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Author shares her school memories

Kidderminster Shuttle:

7:00am Friday 31st October 2014

COOKLEY residents can enjoy a nostalgic look back at the history of the village school in the latest offering from a local author.

Employee marks 50 years at same firm

Kidderminster Shuttle:

12:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A COOKLEY man has celebrated 50 years of service to one company.

Karate club tackles three highest peaks

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:30am Thursday 14th August 2014

MEMBERS of a Kidderminster karate club who have raised more than £33,000 for various charities are this year supporting the Little Princess Trust.

Village set for sprucing

Kidderminster Shuttle: Coun Campion said Worcestershire County Council has had to "slim down rapidly"

6:40am Friday 8th August 2014

COOKLEY has been chosen by Worcestershire Highways to be part of a makeover day on Saturday.

Cookley WI

10:41am Friday 25th July 2014

At this month’s meeting on July 14, we had a visit from Carole Dowding who came to talk to us about her experiences as a Lady Helicopter pilot in the days when this wasn’t something ladies did. Her talk was very interesting and very amusing.

Celebrations mark end of school £3m extension

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:30am Sunday 13th July 2014

THE completion of a £3 million project to extend and improve Cookley Sebright Primary School has been officially celebrated.

Cookley WI

10:07am Thursday 19th June 2014

Vice president Sue Bennett chaired the June meeting.

Popular Wyre Forest music lover dies, 75

Kidderminster Shuttle: LOVE OF MUSIC: John "JTB" Facer.

7:00am Thursday 5th June 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to Wyre Forest’s king of swing - music lover John Facer - who has died, aged 75.

SARA rescuers back on track after raid on boathouse

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.

8:00am Saturday 10th May 2014

A LIFESAVING search and rescue organisation is back on track thanks to a flurry of public support and donations.

Rotary club donates £1k for school playground

Kidderminster Shuttle: MONKEYING AROUND: From left, Cookley pupils Joey Swift, Eva Cook and Billy Davies try out the new playground.

6:30am Saturday 3rd May 2014

PRIMARY school pupils have been swinging into action on their new adventure playground thanks to a donation from Kidderminster Rotary Club.

Hospital cause goal in Cookley football star’s big game

Kidderminster Shuttle: PROUD: Jody Craddock with, from left, wife Shelley and sons Toby, Joseph and Luke, with some of his artwork behind them.

6:00am Thursday 1st May 2014

AN EX-Premier League footballer from Cookley will celebrate his 20-year playing career with a special match.

Image released of Cookley sex attacker

Kidderminster Shuttle: WANTED: An artist's impression of the man police are trying to trace.

2:53pm Wednesday 30th April 2014

DETECTIVES have issued an artist's impression of a man who sexually assaulted a woman on a canal towpath in Cookley.

Serious sexual assault in Cookley

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.

2:04pm Monday 28th April 2014

A SERIOUS sexual assault took place on a canal towpath in Cookley this morning.

Cookley WI

10:58am Thursday 24th April 2014

At the meeting this month Ian Hinksman gave a talk about the Fox’s Morris Dancers, formed in Cookley in 1999 and who have gone from strength to strength and now have about 45 members.

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.

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”.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cookley Village Hall

9:30am Thursday 2nd January 2014

Legendary Ashley Hutchings (ex-Fairport Convention) and his son Blair Dunlop (winner of newcomer award in the 2013 BBC Radio Horizon Awards) will be appearing in concert at Cookley Village Hall, Lea Lane, Cookley, Kidderminster, DY10 3RH on January 26.

Man arrested on suspicion of Cookley burglary

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.

11:36am Friday 13th December 2013

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of a high value burglary in Cookley.

Wolverley and Cookley poppy appeal on track to hit £7.5k target

Kidderminster Shuttle: Volunteers needed for Watford Poppy appeal

7:00am Saturday 7th December 2013

POPPY appeal organisers in Wolverley and Cookley have praised the generosity of residents as they edge towards matching last year’s fund-raising total.

Foxs Border Morris

10:00am Friday 6th December 2013

The Cookley-based team has been busy in the Christmas countdown.

Cookley Village Hall

4:04pm Thursday 5th December 2013

Jack and The Beanstalk will be the festive pantomime held at the hall.

Driver who caused crash that killed girlfriend spared jail

Kidderminster Shuttle: Crash victim: Samantha Jennings.

4:19pm Friday 29th November 2013

A DRIVER who lost control of his car causing a smash near Cookley which killed his girlfriend has been spared jail.

Cookley Village Hall

12:00pm Thursday 28th November 2013

Want U Back, a Take That tribute band, will be appearing in a fund-raising concert tomorrow at 8pm.

Cookley residents raise £442 for Midlands Air Ambulance

Kidderminster Shuttle: Making a difference: From left, Wendy Umpleby, Chairman of Westley Court Management Keith Epton and Sofia Voutianitis, of Midlands Air Ambulance at the presentation.

7:50am Saturday 23rd November 2013

GENEROUS Cookley residents have raised more than £400 for the Midlands Air Ambulance.

Cookley WI

2:52pm Thursday 21st November 2013

Vicky Fletcher, from the Worcester Archive and Archaeological Service, based at the Hive in Worcester, gave an insight into the work of the service at the November meeting.

Cookley Village Hall

2:51pm Thursday 21st November 2013

Jack and The Beanstalk will be the festive pantomime held at the hall.

Cookley WI

10:00am Saturday 9th November 2013

The next meeting will be on Monday, November 11.

Cookley Village Hall

1:00pm Friday 8th November 2013

A fund-raising gig by Jez Lowe and The Bad Pennies will be held at Cookley Village Hall on Wednesday, November 13 at 8pm.

Wyre Forest towns to honour our war heroes

Kidderminster Shuttle: Town tribute: Last year’s Remembrance Sunday event in Kidderminster. Picture: COLIN HILL.

6:30am Friday 8th November 2013

REMEMBRANCE Sunday services and parades across towns in Wyre Forest and South Shropshire will fall silent to honour those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Just Men Group

11:18am Thursday 7th November 2013

Gabriela, The Ukulele Lady, will be entertaining the group at the Eagle & Spur, Cookley, on Wednesday, November 13 at 7.30pm.She is a very funny Lady and everyone is welcome to come and see her.

Cookley WI

12:00pm Tuesday 29th October 2013

Members were taken on an amazing journey through the history of Abberley Hall and the Clock Tower by speaker Jo Roache at this month’s meeting.

Cookley Village Hall

11:09am Thursday 24th October 2013

A Robbie Williams and Ollie Murs tribute evening will be held at Cookley Village Hall, Lea Lane, on Saturday, October 26 at 8pm.

Subpostmaster's first-class service

Kidderminster Shuttle: Serving community: Tony Higley, left, receives his award from Scott Lacey.

7:20am Saturday 19th October 2013

A COOKLEY subpostmaster is celebrating 30 years’ service with the Post Office.

Cookley Village Hall

2:00pm Friday 18th October 2013

A Robbie Williams and Ollie Murs tribute evening will be held at Cookley Village Hall, Lea Lane, on Saturday, October 26 at 8pm.

Cookley Village Hall

10:00am Friday 11th October 2013

Two concerts to raise funds for improvements to Cookley Village Hall and Playing Fields have been arranged.

Just Men Group

9:38am Thursday 10th October 2013

The group meet once a month at noon on the first Tuesday of every month for sandwiches and a chat at the Eagle & Spur, Cookley.

Activity book boost for Cookley Rainbows

Kidderminster Shuttle: Fresh ideas: Cookley Rainbows with their new activity books.

7:30am Saturday 5th October 2013

COOKLEY Rainbows were treated to a bumper donation of activity books by a Kidderminster supermarket.

Cookley Village Hall

10:00am Friday 4th October 2013

The April Verch Band will be appearing in the fund-raising gig at the hall in Lea Lane, on Sunday, October 13 at 8pm.

Folk series on offer in Cookley

Kidderminster Shuttle: Take a bow: The April Verch band.

7:20am Friday 4th October 2013

FOUR folk acts will be heading to Cookley for the village hall’s first season of professional concerts.



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