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Add your voice to charity fundraiser

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Friday 24th October 2014

CHOIRS from across Wyre Forest are invited to take part in a vocal event at Webbs Garden Centre to raise money for the county’s hospices.

Leisure centre staff wear it pink

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

STAFF at Wyre Forest Glades Leisure Centre are ditching their normal uniform tomorrow (October 24) as part of Breast Cancer Awareness.

Funding helps charity's new scheme

Kidderminster Shuttle:

7:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A WYRE Forest family support charity has secured funding to pilot an intensive service for families whose child has additional developmental needs.

Couples make history with SVR weddings

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FIVE couples have made history this year, by becoming the first to tie the knot at the Severn Valley Railway (SVR).

Workshop helps support fund applications

Kidderminster Shuttle:

7:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

ORGANISATIONS in Wyre Forest have received a helping hand in their applications through the Big Lottery Fund.

Thousands of potholes filled but more still to be done

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

6:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

MORE than 19,000 potholes have been repaired across Worcestershire this year after the County Council was awarded £3.3 million from the Government.

West Midland Bird Club

10:35am Thursday 16th October 2014

On October 22 at 7pm we welcome back Nick Martin who will give his pictorial talk entitiled “The history of birds of prey” from Merlins to Eagles.

Crime drop in North Worcestershire

Kidderminster Shuttle:

7:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

CRIME in North Worcestershire has decreased by 6.3 per cent from last year according to the latest figures released by the North Worcestershire Community Safety Partnership (NWCSP).

Young people encouraged to chat about books

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

6:20am Wednesday 15th October 2014

LIBRARIES across Wyre Forest are taking part in Chatterbooks week which aims to encourage young people to exchange their ideas about books.

Town Hall event aims to stop hate crime

Kidderminster Shuttle: Small businesses targeted by scammers

6:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A HATE free county is being campaigned for throughout Wyre Forest as part of the national Hate Crime Awareness Week.

New phone number for district council services

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:40am Tuesday 14th October 2014

WYRE Forest District Council has launched a new direct dial phone number where residents can call to speak to the operators of the council’s “front line” services.

UCAS application dealine looming

Kidderminster Shuttle: UCAS logo

6:20am Tuesday 14th October 2014

WYRE Forest students hoping to become doctors, dentists or vets have until tomorrow evening to submit a completed UCAS application.

Two businesses have tourism award hopes

Kidderminster Shuttle:

10:00am Monday 13th October 2014

TWO Wyre Forest businesses have been announced as finalists in the 2014 Visit Worcestershire Awards for Excellence.

Residents helped to Get Online

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

6:40am Monday 13th October 2014

WYRE Forest residents are receiving support from Worcestershire County Council to get online as it hosts free sessions to help people make the internet work for them.

Tackling mental health problems

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

6:20am Monday 13th October 2014

MORE than 60 new cases of a serious mental health condition are diagnosed in Worcestershire every year, according to estimates.

Energy advice surgery at town hall

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Monday 13th October 2014

ENERGY experts will be offering free advice to Wyre Forest residents on all energy related matters during a surgery at Kidderminster Town Hall.

Pupils perform at Royal Albert Hall

Kidderminster Shuttle:

7:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

WYRE Forest students were part of a 600-strong Centenary Chorus where youth choirs from across Europe performed at a special First World War memorial concert at the Royal Albert Hall.

Fundraiser is going sober throughout October

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:40am Saturday 11th October 2014

A KIDDERMINSTER leisure centre manager is taking part in the national Go Sober campaign to help support Macmillan Cancer Support.

Local Government and school staff strike susupended

Kidderminster Shuttle:

11:48am Friday 10th October 2014

INDUSTRIAL action by local Government and school support workers which was scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 14, has been suspended.

Unison NHS workers join strike action

Kidderminster Shuttle:

5:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

NHS workers who are members of the traded union Unison will be joining their GMB counterparts in a four hour strike over pay on Monday morning.

Health workers back Stoptober campaign to help smokers quit

Kidderminster Shuttle: Greenwich Stoptober Roadshow

6:20am Friday 10th October 2014

HEALTH workers in Wyre Forest are encouraging the community to stop smoking as part of the national Stoptober campaign.

Diarist the topic of history talk

Kidderminster Shuttle: Small businesses targeted by scammers

6:20am Thursday 9th October 2014

WYRE Forest Historical Research Group’s next monthly meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 14, at Kidderminster Town Hall.

Wyre Forest residents urged to register to vote

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:20am Wednesday 8th October 2014

RESIDENTS of Wyre Forest who are not registered to vote will receive a visit from Wyre Forest District Council in the next few weeks.

Young people to receive employment advice

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

YOUNG people with an interest in politics are being invited to an event where they can discuss the issues which directly affect themselves and other young people of the area.

Wombles help with big tidy up

Kidderminster Shuttle:

9:44am Tuesday 7th October 2014

PUPILS from a Bewdley school have joined forces with the Wombles to help clean up Wyre Forest.

Stepping out for "Silver Sunday"

Kidderminster Shuttle: Palmers Green & Southgate U3A

6:40am Monday 6th October 2014

OVER 50s from Wyre Forest, their families, friends and carers are being invited to celebrate "Silver Sunday" - by joining in a guided walk along the River Severn.

Get a grant to Grow Wild

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:20am Monday 6th October 2014

WYRE Forest organisations and communities are being invited to apply for funding as part of a national campaign to transform local areas by sowing and growing UK native plants.

Safari goes spooky for its yearly event

Kidderminster Shuttle:

7:00am Sunday 5th October 2014

THINGS are going bump in the night at West Midland Safari Park during the attractions fifth annual Spooky Spectacular.

Britain and Germany unite in WW1 commemoration service

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:30am Sunday 5th October 2014

A FIRST World War commemoration service was held by the chairman of Wyre Forest District Council at St Mary and All Saints Church, Kidderminster.

Bash to raise money for local animal help

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Sunday 5th October 2014

LIVE music, fish and chips and a charity auction will all be part of the RSPCA Kidderminster and District Branch’s Autumn Bash in November.

National Trust

11:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

The new season of indoor meetings got off to a fine start with a talk by Captain William Wells at Trinity Methodist Church in Kidderminster.

Explorer to talk at charity fundraiser

Kidderminster Shuttle:

7:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

A WORLD-renowned explorer is giving a talk on the hundreds of adventures he has experienced to help raise money for the Wyre Forest Cancer Research UK group.

Railway going loco this week

Kidderminster Shuttle:

7:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

AFTER the success of the previous year's event, the annual Severn Valley Railway (SVR) Diesel Enthusiast's Gala returns this weekend.

Inquiry call over nurse's "ruined" career

Kidderminster Shuttle:

10:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

HEALTH Secretary Jeremy Hunt is being urged to order an inquiry into allegations that a Kidderminster psychiatric nurse’s career was ruined by “unfounded allegations and bullying”.

Two million miles reached by SVR trains

Kidderminster Shuttle: LANDMARK FIGURES: In the last 46 years, Severn Valley Railway trains have notched up two million miles on the rails.

6:40am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Severn Valley Railway (SVR) is celebrating another landmark in its illustrious history after its trains notched up two million miles on the rails.

Wyre Forest firefighters give advice to the elderly

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Firefighters in Wyre Forest are supporting the Chief Fire Officers Association’s Ageing Safely Week.

Reunion for ex-carpet workers

Kidderminster Shuttle: Possible candidate? The Museum of Carpet in Green Street which has brought the town’s former Stour Vale carpet mill back to life.

7:00am Monday 29th September 2014

EX-CARPET makers have been invited to attend a reunion where they can share memories of working in the Kidderminster trade.

Lessons in skill learning at the library

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

6:30am Sunday 28th September 2014

WYRE Forest libraries are hosting various courses this autumn for people who would like to learn a new skill or craft.

Fire crews alerted to multiple incidents

Kidderminster Shuttle:

9:19am Friday 26th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS across Wyre Forest were called to a number of incidents yesterday afternoon.

Summer readers to be celebrated

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

6:20am Friday 26th September 2014

WYRE Forest children who have completed this year’s Summer Reading Challenge are being invited to a special award ceremony at their local library to receive their medals and certificates.

Wyre Forest unemployment figures continue to drop

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

6:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

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

Thousands attend SVR steam gala

Kidderminster Shuttle:

2:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

ABOUT 6,000 people visited the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) last weekend as it hosted an annual steam gala.

Student UN visit 'trip of a lifetime'

Kidderminster Shuttle:

12:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

STUDENTS from four Wyre Forest and Hagley schools have returned from a study programme at the headquarters of the United Nations (UN) in Geneva, Switzerland.

Teens encouraged to express emotions in a poetry contest

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:20am Wednesday 24th September 2014

TEENAGE writers in Wyre Forest are being encouraged to take part in the search to find Worcestershire’s next Young Poet Laureate.

Stourport care home hosting dementia information session

Kidderminster Shuttle: Small businesses targeted by scammers

6:40am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

WYRE Forest residents who would like to know how to help others living with dementia have been invited to attend an information session tomorrow.

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.


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