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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Residents urged to have say on NHS service

6:30am Monday 26th May 2014

RESIDENTS in Wyre Forest are being invited by the NHS to view their opinions on the Patient Transport Service.

Wyre Forest Ramblers

9:18am Friday 23rd May 2014

The group will be meeting 10 am in the New Road car park by Aldi then starting the walk from The Holy Austin Rock parking in the lay-by on Red Hill Kinver around 10.20am. The grid ref. on Explorer Map 219 is SO836836.

Beer festival chooses hospice as its charity

Kidderminster Shuttle: FUNDRAISERS: Phil Wright and Pete Doncaster of Wyre Forest CAMRA with Debbie Broomfield of Kemp Hospice with pump clips that will be sold to raise funds. Photo COLIN HILL.

6:30am Thursday 22nd May 2014

KEMP Hospice has been named by Wyre Forest Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA) as its charity for this year’s beer festival.

Wyre Forest firm selected as IT partner for cricket club

Kidderminster Shuttle: SUPPORTING THE TEAM: Worcestershire's Vikram Solanki in action at New Road with OGL advertising in the background.

8:20am Sunday 20th April 2014

A WYRE Forest IT company has again been selected as Worcestershire County Cricket Club's (WCCC) official IT partner.

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”.

Wyre Forest Friendship Centre

2:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

The meeting opened with the sad news of the death of David Hill. David had been a long serving member of the committee and was responsible for many of the early outings and holidays so enjoyed by members.

Worcestershire AV

11:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

The AGM was held on Wednesday, March 19 with the committee being re-elected en bloc.

Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

10:00am Friday 4th April 2014

There will be a presentation by Jason Curtis of “Wildlife on your doorstep”

Wyre Forest Ramblers

10:00am Friday 4th April 2014

The group will be having an 8 mile walk around Cound on Sunday, meeting at 10am.

British Sugarcraft Guild

10:00am Friday 4th April 2014

The monthly meeting will be held at Stourport Community Centre, Memorial Park, Lickhill Road, Stourport on Thursday, April 10 at 7.30pm when Stephanie Morrison will be making chocolates and it is anticipated that there will be sampling.

Diabetes UK

6:00am Monday 17th March 2014

There is an AGM on Wednesday, March 19 7.30pm at Kidderminster Hospital Treatment Centre, Education Rooms, Bewdley Road. Entry, refreshments and car parking are all free.

U3A

5:00am Sunday 16th March 2014

The monthly meeting will be in Kidderminster Town Hall at 2pm, onMonday March 17.

Wyre Forest Lacemakers

12:00pm Saturday 15th March 2014

An Extraordinary General Meeting will be included on Tuesday, March 18 at St Michael`s Church Hall,Stourport on Severn at 7.30pm.



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