Black Country stalwart Renie dies aged 95

Redditch Advertiser: Renie Holt

9:17am Thursday 31st July 2014

LARGER than life Black Country character Renie Holt has died at the age of 95.

Oldswinford cyclists raise £7,000 after 500-mile charity ride

Redditch Advertiser: L to R - Andrew Monaghan, Marco Di Leo, Tom Swingler, Matt Idle, Mark Upton, Jason Green and Rhodri Williams.

12:24pm Thursday 31st July 2014

FOUR courageous cyclists fromOldswinford pulled out all the stops when they completed a compelling charity bike ride from Yorkshire to Paris.

Wollaston pub to raise funds for Macmillan

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12:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A WOLLASTON pub will host an afternoon of family fun to raise funds for a good cause.

Parks peak to win national award to make others green with envy

Redditch Advertiser: Senior park ranger Lydia Allt, Dudley  environment cabinet member Cllr Hillary Bills, senior warden Ian Beech, horticultural tradesperson Paul Parkes and Dudley green space team leader Liz Stuffins celebrate Dudley's Green Flag Awards. 311421LA

11:52am Thursday 31st July 2014

A TRIO of Dudley open spaces have been awarded prestigious Green Flag status for being among Britain’s best.

Boozed up Halesowen man abused ex-lover

12:21pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A HEAVY drinking session ended with a Halesowen man being abusive to his ex-girlfriend after turning up at her home in breach of a court order.

Bulldozers call time on The Prince of Wales

Redditch Advertiser: Prince of Wales demolition site. 311431L (8802799)

11:34am Thursday 31st July 2014

BULLDOZERS have finally called time on former Stourbridge celebrity pub The Prince of Wales which has been demolished to make way for new homes after a long legal wrangle.

Black Country members of construction industry gang jailed for £8 million fraud

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10:45am Thursday 31st July 2014

FIVE Black Country fraudsters have been jailed for stealing £8m from the taxpayer following a six-year investigation by HM Revenue and Customs.

Campaigning Hagley doc gears up to march for the NHS

Redditch Advertiser: Dr David Nicholl

10:30am Thursday 31st July 2014

A CAMPAIGNING Hagley doctor is among hundreds of people worried about the future of the NHS gearing up for a march to Parliament.

Jail for operators of Oldbury cannabis factory

11:40am Thursday 31st July 2014

A LARGE-scale cannabis factory was discovered in two neighbouring Oldbury houses capable of producing more than £70,000 worth of the drug a year.

Oldbury school governor wins Commonwealth gold

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10:15am Thursday 31st July 2014

A GOVERNOR at an Oldbury special school is celebrating after adding to the area’s brace of Commonwealth Games’ triumphs with a gold medal.

Dudley mayor experiences life as a blind town centre user

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8:30am Thursday 31st July 2014

DUDLEY’S first citizen got a taste of life without sight during a blindfolded visit to the town centre.

Forgotten Stourbridge soldier to be remembered on war memorial 100 years after his death

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8:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

A FORGOTTEN Stourbridge soldier killed in WWI is set to be remembered following a successful campaign to add his name to the town's war memorial nearly 100 years after his death.

Kinwarton's annual fete to be held

2:24pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A FETE is to be held at Glebe Farm in Kinwarton on Saturday, August 16.

Malvern's Finest...

2:22pm Thursday 31st July 2014

MALVERN women of note will be the theme of a talk at Bromyard's Conquest Theatre on October 8, at 7.30pm.

Malvern's Finest...

2:22pm Thursday 31st July 2014

MALVERN women of note will be the theme of a talk at Bromyard's Conquest Theatre on October 8, at 7.30pm.

Malvern's Finest...

2:20pm Thursday 31st July 2014

MALVERN women of note will be the theme of a talk at Bromyard's Conquest Theatre on October 8, at 7.30pm.

New College Open Day

2:09pm Thursday 31st July 2014

THERE will be an Outreach at New College Worcester for the blind, on October 21, from 9.45pm to 3/15pm.

Homeless and unemployed young people take to the skies to help others

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2:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

FIVE homeless and unemployed young people are taking to the skies to raise money for charity.

Student's Cotswold Way hike in dad's honour

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2:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A TEENAGER who lost her father to illness last year is paying tribute to his love of the countryside by walking the 104-mile long Cotswold Way.

Exhibition at The Hive marks 100th anniversary of First World War

Redditch Advertiser: The Hive in Worcester city centre

1:55pm Thursday 31st July 2014

AN exhibition marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War gets under way at the Hive on Monday - the exact 100th anniversary of Britain's entry into the conflict.

Bidford and nearby villages urged to help find the body of murdered Jesse Richards

1:53pm Thursday 31st July 2014

RESIDENTS from Bidford and surrounding villages are being urged to come forward with information on the missing body of murdered Surrey man, Jesse Richards.

Legal network changes the landscape for small firms

Redditch Advertiser: James Knight, partner at FBC Manby Bowdler, who heads Hub.Legal for the firm. Photo by John Hipkiss hippopix@blueyonder.

1:48pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A NEW legal network has been launched across the West Midlands putting small firms in Worcestershire in a stronger position than ever before.

Town MP opens art museum exhibition

Redditch Advertiser: MP Sajid Javid at Avoncroft Art Society recently.

1:38pm Thursday 31st July 2014

BROMSGROVE MP Sajid Javid visited to Avoncroft Art Society to open its exhibition.

Part-night street lighting programme to continue

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1:30pm Thursday 31st July 2014

THE part-night street lighting reduction programme, which will save cash for the taxpayer and cut carbon emissions, is continuing to progress well, according to Worcestershire County Council.

Free training for Droitwich youngsters

1:06pm Thursday 31st July 2014

YOUNG people in Droitwich who are not in education, employment or training, have the opportunity to get some free training and work experience as part of a traineeship scheme being organised by Droitwich Council for Voluntary Service.

£2m boost for Herefordshire Housing

Redditch Advertiser: Initial plans for 'Radford Gardens' the redevelopment project at the Oval in South Wye.

12:52pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A £2.14m grant will benefit the major redevelopment planned for the Oval in South Wye.

Award-winning BabaJack headline gig for Hope Support Services

Redditch Advertiser: BabaJack, courtesy of Colton Halls.

12:44pm Thursday 31st July 2014

TWO-time British Blues Award winners BabaJack are to perform a one-night only gig for a county charity tomorrow.

Driver wins battle against parking fines

Redditch Advertiser: Armstrong Drive, Diglis, resident, Matt Chapman has received two parking tickets from PCM (Parking Control Management) for parking on Portland Walk, Diglis, which he believes is public highway. Photo by John Anyon, 2814643901.

12:42pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A WORCESTER driver who fought back after he was fined £200 for parking on a road he believed was part of the public highway has won his battle.

FOUND: Winner of Oddington's 'top dog'

Redditch Advertiser: Picture by Rosie Jennings.

12:36pm Thursday 31st July 2014

ORGANISERS of the Oddington Fete have managed to trace the winner who failed to claim his prize in the last class of the dog show.

Cheese Pleaser at Preston

12:16pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A WINE and cheese evening at Preston Court, on June 28, raised £1422.

Raising the Roof

Redditch Advertiser: Choristers at Evensong rehearsals in the Quire

12:08pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A TRADITIONAl evensong service will take place on Sunday, August 19, from 6.30pm, at St Mary's Church, Kempley.

Take the strain..

12:03pm Thursday 31st July 2014

IT is a tradition that Dymock people get hot under the collar with each other every August.

May be no need to centralise neonatal services in Worcester

Redditch Advertiser: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

11:50am Thursday 31st July 2014

THERE may be no need to centralise some neonatal services at Worcestershire Royal Hospital despite concerns around staff shortages.

Redditch MP visits Bosnia to support local charity

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11:50am Thursday 31st July 2014

A DELEGATION of MPs and peers, including Redditch MP Karen Lumley, will travel to Bosnia to support a local charity, Medica Zenica, to help build and equip a new counselling and information centre.

May be no need to centralise neonatal services in Worcester

Redditch Advertiser: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

11:48am Thursday 31st July 2014

THERE may be no need to centralise some neonatal services at Worcestershire Royal Hospital despite concerns around staff shortages.

May be no need to centralise neonatal services in Worcester

Redditch Advertiser: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

11:48am Thursday 31st July 2014

THERE may be no need to centralise some neonatal services at Worcestershire Royal Hospital despite concerns around staff shortages.

May be no need to centralise neonatal services in Worcester

Redditch Advertiser: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

11:48am Thursday 31st July 2014

THERE may be no need to centralise some neonatal services at Worcestershire Royal Hospital despite concerns around staff shortages.

Sir Peter joins in with coding event

11:40am Thursday 31st July 2014

DROITWICH MP Sir Peter Luff has been trying his hand at computer coding, as part of an event at the House of Commons earlier this month.

Great-grandmother celebrates her 100th Birthday

Redditch Advertiser: Gerturde 'Trudy' Cluderay is celebrated her 100th Birthday.

11:10am Thursday 31st July 2014

A GREAT-GRANDMOTHER celebrated her 100th Birthday on Tuesday, July 29 with friends and family at a care home near Bromsgrove.

Stourport and Bewdley hubs to close

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11:12am Thursday 31st July 2014

HUBS in Stourport and Bewdley will close after Wyre Forest District Council upheld its cabinet's decision to axe the customer service centres.

Free play in Bewdley

Redditch Advertiser: ‘Good to be back’: Labour’s Nigel Knowles gained the Franche ward seat for his party. Buy this photo 201226M.

11:09am Thursday 31st July 2014

A PLAY commemorating the declaration of the First World War will take place in Bewdley.

Green Lung in Pershore

11:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

WILDLIFE is to get a boost in Pershore, because their town council has bought three acres of land, to encourage bio-diversity.

Autumn Spring Clean

10:54am Thursday 31st July 2014

PERSHORE Town Council is planning an autumn spring clean for the town, and is asking volunteers to sign up.

Ragley is to host commemorative Battle Proms event

Redditch Advertiser: This years Battle Proms at Ragley Hall will commemorate the First World War.

10:33am Thursday 31st July 2014

THE Ragley estate is hosting its fourth annual Battle Proms open-air concert with a commemorative twist.

Church repair work to begin after grant

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10:20am Thursday 31st July 2014

VITAL roof repairs to a treasured 12th century church near Moreton are set to finally be carried out after £16,000 was awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Footpath at Worcestershire Royal Hospital to be closed for two weeks

Redditch Advertiser: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

10:15am Thursday 31st July 2014

PART of the footpath between A&E and the visitor car park at Worcestershire Royal Hospital will be blocked for about two weeks from Monday, August 4 while landscaping work is carried out.

Fears over welfare of home-schooled children in Worcestershire

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10:18am Thursday 31st July 2014

MORE needs to be done to protect the wellbeing of home-schooled children in Worcestershire, the chairman of a body working to safeguard young people in the county has said.

Footpath at Worcestershire Royal Hospital to be closed for two weeks

Redditch Advertiser: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

10:13am Thursday 31st July 2014

PART of the footpath between A&E and the visitor car park at Worcestershire Royal Hospital will be blocked for about two weeks from Monday, August 4 while landscaping work is carried out.

Footpath at Worcestershire Royal Hospital to be closed for two weeks

Redditch Advertiser: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

10:13am Thursday 31st July 2014

PART of the footpath between A&E and the visitor car park at Worcestershire Royal Hospital will be blocked for about two weeks from Monday, August 4 while landscaping work is carried out.

Footpath at Worcestershire Royal Hospital to be closed for two weeks

Redditch Advertiser: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

10:13am Thursday 31st July 2014

PART of the footpath between A&E and the visitor car park at Worcestershire Royal Hospital will be blocked for about two weeks from Monday, August 4 while landscaping work is carried out.






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