Exhibition searching for names of First World War nurses

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:40am Friday 1st August 2014

ORGANISERS of a First World War exhibition are searching for information on nurses who treated service personnel at Bleak House in Areley Kings from 1914 to 1918.

Free play in Bewdley

Kidderminster Shuttle: ‘Good to be back’: Labour’s Nigel Knowles gained the Franche ward seat for his party. Buy this photo 201226M.

11:09am Thursday 31st July 2014

A PLAY commemorating the declaration of the First World War will take place in Bewdley.

Bewdley & District Horticultural Society

10:01am Thursday 31st July 2014

Schedules for our Annual flower, Vegetable and Floral Art show are now available.

Areley Kings Wives

10:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

On July 10 members went by coach for a tour of the beautiful house and gardens of Arbury Hall in Nuneaton followed by refreshments.

Classic cars on show at Severn Valley Railway

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:10am Thursday 31st July 2014

CARS from the previous century were on display around Severn Valley Railway stations as part of its annual Classic Vehicle Day.

Kidnap victim sobs as he tells court of beatings

Kidderminster Shuttle:

3:49pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

KIDNAP victim Wasim Yaqub sobbed as he told a jury how he was repeatedly hit with hammers and stripped naked in a storage unit after being seized outside his Kidderminster home.

'Kidnapped man stripped and beaten' court told

Kidderminster Shuttle:

8:08am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A GANG kidnapped a man outside his home and held him captive in a storage unit where he was stripped naked and beaten with hammers after a £50,000 business deal went wrong, a court has been told.

Astley Horticultural Society

10:40am Friday 25th July 2014

Excited members the society set off on June 28 to spend the next five days exloring the “Castles and Gardens of Kent”.

Areley Kings WI

10:40am Friday 25th July 2014

June was a month for parties. Two well-loved members had tea parties; Muriel Farrer, who has moved to Cheshire and will be missed, and Margaret Shaddock who was 90.

Annual golf day raises £7.6k

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:40am Friday 25th July 2014

MORE THAN £7,000 has been raised for Cure Leukaemia at an annual golf day in memory of a Kidderminster man who died of the cancer.

Support group for grandparents launched

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:30am Friday 25th July 2014

A NEW support group for grandparents who no longer have contact with their grandchildren has been launched in Wyre Forest.

Garden party to raise funds for charity

Kidderminster Shuttle: 40th Anniversary Garden Party

6:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A BEWDLEY woman is holding a garden party to raise funds for Headway, a charity which works to improve life after brain injury. Des Birch will host the party in her Spencer Avenue garden on Saturday, between 11am and 3pm. The party will feature bric a brac and cake sales as well as a raffle with the chance to win various prizes. Ms Birch said: “I have two friends who use the service and I know that it is struggling to raise money at the moment. "They need all the help they can get.” For more information call Des Birch on 07818 092562.

Council hubs axe temporarily blocked

Kidderminster Shuttle:

10:09am Thursday 24th July 2014

ANGRY councillors have temporarily blocked the "arbitrary" and "wrong" decision by Wyre Forest District Council's cabinet to axe hubs in Stourport and Bewdley.

Historic cherry fair in Bewdley

Kidderminster Shuttle:

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

BEWDLEY has been famous for its cherry orchards for almost two centuries and the town’s civic society and museum will celebrate the fruit with its annual Cherry Fair.

Visitors take a trip to the past

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:20am Thursday 24th July 2014

SEVERN Valley Railway (SVR) stepped back to the 1940s during two nostalgic celebratory events.

Fundraiser in memory of chef gets players on ball

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:30am Monday 21st July 2014

A COMMEMORATIVE five-a-side football tournament in honour of Jordan Guise, the 21-year-old Kidderminster chef found dead in France after inhaling nitrous oxide, raised almost £2,000.

New chief for club

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:20am Monday 21st July 2014

THE Rotary Club of Bewdley has elected a new president for the 2014 to 2015 year.

Couple celebrate golden milestone

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:10am Saturday 19th July 2014

A COUPLE have celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.

Jazz fundraiser for cancer charity

9:20am Friday 18th July 2014

JAZZ fans have the chance to enjoy a stomping good time courtesy of Wyre Forest musician Geoff Goodwin and help raise hundreds of pounds for a leading cancer charity.

Blakedown WI

11:23am Thursday 17th July 2014

The president thanked Mick Stringer for the vibrantly coloured flowers, and welcomed new member Gloria and visitor Margaret.

Bewdley Bridge Club

11:23am Thursday 17th July 2014

The result of the Pairs Competition held on July 9 was: Eileen Oakley & Wendy Packwood 61.73; Philip Morgan & Alan Walters 58.33; Stuart Norgrove & Richard Greenwood 56.17.

Vital debts service is facing cuts

Kidderminster Shuttle: Citizens Advice Bureau

8:16am Thursday 17th July 2014

SIX hundred desperate Wyre Forest families face losing a financial lifeline as a Government-backed agency slashes funding to a local debt advice service by half, it is claimed.

School leavers arrive in style to proms

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:30am Thursday 17th July 2014

SCHOOL leavers across Wyre Forest arrived in style to their end of year proms.

SVR opening its shed doors to the public

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:10am Thursday 17th July 2014

RAILWAY enthusiasts are being given the chance to go behind the scenes at Severn Valley Railway (SVR).

Woman preparing for 100-mile charity cycle

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:20am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A WOMAN will be taking part in a charity bike ride next month with the aim of raising money for mental health charity MIND.

Good citizenship earns Bewdley teen award

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:10am Wednesday 16th July 2014

KIDDERMINSTER College student Jodie Davies is the kind of girl it is handy to have around when the chips are down.

Your carriage awaits – for fairytale prom ride

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:20am Sunday 13th July 2014

MANY young girls dream of pulling up outside their wedding or school prom in a horse-drawn carriage.

Star trekkers raise £16k for hospice

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:30am Saturday 12th July 2014

AN ANNUAL 31-mile trek, which started in Bewdley, in aid of St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester has raised more than £16,000 from the 82 people who took part.

Bewdley pupils want slice of pizza action

9:20am Friday 11th July 2014

TWO teams of students working towards a competitive event will challenge their business and culinary skills tomorrow at 11am outside Bewdley Guildhall.

GeoFest comes to Wyre Forest

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:40am Friday 11th July 2014

TOWNS in Wyre Forest will play host to a variety of events and activities as part of GeoFest 2014.

Midnight walk boosts hospice

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:10am Friday 11th July 2014

CLOSE to £30,000 was raised at this year’s Kemp Midnight Walk, which saw more than 400 women light up the Wyre Forest.

Historic attraction gets certificate of excellence

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:30am Wednesday 9th July 2014

BEWDLEY Museum has received a 2014 certificate of excellence award from the travel website Tripadvisor.

Wyre Forest school's Community Ambassadors meet

Kidderminster Shuttle:

7:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014

NEWLY appointed Community Ambassadors of Wyre Forest and Hagley met for the first time at the Wyre Forest District Council chamber.

Hot plates at rail food fest

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:30am Tuesday 8th July 2014

SEVERN Valley Railway (SVR) will be hosting its first food festival at the SVR Engine House Visitor Centre at Highley, in Shropshire.

£900 raised for Bewdley boy during golf day

Kidderminster Shuttle:

11:45am Monday 7th July 2014

THE sixth annual Think of Others golf day was held to raise funds for Henry Bowers, of Bewdley, who is suffering from Fredrichs Ataxia.

Blood donor sessions in Bewdley

10:10am Sunday 6th July 2014

BLOOD donors are being invited to give during sessions being held in Bewdley.

Bewdley & District Horticultural Society

11:00am Saturday 5th July 2014

Schedules for our Annual flower, Vegetable and Floral Art show are now available.

Laughter yoga sessions set to bring giggles to Belbroughton

Kidderminster Shuttle:

8:00am Friday 4th July 2014

MERRIE Maggie Thompson is taking her laughter yoga class to Belbroughton next week to lift the spirits of the stressed-out.

Council hubs in Stourport and Bewdley to close

Kidderminster Shuttle:

12:46pm Friday 4th July 2014

COUNCIL hub offices in Stourport and Bewdley will close meaning residents will be unable to enquire about council services face-to-face with staff in their own towns.

Wribbenhall Parish Rooms

9:45am Friday 4th July 2014

Wribbenhall Parish Room Annual General Meeting will take place as follows on July 17 at 7.30pm.

Vicar retires after being in charge of six churches

Kidderminster Shuttle: RETIREMENT: Rev Stephen Owens, right, and his wife Lynne after his final service as vicar of the Wyre Forest West benefice.

6:10am Friday 4th July 2014

A VICAR who spent 15 years serving the Wyre Forest West group of parishes is retiring from his role.

Belbroughton school pulls in the pounds for rescue animals

Kidderminster Shuttle: Halle Hobbs, aged six, and Joe Shotton, aged nine, with Ken the donkey (40). Buy photo: 271426L

11:16am Thursday 3rd July 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN in Belbroughton have been raising money for rescued horses, ponies and donkeys based in the village.

Wyre Forest will not challenge plans for 62 homes just outside its border

Kidderminster Shuttle: ‘No need’: Alan Smith, left, and Jamie Shaw by the proposed housing site which they say should not be approved. Picture: PHIL LOACH. 091302L.

7:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL plan to build homes at Astley Cross, just beyond Wyre Forest's boundary, will not be challenged by the district's council, it has been announced.

Broome event agency celebrates fruitful years

Kidderminster Shuttle: BANANA SKILL: Agency staff celebrate the 15th anniversary.

6:10am Thursday 3rd July 2014

A BROOME-based event agency has celebrated 15 years of business, looking back on highlights including booking Bill Clinton and narrowly avoiding bombs in war-torn countries.

Young musicians to perform at first ever Franche Fest

Kidderminster Shuttle: BETTER BY DESIGN: From left, back, Ian Barton, Val Weddell-Hall, teacher Amanda Fassnidge and Brintons' senior designer Jane Bradley-Bain. Front, Tara Field, Poppy Britton-Gray, Josh Hughes and Thomas Schofield.

6:10am Thursday 3rd July 2014

YOUNG musicians from across Wyre Forest will showcase their songwriting talent at the first ever Franche Fest and Barbecue this Friday (July 4) at Franche Community Primary School.

Bus re-route now agreed

Kidderminster Shuttle: 197 bus at Holy Cross Clent

6:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

PLANS have been confirmed to re-route the 192 Stourport to Kidderminster and Halesowen bus to cover part of the 197 route that is being axed in September.

Woman assaulted by man outside Kidderminster pub

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.

10:54am Tuesday 1st July 2014

A WOMAN has been assaulted by a man outside a Kidderminster pub.

Bewdley singer Becky Hill tops UK chart

Kidderminster Shuttle: Becky Hill from Bewdley

7:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

BEWDLEY pop sensation Becky Hill has scored her first official UK number one.

Motorcyclist seriously injured in collision near Kidderminster

Kidderminster Shuttle: Two women taken to hospital following Kidderminster crash

11:29am Monday 30th June 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST has been seriously injured in a collision between Blakedown and Kidderminster.

Bewdley book sale raises £117

Kidderminster Shuttle: Budding Wirral newshounds in running for Amnesty International award

6:00am Sunday 29th June 2014

WYRE Forest’s Amnesty International branch collected £117 at a second hand book sale held in Bewdley in on Saturday, May 17.



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