Car fire in Bidford

11:30am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a car fire in Bidford after receiving multiple 999 calls from the public.

House fire in Coughton

10:10am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

FIRE crews were called out to to a house fire in Coughton on Good Friday after the property's roof caught fire.

Tudor banquet is big hit

Redditch Advertiser: Children and parents enjoying their Tudor banquet.

9:54am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CHILDREN at Bidford on Avon Primary School took a step back in time when they hosted a Tudor Banquet for their parents.

Police crack down on dangerous bikers in Alcester and Bidford

1:40pm Friday 18th April 2014

A JOINT operation is being run this weekend to combat problems caused by motorists in Alcester, Bidford and Salford Priors.

Quitter becomes a winner

8:20am Friday 18th April 2014

A BIDFORD man who gave up smoking after 10 years has been rewarded for his efforts with Warwickshire County Council's ex-Smoker Factor challenge.

Quad bike fire in Alcester

10:50am Thursday 17th April 2014

FIRE crews were called out to deal with a quad bike that was on fire at Kinwarton Farm Road in Alcester.

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.

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'.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Man exposes himself and commits indecent act on train

Redditch Advertiser: Police would like to speak to this man

3:56pm Thursday 10th April 2014

BRITISH Transport Police are appealing for information after a man exposed himself and carried out an indecent act on board a train before getting off at Wooton Wawen Station.

Kitchen fire put out in Alcester

1:50pm Thursday 10th April 2014

FIRE crews have responded to a report of a fire in a kitchen on Saint Faiths Road in Alcester.

Apply for funding to mark the centenary of First World War

10:07am Thursday 10th April 2014

THE MP representing Alcester has urged residents to apply to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to pay for community projects to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Stratford District Council announces election date

9:32am Thursday 10th April 2014

WARDS including Alcester, Studley and Bidford will be contested in next month's elections at Stratford District Council.

Alcester Health Centre celebrates anniversary

Redditch Advertiser: Jayne Roberts from Orangemabel with Doctor Andrew Wallis, Michel Cathcart from Hopkins Pharmacy, Alcester Town Councillor Lennox Cumberbatch and health care assistant Penny Hatton. Buy this photo RMM161401b at or call 015

12:43pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A BIRTHDAY party has been held at Alcester Health Centre to mark a year since it moved to its new premises at Fields Park Drive.

How happy is Alcester?

12:07pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

DAILY stresses and concerns have been thrown into the spotlight in Alcester as a report reveals one in five people in Warwickshire either never or rarely feel relaxed, while around one in ten people do not feel close to other people.

Become an 'eggs-plorer' at Coughton Court this Easter

11:30am Tuesday 8th April 2014

COUGHTON Court is teaming up with Cadbury this Easter for a long weekend of fun and frolics.

Pick your own tulips at Coughton Court

Redditch Advertiser: Pick your own tulips at Coughton Court (photo by Claire Blackburn)

11:14am Tuesday 8th April 2014

AS spring blooms once more Coughton Court has announced its Spring Garden Festival will be returning alongside The Daffodil Society National Show.

Alcester a beacon for bees

10:05am Tuesday 8th April 2014

ALCESTER is now officially a bee friendly town after a unanimous vote by Alcester Town Council held earlier his month.

Mouths watering for food festival

8:50am Monday 7th April 2014

FOOD fanatics are in for a treat at the Alcester and Forest of Arden Spring Food Festival to be held later this month.

Serving up a healthy treat in Bidford school

10:30am Saturday 5th April 2014

PUPILS and teachers at Bidford Primary School are celebrating after being recognised for their commitment to healthy eating.

Hogan’s Cider Celebrates USA Medal Scoop

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3:54pm Friday 4th April 2014

A HASELOR cider maker is celebrating this week having secured the top spot for both its medium cider and vintage perry at the biggest cider competition in America

School cookery club inspires next generation chefs

Redditch Advertiser: Jack, Zoe, Guy Warner (owner of Warner’s Budgens), Dorothy and Caleb, who have all taken part in the Cookery Club.

10:19am Friday 4th April 2014

BRILLIANT banana bread, charming cheesecake and lovely lemon loaf are just some of the goodies whisked up at Bidford Primary School's Cookery Club.

Alcester Grammar School concert set for Stratford

12:50pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

ALCESTER Grammar School's three school choirs and concert orchestra will present a programme of British music at Stratford Civic Hall next week.

Local doctors show off their skills as jockeys

Redditch Advertiser: Doctors from Bidford medical centre tried their hand at chair jockeying at a recent race night in Salford Priors.

12:26pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

BETS were made and money was spent at a family race evening which saw Salford Priors villagers jockey six thoroughbred chair horses.

Domestic Abuse report welcomed

9:43am Thursday 3rd April 2014

VICTIMS of domestic abuse in Warwickshire are being provided with a good service by police according to a recent report by the official police inspection body.

MP backs cancer campaign

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12:27pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

SHIPSTON and Bidford MP Nadhim Zahawi is backing Cancer Research UK’s campaign which supports research into the disease.

Alcester Musical Theatre Company celebrates 50th anniversary

2:50pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

ALCESTER Musical Theatre Company is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a spectacular music concert that will include all of your favourite music from the movies.

Proposals made to axe Alcester night time fire cover

11:36am Tuesday 1st April 2014

CONCERNS have been raised about the safety of Alcester residents as the town is set to lose it's night-time fire cover following the launch of a recent public consultation to save millions of pounds.

Nelson Mandela coming to Bidford

10:34am Tuesday 1st April 2014

BIDFORD Rural Cinema will be screening Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom on Friday, April 4 at 7pm at the Crawford Memorial Hall in Salford Road.

Greig World theme park planned for Alcester

Redditch Advertiser: Coming to Alcester soon?

9:34am Tuesday 1st April 2014

A VISITOR attractions company from Norway has applied for planning permission to build an Edvard Greig-themed amusement park in Alcester.

Pensioner who died in Alcester collision named

2:24pm Monday 31st March 2014

A PENSIONER who died following a road collision near Ragley Hall earlier this month has been named as 89-year-old Leonard Percival Yearby.

Bidford annual meeting next week

10:03am Monday 31st March 2014

BIDFORD Parish Council's Annual Parish Meeting is taking place on Monday (April 7).

Car fire hits house in Alcester

Redditch Advertiser: A car fire at a home in Alcester

9:28am Monday 31st March 2014

FIRE crews were called out to an Alcester home over the weekend after a car caught fire on a driveway and started to damage a nearby house.

Quintessential English pub closes in Alcester

3:03pm Thursday 27th March 2014

A PUB that has been serving the people of Alcester and beyond for many years has been forced to close due to the financial pressures it was facing.

Dogs rescued from house fire

Redditch Advertiser: A house fire in Evesham Road, Alcester

11:00am Thursday 27th March 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have rescued two dogs from a house fire in Alcester.

Man robbed after pulling into Alcester layby

2:29pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

A MAN driving his car outside Coughton Court was robbed after being flashed to stop by another motorist that was following him.

Throckmorton Arms pub for sale

1:24pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

EVER fancied being a pub landlord? Those thinking of going into the industry may be interested to know that one of the area's most popular pubs, the Throckmorton Arms, is up for sale.

Soulmates celebrate 60th anniversary

Redditch Advertiser: Ted and Joan Morgan celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. Buy this photo Ref. RC141401_01 at or call 01527 889027.

11:43am Wednesday 26th March 2014

A COUPLE living in Alcester who are self-confessed soulmates have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a card from the Queen.

New chief fire officer appointed

11:17am Wednesday 26th March 2014

WARWICKSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service have a new permanent chief fire officer in the form of Andy Hickmott.

Alcester Academy creates alumni association

4:26pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

TO celebrate the achievements of its former students and recognise the contribution they invest in the local community, Alcester Academy is creating an alumni association.

Funding boost for damaged roads

3:12pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

THE scourge of pot holes in Warwickshire is set to be tackled following a £1.96 million funding boost from the Government.

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