Kingswinford museum to host teddy bear's picnic

Ludlow Advertiser: Southampton NCT Summer fete and Teddy Bears' picnic

5:36pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BUSY Broadfield House Glass Museum will be staging a teddy bears picnic for under five year olds tomorrow (Thursday).

Teenage jailed after dealing drugs in Lye

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5:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A TEENAGE drug dealer who left a Lye woman "petrified" when he made a gun gesture at her after she supported police when he stabbed a man in a drugs row has been jailed

Soccer mad Stourbridge pub staff to take on rivals for charity

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4:14pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SOCCER mad staff from Stourbridge pub Lloyds Bar will be taking on rivals from fellow Wetherspoon pubs next month to raise much needed funds for company charity CLIC Sargent.

Colley Gate fun despite the downpour

4:16pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A COMMUNITY fun day in Colley Gate went ahead despite last Saturday’s thunderstorms.

Theatre group to hold auditions for latest panto

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

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A THEATRE group is holding auditions for its forthcoming pantomime Hercules.

Kingswinford man died after fall, inquest told

Ludlow Advertiser: Coroner's court could be axed in Southend

3:34pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AN elderly man sustained a fatal head injury after he fell at his Kingswinford home while being assisted to the bathroom, an inquest was told.

Stourbridge rock royalty on show at charity gig

Ludlow Advertiser: L-r - Big Jim Merris, Ian Parker and Andy Parfett - guitarist with the Spacehoppers

3:31pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

STOURBRIDGE rock royalty was on show for a charity gig which raised more than £2,600 for Cancer Research UK.

Motorists warned of traffic misery in Halesowen

3:29pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

MOTORISTS are being advised to expect increased traffic on Manor Way.

Generous shoppers donated £230 to Brierley Hill Samaritans

Ludlow Advertiser: Samaritan volunteers and friends joined forces on Friday and Saturday and held a bucket collection in Knutsford town centre.

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BRIERLEY Hill Samaritans armed themselves with collection tins to help raise cash to keep the service up and running.

Jail for Brierley Hill man who carried out "revenge" burglary

Ludlow Advertiser: Owners of killer dogs may face life behind bars

2:50pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A BRIERLEY Hill teenager carried out a "revenge" burglary after a man he punched and kicked at a party notified police.

Stourbridge choir members join Toyah at fundraising concert

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2:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

STOURBRIDGE Rock Choir members joined forces with punk legend Toyah Willcox at a concert in Birmingham.

Halesowen's Thomas and Varnish hoping to clinch gold in Glasgow

Ludlow Advertiser: Going for gold: Earls Gymnastic Club member Kristian Thomas.

1:37pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

OLYMPIC bronze medallist Kristian Thomas is hoping to win gold and enthral the nation again at the Commonwealth Games.

Former Dudley Council leader eyes up police and crime commissioner job

Ludlow Advertiser: Cllr Les Jones

1:05pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FORMER Dudley Council leader Les Jones is to stand for the vacant position of West Midlands police and crime commissioner next month.

Bus service changes hit Halesowen

2:10pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

ELDERLY bus passengers will become “prisoners in their own homes” a Halesowen councillor has warned after the axing of bus routes.

Research group seeks information about forgotten Kingswinford serviceman

12:04pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

WALL Heath and Kingswinford War Memorials Research Group want to hear from anyone who can provide them with information about J T Williams who lived in Back Lane and died during World War One.

Former Dudley leader aims for top police force job

Ludlow Advertiser: Cllr Les Jones says the home won't close on his watch

2:19pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FORMER Dudley Council leader Les Jones is to stand for the vacant position of West Midlands police and crime commissioner next month.

Expansion plans for Norton school approved

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11:35am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A NORTON school has been given the go-ahead to expand and create four new classrooms to cater for an additional 105 pupils, Gigmill County Primary Infant School will also make three existing undersized classrooms bigger, build a new staff room and play area and increase dining room facilities.

Asthma campaign victory for Cradley MP

Ludlow Advertiser: Margot James MP

11:28am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SCHOOLS across the borough will be able to keep a spare asthma inhaler for use in emergencies following a year-long campaign for a law change by Cradley's MP.

Dudley girls leave opposition stumped for ideas in cricket comp win

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11:31am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

STUDENTS from Milking Bank Primary School left their opponents stumped for ideas after becoming the first from the borough to win a regional cricket tournament.

Cradley Heath biker injured in Staffs horror smash

9:47am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

STAFFORDSHIRE police is appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision on the A38 near Burton on Sunday afternoon which seriously injured a Cradley Heath biker.

Visitors invited to enjoy the glamour of the 1940s at the Red House Glass Cone

Ludlow Advertiser:

9:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FAMILIES can step back in time with a free 1940s event returns to Wordsley's Red House Glass Cone this weekend.

Clent school recruiting team ahead of the Black Country Run

Ludlow Advertiser:

8:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A CLENT special school is looking for sporty supporters to help boost funds and by taking on the Black Country Run.

Meeting to help small care services being held in Worcester

6:14pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A SPECIAL event in Worcester will offer support to those who run a very small care or support service in Worcestershire.

Grant helps towards valuable equipment for club

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6:10pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

WYTHALL Radio Club will soon be transmitting to the wider area, thanks to the generosity of a local company.

New permanent home for pop-up restaurant

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5:50pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BROMSGROVE’S first pop-up restaurant has found a new permanent home just off High Street in the town.

School is streets ahead in science

Ludlow Advertiser: Matthew Tingle, has received an Ogden Trust Primary Scientist of the Year award, from the University of Birmingham.

5:21pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A BIDFORD pupil who is a sucker for science has received an Ogden Trust Primary Scientist of the Year award, from the University of Birmingham.

Tournament is big success

Ludlow Advertiser: Teams enjoyed the Growers United tournament.

5:09pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A MINI world cup event held at Evesham United Jubilee Stadium raised thousands of pounds for charity.

Robin Hood and his Sherwood Hoodies...

Ludlow Advertiser: 2914650002. 14/07/14. Pupils at Defford-cum-Besford First School are staging a production of 'Robin and his Sherwood Hoodies'. Back row left to right - Elspith Edwards aged 9, Evan small 7 and Scarlett Sheppey 9 with front left to right - Megan Gr

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

ROBIN Hood was joined by the Sherwood Hoodies to entertain as youngsters at a Vale school put on their summer performance.

Hoax 999 calls do not charge phones, police warn

Ludlow Advertiser: Conversations should be private

4:50pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BLACKBERRY users fooled by a bogus claim that calling 999 and hanging up will charge their phones could be putting people's lives in danger.

Keep up the work on reducing flooding

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4:51pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

LAST winter's flooding crisis in Worcestershire bought the whole county together - but more needs to be done to protect vulnerable homes.

Leisure guests flock to Farncombe Estate

Ludlow Advertiser: Outside room 100, junior suite at Farncombe Estate.

4:47pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE Farncombe Estate in Broadway is celebrating a 500 percent increase in leisure visitors since last year.

Dispersal order to deal with troublemaking youths in Redditch town centre

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4:40pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

POLICE have been given extra powers to tackle young people causing problems in Redditch town centre, with the full support of Redditch Council.

Traders hit out at CPO decision

Ludlow Advertiser:

4:40pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BUSINESS owners affected by the compulsory purchase order (CPO) of Lower Mill Street have called the decision a “disgrace”.

Town centre land purchase agreed

Ludlow Advertiser:

4:40pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans by Wyre Forest District Council to use a compulsory purchase order (CPO) to buy the land that currently contains 2-12 Lower Mill Street in Kidderminster will go ahead.

Uncover the Guildhall's secrets

4:29pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

HIDDEN secrets of the Guildhall in Worcester will be revealed on a fascinating 60-minute tour.

Lifelong ban for senior teacher who 'cuddled' pupils

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4:23pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A FORMER acting headteacher at a Bromsgrove school has been banned from classrooms for life after a catalogue of "inappropriate" behaviour towards pupils.

Stourport riding shop supports safety campaign

Ludlow Advertiser: Equimix Saddlery Shop manager Jackie Brennand with competition winner Katie Fox from Kidderminster

4:20pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AN EQUESTRIAN accessories shop in Stourport threw its support behind a national event raising awareness of the importance of wearing a helmet while horse riding earlier this month.

My city centre review is being taken seriously, says councillor

Ludlow Advertiser: BUSY: Worcester city centre (36124801)

4:21pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A WORCESTER councillor responsible for drawing up a 'new vision' for the city has welcomed assurances it will be taken seriously - saying he finds "party politics" distasteful.

Celebration of Bromsgrove's street pastor scheme being held

Ludlow Advertiser:

4:10pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A CELEBRATION of Bromsgrove Street Pastors is being held in September.

Welsh patients who "can't go home" cost Wye Valley NHS Trust an average £12m a year

Ludlow Advertiser: Still time to nominate Worcestershire NHS staff for award

4:07pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Trust can eventually claim the money back, but urgently needs the beds

New beer aims to fill hearts with song in time for Three Choirs Festival

Ludlow Advertiser: RAISE A GLASS: Chris Gooch (left) from Teme Valley Brewery and Rev Michael Brierley, Canon Precentor at Worcester Cathedral, with the new 'Gargayle' beer. Picture by Nick Toogood.

3:47pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A WORCESTERSHIRE brewery hopes its new beer will put a song in drinkers' hearts in time for the Three Choirs Festival.

Coop donates £500 to help keep Fairtrade town status

3:29pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FAIRTRADE in Bromsgrove has been boosted by a charitable donation.


Ludlow Advertiser: YOUNG VIOLIN STAR: Alice Earll

3:27pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

UP and coming young musicians, the Rosamund Duo, will give a concert at St Mary's Church in Dymock next month.

Kind hearted fundraiser continues her legacy

Ludlow Advertiser: Sarah Veall Order of Service (7908007)

3:20pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A KIND hearted fundraiser who set aside her own illness to support good causes has continued her work despite losing her battle with cancer in June.

Lights out to remember the outbreak of war

3:14pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

RESIDENTS and businesses in Droitwich are being encouraged to turn of their lights and light a single candle on August 4 as part of a nationwide event to mark 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War.

Litter pick in the Arboretum on Saturday

Ludlow Advertiser: Litter pick in the Arboretum on Saturday

3:10pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A LITTER pick of the section area of the Worcester to Birmingham Canal running through the Arboretum area of Worcester will meet at Lansdowne Park in Lansdowne Road at 10.30am on Saturday, July 26.

Karndean Designflooring tee off in support of Birmingham Children’s Hospital

Ludlow Advertiser: Karndean Designflooring, Birmingham Children's Hospital. 22nd July 2014.
Pictured are Birmingham, Children's Hospital Corporate Fundraiser Hayley Miller and Karndean Managing Director Paul Barratt.
Picture by Simon Hadley
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3:04pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A WORCESTERSHIRE flooring specialist held a fundraising day on the golf course in aid of Birmingham's Children Hospital.

Electric car tested by housing association

Ludlow Advertiser: Seen here, Richard Clark-Watson, a sales consultant at Five Acres Garage (left), hands the keys to Kevin Alexander of Two Rivers Housing.

3:04pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A NEWENT-BASED housing association is trialling an electric car for business journeys.

Affordable housing is on its way to Bromsgrove village

Ludlow Advertiser: Richard Holland (Bovis Homes), Joanne Welch (Jephson Homes Housing Association) and Councillor Kit Taylor.

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

CONSTRUCTION work is now underway to bring 23 new affordable homes to a village near Bromsgrove.

Redditch day home at risk of closure

Ludlow Advertiser:

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A RAFT of major changes are on the way to care services for vulnerable people - with a day home in Redditch facing potential closure.


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