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.

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.

Panto poster competition winner announced

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:20am Sunday 20th July 2014

A STOURPORT theatre group have announced the winner of a competition it ran for children in Wyre Forest to design a poster for its pantomime.

Stourport schools celebrate full attendance

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

PUPILS from across the Stourport pyramid of schools attended an award ceremony to celebrate achieving 100 per cent attendance.

Cornerstone Family Church

10:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

The Church meets opposite Stourport High School in Minster Road, Stourport on Severn, for praise and worship, Bible teaching and Sunday School every Sunday from 10.30am.

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.

Stourport school fete a 'great success'

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:10am Friday 18th July 2014

A STOURPORT primary school was able to raise enough money at its summer fete to go towards the purchase of a second school minibus.

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.

Stourport set to strip - all in the best possible taste

Kidderminster Shuttle:

8:10am Thursday 17th July 2014

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

Couple angry with lack of help after flooding

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A STOURPORT couple who have suffered from flooding entering their home say they cannot even walk around their house because of damage caused by the waters.

Robbers terrorised double amputee in his home

Kidderminster Shuttle:

8:13am Tuesday 15th July 2014

TWO robbers from Stourport who acted with "breathtaking wickedness" when they subjected a wheelchair-bound double amputee to a terrifying night-time ordeal in his Worcestershire home have been given long terms behind bars.

Dragon praise for caterers

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:30am Tuesday 15th July 2014

A STOURPORT business was chosen to cater for the wedding of former Dragon’s Den star Theo Paphitis’ son, Alex.

A cancer survivor shaves her head to raise money

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:20am Tuesday 15th July 2014

A CANCER survivor inspired by the late Stephen Sutton has shaved her head to raise money to help tackle the illness.

Stourport retirement homes join in celebrations

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:10am Tuesday 15th July 2014

PEOPLE in Stourport are being invited to join Churchill Retirement Living at its Mitton Lodge development for a summer garden party to celebrate the retirement developer’s 20th anniversary.

Midnight walk boosts hospice

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:10am Friday 11th July 2014

CLOSE to £30,000 was raised at this year’s Kemp Midnight Walk, which saw more than 400 women light up the Wyre Forest.

Hair raising cash as it goes for Stourport man

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:20am Thursday 10th July 2014

A KIDDERMINSTER College learner had his head and beard shaved off to raise awareness and money for people who need organ transplants.

Stourport mentoring organisation gets £5,000 grant

6:40am Wednesday 9th July 2014

A STOURPORT-based organisation has received a £5,000 grant to fund a project to train volunteer mentors and staff in supporting children and young people bereaved by traumatic bereavement, such as suicide of a parent or family member.

Couple turn craft hobby into a business

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

A STOURPORT couple have turned a craft hobby into a business.

Wyre Forest school's Community Ambassadors meet

Kidderminster Shuttle:

7:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014

NEWLY appointed Community Ambassadors of Wyre Forest and Hagley met for the first time at the Wyre Forest District Council chamber.

Dancers step out for heart ward

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:20am Tuesday 8th July 2014

DANCERS in Stourport held a fun day with performances to raise money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital heart ward.

Stourport man died as result of industrial disease

2:10pm Monday 7th July 2014

A STOURPORT man died as a result of an industrial disease, a coroners court has concluded.

New president is elected to office at Stourport Rotary Club

Kidderminster Shuttle: MR PRESIDENT: Acting Rotary club president Don Giles with Maureen Cobb and new president, Henry Danter.

6:30am Sunday 6th July 2014

STOURPORT Rotary Club has elected a new president for the 2014-15 year.

Council hubs in Stourport and Bewdley to close

Kidderminster Shuttle:

12:46pm Friday 4th July 2014

COUNCIL hub offices in Stourport and Bewdley will close meaning residents will be unable to enquire about council services face-to-face with staff in their own towns.

Stourport Civic Society

9:51am Friday 4th July 2014

Lizzie Hill gave and interesting talk on the Welsh Gate and Sandy Bank area of Bewdley.

Stourport Tesco jobs to go to 'long-term unemployed'

Kidderminster Shuttle: Tesco logo

7:00am Friday 4th July 2014

A NUMBER of jobs which will be created in Stourport when a new superstore opens will go to the "long-term unemployed".

Wyre Forest will not challenge plans for 62 homes just outside its border

Kidderminster Shuttle: ‘No need’: Alan Smith, left, and Jamie Shaw by the proposed housing site which they say should not be approved. Picture: PHIL LOACH. 091302L.

7:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL plan to build homes at Astley Cross, just beyond Wyre Forest's boundary, will not be challenged by the district's council, it has been announced.

Wyre Forest IT firm earns recognition in Moscow

Kidderminster Shuttle: RUSSIAN RECOGNITION: Angela Bourne, OGL planned services manager, with the Kaspersky Reseller of the Year award 2014.

6:40am Thursday 3rd July 2014

AN IT support and solutions company with offices in Kidderminster and Stourport has earned an award in Russia.

Bus re-route now agreed

Kidderminster Shuttle: 197 bus at Holy Cross Clent

6:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

PLANS have been confirmed to re-route the 192 Stourport to Kidderminster and Halesowen bus to cover part of the 197 route that is being axed in September.

Duo have heads shaved for children’s charities

Kidderminster Shuttle: CHARITY CLIPPINGS: Jenny Johnson and Becky Chapman with their shaved-off hair. 261491M

6:30am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A MOTHER and daughter from Stourport have had their hair shaved off to raise money for two children’s charities.

Cinderella ball for primary school children

Kidderminster Shuttle: HAVING A BALL: Pupils Phoebe Stratford and Toby Smith, both 5, at Cinderella's ball.

6:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

CHILDREN at a Stourport primary school recently attended their first ball - at the age of five.

Pony guest at care home’s big garden party

Kidderminster Shuttle: PONY PLAY: Vicky Frost and Betty Gowan with minature Shetland pony Francesca. 261413LA

6:10am Sunday 29th June 2014

A CARE home in Stourport invited members of the public to join its residents as it hosted a summer garden party.

Trust team weigh in to aid charity

Kidderminster Shuttle: GREEN FINGERS: From left, Cerise Rowe, Richard Baker, Dan Pooler, Stephen Barnett and Susan Wright.

6:30am Saturday 28th June 2014

A STOURPORT day service has been helped in the renovation of its garden by students from the Prince’s Trust.

Fears over Stourport tip 'chaos'

Kidderminster Shuttle: CONCERNS: Stourport town councillors Ken Henderson, left and David Little are worried about the knock on affects of increased usage at Stourport's recycling centre. Picture: Emma Trimble. 251430ET.

9:52am Friday 27th June 2014

FEARS that increased usage of a Stourport tip, after the closure of one in Kidderminster, is causing traffic chaos and fly tipping has led to calls from town councillors for the highway authority.

Vintage rally steams into Stourport

Kidderminster Shuttle: STEAM RALLY: A collection of the vehicles which featured at least year's event.

6:30am Friday 27th June 2014

A VINTAGE steam rally is celebrating its 10th anniversary when it returns to Coney Green Farm next month.

Inspirational civic group celebrated at conference

Kidderminster Shuttle: GROUP PRAISED: John Caldwell outside the Stourport Civic Centre and Hall site. Picture: Phil Loach. 111409L

6:00am Friday 27th June 2014

A THEATRE group from Stourport has been praised at an annual theatre conference for the work members have done in turning round the fortunes of the theatre hall.

Areley Kings pub site is marked as an asset of community value

Kidderminster Shuttle: FIGHTING ON: Andrew Booton with Areley Kings campaigners who have taken another step in its fight against Tesco opening a store at the Squirrel Pub site. Picture: Miriam Balfry. 261466ET

8:42am Thursday 26th June 2014

CAMPAIGNERS who successfully fought an application for Tesco to open a convenience store at an Areley Kings pub say they have "dealt the supermarket giant another blow" after the site was listed an asset of community value (ACV).

Life goes on for Amy’s ‘devastated’ family

Kidderminster Shuttle: MOVING ON: The Carter family, from left, Sam, Jacqueline and Richard. Picture: MIriam Balfry. 261475M

8:33am Thursday 26th June 2014

THE family of Amy Carter say they still have not got justice after five years of fighting – but now is the time to move on.

Amy's family fears teen tragedy could happen again

Kidderminster Shuttle: TRAGIC: Amy Carter, 15, died on Christmas Eve, 2009, three days after being discharged from hospital.

8:31am Thursday 26th June 2014

THE family of Stourport teenager Amy Carter – who died on Christmas Eve within days of being discharged from hospital – have spoken of their fears the tragedy could be repeated.

Children's charity shop volunteers praised

Kidderminster Shuttle: PRAISED: Graham Jones thanks Bridget Hood for his improving his self-esteem and well-being.

6:20am Monday 23rd June 2014

A CHILDREN’S charity shop in Stourport has been praised by one of its volunteer workers for helping him improve his self-esteem and well-being.

Demolition of garage to start Stourport Canal Basins redevelopment

Kidderminster Shuttle: DEMOLITION: Conservative councillor John Campion outside the former Lloyd’s Garage site.

6:30am Sunday 22nd June 2014

THE regeneration of Stourport Canal Basins will begin with the demolition of the former Lloyd’s Garage site in Bridge Street.

Pirates arrr in Stourport for fun and games

Kidderminster Shuttle: AYE AYE CAPTAIN: Trevor Horne, Dawn Underhill and Malcolm Dawson dressed up at Pirate Day in Stourport. 251422AM

6:30am Saturday 21st June 2014

STOURPORT Canal Basins were taken over by pirates as the town hosted the annual Pirates Day - an afternoon of pirate games and competitions.

Cornerstone Family Church

10:13am Thursday 19th June 2014

The church meets opposite Stourport High School in Minster Road, Stourport on Severn, for praise and worship, Bible teaching and Sunday School every Sunday from 10.30am.

Decision is due on Shenstone site for travelling show people

Kidderminster Shuttle: District council could spend extra £125k

6:00am Thursday 19th June 2014

COUNCILLORS are due to decide on a controversial planning application to provide a permanent site for Wyre Forest's travelling show people - but it is heavily opposed by neighbours.

Motorbike fire tackled in Stourport

Kidderminster Shuttle: Woman freed from car as firefighters stage first of three walkouts

10:06pm Sunday 15th June 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have tackled a motorbike blaze in Stourport.

Stourport school workshop a big success

Kidderminster Shuttle: GETTING ARTY: Pupils Jasmine Smith, Zach Ethan Savage, Leah Haymes, Ella Tunley and Ellie Atkinson. Picture: Miriam Balfry. 211433M.

8:00am Sunday 15th June 2014

CREATIVE pupils at a Stourport school have been put through their paces at a two-day music, drama and movement workshop and performance.

Care home opens doors for garden party

6:00am Sunday 15th June 2014

A CARE home in Stourport is opening its doors to host a summer garden party as part of National Care Home Open Day.

Stone garden to open for charity

6:10am Saturday 14th June 2014

A GARDEN in rural woodlands will be open to the public as part of the National Gardens Scheme (NGS).

Hap-pie staff win award for Stourport business

Kidderminster Shuttle: EATING IT UP: Nigel and Wendy Craige, centre, of the Pie Creator, collect their award, with, broadcaster Sarah Falkland, left and Steve Powdrill of award sponsor the English Beef and Lamb Executive.

7:00am Friday 13th June 2014

LIFE is nice as pie for a Stourport business owner whose shop - which is not even a year old - has been given a prestigious food award.

Carnival royals are announced

Kidderminster Shuttle: QUEEN'S COURT: From left, princess Halle Griffiths, queen Mary Newman and rosebud Darcie Holmes. Picture: Colin Hill.

6:30am Friday 13th June 2014

STOURPORT Carnival queen and her attendants were chosen during a selection ceremony at Stourport Workmen’s Club.

Stourport pensioner urges council to help after flash floods

Kidderminster Shuttle: TAKE ACTION: Ray Kilgour lays out sandbags to stop flood water reaching his Princess Way home. Picture: Phil Loach. 231401L

8:50am Thursday 12th June 2014

A PENSIONER is pleading for more urgency from Worcestershire's highway authority after a drainage problem caused his home to be flooded for the fourth time in 18 months.



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