Live blog: Major inquiry into Hereford link road begins today

Ludlow Advertiser: Overview of the area in question.

3:19pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A MAJOR inquiry into a proposed link road for Hereford begins today.

Work set to start on £5m Stourbridge college revamp

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6:01pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

WORK is set to start on refurbishing the Stourbridge campus of Birmingham Metropolitan College in Hagley Road which is expected to cost within the region of £5million.

Black Country Housing Group to take over running of Kingswinford care home

Ludlow Advertiser: New Bradley Hall

5:17pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

BLACK Country Housing Association is to take over the running of New Bradley Hall, Dudley Council confirmed this week.

MEP visiting Halesowen to give speech to Rotarians

4:43pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

EUROPEAN MP Nikki Sinclaire is visiting Halesowen and Rowley Regis Rotary Club next week.

Drama group set to show their skills in Dudley

Ludlow Advertiser: ON STAGE: Darlington drama students have been cast in two musical productions

4:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

STOURBRIDGE based Dramaworkshop Arts School are set to display their theatrical skills at Dudley's Evolve Theatre next month.

Popular WBA steward suffered massive brain injuries after being run over in Oldbury

Ludlow Advertiser: Popular: WBA steward Mick Hodgetts.

4:16pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A POPULAR West Bromwich Albion steward was killed after stepping into the Wolverhampton New Road and giving the driver who ran him over just 0.8 seconds to avoid him.

Buffery Park funday set to be a wheely spectacular show

Ludlow Advertiser: Bicester charity fete and funday

3:40pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

SKATEBOARD and cycle fans will be in for a May bank holiday treat at Dudley’s Buffery Park fun day.

Dudley disruption to continue after unexpected delays in town centre works

Ludlow Advertiser: Motorists warned to expect delays as roadworks start in Hartlepool on Monday

3:14pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

DISRUPTION in Dudley while revamp work continues will now last until late summer after unforeseen delays.

MP shoots down airport tourism proposal

Ludlow Advertiser: Halfpenny Green Airport

2:50pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

SOUTH Staffordshire MP Gavin Williamson has branded a proposal to promote tourism by using 16-seater planes to fly wealthy visitors into Halfpenny Green Airport as completely bonkers.

Legion fundraisers celebrate St George's Day

Ludlow Advertiser: L-R - British Legion volunteer Al Dimmock, Gloria Donovan, air cadet Mia Tarrant,  aged14, and legion volunteer Don Chapman. Buy photo: 171406K

2:29pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

QUARRY Bank Royal British Legion volunteers have been out in force selling button hole roses for St George's Day to help raise cash to support the armed forces.

Lenny on hand to officially launch the new archives centre in Dudley

Ludlow Advertiser: Lenny Henry with the official Black Country flag celebrating the official opening of the Dudley Archives centre

2:31pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

DUDLEY’S new archive building got the seal of approval from the borough’s latest freeman – celebrity Lenny Henry.

Halesowen pensioners group hoping to increase membership

1:43pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE Halesowen branch of the West Midlands Pensioners Convention is hoping to increase its membership.

Craft fair being held at Endowed Hall, Rowley village

12:25pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A CRAFT exhibition is being held at Rowley village's Endowed Mission Hall next week.

Brave Kelly stages fundraiser to thank charity that helped in her hour of need

Ludlow Advertiser: Kelly Mullings

11:55am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

BRAVE Kelly Mullings didn't forget the kindness shown to her by a little local Brierley Hill based charity after she was diagnosed with cancer late last year.

Spend a May day walking around the Leasowes

11:15am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Residents can enjoy the great outdoors this May with a range of walks on offer as part of the Green Spaces for Health scheme.

Quarry Bank theatre to host Evening With Fawlty Towers

Ludlow Advertiser: Dave Francis Williams and Jordan Smith prepare for An Evening With Fawlty Towers.

10:03am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ICONIC British comedy Fawlty Towers is being tackled by The Mayhem Theatre Company in Quarry Bank.

Brierley Hill gears up for St George's Day fun

Ludlow Advertiser: CROY: Special event planned to mark St George's Day

8:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

BRIERLEY Hill will be bustling with activity this Saturday (April 26) when the town hosts the borough’s official St George’s Day celebrations.

Stourbridge school quiz night raises £618 for heart charity for the young

8:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A QUIZ night at Old Swinford Hospital School in Stourbridge raised £618.50 for a charity that aims to detect heart problems in young people.


8:16pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

MALVERN Hills Lions have got together with the town's district nurses to provide a potentially lifesaving initiative for vulnerable patients.

MP backs petition

6:13pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

MP for Worcester, Robin Walker has signed a petition urging the Government and local councils to fully dual A4440 Southern Link Road

"Strange" number plate theft investigated by police

6:08pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

NUMBER plates have been stolen and replaced with other stolen plates during an incident police have called 'strange'.

Gym doing its bit to tackle teenage obesity

Ludlow Advertiser: Zoe Cooke and Sharon Trueman want to try and help tackle teenage obesity. SP

6:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A REDDITCH gym is offering a special mother and daughter membership package, to help tackle the rising problem of teenage obesity.

Blues inspired group nominated for awards hat-trick

Ludlow Advertiser: Trevor Steger of BabaJack

5:45pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE blues sounds of a Malvern-based band are in the running for a hat-trick of prestigious awards.

Bike thefts in Evesham and Pershore - witnesses needed

5:40pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POLICE have reported a spate of pedal cycle thefts in Evesham and Pershore.

Grab a bargain at village jumble sale

5:38pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE Elmley Castle Scout Group jumble, table top sale and car boot will take place on Saturday, May 10, to raise much needed funds for the group.

Peopleton Novice Pony and Companion Dog Show is back

5:33pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE Peopleton Novice Pony and Companion Dog Show is back for its 36th year next month.

Peopleton Novice Pony and Companion Dog Show is back

5:33pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE Peopleton Novice Pony and Companion Dog Show is back for its 36th year next month.

Care home residents enjoy Easter party

Ludlow Advertiser: Resident Pat Snow with an Easter bonnet

5:25pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

STAFF, residents and their guests at a Worcester care home had a cracking time when they took part in a day of Easter activities.

Get, set, cycle for British Red Cross this summer

5:17pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE cyclists are being encouraged to take part in Ride London and raise money for the British Red Cross.

Get magical at St John's Library

5:08pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THERE will be family fun at St John's Library when a marvellous magic day takes place there on Saturday, May 10.

Concert raises cash for charity

Ludlow Advertiser: Mayoress of Pershore Liz Tucker, Mayor of Pershore Charles Tucker, Sue Smith, Worcester Wychavon President Richard Smith, Midlands Air Ambulance Area Co-ordinator Jenny Ashman, Concert Planner and Organiser Rtn. Mike Sheppard (left to right).

5:04pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A CHARITY concert has raised £2,000 for the Midlands Air Ambulance.

UKIP to field record number of candidates in Worcester City Council elections

Ludlow Advertiser: Nigel Farage

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE UK Independence Party has revealed it will field a record number of candidates in May's local elections - amid hopes it can make an historic breakthrough.

Health and Well-Being Fayre coming to Pershore

4:57pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A HOLISTIC Health and Well-Being Fayre is being held at Pershore Town Hall on Saturday, May 10, between 1pm and 4pm.

Poet visits Pershore

4:49pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POET Roger McGough will be visiting Pershore's Number 8 Community Arts Centre on Friday, May 23, to mark the release of his new book, As Far As I Know.

MP backs petition

6:12pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

MP for Worcester, Robin Walker has signed a petition urging the Government and local councils to fully dual A4440 Southern Link Road

Eggciting News for Zoe

4:31pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The giant Easter Egg raffle held on Easter Sunday at the Bromsberrow Community Shop, was won by local girl, Zoe Lloyd.

Put down the remote and go power walking in Redditch

4:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

RESIDENTS are being encouraged to put down the remote, put on their trainers and get more active with a new power walking club.

Cash for schemes in Evesham

4:25pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

EVESHAM Town Council is to write letters of intent pledging £250,000 in funding for two of the town's biggest projects.

Pam Ayres to share new collection on stage

Ludlow Advertiser: Pam Ayres

4:17pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

AN audience favourite is bringing a new selection of poems and stories to the stage.

University of Worcester praised by Ofsted

Ludlow Advertiser: University of Worcester researchers chosen to take part in £7 million tree study

4:44pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

TEACHER Training at The University of Worcester has been praised by government watchdog Ofsted.

Transatlantic duo returning to Vale

4:04pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A TRANSATLANTIC due are performing in the Vale next month.

New community centre for Charford

Ludlow Advertiser: Darran Moore, the Starlight Community Centre manager with two of the café’s volunteers. Image courtesy of Tony Charnock. SP

4:02pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THIS Friday sees the official opening of the Starlight Café and Community Centre in Charford.

Nominate an outstanding young person for award

3:54pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PEOPLE in Droitwich are being asked to nominate outstanding young people who are making a difference in the community, for awards to recognise their contributions.

Farmer injured near Colwall

Ludlow Advertiser: West Midlands Ambulance Service treated a farmer near Colwall today.

4:24pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A RAMP from an animal transporter lorry fell on a farmer near Colwall today.

New post office to open in Ross-on-Wye

Ludlow Advertiser: A new Post Office is set to open in Ross-on-Wye

3:52pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ROSS-on-Wye's new post office is set to open next month.

First phase of country park development gets town council backing

3:40pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE first phase of plans to develop Evesham Country Park have been backed by the town council.

Venue outlines ambitious panto plans

3:33pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PANTO season is a long way off but an arts venue has already announced an ambitious challenge for its seasonal show.

School set to expand

3:15pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE Vale of Evesham School is set to get an extension after planners approved proposals that will see the site grow.

New class launching at Avoncroft Arts Centre

3:14pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A NEW art class is about to start at Avoncroft Arts Centre, designed to help improve skills in everything from pastels, to oils and acrylics. The class, which is being run by tutor Richard Crabtree, is due to run every Thursday from Thursday, May 1 from 1-3pm.

Worcester home care organisation calls for Parkinson's awareness

Ludlow Advertiser: Founder of Radfield Home Care Dr Hannah MacKechnie

3:11pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A WORCESTER-BASED home care provider is calling on people to be aware of the signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

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