28 and 30. Activities will include a range from climbing, zip wires, halloween hide and seek, fire building, target shooting and some special Halloween woodland activities.

New dad beats up taxi driver after crisps row

Cotswold Journal: Wooding is due before Hereford Magistrat6es Court tomorrow for sentencing.

7:02am Saturday 25th October 2014

GOING off the rails after finding out his partner was pregnant, a 21-year-old from Much Dewchurch handed out an unprovoked and “appalling” beating to an innocent taxi driver after a dispute over a packet of crisps.

Stourport's redeveloped civic hall opens with rock gig

Cotswold Journal: Small businesses targeted by scammers

7:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

A NEW dawn of entertainment has begun in Stourport after the official opening of the redeveloped Civic Theatre Hall.

School raises money for cancer charity

Cotswold Journal:

6:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

PUPILS and staff at a Kidderminster school held a pink own clothes day and a charity bake-off in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Photos give "unique" view of travelling community

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6:09am Saturday 25th October 2014

OFFERING a unique insight into the travelling community past and present, a photographic exhibition set to launch at Hereford’s Courtyard Centre for the Arts next month will take you inside what has traditionally been an intensely private community.

Care home celebrates first year in operation

Cotswold Journal:

6:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

A KIDDERMINSTER nursing home celebrated its first anniversary during a day of entertainment.

Live Hereford United latest

Cotswold Journal: The secretary of Redditch United says Hereford United's playing budget is "not sustainable".

9:11am Friday 24th October 2014

Herefordshire Council last night tried to take possession of the Edgar Street ground.

UPDATE: A449 horror crash leaves man in "critical condition"

Cotswold Journal:

4:50pm Friday 24th October 2014

A MAN is in a critical condition after a horror crash between his car and an empty petrol tanker.

Volunteers strut their stuff for Alzheimer's charity

Cotswold Journal:

4:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A FASHION show and gift fair organised by Kingswinford fundraisers has raised more than £2,750 for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Emergency crews sent to flood hit Worcester Street in Stourbridge

Cotswold Journal:

5:21pm Friday 24th October 2014

DUDLEY Council says it has despatched emergency crews to Worcester Street in Stourbridge which has been hit by flooding this afternoon (Friday.

Lye grocery store boss hit with a court bill of more than £3,000 over hygiene issues

3:32pm Friday 24th October 2014

A LYE grocery store boss has been hit with a court bill of more than £3,000 after inspectors discovered a series of hygiene problems.

Men wanted after £16 million drugs haul in Oldbury

Cotswold Journal:

3:04pm Friday 24th October 2014

POLICE are looking for three men after 165 kilos of heroin was seized from an industrial unit in Oldbury.

Volunteers wanted for memories day at Mary Stevens Park

Cotswold Journal:

2:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A MEMORIES day will take place at Mary Stevens Park to give people the chance to reflect on time spent there in years gone by.

Brierley Hill tots help those in need

Cotswold Journal:

1:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A BRIERLEY Hill playgroup have helped support people in need as part of their harvest celebrations.

Brierley Hill fundraiser aims to give disabled youngsters a day to remember

Cotswold Journal:

12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

TWO Dudley men are hosting an evening of entertainment to raise money for local disabled children.

Missing teen found safe and well

Cotswold Journal:

9:47am Friday 24th October 2014

POLICE hunting for a missing 14-year-old Black Country boy say he has been found safe and well.

Missing Rowley Regis teen found safe and well

Cotswold Journal:

9:43am Friday 24th October 2014

POLICE hunting for a missing 14-year-old Rowley Regis boy say he has been found safe and well.

Three arrested for attempted theft in Stourbridge

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10:06am Friday 24th October 2014

THREE Romanian nationals, living in Lye were arrested for attempted theft in Stourbridge this morning (Friday).

Herefordshire Council attempt to take possession of Edgar Street

Cotswold Journal:

11:28pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

HEREFORDSHIRE Council have confirmed that they attempted to take possession of Hereford United's Edgar Street ground and its related land tonight.

Night of choral singing in Stourbridge

Cotswold Journal:

8:00am Friday 24th October 2014

POPULAR Kidderminster Male Choir will be performing at the next Local & Live concert in Stourbridge this weekend.

Cash machine workers assaulted during robbery outside Morrisons

Cotswold Journal:

11:41am Friday 24th October 2014

TWO men were assaulted outside Morrisons in Ross this morning as they delivered cash to the supermarket's cash machine.

Man suffers face and back injuries in unprovoked attack

Cotswold Journal:

11:04am Friday 24th October 2014

A 55-YEAR-old man suffered face and back injuries as he was assaulted in an unprovoked attack in Leominster.

The Royal British Legion Ledbury and District Branch launches poppy appeal tomorrow

6:49pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE Royal British Legion Ledbury and District Branch is launching its poppy appeal tomorrow (Saturday, October 25).

The Royal British Legion Ledbury and District Branch launches poppy appeal tomorrow

6:49pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE Royal British Legion Ledbury and District Branch is launching its poppy appeal tomorrow (Saturday, October 25).

Anger as Clent parish councillors snub their own meeting

Cotswold Journal:

6:20pm Friday 24th October 2014

UNHAPPY Hagley residents hit out after this week's Clent Parish Council meeting had to be called off - because only two councillors turned up.

Get suited up as Santa for Acorns' festive run

Cotswold Journal: A precious Santa Run in Birmingham, organised by Acorns Children's Hospice. SP

6:10pm Friday 24th October 2014

ACORNS Children’s Hospice is kick-starting the festive season by calling on Redditch and Bromsgrove residents to suit-up as Father Christmas for its annual Santa Run.






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