Find out more about Droitwich U3A

4:22pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE Droitwich University of the Third age (U3A) is holding an informal drop in afternoon later this month to give members and non-members the opportunity to find out about the different groups on offers.

Concerns allayed at Yew Tree Hill site

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Work taking place at the Yew Tree Hill site. SP

3:02pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

SEVERAL keen-eyed Droitwich residents have raised concerns over people apparently drilling on land at the Yew Tree Hill development site.

Nation's long wave signal being updated via Droitwich antenna

1:42pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

LISTENERS to Radio 4’s long wave transmission might well have noticed that it’s currently out of service every day between 10am and 5.30pm, but what they might not know, is that the national signal shutdown, is due to work being done on the Droitwich transmitters.

Easter Bonnets on parade at Droitwich care home

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Doreen Taylor and Rose Collier at Westmead Care Home with their Estaer bonnets. Buy photo: BMM161401a at or call 01527 889030

11:20am Wednesday 16th April 2014

CRAFTY residents at a care home in Droitwich have been creating their own stylish spring-time headwear for an Easter bonnet parade.

Fire at Raven Hotel, Droitwich, last night

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Person cut from car in Holt Heath

8:39am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A DERELICT building at the rear of the Raven Hotel in Droitwich was heavily damaged in a fire last night.

Droitwich artists join forces to create community mural

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Members of the Droitwich Arts Network invited Spa artists to help create the giant mural, going on display as part of the St Richard’s Festival   Buy this photo BCR161412_01

7:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

DROITWICH artists have joined forces to create this year's community mural.

Patients in Worcestershire with irregular heart rates benefit from new service

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Cardiac assessment nurses with Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust Sue Amos and Sally Baker with a cardioversion machine

4:25pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

MORE than 80 people in Worcestershire with irregular heart rates have benefitted from a nurse-led service which launched in September last year.

West Mercia Police welcomes new Deputy Chief Constable

Bromsgrove Advertiser: New West Mercia Police Deputy Chief Constable Anthony Bangham

3:29pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A NEW Deputy Chief Constable has been appointed to West Mercia Police.

Art on show from hospice patients

11:17am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SNOWDROP-themed artwork created by patients at St Richard’s Hospice is being put on display in Droitwich.

First school goes greener with solar panels

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Children from Ombersley First Endowed School with their new solar panels. SP

8:43am Tuesday 15th April 2014

STAFF and pupils at Ombersley First Endowed School have managed to make their eco-friendly Tree House Early Years Centre, even greener, with the installation of new solar panels on the building’s roof.

Droitwich restaurant wins family-friendly award

3:41pm Monday 14th April 2014

STAFF at the Wych Way In Harvester in Droitwich are celebrating after the restaurant was named the UK’s best family restaurant for the second year running by baby charity Tommy’s.

Droitwich couple celebrate an amazing marital milestone

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Bertie and Florence Marshall are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. Buy photo: BCR161411_01 at or call 01527 889030.

1:12pm Monday 14th April 2014

A DROITWICH couple are celebrating after reaching an incredible milestone in their marriage.

Charity wins England River Award

Bromsgrove Advertiser: A wetland creation alongside the Bow at Huddington. Picture by Peter Case.

1:04pm Monday 14th April 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE Wildlife Trust has scooped an award in an inaugural competition run by the River Restoration Centre and the Environment Agency.

Droitwich man wanted over Worcester crimes, arrested by Gwent Police

11:40am Monday 14th April 2014

A DROITWICH man has been arrested by police in Wales, in connection with a series of domestic-related crimes in Worcester.

Student get to grips with business at Chawson First School

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Daisy Moffat, Charlie Hopkins Budd, Amelia Scattergood, Jenson Warrier and Heidi Shipway run stalls for Enterprise Week at Chawson First School. Buy photo: BCR161402_01 at or call 01527 889030.

8:54am Monday 14th April 2014

CHILDREN at Chawson First School were learning all about business last week with an Enterprise Week.

Eight year old banned from carrying cough sweets at school

Bromsgrove Advertiser: FORBIDDEN FRUIT: Duncan Lawrence says his son was banned from carrying the cough sweets

8:48am Monday 14th April 2014

A SCHOOL has been accused of taking health and safety rules to the extreme — after an eight-year-old boy was banned from carrying his cough sweets.

Droitwich students win award in final of national engineering challenge

Bromsgrove Advertiser: 'That Looks Steep', as designed by Ross Kirkpatrick, George King and Elliott Power from Droitwich Spa High School. SP

11:38am Saturday 12th April 2014

THREE students from Droitwich Spa High School have won an award as part of a national design and technology challenge.

Man wanted in connection with campaign of intimidation

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6:29pm Friday 11th April 2014

A MAN is wanted in connection with "a campaign of intimidation" against a Worcester family.

Droitwich actor hits Hollywood

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Robert Beddall. SP

4:15pm Friday 11th April 2014

A FORMER performing arts student from Wychbold is forging a promising career as an award-winning actor in Los Angeles.

Sir Peter raises issue of women in science and engineering at PMQs

1:45pm Friday 11th April 2014

SIR Peter Luff has raised the issue of increasing the number of female role models in science and engineering, as part of Prime Minister’s questions at the House of Commons.

Be aware of the signs of bowel cancer, Worcestershire expert warns

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Consultant colorectal surgeon at the BMI Droitwich Spa Hospital Simon Radley

12:54pm Friday 11th April 2014

A CANCER expert from Droitwich has warned being aware of the signs of bowel cancer – which kills someone in the UK every 30 minutes – could make the difference between life and death.

A taste of the town as Droitwich gets its own real ale

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Droitwich mayor Tom Noyes samples The Imp, with Louise Palmer from the Chateau Impney Hotel, and Ben Elder, general manager of the Chateau Impney. SP

11:06am Friday 11th April 2014

DROITWICH is set to have its own bespoke ale thanks to a new initiative by the Chateau Impney Hotel.

Two theatre companies taste regional success

4:53pm Thursday 10th April 2014

TWO theatre companies tasted success at a regional awards ceremony.

Sponsors needed for charity golf day

4:09pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A charity is looking for people to help sponsor a golf day.

Inquest opens into death of Droitwich man struck by train in Stoke Prior

1:27pm Thursday 10th April 2014

AN inquest has been opened at Stourport Coroner’s Court, into the death of a Droitwich man who was struck by a train on Friday, April 4.

Photography exhibition shows dementia arts workshops

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Jenny Davis, arts development officer at Wychavon District Council, admires one of the photographs in the exhibition. SP

11:35am Thursday 10th April 2014

AN exhibition of photographs showing arts workshops for people with dementia will be stopping off at Droitwich Library until the end of the month, as part of a tour of the district.

Horse owners beware: brazen thieves steal horse rugs near Worcester

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Security guard attacked with metal bar in Malvern robbery

11:50am Wednesday 9th April 2014

BRAZEN thieves are taking horse rugs off the back of the animals, risking being seriously hurt and making the horses sick.

Scheme for securing cheaper bills

8:55am Wednesday 9th April 2014

DROITWICH residents are being encouraged to sign up to a new scheme designed to give people more power over their fuel bills.

Work starts on new base for Vax in Droitwich

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Kim Shevyn from John Sisk & Son with Stephen Yates from AXA, David Brown from Stoford, and John Upperton from Vax cutting the first sod of the new building. SP

1:22pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

FLOORCARE brand Vax, is set to move to Droitwich, relocating and consolidating staff from two other sites into the new building.

Search for a stunning spectacle wearer

11:39am Tuesday 8th April 2014

THE Girls Aloud singer and West End actress Kimberley Walsh is teaming up with Specsavers in Droitwich, and the anti-bullying charity Kidscape, to launch this year’s Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition.

Thieves steal fir trees from garden

10:05am Tuesday 8th April 2014

THIEVES stole two fir trees from a front garden in Droitwich.

Sample Polish Easter traditions in Droitwich

9:43am Tuesday 8th April 2014

PEOPLE will have a chance to see how Easter is marked in Poland this Friday with a special event called ‘Easter Traditions’ at a Droitwich children’s centre.

Items stolen from camper van in Droitwich

4:30pm Monday 7th April 2014

POLICE in Droitwich are appealing for witnesses after a number of electrical items were stolen from a motor home parked outside a house in Charles Henry Road.

More than £1m for broadband in rural Worcestershire

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Help for parents struggling with children's behaviour and mental issues

2:43pm Monday 7th April 2014

ABOUT 1,400 more homes and businesses in rural Worcestershire will be able to link up to high-speed fibre broadband thanks to more than £1 million of government cash.

Bike stolen from outside Droitwich home

1:12pm Monday 7th April 2014

POLICE in Droitwich are appealing for witnesses after a bike was stolen from outside a house on Winslow Avenue.

Networking event for building contractors at Chateau Impney

11:36am Monday 7th April 2014

BUILDING contractors from the West Midlands are being invited to a free event at Chateau Impney on Thursday, April 10 to find out all about work opportunities in the area.

Ladies who Lunch event raises hundreds of pounds for charity

11:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

A LADIES who Lunch event in March raised hundreds for charity.

Themed pottery workshops at the Jinney Ring

10:23am Saturday 5th April 2014

THIS April, crafty youngsters will have a chance to make Easter chicks and St George’s Day dragons and knights’ shields as part of creative pottery sessions being held at the Jinney Ring Craft Centre.

New market launches in Droitwich

4:20pm Friday 4th April 2014

TODAY saw the launch of the Droitwich Spa Charter Market with stalls laid out around Victoria Square and Saltbarrow Market in the town centre, selling everything from fruit and vegetables, plants and cheeses, to leather and wood items, decorative mirrors and carpets.

Derek Prodger facing no confidence motion

Bromsgrove Advertiser: ElectionsModule Candidate photo

2:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

THE chairman of the fire authority is facing a motion of no confidence at the next meeting of Worcestershire County Council, it has emerged.

Spring show for society

1:33pm Friday 4th April 2014

THE Droitwich Spa and District Horticultural Society will be holding its Spring Flower Show over the weekend of Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13 at David's Nurseries, on Ash Lane in Martin Hussingtree.

New rooms for St Richard's Hospice

Bromsgrove Advertiser: The new single rooms at St Richard's Hospice. SP

11:28am Friday 4th April 2014

THE first patients have been welcomed into a new extended and redeveloped In-Patient Unit (IPU) at St Richard’s Hospice.

Running for a cause close to his heart

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Colin Pilot prepares for the London Marathon. Buy photo: BCR141411_01 at or call 01527 889030.

4:31pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

A DROITWICH man is in training to run the London marathon in a bid to raise £2,000 for a cause close to his heart.

WALKIES - for charity

1:46pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

DROITWICH-based premium pet brand Fish4Dogs is one of the sponsors supporting this year’s popular charity dog walks held in aid of Acorns Children’s Hospice. This year’s superhero themed walks will take place on Sundays April 27 in Sutton Coldfield Park and June 15 at Walsall Arboretum. Taking in the beautiful surroundings of each location, the walk will be suitable for dogs and their owners of all ages and fitness levels with both 3km and 6km route options available. For more information visit

Stalls sold out already for food festival

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Last years's food festival in Droitwich. SP

1:33pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

STALLS for the Droitwcih Spa Festival have sold out, with nearly three months to go until day-long event on June 21.

Enjoy a summer of music in Lido Park

Bromsgrove Advertiser: One of the bands during last year's summer concerts. SP

11:35am Thursday 3rd April 2014

PEOPLE can start to feel the first hint of summer in Droitwich with the programme announced for the ‘Bands in the Lido Park’ season.

Chief fire officer Mark Yates pays back £3,000 for back operation

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Chief fire officer Mark Yates

12:37pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

CHIEF fire officer Mark Yates has decided to repay his £3,000 private back operation money in full - saying it was never his intention to spark the fury it caused.

Webbs staff achievement recognised by company

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Webbs staff collecting the award for entertainment including those who helped make the Circus, Grotto, Ice Rink and Christmas Café such a success. SP

4:33pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

STAFF at Webbs Garden Centre were celebrated for their achievements recently as part of the Wychbold company’s annual awards ceremony.

Droitwich photographer accredited to national society

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Metropolis 2 by Stewart Bourne. SP

11:20am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A DROITWICH photographer has been named as an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society (ARPS).

Beautiful garden opens to the public

8:45am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

AS part of the National Garden Scheme, a beautifully designed garden is set to open up to the public in Droitwich Spa at the end of the month.

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