People urged to ensure they can vote to choose new crime commissioner

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Cornwall election results: Frantic deal making as vote throws up a few surprises

8:30am Friday 25th July 2014

DUDLEY people are being urged to make sure they are registered to have a say in who will run the region’s police force.

New heritage ranger appointed at Stourbridge park

8:00am Friday 25th July 2014

DEBORAH Merrick has been appointed as the first ever heritage ranger for Mary Steven's Park.

Cradley Heath kick boxer is number 2 in the country

8:00am Friday 25th July 2014

TINY tot Cradley Heath kickboxer Aimee Stakevitch has become number two in the country for her age.

Exotic pet awareness day

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Meet a skinny pig at the exotic pet awareness day

8:20am Friday 25th July 2014

SKUNKS, parrots, ferrets, meerkats, skinny pigs, raccoons and many more will be on show at the Exotic Pet Awareness Day in Portway, near Wythall, this August.

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.

Flooding refund of £62k is given to council

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Wyre Forest MP Mark Garnier: Wishing Wyre Forest athletes good luck in the London  Olympic Games.

7:30am Friday 25th July 2014

WYRE Forest District Council has been reimbursed £62,000 by the Government to help with the costs of dealing with this year’s floods.

New dance performance

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

7:20am Friday 25th July 2014

A KIDDERMINSTER dance group will perform a new piece at the town’s arts festival.

Scaffolder scoops awards

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

7:10am Friday 25th July 2014

A KIDDERMINSTER scaffolder has been named Apprentice of the Year in the Midlands by the National Construction College (NCC).

Rubery church inviting people to fundraising party

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

7:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A RUBERY church is holding a party to boost its funds.

Tasty entrepreneurial skills

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

7:00am Friday 25th July 2014

CHILDREN in Bewdley learnt business skills during an event with a tasty Italian twist.

Business supports Kemp Hospice train trip

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

6:50am Friday 25th July 2014

A KIDDERMINSTER business has fundraised to enable 24 Kemp Hospice patients visit Severn Valley Railway.

Annual golf day raises £7.6k

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

6:40am Friday 25th July 2014

MORE THAN £7,000 has been raised for Cure Leukaemia at an annual golf day in memory of a Kidderminster man who died of the cancer.

Support group for grandparents launched

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

6:30am Friday 25th July 2014

A NEW support group for grandparents who no longer have contact with their grandchildren has been launched in Wyre Forest.

Scout group raises money with annual fair

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

6:20am Friday 25th July 2014

A KIDDERMINSTER park played host to a dog training display and a hip hop dance group at an annual fair.

Couple to celebrate 50 year marriage in Paris

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

6:10am Friday 25th July 2014

A COUPLE from Kidderminster will be celebrating 50 years of marriage today.

Garden party to raise funds for charity

Bromsgrove Advertiser: 40th Anniversary Garden Party

6:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A BEWDLEY woman is holding a garden party to raise funds for Headway, a charity which works to improve life after brain injury. Des Birch will host the party in her Spencer Avenue garden on Saturday, between 11am and 3pm. The party will feature bric a brac and cake sales as well as a raffle with the chance to win various prizes. Ms Birch said: “I have two friends who use the service and I know that it is struggling to raise money at the moment. "They need all the help they can get.” For more information call Des Birch on 07818 092562.

Gruffalo to roar into Stourbridge

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Gruffalo

5:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE Gruffalo will roar into Stourbridge for a storytelling session next month.

Work starts on new retirement properties in Hagley

Bromsgrove Advertiser: An artist's impression of the upcoming development in Hagley.

3:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

CONSTRUCTION work is now underway to build 44 retirement apartments in Hagley.

New outdoor gym installed in Clent

Bromsgrove Advertiser: BMM301401a
New gym opening at Clent park,The park funded by Bromsgrove District Council:
(L) Margaret Sherry, John Ruck - Civic Head, and Sophie Hancock - Youth counsellor
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3:29pm Thursday 24th July 2014

VILLAGERS can keep fit at a Clent park after the installation of council-funded gym equipment.

Sandwell crackdown on illegal scrap dealers

3:54pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A CRACKDOWN on dodgy scrap metal dealers in Sandwell found seven out of 13 sites were operating illegally.

Oldbury weightlifter hoping to lift Commonwealth medal

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

3:07pm Thursday 24th July 2014

MEDAL-winning hopeful Jaswant Shergill wil be going for gold in the weighlifting section of the Commonwealth Games tomorrow.

Restoration project reveals historic secrets from landmark's past

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Archaeology Day - CENTRAL MUSEUM

3:15pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A RESTORATION project at a landmark building in Dudley is revealing historic secrets from the last century.

Stourbridge MP to host drop-in-surgery in Lye this afternoon

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Margot James MP

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

STOURBRIDGE MP Margot James is holding a drop-in advice surgery in Lye this afternoon (Thursday July 24).

Wollaston Tennis Club serves up new courts after £130,000 makeover

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Janet Hanby by the new courts named after her late husband Len. Pic by Dave Tranter

1:01pm Thursday 24th July 2014

WOLLASTON Tennis Club has unveiled brand new courts in memory of a former club stalwart.

Fundraising concert being held for Leasowes Walled Garden Appeal

Bromsgrove Advertiser: The Real Neil, aka Ken Russell, and Halesowen MP James Morris are urging people to attend the concert.

11:58am Thursday 24th July 2014

A CONCERT is being held in Halesowen to raise money for the Leasowes Walled Garden Appeal.

Couples will soon be able to tie the knot at Lye and Wollescote Chapels

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

11:42am Thursday 24th July 2014

COUPLES will be able to say 'I do' at Lye and Wollescote Cemetery Chapels as the historic building is due to be transformed into a wedding venue.

Doorstep tricksters rob Halesowen pensioner

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

12:06pm Thursday 24th July 2014

CCTV images of three women have been released by detectives in a bid to trace those responsible for a distraction burglary on a Halesowen pensioner.

Teen vandals clean up their act

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

10:38am Thursday 24th July 2014

TWO teenagers who blighted a Stourbridge subway with graffiti have been putting their artistic desires to good use by painting a car park as part of their punishment.

Curry fans raise £1,100 for Mary Stevens Hospice

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Curry Awards 2014 page image

10:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

STOURBRIDGE curry lovers put their hands in their pockets to support Mary Stevens Hospice at a fundraising dinner.

Jobs boost for Brierley Hill with arrival of new clothes store

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Hundreds of jobs on way in East Sussex after £7m boost from Government

9:58am Thursday 24th July 2014

BRIERLEY Hill is to get a jobs boost with the arrival of a new fashion store at the Merry Hill shopping centre.

Blackheath insurance staff in fundraising bid

10:08am Thursday 24th July 2014

STAFF at a Blackheath insurance office are taking part in their company’s 12-month campaign to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Food retailer doubles size of Black Country site

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

9:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A BLACK Country firm is not only moving to a bigger base but also plans to expand its empire by adding another nine shops to its chain by the end of the year.

Halesowen mosque plan sparks racist claims

9:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

HUNDREDS of objections have scuppered plans to build two 21ft minarets and a dome on a Halesowen mosque – sparking accusations of racism.

Halas Homes variety club raises a smile with show

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Dudley Mayor Cllr Margaret Aston on stage at the Halas Homes Variety Show.

8:22am Thursday 24th July 2014

A HALESOWEN care home raised more than a smile when it put on a variety show in Netherton.

Adrenaline junkie Callum makes a return to competitive sport

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A GUTSY young Wollaston man has returned to competitive sport, despite being left paralysed in a tragic bike accident.

PACT power used to deter speeding Matchborough motorists

Bromsgrove Advertiser: PACT Power: Sue Watkins, chair of Matchborough PACT, PC Paul Downes, resident Alan Walker, and Councillor Juliet Brunner. SP

6:10pm Thursday 24th July 2014

PEOPLE power prevailed in Matchborough following complaints to Partners and Communities Together (PACT) meetings about speeding vehicles in Icknield Street Drive.

Man threatened to kill young sons and ex-partner

Bromsgrove Advertiser: (7824069)

4:50pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A FATHER who sent one of his two young Redditch sons a text message saying he had "24 hours to live" and that his little brother would be suffocated has been jailed for 30 months.

New Armed Forces outreach programme piloted in Bromsgrove

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

3:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

PAST, present and future members of the Armed Forces will have access to more support through a new Outreach programme being piloted in Bromsgrove.

Kidderminster jobs lost as firm goes into administration

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Small businesses targeted by scammers

3:26pm Thursday 24th July 2014

ONE of the largest suppliers of car parts and garage equipment in the UK has gone into administration with a loss of more than 1,200 jobs, including five in Kidderminster.

Catshill school in Bromsgrove given Sunshine Coach

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Martin Coyne, Matt Hardy, Louise Gumery and Andy Turpin from Poppleton & Appleby with Headteacher Deb Rattley and pupils Jessica Tipping, Billy Abbotts and Charley Holding.

3:19pm Thursday 24th July 2014

STUDENTS at a Catshill school have been given a boost after receiving a minibus.

Police clampdown on antisocial and dangerous motorists

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

3:10pm Thursday 24th July 2014

DANGEROUS and antisocial motorcyclists on the A46 at Salford Priors were punished following a police clampdown at the weekend.

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.

School caterers cake is a roaring success at national award conference

Bromsgrove Advertiser: The prize winning cake made by caterer Carla Brown.

3:05pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A BROMSGROVE school caterer has won a national award for making a cake in the shape of a lion.

Coop donates £500 to help keep Fairtrade town status

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

FAIRTRADE in Bromsgrove has been boosted by a charitable donation.

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.

Alcester celebrates becoming a bee friendly town

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

1:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

MORE than 100 people celebrated the launch of Alcester as a bee friendly town.

Hole in the Wall Festival rocks out

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

12:54pm Thursday 24th July 2014

ROCK and roll music came to Cleobury Mortimer at the weekend.

Local financial firm up for top award

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

12:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A FINANCIAL planning firm in Bromsgrove is in line for a prestigious national award.

Students awarded fire safety trophy for third time

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Pupils at Salford Priors received their third award for their conscientious approach  to fire safety.

12:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

CHILDREN from Salford Priors CofE Primary School have been given a trophy for the third year running in recognition of their consistent approach to fire safety.

Manslaughter dad's sentencing delayed for baby's funeral to take place

Bromsgrove Advertiser: (7824069)

11:36am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE funeral of baby Isabella Vallance has delayed the sentencing of her father.








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