Loom band craze draws crowds of youngsters in Redditch

Redditch Advertiser: LOOM BAND CRAZE: Jade Stokes, senior sales assistant at The Entertainer, with Elizabeth Tennant, aged seven. Buy this photo RMM351401from redditchadvertiser.co.uk/pictures

8:20am Thursday 21st August 2014

CHILDREN from across Redditch queued up to take part in loom band workshops that have been running each Tuesday throughout August at the Kingfisher Shopping Centre.

Boost to county’s maternity services

Redditch Advertiser:

4:40pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

TWO antenatal teachers have donated £100 in a bid to help improve maternity environments in the county’s acute hospitals.

Discover wildlife in miniature at Arrow Valley Country Park

Redditch Advertiser:

3:30pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

REDDITCH families are invited to have fun in a wildlife discovery session at Arrow Valley Country Park.

Nursery celebrates the great progress it has made

Redditch Advertiser: Georgia Buxton, nursery nurse, Isaac Stanford, three, Abigail Rea, three, Tina Davis, nursery manager, Finley Davis, two, Henry Stanford, one, and Sofia Kousar, senior nursery nurse. SP

1:50pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

BRIGHT Kids Nursery in Studley is celebrating after receiving a good rating from Ofsted, just months after being rated inadequate by the organisation.

Ale and Cider Trail returns

Redditch Advertiser:

12:50pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

ALCESTER is hosting its second annual Ale and Cider Trail. The event will be taking place over three days from Saturday, August 23 to Bank Holiday Monday, August 25.

Visit a stunning garden as part of national scheme

Redditch Advertiser: Visit White Cottage in Stock Green. SP

12:10pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A STUNNING garden near Inkberrow will be opening to the public as part of the National Garden Scheme.

More than 1,000 use health app

Redditch Advertiser: More than 1,000 use health app

10:43am Wednesday 20th August 2014

MORE than 1,000 people in Worcestershire have used a mobile application providing information on health services available near to them.

Redditch Day Service to celebrate 50 years

Redditch Advertiser:

10:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A REDDITCH day service is celebrating its 50th anniversary and to mark the occasion is holding a barbecue for anyone who used the service over the years.

Traffic management lifted on part of M5 in Worcestershire

Redditch Advertiser:

8:50am Wednesday 20th August 2014

TRAFFIC cones and the 50pmh speed limit have been lifted on a section of the M5 ahead of the bank holiday weekend as work to install the new concrete safety barrier concludes.

Taking off the tiara to raise funds for injured troops

4:22pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

MISS Worcestershire will swap her tiara for her trainers when she and other beauty queens raise money to support the injured armed forces.

Company celebrates special milestone

Redditch Advertiser: The official opening of the site, then known as High Duty Alloys, in 1939. SP

4:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

TO celebrate Mettis Aerospace's 75th anniversary there will be a special event, held this weekend.

Get on the bus at special event

Redditch Advertiser: Three of the MCW bodied buses that will be on show.

1:10pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

WYTHALL'S Transport Museum will be marking 25 years since the closure of MCW, the major employer also known as Metro-Cammell, which supplied top quality buses and trains all over the world.

County's efforts to help honey bees

Redditch Advertiser: Walkers are invited to dress up as bees

11:51am Tuesday 19th August 2014

SPECIAL efforts are being made to try and help Worcestershire's bee population.

Callum goes the extra mile for Primrose fundraising appeal

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11:21am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A YOUNG boy has gone that extra mile to support the Primrose Hospice's BIG Appeal.

Inquest opens into death of mum who went missing

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10:02am Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE coroner for Worcestershire has opened an inquest into the death of Hollywood woman Eve Cullen.

Thousands flock to festival

Redditch Advertiser: Morgan Stanley Festival at Morgan Stanley Park. Pictured are stage act Kerala Cultural Association (9391339)

8:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A HUGE array of talent was on show during the Morton Stanley Festival at the weekend.

Alex Hospital saga continues

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5:50pm Monday 18th August 2014

FRUSTRATED council leaders have once again joined forces to urge the Secretary of State to step in and intervene in the "on-going saga" that is the long-running hospitals revamp.

Dorothy's £650,000 legacy to county hospitals

Redditch Advertiser: Dr Jasper Trevelyan and Dr Salim Shafeek with Mrs Hackney’s friends and executors Ray and Pat Merrick and her cousin Dorothy Hunt with her husband Graham Hunt. Back – cardiology and haematology nurses Kim Bull, Kate Amor, Lisa Rowberry and Gay

4:50pm Monday 18th August 2014

A donation of £650,000 has been made to heart and cancer services at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Something to crow about at Forge Mill

Redditch Advertiser: Petrina Muscroft, museum officer at Forge Mill, with a straw creation. Buy this photo RLB341405 from redditchadvetiser.co.uk/pictures

4:33pm Monday 18th August 2014

STONE the crows, there's lots of straw-related fun to be had at Forge Mill Needle Museum in Redditch.

Quarter of Redditch families in problem debt

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10:33am Monday 18th August 2014

A QUARTER of families in Redditch are living in problem debt, according to a shocking new report published by The Children's Society.

Profit-with-purpose TV shopping channel launched

Redditch Advertiser:

8:40am Monday 18th August 2014

A REDDITCH business man has launched the world’s first ever profit-with-purpose TV shopping channel.

Bromsgrove cancer survivor using pedal power on fundraising challenge to meet his donor

Redditch Advertiser:

3:40pm Sunday 17th August 2014

A BROMSGROVE cancer survivor is preparing to push himself to the limit on his latest fundraiser, an epic cycling challenge.

Morrisons opens earlier to meet public demand

Redditch Advertiser:

11:20am Sunday 17th August 2014

MORRISONS Redditch has extended its store opening hours, to meet demand from local shoppers.

Concert at St Mary’s Church

Redditch Advertiser:

9:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

RESIDENTS are being invited to a magical night packed with beautiful popular music from around the world.

Car fire in Redditch

Redditch Advertiser: Fire on stairs in St Leonards flats

9:01am Sunday 17th August 2014

A CAR which was on fire in Johnson Close, Abbeydale, was put out by Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service in the early hours of this morning.

Redditch chippy frying at the top of its game

Redditch Advertiser: Redditch chippy is in the race to be crowned regional Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year

1:10pm Saturday 16th August 2014

A REDDITCH chippy is in the race to be crowned regional Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year at the 2015 National Fish and Chip Awards.

Spend a night at the races for a good cause

Redditch Advertiser:

10:40am Saturday 16th August 2014

RESIDENTS are being invited to spend a night at the races - in aid of a very worthy cause.

Robbery at Meadow Farm Pub

Redditch Advertiser: Police searched for a missing elderly woman in Haugh Woods.

9:37am Saturday 16th August 2014

A ROBBERY has taken place at Meadow Farm Pub, in Dagnell End Road, Redditch.

Community day held in Church Hill

Redditch Advertiser: Lewis Holloway, Y Play community centre assistant, gets soaked by Meagna Powis, aged nine, and Parris Randall, aged 11. Buy this photo RMM321402b from redditchadvertiser.co.uk/pictures

8:30am Saturday 16th August 2014

YMCA in Redditch, along with Redditch Early Help, recently hosted a community day for local people.

Nurse denies leaving patient in chair overnight as she takes hospital trust to tribunal

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2:10pm Friday 15th August 2014

A BEOLEY nurse has denied responsibility for a diabetic woman patient allegedly being left overnight in a chair instead of a bed at Redditch’s Alexandra Hospital.

Wilko staff raise more than £3,700 for Midlands Air Ambulance

Redditch Advertiser:

12:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

STAFF at the Wilko store at the Kingfisher Shopping Centre are celebrating after being handed a prestigious award.

Superb replacement steps in after Morton Stanley Festival act cancels

Redditch Advertiser:

10:35am Friday 15th August 2014

UNFORTUNATELY, due to unforeseen circumstances, Layers, the headline band for Saturday afternoon at this weekend's Morton Stanley Festival, are unable to attend.

Exotic animals visit Alcester

Redditch Advertiser: Baby meerkets Deeba and Karni.

8:50am Friday 15th August 2014

ALCESTER was visited by exotic creatures as part of a fund raising morning at the Jubilee Centre.

A level success despite pass rate being down

Redditch Advertiser: Happy face: Nicola Payne and Jay Chauhan from Woodrush High School

5:10pm Thursday 14th August 2014

DESPITE news that A-level grades have edged down this year, it was celebrations all around in Redditch.

Singing workshop comes to the Palace

Redditch Advertiser:

3:50pm Thursday 14th August 2014

PASSIONATE about singing? Then Big Sings, fun singing days for anyone who loves to perform, is the thing for you

Bromsgrove and Redditch residents invited to support hospice's big appeal

Redditch Advertiser:

2:20pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A HOSPICE is calling on Bromsgrove and Redditch residents to continue supporting its new fundraising campaign.

Alcester Grammar School celebrates A-level success

Redditch Advertiser:

1:36pm Thursday 14th August 2014

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

International Forest Machinery Exhibition to be held at the Ragley Estate

Redditch Advertiser: The biannual International Forest Machinery Exhibition will be held on the Ragley estate.

11:50am Thursday 14th August 2014

THE Ragley estate is to host the UK’s largest forestry, woodland, trees and timber show.

Guides get a close-up look at the construction industry

Redditch Advertiser: Sales adviser Gemma Bretherton and manager Mark Greenfield. SP

10:10am Thursday 14th August 2014

A GROUP of Girl Guides tried their hand at bricklaying during a visit to David Wilson Homes Mercia’s Enfield Gardens development in Redditch recently.

A level results day

Redditch Advertiser:

9:33am Thursday 14th August 2014

THOUSANDS of young people will be finding out their A level results today. Keep up with the latest news as it happens - and get involved. Keep checking the Advertiser website for the latest updates, pictures and information.

Have your say on plans for Wythall Library and mobile library service

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8:20am Thursday 14th August 2014

WYTHALL residents, library users, local community groups and organisations are being asked by Worcestershire County Council to comment on the council's proposals to relocate Wythall Library to a new build community hub at Woodrush Academy from September 2015.

Free exhibit on the First World War open in Alcester

Redditch Advertiser:

6:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A FREE exhibition in commemoration of the First World War is now open in Alcester.

Police investigate assault allegation

Redditch Advertiser:

4:30pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

POLICE were called to an incident at 6am on Saturday, August 9 in relation to an alleged assault that took place off Sillins Avenue, Redditch at some point between the hours of 4am and 5.30am.

Get Onside and become a valued volunteer

Redditch Advertiser: (8305079)

4:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

PEOPLE are being sought who have an hour a week to spare and would like to help someone in their local community.

A&E campaign nominated for award

Redditch Advertiser:

3:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A CAMPAIGN aiming to reduce the strain on A&E departments in Worcestershire has been nominated for a prestigious public relations award.

Tommy tribute to fallen heroes

Redditch Advertiser: Welcome to the world: Baby Tommy with big brothers Matthew, 10 and Daniel, two.

1:20pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

FOR one family, 10pm on Monday, August 4 will always be extra special.

Mayor's night of comedy will raise the roof - and cash

Redditch Advertiser: (7691897)

11:58am Wednesday 13th August 2014

AN evening of comedy organised by Redditch Council’s mayor is set to raise the roof – and cash for charity

Step back in time to 1914

Redditch Advertiser: Mikron Theatre Company's artistic director Marianne McNamara at the helm.

11:40am Wednesday 13th August 2014

RESIDENTS are being invited to step back in time to 1914.

Asda store decision delayed as councillors want more time to consider

Redditch Advertiser:

10:10am Wednesday 13th August 2014

MEMBERS of Redditch Council's planning committee have deferred making a decision on plans for a new Asda store in the town.

Body found identified as missing woman Eve Cullen

Redditch Advertiser:

9:45am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A BODY found in Hollywood, near Redditch, on Saturday, August 9 has been formally identified as Eve Cullen, who had been missing since July 17.

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