Anger as Clent parish councillors snub their own meeting

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

6:20pm Friday 24th October 2014

UNHAPPY Hagley residents hit out after this week's Clent Parish Council meeting had to be called off - because only two councillors turned up.

Expectant parents invited to Bumps & Babes Day

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

4:25pm Friday 24th October 2014

EXPECTANT parents are invited to attend an open day with taster treatments, workshops and tips on offer held at a holistic health clinic.

Rugby club's bonfire set to go with a bang

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

4:10pm Friday 24th October 2014

FIREWORKS will be lighting up the sky at a bonfire celebration being held this Friday, October 31.

Fundraising business owner raises hundreds for charity

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Millie, Sam and Karen slept in a box to raise money Redditch Nightstop.

2:59pm Friday 24th October 2014

A BROMSGROVE business owner is giving back to the community by taking part in a range of fundraising events.

Concert to be held to mark 50 years of St Andrew's Church

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Bromsgrove musician Charlotte Moseley will perform during a celebratory concert held at St John's Church. SP

1:50pm Friday 24th October 2014

TO celebrate the opening of St Andrew’s Church half a century ago a special anniversary concert will be held at St John’s Church in Bromsgrove.

Waiting times for A&E can now be viewed online

Bromsgrove Advertiser: (7711899)

12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

WAITING times for Redditch's accident and emergency department can now be viewed online.

A poignant insight into Worcestershire's War

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Recently enlisted men in Worcestershire. Photograph courtesy of Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service. SP

11:42am Friday 24th October 2014

AS the world marks the centenary of the start of the First World War, a new book gives a fascinating and poignant insight into how it affected the people of Worcestershire.

Ambulance service welcomes NHS five-year plan

11:31am Friday 24th October 2014

WEST Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) has welcomed the new NHS England five-year plan, stating it highlights the vital role ambulance services can play in the future of the NHS.

Fire service given £4 million to move HQ, merge fire stations

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Fire service given £4 million to move HQ and merge fire stations

10:40am Friday 24th October 2014

HEREFORD and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service has been given more than £4 million from the government to move its headquarters and merge three fire stations.

Royal visitor to officially open Bromsgrove's emergency hub

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

9:45am Friday 24th October 2014

A ROYAL visitor will be officially opening Bromsgrove's new joint police and fire station tomorrow, (October 30).

Event fostering friendship between faiths being held in Bromsgrove

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

7:40am Friday 24th October 2014

TOWNSFOLK are being invited to a festival organised to foster friendship, goodwill and understanding between Muslims, Christians and Jews.

Romanian brothers jailed and deported for raid on Barnt Green home

3:27pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A GANG of Romanian burglars who targeted homes in Worcestershire are now in prison and will be deported when they have served their sentences.

Future of on-going hospitals revamp will not happen until after the general election

Bromsgrove Advertiser: (7711899)

3:07pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE future of the on-going hospitals revamp will not take place until next spring, after the general election.

MP welcomes figures showing crime fall in Bromsgrove

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

2:30pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

BROMSGROVE'S MP has welcomed the news crime is falling in the town.

Rubery builder paints murals on his girlfriend's walls

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

1:34pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A BUILDER from Rubery has turned to art after realising his hidden potiental. James Bowkett, aged 31, from New Road has been drawing portraits for 15 years.

World War One in the Words of Worcestershire people exhibition

Bromsgrove Advertiser: (8305079)

12:07pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

EXPLORE the words and mementos of Worcestershire people brought together for the first time for a new exhibition featuring letters, diaries, poems and unusual objects.

Get suited up as Santa for Acorns' festive run

Bromsgrove Advertiser: A precious Santa Run in Birmingham, organised by Acorns Children's Hospice. SP

11:52am Thursday 23rd October 2014

ACORNS Children’s Hospice is kick-starting the festive season by calling on Redditch and Bromsgrove residents to suit-up as Father Christmas for its annual Santa Run.

Bromsgrove resident receives British Empire Medal

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

11:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A BROMSGROVE resident has received a British Empire Medal, (BEM), from the Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire.

Art lovers invited to join Bromsgrove classes

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

7:40am Thursday 23rd October 2014

TOWNSFOLK with a love for art are being invited to join classes being held in Bromsgrove.

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.

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