Back Country organ club celebtrates 15th anniversary

5:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

BLACKHEATH Organ and Keyboard Society is celebrating its 15th anniversary.

Running events bring in £7,000 for borough's heart charity

Ledbury Reporter:

12:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

SUMMER running events have pulled in around £7,000 for Dudley's Action Heart charity.

Prolific armed robbers who went on Black Country crime spree jailed

Ledbury Reporter:

11:21am Saturday 30th August 2014

Two members of a gang who carried out a four month crime spree across the Black Country were jailed for a total of 22 years at Wolverhampton Crown Court yesterday (Friday).

RSPCA is holding out for a local hero

Ledbury Reporter: ANIMAL WELFARE: The RSPCA prosecuted a 20-year-old woman for causing suffering to her dogs

9:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

BLACK Country people have been asked to share inspiring examples of bravery, dedication and resilience in the animal world.

Grants up for grabs for Halesowen and Sandwell firms

9:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

BUSINESSES in Halesowen and Sandwell could be eligible for grants of up to £16,000 to support their growth.

Bromsgrove theatre hosting popular blues band

Ledbury Reporter:

3:20pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A BROMSGROVE theatre is hosting a popular band in September.

Day of fundraising fun in Redditch

Ledbury Reporter:

3:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

TWO women have been tirelessly organising a day of fun to raise money for Primrose Hospice and St Benedicts Social Club.

Worcester Severn Festival brings in the crowds

Ledbury Reporter: Pleasure boats enjoying the views of Worcester Cathedral from the River Severn, under ever darkening skies. Pic Jonathan Barry 28.5.14  2214608001 (6564453)

1:51pm Saturday 30th August 2014

THE first ever Worcester Severn Festival has been drawing in the crowds today.

Worcester Music Festival in full swing

Ledbury Reporter:

1:44pm Saturday 30th August 2014

THE best in the local music scene is celebrated this weekend, with more than 300 free performances taking place around Worcester.

Court Leet take part in second annual Ale & Cider Trail.

Ledbury Reporter: Alcester Court Leet enjoying a drink whilst taking part the Real Ale and Cider Trial. Buy this photo, RCR351402_01, at redditchadvertiser.co.uk/pictures.

1:30pm Saturday 30th August 2014

ALCESTER Court Leet upheld their 700-year-old tradition of beer tasting by taking part the second annual Ale & Cider Trail.

Ukranian choir returns to Malvern despite turmoil back home

Ledbury Reporter: The Boyan Ensemble at St Michael’s Cathedral, Kiev, which was a refuge and field hospital during the revolution in January and February. Several of the Boyan members sing there during Sunday liturgies and on feast days.

12:02pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A UKRANIAN choir which has been visiting Malvern for over 20 years will return this autumn, in spite of turmoil in its homeland.

Give blood at sessions in town

11:12am Saturday 30th August 2014

PEOPLE in Droitwich are being asked to book an appointment and donate blood at upcoming donor sessions in the town.

New students urged to register with a GP

Ledbury Reporter:

11:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

FIRST-year university students preparing to move away from home for the first time next month are being reminded of the importance of registering with a GP.

Teenager seriously injured following collision last night

Ledbury Reporter: Members of Unite who work for the Yorkshire Ambulance Service plan more strikes over claims that safety is being put at risk.

10:14am Saturday 30th August 2014

A TEENAGER was seriously injured following a collision in North Worcestershire last night.

Be on guard against phone scam

Ledbury Reporter: Telephone scams are a problem in Dartford and Gravesend.

10:06am Saturday 30th August 2014

POLICE are reminding people to be on guard against a telephone scam that seven people have fallen victim to in the past three days.

Driver severely trapped after RTC

Ledbury Reporter:

8:51am Saturday 30th August 2014

FIRE crews from Kidderminster were called to an RTC on the A456 Hagley side of Blakedown yesterday.

Under starters orders for Cookhill race night

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8:20am Saturday 30th August 2014

THE odds are on everyone having a good time when Cookhill Village Hall hosts a race night on Saturday, September 6.

British Rowing Tour makes a splash in Worcester

Ledbury Reporter: British Rowing Tour makes a splash in Worcester

7:33am Saturday 30th August 2014

MORE than 100 rowers gathered on the River Severn yesterday morning to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the British Rowing Tour.

Portrait of Henry Sandon unveiled at Museum of Royal Worcester

Ledbury Reporter: Portrait of Henry Sandon unveiled at Museum of Royal Worcester

7:19am Saturday 30th August 2014

THE artist who was tasked with painting a portrait of a much-loved local antiques expert said she wanted to capture his "great wit and character".

Daughter of Green Party campaigner named North Herefordshire parliamentary candidate

7:02am Saturday 30th August 2014

A LEOMINSTER woman is set to follow in her mum's footsteps in a bid to become North Herefordshire's MP.

Service boss takes plunge

Ledbury Reporter:

7:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

THE manager of a Bewdley day service is taking a chilling plunge to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Performances to remember Areley Kings war heroes

Ledbury Reporter:

6:50am Saturday 30th August 2014

A WYRE Forest community will commemorate its role in the First World War in an interactive way.

Curtain falls on the annual arts festival

Ledbury Reporter:

6:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

FOR the past two weeks Kidderminster has been gripped by music, dance, exhibitions, graffiti art and street theatre as part of the town’s annual arts festival.

Exhibition to commemorate First World War

Ledbury Reporter:

6:10am Saturday 30th August 2014

A LOCAL exhibition will commemorate the centenary of the First World War in an interactive way.

Herefordshire residents pay more in council tax than those in Westminster

Ledbury Reporter:

6:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

MANY of those living in Newton Farm, Hereford, pay more in council tax than those living in Westminster.

Lower Gornal man jailed for knife possession

Ledbury Reporter:

5:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A DUDLEY man who slashed his face with a Stanley knife in front of a group of frightened children after downing nine cans of strong lager has been jailed for six months.

Police officers investigated for inappropriate social media use

Ledbury Reporter: FOOTWEAR STOLEN; West Mercia Police are investigating the theft of footwear from a Bromsgrove porch. SP

4:40pm Friday 29th August 2014

THIRTEEN police officers employed by the force covering Herefordshire have been investigated for their inappropriate use of social media.

War hero's love letter to wife unearthed

Ledbury Reporter: Holmer resident Joseph Sockett who died during the First World War.

3:56pm Friday 29th August 2014

A HEARTBREAKING account of the horror of war has been unearthed by the relatives of a Herefordshire soldier killed in the bloodiest conflict of all.

Herefordshire Council needs a new insurance deal as claims rise

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

11:10am Friday 29th August 2014

Premiums up by more than 100 per cent with potholes the biggest problem.

"Perry to Pear" tour showcases best of Herefordshire's perry orchards

12:59pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE best of Herefordshire's perry pear orchards were on show during a recent one-day study event organised by the Orchard Network of Excellence (ONE).

Line dance classes for beginners to start in Norton

Ledbury Reporter: BEGINNER LINE DANCE CLASS

4:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

STOURBRIDGE folk are being asked to put their best foot forward and take up line dancing.

Revamped Sedgley golf centre to host charity open day

Ledbury Reporter: Close-up of Golf Club and Golf Ball (9720640)

3:11pm Friday 29th August 2014

A RECENTLY revamped golf centre in Sedgley is putting on an open day to raise funds for charity.

Man spared jail after deliberately crashing into Brierley Hill couple

Ledbury Reporter:

2:01pm Friday 29th August 2014

A MAN who deliberately drove his van at speed into a car carrying a Brierley Hill couple has been allowed to keep his freedom.

Cradley Heath man remanded for bail and over knife charge

12:43pm Friday 29th August 2014

A 33-year-old Cradley Heath man has been remanded on bail for trial after he denied being in possession of a machete in Swan Street, Netherton.

Hagley fish frier hopes to net top industry award

Ledbury Reporter: James Houlston. Buy photo: 361408L

12:05pm Friday 29th August 2014

HAGLEY fish and chip shop Our Plaice are close to reeling in another top award.

Serial thief vows to change his ways after becoming a dad

Ledbury Reporter: Trial for man accused of assaulting police officers

12:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A SERIAL Netherton thief has vowed to change his ways and stay on the straight and narrow after the birth of his baby.

Plant a tree to remember with the Woodland Trust and Hereford Times

Ledbury Reporter:

2:44pm Friday 8th August 2014

Over the next four years, the Woodland Trust will be commemorating the centenary of the First World War by planting millions of trees across the country – and you have the chance to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the war.

Complaints fall and compliments rise for our ambulance service

Ledbury Reporter:

5:10pm Friday 29th August 2014

COMPLAINTS about Worcestershire's ambulance service are down while compliments are on the rise.

Hospitals slightly below average in cleanliness surveys

Ledbury Reporter:

3:10pm Friday 29th August 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE’S two major hospitals scored slightly below the national average in cleanliness surveys.

Droitwich woman to hold a charity night in aid of Bowel Cancer UK

Ledbury Reporter: Margaret Vickers from Droitwich is organising a quiz night to raise money for Bowel Cancer UK.

11:05am Friday 29th August 2014

A DROITWICH woman is to host a fundraising event in Bromsgrove in aid of the charity, Bowel Cancer UK.

Stourbridge firefighters make a splash with ice bucket challenge

Ledbury Reporter:

10:38am Friday 29th August 2014

A STOURBRIDGE man reeled in firefighters to help him make a splash with his ice bucket challenge.

Councillor hits back over claims he hijacked the Black Country Festival to boost his political campaign

Ledbury Reporter:

10:16am Friday 29th August 2014

DUDLEY’S deputy leader has defended claims he hijacked the Black Country Festival for political gain.

Sedgley youngster wins National Trust art competition

Ledbury Reporter:

9:00am Friday 29th August 2014

A CREATIVE Sedgley schoolboy has won a regional wildlife drawing competition organised by the National Trust.

Serial shoplifter caught on camera at Rowley store

Ledbury Reporter: REJECTED AND DEJECTED: An Ammanford man was left disappointed after a judge refused to send him to jail.

8:00am Friday 29th August 2014

A SERIAL thief was caught shoplifting at the same Rowley Regis store twice within a fortnight, a court heard.

Clent Hills Singers looking for new members

Ledbury Reporter:

8:00am Friday 29th August 2014

CLENT Hills Singers are recruiting ahead of their Christmas concert.

People in Worcestershire urged to stand up to cancer

Ledbury Reporter: Worcestershire Cancer Research UK press officer Jane Redman poses with the Stand Up To Cancer arrows to point people in the direction of charity’s fundraising campaign, run in conjunction with Channel 4.

5:50pm Friday 29th August 2014

A CHARITY worker from Worcestershire is urging people in the county to sign up to a campaign raising cash to fight cancer.

People in Worcestershire urged to stand up to cancer

Ledbury Reporter: Worcestershire Cancer Research UK press officer Jane Redman poses with the Stand Up To Cancer arrows to point people in the direction of charity’s fundraising campaign, run in conjunction with Channel 4.

5:49pm Friday 29th August 2014

A CHARITY worker from Worcestershire is urging people in the county to sign up to a campaign raising cash to fight cancer.

People in Worcestershire urged to stand up to cancer

Ledbury Reporter: Worcestershire Cancer Research UK press officer Jane Redman poses with the Stand Up To Cancer arrows to point people in the direction of charity’s fundraising campaign, run in conjunction with Channel 4.

5:49pm Friday 29th August 2014

A CHARITY worker from Worcestershire is urging people in the county to sign up to a campaign raising cash to fight cancer.

People in Worcestershire urged to stand up to cancer

Ledbury Reporter: Worcestershire Cancer Research UK press officer Jane Redman poses with the Stand Up To Cancer arrows to point people in the direction of charity’s fundraising campaign, run in conjunction with Channel 4.

5:49pm Friday 29th August 2014

A CHARITY worker from Worcestershire is urging people in the county to sign up to a campaign raising cash to fight cancer.

People in Worcestershire urged to stand up to cancer

Ledbury Reporter: Worcestershire Cancer Research UK press officer Jane Redman poses with the Stand Up To Cancer arrows to point people in the direction of charity’s fundraising campaign, run in conjunction with Channel 4.

5:49pm Friday 29th August 2014

A CHARITY worker from Worcestershire is urging people in the county to sign up to a campaign raising cash to fight cancer.






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