Get suited up as Santa for Acorns' festive run

Redditch Advertiser: A precious Santa Run in Birmingham, organised by Acorns Children's Hospice. SP

6:10pm Friday 24th October 2014

ACORNS Children’s Hospice is kick-starting the festive season by calling on Redditch and Bromsgrove residents to suit-up as Father Christmas for its annual Santa Run.

Get freakishly fit this Halloween

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4:40pm Friday 24th October 2014

PEOPLE are being urged to get freakishly fit this Halloween.

James presented with prestigious accolade

Redditch Advertiser: James Kings, from Webheath, has been awarded the Young Fire Fighter High Sheriff Award

3:10pm Friday 24th October 2014

A REDDITCH teen has been honoured at the Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service's annual awards ceremony.

School wins Redditch One World Town competition

Redditch Advertiser: Winner Connor Vaughn 10, headteacher Tim Jones, Mayor Pat Witherspoon, and runner up Emma Brough, nine. Buy this photo RMM441402 from redditchadvertiser.co.uk/pictures

1:50pm Friday 24th October 2014

A SCHOOL is celebrating after winning a poster competition to celebrate the cultural diversity of Redditch.

Waiting times for A&E can now be viewed online

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12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

WAITING times for Redditch's accident and emergency department can now be viewed online.

Ambulance service welcomes NHS five-year plan

11:31am Friday 24th October 2014

WEST Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) has welcomed the new NHS England five-year plan, stating it highlights the vital role ambulance services can play in the future of the NHS.

Fire service given £4 million to move HQ, merge fire stations

Redditch Advertiser: Fire service given £4 million to move HQ and merge fire stations

10:40am Friday 24th October 2014

HEREFORD and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service has been given more than £4 million from the government to move its headquarters and merge three fire stations.

Slimmers do their bit towards making Redditch heart safe

Redditch Advertiser: Staff member Sian Phillips, headteacher Matt Whiteley, staff member Kim Hall and Redditch Heart Safe's Rob Underwood. SP

8:20am Friday 24th October 2014

REDDITCH Heart Safe has thanked Slimming World consultant Carron Edmundson and all her members for their kind support and generosity.

Touching, yet funny, play about social media comes to the Palace

Redditch Advertiser: Tweet Tweet: A touching, yet funny, play about social media is coming to the Palace Theatre.

5:40pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

RESIDENTS are being urged to watch a touching, yet funny, play about social media at the Palace Theatre.

Inquest opens into death of man found hanging in his home

4:51pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

AN inquest has been opened into the death of a Redditch man found hanging in his home.

St Augustine's students sink their teeth into challenge

Redditch Advertiser:

4:10pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

STUDENTS from schools across Worcestershire, including St Augustine's in Redditch, have been putting their business skills into practise with a challenge from the SUBWAY brand - to create a marketing plan and design for a brand new 6-inch Sub.

Apprenticeship and work experience skills fair to be held

Redditch Advertiser:

3:45pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

YOUNG jobseekers are being invited to attend an apprenticeship and work experience skills fair held at the Jubilee Centre near St Faith's Road in Alcester.

Get a close look at archaeological finds

3:09pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

PEOPLE can get a closer look at archaeological finds uncovered in Worcestershire at an event next month.

Future of on-going hospitals revamp will not happen until after the general election

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3:07pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE future of the on-going hospitals revamp will not take place until next spring, after the general election.

Kind-hearted pupils help those less fortunate than themselves

Redditch Advertiser: Woodfield Middle School students Jake Dudley ,10, Jack SMith, 10, Zahra Fatima, 11, and Halima Israr, aged 10. Buy this photo RCR431401_01 from redditchadvertiser.co.uk/pictures

2:30pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

PUPILS from Woodfield Academy in Redditch recently used a non-uniform day to help others less fortunate than themselves.

"Professional shoplifter" avoids prison sentence

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1:08pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MAN described by a judge as a "professional shoplifter" has been given a chance to avoid prison by continuing his drug treatment.

Fancy an intoxicating brew of blues, folk and roots music?

Redditch Advertiser: Becky Tate from Babajack.

1:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

FANS of blues, folk and roots music are being encouraged to come to Redditch's Palace Theatre to see live music at its best when the scintillating Babajack perform.

Company's anniversary antics will give charities a real lift

Redditch Advertiser: Staff from Pickerings Lifts went the extra mile for charity. SP

11:40am Thursday 23rd October 2014

EMPLOYEES from the Redditch office of Pickerings Lifts, the UK’s largest independent lift manufacturer, have celebrated the company's 160th anniversary by getting active for charity.

Caretaker shows he cares by raising hundreds for charity

Redditch Advertiser: Paul Dainty ran the BUPA Great Birmingham Run. SP

10:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A CARETAKER from a Redditch school has raised hundreds of pounds for two good causes by taking parting in the BUPA Great Birmingham Run.

Have your say at county roadshows

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8:20am Thursday 23rd October 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE county councillors and senior officers are going back out on the road to give Worcestershire residents and businesses the opportunity to ask any questions they may have about the council's plans for the future.

Alcoa staff give up their time to support Saltways home in Redditch

Redditch Advertiser: Volunteers from Alcoa visited Saltways to refurbish the home’s patio furniture, and plant tubs and winter hanging baskets. Buy this photo RCR421402_01 from redditchadvertiser.co.uk/pictures

5:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

REDDITCH company Alcoa supported Leonard Cheshire Disability home Saltways, in Webheath, by offering its time to renovate the home's communal patio area.

Nearly 2,000 people flocked to scarecrow festival

Redditch Advertiser: Witchcrow. SP

4:10pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MORE than 2,000 people descended on Feckenham for the annual scarecrow festival, featuring nearly 60 exhibits.

New triathlon instructors to be trained in Redditch

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2:56pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A SPORTS club in Redditch is set to train three new triathlon instructors with money from Worcestershire County Council's Choose how you move programme.

Last chance to have a say on future of mobile library service

Redditch Advertiser:

2:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE library customers have the opportunity to meet with the libraries and learning service management team, as they tour the county on the mobile library before the service's consultation ends on Friday, October 31.

Man in charge of Redditch Council finances urged to step down after report slams authority's financial future

Redditch Advertiser:

1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE person in charge of finances for Redditch Council has been accused of being "a man without a plan" and told to "do the decent thing and resign" in a scathing attack.

Service for those affected by the loss of a child

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11:40am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A SPECIAL service is being held in Redditch on Saturday, November 8 for families who have been affected by the loss of a child.

Two people taken to hospital following road traffic collision

Redditch Advertiser:

11:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TWO people have been taken to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch following a road traffic collision in Bromsgrove.

Around 18,000 foodies flock to festival

Redditch Advertiser: Andrew Caltworth of Jaccs Gourmet Coffee shows off selection at  Alcester's food festival.To buy picture, RCR431404_02, visit redditchadvertiser.co.uk/pictures.

10:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A VAST array of food, drink and entertainment attracted around 18,000 to Alcester’s 7th food festival held in High Street and Church Street at the weekend.

Host of entertainment at market in run-up to Christmas

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8:20am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SHOPPERS are being urged to celebrate Redditch’s market which will boast a host of entertainment in the run up to Christmas.

The circus is coming to town

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5:20pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

ROLL up, roll up, Uncle Sam's Great American Circus is returning to the area.

Permanent Great War memorial to be installed at Redditch cemetery

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3:40pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THOSE who fought and fell in the Great War are to be remembered permanently at Plymouth Road Memorial Garden in Redditch.

Every Number You Need Information Guide needs you!

Redditch Advertiser:

2:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

NEWSQUEST, the company that owns the Advertiser is currently in the process of compiling this year's Every Number You Need Information Guides and is appealing for local groups and organisations from Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Redditch to get in touch.

Police appeal for witnesses to collision

11:43am Tuesday 21st October 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a serious collision on the B4090 Hanbury Road in Droitwich.

Spooktacular event at Astwood Bank garden centre

Redditch Advertiser: Feeling brave: Youngsters are being invited to a special Halloween event at Botany Bay Garden Centre

10:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

AN Astwood Bank garden centre will be hosting a spooky event next week.

Rude awakening as ex-Hurricane Gonzalo hits

Redditch Advertiser:

9:17am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE MET office has issued a yellow warning for strong winds today as gusts of up to 50mph are expected.  

All smiles for the Redditch and Alcester Advertiser Baby of the Year competition

Redditch Advertiser:

8:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

BONNY babies and terrific toddlers will have the chance to shine with the return of the Redditch and Alcester Advertiser Baby of the Year competition.

HMP Hewell officer jobs decimated in past four years

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5:10pm Monday 20th October 2014

HMP Hewell has seen the number of prison officers cut by nearly 50 per cent in just four years.

Firewalkers raise more than £1,800 for charity

Redditch Advertiser: Brave volunteers took part in firewalking competition in aid the charity Breast Cancer Campaign.

4:37pm Monday 20th October 2014

A GROUP of brave volunteers took part in a firewalking challenge held in Alcester to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the White Lion pub and in aid of the charity Breast Cancer Campaign.

Primrose Hospice Lottery winners

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3:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE top prize of £1,000 in the weekly Primrose Hospice Lottery has been won by the holder of ticket 84861.

Zombies to invade Alcester for charity fundraiser

Redditch Advertiser: Zombies will take over  Alcester for a spooky event to raise money for a local cause.

2:40pm Monday 20th October 2014

ZOMBIES are being invited to attend a pub crawl taking place in Alcester on Saturday, October 25.

Open day for village history project

Redditch Advertiser: INTERVIEW: Jan Jays of The Witleys Oral History Group being interviewed by Harvey Eggleton, Sam Bowater, Maya Turnor and Harriet Lowe of Great Witley School              Jan Jays of

2:03pm Monday 20th October 2014

AN open day is being held for a Heritage Lottery project which aims to create a "history map" of the villages of Great Witley and Little Witley.

X Factor finalists plan meet and greet in Redditch

Redditch Advertiser: Out but not down. Overload Generation, finalists in this year's X Factor.

1:50pm Monday 20th October 2014

BOYBAND Overload Generation, finalists in this year's X Factor, will be coming to The kingsfisher Shopping Centre.

A spooktacular time at the Kingfisher Shopping Centre

Redditch Advertiser: Chiara from Free Radio will be entertaining kids with some spooky stories. SP

11:52am Monday 20th October 2014

THE Kingfisher Shopping Centre is hosting a Halloween 'spooktacular' event this half term with a host of ghoulish activities taking place on October 31 to keep all the family entertained, including spooky storytelling with Free Radio’s Chiara.

Become a valued volunteer for Sight Concern Worcestershire

Redditch Advertiser:

10:20am Monday 20th October 2014

SIGHT Concern is appealing for people who can give one morning a week, in Redditch or Bromsgrove, to join its expanding team of volunteers.

Man admits to having sex with 13-year-old girl in van

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8:40am Monday 20th October 2014

A MAN has been warned he is facing jail after he admitted grooming a 13-year-old girl and having sex with her in his van.

Rape down in Worcestershire but up in West Mercia and in UK

Redditch Advertiser:

4:10pm Sunday 19th October 2014

RAPE has fallen in Worcestershire despite a rise in cases across West Mercia and a big rise in reported cases nationally,.

Man hit his mum with baseball bat over home dispute

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2:10pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A MAN who attacked his mum with a baseball bat has been cleared of intending to cause her serious harm.

Council leaders back next round of money saving cuts

Redditch Advertiser: County Hall.

10:40am Sunday 19th October 2014

STREAMLINING services, making 1,500 job cuts, and renting out parts of county hall, were just some of the money saving proposals given the green light by the county leaders last week.

Alcester Waitrose donates another £1,000

Redditch Advertiser: Waitrose has donated cash to three charities including pictured: Coughton C of E Primary school and Blood Bikes. To buy picture,RMM421401, visit www.redditchadvertiser.co.uk/pictures.

3:30pm Saturday 18th October 2014

WAITROSE in Alcester donated another £1,000 through their green token scheme to three local organisations in need of a cash boost.

What does art and culture mean to you?

Redditch Advertiser:

12:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

DO you like to while away an afternoon in a gallery or museum? Perhaps you prefer a night at the theatre, or get involved with dance, knitting or singing.







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