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

Redditch Advertiser:

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.

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

REDDUTCH 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

Redditch Advertiser:

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

Redditch Advertiser: (8305079)

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

Redditch Advertiser: (8305079)

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

Redditch Advertiser:

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

Redditch Advertiser: METAL MAGIC: Jo-Anne Gloger from Forge Mill Museum with R2-D2 and the head of C3PO. Buy this photo: RCR311403_01 from

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

Redditch Advertiser:

8:50am Saturday 26th July 2014

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

Busy time for Redditch firefighters

Redditch Advertiser:

8:28am Saturday 26th July 2014

REDDITCH firefighters have been working as hard as ever with several incidents overnight.

Father of four 'foully and racially' abused two Redditch police officers

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6:10pm Friday 25th July 2014

A FATHER of four who 'foully and racially' abused two police officers in Redditch has been ordered to do 150 hours unpaid community work.

Fun day at rugby ground to thank lifesaving charity

Redditch Advertiser: Ben Boyce from Kings Norton RUFC, Rob Underwood from Redditch Heart Safe, and Jason Spafford from N.E.W Ravens RL. SP

4:30pm Friday 25th July 2014

NORTH East Worcestershire Ravens Rugby League has received a lifesaving defibrillator from Redditch Heart Safe.

Golf club swings into action

Redditch Advertiser:

1:10pm Friday 25th July 2014

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

NHS trust saves £250,000 on goods and services

Redditch Advertiser: Recruitment opens for NHS apprenticeships

12:03pm Friday 25th July 2014

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

Patient satisfaction survey to be rolled out across the entire NHS

Redditch Advertiser: Recruitment opens for NHS apprenticeships

11:57am Friday 25th July 2014

A TEST ranking patient satisfaction with the care they have received is to be introduced at all NHS services in Worcestershire and across the country.

Redditch firm wins major contract with the Department of Justice

Redditch Advertiser:

11:50am Friday 25th July 2014

A LEADING technology solutions provider based in Redditch has won a prestigious contract with the Department of Justice.

Tribute to Redditch men who gave their lives in the Great War

Redditch Advertiser: Gunner Philip Baylis Jarvis. SP

10:10am Friday 25th July 2014

AS part of an exhibition at St Philip's Church to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War, amateur researchers have spent the last 18 months looking into the background of men from Redditch who fought and died in the war.

Exotic pet awareness day

Redditch Advertiser: Meet a skinny pig at the exotic pet awareness day

8:20am Friday 25th July 2014

SKUNKS, parrots, ferrets, meerkats, skinny pigs, raccoons and many more will be on show at the Exotic Pet Awareness Day in Portway, near Wythall, this August.

PACT power used to deter speeding Matchborough motorists

Redditch Advertiser: PACT Power: Sue Watkins, chair of Matchborough PACT, PC Paul Downes, resident Alan Walker, and Councillor Juliet Brunner. SP

6:10pm Thursday 24th July 2014

PEOPLE power prevailed in Matchborough following complaints to Partners and Communities Together (PACT) meetings about speeding vehicles in Icknield Street Drive.

Man threatened to kill young sons and ex-partner

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4:50pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A FATHER who sent one of his two young Redditch sons a text message saying he had "24 hours to live" and that his little brother would be suffocated has been jailed for 30 months.

Manslaughter dad's sentencing delayed for baby's funeral to take place

Redditch Advertiser: (7824069)

11:36am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE funeral of baby Isabella Vallance has delayed the sentencing of her father.

Inquest into baby's death will not be resumed as criminal proceedings continue

Redditch Advertiser:

10:34am Thursday 24th July 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE Coroner's Court will not resume its inquest into the death of 12-week-old Isabella Vallance.

Summer fete fun at Bright Kids in Studley

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10:20am Thursday 24th July 2014

BRIGHT Kids Nursery in Studley will be holding its annual summer fete on Sunday, August 3 August from 10am until 1pm.

Hospital trust's cash woes

Redditch Advertiser:

10:19am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE cash-strapped organisation running Worcestershire Royal Hospital has been reported to health secretary Jeremy Hunt for ending the last financial year with a £14.2 million deficit.

The birth of Heart of Worcestershire College

Redditch Advertiser: (7824069)

8:40am Thursday 24th July 2014

NORTH East Worcestershire College and Worcester College of Technology have set out to win the heart of learners across the county as their new name ‘Heart of Worcestershire College’ has been approved by the recently appointed Skills Minister, Nick Boles.

Grant helps towards valuable equipment for club

Redditch Advertiser: (7824069)

6:10pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

WYTHALL Radio Club will soon be transmitting to the wider area, thanks to the generosity of a local company.

Dispersal order to deal with troublemaking youths in Redditch town centre

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4:40pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

POLICE have been given extra powers to tackle young people causing problems in Redditch town centre, with the full support of Redditch Council.

Redditch day home at risk of closure

Redditch Advertiser:

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A RAFT of major changes are on the way to care services for vulnerable people - with a day home in Redditch facing potential closure.

Hospice launches £100,000 appeal

Redditch Advertiser: Hospice launches £100,000 appeal

1:40pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A HOSPICE supporting people with life-limiting illnesses has launched an appeal to raise £100,000.

Generous donation means Redditch can fly its Union Flag with pride

Redditch Advertiser:

12:59pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

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

New charity launched for domestic violence victims in Worcestershire

Redditch Advertiser: (8305079)

8:40am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A NEW charity that helps women and children rebuild their lives after suffering or being exposed to domestic abuse has been launched in Worcestershire.

Redditch woman's campaign provokes international interest

Redditch Advertiser: Margaret Hindle is joined by New Zealander David Appleyard as they campaign for a proper inquest into the death of Dr David Kelly. SP

6:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A REDDITCH woman has proof that her campaigning endeavours have worldwide impact.

Summer fair a great success in Matchborough

Redditch Advertiser: Rose Yarnall,  Isobel Payne, and Leah Payne enjoy a teacup ride at the summer fair. Buy this photo RCR301401_01

4:40pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

YOUNGSTERS from Matchborough School and their family and friends had a fantastic time during the summer fete.

A chance to celebrate the life of Richard

Redditch Advertiser: (8305079)

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A FUNDRAISING night is to be held in Redditch celebrate the life of a popular town teenager who died earlier this year.

Have you seen this women?

Redditch Advertiser:

1:30pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

POLICE are re-issuing an appeal to the public for their help in locating a missing woman from Hollywood, near Redditch.

Man assaulted in Redditch

Redditch Advertiser:

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Redditch on Saturday 19 July at around 12.05am.

Summer fete at Mappleborough Green Church

Redditch Advertiser: Mappleborough Green Church is preparing for its summer fete. SP

10:12am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

MAPPLEBOROUGH Green Church, which celebrated its 125th anniversary last year, is holding its annual summer fete on Saturday, August 2 from 2pm to 4.30pm.

Burglary in Redditch

Redditch Advertiser:

8:50am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

POLICE are appealing for information following a burglary in Northfield Close in Redditch.

Memorial in honour of Led Zeppelin legend John Bonham

Redditch Advertiser: Singer/songwriter Deborah Bonham will be playing a very special acoustic set.

5:50pm Monday 21st July 2014

A FUNDRAISING gig organised to help raise cash for a memorial in honour of Led Zeppelin legend John Bonham will be taking place next week.

Firms must do more to plug skills gaps

Redditch Advertiser:

4:10pm Monday 21st July 2014

BUSINESSES across Redditch are failing to reap the benefits of the economic recovery because of a shortage of skilled workers, a leading recruitment expert has warned.

Councillor accused of 'ranting' as parties clash over spending on consultants

Redditch Advertiser: County Hall

4:08pm Monday 21st July 2014

CONSULTANTS have been accused of "milking the country dry" by a leading Worcestershire politician - who says he wants council spending on outside experts culled.

Schools across Worcestershire get £1.8m funding boost from the Government

3:12pm Monday 21st July 2014

SCHOOLS across Worcestershire are being handed an extra £1.8 million from the Government.

Hundreds of fish stolen from Lodge Pool

Redditch Advertiser:

2:30pm Monday 21st July 2014

A FISHING pool in Redditch has been drained and had its fish stolen.

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