Police investigating Redditch bungalows fire

Redditch Advertiser:

6:28pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

REDDITCH police and and Hereford and Worcester Fire Service have launched an investigation after a fire at a block of bungalows in the town this morning, (August 23).

Have a good time this bank holiday weekend? Share pictures of your fete, show, festival or other fun event here

Redditch Advertiser:

3:39pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

IT'S a bank holiday weekend and there's lots going on in Worcestershire.

Redditch man finally gets compensation after nightmare at Cuban resort

Redditch Advertiser: Left too worried to eat out in restaurants: Paul Hughes

1:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A REDDITCH man who suffered ‘horrendous’ illness that ruined his dream holiday has been given £17,000 from tour operator Thomas Cook.

Redditch firefighters called to fire

Redditch Advertiser:

11:31am Saturday 23rd August 2014

REDDITCH firefighters were called to a fire just before 3am this morning, (August 23).

MP congratulates Redditch students on their GCSE success

Redditch Advertiser:

10:10am Saturday 23rd August 2014

KAREN Lumley MP has congratulated pupils, teachers and parents on a fantastic set of GCSE results in Redditch.

Teenagers raise money for local charities

Redditch Advertiser: Teenagers raise money for the Primrose Hospice. Photos courtesy of Laurence Cremetti cremetti-commercial.com.

8:20am Saturday 23rd August 2014

TEENAGERS from Redditch and Bromsgrove held two fundraising events and raised more than £600 for local charities Kemp Hospice and Primrose Hospice.

Hundreds flocked to war exhibition to learn about those who gave their lives

Redditch Advertiser: Karen Lumley MP talks to one of the event organisers Philip Jarvis. Buy this photo RLB331403d from redditchadvertiser.co.uk/pictures

6:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

HUNDREDS of residents flocked to a poignant Great War exhibition at St Philip's Church in Webheath.

Jenny receives prestigious award for tireless dedication

Redditch Advertiser: PRESTIGIOUS HONOUR: Evesham Rotary Club members Linley King and Martin King (treasurer), with award winner Jenny Ashman, and David Cartwright, also from the Rotary club. SP

4:50pm Friday 22nd August 2014

AFTER 20 years of dedicated voluntary service to the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, Jenny Ashman from Inkberrow has been presented with the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow Award from the Rotary Club of Evesham.

Man refused to leave prison and attend court because of 'claustrophobia'

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4:03pm Friday 22nd August 2014

AN alleged burglar has refused to leave HMP Hewell, between Redditch and Bromsgrove, to appear in court unless he is transported in a minibus rather than a custody van.

Ragley Estate to host first Great British Food Festival in Warwickshire

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3:10pm Friday 22nd August 2014

THE Ragley estate is to host the first ever Great British Food Festival in Warwickshire.

Tea party to celebrate 100 years of Brownies

Redditch Advertiser: Members of Webheath Brownies and Trefoil Guild at the tea party. SP

1:30pm Friday 22nd August 2014

PARENTS, leaders and members of Trefoil Guild recently enjoyed an evening being served Fairtrade tea, coffee and biscuits by youngtsers from First Webheath Brownie Unit.

Redditch man swung tree branch recklessly

Redditch Advertiser:

11:50am Friday 22nd August 2014

A REDDITCH man punched a fellow party guest and then swung the branch of a tree at him, a court has been told.

SIgnificant progress as school coach crash wreckage is released

10:47am Friday 22nd August 2014

LAWYERS representing 21 Alvechurch Middle School children and four adults seriously injured in a horrific coach crash in France while returning from a skiing trip have welcomed the release of the wreckage, which they say is a significant step forward in the battle for justice.

Redditch youngsters celebrate their GCSE success

Redditch Advertiser: Jumping for joy at Arrow Vale. SP

10:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

STUDENTS across Redditch celebrated last week with a bumper crop of top grade GCSE results.

Enjoy a slice of some live entertainment

Redditch Advertiser: Barni Scott, the diva herself, will be singing hits from Shirley Bassey to all of the other show-stoppers.

8:50am Friday 22nd August 2014

RESIDENTS are being invited for some tea and cake as well as a slice of some live entertainment in the Bar Lounge in Redditch's Palace Theatre.

Community order for man's “drunk, abusive and aggressive” behaviour towards taxi driver

Redditch Advertiser: (8305079)

6:20pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A MAN who attacked a taxi driver and was aggressive towards neighbours after being dropped off at his home near Redditch has been ordered to do 200 hours unpaid community work.

Hard work and dedication pays off at Trinity and Woodrush

Redditch Advertiser:

4:50pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THE headteacher of Trinity High School said she was delighted with the school's English and maths results, with both at 80 per cent A*-C for the third consecutive year.

Singing for Charity

4:44pm Thursday 21st August 2014

SINGER Deborah Rose will offer "an evening of poetry inspired and music" at The Regal, Tenbury Wells, on Friday, September 5, from 8pm.

Exam celebrations at St Augustine's

Redditch Advertiser:

3:10pm Thursday 21st August 2014

ST Augustine's Catholic High School (Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy) has followed up its superb A-level results with equally impressive GCSE results.

More exam success at Tudor Grange Academy Redditch

Redditch Advertiser:

2:26pm Thursday 21st August 2014

It has been another successful GCSE year at Tudor Grange Academy Redditch.

GCSE success at Studley High School

Redditch Advertiser:

1:30pm Thursday 21st August 2014

PUPILS and staff at Studley High School are delighted with another year of good GCSE results.

Alcester students celebrate after receiving 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.

12:40pm Thursday 21st August 2014

STUDENTS in Alcester are celebrating after receiving their GCSE results today.

Let the Groove Foundation commence

Redditch Advertiser: Ready to rock: Stone Foundation.

11:50am Thursday 21st August 2014

RESIDENTS are being invited to a night of blues, funk and soul.

Government minister "horrified" by nurse's thefts from Worcester hospital

Redditch Advertiser:

11:45am Thursday 21st August 2014

A SENIOR government minister has said he is “horrified” a nurse who already had convictions for theft was allowed to work at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, where she stole hundreds of pounds from three elderly patients.

GCSE joy at Arrow Vale

Redditch Advertiser:

10:56am Thursday 21st August 2014

AT RSA Academy Arrow Vale, 57 per cent of students achieved A*-C in English and maths, and the school is delighted that students have achieved record numbers of grades at A* and A in their GCSE examinations.

Redditch carer takes former employer to tribunal for sex discrimination

Redditch Advertiser: (8305079)

10:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A REDDITCH carer has made a legal claim for sex discrimination after complaining a woman management member told her to “Cheer up and put a smile on her face."

GCSE results published today

Redditch Advertiser:

10:04am Thursday 21st August 2014

THE wait was over for thousands of young people who opened their GCSE results today, August 21.

Loom band craze draws crowds of youngsters in Redditch

Redditch Advertiser: LOOM BAND CRAZE: Jade Stokes, senior sales assistant at The Entertainer, with Elizabeth Tennant, aged seven. Buy this photo RMM351401from redditchadvertiser.co.uk/pictures

8:20am Thursday 21st August 2014

CHILDREN from across Redditch queued up to take part in loom band workshops that have been running each Tuesday throughout August at the Kingfisher Shopping Centre.

Choir hopes to reach 100 members for 40th its Anniversary

Redditch Advertiser: Alcester Male Voice Choir is looking to recruit new members.

6:10pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THIS year marks the 40th Anniversary of Alcester Male Voice Choir and to celebrate the group is hoping to reach 100 members.

Bewdley Beer Festival to kick off

Redditch Advertiser:

6:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Bewdley Beer Festival will start tomorrow at St George's Hall at 6pm.

No increase in breast cancer referrals in Worcestershire despite Eastenders storyline

Redditch Advertiser: Recruitment opens for NHS apprenticeships

4:55pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

SOAP storylines about cancer seem to have no influence on attitudes to the disease in Worcestershire.

Boost to county’s maternity services

Redditch Advertiser:

4:40pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

TWO antenatal teachers have donated £100 in a bid to help improve maternity environments in the county’s acute hospitals.

Second year of the Ale and Cider Trail for Alcester

Redditch Advertiser: Matthew Terry serving on in The Turks Head during last year's festival.

3:39pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Alcester is hosting its second annual Ale and Cider Trail.

Discover wildlife in miniature at Arrow Valley Country Park

Redditch Advertiser:

3:30pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

REDDITCH families are invited to have fun in a wildlife discovery session at Arrow Valley Country Park.

Nursery celebrates the great progress it has made

Redditch Advertiser: Georgia Buxton, nursery nurse, Isaac Stanford, three, Abigail Rea, three, Tina Davis, nursery manager, Finley Davis, two, Henry Stanford, one, and Sofia Kousar, senior nursery nurse. SP

1:50pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

BRIGHT Kids Nursery in Studley is celebrating after receiving a good rating from Ofsted, just months after being rated inadequate by the organisation.

Ale and Cider Trail returns

Redditch Advertiser:

12:50pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

ALCESTER is hosting its second annual Ale and Cider Trail. The event will be taking place over three days from Saturday, August 23 to Bank Holiday Monday, August 25.

Visit a stunning garden as part of national scheme

Redditch Advertiser: Visit White Cottage in Stock Green. SP

12:10pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A STUNNING garden near Inkberrow will be opening to the public as part of the National Garden Scheme.

More than 1,000 use health app

Redditch Advertiser: More than 1,000 use health app

10:43am Wednesday 20th August 2014

MORE than 1,000 people in Worcestershire have used a mobile application providing information on health services available near to them.

Redditch Day Service to celebrate 50 years

Redditch Advertiser:

10:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A REDDITCH day service is celebrating its 50th anniversary and to mark the occasion is holding a barbecue for anyone who used the service over the years.

Pirates at Witley

Redditch Advertiser: Witley Court celebrates visitor increase

10:17am Wednesday 20th August 2014

PROFESSIONAL Theatre Company , Rain or Shine, is promising a swashbuckling treat at Witley Court.

Beware of Meningitis

Redditch Advertiser:

10:01am Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE charity, Meningitis Now is issuing a stark warning as children start back at school for the new term, which is seen as the beginning of the "peak season" for cases of meningitis..

Traffic management lifted on part of M5 in Worcestershire

Redditch Advertiser:

8:50am Wednesday 20th August 2014

TRAFFIC cones and the 50pmh speed limit have been lifted on a section of the M5 ahead of the bank holiday weekend as work to install the new concrete safety barrier concludes.

Taking off the tiara to raise funds for injured troops

4:22pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

MISS Worcestershire will swap her tiara for her trainers when she and other beauty queens raise money to support the injured armed forces.

Company celebrates special milestone

Redditch Advertiser: The official opening of the site, then known as High Duty Alloys, in 1939. SP

4:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

TO celebrate Mettis Aerospace's 75th anniversary there will be a special event, held this weekend.

Pesticide amnesty to take place in Alcester

3:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A PESTICIDE amnesty to rid gardens of dangerous chemicals will take place in Alcester.

Interactive war museum attracts hundreds of visitors to Ragley Hall

Redditch Advertiser: Ragley Hall's war exhibition attracts hundreds.

2:50pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

HUNDREDS of guests visited Ragley Hall and took part in an event to commemorate those who lost their lives in the First World War.

Alcester to host its first ever arts festival

Redditch Advertiser: Alcester is to host its first Arts Festival. From left Artist Peter Kotka with his artwork titled 'The French Connection' with Tom Evans, nine, and Ben Evans, 14. To buy  image, RLB341404, visit redditchadvertiser.co.uk/pictures.

1:23pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

ALCESTER is to host its first ever arts festival.

Get on the bus at special event

Redditch Advertiser: Three of the MCW bodied buses that will be on show.

1:10pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

WYTHALL'S Transport Museum will be marking 25 years since the closure of MCW, the major employer also known as Metro-Cammell, which supplied top quality buses and trains all over the world.

Visitors at Battle Proms raise thousands for charity

Redditch Advertiser: Generous guests at Ragley Hall Battle Proms have raised more than £6,000 for charity.

12:59pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

MORE than £4,499 was raised during Ragley Hall Battle Proms in aid of The Veterans’ Mental Health Charity, Combat Stress.

M5 southbound coach crash. One lane now opened. Child injured. Traffic delays.

Redditch Advertiser:

12:04pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

ABOUT 50 passengers have managed to escape serious injury after a coach overturned on the M5 in Gloucestershire.

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