Stourbridge's Side By Side group swells its audience numbers

Ledbury Reporter: Sue Wallin from Norton has been made an MBE for her work with the Side By Side Theatre Company

12:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

STOURBRIDGE theatre group Side By Side has been bucking the trend by increasing the size of its audiences.

Little Daisy-Mae joins parents on the Good Morning Britain sofa

Ledbury Reporter:

11:53am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A PREMATURE Black Country baby has become a star of the small screen after an appearance on breakfast television.

Cop's bravery commended for risking life to arrest dangerous drug dealer

Ledbury Reporter:

8:30am Wednesday 30th July 2014

BRAVE Dudley cop Pc Jessica Preston has been commended for her courage after she put her life in danger to arrest Stefan Rattray.

Kingswinford museum prepares to showcase the best of British

Ledbury Reporter: Tuck into fish and chips at Great British Quiz

8:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

BROADFIELD House Glass Museum in Kingswinford will be bringing out the best of British this Saturday (August 2) when its stages its annual free family fun day.

Commonwealth Golds Help Ledbury Fundraiser

Ledbury Reporter: TRIPLE GOLD: Commonwealth Games Badminton star, Mike Tredgett, and his step-daughter, Jules Schad of the Juice Boutique.

11:52am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A LEDBURY shopkeeper has a good reason to put together a Commonwealth Games window display; - her stepfather was the winner of three gold medals for Badminton.

Variety fun for Make a Wish this September

Ledbury Reporter: The Kimal Variety Show. SP

11:50am Wednesday 30th July 2014

TICKETS have gone on sale for a charity variety show taking place at the Artrix to raise money for the Make a Wish Foundation.

Homeless and unemployed young people take to the skies to help others

11:48am Wednesday 30th July 2014

FIVE homeless and unemployed young people are taking to the skies to raise money for charity.

Pathfinder course leads motorists to be safer

11:36am Wednesday 30th July 2014

YOUNG motorists who go through a driving tuition project supported by Gloucestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) are more than four times safer than people who do not.

Owners of warehouse destroyed by fire speak of their "absolute heartbreak"

Ledbury Reporter: BLAZE: Firefighters tackle the burning warehouse. Picture courtesy Michael Cadman, North Worcestershire fire commander.

11:36am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE owners of a store that had been open only days before it was completely destroyed in a late-night blaze have spoken of their "absolute heartbreak".

Part-night street lighting programme to continue

11:30am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE part-night street lighting reduction programme, which will save cash for the taxpayer and cut carbon emissions, is continuing to progress well, according to Worcestershire County Council.

Part-night street lighting programme to continue

11:30am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE part-night street lighting reduction programme, which will save cash for the taxpayer and cut carbon emissions, is continuing to progress well, according to Worcestershire County Council.

Sunday story cabaret coming to Stow

Ledbury Reporter: Chloë of the Midnight Storytellers

11:20am Wednesday 30th July 2014

LIVE storytelling will be brought to life in Stow with a new Sunday afternoon tea and tales event.

Hospital revamp project may be delayed until next year

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11:20am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A PROJECT revamping hospital care in Worcestershire may not be finalised until the start of next year, it has been revealed.

Bell Tower Appeal receives massive boost

Ledbury Reporter: Evesham's Abbey Bell Tower

10:51am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE Bell Tower Appeal has had a massive boost this week after receiving formal confirmation from Evesham Town Council of the award of £50,000 of New Homes Bonus money by Wychavon District Council.

Former headteacher charged with alleged historic sex abuse to go to Crown Court

10:43am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE former headmaster of a school near Evesham will go to Crown Court after being charged over alleged historic sex abuse.

The next Archdeacon of Worcester has been announced

Ledbury Reporter: Revd Canon Robert Jones will be the next Archdeacon of Worcester (s)

10:40am Wednesday 30th July 2014

REVD Canon Robert Jones has been announced by the Bishop of Worcester Dr John Inge as the next Archdeacon of Worcester.

First festival of fizz goes off with a bang

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10:38am Wednesday 30th July 2014

CORKS were popping in Winchcombe on Saturday and Sunday as the town enjoyed its first Festival of Fizz.

First festival of fizz goes off with a bang

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10:36am Wednesday 30th July 2014

CORKS were popping in Winchcombe on Saturday and Sunday as the town enjoyed its first Festival of Fizz.

Musical trio raise cash for bell tower fund

Ledbury Reporter: Francis Grier with daughters Savitri, on violin, and Indira, on cello,  in St Peter's church, Inkberrow, which hosted the concert.  SP

10:32am Wednesday 30th July 2014

ONE of the country's leading church musicians and his two talented daughters have raised more than £1,000 for the Abbots Morton Bell Tower Appeal.

Final decision to take place tomorrow

10:30am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A FINAL decision on what will happen to the buildings where day services for adults with learning disabilities are delivered will be made tomorrow (July 31).

Colourful celebrations for Saints held at city centre church

Ledbury Reporter:

10:30am Wednesday 30th July 2014

SHIMMERING silver tinsel, colourful umbrellas and two symbolic cardboard elephants decorated the front of a city centre church to celebrate the feast of St Thomas and St Alphonsa.

First exhibition for W Factor winner

10:18am Wednesday 30th July 2014

ONE of the winners of the Wychavon talent competition, the W-Factor, is set to have his first photography exhibition.

Keeping Redditch safe while the Great War raged

Ledbury Reporter: Redditch Fire Brigade just prior to the war. This was the only fire cover Redditch had during the Great War

10:10am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THIS photo shows Redditch Fire Brigade prior to the First World War, outside its headquarters in Park Road.

Plans for multi-use community hub in Hereford

Ledbury Reporter: The Core will be getting the keys to a unit on Foley Trading Estate tomorrow. 1430_11001Photo: JAMES MAGGS.

10:04am Wednesday 30th July 2014

HEREFORD Roller Skating Club has set the wheels in motion to create a new community hub in the city.

Family mark 85th anniversary at Hampton Ferry with charity Gala Day

9:58am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE 85th anniversary of the Raphael family at Hampton Ferry will be celebrated this weekend with a charity gala day.

Malvern Town FC in 5-0 pre-season triumph

Ledbury Reporter: SALE: Malvern Town Football Club.

9:58am Wednesday 30th July 2014

MALVERN Town hosted Worcester City in a pre-season match at HDanyway Community Stadium last night, and beat them 5-0.

Dog rescued from house fire near Kington last night

Ledbury Reporter:

9:23am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A DOG was rescued from a house fire near Kington last night.

Droitwich entrepreneur shortlisted as Real Role Model

Ledbury Reporter: Rowena Simmons. SP

8:59am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A YOUNG businesswoman from Droitwich has been shortlisted for the title of Britain’s Top Real Role Model for 2014.

NHS trust saves £250,000 on goods and services

Ledbury Reporter:

8:40am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE organisation providing NHS community and mental health services in Worcestershire has made savings of £250,000 without affecting patients.

'Kidnapped man stripped and beaten' court told

Ledbury Reporter:

8:08am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A GANG kidnapped a man outside his home and held him captive in a storage unit where he was stripped naked and beaten with hammers after a £50,000 business deal went wrong, a court has been told.

Solicitors support Kemp Hospice

Ledbury Reporter:

7:30am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A WYRE Forest law firm has raised £2,000 for Kemp Hospice.

Bewdley to reflect on First World War

Ledbury Reporter: The Rivern Severn, Bewdley.

7:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

BEWDLEY’S branch of The Royal British Legion will hold a one hour vigil to mark the centenary of the First World War at the town centre’s war memorial.

School's memorial reading zone receives financial boost

Ledbury Reporter:

6:30am Wednesday 30th July 2014

PUPILS of a Kidderminster school were presented with a cheque for more than £500 from the town’s B&Q store.

Historian to host Tittestone Clee walk

Ledbury Reporter: This photo shows the old railway at Clee Hill just before closure in 1961.

6:22am Wednesday 30th July 2014

ANOTHER guided walk is planned over Tittestone Clee.

Sky diver Joyce jumps for Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Ledbury Reporter: Joyce gets ready to jump.

6:13am Wednesday 30th July 2014

JOYCE Hughes jumped out of a plane from 14,000 feet in the air – all in the name of charity.

Hereford Regatta cancelled

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6:13am Wednesday 30th July 2014

HEREFORD’S premier rowing event has been cancelled due to insufficient entries.

Pub of the season named

Ledbury Reporter:

6:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A BEWDLEY pub has received an accolade from Wyre Forest CAMRA.

Gutsy car crash survivor gears up for charity bike in aid of hospital that treated him

Ledbury Reporter: Left to right - Tom Meade, Damian Chana, Kionne Potter and Dan Timmins.

5:26pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

FULLY recovered Dan Timmins never forgot the kindness showed to him by staff at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital after being involved in freak car accident near Wassell Grove over two years ago.

Drug dealer tried to grab a gun during police raid in Dudley

Ledbury Reporter:

4:43pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A DANGEROUS crook who attempted to grab a loaded gun during a police raid in Dudley has been jailed for ten years.

Stourbridge comedy theatre group seeks new behind-the-scenes stars

Ledbury Reporter:

4:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A NORTON based comedy theatre group has appealed for help in the hope of improving its productions.

TOWIE couple add glamour to Wordsley charity event

Ledbury Reporter:

4:11pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

STARS from The Only Way is Essex added glamour to a Wordsley beauty salon's bumper charity event.

Hereford cyclist "critical but stable" following collision with steam roller at Cambridgeshire race

Ledbury Reporter:

2:35pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A HEREFORD cyclist is "critical but stable" after he was in collision with a stationary vehicle during a race in Cambridgeshire last weekend.

PM praises Hereford's Herefords

Ledbury Reporter: Phil Allman, of Sutton St Nicholas, has a chat with Prime Minister David Cameron  before his cow 'Hannah' was crowned the champion Hereford in the cow and calf category.

2:19pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

With the Prime Minister looking on, it was a ‘Hereford from Hereford’ that picked up the top prize in the breed’s cow and calf class at the prestigious Royal Welsh Show in Builth Wells last week.

Wordsley woman took overdose after becoming increasingly depressed, inquest told

Ledbury Reporter:

3:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A WORDSLEY woman with a history of mental health problems took an overdose after becoming increasingly depressed following her mother's death, an inquest was told.

Water rescue team saves shot heron in Cradley Heath

Ledbury Reporter:

2:58pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

WATER rescue crews from Perry Barr Fire Station were called to assist a heron in distress in Cradley Heath on Sunday.

Before the courts

Ledbury Reporter: Squatters failed to report death of man in Southall - dug grave in garden for body

2:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

The following appeared at Dudley Magistrates Court between July 21 and 25:

Tributes to Darby and Joan stalwart

Ledbury Reporter: Renie Holt

12:35pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

LARGER than life Kingswinford character Renie Holt has died at the age of 95.

St Giles Church commemorating the Great War

10:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

St Giles' Church in Rowley will be commemorating the beginning of the Great War in both it's Sunday services this weekend.

Garden fete set for Rowley Regis this weekend

10:18am Tuesday 29th July 2014

ST PAUL'S Court sheltered housing development in Rowley Regis is holding a garden fete on Saturday.

Netherton computer expert shared online child porn with other sickos

Ledbury Reporter:

9:53am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A NETHERTON computer expert who shared his sickening collection of child pornography available to other perverts has avoided jail.






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