Stourbridge estate agent helps a teenager's dream come true

Ledbury Reporter: Tracy Elbro

1:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

MONTHS of training paid off for a Stourbridge estate agent, who tackled the London Marathon on Sunday for the first and last time..

Iconic sitcom Fawlty Towers being staged by Halesowen theatre group

Ledbury Reporter: Dave Francis Williams and Jordan Smith prepare for An Evening With Fawlty Towers.

12:15pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

ICONIC British comedy Fawlty Towers is being tackled by Halesowen's Mayhem Theatre Company.

Youngsters party with Peppa Pig at Merry Hill

Ledbury Reporter: L-r Evie Noon, aged four and Lily Noon, aged six from Stourport.

12:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

CHILDREN'S favourite Peppa Pig popped to Merry Hill yesterday (Monday) to host a party for her loyal fans.

New line dance classes to start in Norton

11:36am Wednesday 16th April 2014

RENOWNED line dance instructor Nigel Rider is starting a new beginners and improvers class at St Michaels Church Centre in Maynard Avenue (off the Broadway), Norton, next Wednesday, April 23, at 7.15pm.

Brierley Hill gym launches Easter egg amnesty

Ledbury Reporter: Some of Audrey's hand-decorated eggs

11:24am Wednesday 16th April 2014

BUSY Brierley Hill based PureGym is appealing for donations of Easter eggs to deliver to a local charity.

College boss slams Dudley Council planners for "ridiculous" crossing rejection

Ledbury Reporter: Dudley Colege principal Lowell Williams is unhappy with council planners who threw out his crossing plan

11:42am Wednesday 16th April 2014

DUDLEY College’s boss has blasted councillors for a “ridiculous” decision he says could put students in danger.

999 crews on scene at Sedgley car smash

Ledbury Reporter: Baby boy dies suddenly at holiday park

10:53am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Emergency services are at the scene of a crash in Sedgely between two cars on Gospel End Road.

Sadness at acclaimed Stourbridge-born singer's death

Ledbury Reporter: Lyndsie in Stourbridge in 1976

10:50am Wednesday 16th April 2014

STOURBRIDGE opera buffs have been saddened by the death of internationally acclaimed singer Lyndsie Holland at the age of 79.

Tireless worker for Blackheath loses cancer battle

Ledbury Reporter: Mary Docker

1:34pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

PASSIONATE campaigner for Blackheath and its people Mary Docker has died after a short battle with cancer at the age of 59.

Bethel Chapel set to celebrate Good Friday after News appeal sees new organist recruited

10:52am Wednesday 16th April 2014

WOLLESCOTE based Bethel Chapel will be able to go ahead with their traditional Good Friday service following a successful appeal for an organist through the Stourbridge News.

Stourbridge gig will help provide a new school

9:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A STOURBRIDGE woman has organised a charity gig to raise funds to educate children in Gambia.

Retirement properties given the go-ahead in Hagley

Ledbury Reporter: An artist's impression of the upcoming development in Hagley.

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

HAGLEY residents have expressed their disappointment that plans to build 44 retirement apartments in a prominent part of the village have received the go-ahead.

Band hopes to strke a chord in Halesowen with Black Country Festival

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A UKULELE band is tuning up to spearhead celebrations in Halesowen town centre as part of the region’s inaugural Black Country Festival.

Ledbury's Greyhound Champion Remembered

Ledbury Reporter: (5478251)

1:59pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE FUNERAL has taken place of a former Ledbury lady who was well known as a champion of abandoned dogs, especially greyhounds.

Nation's long wave signal being updated via Droitwich antenna

1:42pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

LISTENERS to Radio 4’s long wave transmission might well have noticed that it’s currently out of service every day between 10am and 5.30pm, but what they might not know, is that the national signal shutdown, is due to work being done on the Droitwich transmitters.

Bromsgrove and Redditch daredevils invited to do a fundraising parachute jump

Ledbury Reporter: Lucy Bayliss, community fundraiser at Primrose Hospice, is encouraging Redditch and Bromsgrove thrillseekers to do a skydive this year for the Primrose Hospice. Buy photo BCR161404_01

1:20pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

BROMSGROVE and Redditch daredevils are being given the chance to take to the skies to raise money for charity.

Hereford County Hospital launches "departure lounge"

Ledbury Reporter: Sister Dawn Midson (left) WVT Complex Discharge Lead, with her "departure lounge"  team  team.

1:19pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

New patient discharge initiative to free up ward beds

Children donate pocket money to Hereford United

Ledbury Reporter: 1416_4001 Children donate their pocket money to Hereford United Football Club.
Billie-Jean Coultas, Colin Addison & Jake Dixon (5442404)

1:03pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

YOUNG football fans Billie-Jean Coultas and Jake Dixon have joined the campaign to save Hereford United.

Chaddesley Corbett Parish neighbourhood plan open for comments

Ledbury Reporter: Chaddesley Corbett Parish neighbourhood plan open for comments

1:02pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

RESIDENTS of a Worcestershire village have the opportunity to have their say on plans to shape the future of their community.

Chaddesley Corbett Parish neighbourhood plan open for comments

Ledbury Reporter: Chaddesley Corbett Parish neighbourhood plan open for comments

1:02pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

RESIDENTS of a Worcestershire village have the opportunity to have their say on plans to shape the future of their community.

Chaddesley Corbett Parish neighbourhood plan open for comments

Ledbury Reporter: Chaddesley Corbett Parish neighbourhood plan open for comments

1:02pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

RESIDENTS of a Worcestershire village have the opportunity to have their say on plans to shape the future of their community.

Chaddesley Corbett Parish neighbourhood plan open for comments

Ledbury Reporter: Chaddesley Corbett Parish neighbourhood plan open for comments

1:02pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

RESIDENTS of a Worcestershire village have the opportunity to have their say on plans to shape the future of their community.

Work under way at new Sedgley church cafe

1:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

WORK has begun on a new community cafe at a Sedgley church which will provide services for vulnerable people of all ages.

New Debenhams and Waitrose stores to open doors on May 1

Ledbury Reporter: New supermarket opens doors

1:03pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

DEBENHAMS and Waitrose will both open their doors at the Old Market Development on May 1.

Herefordshire residents dig deep to raise more than £200,000 for poppy appeal

Ledbury Reporter: More than £20,000 has been raised for the appeal in Herefordshire.

12:39pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

GENEROUS county residents have donated more than £200,000 to the Royal British Legion's poppy appeal since it was launched last October.

Investigations continue into suspected firearms incident

Ledbury Reporter: Armed police in Rainbow Hill yesterday

12:25pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

INVESTIGATIONS are continuing into a suspected firearms incident in Worcester yesterday afternoon.

Quitter becomes a winner

12:19pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A BIDFORD man who gave up smoking after 10 years has been rewarded for his efforts with Warwickshire County Council's ex-Smoker Factor challenge.

Scaled-back swimming pool plans approved

Ledbury Reporter: Scaled-back swimming pool plans approved

12:06pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

SCALED-BACK plans to build a new six-lane swimming pool in Worcester look set to go ahead despite appeals to reinstate a scrapped scheme for an eight-lane facility.

Herefordshire's young people "slum" it to raise awareness

Ledbury Reporter: The group built their slum in Hereford Baptist Church's car park.(5442158)

12:02pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

YOUNG people in the county have been “slumming” it to help raise awareness of poverty in the world's poorest communities.

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Ledbury Reporter: Sylvia Burrows

12:01pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Don't forget Sophie....

Hereford diocese plans "bigger, better" festival of churches in 2014

Ledbury Reporter: Hereford Cathedral, the subject chosen by Quentin Letts on Celebrity Mastermind.

12:08pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Festival now spans several days after attracting up to 15,000 visitors over a single weekend last year

Message in a Bottle could be a life-saver

Ledbury Reporter: Pharmacist Keiran Patel from Hillview Pharmacy with one of the bottles. Buy this photo RMM151403 from redditchadvertiser.co.uk/pictures or call 01527 889027

11:50am Wednesday 16th April 2014

LIONS Clubs throughout the UK are promoting a health initiative that enables people to keep their personal and medical details where they can be found in an emergency - in the fridge.

Submarina swaps deep sea for road running

Ledbury Reporter: Petty Officer (PO) Matthew Bradley, who is taking part in the Plymouth half marathon

11:42am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A SUBMARINER from Worcester is limbering up to take part in a half marathon to raise money for the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC).

Tarmac machine catches fire on Newmarket Street

Ledbury Reporter: Fire crews were called to a tarmac machine which was on fire on Tuesday evening.

11:32am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A TARMAC machine set alight on Newmarket Street late on Tuesday evening.

Driver taken to hospital with broken rib following collision near Bromyard last night

Ledbury Reporter: A Citroen Berlingo was involved in an accident near Bromyard.

11:32am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A DRIVER was taken to hospital with a broken rib after a collision near Bromyard on Tuesday.

Four vehicles involved in collision on A49 near the Callow

Ledbury Reporter: REVIEW: The new police and crime commissioner for West Mercia says the force's buildings must be fit-for-purpose or could be sold.

11:32am Wednesday 16th April 2014

EMERGENCY services were called after four vehicles were involved in a collision on the A49 south of Hereford on Tuesday evening.

Enjoy early morning walks with the 'Birdman'

11:29am Wednesday 16th April 2014

BIRD lovers are being invited to join a couple of early morning walks around Ragley with its newly adopted 'Birdman'.

Easter Bonnets on parade at Droitwich care home

Ledbury Reporter: Doreen Taylor and Rose Collier at Westmead Care Home with their Estaer bonnets. Buy photo: BMM161401a at droitwichadvertiser.co.uk/pictures or call 01527 889030

11:20am Wednesday 16th April 2014

CRAFTY residents at a care home in Droitwich have been creating their own stylish spring-time headwear for an Easter bonnet parade.

School creates memorial garden in honour of fallen soldier

Ledbury Reporter: Front row left to right, Richard Browning, Alan Smith, representing the Worcester and Sherwood Foresters Regiment, Private Williams's mother Linda Williams, Councillor Mary Drinkwater, headteacher Julie Farr, and Councillor Gordon Yarranton, chairman

11:18am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A garden has been opened at a Worcester school in memory of a fallen Worcester soldier.

Jobseeker numbers dip for first time in months

Ledbury Reporter: JobCentre move strengthens role of Ealing Hub among ex-offenders

11:18am Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE number of jobseekers in Worcester has fallen for the first time since last year.

Appeal over pavement parking in Malvern

Ledbury Reporter: Ledbury police officer charged with two counts of misconduct

11:01am Wednesday 16th April 2014

POLICE are appealing to people in the Marlbank Road area of Malvern not to park on the pavements after residents complained about frequently having to step into the road.

Appeal over pavement parking in Malvern

Ledbury Reporter: Ledbury police officer charged with two counts of misconduct

11:01am Wednesday 16th April 2014

POLICE are appealing to people in the Marlbank Road area of Malvern not to park on the pavements after residents complained about frequently having to step into the road.

Appeal over pavement parking in Malvern

Ledbury Reporter: Ledbury police officer charged with two counts of misconduct

11:01am Wednesday 16th April 2014

POLICE are appealing to people in the Marlbank Road area of Malvern not to park on the pavements after residents complained about frequently having to step into the road.

Road range incident in Malvern

Ledbury Reporter: (3495450)

11:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A MOTORIST was attacked in the street in a road-rage incident in Longridge Road, Malvern, at about 11.20am on Tuesday, April 15.

Road range incident in Malvern

Ledbury Reporter: (3495450)

10:59am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A MOTORIST was attacked in the street in a road-rage incident in Longridge Road, Malvern, at about 11.20am on Tuesday, April 15.

Car tyres slashed twice in two days in Malvern

Ledbury Reporter: (3495450)

10:59am Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE tyres of a car parked outside a house in Orfrod Way, Malvern, were slashed twice in the space of two days on Tuesday, April 14 and the following day.

Road rage incident in Malvern

Ledbury Reporter: (3495450)

10:59am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A MOTORIST was attacked in the street in a road-rage incident in Longridge Road, Malvern, at about 11.20am on Tuesday, April 15.

Car tyres slashed twice in two days in Malvern

Ledbury Reporter: (3495450)

10:58am Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE tyres of a car parked outside a house in Orfrod Way, Malvern, were slashed twice in the space of two days on Tuesday, April 14 and the following day.

Car tyres slashed twice in two days in Malvern

Ledbury Reporter: (3495450)

10:58am Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE tyres of a car parked outside a house in Orfrod Way, Malvern, were slashed twice in the space of two days on Tuesday, April 14 and the following day.

Spate of bike thefts hits Pershore

10:51am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A SPATE of bike thefts has taken place in Pershore with seven cycles being taken in just four days.






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