Campaign of strikes has 'traumatised' fire service staff

Redditch Advertiser:

5:10pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE chairman of Worcestershire’s fire authority has revealed his anguish over this summer’s strikes – admitting he is “worried” they have dragged on and says they have “traumatised” staff.

Former heroin addict in court for taxi scam

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4:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A FORMER heroin addict has pleaded guilty to fraud by asking for money to pay for a taxi at houses in Redditch.

European Chainsaw Carving Championships come to Ragley

Redditch Advertiser: Will Lees’ 2012 winning sculpture 'Three Bears In a Boat.'

2:50pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE European Chainsaw Carving Championships will take place in the Ragley Estate as part of APF 2014, the UK’s largest forestry, woodland, trees and timber show.

Plea to help charity continue its vital work

Redditch Advertiser: Vote for us: Wendy Stokes and Wendy Pickford from Carers Careline. Buy this photo RMM361401b at or call 01384 358000

1:20pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A REDDITCH charity is calling on residents to help it win a cash boost so it can carry on its vital work.

Hair salon supporting Stand Up To Cancer

Redditch Advertiser: Dr Christian Jessen, Davina McCall and Alan Carr will host Stand Up To Cancer. SP

11:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

HAIRDRESSER Regis Salon is supporting Stand Up To Cancer, a joint fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 which aims to get new and improved treatments to cancer patients faster.

Unprecedented demand on A&E at the Alex today

Redditch Advertiser:

9:46am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE Alexandra Hospital in Redditch and Worcestershire Royal Hospital are experiencing unprecedented seasonal demand in A&E today.

Chance to give blood in Studley

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8:20am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

NHS Blood and Transplant is appealing for volunteers to give blood at Studley Village Hall, in High Street, Studley, on Thursday, September 11.

Health, crime and local authority representatives to discuss mental health issues

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6:01pm Monday 1st September 2014

REPRESENTATIVES from health, crime and local authority agencies throughout West Mercia and Warwickshire will meet this week to discuss care and support offered to people with mental health problems.

Railway between Redditch and Barnt Green is reopened

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5:10pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE railway between Barnt Green and Redditch has reopened following an eight-week closure to improve services and facilities for passengers.

£200,000 grant for diabetes sufferers in the Midlands

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4:14pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE government has handed out £200,000 to help improve the care given to people with diabetes in the Midlands.

Flower and Vegetable Show and Court Leet fete to take place in Alcester

Redditch Advertiser: Alcester Court Leet arranged for Mickey and Minnie Mouse to meet and greet children around the town. Pictured:  Alex Grodzki, six, and Jacob Pawlouski also six. To buy photo, RCR361403, visit

3:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

ALCESTER Flower and Vegetable Show and Court Leet fete is taking place next weekend.

75th anniversary of Citizens Advice Bureau

Redditch Advertiser: CAB Redditch deputy manager Tony Ventura, CAB trustee David Strain, Councillor John Witherspoon, chairman of Redditch CAB trustee board, Redditch mayor Pat Witherspoon, Moira Morris CAB Redditch manager, trustee Councillor Nina Wood-Frod Trustee and CAB a

1:20pm Monday 1st September 2014

CELEBRATIONS took place at Redditch Sainsbury's store as the town branch of the Citizens Advice Bureau marked the 75th anniversary of the national advice organisation.

Come and sing with local choir

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11:40am Monday 1st September 2014

FANCY a new hobby to brighten up the autumn evenings?

Police station front desks around Worcestershire have now closed

Redditch Advertiser: REVIEW: The new police and crime commissioner for West Mercia says the force's buildings must be fit-for-purpose or could be sold.

10:20am Monday 1st September 2014

A NUMBER of police station front desks around Worcestershire have now closed.

New pianist will join choir for Help for Heroes concert

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10:00am Monday 1st September 2014

FOLLOWINg the departure of Freddie Miller, their accompanist for the last two years, local choir The Bel Canto Singers are delighted to welcome Wendy Quirk as their new pianist.

Family rock trio performing to raise awareness of CRY

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8:20am Monday 1st September 2014

FAMILY rock trio, Miccoli, will be performing at Kingfisher Shopping Centre on Saturday and Sunday, September 6 and 7, as part of a 12 week, nationwide tour of large shopping centres across the UK to raise awareness of the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).

Students at St Benedict’s Catholic High School celebrated ‘impressive’ IB results

Redditch Advertiser: Onwards and upwards: Nicole Clay-Noonan, Simon Wyatt, Georgina Muratore, Olivia Boswell, Eddie Charles, Eleanor Marshall and Ellie Lewis.

2:10pm Sunday 31st August 2014

STUDENTS at St Benedict’s Catholic High School in Alcester celebrated their ‘impressive’ International Baccalaureate Diploma results last month.

Worcestershire speech therapists saddle up

Redditch Advertiser:

10:40am Sunday 31st August 2014

A TRIO of speech and language therapists working in Worcestershire are saddling up to raise money for children who have problems with communication.

County Connecta travel prices to increase

Redditch Advertiser:

8:10am Sunday 31st August 2014

THE price of a Connecta travel ticket, covering bus journeys across Worcestershire, is to rise from September 1.

Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Redditch Advertiser: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support. 

Day of fundraising fun in Redditch

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3:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

TWO women have been tirelessly organising a day of fun to raise money for Primrose Hospice and St Benedicts Social Club.

Court Leet take part in second annual Ale & Cider Trail.

Redditch Advertiser: Alcester Court Leet enjoying a drink whilst taking part the Real Ale and Cider Trial. Buy this photo, RCR351402_01, at

1:30pm Saturday 30th August 2014

ALCESTER Court Leet upheld their 700-year-old tradition of beer tasting by taking part the second annual Ale & Cider Trail.

New students urged to register with a GP

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11:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

FIRST-year university students preparing to move away from home for the first time next month are being reminded of the importance of registering with a GP.

Under starters orders for Cookhill race night

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8:20am Saturday 30th August 2014

THE odds are on everyone having a good time when Cookhill Village Hall hosts a race night on Saturday, September 6.

Complaints fall and compliments rise for our ambulance service

Redditch Advertiser:

5:10pm Friday 29th August 2014

COMPLAINTS about Worcestershire's ambulance service are down while compliments are on the rise.

Hospitals slightly below average in cleanliness surveys

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3:10pm Friday 29th August 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE’S two major hospitals scored slightly below the national average in cleanliness surveys.

Redditch man denies causing death by dangerous driving

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4:26pm Friday 29th August 2014

A REDDITCH man has denied causing the death by dangerous driving of a rugby referee.

A Redditch charity could scoop £50,000

Redditch Advertiser: A Redditch charity could scoop £50,000

1:50pm Friday 29th August 2014

REDDITCH MP  Karen Lumley is calling for constituents to get involved with’s latest Great British Switch campaign.

Alcester men invited to a free night out

Redditch Advertiser:

12:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

MEN in Alcester are being invited to a free night out.

European Chainsaw Carving Championships come to Ragley

Redditch Advertiser: Will Lees’ 2012 winning sculpture 'Three Bears In a Boat.'

10:20am Friday 29th August 2014

The European Chainsaw Carving Championships will take place in the Ragley Estate as part of APF 2014, the UK’s largest forestry, woodland, trees and timber show.

Hello, I'm the local MP. Harriett Baldwin welcomes new company to Malvern's science park

Redditch Advertiser: VISIT: MP Harriett Baldwin on Malvern Science park with former science minister David Willets

9:58am Friday 29th August 2014

A NEW company to the growing cyber security cluster on Malvern Hills Science Park has received a "pleased to meet you" visit from the area's MP Harriett Baldwin.

Have a blazing good night at firefighters' ball

8:39am Friday 29th August 2014

MEMBERS of the public in Worcestershire are being invited to a fun-filled evening with firefighters, to raise money for three local charities including St Richard’s Hospice.

Help the Primrose Hospice reach its BIG Appeal target

Redditch Advertiser: Support Primrose Hospice's BIG Appeal

8:30am Friday 29th August 2014

PRIMROSE Hospice, which supports people in Redditch, Bromsgrove and surrounding areas, is aiming to raise £100,000 to pay for 80 days of care through its BIG Appeal.

Renewed appeal for information on bungalow arson

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5:50pm Thursday 28th August 2014

POLICE have renewed their appeal for witnesses and information following a fire in Abbeydale, Redditch, on Saturday, August 23.

See behind the scenes at rural cinema then blast off with George Clooney

Redditch Advertiser:

4:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

REDDITCH residents have the chance take to see behind the scenes of a modern digital cinema before blasting off into orbit with none other than George Clooney.

Fundraise and get fit with Redditch Lions

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2:10pm Thursday 28th August 2014

REDDITCH Lions is organising a family fun run or walk, around Arrow Valley Lake on September 14, starting at 9am and finishing at 1pm to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK and the Rory the Robot appeal, for surgical equipment at the Alex Hospital.

Support for proposed clinical hospital service model from programme board

Redditch Advertiser:

12:40pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE programme board which oversees the Future of Acute Hospital Services in Worcestershire programme has unanimously confirmed its support for the proposed clinical model for acute hospital services in the county.

Speeding drivers to get police warning after community volunteers checks

Redditch Advertiser:

11:20am Thursday 28th August 2014

SPEEDING drivers will get warning letters from police after speed guns were handed to community volunteers.

Redditch man killed in Bromsgrove fatal crash named

Redditch Advertiser:

10:23am Thursday 28th August 2014

THE man who died in a road collision in Bromsgrove town centre has been named.

Burglar spotted by lorry driver as she struggled to get stolen golf trolley in car

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9:51am Thursday 28th August 2014

A WOMAN who went on a night-time burglary expedition in Alvechurch was spotted by a lorry driver as she loaded stolen goods into the boot of her car.

Alcester Victoria Silver Band to host free concert

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8:50am Thursday 28th August 2014

ALCESTER Victoria Silver Band are hosting a cream tea concert on The Green outside St Nicholas' Church.

Chance for adults to get the GCSE qualifications they have always wanted

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5:50pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

HEART of Worcestershire College - formerly NEW College prior to its merger with Worcester College of Technology - is offering adults the chance to get the exam results they have always wanted.

Hospital revamp project not delayed until after 2015's general election

Redditch Advertiser: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

5:36pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

CLAIMS that a project revamping hospital services in Worcestershire had been pushed back until the middle of next year have been refuted.

Tributes paid to 'caring, family orientated' Eve

Redditch Advertiser:

4:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE family of Eve Cullen, who lived in Hollywood, near Redditch, has paid tribute to the caring mother of three.

Alcester students celebrated their GCSE results

Redditch Advertiser: Alcester Academy pupils Laura Kenyon,Tom Watson, Elle Homans, Jack Leeson, Lucinda Grainger,George Owen,Toby Lee, Emily Rae and Millie Tarrant.

3:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

HIGH School students in Alcester were celebrating on Thursday after receiving their long-awaited GCSE results.

A Big Thank You for hard working hospital staff

Redditch Advertiser: The team on Ward 10 receiving their Big Thank You with Penny Venables. SP

2:40pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

UROLOGY staff at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch have been awarded a Big Thank You in recognition of their hard work and commitment.

Car jacking in Alvechurch

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1:51pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

INFORMATION is being sought in connection with a car jacking in the Alvechurch area.

Hospital chaplain nominated for national award for supporting bereaved parents

12:53pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A CHAPLAIN working at Worcestershire Royal Hospital has been nominated for a national award for his work supporting families coping with the devastating loss of a baby.

West Mercia Police dog to retire after 10 years

Redditch Advertiser:

12:19pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A POLICE dog who has been hunting guns, cash and drugs, will be retiring after 10 successful years.

August Bank Holiday seaside trips unattainable for one in five families

Redditch Advertiser:

11:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

SEASIDE holidays taken in August are out of reach for one in five families because their incomes are so low, says Barnardo's.

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