Firewalkers raise more than £1,800 for charity

Redditch Advertiser: Brave volunteers took part in firewalking competition in aid the charity Breast Cancer Campaign.

4:37pm Monday 20th October 2014

A GROUP of brave volunteers took part in a firewalking challenge held in Alcester to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the White Lion pub and in aid of the charity Breast Cancer Campaign.

Zombies to invade Alcester for charity fundraiser

Redditch Advertiser: Zombies will take over  Alcester for a spooky event to raise money for a local cause.

2:40pm Monday 20th October 2014

ZOMBIES are being invited to attend a pub crawl taking place in Alcester on Saturday, October 25.

Alcester Waitrose donates another £1,000

Redditch Advertiser: Waitrose has donated cash to three charities including pictured: Coughton C of E Primary school and Blood Bikes. To buy picture,RMM421401, visit

3:30pm Saturday 18th October 2014

WAITROSE in Alcester donated another £1,000 through their green token scheme to three local organisations in need of a cash boost.

Fashion show raises hundreds for local causes

Redditch Advertiser: Councillor Eric Payne and Charlotte Newitt took part in Alcester's fashion show.

10:40am Saturday 18th October 2014

A FASHION show held at Alcester Town Hall raised more than £900 for local causes.

Flog It! is coming to Ragley Hall

Redditch Advertiser: Paul Martin and the Flog It! team will be coming to Ragley Hall near Alcester.

3:11pm Thursday 16th October 2014

VISTORS are being asked to dig out their antiques and family heirlooms to find out what they are worth when the BBC TV programme, Flog It! comes to Ragley Hall.

Ceremony held to mark the opening of a new grammar school building

Redditch Advertiser: CELEBRATION: Graham Wells, head of language, Dr Penny Robotham, head of science, principal Clive Sentance and Debbie Gregory, head of food and textiles. To buy picture, /RMM421403a, visit

12:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A CEREMONY to mark the opening of a new state-of-art facility costing £2 million was held at Alcester Grammar School.

Archaeology day set to explore Anglo-Saxon Warwickshire

Redditch Advertiser: An archaeology day is taking palace at Warwick School. Picture taken during an excavation in Bidford-on-Avon.

4:30pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

AN archaeology day with talks, displays and interactive workshops is being held at Warwick School on Saturday, October 25 between 10 am and 4.30 pm.

Team of 20 will firewalk in aid of the charity Breast Cancer Campaign

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4:00pm Saturday 11th October 2014

A BRAVE team of 20 will walk on hot coals in aid the charity Breast Cancer Campaign.

Alcester Court Leet mop fair attended by thousands

Redditch Advertiser: A procession was held in Alcester as part of the mop fair. Buy picture,RMM421402a, at

3:09pm Friday 10th October 2014

AROUND five thousand people gathered on Alcester High Street to celebrate the annual mop fair.

Police officer from Alcester appears in court

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11:08am Friday 10th October 2014

A 50-year-old police officer from Alcester has appeared in court charged with two common assaults and drink driving.

Alcester's charity big breakfast success

Redditch Advertiser: Reverend Jim Symonds and his wife Marie with retired Major Bob Woodfield MBE.

3:20pm Thursday 9th October 2014

MORE than 300 people attended the Alcester Alauna Rotary Club’s big breakfast charity fundraiser.

Bidford man wins Warwickshire Triathlon for a fourth time

Redditch Advertiser: Richard Shephard has won the Warwickshire Triathlon for a fourth time.

1:50pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A KEEN cyclist from Bidford has won the Warwickshire Triathlon for the fourth time in a row.

Alcester residents consulted on changes to council ward boundaries

Redditch Advertiser:

12:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

RESIDENTS have until Monday, November 3 to have their say on prospective changes on the council’s ward boundaries across Alcester and the surrounding areas.

RLSS take on the Wolf Run challenge

Redditch Advertiser: BRING IT ON: (Front L-R) Karen Welsh, Shem Samuda, Sian Adair, Faye Williamson. (Back L to R) Hannah Smith, Adrian Lole, Lee Heard, Sarah Winkworth.

3:00pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

STAFF members at the Royal Life Saving Society headquarters in Broom, Alcester are set to take on the Wolf Run Challenge.

Halloween fun at Ragley Hall

Redditch Advertiser: THE HAUNTING: Daring visitors can experience ghostly special effects in the haunted gardens.

1:20pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

RAGLEY Hall will host a week of Halloween fun including pumpkin carving, spooky craft activities and scary story-telling.

Sprinting star beaten by pole climber in Track vs Tree challenge

Redditch Advertiser: English sprinter Harry Aikines-Aryeetey took part in a unique contest against Grant Gallier, the World 25m poleclimbing champion. Buy picture,RCR391405_02, at

12:10pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A UNIQUE contest took place in the Ragley estate between the World 25m pole climbing champion and a top English sprinter.

Voluntary organisation donates £500 towards cadets' Berlin trip

Redditch Advertiser: From left: Alcester and Stratford District Round Table chairman Richard Handy, corporal Chris Murray and detachment commander Jules Cook.

10:42am Tuesday 7th October 2014

ALCESTER cadets are one step closer to an informative trip - thanks to a generous £500 donation from a voluntary organisation.

Alcester will keep its night-time fire cover

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10:40am Tuesday 7th October 2014

ALCESTER will continue to receive night-time fire cover provided by a ‘Day Crewing Plus’ system following a consultation by Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service.

The Stroke Association 'Resolution Run' to take place in the Ragley estate

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3:50pm Sunday 5th October 2014

THE West Midlands Stroke Association is appealing runners to take part in a charity event at the Ragley Estate.

Burglars from Liverpool targeted pubs in Bidford and IImington

Redditch Advertiser:

1:50pm Friday 3rd October 2014

A team of burglars who travelled from Liverpool to target village pubs in Bidford-on-Avon and Ilmington have been warned that they are almost certain to be jailed.

Thousands attend APF 2014 forest show in the Ragley estate

4:24pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

A RECORD 16,500 people attended the UK’s largest forestry, woodland, trees and timber show, APF 2014 held in the Ragley Estate near Alcester.

Princess Royal attends 66th annual Ploughing and Hedging Competition

Redditch Advertiser: The Princess Royal meets committee members of the  Forest of Arden Agricultural Society. Buy picture, RCR391401_02, at

1:10pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

THE Princess Royal attended the Forest of Arden Agricultural Society’s 66th annual Ploughing and Hedging Competition in Alcester.

Thousands expected to attend food festival

Redditch Advertiser:

11:40am Thursday 2nd October 2014

THOUSANDS of food lovers are expected to flock to Alcester for its 7th food festival, which is taking place on Saturday, October 18.

Missing Alcester man found safe

Redditch Advertiser:

1:21pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A 76-year-old Alcester man suffering from Alzheimer's disease has been found safe and well after being reported missing to the police.

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.

8:50am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

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

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.

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.

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.

Collision near Alcester

Redditch Advertiser:

4:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

TWO cars collided on the Alcester Road near Wootton Wawen.  

Bidford and Alcester fire engines attend incident in Kings Lane, Broom

Redditch Advertiser: Bidford and Alcester fire engines attend incident in Kings Lane, Broom

11:50am Sunday 14th September 2014

TWO fire engines from Bidford and Alcester attended an incident in Kings Lane, Broom at 3.33pm yesterday.  

Sprinter to take on pole climbing champion at APF 2014

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5:20pm Friday 12th September 2014

ENGLISH sprinter Harry Aikines-Aryeetey will run 100m in the Ragley estate during a unique race against Grant Gallier, the World 25m pole climbing champion.

Alcester siblings selected to attend World Scout Jamboree

Redditch Advertiser: James and Ellie Fordham have been selected to attend he 23rd World Scout Jamboree.

3:27pm Thursday 11th September 2014

TWO scouting siblings from Alcester have been given the opportunity of a lifetime after they were selected to attend the 23rd World Scout Jamboree held in Japan next year.

Two women and a man from Bidford and Alcester plead guilty to handling stolen goods

Redditch Advertiser:

1:57pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Two women and a man have pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods from two burglaries in South Littleton, near Evesham.

Coughton to host annual festival

Redditch Advertiser: A range of entertainment including morris dancing will take place at Coughton Court's Cheese and Pickle festival. Photo courtesy of Claire Blackburn.

12:40pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A CHEESE and pickle festival will take place at Coughton Court over the weekend.

Man killed in road traffic collision named

Redditch Advertiser:

11:29am Thursday 11th September 2014

THE man who died in a road traffic collision on A46 near Alcester has been named.

Alcester insurance firm win nation award

Redditch Advertiser: Director Mark Horgan, sales executiveTrevor Palmer, sales and marketing manager Jodie Horgan, property manager Jason Oldham and operations manager Elaine Ryan.

9:18am Thursday 11th September 2014

AN Alcester firm of insurance brokers have won a national award.

Tributes to "loving dad" killed in car crash

Redditch Advertiser:

6:29pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a "loving father" killed in a car accident.

66th annual Ploughing and Hedging Competition to be attended by princess

Redditch Advertiser: Forest of Arden Agricultural Society’s Ploughing and Hedging Competition to take place in Alcester.

3:21pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

PRINCESS Anne is set to attend the Forest of Arden Agricultural Society’s 65th annual Ploughing and Hedging Competition in Alcester.

Community-spirited volunteers teamed up to tidy Alcester

Redditch Advertiser: Members of Litter Free Alcester took part in a clear up event.

11:13am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A GROUP of community-spirited volunteers in Alcester teamed up for their autumn ‘Big Tidy Up’ on Sunday, September 7.

Alcester Flower and Vegetable Show and Court Leet Family Fun Day held

Redditch Advertiser: Flowers exhibitor Sandra Covey. Buy picture,RLB371405_01, at

11:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A VAST array of home-grown produce was proudly displayed at this year’s Alcester Flower and Vegetable Show.

Talent contest to be held in Alcester

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4:30pm Monday 8th September 2014

TALENTED people around Alcester in the surrounding area are invited to take part in a competition held at jubilee centre and park.

Community-spirited volunteers in Alcester organise 'Big Tidy Up'

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1:10pm Saturday 6th September 2014

A GROUP of community-spirited volunteers in Alcester are organising an autumn ‘Big Tidy Up’ on Sunday, September 7.

First ever Alcester arts festival ' a success'

Redditch Advertiser: Artist Jon Gidlow shows off his skills at Alcester Arts Festival. To buy picture, RCR361402_01, visit

1:10pm Friday 5th September 2014

ALCESTER held its first ever arts festival at the weekend.

Children present a performance following summer drama sessions

Redditch Advertiser: Children in Alcester performed ‘A Day at the Fair’ following summer drama sessions.

10:49am Friday 5th September 2014

YOUNGSTERS in Alcester marked the end of their summer theatre workshop by presenting a performance to friends, family, local councillors and the wider community.

Man dies in car crash near Alcester

Redditch Advertiser:

9:50am Friday 5th September 2014

A 45-year-old man has been killed in road traffic accident on the A46 near Alcester.

Musical Theatre Company celebrates 50th Anniversary by performing The Full Monty

Redditch Advertiser: Alcester Theatre Group will perform The Full Monty. To buy image, RCR361401, visit

8:40am Thursday 4th September 2014

ALCESTER Musical Theatre Company will celebrate its 50th Anniversary by performing The Full Monty at Redditch's Palace Theatre.

Pole climbers from across the world to take part in competition at Ragley

Redditch Advertiser: Top pole climbers from across the globe are to take part a competition on the Ragley estate.

12:20pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

MANY of the world’s top pole climbers are set to participate in a competition taking place on the Ragley Estate in Alcester.

European Chainsaw Carving Championships come to Ragley

Redditch Advertiser: Will Lees’ 2012 winning sculpture 'Three Bears In a Boat.'

2:50pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE European Chainsaw Carving Championships will take place in the Ragley Estate as part of APF 2014, the UK’s largest forestry, woodland, trees and timber show.

Flower and Vegetable Show and Court Leet fete to take place in Alcester

Redditch Advertiser: Alcester Court Leet arranged for Mickey and Minnie Mouse to meet and greet children around the town. Pictured:  Alex Grodzki, six, and Jacob Pawlouski also six. To buy photo, RCR361403, visit

3:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

ALCESTER Flower and Vegetable Show and Court Leet fete is taking place next weekend.

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