Princess Royal attends 66th annual Ploughing and Hedging Competition

Redditch Advertiser: The Princess Royal meets committee members of the  Forest of Arden Agricultural Society. Buy picture, RCR391401_02, at redditchadvertiser.co.uk/pictures.

1:10pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

THE Princess Royal attended the Forest of Arden Agricultural Society’s 66th annual Ploughing and Hedging Competition in Alcester.

County clay shoot raises more than 50k for St Richard's

Redditch Advertiser: 3914712501. 27/09/14. Charity clay pigeon shoot at Branford Manor to mark the 30th anniversary of St Richard's Hospice. Estate Agent Andrew Grant, right with fellow marksmen who took part on the day. Picture by Nick Toogood. (10837665)

12:13pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

A CLAY shoot held at the Bransford Manor home of estate agent Andrew Grant and his wife Bea raised more than £50,000 for St. Richard's Hospice.

Thousands expected to attend food festival

Redditch Advertiser:

11:40am Thursday 2nd October 2014

THOUSANDS of food lovers are expected to flock to Alcester for its 7th food festival, which is taking place on Saturday, October 18.

The Knitted Bible on display in Studley

Redditch Advertiser: A knitted scene depicting Noah's Ark which be will on display in Studley. SP

10:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A UNIQUE exhibition comprising 33 scenes from the Bible, illustrated with knitted figures, is coming to Studley.

Sweet success for Becketts' charity cake contest

Redditch Advertiser: The winning vegetable patch creation by Annie Sheppard. SP

8:20am Thursday 2nd October 2014

CUSTOMERS and staff at Becketts Farm’s award-winning restaurant rose to the challenge for a special charity baking competition, collecting more than £500 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Adventurous Doug is on the run again

Redditch Advertiser: Doug Richards will be heading off for a new running adventure. SP

5:40pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A WINYATES Green grandfather will be off on another exciting running adventure in November.

Top performing bailiff claims he was pressured into resigning

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4:10pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A “TOP performing” Bromsgrove bailiff involved in debt collecting with an impeccable record complained he was pressured into resigning from his Redditch employers.

Helping others through harvest gathering

Redditch Advertiser: Jessica Porter, of 2nd Studley (St. Mary's) Brownies, with a harvest basket. SP

3:34pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

BROWNIES from 2nd Studley (St Mary's) gathered harvest items together for a harvest service at St Mary's C.E Church Studley on Sunday, September 28.

Language day proves popular with students

Redditch Advertiser: Charis Bulley with Olivia Kembery and Sachi Sohal celebrate The International Day of Languages. SP

2:30pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

ST Bede’s Catholic Middle School celebrated the European Day of Languages on Friday, September 26.

Missing Alcester man found safe

Redditch Advertiser:

1:21pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A 76-year-old Alcester man suffering from Alzheimer's disease has been found safe and well after being reported missing to the police.

"Cowardly" attack on young woman in Redditch

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12:50pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

WITNESSES to a "cowardly attack" on a young woman in Redditch on Sunday, September 21 are being sought by police.

Family of murdered Kirsty Wright pay tribute to "wonderful and devoted" mum

11:21am Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE family of a mother who was murdered in Redditch earlier this year have paid tribute to her, describing her as a beautiful, vivacious and popular person who was extremely caring.

Give your views at PACT meeting in Redditch supermarket

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9:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

RESIDENTS can do their weekly shop as well as give their views on local issues at the latest PACT meeting set to be held in a Redditch superstore.

Black History Month events being held in Bromsgrove and Redditch

Redditch Advertiser:

8:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

REDDITCH Borough and Bromsgrove District councils have joined forces to celebrate Black History Month.

I Will wedding fair proves to be big success

Redditch Advertiser:

5:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE stunning grounds of Brockencote Hall in Chaddesley Corbett were the setting for the latest I Will wedding fair.

Salt and vinegar with that?

Redditch Advertiser: MP Karen Lumley with George Ellinas. Buy this photo RMM401401a at redditchadvertiser.co.uk/pictures or call 01384 358000

4:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

REDDITCH MP Karen Lumley recently swapped the Westminster corridors of power for a shift at the local chippy.

UK's first cyber essentials course to be held at Malvern

2:55pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE UK's first cyber essentials assessors course will be held at the National Cyber Skills Centre on Malvern Hills Science Park.

Come and enjoy your self-ie at the hub

Redditch Advertiser: RMM401402a
The Hubb in redditch are having a selfie competition in front of the big a big knife and fork:
jane Green - Assistant Manager and Tom Leonard - Door host both from Nando's (10869169)

2:50pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

WHAT do giant cutlery, selfies and VIPs have in common?

New gate will mean better access for ramblers and dog walkers

Redditch Advertiser: Julie Vincent, secretary of Brockhill Residents Association and Councillor Pattie Hill, with Turner the dog, and local dog walkers. Buy this photo RMM401403 at redditchadvertiser.co.uk/pictures

1:30pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

DOG walkers and ramblers will now benefit from easier green space access after a brand new gate was installed in Brockhill.

Number of adoptions falls in Worcestershire - bucking regional trend

12:47pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE has bucked a regional trend of increasing numbers of adoptions in the past 12 months.

Winning Primrose Hospice lottery numbers

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11:10am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE top prize of £1,000 in the weekly Primrose Hospice Lottery has been won by the holder of ticket 40279.

Man will serve at least 19 years for "savage" murder of pregnant girlfriend

9:33am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A MURDERER has been jailed for at least 19 years after he dramatically changed his plea to guilty of stabbing his pregnant girlfriend to death in her Redditch home.

Preventing older people having falls

Redditch Advertiser:

8:50am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE Worcestershire Falls Prevention Group is highlighting ways to reduce risk factors associated with falling, to coincide with national Older People's Day.

Library event at Kingfisher Shopping Centre

Redditch Advertiser:

5:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

HAVE you ever wanted to get more involved with your local library?

Redditch firm in the driving seat for charity event

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3:20pm Monday 29th September 2014

BUSINESSES from across Worcestershire recently swapped suits for overalls and got behind the wheel in aid of a popular charity.

Pastures new for a Worcester hospital as work gets underway on birth centre

Redditch Advertiser:

1:50pm Monday 29th September 2014

BUILDING work has begun in the maternity department at Worcestershire Royal Hospital this week, in preparation for the opening of the Meadow Birth Centre in the new year.

Residents invited to a wedding with a difference

Redditch Advertiser:

12:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

AMBITIOUS theatre group Shindig has announced details of its new season of professional performances.

Gold for Matchborough First School Academy's In Bloom entry

Redditch Advertiser: GOLD! Molly Kelly and Pru Lune, both eight, celebrate Matchborough First School's Gold award from Britain in Bloom. Buy this photo RCR391403_02 from redditchadvertiser.co.uk/pictures

10:30am Monday 29th September 2014

IT was a top gold award again for Matchborough First School Academy in the Britain in Bloom competition.

MP pays emotional visit to Arnhem war cemetery

Redditch Advertiser:

8:20am Monday 29th September 2014

REDDITCH MP Karen Lumley recently attended a memorial service at the Oosterbeek War Cemetery in Arnhem to honour those killed during Operation Market Garden 70 years ago.

Try something new at Abbey Stadium open day

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4:10pm Sunday 28th September 2014

REDDITCH residents are being invited to try out classes at Redditch’s Abbey Stadium.

Drivers don't think its safe to walk - or cycle

Redditch Advertiser:

11:00am Sunday 28th September 2014

FEWER than two in five drivers think it is safe for families to walk and cycle in most or all of their local area, according to a survey.

Former TV star and radio presenter moves to print

Redditch Advertiser: Mark Powlett with The Hypnotherapy Journal article. SP

8:30am Sunday 28th September 2014

A FORMER children’s television actor and BBC Radio presenter from Redditch is celebrating the publication of an article in a prestigious journal.

Rubbish fire extinguished

Redditch Advertiser:

5:05pm Saturday 27th September 2014

A SMALL quantity of rubbish which was on fire near William Hill bookmakers in Batchley Road, Redditch was put out by Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service this afternoon.

Councillors endorse plan for next generation

Redditch Advertiser:

1:30pm Saturday 27th September 2014

AN initiative that sets out plans for the next generation of residents has received backing from Worcestershire County Council.

Club takes part in global sailing event

Redditch Advertiser: Members of Redditch Sailing Club recently took part in Bart's Bash, a sailing race and fundraising event.

8:50am Saturday 27th September 2014

REDDITCH Sailing Club recently participated in the largest sailing race in the world, as well as raising cash for a good cause.

Students take to the polls

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4:40pm Friday 26th September 2014

CONSCIENTIOUS Redditch students are taking to the polls after being inspired by a democracy project run by the elections team at the Borough Council.

Charity aiming to save re-offenders as well as bees

Redditch Advertiser:

3:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

A FORMER worker from HMP Hewell has given up her well paid job, pension and friends, to embark on a new adventure.

Redditch charity staff enjoy prestigious royal date

Redditch Advertiser: Chief executive Kate Tompkins, The Princess Royal,  Belgian Ambassador Guy Trouveroy, and acting chairman Steven Charlton.

1:50pm Friday 26th September 2014

SUPPORTERS of the Redditch-based charity Cavell Nurses’ Trust recently enjoyed a prestigious royal date at the residency of the Belgian Ambassador.

Dressing up in denim for a worthy cause

Redditch Advertiser: JEANS FOR GENES: Lilly Mae Salisbury, George Saunders, Carter Michael, Callum Heath and Scarlet Gilbert, all five. Buy this photo RCR391402_01 at redditchadvertiser.co.uk/pictures

12:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

YOUNGSTERS from Matchborough First School Academy were far from blue when they dressed up for a fantastic cause.

Man stabbed pregnant girfriend more than 60 times, court hears

Redditch Advertiser:

10:02am Friday 26th September 2014

PREGNANT Redditch mother Kirsty Wright was stabbed more than 60 times in a “savage” attack by her partner, the father of the unborn child, a murder trial was told.

Free heart health checks in Redditch

Redditch Advertiser: Chloe Davenport, health care advisor, with pharmacist Jon Worton. Buy this photo RMM391403 at redditchadvertiser.co.uk/pictures

8:30am Friday 26th September 2014

A BIG-hearted pharmacy is offering free heart health checks in Redditch as part of a national All About Health campaign, 50 Hearts.

Appeal for assault victim to contact police

Redditch Advertiser: (8752952)

4:50pm Thursday 25th September 2014

POLICE are trying to locate the victim of an assault in Redditch.

Operation Weld sees 13 offenders arrested

Redditch Advertiser: FOOTWEAR STOLEN; West Mercia Police are investigating the theft of footwear from a Bromsgrove porch. SP

4:27pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A CO-ORDINATED series of raids by West Mercia Police have been carried out across the country today as part of an ongoing operation targeting prolific drug and organised crime offenders.

Primrose appeal reaches £40,000 mark

Redditch Advertiser: Support Primrose Hospice's BIG Appeal

3:20pm Thursday 25th September 2014

PRIMROSE Hospice, which is trying to raise £100,000 to ensure the free services it offers remain available to local people, has reached the £40,000 mark.

Chance for older people in Wythall to try out fun fitness classes

Redditch Advertiser:

1:40pm Thursday 25th September 2014

OLDER residents in Wythall can now enjoy Bromsgrove District Council’s N-Able sessions as a new group opens.

Capture the beauty of St Leonard's church and grounds for competition

Redditch Advertiser: Submit a photograph of St Leonards Church or grounds. SP

12:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

PHOTOGRAPHY enthusiasts are invited to take part in a competition to win a host of valuable prizes being organised by St Leonard’s Church, Beoley – and have the chance to feature in the annual calendar.

MPs ready for recall on air strikes in Iraq

Redditch Advertiser: Prime Minister David Cameron

11:02am Thursday 25th September 2014

MPs in Worcestershire are gearing up for a possible vote over military action against Islamic State (IS) terrorists after being recalled to Parliament.

Explore life's big questions with new Alpha course

Redditch Advertiser: (8305079)

10:20am Thursday 25th September 2014

A GROUP of Redditch churches is inviting people to join members in exploring the big questions of life.

Trial of man accused of murdering pregnant Redditch mum starts

Redditch Advertiser:

9:39am Thursday 25th September 2014

A BIRMINGHAM man accused of stabbing his pregnant girlfriend to death in her Redditch home has gone on trial at Worcester Crown Court for murder.

Donation to keep dogs happy and healthy until new homes are found

Redditch Advertiser: Ruth Boswell from the kennels with PPDGs Christine Greenhill and two happy greyhounds awaiting new homes. SP

8:40am Thursday 25th September 2014

WATCHING greyhounds gracefully run round a track at up to 43mph, it is easy to forget what happens to their lives when they can no longer race.







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