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.

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.

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 redditchadvertiser.co.uk/pictures 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.

Youngsyers 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.

Call for hospitals to lift ban on flowers rejected

10:30am Monday 14th April 2014

CALLS for family and friends of patients in Worcestershire hospitals to be allowed to brighten up their loved one’s stay with flowers have been rejected.

Man loses disability discrimination case against BT

8:20am Monday 14th April 2014

A FORMER highly paid business improvement official who was dismissed by British Telecom after suffering from depression, anxiety and stress has lost a legal claim for disability discrimination.

Celebrate a happy Easter at St Peter's Church

Redditch Advertiser: Kaitlin and Keira Fry ready for the Easter treasure trail. Buy this photo Ref. RCR161401_01 at redditchadvertiser.co.uk/pictures or call 01527 889027.

3:50pm Sunday 13th April 2014

CHILDREN and parents are being invited to St Peter's Church in Redditch to enjoy a variety of services and meditations this Easter.

£266m transport revamp for Worcestershire

Redditch Advertiser: £266m transport revamp for Worcestershire

2:30pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A £266 million plan to revamp roads and other forms of transport across Worcestershire has been revealed - in a bid to finally solve the county's congestion headaches.

Redditch man who carried out unprovoked attack is told he will be going to prison

12:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A REDDITCH man who carried out an unprovoked attack outside a night club, knocking out his victim's teeth and leaving him with permanent scars, has been granted bail.

Check yourself, don't wreck yourself, men told

Redditch Advertiser: Plans to reshape urgent medical care in Worcestershire open for comments

10:40am Sunday 13th April 2014

MEN are being encouraged to check themselves regularly for signs of testicular cancer so the disease can be treated as quickly as possible.

Cases of syphilis double in Worcestershire

8:50am Sunday 13th April 2014

CASES of syphilis in Worcestershire have more than doubled in the past year.

Rubery man appeals to health ombudsman over his mother's 'appalling' treatment at Worcestershire hospitals

Redditch Advertiser: Beryl Harrington, before and after her hospital treatment. SP

2:59pm Saturday 12th April 2014

A RUBERY man is appealing to the NHS ombudsman over the litany of poor treatment his mother received over four years in a number of Worcestershire hospitals including the Alexandra and the Princess of Wales.

Help make Easter eggs-tra special this year

Redditch Advertiser: Tina White and Alisha Savage from eResponse Recruitment launching the firm’s Easter egg donation campaign

1:50pm Saturday 12th April 2014

A REDDITCH company is calling on local people to help make Easter eggs-tra special for children in care.

Think you're faster than a double Olympic gold medal cyclist?

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12:30pm Saturday 12th April 2014

CYCLING enthusiasts in Redditch are invited to challenge double Olympic gold medallist Ed Clancy to a time trial – and win a VIP trip to the Tour De France.

Arty students pay tribute to old and new in Alcester

Redditch Advertiser: Students from Stratford upon Avon School with their masterpieces

10:10am Saturday 12th April 2014

STUDENTS from a school in Stratford have been inspired by the past and present of Alcester to create wonderful works of art that will be displayed in the town.

Vintage craft fair increases business in Redditch

Redditch Advertiser: Vintage craft fair increases business in Redditch

8:20am Saturday 12th April 2014

A MONTHLY vintage craft fair held in the Kingfisher Shopping Centre is going from strength to strength.

Jail for teen who "used his car like a weapon"

5:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

A TEENAGE driver who ran his car over a pavement and hit a jogger has been locked up for 18 months at Worcester Crown Court on a charge of inflicting grievous bodily harm.

Young writers wanted

3:30pm Friday 11th April 2014

YOUNG writers from Warwickshire are being sought to get involved in a project to help them hone their skills.

Invitation to Alvechurch's Party in the Park

3:10pm Friday 11th April 2014

THOSE looking for a nice day out in Alvechurch are welcome to come along to the village's annual Party in the Park.

Adult and Community Learning Service launch Facebook page

1:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

RESIDENTS in Alcester who want the most up-to-date information on Warwickshire County Council’s Adult and Community Learning Service can do so by checking out its new Facebook page.

Barclays community work at Studley school

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A team from Barclays bank will be going to studley community infant school to tart up the playground.
(L) Sarah Stuchfield - Barclays, Grace Knight 5, Oliver Whitehead 4 and Charlie Burns 5 with teacher Seema Jassal, (R) Karen Welch - Barclays

11:50am Friday 11th April 2014

A TEAM of kind-hearted volunteers from Barclays Head Office recently spent two days revamping the class gardens and forest school area at Studley Community Infants School in Studley.

1,500 jobs to go at county council

Redditch Advertiser: CONSULTANTS: County Hall.

10:47am Friday 11th April 2014

AROUND 1,500 jobs are to be axed at Worcestershire County Council by 2018, it has emerged.

Coach operator wins applause from Alcester choir

Redditch Advertiser: Alcester Male Voice Choir with their Johnsons coach

10:10am Friday 11th April 2014

A COACH company has got into gear and been praised by Alcester Male Voice Choir for its support during the group's 40th Anniversary Gala Concert.

Mother and daughter celebrate nature in Worcester Cathedral

8:51am Friday 11th April 2014

A CERAMICIST who suffers from the debilitating neurological disease ataxia is to hold an art exhibition in the Chapter House of Worcester Cathedral along with her illustrator daughter. The work of Lit and Kate Betty Smith of Lulsley is to be featured in A Celebration of Nature, which will run from April 27 until May 8.

Investment ambitions are discussed with David Cameron

8:50am Friday 11th April 2014

BOSSES behind a £250 million investment blueprint for Worcestershire have held crunch talks with David Cameron - in the hope the Government will look upon the ambitious plan favourably.

Innotive company designs software to help small companies

Redditch Advertiser: Thomas Floate from IO Studios.

7:10am Friday 11th April 2014

A REDDITCH-based digital marketing company has launched a new system to help small businesses up and down the country manage their sales leads.

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