Enjoy a free gym taster session on National Fitness Day

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8:20am Monday 22nd September 2014

A REDDITCH gym will be supporting National Fitness Day by giving non-members the chance to use the facilities on Friday, September 26.

Primrose Choir holding proms concert

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2:40pm Sunday 21st September 2014

WITH the proms season now closed the Primrose Choir is holding its own proms concert in Bromsgrove this October.

Former soldier spared jail after pleading guilty to causing grievous bodily harm

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1:10pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A FORMER soldier who punched his step-father in the face has been spared jail after pleading guilty at Worcester Crown Court to causing grievous bodily harm.

Inquest opens into death of man found hanging

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11:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

AN inquest has been opened into the death of man who was found hanging from a tree at Arrow Valley Park.

Man who threatened to jump from Redditch bridge gets suspended sentence

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8:40am Sunday 21st September 2014

A MAN caused a 10-hour stoppage on roads leading to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch by climbing a 30ft high footbridge and threatening to jump.

Couples' golden wedding sparks marriage celebration

Redditch Advertiser: Reverend John Cook and his wife Daphne who celebrated their golden wedding recently.

3:24pm Saturday 20th September 2014

AN Alcester couple who recently celebrated their golden wedding will now hold a special harvest festival to commemorate the gift of marriage.

Nude calender for full monty production

Redditch Advertiser: Andrew Sutton, Jamie Glenn, Frank Forbes, pub landlord David Carvell, Hugh Duck, David Hatton and Jeff Gill.

3:20pm Saturday 20th September 2014

SIX brave Alcester Theatre Company members posed for a nude calendar in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.

Four year partnership for Alcester Male Voice Choir and Johnsons Coaches

Redditch Advertiser: Alcester Male Voice Choir team up with Johnson’s Coaches for a fourth year.

12:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

ALCESTER Male Voice Choir is to be sponsored for a fourth year by Henley in Arden bus and coach company Johnsons Coaches.

Event raises £2,000 for school

Redditch Advertiser: Lucky winner Ruby Sheldon from Woodfield Academy with Rachel Badlan. Buy this photograph RCR381401_02 at redditchadvertiser.co.uk/pictures or call 01384 358000

10:40am Saturday 20th September 2014

A BALLOON race, as well as other fundraising activities, has helped Woodfield Academy raise almost £2,000.

Bowling club rounds off its centenary year in style

Redditch Advertiser: Hewell captain Jeff Williams, Bob Welborn from the Imps, and John Tolley, the president of Hewell. SP

8:20am Saturday 20th September 2014

HEWELL Bowling Club rounded off their very successful centenary year with a visit from the Imps, a team of established bowlers who tour the country to play in friendly matches.

Lions fun run is a great success

Redditch Advertiser: Registering for the Lions' fun run

5:30pm Friday 19th September 2014

ON Sunday, September 14, the Redditch Lions held their first fun run in aid of men's cancer organisations.

Man taken to hospital after receiving electric shock in Hollywood

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4:07pm Friday 19th September 2014

A MAN was taken to hospital this morning at 11.05am after suffering an electric shock.

A fascinating glimpse behind the doors of Hewell Grange

Redditch Advertiser: Hewell Grange. Buy this photo RLB381404a at redditchadvertiser.co.uk/pictures or call 01384 358000

4:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

FOR the first time in years the Grade II listed Hewell Grange, the open house block of HMP Hewell, has been opened to the public.

Attempted daytime burglary in Redditch

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2:40pm Friday 19th September 2014

WITNESSES are being sought by police after an attempted burglary during the day in Redditch on Tuesday, September 16.

Local hero wanted to open new B&M store in Redditch

Redditch Advertiser: Local hero wanted to open new B&M store in Redditch

1:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

A LOCAL hero is being sought to help officially open the new B&M store in Redditch.

Sleep out for Redditch homeless charity

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11:50am Friday 19th September 2014

A REDDITCH charity which works to prevent homelessness among young people in the town is organising a special event.

Fire in Church Hill woods

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10:10am Friday 19th September 2014

REDDITCH firefighters extinguished a fire in the woods in Church Hill last night.

Catwalk glamour for a great cause in Redditch

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9:57am Friday 19th September 2014

INKBERROW Design Centre (IDC) Academy students and local community talent will be gliding down the catwalk at Forge Mill Museum for a charity fashion show on Thursday, September 25 at 7pm.

Bistro puts itself at the heart of the community

Redditch Advertiser: Manni Watts, owner of the bistro, with members of Alvechurch Lions Under 9s team. SP

8:30am Friday 19th September 2014

HOT on the heels of successfully launching a new bistro in the centre of Alvechurch, the owners of Café Morso are now demonstrating their support for local grassroots football and a charity.

Local girl done good

Redditch Advertiser: Beth was a member of The Palace youth theatre before heading to study at the London School of Musical Theatre.

6:10pm Thursday 18th September 2014

WEST End star Beth Humphreys returns to her hometown this Saturday, September 20 performing with The Broadway Divas at The Palace Theatre in Redditch.

Good news for some Phones 4u employees

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5:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

GOOD news has come for some of the thousands of Phones 4u staff whose jobs currently hang in the balance after the company went into administration earlier this week.

Redditch man with history of violence given suspended sentence after New Year's Eve assault

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3:10pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A REDDITCH man with a history of violence who punched a teenage party guest and swung the branch of a tree at him has been given a suspended jail sentence.

Cancelled trains despite railway improvements

Redditch Advertiser: London Midland. SP

1:30pm Thursday 18th September 2014

JUST two weeks after the railway between Redditch and Barnt Green was reopened following an eight week closure, and commuters were faced with cancelled journeys.

Multi award-winning comedy comes to Redditch

Redditch Advertiser: Original director Ian McElhinney, now starring in the critically acclaimed Game of Thrones.

11:40am Thursday 18th September 2014

STONES in His Pockets, the multi award-winning comedy by Irish writer Marie Jones, returns to UK theatres from September for a nationwide tour with original director Ian McElhinney, now starring in the critically acclaimed Game of Thrones, at the helm.

Child rescued after getting stuck up tree in Redditch

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10:11am Thursday 18th September 2014

A CREW of firefighters from Redditch rescued a child who was stuck up a tree yesterday evening.

Operation to check for dangerous goods at Hopwood Services

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8:20am Thursday 18th September 2014

WEST Mercia Police, Warwickshire Police, HMRC and the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) are running a joint agency operation today at Hopwood Services, near Redditch, on the M42/A441 Worcestershire to carry out checks regarding the carriage of dangerous goods as part of a nationwide initiative.

History society host monthly talk

Redditch Advertiser: Small businesses targeted by scammers

6:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

MILITARY history buffs were in attendance for a talk entitled The Battle of Crecy – 1346 at a monthly society meeting.

Cycle challenge raises thousands for chemotherapy unit

Redditch Advertiser: The Redditch 2 Paris team: Tony Fennell, James Harley, Mark Wasley, Mark Rolph, Tony Williams, Alan Williams, Andy Davies, Simon Wright, Stephen Muckle, Colin Cater, Andy Adams and Dave Wright

5:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A TEAM of 12 Redditch cyclists endured a four day, 300 mile challenge, to raise money for their local chemotherapy unit.

Alcester Grammar School pupil awarded engineering scholarship

Redditch Advertiser: Principal Clive Sentance, Tom Baxter and physics teacher Adam Knights.

4:43pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN Alcester Grammar School pupil has been awarded a sought-after scholarship in engineering and technical design.

Alcester scouting sibilings raise £450 towards Jamboree

Redditch Advertiser: James and Ellie with other scouts also fundraising to attend the Jamboree. Photo courtesy of Peter Fordam.

4:36pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

SCOUTING siblings from Alcester raised £450 for their Jamboree by holding a ‘guess the number of balloons in a Honda’ event at the Maybird Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon.

CCG Governing Body meeting

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3:50pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

REDDITCH and Bromsgrove residents are being invited to attend the next NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Governing Body meeting.

West Mercia Police recruiting for student police officers

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

1:56pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

WEST Merica Police are on the hunt for suspects described as being honest and compassionate to take up a role with the police force.

Sinclaire enters no plea to fraud allegations

Redditch Advertiser: MEP Nikki Sinclaire

12:40pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A FORMER West Midlands MEP has appeared before magistrates accused of money laundering offences after an inquiry into her expense claims.

Woman fraudulently claimed more than £30,000 in benefits

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12:10pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A WYTHALL resident who pleaded guilty to fraudulently claiming benefits has been given a 16 week prison sentence and a 12 month community order.

Motorcycle ride in aid of fantastic cause

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10:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

RMT Motorcycle Training and Riders Club in Redditch is again getting ready to raise money for a charity and has decided this year to support Prostate Cancer.

Flash, Bang and Infra-red Wallop. Innovative photography on display for first time

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9:26am Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN innovative photographer, whose work was first publicised in a Worcester News article in July, is to have his pictures displayed in Malvern as part of a "technological world firsts" exhibition.

Former MEP Nikki Sinclaire appears in court on fraud charges

Redditch Advertiser: MEP Nikki Sinclaire

9:21am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A FORMER West Midlands MEP will appear before magistrates today (Wednesday, September 17) accused of money laundering offences after an inquiry into her expense claims.

NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove CCG Governing Body release statement to allay fears over patient safety

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8:50am Wednesday 17th September 2014

FOLLOWING concerns about patient safety the NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group Governing Body has released a statement to allay fears.

Dodgy DIY caused nearly £5,000 damage to council flat

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6:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A MAN caused nearly £5,000 worth of damage to his council flat through some dodgy DIY, a court heard.

Mental health provision at HMP Hewell criticised

Redditch Advertiser: Phillip Simelane. The 25-year-old was allowed to roam the streets to kill Christina Edkins, last March. SP

4:10pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

MENTAL health provision at HMP Hewell has been criticised in a report investigating how a former prisoner and paranoid schizophrenic slipped through the system to stab a schoolgirl to death.

Collision near Alcester

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4:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

TWO cars collided on the Alcester Road near Wootton Wawen.  

Man hit in face with bottle outside Redditch club

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2:40pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was hit in the face with a bottle outside a nightclub in Redditch.

MPs expenses revealed

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1:10pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

EXPENSE claims for MPs in Worcestershire topped £950,000 last year, new figures reveal.

People urged to protect their eye sight for National Eye Health Week

Redditch Advertiser: Glaucoma warning to Devon residents

12:51pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

PEOPLE in Worcestershire are being urged to take better care of their eye sight as the county council takes part in National Eye Health Week.

Asda store plans given the go-ahead

Redditch Advertiser: An artist's impression of what the new Asda will look like

11:50am Tuesday 16th September 2014

MORE than 400 new jobs are set to be created after plans for an Asda store in the town have been given the go-ahead.

Drama as council blocks Wilson's funfair from accessing town centre

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10:27am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THERE was drama in Redditch town centre on Monday evening as council vehicles blocked every entrance to the pedestrianised area of Church Green to prevent the historic Wilson's funfair from setting up on the land.

Music store going from strength to strength

Redditch Advertiser: Death or Glory Records. At its new location on Church Green, next to Cafe Mambo and opposite the bandstand.

8:50am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A REDDITCH music store, championed by the NME and Mojo, is going from strength to strength.

Last chance to have a say on library's future

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5:40pm Monday 15th September 2014

WYTHALL residents, library users, local community groups and organisations have until Saturday, September 20 to comment on Worcestershire County Council's proposals to relocate Wythall Library to a new build community hub at Woodrush Academy from September 2015.

Charity celebrates 30 years

Redditch Advertiser: Happy 30th Where Next Association: Simon Carcory, Helen Rider, charity manager Graham Clark, Jessica Hiles and Alex Hiles. Buy this photo RMM381401 at redditchadvertiser.co.uk/pictures or call 01384 358000.

4:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

A CHARITY which supports people with learning difficulties recently celebrated a very special milestone.

Brownies and Rainbows explore all things Indian

Redditch Advertiser: Emma McElroy and Eleanor Blizzard from 2nd Studley (St Mary's) Brownies with their henna designs. SP

2:30pm Monday 15th September 2014

A GROUP of 50 Brownies and Rainbows from Studley district took an afternoon trip to India to take part in the Midlands Art Explosion challenge Go Global.







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