School's memorial reading zone receives financial boost

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:30am Wednesday 30th July 2014

PUPILS of a Kidderminster school were presented with a cheque for more than £500 from the town’s B&Q store.

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.

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.

Animal theme for children's music festival

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

PUPILS of Great Witley Primary School joined other schools from all over Worcestershire to take part in a reception class music festival.

New community allotments to open in Wolverley

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:20am Saturday 26th July 2014

WOLVERLEY Allotments Society has signed a lease with Wolverley Parish Council for a two-and-a-half acre plot to develop into a community allotment.

Wolverley pupils celebrate end of exams with prom night

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

PUPILS at Wolverley CE Secondary School celebrated completing their GCSE exams by organising their own Ace of Spades-themed school prom.

Wolverley WI

10:39am Friday 25th July 2014

July meeting began with Jerusalem accompanied by Jean on the piano so kindly donated by Jose before she leaves for pastures new.

Severn Side Ramblers

10:39am Friday 25th July 2014

A walk of about 8 miles duration around Bredon Hill has been organised for Sunday .

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.

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.

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.

Water warning issued to public

Kidderminster Shuttle: PROJECT: Severn Trent is inviting people in Littleworth, near Worcester, to find out more about its investment in village sewers.

6:10am Thursday 24th July 2014

MEMBERS of the public have been warned not to go swimming in Trimpley Reservoir.

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.

Father and son climb Kilimanjaro for foundation

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE father and brother of Emily Jordan, who died in a New Zealand riverboarding accident in 2008, have climbed to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, raising money for her foundation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Strike action supported by groups

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:20am Saturday 19th July 2014

MORE than one million public service workers were reported to have joined picket lines last Thursday, July 10, during the nationwide industrial action.

Council reduces carbon emissions

Kidderminster Shuttle: District council could spend extra £125k

6:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

WYRE Forest District Council has reduced the carbon emission from its buildings and fleet vehicles by almost 18 per cent in the last three years.

Wyre Forest U3A

10:00am Friday 18th July 2014

The monthly meeting will be held in Kidderminster Town Hall at 2pm, July 21.

Talent show finalist visits school on her birthday

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:30am Friday 18th July 2014

A BRITAIN’S Got Talent finalist spent her 80th birthday telling students at Wolverley CE Secondary School about ambition and self-belief.

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.

Wyre Forest unemployment rates continue to fall

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

3:22pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

UNEMPLOYMENT in Wyre Forest is continuing to fall according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics.

‘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.

Lost mansions of the Black Country talk in Kidderminster

Kidderminster Shuttle: Black Country venue boss calls for musicians to support region's big day

6:20am Monday 14th July 2014

A TALK on the lost mansions of the Black Country is being hosted by the Wyre Forest Historical Research Group at Kidderminster Town Hall.

District council backs youth democracy plans

Kidderminster Shuttle: District council could spend extra £125k

6:00am Sunday 13th July 2014

A YOUNG people’s mayor and a youth council could be set up in Wyre Forest under plans being considered by the district council.

First World War commemoration service at crematorium

Kidderminster Shuttle: North Wiltshire MP James Gray is to visit all of his constituency’s 209 war graves as part of the First World War centenary year commemorations

6:20am Saturday 12th July 2014

A COMMEMORATION service to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War will take place next month at Wyre Forest Crematorium and Cemetery.

GeoFest comes to Wyre Forest

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:40am Friday 11th July 2014

TOWNS in Wyre Forest will play host to a variety of events and activities as part of GeoFest 2014.

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.

Megan’s rare chance

Kidderminster Shuttle:

7:10am Thursday 10th July 2014

THE family of a Kidderminster baby who is one of just nine people in the UK to suffer from a rare chromosome disorder are getting the chance to meet the families of other sufferers for the first time.

Time capsule to be buried to mark new learning campus construction

Kidderminster Shuttle: ‘Very significant’: Plans for the new Habberley Learning Campus.

6:20am Thursday 10th July 2014

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

Industrial action to cause disruption to region

Kidderminster Shuttle:

4:23pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

SEVERAL public run services across Wyre Forest will be disrupted tomorrow due to industrial action over pay and working conditions.

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.

Wolverley celebrates fair in the sunshine

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:50am Tuesday 8th July 2014

THOUSANDS of Wolverley residents turned out in the sunshine on Saturday afternoon to attend the village’s annual carnival and fete.

Residents to open their gardens for the public

Kidderminster Shuttle: OPEN GARDEN: Sue Cook, left, is one of twelve people opening up their gardens to the public, with her sister-in-law Rachael Nicholls. 271432M

6:30am Friday 4th July 2014

GREEN fingered residents of Wyre Forest are being invited to take a look into other people’s gardens.

Young musicians to perform at first ever Franche Fest

Kidderminster Shuttle: BETTER BY DESIGN: From left, back, Ian Barton, Val Weddell-Hall, teacher Amanda Fassnidge and Brintons' senior designer Jane Bradley-Bain. Front, Tara Field, Poppy Britton-Gray, Josh Hughes and Thomas Schofield.

6:10am Thursday 3rd July 2014

YOUNG musicians from across Wyre Forest will showcase their songwriting talent at the first ever Franche Fest and Barbecue this Friday (July 4) at Franche Community Primary School.

Pigs move in to secondary school

Kidderminster Shuttle: NATURE PROJECT: Headteacher Bryn Thomas with his namesake Bryn the piglet.

6:10am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A NEW arrival on campus has created a stir at Wolverley CE Secondary School.

Home is where the award is for Wolverley architect

Kidderminster Shuttle: RAISING ROOF: Andrea Millner, centre, with, from left, Anna Thompson, director of training for Local Authority Building Control (LABC), Mark Brooks, product manager, Web Dynamics, The Drift project client Sadie Dykes and LABC president David Darlington.

6:20am Thursday 26th June 2014

WOLVERLEY architect Andrea Millner raised the roof as she clinched a top award for her work.

Hall project looking for residents’views

Kidderminster Shuttle: DEVELOPMENTS: Project want views on the future of Wolverley Memorial Hall, which was built in 1961.

6:10am Tuesday 24th June 2014

RESIDENTS of Wolverley are being invited to attend a public meeting to discuss the future developments of the village’s memorial hall.

‘Wow factor’ architect’s designs are up for awards

Kidderminster Shuttle: WOW FACTOR: Andrea Millner celebrates outside her home in Wolverley.

6:30am Friday 20th June 2014

WOLVERLEY architect Andrea Millner has designs on a top prize after two of her "wow factor" projects were shortlisted in a national award scheme.

Wyre Forest Ramblers

10:14am Thursday 19th June 2014

The annual coach trip which this year goes to Chester with options to be dropped at Cheshire Oaks shopping outlet or to walk around 6 miles into the city or to be dropped in the city centre. Cost £12 contact Peter Wright 01299 405166 for tickets and to arrange collection at Bewdley/Stourport/Blackstone picnic site or Kidderminster.

St John's Church

10:14am Thursday 19th June 2014

Sunday, June 22, the church celebrates the birth of namesake St John the Baptist with Morning Prayer with Ian Strongman at 11am and a tea at 5pm and Songs of Praise at 6.30pm. All welcome.

NHS wants to hear Wyre Forest residents' opinions

6:20am Tuesday 10th June 2014

RESIDENTS in Wyre Forest are this week being invited by the NHS to have their say on the way their local NHS service is run.

Furniture refurbishment project handed £250,000 lottery grant

Kidderminster Shuttle: THUMBS UP: From left, Irene Walker, Keith Slater, Anne Breese and Teri Young, project helper, launch the FREDS project thanks to Big Lottery funding.

6:00am Tuesday 10th June 2014

COMMUNITY Action Wyre Forest has been given a helping hand by the Big Lottery Fund in starting a new initiative for people to gain social and life skills by refurbishing household items.

Dana Baker carer speaks of family's pain at youngster's tragic suicide

Kidderminster Shuttle: FOUND HANGED: Dana Baker.

8:11am Thursday 5th June 2014

THE foster carer that troubled schoolgirl Dana Baker took to calling “mum” has told The Shuttle of her family’s pain at the youngster’s tragic suicide and her hopes social services will “listen and improve” after the damning findings of an inquest.


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