Problems getting to medical centre in Bidford

3:18pm Monday 28th July 2014

THERE has been a lot of publicity recently about the difficulties people are finding in getting to the new medical centre for Bidford.

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.

Alcester MP backs campaign to eat more local produce

4:35pm Friday 25th July 2014

ALCESTER’S MP Nadhim Zahawi is urging local schools and hospitals to back a government incentive to eat more locally produced food.

Alcester buddies are helping youngsters to read

Redditch Advertiser: Reading buddies Catherine Carpenter and Zoe Davies with James Burton, five, and Mathew Burton, seven.

3:51pm Friday 25th July 2014

ALCESTER teens are helping younger children read more during the summer holidays by participating in a scheme taking place at libraries throughout Warwickshire.

Two thirds of 'rubbish' put out as waste could be recycled

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2:50pm Friday 25th July 2014

A REVIEW by Stratford-on-Avon District Council has revealed two thirds of the content put out as waste could be recycled or composted.

Police clampdown on antisocial and dangerous motorists

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3:10pm Thursday 24th July 2014

DANGEROUS and antisocial motorcyclists on the A46 at Salford Priors were punished following a police clampdown at the weekend.

Alcester celebrates becoming a bee friendly town

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1:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

MORE than 100 people celebrated the launch of Alcester as a bee friendly town.

Students awarded fire safety trophy for third time

Redditch Advertiser: Pupils at Salford Priors received their third award for their conscientious approach  to fire safety.

12:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

CHILDREN from Salford Priors CofE Primary School have been given a trophy for the third year running in recognition of their consistent approach to fire safety.

School is streets ahead in science

Redditch Advertiser: Matthew Tingle, has received an Ogden Trust Primary Scientist of the Year award, from the University of Birmingham.

5:21pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A BIDFORD pupil who is a sucker for science has received an Ogden Trust Primary Scientist of the Year award, from the University of Birmingham.

Potty training experts urge parents to train their tots

Redditch Advertiser: Jenni Falconer (centre) took part in Potty Training Live run by Judith Hough (left) and Diane Titterton (right) of Dry Like Me.

10:40am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AWARD winning potty training experts are urging parents to train their kids as part of a Take Your Nappy Off Week.

First World War centenary church service to be held

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10:27am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ALCESTER’s branch of the Royal British Legion is holding a commemoration church service to mark the First World War centenary.

Myths and mysteries dispelled

9:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A BIDFORD funeral directors hosted a training session for staff at a nearby nursing home to dispel some myths around the profession.

The challenge is now on for young readers

Redditch Advertiser: Teenagers throughout Warwickshire will be taking part in the scheme to held younger readers.

2:50pm Sunday 20th July 2014

TEENAGERS from Alcester are taking part in a scheme to encourage younger children to keep reading during the summer holidays.

Youngsters invited to take part in drama sessions

12:23pm Saturday 19th July 2014

YOUNGSTERS are invited to attend a drama club at Alcester Jubilee Centre during the summer holidays.

We can't help our daughter, we may as well be on the moon, say couple who have waited six months for a phone connection

1:04pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THEY left their home of 30 years to be closer to their daughter in Bidford after she was hospitalised with Crohn's Disease.

Re-offending burglar walks free from court

10:03am Thursday 17th July 2014

A ‘three strikes’ burglar who got no further than putting his arm through the window of a large detached house near Alcester has been given a chance to rebuild his life.

Art exhibition to be held at Alcester town hall

Redditch Advertiser: Students at Stratford-upon-Avon School created artwork on Alcester.

11:50am Tuesday 15th July 2014

STUDENTS from Stratford-upon-Avon School have created canvasses on the theme of ‘Alcester Old and New’ as part of their school project.

Aliens invade Alcester to mark a century of Brownies

Redditch Advertiser: Jessica Porter, Jen Stone and Emma McElroy.

1:17pm Monday 14th July 2014

A CELEBRATION to mark a century of the Brownies took place in Alcester Guide and Scout Hall.

Army Cadets raise cash for Battlefields tour

Redditch Advertiser: The Alcester Army Cadets have already raised £2,000 for their trip.

4:17pm Sunday 13th July 2014

ALCESTER Army Cadets are holding an auction to raise money to visit World War I Battlefields.

Alcester is celebrating bee-ing friendly

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11:10am Sunday 13th July 2014

ALCESTER is celebrating its launch as a bee friendly town with a day of entertainment.

Alcester Male Voice Choir sing on M50 motorway

Redditch Advertiser: Alcester Male Voice Choir members Tim Abbott, Matt Speirs, Peter Tullett & Simon Lowe sang for their leader.

10:17am Sunday 13th July 2014

ALCESTER Male Voice Choir surprised their choir leader though a serenade on the M50 motorway.

Shakespeare production is on its way to Coughton Court

Redditch Advertiser: A production of Romeo and Juliet is coming to Coughton Court near Alcester. Photo courtesy of Claire Blackburn.

1:44pm Saturday 12th July 2014

SHAKESPEARE’S star-cross'd lovers will meet again in an open air performance of Romeo and Juliet at Coughton Court.

Music shop owner in the 'least musically sophisticated' part of Britain hosts concert

Redditch Advertiser: A charity event hosted by music shop owner near Redditch.

4:50pm Friday 11th July 2014

A MUSIC shop owner near Redditch raised cash for charity by hosting a concert.

Staff peddle to Alcester Grammar School for Green Travel Day

Redditch Advertiser: Amongst the cyclists Mrs Preston and Dr Clifford.

4:30pm Thursday 10th July 2014

STAFF at Alcester Grammar School supported Green Travel Day by cycling to work.

Local singers to perform summer proms concert

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4:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

ALCESTER-based singing groups are to perform for a summer proms concert.

Summer celebrations at Coughton Court

Redditch Advertiser: Coughton’s annual summer village fete. Image courtesy of Claire Blackburn. SP

4:50pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

THIS Saturday sees the return of Coughton’s annual summer fete in the grounds of Coughton Court.

The Romans re-invade Alcester

Redditch Advertiser: Kids and adults alike donned Roman costume and took part in the activities.

4:36pm Monday 7th July 2014

ALCESTER travelled back in time for a Roman festival which celebrated the town’s ancient history.

Summer fun on offer for youngsters

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8:40am Sunday 6th July 2014

AS the long Summer holiday approaches, youngsters in and around Alcester can look forward to a whole host of summer sporting and artistic activities.

Alcester speed camera is UK's sixth busiest

Redditch Advertiser: Crackdown on speeding in Norton and Madresfield

12:23pm Friday 4th July 2014

A SPEED camera on the A435 Studley Road in Alcester has been revealed as the sixth busiest in the UK, recording 6,414 speeding drivers in 2013.

Alcester Grammar students get involved in the community

Redditch Advertiser: Alcester Grammar student James Cook gets involved with some gardening work at Cleeve Prior Conservation Area. SP

9:30am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

STUDENTS from Alcester Grammar School were out and about recently as part of the school’s annual Community Day.

Students blown out of this world with physics programme

Redditch Advertiser: l-r Sophie Allan, of National Space Centre, Kieran Shepherd, sixth form student at Alcester Grammar School, James Shannon, Dolby sound consultant, Wendy Cox, consultant The Ogden Trust, Molly Clark, sixth form student at Chipping Campden School, Jonathan

5:47pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

SIXTH form students enjoyed an out-of-this-world day when they took part in a pioneering physics programme.

Renaissance helps keep Alcester blooming

Redditch Advertiser: Iwan Jones, managing director of Renaissance Villages, with Maggie Payne from Alcester in Bloom, and Councillor Lennox Cumberbatch, chairman of the recreation and open spaces committee for Alcester Town Council. SP

3:30pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

THE committee for Alcester in Bloom has received a donation of £400 from the developers of Great Alne’s Maudsley Park housing development.

CCTV wins accolade

12:33pm Monday 30th June 2014

CCTV in the Stratford district has received the British Standard Accreditation for a seventh year.

Painting captures spirit of the town

Redditch Advertiser: Chris Shipley with the original 'Spirit of Alcester' painting. SP

3:54pm Friday 27th June 2014

AN artist who has produced a watercolour painting celebrating the architectural heritage of Alcester is having his work displayed in a town centre cafe.

New look for 14th century pub in Wootton Wawen

8:50am Friday 27th June 2014

A PUB in Wootton Wawen has invested £20,000 in a brand new dining garden, located on the grounds of the 14th century pub building.

Ride out through Warwickshire and Worcestershire

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1:31pm Thursday 26th June 2014

A RIDE out of between 500 and 1,000 bikes is set to leave Ragley Hall on Sunday, July 20 in memory of a British soldier Conrad Lewis, who was killed in Afghanistan.

Round Table raises a grand amount with pig roast

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8:15am Thursday 26th June 2014

THE Alcester & Stratford District Round Tablers raised an impressive £1,500 at the recent Court Leet Street Market in Alcester with its traditional pig roast.

Entrepreneur Felix Dennis dies at 67

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1:12pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

FELIX Dennis, the entrepreneur publisher who was the driving force behind the Alne Wood Park natural burial ground in Great Alne, has died.

Four men arrested after burglary at Bidford pub

3:50pm Monday 23rd June 2014

FOUR men are in custody in Warwickshire after a pub burglary in Bidford on Avon.

Hazy Daisy takes the gold for Haselor cider maker

3:36pm Monday 23rd June 2014

HASELOR-based cider maker Allen Hogan is celebrating after two of his ciders secured the gold and silver medals at an international competition.

Man on trial for burglary at Cherry Tree Care Home

10:53am Monday 23rd June 2014

A MAN who burgled an office at an Alcester care home has been warned that he could be facing ‘a significant sentence of imprisonment.’

Talk on town's wartime history

Redditch Advertiser: A recruitment drive by the Royal Warwicks on Alcester High Street in 1915, taken outside Mr Bunting's grandfather's shop, with his grandmother and aunt visible in one of the top windows. SP

3:36pm Friday 20th June 2014

ALCESTER town councillor John Bunting is giving a talk and photographic presentation on Alcester before during and after the First World War.

An anniversary with a difference for Alcester Round Tablers

Redditch Advertiser: Alcester & Stratford District Round Table members Rob Iles, Rob Bradley and Nathan Rosewell prepare for the Punt Pedal.SP

11:20am Friday 20th June 2014

AFTER 39 years of running its annual pub pedal to raise money for charity, members of the Alcester and Stratford District Round Table have organised their 40th event this year with a bit of a twist.

Final chance to add to vital planning document

3:26pm Thursday 19th June 2014

ALCESTER residents, businesses and other interested parties have one last chance to add their opinions to the district’s core strategy document, before it gets submitted for Government approval next month.

Broom man ordered to register as a sex offender after obscene images discovered on his computer

11:23am Thursday 19th June 2014

A BROOM man who was caught with indecent photos and movies of children on his phone has been ordered to register as a sex offender.

Attempted robbery at Alcester Rugby Club

8:30am Thursday 19th June 2014

POLICE in Alcester are appealing for information after an attempted robbery took place at Alcester Rugby Club over the weekend.

Fundraising art show at Ragley Hall

Redditch Advertiser: Artwork on show at Ragley Hall's gallery. SP

8:30am Thursday 19th June 2014

RAGLEY Gallery at Ragley Hall, is holding an open art studio event for two weeks from Saturday, June 28 to Sunday, July 13 to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

First festival to mark Alcester's Roman links with the past

Redditch Advertiser: Alcester's own Roman soldier Titus Flavius Juistus aka Mick Parker, gets ready for the town's first Roman Festival. Buy photo: Ref. RCR251403_01 at or call 01384 358200.

2:20pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

AFTER years of Roman themed events in the town, Alcester is playing host to its very first Roman Festival celebrating the ancient history of the town.

Youngsters raise money with a song

Redditch Advertiser: Children from Our Lady's Catholic Primary School get singing : (from left) Sophie Canning, Oliver Hoper, Molly Andrews, Matthew Hayward, Lauren Parmer, and Rowan Hope. Buy photo: RCR241403_01 at or call 01384 358200.

3:41pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

CHILDREN at Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School in Alcester have been taking part in a mass singing and recording project with a number of other schools in their Federation group.

Changes for Alcester Children's Centre

10:20am Tuesday 17th June 2014

ALCESTER Children’s Centre is being brought under a collaborative management group under a process to reorganise management and responsibility for the county’s 39 children’s centres.

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