Day of fundraising fun in Redditch

Redditch Advertiser:

3:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

TWO women have been tirelessly organising a day of fun to raise money for Primrose Hospice and St Benedicts Social Club.

New students urged to register with a GP

Redditch Advertiser:

11:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

FIRST-year university students preparing to move away from home for the first time next month are being reminded of the importance of registering with a GP.

Under starters orders for Cookhill race night

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8:20am Saturday 30th August 2014

THE odds are on everyone having a good time when Cookhill Village Hall hosts a race night on Saturday, September 6.

Complaints fall and compliments rise for our ambulance service

Redditch Advertiser:

5:10pm Friday 29th August 2014

COMPLAINTS about Worcestershire's ambulance service are down while compliments are on the rise.

Hospitals slightly below average in cleanliness surveys

Redditch Advertiser:

3:10pm Friday 29th August 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE’S two major hospitals scored slightly below the national average in cleanliness surveys.

Redditch man denies causing death by dangerous driving

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4:26pm Friday 29th August 2014

A REDDITCH man has denied causing the death by dangerous driving of a rugby referee.

A Redditch charity could scoop £50,000

Redditch Advertiser: A Redditch charity could scoop £50,000

1:50pm Friday 29th August 2014

REDDITCH MP  Karen Lumley is calling for constituents to get involved with’s latest Great British Switch campaign.

Have a blazing good night at firefighters' ball

8:39am Friday 29th August 2014

MEMBERS of the public in Worcestershire are being invited to a fun-filled evening with firefighters, to raise money for three local charities including St Richard’s Hospice.

Help the Primrose Hospice reach its BIG Appeal target

Redditch Advertiser: Support Primrose Hospice's BIG Appeal

8:30am Friday 29th August 2014

PRIMROSE Hospice, which supports people in Redditch, Bromsgrove and surrounding areas, is aiming to raise £100,000 to pay for 80 days of care through its BIG Appeal.

Renewed appeal for information on bungalow arson

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5:50pm Thursday 28th August 2014

POLICE have renewed their appeal for witnesses and information following a fire in Abbeydale, Redditch, on Saturday, August 23.

See behind the scenes at rural cinema then blast off with George Clooney

Redditch Advertiser:

4:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

REDDITCH residents have the chance take to see behind the scenes of a modern digital cinema before blasting off into orbit with none other than George Clooney.

Fundraise and get fit with Redditch Lions

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2:10pm Thursday 28th August 2014

REDDITCH Lions is organising a family fun run or walk, around Arrow Valley Lake on September 14, starting at 9am and finishing at 1pm to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK and the Rory the Robot appeal, for surgical equipment at the Alex Hospital.

Support for proposed clinical hospital service model from programme board

Redditch Advertiser:

12:40pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE programme board which oversees the Future of Acute Hospital Services in Worcestershire programme has unanimously confirmed its support for the proposed clinical model for acute hospital services in the county.

Speeding drivers to get police warning after community volunteers checks

Redditch Advertiser:

11:20am Thursday 28th August 2014

SPEEDING drivers will get warning letters from police after speed guns were handed to community volunteers.

Redditch man killed in Bromsgrove fatal crash named

Redditch Advertiser:

10:23am Thursday 28th August 2014

THE man who died in a road collision in Bromsgrove town centre has been named.

Burglar spotted by lorry driver as she struggled to get stolen golf trolley in car

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9:51am Thursday 28th August 2014

A WOMAN who went on a night-time burglary expedition in Alvechurch was spotted by a lorry driver as she loaded stolen goods into the boot of her car.

Chance for adults to get the GCSE qualifications they have always wanted

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5:50pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

HEART of Worcestershire College - formerly NEW College prior to its merger with Worcester College of Technology - is offering adults the chance to get the exam results they have always wanted.

Hospital revamp project not delayed until after 2015's general election

Redditch Advertiser: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

5:36pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

CLAIMS that a project revamping hospital services in Worcestershire had been pushed back until the middle of next year have been refuted.

Tributes paid to 'caring, family orientated' Eve

Redditch Advertiser:

4:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE family of Eve Cullen, who lived in Hollywood, near Redditch, has paid tribute to the caring mother of three.

A Big Thank You for hard working hospital staff

Redditch Advertiser: The team on Ward 10 receiving their Big Thank You with Penny Venables. SP

2:40pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

UROLOGY staff at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch have been awarded a Big Thank You in recognition of their hard work and commitment.

Car jacking in Alvechurch

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1:51pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

INFORMATION is being sought in connection with a car jacking in the Alvechurch area.

Hospital chaplain nominated for national award for supporting bereaved parents

12:53pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A CHAPLAIN working at Worcestershire Royal Hospital has been nominated for a national award for his work supporting families coping with the devastating loss of a baby.

West Mercia Police dog to retire after 10 years

Redditch Advertiser:

12:19pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A POLICE dog who has been hunting guns, cash and drugs, will be retiring after 10 successful years.

August Bank Holiday seaside trips unattainable for one in five families

Redditch Advertiser:

11:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

SEASIDE holidays taken in August are out of reach for one in five families because their incomes are so low, says Barnardo's.

"Fantastic achievement" for ambulance service as it receives excellence accreditation

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9:38am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE ambulance service has been praised for its "fantastic achievement" after becoming the first emergency service in the region to receive an excellence accreditation for its ambulances.

MP visits new nursery

Redditch Advertiser: Astwood Smiles Nursery manager Allison Byng, MP Karen Lumley, and nursery owners Mark and Olivia Waters. Photograph by Alex Bradbury

8:40am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE new Astwood Smiles Nursery in Astwood Bank has only been open for a month but has already been given the seal of approval by Redditch MP Karen Lumley.

County council service offers help to youngsters after GCSE results

Redditch Advertiser:

5:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A COUNTY council service is offering help to youngsters who have received their GCSE results.

Free night out for men

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4:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

ROUND Table, the UK’s largest young man’s organisation, is offering the men of Redditch a free night out with the lads.

Man set up cannabis factory after watching YouTube video

Redditch Advertiser:

1:54pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A MAN set up a cannabis factory in his rented house in Redditch following instructions on YouTube, a court has heard.

Worcestershire's new radiotherapy machines successful tested

Redditch Advertiser:

4:40pm Monday 25th August 2014

A STATE-OF-THE-ART new radiotherapy centre at a county hospital has moved a step closer to completion as three machines which will deliver the treatment were successfully tested.

Give blood in Studley

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1:53pm Friday 29th August 2014

NHS Blood and Transplant is appealing for volunteers to give blood at Studley Village Hall, in High Street, Studley, on Thursday, September 11.

Get ready for Robot Wars at Forge Mill

Redditch Advertiser: Admire Major Damage as Robot Wars comes to Forge Mill. SP

8:40am Monday 25th August 2014

FORGE Mill Museum is bracing itself for a day of construction and destruction as Robot Wars takes centre stage.

Love browsing for musical bargains and rarities? Then you're in luck.

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3:50pm Sunday 24th August 2014

LOVE browsing for musical bargains and rarities? Then you're in luck

Redditch company raises more than £16,000 for charity

Redditch Advertiser:

2:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

A PROPOSAL and charity auction were among the highlights of a Redditch company's summer ball.

Redditch firefighters attend house fire

Redditch Advertiser:

11:44am Sunday 24th August 2014

REDDITCH firefighters were called to a fire at a property in Oakly Road this morning, (August 24).

MPs call for fresh review into long-running hospitals revamp

Redditch Advertiser:

11:10am Sunday 24th August 2014

FIRST it was council leaders calling for a complete review into the long-running hospitals revamp, now it is MPs.

Police investigating Redditch bungalows fire

Redditch Advertiser:

6:28pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

REDDITCH police and and Hereford and Worcester Fire Service have launched an investigation after a fire at a block of bungalows in the town this morning, (August 23).

Redditch man finally gets compensation after nightmare at Cuban resort

Redditch Advertiser: Left too worried to eat out in restaurants: Paul Hughes

1:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A REDDITCH man who suffered ‘horrendous’ illness that ruined his dream holiday has been given £17,000 from tour operator Thomas Cook.

Redditch firefighters called to fire

Redditch Advertiser:

11:31am Saturday 23rd August 2014

REDDITCH firefighters were called to a fire just before 3am this morning, (August 23).

MP congratulates Redditch students on their GCSE success

Redditch Advertiser:

10:10am Saturday 23rd August 2014

KAREN Lumley MP has congratulated pupils, teachers and parents on a fantastic set of GCSE results in Redditch.

Teenagers raise money for local charities

Redditch Advertiser: Teenagers raise money for the Primrose Hospice. Photos courtesy of Laurence Cremetti

8:20am Saturday 23rd August 2014

TEENAGERS from Redditch and Bromsgrove held two fundraising events and raised more than £600 for local charities Kemp Hospice and Primrose Hospice.

Hundreds flocked to war exhibition to learn about those who gave their lives

Redditch Advertiser: Karen Lumley MP talks to one of the event organisers Philip Jarvis. Buy this photo RLB331403d from

6:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

HUNDREDS of residents flocked to a poignant Great War exhibition at St Philip's Church in Webheath.

Jenny receives prestigious award for tireless dedication

Redditch Advertiser: PRESTIGIOUS HONOUR: Evesham Rotary Club members Linley King and Martin King (treasurer), with award winner Jenny Ashman, and David Cartwright, also from the Rotary club. SP

4:50pm Friday 22nd August 2014

AFTER 20 years of dedicated voluntary service to the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, Jenny Ashman from Inkberrow has been presented with the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow Award from the Rotary Club of Evesham.

Man refused to leave prison and attend court because of 'claustrophobia'

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4:03pm Friday 22nd August 2014

AN alleged burglar has refused to leave HMP Hewell, between Redditch and Bromsgrove, to appear in court unless he is transported in a minibus rather than a custody van.

Tea party to celebrate 100 years of Brownies

Redditch Advertiser: Members of Webheath Brownies and Trefoil Guild at the tea party. SP

1:30pm Friday 22nd August 2014

PARENTS, leaders and members of Trefoil Guild recently enjoyed an evening being served Fairtrade tea, coffee and biscuits by youngtsers from First Webheath Brownie Unit.

Redditch man swung tree branch recklessly

Redditch Advertiser:

11:50am Friday 22nd August 2014

A REDDITCH man punched a fellow party guest and then swung the branch of a tree at him, a court has been told.

SIgnificant progress as school coach crash wreckage is released

10:47am Friday 22nd August 2014

LAWYERS representing 21 Alvechurch Middle School children and four adults seriously injured in a horrific coach crash in France while returning from a skiing trip have welcomed the release of the wreckage, which they say is a significant step forward in the battle for justice.

Redditch youngsters celebrate their GCSE success

Redditch Advertiser: Jumping for joy at Arrow Vale. SP

10:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

STUDENTS across Redditch celebrated last week with a bumper crop of top grade GCSE results.

Enjoy a slice of some live entertainment

Redditch Advertiser: Barni Scott, the diva herself, will be singing hits from Shirley Bassey to all of the other show-stoppers.

8:50am Friday 22nd August 2014

RESIDENTS are being invited for some tea and cake as well as a slice of some live entertainment in the Bar Lounge in Redditch's Palace Theatre.

Community order for man's “drunk, abusive and aggressive” behaviour towards taxi driver

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6:20pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A MAN who attacked a taxi driver and was aggressive towards neighbours after being dropped off at his home near Redditch has been ordered to do 200 hours unpaid community work.

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