Cradley councillor boosts YMCA campaign

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

5:36pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A BIG-HEARTED Cradley councillor, who fosters children, organised a mayoral reception in Dudley for the YMCA to highlight the organisation's work with children in need of a home.

Angry Hunnington villagers pack meeting over enforcement action

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

5:29pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ABOUT 50 angry villagers demanded enforcement action against a Hunnington landowner accused of “rural vandalism” at a special meeting of the parish council.

Bus route diverted onto Cradley Heath estate after protest

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

5:23pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE huge outcry over the removal of buses on Cradley Heath's Lodgefield estate has had an impact.

Judge issues warning to witnesses who made moonwalk video while waiting to give evidence

Bromsgrove Advertiser: REJECTED AND DEJECTED: An Ammanford man was left disappointed after a judge refused to send him to jail.

3:09pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TWO young Brierley Hill men involved in making a Michael Jackson moonwalk video as they waited to give evidence in an assault trial have been given a ticking off by a judge.

Horror night at Halesowen school

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

5:12pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AS Halloween approaches, a Halesowen school is being transformed into the venue for a terrifying zombie night when ghosts and ghouls run riot in the corridors and classrooms.

Dudley cannabis farmer grew plants in his loft

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Cannabis factory found in garage

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A DUDLEY man caught growing 12 cannabis plants in his loft has been given a 26 week jail term suspended for two years.

Stourbridge school to host classical music concert this weekend

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CLASSICAL music lovers are in for a treat this Sunday (October 26) when the Central England Ensemble presents its prizewinner's concert at Old Swinford Hospital's Foleyan Centre.

Anger as Clent parish councillors snub their own meeting

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

4:00pm Wednesday 22nd 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.

Teen used car stolen in Dudley for Rowley Regis raid

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Dudley man jailed for punching ex while she held a baby

3:54pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A BLACK Country teenager who used a car he stole from a house in Dudley in a robbery at a Rowley Regis store has been locked up for five years three months.

Memorial dash raises the cash

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

3:21pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A STOURPORT dad who died from a brain tumour has once again been honoured at an annual running event organised by his family.

Dudley man died after taking cocktail of drugs

Bromsgrove Advertiser: A verdict of death by road traffic collision was reached at Salisbury Coroners' Court

2:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A DUDLEY man died after taking a cocktail of drugs, an inquest was told.

Funding helps charity's new scheme

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

7:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A WYRE Forest family support charity has secured funding to pilot an intensive service for families whose child has additional developmental needs.

Dudley chief exec £8k pay hike despite budget bloodbath

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

2:22pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

DUDLEY’S new chief executive is set to collect an £8k pay rise despite the council planning a budget bloodbath.

Russells Hall hospital cleared after illegal restraint claim

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Russells Hall hospital where complains procedures have been branded not fit for purpose

12:48pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

RUSSELLS Hall hospital has been cleared of illegally restraining patients after allegations from workers turned whistleblowers.

Spooky half-term fun on offer at Merry Hill

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Family Halloween Disco

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FRIGHTENINGLY free fun is on offer at Merry Hill this half-term, with storytelling, crafty activities and spooky face painting on offer.

Wall Heath artists brush up ahead of annual exhibition

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Art club members Malcolm Bradley and Sheila Osborn. Buy photo: 431424MH

11:38am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

WALL Heath artists were this week putting the finishing touches to work to be featured in their annual exhibition.

Former bus company's boss sadness

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

1:06pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE former owner of a historic closure-threatened bus company that serves Halesowen has spoken of his sadness of its demise.

Stourbridge canal boat fest proves one of the best ever

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Stourbridge Navigation Trust's annual open weekend at The Bonded Warehouse. Buy photo: 431414LA

10:58am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CANAL boat enthusiasts cruised into town for the annual Stourbridge Navigation Trust open weekend at The Bonded Warehouse.

Concerns raised following housing development proposal

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

9:50am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CONCERNS have been raised following an exhibition on proposed plans to build around 1,200 new homes in Perryfields.

Cradley shop owner loses planning battle

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

11:22am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A COUNCILLOR has breathed a sigh of relief after a plan to change conditions on a shop unit in Cradley’s Windmill Hill was thrown out amid fears there could be three hot food outlets sited side by side along the busy road.

Company that owns Prestwood care home goes into administration

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

9:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE cash-strapped company that owns a care home in Prestwood has gone into administration.

Fashion fundraiser will benefit Stourbridge hospice

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

8:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

HAGLEY charity fundraiser Sue Williams will be staging another ladies fashion show next month to boost funds for Mary Stevens Hospice.

Halesowen fire station demolition given the go-ahead

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

8:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A PLAN to demolish Halesowen Fire Station to make way for 12 new homes has finally had the go-ahead.

Students celebrate national digital day with local experts

Bromsgrove Advertiser: DIGITAL DAY: drp web developer Gareth Hale brainstorms with Kidderminster Academy students Som Ying Collins and Edward Lambert.Photo courtesy of: John Hipkiss

6:04pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

GAMES design and interactive media students at Kidderminster Academy teamed up with a local digital agency as part of a national event dedicated to digital excellence and innovation.

Alcoa staff give up their time to support Saltways home in Redditch

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Volunteers from Alcoa visited Saltways to refurbish the home’s patio furniture, and plant tubs and winter hanging baskets. Buy this photo RCR421402_01 from

5:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

REDDITCH company Alcoa supported Leonard Cheshire Disability home Saltways, in Webheath, by offering its time to renovate the home's communal patio area.

Bewdley Festival a success once again

Bromsgrove Advertiser: BEWDLEY FESTIVAL: Satnam Rana at the opening evening with festival director Jenny Paddock. Photo courtesy of Colin Hill

5:11pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

BEWDLEY Festival ‘exceeded all expectations’ for its 27th year last week.

Pennies for petals to boost Halesowen's blooms

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

5:07pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SHOPPERS are being asked to donate pennies for petals to ensure Halesowen blossoms in time for next year’s Britain in Bloom contest.

Money still available for pothole repair

4:39pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PEOPLE in Droitwich are being urged to report problems on the roads to Worcestershire County Council, after it was awarded a further £3.3 million from central Government to mend potholes.

Spend Halloween with Dan Greenaway

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

4:10pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

GUITAR hero Dan Greenaway will be performing a very special set at Bromsgrove Cricket, Hockey and Tennis Club, in Aston Fields on Friday, October 31.

Nearly 2,000 people flocked to scarecrow festival

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Witchcrow. SP

4:10pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MORE than 2,000 people descended on Feckenham for the annual scarecrow festival, featuring nearly 60 exhibits.

charity event makes £1,350 for Macmillan

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Around 200 people took part in a Macmillan coffee morning held in Rose Hill.

3:54pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A COMMUNITY afternoon tea held in a former Victorian public school building raised £1350 for Macmillan Cancer support.

Cookley fireworks display

3:42pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A FIREWORKS display, organised by villagers, will be held in Cookley on Friday, November 7.

Hair-raising fundraising at Hobbycraft

3:29pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

STAFF at Hobbycraft in Wychbold are dressing up in their scariest outfits this weekend to help raise money for Acorns Children’s hospice.

New triathlon instructors to be trained in Redditch

Bromsgrove Advertiser: (8305079)

2:56pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A SPORTS club in Redditch is set to train three new triathlon instructors with money from Worcestershire County Council's Choose how you move programme.

Last chance to have a say on future of mobile library service

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

2:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE library customers have the opportunity to meet with the libraries and learning service management team, as they tour the county on the mobile library before the service's consultation ends on Friday, October 31.

Townsfolk invited to barn dance in Bromsgrove

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

1:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TOWNSFOLK are being invited to get their cowboy boots on for a barn dance being held next month.

Help available to fund community Christmas dinners

1:29pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

COMMUNITY groups hoping to organise a Christmas lunch in Droitwich for elderly, vulnerable or homeless people, are being asked to make the most of a scheme being run by Waitrose in the town.

Rubery nursery rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Jelly Babies Nursery & Pre-School have received an Ofsted rating of 'outstanding' at their latest inspection.

1:02pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

STAFF and children at a pre-school and nursery in Rubery are celebrating after being rated as outstanding by Ofsted.

Man in charge of Redditch Council finances urged to step down after report slams authority's financial future

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE person in charge of finances for Redditch Council has been accused of being "a man without a plan" and told to "do the decent thing and resign" in a scathing attack.

Service for those affected by the loss of a child

Bromsgrove Advertiser: (8305079)

11:40am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A SPECIAL service is being held in Redditch on Saturday, November 8 for families who have been affected by the loss of a child.

Homebase to close a quarter of its stores - but no word yet on whether Worcester branches will be affected

11:17am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

DIY chain Homebase, which has two stores in Worcester and five more in the surrounding area, is to close a quarter of its stores across the country.

Have your say at county roadshows

Bromsgrove Advertiser: (8305079)

11:01am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE county councillors and senior officers are going back out on the road to give Worcestershire residents and businesses the opportunity to ask any questions they may have about the council's plans for the future.

Two people taken to hospital following road traffic collision

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

11:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TWO people have been taken to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch following a road traffic collision in Bromsgrove.

Police target boy racers on Bromsgrove and Droitwich streets

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

10:50am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

POLICE were out in force in Bromsgrove and Droitwich over the weekend as part of a crackdown on boy racers.

Salon raises almost £1,000 for charity

Bromsgrove Advertiser: SUPER STAFF: Tracey Dennistoun, Andry Christou-Layton and salon owner Jane Jones.

10:01am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

STAFF at a Bromsgrove hair and beauty salon are taking part in a month of events in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Around 18,000 foodies flock to festival

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Andrew Caltworth of Jaccs Gourmet Coffee shows off selection at  Alcester's food festival.To buy picture, RCR431404_02, visit

10:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A VAST array of food, drink and entertainment attracted around 18,000 to Alcester’s 7th food festival held in High Street and Church Street at the weekend.

Find a new skill at Dabble Day

8:51am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ANYONE who has ever fancied trying a new hobby or skill might get the perfect opportunity with Fernhill Heath Womens’ Institute’s annual Dabble Day, which is taking place this Saturday.

Host of entertainment at market in run-up to Christmas

Bromsgrove Advertiser: (7691897)

8:20am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SHOPPERS are being urged to celebrate Redditch’s market which will boast a host of entertainment in the run up to Christmas.

Canadian singer songwriter to appear at town folk club

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

7:40am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FOLK fans can enjoy an appearance from an award winning singer songwriter at a town club this October.

Couples make history with SVR weddings

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

6:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FIVE couples have made history this year, by becoming the first to tie the knot at the Severn Valley Railway (SVR).


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