Before the courts

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Court Report - January 3, 2014

5:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

The following appeared at Dudley Magistrates Court between August 26 and 29:

Oldbury dad grew cannabis to share with mates

5:12pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A DRUG-taking Oldbury dad grew cannabis to share out with five-a-side football friends, a court heard.

First fundraiser launched for Halesowen Carnival

Bromsgrove Advertiser: First fundraiser launched for Halesowen Carnival

5:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE first fundraising event for the newly revived Halesowen Carnival gets under way this weekend.

Parents urged to apply for school places

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Coun Campion said Worcestershire County Council has had to "slim down rapidly"

4:38pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

PARENTS of children born between September 1, 2010, and August 31, 2011, are being urged to contact Worcestershire County Council to apply for a school place starting next year.

Fraudster jailed for conning people across the Black Country

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

4:22pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A FRAUDSTER that fleeced customers across the Black Country out of almost £160,000 has been jailed for two years.

Tradition on tap at Dudley attraction's first Black Country night

Bromsgrove Advertiser: James Stevens from The Empty Can and chef Craig Lewis get set for the Black Country Living Museum's first Black Country night.

3:27pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A DUDLEY tourist attraction is aiming to put visitors in tune with regional talent at a night of bositin’ entertainment.

Tradition on tap at Dudley attraction's first Black Country night

Bromsgrove Advertiser: James Stevens from The Empty Can and chef Craig Lewis get set for the Black Country Living Museum's first Black Country night.

3:27pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A DUDLEY tourist attraction is aiming to put visitors in tune with regional talent at a night of bositin’ entertainment.

Dudley Council to review zero hours contracts

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

3:21pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

DUDLEY Council will look to minimise its use of zero hours contracts following calls for fixed hours to be offered to regular workers.

Halesowen walker preparing for Kilimanjaro trek for charity

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Fundraiser John Bendall.

3:13pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

AN INTREPID Halesowen pensioner is preparing to hike to Mount Kilimanjaro to raise cash for charity.

Former Stourbridge student set to make waves with charity swim

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

3:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

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

Biggest ride out ever in Halesowen raises £1,700 for cancer charity

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

2:41pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

HUNDREDS of bikers revved up for the biggest ride out ever in Halesowen on Sunday in honour of a Colley Gate cancer victim.

Epic eating challenge raises money

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

12:24pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A BELLY-busting fundraiser organised by the family of Josh Jones, who died in a tragic accident in May, was “absolutely amazing”.

Foodie fun at Merry Hill

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

1:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MERRY Hill has launched its Great Taste campaign—a month-long celebration of all things food.

Halesowen taxi firm gears up for charity match

1:17pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

TAXI drivers from Halesowen are hoping to score the winning goal in an annual charity football competition on Sunday.

Blackheath trip to national memorial

12:45pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

AN annual pilgrimage to the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire is being organised by Blackheath’s Royal British Legion.

Sing the Songs from the Shows in Blackheath

12:17pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

UNFORGETTABLE songs from the golden age of theatre are being performed in Blackheath this month.

Flower demo in Halesowen

11:57am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A FLOWER demonstration on the theme Allsorts will be given by expert Robin Cobb, from Derby, at the next meeting of Halesowen Flower Club on Thursday7 September 11 at the library’s Shenstone Theatre, at 7.30pm. Tickets are £4.50 and visitors are welcome.

Volunteers sought for hay raking at the Leasowes

11:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

VOLUNTEERS are being sought to help maintain and improve the wildflower meadowes at The Leasowes.

Flower power boost by Halesowen pubs

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

11:19am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

TWO Halesowen pubs joined forces to boost a project helping people with learning disabilities.

Fears up to 400,000 tonnes of waste could be processed at proposed Brierley Hill waste plant

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Artist's impression of the Clean Power recycling centre proposed for Brierley Hill

11:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

CAMPAIGNERS have raised fears up to 400,000 tonnes of waste could be processed at a proposed Brierley Hill recycling plant.

Society set to celebrate 60 years of show

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

7:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

ALL members of the family, whether plant and flower enthusiasts or not, are set to be catered for at Kidderminster Horticultural Society’s 60th annual show.

Borough bus drivers to take on police in charity football match

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

9:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

BOROUGH bus drivers will step out from behind the wheel and onto the pitch when they take part in a charity football match.

Stourbridge nursery to raise funds for CLIC Sargent

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

8:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A STOURBRIDGE nursery is hosting a fete to raise funds for a children's cancer charity.

Campaign of strikes has 'traumatised' fire service staff

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

5:10pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE chairman of Worcestershire’s fire authority has revealed his anguish over this summer’s strikes – admitting he is “worried” they have dragged on and says they have “traumatised” staff.

House raiders net tennis racket

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

5:10pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

BURGLARS who broke into a house in Kidderminster netted goods including a 1947 tennis racket, complete with its original case and balls.

Former heroin addict in court for taxi scam

Bromsgrove Advertiser: (9755451)

4:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A FORMER heroin addict has pleaded guilty to fraud by asking for money to pay for a taxi at houses in Redditch.

Experts on hand at Bromsgrove valuation day

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

3:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A TV antiques expert is holding a valuation day at the Bromsgrove-based headquarters of a national charity.

European Chainsaw Carving Championships come to Ragley

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Will Lees’ 2012 winning sculpture 'Three Bears In a Boat.'

2:50pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE European Chainsaw Carving Championships will take place in the Ragley Estate as part of APF 2014, the UK’s largest forestry, woodland, trees and timber show.

Cox's Lane factory will be demolished for housing

2:49pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A DISUSED furniture factory in Cradley Heath is set to be demolished to make way for housing.

Join Droitwich Arts Network and find out what's going on in town

1:52pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

DROITWICH Arts Network (DAN) is holding its next meeting on Thursday, September 25 at Park’s Cafe in Victoria Square, from 7.15pm.

Plea to help charity continue its vital work

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Vote for us: Wendy Stokes and Wendy Pickford from Carers Careline. Buy this photo RMM361401b at redditchadvertiser.co.uk/pictures or call 01384 358000

1:20pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A REDDITCH charity is calling on residents to help it win a cash boost so it can carry on its vital work.

Bromsgrove MP visits Barnt Green club

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

12:20pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

BROMSGROVE'S MP enjoyed a visit to a sailing club seeing its improved facilities and plans for the future.

Hair salon supporting Stand Up To Cancer

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Dr Christian Jessen, Davina McCall and Alan Carr will host Stand Up To Cancer. SP

11:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

HAIRDRESSER Regis Salon is supporting Stand Up To Cancer, a joint fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 which aims to get new and improved treatments to cancer patients faster.

Lions help out the Youth Bus with donation

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Nicole Merchant, Chloe Weston, and Madi Rouse  on the Youth Bus with the new music equipment. SP

11:26am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

DROITWICH Lions Ladies have donated £500 to Wychavon’s Youth Bus to help pay for new music equipment.

Trailer stolen in Stone

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

10:55am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A TRAILER which was parked in Stanklyn Lane, in Stone, was stolen between 10.30am and 1.30pm on Friday, August 29.

Bromsgrove charity shop opens after revamp

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

10:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A BROMSGROVE charity shop has officially reopened after a revamp.

Car fire in Hagley alerts Kidderminster crew

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Fire on stairs in St Leonards flats

9:47am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

KIDDERMINSTER fire crews were called to a car which was on fire in Ferndale Close, in Hagley, this morning.

Unprecedented demand on A&E at the Alex today

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

9:46am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE Alexandra Hospital in Redditch and Worcestershire Royal Hospital are experiencing unprecedented seasonal demand in A&E today.

Council extends garden waste collection scheme

8:34am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

GARDENERS in Droitwich will be able to have more of their garden waste removed after Wychavon District Council extended its garden waste service in oversubscribed areas around the town.

Foodbank starts giving food to community

Bromsgrove Advertiser: (9729791)

8:32am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

AFTER months of preparation Droitwich Foodbank has begun distributing food to local people in the area.

Chance to give blood in Studley

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

8:20am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

NHS Blood and Transplant is appealing for volunteers to give blood at Studley Village Hall, in High Street, Studley, on Thursday, September 11.

Hagley Hall parkland restoration scheme shortlisted for heritage award

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

7:10am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

HAGLEY Hall has been nominated for an English Heritage Angel Award as a result of its restoration work in returning the 18th century estate back to its former glory.

Councillor calls for bus bay removal

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

6:40am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A FORMER Stourport mayor is calling for the removal of a bus parking bay in Redstone Lane.

Police station’s public counter services now closed

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

6:20am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

STOURPORT Police Station's public counter service is now closed.

Remembering the Rolling Stones

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

6:10am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

HALF a century ago this year the Rolling Stones played two shows at Kidderminster Town Hall, as part of their UK tour in 1964.

Miseries of families with huge debts

Bromsgrove Advertiser: 75th ANNIVERSARY: Darlington CAB is celebrating its 75th anniversary

6:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A SINGLE mum living hand to mouth on a shoestring has spoken of her despair as she struggles to pay £15,000 debts while bringing up a wayward teenager and his brother.

Gang who kidnapped a Kidderminster man given long jail sentences

Bromsgrove Advertiser:

5:49pm Monday 1st September 2014

A GANG who kidnapped a man outside his Worcestershire home and subjected him to torture in a 28-hour ordeal have been given long jail sentences.

Stourbridge author's best-selling story set to hit the big screen

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Before I Go To Sleep poster

5:09pm Monday 1st September 2014

HOLLYWOOD'S take on the bestselling debut novel by Stourbridge author SJ Watson is finally set to hit the big screen this week.

Halesowen Age UK urges cluttered homeowners to embrace feng shui and donate items

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Top delivery: Marketing manager for Handicare Sharron Cutler, Age UK manager Karen Tolley and Handicare stairlift engineer Steve Hughes.

4:52pm Monday 1st September 2014

HOMEOWNERS with cluttered up houses are being urged to do some feng shui and donate unwanted goods to a Halesowen charity shop.

Dudley Council promises important town centre road will reopen in November

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Storrington road closure for £150,000 drainage works

4:28pm Monday 1st September 2014

DUDLEY Council has promised work to reopen an important town centre road will be completed by November.






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