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2:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014
AT our recent PACT meeting, the future of the Hoo Brook Recycling Centre was the main topic. The chairman read out a letter finally received from County Hall, but it contained no re-assurance as to the future of this vital facility.
10:00am Thursday 24th April 2014
6:00am Thursday 24th April 2014
THE Shuttle article about the possible refurbishment of Kidderminster Town Hall is welcome news, but I suspect that the excellent Steinway grand piano, currently downgraded to a pub piano in the bar, will not last until them, owing to the deplorable and wretched conditions it is kept in. I will give it another five years before it deteriorates beyond repair.
1:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014
I WOULD like to thank all the selfish people of Marlpool Lane in Kidderminster who think its acceptable to have a bonfire on a nice sunny day when most people have there windows open and washing on the line! There's is no need. It is not like the sun is out every day. You should all be ashamed and have a bit of consideration for others.
10:41am Wednesday 23rd April 2014
6:00am Monday 21st April 2014
IT was with some interest that I read the recent Tory wrap around The Shuttle. However, I was sent running for my old school dictionary to look up the meaning of “waste” when I read the phrase describing the last Labour government as “13 wasted years”.
7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014
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11:38am Friday 18th April 2014
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2:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014
I WOULD like to thank everyone who attended my charity ball on April 4 and made it a very enjoyable evening. We all managed to raise £1,200 for my chosen charities, an excellent amount for a small town.
12:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014
I NOTE from The Shuttle that the Cleobury Mortimer MP is pleased that Shropshire Council has been awarded £1.7million for pothole repairs before claiming part of the £200 million additional emergency funding due to the wet winter. Worcestershire has been given just £2.1million from this latest pot for a much more populated county.
6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014
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12:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014
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1:00pm Monday 14th April 2014
MY husband and I went to the Rose Theatre on Saturday, April 5 to see “Blast from the Past” – all 80s music, it was fabulous, the best show I’ve seen in a long time. It was outstanding and the teenagers performing were a credit to the district.
6:00am Monday 14th April 2014
I HAD the pleasure of being involved in a very exciting project when I attended a two-day health and social care planning exercise, looking at ways to better work with partners from across the county.
6:00am Sunday 13th April 2014
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6:00am Thursday 10th April 2014
3:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014
12:28pm Wednesday 9th April 2014
WHILST it is of concern that the local Register Office in Kidderminster is again on the move, and should most definitely be kept as local as possible within the town or district, of equal concern is the need to keep the significant and historic building in which it is currently housed within the public domain.
11:50am Friday 4th April 2014
WE have all heard shocking stories about how some elderly people in hospitals and care homes are looked after. So it is perhaps unsurprising that members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) have reported an increasing number of enquiries from patients with dementia, and their families, about seeking compensation for poor care.
6:00am Friday 4th April 2014
3:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014
IN the Roman Empire it was bread and circuses which distracted the masses from their drudgery. According to Tory Party chairman, Grant Shapps, and his comments over the Budget, in Cameron’s Britain it is cheap beer and bingo which are supposed to keep the people happy. I suspect the people of Wyre Forest are too smart to be fooled.
11:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014
I AM writing after reading the article about Councillor Fran Orborski playing a card game on her computer while attending a council meeting, and her reply that other council members use their tablets to email from council meetings.
6:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014
THIS week is the first birthday of the bedroom tax. Designed by the coalition, this policy sees families receive less housing benefit if they are deemed to have more bedrooms in their home than they need.
6:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014
THIS week I had occasion to walk through the refurbished Worcester Cross garden opposite Dunelm Mill in Kidderminster with a friend’s dog. I was appalled to see about 20 piles of dog mess on the very small grassed area behind the bus stop.
6:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014
6:50am Monday 31st March 2014
I have spoken to local people and many have told me they’re concerned about the future of health services in Wyre Forest. Recently local Tory MP, Mark Garnier, supported a Coalition proposal to grant the government unprecedented powers over local hospitals.
6:00am Friday 28th March 2014
AS a student nurse in the later stages of my training, I find it increasingly worrying to see that more and more NHS trusts are willing to import their nurses from overseas, despite having a brand new workforce ready to begin their careers every six months.
1:00pm Thursday 27th March 2014
6:00am Thursday 27th March 2014
WHILST I endorse G Walters' call (Shuttle Opinion, March 20) for concerned residents to write and email the county council regarding the “temporary” closure of the Hoo Brook Recycling Centre in Kidderminster, my experience does not bode well.
12:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014
6:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014
ONCE again our councillors have made an-ill-thought out decision. The closure of the Kidderminster civic amenity at Hoo Brook has meant that all Kidderminster residents have to use the Stourport recycling site.
10:47am Tuesday 25th March 2014
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3:59pm Monday 24th March 2014
6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014
12:00pm Friday 21st March 2014
6:00am Friday 21st March 2014
SOME of you may have heard in the news recently about a test that could predict if you are going to develop a form of dementia in later life. This test is still a long way off being used in clinical practice, and you need to question the benefit of a test which picks up a condition for which there is no cure.
12:00pm Thursday 20th March 2014
6:00am Thursday 20th March 2014
COUNCILLOR Fran Oborski is clearly missing the point (Row over call for free car parking, Shuttle, March 13). This issue is not just about free parking, it is about saving our town centres and the council using excessive parking charges as an easy source of revenue to disguise their waste and financial incompetence.
12:00pm Wednesday 19th March 2014
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2:00pm Tuesday 18th March 2014
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