An end to Methodist church services in Astwood Bank

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5:10pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THIS Sunday, September 28, at 3pm, 151 years of Methodist worship will come to an end in Astwood Bank.

Man due to stand trial for murder of Redditch woman

Redditch Advertiser:

4:02pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A MAN is due to stand trial tomorrow, Wednesday, September 24, charged with the murder of a Redditch woman.

Future of on-going hospitals revamp one step closer

Redditch Advertiser:

3:49pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE future of the on-going hospitals revamp is one step closer after health bosses have agreed to move forward.

Breaking news Mixed news as Phones 4u saved in Bromsgrove but closes in Redditch

Redditch Advertiser:

3:13pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

ALL five jobs at the Bromsgrove Phones 4u store have been saved after Vodafone agreed to take over the running of the store.

Primrose Hospice Lottery winners

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1:40pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE top prize of £1,000 in the weekly Primrose Hospice Lottery has been won by the holder of ticket 61893.

Try out an exercise class for free in Redditch

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12:10pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

REDDITCH residents are invited to have a go at classes on offer at the Abbey Stadium as part of National Fitness Day.

Studley village in uproar over controversial grave plans

Redditch Advertiser: Karen Brown and Brian Dixon. Buy this photo RCR391405_02 at or call 01384 358000

10:30am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

GRIEVING residents in Studley have reacted with anger over being told they can no longer place items on loved one's graves.

£4.3m on 'exit packages' for staff at Worcestershire County Council

Redditch Advertiser: County Hall

5:29pm Monday 22nd September 2014

TAXPAYERS have had to fork out £4.3 million on "exit packages" for departing Worcestershire County Council staff over the last year - with the axe falling on hundreds of jobs.

Top music acts on the way to Redditch

Redditch Advertiser:

4:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

WORLD famous rockers such as The Killers or the Foo Fighters could soon be playing in Redditch.

Jonjo completes emotional trip to meet man who saved his life

Redditch Advertiser: The Hero of Hamlin team.

2:50pm Monday 22nd September 2014

MORE than 500 miles, six tubs of chamois cream, countless toilet stops, one broken bike and a broken car later and Jonjo Rooney completed his latest fundraiser, an epic cycle ride to Germany.

We want more electric car charging points in Worcestershire, says council

Redditch Advertiser: Charging points similar to this one will soon become available.

12:48pm Monday 22nd September 2014

CALLS are being made to get more electric car charging points installed around Worcestershire to help save the planet.

Council taken to task for missing in-house recycling targets

Redditch Advertiser:

11:30am Monday 22nd September 2014

COUNCIL chiefs have been accused of "lacking ambition" over recycling targets - with councillors saying Worcestershire should do better.

EE deal saves more than 360 Phones 4u jobs

Redditch Advertiser:

10:40am Monday 22nd September 2014

A DEAL to save more than 350 Phones 4u jobs has been agreed.

Council backs new youth justice plan

Redditch Advertiser: County Hall

10:14am Monday 22nd September 2014

A NEW blueprint for tackling youth crime across Worcestershire has been agreed by councillors - after good progress was made in keeping young people out of trouble.

Enjoy a free gym taster session on National Fitness Day

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8:20am Monday 22nd September 2014

A REDDITCH gym will be supporting National Fitness Day by giving non-members the chance to use the facilities on Friday, September 26.

Primrose Choir holding proms concert

Redditch Advertiser:

2:40pm Sunday 21st September 2014

WITH the proms season now closed the Primrose Choir is holding its own proms concert in Bromsgrove this October.

Former soldier spared jail after pleading guilty to causing grievous bodily harm

Redditch Advertiser:

1:10pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A FORMER soldier who punched his step-father in the face has been spared jail after pleading guilty at Worcester Crown Court to causing grievous bodily harm.

Inquest opens into death of man found hanging

Redditch Advertiser:

11:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

AN inquest has been opened into the death of man who was found hanging from a tree at Arrow Valley Park.

Man who threatened to jump from Redditch bridge gets suspended sentence

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8:40am Sunday 21st September 2014

A MAN caused a 10-hour stoppage on roads leading to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch by climbing a 30ft high footbridge and threatening to jump.

Event raises £2,000 for school

Redditch Advertiser: Lucky winner Ruby Sheldon from Woodfield Academy with Rachel Badlan. Buy this photograph RCR381401_02 at or call 01384 358000

10:40am Saturday 20th September 2014

A BALLOON race, as well as other fundraising activities, has helped Woodfield Academy raise almost £2,000.

Bowling club rounds off its centenary year in style

Redditch Advertiser: Hewell captain Jeff Williams, Bob Welborn from the Imps, and John Tolley, the president of Hewell. SP

8:20am Saturday 20th September 2014

HEWELL Bowling Club rounded off their very successful centenary year with a visit from the Imps, a team of established bowlers who tour the country to play in friendly matches.

Lions fun run is a great success

Redditch Advertiser: Registering for the Lions' fun run

5:30pm Friday 19th September 2014

ON Sunday, September 14, the Redditch Lions held their first fun run in aid of men's cancer organisations.

Man taken to hospital after receiving electric shock in Hollywood

Redditch Advertiser:

4:07pm Friday 19th September 2014

A MAN was taken to hospital this morning at 11.05am after suffering an electric shock.

A fascinating glimpse behind the doors of Hewell Grange

Redditch Advertiser: Hewell Grange. Buy this photo RLB381404a at or call 01384 358000

4:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

FOR the first time in years the Grade II listed Hewell Grange, the open house block of HMP Hewell, has been opened to the public.

Attempted daytime burglary in Redditch

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2:40pm Friday 19th September 2014

WITNESSES are being sought by police after an attempted burglary during the day in Redditch on Tuesday, September 16.

Local hero wanted to open new B&M store in Redditch

Redditch Advertiser: Local hero wanted to open new B&M store in Redditch

1:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

A LOCAL hero is being sought to help officially open the new B&M store in Redditch.

Sleep out for Redditch homeless charity

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11:50am Friday 19th September 2014

A REDDITCH charity which works to prevent homelessness among young people in the town is organising a special event.

Fire in Church Hill woods

Redditch Advertiser:

10:10am Friday 19th September 2014

REDDITCH firefighters extinguished a fire in the woods in Church Hill last night.

Catwalk glamour for a great cause in Redditch

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9:57am Friday 19th September 2014

INKBERROW Design Centre (IDC) Academy students and local community talent will be gliding down the catwalk at Forge Mill Museum for a charity fashion show on Thursday, September 25 at 7pm.

Bistro puts itself at the heart of the community

Redditch Advertiser: Manni Watts, owner of the bistro, with members of Alvechurch Lions Under 9s team. SP

8:30am Friday 19th September 2014

HOT on the heels of successfully launching a new bistro in the centre of Alvechurch, the owners of Café Morso are now demonstrating their support for local grassroots football and a charity.

Local girl done good

Redditch Advertiser: Beth was a member of The Palace youth theatre before heading to study at the London School of Musical Theatre.

6:10pm Thursday 18th September 2014

WEST End star Beth Humphreys returns to her hometown this Saturday, September 20 performing with The Broadway Divas at The Palace Theatre in Redditch.

Good news for some Phones 4u employees

Redditch Advertiser:

5:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

GOOD news has come for some of the thousands of Phones 4u staff whose jobs currently hang in the balance after the company went into administration earlier this week.

Redditch man with history of violence given suspended sentence after New Year's Eve assault

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3:10pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A REDDITCH man with a history of violence who punched a teenage party guest and swung the branch of a tree at him has been given a suspended jail sentence.

Cancelled trains despite railway improvements

Redditch Advertiser: London Midland. SP

1:30pm Thursday 18th September 2014

JUST two weeks after the railway between Redditch and Barnt Green was reopened following an eight week closure, and commuters were faced with cancelled journeys.

Multi award-winning comedy comes to Redditch

Redditch Advertiser: Original director Ian McElhinney, now starring in the critically acclaimed Game of Thrones.

11:40am Thursday 18th September 2014

STONES in His Pockets, the multi award-winning comedy by Irish writer Marie Jones, returns to UK theatres from September for a nationwide tour with original director Ian McElhinney, now starring in the critically acclaimed Game of Thrones, at the helm.

Child rescued after getting stuck up tree in Redditch

Redditch Advertiser:

10:11am Thursday 18th September 2014

A CREW of firefighters from Redditch rescued a child who was stuck up a tree yesterday evening.

Operation to check for dangerous goods at Hopwood Services

Redditch Advertiser:

8:20am Thursday 18th September 2014

WEST Mercia Police, Warwickshire Police, HMRC and the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) are running a joint agency operation today at Hopwood Services, near Redditch, on the M42/A441 Worcestershire to carry out checks regarding the carriage of dangerous goods as part of a nationwide initiative.

Cycle challenge raises thousands for chemotherapy unit

Redditch Advertiser: The Redditch 2 Paris team: Tony Fennell, James Harley, Mark Wasley, Mark Rolph, Tony Williams, Alan Williams, Andy Davies, Simon Wright, Stephen Muckle, Colin Cater, Andy Adams and Dave Wright

5:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A TEAM of 12 Redditch cyclists endured a four day, 300 mile challenge, to raise money for their local chemotherapy unit.

CCG Governing Body meeting

Redditch Advertiser:

3:50pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

REDDITCH and Bromsgrove residents are being invited to attend the next NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Governing Body meeting.

Woman fraudulently claimed more than £30,000 in benefits

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12:10pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A WYTHALL resident who pleaded guilty to fraudulently claiming benefits has been given a 16 week prison sentence and a 12 month community order.

Motorcycle ride in aid of fantastic cause

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10:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

RMT Motorcycle Training and Riders Club in Redditch is again getting ready to raise money for a charity and has decided this year to support Prostate Cancer.

NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove CCG Governing Body release statement to allay fears over patient safety

Redditch Advertiser:

8:50am Wednesday 17th September 2014

FOLLOWING concerns about patient safety the NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group Governing Body has released a statement to allay fears.

Dodgy DIY caused nearly £5,000 damage to council flat

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6:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A MAN caused nearly £5,000 worth of damage to his council flat through some dodgy DIY, a court heard.

Mental health provision at HMP Hewell criticised

Redditch Advertiser: Phillip Simelane. The 25-year-old was allowed to roam the streets to kill Christina Edkins, last March. SP

4:10pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

MENTAL health provision at HMP Hewell has been criticised in a report investigating how a former prisoner and paranoid schizophrenic slipped through the system to stab a schoolgirl to death.

Man hit in face with bottle outside Redditch club

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2:40pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was hit in the face with a bottle outside a nightclub in Redditch.

MPs expenses revealed

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1:10pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

EXPENSE claims for MPs in Worcestershire topped £950,000 last year, new figures reveal.

Asda store plans given the go-ahead

Redditch Advertiser: An artist's impression of what the new Asda will look like

11:50am Tuesday 16th September 2014

MORE than 400 new jobs are set to be created after plans for an Asda store in the town have been given the go-ahead.

Drama as council blocks Wilson's funfair from accessing town centre

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10:27am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THERE was drama in Redditch town centre on Monday evening as council vehicles blocked every entrance to the pedestrianised area of Church Green to prevent the historic Wilson's funfair from setting up on the land.

Music store going from strength to strength

Redditch Advertiser: Death or Glory Records. At its new location on Church Green, next to Cafe Mambo and opposite the bandstand.

8:50am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A REDDITCH music store, championed by the NME and Mojo, is going from strength to strength.

Last chance to have a say on library's future

Redditch Advertiser:

5:40pm Monday 15th September 2014

WYTHALL residents, library users, local community groups and organisations have until Saturday, September 20 to comment on Worcestershire County Council's proposals to relocate Wythall Library to a new build community hub at Woodrush Academy from September 2015.

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