Cradley councillor boosts YMCA campaign

Dudley News:

5:36pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A BIG-HEARTED Cradley councillor, who fosters children, organised a mayoral reception in Dudley for the YMCA to highlight the organisation's work with children in need of a home.

Angry Hunnington villagers pack meeting over enforcement action

Dudley News:

5:29pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ABOUT 50 angry villagers demanded enforcement action against a Hunnington landowner accused of “rural vandalism” at a special meeting of the parish council.

Bus route diverted onto Cradley Heath estate after protest

Dudley News:

5:23pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE huge outcry over the removal of buses on Cradley Heath's Lodgefield estate has had an impact.

Judge issues warning to witnesses who made moonwalk video while waiting to give evidence

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

3:09pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TWO young Brierley Hill men involved in making a Michael Jackson moonwalk video as they waited to give evidence in an assault trial have been given a ticking off by a judge.

Horror night at Halesowen school

Dudley News:

5:12pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AS Halloween approaches, a Halesowen school is being transformed into the venue for a terrifying zombie night when ghosts and ghouls run riot in the corridors and classrooms.

Dudley cannabis farmer grew plants in his loft

Dudley News: Cannabis factory found in garage

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A DUDLEY man caught growing 12 cannabis plants in his loft has been given a 26 week jail term suspended for two years.

Stourbridge school to host classical music concert this weekend

Dudley News:

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CLASSICAL music lovers are in for a treat this Sunday (October 26) when the Central England Ensemble presents its prizewinner's concert at Old Swinford Hospital's Foleyan Centre.

Anger as Clent parish councillors snub their own meeting

Dudley News:

4:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

UNHAPPY Hagley residents hit out after this week's Clent Parish Council meeting had to be called off - because only two councillors turned up.

Teen used car stolen in Dudley for Rowley Regis raid

Dudley News: Dudley man jailed for punching ex while she held a baby

3:54pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A BLACK Country teenager who used a car he stole from a house in Dudley in a robbery at a Rowley Regis store has been locked up for five years three months.

Memorial dash raises the cash

Dudley News:

3:21pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A STOURPORT dad who died from a brain tumour has once again been honoured at an annual running event organised by his family.

Dudley man died after taking cocktail of drugs

Dudley News: A verdict of death by road traffic collision was reached at Salisbury Coroners' Court

2:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A DUDLEY man died after taking a cocktail of drugs, an inquest was told.

Funding helps charity's new scheme

Dudley News:

7:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A WYRE Forest family support charity has secured funding to pilot an intensive service for families whose child has additional developmental needs.

Dudley chief exec £8k pay hike despite budget bloodbath

Dudley News:

2:22pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

DUDLEY’S new chief executive is set to collect an £8k pay rise despite the council planning a budget bloodbath.

Russells Hall hospital cleared after illegal restraint claim

Dudley News: Russells Hall hospital where complains procedures have been branded not fit for purpose

12:48pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

RUSSELLS Hall hospital has been cleared of illegally restraining patients after allegations from workers turned whistleblowers.

Spooky half-term fun on offer at Merry Hill

Dudley News: Family Halloween Disco

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FRIGHTENINGLY free fun is on offer at Merry Hill this half-term, with storytelling, crafty activities and spooky face painting on offer.

Wall Heath artists brush up ahead of annual exhibition

Dudley News: Art club members Malcolm Bradley and Sheila Osborn. Buy photo: 431424MH

11:38am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

WALL Heath artists were this week putting the finishing touches to work to be featured in their annual exhibition.

Mum calls for toy glow stick to be recalled

Dudley News: Jacob Pridham had a glow stick sword which exploded in his face. His mum Mandy wants to warn other parents. 1443_6001 (11696029)

5:35pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MUM has called for a toy sword from a Hereford store to be recalled after she said it exploded in her son's face.

Former bus company's boss sadness

Dudley News:

1:06pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE former owner of a historic closure-threatened bus company that serves Halesowen has spoken of his sadness of its demise.

Stourbridge canal boat fest proves one of the best ever

Dudley News: Stourbridge Navigation Trust's annual open weekend at The Bonded Warehouse. Buy photo: 431414LA

10:58am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CANAL boat enthusiasts cruised into town for the annual Stourbridge Navigation Trust open weekend at The Bonded Warehouse.

Shock as Ludlow Arts Festival is axed

Dudley News: A spectacular fireworks display in the grounds of Ludlow Castle ended the festival.

10:08am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE group which came to the rescue of Ludlow Arts Festival has thrown in the towel after just two years.

Concerns raised following housing development proposal

Dudley News:

9:50am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CONCERNS have been raised following an exhibition on proposed plans to build around 1,200 new homes in Perryfields.

Cradley shop owner loses planning battle

Dudley News:

11:22am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A COUNCILLOR has breathed a sigh of relief after a plan to change conditions on a shop unit in Cradley’s Windmill Hill was thrown out amid fears there could be three hot food outlets sited side by side along the busy road.

CCTV images released after robbery in Worcester city centre

Dudley News: APPEAL: Police would like to speak to this man in relation to a robbery in Worcester.

6:26pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

IMAGES of a man police would like to speak to in relation to a robbery in Worcester have been released.

Company that owns Prestwood care home goes into administration

Dudley News:

9:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE cash-strapped company that owns a care home in Prestwood has gone into administration.

Halesowen fire station demolition given the go-ahead

Dudley News:

8:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A PLAN to demolish Halesowen Fire Station to make way for 12 new homes has finally had the go-ahead.

Fashion fundraiser will benefit Stourbridge hospice

Dudley News:

8:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

HAGLEY charity fundraiser Sue Williams will be staging another ladies fashion show next month to boost funds for Mary Stevens Hospice.

Overload Generation prove a hit with fans in Worcester - now win tickets to see Chloe Jasmine

Dudley News: Overload Generation met fans in Bushwackers on Monday. Picture by Cal-Tristan Dunford.

6:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

IT may not be the giant arena they'd hoped to be playing, but X Factor hopefuls Overload Generation took to the stage in Worcester this Monday.

Two turtles cause big trouble in Worcester pond

Dudley News: CATCH THEM: From left: Warwick Neale from Worcester City Council's Cleaner and Greener team with Clive Longstaff from Aquatics and Reptiles at Lyppard Grange pond. Picture by Nick Toogood. 4314736802

6:18pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

DESPITE being small in stature, two turtles are causing big problems in a Worcester pond.

Students celebrate national digital day with local experts

Dudley News: DIGITAL DAY: drp web developer Gareth Hale brainstorms with Kidderminster Academy students Som Ying Collins and Edward Lambert.Photo courtesy of: John Hipkiss

6:04pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

GAMES design and interactive media students at Kidderminster Academy teamed up with a local digital agency as part of a national event dedicated to digital excellence and innovation.

Barn dance to support Oxfam

5:46pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A BARN dance will be held in Worcester to support the victims of conflicts in Gaza, Syria, Iraq and South Sudan.

Prepare for a scare as Evil Rising returns in time for Halloween

Dudley News: Thrills and spills: Evil Rising

5:43pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE skies are getting darker, everywhere is becoming gloomier and Halloween is just around the corner.

Alcoa staff give up their time to support Saltways home in Redditch

Dudley News: Volunteers from Alcoa visited Saltways to refurbish the home’s patio furniture, and plant tubs and winter hanging baskets. Buy this photo RCR421402_01 from redditchadvertiser.co.uk/pictures

5:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

REDDITCH company Alcoa supported Leonard Cheshire Disability home Saltways, in Webheath, by offering its time to renovate the home's communal patio area.

Ten years? Piece of cake for environment centre

Dudley News: TEN YEARS: From left - Anda Phillips, volunteer and community co-ordinator, Cecil Duckworth CBE, Beatrice Duckworth, Louise Brook, trustee and Roisin Hanks, project manager. Picture by Paul Jackson 4314736101

5:11pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THEY may be used to serving up slices of Victoria sponge but it was a special 10th birthday cake staff and volunteers at Pumphouse Environment Centre were preparing to cut this week.

Bewdley Festival a success once again

Dudley News: BEWDLEY FESTIVAL: Satnam Rana at the opening evening with festival director Jenny Paddock. Photo courtesy of Colin Hill

5:11pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

BEWDLEY Festival ‘exceeded all expectations’ for its 27th year last week.

Recreation Ground Improvements

5:06pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A SUM of over £10,000 is to be spent by Ledbury Town Council to improve facilities at the Recreation Ground.

Pennies for petals to boost Halesowen's blooms

Dudley News:

5:07pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SHOPPERS are being asked to donate pennies for petals to ensure Halesowen blossoms in time for next year’s Britain in Bloom contest.

Cherry Orchard Post Office set for refurbishment

Dudley News: VIBRANT: Cherry Orchard Post Office is set for a modernised look.

5:03pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CHERRY Orchard Post Office in Worcester is set for a “vibrant new style” and will re-launch with extended opening hours after a brief closure for refurbishment.

Money still available for pothole repair

4:39pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PEOPLE in Droitwich are being urged to report problems on the roads to Worcestershire County Council, after it was awarded a further £3.3 million from central Government to mend potholes.

Local artist goes back to pub's roots to create outdoor mural

Dudley News: NEW HEIGHTS: Orly Phillips has painted a chestnut tree mural on the side of the Chestnut pub in Lansdowne Road. Picture by Paul Jackson. 4314736301

4:31pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A WORCESTER pub has gone back to its roots for inspiration for a new work of art.

Lanterns made ahead of fireworks night on Hereford's Castle Green

Dudley News:

4:32pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CHILDREN have been busy making lanterns that will light up Hereford's Castle Green.

Do you recognise toposcope graffiti tags?

Dudley News: Picture by John Wynn.

4:20pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

POLICE are seeking information about graffiti which was sprayed on the toposcope at the summit of the Worcestershire Beacon two weeks ago.

Spend Halloween with Dan Greenaway

Dudley News:

4:10pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

GUITAR hero Dan Greenaway will be performing a very special set at Bromsgrove Cricket, Hockey and Tennis Club, in Aston Fields on Friday, October 31.

Nearly 2,000 people flocked to scarecrow festival

Dudley News: Witchcrow. SP

4:10pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MORE than 2,000 people descended on Feckenham for the annual scarecrow festival, featuring nearly 60 exhibits.

Malvern and Ledbury first day at school reception classes 2014 are in this week's paper

Dudley News: wyche.jpg

4:06pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

On Friday the Malvern Gazette/Ledbury Reporter publishes its souvenir special celebrating the first day at school for local children.

charity event makes £1,350 for Macmillan

Dudley News: Around 200 people took part in a Macmillan coffee morning held in Rose Hill.

3:54pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A COMMUNITY afternoon tea held in a former Victorian public school building raised £1350 for Macmillan Cancer support.

Cookley fireworks display

3:42pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A FIREWORKS display, organised by villagers, will be held in Cookley on Friday, November 7.

Evesham U3A Open Day

3:38pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

EVESHAM U3A will host an Open Day, on Wednesday, November 5, from noon, in the Town Hall.

It's not too late to apply for funding to help with community projects

3:34pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THERE is still time for local groups to apply for funding to help with community initiatives.

Your chance to comment oh mow Conservators manage the hills

Dudley News: The beauty of the Malvern Hills: your chance to be heard.

3:34pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MALVERN Hills Conservators has just launched the latest consultation on its proposed new management plan.

Hair-raising fundraising at Hobbycraft

3:29pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

STAFF at Hobbycraft in Wychbold are dressing up in their scariest outfits this weekend to help raise money for Acorns Children’s hospice.



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