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Breaking news Former Tory leader Jones in shock shadow cabinet return

Hereford Times: Cllr Les Jones says the home won't close on his watch

1:24pm Friday 31st October 2014

FORMER Dudley Council leader Cllr Les Jones has made a dramatic return to front bench politics in the wake of Tory defections.

Bathroom company expands into the Black Country

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1:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A BATHROOM supplies company is hoping to clean up in the Black Country when it opens its first showroom outside Yorkshire.

Pensnett pair jailed for mistakenly attacking man with iron bar

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1:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A PAIR of Pensett men mistakenly battered a man with an iron bar after smashing their way into his home.

Pets At Home store opens in Ludlow

Hereford Times: Store manager Jes Preen with first customers Juliana Ferguson and Amy Lambert along with Rory the rabbit at the opening of Pets At Home. Photos: Mark Bowen.

10:19am Friday 31st October 2014

THE new Pets At Home store has opened in Ludlow.

Men jailed for attacking Kingswinford man with iron bar

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11:00am Friday 31st October 2014

TWO men have been jailed for settling a grievance by smashing their way into a Kingswinford man's home and viciously attacking him with an iron bar.

Zoo animals tuck into tasty treats this Halloween

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10:31am Friday 31st October 2014

THE animals at Dudley Zoo have been getting into the Halloween spirit by tucking into tasty pumpkin treats.

Government under fire ahead of firefighters strike

Hereford Times: FIRE TALK: Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service has assured county councillors that a move to Bridgend would have "no impact" on the use of Welsh.

9:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A WEST Midlands rescue service leader has accused the Government of playing "Russian roulette" with public safety as firefighters prepare for a four-day strike from tonight (Friday).

Concerns grow for missing Halesowen woman

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9:00am Friday 31st October 2014

Concerns are growing for a Halesowen woman who has gone missing from home.

Halesowen Jobcentre goes digital

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8:00am Friday 31st October 2014

OLD-fashioned ‘signing-on’, job cards in windows, and Full Monty-style dole queues have been consigned to the past as Halesowen Jobcentre is among those to undergo a digital revolution.

Stourbridge shopping centre to host spooky fun sessions this Saturday

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8:00am Friday 31st October 2014

STOURBRIDGE’S Ryemarket shopping centre is laying on post Halloween spooky fun activities this Saturday (November 1).

Thousands turn out to see Brickfields fireworks display

Hereford Times: LIT UP: The sky above the King George V Playing Fields in Brickfields was alight with fireworks on Thursday night. Picture by Nick Toogood. 4414743004

1:51pm Friday 31st October 2014

AROUND 12,000 people turned out to watch fireworks light up the sky above Worcester on Thursday night.

Worcestershire County Council picks up prestigious award at The Houses of Parliament

Hereford Times: The presentation: Victoria Bryant, Worcestershire archive and archaeology service manager, Lord Clark of Windermere, Cllr Lucy Hodgson and Lisa Snook, user services manager (left to right).

1:15pm Friday 31st October 2014

THE archive service for Worcestershire County Council has been presented at the Houses of Parliament with the award for being one of the first 14 in the country to be accredited under a new system.

Get some career advice at Skills on Show

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1:10pm Friday 31st October 2014

THE leader of Redditch Council, Councillor Leader Bill Hartnett, is urging budding Alan Sugars to pop along to a skills and education show to help them decide their future careers.

Student takes on skydive challenge for hospice

Hereford Times: Toby McDowell with plenty of family support.

1:08pm Friday 31st October 2014

TO make his 18th birthday one he would never forget a Droitwich teenager leapt from a plane in memory of his grandfather and to raise money for St Richard's Hospice.

Small fuel spillage

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12:44pm Friday 31st October 2014

EVESHAM firefighters were called to deal with a small amount of fuel, which has been spilled from a vehicle in the layby on the A46 near the Beckford Inn, near Evesham, on Thursday at 4.38pm.

Saw stolen from unit

Hereford Times: Motorbike stolen from Stourport garage

12:36pm Friday 31st October 2014

A HUSQVARNA saw was stolen from a unit in Mill Lane, Wyre Piddle, near Pershore.

Ludlow pub helped by redundant buildings grant

Hereford Times: Jane and Tim Vaughan are pictured at The Queens with Caroline Cattle.

12:36pm Friday 31st October 2014

A PUB in Ludlow has benefitted from an improvement grant scheme to help businesses.

Bike stolen

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12:33pm Friday 31st October 2014

A CARRERA Vulcan bike was stolen from the garden of a property at Pershore College in Avon Bank, Pershore, sometime between 8.10am and 8.13am on Monday, October 27.

Power tools stolen in theft

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12:33pm Friday 31st October 2014

A METAL container was broken into and a large quantity of power tools were stolen during a theft in Long Lane, Throckmorton, near Pershore.

Power tools stolen in theft

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12:30pm Friday 31st October 2014

A METAL container was broken into and a large quantity of power tools were stolen during a theft in Long Lane, Throckmorton, near Pershore.

Catalytic converter thefts in Pershore

Hereford Times: Ledbury police officer charged with two counts of misconduct

12:27pm Friday 31st October 2014

TWO catalytic converters have been stolen from vehicles in Pershore.

Catalytic converter thefts in Pershore

Hereford Times: Ledbury police officer charged with two counts of misconduct

12:24pm Friday 31st October 2014

TWO catalytic converters have been stolen from vehicles in Pershore.

Fluffy yellow purse and sat nav stolen in theft

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12:21pm Friday 31st October 2014

A TOM Tom sat nav and a yellow fluffy purse were stolen from a vehicle parked in Corbett Avenue, Droitwich, between 10pm on Thursday, October 23, and 4.50pm the next day.

Do you have any information on theft?

Hereford Times: Ledbury police officer charged with two counts of misconduct

12:18pm Friday 31st October 2014

THIEVES stole a number of items from a property in Webb Drive, Wychbold, near Droitwich.

Bromsgrove branch of genealogy society holding talk on nailmaking

12:13pm Friday 31st October 2014

BROMSGROVE's branch of the Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry its holding is next meeting on Tuesday, November 11.

Heating oil stolen

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12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

HEATING oil was stolen from a tank at a property in Addis Lane, Cutnall Green, near Droitwich, between 11pm on Thursday, October 24 and 8.30am the next day.

Driving ban for Kidderminster man

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11:55am Friday 31st October 2014

A KIDDERMINSTER man was handed a year-long driving ban at Kidderminster Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

Nursing home resident died after refusing treatment

11:45am Friday 31st October 2014

A NURSING home resident refused treatment after she sustained a fracture to her femur an inquest heard.

Make sure you register to vote

11:42am Friday 31st October 2014

PEOPLE over the age of 18 in Droitwich are being reminded that they may need to re-apply to register to vote, or they could risk losing out on a vote in next year’s general election.

Exhibition of retirement home developer's plans for Alvechurch land

Hereford Times: An aerial view of the area proposed for development in Alvechurch. SP

11:40am Friday 31st October 2014

RESIDENTS, businesses and local councillors will have an opportunity to shape new homes for older people and improved community sports facilities in Alvechurch, as McCarthy & Stone holds a public exhibition to display its early proposals for land at Birmingham Road, Alvechurch.

Second draft planning consultation for Chipping Campden site

11:27am Friday 31st October 2014

A SECOND consultation to discuss draft proposals for the residential development of land at Aston Road, Chipping Campden, is to take place on November 6 in the town hall from 3pm until 7.30pm.

Protestors vow to continue Tesco battle

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11:31am Friday 31st October 2014

CAMPAIGNERS have vowed to continue fighting supermarket giant Tesco and stop a new store being built on the site of an Areley Kings pub.

Flooding fears over proposed removal of defence barriers

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11:25am Friday 31st October 2014

A BEWDLEY resident fears the town could be plunged into the “dark ages” if barriers designed to protect properties from flooding are removing.

Rednal man receives volunteering award from Prime Minister

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11:20am Friday 31st October 2014

A REDNAL marketing consultant who uses performance to raise social awareness is the latest winner of a new volunteering award.

Purple light of hope on the Guildhall in Worcester

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11:14am Friday 31st October 2014

THE purple light of hope will be on the Guildhall in Worcester as the building is bathed in a glow that aims to promote awareness of pancreatic cancer.

Breaking news Appeal date into 70 new Broadway homes

11:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL planning application for 70 houses on an area of outstanding natural beauty in Broadway is to be determined at appeal.

Creativity comes first for county companies at free business breakfast

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10:49am Friday 31st October 2014

THE importance of being creative in business will be the topic of conversation at a free breakfast meeting taking place in Worcester in November.

Theft sentence hearing adjourned for second week

10:47am Friday 31st October 2014

A SENTENCE hearing for a woman guilty of stealing a toy from a Kidderminster supermarket has been adjourned for another week.

Cotswold Way marker stone laying ceremony

10:43am Friday 31st October 2014

THE unveiling of a hand-carved marker stone to highlight the northern end of the Cotswold Way trail is due to take place at the Old Market Hall, Chipping Campden, on Saturday November 8 at 12 noon.

Could county be greenest in country

Hereford Times: Paul Etheridge, library manager, joins Cllr Anthony Blagg, cabinet member for environment, at St John's Library earlier this year to mark the installation of energy-saving Solar PV panels.

10:43am Friday 31st October 2014

THE green credentials of Worcestershire County Council have been recognised and have put the authority in line for a nation award.

Hospital trust still under pressure as winter approaches

Hereford Times: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

10:31am Friday 31st October 2014

THE amount of patients in Worcestershire who have been waiting longer than 18 weeks for an operation currently stands at 1,839 – despite hospital bosses having pledged to clear the backlog by September.

Hospital trust still under pressure as winter approaches

Hereford Times: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

10:29am Friday 31st October 2014

THE amount of patients in Worcestershire who have been waiting longer than 18 weeks for an operation currently stands at 1,839 – despite hospital bosses having pledged to clear the backlog by September.

Hospital trust still under pressure as winter approaches

Hereford Times: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

10:29am Friday 31st October 2014

THE amount of patients in Worcestershire who have been waiting longer than 18 weeks for an operation currently stands at 1,839 – despite hospital bosses having pledged to clear the backlog by September.

Hospital trust still under pressure as winter approaches

Hereford Times: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

10:29am Friday 31st October 2014

THE amount of patients in Worcestershire who have been waiting longer than 18 weeks for an operation currently stands at 1,839 – despite hospital bosses having pledged to clear the backlog by September.

Hospital trust still under pressure as winter approaches

Hereford Times: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

10:29am Friday 31st October 2014

THE amount of patients in Worcestershire who have been waiting longer than 18 weeks for an operation currently stands at 1,839 – despite hospital bosses having pledged to clear the backlog by September.

Hospital trust still under pressure as winter approaches

Hereford Times: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

10:29am Friday 31st October 2014

THE amount of patients in Worcestershire who have been waiting longer than 18 weeks for an operation currently stands at 1,839 – despite hospital bosses having pledged to clear the backlog by September.

Droitwich schoolchildren learn the importance of communication skills

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10:20am Friday 31st October 2014

DROITWICH schoolchildren were encouraged to put their pens and pencils down earlier this month as part of a national event promoting the importance of communications skills.

Big Dogs Breakfast at Redditch store

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10:00am Friday 31st October 2014

STORE colleagues at the Pets at Home store in Redditch are hosting a breakfast event to raise money for Dogs for the Disabled. Part of a national initiative, the Big Dogs Breakfast will take place in store on Sunday, November 2 at 9am, an hour before opening. The store team is inviting the local community to enjoy a hot beverage and some breakfast treats, with or without their dog, in return for a small donation. All funds raised on the day will be donated to Dogs for the Disabled, which works to change lives by creating exceptional partnerships between children and adults living with disability and specially trained assistance dogs.

Town museum to turn purple in support of World Pancreatic Cancer Day

Hereford Times: 3414679402 Paul Jackson 19.08.14 Evesham - Sandra Francis who has managed to get her petition to be discussed in parliament, she is also organising a private screening of Dirty Dancing at The Regal to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer Action. (9470810)

9:39am Friday 31st October 2014

THE colour purple will take on a whole new meaning this November as places around the world are illuminated in a bid to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer.




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