Netherton man charged with Cradley Heath bus assault

Ludlow Advertiser:

11:09am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A NETHERTON man has been charged with sexual assault on a bus in Cradley Heath.

Bill Oddie opens £20,000 baboons enclosure at Dudley Zoo

Ludlow Advertiser:

11:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

CONSERVATIONIST and TV Presenter, Bill Oddie has officially opened Dudley Zoo's £20,000 Baboons on the Bank exhibit.

Halesowen Scouts picked for world jamboree

Ludlow Advertiser:

10:35am Wednesday 27th August 2014

TEN Halesowen Scouts and two leaders are looking forward to a trip of a lifetime after being selected to attend an international jamboree in Japan.

Bus collides with a car in Dudley

Ludlow Advertiser:

10:12am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A DUDLEY road was closed this morning (Wednesday) after a bus collided with a car.

Big guns out on battle to save Sedgley pub

Ludlow Advertiser: UKIP Nigel Farage visits Seven Stars pub to join the campaign dedicated to saving the pub. He is pictured with protestors John Hurst and Joy Bills. 341468M

9:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

SEDGLEY people are mobilising and bringing out some big guns in a battle to save their local pub.

Stourbridge gets more free on-street car parking

Ludlow Advertiser:

9:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

SHOPPERS and traders in Stourbridge have been given a boost after extra free on-street car parking was created in the town centre.

Donation boost for two charities

Ludlow Advertiser:

6:40am Wednesday 27th August 2014

TWO charities have received donations of more than £3,000 each thanks to the fundraising efforts of a former chairman of Wyre Forest District Council.

Financial tips on offer at Gornal, Upper Gornal and Woodsetton community forum

8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

DUDLEY borough folk can find out ways to save money and obtain other top financial tips by attending a public meeting next week.

Stourbridge pub shows support for local breweries

Ludlow Advertiser: Real ale lovers head to Scarborough

8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

STOURBRIDGE based Wetherspoons pub The Chequers has been showing its support for local breweries.

En-suite bedroom plans for the Vine House in Ledbury

11:44am Wednesday 27th August 2014

SIX en-suite bedrooms could be created at an 18th century house next to a Ledbury pub.

Alcester men invited to a free night out

11:35am Wednesday 27th August 2014

MEN in Alcester are being invited to a free night out.

Herefordshire siblings seek help in organising mother's funeral

11:32am Wednesday 27th August 2014

PEOPLE are being asked to help two siblings from near Ross-on-Wye who have lost both their parents.

Chance to adults to get the GCSE qualifications they always wanted

Ludlow Advertiser: (8305079)

11:23am 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.

Walking boots on for walk which celebrates river

Ludlow Advertiser: Paul Harding from Discover History is backing the new festival which celebrates the river running through the city. Picture by John Anyon 1814583901

11:11am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A HISTORY group whose walking tours reveal the secrets of the Severn is backing a festival celebrating the river which runs through the city.

Local gig raises money for Gaza

11:08am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A CHARITY gig in Hereford this weekend helped raise money for those killed and injured in the conflict in Gaza, 5,000 miles away.

August Bank Holiday seaside trips unattainable for one in five families

Ludlow 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.

Less chance of meeting the angels at the Angel after heart attack machine installed

Ludlow Advertiser: FULLY TRAINED: Angel Hotel staff Megan Lowe and Emma Badger

10:56am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A PERSHORE company is doing its bit to combat heart attacks.

Droitwich family raise more than £4,000 for charity

Ludlow Advertiser: Nilesh Jain,  Anand Shah, Lakshya Jain and Maanvi Jain are raising money by taking part in the Thames Path Challenge.

10:38am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A FAMILY from Droitwich have raised more than £4,300 for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research following the death of a loved one.

Colour on show at Ledbury Carnival despite heavy rain

Ludlow Advertiser: Lili Pedlingham leads her Alice in Underland group through the rain.Photo: Johnny Chan.

10:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

UMBRELLAS were up and coats worn as people in Ledbury braved the rain for the town's annual carnival on Bank Holiday Monday.

Businesses can learn to make the perfect pitch at networking event

Ludlow Advertiser: (5657001)

9:53am Wednesday 27th August 2014

BUSINESS people are being challenged to deliver the perfect pitch in just seven seconds at a breakfast and networking meeting.

Countryfile presenter John Craven has own commemorative pie in Bromyard

9:47am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A BROMYARD pie maker has commemorated Countryfile presenter John Craven's visit to the county by creating his own celebrity pie.

A Big Thank You for hard working hospital staff

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

9:44am 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.

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

Ludlow Advertiser: (9708684)

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.

Three Droitwich sisters are raising money in memory of their father

Ludlow Advertiser: Emma, Deborah and Sarah's father John Parkins who died of neck cancer earlier this year.

9:32am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Three sisters from Droitwich are aiming to raise £1,500 for Ravenstone Nursing Home to buy a portable infusion pump- which helps to administer medication more comfortably.

Sheep shearers take over Kington pub

Ludlow Advertiser: Paul Davies from Hundred House near Builth Wells in the intermediate competition.  (9706441)

9:20am Wednesday 27th August 2014

PUBS and sheep shearing might seem like a dangerous combination, but last week the two came together in Kington to raise more than £1,300 for charity and put on a show for around 200 spectators.

MP visits new nursery

Ludlow 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.

Festival for Kemp Hospice

Ludlow Advertiser:

8:41am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A CHARITY event will take place tomorrow, August 28, at St Peter’s Church, Meredith Green, Kidderminster, in support of Kemp Hospice.

An evening of pony rescues, car fires and bonfires for fire crews

Ludlow Advertiser: (9506100)

8:38am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A SPECIALIST animal rescue team were sent to a pony which had fallen down a sloping field.

Droitwich man received £25,000 in falsely claimed benefits

8:36am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A FATHER-of-six from Droitwich was paid £25,000 in falsely claimed benefits despite having more than £83,000 in his bank, Worcester Crown Court was told.

TV antiques expert bringing his expertise to Bromsgrove-based charity headquarters

Ludlow Advertiser:

8:20am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A TV antiques expert will be bringing his expertise to the Bromsgrove-based headquarters of a national charity.

Deadline for village poll register has passed

Ludlow Advertiser: FUTURE PLANS: Chaddesley Corbett residents can have their say.

6:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE deadline for residents of Chaddesley Corbett to register to vote in the neighbourhood plan referendum being held next month has passed.

Outdoor gym in Hereford unveiled

Ludlow Advertiser: Opening of Herefordshire's first community outdoor gym by Herefordshire Housing near the Yazor Brook.from left, Amy Francis, Emmily (correct) Simcock (Herefordshire Housing) and Ben Francis with some of the new equipment. 1434_71001. Photo: James Magg

6:20am Wednesday 27th August 2014

ONE of Herefordshire's first outdoor gym was unveiled last week.

Camera club back for 108th season

Ludlow Advertiser:

10:21am Wednesday 27th August 2014

KIDDERMINSTER Camera Club will start its 108th season on Monday, September 1.

Railway art comes to Kidderminster

Ludlow Advertiser:

6:20am Wednesday 27th August 2014

AN exhibition of train-themed artwork has opened at Kidderminster Railway Museum.

Salon shortlisted for award in national contest

Ludlow Advertiser:

6:10am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A KIDDERMINSTER salon is hoping to be head and shoulders above the rest after snipping away competition to reach the finals of a national contest.

Poetry champion to headline Mouth and Music event

Ludlow Advertiser:

6:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

POETS, storytellers and musicians are invited to participate in the Mouth and Music evening on Tuesday, September 9.

Police defend response to large early-hours brawl in Worcester city centre

Ludlow Advertiser:

7:51pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

POLICE have defended their response to a large brawl that broke out in Worcester city centre in the early hours.

Oldswinford pub raises nearly £20,000 for hospice

Ludlow Advertiser:

5:05pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

KIND-hearted regulars from Oldswinford pub The Crown dug deep into their pockets to raise in the region of £20,000 for Mary Stevens Hospice.

MP pleased with youth jobs boost

Ludlow Advertiser: Wyre Forest MP Mark Garnier: Wishing Wyre Forest athletes good luck in the London  Olympic Games.

4:57pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

WYRE Forest MP Mark Garnier has welcomed the drop in youth unemployment across the West Midlands.

Flood prevention work to get underway in Norton

4:34pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

WORK to create a new culvert and a storm water pool on Stourbridge Golf Club is due to get underway soon to help cut the risk of flooding for people living nearby.

Concern as Dudley Council house rent arrears top £1.4million

4:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

BOROUGH bosses have vowed to help vulnerable people after it was revealed that cash-strapped Dudley council house tenants owe more than £1.4million in unpaid rent.

Third Royal honour for Kingswinford firm

Ludlow Advertiser:

4:36pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

KINGSWINFORD company Mechatherm International have been celebrating after winning their third Queen's Award for Enterprise.

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust to host AGM

Ludlow Advertiser:

3:30pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

DUDLEY and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust is inviting members of the public to attend its AGM on Friday September 26.

Decision on Halesowen mosque extension appeal due next month

4:30pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A DECISION on whether Halesowen Muslims will appeal against the rejection of plans to add two 21ft minarets and a central dome to a former Methodist church is expected next month.

Halesowen decorating store holding three month competition

2:53pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

PAINTERS and decorators can pop into the Dulux Decorator Centre between September and November for hints and tips on their trade.

Novel idea to issue crime tips across the borough

Ludlow Advertiser:

2:53pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

BOOKWORMS will receive advice on crime prevention when they visit borough libraries this week, albeit in slightly hushed voices.

Contracts exchanged in Leasowes walled garden sale

Ludlow Advertiser: Leasowes walled garden set to return to former glory

3:25pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

CONTRACTS have been exchanged in the sale of the Leasowes historic walled garden to the Hales Owen Abbey Trust.

Garden makeover boost for blind Rowley Regis girl

Ludlow Advertiser:

2:23pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A MAKEOVER of a Rowley Regis garden is set to transform the life a blind youngster who can play out at home for the first time.

New arts competition being held in Rowley

1:18pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

ARTISTS are being urged to be inspired by Rowley and enter an art competition.

Halesowen yob spits in police car and threatens police after abusing ex-partner

1:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A YOB from Halesowen who left police with a £120 clean up bill when he spat in one of their vehicles after threatening to "smash" one officer in the face has avoided jail.








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