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”.

Chaddesley parish plan open for comments

Kidderminster Shuttle: FUTURE PLANS: Chaddesley Corbett residents can have their say.

2:56pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

RESIDENTS in Chaddesley Corbett are being asked to comment on a draft neighbourhood plan that could help shape their future development.

Holy Trinity free school funding plan confirmed

Kidderminster Shuttle: Holy Trinity free school to create 200 places

8:44am Wednesday 16th April 2014

AFTER a gruelling two-year application process, funding for a Kidderminster independent school to become a free school has been given the go-ahead.

Store answering foodbank's call for Easter

Kidderminster Shuttle: HAPPY EASTER: Foodbank staff, from left, Maureen Lewis and Denise Carson, with, Natasha Jones. Picture: Martin Humby. 161413MH.

8:41am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A KIDDERMINSTER store is answering the call to help brighten up Easter for families unable to put food on the table.

Court chosen for 2014 Kidderminster Carnival

Kidderminster Shuttle: ROYAL APPOINTMENT: From left, top, carnival queen Jessica Campbell and rosebud Millie Hodgkins, with, bottom, princess Paige Rundle and rosebud Alice Hickey.

8:38am Wednesday 16th April 2014

DRAMA student Jessica Campbell proved she is a class act by winning the coveted Kidderminster Carnival Queen title.

Midnight Walk to light up Wyre Forest for Kemp Hospice

Kidderminster Shuttle: GIRL POWER: From left, Sophie Bishop, Norma Bingham and Caroline Beech launch this year's Midnight Walk.

6:50am Wednesday 16th April 2014

REGISTRATION is now open for Kemp Hospice's annual midnight walk through the Wyre Forest.

FULL-TIME: Harriers 2 Cambridge 0

9:39pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Harriers got the win they needed to keep up their late bid for a play-off place in the Skrill Premier.

78 mins: Harriers 2 Cambridge 0

9:21pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Harriers doubled their lead in the 77th minute when top scorer Gash, playing against his former club, crashed in a spectacular 25-yarder to stun the visitors.

70 mins: Harriers 1 Cambridge 0

9:12pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Harriers went ahead in the 67th minute when a quick break from halfway caught out the visitors.

60 mins: Harriers 0 Cambridge 0

9:02pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

In the 53rd minute Cambridge came closest to opening the scoring when Champion hit a 20-yard volley that was only kept out by an acrobatic save from Lewis.

HALF-TIME: Harriers 0 Cambridge 0

8:31pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

An even first half finished with no goals and neither side able to gain ascendancy.

40 mins: Harriers 0 Cambridge 0

8:24pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

There was some bright football from both sides, but defences were on top and little in the way of chances at either end.

20mins: Harriers 0 Cambridge 0

8:05pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Harriers made a promising start but the best early chance fell to Delano Sam-York for Cambridge who brought a fine save from Lewis with a deft close-range flick in the 17th minute.

Blissett earns a start for Harriers tonight

7:38pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Harriers' striker Nathan Blissett was handed a start in tonight's Skrill Premier home game with high-riding Cambridge United at Aggborough.

Flood relief grant available for small businesses in Malvern Hills area

9:47am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SMALL businesses hit by the recent flooding can apply for a new relief grant from Malvern Hills District Council. The £500 loss of trade grant is likely to particularly benefit businesses in Upton-upon-Severn, which suffered significantly from prolonged road closures and also saw a dramatic decrease in footfall, as well as traffic.

Canal basins to host heritage weekend in Stourport

Kidderminster Shuttle: NEW SEASON: Vince Williams of the Canal and River Trust heritage working boats group prepares for the weekend's events.

7:40am Tuesday 15th April 2014

STOURPORT'S Canal Basins will be bringing history to life at its Easter heritage weekend.

School children raise £1.3k for little hearts

Kidderminster Shuttle: SMARTIES CHALLENGE: Samuel Robinson, front, with back from left, friends George Chance, eight and Poppy Elwell, 10 and his mother Rachel Robinson.

7:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THREE hundred schoolchildren helped to raise more than £1,000 for a charity supporting a Cleobury Mortimer boy born with half a heart.

Paws in motion for Kemp Hospice

Kidderminster Shuttle: PAWS FOR THOUGHT: Kemp Hospice fundraiser Sophie Bishop and her dog Bo.

6:50am Tuesday 15th April 2014

KEMP Hospice is inviting dog-lovers and their pets to join them for their first three-mile sponsored dog walk through the Wyre Forest.

Garden machinery stolen from Shatterford

Kidderminster Shuttle: REVIEW: The new police and crime commissioner for West Mercia says the force's buildings must be fit-for-purpose or could be sold.

3:19pm Monday 14th April 2014

ABOUT £12,000 worth of gardening items have been stolen during a burglary near Shatterford.

Wyre Forest crews tackle railway embankment fires

Kidderminster Shuttle: Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service

12:04pm Monday 14th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS in Wyre Forest were called to two separate fires at railway embankments on Sunday.

Baby rescued after being locked in bathroom

Kidderminster Shuttle: Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service

11:49am Monday 14th April 2014

AN 18-month-old baby has been rescued by fire crews after becoming locked in a bathroom.

Electrics made safe after water floods Kidderminster home

Kidderminster Shuttle: Fire on stairs in St Leonards flats

10:30am Monday 14th April 2014

FIRE crews have made electrics safe after flooding at a Kidderminster home.

Wyre Forest socialists warn of 'NHS break up'

9:00am Monday 14th April 2014

A SOCIALIST activist in Wyre Forest has challenged the main political parties to be "open about the break-up of the NHS" at a public meeting.

New chief executive for Thomas Vale

Kidderminster Shuttle: NEW MAN: From left, Craig Tatton is welcomed by Madani Sow and Tony Hyde at Thomas Vale Construction.

8:57am Monday 14th April 2014

A CONTRUCTION company based in Stourport has appointed a new managing director.

Wyre Forest residents reminded to register to vote

Kidderminster Shuttle: District council could spend extra £125k

8:54am Monday 14th April 2014

WYRE Forest residents are being reminded to register to vote if they plan on heading to the polls next month.

Poppies planted for WWI commemoration

Kidderminster Shuttle: SOWING SEEDS: Back, Anna Howard and Alice Hatfield plant poppies in the grounds the Holy Innocents' Church.

8:50am Monday 14th April 2014

POPPY seeds have been planted by members of a Kidderminster church to mark 100 years since the start of the First World War.

Whild hails goalscorer Blissett

Kidderminster Shuttle: Nathan Blissett

2:12pm Sunday 13th April 2014

BOSS Gary Whild saluted substitute Nathan Blissett for helping Harriers stay in the Skrill Premier play-off race with a vital 2-0 victory over Welling United at Aggborough.


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