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  • New club makes a knockout start Redditch Advertiser: Win joy: Itsham Hussain

    NEW boxing club Redditch Community ABC got off to the best possible start at Kingshurst Lab-our Club. read more

  • Worcestershire's railways subject of talk in Redditch

    THE history of railways in Worcestershire will be the talk given by Andrew Smith, from Malvern, at the next meeting of the Redditch Railway Interest Group, this Friday, November 9, from 2pm at Forge Mill Museum.  read more

  • Swan: All we want is to play Poppies

    REDDITCH United chairman Chris Swan is keeping his fingers crossed Saturday’s trip to crisis club Kettering Town goes ahead. read more

  • Austin prove too hot for Athletico

    DESPITE the wet weather creating havoc with fixtures, there were still fireworks in the BRT Redditch and South Warwickshire Combination League on Sunday. read more

  • Frustrated Knight says things have to improve

    FRUSTRATED Studley boss Lee Knight admits things have “got to change” as he looks to revamp his squad after Saturday’s 4-0 loss to high-flying Bolehall Swifts. read more

  • Sally on song in super show

    SALLY Hogan was in im-pressive form for Broms-grove and Redditch AC at the second round of Gloucester-shire Cross Country League on Saturday. read more

  • Redditch couple share their adoption joy with others during day out

    TO mark the start of National Adoption Week, from November 5 -11, Redditch couple Lorna Owen and Jonathan Deakin, joined other adoptive families at an Action for Children day out to share their wishes for thousands of vulnerable children still in need of a loving home. read more

  • Chance to make a magical advent calendar at Where Next's Saturday Club

    WHERE Next Association’s Saturday Club is giving people the chance to countdown to Christmas by making their own magical advent calendars. read more

  • Redditch company raises more than £10,000 for Arthritis Research UK Redditch Advertiser: Emma Macdonald, from Arthritis Research UK with Gordon Farmiloe, from Premier Care in Bathing

    REDDITCH firm Premier Care in Bathing has raised more than £10,000 for Arthritis Research UK.  read more

  • Person freed after collision on A46

    FIREFIGHTERS from Alcester and Stratford had to use cutting equipment to free a person trapped by a collision near Haselor yesterday. read more

  • Like your Martinis shaken, not stirred?

    A JAMES Bond-style gala evening is being held in Debenhams in the Kingfisher Centre. read more

  • Redditch couple banned from being company directors for failing to pay taxes

    A REDDITCH man and wife, directors of Machermore Castle Care Home Limited (‘Machermore’), have been disqualified from being company directors for total of seven years for failing to provide for taxes due following an investigation by the Insolvency Service. read more

  • Hayles downs the Reds

    Redditch United 0, St Albans City 2

    FORMER Fulham striker Barry Hayles sunk Reds with a second half brace of goals as St Albans snatched the points from this often scrappy encounter. read more

  • Eliminating harm to patients is a priority at the Alex

    ELIMINATING ‘patient harms’ is the aim of the Safe Care Team launched at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust in August. read more

  • Leader says "Goodnight Brownies" for one last time after nearly 30 years

    A LEADER from 2nd Woodrow Brownies has decided to say “goodnight Brownies” one last time as she leaves the unit after completing almost 30 years. read more

  • Ron Adkins

    ADKINS Ron Aged 84 Passed away peacefully on Tuesday 30th October, surrounded by his loving family. A service to celebrate Ron’s life will be held at St Peter’s Church, Ipsley on Thursday 15th November 2012 at 11 am, followed by committal at Redditch Crematorium. Flowers welcome. read more

  • Ron Adkins

    ADKINS Ron You had smiles, You had tears, Life was a struggle for so many years. But, no matter how hard you fell You always got up and got well. You are a gentleman, kind and caring to all, That’s why Uncle Ron, you stood so tall. Then one day you had a terrible fall, It shattered you and made you small. You knew it was time to rest. So cheerio, good night and God Bless xxxxx read more

  • Frank Metcalf

    METCALF Frank Aged 68 Years Passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday 30th October, 2012. Beloved Husband to Barbara and a dearly loved Dad to Anthony, Annie, Barbara and Stepfather to Beth and Gaynor (now deceased) He will be greatly missed by all of his grandchildren. A service to celebrate Frank’s life will take place at the Redditch Crematorium on Friday 16th November, 2012 at 10.15a.m. Family flowers only please donations if so desired to P.D.S.A. may be sent to: Thomas Brothers, The Funeral Directors Birchfield House, 494 Evesham Road Redditch, Worcestershire B97 5JF 01527 547777 Thank You read more

  • Doreen Joy Install

    INSTALL Doreen Joy Aged 82 Years Passed away peacefully at the Alexandra hospital on Tuesday 30th October, 2012. A service to celebrate Doreen’s life will take place at St Mary’s Church Of England Parish Church on Thursday 15th November, 2012 at 11.00a.m, followed by committal at the Abbey Cemetery. For all enquiries please contact Thomas Brothers. Family flowers only please or donations if so desired to Macmillan Cancer Support may be sent to: Thomas Brothers, The Funeral Directors Birchfield House, 494 Evesham Road Redditch, Worcestershire B97 5JF 01527 547777 Thank You read more

  • Doreen Joy Install

    INSTALL Doreen Joy (nee Draycott Twin to Douglas) 7/3/1930- 30/10/2012 "Aunty Doreen" The bond between us was so great that I will miss you dreadfully. You suffered so much over the past 4 months but your wish has been granted - to be with Uncle Jack and Dad at last. I have so many memories of our time together and you have been such a loving and caring aunty to Andrew. Goodbye and god bless dearest aunty, rest in peace always and may god keep you safe in his care. Your loving niece Julie, Colin & Andrew read more

  • Doreen Joy Install

    INSTALL Doreen Joy 7/3/1930 - 30/10/2012 In loving memory of Doreen. You are now free from pain and suffering and your wish to be with your loving husband Jack and twin brother Doug has been granted. RIP always, love your sister in law Barbara read more

  • Zac Snow

    SNOW Zac 7th November 1991 Happy 21st Birthday Love Nan & CP XXX read more

  • Elena & Jimmy Griffin

    GRIFFIN Elena and Jimmy. Jane and Steve want to announce to marriage of Elena and Jimmy. We are all very happy for you both xxxxx read more

  • Margaret Elizabeth Postans

    POSTANS Margaret Elizabeth Aged 83 Years Passed away peacefully at home on Thursday 1st November, 2012. Reunited with her beloved Husband Arthur. A dearly loved Mum to Mary and Sue, a special Nan to Laura, Tasha, Emma, Becki and Rachel and Mother In Law to Mark and Dave. Margaret will be sadly missed and always remembered. A service to celebrate Margaret’s life will take place at St Leonard’s Church, Beoley on Thursday 15th November, 2012 at 2.00p.m, followed by a family committal at the Redditch Crematorium. Family flowers only please donations if so desired to either Ward 5 (The Stroke Ward) at the Alexandra Hospital or the Primrose Hospice and may be sent to: Thomas Brothers, The Funeral Directors Birchfield House, 494 Evesham Road Redditch, Worcestershire B97 5JF 01527 547777 Thank You. read more

  • Patrick James Dunne

    DUNNE Patrick James “Al” Aged 77 Years Sadly passed away at home on Wednesday 31st October, 2012. Beloved Husband to Valerie, dearly loved Dad to Angela, Mandy, Terence and Patrick. A special Grandad to Heather, Arizona, Phillipa, James and Fern. He will be sadly missed by all of his family and friends. Patrick will be received into Our Lady Of Mount Carmel church on Sunday 11th November, 2012, at 5.00p.m. A Requiem Mass for Patrick will take place on Monday 12th November at 12 noon, followed by committal at the Abbey Cemetery. Immediate family flowers only please donations if so desired to Macmillan Cancer Support may be sent to:Thomas Brothers Birchfield House 494 Evesham Road Redditch Worcs B97 5JF 01527 547777 Thank You read more

  • Marie Bubb

    BUBB Marie 6.11.93 Always in our thoughts George & Family read more

  • Rosalie Podbury

    PODBURY Rosalie June Acaster 6th November 1997 The memory of you still breaks my heart Through years that come and go I think about you every day Because I miss you so But in Gods embrace you will remain Until the day we meet again In loving memory of a very dear wife Husband Brian XX XX read more

  • Thomas Alfred Adams

    ADAMS Thomas Alfred Aged 87 years Passed away peacefully at home on Saturday 27th October 2012. Reunited with his beloved Wife Barbara. Dearly loved Dad to Carole and Jane, Father-in-Law to Dave, Grandad to Suzie, Carina, Sophie, Tommy and Lexei. Tom will be sadly missed by all of his family and friends. A service to celebrate Tom’s life will take place at Redditch Crematorium on Wednesday 14th November 2012 at 2.00 p.m. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to The Primrose Hospice may be sent to Thomas Brothers The Funeral Director’s Birchfield House 494 Evesham Road Redditch Worcestershire B97 5JF 01527 547777 Thank you read more

  • Vera Whittall-Barnes

    WHITTALL-BARNES Vera Aged 85 years Peacefully passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday 31st October 2012. Reunited with her beloved Husband Roland. A much loved Mom and Mother in Law to Glenis, Jason and Peter, Olwen and Joseph. The funeral service for Vera will take place at the Abbey Chapel, Redditch Crematorium on Thursday 8th November 2012 at 11:00 a.m. followed by committal at the Abbey Cemetery. Please wear an item of colour to Vera’s service. Family flowers only please, donations if so desired to Midlands Air Ambulance may be sent to Thomas Brothers, The Funeral Directors Birchfield House, 494 Evesham Road Redditch, Worcestershire B97 5JF 01527 547777 Thank you read more

  • Christine May Prior

    PRIOR Christine May Aged 86 Years Peacefully in her sleep at the Primrose Hospice at the Princess Of Wales Hospital, Bromsgrove on Thursday 1st November, 2012. A much loved Mom, Nan and Great Nan, always in our hearts. Chris will be received into Our Lady Of Mount Carmel church on Monday 19th November, 2012, at 5.00p.m. The Funeral Mass will take place on Tuesday 20th November at 12.30p.m, followed by committal at the Redditch Crematorium. Flowers welcome and may be sent to: Thomas Brothers Birchfield House 494 Evesham Road Redditch Worcs B97 5JF 01527 547777 Thank You read more

  • Charles Micheal Luck

    LUCK Charles Michael 1923 – 2012 A loving and beloved husband to Jean, cherished and proud father of Michael and Jane. Father-in-law to Bronwen and Ken, adored Papa of Philippa, Kate and Emily. Chas was a gifted engineer. He was a former T.T. rider, champion motor cycle hill climber and record breaking champion motorcycle sprinter. Chas took the chequered flag for the final time on November 2nd in the caring hands of the staff of The Primrose Hospice at the Princess of Wales Community Hospital. Funeral service to be held at St. Leonard’s Church, Beoley, at 11a.m, Friday November 9th. Family flowers only, but donations in memory of Chas, if desired to The Primrose at The Princess, or St. Leonard’s Church, Beoley, and sent to Thomas Brothers, The Funeral Directors Birchfield House, 494 Evesham Road Redditch, Worcestershire B97 5JF, 01527 547777. Thank you. read more

  • Gary Cund

    CUND Gary Late of Redditch, died tragically on 31st October 2012, aged 44 years. A much loved husband to Debbie, and a much loved son of Beryl. Funeral service to take place at Redditch Crematorium on Friday 16th November at 11.00am. Family flowers only please, but donations if desired for Cancer Research Uk or MacMillan Cancer Support may be sent to Hemming and Peace Funeral Services, 67 High Street, Alcester. B49 5AF. Tel: 01789 766750. read more

  • Byford Sam

    Sam BYFORD 3/3/89 - 1/11/12 Beloved Son of Angela and Nigel, dear Brother of Kelly, a much loved Grandson, Boyfriend to Natalie. Funeral service to take place at Redditch Crematorium on Thursday 15th November at 10.15am. Never selfish, always kind you had it hard but did not mind and now you lie in your final rest dear Sam. A collection for Brain Tumour UK will be held at the service. read more

  • Trevor James Lee

    LEE Trevor James 6th November 2009 Gone but not forgotten. In my thoughts every day. In my heart every beat. Memories of you make me smile. You made my life complete Loving you always. Karen read more

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