Gruffalo to roar into Stourbridge

Redditch Advertiser: Gruffalo

5:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE Gruffalo will roar into Stourbridge for a storytelling session next month.

Work starts on new retirement properties in Hagley

Redditch Advertiser: An artist's impression of the upcoming development in Hagley.

3:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

CONSTRUCTION work is now underway to build 44 retirement apartments in Hagley.

New outdoor gym installed in Clent

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New gym opening at Clent park,The park funded by Bromsgrove District Council:
(L) Margaret Sherry, John Ruck - Civic Head, and Sophie Hancock - Youth counsellor

3:29pm Thursday 24th July 2014

VILLAGERS can keep fit at a Clent park after the installation of council-funded gym equipment.

Sandwell crackdown on illegal scrap dealers

3:54pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A CRACKDOWN on dodgy scrap metal dealers in Sandwell found seven out of 13 sites were operating illegally.

Oldbury weightlifter hoping to lift Commonwealth medal

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3:07pm Thursday 24th July 2014

MEDAL-winning hopeful Jaswant Shergill wil be going for gold in the weighlifting section of the Commonwealth Games tomorrow.

Restoration project reveals historic secrets from landmark's past

Redditch Advertiser: Archaeology Day - CENTRAL MUSEUM

3:15pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A RESTORATION project at a landmark building in Dudley is revealing historic secrets from the last century.

Hereford United - No action from council until club's Creditors Voluntary Agreement is clarified

Redditch Advertiser: Cllr Tony Johnson posed for a group photograph with Hereford United outside Brockington.

1:53pm Thursday 24th July 2014

"Closed doors" meeting ends with the council waiting on when to take action

Stourbridge MP to host drop-in-surgery in Lye this afternoon

Redditch Advertiser: Margot James MP

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

STOURBRIDGE MP Margot James is holding a drop-in advice surgery in Lye this afternoon (Thursday July 24).

Wollaston Tennis Club serves up new courts after £130,000 makeover

Redditch Advertiser: Janet Hanby by the new courts named after her late husband Len. Pic by Dave Tranter

1:01pm Thursday 24th July 2014

WOLLASTON Tennis Club has unveiled brand new courts in memory of a former club stalwart.

Flavours of Herefordshire Festival set to boost business

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12:17pm Thursday 24th July 2014

BUSINESSES in Hereford are hoping for a bumper boost to their trade when the city is transformed into a foodie heaven next month.

Former Herefordshire MEP charged with money laundering

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11:06am Thursday 24th July 2014

A FORMER Herefordshire MEP has been charged with money laundering and misconduct in public office.

Hereford United - Creditors Voluntary Agreement could be a breach of ground leases

Redditch Advertiser: Cllr Tony Johnson posed for a group photograph with Hereford United outside Brockington.

11:24am Thursday 24th July 2014

Closed doors meeting underway at Council HQ to determine whether or not a CVA breaches leases on the club's Edgar Street ground

Herefordshire Council set to split Hoople in two

Redditch Advertiser: Herefordshire business services firm Hoople starts search for new MD

10:53am Thursday 24th July 2014

The council's "arm's length" support services provider faces a future as two companies

New housing application pitched in Lea

Redditch Advertiser: Clavis Holdings Ltd want to build 35 new homes in Goodrich.

11:04am Thursday 24th July 2014

ANOTHER housing application has been submitted in Lea – bringing the total number of proposed homes in the village to 115.

Fundraising concert being held for Leasowes Walled Garden Appeal

Redditch Advertiser: The Real Neil, aka Ken Russell, and Halesowen MP James Morris are urging people to attend the concert.

11:58am Thursday 24th July 2014

A CONCERT is being held in Halesowen to raise money for the Leasowes Walled Garden Appeal.

Couples will soon be able to tie the knot at Lye and Wollescote Chapels

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11:42am Thursday 24th July 2014

COUPLES will be able to say 'I do' at Lye and Wollescote Cemetery Chapels as the historic building is due to be transformed into a wedding venue.

Doorstep tricksters rob Halesowen pensioner

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12:06pm Thursday 24th July 2014

CCTV images of three women have been released by detectives in a bid to trace those responsible for a distraction burglary on a Halesowen pensioner.

£3.1m cash windfall heading to Worcester - how would you spend it?

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10:38am Thursday 24th July 2014

A BONANZA £3.1 million cash windfall heading to Worcester City Council could be used to build a first class swimming pool, reverse massive cuts or pay off debt.

Teen vandals clean up their act

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10:38am Thursday 24th July 2014

TWO teenagers who blighted a Stourbridge subway with graffiti have been putting their artistic desires to good use by painting a car park as part of their punishment.

Curry fans raise £1,100 for Mary Stevens Hospice

Redditch Advertiser: Curry Awards 2014 page image

10:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

STOURBRIDGE curry lovers put their hands in their pockets to support Mary Stevens Hospice at a fundraising dinner.

Jobs boost for Brierley Hill with arrival of new clothes store

Redditch Advertiser: Hundreds of jobs on way in East Sussex after £7m boost from Government

9:58am Thursday 24th July 2014

BRIERLEY Hill is to get a jobs boost with the arrival of a new fashion store at the Merry Hill shopping centre.

Blackheath insurance staff in fundraising bid

10:08am Thursday 24th July 2014

STAFF at a Blackheath insurance office are taking part in their company’s 12-month campaign to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Food retailer doubles size of Black Country site

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9:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A BLACK Country firm is not only moving to a bigger base but also plans to expand its empire by adding another nine shops to its chain by the end of the year.

Halesowen mosque plan sparks racist claims

9:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

HUNDREDS of objections have scuppered plans to build two 21ft minarets and a dome on a Halesowen mosque – sparking accusations of racism.

Halas Homes variety club raises a smile with show

Redditch Advertiser: Dudley Mayor Cllr Margaret Aston on stage at the Halas Homes Variety Show.

8:22am Thursday 24th July 2014

A HALESOWEN care home raised more than a smile when it put on a variety show in Netherton.

Adrenaline junkie Callum makes a return to competitive sport

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8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A GUTSY young Wollaston man has returned to competitive sport, despite being left paralysed in a tragic bike accident.

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.

Road sign explodes in Hereford

Redditch Advertiser: Firefighters extinguished the small fire last night.

5:43pm Thursday 24th July 2014

AN electric road sign burst in to flames and collapsed on Lower Bullingham Lane this afternoon (July 24).

Plans for solar panels to be installed at Llangarron church

Redditch Advertiser: Llangarron Parochial Church Council wants to install solar panels on the village's church.

5:16pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SOLAR panels could be placed on a church near Ross-on-Wye.

Classic cars and a dog show draw the crowds

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5:10pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THERE was a bumper turnout at this year’s Ebrington village fete, which has raised £5,000 for good causes.

Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted in Worcester

Redditch Advertiser: DO YOU KNOW THESE PEOPLE: The group of men the assaulted man was seen with

4:57pm Thursday 24th July 2014

WEST Mercia Police is appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Worcester and taken to hospital with significant facial injuries.

More than 1,500 stroke patients treated in Worcester since 2013

Redditch Advertiser: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

4:51pm Thursday 24th July 2014

MORE than 1,500 patients showing the warning signs of a stroke have benefitted from a centralised service at Worcestershire Royal Hospital in the past year.

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.

Pershore gets passionate about its plums

Redditch Advertiser: Nick Toogood - 27/08/12. Pershore Plum Festival 2012. Town crier Robert Speight leads the parade along the high street. (8579359)

4:27pm Thursday 24th July 2014

PERSHORE will be turning purple once again as the annual Plum Festival gets underway this weekend.

Breaking news Worcester's Waitrose debate: live report

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4:27pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A DECISION on whether Worcester will get a Waitrose has been made by the city council. Follow how the debate unfolded (and goes on) live in the panel at the bottom of this story.

Long service awards for three dedicated teachers

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3:50pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THREE dedicated teachers who have nearly a century of teaching experience between them have been honoured with long service awards.

New Armed Forces outreach programme piloted in Bromsgrove

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3:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

PAST, present and future members of the Armed Forces will have access to more support through a new Outreach programme being piloted in Bromsgrove.

Nearly 300 "troubled" families now targeted for help in Herefordshire

Redditch Advertiser: Revealed - Herefordshire Council's contract payments

3:36pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Multi agency initiative Families First is starting to make a difference

Kidderminster jobs lost as firm goes into administration

Redditch Advertiser: Small businesses targeted by scammers

3:26pm Thursday 24th July 2014

ONE of the largest suppliers of car parts and garage equipment in the UK has gone into administration with a loss of more than 1,200 jobs, including five in Kidderminster.

Catshill school in Bromsgrove given Sunshine Coach

Redditch Advertiser: Martin Coyne, Matt Hardy, Louise Gumery and Andy Turpin from Poppleton & Appleby with Headteacher Deb Rattley and pupils Jessica Tipping, Billy Abbotts and Charley Holding.

3:19pm Thursday 24th July 2014

STUDENTS at a Catshill school have been given a boost after receiving a minibus.

Police clampdown on antisocial and dangerous motorists

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3:10pm Thursday 24th July 2014

DANGEROUS and antisocial motorcyclists on the A46 at Salford Priors were punished following a police clampdown at the weekend.

Hampton Lovett man pleads guilty to benefit fraud

3:09pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A 51-YEAR-old man from Hampton Lovett has pleaded guilty to two charges of benefit fraud.

Ivington couple receive royal recognition

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3:11pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A COUPLE received the royal seal of approval for their work with children in the county.

School caterers cake is a roaring success at national award conference

Redditch Advertiser: The prize winning cake made by caterer Carla Brown.

3:05pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A BROMSGROVE school caterer has won a national award for making a cake in the shape of a lion.

All Our Yesterdays For Ledbury Carnival

3:01pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE NEW might look somehow familiar on August Bank Holiday Monday, when "Forty Years of Carnival" will be celebrated by Ledbury people.

All Our Yesterdays For Ledbury Carnival

3:01pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE NEW might look somehow familiar on August Bank Holiday Monday, when "Forty Years of Carnival" will be celebrated by Ledbury people.

Worcester's Dolphin team set to tackle 100 mile cycle challenge for charity

Redditch Advertiser: GETTING READY: Members of the Dolphin team James Nicholls, Aj Ahmed, Colin Shales, Jess Price and Dave Williams

2:18pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A FORMER paralympian is calling out to his colleagues in Worcester to put in the miles before their charity cycle challenge next month.

Coop donates £500 to help keep Fairtrade town status

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2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

FAIRTRADE in Bromsgrove has been boosted by a charitable donation.

The Vale's own bat woman

Redditch Advertiser: Bryan the Pipistrelle bat was released in Evesham's Abbey Park.

1:42pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A VALE villager turned bat woman this month when she was called to assist in the removal of a bat that had made its way inside.

Try a new craft this summer with free workshops

1:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

OVER the Summer holidays, children will be able to have a go at different activities with a number of free workshops running at Hobbycraft in Wychbold between 11am and 3pm.

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