Cyclists encouraged to get on their bikes for charity challenge

Redditch Advertiser: Lucy Baylis, community fundraiser at the Primrose Hospice, is encouraging riders to take in a London bike ride to raise money for the charity.  Buy this photo BCR161403_01

3:10pm Saturday 19th April 2014

BROMSGROVE and Redditch cyclists are being encouraged to get on their bikes for a charity challenge supporting a local hospice.

Looking for fun this weekend?

1:10pm Saturday 19th April 2014

YOUNGSTERS looking for something fun to do during the Easter break are in luck.

Thief stole cash from elderly blind man in Redditch

11:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

PEOPLE are again being reminded not to let strangers into their homes after £150 was stolen from an 89-year-old blind man in Redditch.

Fire crews called to three car collision

9:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS from Redditch have been called to a collision involving three cars.

Community rallies round for Redditch First Responders

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8:50am Saturday 19th April 2014

REDDITCH First Responders held a successful fundraising and awareness day at the Kingfisher Shopping Centre on Saturday, April 5.

Man punched during unprovoked assault

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

WITNESSES are being asked to come forward after a man was taken to hospital with injuries to his face following an assault in Redditch town centre.

Hedge on fire in Inkberrow, near Worcester

Redditch Advertiser: Man rescued from flat fire after being trapped

2:15pm Friday 18th April 2014

A 15-METRE leylandi hedge caught fire in Inkberrow, near Worcester, this morning.

Police crack down on dangerous bikers in Alcester and Bidford

1:40pm Friday 18th April 2014

A JOINT operation is being run this weekend to combat problems caused by motorists in Alcester, Bidford and Salford Priors.

Something to crow about at May Fayre

Redditch Advertiser: Stone the crows: Artist in residence Steve Pound enjoys some scarecrow fun. SP

11:10am Friday 18th April 2014

SUMMER gets off to a scary start at this year's May Fayre on Headless Cross Community Orchard with a scarecrow competition on Bank Holiday Monday, May 5.

Quitter becomes a winner

8:20am Friday 18th April 2014

A BIDFORD man who gave up smoking after 10 years has been rewarded for his efforts with Warwickshire County Council's ex-Smoker Factor challenge.

The Vow to be screened in Studley

5:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

STUDLEY Film Club will be screening The Vow at Studley Village Hall on Saturday, April 19. 

New shop to give hospice a fundraising boost

Redditch Advertiser: Manager Steph Cox outside the new Primrose Hospice shop. Buy photo RMM171401b from or call 01527 889027

3:10pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THE Primrose Hospice is seeing business bloom after opening a new fundraising facility.

West Mercia PCC Bill Longmore throws support behind joint property scheme

Redditch Advertiser: Police and Crime Commissioner Bill Longmore reveals cancer battle

1:54pm Thursday 17th April 2014

WEST Mercia’s Police and Crime Commissioner Bill Longmore has thrown his support behind a scheme which will see local authorities across the region band together to save costs.

Peak displays of bluebells

Redditch Advertiser: 1514573401. 13/04/14. Bluebells in the grounds of St John in Bedwardine church. Picture by Nick Toogood. (5377740)

12:45pm Thursday 17th April 2014

PEAK displays of bluebells are expected in time for Easter after they sprung into life much earlier than in last year's cold spring.

Unique property partnership takes a step forward

Redditch Advertiser: Unique property partnership takes a step forward

11:59am Thursday 17th April 2014

A UNIQUE partnership which could save taxpayers in Worcestershire £118 million looks set to go ahead.

Bill Wiggin's bid to cut agricultural accidents

11:02am Thursday 17th April 2014

BILL Wiggin has launched a campaign to prevent needless deaths in the countryside. The MP for North Herefordshire presented a 10 Minute Rule Bill in Parliament calling for better recording of agricultural accidents. Since he became an MP in 2001, two of Mr Wiggin’s constituents have been killed in accidents with cattle.

Quad bike fire in Alcester

10:50am Thursday 17th April 2014

FIRE crews were called out to deal with a quad bike that was on fire at Kinwarton Farm Road in Alcester.

Councils encourage people to reduce food waste

10:11am Thursday 17th April 2014

A JOINT venture will encourage people to reduce the food waste they produce.

More Worcestershire four year olds get their first choice school place - despite shortages elsewhere

8:47am Thursday 17th April 2014

MORE primary school children in Worcestershire have received a place at their first choice school this year - despite a shortage in places elsewhere across the country.

Dave has transformed his street into an oasis of nature

Redditch Advertiser: David Morris has worked wonders transforming his street.SP

8:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

A SANCTUARY Housing resident has proudly transformed his Warwickshire street into an oasis of flowers, fruit trees and vegetable,s with a helping hand from the national housing provider.

The Ministry of Elvis is a hit with Northern Irish people

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6:10pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A FORMER Redditch vicar who formed his Ministry of Elvis after quitting his job has followed up his Peaceline walk in Belfast with a charity concert in the Shankill Road.

Lorry driver relives terrifying hijack ordeal in court

4:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE driver of a cash truck carrying £435,000 has relived his traumatic ordeal as he was driven through the streets of Alvechurch after robbers grabbed him at a service station.

Forum joins campaign for stalking awareness

3:28pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A CAMPAIGN will help to raise awareness of stalking in the workplacce.

Restricted board papers from hospital trust meetings to be made public

Redditch Advertiser: The county council and NHS disagree over whether there is a supply problem with a typhoid vaccine tablet.

2:53pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

PREVIOUSLY restricted board papers from meetings of the organisation running Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Kidderminster Hospital and Redditch’s Alexandra Hospital are to be made available to the public.

New chairman for Alcester and Stratford District Round Table

Redditch Advertiser: New chairman Richard Handy with vice chairman Paul Jackson

2:50pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A NEW chairman has been elected to Alcester and Stratford District Round Table.

Fewer pupils persistently skip school in Worcestershire

1:34pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE number of pupils persistently skipping school in Worcestershire has dropped by almost a third in three years according to new figures.

Bromsgrove and Redditch daredevils invited to do a fundraising parachute jump

Redditch Advertiser: Lucy Bayliss, community fundraiser at Primrose Hospice, is encouraging Redditch and Bromsgrove thrillseekers to do a skydive this year for the Primrose Hospice. Buy photo BCR161404_01

1:20pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

BROMSGROVE and Redditch daredevils are being given the chance to take to the skies to raise money for charity.

Message in a Bottle could be a life-saver

Redditch Advertiser: Pharmacist Keiran Patel from Hillview Pharmacy with one of the bottles. Buy this photo RMM151403 from or call 01527 889027

11:50am Wednesday 16th April 2014

LIONS Clubs throughout the UK are promoting a health initiative that enables people to keep their personal and medical details where they can be found in an emergency - in the fridge.

Enjoy early morning walks with the 'Birdman'

11:29am Wednesday 16th April 2014

BIRD lovers are being invited to join a couple of early morning walks around Ragley with its newly adopted 'Birdman'.

Rail users in for bumpy summer

10:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

REDDITCH residents are being warned they are in for a bumpy summer if they plan on travelling by train.

Youngsters enjoy week of activities

Redditch Advertiser: Nursery nurses Amy Young, Georgia Buxton and Lauren Pegg, Ruby Harrison, Abigail Rea, nursery manager Tina Davis, Finley Davis , Sophie White , admin assistant Katie Tolley and senior nursery nurse Josie Richardson.

8:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

YOUNGSTERS from Bright Kids Studley have been getting messy as part of the nursery's week-long Easter Holiday activities.

Easter fun at the Kingfisher Shopping Centre

6:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

REDDITCH residents are in for a treat this Easter with a host of activities for kids and adults alike to enjoy.

Five county councillors set to be axed across Warwickshire

4:40pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

PEOPLE in Warwickshire are being asked for their help in drawing up a new pattern of electoral divisions for Warwickshire County Council as it is recommended five councillors should be axed.

Patients in Worcestershire with irregular heart rates benefit from new service

Redditch Advertiser: Cardiac assessment nurses with Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust Sue Amos and Sally Baker with a cardioversion machine

4:25pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

MORE than 80 people in Worcestershire with irregular heart rates have benefitted from a nurse-led service which launched in September last year.

West Mercia Police welcomes new Deputy Chief Constable

Redditch Advertiser: New West Mercia Police Deputy Chief Constable Anthony Bangham

3:29pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A NEW Deputy Chief Constable has been appointed to West Mercia Police.

Making a pledge for Redditch's future

Redditch Advertiser: Representatives from across all spectrums of local life gathered at the signing of the pledge on Monday. SP

3:02pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A VERY special event in Redditch's history was marked on Monday by town dignitaries, business representative and members of community organisations.

Man jailed after starting fire in his own home

1:30pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A MAN who started a fire at his Redditch home and had to be rescued by a neighbour has been sent to jail.

Apply for dementia friendly funding in Alcester

11:50am Tuesday 15th April 2014

PEOPLE in Alcester are being asked to apply for funding that will make buildings and physical environments more dementia friendly.

Bidford pupils take on Apprentice-style challenge

Redditch Advertiser: Students from Bidford Primary School with Budgens store manager Mike Worrall

11:06am Tuesday 15th April 2014

PUPILS from a Bidford school have been given a mouth watering Apprentice-style challenge this Easter to sell as many baked treats as possible.

Looking for something fun?

10:20am Tuesday 15th April 2014

YOUNGSTERS looking for something fun to do during the Easter break are in luck.

Flood relief grant available for small businesses in Malvern Hills area

9:47am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SMALL businesses hit by the recent flooding can apply for a new relief grant from Malvern Hills District Council. The £500 loss of trade grant is likely to particularly benefit businesses in Upton-upon-Severn, which suffered significantly from prolonged road closures and also saw a dramatic decrease in footfall, as well as traffic.

Man arrested in connection with courier fraud in Studley and Aston Cantlow

9:27am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A MAN has been arrested in Leicester in connection with four cases of courier fraud which were reported in Warwickshire.

Pull yourself together at Coughton Court Jigsaw Festival

Redditch Advertiser: Volunteer event co-ordinator Imogen Hobson (photo by Abi Cole)

8:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

All the pieces will fall into place at Coughton Court this April at the venue's first ever Jigsaw Festival.

Tickets still available for coach trip

5:40pm Monday 14th April 2014

SPACES are still available for people to join a coach trip to Weston Super Mare at the start of next month.

Kids have an egg-cellent time!

Redditch Advertiser: In their Easter bonnets: Matilda Price, three, Tye Buckingham, three, and Jamie Kings, four.

3:46pm Monday 14th April 2014

YOUNGSTERS at Noah’s Ark Nursery in Matchborough have been having an egg-stra special time this Easter.

Alcester Rugby Club's weekend of fun and fundraising in aid of Help for Heroes

3:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

ALCESTER Rugby Club will be hosting a charity tournament against a team of ex members of the armed forces to raise vital funds for Help for Heroes.

Folk band Whalebone return to Feckenham

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1:50pm Monday 14th April 2014

RETURNING to Feckenham this weekend by popular demand is the rootsy, rocky, folky band Whalebone.

Charity wins England River Award

Redditch Advertiser: A wetland creation alongside the Bow at Huddington. Picture by Peter Case.

1:04pm Monday 14th April 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE Wildlife Trust has scooped an award in an inaugural competition run by the River Restoration Centre and the Environment Agency.

Residents praise planning committee despite losing housing battle

12:10pm Monday 14th April 2014

A REDDITCH residents group says it is disappointed at losing its fight to block a new residential development from being built on land off Dixon Close.

Man saved by heroic passers-by

Redditch Advertiser: HEROES: Lifesavers Katie Nightingale, Tony Haines and Gemma Guedes with the defibrillator they dashed to fetch.

11:56am Monday 14th April 2014

THE heroic actions of a quick thinking woman from Alcester and her friend saved a cyclist's life when he collapsed on a country road.

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