Prepare to be flabbergasted!

Redditch Advertiser: Now you see him: Pete Firman will be embarking on a national tour for his new show Trickster

5:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

YOU'VE seen him on TV, now prepare to 'ooohhh', 'aaahhh' and wonder how on earth he did that, as Pete Firman embarks on a national tour his new show Trickster.

Alcester Court Leet held charity concert

4:36pm Thursday 31st July 2014

MORE than 200 people attended Alcester Court Leet’s charity concert at St Nicholas' Church.

Alcester Court Leet held charity concert

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4:30pm Thursday 31st July 2014

MORE than 200 people attended Alcester Court Leet’s charity concert at St Nicholas' Church.

Scary Ledbury...

Redditch Advertiser: The figures were presented to Ledbury Town Council.

4:24pm Thursday 31st July 2014

IT is a sign of approaching autumn and darker nights, when the Ghost Walks return to Ledbury.

Cotswold village lines up musical talent

Redditch Advertiser: Flowers feature for Living August - Rachel Wilkes (8607678)

4:14pm Thursday 31st July 2014

LOVERS of music and natural beauty will make a beeline to a Cotswolds village that has really put itself on the map with an annual festival.

Worcester tops politeness survey

Redditch Advertiser: The West Country Class Pacific engine number 34046 Braunton passing over Worcester railway bridge. Picture by Colin Nash.

3:24pm Thursday 31st July 2014

WORCESTER has long been called the Faithful City, now it may be the UK's politest city too, according to a new survey.

Woman robbed in her Redditch home

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3:10pm Thursday 31st July 2014

WEST Mercia Police is appealing for witnesses after a woman was robbed in her home, in Yardley Close, in Redditch.

Malvern's Finest...

2:22pm Thursday 31st July 2014

MALVERN women of note will be the theme of a talk at Bromyard's Conquest Theatre on October 8, at 7.30pm.

Bidford and nearby villages urged to help find the body of murdered Jesse Richards

1:53pm Thursday 31st July 2014

RESIDENTS from Bidford and surrounding villages are being urged to come forward with information on the missing body of murdered Surrey man, Jesse Richards.

Part-night street lighting programme to continue

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1:30pm Thursday 31st July 2014

THE part-night street lighting reduction programme, which will save cash for the taxpayer and cut carbon emissions, is continuing to progress well, according to Worcestershire County Council.

Redditch MP visits Bosnia to support local charity

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11:50am Thursday 31st July 2014

A DELEGATION of MPs and peers, including Redditch MP Karen Lumley, will travel to Bosnia to support a local charity, Medica Zenica, to help build and equip a new counselling and information centre.

Green Lung in Pershore

11:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

WILDLIFE is to get a boost in Pershore, because their town council has bought three acres of land, to encourage bio-diversity.

Autumn Spring Clean

10:54am Thursday 31st July 2014

PERSHORE Town Council is planning an autumn spring clean for the town, and is asking volunteers to sign up.

Ragley is to host commemorative Battle Proms event

Redditch Advertiser: This years Battle Proms at Ragley Hall will commemorate the First World War.

10:33am Thursday 31st July 2014

THE Ragley estate is hosting its fourth annual Battle Proms open-air concert with a commemorative twist.

Local men jailed for their part in £8 million tax fraud

Redditch Advertiser:

10:10am Thursday 31st July 2014

A GANG of 20 from Staffordshire, Manchester and the West Midlands, including one from Redditch and one from Bromsgrove, has been jailed for almost 90 years for stealing more than £8 million in a sophisticated tax fraud.

Journey back in time with ride on classic bus

Redditch Advertiser: One of the classic buses you can take a ride on. SP

8:30am Thursday 31st July 2014

VISITORS throughout August to the Transport Museum, Wythall, can have the pleasure of a ride on board one of its prizewinning collection of classic buses.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Redditch Advertiser: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support. 

Six of the most dramatic pictures of today's fire at Eastbourne Pier

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6:28pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A huge blaze and plumes of thick black smoke have engulfed Eastbourne Pier.

Police investigate two burglaries in Redditch

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6:20pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

POLICE are investigating two separate burglaries in Redditch and are seeking witnesses.

Alvechurch man is running to launch charity in memory of his daughter

4:47pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

AN Alvechurch man is taking part in a 10km Wolf Run challenge with 11 other people in a bid to raise enough money to start a charity for bereaved parents.

Appeal for Redditch burglary witnesses

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4:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

WITNESSES are being sought after a burglary in Redditch on Thursday, July 24.

Community order and unpaid work for benefit fraud woman

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2:20pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A WOORDROW woman who claimed £7,305 of benefits while working in a bridal shop has been given a 12 month community order with 100 hours of unpaid work.

Hospital trust drops in quality rankings

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12:50pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

DEATH rates at Worcestershire’s three major hospitals and the standard of care provided to stroke patients have been flagged up as areas of concern in a report into the trust running the facilities.

Hospital revamp project may be delayed until next year

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11:20am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A PROJECT revamping hospital care in Worcestershire may not be finalised until the start of next year, it has been revealed.

Musical trio raise cash for bell tower fund

Redditch Advertiser: Francis Grier with daughters Savitri, on violin, and Indira, on cello,  in St Peter's church, Inkberrow, which hosted the concert.  SP

10:32am Wednesday 30th July 2014

ONE of the country's leading church musicians and his two talented daughters have raised more than £1,000 for the Abbots Morton Bell Tower Appeal.

Keeping Redditch safe while the Great War raged

Redditch Advertiser: Redditch Fire Brigade just prior to the war. This was the only fire cover Redditch had during the Great War

10:10am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THIS photo shows Redditch Fire Brigade prior to the First World War, outside its headquarters in Park Road.

NHS trust saves £250,000 on goods and services

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8:40am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE organisation providing NHS community and mental health services in Worcestershire has made savings of £250,000 without affecting patients.

Electronic games ban at County Hall

Redditch Advertiser:

5:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE playing of electronic games like Solitaire is officially being banned at Worcestershire County Council.

Man had thousands of indecent child images

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3:02pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A REDDITCH man has been spared jail and given a chance to get help after he admitted having thousands of child porn pictures.

Golf club raises more than £2,000 for charity

Redditch Advertiser:

2:50pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

MEMBERS of the Abbey Golf Club in Redditch recently raised more than £2,000 for charity.

Future of Bredon Horde assured by £5,000 grant

Redditch Advertiser: Some of the 4,000 Roman coins found at Bredon Hill.

1:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE largest haul of treasure ever found in the UK, discovered by Redditch man Jethro Carpenter three years ago, will be on display for years to come thanks to a generous grant from a museum charity.

Experience life in the First World War at Ragley Hall

11:42am Tuesday 29th July 2014

IN commemoration of the First World War Ragley Hall is recreating life in the trenches.

Cuts to youth activities? Don't blame us, says leader

Redditch Advertiser:

10:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE leader of Worcestershire County Council has defended his stance on youth funding - and is blaming the economy for making cuts.

Business is sweet for Redditch jeweller

Redditch Advertiser: Victoria Brown, fromSugar Spun Jewellery

5:50pm Monday 28th July 2014

A REDDITCH based jewellery maker is experiencing an unexpected boost in sales - thanks to a sweet surprise.

Talks start over one rubbish collection service for the whole of Worcestershire

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4:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

TENTATIVE talks have got underway to see if one massive rubbish and recycling collection service can be launched for the whole of Worcestershire.

Great war event to be held at Ragley Hall

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2:20pm Monday 28th July 2014

Ragley Hall is to host a family day in commemoration of the start of the First World War as part of an ongoing exhibition.

Redditch can now fly its flag with pride

Redditch Advertiser: Simon Thomas, Ben Thomas, Ceri Thomas, Sid Reynolds and Mayor Councillor Pat Witherspoon. Buy this photo RCR311401_01 from

1:27pm Monday 28th July 2014

REDDITCH Council is now flying a fabulous flag at the town hall thanks to a generous local business.

Join in tea party to celebrate 40 years of Kingfisher Shopping Centre

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12:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

KINGFISHER Shopping Centre will be holding an open tea party next week to celebrate of 40 years of trading in Redditch.

New shelters to replace two due for demolition

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8:30am Monday 28th July 2014

RESIDENTS in Winyates and Abbeydale will be getting two brand new bus shelters when the current ones are demolished.

Team effort to rescue swans from drained pool

Redditch Advertiser: Lee Birch from Severn Trent helps rescue one of the signets. SP

4:50pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A SEVERN Trent Water worker didn’t expect to be carrying swans around when he arrived at the Lodge Pool in Redditch for work, on Sunday, July 20.

Great War commemoration in Studley

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2:40pm Sunday 27th July 2014

STUDLEY Royal British Legion will be holding a short service to commemorate those who gave their lives in the First World War on Sunday, August 3.

Improved services as Winyates Post Office gets a makeover

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8:30am Sunday 27th July 2014

WINYATES Post Office is getting a makeover and will be opening as a new-style Post Office ‘local’ service, with significantly longer opening hours for customers.

Family's plea to missing woman

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5:20pm Saturday 26th July 2014

THE family of Eve Cullen, who has been missing for more than one week, has urged anyone who has seen a woman matching her description to contact police.

Hollywood sci-fi magic comes to Forge Mill

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5:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

FORGE Mill Needle Museum is playing host to an exhibition which is an absolute must for all Hollywood sci-fi fans.

Prepare to be entertained in Redditch

Redditch Advertiser:

2:50pm Saturday 26th July 2014

ENTERTAINERS Flhip Flhop, Bread and Butter, and George Orange will be amusing residents in the town centre, Winyates and Batchley over the next two weeks.

Redditch man charged after boarding empty plane

Redditch Advertiser:

1:35pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A REDDITCH man has been charged with breaching Birmingham Airport security and getting on board an empty plane.

M42 crash

Redditch Advertiser:

1:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

TRAFFIC is slow following an accident on the M42 earlier.

Multi vehicle accident between Redditch and Bromsgrove

12:33pm Saturday 26th July 2014

THERE have been reports of a multi vehicle accident between Redditch and Bromsgrove. 

See, hear and feel the story of the amazing Pinball Wizard at The FeckenOdeon

Redditch Advertiser:

11:20am Saturday 26th July 2014

SOME films are meant to be seen in the cinema with a big picture and fantastic sound – so it’s a shame that The Who’s Tommy has been absent from the big screen for nearly 30 years.

Palace Theatre carves the way for sustainability

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8:50am Saturday 26th July 2014

THE Palace Theatre is leading the way for sustainability after receiving an A rating for its energy efficiency.

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