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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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”.

Three in hospital after horse and car collision in Bewdley

Kidderminster Shuttle: Two women taken to hospital following Kidderminster crash

10:22am Saturday 12th April 2014

THREE people had to be taken to be hospital after the horse and cart they were travelling in was involved in a collision with a car in Bewdley last night.

Grant gets firm back on its feet

Kidderminster Shuttle: FLOOD SUPPORT: Lindsay Wilson with councillors Simon Geraghty, left, and Nathan Desmond.

7:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

A BEWDLEY business that had to shut when hit by the recent flooding is now up and running again after receiving a grant.

Chess players promote game on town's streets

Kidderminster Shuttle: UTDOOR CHESS: Members of St Anne’s Chess Club played residents to promote the game

6:20am Saturday 12th April 2014

CHESS players took to the streets of Bewdley ahead of an upcoming tournament this weekend in a bid to make Bewdley a chess-friendly town.

Road closed after car hits wall in Bewdley

Kidderminster Shuttle: Road closed as car hits wall in Bewdley

12:20pm Friday 11th April 2014

A ROAD was temporarily close in Bewdley after a car smashed into a wall.

All Saints Church

12:33pm Thursday 10th April 2014

The book sale is on April 14 10-12pm .

Bewdley & District Horticultural Society

12:33pm Thursday 10th April 2014

On April 14 there is a private garden visit to Dials Park, Chaddesley Corbett, if you would like more details ring details Jan on 01562 829220 or web page http://www.

MP for Clent, Belbroughton and Hagley replaces Maria Miller as culture secretary

Kidderminster Shuttle: Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid is feeling the heat from Hagley Action Group

12:14pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

MP for Clent, Belbroughton and Hagley Sajid Javid has been appointed as the new culture secretary.

Plans for Indian restaurant to move kitchen on hold

Kidderminster Shuttle: NEW PLANS: Bewdley’s Severn Indian Cuisine, which has been at the centre of odour complaints from nearby residents.

1:20pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

PLANS for an Indian restaurant to move its kitchen following complaints about the smell have been put on hold.

Decision on Areley Kings Tesco Express delayed for site visit

Kidderminster Shuttle: PUB THREAT: Areley Kings' Londis Pantry Stores assistant manager Richard Taylor and residents Mark and Debbie Bywater. Picture: Phil Loach. 101432L.

12:35pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

COUNCILLORS were unable to come to a decision on an application which could lead to a Tesco Express store opening in Areley Kings.

'One-off' Dizzie Moore remembered at memorial service

Kidderminster Shuttle: LEADING LADY: Dizzie Moore's photo, flowers and her hat at the front of St Anne's Church.

11:35am Wednesday 9th April 2014

IT was smiles all round as friends and family of a former Bewdley mayor came together to celebrate her life at a memorial service in Bewdley.

Bewdley Passion play to return to town in 2015

Kidderminster Shuttle: ‘Moving’: Jesus, played by Jared Thomas, dies on the cross.

7:40am Tuesday 8th April 2014

THE team behind Bewdley's first Passion play have announced Easter 2015 will again see the telling of Christ's crucifixion on the town's streets.

Restaurant's kitchen could move to combat odour issue

Kidderminster Shuttle: NEW PLANS: Bewdley’s Severn Indian Cuisine, which has been at the centre of odour complaints from nearby residents.

5:30am Tuesday 8th April 2014

AN INDIAN restaurant at the centre of an extractor fan dispute could have its kitchen moved to resolve an issue that has led nearby residents to kick up a stink.

Bewdley Floral Art Club

11:00am Friday 4th April 2014

The March AGM ran smoothly and it was followed by a very interesting and stimulating demonstration by Laura Leong, with ‘Springtime inspirations’.

Day service users to take on sponsored walk

Kidderminster Shuttle: WALK ON BY: Back, from left, Sally Humphreys, Alison Coley-Smith, Jodie Murrell and Debbie Armishaw-Broomfield and front, John Bennett, Grant Shuck and Lois Farley prepare for the walk.

7:50am Friday 4th April 2014

ADULTS with learning disabilities who attend a day service in Bewdley will be lacing up their walking boots to raise funds for a specialist play area.

New season for Bewdley market

Kidderminster Shuttle: New Season: Bewdley Produce Market

6:00am Friday 4th April 2014

THE new season for the Bewdley Local Produce market starts this weekend.

Staff left shaken after a Belbroughton newsagents is raided

Kidderminster Shuttle: Police are appealing for information following a crash just after midnight.

2:50pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

ROBBERS attacked staff at a Belbroughton newsagents before escaping with cash and cigarettes.

Bewdley Bridge Club

10:15am Thursday 3rd April 2014

The result of the Pairs Competition held on March 19: Stuart Norgrove & Richard Greenwood 62.98; Peter Dobson & Alan Freeston 58.89; Skene & Petrena Walley 56.25.

Coffee Morning

10:15am Thursday 3rd April 2014

There will be a coffee morning on April 5, 10-12pm at The Squirrel in Areley Common in aid of German Shepherd Rescue.

Memorial service to be held for Dizzie Moore

Kidderminster Shuttle: LEADING LADY: A service will be held to commemorate the life of Dizzie Moore.

7:40am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A MEMORIAL service will be held for a former Bewdley Mayor who was awarded an MBE.

TV car restoration is a labour of love

Kidderminster Shuttle: GOOD AS NEW: Kevin Price with the revamped Volvo that was featured in The Saint TV series.

6:00am Monday 31st March 2014

FROM the film set of a 1960s mystery spy thriller to the riverside town of Bewdley – this iconic Volvo P1800 has turned a new corner after being fully restored by a car enthusiast.

Bewdley hotel hosting baby fair

6:50am Saturday 29th March 2014

A BABY and early years fair will be held at a Bewdley hotel.

Bewdley student downloaded extreme porn

Kidderminster Shuttle: Misconduct hearing for PC accused of using excessive force in stop and search of 13-year-old

6:40am Friday 28th March 2014

A UNIVERSITY student from Bewdley who downloaded indecent pictures of children and extreme pornography has been given a three-year community order and must register as a sex offender for five years.

Woman and her dog escape Bewdley house blaze

Kidderminster Shuttle: Fire on stairs in St Leonards flats

4:46pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

A WOMAN and her dog have managed to escape a house fire in Bewdley.

London Marathon challenge for PR man

Kidderminster Shuttle: On his marks: Stuart Henry, centre, with, from left, Julia Williams, Jill Reid, Lorraine Henry and Peter Copsey.

6:00am Monday 24th March 2014

A WYRE Forest-based PR guru will be lacing up his running shoes to tackle the gruelling London Marathon to help fund research into a rare gene disorder.

Floods fund help deadline extended for Wyre Forest businesses

Kidderminster Shuttle: FUNDING BOOST: Flood-hit businesses, including Bewdley ones, can apply for grant money to help them get back on track.

9:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

THE deadline for applying for funding grants of up to £3,000 for Wyre Forest businesses affected by the recent flooding has been extended.

Former Bewdley stalwart dies aged 88

Kidderminster Shuttle: COMMUNITY WORKER: Dizzie Moore has died aged 88.

3:51pm Friday 21st March 2014

A FORMER Bewdley stalwart who was awarded an MBE for her public service has died aged 88.

MPs welcome shake-up in funding for schools

Kidderminster Shuttle: Wyre Forest MP Mark Garnier: Wishing Wyre Forest athletes good luck in the London  Olympic Games.

7:00am Friday 21st March 2014

MEMBERS of Parliament for Wyre Forest and Hartlebury have welcomed a £5 million fairer funding boost to Worcestershire's schools - saying it will help correct an "historical injustice".

DVLA's court no-show means Bewdley woman's appeal succeeds

6:20am Friday 21st March 2014

A BEWDLEY woman has won an appeal against the DVLA because it failed to turn up in court.

Blakedown WI

11:27am Thursday 20th March 2014

The president welcomed members and thanked June Gordon for the pretty spring tulips.

Areley Kings WI

11:26am Thursday 20th March 2014

The Speaker, Alan Stanley, was greeted by a large audience of members and visitors for his talk on SARA the Severn Area Rescue Association. Patsy Anderson, the president, introduced Alan, the chairman of the Wyre Forest Branch of the Rescue Service, and informed him that her was the first to use the Village Hall’s newly installed large screen for his slides.

Astley Horticultural Society

11:27am Thursday 20th March 2014

Chairman Derek Walker welcomed everyone at the meeting on February 19 but informed us on a very sad note that we had lost two of our members recently namely Jean Jones and Mark Eeles who will be sadly missed. The committee have been pleased with the renewed subscriptions coming in for the 2014 programme and show schedules.

Deadline extended for businesses to apply for flood relief funding

Kidderminster Shuttle: Bewdley flood barriers go up

8:52am Wednesday 19th March 2014

THE deadline for applying for funding grants of up to £3,000 for Wyre Forest businesses affected by the recent flooding has been extended.

Residents have their say on Tesco Express plans at public meeting

Kidderminster Shuttle: PACKED MEETING: About 150 residents attended the debate at Areley Kings Village Hall on Monday.

8:49am Wednesday 19th March 2014

SUPERMARKET giant Tesco has come under fire from residents of Areley Kings in a heated debate over plans to open a convenience store in the village.

Beers lined up for Wyre Forest festival

6:20am Wednesday 19th March 2014

THREE Wyre Forest pubs will be serving beers from around the world alongside UK brews during a 17-day festival.

Resident up in arms over smell from extractor fan

Kidderminster Shuttle: ODOUR COMPLAINT: Adrian Mayall standing next to the extractor fan he is complaining about.

6:20am Monday 17th March 2014

A BEWDLEY resident is kicking up a stink over an extractor fan that blows the smell of food into his home.

Walkie-talkie plan to help protect shops from crime

Kidderminster Shuttle: ZERO TOLERANCE: Derek Killingworth.

6:20am Friday 14th March 2014

A SCHEME for traders to warn each other about nuisance customers will be rolled out in Bewdley to stamp out drug-related crime in the town.

Drivers face disruption as water works set to begin

6:40am Tuesday 11th March 2014

DRIVERS face a month of disruption as a road is closed to enable Severn Trent to install a new pipe.

New Wyre Forest leisure centre could open in two years

Kidderminster Shuttle: New venue: Wyre Forest district councillors are in talks to build the new leisure centre at the former British Sugar site.

7:30am Friday 7th March 2014

A NEW leisure centre in Wyre Forest could open in two years, it is hoped.

An official reopening for 'fantastic' new-look hall

Kidderminster Shuttle: OPENED: Jenny Paddock, Paul Warnett, trustee, Bewdley mayoress Jennifer Gordon, John Iles and Linda Candlin outside the new-look hall.

6:20am Friday 7th March 2014

"IT IS now my duty to finally declare the refurbished St George’s Hall officially opened,” Bewdley’s mayor said, and with those words, the completion of the new- look facility was celebrated.

Heart attack survivor dons running shoes to raise awareness

10:00am Thursday 6th March 2014

A HEART attack survivor from Halesowen put on his running shoes to complete the Reading Half Marathon to help other sufferers.

Bewdley & District Horticultural Society

9:21am Thursday 6th March 2014

March is usually the month when spring arrives so it is nice to get outside and enjoy the fresh new growth of nature.

Wribbenhall Parish Rooms

9:20am Thursday 6th March 2014

Thanks to timely help from Councillor Gordon Yarrington we have been given a grant of £10,000 from BIFFA Awards. A third party contributor is needed to secure this money and were given £510.20 from Gordon’s divisional fund.

Areley Kings Wives

9:20am Thursday 6th March 2014

February 13 was the AGM. The meeting was opened by chairman, Audrey Daw, who welcomed everyone including six new members.



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