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GCSE results celebrated despite changes

Kidderminster Shuttle:

1:34pm Thursday 21st August 2014

HIGH-achieving Wyre Forest pupils are celebrating their GCSE results despite alterations made to the examinations this year.

Man exposes himself to teenage boy

Kidderminster Shuttle: MAN ASSAULTED: Police are hunting a man who assaulted a man who intervened in an altercation in Redcar

1:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A MAN exposed himself to a teenage boy in the park area of Kingsford Lane, Wolverley.

Fly-tipping fires extinguished

Kidderminster Shuttle: Fire on stairs in St Leonards flats

12:53pm Friday 15th August 2014

TWO fires involving fly-tipping in different areas of Wyre Forest had to be put out by Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service over night.

Wolverley A level's 'significantly improved'

Kidderminster Shuttle:

10:44am Friday 15th August 2014

THE amount of students achieving three or more A level results at Wolverley CE Secondary School has “significantly improved” on last year.

County A level figures improve

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

4:30pm Thursday 14th August 2014

THE percentage of students passing their A levels across Worcestershire has increased.

Wyre Forest students celebrate exam results

Kidderminster Shuttle:

11:56am Thursday 14th August 2014

STUDENTS across Wyre Forest have been celebrating this morning after finding out their A level results.

Ammonia leak in Wolverley

Kidderminster Shuttle: Fire on stairs in St Leonards flats

5:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A FRIDGE had to be removed from a property in Wolverley this morning by Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service after it was leaking refrigerant ammonia.

Students trek for charity

Kidderminster Shuttle:

7:00am Monday 11th August 2014

STUDENTS at Wolverley CE Secondary School trekked their way to raising more than £1,000 for charity.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dana Baker tragedy - background

Kidderminster Shuttle: FOUND HANGED: Dana Baker.

7:00am Friday 30th May 2014

Super bright, witty, a beautiful, sporty, artistic and musical all-rounder, Dana Baker should have had the world at her feet.

Dana Baker - Countdown to tragedy

Kidderminster Shuttle: Troubled childhood: Dana Baker.

7:00am Friday 30th May 2014

December 2008: Dana, then aged 14 and a pupil at Wolverley CE Secondary School, reveals to school nurses that she is in a relationship with her karate instructor, Jaspal Riat, aged in his 40s. But she later retracts that and, after an investigation by police and social services, no action is taken.

Dana Baker helped spark shake-up of social services in Worcestershire

Kidderminster Shuttle: TRAGIC TEEN: Dana Baker was found dead in 2011 aged 16.

6:00am Friday 30th May 2014

Tragic Dana Baker put forward her own ideas about how to improve the care of foster children before she died - helping to spark a £5.5 million shake-up of Worcestershire County Council social services for young people.

System failed tragic Dana Baker at 'every level' - coroner

Kidderminster Shuttle: Troubled childhood: Dana Baker.

4:13pm Thursday 29th May 2014

Social workers could have taken ‘simple steps’ to save schoolgirl Dana Baker from hanging herself – and their failure to do so breached the teenager’s human right to life, a coroner has ruled.

Wolverley WI

9:17am Friday 23rd May 2014

The WI met on May 12 for the annual Resolutions meeting and welcomed a speaker on Dragon Boating.

National prize presented to inspirational teachers

Kidderminster Shuttle: EXCEPTIONAL TEACHER: Kerry Poole of Wolverley CE Secondary School with her award. 211410MH.

6:10am Friday 23rd May 2014

TWO teachers in Kidderminster have won prestigious teaching awards.

Dana's parents 'devastated' when she said she did not want to go home

Kidderminster Shuttle: FOUND HANGED: Dana Baker.

6:20am Thursday 22nd May 2014

THE devastated parents of "beautiful and loving" schoolgirl Dana Baker - who was found hanged after 18 months in foster homes - believe she might still be alive if her care placements had been better managed.

Dana may have been 'lost in chaos' of overstretched social workers team

Kidderminster Shuttle: FOUND HANGED: Dana Baker.

8:00am Wednesday 21st May 2014

DISTRAUGHT sixth former Dana Baker may well have been "lost in the chaos" of an overstretched new team of social workers, it was admitted at the inquest into the 16-year-old’s death.

Social worker shouted at Dana Baker on day she hanged herself inquest told

Kidderminster Shuttle: TRAGIC TEEN: Dana Baker was found dead in 2011 aged 16.

9:07am Friday 16th May 2014

A SENIOR social worker shouted at 16-year-old Dana Baker in a "loud, angry and horrendous" telephone conversation on the day she hanged herself, a former colleague claimed at an inquest.

Tragic teen 'liked to create drama' inquest told

Kidderminster Shuttle: FOUND HANGED: Dana Baker.

2:03pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

A WORCESTERSHIRE County Council social worker thought tragic 16-year-old Dana Baker "liked to create a drama and get everyone running round after her", it was claimed in an inquest.

Carnival workshop being held in Wolverley

12:51pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

A CARNIVAL workshop is being held in Wolverley to help people make their own costumes.

Teen phoned to say 'goodbye' before being found hanged

Kidderminster Shuttle: FOUND HANGED: Dana Baker.

2:48pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

TEENAGER Dana Baker phoned a foster care agency boss just before she was found hanged to say "goodbye" because he had "taken away" the foster family she desperately wanted, an inquest heard.

Tragic teen felt 'alone and abandoned'

Kidderminster Shuttle: FOUND HANGED: Dana Baker.

7:59am Tuesday 13th May 2014

DESPERATE teenager Dana Baker's final message - saying how "alone and abandoned" she felt on the day she was found hanged - went unanswered because the foster agency social worker who received it had been ordered to have no more contact with her, an inquest heard.

Global outlook earns award for Wolverley school

6:40am Tuesday 13th May 2014

A WOLVERLEY school's world view has been recognised in the form of an award.

Further revelations about troubled karate teen's life at inquest

Kidderminster Shuttle: FOUND HANGED: Dana Baker.

2:43pm Monday 12th May 2014

FURTHER revelations have been made about the traumatic life of sex abuse victim Dana Baker in the run-up to her death by hanging - with claims that she was forced to deal drugs while in foster care and had a relationship with a second man.

Coroner reveals criticisms of social services handling of Dana Baker case

Kidderminster Shuttle: Punching her weight: Dana Baker competed at the WUKO World Championships.

9:08am Friday 9th May 2014

Worcestershire’s senior coroner has revealed an independent investigation’s criticisms of social services’ handling of the case of a 16-year-old sex abuse victim who ended up hanging from a tree near a road island.

Enterprising Wolverley pupils clinch trophy

Kidderminster Shuttle: THEY MEAN BUSINESS: From left, Hannah Uphoff , 14, Clara Fallows, 16 and Katie Glover, Fergal Ransom and Ben Cookson, all 15.

6:10am Friday 9th May 2014

THERE was no limit to what enterprising pupils could achieve as they won a prize.

Teachers at tragic karate teen's new school 'unaware' of risk of self-harming despite earlier suicide bid

Kidderminster Shuttle: FOUND HANGED: Dana Baker.

3:08pm Wednesday 7th May 2014

TROUBLED sex abuse victim Dana Baker slashed her wrists with a pair of scissors at her new school, where teachers had not been made aware of the risk of her self-harming, despite an earlier suicide bid, an inquest heard.

Wolverley Carnival 'royals' chosen during May Day festivities

Kidderminster Shuttle: CARNIVAL COURT: From left, Wolverley Carnival princess Shelby Smith, queen Laura Lane and rosebud Lauren Parkinson. Photo Bryan Harris Photographic Services.

6:20am Wednesday 7th May 2014

WOLVERLEY'S annual May Day Fair saw this year's village's carnival queen, princess and rosebud chosen.

Tragic karate teen 'seemed to think she was in soap romance'

Kidderminster Shuttle: FOUND HANGED: Dana Baker.

3:26pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

TRAGIC Kidderminster teenager Dana Baker shouted out in a school English lesson that she was having a relationship with her karate instructor two years before being found hanged from a tree near a road island, an inquest heard today.

Wolverley teacher in running for national award

Kidderminster Shuttle: HUMBLED AND OVERWHELMED: Kerry Poole is a finalist in the Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School category.

7:30am Monday 5th May 2014

A WOLVERLEY teacher is in the running for a national award after being chosen from more than 20,000 nominations.

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”.

Wolverley WI

1:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

The WI will next meet on Monday April 14 at 7.30pm in Wolverley Memorial Hall. The speaker will be Richard Perrins on ‘Bewdley - A riverside town’.The competition for this meeting will be to make an Easter card.

St John the Baptist Church

2:38pm Thursday 10th April 2014

On Sunday, April 13 at 11am Worship 4 All on Palm Sunday (there may be a visiting donkey).

Drakelow Tunnels to open its doors

Kidderminster Shuttle: TAKING A TOUR: Visitors will be able to see Drakelow Tunnels for a one-off event.

7:50am Monday 7th April 2014

DRAKELOW Tunnels will be opening its doors to visitors for a special Easter open day.

St John's Church

10:32am Thursday 3rd April 2014

April 6 at 11am Holy Communion led by Rev Rose Lawley and at 6pm at St Mary’s ‘The Cross of Christ’ music for Passiontide with three combined choirs, retiring collection.

Garden designer gets grubby for charity race

Kidderminster Shuttle: TOP FOUR: Ben Harrison, 23, is in the running to be named Garden Designer of the Year.

7:10am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A GARDEN designer from Wolverley will be getting grubby when he takes part in a military-style 12km obstacle course race for charity.



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