Redditch firm wins major contract with the Department of Justice

Redditch Advertiser:

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

Redditch Advertiser:

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

Redditch Advertiser:

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

Redditch Advertiser: (7824069)

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.

Dispersal order to deal with troublemaking youths in Redditch town centre

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4:40pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

POLICE have been given extra powers to tackle young people causing problems in Redditch town centre, with the full support of Redditch Council.

Redditch day home at risk of closure

Redditch Advertiser:

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A RAFT of major changes are on the way to care services for vulnerable people - with a day home in Redditch facing potential closure.

Hospice launches £100,000 appeal

Redditch Advertiser: Hospice launches £100,000 appeal

1:40pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A HOSPICE supporting people with life-limiting illnesses has launched an appeal to raise £100,000.

Generous donation means Redditch can fly its Union Flag with pride

Redditch Advertiser:

12:59pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

REDDITCH Council will be flying a fabulous flag at the town hall thanks to a generous local business.

New charity launched for domestic violence victims in Worcestershire

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8:40am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A NEW charity that helps women and children rebuild their lives after suffering or being exposed to domestic abuse has been launched in Worcestershire.

Redditch woman's campaign provokes international interest

Redditch Advertiser: Margaret Hindle is joined by New Zealander David Appleyard as they campaign for a proper inquest into the death of Dr David Kelly. SP

6:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A REDDITCH woman has proof that her campaigning endeavours have worldwide impact.

Summer fair a great success in Matchborough

Redditch Advertiser: Rose Yarnall,  Isobel Payne, and Leah Payne enjoy a teacup ride at the summer fair. Buy this photo RCR301401_01

4:40pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

YOUNGSTERS from Matchborough School and their family and friends had a fantastic time during the summer fete.

A chance to celebrate the life of Richard

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3:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A FUNDRAISING night is to be held in Redditch celebrate the life of a popular town teenager who died earlier this year.

Have you seen this women?

Redditch Advertiser:

1:30pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

POLICE are re-issuing an appeal to the public for their help in locating a missing woman from Hollywood, near Redditch.

Man assaulted in Redditch

Redditch Advertiser:

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Redditch on Saturday 19 July at around 12.05am.

Summer fete at Mappleborough Green Church

Redditch Advertiser: Mappleborough Green Church is preparing for its summer fete. SP

10:12am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

MAPPLEBOROUGH Green Church, which celebrated its 125th anniversary last year, is holding its annual summer fete on Saturday, August 2 from 2pm to 4.30pm.

Burglary in Redditch

Redditch Advertiser:

8:50am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

POLICE are appealing for information following a burglary in Northfield Close in Redditch.

Memorial in honour of Led Zeppelin legend John Bonham

Redditch Advertiser: Singer/songwriter Deborah Bonham will be playing a very special acoustic set.

5:50pm Monday 21st July 2014

A FUNDRAISING gig organised to help raise cash for a memorial in honour of Led Zeppelin legend John Bonham will be taking place next week.

Firms must do more to plug skills gaps

Redditch Advertiser:

4:10pm Monday 21st July 2014

BUSINESSES across Redditch are failing to reap the benefits of the economic recovery because of a shortage of skilled workers, a leading recruitment expert has warned.

Councillor accused of 'ranting' as parties clash over spending on consultants

Redditch Advertiser: County Hall

4:08pm Monday 21st July 2014

CONSULTANTS have been accused of "milking the country dry" by a leading Worcestershire politician - who says he wants council spending on outside experts culled.

Schools across Worcestershire get £1.8m funding boost from the Government

3:12pm Monday 21st July 2014

SCHOOLS across Worcestershire are being handed an extra £1.8 million from the Government.

Hundreds of fish stolen from Lodge Pool

Redditch Advertiser:

2:30pm Monday 21st July 2014

A FISHING pool in Redditch has been drained and had its fish stolen.

Bouncing their way to new equipment

Redditch Advertiser: Harley Clarke, nursery nurse Lauren Pegg, Ava Pigott, Eloise Colclough, Charlotte Boughton, nursery assistant Katie Tolley and Thomas Lamburn. SP

1:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

YOUNGSTERS at Bright Kids Nursery in Studley are on track to raise more than £200 for new equipment after spending a week bouncing.

Library changes could have been far worse, says council leader

Redditch Advertiser:

11:40am Monday 21st July 2014

THE leader of Worcestershire County Council has defended a move to slash library services - saying it could have been far worse.

Powerful paedophile ring cover-up claim is probed

Redditch Advertiser:

10:51am Monday 21st July 2014

A COUNCIL investigation is being launched in Worcestershire into possible paedophile activity - amid fears perpetrators could have been protected by an "establishment cover-up" in the county.  

Families celebrate first graduation

Redditch Advertiser:

8:50am Monday 21st July 2014

FAMILIES at Abbeywod First School have just celebrated their first graduation from a programme called FAST (Families and Schools Together).

Youth unemployment falls 60 per cent in Redditch amid economic boost

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10:50am Sunday 20th July 2014

YOUTH unemployment has fallen 60 per cent in Redditch since 2010 - as the latest joblessness figures showed another boost across the county.

Oak Hill pupils visit Parliament

Redditch Advertiser: Oak Hill First School pupils with Karen Lumley MP (centre) during their visit to Parliament. SP

8:40am Sunday 20th July 2014

REDDITCH MP Karen Lumley recently welcomed Oak Hill First School to Parliament during the youngsters' trip to London.

Church Hill by-election result

Redditch Advertiser:

11:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

FOLLOWING a by-election caused by the resignation of former UKIP councillor Dave Small, Nina Wood-Ford has been elected.

More storms on the way to Worcestershire

Redditch Advertiser:

9:27am Saturday 19th July 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE is bracing itself for a second bout of violent thunderstorms which are set to batter the county for much of today.

Powerful paedophile ring cover-up claim is probed

Redditch Advertiser: County Hall, the HQ of Worcestershire County Council

9:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

A COUNCIL investigation is being launched in Worcestershire into possible paedophile activity - amid fears perpetrators could have been protected by an "establishment cover-up" in the county.

Redditch man given last chance to stop causing trouble

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4:50pm Friday 18th July 2014

A MAN has been banned from parts of Redditch and given a last chance to stop causing trouble.

Wythall Library's future looks to have been secured

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3:20pm Friday 18th July 2014

THE future of Wythall Library looks to have been secured, after Worcestershire County Council's cabinet agreed plans which build on its successful programme of partnership working with community groups.

Public help needed to trace woman missing from Hollywood

Redditch Advertiser: Eve Cullen, who has gone missing from her Hollywood home. SP

2:43pm Friday 18th July 2014

POLICE are appealing to the public for their help to locate a missing woman from Hollywood, near Redditch.

Young Rhinos take on Snowdon for good cause

Redditch Advertiser: Members of Kings Norton Rhinos children's club with family members and coaches on Snowdon. SP

12:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

MEMBERS of Hopwood-based Kings Norton Rhinos children’s rugby club have bravely scaled Mount Snowdon, raising more than £1,000 for the charity Save the Rhino International.

Worcestershire wakes up after being battered by thunder and lightning

Redditch Advertiser:

10:00am Friday 18th July 2014

THE skies above Worcestershire were the backdrop for a dramatic storm featuring heavy rain, thunder and lightning overnight.  

Police investigate series of burglaries

Redditch Advertiser: (7824069)

8:40am Friday 18th July 2014

POLICE are seeking information as they investigate a number of burglaries that have been reported in the area recently.

Kids' author to visit Woodrow Library

Redditch Advertiser: (8305079)

6:10pm Thursday 17th July 2014

KIDDERMINSTER born children's author Roddy Brooks is running a series of creative writing workshops for children aged eight upwards, in seven of the county's libraries, including Woodrow, later this month.

Blooming Big Picnic on Headless Cross Green

Redditch Advertiser: (7824069)

4:50pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A BLOOMING Big Picnic will be held on Headless Cross Green on Friday, August 1, and the whole community is invited to come and join in the fun.

Charity evening at the Foxlydiate

Redditch Advertiser: (8305079)

3:20pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A CHARITY evening of entertainment is to be held at the Foxlydiate pub in Redditch.

Alcester Academy girls crowned Warwickshire poetry slam champions

Redditch Advertiser: WINNERS: Rosie Baldwin, Eloise Chester, Ellie Short, Ruby Smith, Millie Foster, Charlotte Clements, Jasmine Danks.

2:47pm Thursday 17th July 2014

GIRLS at Alcester Academy have won Warwickshire Schools’ Poetry Slam competition.

Gym members and staff race against cancer

Redditch Advertiser: Sue's Angels raised £1,080 racing in Stratford Upon Avon. SP

1:40pm Thursday 17th July 2014

MEMBERS of a ladies gym in Redditch teamed up with staff to run in a number of Race for Life events last month.

Volunteer praises charity as he steps down from mentor role

Redditch Advertiser: Derek Styler with Rebecca Dixon from Mentor Link

12:57pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A REDDITCH man has stepped down from being a volunteer mentor with children's charity Mentor Link after five years, and praised the work of the charity which operates in many Redditch schools.

Attempted rape case to be reinvestigated after acquittal

12:09pm Thursday 17th July 2014

WEST Mercia Police has confirmed that it is reinvestigating the attempted rape of a woman in Redditch in 1996 following the acquittal of a postman who had served 17 years for the crime.






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