Alcoa staff give up their time to support Saltways home in Redditch

Redditch Advertiser: Volunteers from Alcoa visited Saltways to refurbish the home’s patio furniture, and plant tubs and winter hanging baskets. Buy this photo RCR421402_01 from

5:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

REDDITCH company Alcoa supported Leonard Cheshire Disability home Saltways, in Webheath, by offering its time to renovate the home's communal patio area.

Nearly 2,000 people flocked to scarecrow festival

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4:10pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MORE than 2,000 people descended on Feckenham for the annual scarecrow festival, featuring nearly 60 exhibits.

New triathlon instructors to be trained in Redditch

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2:56pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A SPORTS club in Redditch is set to train three new triathlon instructors with money from Worcestershire County Council's Choose how you move programme.

Last chance to have a say on future of mobile library service

Redditch Advertiser:

2:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE library customers have the opportunity to meet with the libraries and learning service management team, as they tour the county on the mobile library before the service's consultation ends on Friday, October 31.

Man in charge of Redditch Council finances urged to step down after report slams authority's financial future

Redditch Advertiser:

1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE person in charge of finances for Redditch Council has been accused of being "a man without a plan" and told to "do the decent thing and resign" in a scathing attack.

Service for those affected by the loss of a child

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11:40am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A SPECIAL service is being held in Redditch on Saturday, November 8 for families who have been affected by the loss of a child.

Host of entertainment at market in run-up to Christmas

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8:20am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SHOPPERS are being urged to celebrate Redditch’s market which will boast a host of entertainment in the run up to Christmas.

The circus is coming to town

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5:20pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

ROLL up, roll up, Uncle Sam's Great American Circus is returning to the area.

Permanent Great War memorial to be installed at Redditch cemetery

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3:40pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THOSE who fought and fell in the Great War are to be remembered permanently at Plymouth Road Memorial Garden in Redditch.

Every Number You Need Information Guide needs you!

Redditch Advertiser:

2:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

NEWSQUEST, the company that owns the Advertiser is currently in the process of compiling this year's Every Number You Need Information Guides and is appealing for local groups and organisations from Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Redditch to get in touch.

Police appeal for witnesses to collision

11:43am Tuesday 21st October 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a serious collision on the B4090 Hanbury Road in Droitwich.

Spooktacular event at Astwood Bank garden centre

Redditch Advertiser: Feeling brave: Youngsters are being invited to a special Halloween event at Botany Bay Garden Centre

10:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

AN Astwood Bank garden centre will be hosting a spooky event next week.

Rude awakening as ex-Hurricane Gonzalo hits

Redditch Advertiser:

9:17am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE MET office has issued a yellow warning for strong winds today as gusts of up to 50mph are expected.  

All smiles for the Redditch and Alcester Advertiser Baby of the Year competition

Redditch Advertiser:

8:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

BONNY babies and terrific toddlers will have the chance to shine with the return of the Redditch and Alcester Advertiser Baby of the Year competition.

HMP Hewell officer jobs decimated in past four years

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5:10pm Monday 20th October 2014

HMP Hewell has seen the number of prison officers cut by nearly 50 per cent in just four years.

Primrose Hospice Lottery winners

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3:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE top prize of £1,000 in the weekly Primrose Hospice Lottery has been won by the holder of ticket 84861.

X Factor finalists plan meet and greet in Redditch

Redditch Advertiser: Out but not down. Overload Generation, finalists in this year's X Factor.

1:50pm Monday 20th October 2014

BOYBAND Overload Generation, finalists in this year's X Factor, will be coming to The kingsfisher Shopping Centre.

A spooktacular time at the Kingfisher Shopping Centre

Redditch Advertiser: Chiara from Free Radio will be entertaining kids with some spooky stories. SP

11:52am Monday 20th October 2014

THE Kingfisher Shopping Centre is hosting a Halloween 'spooktacular' event this half term with a host of ghoulish activities taking place on October 31 to keep all the family entertained, including spooky storytelling with Free Radio’s Chiara.

Become a valued volunteer for Sight Concern Worcestershire

Redditch Advertiser:

10:20am Monday 20th October 2014

SIGHT Concern is appealing for people who can give one morning a week, in Redditch or Bromsgrove, to join its expanding team of volunteers.

Man admits to having sex with 13-year-old girl in van

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8:40am Monday 20th October 2014

A MAN has been warned he is facing jail after he admitted grooming a 13-year-old girl and having sex with her in his van.

Rape down in Worcestershire but up in West Mercia and in UK

Redditch Advertiser:

4:10pm Sunday 19th October 2014

RAPE has fallen in Worcestershire despite a rise in cases across West Mercia and a big rise in reported cases nationally,.

Man hit his mum with baseball bat over home dispute

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2:10pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A MAN who attacked his mum with a baseball bat has been cleared of intending to cause her serious harm.

Council leaders back next round of money saving cuts

Redditch Advertiser: County Hall.

10:40am Sunday 19th October 2014

STREAMLINING services, making 1,500 job cuts, and renting out parts of county hall, were just some of the money saving proposals given the green light by the county leaders last week.

What does art and culture mean to you?

Redditch Advertiser:

12:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

DO you like to while away an afternoon in a gallery or museum? Perhaps you prefer a night at the theatre, or get involved with dance, knitting or singing.

Unemployment continues to fall in Worcestershire

Redditch Advertiser: Unemployment continues to fall in Worcestershire

8:50am Saturday 18th October 2014

UNEMPLOYMENT continues to plummet across Worcestershire as the number of people out of work nationally has seen the largest annual fall since records began more than 40 years ago.

Section of road to be closed for firework spectacular

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8:30am Saturday 18th October 2014

RESIDENTS and visitors might experience some slight disruption on bonfire night as a road in Redditch is temporarily closed for the firework spectacular event.

Bletchley Park codebreaker visits school

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5:20pm Friday 17th October 2014

WOODRUSH High School was very privileged recently to welcome a special guest to speak to year eight and nine girls.

Two burglaries in Redditch

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3:40pm Friday 17th October 2014

THE Redditch community is being appealed to for information by West Mercia Police following two burglaries at homes in Cardy Close, Batchley, and Tenbury Close, Church Hill North.

Find out more on school admissions during Redditch drop-in session

Redditch Advertiser:

2:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

PARENTS and carers with children eligible to start reception, middle or high school next September are invited to a drop-in session to help them apply online.

Three quarters of Britons risking online safety

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12:50pm Friday 17th October 2014

A NEW survey has revealed the vast majority of people are not taking the necessary steps to protect their identity online, with 75 per cent admitting they do not follow best practice to create complex passwords.

Charity will be tickled pink with school's fundraising efforts

Redditch Advertiser: Some of Trinity's Pink Ladies are preparing for their fundraising challenge. SP

12:10pm Friday 17th October 2014

FEMALE staff, pupils and parents of Trinity High School & Sixth Form Centre will be taking part in Race For Life in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Friday, November 24. It is their annual Pink Friday.

RSPCA branch in crisis

Redditch Advertiser:

10:30am Friday 17th October 2014

"UNTIL new homes can be found for some of the rescued cats, our branch cannot take in any more," is the stark message from the RSPCA Worcester & Mid-Worcestershire Branch.

Drumming up support at John Bonham fund awareness day

Redditch Advertiser:

8:50am Friday 17th October 2014

THE John Bonham Memorial Fund is holding an awareness day tomorrow in the Kingfisher Shopping Centre to raise the profile of the campaign to have fitting memorial to the legendary Led Zeppelin drummer.

Chance for youngsters to meet their Midlands Air Ambulance heroes

Redditch Advertiser: Father Christmas visited youngsters who were treated by Midlands Air Ambulance staff.

5:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS airlifted by Midlands Air Ambulance Charity in the last three years are being invited to the charity’s annual Young Airlift Heroes Christmas Party this December.

Redditch woman's lifesaving actions are recognised

Redditch Advertiser: Margaret Prentice receives her certificates from Dr John Ballance and Loraine Coleman. SP

3:20pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A REDDITCH woman has been awarded two certificates of achievement from the British Heart Foundation and from Herefordshire Heartstart for her use of emergency life support skills.

Council steps in to help families facing repossession of their homes

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1:40pm Thursday 16th October 2014

SEVERAL vulnerable homeowners in Redditch have avoided repossession of their property thanks to a scheme which is part-funded by the council.

MP made vice-chair of water safety group

Redditch Advertiser: Karen Lumley with Adrian Lole, director of lifesaving at the Royal Life Saving Society UK, when she visited the headquarters earlier this year. SP

10:51am Thursday 16th October 2014

RECENTLY in Parliament, Karen Lumley MP was elected to the position of vice-chair for the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Water Safety and Drowning Prevention, which she also helped set up.

Carers Careline hosting scam awareness training session

Redditch Advertiser:

10:20am Thursday 16th October 2014

CARERS Careline are hosting a training session next week which will look at common scams and how to avoid them.

Call for tougher sentences for ambulance attackers

Redditch Advertiser:

8:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

AMBULANCE bosses and trade union leaders in the West Midlands are united in calling for tougher sentences for those people who attack and abuse ambulance staff.

More details over county council plans to shed 1,500 jobs and cut £98m

Redditch Advertiser:

5:50pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE hunt is on for outside firms to 'rent' space at County Hall - as the latest stage in plans to slash £98 million and axe 1,500 jobs are about to be endorsed.

Grieving residents call for controversial new grave rules to be withdrawn

Redditch Advertiser:

2:50pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

MORE than 100 Studley villagers turned up to a recent Studley Parish Council meeting to call for controversial new rules to ban items on graves to be withdrawn.

Artwork will brighten up the borough

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1:30pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

WORK has started to brighten up the borough’s underpasses and bus shelters as part of a community project run by Redditch Council.

Redditch MP backs two state solution

Redditch Advertiser:

11:50am Wednesday 15th October 2014

EARLIER this week in Parliament town MP Karen Lumley voted in favour of a motion saying ‘That this house believes that the Government should recognise the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel as a contribution to securing a negotiated two state solution.’

United MPs insist “patient choice must come first”

Redditch Advertiser: Redditch MP karen Lumley

10:30am Wednesday 15th October 2014

REDDITCH MP Karen Lumley and Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid have insisted “patient choice must come first” after it was revealed that University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) was refusing to accept referrals from GPs outside of its own catchment area.

Orthopaedic surgery could be centralised at Alexandra Hospital

Redditch Advertiser:

8:50am Wednesday 15th October 2014

ORTHOPAEDIC surgery could be centralised in Redditch as part of an extensive revamp of hospital care in Worcestershire.

Something to crow about in Feckenham

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5:20pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

PICTURESQUE Feckenham village is about to be invaded, as its time for the 10th annual Feckenham scarecrow festival on Saturday and Sunday, October 18 and 19.

Redditch hoax caller given indefinite hospital order is set to be freed

Redditch Advertiser:

4:16pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

THE Court of Appeal has ruled that a nuisance 999 caller from Redditch who was locked up indefinitely under hospital order should be released once his medical team decides he is safely able to return to the community.

Redditch charity to get £91,000 boost

Redditch Advertiser:

1:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

MORE than £91,000 will be handed to Redditch based charity Cavell Nurses’ Trust to help explore the life and death of war heroine Edith Cavell.

MEP visits Arrow Vale

Redditch Advertiser: Tom Bagley, MEP Anthea Mclintyre, MP Karen Lumley, and Hayley Houghton. Buy this photo RCR421401_01at

11:50am Tuesday 14th October 2014

PUPILS at RSA Academy Arrow Vale recently got the chance to quiz the town's MP.

Man charged with arson attack on block of flats

Redditch Advertiser:

9:39am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A MAN has been charged with starting a terrifying blaze which put up to 60 residents' lives at risk in Redditch at the weekend.

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