Dignitaries attend poignant memorial service for forgotten Stourbridge soldier - nearly 100 years after his death

Redditch Advertiser: Dedication service at Stourbridge War Memorial for Corporal/Acting Sergeant Harry Whitwell. Buy photo: 381417JH

6:12pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE name of a forgotten Stourbridge hero, killed in the First World War, has finally been unveiled on the town’s cenotaph nearly 100 years after his death.

Up to 49 jobs at risk at Phones 4u stores across the borough

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6:33pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE jobs of up to 49 members of staff at Phones 4u outlets across the borough are at risk after administrators were called in to the stricken mobile phone retailer today (Monday).

Christina Edkins report charts missed opportunities to prevent killer walking the streets

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3:31pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE report into the mistakes of various agencies across Birmingham, Worcestershire and the Black Country which failed to prevent paranoid schizophrenic killing Christina Edkins has made 51 recommendations.

Dudley granny grew drugs to pay off catalogue debts

Redditch Advertiser: Dudley man jailed for punching ex while she held a baby

3:27pm Monday 15th September 2014

A DUDLEY grandmother turned to cannabis production after running up £5,000 worth of debts to catalogue clubs.

Supervision order for plumber who punched young man in the face outside a Stourbridge bar

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3:32pm Monday 15th September 2014

A 20-YEAR-OLD plumber who punched a young man in the face outside a Stourbridge nightspot fracturing his jaw and eye socket has avoided jail.

Stourbridge in Bloom co-ordinator praises volunteers after town scoops another gold gong

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1:58pm Monday 15th September 2014

STOURBRIDGE in Bloom co-ordinator David Harcourt has praised volunteers for helping the town to scoop yet another gold gong.

Borough health ambassador takes on series of testing charity challenges

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1:08pm Monday 15th September 2014

A GUTSY Stourbridge woman is nearing the end of a series of tough charity challenges she set herself in a bid to prove she practices what she preaches.

Family of Christina's killer: "Incident could have been avoided"

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12:59pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE family of paranoid schizophrenic Phillip Simelane, who killed Christina Edkins after a long history of disturbing behaviour, have also responded to the investigation into her death.

Christina's family react to report into shocking failings concerning her killer

Redditch Advertiser: Sad farewell to Christina Edkins

12:33pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE heartbroken family of tragic Halesowen schoolgirl have responded to the report which highlighted the mistakes by various agencies concerning her killer Phillip Simelane.

Shocking report reveals litany of official mistakes leading up to Christina killing

Redditch Advertiser: Murdered: Halesowen schoolgirl Christina Edkins

12:08pm Monday 15th September 2014

A SHOCKING investigation report into the events leading up to the murder of Halesowen schoolgirl Christina Edkins has revealed her tragic death could have been avoided if the killer had received better mental health care.

Dudley man killed himself after threatening wife with a gun

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12:03pm Monday 15th September 2014

A DUDLEY man killed himself after threatening his wife with an air pistol while banned from visiting his family home.

Students warned to be vigilant after teen sex attack in Brierley Hill

11:33am Monday 15th September 2014

POLICE are urging students to be vigilant after a teenager was sexually assaulted on her way to school in Brierley Hill.

Arson attack spells sad end for abandoned Halesowen school

Redditch Advertiser: Over forty firefighters were needed to tackle the blaze at Holt Farm Primary School.

11:17am Monday 15th September 2014

AN ARSON attack at the derelict Holt Farm Primary School, which has been a magnet for anti-social behaviour, has destroyed most of the building.

Stourbridge eco group to host bread-making event

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11:00am Monday 15th September 2014

ECO group Transition Stourbridge is hosting an event for those interested in learning to make real bread.

Cops charge two after Gornal gun club car theft

Redditch Advertiser: A health care trust worker has been arrested in Merseyside in connection with the investigation into corrupt payments to police and public officials

12:42pm Monday 15th September 2014

POLICE have charged two men with receiving stolen goods after a car was taken from outside a Lower Gornal gun club.

Kingswinford hairdresser hangs up scissors after 50 year career

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10:00am Monday 15th September 2014

A KINGSWINFORD hairdresser has hung up his scissors after more than 50 years in the business.

Before the courts

Redditch Advertiser:

9:00am Monday 15th September 2014

The following appeared at Dudley Magistrates Court between September 8 and 11:

Amblecote store staff to host coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Support


8:00am Monday 15th September 2014

AN Amblecote supermarket will be hosting a coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Support on Friday September 16.

New fire prevention scheme launched in Sandwell

7:41am Monday 15th September 2014

Sandwell Council is joining forces with West Midlands Fire Service to raise prevent fires in homes across the borough.

Worcester Phones 4u stores closed as company is put in administration

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8:26am Monday 15th September 2014

PHONES 4u stores in Worcester will be closed today after the business was placed in administration, placing more than 5,500 jobs at risk.

Plans not backed by town council

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6:22pm Monday 15th September 2014

COUNCILLORS in Evesham have said they don't want to see a development of 70 homes at Aldington Lodge in Offenham Road.

Hereford United - Council u-turn on chasing £65,000 owed

Redditch Advertiser: The secretary of Redditch United says Hereford United's playing budget is "not sustainable".

6:02pm Monday 15th September 2014

Council joins club's creditors, but will discuss deferring payment if it gets sole responsibility for developing the Edgar Street ground.

Last chance to have a say on library's future

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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.

Herefordshire Learning Disability Community Games hailed a success

Redditch Advertiser: Community Games at The Point 4.
from left, Ashley Penton, Laura Walne & Jodie Gorle enjoying a game of hockey. 1437_9001 (10254581)

5:34pm Monday 15th September 2014

HEREFORD played host to the county's second community games for adults with learning disabilities last week.

Call for relocation of Worcester's market stalls to become permanent

Redditch Advertiser: 341467820  Pic Jonathan Barry 19.8.14  Market stall holders are furious, after Worcester City Council failed to find a temporary home for the market traders, during the refurbishment of Angel Place, Worcester. (9679925)

5:12pm Monday 15th September 2014

CALLS are being made to keep Worcester's markets spread out across the city - with one councillor claiming it could boost their trade.

Concerns over safety rejected by rally organiser after fire

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5:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE organiser of Stoke Prior annual event has described an incident in which two caravans caught fire as an unfortunate accident.

Open evening at Megan Baker House to show charity's good work

4:59pm Monday 15th September 2014

AN open evening at a county charity will give local people an insight into the work it does.

Let's make Worcester a tourism magnet, says city council leader

Redditch Advertiser: ElectionsModule Candidate photo

5:07pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE city council's leader has revealed his ambition to make Worcester a serious tourism magnet of the future - saying it cannot continue to rely on drawing in history buffs.

Inspirational Programme For Ledbury Primary Youngsters

4:53pm Monday 15th September 2014

A PROGRAMME inspired by the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics was launched at Ledbury Primary School this week.

Worcester stores close today as Phones 4u goes into administration

Redditch Advertiser: A sign in the window of the Phones 4 U store on the Shambles, Worcester, which has been closed after the company went into administration. JB  381469930 (10356454)

4:47pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE future for staff at Worcester shop Phones 4u has been thrown into doubt today as the business went into administration.

Mystery over death of two-year-old girl

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4:35pm Monday 15th September 2014

The medical cause of a two-year-old Stourport girl's sudden death remains a mystery after an inquest - leaving her heartbroken family with unanswered questions.

Charity celebrates 30 years

Redditch Advertiser: Happy 30th Where Next Association: Simon Carcory, Helen Rider, charity manager Graham Clark, Jessica Hiles and Alex Hiles. Buy this photo RMM381401 at redditchadvertiser.co.uk/pictures or call 01384 358000.

4:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

A CHARITY which supports people with learning difficulties recently celebrated a very special milestone.

Free pass to try Halo facilities as part of National Fitness Day next week

3:56pm Monday 15th September 2014

A FREE seven-day pass is on offer to Herefordshire's Halo leisure centres to celebrate National Fitness Day.

Countdown to opening of Stourport Tesco has begun

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3:55pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE COUNTDOWN to the opening of Stourport’s new supermarket has begun as staff members start to stack the shelves.

Llowes Court Garden fund raiser for ECHO

3:29pm Monday 15th September 2014

MORE than £2,000 was raised for a Leominster-based charity at a garden event.

Landmark wedding for Chateau Impney

Redditch Advertiser: Newlyweds Aaron Gregson and Francis Price on their big day. SP

3:22pm Monday 15th September 2014

ONE couple’s big day proved a small landmark in the town, as Francis Price and Aaron Gregson celebrated the first gay marriage to be held at the Chateau Impney last week.

New shoe shop to open in Bromsgrove High Street

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3:20pm Monday 15th September 2014

A NEW shoe shop is opening in Bromsgrove High Street.

Warning against loan sharks at event in Hereford on Wednesday

Redditch Advertiser:

3:10pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE dangers of loan sharks will be made apparent to shoppers in Hereford on Wednesday.

Drum taps from the past in Ledbury...

Redditch Advertiser:

2:59pm Monday 15th September 2014

DRUMS that were beaten in Ledbury to celebrate the relief of Mafeking, during the Boer War, have been donated to the Butcher Row House Museum.

Hereford business delivers more than 350 sponsorship packs ahead of Venus Midnight Walk

Redditch Advertiser: James Shepherd, operations manager at APC Hereford, with driver, Sue Steele, holding sponsorship packs for this weekend's event.

2:52pm Monday 15th September 2014

WOMEN from across the county are gearing up for the annual Venus Midnight Walk to raise funds for a Herefordshire charity this Saturday.

‘Professional robber’ caged after armed raids

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2:40pm Monday 15th September 2014

A Bewdley man described as a "professional robber" has been locked up for 16 years for taking part in two terrifying armed raids on building societies in Halesowen and Bearwood.

Brownies and Rainbows explore all things Indian

Redditch Advertiser: Emma McElroy and Eleanor Blizzard from 2nd Studley (St Mary's) Brownies with their henna designs. SP

2:30pm Monday 15th September 2014

A GROUP of 50 Brownies and Rainbows from Studley district took an afternoon trip to India to take part in the Midlands Art Explosion challenge Go Global.

The first man from Pershore to die in the First World War

2:22pm Monday 15th September 2014

ONE hundred years ago this week, on September 20, 1914, the first soldier from Pershore to die in the First World War was killed during a battle near Aisne in France.

Animal rights group thanks Kidderminster shoppers

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1:50pm Monday 15th September 2014

AN ANIMAL rights group has thanked Kidderminster shoppers for their support after they raised more than £160 for a national protection charity.

Boy's birthday present stolen from family's car

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1:49pm Monday 15th September 2014

A SCHOOLBOY had a life lesson for his birthday as his real present was stolen out of his parents’ car.

Greenspaces Meeting

1:46pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE NEXT meeting of Ledbury's Greenspaces liaison group will take place in the Town Council offices, at 6pm on Monday, October 6.

Two Kidderminster stores closed as Phones 4u goes into administration

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1:46pm Monday 15th September 2014

PHONES 4u stores in Kidderminster will be closed today after the business was put into administration, putting 5,600 jobs at risk.

Charity football match for hospice

1:36pm Monday 15th September 2014

VETERAN Droitwich footballers are taking part in a special match later this month to raise money for a local charity.

Around 150 homes affected by burst water main in Hereford this morning

Redditch Advertiser: Running water tap

1:49pm Monday 15th September 2014

AROUND 150 customers were without drinking water for a short time after a water main burst in Hereford this morning.

Bromsgrove church is holding a supper and quiz evening

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1:10pm Monday 15th September 2014

A BROMSGROVE church is holding a fundraising harvest supper and quiz evening.

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