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Friends stage balloon release in memory of tragic cyclist Lorraine Rowson

Stourbridge News: Prestwood House balloon release in memory of Lorraine Rowson.
Friends and colleagues of Lorraine release balloons.
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4:01pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

FRIENDS and work colleagues said their own poignant farewell to tragic cyclist Lorraine Rowson, who was hit by a lorry in Gornal, by holding a balloon release in her honour.

Charity quiz night in Wollaston

Stourbridge News:

11:30am Tuesday 9th September 2014

TEAMS can test their general knowledge and raise funds for a good cause in Wollaston.

Geoff Tristram's art exhibition still open at Himley Hall until this weekend

Stourbridge News: Geoff Tristram with one his favourite classic portraits from over the years. Buy photo: 141428L

12:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

WORK by Wollaston artist, cartoonist and comedy writer Geoff Tristram is on display at Himley Hall until Sunday September 7.

Wollaston Gardeners' Guild

9:43am Thursday 28th August 2014

The monthly meeting of the guild was held at the Stourbridge Institute on August 18 at 7.30pm.

Wollaston Gardeners' Guild

9:30am Friday 15th August 2014

MEMBERS held their monthly meeting at Stourbridge Institute on July 21, which was chaired by John Knight. He opened the meeting by welcoming both existing and new members and visitors, and said that the speaker for the night was Adrian James. He also announced that that the quiz for the Morgan Shield, that we hosted the previous Thursday, was won by Wollaston and the next round is in September hosted by Kinver.

Chernobyl children have a ball during Stourbridge visit

Stourbridge News:

11:47am Wednesday 13th August 2014

YOUNGSTERS from Belarus were served up a treat at Wollaston Tennis Club as part of this year's Chernobyl Children's Lifeline visit.

Wollaston Tennis Club to serve up a treat for Chernobyl youngsters

Stourbridge News:

8:00am Friday 8th August 2014

WOLLASTON Tennis Club will be serving up a treat for youngsters affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster this weekend.

Classical music concerts planned for Stourbridge

Stourbridge News:

8:00am Wednesday 6th August 2014

CLASSICAL music group Local & Live have put together an exciting programme of events for the next 12 months.

Man rescued from Wollaston flat fire

Stourbridge News:

11:00am Monday 4th August 2014

A MAN was rescued from a flat in Wollaston after a saucepan caught fire.

Wollaston pub to raise funds for Macmillan

Stourbridge News:

12:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A WOLLASTON pub will host an afternoon of family fun to raise funds for a good cause.

Adrenaline junkie Callum makes a return to competitive sport

Stourbridge News:

8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A GUTSY young Wollaston man has returned to competitive sport, despite being left paralysed in a tragic bike accident.

Stourbridge gardeners opened up allotments for charity

Stourbridge News:

10:05am Monday 21st July 2014

GREEN-fingered plot holders invited people to root around their Stourbridge allotments to raise funds for a good cause.

Drugs and alcohol led to death of Wollaston man, inquest heard

Stourbridge News:

3:32pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A WOLLASTON man died after taking a fatal combination of drugs and alcohol, an inquest heard.

Campaign aims to shake-up sedentary borough schoolkids

Stourbridge News: Year five pupils at St James's Primary School, Wollaston, join in the 10 Minute Shake Up - Neve Doy, Sam Booker, Conor Petford, Lucy Millinson and Joe Pritchard. Buy photo: 291444L

11:11am Wednesday 16th July 2014

HEALTH chiefs have launched an initiative to get kids moving this summer after figures revealed more than two thirds of borough youngsters do not get enough exercise.

Wollaston school's support for Acorns continues to grow

Stourbridge News: Parent Laura Adamson, back, Brandon Dudfield, aged ten, left, Hayley Adamson, aged eight, front, and Tanya Fellows from Acorns, right. Buy photo: 281412LA

10:13am Monday 14th July 2014

WOLLASTON schoolchildren have handed over books to Acorns children's hospice as part of a continuing campaign to support the charity.

Geoff Tristram's artwork on display at Himley Hall as part of Black Country Day

Stourbridge News: Geoff Tristram with one his favourite classic portraits from over the years. Buy photo: 141428L

12:00pm Sunday 13th July 2014

HIMLEY Hall will be open on Monday (July 14) as part of Black Country Day celebrations.

Wollaston E TG

10:47am Thursday 10th July 2014

Approximately 50 members, plus two ladies from Federation, attended the June meeting, which was presided over by chairman Jean Latham. The secretary read the minutes of the previous meeting, after which, the treasurer and activity leaders read their reports.

Wollaston Tennis Club to hold open day this weekend

Stourbridge News:

5:24pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

WOLLASTON Tennis Club will be opening its doors and offering free tennis this Saturday (July 12) as part of Great British Tennis Weekend.

Stourbridge Star Wars fan refused passport after changing name to Han Solo

Stourbridge News: Han Solo, formerly known as Dominic Kimberley, is worried he is travelling abroad illegally with his old passport.

11:27am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A STOURBRIDGE Stars Wars fan who changed his name by deed poll to Han Solo is struggling to visit a galaxy far, far away - after being refused a passport.

Zoo keepers set to turn mountaineers to help endangered monkeys

Stourbridge News: Upper primates keeper Stephanie Sawyer, left, and lower primates section leader Nicola Wright, right, practise pitching their tent ahead of their charity challenge in aid of Sulawesi crested black macaques.

3:16pm Monday 30th June 2014

TWO intrepid primate keepers from Dudley Zoological Gardens plan to pull out all the stops by taking part in the Three Peaks Challenge this Saturday (July 5).

Stourbridge gardeners to open up allotments for charity

Stourbridge News: Adam Greathead. Buy photo: 311210K

10:30am Tuesday 24th June 2014

GREEN-fingered Stourbridge gardeners are hosting an allotment open day to raise funds for Diabetes UK.

Wollaston Gardeners' Guild

2:00pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

The members held their monthly meeting at Stourbridge Institute on 19th May which was chaired by John Knight.

Elderly man suffered heart attack in alleged assault after Wollaston car crash

Stourbridge News:

10:28am Friday 30th May 2014

POLICE have confirmed a man suffered a suspected heart attack after an alleged assault following a road crash in Wollaston yesterday (Thursday).

Local & Live concert will boost Royal British Legion's poppy appeal

8:00am Friday 30th May 2014

STOURBRIDGE musical group Local & Live are staging another of their popular concerts at St James Church in Wollaston on Saturday June 7 when they will be raising funds for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Drama in Wollaston after two car crash

3:08pm Thursday 29th May 2014

POLICE and paramedics were called out to Wollaston this afternoon (Thursday) after a road traffic smash.

MP pays tribute to retiring councillors

Stourbridge News: Margot James MP

3:12pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

STOURBRIDGE MP Margot James has paid tribute to two popular Conservative councillors who have said farewell to the council chamber.

Stourbridge GP's death was accidental, coroner rules

Stourbridge News: Dr Liz Pope

5:44pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

THE tragic death of a much-loved Stourbridge GP was accidental, a coroner has concluded.

Dream come true for Wollaston teen as FLC star jams in back garden

Stourbridge News: L/R Hannah Davies (The Frankettes), Frank Benbini (Uncle Frank), Wollaston teenager Danni Griffiths, Naim Cortazzi (Uncle Frank), Sophie Day (The Frankettes). Buy photo:191413J

5:08pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

A TEENAGE music starlet from Wollaston saw her dreams come true when she got to play with one of her heroes in her own back garden.

Cyclists boost borough centre for the blind

Stourbridge News: Cyclists boost Beacon Centre for the Blind

12:41pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE borough's Beacon Centre for the Blind has been boosted by the efforts of cyclists Graham Hodson and Mel Perry who have spent the week pedalling their way around all the major football grounds in the North West of England.

Public Health Minister praises work of tragic Stourbridge GP

Stourbridge News: Jane Ellison, Trevor Pope, Dr Ruth Edwards, and Rev Dr David Chantry, Dr Pope’s father.

10:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

BRITAIN'S Public Health Minister praised the work of a tragic Stourbridge doctor who died after a car crash at an event to celebrate unsung health service heroes.

Wollaston E TG

10:00am Friday 4th April 2014

In the absence of chairman, Jean Latham, vice chairman, Hazel Needham welcomed 56 members to the March meeting which incorporated the AGM.

Wollaston artist gears up for biggest-ever solo exhibition

Stourbridge News: Geoff Tristram with one his favourite classic portraits from over the years. Buy photo: 141428L

9:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

RENOWNED Wollaston artist Geoff Tristram is gearing up to showcase his life’s work in his biggest-ever solo exhibition.

Wollaston Gardeners' Guild

10:08am Thursday 3rd April 2014

The members held their monthly meeting at Stourbridge Institute on March 17 which was chaired by John Knight. He opened the meeting by welcoming both existing and new members, and said that the speaker for the night was Robert Barber.

Nigel Passey to play at Katie Fitzgerald’s this weekend

Stourbridge News: The Nigel Passey Band

12:43pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

WORDSLEY-born musician Nigel Passey will be returning to his Black Country roots with his band for a gig at Katie Fitzgerald’s this weekend.

More funds pour in for Project Gambia

Stourbridge News: Before they took on the challenge l-r Rhiannon Cutler, Lucy Thomas and Katie Thomas.

4:49pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

THREE Stourbridge teenagers tackled a gruelling obstacle course to raise money for youngsters in Gambia.

Litter-picking pensioner takes on Stourbridge grot spots

Stourbridge News: Graham Beckley

1:35pm Friday 28th March 2014

A LITTER-PICKING Stourbridge pensioner has single-handedly collected three quarters of a ton of rubbish which was littering a river-side stretch of the town.

£8.5m Stourbridge super surgery weeks away from opening

Stourbridge News: The new Lion Medical Centre. Buy photo: 121428L

8:30am Thursday 27th March 2014

STOURBRIDGE'S state-of-the-art £8.5million new GP surgery is just two-and-a-half weeks away from opening.

New base for Stourbridge charity Max Appeal

Stourbridge News: Julie and Paul Wootton with Stourbridge MP Margot James, centre, and guests at the office opening. Buy photo: 131427L

4:12pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

A STOURBRIDGE charity which continues to go from strength to strength has celebrated the opening of a new office on an historic site.

Stourbridge barmaid loses locks for charity

Stourbridge News: Sammy Lenton, after undergoing the charity headshave.

4:00pm Friday 21st March 2014

BRAVE Stourbridge barmaid Sammy Lenton shed her shoulder-length locks this week with a headshave at the Royal Exchange pub in Enville Street.

Inquest jury told pilot killed in Stourton crash was unlicensed

Stourbridge News: Pilot killed in Stourton microlight crash

4:52pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

A MAN who was killed when his microlight aircraft hit power lines in Stourton was unlicensed to fly.

Wollaston Gardeners' Guild

12:55pm Thursday 13th March 2014

THE members held their AGM at Stourbridge Institute on February 17. It was opened by John Knight, who thanked all committee members and everyone who had helped and supported him during the last year. The president Eric Southall also gave his thanks and said the guild had enjoyed another successful year.

Wollaston E TG

12:50pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Chairman Jean Latham welcomed 50 members and two visitors to the February meeting. She then read out the list of apologies.

Stourbridge school pupils go all out for charity

4:36pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

A WOLLASTON school looks set to raise £6,000 for Acorns Children’s Hospice within 12 months.

Wollaston school shelves academy plans

8:00am Tuesday 18th February 2014

A WOLLASTON school has been forced to delay plans to become an academy.

Wollaston woman in witness plea after hit and run

2:32pm Monday 17th February 2014

A WOMAN involved in a hit and run outside her Wollaston home has appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Wollaston recruit passes Navy training

Stourbridge News: Jan Capewell has completed the first phase of his Navy training. Photograph by Dave Sherfield.

10:50am Monday 17th February 2014

A WOLLASTON man has completed a gruelling 10 week training course to kick-start his Navy career.

Creatures visit Wollaston nursery

Stourbridge News: Angie Blake, Bizet the owl, Taz the dragon lizard and Matthew Yeomans, aged three. Buy this photo: 071428M.

8:00am Friday 14th February 2014

A SLITHERING snake and a prickly pygmy hedgehog paid a visit to excited youngsters at a Wollaston nursery.

High School Musical fever set to hit Wollaston

Stourbridge News: L-r Bethan Bristow, aged 15, Chloe Taylor, aged 15, Lottie Taylor, aged 13, Talulla Wheatley, aged 16, Jack Sanders, aged 16, Tom Packer, aged 15, Sophina Heritage, aged 13, Bobbie Hemmings, aged 15. Front Joe Pollard, aged 14. Buy photo: 071418M

4:34pm Monday 10th February 2014

HIGH School Musical fever is set to hit a Wollaston school this week.

Petition calls for blood clinic to stay in Wollaston

Stourbridge News: Stourbridge MP Margot James with Colin Burch of the Three Village's Medical Practice Patient Participation Group. Buy photo: 071408MH

11:02am Monday 10th February 2014

UP to 500 people have signed a petition to urge health chiefs to keep a regular blood-testing clinic in Wollaston.

Stourbridge driver cleared of causing motorcyclist's death

10:35am Thursday 6th February 2014

A 34-YEAR-OLD Stourbridge driver has been cleared of causing the death of a motorcyclist after a jury was told the rider could have been exceeding the speed limit.


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