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Underemployment figures on the rise

Kidderminster Shuttle: Small businesses targeted by scammers

6:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

THE number of people who are underemployed in the West Midlands has increased by three per cent since 2010, according to figures released by the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

Hospital staff raise £4k for robot appeal

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

UROLOGY staff from Worcestershire hospitals have raised more than £4,000 to put towards a campaign to buy a state-of-the-art robot to help county cancer patients.

Celebration for NHS staff at cathedral

Kidderminster Shuttle: Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust is finding the cuts

6:20am Tuesday 16th September 2014

TICKETS are now available for a special service at Worcester Cathedral later this month to celebrate the work of NHS staff around the county.

Anti badger cull protesters to send petition to environment secretary

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:40am Monday 15th September 2014

A WYRE Forest group which is against the culling of badgers has collected hundreds of signatures towards a petition from the Kidderminster public.

Meal service loses wheels

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

12:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

CONCERNS have been raised by Wyre Forest residents about plans to stop a vital meals on wheels service.

Warning to students in Freshers Week

Kidderminster Shuttle: Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust is finding the cuts

6:20am Sunday 14th September 2014

STUDENTS from Wyre Forest are being urged to beware of catching a lifelong hangover as they enjoy themselves during "Freshers Week".

Scouts dig trench as WWI tribute

Kidderminster Shuttle:

12:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

SCOUTS from across Wyre Forest are commemorating the 100th anniversary of the First World War with a special heritage weekend.

Fire service make a clean sweep for safety

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:40am Friday 12th September 2014

WYRE Forest residents are being advised to check their chimneys are ready for the winter months ahead.

Baton tour to mark WI centenary

Kidderminster Shuttle: Wells and Wyche WI will hold a new members coffee morning so that everyone is up to speed with the origin of the WI logo.

6:00am Friday 12th September 2014

A CELEBRATORY baton tour, which is travelling the length and breadth of the country, will be passing through Wyre Forest this weekend.

Wyre Forest Historical Research Group

10:25am Thursday 11th September 2014

On Saturday, September 13 the group will stage a display and two online demonstrations on tracing Great War ancestors as part of the Heritage Opportunities Group’s Great War event at Kidderminster Town Hall.

County museum opens its doors for free

Kidderminster Shuttle:

7:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

ENTRY to the County Museum at Hartlebury Castle will be free of charge on Saturday, September 13 and Sunday, September 14 from 11am to 5pm, as part of the national Heritage Open Days scheme.

Pay increase refusal for NHS is ‘slap in the face’

Kidderminster Shuttle: Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust is finding the cuts

12:00pm Monday 8th September 2014

HEALTH workers across Wyre Forest have started voting on whether to take industrial action over pay later in the year.

New project gets businesswomen on the web

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

6:40am Monday 8th September 2014

BUDDING female entrepreneurs and businesswomen in Wyre Forest will be able to get a helping hand thanks to £75,000 in Government funding.

Yoga class that will leave you laughing

Kidderminster Shuttle:

12:00pm Sunday 7th September 2014

A YOGA class that will leave you in hysterics is coming to Bewdley.

Litter pick campaign comes to an end

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:10am Sunday 7th September 2014

MEMBERS of Wyre Forest's UKIP branch have completed their month of litter picks throughout the area.

Kidderminster goes Abba crazy

Kidderminster Shuttle:

12:00pm Saturday 6th September 2014

MORE than 2,000 people attended an outdoor screening of the box office smash Mamma Mia at Brinton Park in Kidderminster on Saturday, August 30.

Youth choir wows audiences in Prague

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:40am Saturday 6th September 2014

WYRE Forest Young Voices has completed a “hugely successful” concert tour to Prague.

Praise for ambulance service

Kidderminster Shuttle: Two women taken to hospital following Kidderminster crash

6:10am Saturday 6th September 2014

THE ambulance service covering the Wyre Forest district has been getting fewer complaints - and more pats on the back.

Horse riding volunteers reined in

Kidderminster Shuttle: Small businesses targeted by scammers

6:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

A plea for volunteers to help young disabled riders into the saddle has reined in an "amazing response".

Recycling centre re-opens to public

Kidderminster Shuttle:

12:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

DISTRICT councillors have celebrated the re-opening of Kidderminster Household Recycling Centre (HRC) by Worcestershire County Council, labelling it “excellent news for local residents”.

Railway apprenticeships open for applicants

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:20am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A TRAINING company is calling for young people interested in a career on the railways to sign up to its apprenticeship programme.

Colouring competition winner delighted with prize

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

CREATIVE Wyre Forest children were given the chance to win front row tickets to a Kidderminster Arts Festival show as a prize in a colouring competition.

Parents urged to apply for school places

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

4:38pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

PARENTS of children born between September 1, 2010, and August 31, 2011, are being urged to contact Worcestershire County Council to apply for a school place starting next year.

Wyre Forest goes ice bucket challenge crazy

Kidderminster Shuttle:

11:26am Monday 1st September 2014

FREEZING fundraisers across Wyre Forest have been taking part in an online craze.

Bus fare increase on Kidderminster Connecta service

Kidderminster Shuttle: Worcestershire County Council staff earning more than £100,000 from taxpayers leaps 33%

8:58am Monday 1st September 2014

A KIDDERMINSTER Connecta bus journey will cost Wyre Forest residents an extra 20p from today.

Search is on for No Barriers contenders

Kidderminster Shuttle:

7:00am Monday 1st September 2014

THE hunt is on to find Wyre Forest heroes who go the "extra mile" to help people with disabilities and honour them.

Bus services saved for community in reprieve

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:40am Monday 1st September 2014

COMMUNITY bus services in Kidderminster have won a reprieve - saving three jobs and keeping the wheels on the road for hundreds of passengers.

Unusual safari park birth

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Monday 1st September 2014

THE latest birth to occur at West Midland Safari Park could be the first of its kind.

Wolverley head gives tips to new students

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:30am Sunday 31st August 2014

THE headteacher of a Wyre Forest school has given tips to children who are making the transition from primary school to secondary school next month.

Teen gives back after counselling

Kidderminster Shuttle:

8:20am Friday 29th August 2014

A BEREAVED Kidderminster teenager has battled through “very low points of grief” to become an active fundraiser for the charity which helped her during the toughest of times.

Private gardens open for charity

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

GREENFINGERED residents of Wyre Forest are being invited to take a look into other people’s gardens over the weekend.

Donation boost for two charities

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:40am Wednesday 27th August 2014

TWO charities have received donations of more than £3,000 each thanks to the fundraising efforts of a former chairman of Wyre Forest District Council.

Railway art comes to Kidderminster

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:20am Wednesday 27th August 2014

AN exhibition of train-themed artwork has opened at Kidderminster Railway Museum.

Poetry champion to headline Mouth and Music event

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

POETS, storytellers and musicians are invited to participate in the Mouth and Music evening on Tuesday, September 9.

MP pleased with youth jobs boost

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

4:57pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

WYRE Forest MP Mark Garnier has welcomed the drop in youth unemployment across the West Midlands.

BLOG - Wyre Forest school trip to the United Nations

Kidderminster Shuttle:

8:55am Tuesday 26th August 2014

STUDENTS and staff from four schools in Wyre Forest and Hagley are currently spending five days in Geneva, Switzerland, on a fact finding visit of the United Nations.

Boys' brigade prepares for European exchange

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

YOUNG people in Kidderminster are preparing to welcome their European friends to the town as part of a cultural exchange programme.

Council urges residents to check new bus timetables

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

6:20am Monday 25th August 2014

RESIDENTS of Wyre Forest are being urged to check bus timetables ahead of a number of changes set to take place from September 1.

River and rail day for Kemp Hospice

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

A FUNDRAISING day of countryside strolling and steam train travel will be “one to remember”.

Students set for a visit to UN

Kidderminster Shuttle: Global gathering: Students from Stourport High School and Baxter College at the UN in Switzerland as part of a ContinU Trust programme.

7:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

STUDENTS and staff from four schools in Wyre Forest and Hagley are set to spend five days in Geneva on a fact-finding visit of the United Nations (UN).

Fundraiser in memory of Josh Jones

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:30am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A FUNDRAISER with a stomach-stretching twist will see twelve participants compete in an epic eating competition.

Arts festival to finish this weekend

Kidderminster Shuttle:

4:05pm Friday 22nd August 2014

KIDDERMINSTER Arts Festival (KAF) is coming to an end this weekend and to round off the festivities the town hall will feature street dance, choirs and a peace cafe.

County's GCSE figures drop

Kidderminster Shuttle: Small businesses targeted by scammers

9:33am Friday 22nd August 2014

GCSE results across Worcestershire have dropped this year which, according to Worcestershire County Council, is due to the changes in the examination system.

Golden Kidderminster couple

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

A KIDDERMINSTER couple are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary today.

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.

Wyre Forest Ramblers

10:02am Thursday 21st August 2014

The group will be meeting 10am in New Road car park by Aldi and starting the walk around 10.45am from the National Trust car park on the B4084 (J7 on the M5) post code WR8 447.

Women reflect on their hero fathers

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

TWO Kidderminster sisters have paid tribute to their father, who fought on the frontline in the First World War.

Share your GCSE results and pictures with The Shuttle

Kidderminster Shuttle: Small businesses targeted by scammers

4:43pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

TENSION will be high at schools across Wyre Forest tomorrow as pupils find out their GCSE results.

Choir presents £3,000 to charities

Kidderminster Shuttle:

10:57am Wednesday 20th August 2014

KIDDERMINSTER Valentines Choir has presented a donation of £3,000 to two charities.

New mums are urged to breastfeed

Kidderminster Shuttle: Still time to nominate Worcestershire NHS staff for award

6:10am Wednesday 20th August 2014

NEW mums in Wyre Forest are being urged to breastfeed their babies and restaurants to welcome them in.


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