Concerns raised following housing development proposal

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

9:50am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CONCERNS have been raised following an exhibition on proposed plans to build around 1,200 new homes in Perryfields.

Spend Halloween with Dan Greenaway

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

4:10pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

GUITAR hero Dan Greenaway will be performing a very special set at Bromsgrove Cricket, Hockey and Tennis Club, in Aston Fields on Friday, October 31.

charity event makes £1,350 for Macmillan

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Around 200 people took part in a Macmillan coffee morning held in Rose Hill.

3:54pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A COMMUNITY afternoon tea held in a former Victorian public school building raised £1350 for Macmillan Cancer support.

Townsfolk invited to barn dance in Bromsgrove

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

1:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TOWNSFOLK are being invited to get their cowboy boots on for a barn dance being held next month.

Rubery nursery rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Jelly Babies Nursery & Pre-School have received an Ofsted rating of 'outstanding' at their latest inspection.

1:02pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

STAFF and children at a pre-school and nursery in Rubery are celebrating after being rated as outstanding by Ofsted.

Homebase to close a quarter of its stores - but no word yet on whether Worcester branches will be affected

11:17am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

DIY chain Homebase, which has two stores in Worcester and five more in the surrounding area, is to close a quarter of its stores across the country.

Have your say at county roadshows

Bromsgrove Advertiser: (8305079)

11:01am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE county councillors and senior officers are going back out on the road to give Worcestershire residents and businesses the opportunity to ask any questions they may have about the council's plans for the future.

Two people taken to hospital following road traffic collision

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

11:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TWO people have been taken to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch following a road traffic collision in Bromsgrove.

Police target boy racers on Bromsgrove and Droitwich streets

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

10:50am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

POLICE were out in force in Bromsgrove and Droitwich over the weekend as part of a crackdown on boy racers.

Salon raises almost £1,000 for charity

Bromsgrove Advertiser: SUPER STAFF: Tracey Dennistoun, Andry Christou-Layton and salon owner Jane Jones.

10:01am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

STAFF at a Bromsgrove hair and beauty salon are taking part in a month of events in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Canadian singer songwriter to appear at town folk club

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

7:40am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FOLK fans can enjoy an appearance from an award winning singer songwriter at a town club this October.

Rugby stars visit Bromsgrove animal adoption centre

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

4:20pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE Bromsgrove branch of an animal charity are receiving regular visits from rugby stars as part of a new partnership.

Visit highlights communication pledge

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Bromsgrove district councillor Janice Boswell with Lord Cobham at the Life After Stroke singing group. SP

3:35pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

STROKE survivors in Bromsgrove received a visit from Lord Cobham and Bromsgrove district councillor Janice Boswell recently as part of an event organized by the Stroke Association.

Council chief defends planning service after Government's special measures threat

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

2:09pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

BROMSGROVE District Council's chief executive has defended the authority's planning service following a threat by the Government to place it in special measures.

Every Number You Need Information Guide needs you!

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

2:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

NEWSQUEST, the company that owns the Advertiser is currently in the process of compiling this year's Every Number You Need Information Guides and is appealing for local groups and organisations from Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Redditch to get in touch.

Man who led police on dangerous high speed chase through Bromsgrove streets is jailed

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

1:50pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A BROMSGROVE man who led police on a dangerous high speed chase has been jailed.

An exuberant collection of Gypsy songs and American Songbook standards

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Hot Club of Cowtown

12:10pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

TEXAS band Hot Club of Cowtown is back to tour the UK in support of the band's latest release Rendezvous In Rhythm.

Talented footballer jailed for drug dealing

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

10:43am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A TALENTED footballer once on the books of Worcester City has been jailed for drug dealing.

Rude awakening as ex-Hurricane Gonzalo hits

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

9:17am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE MET office has issued a yellow warning for strong winds today as gusts of up to 50mph are expected.  

Bromsgrove runner puts best foot forward to help raise cash for charity

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

7:40am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A BROMSGROVE runner put her best foot forward to raise cash for a charity helping people overseas.

HMP Hewell officer jobs decimated in past four years

Bromsgrove Advertiser: (11668387)

5:10pm Monday 20th October 2014

HMP Hewell has seen the number of prison officers cut by nearly 50 per cent in just four years.

Craft fair to be held at a Bromsgrove care home

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Residents at St John's Court Nursing Home are making crafts for the autumn fair. From left activities coordinator Ffion Birch and resident Sylvia Lott. To buy picture, BMM431401a, visit

3:25pm Monday 20th October 2014

RESIDENTS at St John's Court Nursing Home in Bromsgrove have been making homemade craft items to be sold at their autumn fair.

Two lorries involved in accident on M42 in Bromsgrove

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

3:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

ONE lane had to be closed after two lorries were involved in an accident on the M42 in Bromsgrove.

Open day for village history project

Bromsgrove Advertiser: INTERVIEW: Jan Jays of The Witleys Oral History Group being interviewed by Harvey Eggleton, Sam Bowater, Maya Turnor and Harriet Lowe of Great Witley School              Jan Jays of

2:03pm Monday 20th October 2014

AN open day is being held for a Heritage Lottery project which aims to create a "history map" of the villages of Great Witley and Little Witley.

Primrose Hospice Lottery winners

Bromsgrove Advertiser: (10642420)

12:50pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE top prize of £1,000 in the weekly Primrose Hospice Lottery has been won by the holder of ticket 84861.

Pupils help others during harvest celebrations

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

11:00am Monday 20th October 2014

PUPILS at a Bromsgrove school have been supporting people in their community through this year's harvest celebrations.

TV stars to take comic turns at Artrix

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

8:30am Monday 20th October 2014

TWO comedians who are familiar faces on TV are making an appearance at a Bromsgrove theatre later this month.

Rape down in Worcestershire but up in West Mercia and in UK

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

4:10pm Sunday 19th October 2014

RAPE has fallen in Worcestershire despite a rise in cases across West Mercia and a big rise in reported cases nationally,.

Council leaders back next round of money saving cuts

Bromsgrove Advertiser: County Hall.

10:40am Sunday 19th October 2014

STREAMLINING services, making 1,500 job cuts, and renting out parts of county hall, were just some of the money saving proposals given the green light by the county leaders last week.

Belbroughton children stay safe with hi-vis bag tags

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Belbroughton Church of England Primary School pupils are staying safe with their hi-vis bag tags.

8:40am Sunday 19th October 2014

CHILDREN from Belbroughton are staying safe during International Walk to School Month after receiving hi-visibility bag tags from a local house building company.

Become a valued volunteer for Sight Concern Worcestershire

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

3:50pm Saturday 18th October 2014

SIGHT Concern is appealing for people who can give one morning a week, in Redditch or Bromsgrove, to join its expanding team of volunteers.

Police appeal for witnesses after man exposes himself to children in Bromsgrove

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

1:27pm Saturday 18th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a man exposed himself to two children in Bromsgrove.

Man wounded after altercation outside Rubery takeaway

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

1:19pm Saturday 18th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was wounded outside a Rubery takeaway.

What does art and culture mean to you?

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

12:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

DO you like to while away an afternoon in a gallery or museum? Perhaps you prefer a night at the theatre, or get involved with dance, knitting or singing.

Quacking good time at Artrix this half-term

Bromsgrove Advertiser: The Boxtrolls: Foul monsters who crawl out of the sewers at night to steal children and cheese? You decide. SP

10:40am Saturday 18th October 2014

A PLAY based on a best-selling children’s book is one the highlights at Bromsgrove's Artrix during half-term week.

Unemployment continues to fall in Worcestershire

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Unemployment continues to fall in Worcestershire

8:50am Saturday 18th October 2014

UNEMPLOYMENT continues to plummet across Worcestershire as the number of people out of work nationally has seen the largest annual fall since records began more than 40 years ago.

Rock Hill kids had the golden ticket to Cadbury World

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Children at St Peter's Catholic First School visited Cadbury World after receiving golden tickets.

4:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

CHILDREN and teachers at St Peter's Catholic First School in Rock Hill visited Cadbury World after receiving golden tickets.

Rory McGrath and Philip Pope to perform at the Artrix

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Rory McGrath and his musical partner Philip Pope.

2:50pm Friday 17th October 2014

FOLLOWING a hugely successful run at this year’s Edinburgh Festival, Rory McGrath and his musical partner Philip Pope, will be hitting the road next month – including a date at Bromsgrove's Artrix.

Chance for youngsters to meet their Midlands Air Ambulance heroes

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Father Christmas visited youngsters who were treated by Midlands Air Ambulance staff.

1:10pm Friday 17th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS airlifted by Midlands Air Ambulance Charity in the last three years are being invited to the charity’s annual Young Airlift Heroes Christmas Party this December.

Help out with town's Poppy Appeal

11:29am Friday 17th October 2014

VOLUNTEERS are being asked to give up a little of their time and help out with the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal this year.

RSPCA branch in crisis

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

10:30am Friday 17th October 2014

"UNTIL new homes can be found for some of the rescued cats, our branch cannot take in any more," is the stark message from the RSPCA Worcester & Mid-Worcestershire Branch.

Malvern cyber company supplies the Government - and that's official

Bromsgrove Advertiser: GOOD NEWS: Deep Secure chief technical officer Simon Wiseman

8:56am Friday 17th October 2014

MALVERN technology specialist Deep-Secure has been appointed a supplier of cyber security products to the British government.

Harvest-themed fun for Rednal youngsters

Bromsgrove Advertiser: The Rev Melussi Sibandu and some of the children with their donated food items. SP

8:40am Friday 17th October 2014

FAMILIES from Play Days Playgroup and Plus 2s group at St Stephen's Church in Rednal brought in items of food to donate to the food bank at St Stephen's Church.

Police appeal to find men in CCTV footage after Bromsgrove pub assault

Bromsgrove Advertiser: (11592466)

5:10pm Thursday 16th October 2014

POLICE are looking to speak this group of men shown in CCTV images taken at the time of an assault outside a Bromsgrove pub.

Harvest festival service held at a Catshill school

Bromsgrove Advertiser: HARVEST: Children at Catshill First School a variety of a items to a local food bank. From left: Ceira Jones,aged five, Luke Wilson, seven, Rosie Williams, eight and Riley Childs, five. To buy picture, BCR421401_01, visit

3:50pm Thursday 16th October 2014

CATSHILL First School held its harvest festival assembly, last week.

Items need for annual bazaar at Bromsgrove church hall

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

2:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

TOWNSFOLK are being asked to donate items for an annual bazaar being held at a Bromsgrove church hall.

Two burglaries in Aston Fields

Bromsgrove Advertiser: (8752952)

12:44pm Thursday 16th October 2014

WEST Mercia Police is appealing to the Bromsgrove community for information following two burglaries at homes on Rock Hill and Newton Road, Aston Fields.

Belbroughton pub retains a Micheline award in a 2015 guide

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

11:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

A BELBROUGHTON pub run by a top Midlands chef, has retained a Micheline award in a 2015 guide.

NHS health workers strike over pay

Bromsgrove Advertiser: NHS STRIKE: Conan Norton,  Labour candidate for Bewdley, Tracy Norton, community stroke service rehab assistant, Tracy White, Board Manager of the New Haven mental health unit and Lynn Horsnett, area organiser for Unison.  To buy picture,BMM421402a, visit

9:34am Thursday 16th October 2014

HEALTH workers throughout Bromsgrove joined the picket-line in protest following a national disagreement over pay.

Call for tougher sentences for ambulance attackers

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

8:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

AMBULANCE bosses and trade union leaders in the West Midlands are united in calling for tougher sentences for those people who attack and abuse ambulance staff.

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