Farage issues rallying call to voters ahead of police election

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

5:50pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

UKIP leader Nigel Farage MEP issued a rallying call to borough voters ahead of tomorrow’s police and crime commissioner election.

Side by Side theatre group makes waves at festival

5:24pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

STOUBRIDGE’S award-winning theatre group Side by Side made waves at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with their performance of Illyria on Sea.

Controversy brewing in Sedgley after plans for changes to pub revealed

Bromsgrove Advertiser: The Seven Stars pub in Sedgley may be turned into a convenience store. 331406L

12:08pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A SEDGLEY pub is at the heart of a brewing controversy over plans to change it into a convenience store.

Blackheath Sainsbury's offering home for community groups

5:07pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

HOMELESS community groups are being offered a free place to meet in Blackheath.

Talented musician set for epic swim for charity

3:20pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

TALENTED musician Yvonne Marie Parsons is planning to pull out all the stops by swimming from the Isle of Wight to Bournemouth early next month.

Dudley deputy leader in line for online forum

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Cllr Pete Lowe aims to stamp out blacklisting in Dudley

3:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

DUDLEY Council is heading online for its latest community forum session which will take place on Facebook.

Rowley Regis pensioner in motorway crash drama

2:10pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

BRAVE police officers stopped a car travelling the wrong way along a motorway and being driven by a Rowley pensioner by crashing into it head-on.

Flourishing start for new Kinver Rotary president

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

1:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

ROGER Stephenson made a spectacular start to life as President of Rotary Club of Kinver.

Union J met their "ace" fans at Merry Hill

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

12:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

POP heartthrobs Union J were met by hundreds of screaming fans during a signing at Merry Hill.

Black Country Mission holding service in Cradley Heath

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Christian Comment (7906952)

11:51am Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE Black Country Mission is holding a Family Service on Saturday, August at 7 pm at Cradley Heath Baptist Church, Corngreaves Road.

M5 coach crash driver remains in hospital

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

11:37am Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE driver of a Black Country coach which overturned on the M5 remained in hospital this morning (Wednesday).

Temporary 20mph limit to be implemented on Manor Way

11:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

MOTORISTS have been warned to slow down in Halesowen in two weeks.

Stourbridge coach crash driver remains in hospital

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

11:31am Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE driver of a Stourbridge coach which overturned on the M5 remained in hospital this morning (Wednesday).

Dudley museum set for a day of pre-historic hijinks

Bromsgrove Advertiser: l-r Museum visitor Jonny Hughes with Adrian Durkin exhibitions officer with a  Mammoth tooth and  Pectins (shellfish fossils).  341438MH

11:05am Wednesday 20th August 2014

DUDLEY museum is aiming for pre-historic hijinks during a day of dino-events and fossilised fun.

Dudley museum set for a day of pre-historic hijinks

Bromsgrove Advertiser: l-r Museum visitor Jonny Hughes with Adrian Durkin exhibitions officer with a  Mammoth tooth and  Pectins (shellfish fossils).  341438MH

11:05am Wednesday 20th August 2014

DUDLEY museum is aiming for pre-historic hijinks during a day of dino-events and fossilised fun.

Athletes invited to take on Kinver Rotary 10K

Bromsgrove Advertiser: GP to run 52 miles for Chernobyl kids

10:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

ATHLETES are being challenged to take part in the Rotary Club of Kinver's annual 10K road race - reckoned by many to be one of the toughest of its type in the region.

Athletes invited to take on 10K charity run for Dudley's Action Heart

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

10:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

ATHLETES are being challenged to take part in the Rotary Club of Kinver's annual 10K road race in aid of Action Heart - reckoned by many to be one of the toughest of its type in the region.

Dudley fountain in line for £150k upgrade

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

10:54am Wednesday 20th August 2014

DUDLEY’S town centre fountain is in line for a £150,000 upgrade as long as planners give the scheme a green light.

Wings and Wheels returns to Halfpenny Green Airport

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

9:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

BLACK Country families can enjoy an action-packed bank holiday weekend at Halfpenny Green Airport.

Artists have two weeks left to enter mental heath art competition

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Previous winner: Blue Hills of Skye by William Fizzell.

8:47am Wednesday 20th August 2014

ARTISTS in Halesowen and Cradley have two weeks left to enter this year’s Dawn Jones Art Prize, which invites people with experience of mental health to create artwork.

Dudley teen overcomes double tragedy to land dream job

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Foreground: Shaun Abbott and PCSO Hayley Giles.Background: L/R PCSO Omar Shairiff, PCSO Faye Cartwright, Frank Price  from City Can Cycle, Tom Taylor (City of Wolverhampton College, Assistant Team Leader), Stephen Taylor (Owner of Wall Heath Bathroom Cent

8:32am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A DUDLEY teenager has overcome a double tragedy to land his dream job after help from community cops.

Last chance for creative borough residents to enter art competition

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Open day @ CICCIC- Art and Design course for adults

8:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

CREATIVE borough residents with an experience of mental health issues have just days left to enter a competition, which encourages them to express themselves through art.

Choir hopes to reach 100 members for 40th its Anniversary

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Alcester Male Voice Choir is looking to recruit new members.

6:10pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THIS year marks the 40th Anniversary of Alcester Male Voice Choir and to celebrate the group is hoping to reach 100 members.

Boost to county’s maternity services

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

4:40pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

TWO antenatal teachers have donated £100 in a bid to help improve maternity environments in the county’s acute hospitals.

Share your GCSE results and pictures with The Shuttle

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Small businesses targeted by scammers

4:43pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

TENSION will be high at schools across Wyre Forest tomorrow as pupils find out their GCSE results.

War poems book on sale in Droitwich

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Some of the war poems which have been written by Droitwich school children. SP

3:50pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

FOLLOWING the successful First World War commemoration event which was recently held in Victoria Square, in Droitwich, poems and stories by Droitwich school children have been put on display upstairs in Droitwich library.

Second year of the Ale and Cider Trail for Alcester

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Matthew Terry serving on in The Turks Head during last year's festival.

3:39pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Alcester is hosting its second annual Ale and Cider Trail.

Discover wildlife in miniature at Arrow Valley Country Park

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

3:30pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

REDDITCH families are invited to have fun in a wildlife discovery session at Arrow Valley Country Park.

Theatrical screenings are a treat

Bromsgrove Advertiser: The new production of Two Gentlemen of Verona by the RSC.

2:50pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE new autumn season at Bromsgrove's Artrix gets off to a flying start next month with not one, but two theatrical screenings.

More than 250 people take part in the ‘Waterways Walk’ in aid of local charity

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Tim and Karen Long took part in the 'Waterways Walk' in aid of St Richard's Hospice.

2:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

ALMOST 130 people took part in the ‘Waterways Walk’ a 21 mile journey from Droitwich Spa to Diglis in aid of St Richard’s Hospice.

Nursery celebrates the great progress it has made

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Georgia Buxton, nursery nurse, Isaac Stanford, three, Abigail Rea, three, Tina Davis, nursery manager, Finley Davis, two, Henry Stanford, one, and Sofia Kousar, senior nursery nurse. SP

1:50pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

BRIGHT Kids Nursery in Studley is celebrating after receiving a good rating from Ofsted, just months after being rated inadequate by the organisation.

Villagers chance to give blood at Rubery church

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

1:10pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

VILLAGERS can give blood at a Rubery church this month.

Droitwich teen pleads guilty to sexual activity with a child

Bromsgrove Advertiser: (9189808)

1:10pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A WORCESTERSHIRE teenager who pressured a 13-year-old girl into having sex by threatening to kill himself has been spared an immediate spell in custody.

Jenny receives prestigious award for tireless dedication

Bromsgrove Advertiser: PRESTIGIOUS HONOUR: Evesham Rotary Club members Linley King and Martin King (treasurer), with award winner Jenny Ashman, and David Cartwright, also from the Rotary club. SP

12:47pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

AFTER 20 years of dedicated voluntary service to the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, Jenny Ashman from Inkberrow has been presented with the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow Award from the Rotary Club of Evesham.

Jenny receives prestigious award for tireless dedication

Bromsgrove Advertiser: PRESTIGIOUS HONOUR: Evesham Rotary Club members Linley King and Martin King (treasurer), with award winner Jenny Ashman, and David Cartwright, also from the Rotary club. SP

12:47pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

AFTER 20 years of dedicated voluntary service to the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, Jenny Ashman from Inkberrow has been presented with the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow Award from the Rotary Club of Evesham.

Ale and Cider Trail returns

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

12:50pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

ALCESTER is hosting its second annual Ale and Cider Trail. The event will be taking place over three days from Saturday, August 23 to Bank Holiday Monday, August 25.

Visit a stunning garden as part of national scheme

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Visit White Cottage in Stock Green. SP

12:10pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A STUNNING garden near Inkberrow will be opening to the public as part of the National Garden Scheme.

Shed destroyed in fire

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Fire on stairs in St Leonards flats

11:52am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A SHED at a property in Chestnut Grove, Kidderminster, was destroyed by a fire this morning.

Choir presents £3,000 to charities

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

10:57am Wednesday 20th August 2014

KIDDERMINSTER Valentines Choir has presented a donation of £3,000 to two charities.

New bus service for Bromsgrove and Droitwich residents launching next month

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

10:50am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A NEW bus service for Bromsgrove and Droitwich residents is launching next month.

More than 1,000 use health app

Bromsgrove Advertiser: More than 1,000 use health app

10:43am Wednesday 20th August 2014

MORE than 1,000 people in Worcestershire have used a mobile application providing information on health services available near to them.

Redditch Day Service to celebrate 50 years

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

10:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A REDDITCH day service is celebrating its 50th anniversary and to mark the occasion is holding a barbecue for anyone who used the service over the years.

Traffic management lifted on part of M5 in Worcestershire

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

8:50am Wednesday 20th August 2014

TRAFFIC cones and the 50pmh speed limit have been lifted on a section of the M5 ahead of the bank holiday weekend as work to install the new concrete safety barrier concludes.

Chippy creates jobs and supports bereaved families

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

7:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A TRADITIONAL fish and chip shop has been opened in Stourport, creating nine new jobs.

Horticultural show sees a blooming display of skill

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

6:40am Wednesday 20th August 2014

HUNDREDS of people provided entries for this year’s Bewdley and District Horticultural Society annual show.

Police station’s public counter services axed

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

6:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

STOURPORT Police Station's public counter services will end from September 1, to be replaced by a 24-hour contact point via a telephone intercom.

Pub to hold annual beer festival

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

6:20am Wednesday 20th August 2014

BEER and cider will accompany live music and fundraising during four days of drinking festivities in Kidderminster.

New mums are urged to breastfeed

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Still time to nominate Worcestershire NHS staff for award

6:10am Wednesday 20th August 2014

NEW mums in Wyre Forest are being urged to breastfeed their babies and restaurants to welcome them in.

Norton nursery back on top form after last year's damning Ofsted report

Bromsgrove Advertiser: School in special measures after inspection

5:30pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A NORTON nursery is celebrating being back on top form following last year's damning report by Ofsted.

Borough bosses defend decision to order Black Country flags from Taiwan

Bromsgrove Advertiser: (9461573)

5:08pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

DUDLEY borough bosses have been quick to defend the decision to order Black Country flags from Taiwan.








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