Black Country artist unveils new sculpture at Cradley Heath school

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Black Country artist Luke Perry Sculpture unveiling his sculpture with pupils from Timbertree Academy in Cradley.

5:05pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

AN iron sculpture of an oak tree has been unveiled at a Cradley Heath school by world renowned Black Country artist Luke Perry.

Stourbridge pub to host Titanic beer festival

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

5:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

STOURBRIDGE town centre pub The Chequers Inn will be showcasing beer from Stoke-on-Trent based Titanic Brewery next week as part of its 'Meet the Brewer' campaign.

Hagley doc welcomes ex-Guantanamo inmate's release after terror charges dropped

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Moazzam Begg among those arrested in Birmingham

4:36pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A CAMPAIGNING Hagley doctor has branded the arrest of a former Guantanamo Bay inmate a “scandalous waste” of time and money after he was finally released without charge.

Support for smokers trying to quit during Stoptober

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Stop smoking cessation co-ordinator Joseph Parkes, Mayor's Consort  Adam Aston, Stop smoking cessation adviser Sophie Pagett and Mayor of Dudley Margaret Aston in Halesowen's Somers Square.391414LA (10585969)

4:02pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

SMOKERS in Halesowen are being urged to quiz the demon weed this month as part of the Stoptober campaign.

Wordsley singer-songwriter hopes to wow judges in Open Mic UK contest

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

4:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

WORDSLEY singer-songwriter Ellisha Morris is hoping to wow judges when she takes part in the regional finals of the Open Mic UK 2014 competition this Saturday at Birmingham's LG Arena.

Halesowen carnival plea for help

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

4:51pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

PLANS to revive Halesowen Carnival have been dealt a blow with the resignation of key committee members, just weeks after their appointment.

Blackheath fundraiser completes London trek in memory of friend

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Blackheath fundraiser: Martin Eley.

3:13pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

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Midlands firefighters run up a whopping charity total

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Council pays out £543 in compensation

3:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS from across the midlands have been in the running for charity cash to raise a flaming massive total.

Time capsule to be buried at Amblecote glass site

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Front l-r Mike Perkins - vice-chairman of Amblecote History Society, Hannah Charnley, Matthew Cant, Alex Wasyluk, Josh Jay.  Back l-r  - Olivia Stirrop, Phillip Oakley, John Ellis.Buy photo: 401432M

2:52pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

AMBLECOTE historians, students and glass workers plan to bury a time capsule at the Glasshouse Arts Centre site when archaeological excavations come to a close - so future generations can take a step back in time.

Halesowen funeral directors holding open day

1:03pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A HALESOWEN funeral directors is holding an open day and combining it with a "Knit and Natter" charity fundraiser.

Parents' fury after 'discriminating' school trip

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

12:42pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A KIDDERMINSTER school faced a fierce backlash as parents voted with their feet after only non-English speaking children were taken on a trip.

Four Ways Baptist Church holding charity coffee morning

12:25pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

CRADLEY Heath Four Ways Baptist Church is holding a Macmillan coffee morning this weekend.

"Bullied" Dudley UKIP leader quits party amid claimes of a kangaroo court

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Cllr Ken Turner

12:53pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

DUDLEY Council’s UKIP leader, Ken Turner, has quit the party amid claims he was “bullied and intimated” and subjected to a kangaroo court.

Council chiefs vow to get tough with Stourbridge litter louts

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

12:21pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

COUNCIL chiefs have promised to get tough with litter louts who are leaving Stourbridge town centre in a messed up state.

Halesowen's graffiti vandal jailed

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

3:24pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A GRAFFITI vandal, who has caused thousands of pounds damage in Halesowen and neighbouring towns over three years has finally been jailed.

Former Halesowen Tory Ken Turner quits UKIP

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Cllr Ken Turner

12:14pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

TURNCOAT Halesowen councillor Ken Turner, who ditched the Tory party, has now quit UKIP amid claims he was “bullied and intimated” and subjected to a kangaroo court.

Stourbridge park to host poetry event

12:03pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

ASPIRING poets are invited to a Poetry in the Park event taking place at Mary Stevens Park this weekend.

Brave Old Hill fundraiser hoping for concert success this weekend

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Brave fundraiser: Martin Wright.

11:57am Wednesday 1st October 2014

BRAVE cancer victim Tim Wright, who has been battling Hodgkins Lymphoma for the past two years, is holding a fundraising concert this weekend.

Money for new Kidderminster square approved

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10:47am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL Kidderminster revamp plan will go ahead as Worcestershire County Council approves a £1.5million grant.

Brierley Hill law firm nets £4,000 for The Prince's Trust

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

11:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A CHARITY football match organised by Brierley Hill legal eagles has netted £4,000 for The Prince's Trust.

Dudley Council fat cats slammed for getting the cream in planned reorganisation

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

11:08am Wednesday 1st October 2014

DUDLEY Council fat cats have been accused of getting the cream of big pay rises under a management reshuffle.

Powerful Oldbury councillor forgets to declare taxi firm interest

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

10:47am Wednesday 1st October 2014

POWERFUL Oldbury councillor Mahboob Hussain has apologised for failing to declare he had a stake in a taxi firm which won a multi-million pound contract.

Councillor calls for talks over Stourbridge GP surgery transport problems

Bromsgrove Advertiser: The new Lion Health centre. Buy photo: 121428L

10:41am Wednesday 1st October 2014

STOURBRIDGE councillor Nic Barlow has urged all parties to get round the table to try and solve the problem of the lack of public transport which is causing difficulties for elderly and frail patients attending the new multi-million pound Lion Health centre.

Council set to fill budget black hole with pothole recycle plan

Bromsgrove Advertiser: POTHOLES IRONY

10:43am Wednesday 1st October 2014

DUDLEY Council is filling some of its budget black hole by recycling tarmac from road repairs to save thousands of pounds.

Belbroughton pub retains Michelin award

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

10:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

POPULAR Belbroughton hostelry The Queens remains the only pub in Worcestershire with a Michelin Bib Gourmand Award.

Coffee mornings pull in the pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support

Bromsgrove Advertiser: WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE – WE NEED YOUR HELP! Erith Riverside Shopping Centre to host its own Macmillan Coffee Morning!

8:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

BLAKELANDS Country House near Stourbridge has raised more than £315 for Macmillan Cancer Support after staging a vintage themed coffee morning.

Black Country homeowners wanted for new design show

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

8:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A PRODUCTION company is looking for Black Country homeowners who want to radically redesign their home but lack the know-how.

Adventurous Doug is on the run again

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Doug Richards will be heading off for a new running adventure. SP

5:40pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A WINYATES Green grandfather will be off on another exciting running adventure in November.

Spanish theatre company bring award winning show to Bromsgrove

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Spanish theatre company bring award winning show to Bromsgrove

4:50pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

WITTY, fast paced and explosive, Solfatara from Barcelona based company Atresbandes brought the house down at Edinburgh Fringe last year.

Top performing bailiff claims he was pressured into resigning

Bromsgrove Advertiser: (8305079)

4:10pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A “TOP performing” Bromsgrove bailiff involved in debt collecting with an impeccable record complained he was pressured into resigning from his Redditch employers.

Helping others through harvest gathering

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Jessica Porter, of 2nd Studley (St. Mary's) Brownies, with a harvest basket. SP

3:34pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

BROWNIES from 2nd Studley (St Mary's) gathered harvest items together for a harvest service at St Mary's C.E Church Studley on Sunday, September 28.

Brilliant Ben wins scholarship to university

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Ben Weeks, who has earned an academic scholarship. SP

3:27pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A DROITWICH youngster has earned a scholarship to study at the University of Worcester after he achieved outstanding grades at college.

Rail enthusiasts invited to next meeting of town club

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

3:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

RAIL enthusiasts are being invited to the next meeting of a town club being held this month.

Choir looking for new members

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Bel Canto Singers: In their search for new members, the choir are throwing open their doors at 7.30pm on Monday, October 20, at Crabb’s Cross Methodist Chapel.

2:50pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

TIRED of singing to yourself in the shower?

Language day proves popular with students

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Charis Bulley with Olivia Kembery and Sachi Sohal celebrate The International Day of Languages. SP

2:30pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

ST Bede’s Catholic Middle School celebrated the European Day of Languages on Friday, September 26.

Bromsgrove school holding First World War remembrance evening

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

1:10pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

TOWNSFOLK are invited to a Bromsgrove school's evening of First World War remembrance.

Missing Alcester man found safe

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

1:21pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A 76-year-old Alcester man suffering from Alzheimer's disease has been found safe and well after being reported missing to the police.

Comunity groups invited to 'grow wild' in Droitwich

1:09pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

GREEN-fingered community groups and organisations in Droitwich are being invited to apply for funding to plant native wild flowers in the area.

Doors are wide open to disabled at a Bromsgrove arts centre

Bromsgrove Advertiser: The Artrix now has a new sliding door entrance to provide better access for those with disabilities. From left: David Bird and Chris Finch from Amber support services with Artrix director Ros Robins and councillor Anthony Blagg. Buy picture, BMM401403, at

12:51pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

SLIDING doors to aid accessibility for disabled visitors have now been installed at a Bromsgrove arts centre.

"Cowardly" attack on young woman in Redditch

Bromsgrove Advertiser: (8752952)

12:50pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

WITNESSES to a "cowardly attack" on a young woman in Redditch on Sunday, September 21 are being sought by police.

Rubbish fire extinguished

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

12:16pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A LARGE quantity of rubbish which was on fire in Heathfield Road, Stourport, was put out by Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service yesterday afternoon.

Pensioner dies from heroin overdose

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

11:47am Wednesday 1st October 2014

AN INQUEST held into the death of a Kidderminster pensioner, who died of a heroin overdose, has recorded an open conclusion.

Family of murdered Kirsty Wright pay tribute to "wonderful and devoted" mum

11:21am Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE family of a mother who was murdered in Redditch earlier this year have paid tribute to her, describing her as a beautiful, vivacious and popular person who was extremely caring.

Coffee lovers across Bromsgrove raise money for cancer charity

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

11:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

COFFEE lovers have been supporting events across Bromsgrove, raising money for a cancer charity.

Jobseeker figures in Wyre Forest second highest in county

10:32am Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE amount of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance has dropped by more than 850 people in the past year.

Top performing bailiff claims he was pressurised into resigning

Bromsgrove Advertiser: (8305079)

10:19am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A “TOP performing” Bromsgrove bailiff involved in debt collecting with an impeccable record complained he was pressured into resigning from his Redditch employers.

High speed police chase after smash and grab raid

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

10:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

SMASH and grab raid suspects led police on a 20-mile car chase - reaching speeds up to 80mph and running through traffic lights on red.

Give your views at PACT meeting in Redditch supermarket

Bromsgrove Advertiser: (8305079)

9:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

RESIDENTS can do their weekly shop as well as give their views on local issues at the latest PACT meeting set to be held in a Redditch superstore.

Senior officer expresses 'profound regrets' he didn't ask for match kick-off to be delayed at Hillsborough inquests

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

9:10am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A SENIOR officer who was in charge of policing Liverpool fans outside Hillsborough football stadium on the day of the 1989 disaster has said he had "profound regrets" that he did not ask for the match kick-off to be delayed.

Travellers still camped off Ombersley Way

8:12am Wednesday 1st October 2014

TRAVELLERS are still camped on land off Ombersley Way in Droitwich despite attempts by Wychavon District Council to evict them.






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