Stourbridge - Oldwinsford

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Crocheted owls cause a hoot in Oldswinford

Stourbridge News:

2:55pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

HALLOWEEN Owls have been causing quite a hoot in Oldswinford.

Trafalgar Night Dinner in aid of Mary Stevens Hospice

Stourbridge News:

11:39am Monday 13th October 2014

MARY Stevens Hospice will hold a fundraising dinner to celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar and commemorate the immortal memory of Lord Nelson.

Stourbridge hospice fundraiser determined to keep on running to complete 365-day challenge

Stourbridge News:

10:23am Monday 13th October 2014

A CHANCE remark over Christmas dinner turned into a daunting challenge for Oldswinford dance teacher Amy Williams.

Reunion for Grange School's class of '84 to take place in Oldswinford

Stourbridge News:

8:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

FORMER Grange School students from the class of '84 are invited to a reunion.

Coffee mornings pull in the pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support

Stourbridge News: 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.

German students to bring to life Macbeth at Stourbridge school

Stourbridge News: Explore Shakespeare's tragic hero, Macbeth, at the Epsom Playhouse

8:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

ELMFIELD School in Stourbridge will be hosting a performance of Shakespeare’s Macbeth which is being staged by visiting German students this weekend.

Learn to crochet in Oldswinford

Stourbridge News:

3:30pm Thursday 4th September 2014

CROCHET is proving to be a popular pastime in Oldswinford.

Oldswinford pub raises nearly £20,000 for hospice

Stourbridge News:

5:05pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

KIND-hearted regulars from Oldswinford pub The Crown dug deep into their pockets to raise in the region of £20,000 for Mary Stevens Hospice.

Oldswinford father and daughter team up to raise funds for cancer charity

Stourbridge News:

11:36am Friday 22nd August 2014

AN Oldswinford cancer survivor has teamed up with his nine-year-old daughter to help raise funds for Cure Leukaemia.

A level results joy at Old Swinford Hospital School

Stourbridge News:

11:57am Thursday 14th August 2014

THERE were plenty of celebrations this morning (Thursday  August 14) at Old Swinford Hospital where students achieved a "splendid collection of A level results".

Stourbridge sight loss charity to host One-Stop event

Stourbridge News:

3:54pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

STOURBRIDGE charity the Thomas Pocklington Trust is holding another One-Stop shop event following the success of last year's.

Greenfield Singers raise £330 for hospice

8:00am Monday 21st July 2014

THE Greenfield Singers raised £330 for Mary Stevens Hospice when they staged their summer concert.

Oldswinford TG

11:00am Sunday 13th July 2014

Chairman Pauline Roberts opened the meeting on Jun17.

Stourbridge father's fight leads to change in top college's exclusive admissions policy

Stourbridge News: Sasha Dyas

5:00pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

A STOURBRIDGE father has praised the town’s MP for help in a fight to get a prestigious Cambridge University college to change its exclusive admissions policy.

Parking problems put college sports ground revamp on hold

Stourbridge News: Parking problems put college sports ground revamp on hold

4:37pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

PLANS to extend the facilities at King Edwards VI College's sports ground in Oldswinford have been deferred while parking issues are ironed out.

Pixie Lott pulls out all the stops to help charity

Stourbridge News: Peter Teale with Pixie Lott at the BOA event for CRY in Birmingham

2:00pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

POP star Pixie Lott pulled out all stops to help promote the charity CRY when she appeared at the BOA Academy in Birmingham.

Stourbridge school to host concert for Oxfam

2:57pm Friday 27th June 2014

OLD Swinford Hospital School in Stourbridge is inviting members of the public to attend a charity concert next month in aid of Oxfam.

Red Hill set to open after wall repairs

Stourbridge News: Red Hill is set to remain closed into 2013

1:01pm Thursday 19th June 2014

RED Hill road in Oldswinford is set to re-open to two way traffic next week.

Oldswinford nail salon raises funds for charity

Stourbridge News: The fundraising evening at Scratch l-r Elise Percival, Chantal Welvaert, Cassie Hawthorne , Jessica Mosley and Jen Field.

10:00am Thursday 19th June 2014

A BEAUTY salon in Oldswinford has raised more than £1,700 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Oldswinford TG

9:42am Monday 9th June 2014

 Chairman Pauline Roberts opened the meeting on May 20 and announced the death of Janice Dunbar, who had been a member of the guild since 1987.

Charity trekker vows to return and complete hiking challenge after injury forces him to quit

Stourbridge News: Left to right - Martin Baker and Richard Westood

9:00am Sunday 1st June 2014

INTREPID Stourbridge charity walker Martin Baker has vowed to return and complete the Pennine Way after he was forced to pull out through injury after 90 miles.

Sporting Stourbridge care home residents do their bit for charity

Stourbridge News: Staff Jane Linford and Bec Vellender with residents Lily Cox, Iris Johns. Ethel Piper, Ivy Warren and Alan James. 151408L (5102994)

1:28pm Thursday 15th May 2014

ELDERLY residents from Oriel Care Home, Oldswinford, proved age is no barrier when it came to doing their bit for Sport Relief.

Stourbridge sight loss charity to stage coffee morning

8:00am Tuesday 6th May 2014

STOURBRIDGE based Pocklington Resource Centre is staging a coffee morning next Friday May 9 for those care for people with sight loss to attend.

Hospice launches wills month

9:00am Monday 5th May 2014

STOURBRIDGE based Mary Stevens Hospice has joined forces with legal firm Benson-Williams to make May its 'Wills Month'.

Oldswinford TG

2:59pm Thursday 20th March 2014

CHAIRMAN Pauline Roberts, welcomed members to the meeting, also welcoming two new members who had come to join us.

Ann Widdecombe to be guest of honour at hospice fundraiser

Stourbridge News: Ann Widdecombe

9:00am Tuesday 18th March 2014

FORMER MP and Government minister Ann Widdecombe will be the guest of honour at a fundraising dinner for Stourbridge's Mary Stevens Hospice in May.

Renowned Oxford professor to visit Old Swinford Hospital School

1:06pm Thursday 6th March 2014

A RENOWNED Oxford Professor of Chinese studies will be visiting Old Swinford Hospital, Stourbridge, tomorrow (Friday March 7).

Borough sight loss charity seeks volunteers

12:00pm Saturday 18th January 2014

A BOROUGH charity for people with sight loss has issued a fresh appeal for volunteers.

Stourbridge hospice opens 17th charity shop

Stourbridge News: L-r front: Oliver Coote, four, Mair Lees, Daniel Coote, Jade Charlton, all nine, Sam Pearman, seven. Back l-r: Cllr Pete Lowe, manageress Abi Worsey, hospice senior manager Paul Robinson, manageress Helen Hobbs, hospice CEO Steve Jackson. Buy pic:501315RS

11:00am Monday 9th December 2013

STOURBRIDGE’S Mary Stevens Hospice has celebrated the opening of its 17th charity shop in the region.

Acclaimed musicians inspire Stourbridge students

4:00pm Monday 2nd December 2013

AWARD-WINNING and critically acclaimed concert pianist Margaret Fingerhut returned to Old Swinford Hospital in Stourbridge to perform in a recital with other accomplished musicians.

Elmfield in Stourbridge scoops top independent school award

Stourbridge News: L-r Guest speaker at the awards - John McCarthy, Elmfield crafts teacher Jason Pond and managing director of Pentastic Publishing - Andrew Maiden.

2:00pm Monday 2nd December 2013

ELMFIELD Rudolf Steiner School in Stourbridge has scooped a top independent school award for its innovative approach to teaching GCSE students.

Conman jailed for four years after targeting vulnerable victims in Stourbridge

11:00am Wednesday 20th November 2013

A CONMAN who targeted pensioners in Stourbridge and Halesowen to pocket hundreds of pounds from telling them sob stories has been jailed for four years.

Hospice to host Christmas coffee morning

3:05pm Thursday 14th November 2013

MARY Stevens Hospice will be holding a Christmas coffee morning this weekend.

Retirement beckoning for Old Swinford headmaster

Stourbridge News: Peter Jones will retire in August

8:00am Wednesday 16th October 2013

THE headteacher of Old Swinford Hospital, has announced that he will retire next year.

Deputy Mayor goes on a blind-folded walkabout to highlight sight campaign

Stourbridge News: L-r Mary Thompson (vice president - Kingswinford and Stourbridge Lions), Ann Evett (Thomas Pocklington Trust), Anglee K Hunjan (optician), Deputy Mayor - Councillor Margaret Aston, Julie Farnsworth (Pocklington Trust), Lion Graham Foster. Buy pic: 421302M

2:24pm Tuesday 15th October 2013

THE Deputy Mayor of Dudley walked around Stourbridge blind-folded on World Sight Day to experience the difficulties faced by people with sight loss.

Hospice gears up for annual summer fete

8:30am Tuesday 3rd September 2013

MARY Stevens Hospice in Stourbridge is holding its popular summer fete this Saturday (September 7).

Stourbridge churches to hold a day of celebrations

4:00pm Monday 2nd September 2013

CHURCHES in Stourbridge will be throwing open their doors on Saturday September 14 for a day of historical celebrations.

Transport bosses say Stourbridge 288 bus service will continue

4:04pm Friday 16th August 2013

TRANSPORT bosses have moved to reassure Stourbridge bus users that a vital service used by the elderly will continue after a contract change.

Old Swinford Hospital School celebrates top A level results

Stourbridge News: L – r  Ellie Fradgley, Danyal Akarca, Michael Hudson (all 18). Buy photo: 341301L

10:49am Thursday 15th August 2013

STUDENTS at Old Swinford Hospital School in Stourbridge have again achieved outstanding results in A Level examinations.

Tennis sessions for the blind prove a hit

9:00am Sunday 11th August 2013

TENNIS sessions for blind and partially-sighted people in Brierley Hill have been proving a huge hit.

Sainsbury's store selects Stourbridge hospice as charity partner

Stourbridge News: Back (L-R) Ann-Marie Gilroy, Vicki Rowles, head of fundraising for Mary Steven's, Vernon Dix - store manager, Brian Derricote, Charlotte Cameron, lottery manager at Mary Steven's, and Dawn Hill. Front (L-R) Peter Hill and Chris Hill. Buy photo: 261306ET

12:00pm Saturday 29th June 2013

STAFF at Sainsbury’s Amblecote branch have chosen Mary Steven’s Hospice as their charity partner for 2013 to 14.

Hospice urges businesses to support shorts and shades day

2:00pm Wednesday 19th June 2013

MARY Stevens Hospice are hoping local schools and businesses will support them on Friday by staging a ‘Shorts and Shades Day’.

Stourbridge school hosts annual summer festival

Stourbridge News: L-r - Annia Purewal (aged ten), Maddie Valentine (aged ten), Elisha Bains (aged ten), Zoe Carr-Smith (aged ten) and teacher Tony Woods. Buy photo: 251304M

12:20pm Tuesday 18th June 2013

MORE than 60 prep school pupils from across the Midlands flocked to Old Swinford Hospital School to attend the annual schools’ summer festival.

Hope for residents plagued by late night trains after railways chief visits Stourbridge

Stourbridge News: Chiltern Railways boss Rob Brighouse, right, & engineering director Kate Marjoribanks, front, meet Margot James MP, centre, & residents Anthony Collis (Fuming at Chiltern chairman), left, & Jane Knowles, second from right. Buy photo: 211305L

4:38pm Friday 17th May 2013

CAMPAIGNERS are hoping the problem of late night noise at Stourbridge Junction will soon hit the buffers after a face-to-face meeting with railways boss Rob Brighouse.

Elmfield School to host reunion

12:00pm Saturday 11th May 2013

STOURBRIDGE’S Elmfield School is set to celebrate its 60th anniversary later this year by staging a reunion.

Residents hope railways boss will put the buffers on late night station noise

4:00pm Wednesday 8th May 2013

CAMPAIGNERS fed up of late night train revving at Stourbridge Junction Railway Station are hoping a visit to the area by trains boss Rob Brighouse will finally put the buffers on the problem.

Ex-Villa star set for kick around in charity football match

Stourbridge News: L/R back Sally Insley (Mary Stevens community fundraiser), Vicki Rowles (Mary Stevens head of fundraising). Front - Andy Pountney (Stourbridge FC chairman), Ken McNaught (ex-Villa). Buy photo: 161321J

1:30pm Monday 15th April 2013

EX-Aston Villa player Ken McNaught will be among former football stars taking part in a charity match this weekend in aid of Mary Stevens Hospice.

Noisy late night train rumblings are "horrendous", residents say

Stourbridge News: l-r Ken Haynes, Jane Knowles, Bobbie Haynes. Buy photo: 151337M

9:30am Thursday 11th April 2013

ANGRY residents close to Stourbridge Junction railway station are being driven round the bend by noisy trains revving their engines late into the night.

Hospice plan in doubt after £250,000 funding shortfall

6:28pm Wednesday 10th April 2013

AN ambitious plan to improve facilities at Stourbridge’s Mary Stevens Hospice has been thrown into doubt after a £250,000 funding blow.

Hospice opens new shop

Stourbridge News: L/R Peter Holliday (chief executive), Dawn Spencer (store manager), Paul Brewin (supporter, Lawnswood Arms pub). Buy photo: 151307J

12:00pm Monday 8th April 2013

STOURBRIDGE’S Mary Stevens Hospice has added another shop to its expanding portfolio by opening a branch in Wordsley’s Lawnswood shopping precinct.


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