Ex-cop takes on new beat helping Indian orphans

Kidderminster Shuttle: ABANDONED CHILDREN: Dave Benfield with two young orphan girls.

7:10am Friday 25th April 2014

A RETIRED police officer who had never travelled further than France took a brave step into the unknown to volunteer at an Indian orphanage.

Knitted toys will go to Syrian kids

Kidderminster Shuttle: KNITTED FRIENDS: Teddies for Tragedies organiser Chris Doncaster with some of the items donated to her to send to children suffering in war-torn and poor countries. Picture: Phil Loach. 171418L.

7:00am Friday 25th April 2014

TEDDIES handmade by residents across Worcestershire have been handed to a Kidderminster charity worker and will be sent off to give children in war-torn Syria "something to love".

M&S pledges support for Kemp Hospice

Kidderminster Shuttle: RAISING FUNDS: From left, Kemp fundraiser Alice McMahon, Bev Royal and Richard Teague from M&S and Kemp fundraiser Elena Bloomfield.

6:10am Friday 25th April 2014

MARKS and Spencer in Kidderminster has named Kemp Hospice as its charity partner for 2014.

St George's Day parade plans for Stourport

Kidderminster Shuttle: Wirral celebrates St George's Day

4:47pm Thursday 24th April 2014

SCOUTS and Guides will parade through Stourport to mark St George's Day.

Missing Polish man was last seen at Kidderminster Hospital

Kidderminster Shuttle: MISSING: Andrzej Matuszczyk, 37, was last seen in the car park at Kidderminster Hospital on Monday, April 14.

11:24am Thursday 24th April 2014

A POLISH man has gone missing from Kidderminster Hospital.

Stardom just an illusion for magician Jay on Britain's Got Talent

Kidderminster Shuttle: MAGIC MOMENT: Jay Adkins appearing on Britain’s Got Talent. Photo: ITV.

8:59am Thursday 24th April 2014

A KIDDERMINSTER magician failed to cast a spell over the Britain’s Got Talent judges on Saturday when his illusion was dubbed the “the worst magic trick ever” by Ant and Dec.

Appeal after Kidderminster cat shooting

Kidderminster Shuttle: GOOD COMPANION: Black cat Sam is believed to have been shot and killed with an air rifle.

8:42am Thursday 24th April 2014

A HEARTBROKEN pet owner has described the shocking moment she discovered her beloved cat had been shot and killed outside her Kidderminster home.

Family left 'gutted' as thieves steal quadbike

Kidderminster Shuttle: DEVASTATED: Oliver Green, front, rocks up with a friend to his high school prom last year on the quad bike, which has been stolen.

8:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

A QUADBIKE ridden by its 17-year-old owner to his school prom last year has been stolen from his family's home in Far Forest.

Drakelow Tunnels open day raises £300 for retired police dogs

Kidderminster Shuttle: PAWS FOR THOUGHT: Drakelow Tunnels caretaker Sid Robinson and Retired West Midlands Police Dog Benevolent Fund committee member Terry Grove with trainee police dog Monty.

7:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

VOLUNTEERS at Drakelow Tunnels helped to raise £300 for retired police dogs by giving visitors a rare glimpse inside the former Second World War Government shadow factory.

Chaddesley servicemen identified for WWI book

Kidderminster Shuttle: SIGNING UP: Recruitment taking place in front of Tudor House in Chaddesley Corbett in 1914.

7:20am Thursday 24th April 2014

A BOOK detailing the "staggering" impact of the First World War in Chaddesley Corbett has been published on behalf of the village's history society.

Easter bunny to hop down to Kidderminster park

9:16am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE Easter bunny will be hoping down to Springfield Park in Kidderminster for the annual trail on Sunday.

Bewdley streets packed for annual duck race

Kidderminster Shuttle: PRIZE WINNER: Best dressed duck winner Cameron Henry with mother Lorraine Henry and Mayor Linda Candlin, right. Picture: Colin Hill

8:47am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THOUSANDS of people lined the river at Bewdley as the town went quackers for the rescheduled annual duck race.

Former Shuttle journalist loses cancer battle

Kidderminster Shuttle: LOVELY MAN: Former journalist John Slim who died recently.

8:40am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A FORMER Shuttle journalist who lived a life of words and wit in a profession he loved has passed away after a battle with cancer.

Stourport shoe shop worker steps up to 60 years

Kidderminster Shuttle: IF THE SHOE FITS: Rita Browning has spent 60 years working at Blunts shoes.

7:40am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A STOURPORT shop worker who got her foot in the door aged 15 is celebrating after working for the same company for 60 years.

Bewdley couple hope to raise awareness of neurological condition

Kidderminster Shuttle: PROGRESSING SLOWLY: Mary and Michael Riggs.

7:20am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A BEWDLEY former piano teacher whose life has been turned upside down by a little-known neurological condition is hoping to raise awareness of the only charity supporting people that are affected with it.

Fire service targets anti-social behaviour in Kidderminster

Kidderminster Shuttle: ON YOUR BIKE: Watch Commander Ade Taylor, left with community safety advisor Caroline Webster.

7:10am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

HEREFORD and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) have been getting on their bikes to target anti-social behaviour in the school holidays in Kidderminster.

Almost 100 potential volunteers make tracks to railway

Kidderminster Shuttle: VOLUNTEER FIREMAN: Ryan Green cleaning a locomotive.

6:40am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

AROUND 100 people have registered their interest in volunteering at Severn Valley Railway (SVR).

Stourport man 'went berserk' with knife

6:20am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A 19-year-old Stourport man who "went berserk" with a 10-inch knife in a street and threatened police has been sent into custody.

19 of England’s greatest claims to fame on St George’s Day

Kidderminster Shuttle: 450TH BIRTHDAY: William Shakespeare's birth will be celebrated in April.

6:10am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

William Shakespeare has been voted England’s ultimate claim to fame.

Charity quiz night at Kidderminster hotel

12:52pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A KIDDERMINSTER hotel is hosting a charity quiz night on Sunday. 

Accidental death recorded for young motorcyclist in Stourport

10:38am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A YOUNG motorcyclist died as the result of an accident during a race in Stourport, an inquest heard.

Kidderminster register office may be set for a move

Kidderminster Shuttle: UNDER REVIEW: Kidderminster Registration Office could be moved out of the historic Woodfield House.

7:20am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE district’s register office could move out of its historic Kidderminster building as part of a county council review aimed at saving cash.

Big rush to scrum down for charity match

Kidderminster Shuttle: Port prove stubborn opposition as Knutsford play their first game in a month

6:30am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A CHARITY rugby team is hoping to make great strides to net more than £2,000 for Cancer Research UK with a game in Kidderminster later this month.

Calls for traffic calming on Hartlebury road

Kidderminster Shuttle: ACTION: Peter Harris and Bernard Foulkes.

6:30am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

SPEEDING drivers racing along a Hartlebury road are causing misery for residents desperate to put a stop to the "nightmare" before someone gets seriously hurt.

Last Choir Standing competition open for entries

Kidderminster Shuttle: IN TUNE: The team representing Kemp Hospice.

6:20am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

GROUPS, businesses and organisations are being asked to hit the high notes and form a choir to raise funds for Kemp Hospice.

Worried residents call for steep road repairs

Kidderminster Shuttle: SERIOUS CONCERN: From left, Mayor of Stourport Ken Henderson, residents Ian Gwilliam, Jill Pagett and Michael Merriman with councillor Maureen Mason.

6:20am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

WORRIED Stourport residents are calling for a "dangerous" steep road used by church-goers to be resurfaced to help prevent possible accidents.

Stottesdon church u-turn on archaic law

8:00am Monday 21st April 2014

A CHURCH that registered its right to make residents pay for repairs under an archaic law has decided to go back on the decision after causing outrage.

New council leader pledges to give quality for money

Kidderminster Shuttle: Councillor Marcus Hart.

8:00am Monday 21st April 2014

THE new leader of Wyre Forest District Council said his predecessor’s resignation was a “personal decision” and he hoped to continue his “excellent legacy”.

Expected profits at Kidderminster's Victoria Carpets take a turn for the better

Kidderminster Shuttle: Victoria Carpets commits to Kidderminster site

7:00am Monday 21st April 2014

A CARPET firm based in Kidderminster has announced its profits for the last financial year are likely to be better than expected.

Bewdley princesses set for carnival day

Kidderminster Shuttle: LITTLE PRINCESSES: From left, Amelia Perrin-Tilt , Fearne Smith, Leah James and Sofia Tench.

9:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

FOUR princesses have been chosen to wear the crown at this year's Bewdley Carnival.

Wyre Forest firm selected as IT partner for cricket club

Kidderminster Shuttle: SUPPORTING THE TEAM: Worcestershire's Vikram Solanki in action at New Road with OGL advertising in the background.

8:20am Sunday 20th April 2014

A WYRE Forest IT company has again been selected as Worcestershire County Cricket Club's (WCCC) official IT partner.

Stourport carnival queen choosing

7:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

THE search is on for this year’s Stourport Carnival court.

Scouting day swells Harriers crowd

Kidderminster Shuttle: GOAL: Mickey Demetriou and Michael Gash with from left, Logan Ashdown, Alfie Smith, James Southall-Clee.

9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

SCOUT groups helped swell the crowd during a Kidderminster Harriers home football match as part of a special scouting day.

Bewdley engineer wins Restorer of the Year title

Kidderminster Shuttle: Bewdley engineer wins Restorer of the Year title

7:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

A BEWDLEY engineer who spruced up the iconic Volvo from 1960s mystery spy thriller The Saint has won the title of Restorer of the Year.

Children on the hunt for Easter eggs at Stourport hotel

Kidderminster Shuttle: HOP TO IT: Freddie Crannage, three, with the Easter bunny.

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

EIGHTY children hopped to a Stourport hotel to hunt for Easter eggs in its 23-acre grounds.

SARA volunteers appeal for funds

Kidderminster Shuttle: 'ABSOLUTELY GUTTED': Steve Bradley at Wyre Forest SARA's rescue station in Kidderminster where windows have been smashed and vehicles vandalised. Picture: Miriam Balfry. 151421M.

6:50am Saturday 19th April 2014

LIFE-SAVING volunteers with a Wyre Forest charity which was hit by thieves are appealing for funds.

Crash in Ombersley Road puts three in hospital

Kidderminster Shuttle: RESPONSE DEBATE: How long should patients in non life-threatening emergencies wait for an ambulance?

4:30pm Friday 18th April 2014

ONE person was trapped after two cars crashed along the Ombersley Road.

Open day showcases Emily's legacy

Kidderminster Shuttle: VALUABLE SUPPORT: Wyre Forest District Council employees visited the Emily Jordan Foundation's base during an open day.

8:20am Friday 18th April 2014

A KIDDERMINSTER-based charity that supports adults with learning and physical disabilities opened its doors to visitors to showcase its work.

Blakedown beauty in running for Miss Birmingham

Kidderminster Shuttle: BREAKING THE MOULD: Katie Stamps, 21, is competing at the Miss Birmingham pageant.

7:30am Friday 18th April 2014

A BLAKEDOWN woman who works in the construction industry will be swopping her hard hat for high heels at a regional beauty pageant final.

Charity concert for animal shelter

7:10am Friday 18th April 2014

A CHARITY concert is being held in Areley Kings to raise funds for an animal shelter in Majorca.

Another Easter outing for Bewdley ducks

Kidderminster Shuttle: DUCKS AWAY: Competitors throw their racers in the River Severn at the start of last year's race. Picture: Colin Hill.

7:00am Friday 18th April 2014

FOR the second year in a row, Bewdley's annual "new year's day" duck race will take place on Easter Monday.

Kidderminster homeless youth project open but future in doubt

Kidderminster Shuttle: SAFE... FOR NOW: The Bromsgrove Street Foyer in Kidderminster has opened its doors but questions remain over its long-term future.

6:30am Friday 18th April 2014

A PROJECT to house vulnerable Wyre Forest youngsters which nearly didn’t open because of council cuts is safe for now, but questions remain about its long-term future.

Bill Wiggin's bid to cut agricultural accidents

11:02am Thursday 17th April 2014

BILL Wiggin has launched a campaign to prevent needless deaths in the countryside. The MP for North Herefordshire presented a 10 Minute Rule Bill in Parliament calling for better recording of agricultural accidents. Since he became an MP in 2001, two of Mr Wiggin’s constituents have been killed in accidents with cattle.

Paper at the centre of community

Kidderminster Shuttle: The 8-page Shuttle special announcing the shock election result in 2001.

10:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

SINCE his arrival as editor in 1993, Clive Joyce has tried to put The Shuttle at the centre of Wyre Forest life and says: “Local newspapers have tremendous potential to play a wider role than just providing information and I have always looked to harness the power of The Shuttle to benefit the community.”

Shuttle editor saying farewell

Kidderminster Shuttle: Retiring: Clive Joyce, who is leaving The Shuttle after 21 years, says an editor’s role is a privileged one in the community.

10:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE editor of the Kidderminster Shuttle is leaving this month after 21 years at the helm.

Knitted chicks help raise vital cash for Easter

Kidderminster Shuttle: RAISING MONEY: Chris Dale with Grace Bradbury, 7, left, and Maya Hipkiss, 6. Picture: Miriam Balfry. 151404M.

8:50am Thursday 17th April 2014

KNITTED chicks containing Easter surprises have been sold to help raise money for a cancer charity.

Consultation set to be held on recycling centre

Kidderminster Shuttle: CLOSURE FEARS: John Aston at the Kidderminster recycling centre.

8:47am Thursday 17th April 2014

A PUBLIC consultation is to be held later this year into the future of a Kidderminster recycling facility at the centre of closure rumours.

Severn Trent announce £400k investment for Rock water pipes

Kidderminster Shuttle: PROJECT: Severn Trent is inviting people in Littleworth, near Worcester, to find out more about its investment in village sewers.

7:40am Thursday 17th April 2014

SEVERN Trent Water has announced a £400,000 investment in Rock to improve pipes and make the water supply more reliable.

Beer festival returns to Cleobury Mortimer

7:40am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE Cleobury Mortimer Beer Festival is returning for its fifth year.

Plan to shape Wyre Forest future sparks anger

Kidderminster Shuttle: District council could spend extra £125k

7:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

PLANS to reshape Wyre Forest District Council by cutting the number of wards from 17 to 11 has sparked fury among local politicians who have slammed some of the proposed new boundaries as “illogical”.




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