• Pensioner dies after fall

    AN 82-year-old woman died in hospital after falling over at her Stourbridge home and hitting her head on the coffee table, an inquest heard. Ivy Treece, of Worcester Street was sitting in a chair in her living room on July 22 2007, when she fell onto

  • 100 up for sprightly Jack

    A RETIRED Stourbridge lorry driver has celebrated his 100th birthday and shows no signs of putting the brakes on yet. Sprightly Jack Jones received more than 50 cards including one from The Queen on the big day, which he marked with a party at the Carlisle


    JEAVONS LOTTIE February 29th We wish that we could see you if only for a while. To wish you happy birthday and see your lovely smile. Missing you always Love Val and Maureen Published in paper 28/02/2008


    PRICE LESLEY 2nd March On this special day, wonderful memories of you deep in our hearts will always stay. Happy birthday Loved forever Husband Bill, daughter Dawn, son in law Mark, grandchildren Rhys and Mollie Published in paper


    LAURA CRADDOCK 1.3.2008 Happy 18th birthday All our love Mum and Dad and all the family Published in paper 28/02/2008


    LAURA CRADDOCK 1st March Congratulations on your 18th sweetheart. From Nan P. and all our loving family xxx Have a nice day Published in paper 28/02/2008


    PRIESTLEY GLENDA Of Wollaston. Passed away peacefully on 19th February 2008, aged 56 years. Beloved wife of the late John, loving mom of Rachel, Adrian and Adam and dearest daughter of Lyn Wilden. Funeral Service will take place in St. James Church


    BIDDLE SHEILA Formerly of Blakedown, passed away peacefully after a short illness on February 22nd 2008. Dearly loved wife of Ted, devoted mom to John, Stephen and Nick. She will be very sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral service and


    TOM REW Of Pedmore Stourbridge fell asleep on 20th February 2008 aged 71 years. Adored Husband of Mavis, Devoted Dad of David and Helen, dear Father-In-Law of Amanda, very special Papa of Benjamin, Robert and Alexander, much loved Son of Florence


    GARDENER VIDA Seven years today The years roll on, but the love and memories will never fade. God bless Ken and family Published in paper 28/02/2008


    HINKS ALF 7 YEARS TODAY The years slip by but still you stay, loved and remembered everyday. From wife Betty, daughters Sandra and Karen and all your family. Published in paper 28/02/2008


    TIPHANIE HAZEL 2.3.90 Tiffy Baby is 18 today With all our love Mum, Dad, Amandine, Jonathan Published in paper 28/02/2008


    HAYLEY MARIE GRAHAM 22nd February 1987 Happy 21st Birthday Lots of love from Mom, Dad, Lauren, Helen, Emily and Nan Published in paper 28/02/2008


    BEN PRIEST 27.2.95 Happy 13th birthday Love Mom, Jordan and all the family Published in paper 28/02/2008


    TRACEY WOOD Nay Evans Saturday 1st March Happy 40th Birthday With love and best wishes from Mom, Dad, Chris, Joanne, Patrick, Gabriella and Natasha Published in paper 28/02/2008


    JASMINE COPESTICK 2nd March Happy 16th birthday Love Mom, Dad, Nicholas, Daniel, Lily, Nan and Grandad Published in paper 28/02/2008


    EDWARDS Harry Passmore Formerly of Norton, Stourbridge, passed away peacefully on 22nd February 2008 aged 83 years. Dearly loved father of Jayne, father in law of Chris and grandad of Kit. Funeral service will take place at St Michael's


    JEVONS DORICE Of Foxdale Drive, Brierley Hill, formerly of Kidderminster, passed away peacefully in hospital on Friday 22nd February 2008, aged 82 years. Dear Mom of Sheila, a very special lady, much loved and sadly missed. Funeral service to be held


    REEVE GLADYS 28.2.2001 The days pass quickly. The years do too. But time can never dim the memories we have of you. God bless Husband George and all the family xxx Published in paper 28/02/2008


    PARTRIDGE TREVOR 2 years today 1st March As long as our hearts hold memories, as long as our eyes hold tears, we will treasure the time we spent with you. Those were our precious years. Not forgetting your birthday on 28th March 70


    FREEMAN Jack, Sue and family would like to thank everyone for the cards, flowers and donations received following the sad loss of Thelma. Thanks also to all of the staff at The Coach House for their superb care during the last months of her life


    RIDDLE Barbara Joan nee Firkins The family would like to thank everyone for the cards and messages of sympathy following their recent sad loss. Thank you to everyone who attended the funeral service at Stourbridge Crematorium and for all of the flowers


    EVANS JEAN Remembering you on Mothers Day as we do every other day. Happy Mothers Day we cannot say the third since you were taken away. We all love and miss you God Bless. Tina, Julie and families x Published in paper 28/02/2008

  • Hales close in on promotion party

    Old Halesonians Hockey Club first team drive for promotion from West Midlands Division One remains on target after they defeated Droitwich 5-4 to remain seven points clear in second. Despite a promising start, Hales found themselves 2-0 down. Their

  • Hales squeeze through

    Old Hales progressed to the quarter finals of the North Midlands Shield with a hard-fought 12-10 win over higher division Old Salteians. Hales started the game poorly when a break from the hosts' scrum-half set-up their fly-half to cross the line for

  • Shaun shines

    MEMBERS of a borough-based martial arts centre are celebrating after one of their kick-boxing instructors claimed a brilliant British double. Shaun Bradley, who trains and teaches at the Charlesworth Martial Arts School in Old Hill, won the British

  • Swimmers seal final slot

    Halesowen Swimming Club team made a real splash as they claimed top spot in round two of the Worcester Winter League held at Worcester. The evening also saw the B team come a creditable fifth. After a well-needed warm-up from the cold winter's evening

  • Support is key to Yeltz success

    Halesowen Town manager, Morell Maison, has urged supporters to turn out in force to help with their push for the BGB Premier Division title. The Yeltz boss is now setting his sights on the top spot rather than settling for a place in the play-offs after

  • Tigers post grrreat win

    A WONDERFUL performance by Withymoor Tigers U9s saw them leap-frog Dudley Sports West after beating them 8-0. On the mark were Reece Colley (3), Rhys Webb (2), Dylan Moorhouse, Levi Spencer and an own goal. Pheonix Youth. The U10s kept their unbeaten

  • Season starts

    IT was full-speeed ahead for Kinver Auto Club as they hosted the first moto-cross meeting of the year at Pattingham in the West Midlands group last weekend. As usual both riders and spectators turned out in force not deterred by the cold February temperatures

  • Top showing

    Halesowen Swimming Club's A team made a real splash as they claimed top spot in round two of the Worcester Winter League held at Worcester. The evening also saw the B team come a creditable fifth. After a well-needed warm up from the cold winter's evening

  • TC's Angling News

    Fish-O-Mania Final Moves to The Midlands. The Sky TV televised £25,000 Fish'O'Mania Final, will this year take place at Cudmore Fishery, Staffordshire on Saturday July 19. Cudmore becomes the fourth ever Fish'O'Mania final venue, following Mallory

  • Reigning champions stretch advantage

    Last year's champions Geoff Brooks and Roy Harper now have asix-point lead at the top of the Stourbridge Labour Indoor Pairs League after beating bottom duo Harry Heaven and Frank Johnson 12-6. Second placed Dave and Trevor Bate lost to Brenda and Derek

  • Hales squeeze it

    Old Hales progressed to the quarter finals of the North Midlands Shield with a hard-fought win over higher division Old Salteians. Hales started the game poorly when a break from the hosts' scrum-half set-up their fly-half to cross the line for a converted

  • Stour starlets celebrate

    On the back of the Stourbridge firsts picking up a vital home win it was also a great weekend for both the U15s and U16s who progressed to the semi-finals of the North Midlands Cup. The U16s had to endure a hard-fought game against local rivals Old Halesonians

  • Assault victim recovering after centre attack

    A MAN is recovering after an attack at the Merry Hill centre left him in hospital with head injuries. Cops from Brierley Hill released CCTV images of four men they believe hold vital information to assist the inquiry. The victim, aged 30, was approached

  • Walk in the park for injury-hit Stourbridge

    A good crowd saw Stourbridge overcome adversity to beat Westcombe Park 32-12 at home on Saturday and get their promotion push back on track. Flowing Stour's disappointting defeat away at Blaydon last week they were determined to to make amends but all

  • Duo suffer horror clash

    STOURBRIDGE RFC have been left reeling after two key players were set for lengthy spells on the sidelines after an innocuous-looking collision left them with horrific injuries. Inside centre Mark Eastwood and fly-half Sam Robinson suffered a clash of

  • Leon to stay on

    Stourbridge FC have been handed some positive news after influential midfielder Leon Broadhurst snubbed an approach from BGB Midlands rivals, Chasetown, and pledged his future to the club until the end of the present campaign. The long-serving midfielder

  • Out of the shadows

    The tasty Dudley Town versus Dudley Sports derby will take place this Saturday with the visitors looking to stake their claim as the town's top team. The Dell Stadium will host this weekend's encounter (3pm kick-off) with Sports occupying second and

  • Syndrome blamed for baby death

    A HEALTHY three-month-old baby boy died of sudden infant death syndrome, an inquest heard. Little Logan Taylor was found lifeless on the sofa at his home in High Street, Brierley Hill, where he had fallen asleep with his mum Elizabeth by his side. The

  • Courageous Colts

    An incredible last-gasp try from centre Stefan Shillingford enabled Dudley Kingswinford's Colts to reach the last eight of the National Colts Cup thanks to a 10-3 win over Doncaster. The game was played in front of the biggest crowd at Heathbrookvthis

  • Hagley lad Chiles gets on his bike

    POPULAR TV host and former Hagley schoolboy Adrian Chiles is getting on his bike alongside England star Alan Shearer as part of a fundraising cycling trip across the country. The One Show presenter, who grew up in Hagley, is teaming up with the former