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 www.redditchadvertiser.co.uk/pictures.

1:25pm Monday 1st September 2014

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

Students at St Benedict’s Catholic High School celebrated ‘impressive’ IB results

Redditch Advertiser: Onwards and upwards: Nicole Clay-Noonan, Simon Wyatt, Georgina Muratore, Olivia Boswell, Eddie Charles, Eleanor Marshall and Ellie Lewis.

2:10pm Sunday 31st August 2014

STUDENTS at St Benedict’s Catholic High School in Alcester celebrated their ‘impressive’ International Baccalaureate Diploma results last month.

Court Leet take part in second annual Ale & Cider Trail.

Redditch Advertiser: Alcester Court Leet enjoying a drink whilst taking part the Real Ale and Cider Trial. Buy this photo, RCR351402_01, at redditchadvertiser.co.uk/pictures.

1:30pm Saturday 30th August 2014

ALCESTER Court Leet upheld their 700-year-old tradition of beer tasting by taking part the second annual Ale & Cider Trail.

Alcester men invited to a free night out

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12:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

MEN in Alcester are being invited to a free night out.

European Chainsaw Carving Championships come to Ragley

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

10:20am Friday 29th August 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.

Alcester Victoria Silver Band to host free concert

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8:50am Thursday 28th August 2014

ALCESTER Victoria Silver Band are hosting a cream tea concert on The Green outside St Nicholas' Church.

Alcester students celebrated their GCSE results

Redditch Advertiser: Alcester Academy pupils Laura Kenyon,Tom Watson, Elle Homans, Jack Leeson, Lucinda Grainger,George Owen,Toby Lee, Emily Rae and Millie Tarrant.

3:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

HIGH School students in Alcester were celebrating on Thursday after receiving their long-awaited GCSE results.

Library visited by exotic animals to tie in with Summer Reading Challenge

Redditch Advertiser: Lion learners came to Bidford Library. Claire Hall from Lion Learners with nine year old Miriam Clarke holding Jasmin a Chilean Rose Tarantula.

2:56pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

CHILDREN at Bidford library were visited by exotic creatures to tie in with the Summer Reading Challenge.

Gardening club receive advice on growing veg

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8:30am Sunday 24th August 2014

ALCESTER gardening club recently received a talk on growing and storing their own vegetables.

Ragley Estate to host first Great British Food Festival in Warwickshire

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3:10pm Friday 22nd August 2014

THE Ragley estate is to host the first ever Great British Food Festival in Warwickshire.

Choir hopes to reach 100 members for 40th its Anniversary

Redditch Advertiser: Alcester Male Voice Choir is looking to recruit new members.

6:10pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THIS year marks the 40th Anniversary of Alcester Male Voice Choir and to celebrate the group is hoping to reach 100 members.

Second year of the Ale and Cider Trail for Alcester

Redditch Advertiser: Matthew Terry serving on in The Turks Head during last year's festival.

3:39pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Alcester is hosting its second annual Ale and Cider Trail.

Pesticide amnesty to take place in Alcester

3:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A PESTICIDE amnesty to rid gardens of dangerous chemicals will take place in Alcester.

Interactive war museum attracts hundreds of visitors to Ragley Hall

Redditch Advertiser: Ragley Hall's war exhibition attracts hundreds.

2:50pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

HUNDREDS of guests visited Ragley Hall and took part in an event to commemorate those who lost their lives in the First World War.

Alcester to host its first ever arts festival

Redditch Advertiser: Alcester is to host its first Arts Festival. From left Artist Peter Kotka with his artwork titled 'The French Connection' with Tom Evans, nine, and Ben Evans, 14. To buy  image, RLB341404, visit redditchadvertiser.co.uk/pictures.

1:23pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

ALCESTER is to host its first ever arts festival.

Visitors at Battle Proms raise thousands for charity

Redditch Advertiser: Generous guests at Ragley Hall Battle Proms have raised more than £6,000 for charity.

12:59pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

MORE than £4,499 was raised during Ragley Hall Battle Proms in aid of The Veterans’ Mental Health Charity, Combat Stress.

A-level result success for Alcester Grammar School

5:01pm Monday 18th August 2014

ALCESTER Grammar School pupils were celebrating after achieving excellent A-level results.

Alcester Guides appeal for new adult leaders

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1:40pm Monday 18th August 2014

ALCESTER Girl Guides are appealing for two new adult leaders to help support their group.

Alcester man jailed for dangerous driving

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4:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

AN Alcester man has been jailed after driving a Transit van through residential areas at up to 70mph during the middle of the day, whist one of his passengers screamed in terror.

Resident tired of flooding

Redditch Advertiser: Photos of Queensway in Bidford. By Corin Bishop.

5:43pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

AN angry villager in Bidford has hit out after his road flooded again after the weekend's heavy rain.

Open-air production of The Tempest to take place at Coughton Court

Redditch Advertiser: The Pantaloons rehearsing for their production of The Tempest. Photo courtesy of the Pantaloons.

4:24pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

COUGHTON Court near Alcester is to provide the backdrop to an open-air performance of Shakespeare’s classic The Tempest.

Reward offered to find thieves who stole teenage riders' equipment

Redditch Advertiser: Field farm owner Jason Evans has had riding equipment stolen from his land. Buy this picture ,BLB331402b, at http://www.bromsgroveadvertiser.co.uk/pictures.

3:20pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

MORE than £1,500 worth of riding equipment was stolen from a farm in Wootton Waven.

Dementia café chairman appeals for more volunteers

Redditch Advertiser: Alcester's Alzheimers cafe is appealing for more volunteers.

12:53pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

ALCESTER’S Alzheimer’s Society is appealing for volunteers to give up their time to help dementia sufferers.

Pupils to register online to eat for free

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2:30pm Sunday 10th August 2014

PARENTS and guardians are being asked to apply online in order to receive free school meals for their children.

Lights out in Alcester to mark war centenary

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4:50pm Friday 8th August 2014

ALCESTER marked the 100th anniversary of the First World War with a commemorate service and a vigil.

Reward offered to find thieves who stole teenage riders' equipment

10:55am Friday 8th August 2014

MORE than £1,500 worth of riding equipment was stolen from a farm in Wootton Waven.

Residents consulted on proposed social care changes

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8:20am Friday 8th August 2014

ALCESTER residents have been given ten weeks to offer feedback regarding changes to Warwickshire County Council's adult and social care charges.

Bin tags sent out to remind residents of electoral registration changes

12:10pm Thursday 7th August 2014

RESIDENTS in Alcester and surrounding villages are being informed of the changes to electoral registration through bin tags placed on wheelie bins throughout the district.

Primary school in Alcester receive a donation to fund resources

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10:40am Tuesday 5th August 2014

A PRIMARY school in Alcester has been donated £500 to fund new school resources.

Bidford to commemorate the centenary of the First World War

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10:40am Sunday 3rd August 2014

A CEREMONY is to take place in Bidford to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

Kinwarton's annual fete to be held

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12:20pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

A FETE is to be held at Glebe Farm in Kinwarton on Saturday, August 16.

Candlelit vigil in memory of Great War

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1:10pm Friday 1st August 2014

ALCESTER’s branch of the Royal British Legion will hold a “Lights Out” candlelit vigil in commemoration of the First World War.

Alcester Court Leet held charity concert

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4:36pm Thursday 31st July 2014

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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