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.

Clent thespians set to bring High Society to life

Kidderminster Shuttle: L-r Mary Cave as Dinah Lord, Beth Bridgland as Tracy Lord and Ollie Edwards as CK Dexter Haven. Buy photo: 161416MH

5:40pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

CLENT thespians are getting set to bring High Society to life in a village venue this spring.

Clent Gardening Club

12:34pm Thursday 10th April 2014

On March 28 Kim Hurst spoke about a true cottage garden illustrating this talk with lots of actual plants and some slides. She explained the true meaning of a cottage garden incorporated flowers, herbs, shrubs and vegetables into one garden instead of four different areas. The evening went well with lots of plants for sale by Kim and also by our own plant stall run by Marie.

Cleobury Mortimer Afternoon Bridge Club

12:34pm Thursday 10th April 2014

The winners from last week have fallen to the bottom of the pile this week.

Vandals hit lifesaving charity SARA

Kidderminster Shuttle: Vandals hit lifesaving charity SARA

8:34am Thursday 10th April 2014

“GUTTED” lifesaving volunteers with a Wyre Forest land and river rescue service are determined to get back to full strength after their base was ransacked by callous vandals.

Trio of MPs visit rocket motors firm

Kidderminster Shuttle: FIRM INTEREST: From left, Jim Fleming and Mark Hardman, both Roxel UK, Sir Peter Luff, Philip Dunne, Mark Garnier and Jacques Desclaux.

6:40am Thursday 10th April 2014

A TRIO of MPs representing Worcestershire and Shropshire constituencies have visited rocket motors firm Roxel UK at Summerfield.

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.

Pedmore woman to take the plunge for charity

Kidderminster Shuttle: Victoria Forrest

9:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A PEDMORE woman will take the plunge for charity as she attempts to gain the highest award in Girlguiding.

Brewery raises a glass for new visitor centre

Kidderminster Shuttle: MAKING  A TOAST: Nick Davis, owner of Hobsons Brewery and rural affairs minister Dan Rogerson outside the new visitor centre.

7:40am Monday 7th April 2014

A CLEOBURY Mortimer brewery has opened a £50,000 visitor centre with the help of Government funding.

Community groups urged by Cleobury Mortimer's MP to apply for grants

6:10am Saturday 5th April 2014

CLEOBURY Mortimer's MP is encouraging local communities to nominate and apply for cash from Lloyds Bank Community Fund.

First cycling festival to be held in Cleobury Mortimer

Kidderminster Shuttle: RIDING ON: Event organiser Richard Robertshaw cycling in the Wyre Forest.

7:20am Friday 4th April 2014

SHROPSHIRE'S first cycling festival for adults and young people will take place this summer in Cleobury Mortimer.

Cleobury Mortimer Afternoon Bridge Club

10:18am Thursday 3rd April 2014

First place in the competition was taken by Lyn Young and Peter Bliss who certainly had the cards on their side, however they were chased by Pam Fair and Carol Harley who were not that far behind in second place.

Chaddesley Corbett Local History Society

10:17am Thursday 3rd April 2014

The story of nail making as a cottage industry contrasts with the lives we lead today and yet will surprise you with the role of women and early industrial unrest as mechanisation developed after 700 years.

Cleobury Mortimer's MP welcomes extra cash for Shropshire road repairs

6:10am Tuesday 1st April 2014

CLEOBURY Mortimer'sMP has welcomed news that Shropshire will receive an additional £1.7 million to fix roads in the county, following the damage from this winter’s wet weather.

Rare stamps with Queen's head missing stolen

Kidderminster Shuttle: EXAMPLE:  A Protection of the Environment stamp. The stolen stamps are misprints and do not have the Queen's head on them.

3:09pm Thursday 27th March 2014

RARE stamps were stolen along with electrical items and other property in a house burglary in Cookley.

Cookley school enjoys £3m revamp

Kidderminster Shuttle: NEW LOOK: Headteacher Martin de Vine with year seven pupils, from left, Lottie Davies, Amy Wright, Alex Reeve and Jamie Griffin in the refurbished library. Picture: 121407L

7:00am Monday 24th March 2014

STAFF and pupils at a Cookley school are celebrating following the completion of £3 million project to improve their learning facilities.

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".

Joy at Sunfield as school takes delivery of two new minibuses thanks to fundraisers

Kidderminster Shuttle: Front l-r - Sunfield's Ian Jones and CEO Michael Frosch; back l-r - Steven Jones (Halesowen & Rowley Regis Rotary), Alan Bowler (Rotary), Theresa Gregory (Barclays), Mike Brown (Dreamland Bedding), Bryan Carpenter - Rotary district governor.

2:00pm Thursday 20th March 2014

STAFF at Sunfield School in Clent have described the acquisition of two new minibuses as 'an absolute god-send'.

Cookley WI

11:29am Thursday 20th March 2014

At the meeting on March 10 there was a musical quiz, organised by Pat Powell from Stourton WI. It is the 85th Birthday of the Cookley WI this month and arrangements were made and transport sorted for a lunch at the Mill on March 18 to celebrate the birthday. A coffee morning planned for March 15 at the home of the president and a visit to the Rose Theatre on March 20.

Cleobury Mortimer Afternoon Bridge Club

11:28am Thursday 20th March 2014

This week saw Heather and Alex Morris leading the way for a well deserved first place.

Clows Top & District Gardening Club

11:28am Thursday 20th March 2014

At the February meeting speaker, Jill Guest, gave a talk and power point presentation on ‘Easy garden design’.

Clent Gardening Club

11:28am Thursday 20th March 2014

The February meeting was held with a record attendance of 61 members and three visitors.

Beauty spot to host wildlife discovery course

5:00pm Sunday 16th March 2014

NATURE-LOVERS are invited to discover more about Worcestershire’s wildlife this summer.

First mobile PACT meeting in Cookley

11:40am Friday 14th March 2014

THE first mobile PACT (Partners and Communities Together) event in Cookley and Wolverley will be taking place tomorrow.

Cleobury Mortimer Afternoon Bridge Club

1:05pm Thursday 13th March 2014

The club has been closed for the last five weeks this is because the organiser took a holiday.

Clent History Society

12:55pm Thursday 13th March 2014

“BEER, bets and bull baiting” was the illustrated talk given by Mary Bodfish on March 27 at 8pm in Clent Parish Hall, Church Avenue. Mary says the 1820s were rough, tough days and our forebears took their pleasures in rough, tough ways. The only way to survive was to work hard and live hard — and hard drinking was commonplace as well.

Listen: Caunsall wife's 'life-saving' 999 call

Kidderminster Shuttle: Listen - Caunsall wife's 'life-saving' 999 call

4:33pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

A CAUNSALL man was reunited with ambulance staff who saved his life and said he would be "eternally grateful" to them.

Residents can call for Cleobury vote

Kidderminster Shuttle: Beaumont ward to hold by-election

6:30am Wednesday 12th March 2014

ELECTORS in Cleobury Mortimer can request for an election to be held after a parish councillor resigned.

Cookley Village Hall

9:22am Thursday 6th March 2014

Sports Club AGM will be held in the club bar on April 6 at 8pm. All members welcome.

Cleobury Mortimer's MP visits social enterprise to promote apprenticeships

Kidderminster Shuttle: 'IMMEDIATE BENEFIT': Philip Dunne with Vicki Harris and Gavin Owen.

6:10am Wednesday 5th March 2014

CLEOBURY Mortimer's MP has visited a social enterprise in the town to show his support for apprenticeships.

Chaddesley Corbett Local History Society

10:00am Friday 28th February 2014

“Sarajevo - June 28 1914, Why the world went to war” by Sylvia Clift at Chaddesley Corbett Village Hall on March 19 at 7.30pm.

Cookley Village Hall

10:48am Thursday 27th February 2014

James Hickman and Dan Cassidy are in concert at Cookley Village Hall, Lea Lane Cookley on March 5 at 8pm. Tickets £8 from http://www.cookleyvillagehall.co.uk/ forthcoming-events or call 07810 006634.

Chaddesley Corbett Gardening Club

10:47am Thursday 27th February 2014

On a very cold February evening many stalwart members gathered in the village hall for the AGM. All went well although there was not a mass rush of volunteers for new committee members but luckily the standing committee agreed to work for another year but changes are coming.

Relief as brakes put on plan to axe village bus service

Kidderminster Shuttle: 197 bus at Holy Cross, Clent. Buy photo: 031421L

6:46pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

PASSENGERS have breathed a sigh of relief after council bosses put the brakes on plans to axe a village bus service which runs through Hagley, Clent and Belbroughton.

Cleobury Mortimer love cheat tried to kill himself ramming speed camera van

8:23am Tuesday 25th February 2014

A CLEOBURY Mortimer love cheat tried to kill himself by smashing his car into the back of a police speed camera van in a Worcestershire town, a court heard.

Clows Top Gardening Club

11:00am Sunday 23rd February 2014

March can be a tricky month weather wise, with sunshine one day, hard frost the next and often very windy.

Cookley WI

2:34pm Friday 21st February 2014

The February meeting was opened by the president Ann Evanson. Jeanne Round stood in as secretary. Names were taken for a lunch out at Ombersley Golf Club and arrangements were made to celebrate Cookley’s 85th birthday at the end of March. Ann Evanson will be holding a coffee morning at her house on March 15.

Wild wintry fun at Clent Hills

Kidderminster Shuttle: Enjoying half-term fun at Clent Hills from l-r Madison Mole, aged six, Isabella Mole, aged four, and Isobel Cunliffe, aged six. Buy this photo: 081438M.

11:00am Thursday 20th February 2014

YOUNGSTERS braved the great outdoors for some creative half-term fun at Clent Hills.

Clent Gardening Club

10:00am Friday 14th February 2014

The club finished off 2013 in style with a November supper at Clent Parish Hall.

Distinctive items stolen in Chaddesley Corbett burglary

Kidderminster Shuttle: Emergency services attended a crash in Horderley yesterday.

1:08pm Thursday 13th February 2014

DISTINCTIVE riding items have been stolen during a burglary in Chaddesley Corbett.

Cleobury Mortimer set to benefit from high-speed broadband rollout

6:10am Wednesday 12th February 2014

CLEOBURY Mortimer and Clee Hill are set to benefit from a further rollout of broadband in Shropshire.

More roads closed due to flooding

Kidderminster Shuttle: Fairfield High School closed due to flooding

2:09pm Tuesday 11th February 2014

THERE have been more road closures due to flooding.

Cleobury Mortimer family carers share experiences

Kidderminster Shuttle: GETTING TOGETHER: Carer support officer Dice Buchanan, right, with family carers, from left, Pat Marsh, Wendy Duley, Jo Booton and Diane Carlyle.

6:10am Tuesday 11th February 2014

A COFFEE and chat morning for family carers was held in the Kings Arms in Church Street, Cleobury Mortimer.

MP holding advice surgery in Cleobury Mortimer

2:10pm Monday 10th February 2014

CLEOBURY Mortimer's MP will be holding an advice surgery in the town on Friday, February 28 at the Market Hall between 4.30pm and 6.00pm.

TV chef call pan-tastic for Cookley business

Kidderminster Shuttle: Big Pan Man: Mark Renn with one of his giant woks hired by TV celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal. Picture: Phil Loach.

7:00am Monday 10th February 2014

A BUSINESSMAN in Cookley is wok-ing on sunshine after receiving an order for one of his giant pans from a celebrity television chef.

Cookley Village Hall

11:00am Friday 7th February 2014

James Hickman and Dan Cassidy in concert at Cookley Village Hall, Lea Lane Cookley on March 5, 8pm.

Threatened Worcestershire bus routes to be saved

5:48pm Thursday 6th February 2014

A WAVE of threatened bus routes across Worcestershire are going to be saved - as council chiefs performed a significant u-turn on slashing an entire £3 million subsidy today (Thursday).

Cleobury Mortimer Afternoon Bridge Club

9:40am Thursday 6th February 2014

Results were very mixed with Ann and Dick Davies taking first place followed closely by Heather and Dave Gittins, the second week as runners up.



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