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Open gardens raise £5k for charities

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:50am Tuesday 29th July 2014

MEMBERS of Kidderminster Horticultural Society who opened their gardens to the public have raised more than £5,000, which they will donate to two charities.

Charity which supports the homeless is given cash boost

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A WYRE Forest charity which provides emergency accommodation for young homeless people has been given a grant of just under £15,000.

Breast cancer charity supported by supermarket

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:20am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A BREAST cancer charity will receive the support of a Kidderminster supermarket this year after it was named as the store's chosen cause.

Public urged to bake for St Basils

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:50am Monday 28th July 2014

A CHARITY which helps homeless young people and those at risk of homelessness in Kidderminster is urging people to get involved in fundraising this summer by holding bake sales.

Blue Peter gold badge awarded to young fundraiser

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:40am Monday 28th July 2014

A KIDDERMINSTER pupil who suffers from a genetic heart abnormality has been awarded a gold Blue Peter badge due to his fundraising efforts.

Nursery children grow prize potatoes

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:20am Monday 28th July 2014

GREEN-fingered pupils at a Kidderminster nursery have been learning about nature by growing their own potatoes.

Campus construction marked with capsule

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:30am Sunday 27th July 2014

TO mark the construction of a new £24.5 million learning campus in Kidderminster, users of the site buried a time capsule.

Prom goes off with a bang

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:10am Sunday 27th July 2014

YEAR 11 pupils at Baxter College rounded off their year in style by rolling up to their end-of-year prom in a variety of vehicles.

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.

Scout group raises money with annual fair

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:20am Friday 25th July 2014

A KIDDERMINSTER park played host to a dog training display and a hip hop dance group at an annual fair.

Couple to celebrate 50 year marriage in Paris

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:10am Friday 25th July 2014

A COUPLE from Kidderminster will be celebrating 50 years of marriage today.

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.

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.


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