A DOUBLE celebration is in store for an Alvechurch businessman who is set to pick up a prestigious award on his 75th birthday.
FROM flipping burgers to becoming franchise owner of four restaurants, Redditch businessman Robert Holdcroft is celebrating his silver anniversary with the golden arches.
CHILDREN at St George's First School, Redditch, said a special goodbye to a classroom assistant who has worked there for more than 20 years.
A BIRCHENSALE Middle School pupil has won her classmates a day out at the Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) after doodling for Google.
SHOPS and businesses in Redditch were tickled pink raising money for breast cancer research.
KINGSLEY College performing arts, dance, drama and music students had a taste of jazz poetry when two members of the Dr Teeth Big Band dropped in to show them how it's done.
A SUCCESSFUL art exhibition held at Studley Parish Centre raised a record £300 for charity.
A FOUR-year-old Redditch girl had her first taste of stardom when she took to the catwalk in the Mini Miss British Isles competition.
CHILDREN from Headless Cross Toddler Group completed a sponsored toddle around Arrow Valley Lake.
INKBERROW youngsters were climbing high at a event organised to find out their views.
PUPILS at Redditch middle schools have been training with young stars from the Worcester Warriors rugby team.
On Friday, I had the honour of officially opening Abbeywood First School in Church Hill.
A REDDITCH glamour model is being snapped up by more national men's magazines wanting her to grace their pages.
A WYTHALL man died from industrial disease after decades of exposure to asbestos, an inquest heard.
BOREDOM may soon be a thing of the past for Redditch people as building work forges ahead on a new multi-screen cinema in the Kingfisher Shopping Centre.
A CRABBS Cross kitchen and bathroom fitter could become the next Will Young if he wins the Rock Idol Final 2006 contest.
AN elderly woman was found dead in the garden of her home in Oakenshaw, an inquest heard.
A CELEBRATION was held on Saturday for all the people who have helped the blind and partially sighted in Redditch keep abreast of the news.
TESCO has created 70 new jobs with the expansion of its Tesco Extra store in Coldfield Drive, Redditch.
TWO Broom residents have been remembered in a special way.
A MAN indecently exposed himself to a nine year old girl in Alcester.
ALCESTER residents will get the chance to win £200 if they take time out to get involved in community affairs.
A BATCHLEY man who hurled vile abuse at nurses and a police sergeant after being taken to hospital with a head injury has been jailed for a total of 15 months.
POLICE have arrested a man in connection with two incidents of indecent exposure in the south of Redditch.
YOUNGSTERS at Ridgeway Middle School have been flying the flag for environmentally friendly issues.
WINES and spirits should be removed from supermarket shelves to cut back the problem of teenage alcoholism, say members of Bromsgrove and Redditch CHC.
FOR the first time a committee has been formed in Redditch to raise money for the local work of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
FREDERICK Harbon, of Crabbs Cross, was engaged with another man named William Batson, on the roof of a house in Evesham Road when he met with a serious accident on Monday.
OUR talk on September 29, entitled A Year in the Life of the Batsford Arboretum, was given by Sue Burn, the propagator education supervisor of that establishment.
AT the recent AGM the members present re-elected Pat Morley as chairman, who welcomed members and talked about the plays the club had seen in the last year.
DOREEN Springer opened the meeting by recording the sad and very sudden death of member Margaret Cull and asked for us to stand for a minute's silence in remembrance.
OUR October meeting was well attended.
OUR October meeting had the intriguing title of The Theatre Awaits.
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FIREFIGHTERS from Redditch and Bromsgrove were called to Mettis Aerospace after a fire broke out.
AT an age when many men might want to move into a slower lane, one Redditch businessman has opted to step up a gear.