Work starts on new retirement properties in Hagley

Stourbridge News: An artist's impression of the upcoming development in Hagley.

3:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

CONSTRUCTION work is now underway to build 44 retirement apartments in Hagley.

New outdoor gym installed in Clent

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New gym opening at Clent park,The park funded by Bromsgrove District Council:
(L) Margaret Sherry, John Ruck - Civic Head, and Sophie Hancock - Youth counsellor
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3:29pm Thursday 24th July 2014

VILLAGERS can keep fit at a Clent park after the installation of council-funded gym equipment.

Oldbury weightlifter hoping to lift Commonwealth medal

Stourbridge News:

3:07pm Thursday 24th July 2014

MEDAL-winning hopeful Jaswant Shergill wil be going for gold in the weighlifting section of the Commonwealth Games tomorrow.

Restoration project reveals historic secrets from landmark's past

Stourbridge News: Archaeology Day - CENTRAL MUSEUM

3:15pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A RESTORATION project at a landmark building in Dudley is revealing historic secrets from the last century.

Hereford United - No action from council until club's Creditors Voluntary Agreement is clarified

Stourbridge News: Cllr Tony Johnson posed for a group photograph with Hereford United outside Brockington.

1:53pm Thursday 24th July 2014

"Closed doors" meeting ends with the council waiting on when to take action

Stourbridge MP to host drop-in-surgery in Lye this afternoon

Stourbridge News: Margot James MP

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

STOURBRIDGE MP Margot James is holding a drop-in advice surgery in Lye this afternoon (Thursday July 24).

Wollaston Tennis Club serves up new courts after £130,000 makeover

Stourbridge News: Janet Hanby by the new courts named after her late husband Len. Pic by Dave Tranter

1:01pm Thursday 24th July 2014

WOLLASTON Tennis Club has unveiled brand new courts in memory of a former club stalwart.

Flavours of Herefordshire Festival set to boost business

Stourbridge News:

12:17pm Thursday 24th July 2014

BUSINESSES in Hereford are hoping for a bumper boost to their trade when the city is transformed into a foodie heaven next month.

Former Herefordshire MEP charged with money laundering

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11:06am Thursday 24th July 2014

A FORMER Herefordshire MEP has been charged with money laundering and misconduct in public office.

Hereford United - Creditors Voluntary Agreement could be a breach of ground leases

Stourbridge News: Cllr Tony Johnson posed for a group photograph with Hereford United outside Brockington.

11:24am Thursday 24th July 2014

Closed doors meeting underway at Council HQ to determine whether or not a CVA breaches leases on the club's Edgar Street ground

Herefordshire Council set to split Hoople in two

Stourbridge News: Herefordshire business services firm Hoople starts search for new MD

10:53am Thursday 24th July 2014

The council's "arm's length" support services provider faces a future as two companies

Fundraising concert being held for Leasowes Walled Garden Appeal

Stourbridge News: The Real Neil, aka Ken Russell, and Halesowen MP James Morris are urging people to attend the concert.

11:58am Thursday 24th July 2014

A CONCERT is being held in Halesowen to raise money for the Leasowes Walled Garden Appeal.

Couples will soon be able to tie the knot at Lye and Wollescote Chapels

Stourbridge News:

11:42am Thursday 24th July 2014

COUPLES will be able to say 'I do' at Lye and Wollescote Cemetery Chapels as the historic building is due to be transformed into a wedding venue.

Doorstep tricksters rob Halesowen pensioner

Stourbridge News:

12:06pm Thursday 24th July 2014

CCTV images of three women have been released by detectives in a bid to trace those responsible for a distraction burglary on a Halesowen pensioner.

£3.1m cash windfall heading to Worcester - how would you spend it?

Stourbridge News:

10:38am Thursday 24th July 2014

A BONANZA £3.1 million cash windfall heading to Worcester City Council could be used to build a first class swimming pool, reverse massive cuts or pay off debt.

Teen vandals clean up their act

Stourbridge News:

10:38am Thursday 24th July 2014

TWO teenagers who blighted a Stourbridge subway with graffiti have been putting their artistic desires to good use by painting a car park as part of their punishment.

Curry fans raise £1,100 for Mary Stevens Hospice

Stourbridge News: Curry Awards 2014 page image

10:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

STOURBRIDGE curry lovers put their hands in their pockets to support Mary Stevens Hospice at a fundraising dinner.

Jobs boost for Brierley Hill with arrival of new clothes store

Stourbridge News: Hundreds of jobs on way in East Sussex after £7m boost from Government

9:58am Thursday 24th July 2014

BRIERLEY Hill is to get a jobs boost with the arrival of a new fashion store at the Merry Hill shopping centre.

Blackheath insurance staff in fundraising bid

10:08am Thursday 24th July 2014

STAFF at a Blackheath insurance office are taking part in their company’s 12-month campaign to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Food retailer doubles size of Black Country site

Stourbridge News:

9:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A BLACK Country firm is not only moving to a bigger base but also plans to expand its empire by adding another nine shops to its chain by the end of the year.

Halesowen mosque plan sparks racist claims

9:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

HUNDREDS of objections have scuppered plans to build two 21ft minarets and a dome on a Halesowen mosque – sparking accusations of racism.

Halas Homes variety club raises a smile with show

Stourbridge News: Dudley Mayor Cllr Margaret Aston on stage at the Halas Homes Variety Show.

8:22am Thursday 24th July 2014

A HALESOWEN care home raised more than a smile when it put on a variety show in Netherton.

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.

Catshill school in Bromsgrove given Sunshine Coach

Stourbridge News: Martin Coyne, Matt Hardy, Louise Gumery and Andy Turpin from Poppleton & Appleby with Headteacher Deb Rattley and pupils Jessica Tipping, Billy Abbotts and Charley Holding.

3:19pm Thursday 24th July 2014

STUDENTS at a Catshill school have been given a boost after receiving a minibus.

Hampton Lovett man pleads guilty to benefit fraud

3:09pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A 51-YEAR-old man from Hampton Lovett has pleaded guilty to two charges of benefit fraud.

Ivington couple receive royal recognition

Stourbridge News:

3:11pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A COUPLE received the royal seal of approval for their work with children in the county.

School caterers cake is a roaring success at national award conference

Stourbridge News: The prize winning cake made by caterer Carla Brown.

3:05pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A BROMSGROVE school caterer has won a national award for making a cake in the shape of a lion.

All Our Yesterdays For Ledbury Carnival

3:01pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE NEW might look somehow familiar on August Bank Holiday Monday, when "Forty Years of Carnival" will be celebrated by Ledbury people.

All Our Yesterdays For Ledbury Carnival

3:01pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE NEW might look somehow familiar on August Bank Holiday Monday, when "Forty Years of Carnival" will be celebrated by Ledbury people.

Worcester's Dolphin team set to tackle 100 mile cycle challenge for charity

Stourbridge News: GETTING READY: Members of the Dolphin team James Nicholls, Aj Ahmed, Colin Shales, Jess Price and Dave Williams

2:18pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A FORMER paralympian is calling out to his colleagues in Worcester to put in the miles before their charity cycle challenge next month.

Coop donates £500 to help keep Fairtrade town status

Stourbridge News:

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

FAIRTRADE in Bromsgrove has been boosted by a charitable donation.

The Vale's own bat woman

Stourbridge News: Bryan the Pipistrelle bat was released in Evesham's Abbey Park.

1:42pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A VALE villager turned bat woman this month when she was called to assist in the removal of a bat that had made its way inside.

Try a new craft this summer with free workshops

1:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

OVER the Summer holidays, children will be able to have a go at different activities with a number of free workshops running at Hobbycraft in Wychbold between 11am and 3pm.

Shipston's High Street hopes to be crowned top

Stourbridge News:

1:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A THRIVING Cotswold town is celebrating its growth over the past year by setting its sights on winning the newly launched Great British High Street Awards.

THE WELLAND STEAM RALLY TURNS FIFTY!

1:38pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE CROWD-PLEASING Welland Steam and Country Rally is to celebrate its 50th anniversary this weekend.

Worcester couple make bull-run game

1:34pm Thursday 24th July 2014

ANYONE who's ever wondered what it is like be a charging bull can find out, without charge.

Leominster trio take on Edinburgh

Stourbridge News: From left is Andrew Morris, Theo Jobst and Sam Powell.

1:11pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A LEOMINSTER trio is preparing to put on a show at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The Evesham Hotel To Mark World War One Centenary

Stourbridge News: The Evesham Hotel chef Paul Napper looking at menu ideas in Mrs Beeton's cookbook.

12:51pm Thursday 24th July 2014

EVESHAM will take a moment to remember those who fought in the trenches of the First World War on Monday.

Robin Walker promoted to role as aide to Environment Secretary

Stourbridge News: Worcester MP Robin Walker

12:50pm Thursday 24th July 2014

WORCESTER MP Robin Walker has been handed a promotion - and is now the closest confidante of Britain's youngest ever female Cabinet minister.

Local financial firm up for top award

Stourbridge News:

12:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A FINANCIAL planning firm in Bromsgrove is in line for a prestigious national award.

Police want to speak to these men in connection with the burglary of a Malvern hotel

Stourbridge News: SUSPECT: West Mercia Police want to speak to this man

12:21pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THESE are the two people police are trying to track down after a Malvern hotel was burgled.

Breaking news Manslaughter dad's sentencing delayed for baby's funeral to take place

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11:36am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE funeral of baby Isabella Vallance has delayed the sentencing of her father.

Manslaughter dad's sentencing delayed for baby's funeral to take place

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11:34am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE funeral of baby Isabella Vallance has delayed the sentencing of her father.

Hospital trust vows to address financial woes

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11:24am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE organisation running Worcestershire Royal Hospital has said it is working to bring itself back into a positive financial position following this week’s announcement that it has been reported to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt for ending the 20013-14 financial year with a £14.2 million deficit

Golfers raise nearly £1,000 for guide dog charity

Stourbridge News: The first club team tees off with Guide Dog assistance from Catrin Rod and puppy Umber.

11:24am Thursday 24th July 2014

Generous golfers at the Gaudet Luce Golf Club in Droitwich, managed to raise nearly £1,000 recently a special golfing day for the Guide Dog Service.

Hospital trust vows to address financial woes

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11:22am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE organisation running Worcestershire Royal Hospital has said it is working to bring itself back into a positive financial position following this week’s announcement that it has been reported to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt for ending the 20013-14 financial year with a £14.2 million deficit

Hospital trust vows to address financial woes

Stourbridge News: (3502295)

11:22am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE organisation running Worcestershire Royal Hospital has said it is working to bring itself back into a positive financial position following this week’s announcement that it has been reported to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt for ending the 20013-14 financial year with a £14.2 million deficit

Hospital trust vows to address financial woes

Stourbridge News: (3502295)

11:22am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE organisation running Worcestershire Royal Hospital has said it is working to bring itself back into a positive financial position following this week’s announcement that it has been reported to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt for ending the 20013-14 financial year with a £14.2 million deficit

Hospital trust vows to address financial woes

Stourbridge News: (3502295)

11:22am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE organisation running Worcestershire Royal Hospital has said it is working to bring itself back into a positive financial position following this week’s announcement that it has been reported to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt for ending the 20013-14 financial year with a £14.2 million deficit

Worcester jobs lost as Unipart car parts firm goes into administration

Stourbridge News:

12:45pm Thursday 24th July 2014

UNIPART Automotive - one of the UK's largest suppliers of car parts and garage equipment - has gone into administration with the loss of more than 1,200 jobs, including eight in Worcester.



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