Sandwell libraries mark WWI commemorations

Bromsgrove Advertiser: SAC Steve Pealing fom the Logistics Squadron sounds the Last Post in front of a giant poppy made from parachute silk during the Armistice Day Service in the parachute training hangar at RAF Brize Norton

5:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A HOST of displays, events and activities are being held in Sandwell libraries during November to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

West Midlands Ambulance Service issue top tips for darker nights

Bromsgrove Advertiser: DRUNK TANK: Trying to ease pressure on emergency services.

5:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

AS the darker nights draw in, West Midlands Ambulance Service has issued some tips to ensure people stay safe.

Business programme to boost IT working practices

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

1:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

BUSINESSES in Halesowen and Sandwell are being urged to tap into a £500,000 programme to maximise their use of IT and superfast broadband.

Halloween themed half-term fun at the Black Country Living Museum

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

1:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

LITTLE monsters will be far from bored at Black Country Living Museum this half-term.

Harvest festival supports elderly in Stourbridge and Halesowen

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

KIND-hearted Kidderminster students donated a selection of harvest gifts to the Stourbridge and Halesowen branch of Age Concern.

Plenty going on at Alvechurch Library

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

5:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

IN the lead up to Bonfire Night Alvechurch Library will be holding a series of family fun activities.

Man took an overdose of prescription medication, inquest hears

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3:20pm Saturday 25th October 2014

AN open conclusion has been recorded at the inquest of a Redditch man found dead at his home.

Bromsgrove gym receiving £1 million upgrade

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

3:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A BROMSGROVE gym is receiving a significant investment to improve its facilities.

Have fun but stay safe this Bonfire Night

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Redditch MP with the fire-fighters of Blue Watch.

1:30pm Saturday 25th October 2014

IN the run up to Bonfire Night Redditch MP Karen Lumley has visited Redditch Fire Station to meet with the fire-fighters of Blue Watch to raise awareness of the importance of fire safety.

Binning the Biros to enhance communication and listening skills

Bromsgrove Advertiser: No Pens Day at Matchborough First School Academy: Millie Clarke, Ben Gladwin, and Chanelle Bolton, all six,  with Jay Poynter, aged five. Buy this photo RMM441401b at redditchadvertiser.co.uk/pictures

12:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS at a Redditch school binned the Biros and kicked the keyboards into touch for a special day.

Brummie funny man set to entertain at Lions fundraiser

11:44am Saturday 25th October 2014

MALCOLM Stent, one of Birmingham’s favourite comedians who has been making audiences laugh for more than 30 years, is coming to Droitwich as part of a fundraiser for the Droitwich Lions Club.

Bromsgrove charity shop needs winter woollies

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

11:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

BROMSGROVE residents are being asked to dig out and donate their winter woollies to help raise money for an animal charity.

Redditch beauties in the final of competition

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

10:40am Saturday 25th October 2014

A COUPLE of Redditch beauties have made it through to the finals of Miss Worcestershire.

Kidderminster firefighters called to Bewdley fire

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

10:35am Saturday 25th October 2014

KIDDERMINSTER firefighters were called to a fire in Shaw Hedge Road yesterday, (October 24).

Help review NHS 111 helpline

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

8:50am Saturday 25th October 2014

PEOPLE are needed to help review the NHS 111 service.

Lighten Up your house to deter burglars

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

8:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

WYRE Forest residents are being encouraged to keep their homes safe and secure during the darker months.

Stourport's redeveloped civic hall opens with rock gig

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Small businesses targeted by scammers

7:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

A NEW dawn of entertainment has begun in Stourport after the official opening of the redeveloped Civic Theatre Hall.

School raises money for cancer charity

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

6:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

PUPILS and staff at a Kidderminster school held a pink own clothes day and a charity bake-off in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Care home celebrates first year in operation

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

6:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

A KIDDERMINSTER nursing home celebrated its first anniversary during a day of entertainment.

UPDATE: A449 horror crash leaves man in "critical condition"

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

4:50pm Friday 24th October 2014

A MAN is in a critical condition after a horror crash between his car and an empty petrol tanker.

Volunteers strut their stuff for Alzheimer's charity

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

4:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A FASHION show and gift fair organised by Kingswinford fundraisers has raised more than £2,750 for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Emergency crews sent to flood hit Worcester Street in Stourbridge

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

5:21pm Friday 24th October 2014

DUDLEY Council says it has despatched emergency crews to Worcester Street in Stourbridge which has been hit by flooding this afternoon (Friday.

Lye grocery store boss hit with a court bill of more than £3,000 over hygiene issues

3:32pm Friday 24th October 2014

A LYE grocery store boss has been hit with a court bill of more than £3,000 after inspectors discovered a series of hygiene problems.

Men wanted after £16 million drugs haul in Oldbury

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

3:04pm Friday 24th October 2014

POLICE are looking for three men after 165 kilos of heroin was seized from an industrial unit in Oldbury.

Volunteers wanted for memories day at Mary Stevens Park

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

2:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A MEMORIES day will take place at Mary Stevens Park to give people the chance to reflect on time spent there in years gone by.

Brierley Hill tots help those in need

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

1:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A BRIERLEY Hill playgroup have helped support people in need as part of their harvest celebrations.

Brierley Hill fundraiser aims to give disabled youngsters a day to remember

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

TWO Dudley men are hosting an evening of entertainment to raise money for local disabled children.

Missing teen found safe and well

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

9:47am Friday 24th October 2014

POLICE hunting for a missing 14-year-old Black Country boy say he has been found safe and well.

Missing Rowley Regis teen found safe and well

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

9:43am Friday 24th October 2014

POLICE hunting for a missing 14-year-old Rowley Regis boy say he has been found safe and well.

Three arrested for attempted theft in Stourbridge

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10:06am Friday 24th October 2014

THREE Romanian nationals, living in Lye were arrested for attempted theft in Stourbridge this morning (Friday).

Night of choral singing in Stourbridge

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

8:00am Friday 24th October 2014

POPULAR Kidderminster Male Choir will be performing at the next Local & Live concert in Stourbridge this weekend.

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.

Get suited up as Santa for Acorns' festive run

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

6:10pm Friday 24th 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.

Chloe looking to cover herself in beauty queen glory

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

5:09pm Friday 24th October 2014

A CARPET firm employee is seeking wall to wall support for her charity fundraising efforts as she bids to be crowned Miss Worcestershire.

Get freakishly fit this Halloween

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4:40pm Friday 24th October 2014

PEOPLE are being urged to get freakishly fit this Halloween.

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.

Famous faces stop off at Stourport school for special festival

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Head Paul Longdon with pupils Joseph Hadley (9), Elizabeth Kingston (9), sisters Lucy (7) and Jenna Martin (8). 421436L  (11526800)

3:53pm Friday 24th October 2014

THIS sight may have scared crows off, but these pupils were pleased to meet their 'idols' at a unique school festival.

Concert to raise funds for children's choir

3:18pm Friday 24th October 2014

TWO Wyre Forest service clubs have joined forces to raise money for the Uganda children’s choir The Pearl of Africa.

Wychavon chief exec to take on joint role with Malvern Hills District Council

3:10pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE managing director of Wychavon District Council is to become the shared chief executive and managing director of both Wychavon and Malvern Hills District Council after a decision was taken at both council meetings earlier this month.

James presented with prestigious accolade

Bromsgrove Advertiser: James Kings, from Webheath, has been awarded the Young Fire Fighter High Sheriff Award

3:10pm Friday 24th October 2014

A REDDITCH teen has been honoured at the Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service's annual awards ceremony.

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.

School wins Redditch One World Town competition

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Winner Connor Vaughn 10, headteacher Tim Jones, Mayor Pat Witherspoon, and runner up Emma Brough, nine. Buy this photo RMM441402 from redditchadvertiser.co.uk/pictures

1:50pm Friday 24th October 2014

A SCHOOL is celebrating after winning a poster competition to celebrate the cultural diversity of Redditch.

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.

Droitwich band wins contest to celebrate Bob Marley

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Droitwich band Naestah performs. SP

1:18pm Friday 24th October 2014

A REGGAE band from Droitwich were given the chance recently to perform at an event organised by the family of legendary reggae artist Bob Marley, and ice-cream manufacturer Ben and Jerry’s.

Farm owner jailed for forcing vulnerable man into 13 years of unpaid labour

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

12:26pm Friday 24th October 2014

A FARM owner has been jailed for four and a half years for forcing a "vulnerable" Kidderminster man to work without pay for more than a decade.

Waiting times for A&E can now be viewed online

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12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

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

"I'll burn off your tattoo!" - Droitwich man's 'vile' threats to ex in text rant

11:47am Friday 24th October 2014

A DROITWICH man sent 'vile' texts to his ex including threatening to 'burn off' her tattoo after the break-up of their relationship.

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.

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.






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