Sanctions branded "evil" after mum shoplifts to feed family

Kidderminster Shuttle: JobCentre move strengthens role of Ealing Hub among ex-offenders

1:44pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

BENEFIT sanctions have been dubbed as “pure evil” after a woman had to steal food and groceries to feed her family when her money was stopped.

Political football row over UKIP advert at Aggborough

Kidderminster Shuttle:

10:06am Thursday 23rd October 2014

FURIOUS Kidderminster Harriers supporters are threatening to boycott games and withdraw sponsorship after the club allowed a UKIP advert to be put up in the ground.

Staff exodus puts bus routes under threat

Kidderminster Shuttle:

9:54am Thursday 23rd October 2014

BUS routes run by a crisis-hit Kidderminster company have been thrown into doubt due to a staff exodus.

Popular murder mystery evenings at the castle return

Kidderminster Shuttle:

9:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

MYSTERIOUS murder evenings are returning to Worcestershire’s County Museum this November.

Halloween games for Safari Park tigers

Kidderminster Shuttle: HALLOWEEN GAMES: Pumpkin bobbing for Hujan the Sumatran Tiger at West Midland Safari Park

9:04am Thursday 23rd October 2014

WEST Midlands Safari Park tigers have been taking part in a traditional Halloween game.

Festive card shop to pop-up

Kidderminster Shuttle: GOOD CAUSE CARDS: Pauline Jenkins, The Rev Andrew Manray, Stan Rose, Heather Prangley, and Madeleine Roy will be selling the festive cards to raise funds for charity.

8:46am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A POP-UP charity shop will be operating out of Baxter United Reformed Church from today (October 23).

Launch of annual poppy appeal

Kidderminster Shuttle:

7:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE Bewdley branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) is launching its latest annual poppy appeal next week.

Leisure centre staff wear it pink

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

STAFF at Wyre Forest Glades Leisure Centre are ditching their normal uniform tomorrow (October 24) as part of Breast Cancer Awareness.

Scouts on the search for leaders

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A KIDDERMINSTER Scout group is running week-long activities as part of its search for new leaders.

Memorial dash raises the cash

Kidderminster Shuttle:

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.

Funding helps charity's new scheme

Kidderminster Shuttle:

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.

Students celebrate national digital day with local experts

Kidderminster Shuttle: 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.

Bewdley Festival a success once again

Kidderminster Shuttle: 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.

Cookley fireworks display

3:42pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

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

Two people taken to hospital following road traffic collision

Kidderminster Shuttle:

11:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TWO people have been taken to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch following a road traffic collision in Bromsgrove.

Couples make history with SVR weddings

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FIVE couples have made history this year, by becoming the first to tie the knot at the Severn Valley Railway (SVR).

Storytelling visit for Stourport schools

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PUPILS of two Stourport primary schools received a visit from renowned storyteller John Rowe during a day of story writing and poetry.

CCTV shows theft of sack truck in Cookley

Kidderminster Shuttle:

2:01pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A SACK truck being stored in a locked wooden shed was stolen from a rural property in Austcliffe Lane, in Cookley, near Kidderminster, between Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18.

Litter pick for Kidderminster

Kidderminster Shuttle: LITTER PICK: Pupils from Franche Community Primary School and the Wombles help clean up Kidderminster

1:57pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

PUPILS from a Kidderminster school cleared litter from a park next to their school as part of the national The Big Tidy Up campaign.

Wolverley school opens animal care centre

Kidderminster Shuttle: ANIMAL CARE: One of the animals at the Wolverley CE Secondary School Animal Care Centre

12:01pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

WOLVERLEY CE Secondary School animal care students can now have regular hands on experience thanks to the school’s new animal care centre.

Man assaulted woman in drunken fit

Kidderminster Shuttle:

10:44am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A WOMAN tried to get her children out of her flat before she was assaulted, a court was told.

House key stolen from car

10:07am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A HOUSE key was stolen from inside a car parked in Threlfall Drive, Bewdley, overnight between Thursday and Friday, October 16 and 17.

Shed door forced

10:07am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE door of a rear-garden shed at a property in Stourport Road, Bewdley, was forced open between Thursday and Friday, October 16 and 17. It is not believed anything was stolen.

Theft from caravan site shop

10:04am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A BIN was thrown at the front door of a small shop at Little Lakes Caravan Park, in Bewdley, smashing the glass and an unknown number of items were taken from the store between Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18.

Workshop helps support fund applications

Kidderminster Shuttle:

7:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

ORGANISATIONS in Wyre Forest have received a helping hand in their applications through the Big Lottery Fund.

Thousands of potholes filled but more still to be done

Kidderminster Shuttle: Coun Campion said Worcestershire County Council has had to "slim down rapidly"

6:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

MORE than 19,000 potholes have been repaired across Worcestershire this year after the County Council was awarded £3.3 million from the Government.

African choir to perform in Sainsbury’s

Kidderminster Shuttle: Small businesses targeted by scammers

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE Pearl of Africa Children’s Choir will be performing at Sainsbury’s Kidderminster store on Thursday, October 30, at 12.45pm and 1.15pm.

Police officer was grabbed by throat while trying to detain drunk man

Kidderminster Shuttle:

4:52pm Monday 20th October 2014

A MAN grabbed a police officer around the throat while he was trying to detain him on suspicion of a crime, a court heard.

Woman stole groceries to feed her family

Kidderminster Shuttle:

2:29pm Monday 20th October 2014

A WOMAN stole food and groceries to feed her family after her benefits were stopped, a court heard.

Open day for village history project

Kidderminster Shuttle: INTERVIEW: Jan Jays of The Witleys Oral History Group being interviewed by Harvey Eggleton, Sam Bowater, Maya Turnor and Harriet Lowe of Great Witley School              Jan Jays of

2:03pm Monday 20th October 2014

AN open day is being held for a Heritage Lottery project which aims to create a "history map" of the villages of Great Witley and Little Witley.

Drunk woman hit paramedic at her Kidderminster home

Kidderminster Shuttle:

1:41pm Monday 20th October 2014

AFTER turning to drink to cope with the death of her partner, a woman assaulted a paramedic, a court heard.

Police crackdown on boy racers continues across Worcestershire

Kidderminster Shuttle:

1:06pm Monday 20th October 2014

OFFICERS from across West Mercia were out in force last night (Sunday October 19) as part of ongoing efforts to crack down on boy racers in Worcestershire.

Tamara to make the cut to help children with cancer

Kidderminster Shuttle: Tamara Patterson (17). 431401L (11575717)

11:40am Monday 20th October 2014

A KIND-hearted Stourport teenager is to chop off her beloved locks to help young cancer sufferers who have lost their own hair.

Woman hit partner with drawers for not paying mortgage

Kidderminster Shuttle:

10:26am Monday 20th October 2014

A WOMAN rang the police telling them she had just tried to kill her partner after beating him unconscious, a court was told.

BBC journalist gives students 'captivating' talk

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Monday 20th October 2014

A RENOWNED BBC journalist, producer and TV executive gave a “captivating” talk about ambition to sixth form students at Wolverley CE Secondary School.

European market flavours coming to Bewdley

Kidderminster Shuttle: Small businesses targeted by scammers

6:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

BEWDLEY’S town centre is being transformed into a bustling European market place for the first time later this month.

Cold shower for vicar after church fundraising efforts

Kidderminster Shuttle:

7:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

A KIDDERMINSTER vicar has faced an ice bucket soaking after her congregation beat her fundraising target for Water Aid.

Local students earn scholarships at University of Worcester

Kidderminster Shuttle: STUDENT SUCESS: Josh Humphries from Kidderminster receives scholarship at University of Worcester

4:51pm Friday 17th October 2014

LOCAL students were among those to be awarded £1000 scholarships from the University of Worcester.

The Stroke Association calls on Kidderminster to help conquer stroke

Kidderminster Shuttle: CONQUER STROKE: District Councillor Janice Boswell and Lord Cobham joined the Stroke Association's Singing Group

4:09pm Friday 17th October 2014

LORD Cobham and District Councillor Janice Boswell joined forces with the Stroke Association and local stroke survivors last week to help raise awareness through singing.

Event a success to tidy up Kidderminster

Kidderminster Shuttle: TIDY UP: Orinoco from the Wombles joined in with the litter pick

4:09pm Friday 17th October 2014

KIDDERMINSTER was cleaned up last week by the help of the Wombles as part of a national Big Tidy Up campaign.

Local author in international ghost story collection

Kidderminster Shuttle: LOCAL AUTHOR: Alan Cadman is having one of his stories published in an international ghost story collection  (11518145)

4:02pm Friday 17th October 2014

A LOCAL author has had his story selected for inclusion in a ghost story collection from publisher Alfie Dog Fiction.

Supermarket shoppers dig deep to help a Kidderminster school

Kidderminster Shuttle: Jordha Sanghera and teacher Mrs Tabitha Swift with pupils l - r Becky Hollyoak (7), Sharrmini Kanaruban (10), Finley Bayliss (7), Amber-marie Moore (8), Jack Baggott (9), William Hayward (5). 431403L (11601922)

3:56pm Friday 17th October 2014

GENEROUS shoppers and staff at two Kidderminster stores helped raise funds to support a local school.

Three causes to benefit from charity concert

Kidderminster Shuttle: YOUR MUSIC: The Kidderminster Valentines will be performing at the Your Music Charity Concert at Kidderminster Town Hall. Picture: Colin Hill

2:04pm Friday 17th October 2014

A CHARITY concert at Kidderminster Town Hall is raising money for multiple local causes.

Man damaged door in argument over alleged affair

Kidderminster Shuttle:

10:46am Friday 17th October 2014

A MAN slammed a kitchen door so hard during an argument with his partner it needed replacing, a court heard.

Arty student has designs on beauty title

Kidderminster Shuttle: Sophia De Beer

10:07am Friday 17th October 2014

KIDDERMINSTER art student Sophia De Beer has designs on becoming the next Miss Worcestershire.

Malvern cyber company supplies the Government - and that's official

Kidderminster Shuttle: GOOD NEWS: Deep Secure chief technical officer Simon Wiseman

8:56am Friday 17th October 2014

MALVERN technology specialist Deep-Secure has been appointed a supplier of cyber security products to the British government.

Nominate your worthwhile causes for a Tesco donation

Kidderminster Shuttle: Tesco logo

7:00am Friday 17th October 2014

SHOPPERS at the new Tesco store in Stourport are being asked to decide how the store spends a £2,000 donation within the community.

Annual poppy appeal launched in Bewdley

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:20am Friday 17th October 2014

THE Bewdley branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) is launching its latest annual poppy appeal next week.

Salvation Army band to play in Kidderminster

Kidderminster Shuttle: Small businesses targeted by scammers

6:00am Friday 17th October 2014

THE Salvation Army in Kidderminster is celebrating 134 years in the town by hosting a Hendon Band concert at St Mary and All Saints Church.

Man in hospital with head injury after serious Kidderminster assault

Kidderminster Shuttle:

3:50pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A MAN has been left in critical condition after he was assaulted in a Kidderminster street.




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