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Kidderminster jobs lost as firm goes into administration

Kidderminster Shuttle: Small businesses targeted by scammers

3:26pm Thursday 24th July 2014

ONE of the largest suppliers of car parts and garage equipment in the UK has gone into administration with a loss of more than 1,200 jobs, including five in Kidderminster.

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.

Eye test leads to brain tumour discovery

Kidderminster Shuttle:

7:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

A ROUTINE eye test has given a Kidderminster teenager a new outlook on life after it revealed a brain tumour.

Kidderminster psychology student's work recognised by insurer

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:40am Thursday 24th July 2014

A FINAL year psychology student from Kidderminster has been rewarded by specialist global insurer, Hiscox for her contribution to its workplace design competition.

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.

Churches to commemorate 100th anniversary of WW1

Kidderminster Shuttle: St Mary's Church in Kidderminster this week. Photo: GAIL BRAZNELL

6:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

CHURCHES in Kidderminster are coming together to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.

Traders hit out at CPO decision

Kidderminster Shuttle:

4:40pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BUSINESS owners affected by the compulsory purchase order (CPO) of Lower Mill Street have called the decision a “disgrace”.

Town centre land purchase agreed

Kidderminster Shuttle:

4:40pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans by Wyre Forest District Council to use a compulsory purchase order (CPO) to buy the land that currently contains 2-12 Lower Mill Street in Kidderminster will go ahead.

Fundraiser to cycle thousands of miles for charity

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:50am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A KIDDERMINSTER man is getting on his bike to take part in four cycling challenges to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Former local lad picked to guard Commonwealth baton

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A FORMER Wolverley CE Secondary School pupil is guarding the Queen’s Baton on its relay around Scotland as part of this year’s Commonwealth Games.

Pam's tribute concert "fantastic"

Kidderminster Shuttle:

3:48pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A MEMORIAL concert was held to celebrate the life of Pam Cunningham, the founder of the Kidderminster Valentines Choir.

Lifelong ban for senior teacher who 'cuddled' pupils

Kidderminster Shuttle: The figures were released by the Department for Education

8:42am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A FORMER acting headteacher at a Kidderminster school has been banned from classrooms for life after a catalogue of "inappropriate" behaviour towards pupils.

Lifelong ban for senior teacher who 'cuddled' pupils

Kidderminster Shuttle: The figures were released by the Department for Education

8:36am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A FORMER acting headteacher at a Kidderminster school has been banned from classrooms for life after a catalogue of "inappropriate" behaviour towards pupils.

Kidderminster carpet firm appoints sales director

Kidderminster Shuttle:

7:40am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

KIDDERMINSTER-based Brockway Carpets has announced the appointment of Shaun Lewis as sales director to support the company’s continuous expansion plans in the UK and global markets.

Kidderminster group members land Oliver! roles

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:10am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

FIVE pupils from Kidderminster’s Stagecoach have successfully auditioned for parts in Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’s production of Oliver.

Wyre Forest MP to hold latest surgery

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

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WYRE Forest residents are being invited to Sainsbury’s in Kidderminster to speak to MP Mark Garnier MP about local matters.

Drug dealing duo jailed

Kidderminster Shuttle:

8:05am Monday 21st July 2014

TWO drug dealers who upgraded their operation from cannabis to cocaine have each been jailed for three years.

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.

Junior choir pass qualifications

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:10am Monday 21st July 2014

MEMBERS of the new Junior Choir at St Barnabas Church in Franche have passed their starter level singing qualifications.

RSPCA holding charity tea

Kidderminster Shuttle: The dead foal has concerned the RSPCA

6:00am Monday 21st July 2014

KIDDERMINSTER and District RSPCA branch is hosting a vintage afternoon tea to raise money for the rehoming of animals in Wyre Forest.

College student awarded dance school scholarship

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:30am Sunday 20th July 2014

A KIDDERMINSTER College student has become one of 10 dancers in the country to be awarded a scholarship from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation to continue her studies at Bird College, Kent.

MP kicks off charity's sports initiative

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:30am Saturday 19th July 2014

A GROUP in Kidderminster which works with young people to increase their confidence put on a morning training session to mark its new sports initiative.

Couple celebrate golden milestone

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:10am Saturday 19th July 2014

A COUPLE have celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.

Stourport shopkeepers get naked

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:40am Friday 18th July 2014

STOURPORT shopkeepers and office workers are going "The Full Monty" for charity and it is all in the best possible taste.

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.

Land buy on agenda

Kidderminster Shuttle: District council could spend extra £125k

6:40am Thursday 17th July 2014

PROPOSALS to step up regeneration plans for Kidderminster are set to be discussed at Wyre Forest District Council’s cabinet meeting next week.

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.

Community turns out for ‘brilliant’ Borrington Bash

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:20am Thursday 17th July 2014

HUNDREDS of people attended an annual fair in Kidderminster, which featured a rodeo bull and gladiator ring.

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).

Bench dedication in nursing home

Kidderminster Shuttle: Open for charity: The garden at The Shrubbery Nursing Home.

6:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

A NURSING home in Kidderminster is hosting a tree planting and bench dedication to commemorate lives lost during both world wars.

Drug dealer exposed himself to women in Kidderminster subway

Kidderminster Shuttle:

7:10am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A 24-year-old drug dealer who exposed himself to women in a subway has been jailed for four years.

Kidderminster burglar targeted homes of people he knew

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:40am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A KIDDERMINSTER burglar who stole more than £10,000 by targeting the homes of people he knew has been jailed for four years.

Kidderminster school's PTA boosts hospice

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:40am Wednesday 16th July 2014

PUPILS, parents and staff at a Kidderminster school have rallied to donate £875 to a local charity that helps families of children with life-limiting illnesses.

Minister hangs up dog collar

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:30am Wednesday 16th July 2014

AFTER 10 years of ministry in the town, a Kidderminster church leader has taken the decision to retire from her role.

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.

‘Healthcare hero’ has changed diabetes care

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:20am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A DIABETES champion from Wyre Forest has been named a Worcestershire “healthcare hero”, as part of an awards ceremony to mark 25 years of BBC Hereford and Worcester.

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.

Frozen film night thrills school pupils

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:10am Tuesday 15th July 2014

PUPILS at a Kidderminster primary school were treated to an evening of Disney fun as they held a Frozen-themed film night.

Employment charity celebrates achievements

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

A KIDDERMINSTER charity which aims to help people facing barriers into employment held a celebration and fun day.

Firefighters to stage strikes over week

Kidderminster Shuttle: Fire on stairs in St Leonards flats

2:26pm Monday 14th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS in Worcestershire and across the UK are on strike this week over what they have called “vicious” pension attacks by the Government.

Disabled Kidderminster woman threatened with chair leg

Kidderminster Shuttle:

8:13am Monday 14th July 2014

A 56-year-old man burst into the home of a disabled Kidderminster woman, smashed a chair and threatened her with a chair leg.

Railway experience for councillor

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:30am Monday 14th July 2014

A FORMER Mayor of Kidderminster has enjoyed the thrill of driving a vintage train.

Scout group mark 80th anniversary with reunion

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:10am Monday 14th July 2014

THE 6th Kidderminster Scout Group hosted a reunion at the Scout hut is Chestnut Grove, Franche, to mark the 80th anniversary of the group.

Teenager fundraising for charity expedition

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Monday 14th July 2014

A TEENAGER has organised a variety of money-raising events to take part in a charity expedition to Borneo.

Shop taking part in fundraising scheme for Kemp Hospice

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:10am Saturday 12th July 2014

A SHOP in Kidderminster is taking part in the Donate, Don’t Waste campaign, which aims to raise funds for Kemp Hospice.

Students overcome barriers to succeed

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

TWO Kidderminster College students have won Access to Higher Education Learner Awards in recognition of the way studying has transformed their lives.

Coffee mornings boosting cancer charity

9:20am Friday 11th July 2014

A COFFEE morning held by the congregation of New Meeting House in Kidderminster raised over £250 for Macmillan Cancer Relief.

Optical products firm lens a hand to hospice

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:40am Friday 11th July 2014

AN optical products company in Kidderminster paid for a hospice's patients to enjoy a day out on Severn Valley Railway.

Carpet museum wins big

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:30am Friday 11th July 2014

THE Museum of Carpet has been highly commended at a national competition for exhibiting the best practice in looking after museum objects and artefacts.

Mock interviews boost Kidderminster students' career prospects

6:10am Friday 11th July 2014

NINETY students of King Charles Sixth Form in Kidderminster got the opportunity to take part in mock interviews with Midlands employers.



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