No changes to council tax support scheme in Redditch

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5:40pm Friday 31st October 2014

RESIDENTS have a chance to have their say on no changes to the council tax support scheme.

First Responders help youngsters achieve their badge

Redditch Advertiser: First Responders Helen Andrews, John Thornewell, Kelly O'Brien and Dave Tew with Beaver Scouts Dylan Skinner, Kurtis West and Amber Wiggett. SP

4:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

MEMBERS of Redditch First Responders have helped Redditch Beaver Scouts gain their 1st stage emergency aid badge.

Enjoy a comedy cocktail at the Palace Theatre

Redditch Advertiser: Stephen K Amos will be coming to Redditch's Palace Theatre with his brand new show Welcome To My World, on November 28

2:40pm Friday 31st October 2014

FRESH from yet another Edinburgh Fringe run, plus touring Australia, New Zealand and the UK and recording Life: An Idiot’s Guide and What Does The K Stand For (BBC Radio 4), feel-good maestro Stephen K Amos is hitting the road.

Get some career advice at Skills on Show

Redditch Advertiser:

1:10pm Friday 31st October 2014

THE leader of Redditch Council, Councillor Leader Bill Hartnett, is urging budding Alan Sugars to pop along to a skills and education show to help them decide their future careers.

Exhibition of retirement home developer's plans for Alvechurch land

Redditch Advertiser: An aerial view of the area proposed for development in Alvechurch. SP

11:40am Friday 31st October 2014

RESIDENTS, businesses and local councillors will have an opportunity to shape new homes for older people and improved community sports facilities in Alvechurch, as McCarthy & Stone holds a public exhibition to display its early proposals for land at Birmingham Road, Alvechurch.

Hospital trust still under pressure as winter approaches

Redditch Advertiser: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

10:31am Friday 31st October 2014

THE amount of patients in Worcestershire who have been waiting longer than 18 weeks for an operation currently stands at 1,839 – despite hospital bosses having pledged to clear the backlog by September.

Big Dogs Breakfast at Redditch store

Redditch Advertiser:

10:00am Friday 31st October 2014

STORE colleagues at the Pets at Home store in Redditch are hosting a breakfast event to raise money for Dogs for the Disabled. Part of a national initiative, the Big Dogs Breakfast will take place in store on Sunday, November 2 at 9am, an hour before opening. The store team is inviting the local community to enjoy a hot beverage and some breakfast treats, with or without their dog, in return for a small donation. All funds raised on the day will be donated to Dogs for the Disabled, which works to change lives by creating exceptional partnerships between children and adults living with disability and specially trained assistance dogs.

CCTV operator commended for helping catch escaped HMP Hewell prisoner

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8:30am Friday 31st October 2014

ONE of Stratford-on-Avon District Council’s CCTV operators has been honoured at the Warwickshire Police Awards Ceremony for the work carried out in tracking a prisoner who escaped from HMP Hewell.

Redditch man cheated the taxpayer of almost £70,000

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6:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A WORCESTERSHIRE man has pleaded guilty to cheating the taxpayer of almost £70,000 with false benefit claims and will be sentenced on November 26.

Attempted fraud on elderly woman in Redditch

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4:40pm Thursday 30th October 2014

POLICE are reminding the public to be vigilant after an attempted fraud in Redditch.

Theatre company helps pupils tackle bullying head-on

Redditch Advertiser: Pupils took part in bullying workshops throughout the day with The Little English Theatre company. Buy this photo RCR441401_01 at

3:10pm Thursday 30th October 2014

ST Bede's Catholic Middle School recently set a day aside for its year seven pupils to take part in a bullying workshop.

Re-think and re-use in your community

Redditch Advertiser: Councillor Anthony Blagg encourages people to visit to 're-think and re-use'. SP

1:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

BROMSGROVE and Redditch residents are being asked to think about giving any items they're looking to throw away a new lease of life by taking advantage of the many re-use options in the area.

Teenager Chloe swoops two business awards

Redditch Advertiser: Persimmon Homes chief executive, Jeff Fairburn, with Persimmon’s Young Achiever of the Year, Chloe Simpson. SP

12:12pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A BUSINESS trainee from Redditch has beaten off stiff competition from across the country to be crowned Young Achiever of the Year in a national housebuilder’s award scheme.

A digital revolution at Jobcentres

Redditch Advertiser: Jobcentres have gone digital. SP

11:50am Thursday 30th October 2014

OLD-fashioned ‘signing-on’, job cards in windows, and Full Monty-style dole queues have been consigned to the past as Bromsgrove and Redditch Jobcentres are among those to undergo a digital revolution.

Mental health issues at the forefront of event

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10:10am Thursday 30th October 2014

AS part of its Mental Health Month that has been running throughout October, Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, the county’s main provider of community and mental health services, held an event to raise awareness of the importance of ensuring mental and physical health issues are treated equally.

Have your say at county council roadshow in Redditch

Redditch Advertiser:

8:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE county councillors and senior officers will be at the Kingfisher Shopping Centre on Saturday, November 1 to give Redditch residents and businesses the opportunity to ask any questions they may have about the council's plans for the future.

Company makes generous donation to League of Friends

Redditch Advertiser:

6:20pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE League of Friends at the Alexandra Hospital recently received a generous donation from Kuretake UK Ltd, Redditch.

Redditch company supporting homeless people in the Midlands

Redditch Advertiser: Fr Tony Rowan from Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Bhavesh Patel, manager of PPDG Redditch, and Steve Martin from St Vincent de Paul Society. SP

5:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE plight of the homeless in the West Midlands has been helped by some Redditch workers who are supporting a locally-based voluntary organisation which feeds people living on the streets.

Halloween fun for the family at Redditch boxing club

Redditch Advertiser:

3:10pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

REDDITCH Community Amateur Boxing CLub at RCABC will be holding a family Halloween party.

Vintage music store presses replay button

Redditch Advertiser:

1:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

VINYL records and cassettes from the late 1950s to early 1990s will be "popping up" in Redditch next week.

New fitness classes give boost to heart charity

Redditch Advertiser:

11:50am Wednesday 29th October 2014

NEW fitness classes at a Redditch school will be raising money as a "thank you" for support from a local heart charity.

Specialist support for brain tumour sufferers

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10:10am Wednesday 29th October 2014

TWO charities have joined forces to provide specialist help and support for people affected by brain tumours for local people living in Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Coventry.

"New low" for Redditch train service

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Redditch Train Station (11960713)

8:40am Wednesday 29th October 2014

LONDON Midland has again come under fire from members of the public, who have branded the town's train service as "dreadful", adding that it had "reached a new low".

Redditch MP backs recall bill

Redditch Advertiser: Karen Lumley MP speaking in Parliament. SP

6:10pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

RECENTLY in Parliament Karen Lumley voted in favour of both the Government’s Recall Bill and an amendment by her colleague Zac Goldsmith MP.

Disabled sports champion receives British Empire Award

Redditch Advertiser: The Lord-Lieutenant of Worcester, Lt Col Patrick Holcroft, with Elaine Daykin. SP

4:40pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A VERY special Redditch woman has received her British Empire Award medal from the Lord-Lieutenant of Worcester, Lt Col Patrick Holcroft, at a ceremony at the Guildhall Worcester.

Worcestershire residents urged to take extra care during upcoming fire strike

Redditch Advertiser: Person cut from car in Holt Heath

4:02pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

PEOPLE are urged to take extra care during the upcoming firefighters' strike.

Leaders react to Alex review delay

Redditch Advertiser:

3:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

RESPONDING to news that the review of the Acute Hospital Services Review has been delayed, leaders from Redditch, Bromsgrove and Stratford-on-Avon District Councils have issued their responses.

Chair of school governors is Wulfstan Cross recipient

Redditch Advertiser: Phil Mitchell and the Bishop of Worcester Dr John Inge. SP

2:56pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

THE Bishop of Worcester, Dr John Inge, has announced this year’s recipient of the Wulfstan Cross, an award which pays tribute to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the life of the Church in the Diocese of Worcester.

UPDATED: Jobs at risk across Worcestershire as Lloyds Banking Groups announces cuts

Redditch Advertiser:

2:29pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

JOBS in Worcestershire could be put at risk after banking giant Lloyds announced it was to shut 200 branches and cut its staff numbers by 9,000.

New guidelines on when you can take your children out of school in term time

Redditch Advertiser: Councillor Liz Eyre (6664021)

1:16pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

NEW guidelines for when pupils are allowed time off during term time have been welcomed.

Youngsters show their community spirit with harvest offerings

Redditch Advertiser: Nursery staff and youngsters with residents and carers from Mencap in Studley. SP

12:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

CHILDREN at Bright Kids Studley have been out and about in the community, donating food to local care homes and charities, and visiting residents as part of the nursery's harvest festival celebrations.

Primrose Hospice Lottery winners

Redditch Advertiser: (10642420)

10:20am Tuesday 28th October 2014

THE top prize of £1,000 in the weekly Primrose Hospice Lottery has been won by the holder of ticket 00679.

Vote for Feckenham Village Shop to be crowned Champion of Champions at Rural Oscars

Redditch Advertiser: Karen Lumley MP celebrated the fifth birthday of Feckenham Village Shop earlier this year. SP

8:30am Tuesday 28th October 2014

THE Countryside Alliance Awards, also known as the Rural Oscars, are celebrating their 10th anniversary with a special Champion of Champions scheme.

A poignant insight into Worcestershire's War

Redditch Advertiser: Recently enlisted men in Worcestershire. Photograph courtesy of Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service. SP

6:20pm Monday 27th October 2014

AS the world marks the centenary of the start of the First World War, a new book gives a fascinating and poignant insight into how it affected the people of Worcestershire.

Take care on the roads during the winter months

Redditch Advertiser: WEATHER WARNING: Motorists are being warned to take care in the icy conditions. SP

5:55pm Monday 27th October 2014

WITH the nights getting darker as winter approaches, drivers, cyclists and pedestrians are being advised to take extra care on the road.

Dress-up walk raises more than a thousand for charity

Redditch Advertiser: Volunteers raise £1,000 for the Chris Winters Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Fund. SP

5:21pm Monday 27th October 2014

A GROUP of charitable volunteers took part in an eight mile sponsored trek from the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bromsgrove to the Alexander Hospital in Redditch.

Lest We Forget tea party held at school

Redditch Advertiser: Lest We Forget: Billie-Jo Beech, aged 15, with her grandma Angela Feeris. Buy this photo RMM441403 from

4:50pm Monday 27th October 2014

TRINITY High School held a’ Lest We Forget’ concert and tea party at the school to commemorate the fallen and mark the centenary of the First World War.

Strictly Worcestershire dance competition set to return

1:12pm Monday 27th October 2014

THE CHATEAU Impney Hotel just outside Droitwich is playing host to the charity dance spectacular Strictly Worcestershire, which is returning for the second year running in 2015.

Last bonfire night spectacular at Redditch Fire Station

Redditch Advertiser: (11949726)

12:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

THERE will be a slight air of sadness to Redditch fires station's annual fireworks show and bonfire on Wednesday, November 5, as it is to be the last one for what could be several years.

MP celebrates Black History Month with a mouthwatering taste of the Caribbean

Redditch Advertiser: Redditch MP Karen Lumley at Kool Runnings with members of the local community. SP

10:10am Monday 27th October 2014

REDDITCH MP Karen Lumley recently paid a visit to Kool Runnings at Millsborough House, in Ipsley Street, as part of the town's Black History Month celebrations.

World War One in the Words of Worcestershire people exhibition

Redditch Advertiser: (8305079)

8:30am Monday 27th October 2014

EXPLORE the words and mementos of Worcestershire people brought together for the first time for a new exhibition featuring letters, diaries, poems and unusual objects.

The skies of Redditch to light up with firework spectacular

Redditch Advertiser:

2:30pm Sunday 26th October 2014

RESIDENTS can once again watch in awe at the whiz, sparkle and pop of Redditch’s seasonal firework spectacular.

Redditch crews rescue woman stuck in child's swing

Redditch Advertiser:

10:15am Sunday 26th October 2014

REDDITCH firefighters were called to a woman stuck in a child's swing yesterday evening, (October 25).

Victims have a say in penalty for offenders

Redditch Advertiser:

8:50am Sunday 26th October 2014

VICTIMS of crime in Redditch and Bromsgrove can now have a say in how an offender is punished, under a new scheme launched by Police and Crime Commissioners Bill Longmore.

Plenty going on at Alvechurch Library

Redditch Advertiser:

5:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

IN the lead up to Bonfire Night Alvechurch Library will be holding a series of family fun activities.

Man took an overdose of prescription medication, inquest hears

Redditch Advertiser: (8305079)

3:20pm Saturday 25th October 2014

AN open conclusion has been recorded at the inquest of a Redditch man found dead at his home.

Have fun but stay safe this Bonfire Night

Redditch Advertiser: Redditch MP with the fire-fighters of Blue Watch.

1:30pm Saturday 25th October 2014

IN the run up to Bonfire Night Redditch MP Karen Lumley has visited Redditch Fire Station to meet with the fire-fighters of Blue Watch to raise awareness of the importance of fire safety.

Binning the Biros to enhance communication and listening skills

Redditch Advertiser: No Pens Day at Matchborough First School Academy: Millie Clarke, Ben Gladwin, and Chanelle Bolton, all six,  with Jay Poynter, aged five. Buy this photo RMM441401b at

12:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS at a Redditch school binned the Biros and kicked the keyboards into touch for a special day.

Redditch beauties in the final of competition

Redditch Advertiser:

10:40am Saturday 25th October 2014

A COUPLE of Redditch beauties have made it through to the finals of Miss Worcestershire.

Help review NHS 111 helpline

Redditch Advertiser:

8:50am Saturday 25th October 2014

PEOPLE are needed to help review the NHS 111 service.

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