Black Country stalwart Renie dies aged 95

Ludlow Advertiser: Renie Holt

9:17am Thursday 31st July 2014

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

Oldbury school governor wins Commonwealth gold

Ludlow Advertiser:

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

Ludlow Advertiser:

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

Ludlow Advertiser:

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.

Church repair work to begin after grant

Ludlow Advertiser:

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

Ludlow 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

Ludlow Advertiser:

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

Ludlow 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

Ludlow 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

Ludlow 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

Ludlow 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.

Local men jailed for their part in £8 million tax fraud

Ludlow Advertiser:

10:10am Thursday 31st July 2014

A GANG of 20 from Staffordshire, Manchester and the West Midlands, including one from Redditch and one from Bromsgrove, has been jailed for almost 90 years for stealing more than £8 million in a sophisticated tax fraud.

Boots at Broadway

10:07am Thursday 31st July 2014

WELLINGTON Heath Walkers will enjoy a Cotswolds ramble at Broadway, on Thursday, August 7.

Band and a Bun

9:58am Thursday 31st July 2014

THE FARMERS' Arms pub, Wellington Heath, will host a barbecue with live music on Saturday August 23, 7pm.

Big Dunc was "heart" of Worcester Judo Club

Ludlow Advertiser:

9:56am Thursday 31st July 2014

A POPULAR and 'irreplaceable' gentle giant who died unexpectedly has been described as 'the heart' of Worcester Judo Club.

Open Gardens

9:51am Thursday 31st July 2014

AN OPEN gardens event at Wellington Heath, on Sunday July 20, raised £1279.90 for St Michael's Hospice.

Firefighters extinguish bathroom fire near Bosbury this morning

Ludlow Advertiser:

9:53am Thursday 31st July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS put out a fire in a bathroom at a house near Bosbury this morning.

Jess's double Glasgow glory

Ludlow Advertiser:

9:57am Thursday 31st July 2014

BROMSGROVE’S track cycling superstar Jessica Varnish put the town on the sporting map by storming to a brace of medals at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Vegans and veggies call for Worcester Racecourse closure after three horse deaths this month

Ludlow Advertiser: (8799719)

9:50am Thursday 31st July 2014

VEGANS and veggies have called for the closure of Worcester Racecourse following the death of three horses there in a single month,

Clean it up...

9:24am Thursday 31st July 2014

CONCERN is growing over dog fouling in Tarrington Churchyard and by the war memorial in the village.

Use it or lose it?

9:20am Thursday 31st July 2014

PARISH councillors in Tarrington are wondering why not enough use is being made of an area of public open space.

Become a lifesaver or have your own health MOT at drop-in session in St John's, Worcester

9:19am Thursday 31st July 2014

THE next drop-in session of the West Side Neighbourhood Watch takes place at the St John's Youth and Community Centre, Swanpool Walk, Worcester, on Friday, August 8 between 10am and 4pm.

Why is our bridge still not finished, ask Evesham residents

Ludlow Advertiser: 3114663803 Paul Jackson 29.07.14 Evesham - Work continues on Abbey Bridge, Evesham. (8734267)

9:04am Thursday 31st July 2014

PEOPLE in Evesham are up in arms at the "disgusting" state of the town's brand new Abbey Bridge.

Coroner rules Droitwich man killed himself

8:54am Thursday 31st July 2014

A WORCESTERSHIRE coroner has recorded that a Droitwich man who took an overdose of medication killed himself.

Milestone for "care village"

Ludlow Advertiser: (8799825)

8:43am Thursday 31st July 2014

A 'CARE village' in Worcester marked another milestone after the roof was completed.

Vegans and vegetarians raise money for neglected horses

Ludlow Advertiser: (8698496)

8:40am Thursday 31st July 2014

MEMBERS of the Worcester Vegans and Veggies group raised £150 for Hillfields Animal Sanctuary in Bromsgrove to help pay for the care of three horses which were found in appalling conditions on a travellers' site in Warndon earlier this year.

Journey back in time with ride on classic bus

Ludlow Advertiser: One of the classic buses you can take a ride on. SP

8:30am Thursday 31st July 2014

VISITORS throughout August to the Transport Museum, Wythall, can have the pleasure of a ride on board one of its prizewinning collection of classic buses.

Pennies that could help us have a baby

Ludlow Advertiser:

8:20am Thursday 31st July 2014

A WOMAN who has suffered an infertility nightmare for the last 15 years is hoping to raise £15,000 to give her the child she has always dreamed of.

History of Pershore to come alive at new heritage centre

Ludlow Advertiser: 3114662201. 28/07/14. Left to right - Mayor of Pershore Councillor Tony Rowley, Councillor Chris Parsons and town clerk Ann Dobbins outside the Pershore cemetery lodge. The lodge has won a Heritage Lottery grant to be restored. Picture by Nick Toogood. (8

8:03am Thursday 31st July 2014

A NEW history centre is to be built at Pershore Cemetery thanks to a grant of more than £50,000 being awarded to the town council.

£1m injection for Hereford County Hospital's troubled A&E department

Ludlow Advertiser:

7:10am Thursday 31st July 2014

THE county’s cash-strapped health trust is spending £1 million to ease “unprecedented” pressures on urgent care.

Crohn's sufferer overcomes illness to take on 10km challenge

Ludlow Advertiser:

6:50am Thursday 31st July 2014

A YEAR ago, Sophie Howard was so severely ill with Crohn’s disease she could not eat, suffered painful stomach cramps and was bed-bound in hospital for three weeks.

Foldgate Lane planning application expected within weeks

6:41am Thursday 31st July 2014

AN application to build 150 new homes on farmland on the edge of Ludlow is likely to be lodged within weeks.

Care centre opened in Kidderminster

Ludlow Advertiser:

6:40am Thursday 31st July 2014

A CARE and nursing agency has launched its services in north Worcestershire.

Library project receive £5k grant

Ludlow Advertiser: Coun Campion said Worcestershire County Council has had to "slim down rapidly"

6:30am Thursday 31st July 2014

A KIDDERMINSTER Library project to help local residents with their personal development has been awarded a grant of £5,000.

Ludlow water fountain refurbishment

Ludlow Advertiser: (8448758)

6:24am Thursday 31st July 2014

AN historic water fountain in the centre of Ludlow could soon be providing refreshment to people and animals.

Showcase event will feature BBC star guest

Ludlow Advertiser:

6:20am Thursday 31st July 2014

AN ANNUAL showcase of services available to senior residents will this year be opened by BBC Midlands Today presenter Nick Owen.

Classic cars on show at Severn Valley Railway

Ludlow Advertiser:

6:10am Thursday 31st July 2014

CARS from the previous century were on display around Severn Valley Railway stations as part of its annual Classic Vehicle Day.

New late-night food for Commercial Road

6:05am Thursday 31st July 2014

HEREFORD’S late-night hotspot Commercial Road will have another new restaurant open into the early hours.

Labour campaigner calls for speedier access to GPs

Ludlow Advertiser:

6:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

BLACK Country Labour candidate Natasha Millward is calling for people across Dudley to be given better access to their GP after figures revealed many patients are having to wait at least seven days for an appointment.

Graffiti yobs target Brierley Hill

Ludlow Advertiser:

3:33pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

VANDALS armed with spray paint left Brierley Hill looking "a state" when they graffitied walls, telecom boxes and shop shutters.

Top new church job for former Dudley vicar

Ludlow Advertiser:

4:01pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

FORMER Dudley vicar Revd Canon Robert Jones is to be the next Archdeacon of Worcester.

Dudley's new resident is a blooming summer star

Ludlow Advertiser:

12:53pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

DUDLEY’S latest resident is set to be the star of summer shows at Wren’s Nest National Nature Reserve.

Dudley arcade restoration reveals secrets from the past

Ludlow Advertiser: The Fountain Arcade in Dudley is undergoing a major revamp

12:18pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

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

Stourbridge's Side By Side group swells its audience numbers

Ludlow Advertiser: Sue Wallin from Norton has been made an MBE for her work with the Side By Side Theatre Company

12:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

STOURBRIDGE theatre group Side By Side has been bucking the trend by increasing the size of its audiences.

Little Daisy-Mae joins parents on the Good Morning Britain sofa

Ludlow Advertiser:

11:53am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A PREMATURE Black Country baby has become a star of the small screen after an appearance on breakfast television.

Cop's bravery commended for risking life to arrest dangerous drug dealer

Ludlow Advertiser:

8:30am Wednesday 30th July 2014

BRAVE Dudley cop Pc Jessica Preston has been commended for her courage after she put her life in danger to arrest Stefan Rattray.

Kingswinford museum prepares to showcase the best of British

Ludlow Advertiser: Tuck into fish and chips at Great British Quiz

8:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

BROADFIELD House Glass Museum in Kingswinford will be bringing out the best of British this Saturday (August 2) when its stages its annual free family fun day.

New plan to convert empty village pub

7:37pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

NEW plans to build a house in the grounds of a disused pub in West Malvern have been sent to Malvern Hills District Council.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Ludlow Advertiser: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support. 

MP joins call to protect posties from dog attacks

Ludlow Advertiser: Pictured (from left) postman Tony Waterhouse, Harriett Baldwin MP, postman Ian Palmer .

6:33pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

DOG owners in and around Malvern are being urged to keep their animals under control to prevent them attacking postmen.








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