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  • Retired nurse becomes a centenarian

    A RETIRED nurse from Canada who has spent many years of her life in Bromsgrove celebrated her 100th birthday at the weekend. read more

  • Former acting headteacher, banned for inappropriate behaviour, says schools treat 'children like robots'

    A FORMER acting headteacher from Catshill Primary School - banned from classrooms for life after cuddling and tickling pupils - has spoken of how schools treat 'children like robots'. read more

  • Hospital trust drops in quality rankings

    DEATH rates at Worcestershire’s three major hospitals and the standard of care provided to stroke patients have been flagged up as areas of concern in a report into the trust running the facilities. read more

  • Part-night street lighting programme to continue

    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. read more

  • Hospital revamp project may be delayed until next year

    A PROJECT revamping hospital care in Worcestershire may not be finalised until the start of next year, it has been revealed. read more

  • NHS trust saves £250,000 on goods and services

    THE organisation providing NHS community and mental health services in Worcestershire has made savings of £250,000 without affecting patients. read more

  • Memory Lane

    100 years ago. August 1, 1914. read more

  • Mac BROWN

    BROWN Mac Reunited with his loving wife Evelyn Passed away peacefully at home on 20th July 2014 aged 83 years Sadly missed by Paul, Lesley, Carol, Ian and Julie, all grandchildren, his great grandchild, all family and friends. Funeral service to take place at Redditch Crematorium on Wednesday 6th August at 1.15pm. Family flowers only. Donations for The Primrose Hospice can be sent c/o James Giles & Sons Ltd., 24 Stourbridge Road, Bromsgrove B61 0AE. Tel: 01527 872318 read more

  • Fred BROWN

    BROWN Fred Formerly of Alvechurch, passed away peacefully on Tuesday 22nd July 2014 aged 92 years. Sadly missed by all his loving family. Funeral service will take place at Redditch Crematorium on Friday 8th August 2014 at 10.15am. Huntley Funeral Services, 58 Ipsley Street, Smallwood, Redditch B98 7AE read more

  • Judith Ann BENJAMIN

    Announcing the death of JUDITH ANN BENJAMIN Aged 59 years Funeral service to take place at Worcester Crematorium on Thursday July 31st 2014 at 2.30pm. Family flowers only please with donations in memory to Midland Air Ambulance. These may be sent c/o Droitwich Spa Funeral Service, 23 St. Andrews Street, Droitwich Spa WR9 8DY 01905 794675 read more

  • Anthony John LEACH

    LEACH Anthony John 'Tony' Died peacefully on July 23rd 2014 aged 66 years Funeral service to take place at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Droitwich Spa on Tuesday August 5th 2014 at 11am. followed by committal at Worcester Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory to St. Richard's Hospice. These may be sent c/o Droitwich Spa Funeral Service, 23 St. Andrews Street, Droitwich WR9 8DY 01905 794675 read more

  • Ellen CALDICOTT

    CALDICOTT Ellen Of Droitwich Aged 89 Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Worcester Royal Hospital on Sunday 20th July 2014. Beloved Wife of the late Andrew. Most precious Mom to Pauline, Michael and Gavin. Mother in law to Rick, Cathy and Roger. Adored Granny to Emma, Bryony, Mitchell, Max, Russell, Jayson and James. Treasured Great Granny to Maya and Mexi. Dear Sister, Sister in law, Aunt, Great Aunt, friend, colleague and wonderful teacher. Requiem Mass at The Sacred Heart & St Catherine, Droitwich on Thursday 7th August at 1:30pm then Worcester Crematorium at 3:15pm. Family flowers only, donations, if wished to St Richards Hospice. Special thanks to the staff at Dorset House who have been truly wonderful. read more

  • Annie Louise WILLIS

    WILLIS Annie Louise "Nancy" 03.02.1928 - 24.07.2014 Passed away peacefully in her sleep. Now re-united with husband Dennis and son Tony. Greatly missed by children David, Carol, Margaret, Stephen and respective families. Sleep tight and God Bless mum. Funeral service at 10.15 am on Thursday 7th August at St Peters Church, Droitwich Spa. Flowers welcome or donations for Kingfields Day Centre. All enquiries to George Crump & Son Funeral Directors 01905 773339 read more

  • Sheila Mary BEARD

    BEARD (Nee Wallace) Sheila Mary Passed away peacefully on 25th July 2014 aged 81 years Sadly missed by husband Don and daughters Gill and Sue. Also by David and Tony and grandsons George and Henry. Funeral service at Worcester Crematorium on Thursday 7th August at 12.15pm. Family flowers only please but donations for The Alzheimer’s Society can be sent c/o James Giles & Sons Ltd., 24 Stourbridge Road, Bromsgrove B61 0AE. Tel: 01527 872318 read more

  • Frank NASH

    NASH Frank Reunited with wife Kitty Passed away on 25th July 2014 aged 88 years Sadly missed by sons Kevin and Keith, all family and friends. Funeral arrangements with James Giles & Sons Ltd. Tel: 01527 872318. Family flowers only. Donations for the Midland Air Ambulance can be sent c/o James Giles & Sons Ltd. 24 Stourbridge Road, Bromsgrove B61 0AE. read more

  • Sam GREENWAY

    GREENWAY Sam Happy 30th Birthday 30.7.14 Our very own youthful reporter looking good at 30! Love from everyone at The Advertiser read more

  • Bryn George JONES

    JONES Bryn George Passed away peacefully in hospital on 20th July 2014 aged 75 years He will be sadly missed by wife Thelma, sons Stuart and Robert, daughters in law Karen and Sharon, sister Madeline, grandchildren and great granddaughter. Funeral service to take place at Redditch Crematorium on Thursday 31st July at 11.00am. Family flowers only. Donations for Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation with cheques made payable to “James Giles & Sons Ltd Client Account” and sent to them at 24 Stourbridge Road, Bromsgrove, B61 0AE. Tel: 01527 872318. read more

  • Lorraine Diane BRIDGEWATER

    BRIDGEWATER Lorraine Diane The family of Lorraine Diane Bridgewater sadly announce the passing on 24th July 2014 A much loved sister, mother, aunt and sister in law, reunited with Mum and Dad Safe in each others arms May you rest in love and light Funeral service to take place at Redditch Crematorium on Wednesday 6th August at 11.00am Family flowers only, donations for Cancer Research UK can be sent c/o James Giles and Sons Ltd, 24 Stourbridge Road, Bromsgrove, Worcs B61 OAE Tel: 01527 872318 Dress code to be smart/casual (respectful) read more

  • David George BARNETT

    BARNETT David George 1.08.96 A loving husband and dad remembered every day Betty, Julian and Liza x x x read more

  • Michael Leslie POWELL

    POWELL Michael Leslie Gillian and Michael's family would like to thank everybody for their condolences and support during their sad loss Special thanks to Reverend Wyn Deynon and Angela for a lovely service celebrating Michael's life Thanks also to James Giles & Sons Ltd for their professional care read more

  • Patricia Dorothy (Pat) BURMAN

    BURMAN Patricia Dorothy (Pat) Peter and family would like to thank all relatives and friends for their kind thoughts cards and donations to the Primrose Hospice Also thanks to James Giles and Sons read more

  • Roly TABBERER

    TABBERER Roly 31st July Deep in our hearts lies a picture, more precious than silver or gold it's a picture of our Dad, Grandad and Bib whose memory will never grow old All our love on your Birthday Susan, Kevin, Jayne-Eyre, Tracy, grandchildren xxx read more

  • Gez SOUTHALL

    SOUTHALL Gez 12.5.64 - 3.8.13 A sadness still comes over us. Tears in silence flow. Memory keeps you near us though you were taken a year ago. Sadly missed, lovingly remembered Mum, Phil, Rog, Nina and Nic x read more

  • Castell Ira "Bill" WILLIAMS

    WILLIAMS Castell Ira "Bill" Of Droitwich Spa Passed away peacefully on 20th July 2014 aged 92 years Bills funeral service will take place at St Nicholas Church, Droitwich Spa at 10am followed by interment in the churchyard Family flowers only but donations if so desired for the Stroke Association will be collected at the service All enquiries to George Crump and Son Funeral Directors, 33 Hanbury Road, Droitwich Spa, WR9 8PW Tel. 01905 773339 read more

  • Joseph Harry BOWATER

    BOWATER Joseph Harry Passed away suddenly on June 29th 2014 aged 91 years Sadly missed by wife Margaret The cremation has taken place at Worcester Crematorium read more

  • Martin LAWRENCE

    LAWRENCE Martin Died peacefully after a short illness on 22nd July 2014 at St Mary's Hospice Fondly remembered by all his family and friends Martin's funeral service will take place at Redditch Crematorium on Monday 11th August 2014 at 12.30pm Family flowers only please donations if desired for Birmingham St Mary's Hospice may be sent c/o R L Rea Funeral Directors Ltd 17 Rock Hill, Bromsgrove, Worcs B61 7LL 01527 831723 read more

  • Rowland WATERS

    WATERS Rowland Aged 81 years Peacefully passed away at The Cedars Nursing Home on Saturday the 26th July 2014. He will be greatly missed by Wife Sally, children Sue, Mark and James, and all of his Grandchildren. He was a gentle Gentleman. A funeral to celebrate Rowland's life will take place at Redditch Crematorium on Friday 1st August 2014 at 10.15am. No flowers please, donations if desired for The Salvation Army may be sent to: Thomas Brothers, The Funeral Directors, Birchfield House, 494 Evesham Road, Redditch, B97 5JF. 01527 547777 Thank you. read more

  • Keith William GILES

    GILES Keith William 81 years Peacefully passed away on Monday 21st July 2014 after an illness which he fought bravely to the end. Keith will be sadly missed by his loving Wife Veronica, son Andre, Daughter Nicola and all of his family and friends. A service to celebrate Keith’s life will take place at Redditch Crematorium on Tuesday 5th August 2014 at 11.45am. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to the Cub Scout Association may be sent to: Thomas Brothers, Funeral Directors, Birchfield House, 494 Evesham Road, Redditch, B97 5JF. 01527 547777 Thank you. read more

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