Droitwich mother in six year battle for disabled son's benefits

3:16pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A DROITWICH woman has spoken out over her concerns for people caring for family members with disabilities, after a six year battle with Worcestershire County Council to receive the right benefits for her son with Down’s Syndrome.

Remember a loved one at St Richard's Hospice

1:51pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

BEREAVED families in Droitwich are being invited to plant a wooden sunflower to remember their loved ones at St Richard’s Hospice this weekend.

New chairman for Droitwich Lions

Bromsgrove Advertiser: David Sherwen accepting the presidency of the Droitwich Lions. SP

11:34am Tuesday 29th July 2014

DAVID Sherwen has been named as the new president of the Droitwich Lions club as it moves into its 30th year operating in the town.

Come and play at Hanbury Hall

Bromsgrove Advertiser: A 1710 drawing by Sir James Thornhill of gentlemen playing bowls at Hanbury Hall. Image courtesy of National Trust. SP

9:12am Tuesday 29th July 2014

HANBURY Hall near Droitwich is taking part in a move to encourage visitors to National Trust properties to join in with sports on the grounds this summer.

Students design website to highlight summer fun

3:32pm Monday 28th July 2014

SIXTH form students at Droitwich Spa High School have been working with Wychavon District Council and the Droitwich Young Persons Action Group to produce a website showing the different activities on offer over the summer break.

Pub landlord pitches in to build fence for school kitchen garden

Bromsgrove Advertiser: The fence with it's trellis work. SP

1:41pm Monday 28th July 2014

THE landlord of the Gardeners Arms pub in Droitwich has pitched in with several local businesses to help build a fence for a kitchen garden at Witton Middle School.

Service to dedicate restored war memorial

11:23am Monday 28th July 2014

RESIDENTS in Salwarpe are being invited to take part in a commemoration service at St Michael’s Church to remember those who died in the First World War.

Charity fashion show at M&Co

8:40am Monday 28th July 2014

A CLOTHING shop in Droitwich is hosting a charity fashion show to raise money for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Support UK this Wednesday.

Have a strawberry tea for the Royal British Legion

10:42am Sunday 27th July 2014

DROITWICH Forum for Older People is organising a fundraising event for the town’s British Legion to mark the centenary of the start of World War One.

Specsavers stars take on charity challenges

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Rebecca Head, Emma Jelfs and Becky Muir with their fundraising mementoes. SP

10:37am Saturday 26th July 2014

THREE members of staff at a Droitwich opticians have competed in separate events to raise money for a number of charities.

Youngsters take the arts into Droitwich care homes

3:57pm Friday 25th July 2014

YOUNGSTERS from Droitwich High have been taking part in a programme of music, poetry, art and dance as part of a community development programme with Wychavon District Council.

Police search for missing Bromsgrove teenager

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

2:48pm Friday 25th July 2014

BROMSGROVE police have appealed for the public's help to find a missing Bromsgrove teenager.

"We miss him every minute of every day": friends and family of young man who died of cancer keep his memory alive through fundraising

Bromsgrove Advertiser: HERO: England goalkeeper Joe Hart with Matthew Burton.

1:31pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE friends and family of an "inspirational" young man who lost his battle against cancer are ensuring his memory lives on.

Inquest closes into helicopter pilot death

1:29pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE inquest into the death of Droitwich helicopter pilot Richard Menzies has closed at Worcestershire Coroner’s Court with a narrative verdict.

NHS trust saves £250,000 on goods and services

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Recruitment opens for NHS apprenticeships

12:03pm Friday 25th July 2014

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

Patient satisfaction survey to be rolled out across the entire NHS

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Recruitment opens for NHS apprenticeships

11:57am Friday 25th July 2014

A TEST ranking patient satisfaction with the care they have received is to be introduced at all NHS services in Worcestershire and across the country.

Friends raise thousands to boost pupils' education at Ombersley Endowed

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Trying out their new Roamer Robots: (from left - front) Emma Jones, Thomas Godwin, Emily Horton, Ben Parker, George Aston, (back) Miles Troth, Lymara Lines and William Robinson. SP

11:47am Friday 25th July 2014

PARENTS, carers, staff and friends of the children at Ombersley Endowed First School and Nursery, have raised more than £7,000 over the last school year, which has been spent on purchasing extra resources for the pupils, as well as supporting extra activities at the school.

Droitwich man raises thousands for son's care home

8:10am Friday 25th July 2014

A DROITWICH man has raised more than £50,000 for group of disabled residents in a Midlands care home over the past 10 years.

Hampton Lovett man pleads guilty to benefit fraud

3:09pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A 51-YEAR-old man from Hampton Lovett has pleaded guilty to two charges of benefit fraud.

Try a new craft this summer with free workshops

1:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

OVER the Summer holidays, children will be able to have a go at different activities with a number of free workshops running at Hobbycraft in Wychbold between 11am and 3pm.

Golfers raise nearly £1,000 for guide dog charity

Bromsgrove Advertiser: The first club team tees off with Guide Dog assistance from Catrin Rod and puppy Umber.

11:24am Thursday 24th July 2014

Generous golfers at the Gaudet Luce Golf Club in Droitwich, managed to raise nearly £1,000 recently a special golfing day for the Guide Dog Service.

Hospital trust's cash woes

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

10:19am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE cash-strapped organisation running Worcestershire Royal Hospital has been reported to health secretary Jeremy Hunt for ending the last financial year with a £14.2 million deficit.

Design a banner for a national cycling event

9:45am Thursday 24th July 2014

CHILDREN in Droitwich under 13 are being invited to design banners that will be displayed throughout the district for the Tour of Britain.

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.

Big Gig connects Droitwich to national events

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

1:39pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

DROITWICH played host to its share of a nationwide community music event over the weekend with a performance in St Andrew’s Shopping Precinct.

Homeowners kept in limbo by legal debate over land

8:05am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

HOMEOWNERS at a Droitwich housing development are being kept in limbo, unable to sell their homes, due to legal wrangling between the owners of the freehold to the land, and Wychavon District Council which has dragged on for the past five years.

Feel inspired by nature for textiles workshop

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Textile designer Sophie Case who is running the workshop. SP

4:02pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

NATURE will hopefully be providing some inspiration for a textile art workshop being held at Lower Smite Farm next weekend.

Chance to meet your councillor in Lovett and North Claines this Saturday

1:19pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THIS Saturday Wychavon district councillor Tony Miller will be continuing with the council’s ‘meet your council’ visits in Lovett and North Claines, as he heads out to the Fernhill Heath ‘Fun on the Brum’ event.

New charity launched for domestic violence victims in Worcestershire

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12:21pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A NEW charity that helps women and children rebuild their lives after suffering or being exposed to domestic abuse has been launched in Worcestershire.

Youngsters raise cash for Lido Park playground with a cake sale

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Megan Law and Grace Rogers held a cake sale at Westacre Middle School. SP

11:59am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TWO pupils at Westacre Middle School in Droitwich have been pitching in to help raise money for the damaged playground equipment in Lido Park.

Hard work's over, time for tea at Chawson

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Chawson First School's headteacher Helen Wallace celebrates a better than average year with Isabel Mann and Charlie Edge. Buy photo: BMM301404 at droitwichadvertiser.co.uk/pictures or call 01384 358000.

8:59am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

CHILDREN at Chawson First School in Droitwich held a tea party at the end of term to celebrate how well they’d done, and all the parents were invited to join in.

Starring role for Droitwich Spa Marina

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5:30pm Monday 21st July 2014

IT was lights, camera, action at Droitwich Spa Marina as it enjoyed the limelight for its renovation work.

Councillor accused of 'ranting' as parties clash over spending on consultants

Bromsgrove Advertiser: County Hall

4:08pm Monday 21st July 2014

CONSULTANTS have been accused of "milking the country dry" by a leading Worcestershire politician - who says he wants council spending on outside experts culled.

Thanksgiving service to remember former Droitwich cricketer

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Damian D’Oliveira who died earlier this month. SP

3:40pm Monday 21st July 2014

THERE will be a public service of thanksgiving for the former Worcestershire and Droitwich cricketer Damian D’Oliveira on Monday, July 28 at the county ground.

Community volunteer recognised with award

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Councillor Richard Jennings, John Cocker, town councillor Anne Taft,  and Councillor Ken Jennings. SP

1:37pm Monday 21st July 2014

AN enthusiastic community volunteer, who works with several organisations in Droitwich, has been nominated by the town council for the Wychavon Diamond Jubilee Award.

Worcester Warriors pledge money for new playground at Lido Park

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Worcester Warriors HITZ officer Stuart Brooks (far left) and Matt Nicol of Nicol & Co Estate Agents (far right) with members of Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service at the playground. SP

1:15pm Monday 21st July 2014

STAFF from the Worcester Warriors rugby club visited Lido Park in Droitwich this week after the club pledged £2,500 toward the replacement of the playground equipment.

Hanbury Hall opens up new rooms for afternoon tea

Bromsgrove Advertiser: The new Chambers tea rooms at Hanbury Hall. SP

11:11am Monday 21st July 2014

VISITORS to Hanbury Hall this summer will be able to take in the newly-refurbished formal dining rooms, which are set to open as tea rooms.

Bromsgrove and Droitwich feature in Wildlife calendar

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Fox by Greg Coyne. SP

8:55am Monday 21st July 2014

KEEN amateur photographers from Bromsgrove and Droitwich have been successful in a county-wide competition to find the best photographs of Worcestershire’s wildlife.

Volunteer to make sure council is giving value for money

11:11am Sunday 20th July 2014

COMMUNITY minded people in Droitwich are being asked to put themselves forward for the Wychavon District Council audit committee.

Hole appears on Droitwich canalside

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

4:12pm Saturday 19th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a park in Droitwich after a large hole mysteriously appeared.

Youngsters explore two different worlds

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Children from Chawson First School on their outdoor activities adventure. SP

11:34am Saturday 19th July 2014

PUPILS at Chawson First School in Droitwich were getting two very different experiences recently, exploring the refinement of the Royal Ballet, and a bit of rugged adventure with two nights away from home.

More storms on the way to Worcestershire

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

9:27am Saturday 19th July 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE is bracing itself for a second bout of violent thunderstorms which are set to batter the county for much of today.

Powerful paedophile ring cover-up claim is probed

Bromsgrove Advertiser: County Hall, the HQ of Worcestershire County Council

9:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

A COUNCIL investigation is being launched in Worcestershire into possible paedophile activity - amid fears perpetrators could have been protected by an "establishment cover-up" in the county.

Exhibition to remember the radio in Droitwich

3:51pm Friday 18th July 2014

DROITWICH Heritage Centre is hosting an exhibition to celebrate 80 years of the BBC radio masts at Wychbold.

Droitwich High's car boot sale cancelled due to risk of lightning

2:34pm Friday 18th July 2014

A CAR boot sale at Droitwich Spa High School due to be held this weekend, has been cancelled due to concerns over the risk of extreme weather.

Droitwich hospital chef gets into national healthy eating cookbook

Bromsgrove Advertiser: The Big Health Pledge Cookbook. SP

2:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

A DROITWICH hospital chef is having one of her recipes featured in a healthy eating cookery book which is raising money for charity.

Droitwich man admits downloading 179 images of child pornography

11:50am Friday 18th July 2014

A 64-YEAR-old Droitwich man changed his plea at the start of a trial to guilty of downloading child porn.

Worcestershire wakes up after being battered by thunder and lightning

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

9:40am Friday 18th July 2014

THE skies above Worcestershire were the backdrop for a dramatic storm featuring heavy rain, thunder and lightning overnight.

New Droitwich fundraising group for Marie Curie

Bromsgrove Advertiser: The fundraisers at their picnic in the park stall. SP

8:48am Friday 18th July 2014

A GROUP of Droitwich residents has teamed up to raise money for Marie Cure Cancer Care in the town, and they recently held their first fundraising event together.

New entrants for Dodderhill Nursery

3:27pm Thursday 17th July 2014

DODDERHILL private school in Droitwich is inviting people to apply for places in its nursery.


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