Kingswinford supermarket to offer flu jabs

Ledbury Reporter: The flu jab is available on the NHS

5:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

A KINGSWINFORD supermarket will be offering NHS flu jabs from mid September so customers can combine their weekly shop with a chance to stave off the virus this winter.

Sandwell Council to make imporovement pledges

5:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

SANDWELL Council is urging people to have their say on what issues matter to them in their area and how they can be improved.

Live Hereford United 2 Biggleswade Town 1

Ledbury Reporter:

2:13pm Saturday 20th September 2014

HEREFORD United beat Biggleswade 2-1, with goals from Sam Bobes-Gilroy and Sam Akinde. Re-live the action here...

Bingo carrot to boost Sandwell food waste recycling

1:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

A BINGO challenge is being offered to Sandwell householders in a bid to boost the amount of food recycling.

Wetherspoon pubs to drop prices on Wednesday to highlight tax wrangle

12:39pm Saturday 20th September 2014

FOUR Wetherspoon pubs across Halesowen and Sandwell are dropping their prices by 7.5 per cent on Wednesday as part of the company's ongoing tax battle with the Government.

Funding available for community groups in Quarry Bank and Dudley Wood

12:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

COMMUNITY groups in Quarry Bank and Dudley Wood are encouraged to apply for a share of more than £10,500 to help support their activities.

Dudley Deaf Children's Society shortlisted for £3,000 award

9:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

DUDLEY Deaf Children's Society is waiting to hear whether it will win a grant worth up to £3,000.

Two vehicles involved in crash on Newtown Road, Worcester

Ledbury Reporter: Ambulances are having to queue outside at busy times

7:45pm Saturday 20th September 2014

EMERGENCY services were called to a two-vehicle crash on Newtown Road, Worcester this evening (Saturday, September 20).

Droitwich firefighters called to incident at Rowan Court

Ledbury Reporter:

5:48pm Saturday 20th September 2014

DROITWICH firefighters attended an incident at Rowan Court this morning, (September 20).

Firefighters called to incidents

Ledbury Reporter:

5:40pm Saturday 20th September 2014

KIDDERMINSTER firefighters were called out to incidents today, (September 20).

Petition against transforming Hereford pub into flats submitted to council

Ledbury Reporter: Petition handed over against the proposal to turn the Nell Gwynne pub into flats.
from left, Nell Gwynne customer & CAMRA member Michael Hughes hands the petition to Councillor Mark Hubbard. 1437_10001 (10256209)

4:49pm Saturday 20th September 2014

THE fight to save a Hereford pub from being turned into flats has gathered momentum after a petition bearing more than 200 signatures was handed to Herefordshire Council.

Petrol station at Tesco, St Peter's open for business

Ledbury Reporter:

4:49pm Saturday 20th September 2014

MOTORISTS hoping to use the petrol station at the Tesco store in St Peter's today (Saturday, September 20) are able to do so, however some pumps are running low on fuel.

Coffee lovers invited to fundraising event in Bromsgrove

Ledbury Reporter:

4:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

COFFEE lovers can take part in a fundraising event this Friday, September 26.

Couples' golden wedding sparks marriage celebration

Ledbury Reporter: Reverend John Cook and his wife Daphne who celebrated their golden wedding recently.

3:24pm Saturday 20th September 2014

AN Alcester couple who recently celebrated their golden wedding will now hold a special harvest festival to commemorate the gift of marriage.

Motorbikes stolen from secure garage in South Littleton

Ledbury Reporter: Broken down lorry causes fuel spillage in Ombersley

3:22pm Saturday 20th September 2014

TWO motorbikes were stolen from a garage in Shine Hill Lane in South Littleton.

Nude calender for full monty production

Ledbury Reporter: Andrew Sutton, Jamie Glenn, Frank Forbes, pub landlord David Carvell, Hugh Duck, David Hatton and Jeff Gill.

3:20pm Saturday 20th September 2014

SIX brave Alcester Theatre Company members posed for a nude calendar in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.

Supporters of Worcester care home taking part in sponsored walk

3:10pm Saturday 20th September 2014

SUPPORTERS of a care home in Worcester are taking part in a sponsored walk this afternoon (Saturday, September 20).

Diesel stolen from combine harvester in Bretforton

Ledbury Reporter: (9497769)

2:56pm Saturday 20th September 2014

DIESEL has been siphoned from a combine harvester in Bretforton.

Four year partnership for Alcester Male Voice Choir and Johnsons Coaches

Ledbury Reporter: Alcester Male Voice Choir team up with Johnson’s Coaches for a fourth year.

12:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

ALCESTER Male Voice Choir is to be sponsored for a fourth year by Henley in Arden bus and coach company Johnsons Coaches.

Kidderminster firefighters called to Stourport fire

Ledbury Reporter:

11:18am Saturday 20th September 2014

KIDDERMINSTER firefighters were called to a Stourport fire last night, (September 19).

Town firefighters called to flooded property

Ledbury Reporter:

11:12am Saturday 20th September 2014

BROMSGROVE firefighters were called to a flooded property last night, (September 19).

Event raises £2,000 for school

Ledbury Reporter: Lucky winner Ruby Sheldon from Woodfield Academy with Rachel Badlan. Buy this photograph RCR381401_02 at or call 01384 358000

10:40am Saturday 20th September 2014

A BALLOON race, as well as other fundraising activities, has helped Woodfield Academy raise almost £2,000.

Talented Bromsgrove pianist receives merit for exam and university place

Ledbury Reporter:

10:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

A TALENTED Bromsgrove pianist who received a merit in a recent exam is preparing to study music at university.

Bromsgrove Street Pastors celebrate their 2nd birthday

9:41am Saturday 20th September 2014

BROMSGROVE Street Pastors celebrated their second birthday by holding a service at the Ye Olde Black Cross.

Bowling club rounds off its centenary year in style

Ledbury Reporter: Hewell captain Jeff Williams, Bob Welborn from the Imps, and John Tolley, the president of Hewell. SP

8:20am Saturday 20th September 2014

HEWELL Bowling Club rounded off their very successful centenary year with a visit from the Imps, a team of established bowlers who tour the country to play in friendly matches.

Questions raised over Stourport car park safety

Ledbury Reporter:

8:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

FUEL and oil tanks underneath a new Stourport car park could cause explosions or fires, according to a mechanic whose garage used to be based on the site.

Evening of 'glitter and glamour' to raise funds for Leominster Museum

6:45am Saturday 20th September 2014

AN evening of "glitter and glamour" in Leominster is set to raise funds for the town's museum.

Kidderminster hairdresser wins national awards

Ledbury Reporter:

6:30am Saturday 20th September 2014

A HAIRDRESSING entrepreneur with a salon in Kidderminster has scooped two national awards.

Underemployment figures on the rise

Ledbury Reporter: Small businesses targeted by scammers

6:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

THE number of people who are underemployed in the West Midlands has increased by three per cent since 2010, according to figures released by the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

Brierley Hill men jailed for cutting up cars stolen by high-end theft ring

Ledbury Reporter:

5:39pm Friday 19th September 2014

TWO Brierley Hill men have been jailed for their role in cutting up high-end cars stolen by members of a sophisticated vehicle theft ring.

Stourbridge musician hopes to make waves in US after landing LA film role

Ledbury Reporter: Nick J Townsend in LA

4:39pm Friday 19th September 2014

A STOURBRIDGE musician and TV extra is hoping to make waves across the Pond after landing his first film role in Hollywood.

Dudley dinner ladies served up with legal bills after council wins costs claim

Ledbury Reporter: Former St Ambrose teacher accused of historic sexual abuse appears in court

4:30pm Friday 19th September 2014

A QUARTET of Dudley dinner ladies have been hit with legal bills of £5,400 after losing same pay claims.

Quarry Bank man jailed for nine months after assaulting his partner

Ledbury Reporter: Trial for man accused of assaulting police officers

4:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

A 22-YEAR-OLD year old Quarry Bank man who grabbed his vulnerable former partner by the hair and dragged her along the ground before threatening to stab her with a craft knife has been jailed.

Tesco, St Peter's, petrol station shut after car hits pipework

Ledbury Reporter:

2:21pm Friday 19th September 2014

A CORDON has been put up at a petrol station after a car hit piping.

Audi theft ring jailed after police uncover car ‘chop shop’ in Lye

Ledbury Reporter:

5:10pm Friday 19th September 2014

MEMBERS of a high-end vehicle theft ring have been jailed for more than 17 years after cops uncovered their car cutting den in Lye.

Judge tells Netherton woman to behave herself after pub row turned ugly

Ledbury Reporter: Scales of Justice: Recent convictions at Oxfordshire's magistrates' courts

3:47pm Friday 19th September 2014

A NETHERTON woman has been told to behave herself by a judge after a drunken dispute turned violent.

"Bean bag" birthing centre proposed for Hereford County Hospital

Ledbury Reporter: Wye Valley NHS Trust faces an uncertain future

2:46pm Friday 19th September 2014

New centre offering the principles of home birth is part of a near £3.5m pitch for charity funding.

Herefordshire Council bullying row - another group leader claims no knowledge of allegations

Ledbury Reporter: Herefordshire Council has made a joint application to extend Three Elms Trading Estate.

11:32am Friday 19th September 2014

More "no recollection" answers over hushed up bullying and harassment allegations

New Dudley exhibition shows fallow deer came here first after Norman Conquest

Ledbury Reporter: The fallow deer

1:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

A NEW exhibition is showing how secrets locked in DNA are telling the story of life in medieval Dudley.

More foreign workers needed to do farm work unemployed and "lazy" Brits won't do

Ledbury Reporter: AGRICULTURAL SCENE: An image of ploughing in fields near Salwayash from the Echo’s book

12:49pm Friday 19th September 2014

MORE migrant workers are needed to pick crops because Britons do not have the required work ethic.

Man jailed for nine months after assaulting his partner

Ledbury Reporter: Trial for man accused of assaulting police officers

4:06pm Friday 19th September 2014

A 22-YEAR-OLD year old man has been jailed after grabbing his former partner by the hair and dragging her along the ground before threatening to stab her with a craft knife at her Dudley home.

Herefordshire Council - no debate on the future for cabinet

Ledbury Reporter: Hereford Shirehall

10:38am Friday 19th September 2014

Full council won't get to debate the abolition of cabinet when it meets next week. The next opportunity comes in December.

Dudley MP urges Midlands' top cop to carry on fight aganst metal theft

Ledbury Reporter: A total of 1,200 metres of overhead cables were stolen at Bury Street in what is thought to be one of the largest scrap metal thefts ever

11:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A DUDLEY MP is urging the midland’s top cop to maintain pressure on metal thieves despite taskforce cuts.

Truckers hit the road to raise cash for a good cause

Ledbury Reporter: Time for Wirral charities to stake a claim for Gannett Foundation cash

8:00am Friday 19th September 2014

BIG hearted truck drivers hit the road to show their support for a Dudley truck driver whose family is fighting liver disease.

Belle Vale councillor stepping down

Ledbury Reporter:

8:00am Friday 19th September 2014

STALWART Belle Vale councillor Bob James is standing down at the next election due to failing health.

Shuffle off the the Cube for great music and fun for all the family

6:59pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE Cube will be where its's all happening in Malvern next weekend when it hosts the first-ever Cube Shuffle.

Police warning after cashpoints targeted

Ledbury Reporter: Broken down lorry causes fuel spillage in Ombersley

5:45pm Friday 19th September 2014

CASHPOINT users in the Cotswolds are being urged to stay alert after cash machines were found to have been tampered with by criminals.

Let's make Worcester's markets the envy of the region, says council

Ledbury Reporter: The Market stalls on Angel Place, Worcester 4613452202 (8435853)

5:40pm Friday 19th September 2014

CALLS are being made for Worcester's market to become the envy of other towns and cities - with council chiefs saying it should become a tourist draw in its own right.

Lions fun run is a great success

Ledbury Reporter: Registering for the Lions' fun run

5:30pm Friday 19th September 2014

ON Sunday, September 14, the Redditch Lions held their first fun run in aid of men's cancer organisations.

Catshill resident holding village event for marathon fundraising

Ledbury Reporter:

5:10pm Friday 19th September 2014

A CATSHILL resident is inviting people to her fundraising event ahead of a marathon run next year.

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