Redditch MP visits Bosnia to support local charity

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11:50am Thursday 31st July 2014

A DELEGATION of MPs and peers, including Redditch MP Karen Lumley, will travel to Bosnia to support a local charity, Medica Zenica, to help build and equip a new counselling and information centre.

Local men jailed for their part in £8 million tax fraud

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10:10am Thursday 31st July 2014

A GANG of 20 from Staffordshire, Manchester and the West Midlands, including one from Redditch and one from Bromsgrove, has been jailed for almost 90 years for stealing more than £8 million in a sophisticated tax fraud.

Journey back in time with ride on classic bus

Redditch Advertiser: One of the classic buses you can take a ride on. SP

8:30am Thursday 31st July 2014

VISITORS throughout August to the Transport Museum, Wythall, can have the pleasure of a ride on board one of its prizewinning collection of classic buses.

Police investigate two burglaries in Redditch

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6:20pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

POLICE are investigating two separate burglaries in Redditch and are seeking witnesses.

Alvechurch man is running to launch charity in memory of his daughter

4:47pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

AN Alvechurch man is taking part in a 10km Wolf Run challenge with 11 other people in a bid to raise enough money to start a charity for bereaved parents.

Appeal for Redditch burglary witnesses

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4:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

WITNESSES are being sought after a burglary in Redditch on Thursday, July 24.

Community order and unpaid work for benefit fraud woman

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2:20pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A WOORDROW woman who claimed £7,305 of benefits while working in a bridal shop has been given a 12 month community order with 100 hours of unpaid work.

Hospital trust drops in quality rankings

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12:50pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

DEATH rates at Worcestershire’s three major hospitals and the standard of care provided to stroke patients have been flagged up as areas of concern in a report into the trust running the facilities.

Hospital revamp project may be delayed until next year

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11:20am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A PROJECT revamping hospital care in Worcestershire may not be finalised until the start of next year, it has been revealed.

Musical trio raise cash for bell tower fund

Redditch Advertiser: Francis Grier with daughters Savitri, on violin, and Indira, on cello,  in St Peter's church, Inkberrow, which hosted the concert.  SP

10:32am Wednesday 30th July 2014

ONE of the country's leading church musicians and his two talented daughters have raised more than £1,000 for the Abbots Morton Bell Tower Appeal.

Keeping Redditch safe while the Great War raged

Redditch Advertiser: Redditch Fire Brigade just prior to the war. This was the only fire cover Redditch had during the Great War

10:10am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THIS photo shows Redditch Fire Brigade prior to the First World War, outside its headquarters in Park Road.

NHS trust saves £250,000 on goods and services

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8:40am Wednesday 30th July 2014

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

Electronic games ban at County Hall

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5:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE playing of electronic games like Solitaire is officially being banned at Worcestershire County Council.

Man had thousands of indecent child images

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3:02pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A REDDITCH man has been spared jail and given a chance to get help after he admitted having thousands of child porn pictures.

Golf club raises more than £2,000 for charity

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2:50pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

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

Future of Bredon Horde assured by £5,000 grant

Redditch Advertiser: Some of the 4,000 Roman coins found at Bredon Hill.

1:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE largest haul of treasure ever found in the UK, discovered by Redditch man Jethro Carpenter three years ago, will be on display for years to come thanks to a generous grant from a museum charity.

Cuts to youth activities? Don't blame us, says leader

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10:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE leader of Worcestershire County Council has defended his stance on youth funding - and is blaming the economy for making cuts.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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